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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:26 pm 
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Completely off topic but needing a rant.......

Went for a wander at lunchtime and purchased a jacket in the sale from H&M.

Took the jacket to the counter to pay and the deduction needed to be entered manually. £39.99 down to £15.

Anyway five minutes and a short session on the calculator I'm asked is £24 correct.

:shock:

I was nothing but polite but really............

I would think she may have been schooled in the same environment as many of our bankers :roll: :evil: :lol:

Rant over.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:36 pm 
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should have said £10 :lol:


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perry wrote:
should have said £10 :lol:


I didn't want to confuse things further.

Plus I only wanted a half our lunch break.....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:48 pm 
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perry wrote:
should have said £10 :lol:

That's wrong as well, she was trying to work out the discount to be applied. If she only took off £10 then the jacket would've been £29.99, not, as stated, down to £15

Keep up at the back. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:20 am 
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There's a reason that we shop workers are not maths professors, you know.


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7975260.stm

May be chicks should work in shops :?


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mtbfix wrote:
There's a reason that we shop workers are not maths professors, you know.


I really hope this is tongue in cheek: you don't need to be a maths professor to subtract 15 from 39.99. You need to be about 7 years old.


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My parents went into a shop and attempted to buy 4 items at 60p each and another at £1.30.

Shop assistant had to reach for a calculator and still came up with the wrong answer :shock:

I'm amazed, its just basic arithmetic not quadratic inequations !!!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:31 pm 
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You found a member of staff in H&M that spoke english?

Went in one at christmas and asked a girl something, she wandered off and tugged the sleeve of someone else. Apparently her job was to wander around the shop putting things back on hangers, so no lingo required.


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