Monday, September 03, 2007


Man goes to Home Depot to buy a pry bar and a hacksaw. Man goes through self-service checkout. Man fails to follow directions, accidentally hits the button for Spanish. Man goes gonzo.

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligence:
He became "frustrated that the machine was speaking Spanish," the police report says.

So, instead of asking for customer service help, he let loose a blow with the pry bar and shattered the computer. He ran from the store and made a beeline to some nearby railroad tracks, the report said.

A Seattle police officer searched for the customer. But he had vanished.

The manager believes he caused about $10,000 in damages. He left the pry bar in his shopping cart.
Ungh! Man angry!


Anonymous said...

Don't blame the man at all. If you want to make illegals uncomfortable here, do away with Spanish options. Learn English or get the hell out.

Anonymous said...

Que un pendejo ellos son!

Anonymous said...

I have my own problems with self-service checkout machines. Not because of language, but because each one them represents a lost job.

MrsThurstonHowell said...

me? I'm uncomfortable with a maniac slinging a pry bar and 10:50 anonymous...time for you guys to really check out.

Anonymous said...

Ain't it great that we get to do all the work at self-serve check-outs without saving any money. it's why I won't use them. Doesn't cost me any more for someone else to do the work.

Mary Helen said...

Anon 10:50, it is folks like you who really scare me. I certainly blame the guy. I don't care what happened, it's no excuse to start slinging a pry bar around destorying things. Geez.