The Meat Of The Problem Is Not The Meat

| Tampere, Finland | At The Checkout, Food & Drink, Ignoring & Inattentive

Me: “Two €2 cheeseburgers please.”

Cashier: “Would you like to have cheese on them?”

Me: “…Yes?”

Doesn’t Get The Message Until Later

| Waldorf, MD, USA | Bizarre/Silly, Ignoring & Inattentive

Me: *answering phone* “Hello, this is [Library]. How can I help you?”

Patron: “Hello, is [Name] there?”

Me: “I’m sorry, there’s nobody here by that name. Can I take a message?”

Patron: “Uh… You said there’s nobody there by the name of [Name]?”

Me: “Yes. Do you want to leave a message?”

Patron: “Uh… no, thank you.” *hangs up*

Me: *hangs up*

(About ten seconds later:)

Me: “Wait…”

To The Fourth Power

| Sweden | Employees, Food & Drink

(Three friends and I go to a restaurant to have some lunch. It so happens that all four of us decide to have the same dish.)

Waiter: “Welcome. What do you want to order?”

Friend #1: “Four [dish].”

Waiter: *to Friend #2* “And what do you want?”