What's the problem?
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 09:35:39 -0600
"Blaine A. Jackson" <blainej@JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: Comments
>I then told him that he had not met the requirements for the palm because
>the requirement is "3 months" from the date of the last advancement. He
>said that he had because it had been 90 days. I then pointed out that
>the requirement said "3 months", not "90 days", and that there is a
>difference. 3 months from September 16 would be December 16.
Not exactly! A month in non-leap years is 365 days/12 months = 30.41666 days
if you want the day plan. 30.41666 days x 3 months = 91.24999 days. I'd let
him choose: by months it is 91 days; by days it is 91.25 days. If he chooses
the latter you need to know the precise time of day that he made Eagle; I'm
sure he could get that for you! 8-)
It's better to give him a choice than to put him on the defensive -
particularly if you can outsmart him at the same time.
>Please by-pass opinions that I was being "nitpicking".
Overly casual people use "accuracy" and "nit-picking" as synonyms.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City