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.’ Uh…no, 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 room—professor 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 IT WAS POWERED OFF. 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.”