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Stupidity, The World Over

Have you ever just questioned humanity? We spotted some idiots and thought we would share our shocking experiences.

IDIOT SIGHTING No1

My daughter and I went to the McDonald’s checkout to pay our bill and I gave the clerk a £5 note. Our total bill was £4.20, so I also handed her a 20 pence 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, and he handed me back the 20 pence and said ‘We’re sorry but we do not do that kind of thing.’ The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change. Do not confuse the clerks at MacDonald’s in  St Albans, Hertfordshire.!!

IDIOT SIGHTING No2

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 moment, 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 and he said, ‘NOOO, it’s not. Four is larger than two.’

We haven’t used Garador repair since. Happened in  Moor  Park , near  Watford .

IDIOT SIGHTING No3

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 from our road. The reason: ‘Too many deer are being hit by cars on this stretch of road! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing, any-more.’ Story from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

IDIOT SIGHTING No 4

My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried Chicken 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, Hertfordshire.

IDIOT SIGHTING No 5

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.’

Happened at Luton Airport

IDIOT SIGHTING No 6

The traffic light on the corner buzzes when the lights turn red and it is safe to cross the road. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged friend 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 Council employee in  St Albans , Hertfordshire. (And she’s NOT blonde)

IDIOT SIGHTING No7

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 Driver’s 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, ‘it’s open!’ His reply: ‘I know. I already did that side.’

This was at the Ford dealership in  St Albans , Hertfordshire.

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About the author

Geniene Preston

I have travelled the world – almost 82 countries and has been in publishing since 2003. Before that I was an IT Project manager for over 20 years and woke up one day to the realisation that actually all I wanted to do was write. So I started my first magazine Style in IT which was, in essence, a newsletter. But I loved it and I started my own mouthpiece SA Commuter. I re-invented myself once Smart phones became popular and learnt Social Media so that I could be a pro at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now I could have fun instantly! My world has grown and includes reviews and with over 49000 followers on Trip Advisor I am in the top 1% of reviewers in South Africa. I am a true South African and a love of Johannesburg has kept me here since 1981. My stories are real and I love people and history! Now I publish Anytime Magazine in print and online as well as my blog, sacommuter.com

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