In our latest story of what you get from an American education...
A Customer with a two dollar bill, went through the drive through at a local fast food service.
When he gave the $2 bill to the cashier, he said it wasn't real money, "there is no such thing as a two dollar bill."
The manager was called, examined the "funny money" and asked the customer to pay some other way...
The customer was relentless, police were called. The officer had some problem figuring out what the problem was, but eventually explained to the rocket scientists that, two dollar bills do exist. An hour and half later, the customer got his cold sandwich and a coupon for 50% off a future sandwich.
I was shopping at Wal-mart not to long ago and my total came to $13.40. I handed the young lady a five dollar bill, four $2 bills and forty cents in small change. She began by counting the Two dollar bills one, two, ... three four... five six...seven eight... and stared at the five dollar bill for a moment and then started over with the five. Five six seven... eight nine... ten eleven... That can't be right, start over five six seven... I pointed out at this point, that I had given her exact change, she looked at me with desperation in her face and "asked are you sure?" and then put the money in her register.
Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 McNuggets.
I asked for a half dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter. "You don't?" I replied. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half-dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.
I was checking out at the local Foodland with just a few items and the
lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one
of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it
between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had
scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider" looking it all over
for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she
said to me "Do you know how much this is?" I said to her, "I've
changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today." She said "OK"
and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.
A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive
and pulling it out very quickly. When inquired as to what she was
doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept
asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy".
I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked. She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenient store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."
Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?" "Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.
The real problem with our education system is that half of all college grads have no idea what this page is about...
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