IDIOT SIGHTING:

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side...PG-13' started by Iddee, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    IDIOT SIGHTING:
    We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.' I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4. He said, 'NO, it's not.' Four is larger than two..'

    We haven't used Sears repair since.

    IDIOT SIGHTING:

    My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.. She said, 'you gave me too much money.' I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back. She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said 'We're sorry but we could not do that kind of thing.' The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change..

    Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.

    IDIOT SIGHTING :
    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 are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."

    From Kingman , KS


    IDIOT SIGHTING 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 iceburg lettuce.
    From Kansas City



    IDIOT SIGHTING:
    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?' He smiled knowingly and nodded,
    'That's why we ask.'

    This happened in Birmingham , Ala.



    IDIOT SIGHTING :
    The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine. 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?!'

    She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS


    IDIOT SIGHTING :
    At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to 'downsizing.'

    Our manager commented cheerfully,
    'This is fun. We should do this more often.'

    Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

    This was a lunch at Texas Instruments..

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

    A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.



    IDIOT SIGHTING

    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 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!' His reply, 'I know. I already got that side.'

    This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS



    STAY ALERT!

    They walk among us...

    and

    they VOTE

    and

    they REPRODUCE !
     
  2. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    Seen these before...and glad to see them again :D
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Yeah, there's been idiots around for a long time.... ;)
     
  4. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    You just have to laugh... so you don't tear your hair out in despair!
     
  5. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    I have a part time gig at the local home depot and I live my life based on those words! I have way too many conversations that go like this:

    cust: I want to run a new circuit for my 50 amp welder can I use 14 awg wire?
    me: No, you should run #6
    cust: But 6 is expensive and I already have 14, what's the worse that can happen
    me: You'll burn your house down
    cust: I highly doubt that and I'm the customer so I'm always right, what do you have to say about that!
    me: All I can say is I'm glad your not my neighbor :)

    **Actual Conversation** :mrgreen:
     
  6. Redcrane

    Redcrane New Member

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    Last year I went to Lowes to buy a portable generator. The one that I wanted was high on a shelf & weighed a couple hundred lbs. I wrote the stock number in a small notebook & handed it to the cashier, opened to the number. The conversation went like this: Me: "this is the item number of the item I'd like to buy." She took my notebook, closed it, inspected it front & back and said: "What is this?" I replied: " You don't understand. The first page has the stock number of the item I want to buy" She: "Well, where is the Item? I explained what it was, where it was & what it weighed. She: "Well how will it get up here? Me : You will call someone on your phone & they will bring it to us. She: "Well, I guess I could do that." I'm proud that I smiled the whole time & never lost my Temper.
     
  7. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    I work with cashiers like that, makes your day when you pull a 200 lb generator or table saw down and she looks at you and says oops that's the wrong one :lol:
     
  8. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Sigh. And *I* can't get a job! :D
     
  9. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    A local farmer here in kansas had a farm hand working for him that was less than smart. One day to keep him busy he had him unload the air tank out of the back of the truck and paint it while he went to the field. When The farmer got back for lunch he sat down and ate with his hired hand. He told the hand that after lunch he was to put 150lbs of air in the tank and load it back up in his truck as he was going back out to the field. The hired hand looked at him with the dumb founded look and told him ." you got to be kidding I could barely lift the tank to get it out of the truck empty if I put 150lbs of air in it I wont be able to pick it up. The farmer made out his check and sent him on his way right there and then. This guy is now working for Boeing assymbling airplanes. Doesnt that make you feel safe.
     
  10. hankdog1

    hankdog1 New Member

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    Wow assembling airplanes for Boeing. Must be a department of homeland security project right there. If a terrorist does hijack another boeing plane it shoud in theory fall apart before it reaches it's target. Man that's really reassuring lol.