In tough economic times, lots of folks are counting quarters and pinching pennies. To attract new customers, retailers are offering significant discounts.
- A local bookstore is having a sale: All Math Titles, 1/3 Off. So I picked up a copy of Gödel, Escher.
- Skate Charm Insurance is offering fire-and-theft policies at rock-bottom prices. When asked how they could offer them so cheap, the actuaries responded, “Who would steal a burnt car?”
- Grocery stores in Northern Virginia are promoting lite beer as a good deal, because it has 20% fewer letters than light beer.
- A local gas station recently switched to metric, and I somehow feel better paying $1 per liter instead of $3.78 per gallon.
Nobody likes change, except a kid with a piggy bank.
What coin doubles in value when half is removed?
A half dollar.
Doc: Give me an update on the boy who swallowed four quarters.
Nurse: No change yet.