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Old 01-05-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Rick, fresh out of engineering school, went to a interview for a good paying job.

The company boss asked various questions about him and his education, but then asked him, "What is three times seven?"

"22," Rick replied.

After he left, he double-checked it on his calculator
(he *knew* he should have taken it to the interview!)
and realized he wouldn't get the job.

About two weeks later, he got a letter that said he was hired for the job!

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he was very curious.

So,the next day, he went in and asked why he got the job, even though he got such a simple question wrong.

The boss shrugged and said, "Well, you were the closest."
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Ain't it the truth
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Also don't ask them how to tell time on an analog clock. They can only read the numbers on a digital clock.
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Also don't ask them how to tell time on an analog clock. They can only read the numbers on a digital clock.
This is a very true (SAD) fact! Youroo!!
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Rick, fresh out of engineering school, went to a interview for a good paying job.

The company boss asked various questions about him and his education, but then asked him, "What is three times seven?"

"22," Rick replied.

After he left, he double-checked it on his calculator
(he *knew* he should have taken it to the interview!)
and realized he wouldn't get the job.

About two weeks later, he got a letter that said he was hired for the job!

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he was very curious.

So,the next day, he went in and asked why he got the job, even though he got such a simple question wrong.

The boss shrugged and said, "Well, you were the closest."
So true we have managed to dumb down todays generation, it's a real shame.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #6
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Anyone who would like to see that all this has been foretold need only look to the work of Ayn Rand. Try reading "Atlas Shrugged" f

I am on book 3 while reading it for the 2nd time. First time was in the 70s.

Written in 1949 and is so "right on" it makes my knees weak.

The movie released recently (available now on Netflix) got me thinking about reading it again.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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How many times have the clerk given 90 cents back in change using mostly dimes? They usually can relate to using 2 quarters but then have problems with using another quarter, 1 nickle and 1 dime so instead you end up with 4 dimes.

If you really want to confuse them:
  • Toss in a nickle or other coin when paying to avoid getting back almost a dollar in loose coins.
  • Ask to have the price checked since it rings up higher than it should. Clerk takes the item to another register and returns stating that it rings up at the same price. This happens every so often and I still end up shaking my head. They don't understand that if it is advertised at a certain price but rings up higher something is not right.
  • Ask them what the tax rate is. I was being charged 50% higher than the advertised price and the reason given was due to tax (which was actually 7.75%).
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I am a member of the Millennial generation. We are all not dumb. But that being said I wish I could buy a piece of property and cut off 90% of the world. The more I deal with idiot people the less I want to.
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Each generation tend to remember the "good old days" where the younger generation often does not relate to. This was true with my grandparents’ generation, then my parents’ generation & now my own generation. Each generation has its own skills of expertise to offer. And with new skills some of the older skills become a thing of the past.

Technology is great but we become very dependent upon it, most so as time goes on. With that said each generation has its own strength to offer. When I need help with my smartphone I seek out a younger person. Multi-tasking is very different today than it was when I was in my 20’s.
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Kids tend to replicate their parents, by what they are taught, or by example. I'm proud of my children.
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