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    Military Intelligence, Part 6

    | Cincinnati, OH, USA | Extra Stupid

    (A patron had an item due back at 3:59 pm, so that read as ‘03:59 pm’. They returned it around 3 pm.)

    Patron: “I don’t know what time this was due at. I can’t read army time.”

    Me: “We don’t use military time. Where were you seeing it at?”

    Patron: “Right here on the receipt, it says ‘13:59 pm’.”

    Me: “It says 03:59 pm. Just drop the zero.”

    Patron: “No, army time is harder than that.”

    Me: “If it was due back at 13:59, it would’ve been due back at 1:59 pm.”

    Patron: “So, I’m late?”

    Me: “No, because we don’t use military time. Plus, that’s still not proper military time formatting. All you have to do on our receipts is drop that zero and you have the normal time.”

    Patron: “Oh! I get it now! So if I drop the one, then I get the correct time from army time?”

    Me: “That’s not military time or a one.”

    Patron: “I’m glad to know how army time works now!”

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    Military Intelligence, Part 5
    Military Intelligence, Part 4
    Military Intelligence, Part 3
    Military Intelligence, Part 2
    Military Intelligence, Part 1