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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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She is very, very unusual. Although I condone your moral idea it can sometimes cut down on legitimate chances.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It appears that I am testing a lifestyle which I have no experience with.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is how it is done. How else do you gain experience?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, some people wait for the right one. But, clearly, that will not happen for me, so I must adopt this kind of tactic.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Even in the old, old days guys never followed the policy of waiting for the right one. That is a philosophy more suited to girls than guys.

The great Johannes Kepler picked his wife from 12 candidates, each examined with every tool he could muster, even mathematics. Of course, he picked a bad one but he tried.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I wanted to wait for the right person too, but I don't even know how I will know who that is, so no sense in waiting.

How did he use mathematics to try to pick the right one?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Beats me! Whatever he did, it did not work.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Did anyone else try to do the same thing?

I also texted R for a bit this morning. Just wishing her a safe journey, a couple of jokes, etc. she is on her way to Amsterdam now. Katie also has not replied yet since last night, although this was our conversation:

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Me: Hello;

Is this Katie from the maths class? Apologies if I've got the wrong person, I just realised that I had the mailing list of people from that class in my inbox, thought it might be useful to keep in touch with some of you.

Katie: No, this is the right Katie

Me: Ah cool, was hoping I didn't message a complete stranger (that's happened before!).

How'd you find the session today, then?

Katie: No worries, I know the feeling- I once had a eight minute telephone conversation with a woman I thought was my grandmother.

I thought the session was quite good- I think I've seen some of the trig stuff before, but the questions he gave us to do are really interesting. What about you?

Me: Haha, how'd that happen?

Well, trig is not really my favourite, so I thought the last session was more interesting although a couple of the problems on the orange sheet were pretty nice. What are you doing in your maths lessons?

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It's not much but at least I am able to get a response out of her.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is fine. Talk to her, the experience will do you good.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay. I am expecting a reply from her sometime today, anyway. I want to get her number eventually.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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After some emails you can eventually ask. I would not rush it though.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, I don't want to rush it.

If she doesn't reply though then it probably means I am low on her priority list so I'll forget about her, especially because I'm seeing her only 2-3 more times over the next 6 weeks, for a very short amount of time, and she lives very far away. There are other girls to think about.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would not drop her unless she does first. You are forgetting about Helga and Inga. The modern gal is willing to travel an hour to see someone.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

If she does not respond to my e-mail, why would she travel 1-2 hours to see me?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, but if there is responses then you can at least keep her as a friend, despite the distance.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, she might be useful to have as a contact because we are both applying for maths.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I would think so. She seems to want to talk.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

That was my thought (why mention her grandmother?).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because it fit the conversation and she was being nice in saying that she makes mistakes too.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I didn't make a mistake though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You were saying you might have made one.

Please check your other thread.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, we will see if she is talkative if she responds. F used to send a reply asking me a question, or telling me about what she did at a summer school. But after that, it would never been followed up, ever. So, I am not going to jump to any conclusions. As far as I am concerned, Katie could quite easily just be another F.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, she could but it pays to be more optimistic.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I do not want to let my guard down.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can be ready but still hopeful. Talk to her awhile before you think about asking her for a date.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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