Ian O'Doherty: Why my number skills add up to mayhem. . .
Okay -- is it 0987? Nope. Is it 0822? No. Damn it, I only have one more go. Is it 2434? Nope, it's not that either and there goes my Pass card, swallowed up by the machine. Again.
Another occasion -- is it 8768? Try again.
Is it 7675? You have one more attempt.