It's all in the numbers

By JJ
@JolietJake (41485)
November 29, 2017 1:52am CST
I'm 57 years old according to society. I've had 58 birthdays so far. I've had Thanksgiving dinner 59 years in a row. This will be my 58th Christmas. All of these statements are entirely true. Math teachers hate me.
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@LadyDuck (122398)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
I am trying to calculate, math is not my thing. I know that today is not yet your birthday, because I remember the day. For sure when we turned 1 year old, you had already celebrated 1 Thanksgiving and 1 Christmas... NO, I renounce to find out why 59 Thanksgiving dinners.
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@topffer (30707)
• France
29 Nov
His mother did the first dinner for him, or he had a year with 2 Thanksgiving dinners ?
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@LadyDuck (122398)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
@topffer I think he had a year with 2 Thanksgiving dinners, because his mother also did the first Christmas dinner for him.
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@topffer (30707)
• France
29 Nov
@LadyDuck He does not speak of dinners for Christmas, but you are probably right.
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• United States
29 Nov
I can't do math calculations. The voices in my head won't allow it!
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
I'm a 'numbers' guy, I'm always catching myself counting things
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@sishy7 (27369)
• Australia
29 Nov
@JolietJake I can relate to that... For instance, I count responses on discussions just to check if the ones I see would match with the stated number of responses... I'm weird, I know...
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• United States
30 Nov
@JolietJake I do a lot of counting when I am working on knitting a hat or other project. Have to watch those stitches.
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@hereandthere (24192)
• Philippines
29 Nov
so it's your birthday? happy birthday! (yeah, i did not understand this riddle. give me words, don't make me calculate)
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
My birthday isn't until January
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• Philippines
29 Nov
@JolietJake somehow i remember it as between christmas and new year
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@sishy7 (27369)
• Australia
29 Nov
@hereandthere Don't you remember when he used it as one of his usernames on the old myLot?
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@JohnRoberts (41219)
• Los Angeles, California
29 Nov
Scar sneers "old timer!"
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@sishy7 (27369)
• Australia
29 Nov
You were inside your mom on your first Thanksgiving? But wouldn't that make this to be your 59th Christmas too?
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
I had dinner via Mom, but I didn't celebrate Christmas because I wasn't born yet.
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@BarBaraPrz (17573)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
29 Nov
@JolietJake You may not have been born yet but you probably were kicking up a storm anyway.
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@sishy7 (27369)
• Australia
29 Nov
@JolietJake Sneaky... But yes, I have to agree that all of those statements are true...
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@kobesbuddy (19608)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
And just this morning while making the bed, I pondered over in my memory bank, what a mathematics 'whiz' I had been in school! Now, according to this little trivia quiz, you've shot your old friend Kharla, right in the foot! I'm totally in the dark, which isn't that usual for me:)
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
Born January 5th 1960 so I'm 57. My first birthday was the day I was born in 1960, so I've had 58 of them. Ate my first Thanksgiving dinner in '59 though the umbilical cord...including it and counting to this year makes 59 of them. Everyone always has their first Christmas before their first birthday...unless they are born on Christmas...I'll turn 58 11 days after my 58th Christmas.
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@kobesbuddy (19608)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Nov
@JolietJake Now, that's a good explanation clearing all of this up, perfectly! So, then lets see if I've got this right, O.K.? I was born September 23, 1951, so********that means I will be 38 my next Birthday? (Yah, right!)
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
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@NJChicaa (29773)
• United States
29 Nov
It is too early for this
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
Okay, how about now?
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@NJChicaa (29773)
• United States
29 Nov
@JolietJake nope. Still too early
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
@NJChicaa Now???
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@ebanreb (4805)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Happy birthday to you. Dont think of the numbers instead think what you can do while still alive
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
It is not my birthday
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@ebanreb (4805)
• Philippines
29 Nov
@JolietJake hahahah ok lol
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• United Kingdom
29 Nov
I'm terrible with numbers and can't work that one out! My partner's birthday is late in December, it makes me laugh that he was born in the dying days of 1969 so has lived so far in six decades even though he's only in his late forties - also he'll be 48 this December but as soon as January comes around we'll be saying he's 50 next year!
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@JolietJake (41485)
29 Nov
Mine falls 11 days after Christmas, so I had my first Christmas before I turned 1. Technically everyone does. My first Thanksgiving meal was thanks to my Mom. My birthday occurred on the day I was born, so the first anniversary of it (when I turned one) was actually my second 'birthday'.
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@nanette64 (13885)
• Fairfield, Texas
29 Nov
Timing is everything @JolietJake .
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@alberello75 (13197)
• Genova, Italy
29 Nov
I never was good at mental arithmetic. Always used the calculator, even for "trivial" calculations. However, since I was born in May, this for me will be my 42nd Christmas.
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@yugocean (4633)
• India
29 Nov
I am no Maths tacher I am not even a teacher. I was weak in Maths But I corrected and improved my Maths.
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@jstory07 (57978)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Nov
That is great I have not figured that out myself.
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• United States
30 Nov
That's funny I laughed
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@maezee (27882)
• United States
30 Nov
I am confused!!
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@GardenGerty (91191)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Nov
It frequently depends on the month as to what the numbers show.
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@toniganzon (41138)
• Philippines
29 Nov
My math teacher hated me.
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@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
29 Nov
I like to play with numbers too. It's a sure fire way of dropping off to sleep in times of wakefulness.
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@dodoazo (11311)
• Philippines
29 Nov
Numbers do really matter. Try to read about numerology. Every number has its own meaning. I remember sometime that I had written about the name of a person with its respective equivalent number per letter of their names and how they influence their traits, love, among others.
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