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Old 03-06-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Some people are really scary.

IDIOT SIGHTING:
>
> We had to have our garage door opener
> 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¢ in change.
>
> -Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.(anywhere)

This can happen anywhere. People are not taught how to count "back" money anymore. I do this all the time and my DH always says "why do you do that?". Because it's fun, lol. Go on and try it. Give a cashier a couple of pennies and a nickel(or whatever is needed) just so you can get a quarter back.
>
>
>
>
>
> IDIOT SIGHTING:
>
> I live in a semi rural area. We recently
> had a new neighbor 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 Kingman, Kansas
>
>
>
>
>
> IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICE:
>
> My daughter went to the 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 Kansas City
>
>
>
>
>
> 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 in Birmingham, Alabama
>
>
>
>
>
> 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 Wichita,
> KS
>
>
>
>
>
> IDIOT SIGHTING:
>
>
We were at 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 Texas Instruments.
>
>
>
>
>
> 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 deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs
> office, 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
> Canton, Mississippi
>
>
>
>
>
> STAY ALERT!
>
> They walk among us... and the scary part is that they reproduce and vote.

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Old 03-06-2009, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I really think I've meet all these people!
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:04 PM
 
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My wife and I are sitting here laughing so hard we are crying, thanks!
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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you know lisa, i'm gonna have to hide from you... i might be related to some of those people, so i can't tell you my life stories....
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: California
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I really think I've meet all these people!
I'm thinking I might be one of those people
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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How's this for an idiot sighting? that's a barbecue he has on his bike....

http://www.snice.co.nz/bbqbike4.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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at least he's wearing a helmet..
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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at least he's wearing a helmet..
Yeah, but I'll bet he's still trying out for the Darwin Awards. And looks likely to be a contender, too.
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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OMG True story.

I worked at a snack stand a while back and used to add everything in my head because
1) the cash register's icon keys liked to stick and repeat charges
2) it didn't have paper and wasn't computerized to a "main acount" to account for each sale anyways.
Everything was evenly priced (no odd pennies) and tax included.

Smart-arsed bossy person next to me had to do every single exchange on the register all summer -- even if it was one item, so she'd know how much change to give.
Guy comes up and orders 2 hot dogs from her. She rings them up, and the register reads $9.00, so she says: "That'll be $9.00, Sir.

He says, "What?" They're only $2.25 apeice! She actually double checked on the register, pressing the "hot dog" icon keys more slowly this time!
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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How's this for an idiot sighting? that's a barbecue he has on his bike....
Redneck riding mower


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