Todays Email

Ignorance is curable.
Stupidity is not. You decide which is which from
the 6 incidents below.

ONE – Recently, when I went to McDonald’s I saw on the menu that you
could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen
nuggets. “We don’t have half dozen nuggets,” said the teenager at the
counter. “You don’t?” I replied. “We only have six, nine, or twelve,”
was the reply. “So I can’t order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order
six?” “That’s right.” So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets

TWO – I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and
the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up
one of those “dividers” that they keep by the cash register and placed
it between our things so they wouldn’t get mixed. After the girl had
scanned all of my items, she picked up the “divider”, looking it all
over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she
said to me, “Do you know how much this is?” I said to her “I’ve changed
my mind, I don’t think I’ll buy that today.” She said “OK,” and I paid
her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

THREE – A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy
drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she
was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept
asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM “thingy.”

FOUR – I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car.
“Do you need some help?” I asked. She replied, “I knew I should have
replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can’t get into my car.
Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store)
would have a battery to fit this?” “Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?” I asked.
“No, just this remote thingy,” she answered, handing it
and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the
door, I replied, “Why don’t you drive over there and check about the
batteries. It’s a long walk.”

FIVE – Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day
she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, “I’m almost out of
typing paper. What do I do?” “Just use copier machine paper,” the
secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank
piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five “blank” copies.

SIX – A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs
to take her kid to the emergency room, t he kid was eating ants. The
dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine,
the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer….. Dispatcher: Rush
him in to emergency!

Life is tough…

it’s tougher if you’re stupid.”