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proof asians are better at math

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by GamblersGrin, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 24, 2003 Messages: 3,243 Likes Received: 16

    2-Year-Old Runs Cash Register at Eatery
    Tue Apr 6, 6:02 PM ET Add Strange News - AP to My Yahoo!

    NEW IBERIA, La. - Formosa Gardens restaurant has an unusual worker manning the cash register: 2-year-old Gordon Tan.

    "He can do the credit card machine too," said his mother, Tiffany Lei, who owns the restaurant with Gordon's father, Jason Tan.

    It was a busy day in January at the restaurant when Gordon first climbed up onto a chair, took customers' tickets, rang up totals on the register, took the cash, then counted out their change — correctly, Lei said. Earlier that month, he had celebrated his second birthday.

    Gordon's father said the toddler can tell credit cards from debit cards. He swipes them and enters the four-digit code to complete the sale.

    When Gordon's not at the register, he's walking around the restaurant helping with day-to-day operations, said Patricia Durand, a customer. He runs to the back of the store to tell his parents how many customers just walked in. He knows the number assigned to each table, so he knows where to seat them, too.

    When they run out of shrimp — "shah shah" in Chinese — Gordon runs into the kitchen and yells, "No shah shah!"

    Durand said she was amazed the first time she saw him at the register.

    Waitress Nellie Derouen said the performance is doubly amazing: first when Gordon rings up customers' tickets, "then they count their money and find out he got it right."

    Tan said one family visits the restaurant just to watch the boy. "They bring him presents," he said.

    Gordon's parents encourage and correct him if he gets something wrong. At the register, he'll tell them to leave him alone — he can do it himself.

    Lei is glad for the help. She is pregnant with a baby girl due in May. The couple, who came to New Iberia from Florida about 1 1/2 years ago, just bought a house.

    But soon, Gordon won't have as much time to help out. He'll be starting day care.
  2. mr.yuck

    mr.yuck Veteran Member

    Joined: May 12, 2000 Messages: 6,952 Likes Received: 6
    Day Care? What can those losers teach gordon? He needs to open up his own shit. Like a ticket house or something.
  3. PalestineOne

    PalestineOne Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004 Messages: 1,177 Likes Received: 0
    i call bullshit, mainly cause Im jelous
  4. synaps

    synaps Senior Member

    Joined: Mar 8, 2002 Messages: 1,644 Likes Received: 0
    not that we actually needed proof ...
  5. panic

    panic Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2003 Messages: 459 Likes Received: 0
    that kid has a promising future if he's that smart, fuck, i still dont get change right :)
  6. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
    good to see him on the right track to a bright future.. i guarantee he will grow up to be a great asset to a lucky chinese restaurant owner


    Joined: May 21, 2002 Messages: 834 Likes Received: 0
    aaaaah, I just snapped a piece of celery in half and some shit went into my eye. Fuck this sucks.:(
  8. LaCosaNostra

    LaCosaNostra Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 3, 2004 Messages: 2,191 Likes Received: 0
    hahaha, "Gordon is supa- fly status in my book"