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Once, talking about a comet, someone asked where it was going to be. Up!
At my bricks n' mortar business, we only fix Acme widgets, and are more expensive than all-widget places but a better value due to expertise and efficiency. Many ask once if we work on other brands of widgets, to which the answer is always sorry, no. The people who feel it necessary to ask more than once are an interesting lot. Just this week, a guy asked 3 or 4 times for me to work on his Consolidated widget. I offered a referral to a specialist in Consolidated widgets, which he refused on the grounds that An expert Consolidated Widgets repairman is going to cost me more than using an expert Acme widget repairman to fix a Consolidated widget.
Another tale I'll be telling at the old-widget-repairmens' home someday.
Had to pick my jaw up off my chest before I could answer.
The most difficult one had to be when I was standing less than 10 feet from one of the park's roller coasters and a guest asked me where it was. How do you answer that question without making the person feel like an idiot?
Another one came in asking to book a table for a meal thinking it was restaurent - I fell around laughing at that one.
The guy went bright red.
"Which is bigger, the footlong or the six inch sandwich?"
"What's on the turkey sub?"
There was a Mexican restaurant just down the street from us, in plain sight. A lady walked in and asked "How far is it to Puerto Vallarta restaurant."
I looked out the window over her shoulder, and said "About 100 yards."
Seriously tho, I have a friend who swears blind that when working in a travel agency she had a customer come in and try to book a cruise all the way around Spain... and wouldnt take no for an answer. Kept on insisting that theyd seen this cruise advertised before.
This same friend asked me one day how to get a hold of me online after she got her first computer. Her: "I tried to find you online." - Me: "What do you mean you tried to find me?" - Her: "I went to www.rae.com, but you weren't there."
I swear - I could not stop laughing for like ten minutes. That one still makes me laugh.
I'm at a hotel in Colorado. It's my first time anywhere near that part of the USA.
Me: I need to get to Widgets College. What's the best way?
Hotel Clerk: From the parking lot, go east. Five minutes later, you'll come to a huge intersection. Go south. Exit 15 to the college.
Me: Uh...south? East? What, you got a compass for me? (To him, I probably sound like someone on Seinfeld.)
Hotel Clerk: Sir, see those white things out there? (He's pointing out the large window.)
Me: Yeah. Mountains.
Hotel Clerk: The Rockies, yes. What direction is that from Colorado?
Me: West. Every idiot knows that. But...uh...ahh, I get it.
"You ought to keep a spare set in the glove compartment, incase you leave yours in the car again."
Grandmother says: "I'm going to the grocery, can I get you anything while I'm there?"
Grandpa: (He's washing the car) "Yeah pick me up some elbow grease while your there!"
Grandmother asks the store clerk: "Excuse me, where do you keep the elbow grease?"
My mom says we have those moments "'cause we're Italian" :0)