Conversations That Prove We're Heading Downhill

Conversations That Prove We're Heading Downhill

It's not every day that we come across stories where people claim that their faith in humanity has been renewed. But when it does happen, it's undeniably heartening news. Such moments are rare and precious, making them all the more impactful.

In these concise yet powerful tales, we glimpse a reflection of the times we currently inhabit. While they may lack length, they pack a punch, revealing moments that don't necessarily inspire confidence in humanity but instead, shake its very foundation.


Get ready to chuckle with the following stories. Not only are they utterly ridiculous, but there's also a good chance they could be true, and chances are, you might have witnessed some of these yourself. So sit back and enjoy the laughter.

My husband and I drove up to the McDonald's drive-thru window, and I handed the cashier a five-dollar bill.

Our total came to $4.25, so I added a quarter (25 cents) to the money I handed her.


She said, 'You gave me too much money.'

I said, 'Yes I know, but this way you can just give me a dollar back.'

With a sigh, she went to fetch the manager, who then asked me to repeat my request.

I did so, and he handed me back the 25c, and said 'We're sorry but we don't do that kind of thing.'

Following the manager's response, the cashier proceeded to hand me back 75 cents in change.


Whatever you do, make sure not to confuse the folks at McDonald's.


We had to get the garage door fixed.

The repairman informed us that one of the issues was that our opener didn't have a motor that was 'large' enough.

After a moment of thought, I replied that we already had the largest one available at that time, a 1/2 horsepower motor.

He shook his head and said, 'You need a 1/4 horsepower.'


I responded that 1/2 was larger than 1/4 and he said, 'NOOO, it's not. Four is larger than two.'

Since that incident, we haven't employed the services of that repairman again.

I reside in a semi-rural area.

Just recently, a new neighbor in our area called the local city council office to request the removal of the DEER CROSSING sign on our road.

The reason: 'Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore.'


Idiot Sighting In Food Service

My daughter visited a Mexican fast-food restaurant and ordered a taco.

She requested the person behind the counter to put only a "minimal amount of lettuce" in her order.

He apologized and explained that they only had iceberg lettuce available.

While I was at the airport, in the process of checking in at the gate, an airport employee approached me and asked,


'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?'

To which I replied, 'If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?'

He smiled knowingly and nodded, 'That's why we ask.'


The pedestrian light on the corner emits a beeping sound when it's safe to cross the street.

I was crossing the street with a co-worker of mine who had intellectual challenges.


She inquired if I knew the purpose of the beeping sound.

I explained to her that the beeping sound is intended to assist blind individuals, signaling them when the light is red.

Appalled, she responded, 'What on earth are blind people doing driving?!'

She works as a government employee...

Upon reaching the car dealership to collect our vehicle after servicing, we were informed that the keys had been accidentally locked inside the car.


We headed to the service department and discovered a mechanic working diligently to unlock the driver's side door.

While observing from the passenger side, I instinctively attempted to open the door and to my surprise, I found that it was already unlocked.

'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'it's open!'

His reply was, 'I know. I already did that side.'