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    The Number Must Have Popsicled Into Their Head

    , | New Zealand | Coworkers, Employees, Extra Stupid

    (I am eight at the time. I go to the gas station retailer to buy two popsicles, which cost 99c each. I have a “buy one get one free” card for the popsicles, but when I buy two I am charged $1.98. I thought there was an increase in price so I just leave, but I mention it to my dad in the car.  My dad tells me off and makes me go back in to the cashier with the receipt.)

    Me: “Um. Excuse me, how much is this popsicle?”

    Cashier #1: “99c.”

    Me: *startled* “Then why did I get charged $1.98?”

    Cashier #1: “Because you bought two.”

    Me: “But I have a ‘get one free’ card!”

    Cashier #1: “Okay, I’ll try again.” *points to popsicle #1* “This popsicle is 99c.”

    Me: “Okay…”

    Cashier #1: “And you get this one:” *points to popsicle 2* “…for free.”

    Me: “Yes…?”

    Cashier #1: “So the price is $1.98.”

    Me: “Huh?”

    (Cashier #2, beside Cashier #1, overhears the entire conversation and interjects.)

    Cashier #2: “Here, son, I’ll fix it for you…”

    (Cashier #1 remained confused after I left the store with my change.)

    Wasn’t In The Top Percentile Of Her Class

    | Cardiff, Wales, UK | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid, Math & Science

    (My mother goes into a store and buys a pair of leggings. In addition to being on sale, there is a further 10% off.)

    Employee: “The sale prices are not in the tills, so we have to work out the prices manually.”

    (She started typing into a calculator. My mother thought she was doing something else, but then she realised that this girl actually needed a calculator to figure out 10% of £3.00.)

    Queens Of The Wrong Age

    | USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, Musical Mayhem

    (It’s the end of the day and I have ‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk playing on my MP3 player loud enough to be heard by my coworker.)

    Coworker: *gets all excited hearing the music* “I love Queen!”

    Me: *face-palm*

    You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

    , | Baton Rouge, LA, USA | Coworkers, Extra Stupid, History

    (It is a quiet evening and all of us who are on shift are good friends, so we are chatting. Someone mentions having read something weird online, and I laugh.)

    Me: “Makes me think of that quote that goes something like, ’75% of what you read online is made up. Abraham Lincoln.’”

    Coworker #1: “…but, they didn’t have the Internet when Abraham Lincoln was around.”

    Me: “Exactly!”

    Coworker #1: “So how could he have said it?”

    (Everyone else had immediately understood the joke, and several try to get him to understand it.)

    Coworker #2: “That’s why it’s funny! Abraham Lincoln couldn’t/ have said it, so it’s pointing out that stuff online isn’t always believable.”

    Coworker #1: “But… why would it say Abraham Lincoln said it? He wasn’t around!”

    (We all finally give up and continue on with what we were doing. About an hour later, the penny finally drops.)

    Coworker #1: “Oh! It means the Internet isn’t reliable because Abraham Lincoln could never have known about the Internet so someone obviously made up that he said it!”

    (He proceeded to laugh at the joke. We all couldn’t help but join in.)

    Must Have Missed THAT Referendum

    | London, England, UK | Employees, Extra Stupid, Geography, Tourists & Travel

    (I’m on vacation and am going through border control in London. I’m spending three days in London then heading to Dublin, Ireland for a week.)

    Border Agent: “What is the purpose of your visit?”

    Me: “Holiday.”

    Border Agent: “How long are you staying?”

    Me: “Three days.”

    Border Agent: “Only three days? Where are you going after that?”

    Me: “I’m flying to Dublin, Ireland three days from now and then I’ll be there for seven days.”

    Border Agent: “You’re going to Ireland? So you’re staying in the UK for ten days, not three.”

    Me: “Oh, I’m sorry. I’m not going to Northern Ireland. I’m going to the Republic of Ireland… the country. So I’ll only be in the United Kingdom for three days. Then the country of Ireland for seven.”

    Border Agent: *suddenly angry* “No! Ireland is part of the UK! If you’re flying to Ireland, you’ll still be in the UK! You Americans don’t know anything.”

    Me: *giving up* “Whatever. Yes, I’ll be here for ten days.”

    Border Agent: *friendly again* “Okay! Enjoy your holiday!”


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