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Old September 16 2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Don't show me how stupid you are because I don't want to see it because I DON'T CARE, so go show someone who cares!

Like the idiot who speeds to cut in front of you only to stop and turn into a driveway when you are going straight.

Or the person who says to you "If someone else jumped off a bridge, would you do it to?" Why would someone be stupid enough to ask that in the first place?


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Old September 16 2014, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Imagine being the Intellectual Gift to Mankind (Genetically Enhanced) and finding out (too late) you were only thinking Two-Dimensionally...

...pretty stupid...
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Old September 16 2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

LordMudd wrote: View Post

Or the person who says to you "If someone else jumped off a bridge, would you do it to?" Why would someone be stupid enough to ask that in the first place?
Because they've just witnessed you doing something stupid enough to wonder if you would?
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Old September 16 2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Oh look Locutus it's one of those discussion threads you were pining over.
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Old September 16 2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

*grabs popcorn, and a stiff drink for Locutus*
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Old September 16 2014, 09:58 PM   #6
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

How about the people who look at me in my work hat, work apron, work shirt, work shoes, and then go DO YOU WORK HERE?!?!?

No, dumbass, I'm just into really weird fashion statements. #doublefacepalm
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Old September 16 2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
How about the people who look at me in my work hat, work apron, work shirt, work shoes, and then go DO YOU WORK HERE?!?!?

No, dumbass, I'm just into really weird fashion statements. #doublefacepalm
I get the same thing.
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Old September 16 2014, 11:44 PM   #8
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Hell, I get it and I look nothing like the people working in the store!

Well-meaning confused person: "Excuse me, do you work here?"
Me: "Umm... no. Why would you think I work here? I'm wearing a pink My Little Pony shirt, a pair of khaki shorts, carrying a shopping basket, and this is a Target."

Usually the response is "you looked like you knew what you were doing," which is both a compliment and a sad statement on retail service.
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Old September 16 2014, 11:52 PM   #9
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

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Usually the response is "you looked like you knew what you were doing,"
The response to that is obvious: "Move 'zig'. For great justice!"
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Old September 17 2014, 12:39 AM   #10
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

How about putting paper cups upside down in a cup dispener for a water cooler? That design hasn't changed in decades and how in the world do you get the cups out? This is nature's way of lettign them know they're dumb.

Or these ladies that have been using the same creamer in a box for YEARS. Its got a panel on the bottom that you can open to dispense the little plastic containers. So, what's the solution when you get a new box of the exact same thing? Why, rip the fucking top open and ignroe the perforated line that was used last time and the time before that and the times before that as well; just rip the fucking thing open like a dumbass.




This driver's solution in moderately heavy traffic was to floor is across two lanes, over the painted lines and cut a driver off. No, not wait for it to clear; no, not go on ahead and take a side street that leads back to that road and make it there safely.


Or thinking that Guam will become so top heavy that it will capsize and sink.


In regards to jumping off a cliff -- that reminds me of a favorite Dilbert comic:
http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Jump%20Off%20Cliff
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Old September 17 2014, 01:06 AM   #11
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

J. Allen wrote: View Post
Hell, I get it and I look nothing like the people working in the store!

Well-meaning confused person: "Excuse me, do you work here?"
Me: "Umm... no. Why would you think I work here? I'm wearing a pink My Little Pony shirt, a pair of khaki shorts, carrying a shopping basket, and this is a Target."

Usually the response is "you looked like you knew what you were doing," which is both a compliment and a sad statement on retail service.
After I had been using a cane a few years (and wearing better clothes), I was browsing in a book chain store one day and got asked that question. I don't know about you, but I've never seen a salesperson using a cane in any store.

In answer to topic question, some people are so stupid, they prove it to the entire world for all eternity by posting online.
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Old September 17 2014, 02:32 AM   #12
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

People who ask me if our pork is kosher.

People who ask me how much something costs/where something is when it's [/i]literally right in front of them![/i]

People who assume I can read their mind and make their request simply by either pointing and saying "that one" , giving me the scantest of terms ("a steak", "some hamburger.") Or in many cases just plain pointing, somehow thinking I can a)read their mind and/or b)can see from their perspective in order to know what their finger is pointing out and/or c)can see through the opaque, metal, counter top.)

In short, work in retail. You meet a LOT of stupid people incapable of thought or making basic decisions where a poor one simply means an unsatisfying meal. Seriously, I'd love to see how these people make a *real* purchase like buying a car or a home. Something that actually has a meaning or real impact on their life. Choose the wrong steak? You have a crummy meal.

Buy the wrong home or car? You have years of hassle to deal with in order to potentially get out of it without harming your credit or seriously disrupting your life.
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Old September 17 2014, 02:49 AM   #13
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

Working at a brewery, I get some pretty stupid questions/comments about beer from some of my customers. The other day someone asked me for "my least ale-tasting ale" because he hates ales. I had absolutely no idea what he thought he wanted, and then he said he wanted something like Sierra Nevada...which is a pale ale.

I don't mind if people don't know what they're talking about. I have no problem answering questions and educating people on the product. What bugs me is when people are confident in what they're talking about even though everything they're saying is wrong.

My new favorite thing customers have said: "I don't like brewed beer."
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Old September 17 2014, 03:09 AM   #14
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

I probably shouldn't abuse my status as an authority figure by messing with the kids (it's so FUN!)...but I once convinced a runner that the 1600m race begins with a combat roll. I consider it my crowning achievement in saying ridiculous things with a straight face.
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Old September 17 2014, 03:32 AM   #15
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Re: What people do to show you how stupid they are.

teacake wrote: View Post
Oh look Locutus it's one of those discussion threads you were pining over.
It's like looking through a window into the past.

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