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Old 07-20-2009, 09:37 PM
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A fresh crop of idiot sightings!

For your giggling pleasure


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 cannot 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 iceberg 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."
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 coworker 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:

We were having a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker, as 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 Sheriff's 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, "It's open!" His reply, "I know. I already got that side. This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , MS .

IDIOT SIGHTING:

When I left Hawaii and was transferred to Florida , I still had the Hawaiian plates on my car, as my car was shipped from Hawaii . I was parking somewhere (I can't remember) and a guy asked me "Wow, you drove from Hawaii to here?" I looked at him and quickly said "Yep. I took the Hawaii/San Francisco Bridge". He nodded his head and said "Cool!"

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I love this!
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:47 PM
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Haven't you heard Hillary?
Those are photoshopped.

I was so informed when I posted those some time back.

Actually everything is photoshopped...so I stopped

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Just kidding - Snopes says the 1st one is a doctored picture. Not sure about the 2nd one.

snopes.com: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

ETA: Haha. Jinx.
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[QUOTE=PunkySpunkyRae;1601748]
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 cannot 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.
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My friends and I used to play this game all the time at stores. We always waited till after they punch in say $20 in the cash register, then handed them 52 cents. It always screwed them up. I know we were bad.
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Stupid people piss me off and entertain me all at once. After an encounter i never know if I should laugh or yell at them
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i had a similar change story happen to me at macys fairly recently.
i handed the clerk a $50 bill, she typed in 500. it was completly beyond her that change could actually be counted by hand without the help of the register. she had to call over about half a dozen other people to help her. i had single handedly brought the entire houseware dept to a screeching halt.
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haha... that was hilarious Thanks for the laugh, Rae!
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i had a similar change story happen to me at macys fairly recently.
i handed the clerk a $50 bill, she typed in 500. it was completly beyond her that change could actually be counted by hand without the help of the register. she had to call over about half a dozen other people to help her. i had single handedly brought the entire houseware dept to a screeching halt.
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Love those!

Once when I was out with my six daughters (E was about 3 months old), a couple stopped us (per usual) and counted the girls. The WOMAN then proceeded to ask me if E was my youngest or did I have more at home. Did I say that E was 3 months old? I politely told her that human gestation is 9 months last time I checked.

Oh, and she had 3 children of her own.
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I liked the deer crossing one.
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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:

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:

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 Sheriff's 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, "It's open!" His reply, "I know. I already got that side. This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , MS .
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thank you for posting. even my little brother and sister thought it was hilarious. we had fun with this for about twenty minutes.
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OMG! THE HAWAII PLATES MADE ME CRY LOL! I just saw a car with them here in NYC yesterday! Luckily, I didnt think the same thing teehee
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Yeah, that elephant one has made the rounds and is def fake. So is the second one, just look at that font.
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Idiots are around the world

At Tel Aviv University a construction worker approached one of our students for help. He had been told to make window frames with a diagonal of 1.5 meters. He knew that 80 cm and 60 cm lead to a diagonal of 1 meter, so he tried to add 25 cm to each side. Pythagoras rolled in his grave.Our student gave him 90 and 120 and he thought it was magic. He votes too.http://www.authenticforum.com/images/smilies/eyebug.gif
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