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80sFan9999 gave me the idea for this thread. Just some things we see and deal with everyday:

Why do drive-up ATMs have Braille on them? I'm sure the blind don't drive....just an observation.

Ever buy something in a store that costs say, $9.98? You give the cashier $10.00, and they say, "Do you want the 2 pennies?" I always say, "Keep it....it is your tip."

Ever buy something in a store and the total comes to, say $25.38. You give the cashier $30 and they ring it up. You then give them 3 pennies....uh oh...."how much change do I have to give them back?" You just ruined their day....out comes the calculator.

Ever buy a few things in a small store....say 4 or 5 things and the cashier will ask you, "Do you need a bag?" I always say, "No....I'll carry this last item with my teeth."

Ever go to a store(Wal-mart is perfect for this)and you need to use the restroom, but you know that this particular place has toilets that automatically flush. You are now stuck with a dilemma....do I wait in agony until I get home, or try to sit like a statue so I don't get an a$$-ful of water(disgusting, filthy water....)

Why do some drivers STOP while entering the highway when the sign clearly says YIELD or MERGE? Are they looking to start an accident?

For us golfers....Ever have a golfball whiz past your head nearly killing you, so close, that you can feel the breeze? The next thing you hear is "fore!" Thanks pal....a little late for that.

Another one for us golfers....Ever see a guy(or gal)hit a drive off the tee with their driver that goes about 220 yards. Then, they are waiting for the green to clear which is about 250 yards away. If you only hit your driver 220....you ain't reaching the green with your 3-wood, Einstein. You're backing up the course!

Please, feel free to share. It is an odd world. [Roll Eyes]

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Interesting topic...I like it.

I like talking about every day stuff that drives us all crazy.

I can't stand that thing about "do you need a bag"...that just happened to me the other day....

we already bag all of our grocery at the store, when we have a full cart...I don't think it's asking for much for them to stick 5 things in a bag.

Someone did that to me not long ago about giving me back change...it was at the Autumnfest thing...and I bought a couple things at a snack bar, and I gave the guy a ten, it might have totalled $8.53. He handed me 1 dollar back, no change. Then he walked off. I thought...well big deal it was like not even 50 cents...I could care less over the money. I just thought...gee...what's with not giving me the right change, and then he didn't even say "thank-you" have a nice night...nothing...he just flung me a dollar, and walked away. I thought...what do I do, do I say...hey buddy where's the rest of my money...and have all the people standing behind me thing I am a crab...I just walked away dumb founded.

Another thing that drove me crazy...is I was in the Dollar Store...and I took my stuff up to the check out...the girl is on the telephone talking to someone about their personal life, and never said...hi...how are you...nothing...she starts checking out my stuff...and I needed something...that I could not find, and I thought...do I interrupt her phone call to ask...I honestly was thinking...that's rude to interupt someone when they are on the phone....but she was at work....but I did ask her, and she gave me a dirty look like I was irritating her.

that happens all the time...

The thing with Wal-Mart- I saw a commercial the other day, and in the commercial all the cashiers were all nice looking...and clean, and they had a navy blue shirt on that said Wal-Mart, and tan pants. I thought...where the heck is that Wal-Mart...because our Wal-Mart...the women have no teeth, no bra, spaghetti sauce on their disgusting t-shirt, hair that looks like it hasn't been washed in a month, and they are wearing sweat pants.

I would rather die than use Wal-Marts bathroom.

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Around here, you have to stop where there is a "yield" to get on the Parkway during rush hour, or just about any other time, because the cars in the right lane won't move over. You have to stop, then inch your way in.
The cashiers at one Walmart are okay here, but at another one that is kinda ghetto-ish, the cashiers are all on that welfare-to-work program. They are lucky if they have 2-3 cashiers at that store. They don't like to work Fri., Sat., Sun. so they usually don't even bother to show up. My friend is a social worker and knows all about these scumbags. They are sooooooooo slow moving too- they could have 40 people in line and they are too busy talking with Shamiqua, the cashier in the next stall, that they can only ring one item per minute! It's disgusting, our tax dollars are paying for these people. We don't go there too often,because either one of those Walmarts is actually a good drive for us. I just go to Target or Kmart if I need something that I can't get at the grocery store or dollar store.

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I get annoyed when I'm at work, and I answer the phone "Thanks for calling Harvey Norman Computers, this is Craig...", and the person on the other end says "can I have the computer department please?"

Or customer's who ask "How big are the 6" by 4" photos?"

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quote:
Originally posted by Stitch Groover:
Or customer's who ask "How big are the 6" by 4" photos?"

Answer "Oh, about so wide by yay long. Is that what you wanted?"

This works especially well on the phone......

[ 10. November 2008, 04:29: Message edited by: Paul Dangerously, you iceholes.... ]

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Why do you park on driveway and drive on a parkway?

Why does your nose run and your feet smell?

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo

Why is it that when you're driving and looking for an address, you turn down the volume on the radio?

My all time favorite though was when I was still working at the restraunt. This lady and her husband came in and ordered the jalepeno cheese dip as an apetizer. One of my waitresses came running into the kitchen to get me screaming that someone was dying in the dining room. Naturally I ran out there to see what I could do. The poor lady was in anafalactic shock. She carried an eppy pen on her and I helped administer it. (I cary on for bee stings) Her husband was going a little crazy, ubderstandable. After the paramedics got there and took her, I was talking to the husband. He was irate with me that I had the nerve to serve her a cheese dip that had peppers in it. How dare I! She is allergic to peppers. I should tell my servers to tell anyone who orders our Jalepeno Cheese Dip, that it contains peppers!

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When I first saw this thread I immediately jumped the gun and thought it would be Oreo double stuff or something. But I guess it's the chocholate chip, preferebaly chewy with chunks that I would say is my kind of cookie. There is also a company called David who makes these zebra cookies, a graham waffer with vanilla on top with chocolate stripes. Absolutely love them.
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I got a kick with the cashier at Arby's once. I ordered my food than said and I want a small drink. He said all we have is medium and large. I thought to myself if you only have two sizes how the hell can you have a medium. I than asked him if one of those was smaller than the other one. He said yes. OK I'll have that one.
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No disrespect towards those who have already passed on but if someone's 110 years old and they die (happened in my town a few years back) do they really need to say in the obituary they were the "daughter of the LATE such and such?" If there was even a chance her parents were alive they'd be old enough to have fought in the Trojan War........
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quote:
Originally posted by Riptide:
When I first saw this thread I immediately jumped the gun and thought it would be Oreo double stuff or something. But I guess it's the chocholate chip, preferebaly chewy with chunks that I would say is my kind of cookie. There is also a company called David who makes these zebra cookies, a graham waffer with vanilla on top with chocolate stripes. Absolutely love them.

I'm sorry Riptide, I didn't realise you found cookies so annoying [Razz]
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I think Riptide got a little confused on the topics...because at first I thought the same thing...what's wrong with an Oreo....

Does anyone have a problem with Fig Newtons?
[Big Grin] [Razz] [Wink]

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I sure don't!
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These are great! Keep them coming.

Ever enter an elevator with someone already in it and you say "Hi" to them and they completely ignore you? Happens to me at least twice a week....happened today in fact, so I thought I'd share.

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I thought about that...and have had it happen, and think you should just say "Hello!" Hello!....reminds me of Elizabeth Perkins in About Last Night talking about Danny saying Hello to her in the movie.
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I thought for sure I was writing my post on the cookie thread. Honest! Oops.

All kinds of rude and neurotic people around these parts. Kids listening to techno on headphones and the entire bus hearing all of it. A cashier refused to take a 50$ from me because they don't accept them due to counterfeiting or some crap.

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I rang a local restuarant today to book a table for two... the girl asked me how many people it was for!!!
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Haha Stitch!

Ever notice that when you are driving on the highway....anyone that drives slower than you is an a-hole that doesn't know how to drive and anyone driving faster than you is a crazy nut. You(and only you)are the world's only driver who drives the perfect speed all the time. [Big Grin]

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How bout some of the fast food drive thrus who ask like a million questions? Would you like to try our new _______? How bout giving me time to tell you what I want or should I take your order? And then they butt in halfway thru the order asking what you want on it. If you'd stop interrupting me, maybe I'd be able to tell you lol. It's worse than dealing with a car salesman or telemarketer. Wendy's seems to be the worst for it here although I know all of them do it. They should just eliminate the order takers and let you select what you want from a touch screen including toppings and drink choice. Do they do that anywhere now?
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In Ireland they just say 'Yes'? Then you order, then your food comes. It's pretty painless..
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Here's another SCAM Wendy's is good for:

After you place your order, they will always ask, "medium size with a coke?" Almost everyone says YES, not aware that the medium size is not the regular size like McDonald's....it's actually a MEDIUM size which costs more money. A cute little trick they use to get more money out of you.

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quote:
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Here's another SCAM Wendy's is good for:

After you place your order, they will always ask, "medium size with a coke?" Almost everyone says YES, not aware that the medium size is not the regular size like McDonald's....it's actually a MEDIUM size which costs more money. A cute little trick they use to get more money out of you.

Those baxtards...
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Now the age old question do they call it soda, pop or coke where you live?

I'm in a pop state but I usually say soda when ordering just to be different.

I guess in Texas they call it coke so when you order in a restaurant you say I'll have a coke then they'll ask what kind? so then you say 7-Up, Pepsi or whatever.

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Here's a map of Coke vs Soda vs Pop states. I find it interesting that most of the states that refer to all soft drinks as Coke are the same states that voted for McCain. Where the majority of the Soda & Pop states voted for Obama. Unfortunately my state was one of them that bucks that trend.

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Interesting Sam. It's called soda here in the Northeast. Only Coca-Cola is called Coke.

When I was younger and visited Minnesota quite often, I always got a kick out of the term Pop they used for soda. I'm sure it's weird for them to hear soda.

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I don't know if I should put this on here...or where...but I have been through alot since 10pm last night. This is a random thought- I guess....

My mom was in the emergency room last night...she has been really sick for weeks, and we all thought it was what everyone has had...except she had severe migraines and severe diarrhea and nausea....well her blood pressure last night was 220/99...they thought she might have a stroke (which she suffered a small one some years ago)...or have a heart attack. Those head aches happened to my Aunt and then she had a brain aneurysm and died. So, I was scared last night that my mom would die...and all day today...she and I were scared.

I went to the doctor with her, and we found out she has E-coli. And it isn't good. They have to report it ...they keep track of these kind of things to see where they come from. Well, we know where it came from. She ate a steak at a local restaurant ...and had it done-medium well...she said she thought it tasted funny...and didn't eat it all....and brought it home and fed it to our dog.

He ended up sick too...but not bad...he threw up and then he couldn't quit eating grass...so we knew his stomach was upset...but every once and awhile that happens, so we didn't put it all together.

I found out that place has had some bad things said about it. I have to report it tomorrow, so they can go test their meat.

But...it's weird that in another topic we were saying about food handling.

She's not any better yet...we bought a blood pressure cuff and it is still high-not as bad...but she got medicine for her headaches and blood pressure and nausea...they can't treat E-coli with antibiotics. They said she's lucky she isn't dead, because she lost 14lbs....and that was from fluid ....and they said she was dehydrated last night and they gave her an IV...but it could have ruined her kidneys and she would have gone in to kidney failure and died.

Her computer has been screwed up for days because my son was trying to hook an XBOX live wireless remote up...and somehow it blocked her signal...and she wasn't able to send or receive anything or get on the internet.....but this morning 1 email made it through....and then it quit again.

I couldn't believe what it was...it was an email sent to her by a friend...I am going to try and post it...because I couldn't believe the first paragraph of what it said:

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