“Yes,” Daniel said.
“Excellent,” the Tour Guide said.
Why don’t you ask me if I want fries with that? Daniel thought.
“Would you like fries with that?” Tour Guide said.
“Sorry, another bad joke. A former crew member taught it to me.”
Daniel wondered if that had been Jeska.
“Given the constraints you listed,” the Tour Guide said, "the total possible population — not actual, mind you — of Containment Facility One is …”
Then the Tour Guide said a number.
“What?” Daniel said.
The Tour Guide repeated the number.
It didn’t help.