So JP twittered (tweeted?, twitted?) about Blast Monday, where "...lighting up certain people that really deserve to have their spot blown up." That reminded me of the dumbest person I have ever met.
So this was years ago, in a far, far land. OK, Montgomery County, MD. At the time, I was either a senior in high school or an underclassman at Maryland. To help pay for tuition and have some spending money, I was working for CVS as a quasi-supervisor. Now we all know, CVS may not hire the best and the brightest. Some of us were intelligent thinking people. But not A. I don't remember A's name, but I remember she was dumb. Dumber than a bag of bricks.
A had her moments. The managers and I thought she was stupid. There is a difference between stupid and dumb. Stupid is unintelligent. Dumb is unintelligent to the point of ridiculousness. A couldn't count. Lucky we had cash registers. A didn't know where anything was in the store. We were a busy store, so we always had more than one cashier at the front.
The store I worked at banked at Sovran Bank, now part of Bank of America. They knew all of our staff because many of them banked there. One day the manager called and asked if A was in. We sent A down to the branch, which was in the same strip center. She was back 10 minutes later. We dared to ask her and she said that there was a problem with her account, but it was taken care of. Later, one of the managers and I headed to the branch to take our deposit. The bank manager asked my boss why we hired such a dumb employee. We knew who she was talking about.
Apparently A had written checks on her account and overdrawn it. That happens to alot of people. What was odd was she continued to do it, that's why they needed to speak with her.
A: I want to close the account, but I still have checks.
Bank: But you know you don't have money in the account.
A: But I still have checks.
Bank: But you are not depositing anymore money.
A: (blank stare)
Bank: (jaw drops)
CVS Manager and me: (jaws drop after hearing this)
Remember, we always knew A was stupid. There are stupid people out there and I feel for them. But A moved into dumb territory. I don't usually like to blast people. OK, I like to, but only in the privacy of friends confidences, but this kind of needs an open outlet.