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  • Lottery reveals lack of numeracy skills.

    Camelot have just recalled a winter scratch card, because most customers couldn't determine whether they had won or not.

    You had to scratch off a temperature, and then find one that was lower than that number. Hardly the trickiest topic, but people have been complaining because they couldn't work out whether -8 was higher or lower than -6!

    Linky.

    "On one of my cards it said I had to find temperatures lower than -8. The numbers I uncovered were -6 and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn't.

    "I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher - not lower - than -8 but I'm not having it.
    And they say that the customer is always right
    It's never too late to gyrate!

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    • #3
      Sheesh!!!! That doesn't leave much hope for mankind does it?

      :O)
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      • #4
        I just love the sheer pig-headed approach - they may be mathematically right, but I don't understand it, and therefore "I'm not having it".

        There's a great comment that says

        I think she is quite within her right to claim a prize. Give her the -£5,000 now
        no wait. give her -£10,000 cos that's more init?
        Last edited by MrSwirl; 05-11-2007, 03:15 PM.
        It's never too late to gyrate!

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        • #5
          Oh. My. God.

          I despair.
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