Idiot Sightings

WANA: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

This came to me in a recent email, and it was so funny I just had to share it with you. Hope you enjoy.


I handed the teller @ my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00. I said "May I have large bills, please"

She looked at me and said "I’m sorry sir, all the bills are the same size."

When I got up off the floor I tried to explain it to her.


When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. ‘Hey,’ I announced to the technician, ‘it’s open!’

His reply: ‘I know. I already got that side.

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton , MS *


We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower.

He shook his head and said, ‘Lady, you need a 1/4 horsepower.’

I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4.

He said, ‘NO, it’s not. Four is larger than two.’

We haven’t used Sears repair since.**


My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter.

She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’ I said, ‘Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.โ€™

She sighed and went to get the manager, who asked me to repeat my request.

I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said ‘We’re sorry but we could not do that kind of thing.’ The clerk then proceeded to give me back $1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD’s. Better yet go to Burger King


I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: ‘Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore..’


My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’

He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.


I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, ‘Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?’

To which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?’

He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’


The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red.

Appalled, she responded, ‘What on earth are blind people doing driving?!’


At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker who was leaving the company due to ‘downsizing,’ our manager commented cheerfully, ‘This is fun. We should do this more often.’


I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn’t understand why her system would not turn on.


My Dad was in the hospital in NYC, my Mom and I decided to take a break and go out for a cup of coffee. We went for a walk and found a small shop. We both ordered coffee, my Mom asking that hers be black. The server went behind the counter, looked all around, then into the kitchen. When he returned, he very apologetically told her that he was sorry, the only coffee they had was brown.


STAY ALERT! They walk among us, they breed… and they VOTE!


clip_image001David N. Walker is a Christian father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years as a health insurance agent. Most of that career was spent in Texas, but for a few years he traveled many other states. He started writing about 20 years ago, and has six unpublished novels to use as primers on how NOT to write fiction. Since his retirement from insurance a few years ago, he has devoted his time to helping Kristen Lamb start Warrior Writersโ€™ Boot Camp and trying to learn to write a successful novel himself.


About David N. Walker

David N. Walker is a Christian husband, father and grandfather, a grounded pilot and a near-scratch golfer who had to give up the game because of shoulder problems. A graduate of Duke University, he spent 42 years in the health insurance industry, during which time he traveled much of the United States. He started writing about 20 years ago and has been a member and leader in several writers' groups. Christianity 101: The Simplified Christian Life, the devotional Heaven Sent and the novella series, Fancy, are now available in paperback and in Kindle and Nook formats, as well as through Smashwords and Kobo. See information about both of these by clicking "Books" above.
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19 Responses to Idiot Sightings

  1. Christy says:

    Hehe this is great, I laughed and shook my head that yes these people do walk amongst us! ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Donna Newton says:

    I love these. And I thought I was stupid on occassion!


  3. Hilarious. I love real life stories.


  4. Catie Rhodes says:

    Though I want to believe these are just jokes (and untrue) some of them have the unfortunate ring of truth. Ugh.


  5. Jillian Dodd - Glitter, Bliss and Perfect Chaos says:

    i really like these!! Funny.


  6. Ray Yanek says:

    Man, I needed this laugh this morning. Thanks for posting. And I’ve had that same experience that happened at the McDonald’s. I’m not going to tell you what side of the counter I was on though!


  7. fuonlyknew says:

    I needed that! I always try to start my day with laughter. The good feeling carries through the day! Thanks for taking the time to put this together.


  8. susielindau says:


    Here’s one that happened to me.

    We have a warehouse in Denver where we sell $20 parking spaces for Bronco games. Danny and I hold these humongous signs waving them around to get fans to come into the lot. All the free spots have to be taken before we can fill ours.
    One time three guys walked by and said, “How much are you charging?”
    I said, “$20.00!”
    They cracked up laughing and said, “Yah, Duh, you have a huge sign in your hand.”
    The rest of the season they parked farther away for free and giggled every time they passed by.
    I really got set up for that one….


  9. Thanks for the laugh on this Friday morning. ๐Ÿ™‚


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