Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Idiot Sightings.......

My daughter and I went through the McDonalds take-away window and I gave the girl a £5 note. Our total was £4.20, so I also handed her a Twenty pence piece. 
She said, 'you gave me too much money.' 
I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me £1 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 20 pence and said 'We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.' 
The girl then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change.. 
Do not confuse the girls at MacD's. 
We had to have the garage door repaired. The GARADOR 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 GARADOR made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, 'Lady, you need a  
¼ horsepower.' I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.' 
We haven't used Garador repair since. Happened in Bromley , Kent UK  
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the Highways Department 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.' 
Story from Crayford , Kent , UK  
My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried and ordered a Mexican taco. She asked the person behind the counter for'minimum lettuce.' He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce. 
From Gillingham Kent , UK . 

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an Irish 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 Luton Airport ...... UK 
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.. 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 is a Local County Council employee in Dartford Kent, UK 
When my husband and I arrived at Our Local Ford dealer 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 Mechanic "It's open!' 
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.' 
This was at the Ford dealership in St Albans, 
  Hertfordshire UK. 
They walk among us... and the scary part is that is they have the 


Japolina said...

These are funny!

Dianne said...

the one about the change has happened to me, a few times!


Finding Pam said...

What has happened to people these days? Have they lost all of their common sense?

Banker Chick said...

"Well doesn't that beat all." She says, shaking her head in wonder. Think before you say it out loud.

A Lady's Life said...

Sad but true lol

Adam said...

People just don't understand money. Cashiers of all people. I just hate (when working a register which I usually never do at my work) is when people hand me money, and after I type and press the button that then they decided to hand me the extra change to make it "even".

Maggie May said...

I can't believe some of this. It appears that people are on automatic pilot and cannot deal with anything out of the norm.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm just glad to hear some idiot stories that don't involve Americans!

nitebyrd said...

The change one is absolutely true!

Apparently idiots are a universal problem. In a way, it makes me feel better. I thought the US held the title for idiots! LOL

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Beach Bum said...

Oh God, Western Civilization is doomed!

Valerie said...

Hadn't there used to be a home for I'll have to share some of these, Pearl,.

Don't know why but your blog isn't showing in my blog roll... yet it's entered okay, as it always has been. I'll try and keep up :O)

Flowerpot said...

loved them!

MorningAJ said...

Sadly, they have the right to run for office too.

Maybe we should put up an Idiot Crossing sign.

wanders off with an evil laugh....

Anonymous said...

1. OMG! that is so typical of (I'm afraid to say it) and also very frustrating!!

6. OMG again. Have people really passed qualifications that warrant them being a job with the council? Says a lot really doesn't it?!

To think they have the right to vote is really quite worrying for our future generation!!

CJ x

Daryl said...

we have the same stupid people working/living here in the USA

Ron said...

These are HILARIOUS!!!!!

#3 and #4 are my favorite!!!

And as many others have shared here, this sounds exactly like the stuff that happens in the U.S. as well!

Fun post, m'dear!


richies said...

Made me laugh! :)
An Arkies Musings

Jeff B said...

The next time you're driving somewhere look at the car next to yours. The driver just might be one of these people. Scary eh?

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

they were all funny but the last one made me laugh out loud. sad that they are all around us...

smiles, bee

Susan Kane said...

Just met you through Valerie--2nd gr. teacher story. You are amazing. I'll be back, promise.

goatman said...

You have idiots in your country!