Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cell phone destroys neurons!

So I'm standing in line at the gas station waiting to make my purchase. There is the annoying wailing of the gas pump computer. It is screaming in its own language "Hang up the pump, dummy!" Nobody is listening.

The gas station clerk pulls the microphone over to him and says, "All pumps are pre-pay, please hang up the pump, pay inside or use your credit card, thank you".

Moments later a woman walks in the door ... comes directly up to the counter. (When you are stoopid you should be allowed to cut the line!)

This woman has a cellphone implant. (You know, the kind permanently jammed in your ear.) So I'm assuming at some point she understood some inkling of technological advances.

She leans in to the guy behind the counter and starts a conversation that goes something like this.

Cellphone Implant Woman: Pump 5 isn't working.
Gas Station Clerk Guy: All pumps are pre-pay ma'am.
CIW: They are all pre-pay?
GSCG: Yes.
CIW: hmmm

Implant woman leaves.

At this point I'm wondering how much damage the implant has done to her brain cells since obviously she can no longer read large white signs with red lettering that appear on EVERY pump in the gas station that read THIS PUMP IS PRE-PAY ONLY!
And I'm thinking that the implant has obviously damaged some function of her mind as I can't think the last time I was at a gas station where the pumps were NOT pre-pay!
Why now in the middle of the city would a 24hr gas station NOT have pre-pay and why did CIW act as if she'd never heard of such a thing as pre-pay ... hmmmm.

BTW: I'm always afraid every time I see someone with one of those "implants" they are gonna look over at me, their eyes are gonna be all glassy and glowing and they are gonna say "Resistance is futile". At which point I'll have to scream like a little girl and start running!
Pushed by Pusher Robot at 12:57 PM

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Blogger Shover Robot revealed...

How can no one know today all pumps are now pre-paid? I havent put gas in my car myself in years, and even know that :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Chelle revealed...

People like that piss me off!!! I mean, just HOW stupid do yoiu have to be to miss the signs??? UGH My saying has always been....stupidity should be painful!!! :)

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous revealed...

painfull alright!

1:02 PM  
Blogger Sassy revealed...

Gosh you're making me wet my pants. Umm from laughing. Just to be clear. I'm just sayin'.

9:40 PM  
Blogger Pusher Robot revealed...

Shover: that was kind of my thought!

Chelle: I'm not sure the screaming wouldn't keep us un-stupids awake at night :)

Sassy: HEY, NOW! ... oh ... for a minute there thought i'd reached a new blogging plateau :)

1:43 PM  

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