The man walked, a journey of 1001 days through forests, deserts, and fields; past towns, villages, and grand cities. He travelled alone, speaking to no one, over mountains, across oceans and seas, and through terrible, twisting caverns until, finally he arrived.
“Oh Great Sage of Life! Grant me your wisdom! Tell me the secret to living forever!” he boomed, importantly to the hermit in the cave.
“You stupid fool!” came the reply. “I am the Great Sage of Taxes. You wanna know how to do your taxes? I’m your Sage, otherwise, clear off! And stop and ask directions next time you great buffoon, you look like an idiot.”
“Welcome to Earth. What is your purpose here?”
The alien paused. “To discovered what happened to the previous dominant species.”
The alien smiled. “Of course not.”
The android paused. “The answer does not compute.”