13 People Share the Things They’ve Had to Explain to Grown Adults
Parents expect to have to answer endless questions from their curious children. Though it can be annoying at times, it is easier now than it used to be thanks to the ability to easily look up answers on our phones. We’ve even learned a few things thanks to the curious minds of our children.
While it might be a little annoying to answer questions that seem like they have obvious answers, it’s understandable from a child. It feels ridiculous when an adult doesn’t understand something that really should be common sense.
Reddit user waldo06 asked the community, “What’s something you can’t believe you had to explain to another adult?” The answers are mind-boggling at times. Scroll down to discover 13 things adults actually had to explain to other adults.
North and South Poles
Written by Reddit user mizboring:
In regards to the North and South poles, neither is “the one that is always hot.”
I once had to explain to a college friend that Indians didn’t have spices running in their blood that allows them to eat spicier food.
Why Isn’t There a Balcony?
Why a room below sea level on a cruise ship would not have a balcony
How Old Is the Earth?
Shared by Antares25:
I had to explain to my friend that the earth wasn’t 2019 years old.
The Calendar Is Too Confusing
Written by Frugal_Midwestern:
That Earth has one moon. The new moon on the calendar every month confused her.
theawkwardmermaid felt smarter than mom:
That Halloween has never and will never fall on Friday the 13th. It was my mom.
Hopefully She Wasn’t Teaching about Birds
Written by Reddit user chickenlaaag:
I had to explain to a teacher, in front of her class, that a penguin was a bird.I didn’t want to be like that but she was adamant that if it didn’t fly, it wasn’t a bird.
A Bomb Like That Would Be Extra Smart
When a ‘smart’ bomb strikes a building and blows it up, it doesn’t just kill the bad guys, it kills everyone in the building. Smart only means it’s going to hit the building instead of a random location.
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.
Some Things Shouldn’t Be Copied
Shared by ynm666:
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
Hot Chocolate Is Not a Diet Drink
Written by freemasonry:
That drinks have caloric content. A coworker was complaining how she was having trouble losing weight and didn’t realize drinking 4 hot chocolates a day was not really conducive to weight loss.
Just Look at the Map
Added by Jonouy:
Canada is part of North America
Had to explain to someone that islands don’t tip over if you put too much weight on the edge.