You are desperate to get past the guard and get into the party at The Sink (You're you, so you know why). To get in, you need to give the right password to the guard. You watch from the side at all of the guests coming in.
The first guest walks up to the guard. "Eleven," says the guard. "Four," responds the guest. He is allowed in.
The next guest comes up. "Twenty-nine." "Four." He walks in.
Next guest. "Nineteen." "Three," replies the guest. Made it in.
Next guest. "Fifty-six," says the guard. "Two," she replies. She is asked to leave. She must have been trying to figure it out too.
Next guest. "One hundred seventy-seven." Woah, big one. "Three," replies the guest. She is let in.
Another guest. "Four." "Zero," the guest replies. He is let in.
You start to recognize what may be going on. You get up and approach the guard. "Three hundred ninety-one thousand, eighteen," he says. Jerk.
What do you answer?
(Admittedly not an original premise, but a good one)
More Correct Responses:
Two million ~ Four
Eight thousand ~ Four
Thirty-seven ~ Three
One ~ Three
Five ~ One
This place's passcode will likely be very different than their rival business The Source...
It seems some of the guests were counting something on each hand...