These days they’re called “Customer Advisers” and exist to sell you stuff like Home Insurance.Anyway, if Maths is your worst subject you’re probably cut out to be a Bank Cashier. I was…
I was so hopeless at Maths that I didn’t want to be humiliated by taking the Maths G.C.E. as it was then back in the day. You had to have an interview with the Headmaster if you wanted to drop a subject before the exam and the aptly-named Mr Brain was formidable, thought of as God and feared by everyone. Chuff knows how I got up enough chutzpah to go and see him but I did.
He told me that Maths was just as easy as any other subject if one applied oneself and that if I couldn’t do Maths then it followed that I must be as bad at everything else! This was the moment when I realised, with a terrific shock, that Mr Brain was an idiot.
Anyway I was allowed to drop Maths, life moved on and many years later I was asked to retrain to be a Cashier when Managers were told to do their own typing and stuff. I wish Mr Brain could have known – how sweet would that have been. Did I balance? more often than not. Did I enjoy it? no, but I had my lifetime’s ambition pony to support.So embrace your worst subject – it could come in useful.