to "run numbers"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 3 21:38:53 UTC 2011

At 10/3/2011 04:54 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM, paul johnson <paulzjoh at> wrote:
> > the only person who ever 'ran the
> > numbers' was an accountant.
>Yes. That's why the boy had potential. He didn't even need pad or
>pencil to handle the task.

And it's hard to write while running with a pad and pen or pencil in
one's hands.


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