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I texted a friend to say that we were planning to go to the Natural History Museum tomorrow to do their presentation on the eclipse, and you know what she said?

"What is the eclipse?"

...

Date: 2017-08-20 07:03 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
You need better friends. This makes me appreciate all your posts on US education even more.

Date: 2017-08-21 01:48 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Oh, there are a lot of lawyers...the US are swimming in them. It's the nation with the highest ratio of humans:lawyers, 300:1. ;)

I will add it is not it is NOT the most litigious nation, probably because of the incredible price point on lawsuits. But, yeah.

To stop teasing you, I too have a lawyer friend who doesn't know the most basic things -- where well-known countries are, how parts of her body function, and so on.

Edited (Well, and some don't even learn GRAMMAR in school, it seems.) Date: 2017-08-21 01:49 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-21 02:31 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa

Thought it was funnier this way. Takes one to know one. ;)

Sent from my iPhone

Date: 2017-08-21 04:37 am (UTC)
xevokitty: (Cats - Wiped Out)
From: [personal profile] xevokitty
I wouldn't be at ALL surprised to hear that from a doctor - I've worked tech support for medstaff. Oh the crazy assumptions I could tell you about!

Date: 2017-08-20 07:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] penlessej


Blew my mind...
Edited Date: 2017-08-20 07:19 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-20 09:25 pm (UTC)
author_by_night: (LeslieBen by nuv0le_rapide)
From: [personal profile] author_by_night
Is she living under a rock?

Date: 2017-08-20 09:41 pm (UTC)
naye: the going merry go on blue waters with the words "follow your dreams" (Default)
From: [personal profile] naye
...I... what?

Date: 2017-08-21 06:02 am (UTC)
naye: the going merry go on blue waters with the words "follow your dreams" (Default)
From: [personal profile] naye
Yes, exactly! It's one of the biggest events of the century so far and she... hadn't heard of it? How is that even possible??

Date: 2017-08-20 10:53 pm (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat
Perhaps she should join you, it would be beneficial.

Date: 2017-08-20 10:59 pm (UTC)
chickenfeet: (thatcher)
From: [personal profile] chickenfeet
It's where the sun don't shine...

Date: 2017-08-20 11:27 pm (UTC)
kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyrielle
O.o

WOW.

And I thought my eldest's Cub Scout pack leader was making me twitch on the subject. (Still is. He keeps calling it the 'solstice'. He knows about it. He links to the right material. He just...keeps...grabbing the wrong word.)

Date: 2017-08-21 12:36 am (UTC)
chaos_by_design: (Default)
From: [personal profile] chaos_by_design
*sniff*

That is just sad.

Date: 2017-08-21 12:52 am (UTC)
wpadmirer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wpadmirer
Okay, that is someone who is seriously out of touch!

Date: 2017-08-21 02:15 am (UTC)
adafrog: (Default)
From: [personal profile] adafrog
eh?

Date: 2017-08-21 02:27 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
!

Date: 2017-08-21 04:05 am (UTC)
thetimesink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thetimesink
Maybe if you had pronounced it "apoc-eclipse"?

Date: 2017-08-21 04:10 am (UTC)
flexagon: (humans...)
From: [personal profile] flexagon
Since I think you enjoy these stories, here's an exchange my boyfriend sent me about the eclipse:

Me: Do you have any eclipse glasses:
Checkout person at CVS: No...everyone is looking for those! When is it supposed to happen?
[some discussion of eclipse timing and effect on light conditions]
Her: So, I don't understand...why does it happen?
Me: [pause] Um...the moon gets in the way of the sun?
Her: [laughs] Oh, I know THAT. I mean, what is the purpose of it?

Date: 2017-08-21 02:54 pm (UTC)
thetimesink: (half-baked)
From: [personal profile] thetimesink
Direct quote from a few minutes ago: They just said to leave pets inside today because of the eclipse.

Having never learned to not poke the tiger, "Hey, I have spare glasses!"

Date: 2017-08-21 04:39 am (UTC)
xevokitty: (Cats - Ack / Surprise)
From: [personal profile] xevokitty
Oh, my!

Date: 2017-08-21 02:35 pm (UTC)
kutsuwamushi: from a Married to the Sea Comic (edumacation)
From: [personal profile] kutsuwamushi
To be honest, I'm not really surprised at this coming out of the mouth of an "educated" professional. It takes more than an education to be a generally knowledgeable person, since what you learn in school is only a sliver of what's out there (and you'll forget most of it). You have to be curious and interested and paying attention.

Date: 2017-08-21 05:07 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
That's not the expected response, but it will be fun all the same!

Date: 2017-08-22 01:10 am (UTC)
mythicgeek: image of an original sailor moon character, black woman with purple and black afro puffs, dressed as a sailor senshi (Default)
From: [personal profile] mythicgeek
...

HOW

Date: 2017-08-22 02:33 am (UTC)
yuuo: (I don't need to be the king of the world)
From: [personal profile] yuuo
Very carefully, I guess.

Date: 2017-08-22 02:48 am (UTC)
yuuo: (Born unto fire)
From: [personal profile] yuuo
Oh yeah, but ... damn, that wording. I dunno if I would've known how to reply to that.

Date: 2017-08-23 11:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
!!!

Date: 2017-08-23 03:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sitonmyinterface
-_-

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