Mathematical Uncertainties

| Related | January 21, 2016

Me: “[Cousin]’s Boy Scout troop saw a bear on their camping trip.”

Uncle: “When I was young I saw a bear when I was walking to school in the winter.”

Me: “Back when you walked to school up-hill both ways, right?”

Uncle: “Yup! Barefoot, in the snow, up-hill both ways, and this bear came charging out of the woods at me. I had to beat him off with my algebra book.”

(My uncle stops to give us all a great big grin.)

Uncle: “You know that story is a lie because I was never smart enough to take algebra!”

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