It's a whole lot easier. Just say yes.
Don't say no. Don't say it won't work. Don't say but surely .... Don't say anything - just say yes.
I'm going to try it. It may not work but life could be easier, won't it?
(Answer is yes, obviously)
So here's the joke ...
Once upon a time God decides the world needs another flood. He gets on the phone to Noah and advises that he and his family prepare themselves.
"Same as last time? Usual ark?" asks Noah.
"No," replies God. "Not the usual one - I want you to design me a really tall ark with lots of decks."
"Oh - ok, fair enough," says Noah. "Two by two - same as last time?"
"Nope," replies God. "Can you fill it purely with fish this time - carp I think."
And so Noah builds a very tall ark and fills it with the requested type of fish - of every size shape and colour. Good to His word the rains come and the great flood washes over the earth. After weeks afloat the waters subside and Noah, his family and his fish survive.
"One thing I have to know, God" says Noah. "What was the fish thing all about?"
"Oh," says God. "I just fancied a multi storey carp ark."
Mental Maths times and this was a good 'un. No idea why but it seemed to get a lot of both right and wrong answers. If you got it wrong here's what happened.
YOUR STARTING NUMBER TODAY IS ... 43
take away 15
divided by 8
take off 17
AND THAT'S YOUR FINAL ANSWER .... 11