29 January 2014

Snarky Math Adds Up

A couple of ol' (70 years combined experience means neither were spring chickens.) ... math teachers came up with a way to go beyond one hundred percent in certain situations.

What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%.

How about achieving 103%? But what makes up 100% in life? Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer these questions:

If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z are represented by their sequential numbers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K, as numbers, would be 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

and K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E, similarly, would be 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%

However, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E, would be 100% if the letters are represented by the sum of numbers assigned to each letter.

Politicians and business types, as a generally unctuous collective, really and quite often exceed 100%. Believe it or not.

Here are a couple of good examples:

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T: 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

Look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G: 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 =118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty, that while Hard Work and Knowledge will only get you close, and Attitude will get you there, its the Bullshit and Ass Kissing that will put you over the top.

Now you know why some people are where they are!

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