The Daily Prompt:
Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell!
Math, or Maths as we call it in South Africa. I couldn’t do it then, and I still can’t do it now. In all my years of working, no one has ever asked me to do algebra for them. I do work out a lot of sizes and quantities when I make molds, but ya know, there are calculators in the world.
I can still, very clearly, hear the voice of my math teacher. He was an old man who walked with a walking stick. He would tap hard at my desk with the walking stick, use my surname and say in a loud grating voice “you don’t know what you’re doing!!!” He would then try to explain the stuff to me, but at that stage I was shaking in my boots, so, of course nothing sank into my brain.
It has been a safe practice for me, over the years to employ math tutors for my children for homework. Fortunately, they have much more brains than what I have.
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