When I was in school, I could hardly wait for summer holidays. "No more pencils, no more books..." And yet, by the time August rolled around, boredom had set in and I was actually looking forward to fall and getting back to school and my regular routine. Often people will say September is their favourite month, and that is usually because it is the true beginning of the year. I still feel that way. There is nothing more exciting than new school supplies, complete with a fresh bouquet of newly sharpened pencils. So, I laughed the other day when Phinnaeus said he was starting to get bored. Thankfully, he has a summer job just as the Olympics are finishing, which gets him outdoors and earning some money. But, he came up with a boredom equation that is so brilliant. I wanted to share it with you.
Boredom Equation, by Phinnaeus:
Boredom = (bv)(Ai)(C)(H%) / (F x Km), where:
Bv is the number of beach volleyball games you’ve seen.
Ai is the number of times you’ve seen an athlete interviewed that day.
C is degrees Celsius.
H% is humidity percentage.
F is the number of friends/people you’ve hung out with that day.
Km is the number of kilometres that you’ve travelled outside of your house.
Currently for me, this is (2 x 4 x 27 x 48) / (0 x 0).
Giving me a Boredom Level of 10368.
Work it out for yourself and see just how bored you are.
Note: if you get a zero, ignore the category. ~~ Phinnaeus.
Oh, yes, I know about boredom like that. My cure for boredom is retail therapy. What's yours?