AndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6107 times:
First, lets set some ground rules:
1. No politicians
2. NO ONE IN A.NET
OK, my story.
Guy with 'suppossed' plenty of experience. Took an inordenate amount to do the simplest job. We finally discovered one reason. He was not aware of the 'copy' command. When asked, his response was 'I dont know the latest functions'. This was in the year 2000.
This is one of many stories about him. I couldnt believe the guy coud actually tie his shoes.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3108 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6102 times:
I sat next to a girl in Spanish back in high school. She took a trip to Europe. Well, according to her, she flew a WN 744, first class, non stop from SMF-CDG. I dont know if this makes her stupid, or just completely and totally ignorant to aviation.
That answer. Met many MANY people who are totally oblivious to aviation, not their fault, just no interest in it.
You want stupid?
My ex boss. This guy would offend you the first time you met him. TOTAL asshole, makes the pointy-hair boss in Dilbert look like a great boss. He assumed everyone liked him as well.
Reasons for such hatred?
1) He would sing
2) He would do funky dance
3) He would TRY to piss you off to please himself
4) He would call his wife, get into an argument so everyone can hear it, hang up, call again, repeat.
5) His attitude was shit, and my co-workers and I agreed he was abusing his pain-killer drugs.
6) He would call (me, coworker1, 2, etc) to ask a question, but instead say, "Just checking."
I can keep going, but you get the gist of it. I swear to all of you, you do not want to meet this guy. I wouldn't even want to wish that on Satin himself.
Every problem has a simple solution; finding the simple solution is the difficult problem.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11993 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6039 times:
Most of the dumbest incidents I can think of come from when I worked in a DIY store. One customer who swapped a label came through my till with a HUGE boiler, I scanned the barcode and it came up as a "Wellington Boot @ £4.98". The guy tried to persuade me that it was the right code, but I obviously wasn't having any of it! It was dumb because if he had chosen an item that had something to do with plumbing, and taken the label from that, then 99% of the staff would never have questioned it!
Countless other incidents like this, but another one which was very funny as well as being dumb was when my store "lost" 15 full bathroom suits (bath, toilet and sink, the whole thing). Some Muppet had palatalised all of them, then hoisted it onto a rack somewhere in our massive warehouse with a forklift without changing their location in the system. It took over 3 months to find them, which also strike me as particularly dumb!
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6027 times:
I met a guy yesterday who I was selling a laptop to. All he would do is go on and on about how crappy all laptops are, how easily they break, how small everything is, ect. Why he was looking to buy one is beyond me. Then he says Desktops are so much better because they 'NEVER" break due to the components being spread out more. Seriously, this guy needed some re-education about computers, but the way he talked really pissed me off and made him look really stupid in my eyes.
MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6026 times:
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 1): I dont know if this makes her stupid, or just completely and totally ignorant to aviation.
Go easy on her, she had no idea what she was talking about, but she spoke anyway. Are you saying that you've never done that?
A woman who I was student teaching under was miffed one day because one of our sixth graders had passed a social studies test with flying colors. Problem was that student was an ESL student and could not read or speak English. She was so upset that one of the teachers aides had helped him she made the whole class reatake the test and she literally cackled with glee privately when everybody (including the student in question) failed miserably, then berated the class for not studying enough. She spent the rest of the day bragging "That'll show 'em" I determined then and there I had nothing to learn from this woman.
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2757 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6023 times:
When I was working in a supermarket a few years ago, one of my colleagues started eating some of the groceries in the supermarket. Our boss saw him on his monitor in the office and fired him on the spot.
BTW, our own ex-resident moron used to do this all the time: You would give him something to do. 5 minutes later, he would ask what it was again, and then repeat it 5 minutes later still! Made us wonder what the hell he was doing between the times that he was asking the question.
Or an example of a stupid mistake, shoving your finger in a diaper to find out if baby had gone poo, and finding out that yes, she did. (Not my mistake, BTW)
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5976 times:
Back in 1993 when I was a manager at Pizza Hut, I had the following dialogue on the phone with a would-be customer:
Me: "How can I help you?
Customer: "How many slices come in a medium?
Customer: "Eight slices?
Customer: "I can't eat eight slices of pizza.
Customer: "So can you cut it into FOUR?
Me: "Sure thing sir. Anything you want."
Customer: "Thank you".
Duff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5936 times:
Quoting TPAflyer (Reply 2): My friend worked at Target and he called out "sick". Then decided to go and shop there. His manager saw him and fired him on the spot.
I had that happen once working at Staples... even worse, the girl showed up in her uniform to shop.
My stupid people rant:
1) Anyone who was driving on Rt 9 in Connecticut this morning. The left is the passing lane, for all the stupid asses who don't know.
2) A friend of mine, who insists his 100% dealer stock 2.0T Jetta has 300hp (in the USA, it has about 200hp stock). He's one of these dummies who always thinks what he has is better than the average, he can always get it cheaper or faster, and can get as many girls as he wants, and NEVER F***ING SHUTS UP ABOUT IT.
3) Another Staples story: a stupid woman who bitched me out for looking at her fax before I sent it. The number was written on the front of the cover sheet, which is the only sheet I saw.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3108 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5903 times:
Working at In-N-Out, you wouldn't believe the people we get. Probably the most common are the ones asking for either a hamburger with cheese, or a cheeseburger with no cheese. I mean COME THE FUCK ON!!! It is not that hard. Think about what you are saying here people. We also get a ton of people who say they want a Pepsi or Sprite, when in fact it says in big bold, Coke and 7UP. Ugh. Rant over.
I also work at Carmax and see a whole new show of stupid there. I remember this one lady in particular who wanted to buy a $21,000 Kia Sorrento. She made a total of $1,000 a month off of SSI and child support. No job or anything! Had two kids. Her sister who made a whopping $1,500 a month from the Army co-signed. Now I don't know why Capital One approved her, but she was, and she had a 22.5% APR! I didn't even know that was legal. Even worse, she took it! Came back four days later to return the car saying she could not afford it. No shit! Sometimes I wish our return policy wouldn't apply to her type.
Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5862 times:
Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 16): Though I get the feeling only 'ol timers' get that joke now.
Nope still a classic, like "Was that our vector, victor? no that was our clearence clarence, Roger, EHH"
In my maths class (im in top set - which is the smartest) there is a blonde bimbo. Most retarded person you'll meet. Once someone made a funny comment, next day in that lesson she said she finally got that joke etc.
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3703 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5842 times:
I will think of a better one but for now, working at an airport for a few weeks I answered a call from a pilot with too much air in the bloodstream. Registrations of been changed to protect identities.
Pilot: Flightline Alpha-Bravo-Charlie requesting fuel
Me: A-B-C flightline how much do you need?
Pilot: Full please, that should be about 150 litres total or so.
Me: Check 150 L total thats JetA or 100LL
Pilot: 100LL with PRIST
Me: (laughing), ok sure thing
The funny part is: It was a C185 and those things hold like 50 litres a side, and there is no PRIST (anti-ice/anti-fungal) for AVGAS.
[Edited 2006-10-24 01:27:48]
Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
Good to see you are keeping up with your classics.
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 20): ext day in that lesson she said she finally got that joke etc.
On the vein of 'Airplane' jokes, it took me literally about 20 years to finally 'get' the 'drinking problem' joke. When the movie originally came out, it was one of the few available opportunities to see airplanes, and I begged to go see it w/o realizing it was a comedy.