Category: Extra Stupid


Scratch That Whole Year Off

| ON, Canada | At The Checkout, Employees, Extra Stupid

(I am trying to buy a scratch ticket and because I look my age I’m often asked for my ID. Because I got my driver’s license before I turned 19, it says on the license of the year I turned 19.)

Cashier: “So you’re not 19 until April…”

Me: *confused* “No, I’m 20 in…”

Cashier: *confused look*

Me: “I was born in 1996.”

Cashier: “S***, forgot it’s 2016.”

(So not only did she get my birth month wrong, but also the year, and the fact I needed to be only 18 to buy a scratch ticket. Impressive.)


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!”