Quantifying Stupidity

| Ann Arbor, MI, USA | At The Checkout, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

(We have several self-checkout machines at our store, which I am in charge of. For certain produce, the machine will ask for a quantity.)

Customer: “EXCUSE ME, MISS!”

Me: “Yes?”

Customer: “The machine isn’t working!”

(I walk over and notice the machine is asking for a quantity. It says ‘enter the quantity’ both aloud and is also displayed on the screen.)

Me: “Oh, it just wants to know the quantity.”

(The customer stares at me blankly.)

Me: “How many do you have?”

Customer: “Ohhh!”