The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just another day

Yesterday, Ruth went up to visit her father, and they went together on a roadtrip to New York State to pick up our son from school and bring him back to Ottawa where he's spending the summer.

So I'm all alone.

But that's okay. I don't mind being by myself every now and again. Last night I played some poker on the internet. Just a fun game, not for money. I came in 72nd out of 360 players. Not great. Then, I watched a movie...Where Eagles Dare (1968) with Clint Eastwood. Not a bad movie, but not as good as I expected it to be. And Clint had a fairly minor role in the whole thing. Much of the movie took place in Bavaria during the winter time. I though it was funny that their hands never seemed to get cold. Little glitch in the reality aspect of the filming, I think.

Today at the RV place, I had customer who was mathematically challenged. She starting getting mad at me, so I just called myself an idiot, and agreed with her...even though she was dead wrong.

For the sake of simplicity, I'll use round numbers. She had originally bought and paid for an item that was $10. She returned it two weeks ago, and at the same time she bought a different item for $50. I credited her returned item on the same invoice, and she paid $40. Then today, she wanted to return the second item. I handed her $50, and she said that's wrong, she only paid $40 for the item.

After me trying to explain it to her, and her getting angry with me, I handed her the $40 that she insisted was correct. People never cease to amaze me.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, some people can't get math!
    I was in Home Depot the other day and paid with cash (this is rare, I usually use my card) and the gal had to get a calculator from another till to figure out the change when I handed her some coin. She was probably 20 (or late teens) and although I told her twice what the change would be, she had to get the calculator anyway.
    Wow.
    Some people just can't get math.
    Next time I'm going to hand her a $10 for something that cost $1 and expect her to give me $20 back.
    :))
    No use arguing! You were so right in just "caving" to her insistence.

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  2. LOL... it happens all the time.

    My kids needed lunch money and I only had a $20 on me, so on the way to school, I stopped at a Walgreens and bought a pack of gum for 60 cents just to break the $20. With tax it was 63 cents.

    I gave her the twenty dollar bill and 3 pennies. She gave me back a ten, a five, and five ones and forty cents. No matter HOW I tried to show her that she was giving me OVER $20 in change plus a pack of gum, she was having none of it!

    So finally I shrugged my shoulders, took my free pack of gum, my free forty cents, and my wad of bills that totaled the $20 I went in with. ACK

    And these kids will be in charge of the world by the time we are in the old folks home. Oh boy....


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  3. Just wanted to let you know I loved the picture you posted today. What a beautiful scene.

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  4. Yep, hard to believe that these kids will one day be in charge. Another scary thought, they could be looking after us in the old age home, handing out our medication, sure hope they have the numbers figured out by that time!

    We're lucky they aren't all like that.

    Ali...Thanks for the comment on the picture, it was a beautiful area. We really loved Cape Breton Island. Hopefully I will have those past blogs updated to this new site. I am slowing getting there. I think I am now half way through August 2008.

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