Last night I was sitting peacefully and minding my own business when 10 year old Young Ladrinka came out of his room and asked me for help with his homework.
That’s the problem with kids today– they refuse to suffer in silence.
“I don’t get this math problem,” he told me and shoved a piece of paper towards me.
This is what it said:
The weather during Gary’s vacation was strange. It rained on 15 different days, but it never rained the whole day.
a. Rainy mornings were followed by clear afternoons.
b. Rainy afternoons were preceded by clear mornings.
c. There were 12 clear mornings and 13 clear afternoons in all.
How long was the vacation?
I repeat, WHAT?
First of all, I’m already annoyed because Gary had at least 15 days of vacation and frankly I have no idea what he did to deserve it. The only silver lining is that the vacation was marred by rain. I can only hope that it was a beach vacation that was completely ruined. I’m sorry, but why should the rest of the world work while Gary lounges on the beach with a tropical drink? He’s kind of a dick.
But the weird thing is that the question didn’t ask for our opinion of Gary. The question asks how long his vacation was based on some rain patterns.
Second of all, what are they teaching our American children? Is this a math lesson or a lesson in how to get a migraine? Because if it’s the latter, I’m ready for my diploma.
Third of all, if you know how to solve this *#!@(* problem, please let me know, so that my son doesn’t think that I’m a moron.
I had to edit the title of this post from @#~!&* to “Cruses!” because WordPress, like Gary, was being a dick and not letting people comment.
It’s like the First Amendment doesn’t exist.
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