Dumb Mistakes?

Discussion in 'Casual Chat' started by juno44444, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. juno44444

    juno44444 New Member

    I was thinking - for comic relief here ... does anyone have any funny dumb mistakes they've made in the make-money-online field?

    Might be interesting to read them!

    I don't think of a very good one myself. The best I can think of was when I wondered for a week why I wasn't getting sales and then realized I'd accidentally removed the main affiliate links from my homepage ...

    But I'm sure someone can come up with something better than that ?

  2. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

  3. Scott Powers

    Scott Powers New Member

    Personally, I don't have any stupid mistakes, but if you want to hear a funny mistake that someone else made...

    A couple months ago, in northern Wisconsin, a gas station employee was closing up for the night and he went to manually change the price per gallon just like he normally does, but this time he accidentally misplaced a decimal point. He was supposed to enter $03.299 per gallon, but he accidentally entered $00.329 per gallon. That's 33 cents per gallon!!!

    So the employee went home for the night without realizing that he made a mistake. But guess what, people can use their credit cards to buy gas in the middle of the night even if no employee is present. And that's exactly what happened...

    During the night, 42 people got away with filling up their tanks at only 33 cents per gallon. A local policeman was driving by and noticed an unusual amount of people getting gas, so he pulled over to investigate and when he noticed the incorrect price, he went and hit the emergency shut-off button and waited for the gas station manager to arrive.

    After checking the computer, they discovered that 42 people had taken 586 gallons of gas during the night. That's almost 14 gallons per person if you average it.

    I don't think that employee will EVER make that mistake again. I heard this story on the news and they never said whether or not the employee was fired.

    That just goes to show how something as small as a decimal point can have such a huge consequence.
    586 gallons@3.299 = $1933.21
    586 gallons@0.329 = $192.79

    So in one night, the gas station lost about $1740!
  4. juno44444

    juno44444 New Member

    Ouch. That's really painful.
  5. lalit7552

    lalit7552 New Member

    Well I am not so experienced rite now ... so even if I made a mistake I do not know. Lolzz ...

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