Obviously, I mean the opposite. I am regularly reminded how dumb I am. Let’s see if you are sharper than I am (I am fully expecting that to be the case).
Here are some signs from an area I frequently find myself walking around. While walking, I am generally listening to my iPod but I make note of all the street signs so that I can assign them to the map I am making in my head.
The first one jumped out at me because my attention is always drawn to American or Spanish things.
Then I noticed a street called Edinburgh because I’d never considered how it was pronounced in French.
Hey, Naples! I’ve been there!
Oh, Vienna — I’ve got to go there.
Eventually, I was reminded that Istanbul is not Constantinople.
And all the while I was walking along and crossing over Rue de Rome, a major street in northwest Paris.
Finally, it hit me as I neared the Métro station, one I’d used many times.
All the streets in the area were named after European cities and I’d only just put that together because I am a ginormous moron. This is way worse than rabies since there is no thinking required, just basic sentience.
Seriously, I am way dense sometimes
The other week, GONE WITH THE WIND was playing in the cinema and I went to see it. I have easily seen the film at least two dozen times and read the book, all 1024 pages, twice. I hadn’t ever seen it projected though, which possibly explains why I had never realized that the “political meeting” many of the men attend “to protect [the] womenfolk” is actually a Klan gathering to go burn out a shantytown full of freed slaves.
It ain’t easy being this dumb.