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Old 04-28-03, 08:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
beth wallbank
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thought this was too funny as I have more than once seen or heard a few of these in real life and thought to myself, are there really idiots out there?


This week, our 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 we report future outages by email. (Does YOUR email work without a
telephone line?).


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.


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...


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.


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."


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?"


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.


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.


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, "it's
open!" To which he replied, "I know - I already got that side."

Now don't you feel better?

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