A Math Word Problem, A Train And An Objectivity Lesson

Remember Those Damn Word Problems In Math Class?
Remember those damn word problems in math class?

Imagine if you will…

Two passenger trains of the same approximate height, weight, and length. Both are carrying the same number of passengers, going at the exact same speed and…headed right for each other.

Remember this type of word problem

from math class? I hated them.

Back to the point I’m belaboring to make, what would you do if aboard one of those ill-fated trains watching the oncoming one? Well, besides screaming like a girl. You know you would, relax, so would I.

You would do nothing.

That’s correct. I mean, really. What can you do? Try to stop this from happening with the sheer force of your will and subjecting the opposing train to the super human power of your mind? Yeah, I’m thinking no.

If you’re opting more along the lines of a more traditional approach, such as trying to reason with something that’s bigger, weighs more, and can run you over without so much as a bump, good luck. Let me know where to send flowers.

Good thing for you,

you’re not on that train.

The trains reach the point of no return and pass by each other, going opposite ways on parallel tracks. This. This is what it’s like, to be ADHD and struggle, to get whatever idea you might have currently biting you on the ass, to be understood by a non-ADHD person.

Close, so close, but no blue ribbon.

Two different people. Two completely different perceptions. One idea. By the time you’ve gotten my point, I’ve sped past you, had this conversation, complete with outcome and even planned for contingencies.

Ta da…my work here is done.

Bet you’ll get an A.

Thank you for riding the WTF TrainPlease keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle, until it comes to a complete stop. Thank you, for riding Ceelee’s WTF Train, we hope you enjoyed the ride. Have a nice day! 

All Aboard CeeLee's Train Lesson
All aboard CeeLee’s WTF train



5 thoughts on “A Math Word Problem, A Train And An Objectivity Lesson”

  1. This post had me thinking along the following lines:
    Sitting checking the schedule and waiting for the Bus (to continue the mass-transit theme); seeing the correct bus approaching I get up off the bench and walk to the curb only to have the bus blow past the stop. But that’s okay because I was only going across the street.
    …I don’t know, but that’s where I went with it :/

    1. Take a bow, Mike. That’s one of the best descriptions about having ADHD and conversations, ideas, email and text communications I’ve read lately.

      My life described by Mike, ladies and gentlemen. The guy who’s all about blog dogging it and does it well. 🙂

      (pst…I like where you go when you go with it;)

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