Monday, December 05, 2011

Panorama

Panorama reveals tonight how supermarkets take advantage of shoppers who can't do simple sums. My favourite is the offer of two bottles of juice for £2. You can probably guess how much one costs.

The moral- primary schools should teach mental arithmetic properly, with the same regular tests that I had as a kid. Oh hang on, that's not allowed any more because of the danger that a child's self esteem might be lowered, or they might not feel 'positively empowered' or some other equally awful scenario might occur.

Feel free to post your photos of such 'special offers'

7 comments:

Anglichan said...

What's not allowed anymore- teaching mental arithmetic properly or testing regularly? And don't say both [unless it's true, of course]

Martin Woods said...

Like this?
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/388026_10150493044020751_611300750_10912434_1949526703_n.jpg

Mr.P.Blackheart said...

Had one bright spark wondering about the price of things in Poundworld...

Daedalus said...

Well I wish I could see Martin Woods contribution but

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/388026_10150493044020751_611300750_10912434_1

Come up with invalid request.

Lolzors said...

I looked through the page's source code and retrieved the full URL for Woods' screenie. It's pretty hilarious stuff, remove the line breaks below and paste it into your address bar:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

/hphotos-ak-snc7

/388026_10150493044020751

_611300750_10912434_

1949526703_n.jpg

Benedict White said...

I just copied the whole line down to the time, pasted it into the Linux equivalent of notepad, and copied the URL from there. It is funny though.

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