It’s more than one line, I realize, but it makes a good point.
I took Algebra 2 twice in high school, first in my freshman year because I had taken Algebra 1 in grammar school, then again in my junior year because they had no idea what else to do with me: Math AB and BC were for seniors and I wasn’t a senior, they didn’t want me to just sit around all year without taking a math class because I would have “gone rusty,” and they didn’t have any other alternatives for me. Statistics would have been nice, but a course like the one described here would have been ideal. (We did get a quarter’s worth of Consumer Education: the teacher was a real joker, and I got an A in it despite not learning a damn thing.) I mean, it was fun learning all about logarithms, trigonometry, and matrices, but they aren’t things I’ve needed since 1976 (the last time I took a class that required any of these things). A class in résumé writing, on the other hand, would have really helped. Part of the reason I was hesitant to change jobs was because I hated writing one.
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Personally, I think mustard (and ketchup and mayonnaise and…) is gross. But the commercial’s fun.