Dumb things we do

  1. Ok I am actually going to admit this. I can't believe it but here goes.

    Before the price of stamps went up I went out and purchased about 10 books, thinking I was going to save money! ( I hear the laughter)

    One year I sent my grandma a beautiful calender. I was so thrilled because I got it for 50% off. It was a really nice calender. She called me after she opened it and asked why I sent her a 2001 calender when it was almost the year 2002! Jeeez

    These are just a few of my scatter brained moments. Anybody else got something to share?
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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I have a great deal of denial but I'm sure that, given time and the stories of others, I'll be able to think of some.

    Heather
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    It has been so long since I went to a store that all my co-workers laughed at me when a couple of weeks before Christmas I asked "Where do you buy wrapping paper?"
    Evidently you could buy it almost anywhere.
    -Russell
  5. by   Beach_RN
    OK.... my H and I were at a movie.... yrs ago... and we had a brand new sports car.....300zx...well we came out of the movie theater to find our car had been broken into..... the first words I said to my husband we "Did they take the rims honey?" he looked at me like I had 3 heads...... he was like the rims..... you mean the hubcaps..... if they took the rims. the car wouldn't have tires!!!!!

    He still laughs at that everytime he remembers!
  6. by   Angelica
    I was stationed in Japan, and I was leaving the post office with my 5 wk old baby. I put the baby carrier down on the deck so I could unlock the car. I got into my car, started it, and put it into reverse. Then something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. It was a male Marine with his face pressed up against the passenger side window, frantically motioning down to the baby I had forgotten on the pavement. I was absolutely mortified!! It's not in my nature to be so careless, but it only takes one act of carelessness for a life-altering tragedy to occur.
  7. by   RN always
    Originally posted by Angelica
    I was stationed in Japan, and I was leaving the post office with my 5 wk old baby. I put the baby carrier down on the deck so I could unlock the car. I got into my car, started it, and put it into reverse. Then something out of the corner of my eye caught my attention. It was a male Marine with his face pressed up against the passenger side window, frantically motioning down to the baby I had forgotten on the pavement. I was absolutely mortified!! It's not in my nature to be so careless, but it only takes one act of carelessness for a life-altering tragedy to occur.

    YIKES! It could happen to any of us [IMG]http://[/IMG]
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    OK, one came to mind.

    My mom gave me my first car. I was real excited the first time I ever went to get the oil changed at one of those "Quickie" places. I walked in there, and the cute guy behind the counter asked for the make and model of the car. I stood tall, smiled, and said "It's a Chevy Oldsmobile!"

    More to come.....

    Heather
  9. by   RN always
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    OK, one came to mind.

    My mom gave me my first car. I was real excited the first time I ever went to get the oil changed at one of those "Quickie" places. I walked in there, and the cute guy behind the counter asked for the make and model of the car. I stood tall, smiled, and said "It's a Chevy Oldsmobile!"

    More to come.....

    Heather
    you crack me up heather!
  10. by   PennyLane
    I have one that my dad did. I'm sure he won't mind if I post it here...haha.

    One day at the 7-11 buying chewing gum, when the cashier gave him his change, he put the gum in his pocket and threw the change in his mouth. Realizing his mistake, he was so mortified that he walked out of the store and spit the money out in the trash can by the door. My mom was in the car waiting for him, and that's the only reason I know this story!!
  11. by   emily_mom
    I don't know why, but sometimes I wake up at night and say stupid things. Like I'm dreaming about something and get all confused...like I am now. The looks my husband gives me are priceless. Then when he looks at me funny and gives me a sarcastic remark, I b*tch at him like it's his fault and go back to sleep. This happens like once a month or so.
  12. by   kristi915
    I do that too!!!
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    <<thinks Kristi's avatar is fahting...
  14. by   NurseDennie
    I have that problem where I think I'm saying one thing and it comes out entirely differently. And a lot of it does happen on the phone. I'll bet a bunch of people thought they were getting prank calls when it was just me, disoriented.

    First one I remember was calling a car dealership, trying to ask how late they were open, and instead asking the receptionist how old she is.

    Another time was when I called a pizza place, wanting to order a Large pizza with sausage, mushrooms & pepperoni. Instead I ordered a MACARONI pizza. Backed up and tried again. Nope, still Macaroni. I started laughing so hard I had to hang up. Calmed down, got a drink of water, and tried again. "Macaroni Pizza" still. *sigh*

    I called my Grandma once before she started wintering down here and wished her Happy Christmas, and she replied "Happy St. Louis!!!" Very brightly and happy. She started laughing so hard, I couldn't talk to her.

    Love

    Dennie

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