(As a grocery store bagger, I often help people load their items into their cars. Tonight, as I walk out the door with a customer, she notices milk all over the parking lot.)
Lady: *casually, without missing a beat* “Oh, a cow exploded…”
(My university has a very long winter break which allows me to work over the holidays. I am working the Christmas season when a customer begins to make small talk.)
Customer: “What high school do you go to, sweetheart?”
Me: “I am actually in college and am just working seasonal.”
Customer: “Oh! Where do you go?”
Me: “The University of Delaware.”
Customer: “What state is that in?”
Customer: “Yes, honey, I heard you but what state is that in?”
Me: “The state is Delaware.”
Customer: “When did Delaware become a state?”
Me: “It was the first state in 1776.”
Customer: *stays quiet for the rest of the transaction*
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 5
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 4
The Great State Of Confusion, Part 3
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The Great State Of Confusion, Part 2
The Great State Of Confusion
The Great State Of Ignorance
(I work at a museum catering to children. A man and his son are examining our electronic magnifier, which has clear instructions in large type right next to it.)
Dad: *yanking and knocking on machine* “How does this stupid thing work?!”
Son: “Well, did you read the directions?”
Dad: “What directions?!”
Son: “The words under that big sign that says ‘Directions’.”
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