I once called the AA out because my old Ford Ka (it was new at the time) got a puncture and the car didn't have a spare in the boot. The AA guy came out, gave me a surprisingly understanding look, then unscrewed a bolt in the boot (the trunk if you're in the US) and the spare tire dropped down from underneath the car. I felt like a complete bimbo (I often do around this time but rarely, if ever, get one) for assuming the spare would be in the boot and not knowing where it really was.
I then suffered the indignity of standing at the side of the road watching him change the wheel while other drivers going past stared at me, tutted and shook their heads. I have been on exercise in Germany changing the engines in Leopard tanks, but apparently was unable to change the tire of a small idiot-proof car.
Another one was when I had to call out a plumber sharpish. I was laying down floorboards in the bedroom and was laughing with the missus about how useless my Dad was at DIY, telling her how he once put a nail through a water pipe when he was hammering in a floorboard. I think you can guess the rest.
"You're a big man, but you're in bad shape. With me, it's a full time job." – Lt. Bromhead to Prince Dabulamanzi before the Battle of Rorke's Drift.
Yup! I work with computers and peripherals, so you can imagine what I have to put up with.
I once rang a fellow up because his printer wouldn't work and asked him to make sure it was plugged in and switched on. "Who do you think you're talking to?" was the response, "I'm not a moron, you know". Two hours later, I took great pleasure in theatrically plugging the mains lead into the wall socket and switching it on, then asking him who I should send the bill to. I refrained from calling him a moron, though I dearly wanted to!
Another one was a woman who I phoned to get more detail about the fault. "Well, it says replace ink cartridge but it isn't empty." My response was to ask how she knew, expecting her to say that she had just put in a new one. No she had taken it out of the printer, given it a good shake and could hear the ink sloshing about inside the cartridge, so it wasn't empty. "Have you told the printer?" I asked. You can imagine the response, to which I replied that she should replace it and I wasn't going to be attending!Some people ought not to be allowed near anything with switches. I could spend hours telling you about stuff like that.
No shame about putting a nail through a pipe.Professional Joiners put nails through our cables or the time . It happens all the time but you won't hear about it. They have also got all the equipment like cable sensors but because it takes time they don't use them .
There is regular stupid and stupid as mud stupid..
.. I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he; ... and I do think that the poorest man in England is not bound in a strict sense to that government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under
What's real scary is the fact that they walk amongst us.....
“conscribe te militem in legionibus. pervagare orbem terrarium. inveni terras externas. cognosce miros peregrines. eviscera eos” ̴ “Join the legions, see the world, travel to foreign parts, meet interesting and exotic people, and disembowel them.”
Waaay back when I was a poor university student I got a part time job at Woolworths on the run up to christmas. I was assigned to work in the entertainment section which sold CDs, DVDs and Games. One day, a customer was overheard talking to the head of the entertainment section whilst standing next to the PC games. Customer: "Do you sell mouse mats?" Section manager: "Er... no. You should try the pet store down the street." Good times.
Close enough to play with. - My motto for painting historicals.