Limit of the human brain

Just to tell you mine has none

It started in High School, back when I was 16 or something .. I’ve always loved/hated people with all my heart, but then I started to wonder why and how can someone be sooooo stupid.. What seemed obvious to me wasn’t that obvious to others, this is what my Psychology Teacher later taught me to be a limit of the human brain. We were all educated in some way by our parents to respect rules, and your brain would just admit it’s “Okay” to do so if it was previously established has a rule. In plain english, you’re trained to do not think too much. Well I guess my training didn’t work out that well or my parents must I’ve been busy. Thankfully you’re not considered as mentally sick if you bypass rules as long as you respect the law (which I did except for a few tickets for speeding.. Oh and my car was towed in NY a couple of times). Anyway, I’m fine with the law, I’m not fine with abusing rules, and those questioning the inquestionable-obvious answer.

And let me tell you something, I’ve never been good with two kind of people : secretaries (receptionists) and any bank’s branch staff. I think it started when I was 16 when the Dean’s secretary wouldn’t make a copy of my transcript. I got into the office with a very simple question :

Hi- Can you make a copy of my transcript really fast ? Her answer was a straightforward NO.

We don’t make copy for students it’s against the rule. 

Alright show me the rule later and make a copy now, it’s kinda urgent if you don’t mind. Better than an answering machine her answer was the same :

It’s against the rule. 

Alright missy, now the patience-meter just dropped to zero, I’m not asking a copy of my pictures, I needed a copy of my transcript to go to the next building and give it to that other idiot who looked just like that one. So you move your little fingers, press that little green button and give me my damn copy of my TRANSCRIPTS.

She told my mom I was rude .. I wasn’t rude I was saying facts. Does it take a PhD to do that ?? I mean if it’s too hard to understand I can make the question even simpler. Press the button Darn! I won, don’t worry, I won and I came back 5 other times for the same copy during the last year of high school until they finally removed that stupid rule (they didn’t remove the secretary thou..)

Another of her kind was at TD Canada Trust in Toronto Ontario, where this Chinese guy (no racism intended) took my check card and asked me :

Wow gracias hablas Espanol ? My eyes suddenly went from sleepy state to question mark state I’m sorry .. what did you just say ?

Oh you don’t speak Spanish? I double checked my watch it was saying 2PM so that wasn’t a dream, then I checked my GPS it was saying Toronto so I’ve never teleported to Cuba.. I’m in the middle of Ontario right now, I need to deposit this check into my account in the next 10 minutes and fly back to work.. and FYI NO I DON’T SPEAK SPANISH. So that guy was like

Oh so you’re from Russia? You’re first name it’s a Russian first name isn’t it? I’m WTF WHAT ? Russian?? Is he mentally okay?? I just gave up and went to the green machine instead.. at least I know this thing is programmed to speak only one language : English, with no question.

Another one from TD was 2 days ago, and that was hilarious. My VISA card was blocked, I couldn’t use it in Korea since 7 days ago, so I called TD and they told me it was blocked by the Fraud Department. In a moment of panic I thought someone else cloned my Card and spent all my money on my bank account. They transferred me to the fraud Department and here is what they said ..

We detected some unusual activities on your account since 2011 and saw that you spent a big $50 on Gmarket, that’s suspicious can you confirm it was you? Yes indeed I’m guilty of buying cosmetics on Gmarket .. Okay next suspicious activity ?

Oh and there’s an other $50 at Lumie Hair Salon, can you confirm ? Guilty again, indeed it was me. So that’s it?

Yes, we’ve blocked your card when these two appeared on the screen. Alright, did you notice I’ve paid tuition fee $1,000 each month with my card? No? Alright .. what about the $700 at the same Hair Salon for laser treatment ? Still no ? Okay.. then the $3,000 for my surgery, didn’t see that one either I guess ? WELL.. good to see that the TD Fraud Department was worrying for $50 spent on Gmarket meanwhile I used my card every day while in Korea for 12 months. I can see we can always count on you if something happens! (or almost)

TD Fraud Dept. – F.A.I.L.E.D .. Breathe, breathe huuuuuu !

Another secretary one .. was kind of .. questioning. That young lady sent an email to 5 people for a meeting where lunch was provided, I went to that meeting and saw 4 plates. Interesting. Maybe I wasn’t suppose to go there ? So I asked her Was I actually invited or you sent me that email by mistake ?  She almost looked at me like I was stupid and said Of course you’re invited you have to attend this meeting. Enright explain the missing plate to me later.

Went back to the meeting room, we started 15 minutes late, the speaker started his presentation (oh God that presentation took forever) and waited .. and waited.. everyone was eating their lunch except me. I was still wondering if I was really invited or not, meanwhile the secretary came back and forth 10 times in the room without noticing that OMG the speaker doesn’t have any lunch ! So I texted her .. Is Mr.ㅇㅇ vegetarian ? No she answered, what a stupid question. I texted her again Is he on a diet then ?? Absolutely not according to her, why do I bother anyway ?? On her 11th trip to the meeting room, the presentation was almost over after 2 long hours, her eyes went big wide open and finally I saw a big red face with a look that says OH MY GOD ONLY 4 LUNCH BOXES !! There you go .. I don’t know if counting up to 5 is a hard task or maybe it takes a PhD to do that ..   it took her two hours, amazing isn’t it ?

ANYWAY.. we all have different standards and limits, meanwhile I still think that common sense is not given to everyone.

Let’s finish with a set of unnecessary questions :

(My family) Did you go back to work ? Which work ?? I’m a student remember ?

(My friend) Did you survive Korea ? A.I’m still in Korea B.If I didn’t you wouldn’t be talking to me right now.

(The receptionist) I asked him Hey what’s your name btw ? He answered My name ? Yeah your name I’m not amnesic yet I remember mine.

(The copy center) I told her I need 5 copies please. (The copy girl) Okay so how many copy you need ? (Me) I just told you 5. (The copy girl) So that would be 5 ? .. Yes yes 5 as in 5,000 and then I won’t show up to pick it up nor to pay, double moron.

(My other friend) I don’t know how to write my SOI for university.  I explained to him everything over the phone for 15 minutes, in details, then he goes Okay I got it but how do I write this SOI ? I just explained to you.. you want me to repeat or what ?

(My female friend, in 2010) I told her I’m going to NY for Christmas to visit my parents and she goes “Oh so are you going to the US?” Most likely yes.. unless we have NY in Canada..

Think with your brain folks, it helps. 


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