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Strange Conversations

  1. Jan 14, 2013 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Every once in awhile you have a conversation with someone that leaves you shaking your head, right? Here is one from today.

    Me: I'd like to get my car serviced [make and model given, etc]
    Her: What do you need done?
    Me: My heater fan is failing intermittantly
    Her: Does it work at all? I need to know what parts to order
    Me: It acts like the motor is going out; like it has a bad winding on the rotor. If it doesn't start, it will after I get up to 60 mph or so and get air moving across the fan. But I guess it could be something in the speed control as well. [too much information!!!]
    Her: Well I need to know for sure so I know what to order
    Me: You mean you need to know what has failed?
    Her: Yes
    Me: Well I'm not sure. I was thinking maybe your mechanic could figure that out
    Her: Oh, good point.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2013 #2
    Oh, good point.

    lol
     
  4. Jan 14, 2013 #3

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    ER patient to ER receptionist: Hi, I have an inflamed second appendix I need to have removed.

    Receptionist: Yes, right way, sir. And thank you for being so helpful - we just had a guy in here who called himself "Ivan Seeking" - he just kept complaining of abdominal pain, he wouldn't tell us what we were supposed to do!!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2013 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    You know, there is more humor in that than you know. When I was about 20 years old I was having abdominal pain; and pain where a guy really doesn't want it when I tried to lift something. It seemed like a classic hernia. So I went to the ER. The next thing I know the ER doc is ordering a CAT scan. "CAT scan?!?! Really?", said I, "I assumed it was just a hernia." So the doc came over, grabbed the goods, [cough], "Yeah, it's a hernia." Okay, thanks doc.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Jan 14, 2013 #5
    Grabbed the goods LOL
     
  7. Jan 16, 2013 #6

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    You didn't tell me you had your GOODS GRABBED!!!! :surprised
     
  8. Jan 16, 2013 #7
    I didn't know you were in the hospital, but I'm glad to hear you're holding your own.
     
  9. Jan 16, 2013 #8

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    It appears that this time...the docs holdin' em!
     
  10. Jan 16, 2013 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    Somehow this thread seems to have taken a disturbing turn... :eek:
     
  11. Jan 16, 2013 #10

    dlgoff

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    Since it's going that way, I'll say, you're lucky you were 20; for me it was 5. :bugeye:
     
  12. Jan 16, 2013 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    ~ 20... For me it ended up being a real treat! I had nothing to do but to stay in bed, [take good drugs], watch every bit of rare and common NASA footage ever filmed for a couple of weeks, and then watch the very first launch of the Space Shuttle. It was a space nut's bonanza and a nerd's dream come true.
     
  13. Jan 22, 2013 #12

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    I was eating at a restaurant, and I overheard the lady in the next table ask the waiter:

    are the mushrooms in dish X fresh?

    The waiter replies, apparently without sarcasm :

    Yes, ma'am, we just opened the can.
     
  14. Jan 22, 2013 #13

    Drakkith

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    Buahaha!
     
  15. Jan 22, 2013 #14
    I had a similar experience. I was picking out live lobsters to take home with me when the woman next to me asked the clerk, "Are these fresh?".
     
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