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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The waiting. When they do not get a reaction then they move on figuring you do not like them.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Do you think my reaction (asking for her number) was enough?

I didn't see her in any of my lectures today. I couldn't even spot her anywhere...

I think I should text her and ask for her e-mail. At this rate I probably won't see her very often.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do you want to see her?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Yes, at some point...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That does not sound too urgent. You can text her or wait for her to appear.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

There is still my mentor (who is basically my age) who I am seeing tomorrow morning to discuss the problem sheets. She might be annoyed at me though, because I told her I found someone else who would give me their first-year books for free.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That should not be a problem. Did any of these mention a bf at all?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Nope, they haven't mentioned one...

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Then pick one and move on her.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

What happened to Trudy and Helga?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will still have to pick one first.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I don't know, it is hard to say who I am more likely to have success with.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You will still have to pick one first to ask. That is unless you are not interested.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

It is really hard to say. With my mentor we still have the 'student-teacher' dynamic -- with I assuming the role of the student -- and that might not be easy to break. With the other girl, however, there is no barrier; we are on level terms.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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None of that really counts. The student - teacher dynamic is a powerful one.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

But if she's the teacher then how can that be a good dynamic for me?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, you might just find that out for yourself.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

She did say she wanted to be a teacher when she finished her degree, though. So did the other girl. Interesting.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What are they really, teachers, mathematicians or girls?

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Mathematicians and girls.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Mathematician is a title. It is man made. If we threw you and her into the jungle she would cease being one. It has no meaning other then the one society gives it.

Male - Female is more elementary, more basic. She is a girl.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

I need to get a lot closer to her to overcome those barriers...

Are you any good with axiomatic arithmetic?

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What barriers? You can just allow her to maneuver you where she wants to.

Are you any good with axiomatic arithmetic?

Most people would agree I am hardly good at anything. They are correct. But if there is one thing in this world I hate it is the axiomatic approach to math. So, I would have to say no.

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**zetafunc.****Guest**

Well, I get to see my mentor tomorrow at 11 AM. We will see what happens...

Well, I am not one of those 'most people'... I hate the axiomatic approach, too. I've been asked to prove a bunch of things and I'm stuck on a few.

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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You can post them in Help Me. Some other people like that way of doing math.

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

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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