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What Do They Teach Them At School These Days?

I just found this:

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Today I went into a local store to purchase a quarter of a metre of fabric, costing £7.50 per metre. The young man who served me carefully measured the fabric and began cutting off a 20cm piece.


I pointed out that 20cm was not a quarter of a metre. He started again and began cutting a 30cm piece. Being too honest for my own good, I stopped him and told him that quarter of a metre was actually 25cm.

He then said he couldn't sell me 25cm. When I asked him why, he said he was on his own and it would be too difficult for him to work out the cost. By this time I was losing the will to live so I told him he could sell me 30cm.


The fabric was duly cut, bagged up and I proffered a £5 note. He handed me the wrong change and when I looked at the receipt I saw he had charged me £3.75 for half a metre. When I queried this, he was adamant that 30cm WAS half a metre.


At this point, much to his alarm, I stomped around to his side of the counter where there was a fixed metal tape measure and began trying to explain measurements to him. This must have been spotted on CCTV as a brace of management types suddenly appeared and one shouted at me to move away from the till.


All I will say is that harsh words were exchanged and I am now taking my custom elsewhere.



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