What’s Your “This Person Has No Idea How the Real World Works” Moment? Here’s What People Had to Say.

I had an old roommate who didn’t know how to make macaroni and cheese. And we were adults…

I was kind of dumbfounded because he also wanted me to give him a lesson on how to do it. He was so blown away that I’d made this exotic dish that he just had to know how to do it!

I told him I was in a hurry and that he could just read the directions on the box to figure it out.

Wooo, boy!

When did you realize someone didn’t have a clue about how the real world worked?

Here’s what people said on AskReddit.

1. Free money!

“Had a friend who was in some uncredited scam online college for her master’s degree in medical billing or some dumb s**t.

She was on a loan program that was sending her about $5k every 3 months directly to her via check in the mail.

This was her only source of income. She kept calling it a grant that didn’t need to be paid back. She was flat broke as a joke for 2 months but then the check would come in and she would be living the good life for a few weeks before being poor again.

We tried to do an intervention and show her the insane interest rate that would be back dated as soon as her “school” was done but she didn’t want anyone to bust her free money dreams.

She just kept talking about all the money she would eventually be making billing insurance companies…turns out she wasn’t even logging in to the online college or even attempting to get this degree.

She thought the money was free, the degree was automatic and the job was guaranteed. Some people are beyond help.”

2. Smart kid.

“A student working part time at my laboratory at a University came into my office and asked “so what all can I eat in the refrigerator, I didn’t know I was supposed to bring my own lunch”.

I looked at him, stunned and replied “nothing, that food is what people brought for their own lunch, but you can use my grub hub to order”. He DID NOT UNDERSTAND. It took 4 tries to get him to realize he can’t just eat someone else’s lunch.

Same student: I walked into the lab room and told him I made a full pot of coffee in the office and he could help himself. Him: “a pot of coffee? What’s that?” He never used a coffee maker other than a Kuerig before and didn’t even know it was a thing.

He was fired a month later for stealing chloroform.”

3. Where are we?

“At a national park, the park ranger says “stay on the trails, there are bears in the area.”

One lady says “isn’t that dangerous? Why aren’t they in their cages?”

“Ma’am, we’re not a zoo.””

4. Wow.

“Listening to a faulty new car story.

It turned out the woman (42) was driving for 7 months with the hand brake on the whole time.”

5. Spoiled.

“A dude (18 yo) in boot camp got a letter from home and I can see he is agitated. Being 22 and concerned for his well-being, I asked him if he wanted to talk about it. (I’m thinking a Dear John letter or the Mom and Dad divorcing letter.)

He told me that his younger brother got a Mercedes for his birthday and that he was pi**ed because he “only got a BMW”. Can’t remember what I said, but I knew boot camp was gonna knock his d**k in the dirt. (It did.)”

6. Hmmm…

“When I was in boot camp, some kid put “Mom” on an envelope with a letter inside with no address attatched.”

7. Unreal.

“My boss told me about a friend of his, who told him af a “life hack”.

She would get her bills in the mail, NOT pay them, and then wait a couple of months to pay. Then she would cry so the debt collectors would feel bad and waive the fees for not paying on time.

That was her “brilliant life hack”.”

8. No big deal, right?

“The other day, my 18yo brother-in-law got married to his high school sweetheart in a parking garage so that they can live off campus at college together.

Girlfriend’s, now wife, mother is an ordained minister. His parents, my in-laws, were very upset and he couldn’t understand why because “it’s just a fake marriage for school”.

Oh no, sweet boy. You are MARRIED. I just laughed and laughed. I love him dearly. He is a dumba**.”

9. Too bad!

“When looking for somewhere to rent after university halls, one of my mates was annoyed because he didn’t like the lounge in the house his parents BOUGHT HIM OUTRIGHT to live in.”

10. Some people…

“I worked for a very sheltered and entitled Mother as a nanny.

Shortly after I got hired she called me at 3 am asking me to come in because the baby wouldn’t stop crying. When I said no, she responded with “but you’re the nanny!”.

And that was a constant thing. At one point she got sick of breastfeeding and asked if I could start nursing. All of this was very casual too. Like she wasn’t really mean about it.”

11. What’s the difference?

“A first year college student of mine thought that assignment deadlines were guidelines. Nothing was handed in on time.

She emailed me the night before her final exam to see if I’d take some of her late work. I told her hell no. She threatened to report me. I let her.

She failed, got reprimanded and was eventually expelled due to plagiarism.”

12. Lazy and spoiled.

“One of my roommates. A 23 year old who is quite literally unable to take care of herself in any capacity beyond ordering fast food.

I once heard her yell at her mother because she was filling out a job application and got stuck on a section. Her mom was trying to help her finish but she got frustrated and screamed, “Can’t you just fill it out? I want to go play my games.”

Before you ask, no. There are no disabilities. She’s just lazy, spoiled and incredibly stupid.”

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