1. My daughter and I went to the McDonalds check-out to pay our bill and give the clerk a £5, note. our total bill was £4.20. so I handed her a 20 pence piece. She said, you gave me too much money.' I said yes I know, but this way you can just give me £1 back.' Sh sighed, and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so and he handed me back the 20 pence and said we're sorry but we do not do that kind of thing.' The clerk then proceeded to give me back 80 pence in change. !! Do not confuse the clerks at McDonalds in St Albans, Hertfordshire.!!
2. We had to have the garage door repaired . I rang the company and the man arrived, he told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a large enough motor on the opener.
I thought for a moment, and said that we had the largest one that the company made at the time a 1/2 horsepower. He shook his head and said, lady you need a 1/4 horsepower.'
I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, "NOO, its not. Four is larger than Two.'
We haven't used his repair company since.
3. I live in a semi-rural area. we recently had a new neighbour call the highways Department to request the removal of a 'DEER CROSSING' sign from our road. The reason; Too many deer are being hit by cars on this stretch of road ! He said "I dont think this is a good place for then to be crossing any more ". STORY from Potters Bar , Hertfordshire.
4. I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked. " Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge ?, To which I replied, " If it was without my knowledge, how would I know ? He smiled knowingly and nodded, " Thats why we ask ".
Happened at Luton Airport..
5. The traffic light on the corner buzzes when the lights turn red and its safe to cross the road.
I was crossing with an intellectually challenged friend. She asked me if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it was for blind people, it signals them the light is red. Appalled she responded. What on earth are blind people doing driving !!! ( And she's not blonde )