I didn’t realize people didn’t know how to do this!

I couldn’t believe it when people commented on another members TikTok that they didn’t know how to find the sales price when an item is on sale. Then, a woman in the comments section explained basic math in the MOST complicated way possible confusing the shit out of people!

Dude! It’s not that hard. Let me help you out ok! I sound annoyed in the video, because the woman’s comment was literally making people even more afraid of basic math. Once you explain it, it’s freaking easy! There are perks to working in retail 33 years!

$20 at 10% off = 2.00 off
Always move only 1 space to the left when it’s a percentage of something.
For example take a $200. item, you move it one space over… making 10% off it..$20 off. This means a $2000. item would be $200 off at 10% and onward.
Now you might be asking, what about 15% off?
If a $20 shirt were 15% off you take that 10% which is $2.00 and you take off half of that 10% (half of $2.00 is $1) add that into the 10% total of $2.00 and you get…$3.00 off.
$2 (10%) + $1 (5%)= 15%
What if it’s 40% off you ask? Using multiples of 10 is easy. Simply start at the original 10% and add up..10%+10%+10%+10%= 40% Therefore, $2.00 off (a $20 shirt) looks like this $2.00+$2.00+$2.00+$2.00 (4 times equals 40%) which comes out at: $8 off the price of $20. $20- $8= $12 as the new price!

Ah! But, Bekki, you say..what if it’s 45% off?

Still easy!

Take off 40% as usual… Then use the 10% in half I taught you. $20 shirt breaks down like this: $2.$2.$2.$2 (10%,10%,10%,10%) (40%) plus 1/2 of 10% which is half of $2 which we already learned is $1. Soo, it becomes $2,$2,$2,$2+$1= $9 off the price! You $20- $9 is now $11.

Ah ah ah! You say, what about if the item is an odd number say $25…what then?

move that decimal and $25.00 becomes $2.50 add it just the same as you did before. $2.50,$2.50,$2.50, $2.50 (40% off!)

that makes it: $10 off making your new price $25-$10= $15.

Ok, ok, you say but what if both numbers are odd! Like 45% off a $25 shirt!

I got you baby!

do your 10% first! $25.00 moving the decimal left makes it $2.50

now do your 40% $2.50,$2.50,$2.50,$2.50=$10 now add in the 5%! A half of $2.50 is= $1.25!

So now it looks like this:

$2.50,$2.50,$2.50,$2.50 (40%) and 1.25 (5%) add it up and you have 11.25 off the $25 price! $25-$11.25= $13.75. or to see it broken down even more $25- $10 (40%) =$15-$1 = 14 and then -.25¢= 13.75. (5%)

My Aunt Died.


Karen Ann (Hager) Yakoweloff, age 74, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Erie on April 30, 1947 a daughter of the late Joseph J. and Catherine L. (Bertovich) Hager.

Karen loved spending time with her family, playing cards, and going on cruises. She was an amazing person and a fabulous mother. She was always willing to help someone in need.

In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her son Paul Joseph Hess; a brother Joseph J. Hager Jr.; a sister Lois M. Smith.

Survivors include her husband John F. Yakoweloff; three sons James Babo (Lisa), Matthew Babo and Joseph Yakoweloff; two step sons Rick Yakoweloff and John Yakoweloff; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters Louise Zukowski (Jerome) and Mary Hager Plaza; a brother in law George Smith, a sister in law Carol Hager and daughter in law Christine Hess. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Should I pretend to be surprised?!

Evan the drinking counselor asks if we know which state has the highest incidents of drinking problems. I just waited for him to count down from 5. Yup, no big surprise! They literally have an entire Octoberfest weekend in honor of getting as wasted as humanly possible. The amount of trash piled up outside was revolting. People were walking into the bar, near my bus stop, at 6 am for more alcohol! Sigh* I don’t mind alcohol. I don’t drink myself but, It’s fine…what I mind is asshats who drink to excess..which seems to be just about every fucking person in Wisconsin! (Ps. These are screenshots, you can’t actually click on them!)

You don’t understand… I’m obsessed with it!

Mirin Koubou’s Workshop. They cost an average of $500 USD or 55,000 yen. It’s not possible for me to even buy the one I like most, as it’s already been sold out! They are one of a kind and limited in quantity. And yet, I am totally in lust over this figurine. The craftsmanship is amazing. They sell out hella fast! The artist is definitely worth every penny spent on their work! I’m just gonna have to drool quietly in the corner.

Yes, I am pouting. ¥ 55,000….My pocketbook is giving me pitying looks because she knows I can’t reconcile spending $500 on a piece of art. One day, but that isn’t these days of paying bills and worrying fingernails.


The one I’m in lust over is this one: