I’m actively seeking admissions of stupidity. Did you ever think, say, or do something completely stupid? I don’t mean that time you wore stripes with plaid, but a time when you were the only one on the planet who didn’t know something? I think we’ve all had a few of those moments, and in the spirit of full stupidity disclosure, here are some of mine.
When I was a kid, I thought the word Boeing was an adjective that meant something along the lines of “large” or “sprawling”. Why? Because I only heard the word used to describe planes. “This aircraft is a Boeing 737”. Yes, it’s a large, sprawling 737.
This one is bad. Recently (as in 2012 recently) I learned you get better gas mileage if you use premium gas.
I was in college when I learned that when 37 degrees feels like 25 degrees, it’s because of the wind chill factor. Not the windshield factor. Yeah, that one didn’t even make sense.
The one-wheeled object people sometimes use when doing yard work is a wheelbarrow. Not a wheelbarrel.
I just learned last year that the guy from the All-State commercials is Pedro Serrano from Major League. I’ve seen that movie at least 50 times.
Maybe these aren’t so bad, or maybe they’re more sad than funny, but they are my shows of stupidity. And now I encourage you to share as well. Don’t be shy! Own your stupid, and share it here.