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(Written by a very wise man)

I was riding to work yesterday when I observed a female driver cut right

in front of a pickup truck, causing him to have to drive on to the

shoulder to avoid hitting her. This evidently angered the driver enough

that he hung his arm out his window and "flipped" the woman off.

"Man, that guy is stupid," I thought to myself. I ALWAYS smile nicely

and wave in a sheepish manner whenever a female does anything to me in

traffic, and here's why:

I drive 48 miles each way every day to work. That's 96 miles each day.

Of these, 16 miles each way is bumper-to-bumper. Most of the

bumper-to-bumper is on an 8 lane highway. There are 7 cars every 40 feet

for 32 miles. That works out to be 982 cars every mile, or 31,424 cars.

Even though the rest of the 32 miles is not bumper-to-bumper, I figure

I pass at least another 4000 cars. That brings the number to something

like 36,000 cars that I pass every day.

Statistically, females drive half of these. That's 18,000 women drivers.

In any given group of females, 1 in 28 has PMS. That's 642.

According to Cosmopolitan, 70% describe their love life as

dissatisfying or unrewarding. That's 449.

According to the National Institute of Health, 22% of all females have

seriously considered suicide or homicide. That's 98.

And 34% describe men as their biggest problem. That's 33.

According to the National Rifle Association, 5% of all females carry

weapons, and this number is increasing.

That means that EVERY SINGLE DAY, I drive past at least one female that

has a lousy love life, thinks men are her biggest problem, has

seriously considered suicide or homicide, has PMS, and is armed.

Flip one off? ....... I think not.

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Very very wise

Main reason why my father always taught me to never flip off someone while in traffic, not if want to have a bullet in you're head

Unfortantly, Math these days isn't the math that this guy was taught, or rather, the type of math he was taught require's a stupid to pass several other core classes in order to even get to that level

Students now-a-days are classfied, if there smart there down-graded, if there stupid there upgraded

For example, back in school, in order to get Calculas or Trig, you needed a GPA of 3.9 or higher

Thing is, out of over 1300 students, roughly only 10% have that, or 130.

That leaves most classes with very little students. The classes hit hardest are the easiest one's because most people know Add and Subtract, so that school thinks "Why not just put students in there even though they don't need it?"

And that's how it's been, for me, I spent two years in a math class I DID NOT NEED, and ace'd it both years, most of the class time was spent with me being on my laptop looking at website's such as this (although my friends would say otherwise )

So, lets see

Out of 1300 students, 130 of them have a 3.9 GPA and are allowed to attend the "higher level" math classes

While 70%, or 910, are stuck in low grade math classes that they either don't need, or require little help in

Which leaves 17% who are in special ed, which is suppose to mean a program for students who need extra help, where in reality, a lot of those who are stuck in program don't need help at all. In a percentile, about 17% of the total student body is attached to that program, or 221 students

Math can be used for plenty of things, but unless it's taught accurately, it won't be of any good

Hope I did my math right, unsure really considering I don't have a calculater availible

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Kal needs help.

There is a calculator right there in the operating system.

Ever stepped in front of a female's desk at XYZ Co. and seen the little sign tacked up near her that says:

"I HAVE PMS and a HANDGUN, any questions?"

Walk softly is the best advice.

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quote:


Originally posted by echo:

I don't pin that sign up in my cubicle, I walk around with it on my chest!


I'm sure it looks very nice and the head on look down the business end of the .357 draws attention away from your endowments, yes, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Note to self: "Maintain eye contact and watch her hands"

FEET DON'T FAIL ME NOW!

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quote:

Originally posted by Wolferz:

"I HAVE PMS and a HANDGUN, any questions?"


I never have questions, I always shoot first.

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Guest Remo Williams

quote:

Originally posted by Wolferz:

Kal needs help.

There is a calculator right there in the operating system.

Heh, so I'm not the only one to notice.

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