Today: Woman comes into my office to apply for a job to take care of children.... wearing a t-shirt with a giant marijuana leaf, peace sign and the text "the blessings of nature." I am not really sure she understood what type of leaf it was that she was wearing.
Oldie but a goodie: Sent someone on an interview to meet one of our clients and this lady wears a t-shirt to the interview (again, to care for children) that says "My daddy thinks I'm still a virgin."
new guy my company hired last year to do some customer support, totally lied on his resume about having any computer experience and embarassed himself in front of everyone his first day. had him in the boardroom and hooked a laptop up to the projector, we were going to show him the company website and asked him to open up the browser and go to our URL... he had no clue what we were talking about. at first i thought he was just joking around trying to crack the ice since it was his first day, but it became painfully obvious when the safari button had to be laser pointed to him and then he had no idea how to type in a URL once it was open. i'm pretty sure this guy had never turned on a computer in his life. he didn't come back after lunch.
When I worked at laser quest, bookings for birthdays on saturdays and sunday in the busy season would fill up about 2 weeks in advance. I had a lady phone on a thursday, to try and book a party for that saturday. When I informed her there were absolutely no spots available for the 20 guests she was trying to get spots for, she freaked at me because she had already sent out the invitations... 3 weeks ago.
And the amount of people that don't understand timing. You get 45 minutes in the party room, AFTER your two games. We tell them that at least 2-3 times when they book their party, when we send them an e-mail, and then again in a confirmation call 2-3 days before the party. And people still get mad when you tell them they don't get the party room right away.
And THEN you have the people that would just show up with kids, parents, food, balloons, presents, no reservation, and expect to be taken care of. No.