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New Math   The Jovial You: Humor, Jokes and Riddles

Started Sep-6 by WALTER784; 569 views.
WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-6

New Math...
 
Thanks to the ladies who taught me in the 1st through 3rd grades I understand this!
 
So I am at Walmart scanning and bagging my almost $300 worth of groceries while the employee that wants $15 an hour "monitors" and then this happened.
Her - why are you double bagging all of your groceries?
Me - excuse me?
Her - you are wasting our bags!
Me - if you don't like the way I'm bagging the groceries, feel free to come on over here and bag them yourself.
Her - that's not my job!
Me - okay, then I will bag my groceries how I please if that's all right with you.
Her - why are you using two bags?!
Me - because the bags are weak and I don't want the handles to break or the bottoms to rip out.
Her - well that's because you are putting too much stuff in the bag. If you took half of that stuff out and put it in a different bag then you wouldn't need to double bag.
*10 seconds of me just staring at her.
Me - so you want me to split these items in half and put half of them in a different bag so that I don't have to double bag.
Her - exactly.
Me - so I would still be using two bags to hold the same number of items.
Her - no because you wouldn't be double bagging.
*me pressing two fingers to my left eye in an attempt to make it stop twitching.
Me - okay so here I have a jug of milk and a bottle of juice double bagged. If I take the milk out and remove the double bagging and just put the milk in the single bag and the juice in that single bag I'm still using two bags for these two items.
Her- no because you are not double bagging them so it's not the same number of bags.
*me looking around at about 10 other customers who at this point are enjoying the show.
Me- is this like that Common Core math stuff I keep hearing about?
Her- never mind you just don't get it. 
And with that, she went back to her little Podium so she could continue texting or playing games on her phone or whatever it was she was doing before she decided to come over and critique my bagging skills.
 
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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-6

Sad to say it’s probably true.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-6

It's sort of hard for somebody to think of something like this as a joke.

And thus it probably actually happened.

The stupid walk among us... and they're proliferating...

FWIW

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-8

Laws of physics and logic.

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-8

I think they stopped teaching logic in school quite a while back.

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-9

Did they ever teach logic?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-10

Showtalk said...

Did they ever teach logic?

Light a candle and tell somebody to hold their finger over the flame for 1 minute!

That's logic.

They used to get you to do things knowing that many would fail. But those were the lessons. Learn where you failed, try it again and do it a different way. Elementary school, Boy Scouts, Royal Scouts, etc. all used to teach those things. Build your tent on high ground above the river... not on lower ground below the river. Basic survival techniques, how to use snake bite kits, poisonous vs non-poisonous snakes & spiders, starting your own fire with just two sticks and a piece of twine. Carve out your own spears with a knife. Learn the poisonous mushrooms vs edible ones. Etc.

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Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Sep-10

Do they still have scouting?

WALTER784

From: WALTER784

Sep-10

Showtalk said...

Do they still have scouting?

They did from 1968 ~ 1972 when I went.

Both Boy Scouts and Royal Scouts (Church Associated)

I'm not sure about today though.

FWIW

  • Edited September 10, 2021 11:44 pm  by  WALTER784
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From: Showtalk

Sep-11

I don’t see as many out selling during their fundraising seasons.

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