44 People Recall The Exact Moment They Realized They Were Surrounded By Idiots

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1. When my girlfriend got jealous on 9/11 because the Twin Towers were getting more attention than her.

So a couple of buildings fell down. What’s the big deal? Everyone is ignoring me today. from my soon-to-be ex-gf at the time.


2. When a girl asked me if we have airplanes in Germany.

In my exchange year in the USA.

I came from Germany, and in class we had this thing where I introduce myself and everyone asks their questions about me and my country.

So this one girl raises her hand and seriously asks, Do you have airplanes over there?

I was completely stunned by this question and had to calmly explain that i actually flew there by plane…but to this day im not entirely sure if she maybe just trolled me, I mean, you cant be THAT uneducated?!


3. When a woman asked to have the air in her tires changed from ‘summer air’ to ‘winter air.’

Someone came into the shop and asked to change out the air in her tires from summer air to winter air.


4. When my classmates argued over whether smoke was alive or not.

In my 7th grade science class there was a debate going on between a good chunk of the class on whether smoke was alive or not.


5. When my colleagues thought that thunder was the result of clouds smashing together.

I tried to explain to my ex-colleagues that thunder is not the result of clouds smashing together. They thought I was stupid. When I asked them to explain why its not always thundering when its cloudy, they both agreed that it only happens when they’re storm clouds.


6. When a girl in college told me she had ‘genital cataracts.’

Freshman year of college I’m in a math class and we had some random group project to do. A girl in my group informed us she wouldn’t be at the next meeting as she was going to have eye surgery. I asked her why and she said, I have genital cataracts and I said, you mean congenital? and she gave me an confused look and everyone backed her up that she really did mean genital and not congenital. Even after I Google it and show everyone the difference between the two words they proceeded to tell me how you can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. I was dumbfounded.


7. When my friend rang his phone to help him find his glasses.

My friend once couldn’t find his iPhone in his house, so he rang it from the landline.

His iPhone rang, on the table in front of him, he picked it up and obviously, there was nobody on the other line.

Screams upstairs to his parents, with a phone in each hand: Who the fuck is ringing me?

I sat there facepalming.


8. When an American woman argued with me that blueberry was a flavor, not ‘a real thing.’

I met an American woman traveling that got aggressive trying to convince me that blueberry was a flavor and not a real thing while obsessively picking out all the little blue/purple round things from her blueberry ice cream.


9. When my sister’s friend asked if men have anuses.

My sister had some friends over, one of her female friends dropped: Do men have an anus?


10. When a mother told me she doesn’t believe in outer space.

I was at a small social at my parents house and mentioned something about the National Space Center in Leicester. A girl pipes up and says,

Oh I love taking my son there, he loves it, I just find it amusing because I don’t believe in space.

I looked at her dumbfounded and asked if she meant she didn’t believe in investing money in space exploration. No, she did not believe in space. She simply did not believe that anything existed above the sky, that pictures and videos were all fake and that all space agencies and anyone who claimed to have been to space was lying.

The other girls in the group started nodding in agreement saying things like, Now that you mention it, I’ve never really seen space.

I just went home.


11. When a brawl broke out over the $1 Chicken Anniversary Special.

Yearly, a local restaurant offers a meal for the price of $1 for their anniversary. They offer a fried chicken with sides or meatloaf with sides. Decided to go only to find a line stretching around the block. Hop in line, waited an hour and a half before I was pretty close. Employee walks out to say Sorry, we ran out of chicken. We only have meatloaf.

The shitshow that erupted after that was astounding. One lady in particular I remember for the amazing quote That’s fucking bullshit! Me and my dog have been here for 2 hours and we both wanted chicken! Further up, I hear a bigger commotion. Apparently, one guy got upset about there being no chicken, his friend tried to calm him down, someone else in line made a comment, and all-out brawl ensues. Line scatters. Two cops nearby subdue the situation to the best of their ability. Restaurant shuts down for the day. No longer does $1 anniversary special.

That was a nice thing for a while. I miss $1 Fried Chicken day.


12. When a girl couldn’t figure out why Leo DiCaprio was in a new movie because he ‘died in

My first year teaching high school English. I was showing my class the DiCaprio version of , and one girl was staring at the screen intently with a puzzled look on her face. Finally, a light went off and she said, How can he be in this movie? He died in .


13. When a brawl broke out over the $1 Chicken Anniversary Special.

Yearly, a local restaurant offers a meal for the price of $1 for their anniversary. They offer a fried chicken with sides or meatloaf with sides. Decided to go only to find a line stretching around the block. Hop in line, waited an hour and a half before I was pretty close. Employee walks out to say Sorry, we ran out of chicken. We only have meatloaf.

The shitshow that erupted after that was astounding. One lady in particular I remember for the amazing quote That’s fucking bullshit! Me and my dog have been here for 2 hours and we both wanted chicken! Further up, I hear a bigger commotion. Apparently, one guy got upset about there being no chicken, his friend tried to calm him down, someone else in line made a comment, and all-out brawl ensues. Line scatters. Two cops nearby subdue the situation to the best of their ability. Restaurant shuts down for the day. No longer does $1 anniversary special.

That was a nice thing for a while. I miss $1 Fried Chicken day.


14. When a bunch of idiots convinced a man to jump off a bridge.

I used to work on the Brooklyn Bridge as an ironworker…One day some poor soul was standing towards the edge and was contemplating jumping. I told my foreman and he called the police, at about this time all the trades on the bridge started to gather and watch this man. Maybe 5 minutes go by and someone starts a Jump! chant. This dude was going to kill himself and now he has about 40 people egging him on…he jumped. Quit my job and moved across the country, fuck those fucking fucks.


15. When someone argued with me that Halloween could be on Friday the 13th.

I had to explain that Halloween, in fact, can never be on Friday the 13th.


16. When my friend argued that rain was ‘new water’ that fell to earth.

I once had an argument that rain was new water bestowed to us by the Earth. My friend truly believed that water did not recycle, and the consuming it meant that it never saw the Earth again. Also believed that anything flushed down a toilet or drained was burned and evaporated into nothingness.


17. When my high school class thought the Boston Tea Party and the attack On Pearl Harbor were the same thing.

Some people in my class thought The Boston Tea Party and the Attack On Pearl Harbor were the same thing. This was my high school class…


18. When our high school class thought we should watch TV during a power outage.

I was a TA in high school for a regular High School, I think it was World History course. So not Honors, not Academically Enriched, but not quite eating your own feces either.

Anyways, get to class and the power is out so of course everyone is going nuts cause…its dark, I guess? So the teacher still wants to lecture and the kids all groan. That is until one yells out, Let’s watch TV!

YAAAAAY!!

Everyone starts chanting, TV! TV! TV! I’ll never forget the teacher’s face as he looked at me. His eyes filled with disappointment about the future of our country. Unable to realize that no electricity also meant no television. Sad.


19. When a girl in class asked why there were two Pacific Oceans on the map.

First day of college, girl raises her hand and asks why there are two Pacific Oceans on the map.

[The professor] turned to look at the map, turned back towards the class and motioned with her hands and said, the world is round.

Literally the best “fuck you” response a professor could give.


20. When my friend didn’t think gasoline was flammable.

I was hanging around with my friends. One of my friends had just gotten his very own moped. It needed a fill up, so they went to get the jerry can with petrol in it. We were in the middle of an apartment building complex at the patio. My other friend wanted to see how much petrol there was, so he used his lighter to help him see. I immediately said stop that! It will catch fire. He did not believe me so they decided to test it by pouring the petrol on the ground and to try lighting it up. The person who was pouring the petrol got scared and jumped once the petrol caught on fire and dropped the jerry can. The rest of it splashed to the ground and formed a 10 meter (32 ft) tall fire spiral.


21. When I was lectured for using a ‘big word’ like ‘taut.’

I was at work and explaining to a coworker how to put wrap on a cooking wrapping machine and I say, You have to pull it taut. And she just stopped and said That isn’t how you use that word. You can’t teach a wrap. And my bosses come in and I had to convince them that taut was a word and they told me that I shouldn’t use big words like that all the time. Taut.


22. When people around me at work didn’t know the difference between Europe and the EU.

The morning after the EU referendum in the UK. People around me in work: So, as we’re leaving Europe, does that mean there will be eight continents now?

Because they didn’t know the difference between Europe and the European Union.


23. When an American didn’t believe I spoke English because I’m from England.

Grew up in the UK and moved to the US and had the following conversation.

Her: What language do you speak where you come from?

Me: English.

Her: No, I mean what actual language did you speak as you grew up?

Me: I grew up in England and they speak English there.

Her: You don’t understand we speak English in America, what language did you speak before moving here?

Me: Bye.


24. When a group of English girls couldn’t tell the difference between the Queen and Lady Diana.

One time when I was about 15, I was out with a group of my mates, and somehow the conversation got onto the Royal Family (I’m from England). I said something (can’t remember what) about the Queen, and then my best friend says to me: Didn’t the Queen die and then someone else says Yeah, she did. Uhno, she’s still alive. I explain this to them, and then my best friends sister says: No, she’s dead, I know she is. So we’re all stood there for like 10 minutes arguing over whether the Queen is dead or not, when I eventually say: Ok, if she’s dead, when did she die? To which my best friend replies: In 1997, in a car crash I think. I just stare at her and say: That wasn’t the Queen, that was Princess Diana. And then another girl says: Oh, so it was the Queen’s daughter that died? And after that I just gave up.


25. When an entire class of law students, including the teacher, couldn’t figure out that her laptop was powered off.

I do classroom tech support at a state university. I’m near the top of a fairly tall ladder of operators who each do their own troubleshooting to try to fix an issue, before passing it on to the next level.

Got a call the other day for a ‘projector not turning on’ (most common service call by far). It was for a private department at the law school on campus, meaning that their own IT/tech support had given up before setting up a service ticket (costs money) to have us check it out. All levels of support beneath me passed it on up until it was my problem.

I showed up in the roomprofessor and around 20 young, intelligent-looking law students. The projector was powered on. I pointed that out to the professor. She replied, ‘But it won’t show my desktop.’ I walked over to her computer and saw that . I turned on her computer for her, watched the projector screen light up with her desktop, looked her in the eye and said ‘Should work now.’ Then I turned and looked at all the students, and left.

Fucking room full of academic millennials and who I assume is a very intelligent professor, and nobody thought maybe she should turn on her laptop? To say nothing of the half-dozen technicians who all gave up on the issue before I got involved.


26. When I had to explain to three coworkers that humans are animals.

Just yesterday I had to explain to three coworkers that humans are animals…


27. When my friends thought that the moon and the sun were the same giant rock.

I tried to explain that the moon and sun were not the same size, then all of a sudden found myself having to explain that the sun and the moon were in fact Different and not just one side fire, one side rock. They all laughed at my crazy theories, then asked if the sun was so far away, why is it in the same sky during the day (on earth) as the moon was at night. They pissed themselves laughing, and I just laughed with them.


28. When no one in my 10th grade geometry class knew what an octagon was.

In 10th grade geometry class nobody around me knew what an octagon was.


29. When my coworkers believed my pitch about snake oil.

I have convinced my coworkers snake oil is real. They are wanting to buy some from me to get mad gains. I haven’t sold them any yet cause were moving into winter and all the snakes are hibernating so all the snake oil I have is being saved to keep up my family’s health. But come spring time when the snakes wake up Ill have some more.


30. When my friend and his family argued with me that flies aren’t animals because you don’t hunt them.

Once in high school I went over to my friend’s house where I proceeded to get into an argument with him and his family (two adults, two teenagers) over whether flies could be considered animals or not. I tried to explain that they are still under the kingdom , it’s just they have a different phylum and class to what they had in mind, but they are as much an animal as a cat, fish, or bird is.

Their argument was but you don’t say ‘I went hunting for flies. Still remember how astounded I was at 14 to think that adults could be this stupid.


31. When my coworkers didn’t understand that the earth moves around the sun.

I’m in a meeting with my boss, the Director of Corporate Sales, and the Marketing Manager. They are confused as to what time the sun rises in Ireland (we are in the Boston area). I tell them that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so countries that are further east see the sun first and therefore Ireland would be in the afternoon when we were just seeing the morning sun. They didn’t believe me. It was a 30-minute conversation where despite my best efforts to discuss how the earth moves around the sun I couldn’t convince them. I still work in the same office with the same people.


32. When my girlfriend said that rabbits lay eggs.

I made an offhand comment about the oddity of the Easter Bunny being associated with a basket full of eggs. The reply I got from my girlfriend at the time was, It took me a moment realize she was 100% serious.


33. When a girl asked, Is German a language or is it a fake language like Mexican?’

We had an exchange student from Germany, this one girl asked, Is German a language or is it a fake language like Mexican?’


34. She thought Hitler was still alive and asked why we haven’t stopped him.

In high school there was a professor that everyone loved and always joked around. This dude would mess with students and just do ridiculous stuff all the time. He once came in full camouflage and would just sneak his way through the halls. Anyway, one day he is teaching and this girl won’t stop talking so he slams a book and says, silence, you insolent swine. After a few seconds the girl’s face lights up and she exclaims, Oh I know what that is. My uncle is a diabetic!.

Yes, I am fully aware insulin can come from pigs but I can assure you this girl did not. This girl might have been the dumbest person in the school. I’m fairly sure she thought Hitler was still alive and asked why we haven’t stopped him.


35. When I asked my friend to point out the Pacific Ocean on a map and she pointed to Mongolia.

We asked my friend to point out the Pacific Ocean on an unlabeled world map. She pointed to Mongolia.


36. When the whole AP class, including the teacher, laughed at me for believing in evolution.

In seventh grade, I had this chemistry teacher, Mr. Peevy, a pretty decent teacher when he stuck to chemistry. One day, for no reason apparent to me, he asked the class, How many of you believe in evolution? Without stopping to consider the consequences, I raise my hand. This is seventh-grade chemistry, effectively an AP class, you have to be a smart kid to even get in. I was the only kid who raised my hand. The other kids had a good laugh at the only kid in class stupid enough to believe in this evolution nonsenseand Mr. Peevy joined in with a good chuckle.


37. When a coworker asked me how the rockets get into space without punching a hole in the atmosphere and letting all the air out.

We were discussing space at work one day and had a coworker asked me how the rockets get into space without punching a hole in the atmosphere and letting all the air out. 🙁


38. When a woman said she didn’t realize fruits and vegetables grew out of the ground.

I once met a woman who didn’t know that fruit and vegetables grew on plants until she moved out of the city. She just thought they came from the supermarket or whatever.


39. When a girl in my 11th grade AP world history class asked our teacher who the first black person was.

A girl in my 11th grade AP world history class asked our teacher who the first black person was. Also a girl I know said she doesn’t believe in aliens, but she does believe there is life on a planet other than ours.


40. When my friends decided it was a marvelous idea to throw a can of Axe into a fire.

When my friends decided it was a marvelous idea to throw a can of Axe into a fire.


41. When the gas station cashier couldn’t make change for a dollar.

My change at the gas station was $1.94 and I gave her the 6 cents so I’d get $2 back. No one could figure out that I didn’t want pocket change and wanted $2 back. She called her manager over at the next register, who also didn’t understand basic math, then she actually gave me the 6 cents back out of confusion. Then she gives me my $1.94 and I immediately put the 94 cents right on the table with the other 6 I gave her before and asked for a dollar back. She acted like I was the idiot and I would’t be surprised if she still doesn’t understand.


42. When a girl asked me about a country called ‘United Nations.’

I had a girl ask me to point out the United Nations on an atlas, no not the individual members, the actual country ‘United Nations’.


43. When a girl wouldn’t donate blood because she thought you only got a certain amount for your entire life.

A girl I know once asked why anyone would donate blood. She said that you only got a certain amount for your entire life and giving it away didn’t make sense.


44. That one time when I got lost by myself in a Hall of Mirrors.

That one time when I got lost by myself in a Hall of Mirrors.

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