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Old 04-11-2014, 04:22 AM
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These were all graet. Laughing was good this morning. Thank You.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:26 AM
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I actually think it's sad that young people can't figure out money/math stuff.

There are lots of examples I've had recently. But one of the dumbest is when I ordered 4 cookies at 50 cents each and the girl couldn't come up with the right amount. Then she called over another girl, who took out a calculator, and they still couldn't come up with the right amount. It must be the new confusing math!
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:43 AM
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Oh my this is so funny. Thanks for brightening my day.
The problem with counting back, etc is that students learn how to do give change when they are young, but as they grow there is really no opportunity for them to practice this learned skilled in real life situations. Parents pay for everything, and then typically with a credit/debit card. There are few neighborhood stores where children would be appreciated to shop on their own, something I believe was more prevalent in days gone by.
By the time the children are high school/college age the skill is lost, or not really needed. Many young adults of that age too have debit/credit cards paid for by their parents. I'm sure if they learn how to use the machines properly they will survive just fine, and leave us to our chuckles.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:53 AM
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lol they do live among us scary!!!
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:54 AM
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My BIL sent his daughter to the hardware store to pick something up for him.He gave her $ 20. The item came to $17-- Upon getting her change back she told the cashier he shorted her $10 -he should have gave her $13. She gave him a $30 dollar bill. There was no convincing her that there is no such thing. She was taking courses at the college at that time to become a CPA. She actually graduated and is now an IRS auditor. This explains a lot of the problems that outfit is having....
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Old 04-11-2014, 12:34 PM
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My husband and I owned/operated a fast food restaurant and had to teach everyone how to count back change. Young and Old alike. They all tried to do the math in their heads. I have the same problem that grannie cheechee had at the local grocery store clerks and they're not young and have been working there a long time.
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Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
My BIL sent his daughter to the hardware store to pick something up for him.He gave her $ 20. The item came to $17-- Upon getting her change back she told the cashier he shorted her $10 -he should have gave her $13. She gave him a $30 dollar bill. There was no convincing her that there is no such thing. She was taking courses at the college at that time to become a CPA. She actually graduated and is now an IRS auditor. This explains a lot of the problems that outfit is having....
That is so scary to think she works for the IRS.
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I am still laughing about the person who plugged the cord back into itself!!!!!
Thanks for my laugh of the day.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:45 AM
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My problem is I think I know some of these people!!! lol
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by bibi View Post
Oh my this is so funny. Thanks for brightening my day.
The problem with counting back, etc is that students learn how to do give change when they are young, but as they grow there is really no opportunity for them to practice this learned skilled in real life situations. Parents pay for everything, and then typically with a credit/debit card. There are few neighborhood stores where children would be appreciated to shop on their own, something I believe was more prevalent in days gone by.
By the time the children are high school/college age the skill is lost, or not really needed. Many young adults of that age too have debit/credit cards paid for by their parents. I'm sure if they learn how to use the machines properly they will survive just fine, and leave us to our chuckles.
Although I do respect your opinion my thoughts are different. I was taught to count back money by the third grade. We were POOR so had no opportunity to use that skill until much, much older. But when the opportunity finally did arise due to working in a fast food I never had that first problem remembering what I had been taught. I often wonder how young people would survive if suddenly their calculators and electronics that give them all the answers suddenly died.
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