Category: Extra Stupid


Don’t Want To Cause A Latte Trouble, Part 2

| Cambridge, England, UK | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I go into a branch of a well known coffee shop.)

Me: “Tall black decaf, please.”

Barista: “Black decaf what?”

Me: “Tall black decaf coffee, please.”

Barista: “Yeah, but what kind of coffee? Cappuccino, latte?”

(I was tempted to ask for a black cappuccino but she seemed confused enough already.)

Don’t Want To Cause A Latte Trouble


Has Only Salad Between Their Ears, Part 2

| BC, Canada | Employees, Extra Stupid, Food & Drink

(I have developed a liking for a meatless wrap offered by a popular fast food chain. I go to get one for lunch.)

Cashier: “What can I get you?”

Me: “I’ll have the Mediterranean veggie wrap, please.”

Cashier: “Crispy or grilled?”

Me: “Sorry?”

Cashier: “Crispy or grilled chicken?”

Me: “Oh, no, I wanted the veggie wrap.”

Cashier: *rolls eyes* “I KNOW. CRISPY OR GRILLED CHICKEN?”

Me: “…”

Cashier: “…OH. Veggie. Right.”

(She didn’t listen to the next guy in line either.)

Has Only Salad Between Their Ears


Not Triple-A Service

| Reading, England, UK | Employees, Extra Stupid

(The delivery man comes to the door with our weekly grocery shopping delivery.)

Delivery Man: “Here are your substitutions. We didn’t have any [Particular Brand] AA batteries so we got you some [Same Brand] AAA size batteries instead.”

Me: “Well, that won’t do at all.”

Delivery Man: “What do you mean, won’t do at all?”

Me: “Well, they won’t. We have a lot of decorative clocks and they all have the same generic off-the-shelf standard movement powered by a single AA-size 1.5v battery. An AAA battery is a completely different size from an AA battery. It doesn’t fit what we want to use them for.”

Delivery Man: “What, so, you mean you want me to take them back?”

Me: “Yes, please. And you might want to take back the message to the store that they have a training opportunity to teach the staff that you can’t substitute AAA batteries for AA ones. A different make of the same size, yes, but not a different size. That’s just, well…” *trying not to say “witlessly stupid”*

Delivery Man: *crossly* “Well, don’t shoot the messenger!”


Becomes A Soap Opera Drama

| IL, USA | Extra Stupid, Rude & Risque

(I work as a correctional officer. Last night, a sink in one of the blocks was clogged, so maintenance had to fix it.)

Maintenance Guy: “Got it cleared; it was a bar of soap.”

Me: *to the two inmates in the block* “Don’t drop the soap!”


Credit Us With Some Common Sense, Part 2

| Tampa, FL, USA | Employees, Extra Stupid

(I work in the quality department of a call center for a large bank that has branches across the country. This is a one of the calls I listened to:)

Member: “I would like to do a cash advance from my credit card and deposit to my checking.”

Representative: “Okay, is your cash advance on your account?”

Member: “…”

Representative: “Is your cash advance with the bank?”

Member: “Transfer me to the branch; I can’t handle the call center right now.”


Credit Us With Some Common Sense