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Old 10-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #113
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When wife and I went Disneyworld in florida many years ago we stopped at a McDonalds to eat. we paid for our food with travelers checks and the young girl at the register said "wow, what country is this money from"?
We encountered that back in 1971 - I believe it was in Tennessee or western North Carolina. We were on our way from our wedding in California to Fort Bragg, NC where I was stationed, and stopped for gas at a small gas station. We paid with a travelers' cheque and the guy looked at it, then excused himself and took it in the back room. A couple of minutes later a cop car pulls up out front and the cop walks in as the gas guy returns from the back. He shows the cop the "funny money" - the cop looks at it, laughs, and explains to the guy what it is. We all had a good laugh at that!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #114
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Being disabled with a service dog presents it's own unique opportunities for stupid questions and comments. Here one that happens on a regular basis to a lot of us.

After parking the car at a mall in a handicapped spot and getting out of the car with Jin in harness and me with dark glasses on. Security cop comes over and says, "You can't park there, that's for handicapped people." Then he sees the dark glasses and dog., "Oh I'm sorry I didn't see that you were blind. It's ok for you to park there." I normally don't say anything just walk away being obviously careful not to trip on the curb and waiting to see how long it is before they figure out I'm not blind. When it clicks it usually makes for a lot of anger from the rent-a-cop who at that point jumps in front of me with accusations of impersonating a blind person and more. At that point I usually take off my glasses (theatrical style) and respond with something like, "I'm sorry I can't hear you I'm deaf... Talk to the dog he does my hearing for me." I even had one guy asked me how long it took me to teach the dog to drive.

Better are the children who recognize Jin is a service dog and them telling their parents, ""No Mummy, you can't touch that dog, it's a helper." Amazing that kinds seem to know more about service dogs than adults do.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:42 AM   #115
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And the #1 worst question is...............drum roll please................


Do I look fat in this?
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Walking through the mall the other day I had a fellow at a small kiosk say to me "Can I ask you a question?"

My response "You just did!" and I keep walking by. :-)
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Not really a stupid question, but here's my story and I'm still laughing about it:

Yesterday I drove to the local pharmacy to pick up a prescription. The girl working the drive-thru window was new (at least I hadn't seen her before). I told her I needed to pick up a prescription for Oliver xxxx. She said, "What's his date of birth?" I replied, "I don't know. I picked him up off the street." You should have seen the strange look on her face -- then I added, "Oliver's a dog."
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #118
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When we tell people that we drove to 49 States , a lot will ask which one did we miss.
This reminded me of when I took one of my kids to the Greyhound bus station, and I noticed on the wall, 5 clocks with labels:

New York
Chicago
Salt Lake
Los Angeles
Honolulu

I REALLY wanted to ASK a stupid question about that last clock...
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Talking Alaska Tourists

I lived in Juneau Alaska for 5 years - and loved it !! - and I heard some very interesting questions from tourists while I was there:

One summer, I was working for a company that takes people on helicopter flights up to Mendenhall Glacier and lets them walk around on the ice for about 1/2 hour.

My job was to give them the safety lecture about flying in a helicopter and then to help them put on special boots with spikes that grip onto the ice.

Because of the weight restrictions and the danger of objects bouncing around in the aircraft, the rule is that you can bring anything in your pockets but...No bags, boxes, purses, backpacks, handbags, sacks, suitcases, duffels, or any other kind of container!

And invariably, after the safety lecture...at LEAST once a week...some lady would hold up her purse and say "But it's OK for me to bring this, right?"



But the weirdest question I got went something like this:

ME: Well, you've heard the safety lecture and have your boots, feel free to relax until the helicopters are ready to leave..

TOURIST: But aren't you going to give us life vests (i.e. emergency floatation device)?

ME: You are going to fly in a helicopter over a forest and then walk on a glacier. Why would you need a life vest??

TOURIST: In case I fall off !

Turns out, SHE thought that a GLACIER and an ICEBERG were the same thing and that she was going to be walking around on a big piece of ice floating around in the ocean - where she might fall off.

After I understood her "logic", the question kind of made sense !! LOL



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Ahh yes the safety lecture. I've given that may time. To the group and every person who has ever bought a ticket for a tour.

"Be sure you bring a hat, jacket, sunscreen and camera. Wear shoes suitable for outdoors and trail walking, sneakers, boots, etc. No floo floo shoes." Someone always wears flip flops, flats or other non suitable footware. Then they get angry when I tell them they have to stay on the trail instead of following the rest of us over the rocks.
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Then they get angry when I tell them they have to stay on the trail instead of following the rest of us over the rocks.
We walked the trail up the mountain from the visitor center at the top of Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP this spring. The trail is pretty much straight up the mountain for 1,500 feet or so then through a pass to a hidden lake. Everything was under about a foot of hard packed, slightly melting snow. We were wearing hiking boots with slip-on crampons. There was a park ranger at the trailhead checking footwear. We couldn't believe the number of people who were planning on doing the hike wearing open toed sandals or flip flops. And they got angry when the ranger turned them back.
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In Honduras last year I was geared up for a night scuba dive. I'm walking down the beach wearing a heavy wetsuit, scuba gear, hoses everywhere, 3 flashlights and a strobe, mask on my head and honkin' big fins under my arm. A cocktail toting couple walking the beach asks me "Oh, are you going for a night dive?" Quick as a flash I reply "No, I put this sh*t on every evening and walk about in it". I don't think they got it.
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For the same reason you have to click on "start" to shut it off.
So many good ones! This is priceless!
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