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This week, all our office 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 neighbour 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 he
didn't want them to cross there anymore.

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.

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."

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 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 co-worker 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."
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post #3 of 9
Addy; These are "Priceless" and OH SO TRUE ! Alert, there are idiots in charge all around us. . . . thanks for the yuks :laughing:
post #4 of 9
Those were awsome...I needed a good giggle!

post #5 of 9
The one with the credit card reminded me of something I actually saw. Government beaurocracy at it's finest - did you know that the Post Office will not accept a credit card that has not been signed? Even the "Please see ID" isn't good enough for them, no matter that this is actually what some credit card companies recommend. And an older lady stood there and argued with the postal employee for 15 minutes before she finally signed the card in a huff so the post office would accept it.
post #6 of 9
You don't have to sign any credit card!

Postal Worker or not.... they can compare your signature to your drivers license. If they instst = HARASSMENT!

I used to work at Disneyland, if we harassed "guests" about credit card signatures we would get "talked to"
post #7 of 9
Those are great!!

I have had the credit card one happen to me before.
post #8 of 9
You know, I understand the first one... I worked a few summers at a phone company's technical customer service, which is the place people call (yes!) when their phones aren't working... And these days you usually ask for a contact number where you can call the customer if you have something you need to ask, or to let them know the repairmen are coming. As silly as it sounds, most people do have access to a mobile phone at least, so it's not as idiotic as it seems at first.

As for the buzzer thing, reminded me of something... A good friend of mine, a few years back, was walking with me, and we saw a young woman with a walkman on who was singing along to some song. My friend said "ooh, she must be deaf and not hear she's singing out loud".
post #9 of 9
Those are all hysterical! The sad part is...they are probably also true...:laughing2
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