Because it always comes after reading.
Because all the calculators might run out of batteries or something.
Because it's important. It's a law from President Clinton and it says so in the Bible on the first page.
Because you can drown if you don't.
Because what would you do with your check from work when you grow up?
Because you have to count if you want to be an astronaut. Like 3... 2... 1... blast off!
Because you could never find the right page.
Because when you grow up, you couldn't tell if you are rich or not.
Because my teacher could get sued if we don't. That's what she said. Any subject we don't know--wham! She gets sued. And she's already poor.