August 18, 2008


Oh how I wish this were made up. I really do.

I don't know that I can come up with one that's that bad. I once met a Canadian my age who'd never heard of the Berlin Wall. I said, "Did you not watch any TV in 1989?"

Shoot, I was embarrassed during the Olympics opening ceremony when I didn't know where to find countries like Benin or Comoros. I felt like a dunce.

Every time I feel like I'm on the lower half of the intelligence bell curve, something reminds me that maybe I'm a little too hard on myself.

Posted by Sarah at August 18, 2008 12:07 PM | TrackBack

My Canadian cousins from Toronto have been asked if they live in igloos. (shaking head)

On the other hand, how do you rank the stupidity of foreigners who, when they find out that you are American, translate "Welcome to my country" into "Bush is an idiot!"? Or is that just rudeness?

Posted by: Lissa at August 19, 2008 09:42 AM


Posted by: Sarah at August 19, 2008 11:02 AM

Wow -- I love real life examples of things like that. Brilliant. That story was so crazy. I've actually met a mil wife or two and they make me want to scream or throw up my hands and wake away. What can you say?

I did hear a semi-funny comment last week. I was hyping our local airshow and told a girl I thought her son would enjoy the dog fight. And I quote "they let dogs fight at the airshow?" Yeah, she was talking canines not aerial.

Posted by: Darla at August 20, 2008 10:45 PM