Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Random Newsletter

So, I drive up to my house after work and, as I pull in the driveway, I notice something sitting on the porch with shiny things on it. WTH??!!

I get out of the car and walk up to it and realize it's some sort of a note with pennies on top of it. Again, WTH??!!

Then, it occurs to me: it's a newsletter! I think I mentioned in my first post that our neighbor's granddaughters will leave us candy, fake money, love letters, and sometimes even a newsletter. We haven't gotten anything in almost a month so it kinda took me by surprise when I saw it sitting there today.

I don't really know if I would call this a newsletter as it seems more like a homework assignment:

I really don't get it. It's driving me crazy ... What does it mean, "Answer the question that makes 8?" What's the answer? I mean, 4 + 4 makes 8, but so does 7 + 1 or 5 + 3 or 6 + 2 or 8 + 0 and then you get into all the possibilities with subtraction, division, or even multiplication. And, WTH is the 0 + 0 stuff at the very top? Is this more than just a math problem? Is it really supposed to be some mathematical metaphor for life? If I solve this problem will I in turn solve my personal problems? Do these girls somehow know that I'm going through an existential crisis? Is this assignment meant to help me through it. AAAAAHHHH, the torture!!!!


Sissytits McGraw said...

You have to put the two zero's on top of one another to get an 8. Stupid kids, they can't fool me!

Tiffany said...

On another note, I just watched part of The Happening last night and I have a new math riddle for you.

If I give you one penny on Monday, two pennies on Tuesday, four pennies on Wednesday, eight pennies on Thursday, and keep multiplying by two the number of pennies I gave you the day previous, how much money would you have at the end of one month?

Danielle and Mason said...

over 10 million