In a recent subreddit, the late, great George Carlin was quoted: "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." From there, people offered their own experiences with folks who were slightly misguided in their thought process. Here are a few interesting examples that might make you weep for humanity.
Posted by Redditor /u/withlovesparrow:
When my daughter was born, we had to see the hospital pediatrician before we could switch to our usual one. We're in a tiny exam room and he's going over the dos and don'ts for new parents. To precede this, he's an older southern man.
"And I assume she will be sleeping in a crib in the nursery?"
"We have a bassinet set up beside the bed to make night feeding easier."
"She can't sleep with you!"
"She won't be in the bed, she has a bassinet beside the bed."
"If she sleeps in the same room, there will be too much carbon dioxide and she'll suffocate. That's what causes SIDS."
"... Then isn't this exam room unsafe?"
We put in a complaint with the practice and the hospital. That's some ridiculously incorrect information to be spouting off at people, especially parents who take everything a doctor says as gospel. I can't even find the logic in that.
Posted by Redditor /u/OscarDivine:
I'm a physician. Eye doctor specifically. I will tell you that the longer I work (now 15 years), my standard for the "average" person continues to decline. Case in point: Thanks to the awful information filtering out there, I had a patient just last week who read that Vitamin D helps you resist a Coronavirus infection. Well, he had also read that you can get more Vitamin D by getting more sun. So he wanted to "collect" as much light as possible with his eyes. As a result, he stared at the sun for a solid 60 seconds and burned holes directly into his retinas permanently reducing his vision with no chance at future improvement.
Posted by Redditor /u/foolhardya**:
The fact Florida had to tell people NOT to shoot at the hurricane.
Posted by Redditor /u/Stonewall5101:
I just had a customer yell at me for putting their eggs in a separate bag, saying they don’t want all those bags and the paper ones always rip. Before putting it in the bag and throwing a pound of flour on top...
It was somewhat satisfying seeing their face as we heard the cracks, until I realized I’m the one who needed to clean it up. Oh also she complained that we hadn’t warned her about the fragility of eggs.