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This "Week" The suggestion comes from Kroney who muses

"Whilst I was passing through Miami airport at the tender age of 21, I fancied a beer. "ID" said the charming Southerner behind the desk, so I got out my passport and showed it to her.

"You have to be 21," she said. Now this confused me slightly as I had been 21 for several months by this point and my date of birth was staring her in my face.

"I am 21," I replied helpfully "it says so there, look"

"You have to be 21", she said getting angry.

Cut a long story short, I argued, the manager came out, I argued with him before I finally realised that they weren't looking at the date of birth at all. They were looking at the date of *issue*

That would have made me an annoyingly precocious four year old. What examples of unsurpassed mental genius have you experienced?"""""""

(, Mon 21 Nov 2016, 9:24)
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My ditzy pal Heather
Heather is a lovely girl, but just a little bit special. She's one of those people that has a 1st class honours degree in History, but absolutely zero common sense. How she gets through the day in one piece just baffles me sometimes.

One day Heather went to work. This involved driving a couple of miles up the road to the station, taking the train into Edinburgh, followed by a 10-15 minute walk at the other end. Being a librarian, she spends most of the day on her feet. At the end of the day, she headed home.

It was only whilst on the train HOME that she realised that she had odd boots on. Not only that, but one had a heel and the other didn't. It would appear that she spent the ENTIRE FUCKING DAY walking round with a limp and didn't even notice.
(, Tue 22 Nov 2016, 13:53, closed)
This just makes me wonder what a 1st class honours degree in history really means.
I have a friend who has a 1:1 degree in history. I would describe him as thick as pig shit. I once had an argument with him about the meaning of 19th century 20th century etc. He was adamant that 17th century was synonymous with 1700's, 16th century was synonymous with 1600's and so on. No amount of arguing, pointing out that the 1st century didn't start in the year 100, or pointing out that we were, at the time, in the 20th century, but the year was 199... would persuade him he was wrong. He used the fact he had a degree in history as part of his defense that he was correct.

My point is using having a degree in history as proof that your friend may have been otherwise intelligent is like saying she can make toast, so must be quite bright.

To make matters worse, my friend is now a philosophy teacher. The mind boggles.
(, Tue 22 Nov 2016, 23:12, closed)
It's not like her historical knowledge is anything to get impressed by, to be honest
If it's ancient kings and queens, she great. Anything from 1900 onwards and she's not got a clue.

Let's just be grateful that your mate and mine aren't involved in doing anything actually important for a living.
(, Wed 23 Nov 2016, 9:13, closed)
or procreation.

(, Wed 23 Nov 2016, 11:57, closed)
Too late. She's got 3 kids.
Although to be fair they all seem pretty normal. One of them is a doctor.
(, Wed 23 Nov 2016, 14:15, closed)
Well I for one...
Read that as "Dirty Pal" so I think that wins me the internet.
(, Sat 26 Nov 2016, 6:07, closed)

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