When Saucy and Veto were officially engaged several years back, he invited her along on a business trip. This business trip involved entertaining customers in a sunny tropical destination. It occurred to Saucy that she would need to have bathing suits to take on such trips. Being the frugal gal that she is, Saucy waited for the after-Christmas sales at the mall. That shopping trip will live in infamy.
Now that she is home from Jamaica, having accompanied Veto on another lovely business trip, Saucy would like to pose a little mathematical question to you in order to check her numeracy skills. This problem will be phrased exactly like the questions found on your ninth-grade algebra test. Get out a pencil.
If Saucy goes to the mall and finds bathing suits that were regularly priced between $100.00 - $250.00 each but they have been marked down to $10.o0 each so she decides to buy ten of them...
... did Saucy save a thousand dollars or did Saucy spend one hundred dollars?
Scroll down for the correct answer.
Jamaica was really, really nice. We are lucky enough to consider Veto's business associates friends and privileged to travel with them. The food was good, the company excellent... and the entertainment on Tuesday was the inauguration of President Barack Obama. I stayed inside to watch it and that makes me even more of a nerd than you thought I was.
We saw Gran Torino in Toronto during our stopover. I lurrve Clint Eastwood movies and this is his best by far. Walt Kowalski is one of my new heroes. Go ahead, eat my five cupcakes.
Answer to the skill-testing, mathematical equation:
Saucy saved literally thousands of dollars. Although Veto insists that by purchasing multiple bathing suits, even at such a scandalously low price, Saucy need only have one suit... thereby all further bathing suit purchases reduce the savings surplus. By Veto's calculation, purchasing just one suit if the original price were to be say, on average, a mere one hundred and fifty dollars then the savings would have been one hundred and forty dollars. Veto calculates that in purchasing multiple suits Saucy reduced her net savings as each suit beyond the initial investment was a loss of ten dollars. He insists that her belief that she saved money by purchasing more than one suit is "chick math."
But trust me on this when I tell you: I saved at least a thousand dollars. And I have me a drawer full of bathing suits.