Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


And now, a math problem

Filed under : Life in general
On February 29, 2008
At 5:00 pm
Comments : 4

Sorry I have nothing delightful for my “have a good weekend” post. It’s because I have been pondering a big decision I have to make to make this weekend. I’ve been giving it a lot of thought and when I wake in the middle of the night, you know it’s the first thing I think of. Yes, the monthly Metrocard fare is changing on Sunday and I have to decide how many cards I am going to buy in order to hoard. I think it’s going up $5 so clearly this is momentous. That’s $60 a year! I know, math is hard. But, see, statistics are involved too because there is a 30% chance I’ll lose the stash and wipe out not only my savings but a whole lot more (I’d tell you how much but math is hard). If it helps you, there is a 100% chance that I nearly failed Statistics in college, despite the fact that my father is a statistician.

I know I’m not the only one thinking about this. But I don’t understand why the “man on the street” interviews on the news always have people saying, “why should I pay more? Service isn’t getting any better!” When your hugh jass heating bill comes in, do you say, “but my house doesn’t feel any warmer!” Prices go up. It happens. I passed Econ, by the way.

Anyway, I’m thinking three. Or six. Or none because I’ll probably forget. Lucky there’s this post now to remind me.

Have a good weekend!

ETA: Oh shit! This may not work. The MTA is setting a “grace period.” Stupid MTA.

Minutemen – God Bows To Math