THE MATH THAT COUNTS
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of their graduation some college alumni were gathered for a class reunion. They were scattered about in little groups reminiscing about college days. In one group the conversation turned to a classmate they all remembered, named Harvey. And the thing they remembered most about Harvey was that whenever he was asked what he was going to do after graduation he always replied “I’m going to be a millionaire.” Harvey always expected he would make his millions. But another thing they remembered about Harvey was that he was one of the slowest students in their class, intellectually. And he was especially poor in mathematics. Here was a man who expected to make millions, but he could hardly add up a column of figures. As the members of the group were exchanging “Harvey” stories, up pulled a brand new, chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce and out stepped Harvey wearing an expensive, tailor-made, three-piece suit and everything that…
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