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Can people really be this stupid?

Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2013/01/06 06:07:13





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.

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  • phillips1012 2013/01/16 00:32:39
    phillips1012
    +11
    "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."

    -Albert Einstein
  • Kat ♪ ~... phillip... 2013/01/16 00:33:04
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    Sad but true..
  • chucky 2013/01/10 17:56:31
    chucky
    +2
    That is unbelievably funny:)))
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2013/01/10 17:45:44
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +3
    Ha Ha Ha!! Good ones, Kat!! I love the colander lie detector.

    colander on head
  • freedom.lynn.5 2013/01/10 17:26:43
    freedom.lynn.5
    +1
    I have a learning disability and a physical Disablity. I had 18 feet of my small intestines taken out. Will I have bad grammar and can't spell. Its because of my mental disability and putting people down is not right at all. I read this and some of it was commen since. It did sound dumb but please don't put someone down that have disabilities please because that's not right at all that's discrimination.
  • Kat ♪ ~... freedom... 2013/01/10 17:28:37
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +3
    Disabilities are no problem, lack of thinking is most peoples problem.
  • freedom... Kat ♪ ~... 2013/01/10 17:34:09
    freedom.lynn.5
    +2
    Yea some r really dumb but I did something like that before. I was talking on my phone and I was looking for it and saying where did my phone go and the person I was talking to said ur talking on it. My mom did the samething before. The story about the lady trying to get inside her car was funny thou.
  • FeedFwd... freedom... 2013/01/10 17:48:36
    FeedFwd ~POTL
    I think most of those are Internet jokes because they have been passed around in email for years. But regarding the car, I saw somebody worried about getting their car open because their remote wasn't working, but the passenger window on the other side was rolled down. I overheard her and walked around and unlocked it from the passenger door for her. It was an awkward moment for sure. And as a young man with a hot date, I got out of the car and walked around to let my date out and locked the door and closed it.... while the key was in the ignition and the car was still running. Now that is the one embarrassingly idiotic thing I have done and will admit to doing. ;)
  • freedom... FeedFwd... 2013/01/10 17:53:19
    freedom.lynn.5
    Being nervous about ur date. I was being chased by a friend they had a bug on a stick chasing me with it and I ran into the fence. I've ran into alot of doors and tripped over my own feet.
  • Pyro-82 2013/01/08 22:23:15
    Pyro-82
    +2
    Unfortunatly yes, but they are good for a laught now and then.
  • AG 2013/01/08 14:53:55
    AG
    +2
    Not surprising.
  • A Lionheart 2013/01/08 03:26:36
    A Lionheart
    Amusing but doubtful.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2013/01/07 23:38:41
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    This happens alot in Eric Canters district.
  • Heather 2013/01/07 21:42:38
    Heather
    +1
    lol wow people sometimes haha its a wonder they can get a job and some of the smartest people ever stuggle to even find a job
  • Yuna Rahl 2013/01/07 20:05:21
    Yuna Rahl
    +2
    yes pple can be that stupid
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2013/01/07 17:12:16
  • Kat ♪ ~... Dave**G... 2013/01/07 17:13:03
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +4
    Probably, would explain a lot.
  • Rustie 2013/01/07 16:06:27
    Rustie
    +2
    The economy is in the toilet, and the President who spent more than all other Presidents combined is reelected.

    Does that answer your question?
  • A Lionh... Rustie 2013/01/08 03:25:48
    A Lionheart
    "President who spent more than all other Presidents combined"

    Total lie.
  • Rustie A Lionh... 2013/01/08 15:34:34
    Rustie
    +1
    To an MSNBC devotee, perhaps.
  • ~Kimberly~ 2013/01/07 14:12:32
  • Marianne 2013/01/07 13:27:59
    Marianne
    +2
    Wow - that is funny.
  • james 2013/01/07 10:43:40
    james
    +2
    Indeed. Things are going downwards, in all fields of life.
  • gomez 2013/01/07 07:54:24
    gomez
    +3
    Idk what is wrong with people nowadays. I can name a thousand instances of where I have witnessed human stupidity at its finest. America is going downhill and it doesnt help that our youth is being influenced by people like nicki manaj and justin bieber. Swag and Yolo dont really help you with anything people.
  • cynthia.johanson.7 2013/01/07 07:12:18
    cynthia.johanson.7
    +1
    Are these for real?
  • Kat ♪ ~... cynthia... 2013/01/07 07:17:09
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    I believe so
  • cynthia... Kat ♪ ~... 2013/01/07 08:06:20
    cynthia.johanson.7
    +1
    OMG that is soo sad. They really gave me a good laugh though.
  • FeedFwd... Kat ♪ ~... 2013/01/07 17:50:45
    FeedFwd ~POTL
    +1
    I've seen most of them or slight variants in email for years. There is probably some truth behind them, but I think most of them are just good laughs. Funny, though, and we all know people dumb enough to have done or said these things for real.
  • Mrs.Marley<3 2013/01/07 03:51:42
    Mrs.Marley<3
    +11
    OMG those stories are hilarious
  • NumberOneOtakuLove 2013/01/07 03:09:30
    NumberOneOtakuLove
    +1
    Oh...My....God....How has the world come to this?! Why do such idiots exist?!?!?!
  • Silverlocust 2013/01/07 02:54:46
    Silverlocust
    +1
    These are all jokes from viral emails. Nevertheless, we can all imagine something like these things happening.
    But that "half a dozen" thing is just about change of language rather than stupidity. How many people would you expect to know other "Imperial" numbers and measures like a score (20) or a gross (144)? A dozen has just taken a bit longer to fall out of use.
  • TooSweet Silverl... 2013/01/07 13:14:20
    TooSweet
    +1
    It is A very common word in the US.
  • Kat ♪ ~... TooSweet 2013/01/07 13:24:27
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +1
    It's everywhere.
  • Silverl... TooSweet 2013/01/07 13:47:08
    Silverlocust
    +1
    Ah yes, I forgot how conservative and olde worlde America is. The US holds out on miles, quarts, gallons and degrees Fahrenheit while the rest of the world went decimal decades ago. I never thought I'd say this but ... I think America's rather quaint.
  • TooSweet Silverl... 2013/01/07 16:07:03
    TooSweet
    +1
    No need being A douche.
  • FeedFwd... Silverl... 2013/01/07 17:55:57
  • BULLDOGBlacksmith 2013/01/07 00:54:19
    BULLDOGBlacksmith
    +1
    Apparently
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2013/01/07 00:23:26
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +2
    As to #1) Unless you work in a bakery then it is possible to not know what the word dozen means. Plus add in the confusion of the baker's dozen vs. the normal dozen and it could be confusing especially if you are only aware of the baker's dozen. Also it's just possibly a brain fart. Sometimes when the menu says something comes in 6,9, 12 you don't always translate that to 1/2 dozen, 3/4 dozen, 1 dozen mentally because that's not the way it's listed on the menu. Or the person could be stupid also works as an explanation.

    As to #2) Well unless the divider says something that tells you what it is, you might not know what it is. Or one just might be dumb. Either explanation works.

    As to #3) Understandable if one has never bought something online/some other way other than in person. Plus it's understandable if they aren't old enough to remember the days of floppy disks (heck I hardly remember floppy disks as they were on the way out in favor of CD-ROM in the mid 90's when I started using computers on my own) and the way it's become swipe/scan with so much tech these days. Or one could be stupid. Those explanations all work.

    As to #4) It's possible that she didn't know about manual unlocking of the door, or she forgot that was possible, or she wasn't used to manual door locks (so...





    As to #1) Unless you work in a bakery then it is possible to not know what the word dozen means. Plus add in the confusion of the baker's dozen vs. the normal dozen and it could be confusing especially if you are only aware of the baker's dozen. Also it's just possibly a brain fart. Sometimes when the menu says something comes in 6,9, 12 you don't always translate that to 1/2 dozen, 3/4 dozen, 1 dozen mentally because that's not the way it's listed on the menu. Or the person could be stupid also works as an explanation.

    As to #2) Well unless the divider says something that tells you what it is, you might not know what it is. Or one just might be dumb. Either explanation works.

    As to #3) Understandable if one has never bought something online/some other way other than in person. Plus it's understandable if they aren't old enough to remember the days of floppy disks (heck I hardly remember floppy disks as they were on the way out in favor of CD-ROM in the mid 90's when I started using computers on my own) and the way it's become swipe/scan with so much tech these days. Or one could be stupid. Those explanations all work.

    As to #4) It's possible that she didn't know about manual unlocking of the door, or she forgot that was possible, or she wasn't used to manual door locks (some cars don't have manual locks now days and some people don't have door keys to unlock their car because the door and ignition keys are two different keys... some cars have 1 key for the ignition, 1 for the doors, 1 for the trunk, 1 for the glove box, and one for the gas tank for example). Or she could be stupid.

    As to #5) This is very plausible for the dimwitted and modern person who doesn't realize copier paper is the same thing as typing paper. Or the person could be stupid.

    As to #6-8) Absolutely stupid and their are no excuses.

    #9) Extremely stupid.
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  • FeedFwd... freakou... 2013/01/07 17:58:47
    FeedFwd ~POTL
    +2
    Seriously?

    triple face palm
  • WolfEyes 2013/01/06 23:39:33 (edited)
    WolfEyes
    +2
    sad but true. mindless drones. can't think for themselves and can't do the math... only what they see on the screen. it's all digital.

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