Shaken & Stirred - Influential Brand Profiling and Positioning

8 Idiot Sighting Laughter Spots : “And they continue to walk amongst us”

> My daughter and I went through the McDonald’s take-out window and I gave the girl a £5 note. Our total was £4.20, so I also handed her a Twenty pence piece. She said, ‘you gave me too much money.’ I said, Yes I know, but that way you can just give me a pound back.’ She was
> puzzled and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request.
> I did so, and he handed me back the 20 pence and said ‘We’re sorry
> but they could not do that kind of thing.’ The girl then proceeded to
> give me back 80 pence in change!
> Do not confuse the staff at MacD’s!
> We had to have the garage door repaired. The repairman told us that
> one of our problems was that we did not have a ‘large’ enough motor on
> the opener. thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one
> the firm made at that time, a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and
> said, ‘Madam, you need a 1/4 horsepower.’ I responded that 1/2 was
> larger than 1/4 and he said, ‘NOOO, it’s not, four is larger than
> two..’
> We haven’t used this company since. Happened in Moor Park , Nr. Watford UK
> I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbour call the
> local town council office to request the removal of the “DEER
> CROSSING” sign on our road. She said the reason was : ‘Too many deer
> are being hit by cars out here! I don’t think this is a good place for
> them to be crossing anymore.’
> Story from Potters Bar, Herts , UK
> My daughter went to a local Kentucky Fried and ordered a taco. She
> asked the person behind the counter for ‘minimal lettuce.’ He said he
> was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.
> From South Oxhey, Herts , UK …

> I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee
> asked, ‘Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your
> knowledge? To which I replied, ‘If it was without my knowledge, how
> would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, ‘That’s why we ask.’
> Happened Luton Airport … UK
> The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street.
> I was crossing with an intellectually challenged co-worker of mine.
> She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it
> signals blind people when the light is red.
> Appalled, she responded, ‘What on earth are blind people doing
> driving?!’ She is a Local County Council employee in Harrow, Middlesex
> , UK
> When my husband and I arrived at our local Ford dealer to pick up our
> car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the
> service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock
> the driver’s side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I
> instinctively tried the door handle and discovered
> that it was unlocked.
> ‘Hey,’ I announced to the Fitter/Mechanic, ‘its open!’ His reply, ‘I
> know. I have already done that side.’
> This was at a Ford dealership in St Albans , Hertfordshire , UK .
> A coach party were out for the day, stopped off at a refreshment halt
> in Hertforshire and queued up for tea and coffee. One group asked for
> “Six decaffeinated please”, to which the girl replied: ” Sorry, we
> only do coffee!”.

Many thanks to Marlene P. in Perth, WA for this gem

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