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Post  Panda on Wed 22 Jan - 4:28



IDIOT SIGHTING No.1

My daughter and I went to the McDonald's check-out to pay our bill and I gave the clerk a £5 note. Our total bill was £4.20, so I also handed her a 20 pence piece.

She said, 'You gave me too much money.'

I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me £1 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 20 pence and said 'We're sorry but we do not do that kind of thing.'

The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at MacDonald's in St Albans , Hertfordshire.!!

IDIOT SIGHTING No2

We had to have the garage door repaired. The GARADOR 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 moment, and said that we had the largest one GARADOR 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 Garador repair since.
Happened in Moor Park , near Watford .



IDIOT SIGHTING No3

I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the Highways Department to request the removal of the 'DEER CROSSING' sign from our road.

The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars on this stretch of road! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing, any-more.'

Story from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.



IDIOT SIGHTING No 4

My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried Chicken 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 South Oxhey , Hertfordshire.



IDIOT SIGHTING No 5
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 at Luton Airport



IDIOT SIGHTING No 6

The traffic light on the corner buzzes when the lights turn red and it is safe to cross the road.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged friend 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 Local County Council employee in St Albans , Hertfordshire. (And she's NOT blonde)


IDIOT SIGHTING No7
When my husband and I arrived at our local Ford dealer 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's 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 Fitter/Mechanic, 'its open!'
His reply: 'I know. I already did that side.'
This was at the Ford dealership in St Albans , Hertfordshire.





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Post  Smudge on Wed 22 Jan - 8:03

Similar to the McDonald's story, I took my kids to burger King and it came to £10.50. I only had a £20 note so gave the lad that and a 50p coin. He looked puzzled and said "it's only £10.50" I replied "yes I know, I'm trying to save your change" but he just couldn't get it and gave me £9.50 in change plus my 50p back. His supervisor who was busy at the time just stood there shaking his head.

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Post  Panda on Wed 22 Jan - 10:44

Smudge wrote:Similar to the McDonald's story, I took my kids to burger King and it came to £10.50. I only had a £20 note so gave the lad that and a 50p coin. He looked puzzled and said "it's only £10.50" I replied "yes I know, I'm trying to save your change" but he just couldn't get it and gave me £9.50 in change plus my 50p back. His supervisor who was busy at the time just stood there shaking his head.

Hi Smudge , I have worked P/Time in shops before automatic tills and seen Assistants write on a scrap of paper two or three sums that they couldn't add in their head.Now, because we have calculators, spellchecks etc kids will be even less educated.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 22 Jan - 10:53

Panda wrote:
Smudge wrote:Similar to the McDonald's story, I took my kids to burger King and it came to £10.50. I only had a £20 note so gave the lad that and a 50p coin. He looked puzzled and said "it's only £10.50" I replied "yes I know, I'm trying to save your change" but he just couldn't get it and gave me £9.50 in change plus my 50p back. His supervisor who was busy at the time just stood there shaking his head.

Hi Smudge , I have worked P/Time in shops before automatic tills and seen Assistants write on a scrap of paper two or three sums that they couldn't add in their head.Now, because we have calculators, spellchecks etc kids will be even less educated.

It's true, Panda, I work with people who are amazed at how I can add up a column of simple numbers before they can manage to enter them into their calculators!

ETA: Someone I used to work with said she couldn't go to a town that's only 14 miles from here because she didn't have SatNav! What does she think we did before SatNav?

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Post  Panda on Wed 22 Jan - 11:12

AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:
Smudge wrote:Similar to the McDonald's story, I took my kids to burger King and it came to £10.50. I only had a £20 note so gave the lad that and a 50p coin. He looked puzzled and said "it's only £10.50" I replied "yes I know, I'm trying to save your change" but he just couldn't get it and gave me £9.50 in change plus my 50p back. His supervisor who was busy at the time just stood there shaking his head.

Hi Smudge , I have worked P/Time in shops before automatic tills and seen Assistants write on a scrap of paper two or three sums that they couldn't add in their head.Now, because we have calculators, spellchecks etc kids will be even less educated.

It's true, Panda, I work with people who are amazed at how I can add up a column of simple numbers before they can manage to enter them into their calculators!

ETA: Someone I used to work with said she couldn't go to a town that's only 14 miles from here because she didn't have SatNav! What does she think we did before SatNav?

I tell you AnnaEsse, it's quite scary the way we live , so much automation pupils don't have to think , these are going to be the next "middle class" !!!

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 22 Jan - 11:15

Panda wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:
Smudge wrote:Similar to the McDonald's story, I took my kids to burger King and it came to £10.50. I only had a £20 note so gave the lad that and a 50p coin. He looked puzzled and said "it's only £10.50" I replied "yes I know, I'm trying to save your change" but he just couldn't get it and gave me £9.50 in change plus my 50p back. His supervisor who was busy at the time just stood there shaking his head.

Hi Smudge , I have worked P/Time in shops before automatic tills and seen Assistants write on a scrap of paper two or three sums that they couldn't add in their head.Now, because we have calculators, spellchecks etc kids will be even less educated.

It's true, Panda, I work with people who are amazed at how I can add up a column of simple numbers before they can manage to enter them into their calculators!

ETA: Someone I used to work with said she couldn't go to a town that's only 14 miles from here because she didn't have SatNav! What does she think we did before SatNav?

I tell you AnnaEsse, it's quite scary the way we live , so much automation pupils don't have to think , these are going to be the next "middle class" !!!

Scary, Panda! Technology is wonderful, but it's good to know the basic ways to work things out for oneself.

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Post  Panda on Wed 22 Jan - 11:31



I,m not so sure all this technology is so wonderful Annaess, look at the unemployment it has created for starters, the way we live getting more disconnected from other people , Domestic Science abandoned in school so pupls don't learn basic cooking skills, they don't have to, ready meals substitute.

All I can say is I'm glad i am not growing up in today's World.  

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Post  Smudge on Wed 22 Jan - 12:11

Panda wrote:

All I can say is I'm glad i am not growing up in today's World.  

I definitely agree with that. It's quite sad to see little kids all sat in a row using some sort of tablet or phone each in their own little world and almost unaware of the presence of others.
Teenagers can't even walk down the street without their eyes on a tiny screen.
We had a powercut a few weeks ago and it only lasted a few minutes but you would think the world had ended listening to the kids. I was in a shop at the time and had the right money for my 5 items but the girl just couldn't add it up, eventually she gave up and "trusted me as I'm old", cheeky mare   

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Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 22 Jan - 12:18

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I,m not so sure all this technology is so wonderful  Annaess, look at the unemployment it has created for starters, the way we live getting more disconnected from other people , Domestic Science abandoned in school so pupls don't learn basic cooking skills, they don't have to, ready meals substitute.

All I can say is I'm glad i am not growing up in today's World.  

Panda, Domestic Science became Food Technology and the name speaks for itself. GCSE coursework? Design and make a cook-chill meal suitable for bulk production.

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Post  Guest on Wed 22 Jan - 15:50

I have to pay for an on-street parking permit at the Council offices once every three months. Up until this year they used to send a form out to the house when the time came to renew, you just filled in the form and posted it back. But they've stopped doing that now, to save money.

So I went down to the council offices and said, can I have a form, please, and the woman said, you get them on the website.

Problem is, it's a protected PDF on the website so you can't fill in the boxes and submit it electronically. You have to print it out and write on it.

So I did that, and took it in, with the usual cheque, and she said, we can no longer accept cheques. Unless they come through the post. So I said, I have printed out this form, written on it, stapled the cheque to it, and now you won't accept it? And she said, that's correct. You have to put it in an envelope with a stamp and post it. So I asked her for an envelope, and got one. Put the form and cheque in the envelope, went outside and put it in the letter box in the front door of the Council offices. It clearly worked because the permit arrived in the post the very next day.

You honestly could not make this stuff up. My guess is that they are making it too difficult for people to renew their permits so they just don't bother, and then they can get ticketed by the city wardens at £60 a time.




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Post  Panda on Wed 22 Jan - 17:24

Smudge wrote:
Panda wrote:

All I can say is I'm glad i am not growing up in today's World.  

I definitely agree with that. It's quite sad to see little kids all sat in a row using some sort of tablet or phone each in their own little world and almost unaware of the presence of others.
Teenagers can't even walk down the street without their eyes on a tiny screen.
We had a powercut a few weeks ago and it only lasted a few minutes but you would think the world had ended listening to the kids. I was in a shop at the time and had the right money for my 5 items but the girl just couldn't add it up, eventually she gave up and "trusted me as I'm old", cheeky mare   

That's terrible Smudge......kids grow up too quickly these days, many take to drink and drugs . When my Sons were small I joined the PTA and helped out , showing them how to make rice crispy cakes etc . One time when i was in a playtime session they tied me up and put me in a corner , I was the Cowboy, they were the Indians. The Head could hear the noise and came to investigate   you look at children today and they have lost that growing up stage , TV violence is accepted as is swearing , Mary Whitehouse must be turning in her grave.

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