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crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Aug-30-2006 01:51

I heart stupidity. When you see it, post it here. I'll start.

Some of you know that I've do some teaching of first year sociology students in university. I really enjoy it, and love my students, but -GAWD- grading their work is a nightmare.

Through the course of a year, they have to write short essays on a range of topics ---feminism, Karl Marx, education, Freud, crime, etc. I feel kinda guilty laughing at these because of course they are writing under extreme pressure, but holy bobo I find them funny! Every so often, they write something so frickin' hysterical that it makes me gag laughing. These fleeting gems, I collect. Thought y'all might get a kick out of some of them.

Here we go. (nb, all typos and grammar boo boos are theirs from here on, not mine)

"Education is not really as old as many people think. It all came about in
the 1960s when the Russians were more advanced with outerspace."

"There is no evidence of women in society until the late 1990s"

"Freud is the classic theory of gender he believes the boy has the penis the girl has the clitoris simple as that"

"Freud said that a boy who plays too many dolls might be a p_ssy in later life"

"Feminists think women are the lowest of the low"

"Education is bias it only works for children who come from families where the parents are rich white and male"

"Hitlar believed in the destroying the Jews, however, his dictation only lasted until he was alive, after it was forgotten."

"Weber saw society from his eyes"

"someone from the low class is no good to us. we don't see them as nonsuccessful. That is because of sociology"

"Max Weber is a known and accredited sociologist"

"All around us in our society it is, said to be all around us these 'bureacracy' for example God is higher than Jeesus. The boss."



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AmazingAmanda253
AmazingAmanda253
Well-Connected

Jun-5-2007 18:58

In CA Geography is a mandatory class. My younger brother was telling me about how dumb some of his classmates are. They want to go the the country of New York and the state of Boston. And this is a High School class!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jun-5-2007 19:52

I saw an episode of the 'Great Race' or whatever it's called, and a US family hit the Canadian border, and one of the kids went to jump out of the car, but then turned to the rest of the family and said "How do I say 'Where is the such and such' "

At least one member of the family eventually had the good grace to say "We're in Canada, they speak English". But it was touch and go there for a while, coz even mum in the back seat was looking pretty blank.

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Jun-5-2007 21:30

¿Que? Yo no comprendo, Señor Squirrel. Mira, aquí en Canada hablamos Español!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Jun-5-2007 23:04

Can I have that with a side-serve of nachos?

Tinuviel
Tinuviel
Well-Connected

Jun-7-2007 05:06

Alas, I will no longer be sharing my pain on this thread, as I finally quit my " Stupid" job!! At least I have some more time to Sleuth now :)

biggie528
biggie528
Lucky Stiff

Jun-7-2007 09:33

There's stupid people in every job Tin, I'm SURE you'll run across some new fodder!

An office memo from the office manager in the main office.

Good Afternoon,
Please make sure all windows are closed before you leave this evening. This includes any windows opened in the reception area, hallway to the kitchen, and kitchen. I cannot close any windows because:
1. I am not tall enough to reach them.
2. I injured my back so there is no lifting or straining.
Thank you.

These are small, normal sized windows that slide either side to side or up and down, maybe about four feet off the ground? She's about, oh, 5'2 or so?

Sad part is, she also sent this to field employees who don't step foot in the building.

crunchpatty
crunchpatty
Old Shoe

Sep-26-2007 00:50

*bump*

Okay, so I'm spending a lot of time at the local YMCA these days. Minus the assless leather chaps, for any of you bondage fashionistas who might be counting. Not that I can't be swayed...

On the wall infront of my favourite elliptical trainy-thingy/ grown up exersaucer is a sign with two columns; the first of which presents a traditional lunch item, the second of which suggests a lower fat alternative. Some excerpts:

Column A Column B
High fat meat. Low fat meat! Try turkey!
Mayonnaise Low fat mayonnaise!
Pizza Lunch Cold Pizza, Melon balls and milk.

Yeah, congealing that fat is gonna make it less...um..fat. And the melon balls make it a party!

Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

Sep-26-2007 06:00

Melon balls make everything better.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-16-2007 17:03

ok, this may be the worst stupidity of my career here in tech support. Someone called and needed a password reset, I have them a temporary password and explained to them that they will be prompted to change it as soon as they log on. The new password needs to be 6-8 characters long and has to be alphanumeric. I should have known from here it wasn't gonna be a typical password reset. After expalining what alphanumeric means and then telling them again that the passord needs to be a total of 6,7 or 8 characters long, she attempted to change it. The machine won't accept my new password, I ask her how many characters it was, she tells me 9. Now didn't I just tell you that it has to be 6, 7 or 8 characters!

Sheesh, some people just don't listen! lol

yoyofoshow
yoyofoshow
Old Shoe

Oct-16-2007 23:50

Crunch you made the advice column! =P
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2278/1590932759_759612ee87_o.jpg

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