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Are people scared of math?

It happened again.

I went into a fast food joint for a cold drink.

My total was .97.

I gave the teller $1.

Then I dug out  2 pennies and gave it to the teller..."Here's 2 pennies."


What for?

"So you can just give me a nickle back instead of 3 pennies."

I can't do that, it will mess  up my till.


No mater how I explained it she could not get it through her head.

I finally gave up.


There is a study that found...


4 out of 3 people have a hard time with Math!

Comment balloon 11 commentsWilliam Feela • July 28 2018 11:56AM


Good morning William. Some can't add two plus two but even the most challenged agent can calculate a commission in their head. You just met tomorrow's agent! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 12 months ago

Good morning, William Feela "higher math".... you know she'll never make it to a trig or calculus course... systems of calculation and reasoning are becoming nonexistent today...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 12 months ago

Sometimes it is the simplest  problems that are the hardest for people to figure out

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 12 months ago

Oh yes William Feela been there, done that. Kids are not taught to compute in their heads anymore!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 12 months ago

Good morning William.  I avoid all of this confusion by paying for my drink with a credit card or an app.  

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 12 months ago

Unfortunately, that is no joke!

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 12 months ago

This is very true but you ended the story with a great line. Thanks for the humor.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 12 months ago

So true!  But, I also have to smile at Wayne Martin's #1 comment.  I know an agent that would be the poster child for that statement!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 12 months ago


For those who care their Khan Academy on line and its free for those who really want to learn math.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 12 months ago

I found that we as a society are starting lack more and more basic skills and have developed an inability to think for ourselves.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 12 months ago

Good morning William. I think this kid was just off or dumb. Too bad. This is simply transactional.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 12 months ago