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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:44 AM
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Three of us went into a restraunt and the waiter told us the bill came to 30 euros, we gave him the money then realised he had overcharged us by 5 euros and pointed this out to him, he refunded the 5 euros, we had 1 each and left 2 as a tip.

Therefore we had paid 9 euros each coming to 27 and the 2 he had as a tip making 29 euros, where had the other euro gone ?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 10:52 AM
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Sorry you can't add it up that way. You gave him 25 Euros, kept 3 of them (1 each) and gave 2 for a tip. That's 30!

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It disappeared when the French and Dutch refused to ratify the EU's proposed constitution.

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That makes no sense.... You paid the $25 plus $2 tip and you each had $1 left over. That is $30. Is this new math or something?



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That last Euro was the decline next to the British Pound.
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Exactly as Thomas has described it. It is an old puzzle that traveled the USA many years ago.
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So, now you know why I will never be able to travel abroad, I have enough trouble with American
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Your fault for using Euros anyway -

PS - Next time use a dang credit card and run a balance so the bank can make money and keep some of us employed and cruising!!

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Old June 16th, 2005, 06:50 PM
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Agree! Use the credit and save yourself the headache and then demand all of you money back!
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You could always take my mother to the restaurant with you - she NEVER has a good meal out and she NEVER pays for it - always complains so they take it off the tab. I always sneak a couple of extra bucks tip onto the table when I leave - so our server is covered for the B*&%H factor that is my mother. TTFN Jennifer
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Jennifer, you crack me up!!! I used to wait tables and it didn't take too long to realize that free meals can be had if you complain loudly enough, you don't want a scene so you give a free meal to keep the peace. Your Mom is smart, although I am not sure I would want to dine with her, my sister is the same way and it is embarrassing, so I too add extra tip to make it better but still I think she is smart like a fox, Kristine
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You used a word problem. We use them all the time for the kids in our classrooms. It helps to make them think. I will have to come up with some, using cruising, then I can talk about my trip. lol

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