What’s wrong with this picture?

Idiot dives onto subway tracks to retrieve dropped baggage, subway engineer slams brakes while frantically motioning him to duck under the platform. Moronic would-be passenger is led to hospital to make sure he’s okay while the engineer is hauled off for drug and alcohol tests.

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4 responses to “What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. towny

    ONE
    Recently, when I went to McDonald’s I saw on the menu that you
    could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets.

    I asked for a half dozen nuggets.

    ‘We don’t have half dozen nuggets,’ said the teenager at the counter.

    ‘You don’t?’ I replied.

    ‘We only have six, nine, or twelve,’ was the reply.

    ‘So I can’t order a half dozen nuggets, but I can order six?’

    ‘That’s right.’

    So I shook my head and ordered six McNuggets.

    TWO
    I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those ‘dividers’ that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn’t get mixed.

    After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the
    ‘divider’, looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it.

    Not finding the bar code, she said to me, ‘Do you know how much this is?’

    I said to her ‘I’ve changed my mind; I don’t think I’ll buy that today.’

    She said ‘OK,’ and I paid her for the things and left.

    She had no clue to what had just happened.

    THREE
    A woman at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly.

    When I inquired as to what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM ‘thingy.’

    FOUR
    I recently saw a distraught young lady weeping beside her car.
    ‘Do you need some help?’ I asked.

    She replied, ‘I knew I should have replaced the battery to this remote door unlocker. Now I can’t get into my car. Do you think they (pointing to a distant convenience store) would have a battery to fit this?’

    ‘Hmmm, I don’t know. Do you have an alarm, too?’ I asked.

    ‘No, just this remote thingy,’ she answered, handing it and the car keys to me. As I took the key and manually unlocked the door, I replied, ‘Why don’t you drive over there and check about the batteries. It’s a long walk….’

    FIVE
    Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, ‘I’m almost out of typing paper. What do I do?’ ‘Just use paper from the photocopier’, the secretary told her. With that, the intern took
    her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five ’blank’ copies.

    SIX
    A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to
    take her kid to the emergency room, the kid had eaten ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and he should be fine, the mother says, ‘I just gave him some ant killer……’

    Dispatcher: ‘Rush him in to emergency!’

    Life is tough. It’s even tougher if you’re stupid!!!!

    Someone had to remind me, so I’m reminding you too. Don’t laugh…..it is all true

  2. So Greenwich

    it is standard protocol. Keeps them from having to pay any money, theoretically, when the guy from NJ sues for PTSD or something.
    Thank the lawyers – again!

  3. I suspect the drug and alcohol testing is done to prepare for the inevitable law suits. If it proves the engineer was clean at the time of the incident it protects her too.

  4. Donato Loscalzo

    Chris, towny’s stories are too good not be true. And Richard’s comment is also appropriate.

    The fact remains though that your initial question is the right one, regardless: something is wrong in our society……………