Idiot Sighting

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  1. neverdie

    neverdie Guest

    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 in Petawawa, Ont



    IDIOT SIGHTING:

    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 are being hit by cars out here!
    I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."

    From Kingston, Ont.



    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 the City of Pembroke



    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 at Uplands in Ottawa



    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 Gatineau, QC



    IDIOT SIGHTING:

    This happened at a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who 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 Suncor, Fort McMurray,Alberta



    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 clerk at the Campbell's Bay Court House, 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 Renfrew, Ont

    :rofl:
     
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Unbelievable! :blink:
     
  3. danni

    danni Chat Buddy

    ...wow
     
  4. rojomi

    rojomi Banned Member

    Vrundles-:laugh: hasten da fruction der la Stunkenstein.
     
  5. ithuriel

    ithuriel Well-Known Member

    see , life is funny after all.:laugh:
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    :rofl: I thought I was having a "thick" moment till I read that :laugh:
     
  7. Ohm

    Ohm Member

    :laugh: Last one was so funny :)
     
  8. GypsyGirl

    GypsyGirl Well-Known Member

    :laugh: That is too funny!
     
  9. *dilligaf*

    *dilligaf* Staff Alumni

  10. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    :rofl:
     
  11. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Writer, Musician, Fun Lover, Magic Maker

    Wow, smart people :laugh:
     
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