Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Allow me to mock

The Manchester evening News has this article about a new scratch card game which had to be withdrawn from sale. The point of the game was to firstly scratch away a panel to reveal a temperature and then to scratch away the remaining panels in order to try and get a lower temperature and thereby win a prize. This however proved too much for some who couldn't understand the wintry themed negative numbers,

The 23-year-old, who said she had left school without a maths GCSE, said: "On one of my cards it said I had to find temperatures lower than -8. The numbers I uncovered were -6 and -7 so I thought I had won, and so did the woman in the shop. But when she scanned the card the machine said I hadn't.

"I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher - not lower - than -8 but I'm not having it.