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Powers of Ten Remedial Class!

Actual conversation with a customer this morning:

Cust: I have a 5 thousand dollar credit limit with Home Depot, so this is going to decide who I shop with.

Me: Okay...

Cust: Well I just got this letter that says I have a one thousand dollar credit limit.

Me: No sir, your credit limit is ten thousand.

Cust: But the letter says one thousand. It has a one with four zeros after it.

It took about 30 more seconds for me to explain that yes, that one with four zeros is $10,000. He apologized for being dense at least.