Here … this will help you.
My mother means well. She really does. She wants me to be the best person I can be, and never to settle for less. I understand that.
But sometimes it does get to be a little much. There’s the computer program she bought me to prepare for taking the GRE, even though I’m not sure I want to go to graduate school. I think she might be okay with me going to law school or medical school, but I’m not sure about those either.
Today, she presented me with a shiny new TI-89 Titanium calculator. It graphs, handles logarithms, takes roots, finds derivatives, and does pretty much everything but cook dinner and pick out my clothes for me. It’s supposed to help with my calculus homework in summer school. Eventually, it probably will. Tonight, however, I spent most of my time trying to figure out how to work it. A simple calculator is easy to learn and use. A calculator that does everything, not so much.
I spent so much time figuring it out that I never got to try it on my homework, so I don’t know how much help it will be. At the end I was looking to see if it had a vibrate setting like my cell phone, but I didn’t find one.
Copyright 2009 by Rinth de Shadley.