Wednesday, January 16

Idiot Sightings!

Edit: I almost forgot! Today is my 3rd anniversary of blogging! I started Just Ask Judy on 1-16-05. Thanks for reminding me, Hoss.
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 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 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."

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.

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."

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?!"

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.

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."

27 comments:

Shephard said...

Unreal! And very entertaining.
~S

Dianne said...

Priceless! thanks for cheering up a rough day :)

oh and thanks for linking me! much appreciated - I feel like a part of a wonderful circle.

Anna said...

Hilarious.....again! :)

Carolyn said...

A few of these sound very deja vue... ;D

Nancy said...

Judy,

Somebody stole my hub caps and the insurance guy called me.

"Was your car locked?",he asked

"Yes, I answered, but very carelessly I neglected to put the hubcaps in the car before I locked it." He did not get it..

I told Joy the other day about when my daughter worked at United Air Lines and a woman called for a reservation. When asked if she wanted a window seat she replied "Oh, no, don't put me by the window,I'm going to have my hair done."

JeanMac said...

So funny.

Betty said...

Happy Blogiversary! Great stories, too.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are really something Judy...!
I guess I find it shocking that there are so very many IDIOTS wandering about! (lol)

Peter said...

Hard to read color mix Judy.

Honeysuckle Rose said...

Sadly, I've had the same "you gave me too much money" experience more than one time. It starts to make you doubt your own sanity!

Anna said...

Hey! I have never heard of that place Judy...maybe I can try and see if it is still there! And you definitely need to come to Atlanta! There is a lot of fun things around here!

Anna said...

I just checked....it is still here and looks lovely! MAybe we can go when you visit me!

Beverly said...

Oh, I love these. Someone just sent them to me in an e-mail. But the last statement, "and they vote" is the scary part.

Marty said...

I think I go to that McDonald's, too. My total the other day was $2.40, and I gave the guy at the drive thru window a $5 bill. He said, "Do you want change?" "Yes." "Well, how much?" he asked.

Diane Mandy said...

Wow. SO many of these are customer service related--it just seems to be getting worse and worse, you know. Hey did you all get any frozen white stuff there?

ET said...

Congrats on your 3rd year!

Judy, I think we have met. You described me a couple of times on this postings.

Bud said...

Judy, Congratulations on hitting 50,000. I thought I was doing well with 100 or so a week--wow!!

AC said...

Now running through my head are the lyrics, "clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle...."

tiff said...

Bwuahahahaa!! Loved it.

COngratulations on the blogversary!

Joy Des Jardins said...

How funny. It's amazing all the Idiot Sightings you can come across in even just one day. Thanks for the laughs Judy.

And a very Happy Blogoversary to you....three years and counting.

David said...

hehehehe

i wrote something ( finally)

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Happy third blogoversary! I'm glad you started, and continue!

sage said...

Congratulations on 3 years-let's see, I've been blogging since December 2004! but you've done more blogs than me!

moon said...

OMG, THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS LOL!!!

Granny Annie said...

I may have seen these before, but laughed like it was the first time. What a great way to start the day!

Badabing said...

Absolutely hilarious.

Farrago said...

A large part of me refuses to believe these are authentic. But then, an even larger part of me tells the other part to shut up and keep trying to help figure out what the change is from $4.25 out of $5.00.