Posted by: brian | August 29, 2007

The law of averages

I just got back from the grocery store & noticed this on the bottom of the paper bag:


So if I put 34 items in one bag, and 2 in another, and then give the customer one empty bag, that still counts, right?

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  1. gah. the focus on that isn’t very good…

  2. That certainly counts! But they should have specified that they wanted the median, because a few outliers (e.g., 3 kilos of Butterfingers) could really skew the result.

    Not that I’ve ever bought 3 kilos of Butterfingers–why would you even think that? What kind of a glutton do you think I am? Who retired and made you the Food Police? It’s none of your business…just leave me alone already!

    I believe all addictive substances should be measured and reported in the metric system.


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