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GAC
07-17-2008, 08:56 PM
I'm sure we've all had them. Whether it involved ourselves personally, or a situation we witnessed.

My teens usually do the dishes and various other chores. Last night, after dinner, Dad felt motivated so I did the dishes, cleaned the counter tops, and put stuff away.

I'm then sitting outside on the back deck relaxing and enjoying a cup of coffee before having to go to work.

My teenage son sticks his head out the backdoor and says "Dad! What did you do with all those dirty dishes that were piled up?"

I kinda look at him, and being the quick wit, respond.... "What they're missing? Those are your Mom's favorite dishes too. You better find them!"

He gives me a funny look.

Check THE D-I-S-H-W-A-S-H-E-R!!!! :cool:

Here's your sign.

durl
07-18-2008, 01:44 PM
Years (YEARS) ago I was in phone sales for a music distribution company, calling on regular accounts (stores) to keep our product in stock.

While asking how a particular good-selling album was doing, a store owner actually told me that he had to take it off the shelf because it was selling too fast. He didn't want to run out.

"Here's your sign."

HotCorner
07-18-2008, 02:07 PM
It was probably about 20 years ago during a vacation my family boarded an elevator at the hotel. My dad looks at the buttons and notices the braille next to each of the buttons and utters,

"Why don't they color these in a bright color to stand out better?"

Here's your sign.

Screwball
07-18-2008, 02:18 PM
A few years ago I had just bought some new shoes. They were still in the shoebox and I was carrying it with me as I walked into my Dad's house.

He sees me and asks, "What ya got in there?"

I replied, "Frogs and turtle poop."

Here's your sign.

KittyDuran
07-18-2008, 02:37 PM
I'm changing the sheets on the beds.

My Mom sticks her head into the room and asks "Putting on clean sheets?".

I say, "No, just finished checking the mattresses, and putting the dirty sheets back on"....

Here's your sign.

GAC
07-18-2008, 04:29 PM
I bought myself a new Civic about 4 months ago. So I come to work with my temp tags on, get out of the car, and a co-worker says "new car?"

"Nope. It's an '83. I've just kept it stored/covered in the garage for the last 25 years."

Many of you know that my family had a devastating house fire a couple years back. It was a total loss. But we rebuilt on the same lot. During the process a gentleman is out walking his dog and my wife and I were there checking up on the rebuild as they were framing it up.

"Building a new home?"

"Nope. Putting in a McDonalds. Just trying to figure out where to put the golden arches."

SeeinRed
07-18-2008, 05:23 PM
I was delivering ice for a Home City Ice and a fellow walked up to me and asked me if the ice I was putting in the box was cold......

The stupidity left me speechless. I assured him it was below 32 degrees.

There was also one Walmart that was notorious for having a employee sticking a thermometer in the ice...

sonny
07-18-2008, 11:28 PM
The phone rand a couple of days at work, so I answer it.

"Thank you for calling Fed-Ex Office, this is Sonny How can I help you?"

"What's the phone number there?"

"its ***-****"

here's your sign.

sonny
07-18-2008, 11:29 PM
Just as I finished typing that, a customer just asked me if we have the ability to do copies.

Redlegs23
07-19-2008, 02:14 PM
My wife while eating M&M's....

"Weird. This M&M has an E on it."

Matt700wlw
07-19-2008, 03:00 PM
Calling a friend on their home phone...

"So, where are you?"

Matt700wlw
07-19-2008, 03:07 PM
The phone rand a couple of days at work, so I answer it.

"Thank you for calling Fed-Ex Office, this is Sonny How can I help you?"

"What's the phone number there?"

"its ***-****"

here's your sign.

You should have given them a different number that they called

Screwball
07-19-2008, 03:39 PM
My wife while eating M&M's....

"Weird. This M&M has an E on it."

Wow, that's pretty bad. It's obviously a W.

OldRightHander
07-19-2008, 04:18 PM
I can't count how many times someone has approached me in a truck stop parking lot and upon seeing the plates on the van will ask me, "Are you from Ohio?"

KittyDuran
07-19-2008, 05:27 PM
Sometimes I think that many of the "Here's Your Sign" moments are just conversation starters - when people will state the obvious or just to have something to say. I have that happen a lot at work because my desk sits on the "expressway" in the company. People will just say something just because they're passing my desk and maybe feel awkward not making some sort of acknowledgment. Sometimes its OK - but other times I have to stop what I'm doing to make a remark - no matter how mundane it is. The best ones are concerning my co-worker who sits in the same room. When she is gone, even if its up on the in/out board, someone always asks "Where's ______? If I'm feeling tired - I'll just point to the board - but then they'll ask all sorts of questions... "Is she sick?" "What's she doing?" (if she's on vacation). To stop most of that, I try to send out a email the night before explaining all this to stop the interruptions.:p:

GAC
07-20-2008, 06:57 AM
I can't count how many times someone has approached me in a truck stop parking lot and upon seeing the plates on the van will ask me, "Are you from Ohio?"

Tell then the van is, but you're not. That'll really get them to thinkin'. :p:

My youngest puts a pizza in the oven and asks me how long to cook it. I say 15 minutes. It'll be done at 4:45.

4:45? I thought it would be done at a quarter till five?

UKFlounder
07-20-2008, 10:38 AM
Tell then the van is, but you're not. That'll really get them to thinkin'. :p:




My dad lives in Kentucky, but drives a company van that has Ohio plates and when we went on vacation we rented an RV from an Ohio dealership. Of course, when we arrived at our destination, we rented a car with North Carolina plates.

Also, I'm here in KY, but my neighbors have 4 cars, all still with Ohio plates on them.

I suppose it's normal to assume that the plates and the home state of the driver are the same, but I bet it's not uncommon for that not to be true.


And I agree with the thought that a lot of comments like these are conversation starters/acknowledgements as people try to say something besides the usual "Monin'" or "Hello." (such as "hot enough for ya" when it's 90 stinking degrees outside.)

KittyDuran
07-21-2008, 03:04 PM
A man boarded a plane with 6 kids. After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him leaned over to him and asked, 'Are all of those kids yours?'


He replied, 'No. I work for a condom company. These are customer complaints.


Here's your sign... :)

dougdirt
07-21-2008, 04:37 PM
A man boarded a plane with 6 kids. After they got settled in their seats a woman sitting across the aisle from him leaned over to him and asked, 'Are all of those kids yours?'


He replied, 'No. I work for a condom company. These are customer complaints.


Here's your sign... :)

HA! :thumbup: