Real bad, I swear. Without a handy calculator at hand, I usually have to depend on my ten fingers to do even the simplest calculations. Till now I can't recall the times table nor do I know what the heck calculus actually does. Complex equations scrawled on the blackboard actually scare me.
Seriously no idea how I even passed mathematics back in school, much less a paper as reputedly tough as our STPM paper - our local equivalent of A Levels. Lucky day for me I guess. Always assumed that everyone else at the exam hall ( apart from the usual geniuses ) had taken a serious blow to the head so the grading curve shifted to my benefit!
My head hurts from all that calculation!
Of course every time I think of myself as a ditzy blond when it comes to simple mathematics, I'm reminded that there are some far worse than me. Dumb and dumber. Just like today when I lined up to pay at the cashier.
Cashier : That comes up to 14 dollars.
Paul : I have 9 dollars. Wait, I have some change.
Cashier : How much?
Paul : Oh, I think the coins come up to about 3 dollars. Should be enough.
Cashier : Oh yeah it is. Here's the change.
Paul : Oh, I have change?
Seriously. That's how bad my math sucks.
The amazing part is the cashier actually handed me some change. Which I - oh feebleminded me - accepted happily.
Then it took me almost ten minutes after driving away to realize that I'd inadvertently cheated the poor fellow. Palm-to-forehead moment. Like DUH. Not only did I feel quite the brainless dimwit, it shocked me to realize that there are some even thicker.