December 8th, 2006

buzzed, B&W

(no subject)

Wow, this is painful . . . are people really this bad at math?

This guy's patience is amazing, but it's sad to hear when he asks the manager "How would you write down half-a-cent?" and she responds "That would be 0.005, I think. I'm not a mathematician." She then proceeds to try to use the calculator as if it's going to provide a magical answer, and because the calculator says one number, that's the right number. Having taught high-school math, I realize that many students are over-reliant upon calculators, but still . . .

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