# Something to get the old grey matter going? (1 Viewer)

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#### ecky

##### Free Member
A sales man going door to door selling fridges.

Calls on one house, three spinsters answer the door.
Morning ladies, I have a real bargain to-day, I got one fridge left on me van that you can have for £30.00. First spinster says, lets think about it shall we. No, no the other two say. We only have to pay £10.00 each, and our old one is so old be nice to have a new shiny one in the kitchen.

Sales man back in his van sorting the day’s paper work out discovers that the fridge should have only been £25.00. So, thinking fast he comes up with the idea that if he takes £ 3.00 to the ladies (that’s £1.00. each back) that they will be happy. If he pockets the other £2.00. then, the paper work will be right and every one will be satisfied and he is £2.00 better off.

So, Now the ladies are more than happy having only spent £9.00 each.

Lets work this out.

Fridge £30.00

= £30.00.

So now the ladies have only paid £9.00.

Now 3x9 = £27. (£27)

Driver. £2.00 £2.00 in pocket.

= £29.00

What happened to the other £1.00 ?

#### pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
Its all in the math.

Less £2 into his pocket = £25 for the fridge.

#### movan

LIFE MEMBER
A sales man going door to door selling fridges.

Calls on one house, three spinsters answer the door.
Morning ladies, I have a real bargain to-day, I got one fridge left on me van that you can have for £30.00. First spinster says, lets think about it shall we. No, no the other two say. We only have to pay £10.00 each, and our old one is so old be nice to have a new shiny one in the kitchen.

Sales man back in his van sorting the day’s paper work out discovers that the fridge should have only been £25.00. So, thinking fast he comes up with the idea that if he takes £ 3.00 to the ladies (that’s £1.00. each back) that they will be happy. If he pockets the other £2.00. then, the paper work will be right and every one will be satisfied and he is £2.00 better off.

So, Now the ladies are more than happy having only spent £9.00 each.

Lets work this out.

Fridge £30.00

= £30.00.

So now the ladies have only paid £9.00.

Now 3x9 = £27. (£27)

Driver. £2.00 £2.00 in pocket.

= £29.00

What happened to the other £1.00 ?

I hate these things with a vengeance... I can NEVER understand them.. I know it's something to do with going backwards instead of forwards .. but it still confuses me... You can do it with using your fingers on a pan costing ten pounds and it drives me dotty.

#### pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
Count the fingers on both hands starting with your right hand counting backwards..

10 9 8 7 6 now stop and add the other 5 fingers....6 +5 total =11 fingers.

#### hilldweller

LIFE MEMBER
Standard trick employed by George Osbourne.

#### pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
50% of NOWT is NO

#### Barclaybasher

I hate these things with a vengeance... I can NEVER understand them.. I know it's something to do with going backwards instead of forwards .. but it still confuses me... You can do it with using your fingers on a pan costing ten pounds and it drives me dotty.

Never mind Joy ........ it still only cost you £9 !!

OP
OP

#### ecky

##### Free Member
Its all in the math.

Less £2 into his pocket = £25 for the fridge.

BUT Pappajohn, He had £30.00 in his pocket when he got to his van. Haha.

#### movan

LIFE MEMBER
Never mind Joy ........ it still only cost you £9 !!

You are so right, Vic. and I'll get that back when you lose your parking bet with me..

#### pappajohn

LIFE MEMBER
BUT Pappajohn, He had £30.00 in his pocket when he got to his van. Haha.

Then he gave each old bird a quid back and kept two for himself....that makes five and 25 for the fridge....£30

#### Movinon

##### Free Member
Who buys a fridge for £30? Bound to break down.

#### Wyaye wires

##### Free Member
What's a 'pound'???

#### simsy56

A sales man going door to door selling fridges.

Calls on one house, three spinsters answer the door.
Morning ladies, I have a real bargain to-day, I got one fridge left on me van that you can have for £30.00. First spinster says, lets think about it shall we. No, no the other two say. We only have to pay £10.00 each, and our old one is so old be nice to have a new shiny one in the kitchen.

Sales man back in his van sorting the day’s paper work out discovers that the fridge should have only been £25.00. So, thinking fast he comes up with the idea that if he takes £ 3.00 to the ladies (that’s £1.00. each back) that they will be happy. If he pockets the other £2.00. then, the paper work will be right and every one will be satisfied and he is £2.00 better off.

So, Now the ladies are more than happy having only spent £9.00 each.

Lets work this out.

Fridge £30.00

= £30.00.

So now the ladies have only paid £9.00.

Now 3x9 = £27. (£27)

Driver. £2.00 £2.00 in pocket.

= £29.00

What happened to the other £1.00 ?
Did he work for 'sell-fridges' by any chance?

Craig

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