Math is my Enemy and I hate it Now More Than Ever!!!

I was going to post something relating to this damned virus, but I thought to myself no one wants to hear about this thing any more than I do.  It doesn’t matter that the numbers keep skyrocketing and that some people don’t take this seriously.  I mean, after my son came down with it and all, and that he’s now recovered because he has no underlying conditions and healthy, he was able to do so.  And that they did contact tracing to find out how my son and another of his coworkers got sick and come to find out it was someone in the department of Athletics who didn’t wear a mask and showed up to work for a week KNOWING THE MOFO HAD COME IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAD IT!! But decided to come to work anyway!!!

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I’m not going to dwell on that and fight the urge to go find the dude who got my son sick and rip his fucking balls out through his nostrils….ahem……onto breaking news.

My oldest son began or should I say, is finishing up his degree in Information Technology.  It’s about fucking time, but I digress.  One of the classes he needs to take is a gawd-damned Calculus and Trigonometry class.  Because of the entire pandemic thing, all of his classes have become online classes.  Which is better for him because he works on the military base here and his schedule changes often, sometimes at an hours’ notice.  He’d been putting off this class because, well he hates math too and that’s because he thinks he’s not good at it.  So he actually looked at it and then told me “Mom, there’s no way I can pass this class” and said he would pay someone to take it for him.  Which was what I would have done, seriously I would have.  He approached his step-mom, who is an idiot because 1) she married my ex-husband (need I say more?) and 2) she’s not as smart as she thinks she is.

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His step-mom recruited some flunky resident from her department to tutor my son, but after a week, that prick skipped out on the tutoring.  After seeing my 34 year old son’s face and that look of desperation and potential defeat, I logged on and took a look at his math class.  Then I said to him “We can do this, you and me, we can get through this class but I’m not guaranteeing that you’ll pass with an A.  I’m only going to guarantee a C+ at best.”  He reluctantly said yes, I reminded him that he needs to not let this one class be the reason he doesn’t graduate and move onto his career in IT.

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He then asked me, “How are we going to do this mom?”  I responded, as I put a slice of Super Supreme Pizza with extra, extra jalapenos in my mouth, “We’re going to cheat” and proceeded to eat my dinner.   “Cheat, how?” he asked as he saw that I wasn’t as worried about this fucking, horrid, devils math class as he was, knowing that I’m bad at math and hate it just as much, if not more than he does.

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Shit, if math were only that easy….Impostor Huntress would be in that giant hole….

I told him that there are several online sites that if you pay for it, will not only give you the answer, but provide the steps on how to solve the problems.  He looked stunned, and then said “Really mom, you’re going to help me cheat at my math class?” I told him yes, because he could either try to learn five years of gawd-damned calculus, algebra and trigonometry in 7 weeks or we could go with my plan.  He didn’t say anything, so I’m assuming that he agreed with me, we are after all in the home stretch now.  We have two weeks of this fucking class left, and I say “we” because it’s been him and I, going over the sections of this class, him on his computer and me on mine.

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This is how I feel every time I begin to help my son

I haven’t run, or lifted weights or done anything but fucking, devil spawn math in over five weeks because I have to help my son get done with this class.  I hate math more than I did before, I’m serious its been a nightmare, not that we’re doing bad mind you.  But it’s taking up so much of my so-called “free time” that I’m even dreaming about numbers, fractions, augmented matrix’es, matrixi, or however you fucking pronounce it.  Word problems like, if a runner is running on a flat track, view the graph to determine whether the intercepts are if the runner is slowing down, speeding up or turning.  I’m like turning? WHAT THE LITERAL FUCK!?!?!

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It’s like the move Peggy Sue Got Married, after she’s in her algebra class and is about to take a test (after she’s been to the future) she gets up, takes her test to her teacher and tells him “I know for a fact I’m never going to use this, thank you.”  When in the fuck will we (or should I say my son) be using augmented matrix’s?

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Math is my life right now and so far he’s got a solid B-, and I told him that when he graduates, and if this entire pandemic has gotten to where he’ll actually have a graduation ceremony, I’m fucking walking across that stage with him, and I’m going to wear my Master’s cap, gown and hood (because I didn’t go to my graduation) holding his hand, embarrassing the shit out of him, and grabbing his diploma and walking off the stage fist pumping the whole time!  Then I told him, you’re going to take me out to dinner at Cattlemans for a damned 1 ½ lb t-bone steak.  Because not only did I give birth to him, which was painful enough, but having to go help get him through this damned class was probably more painful than all the hours of labor I went through.  Stay tuned for more adventure of….

THE HUNTRESS AND MATH I HATE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH……

Stay safe everyone, and WEAR YOUR MASK!! This is one angry and worried Huntress, over and out!

Published by thehuntress915

My life has been a lot like the movie Bridget Jones Diary (the Hispanic version) constant comedic struggles and life lessons learned by way of personal experience. I've survived divorce and online dating debacles, so tag along for the ride and lets laugh together.

27 thoughts on “Math is my Enemy and I hate it Now More Than Ever!!!

  1. Oh, such a laugh reading you. Your posts always entertain.

    Glad your son recovered. My wife proposed math be scaled back in school and replaced by life classes that explain checking and savings accounts, credit cards, EOBs for health insurance, car insurance, etc. As one who enjoys math and thinks it’s underappreciated, I’m aghast, but I see her point.

    Well done, helping your son. My parents were always, figure it out. Like, thanks, Mom, thanks, Dad.

    Cheers

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    1. I agree with your wife, teaching kids about saving, checking accounts, insurance and most importantly, how to get, use and not abuse a credit card!!!! This would have come in handy when I was in high school let me tell you…..but I won’t, lol.

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  2. Oof, I enjoy math, but it can be a real PAIN sometimes. More often than not, I wonder why I decided to pick Additional Mathematics as a subject.
    Glad one of your sons is better.
    Hope those damned classes go well and work out!

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  3. Math always scared the shit out of me, but I wasn’t bad at it. I always seemed to learn after I made mistakes on the tests, so my grades were less than impressive. Organic chemistry also scared me when I was 19 years old. I decided to get another degree 40 years later and organic made sense all of a sudden. I even enjoyed it and aced the class. No one was more surprised than me.

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    1. Kudos to you Jono, I’m glad you understood it and liked it. I blame my hatred of math on bad math teachers when I was in elementary school. They werent patient, handed out ditto sheets and wouldn’t explain anything…..assholes 🤬

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  4. Oh, I despise math! I think the only math I have used in my life is addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions. The rest is just mumbo-jumbo bullshit. I especially hated when my kids were in high school; they’d bring math homework home and ask me for help. I helped them – the way I was taught – and they’d tell me, “That’s not how we’re supposed to do it, mom!” My response, “Do it yourself then!” Stupid common core math. Anyway, I hope all goes well with your son’s math class. I don’t envy either one of you right now! Lol. I just think of all the damn stress of trying to grasp some dumb shit that some idiot came up with, probably just to drive students nuts, and I get this rush of panic come over me! I’m looking forward to hearing about the outcome! Keep us updated! 😀

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  5. Cheaters never prosper!

    Unless they play professional football in the northeast. 😉

    I had a tangential experience like this one in my early 30’s, but that is not the total sum of my product. It’s actually acute story. But if I even told you a fraction of it it would divide us. That may sound irrational in this quadrant, but that’s the norm. By the way, can I get a slice of that super supreme pi?

    I think it’s odd how we both posted about numbers and questioned our own spelling of plurals with the “i” ending in the same week. It’s like we’re leading parallel lives. 😁

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    1. I think I know that football team…..deflate gate? Lol
      You, brother Tom have a way with words….even if they are irrational, quadrennial. But let’s not deviate from the linear conversation here, I’m not cheating to win here, I don’t work for Bill Belichick here, I’m “helping” my son not let this stupid math class keep him from the end solution 😁

      As for that Super Supreme pi, delish! 🍕
      So stop with the math puns already, my side hurts 🤣😆😂🤪😝

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  6. Sometimes the point is to get the job done without excuses. Kudos to getting through something that I hate to even think about! God, now I’ve got that stupid quadratic formula song stuck in my brain. Ugh. Mona

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