[extropy-chat] Killer SUV's (oh my)

Everitt Mickey evmick at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 19 01:29:06 UTC 2004

and the same mentality that brings Killer SUV's b rings....


This week, my phone went dead and I had to contact the telephone repair 
people. They promised to be out between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. When I 
asked if they could give me a smaller time window, the pleasant 
gentleman asked,
"Would you like us to call you before we come?"
I replied that I didn't see how he would be able to do that, since our 
phones weren't working. He also requested that we report future outages 
by email. I asked him,
"Does YOUR email work without a telephone line?"

I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk 
noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She 
informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card 
was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to 
compare the signature I had just signed on the receipt. So I signed the 
credit card in front of her. She carefully compared the signature to the 
one I had just signed on the receipt. _As luck would have it_,
they matched.

*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 were being hit by cars"
and he didn't want them to cross there 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.*

*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 when 
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?"*

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

**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, "It's open!" To which he replied, 
"I know - I already got that side."

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