Sunday, January 13, 2013

it ain't just that they can't add without calculators ...

O.k., this is an oldfogey what's-the-world-coming-to rant. Went to the store the other day and got a few things. I happened to have exact change, so I used it. The clerk -- a twentysomething -- put the coins down, spread them out, and stared at them for several minutes, counting and re-counting (and still miscounted). It's not like we're talking about Victorian English shillings and pounds here; this was U.S. legal tender in convenient, intuitive, decimal form, less than a dollar, with only a couple of pennies.

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