My junior Year of high school we were learning about political parties in my American Studies class. This one girl raises her hand and, with a look of confusion, proceeds to ask the teacher if she was a Dominican or a republican. I've never had more of an urge to punch someone in the face.
In my 8th grade history class we were learning about how Florida became a state. Our teacher was talking about how it was once owned by the Spanish, at that point in the discussion one student asked if Florida was so hot because it was owned by the Spanish. Even the teacher didn't stop laughing for 5 minutes.
So in an American History class we're going over a list of important people in U.S. history (Name, key facts, etc.) in preparation for the final. As we go down the list, we get to Davy Crockett and this is the first question that comes up: "Wait, Davy Crockett was REAL?"
This story could probably fall into the work sucks and polidicks categories as well, but I had to pick just one. So I answer phones for the customer service division of a large company. We frequently get calls from older customers who are a bit behind the times when it comes to technology. Well today I took a call from a nice gentleman who was very surprised that a real person... Read More »
I live in Canada but went to a conference in Chicago for work. We met with these big shots of the company I work for. They got very intoxicated at dinner and started talking politics. The highest ranking guy at the table looked me right and the eye and said "how do you canucks feel about Barack Osama?" I knew right then that talking politics with these guys wouldn't be a good... Read More »
When I was in High School we were taking a US history course. Being in DC, you'd think there'd be a minor grasp of the subject. And yet, a random girl in my class raises her hand and asks "Was James Madison the president when he signed hte declaration of independence?" The facepalms could be heard all the way to the Eastern Shore.
When I was in my final year of high school I was doing a presentation on John Adams and used a clip from the HBO miniseries to fill time. Anyway, when I finished and asked if there were any questions, one girl asked, "Is that real footage of John Adams?" I don't know what was more shocking, the fact that she thought film existed in the late 1700's early 1800's or that she had... Read More »
My political science teacher: "You guys remember the whole clinton and monica thing right?" Dumbass kid in front of me #1: "no, I wasn't born yet" Dumbass kid in front of me #2: "yea you was , it happened around 1990"(He did say "yea you was" btw.) me:*facepalm*