Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Not the Change I Was Hoping For

I was in the McDonald's drive-thru this morning ordering a tomato and bacon biscuit. The total was $1.37. Now, being the brilliant mathematician that I am, and wanting to get rid of some of my pennies, I paid $2.12 rather than simply two dollar bills. This brilliant mathematical calculation assured that I would get three quarters back rather than an assortment of small change.

The cashier handed me my receipt and change with a smile...
Seventy-five cents in dimes and nickels.

Comments

Mom said…
This is so funny!!!!! I love it!!!
Erica said…
Cashier be trolling. XD

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