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Old 08-05-2012, 10:25 PM   #41
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So I'm buying fuel this afternoon...

Kid at the pumps tells me 16 oz water on sale for 3 for a buck...

I ask, How much for one?...He's stymied, says I dunno like 25 cents...

but you can't buy just one...
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #42
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Ran into a pretty little thing at the convenience store a couple of weeks ago that disliked the automatic change machine. She handed me both bills and coins with the same hand and it didn't take her but a few seconds. I pointed at the auto change maker and asked if it was broken...she responded with "I hate that thing". Went down and told one of the younger guys at work he should be back there hitting on that. Shes smart,refuses to be dumbed down and cute...marrying material!
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I hate to break it to ya but when I was 15 I worked in a chip truck with 3 others and I could do the mental calculations faster than anyone there.

It has nothing to do with younger generations having a lower level of education or technology destroying the minds of children. No sir the fact of the matter is there are morons all around us, everywhere you look, young and old, regardless of colour, race, creed, sex or religions.

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Another one. Tell the clerk that you want ten gallons at pump #2 (or whatever pump). I would think they would be used to that request, and ready to simply move the decimal point one space to the right. But, nooooo. Granted, I will bet a lot of those people are good at sales tax equations, and scratch ticket odds, as they internally count the number of losing scratch tickets...

It's all good, my spelling isn't great, and probably could use another 5th grade refresher as well.
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I hate to break it to ya but when I was 15 I worked in a chip truck with 3 others and I could do the mental calculations faster than anyone there.

It has nothing to do with younger generations having a lower level of education or technology destroying the minds of children. No sir the fact of the matter is there are morons all around us, everywhere you look, young and old, regardless of colour, race, creed, sex or religions.

I blame the proliferation of morons on our safety laws and regs. They throw Darwin out the door. These people are supposed to weeded from the herd. Lions are the garbage disposal of the African Plains...they get rid of all of the sick and lame. We have seat-belts, helmet lawed, and idiot proofed our world so much that morons are the norm.
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I blame the proliferation of morons on our safety laws and regs. They throw Darwin out the door. These people are supposed to weeded from the herd. Lions are the garbage disposal of the African Plains...they get rid of all of the sick and lame. We have seat-belts, helmet lawed, and idiot proofed our world so much that morons are the norm.
Thats an interesting prospective.
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I just came from dunkin donuts for coffee. She says "1.95" and I kid you not.... hands me back a penny
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I just came from dunkin donuts for coffee. She says "1.95" and I kid you not.... hands me back a penny
And you guys havent introduced Swedish rounding yet, that will be interesting shopping experiences with the extra math involved for you Kent
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I just came from dunkin donuts for coffee. She says "1.95" and I kid you not.... hands me back a penny
Our dunkin's around here have taken to not offering your change back if it's a dollar or less.

They seem to figure we owe it to them for their "gratuity" cup.

If you stand there waiting for your change, they act suprised. I have even had several say, "oh, you want your change back?", and look at me increduously!

Now mind you, I have no problem tipping. In fact, because I have several family members in the food service industry, my wife & I tend to be OVERLY generous especially when we get good service.

But don't try pulling that one with me! Especially when you have to ask me for my order 3 times & still don't get it right!

On another note, nothing irks me more than going in to a fast food place, placing my order, and then standing around for 10+ minutes waiting. There always seems to be 12-14 people standing around behind the counter, but not much is happening. They all seem to stand around & wait for the 1 person who's actually working to do the stuff. Usually reflects on poor management, but there aren't too many kids who want to "work" these days either.

Most of the time, (fast food, grocery store checkout, etc.), you can step up, conduct your business, and you'll be lucky if they speak to you about anything other than the amount due. Most of the time they're busy carrying on a conversation with another clerk & see my business as a bother to their otherwise busy social calendar!

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