Rounding Down To The Nearest Child

, | Assen, The Netherlands | Family & Kids

(I work in a call center that answers calls from people with broken cars in foreign countries. We always ask how many people are on board of the car.)

Me: “Are there any children in your car?”

Customer: “Yes, four children. One of the children is under four. Three are aged between four and twelve and one is older than twelve.”

Me: “So, you have five children?”

Customer: “No! Four children!”

Me: “But, you just mentioned five children.”

Customer: “Don’t you think I know how many kids I have?”

Customer, to his wife: “Honey, how many kids do we have?”

Customer: “I’m sorry. You’re right, I’ve got five children.”