Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 Posted May 9 Share Posted May 9 Went to Sportsman's today to pick up my ration of small pistol primers and a couple of other items. The girl at the register was really pretty. I was happy to be at her checkout to get a closer look and it seemed like it was shaping up into a good day. She said the bill came to $18.29. So I gave her a twenty and told her to hold on a second because I had some change in my pocket. I handed her a quarter and four pennies. She looked at the twenty and then poked and stirred around the coins with her index finger for quite a while. Then she finally said, "is this twenty-nine cents?" I said yes a quarter and four pennies is twenty-nine cents. After a protracted pause she finally put the money in the drawer and I had to remind her she still owed me two-dollars. Reminded me of a news report I heard last night that in many of our large cities NONE of the graduating seniors in many schools in those cities can read, write or do simple math. (I.e., 2 x 2 equals 4.) With all of the goofy stuff going on from Bud Light to Disneyland I worry the nation has hit the tipping point. 6 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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