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…it’s 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!’
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.”