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Lemtich



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Message Posted:
15/05/2009 00:33

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Three men walk into a coffee shop and order a coffee each. The price of each coffee is 5TL.



The coffees appear and they pay the waiter 5TL each, 15TL in all.



The coffees are awful and they complain to the waiter, he goes to the manager of the cafe and says,



"they're complaining about the coffee again!"



"OK", says the manager, "give them a third off, refund them 5TL".



The waiter collects 5TL from the till, pauses and then slips 2TL into his pocket.



He returns to the three customers and says,



"the manager has offered you a refund, a lira each". This he passes over.



Now, my question is this, each man initially paid 5TL and then each received a lira refund, so they actually only paid 4TL each. Three 4's make 12.



The sneaky waiter slipped 2TL into his pocket, the 3 men's bill came to 12TL, so plus the 2TL in the waiter's pocket. That makes a total of 14TL, but they initially paid 15TL.



So where has the other lira gone?



Answers on a postcard.



Lilli



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Message Posted:
15/05/2009 00:39

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Did he have another pocket xxxxxxxxxxxxxx



Lemtich



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15/05/2009 00:41

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No Lilli



Your being a silly Lilli.....



Lem xxxxxxxxxxxx



No1Doyen


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15/05/2009 00:49

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Did they have Permission To Purchase the coffee's )



rtddci


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15/05/2009 01:50

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I'm sure their lawyer approved the contract before they bought the coffees? If they pay him another 1000 then I'm sure he will look into this conundrum.



The-Wicks


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15/05/2009 02:35

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Bloody hell Lem - isn't is a bit late for 'O' level maths



J



No1Doyen


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15/05/2009 09:30

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Were the men who purchased the coffee's mainlanders or brits?



throstle


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15/05/2009 10:09

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Lem

Sorry you need to work harder

They actually paid 10ytl (between them) after the managers refund, plus 3ytl and the other 2ytl was the waiters tip

Must try harder, (was on all my school reports)



Lilli



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15/05/2009 10:11

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and here was me racking my brain to find the missing lira.You are so right throstle must try harder xxx



No1Doyen


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15/05/2009 16:45

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Did they have Permission To Purchase the coffee's )



gillken


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Message Posted:
15/05/2009 22:25

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They paid 15 ytl for coffees, had a refund on 3ytl =13ytl paid + 2ytl in waiters pocket=15ytl

So somehow they paid 4.33.4ytl each??????????????

Now I am confused cos they have .002ytls over as well!!!!!!!!!



Gill



No1Doyen


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OK. Are we convinced they had three coffees? Was there really three of them in the first place? What type of coffee was it - Turkish or Nescafe? Were the coffees black without sugar or with sugar? Or were they White without sugar or with sugar? What was the waiters name who pocketed the 2ytl? Are you sure he pocketed the 2ytl? Were the coffee's in mugs or cups? Are we really bothered about 1ytl? If you are let me know and I'll give you the 1ytl.



AlsancakJack



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15/05/2009 22:50

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It is fiction, it did not actually happen.

AJ



No1Doyen


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AJ.. I know what you are trying to do here. Your'e trying to get us to think that this did not happen and pocket the 1ytl for yourself. Well I think it did happen and I'm not happy with the waiter, he's nicked the money and its not right. They would have given him a tip anyway.



Lilli



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15/05/2009 23:01

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Bet they woished they had brandy instead. Still cant work it out. Lem you sod xxxx



CyprusChill


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15/05/2009 23:04

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I visited this coffee shop a little while ago and i could not believe the audacity. As i took my leave and visited the latrines, it caught my eye just nestled on the counter and close to the till; there sat the obligatory charity box which cried out pitifully mp's expenses all proceeds gratefully excepted, vat registered.



cooper


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15/05/2009 23:24

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At first They paid 15 ,manager says take a third off this and your left with 10, waiter pockets 2 and only gives them 3 back so they end up paying 13.



"The manager tells the waiter to take a third of but the waiter tells the men he has been told to take 1 of each"



Cooper



AlsancakJack



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15/05/2009 23:28

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'Just like that'



No1Doyen


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well done cooper.(I still can't work it out) )



Lilli



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15/05/2009 23:36

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Where is his place as its done my head in. I want to take the lira to them xxxx



Lemtich



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16/05/2009 00:02

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Cypruschill Message 16



I think they deserve every penny, I mean, one of those poor MP chaps was down to his last moat!



Now come on, how can you maintain a castle without a moat?



Be fair! they all work jolly hard for our money.



Money! Ah I remember money...



Lem



Lemtich



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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 00:07

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Cooper Message 17



They initially paid 15 TL, were refunded 3TL which means they paid 12 TL not 13TL.



Now come on, basic math, even Baldrick got it right.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328Q79GoR7g



Lem



CyprusChill


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I still tip my cap and refer to him as sir, when i see him about his moat. Everything he has done for us and all that. Infact i think he deserves an award and i will recommend him to be knighted Lord Hogg of the moat.



Lilli



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Lem your doing my head in give us the answer please. I want to wind down when I finish work now you get my brain to work. You are so clever this is bugging me xxxxxxxxx



Turtle


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16/05/2009 00:13

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Should have thrown them out for complaining............bloody cheek



CyprusChill


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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 00:21

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Demand the 10 and away yee go.



cooper


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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 00:33

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Message 27 of 31 in Discussion

Ok Lem, the manager has got 10TL in his till

the waiter has 2TL in his pocket

and the men have 3TL



There's your 15TL



PS love the clip



gillken


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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 00:41

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I buy the coffee for me and my 2 friends and it costs me 15ytl, they forgot the milk so I get 5ytl refund I give the nice waiter a 2ytl tip so I paid 13ytl for the coffee. Does that sound right?



Lemtich



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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 01:16

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OK Cooper



I surrender. That's the answer. Well Done.



Lilli, I love you, blonde or wot. We'll be over after the 14th July. Get those fishy dishy menus ready for Simon, my brof in law. First time in TRNC, want to make a good impression.



Lem xxxxxx



daisy dukes


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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 01:38

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Does no one else think that 5tl for a coffee is a blooming ripoff?? Now if you said Cheese and Tomato Toastie...much more believable.... HAHAHA



DD



Lilli



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Message Posted:
16/05/2009 08:50

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Morning Lem. Love you too. Counting down now to 14th July xxx



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