It is a well guarded miltary secret that there is a parallax or three-dimensional hole in number sequences. The most used of these is the 29th parallax which is vital for the technology of stealth bombers and other invisible "phenomena". At the risk of alerting the CIA that this is now in the public domain, I shall try to demonstrate as simply as I can the 29th parallax. (This is the only truly true conspiracy theory).
Three sweet old ladies,
As sweet as sweet could be
Went shopping to the Oxfam store
To buy a cheap TV.
They found a set that they all liked
And asked if they could try it;
The salesman said, “It’s thirty pounds”
They quickly said “We’ll buy it.”
They each took ten pounds from their purse
To split the total bill
The salesman took their tenners
And put them in the till.
“Hold up, son!” a voice cried out
(He saw his boss arrive)
”We’ve reduced that set this week;
It’s only twenty five”.
“So if they gave you thirty pounds
To buy that old TV
Best give them back a fiver
With compliments from me”
The lad looked at the five pound note
He had to split in three
Which was beyond his simple maths
To share it equally.
And then the thought occurred to him,
“I’ll give them each a quid
And keep the other two myself.”
So that is what he did.
He said he’d overcharged them
“The fault” he said “is mine”
And gave them back a quid apiece,
Which meant they’d each paid nine.
So they’d paid twenty seven pounds
And he’d kept two, we know;
But that adds up to twenty nine
So where’d the last pound go?