Junior Ganymede
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August 26th, 2009 by Vader

A relative of mine worked for a summer as a waitress at a swank resort. She was surprised who the best tippers were:

The best tippers

The best tippers

Motorcycle gang members. I am not making this up.

The worst tippers were well-dressed, well-groomed businessmen. I assumed this came from an overgrown sense of entitlement, or maybe plain stinginess, but perhaps there is an alternate explanation: They can’t correctly compute a tip.

The report also found poor math skills among adults:

  • 78% of adults could not explain how to compute the interest paid on a loan.
  • 71% couldn’t calculate miles per gallon on a trip.
  • 58% were unable to calculate a 10% tip for a lunch bill.

But I would have been surprised at the suggestion that our economic leaders are among those who can’t do basic math … a year ago. Now I’m not so sure.

I never had any faith in the average voter.

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August 26th, 2009 16:38:33
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Ben Pratt
August 28, 2009

I love how the motorcycle gang drove their bikes into Sears Portrait Studio to get their picture taken together.

Science illiteracy: Because no adult should have to know the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

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