Funny Events Which Could Be Made Into Fake Documentaries

Disclaimer: This is a silly hub and all the characters are the creations of the author.

Do you ever dream about making a funny or inane documentary? I think some of these scenarios would make interesting documentaries. Since most reality shows are more scripted than people think, why not make a fake documentary with a bit of humor?

Parking Right In Front of the Apartment Complex Mailbox:

Never mind that your designated parking spot is only fifteen feet from the mailbox because walking that far is an inconvenience! Why on earth do these people have to park right in front of the mailbox to retrieve their mail to then to only drive a few more feet to park? I live in the back of the complex and all of us have to walk to our mailbox because we cannot park in front of ours. I bicycle and walk most of the time anyway to go everywhere, but why do a few people have to drive to their apartment complex mailbox? Would it hurt you to take a few steps? I think it would be fun to have a documentary asking people why they do this:

Interviewer: Sir, I could not help to notice you only have to drive ten feet from the mailbox to park, but you insist on parking right in front of it to check your mail. Why are you doing this?

Parking Guy: Why walk when you can drive!

Chatting Up The Cashier When There Is A Long Line:

Have you ever noticed how some customers start chatting up the cashier as a long line starts forming behind them? Not only do they have to tell the cashier about all their opinions regarding food prices going up, the presidential election, but some even touch upon their partial problems. Not sure really, but most people do not want to wait in a long line just because Mr. Chatty shares all of his opinions and personal problems. Get online and start writing a blog if you have that much to say.

Here is how this fake documentary interview might go:

Interviewer: I could not help and notice that you enjoy sharing all of your opinions with the world. Why does the cashier have to hear them all?

Mr. Chatty: Well if the cashier did not hear my opinions than the sun might not rise the next morning. You know the universe might fall out of orbit if people did not listen to everything I have to say.

Interviewer: I think you should start writing a blog about some of these topics.

Mr. Chatty: I think I will.

Our second fake documentary resulted in Mr. Chatty no longer holding up grocery store lines because now he is writing blogs about the price hike on potatoes and bread. Unfortunately, the lazy guy is still blocking access to the mailbox.

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2patricias 7 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

There could be a whole series of silly documentaries, based on little irritations from daily life. How about where the cashier is too busy talking to her friend to actually look at the customer?


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Pete Maida 7 years ago

That is another great utility of hubpages; it let's us vent. Your hub was fun to read and it contained things we can all identify with. When I go to my martial arts class there is always someone parked illegaly close to the entrance of the building when there are many spots available twenty feet away.


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Identifiable characters as I have experienced both of them and our neighbor is good at pulling up at the mailbox and grabbing their mail, funny enough it sits right in front of our house, and there home sits right next to ours. LOLOLO


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Feline Prophet 7 years ago from India

Hehe...are the film makers on HP reading this?


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

2patricias,

Yes, I have had many cashiers too busy talking to their friends to even thank me for stopping by. Not sure why they do this.

Pete,

Yes it seems some people like to park illegally just to avoid driving a few feet. I never understood that way of thinking.

AEvans,

Glad to know I am not the only one who thinks the mailbox thing is sort of funny lol.

Feline,

Not sure the documentary makers would care about my silly ideas, but as Pete suggested this is a fun way to vent :).


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Teresa McGurk 7 years ago from The Other Bangor

. . .and what about when the cashiers have nails that are too long to let them pick up money? Why oh why?


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Teresa,

Not sure why any women have nails that long to be honest :). Another thing I always wonder about is how some people spend fifty dollars a week going to a nail salon when you can polish your nails at home for cheap.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

I always wondered that myself. My sister loves to get manicures, but I never understood that. It makes for good quiet time to paint your own nails.

I love your humor SweetiePie. Great scenarios! And how about people who would rather hold up traffic for 20 minutes for that perfect front of the store parking spot, when they could have parked at the open spot towards the end and walked to the store in 5. They're going to be walking while shopping anyway, so what's the point?


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Very good ideas, SweetiePie!

I like Frieda's idea, too. But what about those that wait forever and get very defensive of a front-door parking spot for the GYM!!! That one always cracks me up!

Hey Frieda, I get manicures, too, but it's for the nice, quiet time in the massage chair while someone does the work! (When I paint my own nails, everyone comments about how sweet it was for my small children to do it for me!)


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Hah! Good one LM. That is a hoot. Do people really do that? I suppose they do. I see what you mean about the nails. And it is rather difficult to get the right hand with your left. And I suppose that makes for a good treat besides.


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Laughing Mom 7 years ago

Oh yeah, they do it! I always park way out--not because I'm health concious or anything, but because I don't want anyone dinging my truck. I always see cars waiting, sometimes even competing for that front door spot. When I see them a few minutes later walking through the door to the gym, I laugh. Now that's entertainment!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Frieda,

Those are very good points Frieda. Maybe they should just park already lol.

Laughing Mom,

I can understand people wanting to spend their money on manicures if that is what they enjoy, but personally I just am cheap, cheap, cheap. Also, I paint my nails very well these days, and a couple of people asked me which salon I went to. Practicing has made me better, and one tip I have learned is taking a shower after you paint your toe nails and finger nails gets the excess polish off your skin. Ladies, paint your nails before you take a shower and see what I mean. I am so cheap these days I have even starting watching videos on YouTube to see how I can layer cut my hair. I prefer the way my hairstylist does it, but I just cannot afford to pay between 50 and 100 dollars for that. I love your humor about fighting over the front parking space at the gym. That is classic :).


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

Very amusing hub! LOL! I can really relate to the one about the grocery store...I get behind her 9 times out of 10! :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Guess they do not mind how many people have to listen to them :).


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jolinarodriguez 7 years ago from virgin island US

Hello nice page


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Thanks jolina. I added you as a fan by the way.


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SoManyPaths 7 years ago from West Coast USA

I can relate with the chatty cashier..funny..it sounds like a Seinfeld episode.


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Beth100 7 years ago from Canada

Definitely can relate! Hey, wanna write a sit com? lol

Thanks for joining my fan club!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Hi Beth,

It would be fun to write a sit.com, but I probably will never get the chance.


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

How about a documentary about the folks who get in line at the check-out at the grocery store, and then send someone back to get four or five more items while they hold everyone up? They probably chat up the cashier to keep everyone else from attacking them, hoping the cashier will apologize to everyone else in line for them.

This was very amusing and dead-on, thanks for posting.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA Author

Mike,

Yes that is always funny. On the other hand, I always think the people waiting in line begin to act way too aggressive, and they need to cool down just a notch. Just last night I went to use my Walmart gift card, and the lady could not swipe it properly. A long line started forming behind me, and I heard people saying some very rude things about how they could not "sail" out of the check-out.

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