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230. My brain is open

“My brain is open,” the man at the door said.

He was a queer-looking fellow, fifty years old, sixty perhaps, in a shabby brown overcoat, carrying nothing but a tatty suitcase. After ringing the doorbell once, without anyone answering, he had rung once more and after that – in sequential order – two times, three, five and eight, until Heinrich had begrudgingly opened the door in his pyjamas.

“My brain is open,” the man repeated.

 

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67. Math is fun

Math is fun, the teacher said.

Virginia didn’t believe him. Those strange numbers and odd signs. She’d distrusted them when her parents prepped her for her first school day. And she distrusted them now, all white and chalky on the blackboard.

So she decided to skip math. Forever.

 

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26. See you tomorrow

See you tomorrow, she told her colleagues as she exited the office before adding: that is if I don’t get eaten by a flesh-eating bacteria whilst jogging in the park. Classic Sondra. She always had a zinger up her sleeve before she went home. Her remarks never failed to put a smile on her colleagues’ faces and neither did this one.

They weren’t smiling the next day when they heard that Sondra had the previous evening indeed been eaten by a particularly ferocious flesh-eating bacteria whilst jogging in the park.

What are the odds, one colleague muttered in disbelief. About 293.5 million to one another colleague, a statistician, replied.

It was comforting to know that amid the madness of the day at least the math still made sense.

 

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