Tuesday, July 15, 2008


A traffic warden in Torbay was using a calculator to work out whether motorists had overstayed their time. He was caught when one driver parked his car at 2:49pm, paid for 75 minutes and then found a £50 fine on his car windscreen at 3:41pm.

When he questioned the warden, the new recruit tapped 14.49 into his calculator and then added 0.75 giving him the answer 15.24 ( forty minutes short of the correct answer).

I found that teaching children to perform time calculations was difficult. A few calculators have a special function to do this but obviously not the one this guy had bought.

Torbay Council have offered the Warden some extra training!

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