Not A Shred Of Intelligence

, | Orange County, NY, USA | School, Top, Wild & Unruly

(It’s finals week and a student approaches our help desk.)

Student: “Your copy machine isn’t working. My papers wont come out.”

Me: “It’s probably jammed. I’ll have my coworker fix that for you.”

(My coworker follows the student to the copy machines. After a few minutes, the student runs by me in tears. My coworker comes back a few moments later.)

Me: “What happened?!”

Coworker: “She used the shredder instead of the copy machine.”

Your Degree Doesn’t Add Up To Much

| Glasgow, Scotland, UK | Math & Science, Money

Me: “Sir, a drink costs £1.85 and you’ve given me £1.70.”

Customer: “So, that’s not enough?”

Me: “It’s a good start…”

Customer: “But I study mathematics!”

Don’t Prune The Tree Of Knowledge

| Kaysville, UT, USA | Crazy Requests

(I work at a university extension where we offer broadcast courses. A gruff guy walks up to the front desk. His speech is a little hard to understand.)

Man: “So, can you guys teach me how to prune?”

Coworker: “Print?”

Man: “No, prune.”

Me: “Uh, sorry, this is a university.”

Man: “How can I get you guys to come prune my trees for free?”

Me: *speechless*

Due Tonight Vs. Do Tonight

| Illinois, USA | School

(I’m a librarian in a university library. It’s almost 5 PM and I’m getting ready to go home.)

Student: “Hi, I have a research paper and I don’t know how to find sources for it.”

Me: “Okay, what’s your topic?”

Student: “It’s [topic].”

Me: “That one might be tough to find a lot of information on. When is the paper due?”

Student: “Midnight.”

Words Fail Me

| Michigan, USA | School

(A student comes in to the Registrar’s office to pick up a transcript. After discovering that she never placed an order, I tell her to place the order so that it will be ready in the afternoon. After checking the system over the course of several hours and not seeing the order, I call the student.)

Me: “Yes, I see you still have not placed your order.”

Student: “I placed it hours ago!”

Me: “Uh oh, I hope something is not wrong with our system. Did you get confirmation that the order went through?”

Student: “Yes! I still have it up right here on my screen. It says right here: ‘Transaction Failed’!”

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