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The Dumbest Things People Had To Explain Adults

If there was ever a reason to pay attention in school, this would be it. You'd be surprised how many grown-ups  don't know basic stuff like what pasta is made of or that submarines exist. There is no shortage pf people saying dumb things. Seriously, people hear some really goddamn dumb things. These people found themselves explaining really basic stuff to folks who either didn't do their homework or never paid attention in the first place.

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    Text - theawkwardmermaid 16.3k points 5 days ago That Halloween has never and will never fall on Friday the 13th. It was my mom.
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    Text - Emperor_Cartagia 7.5k points 5 days ago Yes sir, when you sign up for insurance you're agreeing to pay for it.
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    Text - Tsitsiripitsitsiri 12.3k points 5 days ago Press up when you want to go up in the elevator and down if you want to go down. She thought you had to guess where the elevator was and if it was under you lets say, you had to press up
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    Text - jtclimb 6.9k points 5 days ago I had to explain to my mother that muscles are meat. A piece of meat was tough, and so I must have said something about what part of the cow the muscle came from. No, we weren't eating muscles, we were eating 'meat'. She was sickened by the concept that anyone would eat muscles. Somehow this got to the point of her claiming that humans didn't have any 'meat' on them because they aren't food. I did not 'win' that argument. Humans have no meat, meat is not mus
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    Text - PracticalBrad 11.8k points 5 days ago My wife and I had to explain to the neighbor that our dog is part of our family, and no they can't just have him. Their kids wanted our dog, which was cute, until the mother also decided that she wanted our dog and it was only fair that they got to have him on the weekends because we get to have him all week long
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    Text - ynm666 4.8k points 5 days ago My friend worked at Office Depot and had to explain to a customer why he couldn't make him photocopies of a 20 dollar bill
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    Text - j_o_s_h_t_o_l_i 4.4k points 5 days ago My dad had like 6 or 7 paid recurring charges for internet porn and alot of malware on his computer. I had to explain free porn to my 67 year old dad.... so... that was something
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    Text - fronchtoast 6.8k points 5 days ago 6 inches isn't 0.6 of a foot. She had been slowly, unknowingly, overcharging our company for materials for years.
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    Text - JustSomeGirl31718 4.2k points 5 days ago Why a room below sea level on a cruise ship would not have a balcony
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    Text - MeddlingDragon 10.4k points 5 days ago That no matter how much you might want to put a camo pattern on your walls, you (not the paint) have to determine what that pattern looks like and you will also have to purchase multiple cans of paint tinted differently because "camo" doesn't come out of a can that way.
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    Text - AClubOfLosers 6.3k points 5 days ago edited 5 days ago My mom asked me why you couldn't see the borders of states when you were in an airplane. Edit: My mother is a wonderful, unbelievably caring person. She just got a shit 1950s Catholic education
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    Text - lacroixisbad 4.2k points 5 days ago There's a girl I used to work with who didn't know submarines actually existed.
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    Text - SyntaxGiraffe 3.1k points 5 days ago My mother told me nobody can live on $40,000 (USD) a year, and I was unable to get her to understand that it is pretty normal to make $40,000 or less and people do fine with that salary.
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    Text - camleep 3.1k points 5 days ago Was tipped a twenty dollar bill to be spilt between myself and a coworker. I handed her $10 I had in my pocket and took the $20. She said it wasn't fair that I had $20 and she only had $10. I tried to explain to her that I already had the $10, so another $10 equalled $20. She couldn't wrap her head around it, insisting I was trying to rip her off. She gave me back the ten bucks, took the twenty to a register and made change of two 10 dollar bills. As she han
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    Text - ihate_your_face 2.9k points 5 days ago She's an educator, it was one of those days where mars was super bright. She was super sure the moon was mars, and suddenly it was super visable and close to earth. Like, it came super close and fucked back off overnight
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    Text - metal_falsetto 2.9k points 5 days ago I work with this guy who thinks that average precipitation us, like... Some sort of quota that nature is obliged to meet. For example, if it's a particularly dry summer, he thinks it will just rain a lot in the last few days before summer ends.
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    Text - Usefuldrone 5.9k points 5 days ago Had to explain to someone that islands don't tip over if you put too much weight on the edge
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    Text - csiddiqui 4.0k points 5 days ago That I couldn't just go to the bathroom and pee my period out to be done with it. He was about 19/20 at the time and obviously didn't have sex education....been married 25 years. He will never live that down.
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    Text - mizboring 9.6k points 5 days ago In regards to the North and South poles, neither is "the one that is always hot."
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    Text - mystyry 2.5k points 5 days ago Don't bring your dog to work and let her pee/poop on the carpet. Tiny poop and little puddles are not ok just because they're tiny. She weighs 4 pounds. He said she's so little it doesn't matter. He said he never even notices at home and if I had a dog, I'd feel differently. (Have a dog. Still don't want urine and feces in my carpet- at home or at work.)
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    Text - afinelittlefrenzy 9.3k points 5 days ago edited 5 Had to explain to a neighbor that the sun and the moon were not the same thing.
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    Text - Jonouy 5.5k points 5 days ago Canada is part of North America
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    Text - Anon29485382 5.8k points 5 days ago As a server, there are so many times I have to explain to guests that chicken can't be cooked "medium rare"
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    Text - caprijew 3.9k points 5 days ago To make pasta you have to boil the water
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    Text - Brownale78 2.5k points 5 days ago Had to explain to my wife that pickles were made of cucumbers She didn't believe me, still not sure she does
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    Text - IamFuzzyWuzzy 8.7k points 5 days ago "Well, sir, it's not illegal to serve food that tastes bad....No, this isn't a police issue"
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    Text - Frugal_Midwestern 5.7k points 5 days ago That Earth has one moon. The new moon on the calendar every month confused her
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    Text - Aksi_Gu 3.3k points 5 days ago edited 5 days ago Also that earning above a tax threshold doesn't mean you're retroactively taxed at that new band for ALL of your earnings. Worked with someone who turned down a pay rise because of this
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    Text - llcucf80 2.3k points 5 days ago If you don't go to work you won't get paid, especially when you're constantly complaining about always being broke. You can't call out whenever you don't want to go in, and then wonder why you have no money Teksura 2.4k points 5 days ago edited 5 days ago Years ago, I was working retail and a coworker asked if I could cover for them the next day. I agreed. After a few weeks, they started yelling at me for "stealing their money". Eventually it escalated to H
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    Text - Antares25 8.4k points 5 days ago I had to explain to my friend that the earth wasn't 2019 years old.
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    Text - PerilousAll 3.2k points 5 days ago You ean't shouldn't iron your clothes while you're wearing them. One guess as to how this came up.
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    Text - mranster 991 points 5 days ago A dear friend of mine phoned his mother, on his first week away at college, to ask her how you cooked eggs. He was having trouble working the shells in. He wasn't kidding.
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