In article <email@example.com>, junoexpress <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> At social gatherings when people ask what you do, if you say > mathematics, they'll often respond that they hate math or were > terrible at in school, etc. Kind of a rude response I think, as I > wouldn't come out and so openly diss someone's profession like that. > And somewhat of a humorous response, since few people would think to > confess that they were bad at English or could barely read or put > together a coherent sentence, and yet they so gleefully volunteer that > they are bad at math. I'm curious how people who do math respond to > those types of comments.
What is even more peculiar is that many of those people seem to take pride in being mathematical dunces.