Thursday, October 05, 2006

As anyone who knows me well can tell you, I am not a "math person." I don't enjoy math, which I find boring and, in many cases, irrelevant to my life. As such, I was not looking forward to taking a math class this semester, even one as nonthreatening-sounding as "Math for the Liberal Arts Student."

To my very great surprise, I have been getting perfect grades in this class. In fact, I've been getting perfect grades without even needing to study all that much. This has been freaking me out more than a little bit.

Today, at the end of class, the professor suggested that the class share phone numbers, so that we can call each other to conferr on our homework assignments. She finshed by saying, "...and this does NOT mean that you can all take down Bethany's number and call her to find out the correct answers...."

:cue Twilight Zone music:

I am the smarty-pants in math class? Did someone swap my brain? Has my psychology professor been doing covert experiments on me? Anyway, it is WEIRD.

5 comments:

Jane said...

As I have been telling you for years--and as the fact that you tested into much more difficult math also proves--you are *good* at math. You just don't like it.

Not unlike your mother. ;)

Bean said...

Go ahead Bethany, rub it in... I'm not a math fan because I just don't get it -- if I was actually good at math I honestly think I would enjoy it (I am a freak Biochem major afterall!). You enjoy your little math class while some of us look forward to spending summer re-taking calc and struggling through Physics.
Do you think they could do a psyc experiment on me??

Jane said...

Bean--Calc isn't math. It's a form of torture. :)

Bethany said...

You enjoy your little math class while some of us look forward to spending summer re-taking calc and struggling through Physics

If I were brave enough to take calc, I am sure that I would not be getting such good grades....*shudder*

...and, I do know a few people who would love to do psych experiments on you. Unfortunately, I don't think they'd try to help you... ;o)

Susan said...

ROFLOL! I love it when you kids find out that you're good at something that we moms knew all along you were good at! But like your own mom said, that doesn't mean you LIKE it.