Friday, June 01, 2007

Professor Einstein

The phone rang. Caller ID identified the caller as Prissy.

"Hi, Prissy."

"What's 20 percent of $15?

"20 percent of $15?" Himself was getting ready for graduation, and he chuckled. I'm not know as the bright crayon in the math box.

"How do you get 20 percent of $15?"

"Oh, the easiest way is to take 10 percent and double it." I stuck my tongue out at Himself. There was dead silence on the end of the phone. Ten percent of $15 is a buck and a half. A buck and a half and a buck and a half is...."

"Three dollars."

"Good. Ok?"

"I thought she cheated me. But I can see now she didn't." She hung up the phone.

After I hung up the phone, I turned smugly to Himself. "Proud of me? I did the math in my head."

He snorted. "You could have multiplied the dollar amount by 2 and just moved the decimal point."

I stuck my tongue out.


Alesia said...

Oh those I'm-good-at-math-people are so SMUG! Good for you for *only* sticking out your tongue. I might have waved - but all my fingers wouldnt' be up :-)

Erica Vetsch said...

LOLOLOLOL!!!! You can be the Bright Blue Crayon in the math box now! LOL