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This came along in an e-mail this evening.


> > Why Math is Taught in School (Written by a 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 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 her off? ..... I think not.
>
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