I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed
that I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed
me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed.
When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the signature
on the credit card with the signature I just signed on the receipt. So I
signed the credit card in front of her. She carefully compared that signature
to the one I signed on the receipt. As luck would have it, they matched.
IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local
township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing
sign on our road. The reason: many deer were being hit by cars and he
no longer wanted them to cross there.
IDIOTS IN FOOD SERVICE
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked
the individual behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He
said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg.
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate, when the airport employee
asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?"
I said, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?"
He smiled and nodded knowingly, "That's why we ask."
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it is safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine, when
she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals
to blind people when the light is red. She responded, appalled, "What
on earth are blind people doing driving?"
At a good-bye lunch for an old and dear coworker who is leaving the company
due to "down-sizing," our manager spoke up and said, "this
is fun. We should have lunch like this more often." Not another
word was spoken. We just looked at each other like deer staring into
the headlights of an approaching truck.
I worked with an Individual who plugged her power strip back into itself
and for the life of her could not understand why her system would not
When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our
car, we were told that the keys had been accidentally 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's side,
I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered it was open. "Hey,"
I announced to the technician, "It's open!"
"I know," answered the young man, "I already got that