Friday, March 16, 2007

And Then My Head Exploded...

I don't know how the subject of geography originally came up, but I do know that I just spent fifteen minutes explaining to some of my co-workers that:

A) Europe is, in fact, a continent

and...

B) Russia is a part of Asia, despite the fact that "nobody speaks Chinese there."

And then I had to go to the supply closet so I could privately weep for the state of education in our country. Oh, and I stole some pens.

So that was my morning.

13 Comments:

Anonymous J. said...

Yeah...this reminds me of a conversation I had with a coworker (who is in fact in her 40s and has a masters degree) concerning the State Department. She was unaware that such a cabinet level organization existed. To make matters that much more, well, insane she was aware of the existence of the Secretary of State but did not realize that he/she ran an entire department...of State. This is really just one of those things that makes me weep for the future of this nation that I love so dearly. Perhaps one of our 24 hour news networks could find the time (between climbers stuck on Mt Hood and cute blonde girls kidnapped, of course) to cover some actual world news...

10:09 AM  
Blogger FrancesDanger said...

You know where they speak Latin? Latin America.

Actual conversation I left immediately a few months ago.

10:10 AM  
Blogger lioux said...

DO NOT GET ME STARTED on annoying co-workers!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Seriously, the stupidity fumes nearly knocked me out.

10:35 AM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

At least I know what continent Djibouti is on.

11:22 AM  
Anonymous Scott H. said...

Reminds me of a time in high school when a heard the two dumbest questions anyone has ever heard!

This girl, Aaron, is one of those girls that got really good grades but was hopelessly lacking in the common sense department. Within two weeks, she asked our history teacher, who was british, the following:

"What language do they speak in Spain?" - upon hearing the giggles in the room she followed up with "portuguese?" Nevermind the fact that she was currently taking Spanish classes.

Later, she abruptly interrupted a class with this gem... "Do they celebrate the 4th of July in England?" To which our, again BRITISH, teacher responded, "No Aaron.... we lost."

PS-- nice work on the pens!

1:54 PM  
Blogger blythe said...

i had to tell my class that WWII happened in the 1940's, not 1770's. it's terrifying really. but hey, they can tell the difference between kellie pickler and carrie underwood. so they got that goin' for them.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Scott... I thought they did speak Portuguese in Spain. Or am I just a retard?

Blythe... You mean they're two different people???

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Scott H. said...

Kellie Pickler has the bigger fake boobies.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Fake boobies are gross. I touched a pair one time and it was like touching my knees (but not hairy).

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Scott H. said...

Touching fake boobies is better than not touching any boobies at all. Thats what I live my life by.

3:09 PM  
Blogger C.R. III said...

This reminds me of a very recent conversation I had in Miami for the high(low)lights, click here.

I totally agree with Scott H. as to words to live life by. However, I have not (yet) had the experience of touching fake ones. I feel like I should have this experience so I have a frame of reference. However, I think my wife might not agree.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

The ones I touched didn't even belong to a girlfriend. When I was waiting tables in LA, one of the waitress in our restaurant got them and was "showing them off." By that I mean she was letting anyone who wanted to cop a feel. Since I never pass up a free boobie-squeeze, I took her up on it.

Not. Pleasent. To the point of being unsexy.

Maybe she just had a shitty pair or something but they were just weird.

6:02 PM  

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