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Old 09-17-2006, 05:11 PM   #1
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Things that make you go....duh?

ONCE recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter. "You don't?" I replied. "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply. "So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?" "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

TWO I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider", looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?" I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today." She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

THREE A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy."

FOUR I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked. She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?" "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?" I asked. "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."

FIVE Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?" "Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.

SIX A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine, the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer..... Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency!

Life is tough...it's even tougher if you're stupid."


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Old 09-17-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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These things are actually sort of uplifting... to get some assurance that it can get even worse somewhere else...

Thanks for the laugh Wasabi, as usual you rock!
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:38 PM   #3
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That reminds me of my Grandpaw. He used to go into stores and ask if they took Alaskan money. He got some unusual responsives and more often than not, the checker would call the manager to find out if they'd take it or not.
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:09 AM   #4
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Wow...the scary thing is that I can see myself doing the copier paper thingy...
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Old 09-18-2006, 04:42 AM   #5
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Four of us were eating at a restaurant. Two of us ordered spaghetti while the other two ordered lasagna. The two spaghettis arrived and were served to the two people. After a short while, the two lasagnas arrived and the waiter asked us who ordered the two lasagnas.....
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:05 AM   #6
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Very funny, Wasabi. Thanks for the chuckle so early in my day.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:31 AM   #7
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All I can say is Wow! Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:00 AM   #8
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Thanks for the laugh wasabi.
I've had similar situations that usually involve getting change from a purchase, where the total is something like $11.39 and maybe I'll hand the person at the register $20.40, so I'll only get a penny back in change, along with my $9.00. I've had the person at the register hand my back the 40 cents I gave her, along with 61 more cents and then my $8 is cash. I guess if that what the cash register told them, that's what the have to hand out. The never think to count and do the math.

Also, you be surprised at how many people here who live in the United States of America, think New Mexico is another country. I was at a bank in Boston trying to cash a check and after I handed her my New Mexico drivers license, she asked to see something more valid like a passport. I told her that New Mexico is one of the 50 states of this country and my passport was the same as hers, but she insisted on getting a manager and they ended up checking an official book of drivers license from the whole country.

My Father had a similar situation where he was at a store in New York and asked if they shipped, the woman said yes. When they were filling out the shipping info form, and my Father said New Mexico as the state to have it shipped to, the woman said, "I'm sorry, I don't think we ship out of the country." My Father said, "Trust me, I think you do ship to New Mexico." The woman then said, "Let me check to see if we do." My Father then said, "I'll take my chances."
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:33 AM   #9
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My husband was undergoing a security clearance update. A man came to our quarters in Virginia and took him aside and questioned him. One question: Do you own any property in a foreign country. No. OK, you're lying, it says here you own a townhouse in Hawaii. Yes, true. But you say you don't own any foreign property. No. After going around in circles a few times, hoping the guy would brighten up and he wouldn't have to embarass the man, my husband finally said, "You do know that Hawaii has been a state for 30 years don't you?" I also more than once had to tell friends and relatives that all of those Asian-Americans have been in this country for more generations than OUR family.

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Old 09-18-2006, 04:49 PM   #10
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I can't stop laughing about all your stories - they are so funny. Did all these things really happen to you? Have a wonderful Monday.

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