Talking with Jonathan on twitter reminded me how much I hate math. Not the you have $25 and the Compact disk cost $17.75 with tax how much change will you get back shit...that has a purpose I am talking about the X=Y + S-E T25XY shit. I won't go into just how worthless I think Algebra is...most of you will never use it in the manner it's taught no matter what they tell you (here comes 6 math majors to tell me I am wrong)
I'll tell you a story. I went to a football game in Lincoln last year and after it was over we stopped at a gas station and I went in and bought the official drink of the Count Dr. Pepper. The pop cost $1.69 I gave the guy $2 he looked at me like I asked him to balance the national budget. My friend goes next buys a pop gives the guy exactly $1.69 and the guy says "exact change your the kind of customer I like" I am not making this up.
It's guys like this that remind me why I hate math. We are teaching more advanced shit to kids younger and younger and they come out and can't break $2 to give you 31 cents back. Truth is I was good at math once. I even was getting that Algebra shit down. But they didn't like the way I was doing it. They said sure your getting the right answer but you are doing it wrong...do it this wayor I'll flunk you I asked why they were driving through Iowa to get to Kansas they said shut up we're the teacher. I haven't been good at math since.