Two plus eight equals–

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I love eavesdropping! It’s the best way to see what people really talk about, and how they do it.

Yesterday, while walking the dog, I caught the following tidbit from a mom who had just loaded her child onto the school bus.

“So I just don’t think she’s learned the ropes yet. You know, the difference between one and ten. That two plus eight equals–”

Slight pause while she calculated the answer.

“–equals, well, whatever. The school isn’t teaching her what she needs to know.”

Hmm. I wonder if she helps her child with her homework?


What do you think?