Mathochism: This is the end, my friend
Why? I was bested by my stupidity with computers and California’s budget crunch. I went to a geometry class tonight, hoping to add it, though I knew it was full. 30 others had the same idea. We all got there early, hoping a spot would open up. Eight did.
Much pushing and shoving ensued, as people tried to grab a piece of paper from a cap. If the paper had a dot on it, you were in. My paper was dotless. I’m out.
I suppose I could try the experiment again tomorrow, in the class I actually enrolled in, paid for, then dropped very foolishly. But I won’t. I made a silly mistake, reached too high, and fell on my face. It’s a life lesson.
Why are life lessons always so fucking hard?
Depending on how things go, I may pick up the math again next year. Whether it will be at the same college remains to be seen. I’ll never be too old to try and conquer my math demons.
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