Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #15
Senior Member
sc3283's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,126
With the current "pay before pumping" of gasoline.....go inside and tell the cashier you want 5 gallons of regular....you will get the same look!
I had a young girl tell me she couldn't do that...they only sell by dollar amounts...I told her I had a 5 gallon gas can for my lawnmower and needed to fill it and I had the cash(holding a $20 in my hand) but want the can full of 5 gallons. She replies..."So you want $20 worth?" I stated once again..."I want 5 gallons of regular"

She was SO lost!!!

I'm SURE she was fluent in tattoos, piercings, cell phones, apps, facebook, twitter...you know ALL the IMPORTANT stuff in life

96 Dynasty 36' that does NOT wander, thanks to RuppParts.com and their superior "poly" suspension bushings
sc3283 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #16
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,174
Oh, and you left out a few itterations on the Logger.

The one where "The logger sells his trees for 100 each and keeps 20 dollars profit? How do you think the tree feels about that?

(That was in one of the other versions of that "Teaching Math" post that I read a few years back.

NOTE: I do not care how the tree feels and will not even speculate, let alone discuss that... But it was in the earlier version of this that I read,, There were a few more steps I recall about "Feelings" and such but frankly forgot those. (Or rather thestory did not trip the memory release catch).

Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:54 PM   #17
Senior Member
danf7's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ma
Posts: 402
As a math teacher I can only cringe in agreement. My idea of fun is to but something for say $2. 78 give the cashier a Five let them ring it up and then say oh I have 3 cents.... watch the fun begin. The goods ones are at least smart enough to grab a calculator. The rest...not so much!!!!

When I ran my restaurant I had to fire an employee. Adam's register was $45 short. I looked over his register tape and noticed that he took in a $50 early in his shift for a milk shake, but there was no $50's in his drawer. When I asked him about it he remembered the customer. He said yea he gave me a $5!!!! Adam put an extra zero into the key pad and gave him $47 dollars and some change after the customer gave him a $5!!!!!! Adam had a hard time understanding why I fired him. As the saying goes..."YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID, BUT YOU CAN FIRE HIM! "

Dan 2008 Allegro 32 BA FRED, Honda Fit
There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who know binary, and those who don't.
danf7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 11:56 PM   #18
Senior Member
Tony Lee's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Peru heading for Brasilia, Brazil
Posts: 1,869
He said yea he gave me a $5!!!! Adam put an extra zero into the key pad and gave him $47 dollars and some change after the customer gave him a $5!!!!!! Adam had a hard time understanding why I fired him. As the saying goes..."YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID, BUT YOU CAN FIRE HIM! "
Hence the introduction of unfair dismissal laws.
Tony Lee - International Grey Nomad. Picasa Album - Travel Map
RVs. USA - Airstream Cutter; in Australia - MC8 40' DIY Coach conversion & OKA 4x4 MH; in Germany - Hobby Class C; in S America - F350 with 2500 10.6 Bigfoot camper
Tony Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 09:06 AM   #19
RV Mutant #14
Wayne M's Avatar

Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,236
Back in the mid 80's I was managing a lab that required some basic math skills to calculate results for abrasion resistance, modulus of rupture, compression strength, etc. Really some simple stuff requiring some measurements, wights, and then some calculations. One person I hired appeared to have all the qualifications, however we did not give a math test. (That changed on the next applicant)

Anyhow, all of the answers this hire came up with were wrong. I could tell just by looking at the results. So I stood with him an asked him to do the math while I watched. He did, and when he came to a part of a formula that has (for simplicity) 8/2 he would divide 8 into 2. I told him that it was incorrect and he argued with me, emphatically telling me that the teacher taught him that you divided the bottom number by the top number. He stated he could not do it the other way no matter how hard I tried to explain it to him, he just refused to do it correctly. His teach was right, not my math.

Was I right in firing him??

Ladies and gentlemen, math is not our only problem with today's children. Ask any teenager what the know about Gettysburg, and see what type of an answer you get. Or ask where Cairo is located, better yet, ask where Egypt is located. It boggles the mind.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2012, 09:33 AM   #20
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 21,174
One of the things I used to do was go into a specific fast food place, I'd make sure I got in a specific clerk's line and then I'd place my order, never the same order twice in a row. Finally She'd give me the total (Different every time of course) and I'd lift my hand off the pile of money I'd put on the counter..... always exact change.. Drove her crazy how I did that. (I do admit to palming a penny cause sometimes the tax break was not where I thought it was).

Simple arithmetic.

A Captcha site ask the question "Which is easiest" and listed several options, among them Walking (The answer they wanted) and Differential Calculus) The answer I gave cause for me... it is)
Home is where I park it!
wa8yxm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 09:50 AM   #21
Senior Member
mgscott4's Avatar
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO./Pollock, LA.
Posts: 1,525
You were right in firing him, and take the $45 he is short out of his last check.

06 Hurricane 34FT WH W20 Chassis 8.1L 120K, Steersafe, Koni Shocks, DIY Trac Bar, Tri-Metric 2025RV Battery Monitor, 4-6V Batteries, Scan Gauge 2, Crossfires, 735W Solar Morningstar MPPT-60, KVH R5 In-Motion Sat, XM Radio, 07 Chevy Malibu Maxx Toad, Falcon 2, Brake Buddy, Escapee
mgscott4 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.