The Buckets by Greg Cravens

The Buckets

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  1. Agent54

    Agent54 said, over 1 year ago

    Ah – I miss the days of using a slide rule, when you had to know how math worked and were just verifying the answers.

  2. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    No, then you’ll need a sharpened pencil and a good writing place to keep from becoming another cyber-zombie.

  3. Gator007

    Gator007 said, over 1 year ago

    I’m 60 years old and I have yet to use algebra in the real world.

  4. fierorose

    fierorose said, over 1 year ago

    Years ago my daughter was working in the mall and the power went out – she was the only one who could figure how to do a bill by hand!

  5. Shirl Summ

    Shirl Summ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gator007

    Me toooooo.

  6. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, over 1 year ago

    I was in a grocery store once and purchased about $19.47 worth of stuff. I gave the cashier a $100 bill. She accidentally keyed it as $1000. The problem was that she had no idea how to count out the change (by counting up). She called the manager, and he had to go back to the office to use his ten-key-calculator to figure out my change.

  7. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Gator007, Sheri Summ. Oviously you are not Engineers. Used it daily for many years.

  8. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 1 year ago

    I feel for you, Toby.

    Maths was and still is my worst enemy.

    xxx

  9. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Whatever you say Toby.

  10. rgcviper

    rgcviper said, over 1 year ago

    In math, all I know is that 2 and 2 is 22. Am I wrong??

  11. Hunter7

    Hunter7 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I use simple math everyday, without a caluclator. How else am I to know if the total at the cashier is correct? (sometimes, I get within a few cents when some of the items are taxed at 12% – which tickles me no end!) And I find it really Really REALLY annoying that cashiers do not count out the change.
    .
    Poor Toby. Destinied to be short changed. How IS he going to make his millions?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Gator007

    I bet you have seen math in action even if you don’t know it.

  13. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @Tax Man

    Mneedle said, about 7 hours ago
    I was in a grocery store once and purchased about $19.47 worth of stuff. I gave the cashier a $100 bill. She accidentally keyed it as $1000. The problem was that she had no idea how to count out the change (by counting up). She called the manager, and he had to go back to the office to use his ten-key-calculator to figure out my change.

    Similar thing happened to me. Bought a yoghourt, £1.14p and gave the lad on the till £1.20p. He must have rung it in incorrectly because it came up with 12p change. He was getting the money out of the till and I said “Are you sure that’s right?”
    He looked at me. I said. The yoghourt is £1.14. I gave you £1.20. I want 6p change." He reached into a drawer for a calculator! I tried to tell him ,but until he’d checked it twice, he wouldn’t accept my figure.
    God help us all!

    On the other hand, this is a message for my old maths teacher, Mrs Vera Bryce: I TOLD you I would never need algebra – and I was RIGHT!

  14. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    In case you all think I am too good to be true – if I ever make a thief of myself it will be for a damn site more than 6p!

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    OK, say you can kill a zombie with one sharpened stick and it takes 10 minutes to make a stick sharp enough to kill a zombie and zombies are attacking your compound at the rate of 11 per hour and you started out with 31 sticks, then how many minutes until you are overrun by zombies as zombies approach infinity?

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