Thursday, November 21, 2019
Everyday Idiots Work Idiots

Idiot Theater – System Support… or, not so much… Episode

Friday night, I sent an email blast out to over 11,000 people, which I do all the time. I monitor the progress, by seeing when I receive it myself, when my “spot check” recipients get it, and how many “out of office” messages I get. In addition, I monitor the platform’s ‘statistics’ section that lists […]

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Idiot Theater – My “Helper” Episode

Idiot: I checked, and the parking garage is $10. Me: Which parking garage would that be? The one at the hotel, or one nearby? Idiot: It is the Central Parking Garage right around the corner. The evening rate after 3:30pm is $14. Me: I am looking at their website. That rate is only Monday through […]

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Idiot of the Day – Doctor’s Office Reception Episode

Doctor’s Office Answering Machine (8:05am): Our office is now closed. Please call back during our normal business hours, 8am to 4pm. <I wait for a moment, and someone picks up the line> Woman on phone: May I help you? Me: I need to schedule an appointment this morning. Woman: This is the answering service. You […]

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Idiot Theater – Early Bird Menu Episode (OCNJ)

Mom and I, having skipped lunch, decided to head to the Sindia for a very early dinner (4pm). They advertise an amazing early bird special, we were famished, and it was less than a block away. We were the first ones there for the dinner shift, and were promptly seated and handed regular menus, and […]

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Idiot Theater – Internet Professor, er, um, Caterer Episode

Phone call: Me: Hi there. Did you get my voicemail from two days ago? I had requested a return phone call. Idiot: I sent you an email yesterday morning. Me: Oh, well, I guess it didn’t go through or something. I didn’t get it. Idiot: Yes, you did. Me: Um, no, I’m sorry, I didn’t. […]

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Idiot Theater – “Very Rare, please” Episode

Idiot: How would you like your steak? Me: Very Rare, please. Idiot: Well, we don’t do that here because that isn’t good. I will do yours medium-rare. Me: Um, okay. <Steak is served to me past medium-rare, but not quite medium.> Idiot: How is everyone’s steak? <7 other guests mumble variations of “Good, thanks” but […]

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