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Jan. 23rd, 2004 | 01:08 am

LMAO....

Shamelessly stolen from bruiser2

Teaching Math

Last week I purchased a burger at Burger King for $1.58. The counter girl took my $2 and I was digging for my change when I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register. I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this? Please read more about the "history of teaching math":

Teaching Math In 1950
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1960
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100.. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math In 1970
A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set of "M" of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M." The set "C," the cost of production, contains 20 fewer points than set "M." Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M." Answer this question: What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

Teaching Math In 1980
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math In 1990
By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down! the trees. (There are no wrong answers)

Teaching Math In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $120. How does Arthur Anderson determine that his profit margin is $60?

Teaching Math In 2005
El hachero vende un camion carga por $100. La cuesta de production es.............




Moral of the story??? If you are going to be in the US.. fucking learn English... I'm sick and tired of having to press 1 for english when.. HELLO!? it's the US! not Mexico!?
I'm sick of having to choose what language I would like my drivers test to be givin in.. HELLO!? The street signs are fucking in ENGLISH... not whatever language you want to take the test in....
Voting.... Why the HELL is there the option for voting in another language? If you don't fucking understand the language.. how the fuck are you going to know who to vote for?

augh... sorry... the whole "lets go to the US and not learn a damn bit of english cause they will conform to speak our language to us" is a little old...

Amber.. lets build the fucking wall.... 10 foot high... straight across the fucking border.....

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Meghan

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from: mightymegs2000
date: Jan. 22nd, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
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can i help? i swear...learn english or bring a fucking translator with you! im in college, i work full time, i dont have time to play games or use hand signals.... urg!

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Meghan

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from: mightymegs2000
date: Jan. 22nd, 2004 10:28 pm (UTC)
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o a side note.... math is my weak spot..yes i work in retail... but at least i can recover... hell i keep a calculator right next to the register... this is why im an ENGLISH major! lol! but i dont run to my manager and cry... good grief!

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Frau Totenkinder

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from: bunny_of_steele
date: Jan. 22nd, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Ok, I totally agree iwth you there, and I'm sick of being told I'm a horribly person coz of that.
When my grandparents came here from Italy....They fucking learned english. Whole family. Fairly well, actually. If i moved to another country, I'd learn there language.

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Autumn

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from: somethingumist
date: Jan. 22nd, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
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i have to say that i do identify with that girl at burger king. not because i don't know math, i am very good at it actually. or at least i was when i was in a similar situation at eckerd running the cash regester. i had been adding and subtracting a zillion differant sums of money all day long and suddenly some one comes up and gives me more then enough money and some odd number of change. it was not a hard problem or anything, but i suddenly found myself so confused over this simple subtraction. my brain seemed to be stuck on the fact that the guy gave me too many dallors and not enough change and it would not do the calculations. i knew it was simple but i just froze for a moment feeling like an idiot. customers were lining up and so i just took the person's word for it and gave them what they asked for. they were honest, but my problem had nothing to do with whether or not i could subtract. i did feel like a complete moron though and so now i have sympathy for people running cash regesters.
just thought i would share a cool little story of me only because i kind of feel bad for that girl. hope you liked it lol 8-)

and i am also aware that there are infact people out there that cannot do simple math. this girl may or may not have been one of them.

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from: screth18
date: Jan. 23rd, 2004 08:07 am (UTC)
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i agree, when i get money out of an atm, i'm all ready to put my card number in, but right when i'm about to do that, i have to push which language i want? it's not right, soon english will probably be the second language in the us

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}l{ Angel }l{

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from: italianangel78
date: Jan. 23rd, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
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ROFLMAO....you seem to be on a posting frenzy today...but it's funny as hell. I'm gonna borrow this math thing to give to Larry. He'll love it. hehehe

So, how have you been?

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Steven Labrousse

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from: bruiser2
date: Jan. 25th, 2004 10:21 pm (UTC)
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My sister sent that to me in an e-mail. I've had those sentiments for a while.

Also, it's a requirement for all high school students to take two years of foreign language classes before graduating, right?

Wrong. At least, it wasn't for me.

Don't ask me how I did it, but I didn't take a single language class in high school. I didn't want to. And there is no real reason why I should.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Jan. 25th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
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like 2 years of a language would do shit for you?

ya know.. american schools are backwards... 4 years of a foreign language will help you get out of the airport in that country...

other countries start teaching other languages as young as Kindergarden.. and it WORKS great!

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Steven Labrousse

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from: bruiser2
date: Jan. 25th, 2004 10:41 pm (UTC)
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I live in a town where, during the summer, our population swells because of migrant workers. I'm willing to bet money that most of them are illegal immigrants. Anyway, learning Spanish is considered "essential" in our town.

But I don't. I have nothing against learning another language if you want to, but I have no interest. Learning Spanish just doesn't appeal to me, other than a couple phrases (like "Where's the bathroom?" which was essential when I went to Mexico for a week).

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