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post #1 of 18
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Thought you guys might get a kick out of this. I find it hilarious and rather scary that there are actually idiots like this. This was in a myspace bulletin my friend posted.

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
they 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 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: 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 drivers 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 , Mississippi


They walk among us... and the scary part is that they VOTE and they
post #2 of 18
All I can say is WOW.
post #3 of 18

Nice people in our world eh?
post #4 of 18
Haha, I got that in an email from my step-mom!
post #5 of 18

I resently had an idiot sight at KFC, I was taking my four year old out for lunch, she chose KFC, I get there the drivethru is closed, no problem we will go in, I asked the girl at the till , for a kids chicken strip meal, she looked at me as if I was crazy, then she looks at me a says, No she has to choose something else, I said why?, cause I don't know how to do kids chicken strip meal. I said no you need to find someone to help you. she says no your kid needs to chose something else. at that time I saw another girl coming. I waved her over, and explained the situation, she show the girl where the kids meal is on the till and says, the one that says kids meal. you'd think after 6 months she would figure it out.
post #6 of 18
Those are hilarious!! Sometimes you just have to shake your head at some people
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post #8 of 18

I was laughing out loud at those!!
post #9 of 18
Those are great
post #10 of 18
LOL! Those are just too hilarious!
post #11 of 18
Yeah, got those in an email today. Hilarious -- but they sure make you shake your head!
post #12 of 18
on a friday morning i was walking past the bank in the shopping center. there's a truck parked in frot of the drive-thru window and this guy is standing in front of the window yelling at the teller. since the intercom was on i heard what the teller said. from the guy i heard him yelling but couldn't hear words
teller:; sir, i really do work here
guy yelling
teller: yes, we are allowed to wear jeans and t-shirts to work but only on friday. it's called 'casual day'
guy yelling
teller: no it's not new. we've been doing it every friday for a couple of years now.
post #13 of 18

ALSO - aghast!

post #14 of 18
DH and I were in Circuit City last week. I used the ladies' room; the toilet backed up, and started overflowing. We found the first employee we could, and I told him what happened. He started shaking his head, then said, "Well, I can't fix it!" Yeah, pal, I expected you to whip out your trusty plumber's tool belt, present me with your version of "plumber's butt", and get to it...then he said, "Oh, I guess I could tell Maintenance about it?" Duhhhhh...

If you wanna see a lot of idiot sightings, visit lovely Chester County, Pa., during rush hour--pick a town, any town--step right up! Folks here are such talented multi-taskers! They can drive AND read the newspaper at the same time! AND apply make-up, chat on their cell phones, turn around to talk to someone in the back seat, all while driving. And drive without their hands (sometimes, using their feet to steer.) And, don't forget, they can also knit and do embroidery while driving! Wow, such a hotbed of talented citizens! And, though I know this sounds impossible, what with all of that other multi-tasking, they can even manage to give you the finger, too!

I kid you not about all of the above--I've actually seen this all done while driving. (With the exception of the feet thing--my Dad said he once saw someone do that around here.)
post #15 of 18
I just had to cut and paste those stories and send out a mega-mail to family and friends. My friend Nancy, who works in PR, replied with an idiot sighting of her own that I felt compelled to share here:

"I used to work at a grocery store deli department when I was going to college. We had a large lobster tank that was always pretty full. It was my job to fish the lobsters out of the tank when customers wanted them and either cook them or package them up. I remember one customer who looked into the tank for an awfully long time, and then asked me if they were fresh. I really wanted to say, "Lady, they're not even dead yet." But of course, I was nice...."

Another one:

My boyfriend is blind. He says that oftentimes when he goes into a store and asks where to find such-and-such, store employee point and say, over there. So he asks, are you pointing? As if to say, well that's not much help to me since I'm blind! Or he will start pointing back wildly, and saying , this way... or this way????? Duuuuuuuh!!
post #16 of 18
Oh my!

My husbands friend, who is profoundly deaf went to a McDonalds and told the cashier that he was deaf so she told him to wait and she went out back and gave him a menu - it was a BRAILLE menu! He is deaf, not blind!
post #17 of 18
Thanks for the laugh; I needed that!
post #18 of 18
Those are good
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