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


4 Comments for this post

  1. kb says:

    you could buy the cards, stick them in an envelope and nail it to the wall next to your front door. Maybe put some artwork on the envelope so it looks nice. Then only take one card out at a time! I can’t imagine it would be easy to lose them that way.

  2. Becca says:

    My apartment is a black hole. Believe me, it’s easy to lose anything here. But anyone else reading, it’s a fine idea.

  3. kb says:

    I used to call my old place “The Bermuda House”. Things would disappear absolutely inexplicably.

    My place now is sorta like that, except things only disappear when I need them. They reappear once the need is past.

  4. Becca says:

    Well, this could work.

    Dear Becca,

    The extra Metrocards are in your wallet behind the 63 receipts!

    MagicJewball blog

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