I sometimes despair for the next generation

I got a call at 5 mins of 12:00 today, asking if I could cover a 1:00. The reporter ended up going longer than she expected in the AM job. Got there, and the other atty didn't put it on his calendar and forgot all about it.

So I left and went to the parking lot that's next to the building, and the little attendant tells me $6. I said, "For half an hour?" She says, "You got here at 11:50. It's 1:40 now." I'm staring at her like she's nuts. "You just saw me! I just got here."

She says, "I punched the card, and it says 11:50. Now it's 1:40," as she's looking at her BlackBerry.

I looked over at the punch clock, and it says 12:40. I told her, "Look at that clock. It says 12:40. So that makes sense. It's been less than an hour"

She's still staring at her BB telling me 11:40 and now 1:40.

Thankfully, her supervisor or boss or someone came over asking what's the problem. After listening to me, he says, "That clock is an hour off." And I'm still trying to get this chicky to look at the damned clock!

She says, "An hour off?" still looking at the BB time, trying to calculate but never once looking at the punch clock. "So that would make it 12:50 and now it's 1:40. $3."

As I'm walking away, it dawns on me that this girl doesn't know how to read an analog clock, only digital.

*heavy sigh*

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Comment by Brenda Rogers on March 29, 2009 at 16:39
*heavy sigh*
Comment by Rebecca Blasco on March 29, 2009 at 16:25
I was once at Subway and asked the guy to cut my kids' foot long into thirds. He had NO clue what I was talking about, didn't know what "a third" was. . .
Comment by Brenda Rogers on March 26, 2009 at 10:43
I still have two clocks with faces and hands in my house. I may have to hang onto them if I don't want to see ugly digital on my wall! I think for aesthetics alone, we'll still see analog clocks as home decor.

I use my cell phone as a watch too. I haven't worn a watch in years. So I totally get it, but when she wouldn't even LOOK at the darned thing to see what I was trying to tell her . . . *sigh*
Comment by Kyung on March 26, 2009 at 10:35
I use my cell phone as a watch. It drives my dh crazy!!!!

Some day all analog clocks will be gone. They will have gone the way of the 8-track, the beta, the vinyl, the abacus, the vhs (Long live the Blu-ray)

In fact, they should probably be teaching the kids to text in kindergarten, not print.

Just teasin' ya'.
Comment by Brenda Rogers on March 25, 2009 at 19:01
My $10 bill gave my little girl pause today. She got it, but there was a pause. *shaking head*
Comment by Kelli Combs (admin) on March 25, 2009 at 18:56
LOL, reminds me when I went to subway a couple of months ago.

foot long turkey sandwich was like $7+
foot long turkey and ham is $5

Me: can I get foot long turkey and ham please?
Subway Gurl: sure, what kind of bread?
Me: White, no mayo and no ham please
Subway Gurl: wait, thats a foot long turkey.. I have to put the ham, you can not take it of.
Me (playing it really cool): ok, can you put it on the side please?
Subway Gurl: well, let me ask the manager first.


Long story short they put the ham on the side and I gave it to a dog outside.

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