Sunday, November 19, 2006

The New Math

My wife and I stopped by an ice cream shop (remaining nameless) for some ice cream this past weekend. I drove up to the window and placed my order, "I would like a 1/2 gallon of vanilla soft serve please."

To which the young lady responded, "I'm sorry sir, we no longer sell 1/2 gallons."

"You mean I can't order a 1/2 gallon?"

"That's right sir."

"There's no way I can get 1/2 gallon of ice cream?"

"That's correct, sir. We no longer sell 1/2 gallons."

"Do you sell quarts?"

"Yes, sir we do."

"May I order 2 quarts?"

"Yes, ...please pull forward."

Must be that new math...


Anonymous said...

I was wondering how long it was going to take you to post a new blog...DQ has been "not selling 1/2 gallons" for a long time.

Wanicron said...

That is so funny

Knight-18 said...

six of one plus half-a-dozen (one half of a dozen)of the other does not add up to a Baker's dozen...also in logic design (Boolean algebra): 1+1=1 (T+T=T)...math is great..bring the blog around to mathematics (LOL)

Anonymous said...

It is nice to see something new.I knew the place you were speaking of evenbefore Jess mentioned it. I wonder why I would know that?