Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pure, unadulterated intelligence... NOT

I was at Wal-Mart today, already feeling mighty irritated with society and consumerism on several levels by the time I made it to the check out lines.

There was a young lad checking me out, probably 19 or 20 years old. He seemed to have a hard time mustering the courage to actually speak, which poses a slight problem when you're supposed to be providing customer service. Anyway...

I paid with my debit card. Upon doing so, I requested cash back. I asked the kid, "Can I specify the denominations when I ask for cash back?" His reply? "What's a denomination?" "Can I tell you what bills I want?" He answered affirmatively.

When it came time to give me said cash back, he asked how I would like the forty dollars I requested. I asked for three tens, a five, and five ones.

And ya know what he said?

He said, "Okay. Does that add up to forty?"

For the love of the Almighty, how on earth do people like this actually get jobs?


Crazy Homeschool Mama said...

ROFLOL Joey said you should have said no give me another $10 LOL And that my dear is why we homeschool!

It's Jan! said...

They get the jobs because of two reasons...first, that's the standard in this country. Sad, isn't it?

Secondly, that's all they have to hire. Really smart people like you and me are too busy raising smart kids!

Oh yeah...mine are all raised. I'm busy doing something else.

Just Me said...


Our public education system at work...

Wendy said...

omg! so sad but funny too!