Okay, possibly me, since I was happily using my new stamp cutting tools last night and managed to carve my fingers 3 times o.O
To be fair, the shop had no hand guards, and they didn’t mention I’d need one when buying all the kit, so it didn’t occur to me I’d need one until I noticed I had a pamphlet in the box that had a guard pictured on it!
Anyway, if I hadn’t cut myself I wouldn’t have been out at lunchtime buying plasters and overhearing the following:
Superdrug shop worker to manager: Can I get the code to that door out the back?
Manager: What code?
Shop worker: The door says it’s alarmed, I’ll need a code, right?
Manager: Don’t be silly, there’s no alarm
Shop worker: Really?
Manager: Are you going to believe an inanimate object or me?
Shop worker: Well okay…
2 minutes later the fire alarms for the entire shopping centre went off.
Next up was a conversation I overheard between a blonde and an unfortunate stationery company worker at the other end of the phone. The blonde was complaining because she had crates of paper sitting in her delivery area when she had only ordered 50 reams. Oh, a box and a ream aren’t the same thing? That’s 50 boxes? Well when did you change that? No, it’s not always been that way. Oh, for 3 years? Well someone else does normally do the ordering these days. Anyway, I want you to take it away. Yes all of it. Yes I know someone else in the building is missing a crate of paper but I don’t want to get charged for it.
Guess that other department is going paperless ;o)
Anyone else embracing the stupid today?
I love that kind of thing – it makes me feel so much less daft!
Sorry about your poor fingers 🙁
Hope your fingers heal quickly.
The alarmed door tale really made me chuckle 🙂
Ouch. That makes me cringe. I seem to burn and cut myself more than the average person, or so my husband says. I think it's because I am around sharp and hot things a lot more than the average person. Besides who wants to be average?? lol
Oh goodness…I hope your finger heals soon!
I embrace it every day. In other people, not myself. I'm a genius 🙂
You should stop cutting yourself I think. 😉 Although I have no room to talk when it concerns my rotary. Sometime I often wonder when overhearing conversations just how different the worlds of other people must be. It kind of makes you appreciate your own life that much more!
Been there done that :):)
Talk about suffering for your Art! Hope the Superdrug employee was able to pin the blame on the manager too!
Ouch! Sorry you're hurt! Gave up on today and went home when a client starting 'effing a jeffing' at me down the phone!
Oh dear – I work where the stupid people are allowed to roam free; I have given up trying to round them up xxx
Nope – you are the winner.
Hugs (be careful)
When I saw your post title I thought my name was going to be below. Nice change for it not to be! Your poor fingers. Wish I could hear the follow up conversations to the ones you overheard.
I nearly lost a finger this weekend with a new rotary blade. Lucky enough it just skimmed me, but boy it was close! You forget how sharp a new one can be….
Congratulations on your award!
Ooops! Hope your finger gets better soon!
Ouch. Be nice to your hands!!!!
Oh poor finger… but class eavesdropping 🙂 Cant beat the stupidity of others for cheering yourself up a bit! (thanks katy 😉
You know those awesome true cut rotary sharpened things? Well I bought one on amazon.com for like $20 & had my mum bring it over. You know, along with the 50 fat quarters that left her room for one pair of jeans for 10 days.
Anyway, the first couple of times I used it I was careful. Then I wasn't. And cut the crap out of a few fingers. I never use that thing now. I'm pretty sure it's totally haunted by a poltergeist.
Congratulations on the award =P
It is funny what you overhear these days! The bus conversations are the best =D
Never mind your finger, just make sure you don't bleed all over your lovely fabrics (thus speaks the concerned doctor!!!)
Oh you poor sausage. May be order the guard NOW before another finger gets chopped. You will find it awkward to hand sew now for a couple of days.
Loved the shopping stories.
i agree with sarah, others stupidity is a sure fire way to make yourself feel better! be careful with your fingers friend! xoxo
Ouch! Love the overheard conversations. Is there truly a finger guard you can order??
Oooohhh Ouch!! That looks and sounds very sore:o)) Mind you I did that kind of thing when attempting for the first and last time needle felting!
Take care and have a good week.
Thanks for the giggle :o)
Ouch! Sorry to hear about your finger. Heres to quick healing!
I hope your finger feels better soon and that you are free from injury for a long time! It is so easy though, I know that I am always finding new ways to injure myself :D. The fire alarm situation cracks me up! I managed to avoid stupidity today, by not heading to the local Walmart. Maybe tomorrow though, I really need some eggs!
Sorry about your hand 🙁 On the upside, at least there were plenty of people around to make you snicker 🙂
Sorry to hear about your fingers! That's no fun. At least you saw the humour in your plaster-buying trip. 🙂
As a blonde, however, I feel compelled to ask the hair colour of the code-oblivious manager… Just saying. 🙂
I'm always poking a needle into the end of a finger with no idea why I keep doing it. It's quite possible I deserve that award. Take care of those fingers and mind you don't get blood on any fabric.
The door code story was a laugh and a half.
Yep you win – hands down, ahem. Made me laugh and to-day I need a laugh.
Sorry about your finger, Katy. I laughed about the alarm! Too funny!
I needed a chuckle and that did the trick! … well the overheard conversations did, not your por fingers!
Back when I was a teenager in hospital having been diagnosed diabetic I opened the nack door of the room I was in for some fresh air …. about 10 minutes later a nurse came in to ask if I knew anything about why the fire department had arrived to evacuate everyone! :p … darned fire alarmed doors!
I fully expect to lose a couple of fingers in my quilting career … I think it must be an attraction to extreme sports that made me start playing with fabric!
This is HYSTERICAL and I fully embrace it DAILY!!!!!!
Neighbour ordered 8 kilo of bananas by mistake – online delivery! We all enjoyed them!
Where is the bear when you need him to do the cutting?
Hey, new toys are fun and all but simmer down there, missy! Take care of those creative hands! Embracing the stupid…oh, where do I begin???
Bahahaha! I love your stories. I kicked a step in my grandparent's pool that I didn't realize was there… Who puts a step in the deep end?!
I guess the better question would be "Why didn't I know there was a step there when they've had this pool for 10+ years…"
I heard some really dumb stuff yesterday – you wouldn't believe it. The hard part is saving the giggling for later. Hope your fingers get better soon.