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 75 cents in change.
Do not confuse the clerks at MacD's.
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 and
he said,'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two..'
We haven't used Sears repair since. Happened in Ottawa .
IDIOT SIGHTING :
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the
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.'
Story from Collingwood , Ontario .
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 iceberg lettuce.
From Winnipeg , Manitoba .
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 Toronto , Ontario .
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I
was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker 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 is a government employee in Montreal , P.Q.
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 Guelph , Ontario .