This continues to be challenging for many in the class. Jiggly guy keeps complaining it is doing his head in, and reckons if it was ounces, grams and tinnies he'd do it easily. I point out it is exactly the same skill and calculation - broadly speaking. Yes, he's still in class, still doing counselling and has passed his drug tests - as in being drug free, at least from meth.
When I am not helping out those who have difficulty with calculations, I mostly amuse myself by playing Bullshit Bingo - a new variation of the game I first learned about when I was working in an unnamed Government department. If you don't know the game, the traditional version goes like this. Before each meeting or conference call make a grid - 4 x 4 or 5 x 5 and fill in appropriate jargon words. You know what I mean, words and phrases like:
- Reinvent[ing] the wheel
- At the end of the day
- Moving/Going Forward
My variation is based on our tutor's hackneyed phrases:
- out in industry
- you guys need to remember this
- fortunately or unfortunately
- that's just the way it is (often followed or preceded by "out in industry" and/or preceded by "fortunately or unfortunately")
- this is so important
- coin (as in making or losing)
- just be aware of this/that
Apologies for the banal blog but that was my week. Coming up this week, fish - filleting and culinary exercises thereafter.