Thursday, January 26, 2012

You Do The Math




Rushing to work, I was driving too fast and as a result was pulled over by the highway patrol.

The state trooper noticed that my shirt had the name of a local high school on it. "I teach math there," I explained.

The trooper smiled, and said, "Okay, here's a problem. A teacher is speeding down the highway at 16mph over the limit. At $12 for every mile, plus $40 court costs, plus the rise in her insurance, what's her total cost?"

I replied, "Taking that total, subtracting the low salary I receive, multiplying by the number of kids who hate math, then adding to that the fact that none of us would be any-where without teachers, I'd say zero."

He handed me back my license. "Math was never my favorite subject," he admitted. "Please slow down."




http://unsourcedhumor.blogspot.com/2010/05/rushing-math-mistake.html

5 comments:

sybil law said...

Sadly, funny because it's true!

Anonymous said...

Geez and to think I had to BLOW my way out of the last ticket. *sigh*

the walking man said...

All i ever do is raise my hands and yell "PLEASE DON"T SHOOT!!"

MarkD60 said...

Well you pulled that one off! Good job!

Denis Verdecia said...

Amen!