I was not a wiz in math, which is why I went into communications. However, this season my husband and I have had to learn more about running numbers than we ever thought we would, thanks to the Grand Prix series. We have headaches and eye strain trying to figure out who is in; who is out; who is on the bubble; who can win a tie-breaker (I *still* don't understand that one!) and who will make it to Japan in time for a holiday shopping trip to Shibuya.
On top of that, we've been making a relatively unsuccessful attempt at explaining the Grand Prix points system to our relatives. If trying to make sense of it yourself isn't difficult enough, trying to explain it to non-skating people is like Jabberwocky.
Fortunately, we will only have to run numbers and speak in jibberish through next weekend. After that, we can give our brains a rest because we'll know who has a yen for Tokyo.