Sears Fails Third-Grade Math

Quick, what’s 2 x 15? Did you get 40? No? Then you’re apparently overqualified to run Sears’ website.

The always terrible retailer tried to charge reader Aaron an extra $10 for two run-of-the-mill rubber garden hoses. Sears fixed the problem without argument when Aaron called in the next day to point out the miscalculation.

“I guess Sears has a new way to generate more revenue,” he mused.

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