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IDIOT SIGHTING:

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 horsepowe r. 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 Were
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.



IDIOT SIGHTING:
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the
local township administrative office to req uest 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 , KS .




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 iceburg 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 , Ala.




IDIOT SIGHTING:
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's sa fe 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:
At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She 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 o pen!" 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 VOTE and
REPRODUCE and our enemies know it!!!
 
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Chisel Tooth

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Well what do you expect from people that drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway. Oh by the way can anyone tell me why there is brail on the buttons at the drive up ATM machine?
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The Branch Doctor

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Oxymoron's are soooo cool... that is if you're not a walking oxymoron. But hey, I have a tendency to enjoy morons lately.... like Squishy.










Just kidding Justin. Hehe.:P
 

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Well what do you expect from people that drive on a parkway, and park on a driveway. Oh by the way can anyone tell me why there is brail on the buttons at the drive up ATM machine?
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For blind passengers.
Bingo!

You wouldn't believe how many times a week I get asked that one.



Now as an ATM tech I see some good ones too.

...coins in a Cash(bills only) depositor
...crayfish in the cash depositor... don't ask-- it's near a bar at the docks on the Chesapeake Bay
...money orders in a check-only depositor
... machine's sitting at an out of service screen, and people ask, "Is it broken?"
 
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Chisel Tooth

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Yeah you see it everyday, like the guy with a cast on his arm, and people asking him if he hurt himself. Or the person standing outside a store, the door is locked with a big red closed sign hanging there, yelling to the person inside "hey are you closed?" People are so funny, if they would only engage brain before mouth. As far as the brail on the buttons it is a mass production thing.
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I live at the corner of a 5-way stop, and it's confusing for most people. I've witnessed a hundred near-miss-accidents, and went to the village offices to talk to them about it.
"Can't you put one of those little "All Way" signs underneath each stop sign so people know what's going on ?" I inquired.
"No, sorry we can't. Those are reserved for 4-way stops only."
:scratch:
 
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Brian

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I live at the corner of a 5-way stop, and it's confusing for most people. I've witnessed a hundred near-miss-accidents, and went to the village offices to talk to them about it.
"Can't you put one of those little "All Way" signs underneath each stop sign so people know what's going on ?" I inquired.
"No, sorry we can't. Those are reserved for 4-way stops only."
:scratch:

They should redesign it as a traffic circle
 
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