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Old 03-21-07, 03:37 PM   #1
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The Simple Life...

So I caught a glimpse of Paris & Nicole's adventure through normal America and thought some of their goofs were pretty funny... Then I released that many normal people have similar episodes as well with stuff they don't know they don't know...


GUY#1 - I gave him a ratchet wrench and some sockets to tighten up some loose nuts on his lawnmower. He comes back 10-minutes later and says, "Hey, how do you adjust this thing"... apparently he's only used adjustable crescent wrenches before...

GIRL#1 - We were watching a show on the Travel Channel and she noticed that they drove on the left side of the road. Then she wonders, "Hmm, interesting, I wonder how they manage the traffic when you cross the border into England?". I say, "England is an island, you don't drive into it." Her: "What?@#! England is an ISLAND???"


Anyone have similar experiences?

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Old 03-21-07, 03:53 PM   #2
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The one company I was fired from likes having morons who will work for next to nothing. Efficiency was meaningless, they want stoopid workers. I would always be trying to get people to do things safely, and they just didn't care. One guy that comes to mind had a plug in electric drill. He dropped it and tore up the wires. I told him to fix it, but he maintained that it was fine, and if it ever shocked him he would get rid of it. The dumbass had no understanding of electricity whatsoever, and one day he of course got buzzed. He was amazed it did that, didn't understand why despite me warning him, and he unplugged it, threw it on the ground, and smashed it with a hammer. Kind of a shame, it was a perfectly good Makita, just needed to have the cord shortened or replaced.
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Old 03-21-07, 05:01 PM   #3
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Evolution in action, my friend.
Here's evolution in action....

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Here's evolution in action....

Looks familar. I think I used to work with that guy...No, now I remember, the guy I knew who did that died.
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Here's evolution in action....

Any idiot knows the top wire needs to be split off and secured into the ground opening with another nail.
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I thought you were supposed to short all of those leads together with tinfoil strips.....isn't that in the Darwin electrician's handbook?
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I was walking up the main street of Belgrade Lakes, Maine. It's a small town located between two huge lakes. The town itself is built along a narrow strip of land where both lakes are connected by a stream. As I continued walking and enjoying the asthetic view, a man driving a car with out-of-state license plates pulled up and he called out to me.

Him: "Excuse me, Sir!"
Me: "How can I help you?"
Him: Pointing at the water, "Is this the Atlantic Ocean?"
Me: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the water you see are freshwater lakes. You're still about a
hundred miles from the Atlantic Ocean."
Him: "Thank you."

He got back into his car and continued driving.
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There was a family friend that was talking about how every once in a while, this one restaurant in Los Angeles had a great 7 course private dinner. I asked him how often and when was the next one, he said every 4, 5, or 6 years or so and they will notify him the next time it comes. Then he said it happens every leap year on that extra day they add.

I have to say it never occurred to me that an adult just didn't know how our calendar worked.
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In music theory class in high school, the instructor asked everyone to turn to page 34 in our music book to look at a piece by Chopin (pronounced show-pan). They started to discuss it and one guy said "Wait a minute. I must have a different book from everyone because my page 34 says Chopin (he pronounced it chop-pin).

That guy was me.
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A good friend worked at a historic fort for a summer in Kingston, Canada. There was no end of incredibly stupid tourists coming through, especially (sorry to say) Americans. She had a litany of stupid questions they would ask her, but the best one was...

"How much does this fort weigh?"
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