Thursday, December 01, 2005

Stupid Question

I hate to admit it but I have done some really stupid things before! Surely I'm not the only one?!

This is embarrassing to admit ......but here goes.

A few years ago I was thinking I needed to buy some lattice for a project at home. I looked in the advertisement from the local lumber co. and it said it came in 4 x 8 foot sheets. One day I was at work and having a slow spell so I thought I'd call the lumber co. with a question I had. I was working in an office and there was one other girl in there at the moment. There I was at my desk and she at hers. I made the call and a guy answered. I said, "I was interested in buying some lattice and I see that it comes in 4 x 8 sheets. I was wondering if it's 4 feet wide or 4 feet tall?" He said, "Well, it depends on the way you turn it."

Then it hit me what I had asked and I just died laughing. I couldn't believe that I had been that STUPID!! He laughed too and I tried to thank him between my hysterical laughter! The other girl turned around and she got tickled just watching me. I could feel my face getting very red! When I caught my breath I told her what I had done and she and I both broke into laughter again. I said, "Well, I'm sure not going in there to buy my lattice, because then they might think it's me that asked such a stupid question!"

Am I the only one to ask such a STUPID question?? Time to fess up everyone!!


Anonymous Jerry said...

It was 1985 and I was taking a ten week course through work in Raleigh, NC. At every restaurant I ate, if I ordered iced tea, I would be asked if I wanted regular tea or SWEET TEA. This was the time of New Coke and Pepsi Free, so I thought that SWEET TEA was a brand name. I always ordered regular tea and added my own sweetener. Then one day I asked the waitress: "What's the difference between regular tea and SWEET TEA". She gave me a look like I was the dumbest Yankee she had ever laid eyes on and with her best Southern twang replied, "Shuh-gah (sugar)."

8:32 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

Not really...I once asked a waitress how big their small salad was. My husband has never left me forget that one either.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

It's cold here, and yesterday at my brothers house, I had the snowblower running (it's very loud) my brother came up to me and said "did you get it running"?
BTW, everyone knows lattice is 4 foot high. :},,,or is that long,,,never mind.

5:22 AM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Having different tastes in pizza toppings we ordered the pizza as half pepperoni and half sausage and mushrooms. When the pizza came it had pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms all over it. We drew to the waitress attention that we had ordered half pepperoni and half sausage and mushroom and she INSISTED it was! As she explained she moved her flat hand back and forth in front of her, horizontally. And said, "It goes this way."

5:28 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A very long time ago, while living in a hotel in New York, where I had a fridge and a hot plate, I called the wonderful little deli around the corner om 6th avenue, which I called all the time, and when this guy answered, I said, "Hi! Are you my friend?" and the guy said: "We're ALL your friends lady, now what do you want???" I felt like such a jerk, but, in retrospect it was terribly funny and such a typical New Yorker thing to say to the person calling....LOL!
I LOVE your story Rachel....LOL, LOL, LOL!

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

So, we're laying in bed, my husband and I, talking about gravity and other such exciting things. He says to me, "Well, if you're standing on the moon, in which direction do you look if you want to see the Earth?"

"Down," says I.

We will never, ever, EVER forget that one.

Down indeed.


8:38 AM  
Anonymous Clarence said...

I've given it a lot of thought and I can't come up with anything to share along those lines. Either I've been very lucky that way or I've totally lost the ability to remember unpleasant events such as that. I know it's not because I've never said or done something stupid. Hey! I've been married three times.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Oh that's so funny!!! Great, Rachel!
I KNOW I've said many a stupid thing, although not a one is coming to mind right now. But I do recall this story that goes around in my family that my (now deceased) grandma on my dad's side once said: "Oh! Look, the sun is setting in the west. Usually it sets in the east!" ????????? She wasn't all that old at the time she said it, apparently, so you can't blame it on dementia! ;o)

9:29 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh, I feel so much better now, knowing it can happen to others!

Thanks for all your comments!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Rachel, you are so cute! How funny that must have been. I have said many, many stupid things in my life, so don't feel like you're the only one.
I posted about this awhile back, but my son and I were in the store and we saw three people that were each missing a leg. I turned to him and said, "They're losing legs around here, left & right."
We cracked up!! I didn't plan for it to be funny, but the "left & right" part really sent us over the edge.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

That's a good one. But at our house, that "S" word is a four-letter word.

God didn't create no junk.

But still a great story. It's nice to run across someone who can laugh at herself. Good job.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Lattice also can be eight feet high and four feet wide if you want to use it for climbing roses. It makes a nice trellis.

Thanks for visiting my sight. It is a compliment for me to have had your visit. Until I get caught up with this weekend it might not be very exciting. After catching up?

I have known Cliff since he was born. Our mothers were very good friends. I'm a lot older than he is so we don't have too much in common for goings on.

Cliff and my Dad were good friends too. Lodge buddies also.

He is a nice guy. Our daughter, Jim Jr. # 5, and his daughter, Julie, would hang out when we visited town.

I like your pets. Soon I will post Adi. She is a therapy dog. Jim

10:28 PM  

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