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Friday, January 9, 2009

Imponderables or Why Blondes should be in Charge of Banking for everyone's benefit

Why is the bank insistent that I'd owe them money if I overdrew my account by 7 bucks 7 times? I mean, I DISTINCTLY remember in Algebra they claimed a negative times a negative was a positive. I mean, really. If you apply these principles I should be $49 bucks to the good, not $49 bucks behind. What's up with that?

Mac? [Maybe it takes one dumb blonde genius to explain it to another dumb blonde genius.]

Bueller, Bueller?


ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Karen can I borrow $7.00 7 times? and what does my brother owe me if I forgive him 7 times? LOL

Mulier Fortis said...

Sorry, I only do pounds sterling!


The Digital Hairshirt said...


You can't refute math!

BTW, my Obscure Music friday has a trivia edition today - and you are one of the people whom I expect to know the answer, Anglophile that you are!

gemoftheocean said...

AA: Depends which bro.!

Mac: That's even BETTER at the rate of exchange! Kewl.

Digi: I'll drive by.

And while we're at it: Why in hell is any number to the zero power not ZERO instead of one. If I didn't win the million dollar lottery (i.e. I won it ZERO times) I don't suddenly have a buck. The frightening part was that a good friend of mine who has her master's in Math, did manage to explain it to me once by doing some simple algebra with the powers and whatnot, and it actually made sense for the 10 minutes I remembered the explanation. I take it on faith. I still think the ba$tard$ at the bank would owe me $49 bucks, or 49 pounds, which would be even better. I'm going to start depositing American money in a British bank over here and constantly overdraw. I should be able to make a killing!

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