Do you know any of these people???

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by JanO, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. JanO

    JanO Well-Known Member Supporter

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    IDIOTS IN SERVICE: This week, my phones went dead and I had to contact the telephone repair people. They promised to be out between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

    When I asked if they could give me a smaller time window, the pleasant gentleman asked, "Would you like us to call you before we come?"
    I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that since our phones weren't working.

    He also requested that I report future outages by email.
    (Does YOUR email work without a telephone line?)

    IDIOTS AT WORK: I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed.

    When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the credit card in front of her.

    She carefully compared the signature to the one I had just signed on the receipt.

    As luck would have it, they matched.

    IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: too many deer were being hit by cars and she didn't want them to cross there anymore.

    I could swear I've recently been with some of these people...

    IDIOTS IN FOOD SERVICE: My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.

    IDIOT SIGHTING #1: I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" She smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."

    IDIOT SIGHTING #2: The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with a coworker of mine when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, "What on earth are blind people doing driving?"

    IDIOT SIGHTING #3: At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who is leaving the company due to "downsizing," our manager commented cheerfully, "this is fun. We should do this more often." Not a word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer- in-the-headlights stare.

    IDIOT SIGHTING #4: I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the life of her couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

    IDIOT SIGHTING #5: When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. "Hey," I announced to the technician, "its open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side."

    Now don't you feel better? :haha:
     
  2. croston

    croston Member

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    I don't know if it's a comfort or a worry but idiots are at work everywhere in the world. When I reported that my phone was not working I was asked "At what time did your phone last NOT ring?"
     

  3. nostalgia

    nostalgia Well-Known Member

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    The taco bell one reminds me of when I go to our local Tudors for breakfast.
    I usually order the gravy and biscuits and fried apples. She always asks me if I need a fork? Last time I replied, "no thank you, I just eat them with my hands".
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. fordy

    fordy Well-Known Member

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    Now i understand how Rodney Dangerfield develped his Comedy routine.......fordy :haha: :haha: :haha: