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Can anyone understand simple math nowadays?

December 23rd, 2014 at 08:10 am

Went to the local Family Dollar store last night with a Family Dollar store coupons for a can of veggies ($0.50 after FD coupon), and for a case of coke cans for $2.75 (after FD coupon). I also had a $3 off manufacturer coupon. With all of that, I should just have to pay for the can plus tax (maybe $0.60 - right)? Well you would be wrong. Their system insisted after all the coupons I needed to pay over $1.50. I immediately said this can't be right and I got a lost look from the cashier. Instead of saying something like "Well our system voids out the other coupon when you use yours, we can't change it", all I got from the person at the register as well as the manager that came over was "No, it didn't void the coupon, that's the right amount. See the computer says so." I left with my coupon and the can of corn - sheesh.

The computer says so???? So if the computer says you are getting paid only half of what you expect that is ok, because "the computer says so"??? People, you are getting paid poorly because you are clueless, and you will remain that way for the foreseeable future. And I won't feel sorry for you.

Sorry, but it just had to be said.

3 Responses to “Can anyone understand simple math nowadays?”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    I agree with you. We go to a waffle restaurant and the cash register does not show the change to be given back. I have to explain "how much" to the cashier all the time!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh! My girls flute teacher asked today if they knew how to read cursive! She is probably in her 60s, but yes my 14 and 17 year olds can read and write cursive. Apparently her younger grandchildren in school don't have to use cursive in class anymore. What?! I think this may go to the wayside at some but really...basic math? Can't have that!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    They don't teach cursive here. I've tried to teach my kids with cursive books, but its not a skill they use. They can basically both sign their names. Though it takes a lot of time to do it.

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