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Alias    Posted 11-09-2004 at 16:37:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone sent this to me today and I thought y'all might enjoy it......gfp

Subject: Math

Why Math is Taught in School (Written By A Very 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 here's why:

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 Institutes 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 one off? ....... I think not

Gerrit    Posted 11-09-2004 at 17:30:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whoever wrote this should take some evening classes in math...
70% of 18000 = 12600
22% of 18000 = 3690
34% of 18000 = 6120
5% of 18000 = 900

I haven't done the statistics yet but the chance that this 'very wise man' passes 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 is not 100% but a lot less...

Apart from this it's wise to stay calm in traffic...

Steve from TN    Posted 11-09-2004 at 17:19:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Alias, some folks take the flipping off fairly serious. A young man from Maine, I think, was working with my brother in Atlanta. He was on the Interstate going around the city one day and had a need to flip-out a good old boy. The good old boy forced him to stop and got him out of his car and stomped his flipping out hand. When he told my brother why his hand was bandaged, my brother told him that he best not be flippin' folks off down in Hotlanta. Pretty sure it's a good policy no matter where you find yourself p.o.ed.

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