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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Have I waited to long with R and Katie?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Perhaps, girls get used to instant questions.

**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**

Instant questions?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They get asked for dates very quickly. Some within 5 minutes.

**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 really need to see some sign of interest before I do that or it will just be another rejection, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should not keep score of your rejections. Who does that?

**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 keep score of my number of successes too. That is easier though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, that is the point. Wouldn't it be better to not even know how many you missed on?

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, it depends on how much relative success you've had. I can't help but keep track, though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think I have done better than the average. But it violates the principle of detachment to keep count.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I can't help it though.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you went to the store to get some snacks and they did not have your favorite brand so you bought something else would that bother you for weeks or months?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmmm. I was afraid you were going to say that.

The legendary Johnny Moss used to say after having a bad game:

Learn what you can from it and then forget about it.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Maybe it will be easier to forget when the number gets a lot larger than nine.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, but I hope you do not mean billions.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Hundreds, possibly thousands...

I think to get that high I'd have to increase my current rate though, in which case I'd gradually forget about them (and even if I did get that high, say, 1000 or something, I wouldn't have much certainty in that number since I couldn't possibly retain a vivid representation of that many people in my head).

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thousands? You might get around to a couple of dozen in your entire life. Maybe 200 dates in an entire life if you are really so inclined.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

A couple dozen? I'm 17 and I have had 9 rejects so far -- surely there would be more than a couple dozen?

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

That is not that bad. You will learn how to deal with both the rejection and the other more horrible alternative.

I am making some soup so I will be away from the computer for a while. See you then.

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

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Okay, see you later.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, where were we? Rejection and the other more horrible alternative...

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I still do not know if I am ready for "the more horrible alternative".

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nobody is, that is what is so confusing. When you win, you lose.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What I mean is, I do not even know if I am ready to have a friend (much less a girlfriend) in my house. The last time I have had friends over was when I was about 12 and I have never had a girl over. I would prefer it if I had my own place.