Why we need education
from some group discussion
Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an
order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets.
don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter.
only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply.
can't order a half-dozen nuggets, but I can order six?"
shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.
paragraph above doesn't amaze me because of what happened a couple of months
ago. 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 asked me "Do you know how
much this is?", and 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 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 I 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".
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 un-locker. 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?" "Hmmm, 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.
Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by placing a metal
colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine.
The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the
copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth.
Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
CONCLUSION: Life is tough...... It's tougher if you're stupid.