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Some Test Questions Aim Below The Belt

| Los Angeles, CA, USA | Learning | December 13, 2013

(A student in my geometry class has a habit of saying ‘quiz-icle’ instead of ‘quiz,’ in an effort to be funny. The teacher is sick of it.)

Student: “Is question four a quiz-icle question?”

Teacher: “No. We don’t have any more quizzes this year, just a few tests.”

Student: “Oh… is it a test-icle question?”

(The student realizes what he’s said, and turns bright red.)

Teacher: “Yes; because if you miss it, I’ll have you by the balls.”

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Casual Friday

| Elsah, IL, USA | Learning | December 13, 2013

(My class has been rather quiet today. My class gets out at 4:10 pm.)

Teacher: “Is there some kind of a Friday blah going on here?”

(Nobody answers.)

Teacher: “What time is it?”

Student: “4:05 pm.”

Teacher: “What was that? I heard 4:10 pm. Must be…”

(The teacher gestures towards her ear.)

Teacher: “All right. Turn in your homework, everybody. We’re done here!”

Chalk This One Up To A Colorful Misunderstanding

| Athens, Greece | Learning | December 13, 2013

(The teacher notices that our box of chalk for the blackboard is empty.)

Teacher: “[Student #1], could you please go to the office and ask for more chalk?”

Student #1: “Okay. Should I bring the colourful kind as well?”

Teacher: “No, just black-and-white.”

(Everyone starts laughing.)

Teacher: *confused* “Why are you laughing?”

Poorly Perceived

| NY, USA | Right | December 12, 2013

(I work at a restaurant in a very rich town, in which I also live. I am getting my hair done at a ‘posh’ salon when I see one of my regulars from the restaurant sitting in the first chair.)

Me: “Hello Mrs. [Name]. Good to see you.”

Customer: “Oh hel— aren’t you my waitress from the place down the road?”

Me: “Yes, I am. How are you doing today?”

Customer: “I didn’t know people like you were allowed in a place like this.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

(At this point my stylist comes over to bring me to her station.)

Customer: *to stylist* “Honey, did you know this girl is a waitress? Are you sure she has enough money to pay? You may want to check before you start serving her.”

Stylist: “Ma’am, [My Name] has been a client here for two years. She’s very reliable.”

Customer: “Oh my. What a waste of money. Poor girls like you should not be wasting their money on things like this. Don’t you have a child to care for or something of the like?”

(At this point everyone in the salon is quite uncomfortable and is staring at the three of us.)

Me: “I’m so sorry Mrs. [Name]. I actually only work at the restaurant because I don’t like to spend my time being unproductive. You see, I am a college student at [very prestigious college]. I am currently studying to be a biomedical engineer, which I’ll have you know is the second top grossing career currently. And since it seems to matter to you so much, I’m quite financially comfortable! And even if I were a poor waitress, as you so kindly suggested, people are free to do whatever they like with the money they work so hard for! Your husband comes in twice a week to get coffee and sit at our counter and complain about you! So really, Mrs. [Name], I’m very, very sorry for you.”

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Solving A Thorny Issue

| MO, USA | Right | December 12, 2013

(A phone call comes in at work.)

Me: “This is the electronics department. How can I help you?”

Caller: “I need this movie for my nephew! It’s all he wants.”

Me: “Okay, which movie is it?”

Caller:Game of Thorns! Number two!”

Me: “Oh, Game of Thrones, maybe? The second season?”

Caller: “NO! Game of THORNS! NUMBER two!”

Me: “I don’t believe there’s a movie called Game of Thorns. I do have the second season of Game of Thrones, though.”

Caller: *very angry now* “It’s Game of Thorns! Thorns! T-H-R-O—” *mumbles* “Thooorns… thrrrones?” *very quietly* “Game of Thrones…”

Me: “…”

Caller: “Yeah. You got that?”

Me: “Yes. We have several copies of Game of Thrones. Seasons one and two.”

(The caller hangs up.)

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