Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Mathematical (Scandinavian**) Genius

Scene: Late evening. Both computers are occupied -- Justin's using one for his corporate finance homework for his MBA. Sarah's using one for something equally important and respectable: deleting Facebook notifications from her email.


Justin: *turning around in his swivel chair* Gah! This is impossible! Why don't I remember how to do algebra?! Here, look at this.
Sarah: You've GOT to be kidding me. I don't remember that stuff!
Justin: *thrusting his papers at me* Seriously. Please. How do I solve for x, here?
Sarah: *shrinking away from the papers like they're acid-soaked* YOU seriously. I have NO idea! Why don't you just...Google it or something. Google 'solve for x'.
Justin: Pfft. That's lame. *sigh*


A few minutes later:


Justin: Wha...YESSSSSSS!!! *jumping up from his chair* I GOT IT!! See? SEE?? *again with the paper-thrusting*
Sarah: Woo-hoo!
Justin: Don't hate. Look at this! Let me show you...
Sarah: Dear God, no.
Justin: *sidling up to his math-fearing wife* My mistake was when I (did something with some quotient and some denominator, yadda yadda) and I should have just (multiplied some numerator and some blah, blah, blah). And when I did that, it (became miraculously and phenominally and fantastically correct)! I'm a GENIUS!
Sarah: *considering the overabundance of numeric information she's just not processed* I kinda wanna make out with you right now.
Justin: *fist-pump*


**The title, if you don't remember, refers to this post wherein Justin asserts his Scandinaviosity.

10 comments:

  1. That conversation could have taken place between me and Anthony. I could barely do algebra in high school, now it would be totally hopeless.

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  2. LOL! You are too funny, girl!

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  3. Wow, smart guys are so Hot! I hate math- blech.

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  4. I can relate. My husband teaches science and comes home talking about how frustrating it is that his students can't understand the formula for velocity, yadda, yadda, yadda... While I'm thinking, "Is there a formula for velocity? I have NO idea... What is velocity anyways, and more importantly - who cares?" But he's hot, so it totally makes up for it. :)

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  5. I love reading your blog because our lives are so totally different. I'm a college student majoring in math and loving every computation of it. Thanks, as always, for a funny and fresh take on a life that is as foreign to me as math is to you.

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  6. Ha! Y'all are cute! Sounds like you got one smart fella there. :)

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  7. Hilarious! We, as well, are both set up in our own little laptop worlds right now...yet together! :)

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  8. I am the exact same way with math. Brian will be helping our kids with their math homework forever!

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  9. So funny! I liked that Scandinavian post. I wish I had been there to help y'all with the math. *pout* My destiny is always NOT being fulfilled.

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