Playing the Numbers

clipart image of a family unit, 2 adults, one boy, one girl

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 27 August 2021, magnet.

A number-cruncher from Lahore,
Met her handsome young beau from Mysore,
His attraction magnetic,
Plus her skills arithmetic,
Meant of children, they had 2.4.

For a long time, the average number of children produced by couples in the UK was 2.4. It became a famous number, there was even a sitcom here called 2.4 Children. I’ve no idea what it is now, or what it is anywhwhere else.

I suppose zero is too big an ask?

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

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