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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
IDIOT SIGHTING #1

My daughter and I went through the McDonalds take-out window and I gave
the clerk a £5 note. Our total was £4.20, so I also handed her a twenty
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
can't do that kind of thing.' The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80
pence in change..
Do not confuse the staff at MacD's.

IDIOT SIGHTING #2

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.
thought for a minute, 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 ,Nr Watford UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #3

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 on
our road. The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I
don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'
Story from Potters Bar , Herts , UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #4

My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried and ordered a taco. She asked
the person behind the counter for 'minimum lettuce.' He said he was sorry,
but they only had iceberg lettuce.
From South Oxhey Herts , UK ...

IDIOT SIGHTING #5

I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an Irish 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 Luton Airport .... UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #6

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I
was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker 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 Counciller employee in Harrow , Middlesex , UK

IDIOT SIGHTING #7

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 drivers
side 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, 'its open!'
His reply, 'I know. I already did that side.'
This was at the Ford dealership in St Albans,Hertfordshire UK .
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Seen this before.
#2
I liked this :)
#3
Most are directors of banking now for the UK.
banned#4
Meadsy4742
Seen this before.


why didn't you post it up?
#5
lol! like it!

Thanks for posting!
#6
I came across one of these last week. I stick all my coppers and silvers in a money jar, and when it's full. I take it to Tesco to stick it in the CoinStar machine. For those of you unfamiliar with CoinStar, it counts up all your change, and you can have it converted to notes - but it takes 9% as a conversion fee. My coins came to £49.81, so when I took the machine printout to the Customer Service desk to get it changed for notes, I gave the cashier a 20 pence piece so she could give me £50 in notes, and a penny. She said "No thank you, we have enough change to give you" and gave me £45 in notes and £4.81 in change - change which I'd been trying to get rid of in the first instance - hence me sticking it in the machine. And the genius thing is, for the 81p I just put straight back in the money jar, I'd paid 90p for that!

...some of 'em just don't think...
#7
SirBargainsALot
I came across one of these last week. I stick all my coppers and silvers in a money jar, and when it's full. I take it to Tesco to stick it in the CoinStar machine. For those of you unfamiliar with CoinStar, it counts up all your change, and you can have it converted to notes - but it takes 9% as a conversion fee. My coins came to £49.81, so when I took the machine printout to the Customer Service desk to get it changed for notes, I gave the cashier a 20 pence piece so she could give me £50 in notes, and a penny. She said "No thank you, we have enough change to give you" and gave me £45 in notes and £4.81 in change - change which I'd been trying to get rid of in the first instance - hence me sticking it in the machine. And the genius thing is, for the 81p I just put straight back in the money jar, I'd paid 90p for that!

...some of 'em just don't think...


I'm not sure which is the greater level of stupidity the Tesco employee in the story or the idiot that pays 9% commission on a service most banks and building society's do for free. :whistling:
#8
SirBargainsALot
I came across one of these last week. I stick all my coppers and silvers in a money jar, and when it's full. I take it to Tesco to stick it in the CoinStar machine. For those of you unfamiliar with CoinStar, it counts up all your change, and you can have it converted to notes - but it takes 9% as a conversion fee. My coins came to £49.81, so when I took the machine printout to the Customer Service desk to get it changed for notes, I gave the cashier a 20 pence piece so she could give me £50 in notes, and a penny. She said "No thank you, we have enough change to give you" and gave me £45 in notes and £4.81 in change - change which I'd been trying to get rid of in the first instance - hence me sticking it in the machine. And the genius thing is, for the 81p I just put straight back in the money jar, I'd paid 90p for that!

...some of 'em just don't think...


lmao

further to this, Natwest Banks have been offering this service too for FREE and add the funds direct to your bank account................................:whistling:
#9
megalomaniac
I'm not sure which is the greater level of stupidity the Tesco employee in the story or the idiot that pays 9% commission on a service most banks and building society's do for free. :whistling:


Alfonse
lmao

further to this, Natwest Banks have been offering this service too for FREE and add the funds direct to your bank account................................:whistling:


lol

:thumbsup:
#10
megalomaniac
I'm not sure which is the greater level of stupidity the Tesco employee in the story or the idiot that pays 9% commission on a service most banks and building society's do for free. :whistling:


But, some banks have a limit on the number of bags you can convert to notes at 1 time. Alliance & Leicester, for example, have a limit of 5 bags, so the most you could convert at 1 time is £100. If you've more than that, you'll need to make multiple trips....
#11
megalomaniac
I'm not sure which is the greater level of stupidity the Tesco employee in the story or the idiot that pays 9% commission on a service most banks and building society's do for free. :whistling:


In all fairness, it is easier to just dump a bucket of change into one of them machines and have it count it all out and spit out a credit note at you instead of counting and sorting it all yourself...
#12
bishibashi
In all fairness, it is easier to just dump a bucket of change into one of them machines and have it count it all out and spit out a credit note at you instead of counting and sorting it all yourself...


Lol, yes thank you bishi...in my defense, I go to Tesco every week anyway, so paying £4 quid odd to change up a jar full of coins is undoubtedly more cost-effective than driving to my nearest town and paying for parking.

...but thanks to the posters who branded me an idiot without any consideration of that...love you too...
#13
civms47
But, some banks have a limit on the number of bags you can convert to notes at 1 time. Alliance & Leicester, for example, have a limit of 5 bags, so the most you could convert at 1 time is £100. If you've more than that, you'll need to make multiple trips....


Natwest don't use bags they have the same style machines, no counting!

This also goes for the machine which can take up to 50 cheques at once and scan them..................technology! wow!
#14
SirBargainsALot
Lol, yes thank you bishi...in my defense, I go to Tesco every week anyway, so paying £4 quid odd to change up a jar full of coins is undoubtedly more cost-effective than driving to my nearest town and paying for parking.

...but thanks to the posters who branded me an idiot without any consideration of that...love you too...


Agreed :thumbsup: I guess for every "idot" out there, there's also a "smart @rse"
#15
And the genius thing is, for the 81p I just put straight back in the money jar, I'd paid 90p for that!

So, 9% of 81p is . . . . . er . . . . . . 90p !!

Do you work in Tesco's ?

lol :whistling:
#16
RealDealSeeker
Agreed :thumbsup: I guess for every "idot" out there, there's also a "smart @rse"


why would you agree if you are a REAL DEAL seeker?!?!?!

hypocrisy?
#17
Bill de Sarce
And the genius thing is, for the 81p I just put straight back in the money jar, I'd paid 90p for that!

So, 9% of 81p is . . . . . er . . . . . . 90p !!

Do you work in Tesco's ?

lol :whistling:


Eh? The actual percentage was something like 9.5p in the pound. Round it up, and last I checked, 10% of 90p was definitely 9p. 90p - 9p = 81p.

I wasn't wrong...confused as to what you're demonstrating?!
#18
SirBargainsALot
Eh? The actual percentage was something like 9.5p in the pound. Round it up, and last I checked, 10% of 90p was definitely 9p. 90p - 9p = 81p.

I wasn't wrong...confused as to what you're demonstrating?!


Ah ha, I read it that you had paid 90p commission for the 81p (I just assumed that you'd typo'd 90p instead of 9P)

Go back to the top of the class . . . . or theseabouts

;-)

oops, thereabouts

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