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Offline Quinault

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This reminds me of Mr. Y
« on: February 04, 2009, 03:55:48 PM »
I don't know why, but I could totally picture him doing this (taping such an idiotic conversation and walking them thru the math). I have had these types of conversations with operators at companies before.

".002 cents is the same as .002 dollars"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCJ3Oz5JVKs&eurl=http://failblog.org/&feature=player_embedded
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Re: This reminds me of Mr. Y
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009, 04:21:02 PM »
Great clip.  I've encountered too many people willing and able to make the same mistake every time.  It's not a lack of education that's the culprit, however, but rather a problem with recall and application...
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Re: This reminds me of Mr. Y
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2009, 10:38:48 PM »
WOW! :o  All I can say is, "HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE?!!" ::)
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Re: This reminds me of Mr. Y
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 12:14:18 AM »
Great clip.  I've encountered too many people willing and able to make the same mistake every time.  It's not a lack of education that's the culprit, however, but rather a problem with recall and application...

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Re: This reminds me of Mr. Y
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 07:22:44 PM »
Great clip.  I've encountered too many people willing and able to make the same mistake every time.  It's not a lack of education that's the culprit, however, but rather a problem with recall and application...

...or, in this case, inability to accept correction.
Yes, exactly. They can't admit they made an error. Actually, more than once I have gone up to a salesperson with an item marked .99¢ and a penny and demanded that they honour their marked price. On occasion I have seen them remove the decimal point from the sign. Yea for education.
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Re: This reminds me of Mr. Y
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 07:34:24 PM »
I must say I finally watched this, what a riot!