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Saturday, July 11th, 2009
9:04 pm
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Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
2:18 am
I work in retail. We have a wedding section with rolls of tulle.

Customer 1: "This says it's 100 yards, how many feet is that?"
Me: "300 feet."
Customer 2: "300 feet?? That long?"
Me: "Yep, 1 yard is 3 feet, so 100 yards would be 300 feet."
C2: "Oh, it's 3 feet? That makes more sense."
C1: "No, it's 300 feet."
C2: "What!! How long is that?"
Me: "Uh... a football field."
C2: "Wow!! That's long. You should have a display up or something to show how long that is."
Me: "Well... that would be longer than the store, so it would be pretty hard to do..."
C2: "It's just hard to picture how long that is!"
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
8:50 pm
Today, one of the people in my class told me about a pricelessly stupid question that had been asked in her other class.

"Can you explain the Israel-Pakistan conflict?"

...If you think it's with Pakistan, you need more explanation than was previously expected.
10:40 pm
My sister relayed this tale to me.

During her social studies class (combining history and geography), she got into an argument with her classmates over whether Hitler was involved in WWI or WWII. For the record, my sister knew it was WWII.

The same classmates apparently also thought of WWII as the Japanese invasion. Only. Granted, our country's role in WWII was largely as a country invaded by Japan, but it is unreasonable to think that only Japan was involved in WWII against the Allies.
Friday, April 10th, 2009
7:21 pm
My family owns two computers. One is connected to the printer, one isn't, and both have internet.

My mom wanted me to print something from an email, but at the time I was on the computer not connected to the printer and my sister was using the other computer, so I told her I couldn't print at the moment.

Her response: Okay, then email to the other side (meaning the other computer) and print it.

Right after this she realises: wait, you can reach your email over there too, right?

At least she realised it.
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
8:22 pm
1:37 pm
That's some comparison!
Ill. Gov. tells AP strain is just like Pearl Harbor

That's right, the attacks on Rod Blagojevich are JUST LIKE Pearl Harbor!
Sunday, January 4th, 2009
6:51 pm
I work in a cafe located in a hotel. Naturally, we get all sorts.

Question asked by one of the customers: "Is your orange juice vegetarian?" (emphasis mine)
Friday, October 24th, 2008
1:29 am
There's a customer who comes into my work place fairly frequently. I can't, of course, tell you her real name, but I CAN tell you that she has unofficially changed her name to Arreola. She heard it once and thought it sounded nice. It's in her file, in parenthesis.

I'm thinking of changing my name to Labia Majora.
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
5:14 pm
Taking info from someone's user info is trolling, regardless of how noble your intentions were. Look all you want, but if you mention it here without the person's permission, you will be banned.

In other news, the pizza place next door to my work closed down three months ago. It was a fairly well known place. We are currently running a "get a (coupon for a) free slice of pizza" promotion and have large posters with a slice of pizza on them in the windows.

Every other person who has come in today stops in the lobby and stares blankly, wondering why pizza would be made behind bullet proof glass. It's quite funny.
8:48 am
OK, really, what the &(@# is wrong with my housekeeper? I have told her over and %^*&ing over that the hamper is where the dirty clothes go, yet she continues to pile them on the bench by the door, and the floor by the bench, while the hamper sits empty. I don't even mean that I leave clothes laying around ambiguously: she has actively taken clothing out of the hamper in order to form this pile. Not only that, she continually puts clean, sometimes freshly folded clothes, which I have simply not yet had a chance to put away, off of the table/couch/floor in said pile o' crap. Now, I just found one of my shirts stuffed (as in, crammed to the point of stretching it out) with a bunch of towels and crap as if it were a laundry bag, while my actual laundry bag was laying empty on top of the pile in which I found said shirt. Not to mention said shirt was one those aforementioned clean items which was, though not folded, on a shelf in the bathroom, not the floor.


It's really beyond the point of being able to find the funny. It is seriously baffling, and I am actually in tears and contemplating violence under the force of this frustration and anger. I have to pay for every load of laundry I do with quarters that I don't have a large budget for, and this already quadruples my laundry because it makes the previously clean and folded clothes dirty and wrinkled. And now she's actively ruining clothing that I definitely cannot afford to replace!

I understand that English is not her first language, but I am beginning to think this is beyond language barrier and well into the realm of stupidity, considering I've now told her in Spanish about five thousand times, as well as English, and gone so far as to tell her English-speaking husband when he's happened to accompany her.

This is also on top of the fact that I actually found some of my sheet music books in a trash bag one day when I happened to come home in the middle of her cleaning. Why, you might ask? Because they were on the floor, so that must mean they were trash (nevermind that they had fallen off of a stool where I'd rested them).

If I could actually figure out what day of what week she intended to come each month, or get her to tell me, this problem could be easily solved, as I'd have everything picked up and ready for her to just come in and clean, and she wouldn't have to actually worry about any of my belongings.

ARGH! Honestly, I'd rather she were just stealing from me. At least then I would know things weren't being just flat out wasted.

If I could fire her, I would.

ETA: It has been brought to my attention that people are, apparently, not allowed to check my user_info to find this out (and frankly, I don't really blame them for not doing so, regardless), so I'll put it here to stave off any further wank:

1) I have a brain injury stemming from a pituitary tumor, and surgeries I've had as a result of said tumor.
2) I live in an assistive/rehabilitative facility specifically designed for people with brain injuries.
3) I am on a fixed income (social security) but live in a state where the limits on level of income in regard to being able to receive things like food stamps are very low.
4) I'm sorry for not spelling all of this out in the original post. I was, as indicated by the mood icon I chose, rather less than rational at the time.
5) I do not recall deleting any comments, but I also did not realize that it was against the rules to do so, and given some of the comments I received and my mood at the time, I wouldn't put it past myself to have done so.

Current Mood: homicidal
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
11:31 am
So I have a really dumb neighbor. She and her husband went out with my dad last night and they got talking about the upcoming election. Here are some of the attributes she thinks are requirements for the presidency of the United States:

- Must be at least 52 years of age.
- Must have served in the armed forces.
- Must be white, Anglo-Saxon.

Did I mention that she's (second-generation American) Cuban and has served in the Marines herself?

She's also one of those people who believes that Obama is a Muslim.
Friday, September 5th, 2008
2:14 pm
This isn't exactly stupid, but I found it kind of annoying.

So today in my Spanish II class, we have a new student from Malaysia who doesn't speak very good english. The teacher calls her up to her desk to get her arranged for class and stuff. She opens her mouth and speaks and that catches the attention of this irritating little girl that sits next to me in that class.
Because of her unusual accent she asks her: "Hey, where do you come from?"
The Malaysian girl doesn't say anything or even look at her, but it wasn't in a rude way at all, she just didn't hear her apparently.
The girl who asked her the question goes: "I can't believe she ignored me!"
Another girl asks her and does grab her attention and tells her.
This proceeds the other girl to go: "I don't like her, she ignored me but talked to you."

Well that's very mature of you.
Thursday, August 7th, 2008
9:58 pm
Newbie, first post :)

I recently caught up with a girl I went to primary school with. I asked her how things are and what's new, as you do. Her response?

"Good, I have a daughter now. Her name's Paige. I also have a half-son."

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
12:54 am
"No, 0.0001 is less than 0." - A student in Buttface's programming class.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
10:09 pm
My fiancee's car is off the road and parked at her mother's because we can't afford insurance on 2 cars right now. She took the plates off it the other day and she told us that she took them off because she didn't want us getting charged for excise tax.

She thought that having the plates on the car caused you to get charged. Not registering the plates or getting insurance or legally driving the car, just the act of like screwing them onto the car somehow magically caused the registry to mail you a bill.

Mmmhmm.. They have magic detectors that tell them when you attach the plate to the car!
Thursday, June 12th, 2008
10:09 pm
Finally... I can say "lolocaust".
more coworker lawls.

Background: I asked for one of our managers, ("Where's our favourite Jewish manager?") who has a very Jewish last name. She wasn't aware that you can often tell Jewish people by their last names. I explained that his last name was very Jewish.

Her: "But, he can't be Jewish! He's from Germany."
(I give her a blank stare)
Her: "Jewish people don't come from Germany. They come from Jew... uh.. Jewi.. Where do Jewish people come from?"
Me: "They can come from all over..."
Her: "There aren't any Jewish people in Germany or anything like that"
Me: "Um. World War II?"
Her: "What about it?"
Me: "The Jewish people in Germany, Poland, etc...?"
Her: "Those are Germans and Pollocks"
Me: "The Warsaw Ghetto?! The Holocaust!?"
Her: "What was the Holocaust about? We didn't learn anything about that in school".
Me: "In history class. You're trying to tell me you didn't learn about the war in history? In Canadian history. You have got to be kidding me"
Her: "Jewish people had something to do with the Holocaust?"
(I facepalm) "Hitler's ethnic cleansing? The Aryans? This doesn't ring a bell?"
Her: "What's Aryan?"

I had to leave. I could not stand there any longer.
6:27 pm
Water fun!
Last week after water aerobics, I was swimming laps when I heard a girl shriek. I stopped and looked around. There was a young girl (20-25ish) who was saying "It's ruined!" over and over again. A woman near her asked her what was going on and I heard her telling the woman that she'd purchased some waterproof earphones so she could listen to music while she swims.

"They don't work!" she yelled. As I got closer to her I saw she was holding an iPod and shaking it.

Yep, you guessed it. She bought waterproof earphones to use on her regular ol' iPod. One of the girls who works there was walking through and said "Oh, that sucks. How big was it?"

"80 gigs"

Gooooodbye $300. This silly bint thought if she put waterproof headphones on her iPod, it would work. I felt so bad for her, but still... stooopid.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
6:21 am
Sunday, June 1st, 2008
8:28 pm
I was at the bookstore with my cousin last week. I was looking at some historical fiction and made a stupid remark on my ability to name the US presidents in order. She commented that, until her government class her senior year (in high school, she was 17), she thought that Lincoln had come right after Washington, like Lincoln was the second president. What?
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