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We have threads for annoyances and what made us cheerful, but then there's those weird things that happen.....   My workplace is particularly fertile ground for the surreal. 2 current examples:

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Overheard at the grocery this evening between A) a slightly disheveled woman, perhaps in her late 60s, who seemed like she might not get out that much, and B) a friendly, pregnant 30-something.  They'd never met before.

 

A:  Good evening.

 

B:  Why hi there!  How are you doing?

 

A:  I'M DEPRESSED!

 

B:  Why are you depressed?

 

A:  I'm worried about the next two weeks, and what will happen on November 2!

 

B:  Well, no need to be depressed now.  Wait and see what happens.  Perhaps you'll have no reason to be depressed, so chin up and keep the faith.

 

A:  I dunno...I think I'm just going to be depressed.  What kind of toilet paper do you use?

 

B (without skipping a beat):  Usually Seventh Generation, but sometimes Charmin.

 

A:  You know, Scott is The Best, and it's on sale!  Only 60 cents a roll, for 1000 sheets!

 

B:  Thanks, I'll have a look.

 

A:  I'm not sure if you should go ahead and try it.  If you don't like it, I don't want you to blame me!

I encountered this same slightly loony woman ("A" in the above scenario) again this afternoon. Today she was explaining to the cashier that she likes nice-looking dollar bills. She doesn't care as much about the appearance of fives, tens, and twenties, because, you see, ones are used much more often and are worse for the wear. She inspected each dollar bill handed to her as change, and offered extensive commentary. A couple of them she asked to exchange for better specimens.

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I encountered this same slightly loony woman ("A" in the above scenario) again this afternoon. Today she was explaining to the cashier that she likes nice-looking dollar bills. She doesn't care as much about the appearance of fives, tens, and twenties, because, you see, ones are used much more often and are worse for the wear. She inspected each dollar bill handed to her as change, and offered extensive commentary. A couple of them she asked to exchange for better specimens.

Doesn't everyone care what their currency looks like? Worn or tattered bills are unfit for circulation in the money supply. I get concerned that stores will refuse to accept my ragged bills as acceptable payment hence I am quite particular over all my notes.

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I found this gut-busting hilarious:

 

D.C. Council member Marion Barry reported to police last night that he was robbed at gunpoint inside his home by youths who had earlier volunteered to help him carry in his groceries.

 

Marion Barry gets robbed

 

I'm sure they were there to 'help with the groceries.' Someone has to deliver the 'powdered sugar' or maybe the 'salad greens'. :rolleyes: OK, I'm not too clever with the subtleties: I meant his coke and his weed. :) :blush:

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Finally opened a jar of tomato sauce that Paul brought back from Samara, Russia, last April. All the while I kept thinking how pale it looked, but assumed maybe it was just a different kind of tomato. Anyway, upon opening I found out why it was that color: instead of tomato sauce, it was filled with honey. :rolleyes:

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Finally opened a jar of tomato sauce that Paul brought back from Samara, Russia, last April. All the while I kept thinking how pale it looked, but assumed maybe it was just a different kind of tomato. Anyway, upon opening I found out why it was that color: instead of tomato sauce, it was filled with honey. :rolleyes:

Sweet. ( :blush: )

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