IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
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.
"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."
From Kingman, KS.
IDIOTS IN FOOD SERVICE:
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.
He was a Chef?
Yep...From Kansas City!
IDIOT SIGHTING AT THE AIRPORT:
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?
"If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?"
He smiled knowingly and nodded, "That's why we ask."
Happened in Birmingham, Ala.
IDIOT SIGHTING IN THE CITY:
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when its 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?!"
She was a probation officer in Wichita, KS
IDIOT SIGHTING IN CORPORATE AMERICA:
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."
Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.
This was a bunch at Texas Instruments.
IDIOT SIGHTING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT:
I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her own life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.
A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office no less.
IDIOT SIGHTING IN CAR DEALERSHIPS:
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's 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, "its open!"
He replied, "I know - I already got that side."
This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, Mississippi!
They walk among us . . . and they REPRODUCE!
Story Idea Spin-off:
Posit a futuristic world where babies are gene-spliced to come "perfect" no matter of parentage shortcomings. Part of the standard equipment is the "locking" of an individual's reproductive systems until they were "certified" safe for production of quality offspring that would benefit society in some positive fashion.
What would the requirements of such a testing system be? What skills, life goals, genetic assets would qualify?
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND -- THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION: Gene manipulation to insure an adequate start for every parent's offspring. (Maybe this is the purpose of the Mountain Fastness group.)
(And, NO, I DO NOT want the job of implementation, nor popularizing that solution!)