Can people really be this stupid?
1. Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that I
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.
2. 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.
3. 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."
4. 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."
5. 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.
6. I was in a car dealership a while ago, when
a large motor home was towed into the garage. The front of the
vehicle was in dire need of repair and the whole thing generally
looked like an extra in "Twister." I asked the manager what had
happened. He told me that the driver had set the "cruise control"
and then went in the back to make a sandwich.
7. My neighbor works in the operations
department in the central office of a large bank. Employees in the
field call him when they have problems with their computers. One
night he got a call from a woman in one of the branch banks who had
this question: "I've got smoke coming from the back of my terminal.
Do you guys have a fire downtown?"
8. Police in Radnor, PA, interrogated a
suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it
with wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was
placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time
they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the
"lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
9. 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.