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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yeah, that did make me lose a bit of confidence for a while.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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It should not have had that effect. She was more frightened of it than you could ever be. If it is any consolation to you, I know two girls that are both very good at math and neither of them can stand me. I like both of them but one dumped me and the other will not even talk to me.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I am sorry to hear that. Do you think this might be attributed to the fact that they're mathematicians?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Perhaps. A mathematician is meaner than a starved pit bull. When girls do math it makes them ornery.

I am going to get something to eat. Be right back.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So you see everybody has problems with them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, it would be helpful to know the reason. But it is difficult to get them to say.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If she is going to run away every time she sees you then finding out from her is out.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Still don't understand that behaviour. Why not even respond over e-mail? Nobody is too shy for e-mail.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Obviously from her reaction (Talking about F) she was really traumatized by being asked.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Why?? Flattery, surprise, acknowledgement, possibly indifference are what I'd expect, not trauma.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is what I would expect too. Instead you described her as really shying away from you after that. For some reason she had an extreme reaction.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I just wish I knew what the reason was.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Looks like that no one has ever asked her before. She was startled and maybe even extremely bothered by it. Or maybe that has happened to some other guy too.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Oh well, she is gone now. It's unlikely I'll see her again.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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True and you are probably better off.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, probably.

What do you think is going to happen with C? Will we ever speak again?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is a possibility. But only if you do not appear too wimpy. Girls change their mind. They do not know what they really want. Also, some of them like to be asked more than once. I hate to tell you that for fear of how you will interpret it. But I have had 2 or 3 girls say I gave up too easily.

See you a little later, need some rest.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

The previous 8 never changed their minds though. Maybe #9 will be different. I don't want to ask her out again for a while, especially if she is not talking to me.

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I agree. But she does appear to be hanging around you a little bit more than F.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes. F usually left the room.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Perhaps she is waiting for you to speak first. That is why they are so difficult. They hand out small signs that are difficult for us to pick up on. When we miss them, they always blame us.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I really do not know what to do now, then. It might be a step in the right direction to initiate contact, or I could express weakness if I've misinterpreted her.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but if she is hanging just inches from you ( your own words ) and sitting in your line of sight, there is a small chance she is trying to attract your attention.

Bizarre? Maybe. But they really do not communicate well at all.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But why? I found it odd that she sat in my line of sight too.