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Three people are sitting in a room having a conversation. One is a homemaker, one is a nurse, and one is an ill-defined "professional". In an adjourning room is an engineer and a mathematician.
Homemaker ...and always in color.
Professional What about shapes? Do you see the year as a shape?
Nurse Oh yes. It's like... an oval.
Professional Yeah! Long during the winter and summer with a tight radius at spring and fall!
Nurse No, the opposite! Spring and fall are the long parts.
Homemaker You're crazy! It's just a line, one to the next.
Nurse A line? Oh go on. It's round, but flatter for spring and fall.
Professional How about color for months? What color is February?
Homemaker It's yellow.
Professional Yellow? But that's a warm color! February is a pale purple.
Nurse No, it's white. All that snow and cold.
Homemaker You're both wrong. It's yellow.
More argument follows. The engineer enters the room.
Professional, to engineer What color is February?
Professional February. What color is it?
The engineer looks confused.
Nurse You don't see the months as colors?
Engineer How can a month be a color?
Professional They just are. February is purple...
Professional ...June is green, September is yellowish-brown. The months have colors. How about years? What is the shape of a year?
Nurse He's too technical. He can't think like that.
Professional No soul...
Homemaker Ask [the mathematician] See what he says.
Homemaker calls to mathematician. Mathematician enters room.
Mathematician What? What do you mean?
Nurse When you think of months and years, do they have shapes and colors?
Mathematician, to engineer Do you know what they're talking about?
Engineer No idea.
Professional How about numbers? Does 5 have a texture?
Mathematician A texture?
Professional Yeah, what does 5 feel like?
Mathematician Feel like? It doesn't feel like anything. It's just a number.
Nurse, homemaker and professional shake their heads in pity. Engineer and mathematician look thoroughly confused, but seem to be convinced that the problem is with the other three. They understand pure logic. The rest is meaningless.