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."


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...