Actual Conversation with Indigo

Ring ring.

Hello, Indigo.”

Hi there. How late are you open tonight?”

Nine o’clock.”

Great, thanks.”

You gonna drop on in?”


And I did.


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Ken on December 5, 2004 - 22:07 Permalink

Actual conversation with Starbucks employee today:
“What can I get you?”
“I’ll have a grande mocha.”
“And the newspaper as well?”
“Yes, thanks.”
“Okay, that’s $4.84”
And I drank the coffee, and read the paper.

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al o'neill on December 6, 2004 - 01:25 Permalink

/i kid

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Darin on December 6, 2004 - 01:58 Permalink

Actual Conversation at Public Health while getting my child’s first immunization:

Nurse: “O.K., go ahead and measure him now.”
Student Nurse: “He’s 61.”
Student Nurse #2: “61 what?”
Student Nurse: “Let me look at the ruler….hmmm…. millimeters.”
Student Nurse #2: “61 millimeters?”
Student Nurse: “Yup.”
Me: “That would be CENTIMETERS.”
Student Nurse: “Ummm… The ruler says millimeters… but yeah… I guess it’s centimeters.”
Me (to myself): “Note to self… do NOT let Student Nurse measure any medication for my child.”

By the way, how can anyone get to UPEI without knowing the difference between a millimeter and a centimeter?

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Nils on December 6, 2004 - 14:25 Permalink

Actual conversation my daughter had while serving a customer at the retail store at which she works:

Customer: Do you have any Christmas stuff?
My daughter: Well .. there’s this whole wall here with the big sign saying “Christmas.”
Customer: Oh, I like those wall hangings there. Do you need a wall for them?
My daughter: *blink*

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Rob MacD on December 6, 2004 - 14:40 Permalink

Darin (seems like Santa wishes do come true) said: “By the way, how can anyone get to UPEI without knowing the difference between a millimeter and a centimeter?”

Two words: Senior’s Bus.

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oliver on December 8, 2004 - 22:58 Permalink

UC Berkeley’s physics department didn’t sweat the difference between millimeters and centimeters when I was getting graded there. It’s the “61” part that’s important in that height example. I bet Einstein (famously lackadaisical) gained and lost factors of ten like there was no tomorrow. Now when Air Canada instead of a specified number of gallons fills up with the same number of liters (as has happened), you have a problem, but I’d give it full marks in certain contexts.

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oliver on December 8, 2004 - 23:00 Permalink

Actually, how do we know that Public Health employee didn’t get her degree in physics at Berkeley? That could explain a lot.