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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:25 PM

Made an ass of myself the other day.

The person ahead of me in line at the bank needed special help, and the teller suggested she needed to see Joe. Trying to catch his attention she shouted "hey Joe!", but Joe was busy with something else.

So everyone in the bank started shouting "hey Joe!", until Joe finally noticed and started walking over to the customer.

I sang "Where you going with that gun in your hand?"

He froze and looked terrified. Everyone in the bank did. The security guard put his hand on his weapon and everyone stared at me with fear and hostility.

Fuck me, hasn't everyone heard of Jimi Hendrix anymore? I feel like I don't belong in this world any longer sometimes.

So don't make jokes about guns in banks, people.

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Reply Made an ass of myself the other day. (Original post)
Ron Obvious Oct 2013 OP
retread Oct 2013 #1
cliffordu Oct 2013 #2
Ron Obvious Oct 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Oct 2013 #6
petronius Oct 2013 #9
cliffordu Oct 2013 #14
Taitertots Oct 2013 #10
Vashta Nerada Oct 2013 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2013 #4
rrneck Oct 2013 #5
Riftaxe Oct 2013 #7
Ron Obvious Oct 2013 #11
seabeyond Oct 2013 #8
Ron Obvious Oct 2013 #13
Ron Obvious Oct 2013 #12
nuxvomica Oct 2013 #15

Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:37 PM

1. No air guitar?? No wonder!!

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:39 PM

2. I pretty much make an ass of myself every day.

I was waiting table in an upscale restaurant near a university during graduation week and a kid and his parents were obviously having a celebratory dinner for his graduation.

At the end of the meal, where they had spent LOTS of money on food and some excellent wine they asked to see the dessert tray..

I wheeled it out and described the requisite cheesecake, and various torts. The mother asked how much this chocolate concoction at the back of the tray would cost, for a whole cake.

I said, being a smart ass..."I believe that would cost an arm and a leg"

Then the kid put the stump where his left hand used to be on the edge of the table.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 02:51 PM

3. Aaargh....

Oh man, no words....

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:31 PM

6. Darn!

Sounds like something I might do trying to be funny.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:34 PM

9. Did you give him a free slice of the cake?

That must have been shocking - how did it turn out? Were they pissed? Did they tip? Did they laugh at you?

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Response to petronius (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 04:31 AM

14. I received a penny under each of the plates

For excellent service overall save one egregious sin. Like spilling gravy all over the archduke of Canterbury

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:46 PM

10. I don't think I could resist laughing way too loud and asking what he thought of the cake

I think we are in the same boat.

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Response to cliffordu (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:07 AM

16. Is it wrong that I LOL'ed at this?

 

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:16 PM

4. That's kind of like when you are getting on an airplane and you see your friend Jack,

and you holler, "Hi, Jack!"

Don't do that.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 03:24 PM

5. Maybe next time just whistle a few bars... nt

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:58 PM

7. It could have ended worse....

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Response to Riftaxe (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:41 AM

11. LOL! n/t

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 10:13 PM

8. that is funy obvious... did you say, HENDRIX, hey joe.... so people got it

or just stand there lookin stupid, lol.

i would have giggled with you

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:47 AM

13. Oops

Reply below was meant to go here. I've been doing that a lot lately.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:46 AM

12. I stood there looking stupid for a few seconds

And then said something about Jimi Hendrix, but I almost got the impression they hadn't even heard of him, much less that song. How can a guy called Joe not have heard THAT song before?! Where have the responsible people been in his life to share it with him?

And this in Seattle!

Many of the bank employees were probably Eastern European, though, in fairness.

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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 07:29 AM

15. I get that all the time

I pass people in the hallway at work a couple thousand times a day so people just get bored with the usual "Hey, Joe" and say "Hey, Joe, where you goin', etc." It's almost a compulsion for people who know the song. I think the psychological phenomenon is called "The Zaigarnik Effect".

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