Friday, May 12, 2006

Math and Science

A school group is touring my work area today escorted by FAA staff. They're looking at all the computers the FAA uses to run its air traffic system. I heard the teacher tell the kids, "If you want to get a job with the FAA, you need to be really good at math and science."

I didn't laugh out loud, but I laughed. First, who dreams about working for the FAA? It's fireman or astronaut at that age. Secondly, I use basic math once in awhile when I need to measure Cat5 cable or realize that a dual monitor system requires two, count them two monitors.

But Science? Which science? Chemistry? Physics? Geology? Feng Shui?

Gotta be a public school teacher.