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    Only Knows A Bit Of Math

    | ON, Canada | Bosses & Owners, Food & Drink, Math & Science

    Employee: “Hi, welcome to [Coffee Shop]. How can I help you?”

    Me: “Hi, I would like thirty [Donut Holes], please.”

    Manager: *suddenly interrupting* “YOU DO KNOW OUR [DONUT HOLES] ONLY COME IN TEN AND TWENTY PACKS, RIGHT?!”

    Me: “You do know that ten plus twenty equals thirty, RIGHT?!”

    Manager: “…Fine!”

    (Apparently basic math is quite difficult to do!)

    Making The Purchase Takes An (Under)Age

    | Wadesville, NC, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Math & Science

    (I’m standing in line waiting to check out at the grocery store. I ask for a pack of cigarettes along with my purchase, and the cashier turns to get them. It should be noted that I am 23 years old at the time. As he turns, I hear a familiar voice from the customer behind me in line. It’s my uncle.)

    Uncle: *clearly joking* “Hey, don’t sell those to her; she’s underage!”

    Me: *laughing* “Fancy meeting you here! How are you?”

    Cashier: “Ma’am, I need to see your ID for these.”

    Me: “Sure.” *hands over license*

    Cashier: *looks at ID and hands it back* “I’m sorry, ma’am, you need to be 18 to buy tobacco products.”

    Me: “I’m 23.” *hands my ID back to him again*

    Uncle: “I was joking before. She is not underage.”

    Cashier: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but you need to be 18.” *shoves my ID back at me again*

    Me: “I’m 23… unless you are suggesting that I need to be EXACTLY 18 to buy cigarettes…”

    Cashier: “No, you need to be older than 18.” *pauses* “Let me see that ID again.”

    Me: *hands over the ID again*

    (He studies it for an uncomfortable length of time. My uncle and I are dumbfounded. Finally he hands it back. He seemed satisfied that I am in fact old enough to buy tobacco products. I complete my purchase and wait for my uncle so we can chat.)

    Uncle: “May I have a pack of Marlboro Lights, please.”

    Me: “Check that ID; I don’t think he’s 18.” *laughing*

    Cashier: *chuckling* “I’m so bad at math.”

    Because… Math

    | Redmond, WA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Math & Science

    (At the express lane, I am being checked out by the store’s slowest cashier.)

    Cashier: “Your total is $10.39.”

    Me: “Okay, here’s $11.14.”

    Cashier: *looks back and forth between my money and me* “The total is $10.39?”

    Me: “Right, and that’s $11.14. I get 75 cents change back.”

    Cashier: *dumbfounded, but types in $11.14 and is amazed when I get 75 cents change*

    (I start to walk away when he calls out:)

    Cashier: “How did you KNOW that?!”

    A Sandwich Infraction

    | Chicago, IL, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

    Me: “Oh, instead of halves, could you cut that sandwich into quarters, please?”

    Cashier: “Sure. Did you want three quarters, or four quarters?”

    Me: “…”

    Before They Can Smell A Rat

    | USA | Math & Science, Pets & Animals

    (This happened back in the 60s when my mother was a secretary.)

    Mother: “Maintenance, our air conditioner isn’t working.”

    Maintenance: “We’ll get around to it in a day or so.”

    Mother: “…We have lab rats here.”

    Maintenance: “We’ll be right up!”

    (Humans being uncomfortable was never as important as environmental controls on experiments. If a rat got too hot there’d be Hell to pay!)

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