Monday, January 5, 2009

No cure for stupid...

Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you 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.

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 barcode 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.

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."

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."

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.


Megan R. said...

LOLOL, these are GREAT!!!! What is sad, is that I have actually seen/heard similar things happen! You know, I can't stand dealing with stupid people myself, but I do love to read about them!

MaBunny said...

Yuppers, you can't fix stupid. It is amazing how many people don't use common sense.
I've heard a good saying that has always stuck with me - Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Heatherlyn Colt said...

So appropriate for a Monday morning.

Young Momma said...

lol I love it! I love how you helped the girl with the car issue. I don't know what I'd do. I'm really bad at confronting stupidity. I'm always offering up excuses for people and saying that I'd do the same thing if it were

ChicagoLady said...

OMG, I've never seen those before! How stupid can people be????

Vickie said...

No way are people like this. Too hilarious!!

That doesn't look like I spelled it right, but I looked it up:)

Jo said...

Yeah... I've heard these before. But I needed a good laugh again :) Thanks! My own run-in w/ stupid was when I was trying to make a payment on my husband's credit card when he was deployed (Air Force). I could write a check and mail it to them, but they wouldn't let me do a check by phone (from the SAME account) because my name wasn't on the credit card. HUH?

I love your threat to post a comment too :)