Ever meet people who make you wonder how they've managed to survive in this world so long believing what they actually believe?
It's enough to make you want to scratch your head in perpetuity, isn't it?
Thanks to Redditor Da_Fabulous_Duck, who asked the online community "What's the dumbest thing you had to explain to someone?" you get to cringe second hand!
"I had to explain..."
I had to explain to my sister how you don't get a longer ride if you sit at the back of the roller coaster.
"That her adopted..."
That her adopted grand baby from Korea wouldn't just grow up automatically knowing Korean or have a Korean accent.
I worked with a guy who kept his kayak tied to the roof of his car all the time because he said it increased his fuel economy. I had to explain how it wasn't "creating more down force to reduce friction."
I once had to explain to a colleague that she did not have to print and file every single email she received. She claimed she was concerned about making sure we had written records in case the computers stopped working. She was almost 70 when I told this to her and she had been doing it her whole career since email was introduced. Literally every single email got printed. If there was an addition to an ongoing thread, she would print the whole damn thread again for every new email. I'm pretty sure this woman is responsible for at least one entire forest of tree loss.
Nobody thought it was weird that her department was spending the most on toner and paper. She was also head of the department, so maybe her subordinates were scared to say anything.
"I had to explain..."
I had to explain to my then 26 year old sister that my infant niece was not in fact allergic to corn because it showed up in her poop. She didn't believe me. Or our mother. My niece is 4 and has not had corn since she was a baby because my sister is still convinced that the corn not being fully broken down means she can't eat it. HOW woman, H O W?
"That the Amazon..."
That the Amazon is a rainforest not just a online shopping site. We were in geography.. studying the Amazon.
"I once met a woman..."
I once met a woman who thought Christopher Columbus and dinosaurs existed around the same time period. I didn't bother explaining because my brain fell right out.
That no, a memory card is not an acceptable substitute for film when you only have a FILM camera with you.
I work in IT and a lady got married over the weekend (I didn't know or care). She called me that Monday and told me she could not log into her account.
I pulled up her info and said "Well, you aren't locked out. What username are you using?" She gave me her first initial and a new last name. I said that's not your account, where she proceeded to tell me how she got married etc.
She literally thought that when she got married all her accounts ever associated with her name changed. Automatically.
Australians don't move Christmas to July just because it is cold. Christmas is not dependent on the weather and is celebrated on the same day around the world whether is is snowing or sunny.