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Old Man Yells At Cloud


On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM, D'Arcy Cain <darcy at vybenetworks.com>
> wrote:
> > On 09/19/2017 06:46 AM, Larry Martell wrote:
> >>
> >> True story - the other day I was in a store and my total was $10.12. I
> >
> >
> > One time I was at a cash with three or four items which were taxable. The
> > cashier rung each one up and hit the total button.  She turned to me and
> > said something like "$23.42 please."  She was surprised to see that I was
> > already standing there with $23.42 in my hand.  "How did you do that" she
> > asked.  She must have thought it was a magic trick.
>
> I was just in a clothing store this weekend and there was a rack of
> clothes that was 50%. The sales clerk said everything on that rack was
> an additional 25% off, so it's 75% off the original price. I asked is
> it 75% off the original price or 25% off the 50% of the price. Said
> it's the same thing. I said no it's not. She insisted it was. I said
> no, let's take a simple example. If it was $100 and it was 75% off it
> would be $25. But if it's 50% off and then 25% off that it will be
> $37.50. She looked totally dumbfounded.
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That just seems like a simple logical failure. I'm amazed every day by how
many people
find that type of thinking difficult.