At Least She Has The General Idea

, , , | | Right | January 1, 2008

Bored Teen: “Yeah. I’m looking for this book, When I Drop Dead?”

Me: “I can’t seem to find it in the system. Do you know who the author is?”

Bored Teen: “I dunno. Flooker or Flocker or something.”

(A light goes on in my head.)

Me: “Do you mean AS I LAY DYING, by WILLIAM FAULKNER?”

Bored Teen: *explosive sigh* “Yeah. Whatever. That.”

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The Joys Of Self Righteousness

, , | | Right | January 1, 2008

Caller: “Hello, I’d like to report a ticket.”

Me: “I beg your pardon?”

Caller: “I want to report a speeding ticket.”

Me: “I don’t really have the ability to write tickets over the phone.”

Caller: “He’s speeding down the road; he must be doing 90 mph!”

Me: “Generally, at this time of day we have patrols on every major street.”

Caller: “I caught up to him and he is doing about 102. His license plate is [Plate Info].

(I pretend to write it down so I can end this phone call.)

Me: “Thank you, I’ll get right on mailing this–”

Caller: “Did it come up?”

Me: “Yes, it did.”

Caller: “What did it say?”

Me: “It says the car is stolen.” (It didn’t.)

Caller: “Oh, my god!”

Me: “And what is your driver’s license number?”

Caller: “Why do you need that?”

Me: “You are aware it is illegal to drive and talk on your cellphone, right?”

Caller: *click*

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Might I Also Suggest A Dictionary

, , | | Right | December 31, 2007

Customer: “Hi. I need a threesis.”

Clerk: “A… pardon?

Customer: “You know– a threesis. It has other words that mean the same as the word you look up.”

Clerk: “Oh, do you mean a thesaurus?”

Customer: “Duh! That’s a dinosaur! I need a threesis!”

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That’s, Like, Mean

| | Right | December 30, 2007

Student: “So, like, um, you wrote on my paper that I wrote like, I, like spoke…but you only gave me 2 out of 10 points.

Me: “You used ‘like’ 56 times and ‘that’ 87.”

Student: “Um, why is that a problem??”

Me: “It was a 2 page writing assignment.”

Student: “So…um…since I talked with you, um…can I have some more points?”

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With Great Pizza Comes Great Responsibility

, | | Right | December 30, 2007

(A hospital calls to order pizza.)

Manager: “Thank you for calling *****, would you like to try the Superhero Special?”

Customer: “What’s that?”

Manager: “It’s an extra large, three topping pizza that comes with a coupon for the Spiderman 3 DVD.”

Customer: “…the pizza’s delivered by Spiderman!?”

Manager: *laughs* “Only if its delivered to the psych ward, ma’am!”

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