WFME’s Nobody Is Listening, Part Deux

Lately, the staff at WFME has felt the need to go out into the public and listen to how people interact with each other. For such an intelligent society, you’d think we’d be masters that that communication thing, but in reality, we’re all too self-absorbed to think about anyone but ourselves. Which reminds me, I have to call that guy about that thing today.

Either way, here are some of life’s questions, and how well we communicate with those who ask them of us:

Q: Plastic or paper?
a: Yes, please.

Q: Would you like to supersize that?
a: Pepsi.

Q: What do you think I am, stupid!?
a: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Q: What is this line for?
a: The movies.

Q: What kind of beans would you like with that?
a: What kind of beans do you have?
Black or pinto.
Yeah, no.

Q: How are you doing?
a: Not much.

Q: What’s going on?
a: Pretty good, you?

Q: What’s your name?
a: What’s YOUR name?

Q: Are those seats saved?
a: Saved for who?

Q: License and registration, please?
a: Is something wrong?
License and registration, please.
Was I speeding?
License and registration, PLEASE.
I’m late for a meeting.
This isn’t even my car.

Q: Do you think the Universe is finite or infinite?
a: I don’t know, but I sure am hungry.

5 comments on “WFME’s Nobody Is Listening, Part Deux

  1. Hilary - December 29, 2004 at 8:44 am -

    Ohhh, the “How are you doing?” question was a good one! I hate when people answer with “Not much.” Bugs me to no end.

  2. steve - December 29, 2004 at 10:55 am -

    The one that always catches me is when the gate agent politely says to me “Have a nice flight” and I mutter back “You too.”

    This is much like the restaurant hostess and “Have a good dinner.”

  3. Pauly D - December 29, 2004 at 11:06 am -

    The air travel one is a good one — I guess it’s just so ingrained in our psyche to say “you too” to anything people say, that it makes us look silly — at least, it would if anyone was listening.

    For once, I’d like someone at the airport to say back, “Uhh, I’m not going ANYWHERE, sir.”

  4. Erin - December 29, 2004 at 11:17 am -

    “Can I help you find anything?”

    “Yup.” Customer turns back to looking at their book.

  5. Dawn (webmiztris) - December 30, 2004 at 9:07 am -

    lol! Where do you come up with this stuff?

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