Category: Extra Stupid

It Had To Be Asked:

| Lancaster, PA, USA | Extra Stupid, Food & Drink, Religion, Students

(In history class, we’re learning about the Quakers. One student decides to ask this very important question.)

Student: “Did they, like, invent oatmeal?”

As Real As Your Common Sense

| TX, USA | Extra Stupid, History, Students

(I am in chemistry class my junior year, because I didn’t do any of the work the previous year. I have a 100 average in the class and the class is full of not-so-smart people. As we’re watching a reenactment of a scientist discovering something important in the 1800s:)

Classmate: “Wait, is this real? Like, are those the actual people?”

They Have You Covered

| Singapore | Cheaters, Extra Stupid

(While in the midst of an internship search, we receive an email from our lecturer detailing advice about sending cover letters. Most of the advice is pretty standard, such as “Proof-read your cover letters” and “Do not apply for multiple disciplines”. Until the last one:)

Email: “And at the very least, if you’re going to copy someone else’s cover letter, please remember to change the contact details.”

Going Backwards On That Statement

| Cupertino, CA, USA | Extra Stupid, Non-Dialogue

I attended a highly-rated automotive vocational program — it has one of the highest placement rates on campus, even at a community college with better numbers than average. There are two tracks, part-time night classes and full-time day classes, and there are generally about three applicants for every spot available in the full-time track with previous educational and/or work experience required for admission. One of the teachers, as many teachers do, would tell students on the first day that they if they had any questions they should ask because ‘There’s no such thing as a stupid question.’

By the time I took his class, he changed to telling people he USED to say that, until someone proved him wrong. On his first day teaching one of the full-time program classes, when he said it a student’s hand shot up, and he called on them. The student asked ‘Why is it when you watch a video of a car driving down the freeway, the car is moving forward but the wheels are turning BACKWARD?’

The teacher is now forced to admit that there is, in fact, such thing as a stupid question.

And They’re All A Bunch Of Slytheryns

| CA, USA | Extra Stupid, Politics

(We were learning about the checks and balances system in the US Government, and about Congress and the House of Representatives.)

Teacher: “Okay, and questions about the House or Congress?”

Student: *not exactly the brightest bulb in the box* “So, like, do the Representatives all live in the same house?”

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