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    My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a five dollar note. Our total was $4.20, so I also handed her a twenty cent 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.
    He handed me back the 20 cents and said, ‘We’re sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.’ The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 cents in change…


    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.
    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


    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


    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


    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


    The stoplight on the corner buzzes 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 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 Counciller employee in Harrow, Middlesex, UK


    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 drivers 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
    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    Several times I've had looks of confusion when I've handed over a extra 20 cents or dollar so to avoid the pocketful of change, I blame it on calculators at school, kids can't do mental arthmetic nowdays like $5.00 - $4.20 = 80c = at least 3 jangly heavy coins, $5.20 - $4.20 = $1.00= one nice shiny gold coin, so small and perfectly shaped ..ahhhhh.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by WBuffett View Post
      Several times I've had looks of confusion when I've handed over a extra 20 cents or dollar so to avoid the pocketful of change, I blame it on calculators at school, kids can't do mental arthmetic nowdays like $5.00 - $4.20 = 80c = at least 3 jangly heavy coins, $5.20 - $4.20 = $1.00= one nice shiny gold coin, so small and perfectly shaped ..ahhhhh.
      In my case I got back 50c, 20c and 3*10c.
      *sigh*

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      • #4
        Perhaps they were at the end of their shift and had let their change run down.
        "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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        • #5
          Yet another reason to just pay with plastic. I don't think I've had a coin in my wallet for the last 6 years, and I don't miss them.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rolf View Post
            Yet another reason to just pay with plastic. I don't think I've had a coin in my wallet for the last 6 years, and I don't miss them.
            What do you do about those strange places that do not have eftpos?
            The Son of Glenn

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Son of G View Post
              What do you do about those strange places that do not have eftpos?
              Fortunately it's not very often I come across them, can't recall when it last happened.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Son of G View Post
                What do you do about those strange places that do not have eftpos?
                Ask them if they have E.F.T.P.O.S. and when they say no, walk out.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Son of G View Post
                  What do you do about those strange places that do not have eftpos?
                  Is it the the cash under table tradesmen that don't have eftpos?

                  They should simply round the total to nearest ten dollar and not worry about cents I would assume.

                  Disclaimer to satisfy PT mods:
                  I am not implying "Son of G" or myself use or are associated in anyway to cash under the table tradesmen.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by whitt View Post
                    Is it the the cash under table tradesmen that don't have eftpos?

                    They should simply round the total to nearest ten dollar and not worry about cents I would assume.

                    Disclaimer to satisfy PT mods:
                    I am not implying "Son of G" or myself use or are associated in anyway to cash under the table tradesmen.
                    Quite right I am sure I speak for you and all of us here when I say we all appreciate paying GST as the government will use it to fund worthwhile projects such as burger kings meals etc on the credit card, and paying a extra 12.5% to your local tradesman is well worth that.

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                    • #11
                      Interesting thread. I have noticed more and more customers asking how much for cash.
                      Something I avoid doing by saying 'Well I'd love to but I have other shareholders to consider" which is true. And after spending 9 years selling door to door I advise against it because you never know who that stranger knows or works for. $ times in conversation after a sale I learned the person worked for IRD.
                      I may well think differently if this lot keep attacking us with their behavoir.

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