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My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave The clerk a £5 note. Our total was £4.20, so I also handed her a twenty 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 don't do that kind of thing.'

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

IDIOT SIGHTING #2

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 minute, 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 , Nr Watford, UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #3

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 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 Potters Bar, Herts , UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #4

My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried 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, Herts , UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #5

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an Irish 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 Luton Airport, UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #6

The stoplight on the corner beeps 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 beeping 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 Councillor employee in Harrow, Middlesex , UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #7

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 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 Fitter/Mechanic, 'its open!'

His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'

This was at the Ford dealership in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK .
 

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QUOTE(Si @ 28 Jan 2010, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>IDIOT SIGHTING #1

My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave The clerk a £5 note. Our total was £4.20, so I also handed her a twenty 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 don't do that kind of thing.'

The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change..Genius - totally unaware that even the fiver on it's own was too much money...
You should have given them back the 80p and the extra 20p and asked if they'd change it for a quid.
 

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QUOTE(Mark83 @ 29 Jan 2010, 12:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Si, I'm concerned by the number of these taking place in Hertfordshire


It is of no suprise to me, had they taken place in Essex no one would have noticed lol
 

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It does not suprise me one little bit about Mcdonalds Si .... i quite often give the odd change to cashiers , not only in Mcdonalds but every where i can . The shocked look on the faces of some of the younger people that i do this to amazes me. It's like i am trying to pay them in a foreign currency
 

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Had me in stitches, I love the garage door one.

My mum isn't stupid and knows a little bit about cars. One day she is driving into work when the car start's misfiring she calls the AA and examples it has a misfire.

Out comes Mr. AA and checks the car over.

30 Mins later he knocks on the door and say's " all done love "

She asks " was it a spark plug or HT lead "

Mr. AA says " neither you don't have any spark plugs it's a diesel "

Mum's confused cancels her membership and joins the RAC due to the fact the car was a Ford Focus 1.6 zetec, yes petrol.
 

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Yes quite worrying they all occured very close to me.


About a year ago i was in W H Smiths, very busy as it was close to xmas all the staff were running about as usual? Well a guy collars one of the staff and the following conversation was overheard by me...

"Excuse me, Can you tell me where abouts i can find Michael Parkinsons biography"

The member of staff confidently replies.

"is eee a fikchin rite-a" (that was how it was said; we were in Brent Cross)


"Sorry? you dont know who Michael Parkinson is"

I lost the rest of the conversation as i was trying not to burst out laughing.

I had to run off giggling like a little girl, and explain it to the missus so i didnt look like some nutter smiling to himself in the childrens books section.
 
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