## Introductions.

For the discussion of math. Duh.

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pingu
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### Introductions.

An example of one of my experiences. And you?

BirdKiller
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Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

### Re: Introductions.

For me, the common initial response to being a math major is the idea that you're some kind of calculator or instant pattern detector.

"Hey <me>, what's 255 x 221?"
me: "um...hold on"
"I thought you were a math major!"

antonfire
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### Re: Introductions.

"So what's your major?"
"Math."
"Oh. I always hated math."
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Talith
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Location: Manchester - UK

### Re: Introductions.

"So what are you studying"
"Maths"
"oh cool, so what's the first 50 digits of pi?"

Ended
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Location: The Tower of Flints. (Also known as: England.)

### Re: Introductions.

"So what are you studying?"
"Maths."
"Oh, my son/cousin/nephew is studying for his SATs/GCSEs/A-levels, could you give him a few pointers? Here, let me take your email address. Would Tuesdays and Saturdays be alright?"
"Um..."

(Note: sometimes a godsend.)

antonfire wrote:"So what's your major?"
"Math."
"Oh. I always hated math."
Alternate ending:
"Oh. I was always terrible at maths!" [laughs merrily]
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t0rajir0u
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### Re: Introductions.

Really? In my experience people just change the subject.

Buttons
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Location: Somerville

### Re: Introductions.

"So what's your major?"
"English."
"Oh, I've always been illiterate."

pingu
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Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:02 am UTC

### Re: Introductions.

"But we already have all the formulas and equations!"

"Maths?" (consternated look upon face)
'Yeah, so I'm definitely the coolest person you know' (and then pop your collar and make Fonz thumbs)
"???"

And of course, the classic:

"So you definitely don't have a girlfriend."

It's coincidence I swear.

tixrus
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### Re: Introductions.

I love your inverted U people. My son used to draw just like that in kindergarten and they thought there was something wrong with him. Now I'm relieved to know that it's just the math gene. Whew!

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