In case you haven’t been paying attention, stupid people are EVERYWHERE.
Yeah, that’s right, I said it…because it’s 100% true.
You can look at that fact as either depressing or funny, but we think it’s hilarious!
And so we’re going to embrace it and just go with it! Stupidity rocks!
Enjoy these ridiculous stories from folks on AskReddit.
“Demolished my right foot (and a bunch of other shit) in a motorcycle crash and had to have the top of my foot removed. Guy I worked with asked me when it would grow back.
I explained that the skin and stuff was going to have to be grafted, but the tendons and bones that had been removed were gone forever.
He looked me dead in the eye and asked “why don’t they just cut the whole fucking thing off and let it grow back?””
2. Low flow.
“Coworker bought a low-flow shower head.
He filled the BATHTUB using the new low-flow shower head BECAUSE IT WOULD USE LESS WATER!”
3. A real conundrum.
“While driving from one big city to another, I stopped in a small town to eat at a fast food chain in Texas.
I order my food, get my orange number tent and sit down to wait for my order.
The lady who’s bringing out orders has this “I give up” demeanor as she’s calling out numbers that guests aren’t claiming. Each time this happens, she speaks to a couple tables to seemingly figure out who food is for.
Then I hear her call for number 55 while holding a tray of food for one person. I was number 54 and noticed I was the only single-party guest there. We make eye contact and she heads towards me.
She confirms my order with me and says “sorry, for some reason the computer prints 1 number higher”. I immediately ask “well then why don’t you just call out one number lower than what’s printed?”
She freezes and I can see the “gears turning” in her head. I tell her “thank you” and she goes on her way.”
4. Does that ever happen?
“I’m an identical twin, and have been asked all manner of utterly ridiculous questions about it throughout my life.
But I think the stupidest was when a girl once asked me “do you ever get yourselves mixed up with each other?” I responded “are you asking me if I ever sometimes think I’m my brother?” she replied, “yeah.”
No. I don’t.”
5. Time to put them in storage.
“I work for Parks Canada in Yoho National Park. I have been asked the question (seriously), “Where do you keep the animals at night?” twice in my career.
To this day I still find great joy imagining what they thought was going on each night as we “collected” every large animal in the Parks.”
“Back when the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster happened we were discussing how the reactor had failed in a science class.
5 minutes into the conversation a girl piped up and said “I don’t see what the big deal is. Why can’t we just regrow it?”
She dead ass thought a nuclear power plant was… A plant.”
7. Summer camp nightmare.
“Summer camp counselor made all the kids on a school bus keep the windows up on a hot day because “they could feel the Air Conditoning” coming from the front of the bus.
It was so hot and I (maybe 10 years old at the time) had to explain to the 40 year old counselor that the “air conditioning” they were feeling was the wind coming in through the bus drivers open window. She still didn’t believe me.
I begged her to ask the bus driver to confirm the bus did not have air conditioning but she didn’t want to bother him while he was driving. It was like a 1 hour bus trip.
She finally got hot enough and asked the bus driver if the bus had air conditioning. And he jokingly said “The bus only has air conditioning when the windows are down and the wheels are turning.”
She then looked back at me and said” See? I told you the bus had air conditioning” and proceeded to force us to keep the windows up.”
8. Where are you from?
“Going through security and the person says I need to show a different form of ID. I ask why because I gave them my driver’s license.
They say I need a US document like a green card or something. I’m a US citizen…then I realized…I explained how District of Columbia is long for DC. Like Washington DC. As in the capital of our country.”
9. NOT a smooth criminal.
“Dude burned down his convenience store for an insurance claim, and stopped the milk and bread deliveries the day before.”
10. Must be a genius.
“I was a co-hostess with a girl in a restaurant, watching ads on a hanging TV for a new movie.
At the end, it said ‘coming soon to a theater near you,’ to which she turned to me with wide eyes & genuinely asked “how do they know where I live?””
11. You nailed it!
“We asked our classmate to prove she knew the 7 continents.
Her list went like this…”North America. Europe. China. The Pacific Ocean?”
I shit you not.”
12. A little sheltered.
“There was a girl in my high school who forced the teacher to pause a documentary about people living in mud huts in Africa because she was upset that they were showing us fictional movies in a history class.
It took everyone else in the room to convince her that people actually live like that in some places.
Wealthy area living for ya.”
13. You got hired at a bank?
““How much is a half dollar worth?” She was the newest teller my boss hired.
Will never forget that moment.”
“Someone in my history class argued that Mussolini was a type of pasta.”
15. Spanish money.
“Ahhh, at the time I was working at a grocery store that had a Coinstar machine.
Basically you could place all of your unwrapped change in it and it would be converted for a small fee that you could use for actual cash. I was walking past and noticed a women struggle with the machine. I stopped to help her, turns out she had accidentally hit “Spanish” as a language selection.
I quickly explained what she needed to do figuring she couldn’t read Spanish (we were in the US) and this is where her struggles came from. So I run through how it works and show her where the receipt will print out that she can turn in at customer service for the cash.
She turns and looks at me and says “but I don’t want Spanish money”. Sigh, then I have to explain to her that she would get paid in US dollars.”
How about you?
Have you ever had any encounters with REALLY dumb people?
Please tell us all about it in the comments!