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    Category: Extra Stupid

    Lacks The Power For The Job

    | AB, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid, Technology

    (My husband is at a home improvement store which will cut for free tile you purchase from them.)

    Tile Cutter: “This machine is great! It’s about $750, but we’ll cut your tile for free with it right in front of you! It’s so cool!”

    (He turns the saw on and immediately uses the saw to cut through its own power cord, shutting it off and creating a burning smell.)

    Tile Cutter: “Um… We’ll call you when your tile’s ready.”

    Giving You The Ringaround Runaround

    | TN, USA | Crazy Requests, Employees, Extra Stupid

    (I walk up to the front counter of a hotel which is hosting a convention I’m going to. They aren’t busy and there are multiple employees there.)

    Me: “Hi, I’d like to get a room for tonight, please.”

    Employee: “Do you have a reservation?”

    Me: “Nope.”

    Employee: “Okay, we can’t get you a room here. Walk further into the lobby, turn down that hall, and at the end there is a red phone. You have to pick up the phone and call us from that.”

    Me: “What?”

    Employee: “You have to call us on the phone. We can’t give you a room at the desk.”

    Me: “So, I have to walk away from you, use your hotel’s phone to call you, who is currently standing right in front of me, to get a room.”

    Employee: “Yup!”

    (They really made me walk around the corner to call them to get a room. Most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Haven’t been back.)

    Brain At A Low Dollar Value

    | Winchester, VA, USA | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Money

    (I’m at a well known pet store looking at fish since I have recently upgraded my aquarium. I notice that one of the fish that I’m looking at is currently running under a 5 for $5 deal with the store card.)

    Me: “Okay. So I think I’ll go ahead and get some of these since they’re 5 for $5. But I want 10.”

    Employee: “What? No. You can’t do that. It’s 5 for $5. Not 10 for $5.”

    Me: “I understand that. I want 10 fish for $10.”

    Employee: “No! It’s only 5 for $5! You can’t do 10 for $10!”

    Me: “Just go ahead and give me 10. Let’s just see what happens at the registers.”

    (Sure enough when we go to the registers, I am right and I get my 10 for $10. She seems extremely confused by this.)

    Employee: “I really didn’t know it worked like that.”

    The Mis-appliance Of Science

    | AR, USA | Bosses & Owners, Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

    (A coworker has set a piece of milled rail down so that it might have been resting against another piece of metal. My boss, not wanting the rail damaged, told my coworker to move it).

    Coworker: “It ain’t even touching!”

    Boss: “Yes, it is. Look.” *points to the rail* “It’s chemistry. If that rail’s going that way, and this is that way, they’re touching right there.”

    Coworker: “No, that would be physics.”

    Boss: *looking confused* “The h***’s physics got to do with this? That’s like out there with Pluto.”

    Me: “No, that would be astronomy.”

    Boss: “The other Pluto.”

    Me: *realizing he meant Plato* “That’s philosophy.”

    Failed The Phone Interview

    | Chicago, IL, USA | Extra Stupid, Job Seekers, Lazy/Unhelpful

    (Each department in the hotel where I work offers a temporary management training position that, once you complete it, lets you transfer to a management position in any hotel in the chain with openings. One of my coworkers, who is known for being very childlike and constantly using his cell phone — which is not allowed — applied for the position.)

    Coworker: “I didn’t get the management job.”

    Me: *inaudibly* “I didn’t think you would.”

    Coworker: “They should have given it to me! They gave it to somebody who doesn’t even work here! I already know this job! I told the general manager of the hotel in my interview that I could do my whole job while having a conversation on my phone at the same time!”

    Me: “Wait a minute. You told the general manager that you’re on your phone while you’re supposed to be working?”

    Coworker: *nodding enthusiastically and grinning* “Yeah!”

    Me: “And you don’t know why you didn’t get the job?!”

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