"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, July 05, 2013

Fun Friday With a lot of help from my friends.........

IDIOT SIGHTING I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an 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.'

IDIOT SIGHTING  We had to have the garage door repaired.
The Sears 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 Sears 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, 'NO, it's not..' Four is larger than two.' 

We haven't used Sears repair since.


I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00
I said "May I have large bills, please"

She looked at me and said "I'm sorry sir, all the bills are the same size."
When I got up off the floor I explained it to her....

My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill.
Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.
She said, 'you gave me too much money.' I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill 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 quarter, and said 'We're sorry but we could not do that kind of thing.'
The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.

IDIOT SIGHTING IN FOOD SERVICEMy daughter went to a local Taco Bell 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.


I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself
and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on. 

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to 'downsizing,'
our manager commented cheerfully, 'This is fun. We should do this more often.'
Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership 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 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 technician, 'it's open!' His reply: 'I know. I already got that side.'

IDIOT SIGHTINGHow would you pronounce this child's name?
Leah?? NO
Lee - A?? NOPEÂ
Lay - a?? NOÂ
Lei?? Guess Again.
This child attends a school in Kansas City, Mo.Â
Her mother is irate because everyone is getting her name wrong.
It's pronounced "Ledasha".
When the Mother was asked about the pronunciation of the name, she said, "the dash don't be silent."

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker 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 was a probation officer in Wichita , KSÂ


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: '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.'

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Now I started a new Chatty Crone page on Facebook - 
What my dream is - is to have a place we can kind of all meet - leave our joys, our funnies, our tears, our need of prayers, and out thoughts there.  So come on over and like it - and leave your 'footprint' there.  If you have a joke - or an inspiration - talk about the books you wrote - the paintings you draw - the photos you take - whatever - and we will become a community of hope.


Jeanie said...

Good laughs today. Sandie, but I especially liked the illustrated "Express" line sign.

Sandra said...

who knew we had so many idiots around, but they sure are good for laughing...the sad thing is i am almost as bad as the Sears man when it comes to fractions.
i think my favorite is the power strip into itself. i actually know a couple of people that would do that

Paula said...

Speaking of garage door openers and garage doors. I've had mine worked on several times. They can get it to working and as soon as they drive off it goes on the blink again. Have a good day Sandie.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

These animal pictures made my morning. I especially loved the picture of the black and white cats laying together in the kitty bed.

Melanie said...

Oh, wow, those were some crazy stories!
Love the kitty picture.

Tammy said...

Hi Sandie! ...Ahh this post made me smile...thank you for that bit of laughter :)

And thank you for stopping by and commenting on my rose water...it is always good to hear from you.

Hope you have a very joyous and safe holiday.


Rae said...

I'm still laughing. That was a lot of fun. Loved that cat photo.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

what always drive me nuts or makes me feel very embarrassed is when a manager comes over to me - i have a little over 15 like 30 or so & make me go to that line & then other folks that have less than 15 come up to the line & look at me like i am totally nuts!!

what then do you continue to tell the story of what happened or what? things that make me go "mmmm"???! ( :


I'm just flitting in and stopping long enough to say "Hi" and hope your 4th was a happy one.

LOVED the squirrel collecting nuts!

Debbie said...

I loved the idiot sightings! I have actually had something similar happen to me as that McDonalds one. Cashiers today do not know how to count back change.

(Sigh. But I'll be that girl could start up a facebook page for a blog with no problems. I just checked yours out and it is nifty.)

Pooja Mittal said...

Always make me laugh..., Mc.'donals one was really nice... :)
U have a really good vision my friend..
Keep in touch

Maggie Ann said...

Thanks Sandie, for those many happy smiles!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Sad but true, there are many people just like the ones in your sightings today. We have to laugh at them otherwise we'd go crazy. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

TexWisGirl said...

good laughs all the way through. enjoyed this!


NOW those were funny. VERY funny. LOVE the photo of the colorful bird and cloud formation over the mountain.

Bev said...

HAHAHA ...love the idiots

Annie said...

Those Idiot Sightings are a hoot. I can't choose a favorite, though Le-a did give me an extra pause.

Sharon said...

Oh boy - what a rousing good time! I always know that I can count on you for a great laugh...or two...or plenty more!

And, I would definitely join you on Facebook - but I am not on Facebook. I know. But so far I have just not joined. Maybe I'll re-think that...


Kim said...

I knew you'd love those!

My Journey With Candida said...

That black and white cat picture is adoreable .... and the turtle... so cute.

Sandee said...

There are too many idiots. You just can't fix stupid.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs. :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

Love these - thanks. I needed the laughs.

Cathy said...

The "idiot sightings" are the best. Thanks for the Friday laugh.

Mevely317 said...

LMAO over here! But you know what gives me the shivers? These idiots probably VOTE! Love your FB group ...I'm happy to be a member!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are too funny!! Just glad none of those were me, or where they?? hugs, LInda

Theresa said...

Sadly, I run into quite a few of these idiots on a daily basis. It would be funny if it weren't so sad some of the stuff I've sat back and shook my head at!

Yay for the weekend. Having yesterday off, it doesn't quite feel like the weekend though, does it?

Ms. A said...

You post so many I don't know where to start! I like them all!

mail4rosey said...

There's some really good ones here. :) I love the pictures!! The flowers are so vibrant and the upside down kitty made me laugh. :)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I loved the picture of the cats with their tales forming a heart! Adorable.

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I fit into many of those hilarious idiot sightings. I almost broke my ankle yesterday when my dog decided to twist her leash around my body. Whoooa. Idiot Sighting there.

and Thank you for your nice 4th of July greeting! It is always nice to hear from you my dear friend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, it takes all kinds!!!

Nonnie said...

The idiot sightings are too funny.
When DH was with the FD, they responded to a call and it was necessary to ask the name of the child involved. The mom said her name was Pa-gi-ma. Pagima?? Hmmm. How did you find that name and how do you spell it? Well, it was in the Sears catalog and you spell it P-a-j-a-m-a!!!

barbara l. hale said...

Excellent chuckles today! Thanks!!

Shelly said...

These were all great- still laughing over the squirrel one!

Denise said...

you make the world a very happy place, thanks. enjoy your weekend.

Jill said...

Le-A = Ledasha? UNREAL!!
These were all so funny today!

And I adore the black and white kitties!

Terri D. said...

Oh Sandie! Love the idiot sighting jokes, and (of course) I love the cat photos! Happy weekend!

Betsy Adams said...

Love reading all of the 'idiot' jokes... GADS.... Wonder how many people are 'really' like that?????? Funny---but kinda sad, if you know what I mean.

Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha Those were good, Sandie. I also loved the little "I'm a nut" video. Susan

Jackie said...

Loved these. I would never skip a one of them because I love to smile...and you provided me with a bunch of them tonight. Thank you, my friend!!!

Diana said...

Those are pretty good idiot stories!! LOL Loved the pics of the birds and the cats were cool too. Idiots makes the world go round!!!


Sweet Tea said...

Thanks for the smiles! I smile this many times. XXX

Jenni said...

Girl!! You have me cracking up with those idiot sightings.... Hehe!

Loved the quote about peace, too.... it really illustrated what I was talking about on my Blog yesterday.... so cool to visit you and read it after posting...


Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I liked the "I'm a nut" clip, also all the idiot sightings tells me that there are idiots are everywhere

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great laughs this morning were needed!! I've had that happen several times when you give the clerk a quarter or dime so I would receive a dollar bill instead of change --- with puzzlement on their faces and them standing there trying to figure out what to do!! SAD!!
Thank you for your help and shedding some light on the google reader. Whoops - my idiot moment!!

Sandy said...

Thanks for all the laughs and giggles, Sandie. I especially love the critter pictures and the birds...so beautiful!

Susannah said...

Miss Chatty...each one today is great! But I like the 1/4 and 1/2 one! Do you know that is me on Facebook. I said "Miss Chatty" so you would know. Good idea! Gonna be fun!


Sue Gray O'Grady

Zoe Byrd said...

as always a lovely start to my weekend...thanks sandie...What was with the lightning photo? Do you know the background on it or do you think its photoshopped like crazy?

Inger said...

This is soo funny and I hope you will find many more Idiots to post in the future.
How nice of you to open a FB page for all to gather.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for all the laughs. I loved all the jokes I could not pick a favorite.

BECKY said...

You kooky gal, you!! I've missed reading your blog. Hopefully, I'll get back into my old routine!

Jim said...

I liked all of these, Sandy. A few were a bit stupid but most of those people were having problems.

I saw this man over the street light walking around looking down. I asked him if there was a problem. He said yes, he had lost his keys.

Stupid me, I asked him where did he lose them. He said, "over there."

I asked him why he was looking for them over here. He said, "It's dark over there."

Have a nice Sunday.

Jim said...

It's 4:45 am here but I've been awake since 3:13. Jet lag has caught up with me. I finally got up and made me a cup of decaf and a couple PB and cracker snacks.

I'm here in the kitchen using my iPhone because I can have the light I in here without bothering anyone.

Karen and KP are still in France and billy will be up at five to leave for Scotland for a short golf holiday. Mrs Jim and I will go to church this morning, to old St James church in downtown London.

LL Cool Joe said...

The hands showing 15 made me laugh. :D

I've seen the cat photo before, it's very cute. :)

Catherine said...

Too funny
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
xo Catherine

Ann said...

Love those idiot sightings. They really cracked me up

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great laughs today! Hope you are having a nice Sunday.

Terri said...

Oh my- where's their signs? smh.
Love that sign!
Have a great week Sandie!

jack69 said...

Finally I got internet that works (I hope) Loved the entry especially the pictures. and the laugh! 15!!!!

Like the idiot sightings, dey do happen!
Love and Hugs from New Mexico.

Renegades said...

LOL love the one about asking if anything was put in the bag. Hope you had a fabulous weekend!!

Crystal Mary said...

I don't know where you get all your great pics or stories from but as usual they make me laugh... Well done sweet friend. xxx

Elizabeth said...

I'm curious. Are all the Idiot Sightings true? I hope they're not, but I'm afraid they are . . .

Dee said...

Wow...lots of good stuff ...love all the animals pictures especially the kitty. I could be that McDonald girl....LOL...I am so dumb at math