For years now, a common mistake on store signage has bothered me. You know how when something is 50 cents, it’s normally written as say $0.50? I’ve seen a countless number of signs that list it as 0.50¢, which means I should be able to walk into the place with a penny and buy the object. After all, half a cent is way cheaper than half a dollar!
And I realize that it’s just a tiny part of me that wants to exploit that kind of mistake, which I’m guessing is based on the failure of our educational system. But if I got, say, a telephone bill where such a mistake was made I’d be mighty pissed.
So listen to this guy George’s experience with Verizon, in which 3 different people don’t understand that .002¢ is different than $0.002. It is truly amazing and sad.
Ultimately, by the way, he got an apology and refund. But what he had to go through to get to that point is truly something else.
If anyone wants to try the 0.50¢ thing at a real store, be sure to let me know how it goes.
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