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When Did You Say “This Person Has No Idea What They’re Talking About”? People Responded.

I say this to myself all the time!

But I’m also too polite/scared to ever say anything about it so I usually just nod my head and agree…you’re so right!

AskReddit users talked about when they said to themselves, “this person has no idea what they’re talking about.”

Take a look.

1. Full of it.

“The store I work at had enormous problems with its walk-in freezer almost from the beginning. We cycled through three or four different companies and finally found this guy who talked up a storm about HVAC.

Dude dropped all kinds of big words–talked with unending confidence. Then I was talking to him one day, after the d**n thing had froze up for the 100th time, and I realized, “He’s full of s**t.”

And he was. He had no idea what he was talking about. We moved on.”

2. Hear it all the time.

“I’m a pilot, so pretty much every-time an airplane makes it in the news.

This McBoeingBus A-103721 is not able to hold altitude once the flux capacitaron goes bad.”

3. Here we go again.

“Every old geezer who instructs me on how to make a real Manhattan.

Dude just tell me how you like it and I’ll make it that way.

I wish I could gather up every man that’s taught me how to make a Manhattan and throw you all into a cage match.”

4. Doesn’t sound right.

“I’ve been an RN for 25 years.

Just a few months ago I overheard another long time nurse tell someone “your blood is blue in the body, it’s only red when it hits the air”.

My orientee (a relative newbie) and I just looked wide eyed at each other.”

5. You march right in there…

“Talking to my parents about applying for any job.

So much bad advice…”

6. Wrong.

“One time, in middle school, a classmate confidently announced, “Yellow in Spanish is yellowy!”

I’m Hispanic.

Also, the next year, we were in a Spanish class together (we had to take a language class and our school only offered Spanish) and the Spanish teacher asked him what color the ink in his pen was.

He was having trouble, so I finally got revenge by telling him to say, “Amarillo”, which is what yellow in Spanish ACTUALLY is, and he fell for it.”

7. Infuriating.

“Honestly as a kid who grew up in government housing with my only known parent in jail in the custody of my disabled grandparents, there’s nothing more cringy than hearing people who grew up middle to upper class talk about poverty.

Even when their intentions are to be helpful and to defend those who are living that way it’s always just that little bit removed from the reality of it, with a lot of stereotypes thrown in.”

8. Let me try one of those WiFis.

“Whenever Congress talks about technology.

You shouldn’t be making laws around technology when you’re 80 and don’t even know if your phone has the WiFis or not.”

9. That’s cool she’s teaching kids.

“My history teacher told the class that socialism and communism were the same thing as Naz**m and facism.

She also defended Hitler and Mussolini.”

10. Wildly inaccurate.

“I’ve worked in meat processing, involving lots of labeling work.

Pretty much any time people talk about food labeling they’re wildly inaccurate. I’ve learned not to participate though, as it very rarely ends up being constructive.

Bit of a tangent, but I’ve this theory that it’s hard to find good information from qualified experts on reddit because the qualified experts get sick of Joe Shmoe telling them they’re wrong, and the crowd siding with Joe Shmoe.”

11. A lot of this going around.

“There’s an awful lot of people I know for a fact struggled through high school who are suddenly constitutional lawyers and/or infectious disease specialists.

Not that I am either of those two things, but I at least have respect for the people who jave spent literal years learning these things.”

12. I seen it on the TV!

“Being an archaeologist who has two degrees specialising in eastern Mediterranean prehistory and listening to someone tell me how the pyramids were definitely built by aliens because they saw a “documentary” about it on the History Channel.

Best one was when someone at the pub said “well we still don’t know how they built the pyramids”, when we actually do.”

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