"Accountants Are Not Stupid" Convention
The "Accountants Are Not Stupid" Convention
The host of the show in the stadium says "We are all here today to prove to the world that Accountants are not stupid. Can I have a volunteer?"
One Accountant steps up. The host says to him "What is 15 plus 15?" After 15 or 20 seconds he says "Eighteen."
Obviously everyone is a little disappointed. Then 80,000 Accountants start cheering "Give him another chance, give him another chance." The host says "Well since we've gone to the trouble of getting 80,000 of you here and the world wide press, I guess we can give him another chance."
So he says "What is 5 plus 5?" After nearly 30 seconds he eventually says "Ninety?" The host sighs - everyone is crestfallen and the Accountants starts crying and 80,000 accountants start yelling "Give him another chance, give him another chance."
The host, unsure whether or not he is doing more harm than damage, eventually says "Ok! One more chance. What is 2 plus 2?" The accountant closes his eyes and after a whole minute eventually says "Four."
Around the stadium 80,000 accountants start yelling "Give him another chance, give him another chance."
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