Marcus, deciding to leave the ranks of the unemployed, applied to the centurian for a position in the local police. That worthy, thinking that somewhere some village was being deprived of its idiot, nevertheless decided to ask the man a few questions.
“If you arrest two criminals and then you caputure two more, how many criminals will you take to jail?” “IIII”, the man wrote down.
“If you are heading east and an informer tells you to turn up the street to your left, what direction will you be going?” “Around until he tells me to stop,” the man wrote down.
“Who killed Julius Caesar?” he asked. “I don’t know,” the man wrote down.
The centurian looked at this and told the man to go home until he learned the answer. So, he did.
He stopped by his favorite tavern on the way and his friends asked him how it went. “Great!” he said. “My first day on the job and already I’ve got a murder case.