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    Recently, when I went to McDonald's I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

    "We don't have half dozen nuggets," said the teenager at the counter.

    "You don't?" I replied.

    "We only have six, nine, or twelve," was the reply.

    " So I can't order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?"

    "That's right." So I shook my head and ordered six Mc Nuggets.

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    I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those "dividers" that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn't get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the "divider," looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, "Do you know how much this is?"

    I said to her "I've changed my mind, I don't think I'll buy that today."

    She said "OK," and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

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    A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM "thingy."

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    I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car. "Do you need some help?" I asked.

    She replied, "I knew I should have replaced the battery to this door remote. Now I can't get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?"

    "Hmmm, I dunno. Do you have an alarm, too?" I asked.

    "No, just this remote thingy," she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, "Why don't you drive over there and check about the batteries. It's a long walk."

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    Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, "I'm almost out of typing paper. What do I do?"

    "Just use copier machine paper," the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five "blank" copies.

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    My neighbor works in the operations department in the central office of a large bank. Employees in the field call him when they have problems with their computers. One night he got a call from a woman in one of the branch banks who had this question: "I've got smoke coming from the back of my terminal. Do you guys have a fire downtown?"

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    Police in Radnor, Pa., interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.

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    "Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid."

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    Amazing isn't it? I suspect the dumbing down of society is making headway.
    Travelin' Man

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." -- unknown

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    1 - Recently, when I went ....
    2 - I was checking out at ....
    3 - When I inquired as to what she was doing ....
    4 - I recently saw a distraught young lady ....
    5 - Several years ago, we had an ....
    6 - My neighbor works in the ....

    I am sorry Sandra but, except for the "lie detector" one, I see that in the other 6 you're involved somehow, I wonder how do you managed to find all those 6 geniuses in one lifetime.


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    I have actually repaired a PC with a Jammed Credit card in it. Actually there were three.

    I think their baby did it.

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    Now this is true, I went to Walmart to buy a new vcr,in electronics, I asked the guy where they where, he didn't know, then when I found one, I asked him if it needed a head cleaner,like my old one, he said I don't know what the hell vcr means, I told him it means very coiled receiver.My sister worked as manager of a flower shop, she had a new clerk to break in, after about 2 weeks, she felt the girl could check people out, they were running a sale on small flower arrangements for $1.00
    the first day on the register, a man and woman came to her, wanted to know why the newbie wanted to charge them $100.00, the answer they got was "that's what the register said.She also complained to my sister, that when she took her car for an estimate on damages, all they kept telling her was the price of parts and labor, and she didn't know cars had parts and labor, the others in the store nicknamed her "Goldie Hawn", when she kept riding around the parking lot,they asked why, "my favorite song is on the radio", when told the radio plays when she is parked, she just said "oh"
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mr. Sal:
    I am sorry Sandra but, except for the "lie detector" one, I see that in the other 6 you're involved somehow, I wonder how do you managed to find all those 6 geniuses in one lifetime. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    UHM,

    You never know what you will see or hear in Arkansas!



    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mikey The Geek:
    I have actually repaired a PC with a Jammed Credit card in it. Actually there were three.

    I think their baby did it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thats what they want you to think!

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    These are the ones I've heard of from people working at the helpdesk.

    Someone was so excited about the free coffee mug holder that came with her PC.
    Everytime you press that tiny button on the CPU, a flat tray with a circle appears for you to put your coffee mug.

    Another person complained that the computer couldn't scan in the document. When our guys went over, she demonstrated. Putting the paper on the screen and hitting the enter button.

    Another one was complaining that her mouse wouldn't work. She was using the screen as a mouse pad.

    There was a floppy disk drive that had to be replaced yet again. Someone jammed it with.. can't remember what it was, but it certainly wasn't a floppy.

    These people make sure there will always be job openings at IT help desks.

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    in our society there are two groups...

    1&gt; THOSE WITH A CLUE
    2&gt; THE CLUELESS...`

    unfortunatly the clueless are the majority... we have caused this... because of our actions... (inaction)

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    that's my2cents, 'cuz I'm a legend in my own mind....

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    I thnk the dumbing down of American society is mostly due to a societal lack of demand for intellectual excellence plus people watching too much television and video and not reading enough books, magazines and newspapers.

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    I run a hosting biz and I had a client once having trouble setting up his website.

    I visited the site and got the welcome to blahlbah.com this is a placeholder.

    I told him he needed to replace the index.html file with one of his own.

    He said he had and I FTPed to the server to check. And he was right. He had uploaded.
    "blahblah.com.index.html"

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    Looks like another banner year of problems in the voting booth...
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    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    In the days of 5.25" floppies it was quite common when "insert disk #2 into a:" came up on the screen that people would not realise that you needed to remove disk #1 first.

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    Talking about floppy disks - when the standard was changing from 5 1/4 to 3 1/2 disks, Pegasus (the accounting software people) were sending out upgrades on 5 1/4 unless specifically asked for 3 1/2. One customer had 3 'faulty' upgrade disks - eventually the helpdesk discovered the customer was cutting the disks with scissors to fit them in the slot!

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    Okay. True story, so help me. I'm telling this one on myself.

    I was in training as a word processing operator and I was picking it up very fast and getting a little puffed up with pride. On the second day of the program I pressed a wrong key and the machine dinged and flashed the message "Invalid."

    I thought it was insulting me! My feelings were hurt! I may have only been a trainee, but no stupid machine was going to get away with calling *me* an invalid!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RadarCat:


    I thnk the dumbing down of American society is mostly due to a societal lack of demand for intellectual excellence plus people watching too much television and video and not reading enough books, magazines and newspapers.

    RadarCat
    http://www.os2warplinks.com <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Beth is gong to chastise me - but its all those audible books - no need to read when you can listen!

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