Tuesday, January 15, 2008

just gotta share......

a couple good e-mails from a cousin of mine..........

This is good advice. Thought I would share.....

Good information. Put your car keys beside your bed at night. If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break in your house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around... after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there..... This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime. P.S. I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can't reach a phone My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn't hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she'll know there's a problem.


We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a 'large' enough motor on the opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that 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. He said, 'NO, it's not.' Four is larger than two..'

We haven't used Sears repair since.

My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a $5 bill. Our total was $4.25, so I also handed her a quarter. She said, 'you gave me too much money.' I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar bill back.' She sighed and went to get the manager who asked me to repeat my request. I did so, and he handed me back the quarter, and said 'We're sorry but they could not do that kind of thing.' The clerk then proceeded to give me back$1 and 75 cents in change.

Do not confuse the clerks at McD's.

I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road. The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'

From Kingman , KS .

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.' He said he was sorry, but they only had iceburg lettuce.
From Kansas City

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,
'That's why we ask.'

Happened in Birmingham , Ala.

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it's safe to cross the street. I was crossing with an intellectually challenged coworker of mine. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that it signals blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'

She was a probation officer in Wichita , KS

At a good-bye luncheon for an old and dear coworker. She was leaving the company due to 'downsizing.' Our manager commented cheerfully, 'This is fun. We should do this more often.' Not another word was spoken. We all just looked at each other with that deer-in-the-headlights stare.

This was a lunch at Texas Instruments.

I work with an individual who plugged her power strip back into itself and for the sake of her life, couldn't understand why her system would not turn on.

A deputy with the Dallas County Sheriffs office, no less.

When my husband and I arrived at an automobile dealership to pick up our car, w e were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the drivers side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. 'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'its open!' His reply, 'I know. I already got that side.'

This was at the Ford dealership in Canton, Mississippi.


I found out tonight that I'm staying at The Gap post the seasonal shopping time......
YAY! Now I just have to wait for the hours to pick up again. January and February are the slowest with minimal shifts/hours.


ok........... who else is psyched that American Idol is back????? I only saw the first two singers tonight since I was at work.......I was able to catch that little smidge during my break...and that first guy, I think is name is Joey Catalone, he recently lost 204 pounds.....dang! he could sing.....just so soulful! he sang a fabulous Maroon 5 song and was just wow!


ok... that's it for now... I need to design some more before I go to sleep........I really want this collab to get in the store soon


Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Darwinism at it's best. Thanks for the good laugh. Not much longer til Big Brother comes back and another season of Survivior. Who needs writers when we got reality tv. Congrats on getting on at the Gap. Have a good day.

Amy Eileen said...

American Idol just got better and better as the night wore on! lol

I have a funny McDonald's story! My brother went through the drive thru one day and the girl gave him too much change back. He said, Oh you gave me too much money and tried to return the extra change. She apologized and gave him MORE money. He laughed and said NO, YOU gave ME TOO much change. She tried to give him MORE money apologizing over and over. So he went INTO the store and tried to talk to someone else. THEY tried to give him more money. So he asked to see the manager. He explained to the manager that the lady had given him too much money and he was trying to do the right thing by giving it back so her till wouldnt be off. THE MANAGER apologized and TRIED TO GIVE HIM MORE MONEY! At this point my brother was just laughing uncontrollably. He put the extra change on the counter and walked out of the store with the manager chasing him yelling that he had forgotten his change. lol

Maggie said...

Sara these are so funny :)

AfriDigiDiva said...

You've had me laughing all morning! Thanks for the chuckles. And thanks even more for the security advice.

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

LMBO!!!!! Oh, those are just too funny!!! And the change thing? I've had that type of thing happen to me I don't know how many times, especially if the clerk has already entered the amount you gave them into the register BEFORE you hand them the quarter, 3 pennies or whatever. They look at what extra change you gave them with the 'what is this?' look on their face....DUH

Thanks for the laugh!

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I can not believe the one from Kingman, Ks...I am from there...i would love to know who said that! Many faces pop into my head...LOL. I love reading these...just never thought i'd see one from my home town. Truly we all are not that *cough cough* dumb. Thanks for the good laugh...i'll have to share that with my mom...i'll send her a link to your site...we own the town donut shop...so i am sure they'll get a good laugh there also. I can hear it now..." hey everyone...we made news on the internet!" I'm sure the city cops and the sheriffs will be told when they come in for their daily coffee and donuts...



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