I recently went on vacation and boarded my cockatiel at the pet store. When I picked him up, two young women were working there. Here’s the conversation:“Well, that’s nine days at $2 a day. Sharon, what’s two times nine?”“Gee, I don’t know — I think two times ten is twenty. Use the calculator.”Click click click click. “Okay, it say two times nine is eighteen, so that would be $18. Does that sound right?”I said, “Yeah, that sounds pretty close.”God BLESS the American educational system! Isn’t it great?
John Zakour and Scott Roberts