I was busy writing some computer program for one of my classes and my
roommate asked me if he could use my coffee maker. I said, "Sure." The
next thing I hear is, "Hey, where do you put the coffee?" I turn to
see that he has filled the filter basket with water and is unsuccessfully
trying to keep the water in the basket by plugging the hole at the bottom
with his finger. He and the floor are both covered with water.
I was at the airport, checking in at the gate, when the airport employee
asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" I
said, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled and
nodded knowingly, "That's why we ask."
The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it is safe to cross the street. I
was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine, when she
asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals to
blind people when the light is red. She responded, appalled, "What on
earth are blind people doing driving?"
At a goodbye lunch for an old and dear co-worker who is
leaving the company due to "rightsizing," our manager spoke up and said,
"This is fun. We should have lunch like this more often." Not another word
was spoken. We just looked at each other like deer staring into the
headlights of an approaching truck.
I worked with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself
and for the life of her could not understand why her system would not turn
Sighting #6 (a rare "double sighting"):
A friend had a brilliant idea for saving disk space. He thought if he
put all his Microsoft Word documents into a tiny font they'd take up less
room. When he told me I was with another friend. She thought it was a good
Sighting #7 (from Tech Support):
Tech Support: "How much free space do you have on your hard drive?"
Induhvidual: "Well, my wife likes to get up there on that Internet, and
she downloaded ten hours of free space. Is that enough?"
Sighting #8 (from Tech Support):
Induhvidual: Now what do I do?
Tech Support: What is the prompt on the screen?
Induhvidual: It's asking for "Enter Your Last Name."
Tech Support: Okay, so type in your last name.
Induhvidual: How do you spell that?