IQ in negative figures

I really don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this news story. Apparently, it’s already done the rounds of the net and I’m picking up on it a bit late, but this quote from someone who has difficulty with basic numeracy is just too good to go unremarked:

I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher – not lower – than -8 but I’m not having it.

The full story is at ‘Cool Cash’ card confusion.