Sightings of the stupid
Posted by sri on February 23, 1998 at 06:18:57:

We should all be on the look out for people in our Company who do things like

Sightings of the Stupid ---

Sighting #1:
I was busy writing some computer program for one of my classes and my
roommate asked me if he could use my coffee maker. I said, "sure." The
next thing I hear is, "Hey, where do you put the coffee?" I turn to
see that he has filled the filter basket with water and is
(unsuccessfully) trying to keep the water in the basket by plugging
the hole at the bottom with his finger. He and the floor are both
covered with water.

Sighting #2:
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate, when the airport
employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your
knowledge?" I said, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I
know?" He smiled and nodded knowingly, "That's why we ask."

Sighting #3:
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it is safe to cross the
street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of
mine, when she asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained
that it signals to blind people when the light is red. She responded,
appalled, "What on earth are blind people doing DRIVING???"

Sighting #4: At a goodbye lunch for an old and dear co-worker who is
leaving the company due to "rightsizing," our manager spoke up and
said, "This is fun. We should have lunch like this more often." Not
another word was spoken. We just looked at each other like deer
staring into the headlights of an approaching truck.

Sighting #5:
I worked with an Induhvidual who plugged her power strip back into
itself and for the life of her could not understand why her system
would not turn on.

Sighting #6 (a rare "double sighting"):
A friend had a brilliant idea for saving disk space. He thought if he
put all his Microsoft Word documents into a tiny font they'd take up
less room. When he told me I was with another friend. She thought it
was a good idea too.

Sighting #7 (from Tech Support):
Tech Support: "How much free space do you have on your hard drive?"
Induhvidual: "Well, my wife likes to get up there on that Internet,
and she downloaded ten hours of free space. Is that enough?"

Sighting #8 (from Tech Support):
Induhvidual: Now what do I do?
Tech Support: What is the prompt on the screen?
Induhvidual: It's asking for "Enter Your Last Name."
Tech Support: Okay, so type in your last name.
Induhvidual: How do you spell that?

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