Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WTF Wednesday


Happy Wednesday y'all! I've been watching too much Nashville and desperately want to be Southern so I've started saying y'all. Here's my weekly WTF moments from my not-so-Southern life in Ontario:

Reader Comment of the Week: One of my dear friends posted this picture on Facebook last night. It is an advertisement for a local gym offering a free workout and pizza...for everyone! Now, I don't know about you, but this seems really counterproductive. They really should be offering something healthier than pizza. What kind of message is this gym sending? However, with the name "Fit 4 Less" it already sounds like they cut corners. Also note, it was March 5 when she saw the sign and the class was for February 27. Seems like they are too busy eating pizza to remove the outdated sign!



- There's a new barista at my regular Starbucks. She only makes drinks. Therefore, she has to call your drink out once it's done. She also has a baby voice.  Every time I hear "Grande pike misto for Tracey" it sounds as if Tommy Pickles from Rugrats is calling my drink.

- I had stopped in at the mall after work to quickly exchange something and upon entering saw a girl in her mid-twenties being escorted from the mall by security. She looked like she was drunk. (It was 4:30 p.m. by the way) I was in the mall for maybe ten minutes and when I came back out the security guards were trying to get her into a cab and she was refusing. I then hear them say "Well the cops are here so we will let them handle this." I look up and see a police cruiser pulling into the parking lot. The girl loses it. She starts throwing a tantrum, like four year old styles - jumping up and down, pouting, shaking her fists and whining, "Nooo! Noooo!" She was causing the biggest scene and making a total fool of herself. I left before the police officers took over, but boy she should have just got into the cab. She was probably going to leave with a warning, but now it was more likely she was off to the station. 

- My fiance received a letter with a South African stamp on it. However, the letter inside was from "Acru Asset Management Ltd." in Hong Kong. They were writing to let him know that they discovered $17 million left to his late ancestor and all they needed was a telephone and fax number and we would be millionaires! Do people actually think these scams are real? We have no idea how someone in South Africa got our address, but we likely won't be seeing any dolla billz anytime soon.


- Poor John Travolta. I'm sure you've all heard how he straight up butchered Adele Dazeem, I mean Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars. Some people are saying Travolta suffers from dyslexia and has a hard time reading off teleprompters.  To that I say, he is an actor who, by profession, is forced to memorize hundreds of pages of dialogue. He couldn't memorize her name? In honour of this epic mishap, Travoltify your name. Mine is Teejay Thompseen.



Did you have any WTF-worthy moments this week? Share them in the comments below or on the Facebook page!

32 comments:

  1. Haha I didn't watch Sunday and had no idea that this happened with "Adele Nazeem". That's my WTF winner!

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  2. I seriously feel bad for poor John Travolta. It was an honest mistake and he just stumbled over his words....although, knowing he was going to present, wouldn't ya think he would have practiced beforehand just in case?

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  3. I just joined a gym that advertises the same exact thing but every Friday. Workout... eat pizza... then go back and workout again to burn off that pizza. (insert confused look here)

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  4. A free workout and free pizza?! That's all kinds of confusing. Oh man, those people who manage to get your address and try to scam you out of your hard earned money are the WORST! I know too many people who have fallen for it. I'm glad you two were smart enough to see it was just a scam!

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  5. He's never going to live that faux pas down, is he? lol I hate that some people fall for those scams. :(

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  6. those stupid scams are hilarious. i wonder who is dumb enough to even fall for that shit!!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  7. I didn't realize that people actually got mailed those scam letters, I thought it was mostly just via email. I feel a little bit bad for John Travolta, but out of everything to memorize about presenting at the Oscars - it should be someone's name. And there's nothing wrong with saying y'all in Canada - I'm in Manitoba and I say it all the time - it brings a little bit of Southern Charm to life and it makes me dream of warm sunny days lol.

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  8. Born and raised in TN, I try not to say y'all and you are trying to use it...LOL. My WTF moment was my son bring me a box that he decided to pee in....(he is potty training at the moment)

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  9. I'm still laughing over that John Travolta flub! That was terrible and ridiculous at the same time!! I'm ashamed to admit that I am following that Adele Dazeem on Twitter now!

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  10. ugh 4:30 and that drunk? Awful...free workout and pizza? Do they make the pizza inside the gym because if I had to smell pizza cooking while I was working out....it wouldn't be a good situation ;-)

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  11. That is odd. Workout and a pizza. I mean, I'd go for it, but I'd still be confused...

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  12. I'd be Jessica Zamirez, which is a perfectly nice name, actually. I feel bad for Travolta at this point, but I was ticked at that time, I'm a huge Idina fan!

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  13. LOL free pizza and workout. which goes first?

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  14. This post made my day! I totally agree about the pizza/Workout thing. The town I used to live in in SE Iowa had Zumba pared with Drinks. :)

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  15. wow i couldn't resist travoltifying my name: Zane Blork!

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  16. My gym has a snack bar that serves pizza and big fat pretzels. Always makes me wonder why they serve such healthy crap there. Then again, maybe the jokes on us. Keep us fat, we keep paying for a membership to try and lose those pounds. It's really genius lol.

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  17. Wow, I can't believe people are going from spam emails to actual emails. Who on earth does that work with?!

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  18. I giggled at John Travolta, poor guy. And LOL at the pizza and workouts.

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  19. The million dollar scams are crazy. The scam that makes me giggle is all the fake emails I get from PayPal. Some of them say my PeyPal account has been limited. Some of them say "Dear Paypal Costumer." The spelling errors get me every time!

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  20. There are a lot of things in this world that make me go WTF on a daily basis, I love the idea of summing them all up in a blog post. Always fun to read yours!

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  21. I have many of these moments through the week. I should journal some of them, LOL! I love the John Travolta one. You know he had to have been mortified!!! I'm used to people saying my name wrong though. My last name is Eaves (prounced like Christmas Eve + add an S) but everyone says Evans. I'm like, DUDE...there's NO N in my last name! haha.

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  22. I didn't have any WTF moments this week. However, these all made me LOL :)

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  23. Ha, I love that you desperately want to be southern. Also - make sure you're pronouncing y'all the southern way and not the northern way ;)

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  24. I must ask, what is a pike misto? I'm intrigued. I'm your typical grande nonfat caramel latte kinda girl ;)

    Oh Travolta, scientology is ruining your brain!! My name is Kirsty Palmzer.....ummm wha???

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  25. Ah, Travolta really made a mess of things, didn't he? Too funny about the pizza and gym, not the best combination!

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  26. Sadly, people still fall for these scams... Why in heaves I don't know... Shaking my head!

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  27. there seemed to be lots of stumbles during the Oscars. great advertising for a gym too. all you can eat them come work it off LOL

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  28. John Travolta butchering Idina's name was hilarious!
    And yes WTF on gyms offering Pizza- that defeats the purpose! LOL

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  29. I'm still laughing at Travolta's name mispronunciation...and all the comedians who have mocked him since. It's too funny.

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  30. I am still laughing about Travolta's foot in his mouth! Just awful!

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  31. Apparently that gym wants to beef you up with junk food so you are a slave to the treadmill!

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  32. I love the idea of WTF Wednesday - and these are hilarious. Even though... now I want to run a 5k while eating a piece of pizza. Hmmm odd....

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