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The saddest .... single most pathetic thing i ever heard someone ask

     
4:28 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What's your favorite font color?

My response.... 41509D

Ahhhh!

4:39 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If your talking about that dark blue and your answer was given using html, I like the colour.

Mine was recently. I found myself in Greenwich Observatory and someone, from another family, asked their parents, "What's The Time?"

4:49 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Not sure what's sadder, the question asked or the fact I have just looked up that colour in Fireworks... I need to go home...
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At the Plymouth Rock monument I overheard a mother ask her child if he knew how old the rock was. She was trying to get the kid to do subtraction with the current year and 1620. "Then you'll know how old that rock is."
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Not a question, but a sad answer...

Entering a restaurant with friends.... "Are you together?" We are asked.
My answer, "Well, I am, I don't know about them..."

8:19 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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While working for a snorkel/scuba boat in Hawaii, I was frequently asked by passengers which side of the boat they should sit on to see the dolphins.

I was also asked one time if the water went all the way around the island...

Sad, sad, and sad.

12:49 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My favorite, while on St. John, USVI a tourist asked:

What time does the noon ferry leave?

I have also heard:

Does the island go all the way down?

3:29 am on Feb 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I used to work in an office complex that was surrounded by oval shaped road, and people would walk around it for exercise at lunch. One day in the elevator I heard to ladies talking ...

Can we walk around to the left today, when we go to the right we're walking uphill and it's much harder.

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Matimer, you sure your real name isn't Al Jaffe? ;)

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.

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True story: In 1978 I flew to DC for the first time. My seatmate was an older man, pleasant to talk to (as so many are NOT any more). He was very interested in the fact that I lived in Las Vegas, surprised that I didn't gamble, etc. And he actually said to me, "I didn't think real people lived there."

Had to pick my jaw up off my chest before I could answer.

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Standing on a float as tourists were disembarking from a tender. (Yes, these people were on a cruise ship) I was asked "How far above sea level are we?" Hmmmmmmm... about 12 inches... I couldn't deadpan that if I tried.
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I actually worked for one of the largest amusment parks in the US (not Disney but in the top 5). We had to take classes in how to answer stupid questions so as not to offend the guests to the park.

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?

2:50 am on Feb 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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HML... must have been my mother.

I guess you could say, "Oh, I'd be happy to show you. Please follow me." Or not....

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Overheard in Brooklyn: "Which ferry do you take to Coney Island?"
7:00 am on Mar 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

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standing less than 10 feet from one _ I had a similar once a guy asked me where my shop was. Despite it being a converted corn Mill i.e huge and standing right outside it he still could see it.

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.

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I work in a hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida. I get phone calls all the the time from people asking for rates. No problem, except when they ask, "How much are rates during Daytona Week?"

Sir, we are *IN* Daytona Beach, every week is Daytona Week here...

11:28 pm on Mar 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"How much are rates during Daytona Week?"

My husband works part time delivering pizza at a pizza place. His least favorite question...

Do you guys sell pizza?

*sigh*

12:17 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Do you guys sell pizza? - You have got to be kidding?
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I used to work in a Subway restaurant.

"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."

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And from another angle entirely, diesel.... thank whatever, because it's still less here than unleaded.
5:04 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Um - sorry - last post didn't go here. Serious wonkiness going on.... and won't let me edit! ACK!
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When I was in Austrailia.

Nicole "where is Tom". Me, " sunbathing on the roof". Nicole "where is that". Me "where do you think, in the basement?"

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How do I get back into Adsense after clicking on all my links to make free money? :)

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.

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(First) wife is sleeping. I decide to go to my parents house. I didn't leave a note.

After some time at my parents house the phone rings. My mother answers. Tells me it's wife.

Me: "Hello."

Wife (angrily): "Where are you."

1:47 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A friend was cooking dinner for several of us at her house. While preparing the meal, she shouts out from the kitchen: "Is 1 cup more or less than 3 quarters of a cup?" - the entire living room burst into laughter.

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.

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Me: "What do you mean you tried to find me?" - Her: "I went to www.rae.com, but you weren't there."

LOL!

I was a desktop support technician and got called to help soemone with their computer:

Me:"What's wrong with it?"
Him:"There's no sound coming from the speakers"
Me: turning on speakers
Him: Oh.

1:33 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is the saddest, not the funniest...
The saddest because this person - like most people of the third world - was uneducated.
His question was :
"Is it true that pigs are living on Mars?"
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OK, here's one where I'm the dumb one:

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.

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Teacher's Asst. - "Do you have 8-1/2"x11" paper, but in a larger size".

Ex-Mother-in-law, from the backseat of the car, "Can you raise the window down"?

Newcomer to the livestock barn -"Can I get a breeding pair of mules"?

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My Grandmother after I locked my keys in my car:

"You ought to keep a spare set in the glove compartment, incase you leave yours in the car again."

Same lady:

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)

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