While I was waiting in line at McDonald’s, a boy of about 12 or 13 said, “I don’t know why I need to study fractions. I’m never going to use them.” Meanwhile, he paid for his bill of 13 dollars and change.
It was everything I could do to keep from telling him, “Guess what! You are using fractions now. Every cent is one one-hundredth of a dollar. That’s a fraction. You used dollars and cents to pay the bill. Your change is returned to you in dollars and cents… fractions.”
Needless to say, I withheld my remark. I’m not altogether sure he would understand it. I’m not altogether sure what they are teaching these days in schools. I’m not altogether sure we are getting our money’s worth.
Then, my mind was turned to Biden. I wonder just how good he is with fractions. If you’ll excuse my English, he ain’t much good at anything else.