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    Wink They walk among us

    You’ll like these.


    Our society is doomed..............


    IDIOT SIGHTING I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 I said "May I have large bills, please" She looked at me and said "I'm sorry sir, all the bills are the same size." When I got up off the floor I explained it to her....





    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 driver 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, 'it's open!' His reply: 'I know. I already got that side.' This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, MS





    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 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 we 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 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 iceberglettuce. -- 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 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 At a 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 Sheriff fs office, no less.





    IDIOT SIGHTING How would you pronounce this child's name? "Le-a" Leah?? NO Lee - A?? NOPE Lay - a?? NO Lei?? Guess Again. This child attends a school in Kansas City, Mo. Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong. It's pronounced "Ledasha". When the Mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, "the dash don't be silent." SO, if you see something come across your desk like this please remember to pronounce the dash. If dey axe you why, tell dem de dash don't be silent.





    STAY ALERT! They walk among us......and they VOTE and have babies.
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    thanks for the laugh, just what I needed
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    so funny and true about the change I do that all the time in order to get a dollar back instead of change especially the younger kids always tell me I gave them to much until I explain i....t lol

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    , I'm still chuckling.
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    Too funny, I even had to share with my husband!
    Families are like quilts, lives pieced together, stitched with smiles and tears, colored with memory and bound by love.

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    And they seem to be like rabbits and wire hangers, more and more of them all the time

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    Good way to start my day. My daughter works in a bank. I am going to tell her to use the first one on one of her favorite customers. They will love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandyrose View Post
    so funny and true about the change I do that all the time in order to get a dollar back instead of change especially the younger kids always tell me I gave them to much until I explain i....t lol
    I'm always relieved when I see the cash register calculate how much change I'm to receive. I can't tell you how many times I've had something like that happen to me. These things are funny ... but at the same time, they aren't.
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    Two true stories that happened to me---
    Bank--I had a business deposit with less than $2.00in change. None of the coins made a roll. The teller said, "We don't take coins." what?? you're a bank!!

    Fabric shop--I asked the cutter (a 18-19 yr old boy) for 1 1/3 yd. he said he couldn't cut that. He could not figure out how much that was because it wasn't marked on his yardstick. I bought 1 1/2 yd instead. He must have been absent in the third grade when fractions were presented.

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    I go to this nice restaurant for take-out. New cashier, meal is $18.25, hand her a 20 while I'm reaching in my pocket for a quarter, she's rang up the 20. I said I have a quarter, and looking me straight in the eyes, I can't take that, I've already put the 20 in and it tells me to give back $1. 75 cents. I was stunned that time. So, the next time I went, an the same thing started, I stopped her, and told her that my cash register tells me not to tip anymore if she doesn't know how to make correct change without depending on the cash reg.. She has even learned to count it back to me!
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    These were all graet. Laughing was good this morning. Thank You.

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    I actually think it's sad that young people can't figure out money/math stuff.

    There are lots of examples I've had recently. But one of the dumbest is when I ordered 4 cookies at 50 cents each and the girl couldn't come up with the right amount. Then she called over another girl, who took out a calculator, and they still couldn't come up with the right amount. It must be the new confusing math!
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    Oh my this is so funny. Thanks for brightening my day.
    The problem with counting back, etc is that students learn how to do give change when they are young, but as they grow there is really no opportunity for them to practice this learned skilled in real life situations. Parents pay for everything, and then typically with a credit/debit card. There are few neighborhood stores where children would be appreciated to shop on their own, something I believe was more prevalent in days gone by.
    By the time the children are high school/college age the skill is lost, or not really needed. Many young adults of that age too have debit/credit cards paid for by their parents. I'm sure if they learn how to use the machines properly they will survive just fine, and leave us to our chuckles.

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    lol they do live among us scary!!!
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    My BIL sent his daughter to the hardware store to pick something up for him.He gave her $ 20. The item came to $17-- Upon getting her change back she told the cashier he shorted her $10 -he should have gave her $13. She gave him a $30 dollar bill. There was no convincing her that there is no such thing. She was taking courses at the college at that time to become a CPA. She actually graduated and is now an IRS auditor. This explains a lot of the problems that outfit is having....

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    My husband and I owned/operated a fast food restaurant and had to teach everyone how to count back change. Young and Old alike. They all tried to do the math in their heads. I have the same problem that grannie cheechee had at the local grocery store clerks and they're not young and have been working there a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
    My BIL sent his daughter to the hardware store to pick something up for him.He gave her $ 20. The item came to $17-- Upon getting her change back she told the cashier he shorted her $10 -he should have gave her $13. She gave him a $30 dollar bill. There was no convincing her that there is no such thing. She was taking courses at the college at that time to become a CPA. She actually graduated and is now an IRS auditor. This explains a lot of the problems that outfit is having....
    That is so scary to think she works for the IRS.

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    I am still laughing about the person who plugged the cord back into itself!!!!!
    Thanks for my laugh of the day.

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    My problem is I think I know some of these people!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibi View Post
    Oh my this is so funny. Thanks for brightening my day.
    The problem with counting back, etc is that students learn how to do give change when they are young, but as they grow there is really no opportunity for them to practice this learned skilled in real life situations. Parents pay for everything, and then typically with a credit/debit card. There are few neighborhood stores where children would be appreciated to shop on their own, something I believe was more prevalent in days gone by.
    By the time the children are high school/college age the skill is lost, or not really needed. Many young adults of that age too have debit/credit cards paid for by their parents. I'm sure if they learn how to use the machines properly they will survive just fine, and leave us to our chuckles.
    Although I do respect your opinion my thoughts are different. I was taught to count back money by the third grade. We were POOR so had no opportunity to use that skill until much, much older. But when the opportunity finally did arise due to working in a fast food I never had that first problem remembering what I had been taught. I often wonder how young people would survive if suddenly their calculators and electronics that give them all the answers suddenly died.

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    Same thing happened to me at McD's drive thru. Manager told me it would throw their register off!

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    Our church specifies a different type of item each week to encourage people to contribute to the pantry. One week it was toilet paper. I mentioned this to my neighbor that had to miss that week. She asked me with a straight face why would the homeless need toilet paper.

    I told her that bodily functions don't stop just because you are homeless. Also, the reality is that it will go to low income families that have to stretch what little money they have.
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    Thanks. Love the Le-a. I work with the public and the names we get!

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    All these idiots live in my town. I have had encounters with them all. LOL. I had a co worker who was having a problem with her car. Another co worker said she probably needed a new fuel filter. A few weeks later the guy asked her if she bought a new fuel filter. She said yes, she had bought four of them and they made the problem worse. He said what do you mean? She had been dropping the filters in her gas tank!
    I believe giving what I can will never cause me to be in need.
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    I had heard of a couple before, even though they're true and funny, it's also frightening, since these people are either running things or our future.

    We are dumbing everything down.. Have you seen the videos of kids who don't know how to use a dial phone - that one's cute. The same thing with the names: some are changed to be different, but others names come about, because they go with the phonetic spelling rather than the correct spelling.

    Has anyone seen "Water's world" on "The O'Reilly Factor"? He goes to places and asks people about news stories, political people, and other things? Some of the answers are scary. For example, he asked some people whether they were for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. One answer he received was the person was for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but not for Obamacare, because they thought the ACA was cheaper. The person didn't know they were one and the same.
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