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Friday, September 3, 2010

Are YOU smarter than a 5th grader?

That's right, I am talking to you...all the cashiers in the world that I wish I had as students because I could have taught you to make change.  Does it scare anyone else in this world that when my bill is $19.27 and I pay with $20.02 I get looks of serious confusion?  To me it's plain as day, I don't want pennies back, I want quarters back.  I have such a feeling of defeat when I see that look on the cashier's face and watch them punch the amount into the cash register so they can figure out the change.  Even though I was never their teacher, I feel like as an educator, I (we) have failed them.  My mom is even tutoring a COLLEGE student and teaching her how to make change, tell time on an analog clock, etc.  How sad and scary is that?!?!  It's frustrating and heart breaking all at the same time.  Thoughts?  Do you struggle with this either as the person who can't make change, or the person frustrated when others can't make change?

***Disclaimer:  this post was not meant to offend anyone who can't perform the above said tasks...but if you can't, please start to learn! 

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