So I got a test back in class last week. I made an 85/100. That’s great, but I noticed something odd about my score. On the bottom of each page my point total for the page was written. I added up the numbers and it added up to 90. I added them up again. Again I got 90.
I walked up to the professor and showed him his mistake.
Me: Excuse me, Dr. M? I think you added up my score wrong on my exam. I should have a 90. You gave me an 85.
Dr. M: Well let’s see your test. You missed 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 points. That’s an 85.
Me: …but the points on the bottom of the page add up to 90.
Dr. M: You still missed 15 points and that’s an 85.
Me: (irritated) Add up the points on the bottom of the page. That’s a 90.
Dr. M: Nope. Still an 85.
Me: (slightly more irritated) Are you saying I can’t do math?
Dr. M: Well yes because you missed 15 points. Not 10. If you take 15 from 100 that’s 85.
Me: (staring deep into his soul the with blood boiling rage that only God, Himself, could stop) My father taught me how to add and subtract numbers. I know math. I how how to count to 90. Add up the points again. You, sir, don’t know math. You are wrong here. You know it.
Dr. M: Sorry.
Me: This isn’t over until I say it’s over.
I left before I smacked his face off of his face. I was enraged. To quote my friend and fellow blogger, Breezy F, “Complete dumbassery.”
Couldn’t agree with her more.