I was on the subway and I heard a little kid about 7-years-old ask his father “Daddy why do they call it a subway?” and the dad says “Because it’s ‘WAY’ under the street.” The thing is he wasn’t joking, that’s literally why he thinks it’s called a subway. When I said “Actually it’s due to the prefix sub- which is short for subterranean meaning underground” the dude looked at me like I was insulting him. I’m just trying to help that kid out. Does he really want his child growing up getting wrong information about things? Kids these days are already looking at a pretty bleak future, why should we be making it even bleaker by filling their minds with stupidity? Was I wrong to correct this buffoon?-- Laurisha from Chicago, Illinois
It’s really not worth insulting people by correcting them in front of their kids like that. Yes, you are teaching the kid the right facts, but you have to remember the kid lives with their parents so your little fact is like a drop of gold in an ocean of raw shit that they’re constantly wading in. That thing about subways is probably the least important false fact that parent has taught their son. That child is going to have a lot of problems and there’s nothing you can do to help that. It’s best to just avoid dumb people and their kids as much as you can. If you really want to make a difference you should try to become a teacher. Obviously that’s a lot of work so it’s a lot easier to just not give a shit.
|Let's hope most of the morons out there are just following this advice.|
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