Sara Parson wrote:
we have all herd the ryhm
I was on the road to ST. ives,
and i met a man with seven wives,
each wife had seven sacks,
each sack had seven cats,
each cat had seven kittens,
so how many were going to st ives.
well only one was going to st ives, but how many were going the other way?
Well as it turns out, the GHGN (that's the General Hollywood Gossip Network), did a special on this the other night
. According to their "insider story" the man from St. Ives was in drug rehab after a drunk driving accident. As it turns out the man was leading 7 different lives and none of the wives knew.
Though they found out quickly at the Betty Ford Family Visit Day
. So, he was simultaneously divorced by all seven. They were all moving out and leaving the sorry jerk for good
He was trying to convince them all to come back that he'd changed his ways when the reporter ran into him.
So if you are counting people
leaving its 8 (the ex-wives plus "The Dude").
But, if you're counting the kittens and cats in sacks
too it becomes a he// of a lot of cats and kittens (like 16,807)plus the 7 (ex-wives 16,814) plus the unlucky polygamist (16,815)
(But of course I've never been a huge fan of math... and I'm sure this number is wrong!)
Or it could just be that the media poorly quoted and crossed metaphors and that the ladies were fighting like cats in a sack.... and that hey all had kittens when they first found out... in which case we're back down to a less traffic jammed 8 people... take your pick
Okay... the math made me dizzy. I'm going to have to sit down