Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Call Me Bob

I have written in the past how I sometimes play around with my signature on the electronic signature pads in various stores. See the full post here.

Yesterday I went to Lowes (which has become a daily trip with all the projects we are doing) to return some "L" brackets I bought. The guy behind the return counter took my receipt and processed my return. He handed me back my reciept and said "Thanks Bob."

I don't think he was trying to be funny. I think he thought that Bob was really my name.

34 comments:

Circus Kelli said...

Bwahahahaha! I'm surprised the charges go through when you do that. :)

I will admit to thinking about signing a fake name now whenever I use my credit card thanks to you.

Teri said...

How could another man not know who Bob Villa is?

Katrina said...

HAHAHAHAHA! I love that!

LFM said...

Awesome!!! I love it...I'm gonna have to get hubbie to do that next time!!!

Stepping Over the Junk said...

classic. I just scribble nothing...like loops and stuff. Sometimes a big "M" with a line (my name starts with an "M". They never check the sigs

Lynn said...

Bob Villa, huh? Good deal! I used to call my husband, "tool man". That started after he electrocuted himself.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Hey William

Nilbo said...

If you're going to forge Bob Vila's name, you're going to have to spell it right, ya dope.

kalki said...

That is fantastic. Surely his subconscious processed it, and it hit him about an hour later. "Wait a minute..."

maggie said...

wow you crack me up everyday

maggie said...

Talk to Lawnwhisperer and get him to bring back Dad vs. Dad

Patience said...

You're not Bob Vil(l)a?!??!?!?

The Kept Woman said...

OMG.

That, my friend, is funny shit.

The Egel Nest said...

You can sign with anything...they don't look...I frequently sign for my wife and vice versa...

very funny though...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Heather said...

Makes you terrified of losing your credit cards. Mine were stolen once and used by a man, signing my name which would never be mistaken for a man's name.

Next time you should charge it to the Underhills.

Melanie said...

Oh, that's really funny!!!!! Sounds like something my husband would do! :)

Lowa said...

Hey this is in response to what you said on Nilbo's site. Us Candians call turtlenecks just that. Turtlenecks. What I think you mean by "tuc" is Toque which is a knit hat or cap. Sometimes called a "beanie" I think??

THAT is a toque. Although I actually think I am spelling it wrong!

Hope this helped you a little:)

Gale said...

What you are not Bob Villa?
At the bar where I use to work, one of the bartenders would go to the liquor store to get our order and would always sign some famous name - Einstien or Lincoln.
happy turkey day!!!

Susie said...

I once worked in a sporting goods store (I. Goldberg, remember them?) and someone signed a charge slip "Fraudulent Signature." Wise guy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your delightful family :)

kalki said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm glad for you.

Effie said...

you know, it's a wonder that nobody gets you in big trouble for doing that, Mr. Villa....teehee


Happy American Turkey Day!

Circus Kelli said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bob. ;)

eclectic said...

What about Bob?

OK, that wasn't even funny in my head, but I'm too lazy to backspace and delete. Just thought I'd wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. I'm glad you hang out here.

creative-type dad said...

That's hilarious!

Can you install tile in my bathroom next week?

Jozet at Halushki said...

My husband says that Bob Vila is the only man I'm allowed to have an affair with, but only until he finishes the upstair bathrrom and the kitchen. Then I have to end things. Unless we decide to put a shower in the basement.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Stumbled on your blog the other day and have found it rather amusing! Thanks for having this up here. All I can tell you is that when I grow up I want to blog like you.

Jen said...

That is great! I have to say, Bob Villa makes me crazy! Why does he dress like that - he is working on a house, and his shirt is tucked?!

Also, your "Getting Old" post is hilarious! I had to read it to my husband ( not that he EVER gets grey ear hairs :) )

The Greens said...

STOP!!
That is so great!
You are a hoot!

susiej said...

Thanks for the laugh. That's pretty good.

Kami said...

That.

Is.

Hysterical.

BOSSY said...

Bossy knows someone who bought one of Bob Villa's houses. Apparently it was a mess of plumbing, wiring, and other Do-it-Yourself debacles.

RzDrms said...

nils and bossy crack rzdrms right up. always.

rudecactus said...

Awesome. I do that all the time. If receipts are to be believed Jimmy Hoffa bought Vitamin Water and cheese at a Northern Virginia grocery store the other night.

Rachel said...

Hell.
That's funny, and scary.