The Greatest Deal In American History

| Delaware County, PA, USA | History

(A car dealership just outside of Philadelphia is running an oil change special for $17.76. I overhear the following conversation at a convenience store.)

Customer #1: “[Car dealership] doesn’t make sense. $17.76 for an oil change. Don’t specials always have 99 cents in the end?”

Customer #2: “I know, it’s confusing! Probably just some number they pulled out of their a**!”

Clerk: “The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Here. In Philadelphia!”

Customers #1 & #2: *blank stares*

Be Civil To The Civilians

| USA | Military, Top

(I am a female officer-instructor, in line at the on-base convenience store. I am in my civilian clothes. Behind me are two soldiers in uniform that I recognize as new students in my latest class.)

Soldier #1: “Man, why do they let civs shop here?”

Soldier #2: “I don’t know why they even let civilians on base, you know? Unless they’re clerks or some s***; gotta have someone run the till.”

Cashier: *winks at me* “So, lieutenant, how’s the instructor life treating you?”

Me: “Oh, same old.”

(I look back at the two soldiers with my best ‘I will make you do push-ups until you throw up’ death glare.)

Me: “…some of my new students are going to take a lot of work.”

(Both soldiers turn pale and run out. The clerk laughs so hard she starts wheezing.)

That’s Natch The Way You Say It

| Robeline, LA, USA | Funny Names, Geography, Language & Words, Theme Of The Month, Tourists/Travel

Customer: “How do I get to ‘Natchy-toe-chess?'”

Me: “It’s pronounced ‘Nak-a-tesh,’ and it’s a straight shot from here.”

Customer: “Oh, wow. I was way off, wasn’t I?”

Me: “Yes, ma’am.”

Customer: “What about that ‘Provencial’ place I saw on a sign?”

Me: “It’s ‘Prahv-en-saw.'”

Customer: “Wow. Then I suppose the name of this town isn’t ‘Robe-line?'”

Me: “No, ma’am, it’s ‘Ro-buh-lean.'”

Customer: “Next year I’m going on vacation in Texas. None of the places there have such weird names!”