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Not here! by Snively '11

This actually made me LOL

I’m hosed.
I don’t have time to write a real entry.
Suffice it to say, I found this video funny.
What happens in this video will not happen in a conversation with any MIT student.
Therefore . . . you should attend MIT.

50 responses to “Not here!”

  1. Geoffrey says:

    first!!! ahha that is really funny. lols

  2. Second!at last
    I liked it!

  3. I remember hearing about this!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that is truly frustrating….

  5. Isra says:

    This is hilarious! smile

  6. Narce says:

    Wooooow, those people are really dense -.-” I mean, when I was in elementary school, a couple kids in my class my say stupid things like that, but I don’t think it ever took me THAT long for me to explain to them how wrong they were.

  7. Narce says:

    Geh, I think I’m still tired from my first day of school since we lost an hour. For lack of an edit button, change my entire 2nd sentence to “I mean, when I was in elementary school, a couple kids in my class might have said stupid things like that, but I don’t think it ever took me THAT long for me to explain to them how wrong they were” in your minds, please.


  8. Pam says:


    That is truly amazing. Just when you think it can’t get worse, Verizon does their math wrong and (incidentally) charges you too much.

  9. Phil says:

    LMAO….hahahahahahahahahaha this is hilarious…”I’m not a mathematician…”

  10. Harvard '10 says:

    I don’t get the difference.??

  11. Wow says:

    “It’s a matter of opinion” [that $0.002 = 0.002¬¢] – Verizon manager

    Honestly, she’s probably psychology major. No offense to psychology majors.

  12. Tim '13 says:

    I don’t like Verizon Wireless very much, even though father dearest works for VZ telecom… On their newer WM smartphones (samsung i900, i770, HTC touch) they force you into a data plan — 30$/month. Over 2 years, that’s over 700$. You can’t cancel the data plan. The phone has Wi-Fi, I don’t want to pay for 3G internet…

    They claim the phone “won’t work” without 3G data, even though you can deactivate the phone and still use Wi-Fi and WM. FML.

  13. I’m with Tim. There’s also the thing that they claim to provide the most coverage, but I can never get a good signal anywhere in my town.

  14. Cayla says:

    This just makes me laugh oh so much smile

    And Harvard ’10, the difference between $.002 and .002 cents is that .002 cents would be equal to $.00002. Because it’s .002($0.01). So the guy should actually only be paying approximately $.70 instead of the ludicrous $70.
    But that’s Verizon for ya haha smile If anything else, they provide good entertainment.

  15. comboy says:

    well i like the difference more when lincoln is on the paper bank-note, not the coin

  16. Fouad says:

    omg… how thick can you be? seriously, what amazes me is that two of the people there both the employee and the manager could not understand what he is saying! like come on. And then she says its an opinion???

    1+1 = 2

    Its not an opinion, its a statement!

    How can you even become a manager when you do not even know the difference between cents and dollars.

    anyway im rambling on…

  17. Actually, it’s an extreme application of Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem…

  18. Eric J. says:

    He probably should have tried them at different time…they didn’t sound very happy or awake. I know I can’t tell the difference between .002 cents and .002 dollars when I’m really tired.

  19. Matt A. says:

    Question: Why do schools require Algebra 2 even though the vast majority of people will never need it.

    My theory: To leave enough buffer room so that as you slowly forget how to do math you might remember the difference between $.002 and .002 cents. So much for that theory.

  20. Matt A. says:

    Question: Why do you have to take English all the way through college?

    My theory: So you might know enough English to remember to include question marks appropriately. D’oh!!! There goes that one too.

  21. MIT Parent says:

    I’m dying to know the follow up. Did this guy ever find anyone at Verizon able to use a calculator and give him his refund?

  22. Han says:

    that video changed my life aha!

  23. Piper '12 says:

    There can only be one appropriate response to this.


  24. Javal says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that is epic.

  25. kai says:

    I feel obligated to sympathize with the caller. I would hate to be in his position. It was a good idea to put it up though.

  26. Aditya says:

    Oh man. Sad. Painful.

  27. Anonymous says:

    LOL @ “Do you recognize that there is a difference between one dollar and one cent?”
    Lady: “Yes”

    Then how on EARTH can she NOT get the difference between $0.002 and 0.002 cents??? Hahhah that is pretty stupid.

  28. Jesse says:

    I love America =)

  29. CAPTCHA says:

    Oh god! That’s mindblowing.

    Though he could’ve tried stating that .002 dollars is equal to .2 cents, to hammer it into them.

    But how can anyone mess up something like that?!

  30. Muhammad says:

    “I’m not a mathematician”


  31. Kim '13 says:

    I would hate to be the guy trying to explain the difference between dollars and cents. I mean, really?! How do you even begin to explain something like that to someone past grade 3? And the “that’s your opinion” bit – since when is basic math an opinion? I guess if it’s my opinion that 1+1=3, it’s perfectly legit, right?!

    *headdesk* seconded

  32. Tim says:

    Guy:”Do you agree that there is a difference between a dollar and a cent?”
    “Do you agree therefore agree that there is a difference between .002 dollars and .002 cents?”
    Operator:”Umm, no.”


    I honestly do not know what i would have done in that situation. what can you do?

  33. anonymous says:

    Is the post from harvard ’10 a joke?

  34. Narce says:

    -.-” Of course it’s a joke. As MIT students love to do, he’s making fun of the brick down the street.

  35. Anonymous says:

    this is so awful

  36. Kannan says:

    Woah. I don’t know what to say. This is like one of those times when you drink Slurpee too fast and your brain just freezes over. I am lost for words.

  37. cici says:

    thank you so much snively!! this has totally made my day. literally lol

    I reminds me of a girl in my home ec class freshman year who, when asked what 4 times 25 was, answered 256. dead serious.

  38. Anonymous says:

    THAT RECORDING. Oh my God.

    I’m laughing but I feel for that guy!

  39. darkblue303 says:


    btw–Can’t wait for tomorrow!!!!!!

  40. HaHa you pulled a FUNNY!!

  41. Mark says:

    Check it out!!!! What a hoot!!!!!!

    Now I know where verizon does training.

  42. Adrian says:

    My dad always taught me never to underestimate the stupidity of human beings……
    But that was ridiculous.

  43. That really made my day. Thanks, Snivley. I seen worse situations.

  44. That really made my day. Thanks, Snivley. I’ve seen worse situations.

  45. Oops, sorry for the double post. We’ve just had one of our regular power outages here in Bangladesh and I hit ‘post’ again after the backup power came on.

  46. avi says:

    this is jksssss.

    I should really think about attending MIT!!