Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Thirteen Examples of Idiots and Why They Need to Be Stopped
  1. Work Email Isn't Private: If you send an email, it can be infinitely forwarded. If you type in an work email to someone that if they continue to disagree with you, "prepare to duel" - it can live in idiot infamy in social circles. Seriously, who sends an email telling someone to "prepare to duel?" Pistols at sunrise anyone?
  2. Do You Need the Supersize Drink at the Movies? Because if you do, you KNOW you're going to have to pee. So don't sit in the dead center of the aisle. Cuz I might not let you out of the row after 3 times. And don't call anyone on your cell phone to talk about it.
  3. Simplified Spelling Society: I wuz going to du a hol post abut this, but I can't bring myzelf to du it. Sum peepole ned to get a life. Read more here
  4. Carrie: The Musical: Seriously, it's a musical? It wasn't even a good movie. Read more if you want.
  5. The Travel Company I Booked with for Egypt: They owed me a refund. So after TALKING WITH ME on the phone they sent me a check - in an envelope ADDRESSED TO ME, but the check was made out to my friend Irish. How am I supposed to cash that? Sigh.
  6. The Irish-American Consulate Guy Who Hit on Me in Egypt: Starting by telling a girl that everyone in Egypt has some kind of VD is not the way to get me back to your house, as if just meeting you three hours prior wasn't reason enough.
  7. The Person Who Thought of This: A blow-up man to make single women feel safer driving at night. Does this mean if I have one, I can drive in the HOV lane? I thought these things were used for other nefarious purposes.
  8. My Condo Association: We've previously discussed their idiocy here on Gone to Plaid, but they've struck again. They are requesting, per Article 74 or whatever of our Stupid Condo Bylaws, they are requesting my mortgage info. Including my ACCOUNT NUMBER. Um, are you paying it off for me? I think not. So in this day of identity theft, I will give you the bank name and contact info, but get off the crack cuz I'm not giving you an account number.
  9. People Who Don't Remember How: A phone got in their throat. Seriously, if your relationship is this bad, you don't need to be in it.
  10. People Who Didn't See This One Coming: Lance Bass of N'Sync is gay. (Duh)
  11. Running With the Bulls: Seriously, you ask for it, you got it. And no one feels sorry for you. Heck, insturance shouldn't even pay for it.
  12. Tom Cruise: I don't think I need to say more.
  13. Does Anybody Care?: Enough to visit baby Pitt/Jolie in a wax museum?

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89 comments:

Luck o' the Irish said...

Rock on!

a) that embassy dude was a total jackass. I say GIVE HIM THE OAK!

b)The phone/throat guy was named Marlon Brando Gill? Yikes. Who does that to kids?

Luck o' the Irish said...

Oh and PS, thanks for the Egypt refund :o)

*~Tey~* said...

That's a great thirteen. How do you get these ideas??? I run out and mine get boring to read. But yours arn't. I guess after awhile you get more creative maybe.

Karizma said...

Nice! These are quite funny! To think that these people may have to ability to reproduce is scary.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

ok, #6: I thought it said he HIT you!

#7: Does it have a hoohaw?

#8: This is why I will never buy a condo!

Mine are up...kinda!

kristarella said...

Yeh, stupid condo people! Don't give them too much. Why would they want that stuff anyway?

You gotta admit the lips on that baby are something to look at though ;)

Tennessee Mom said...

Great list! What's up with the condo thing, that's really strange.

Sarah said...

Ha! I always thought all of N Sync was gay, but it's nice to know I was at least partially right. I hadn't heard that. Hahaha...

Anthony said...

Nice. Especially the Condo Association. Every envelope I get from them is greeted with a renewed sense of anxiety. Should we really have to live like this?

I pay my $140 a month exhorbitant fee, and for this I get letters telling me I didn't vote for the association candidate running unopposed or that I can't wax my car in the parking lot.

Get a life, Condo Nazis.

Amy said...

okay i could comment on SO MANY things this week....but i'll keep it to a minimum...

Lance Bass is gay...wow, I *never* saw that coming!

How do you swallow a cell phone? Is it like a Zoolander phone or what? "Turn off my cell phone!"

e said...

LOL good list!! I so agree with supersized drink, and the people who talk so loud on their cell phones!

-R- said...

The line "Everyone here has VD" didn't work on you? I fall for it every time! Ok, that is a really bad joke.

Something's Missing said...

I *love* this list! We are on the same wavelength! #2 is my favorite...

One that gets me, that my husband does -- we are at the mall -- there is no parking. He turns down an aisle right behind someone else. Hello!?!? They are looking for a parking spot, too. Why not go somewhere else where you are not following someone who is looking for the same thing you are?!?!?

Ha -- sorry for the early morning rant. Seriously -- I love this list!

My My Thursday Thirteen is up!

Happy Thursday!

Happy0303 said...

I used to love Tom Cruise but ever since that whole post partum thingy I have lost all respect for him. Funny how he's somehow not attractive anymore in my eyes.

angela said...

Can you imagine being part of the clean up crew after each night of Carrie the Musical?

Tink said...

Great list, I agree on most of them!

Lazy Daisy said...

Girlfriend, you so totally crack me up. What a great list. You had me spewing coffee all over my screen (You should come with a warning!) My TT is up.

Knitting Maniac said...

I always love your lists!

Happy TT

Moogie said...

This is a great list. You have hit the nail on the head. I got irritated reading some of these. :)

I heard about the cell phone thing on the radio this morning. Some people astound me.

Natsthename said...

I always think it's nuts to offer those supersized drinks at a theater! Even if hubby and I share it, SOMEBODY has to miss some movie to run to the bathroom!

Your list is awesomely funny!

modern princess said...

This is just too funny!

KarenW said...

There's definitely a lot of idiots out there. Scary! I've spent more time in VA than anywhere else. I used to say over half of my life but time is going by......... Enjoyed your list.

Andrew said...

These are pretty funny. Love the blow-up doll, but my mind was going somewhere else with that one...

AC @ bloggedy blog

"D" said...

Well I got my daily chuckle here! I just watched some ER type show where a girl got a fork stuck down her throat...WAY down her throat... weird, but a phone???

Chaotic Mom said...

OMG! I should have added you to my list this week! I certainly miss your blog. What an AWESOME list this week. You had me sarcastically laughing the whole time. ("I think I KNOW that idiot!") ;)

amy said...

what the fudge is up with your condo association? that is the strangest assoc. law I have ever heard. I would protest. that is none of their business!

yea, the cell phone thing I read in the paper this morning. so, exactly with what did they use to call 9-1-1 anyway? cell phones can drive me crazy!

thanks for dropping by, and have a happy thursday!!

phoenix said...

Whew, it is hard to spew drink and gag on the phone thing at the same time! Don't try this at home folks! LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Shannon said...

Great T13.

I always thought MOST of the N-Sync group was gay... as were the songs they sang.

Wendy said...

Oh my, there are some things that just make you shake your head!

Mouse said...

Whoa. #9 and #10, I also mention in my Thirteen!

I never ever get a supersized drink at a movie anymore. Not since I ended up wearing one throughout the entire duration of "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones."

Never! Again!

GreekGoddess said...

hey I DO need the supersize drink at the movies but I never go pee :P

AMEN on #3... I hate it !!!!

Gail said...

So true on supersize drinks at the movie, running with the bulls I don't get & sick of Cruise!
Thanks for visiting!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi!!

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Karen said...

okay- I HATE those giant size movie drinks. it's too hard to carry with my giant size popcorn (which I love). in Tom Cruise news- we watched The Firm last night- it's nice to 'remember him back when'- kinda like Michael Jackson. altho he really needed a good eyebrow man back then-

Dane Bramage said...

Great list. I wonder if Lance Bass will get a blow up man. Just wonderin'..

Thanks for stopping by my T13.

Woman Wonders said...

Amen to Lance Bass, I mean seriously DUH!

Thanks for stopping by my TT last week btw! You rock!

Juggling Mother said...

cool list. I think I could EASILY find 13 things that prove people are idiots:-)

The whole spell it as you say it thing really drives me nuts. it tacs me twis as long to werk owt wat ther seyin! And sometimes I don't manage it at all:-)

my TT is up

Christine said...

Carmen, I agree with you on the condo thing, our HOA doesn't ask for our mortgage info, and the movies. Carrie is a musical, that's just Gross!
Have a great Thursday!

Oh and we did see the Fountains at the Bellagio from the Eiffel Tower!

Katherine said...

Oh too good! Hard to top the idiot in Egypt...I think your condo assn may have done it though.

Stacy said...

Great list, and I agree with so many of these. You're totally right about the humongous drink at the movie. I mean, you know you'll have to go! Why pay that much for the movie if you are going to miss it.

9-13 are right on the money. I'm so sick of Tom Cruise that I can't even form the sentences to complain about it anymore!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by my T13!

*Skittles* said...

I always love your TTs. At least ya got the refund $$ back ;)

My TT is up.

Karen said...

Hey, Carmen- I was using your links to visit TT's, and WHY DOES MY NAME HAVE 'DELETE LINK' next to it?? did I offend someone? you know, I've even paid Mr Linky...

Mama Duck said...

ROTFL!! Happy TT!

Darla said...

LOL, you've made me think of dozens more examples of Idiots and Why They Need to Be Stopped. :)

Margaret said...

Indeed, the world has gone insane! (and in turn driving me insane.) Great 13. -Margie

tbirdonawire said...

That was hilarious! Great list!

Karen said...

ok ok,never mind, mr linky just told me I'm crazy. I think it's the diet I'm on- need food now. stupid fat free coffee creamer. sorry sorry

Keltybug said...

Great list and you are a 100% right on all.

I cant believe they want your account numner. No way jose that is for sure.

colleen said...

Great one! It's interesting that standardized spelling only came about in the late 1800s before that anyone spelled anyway they wanted to.

Enough with "Carrie." I have a cardboard Santa Claus I could drive with!

Lindsey said...

LOL! Awesome TT, there really are some stupid people out there!

Dorothy said...

You always have such good lists and have soooo many visitors. You might quite possibly by my most popular blog friend.

Karen said...

Account number? They really are smoking crack! Carmen, you have the best 13's! This one was awesome!
My TT is up!

Lyn said...

Ha, it looked like there were 200651 comments ! (Date and comment dealy ran into each other - and I thought wow!) Hey, let's try to break 100 guests next Thursday at each of our T13s, what do you say? First one to 100 buys the other a Starbucks (coffee, not the whole franchise,lol). You can start as soon as the official meme puts up the blog post on Wednesday pm, what do you say? :-) lgp

Froggie Mama said...

i love your sense of humor.

Tom Cruise definitely fits this list! Thanks for putting him on it!! LOL

FrogLegs said...

#3- I couldn't agree more- UGH! Great list though- :)

Just Expressing Myself said...

Ohmigosh I am laughing. I love them all but the cell phone one and Lance Bass - well they are special.
My TT is up.
Have a great weekend,
Frances

Pass The Torch said...

Yes, yes and yes! TOOOOOO funny!

Southern Girl said...

#3 makes me crazy! And not only do I not care enough to visit baby Pitt/Jolie in a museum, I don't care enough to shell out money to see any of her parents' movies.

Great list!

Momma Bee said...

Wow, rough day huh? :) Seriously, though, loved this post.

The scary thing is that I bet you could sign your friend's check (her name, then endorsed by you) and your bank would probably at least deposit it without a problem, especially if you deposit it through an ATM. Of course, it's traceable, but that doesn't matter since you're not actually stealing it! ;)

Messy Sue said...

Very, very funny! I agree with every single one of it, esp. about the simplified spelling & Tom Cruise!

NAncy said...

LOL! These are great.

They want your account number?!?! what kind of craziness is that. And, who will be dumb enough to give it to them. Somebody will...

happy 13!

Lisa said...

This is a great idea! I enjoyed reading this. I totally agree on the Lance Bass thing. That is just too funny. And associations are awful any way you look at them. Thanks for the laugh!

Denise said...

Simplified Spelling Society?? WTF? Insanity.

OK...I liked the movie "Carrie", but to turn it into a musical? I don't think so.

Aw, geez. "Hey, baby...It's OK, around here it's hip to have a VD." Ew.

MysteriousLady said...

Baby pitt/jolie is in a wax museum, ewwwwwwww I wouldn't go.

I heard about the phone in the throat thing. LMAO! How dumb can you get!

Happy Thursday!

YellowRose said...

#2 is a huge pet peeve of mine!!! Love this list...may have to do one like this in the future! ;)

Happy Thursday!

angelsarentfree said...

Yeah that Lance Bass fiasco really threw me for a loop...NOT. =)

Yoshi said...

Yeah, supersizing the drink at the movies...crazy. What's the deal with that anyways? do the theatres really think that we need to drink that much in the span of 2 hours? crazy.

Great list, loved it!

dawn said...

you can actually get a phone down your thoat? that must be a big person or a really little phone!

My daughter is one of those people who really needs to learn to spell. the only good thing is that when she is talking with her uncle, he insists that she spell things out an keep the 'simplified' spelling out

my list is up

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Excuse me. I thought I couldn't squeeze in to drop by and say Great list.
My T13 is up too.

Crayonsetc said...

And did you see a picture of that baby they have with them in the wax museum?? And they are missing a couple of other kids there!!!

Happy TT!!

Amy said...

I think 11-13 are my favorite ones!! Very funny list, TFS

Melli said...

Hmmmm... perhaps they sent YOUR refund to Irish, after NOT talking to her...

This is one of the better lists... ever!

Zeus said...

Wow, Miss Carmen, this made me laugh me ass off. I couldn't agree more!

I wonder, though, in all seriousness, if the same person who invented the blow-up man has invented the blow-up dog. That would be quite impressive to other cats that come by my backyard to see the dog in the window. They'd know then that they can't (insert your chosen expletive here) with me!

I just did my first Thursday Thirteen too! I hope you come read it! :)

Titanium said...

I love this idea.. luckily, there are always idiots to blog about, huh?

The Egyptian guy & the pick up line.. hilarious!

Christina said...

I never order anything bigger than a small beverage at the movies (and usual not at all because they cost so freaking much), and furthermore, I don't usually have anything to drink an hour before I go in because if I do I KNOW what will happen.

Sorry to hear about what's going on with the condo people. I don't think I'd want to give them my account number either!

Laura said...

stupid is as stupid does and all of these are good examples.
my list is up

AuntieM said...

Hey Carmen,
Glad you visited my TT again!! The flu is totally gone, and am feeling really perky!

Love your blog this week..totally kewl list.

Zeus said...

I just heard from my human pet's boyfriend that people have been caught on the HOV lane in Washington, D.C. with the blow up doll beside them. So yes, apparently you can go on the HOV lane so long as you don't mind getting a ticket! ;)

...my 2 cents said...

Funny list! My family/friends and I were just discussing your #7, the blow-up guy and HOV lanes a couple days ago. Kind of an odd thing to have riding along in your car with you.

Lauren said...

Hi Carmen,
Great thirteen as always. I'm still stuck the fact that you're going on another trip again or at least planning one. I have no life!

Renee said...

ROTFLOLPIMP at your list. But I had to comment on the #7 about the blow up man in the HOV lane cuz a guy here in CO just got busted for having a maniquin in his car to use the HOV lane.
He got busted and sold the maniquin on ebay...using the money to pay off his fines. He also had to stand at the entrance to the HOV lane with a sign that said something like he was a dummy for trying to cheat in the HOV lane.

armywife said...

simplified spelling gets me everytime. its great if you are in 8th grade but not after that.

my 13 are posted too at
http://www.everythingshouldbefun.blogspot.com

booklogged said...

Carmen, what a fun idea for a TT. Thanks stopping in to visit my blog.

kontan said...

LOL, some are just stuck on stupid. Great list. Thanks for stopping by!

Buttercup said...

OMG - I can't believe the cell phone in the throat. That's insane. I posted my first TT this week!

Don said...

Carmen,
This is a great T13. I'm making a list of the T13 that appeal to me and start visiting them. Some are just not my thing. Yours have always been
really good.

I can't stand abreviated spelling and the acrostics except for comic relief.

There are idiots amongst us.

I missed you this week.
Don

Alyx said...

Hi. I'm new to TT and I agree totally with your entry this week. Man.

Mama Kelly said...

carrie as a musical???

wondering what kind of accompaniment matches the period/shower scene

Christine said...

Oh I love it when people go off in email at work. I have a special folder for that to read when I'm feeling down. ;)

And yes, I'm with you on both Tom Cruise and Lance Bass.