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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

So, McDonald's snack wraps cost $1.39 each, and this is on their menu in the usual, smallish text.

They also have a big sign for a special.

Snack Wraps. Two for $2.98.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty bad...proves that you need to watch what you're buying.


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I have a personal pet peeve: "I borrowed him $xx" when someone loans out some cash.

Seriously, why can't people learn proper English?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A year or two ago I was at the Minnesota State Fair and I bought a Pronto Pup (basically a corn dog), it cost $4, and I gave the cashier a $20 bill and she tries to give me $14 in change till a coworker corrected her.

She must have been, like, 18, though anybody old enough to have a job should be old enough to understand basic math.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm discalculate.  If the number 4 is stuck in my head (which it would be from the 4 bucks) I might try to hand back that much, too.

But then, like dislexia, ADD, and other mind disorders, there are certain degrees of the 'sickness.'

But she may have just been stupid...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh... apologies if I inadvertently offended you, then.

Probably should've said this to begin with, but she seemed kind of airheaded and at the very least not-there. So I would assume stupid, but she might've just been preoccupied or something.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, it didn't offend me.  I'm just saying that not everyone can do math skills at even high school level.  Discalculus wasn't even known when I was in High School, so the teacher wouldn't believe me when I said I wasn't dyslexic, but I couldn't read the numbers right.

I barely passed any of her classes.  Great lady, but she didn't understand how people couldn't get math.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wukei wrote:

I have a personal pet peeve: "I borrowed him $xx" when someone loans out some cash.

Seriously, why can't people learn proper English?


Very common thing with people who's first language isn't English, from my experience. Often you'll hear people say "Hey, can I lend your xx for a sec please?" or the such like.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another one:

Went to see Florida's highest waterfall the other day. (It's a 73-foot drop, if you're wondering). While there, I'm asked by a woman, "where does the water come from?"

OK, logical enough question I guess. "There's a creek."

(paraphrasing all but last three words) "Well what I meant was, does it recirculate?"

Cue headdesking.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Castaras wrote:
Wukei wrote:

I have a personal pet peeve: "I borrowed him $xx" when someone loans out some cash.

Seriously, why can't people learn proper English?


Very common thing with people who's first language isn't English, from my experience. Often you'll hear people say "Hey, can I lend your xx for a sec please?" or the such like.


Oh, no, it's done by people here when their first language IS English.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another similar one is 'teach' and 'learn'. That annoys me, from time to time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah.  I'll learn you to use "teach" and "learn" properly.  Right after I finish quickly perusing the forums by skimming over the pages.  Oh, but I am gonna go ate supper first, so I aint have much time.

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A joke people.

*Hides from inevitable rage*
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already have a migraine, Jacklu...why add? *rubs temples*
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wukei wrote:
I have a personal pet peeve: "I borrowed him $xx" when someone loans out some cash.

Seriously, why can't people learn proper English?


There are quite a few languages where there is no distinction made between "borrowing" and "loaning"; and this distinction is one where I, with my apparently good English skills, still make quite a few mistakes.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sign for Budget Brake and Muffler:

"We do more than brakes and mufflers"

does it really need to be stated? Is it not obvious enough?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One up on that!

Suzuki commercial:

"...lightning bolt stickers and cape not included."
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think the carton of eggs that says "may contain eggs" tops those. <_<
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, it does...so does "Contents may be hot" when speaking of a non-chilled coffee.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lenen costs geld (Literally: Taking a loan costs money)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoo boy. Had a great one today.

Customer: "These are the bags of cement, right?"
Me: "Yes. These ones are the fast setting ones, and this kind is the regular type."
Customer: "It says it's concrete on the bag. Can we get some cement mix without the concrete in it?"
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some people just make you want to slap them...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hoo boy. Had a great one today.

Customer: "These are the bags of cement, right?"
Me: "Yes. These ones are the fast setting ones, and this kind is the regular type."
Customer: "It says it's concrete on the bag. Can we get some cement mix without the concrete in it?"
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking on the website Gezina provided, I spotted something that makes me proud and angry at the same time.  Proud of the person that worked there, angry at the other customer:

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(Our restaurant is in walking distance of an assisted living center so many of regulars are special needs adults. We get a regular group of four people who have to make their order the same way every time. The routine involves the four of them reading the menu board for about five minutes and then one of them ordering each of them a hamburger individually.)

Me: “Hey! What can I get you?”

Special Needs Adult: “I would like a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger.”

(An agitated customer who has been standing in line behind the group the entire time chimes in.)

Customer: “He would like four hamburgers. Can we hurry this up?”

Special Needs Adult: “No! I would like a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger.”

Customer: “Oh my god!”

Me: “So if I got this right you would like a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger and a hamburger?”

Special Needs Adult: “Yes, that’s right!”

Me: “You know what I think you need? A high five!”

Special Needs Adult: “You know I do!”

(I high five the guy over the counter and the other three all take a turn getting a high five.)

Customer: “This is just ridiculous!” *storms out of the store*



Proves that people can indeed still be kind.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, we went to Domino's today and got one of the build-your-own variety pasta bowls. It's pretty good. But as we were going to pull away to shop elsewhere while the order was preparing, the girl comes running out of the shop.

To ask if we wanted pasta in the bowl, too...



*thud*
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd be surprised what some people will order, though. There's probably someone who /didn't/ want pasta, and got all pissed off when they did get it. I've had that sort of thing happen to me before when taking orders at my local pizza place.

Either way, denomintor is the same. People are stupid.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And speaking of food.
I simply can't believe this one.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6350237.ece
The food police cometh!


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