Wednesday, February 11, 2015

They Walk Among Us...and They Vote

Happy Hump Day

No, this hump day post isn't about politics. Heaven forbid. But it is about these little moments that make me concerned for our future.

Like this guy.

Do you think he could have figured out a better way to shade his eyes?

How 'bout this one?

Think he'll figure out how his bike got stolen?

Ah, a little karaoke. 

But I can barely hear the girl in the middle.

Um, hey, buddy...I know a way you could stay drier.

You'd think someone would show him.

For this one I have no words.

Okay, how about a little phone idiocy?

These are from actual call center conversations

Customer: 'I've been calling 700-1000 for two days and can't get through; can you help?'
Operator:  'Where did you get that number, sir?'
Customer: 'It's on the door of your business.'
Operator: 'Sir, those are the hours that we are open.'

Caller inquiring about legal requirements while traveling in Europe: 'If I register my car in France, and then take it to England, do I have to change the steering wheel to the other side of the car?'

Then there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
Operator: 'Woven? Are you sure?'
Caller: 'Yes. That's what it says on the label -- Woven in Scotland ...' 

[Directory Inquiry]
Caller: 'I'd like the number of the Argo Fish Bar, please.'
Operator: 'I'm sorry, there's no listing. Are you sure that the spelling is correct?'
Caller: 'Well, it used to be called the Bargo Fish Bar but the 'B' fell off.'

And my personal favorite

Caller: 'I deleted a file from my PC last week and I just realized that I need it. If I turn my system clock back two weeks will I get my file back again?'

Scary, isn't it?

Now I think we need a good "aw".

I've seen this one before. Heck I might have posted it before. But it absolutely gets me every time.

Bet it got you, too.

That's it for today. Hope you're over the hump and sailing toward a fantastic weekend.

Did you have a favorite?

Take care, be good, and I'll see you next Wednesday.

Thought for Today:

If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.


Murees Dupé said...

The awe is great as always. Some people do make me wonder about the future of humanity. Have a great week/ weekend.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Another hilarious hump day! My favorite was the man who dialed 700-1000! Thanks for making me feel a little bit smarter every week!


Maria Zannini said...

These people just make me afraid...that I'll meet them. :)

DL Hammons said... very afraid. these people are out there and they're closer than you think! :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Love those call center conversations. My son worked in a call center for AT&T for a while. He had some stories.

Carol Kilgore said...

I think I've seen those people who should stay out of the gene pool before. Love the Thought of the Day.

Stacy McKitrick said...

These pictures reminded me of this lady who wore high heels and a dress through the volcano park in Hawaii. I mean, we're walking/hiking on dried LAVA. Crazy!

Lexa Cain said...

Those "What were they thinking" pics were absolutely hilarious! And the phone service calls got me chuckling too. You always have the best jokes - and the cutest "aw" pics. Have a great week! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

But the B fell off - priceless!

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks for the mid-week fun, LD. It is very scary that people like this have no clue about, well, anything. And even though you said this was not about politics, it does explain the mess in Washington. All these people do vote and they are clueless about that, too.

Crystal Collier said...

LOL! I'm loving those epic fails. Some days we just don't use our brains, eh?

LD Masterson said...

Murees - There's some strange stuff floating around the gene pool.

Julie - Once upon a time, I did technical user support. The ones in this post were tame.

Maria - Or worse, that you won't see them coming.

DL - And they're reproducing.

Susan G/K - He could write a book but no one would believe him.

Carol - Thank you. It seems appropriate sometimes.

Stacy - She'd obviously been watching female detectives on TV. You know, the ones chasing bad guys while wearing 5 inch heels.

Lexa - Thanks! And a great week to you, too.

Alex - Remember Hot L Baltimore?

Maryann - Sadly, very true.

Crystal - Some days I like to just leave mine at home. *grin*

Robin said...

Those pictures... aacchh. The one that bothers me the most is the lady just pouring the gas on her car. I cannot figure it out. Why would anyone do that? Did we miss part two when she pulled out her lighter and set the thing on fire? I know I have blonde moments, but I simply can't imagine forgetting how to put the gas into the car.

Loved the thought for the day. Vague. I like it.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Thanks again for the smiles. Yeah, those pics.

Al Diaz said...

The aww moment certainly got me. I'm still awwww in my mind.

All these people... geez! They make for a good laughter but also wonder how some of them have managed to stay alive so long. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a total aw. Pugs are so sad.

mooderino said...

I can think of a few singers who would benefit greatly from holding the mic that way.

Jemi Fraser said...

It's report card season here - I'll have to share the thought for the day with our staff!!! :)

Some people terrify me!

LD Masterson said...

Robin - Maybe knowing how to fill the gas tank should be part of the driving test for getting a license.

Donna - You're very welcome.

Al - I knew you'd like that aw. Dragons have soft hearts.

Diane - That little guy breaks my heart.

mood - LOL. You're right. So can I.

Jemi - It would be kinder.

Kaye George said...

MUCH laughing at these! Very good ones this week. said...

Damn b*tch!
Sorry, I got a little emotional over that last photo.

Smiles and cheer!

Margo said...

A little scary, but I loved the heartfelt songstress with her backward mike!

LD Masterson said...

Kaye - Yay! The laughter is what I'm aiming for.

Robyn - Oh dear, I was just hoping for an "aw". But I understand.

Margo - If I ever got forcing into doing karaoke, I'd need to do that.

Sherry Ellis said...

I really have to wonder how some people even survive.

Anonymous said...

These gave me a much needed giggle! Thanks!

Margo Kelly said...

Oh. My. Gosh. You made me laugh so hard! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. :)

farawayeyes said...

I try to be vague and it's not always on purpose.

Being knows (more often than not) as a dumb blonde, I can relate to that poor girl with the microphone. Sad, isn't it? but don't worry I haven't voted in years.

LD Masterson said...

Sherry - Yup. It's a puzzler.

Catherine - My pleasure.

Margo - You're welcome. You're welcome. You're welcome. ;}

farawayeyes - Rats. Then we can't blame the mess in Washington on you.

Heather Holden said...

LOL, love that "B fell off" one. And aww, that poor pug...

~Sia McKye~ said...

I love the one with the umbrella unopened on his head, lol!

Call center quips made me chuckle--take it from me, there really are people out there too stupid to live and reason just like this. *shakes my head*

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Mike Keyton said...

Gulp, I had to look for ages before I worked out what was wrong with the Karaoke picture...and worse, I almost empathised with the computer guy hoping for a 'fix' with putting his clock back. It's time for a stiff drink - or maybe that's causing the problem in the first place :)

Linda G. said...

LOL! Re the girl holding the microphone: I'd sound better if I held it that way. ;)

Arlee Bird said...

Stupidity has no bounds but thankfully it sure can be entertaining.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

alexia said...

Hmmm... I can do dumb stuff sometimes but those are all pretty special. I think that guy's umbrella must have been broken, or he was quite lazy. As for the computer... you can't turn back the clock but you can do a system restore to a previous date - I've done that before.

LD Masterson said...

Heather - Don't you want to hug him and make it all better?

Sia - The umbrella one made no sense. How can you not think to open it?

Mike - Yup, alcohol may certainly have been involved in some of these.

Linda G. - Oh, me too. Definitely.

Lee - So true.

Alexia - Aw, you went and got technical on us. Actually, there are a number of ways to restore deleted files. (I was a techno-weenie in my previous life.)

LD Masterson said...

Heather - Don't you want to hug him and make it all better?

Sia - The umbrella one made no sense. How can you not think to open it?

Mike - Yup, alcohol may certainly have been involved in some of these.

Linda G. - Oh, me too. Definitely.

Lee - So true.

Alexia - Aw, you went and got technical on us. Actually, there are a number of ways to restore deleted files. (I was a techno-weenie in my previous life.)

Clarissa Draper said...

Awesome. I can never choose a favorite because they are all so funny. The woman filling up her car is classic though.

LD Masterson said...

Clarissa - I'm glad you enjoyed them. But I thought the woman with the gas pump was scary. *grin*