This comes from Mykel Board's column in this month's Maximum Rocknroll, which refers to the AARP Bulletin from April 2006.
Apparently Judy Lewis, a 68 year old Texan, survived a stroke in December of last year. However, the Social Security Administration pronounced her dead and cancelled her benefits. Her congressman got her checks restored, but the SSA still counts her as deceased.
Guess that's one way to fix the problem with Social Security...
This past week, I was at a program at the Douglass Science Institute at Rutgers University. We had a few students from Morocco participating in the program with us. The EPA came to do a presentation for us on one of the days, and they informed one of the people that they might have to speak a little slower, so they could understand them. After their presentation, they decided to go talk to the girls, and this was overheard:
EPA Woman: Yeah, I took Spanish for a bit, but I'm not too good at the South American kind, or I'd try speaking in your language.
Apparently, she didn't know that Morocco was in Africa and that they speak French and/or Arabic there.
This is from a friend, reposted with permission
I was working at a dollar store and we had a customer buy a bunch of canned fruit, which is .75c a can. Whent the cashier told him that they weren't a dolllar but were only.75c he went off on her. Yelling that we were doing false advertising and finally refusing to pay for them, then storming out. The manager just laughed (he'd come to the register when he heard the shouting) and said we should have just charged him a $1 a can to make him happy.