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OLDER Than A Fifth Grader, Sure…

Post found on a popular Q&A site: how old was i? i cant work it out?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (China)

my date of birth is 22nd april 1993 so how old was i
in 2009 may

WIDTS: Old enough to know but obviously too young to care about 5th Grade math.

© 2011 by What I Desired to Say….

Pretty Damn Stupid

Phone, Venice

Me: Thank you for calling PDQ Communications. How can I help you?

Caller: I had the number for Houck Hospital. Is this the right number?

WIDTS: Yes, yes it is. We specialize in assisting learning impaired patients. May I get your name and phone number and I will have a doctor call you back as soon as they are available?

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2011 by What I Desired to Say….

Story Problems in Real Life

WIDTS: Now do you see why your teachers insisted you learn how to do story problems?

Math Fizz

WIDTS: Hopefully far enough for you to have to repeat 6th grade math at least.

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….

Drop the Lowest…IQ

Cheater, Cheater

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Question from a popular Q&A site’s Mathematics section:  If you have an avrage of a 93 on 11 test grades and the teachers drops the lowest grade of a 81, what is your new average?

WIDTS: Are you sure you’re not cheating to achieve those scores?

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….

Prime Example

“Question” posted on a popular Q&A site: Who found prime numbers?

WIDTS: Optimus.

(And I just have to add, that this answer was reported as either venting, ranting or using hate speech, chatting or violating the Q&A format, exploiting the community, Cheating, Violating the law, Behaving maliciously, Misusing Yahoo! Answers or doing harm. How is a little joke response ANY of the above?)

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….

Non-Working

Me: And what number can you be reached at, please?

Caller: Well, the number I was originally called at by the sales person is not working and it is 210-555-1212.

Me: OK, I’ll have him call you there at a non-working number. Seems like a good match for your non-working brain. Have a good day!

*Actual caller handled by me while working for an answering service. Names & Identifying information have been changed. Bolded text is what I DESIRED to say…*

© 2010 by What I Desired to Say….