I was thinking today about people who seem intelligent, but do some rather idiotic things. Don’t even get me started on customers at work. I could go on for hours about the really dumb things people say, do, and expect at a restaurant.
The most recent example of idiocy was the Instagram influencer colloquially known as “Gorilla Glue Girl”. This Einstein ran out of her normal hair gel, so she decided to put some Gorilla Glue in her hair. Since when was it ever a good idea to put any kind of adhesive in your hair, especially something resembling super glue? She went online and complained about how her hair was stiff and stuck in place. Well, duh🤦♂️! What did you expect would happen, bitch? No shit that washing your hair won’t get the stuff out! Long story short, she finally found a doctor who took on her case and managed to get the sticky stuff out of her hair. Then dumbass wants to sue the Gorilla Glue company because their warning label did not specifically say not to put it in your hair. Sadly, a judge might actually decide in her favor, even though common sense dictates not to put strong adhesives in your hair.
Now who could forget all the single-digit-IQ halfwits who, because someone on YouTube “challenged” them to consume laundry detergent. Yes, I’m referring to the infamous “Tide Pod Challenge”. Just thirty years ago, people thought there would be flying cars by now. Unfortunately, we’re having to tell people it’s dangerous to eat laundry soap. Who would’ve thought that, after years of parents telling their kids they’d wash their mouths out with soap, that some kids would actually do it themselves🤔.
Don’t forget some of those other stupid “challenges”, like chugging a gallon of milk without vomiting (spoiler: impossible); huffing a teaspoon of cinnamon powder (you’ll choke); rubbing your arm with a pencil eraser until it burns your skin and creates blisters; rubbing salt and ice on your arm (frostbite); and a myriad of other brainless activities. I’m waiting for someone to create the “Common Sense Challenge”, where you actually use the brains God gave you and think for yourself for once. Unfortunately, I don’t think this challenge would go very far. God forbid you actually put effort into something useful.
I read a quick headline on the internet that asked if people are becoming smarter or dumber. I feel that the collective IQ of the planet is a constant, yet the population is increasing. I think that intelligence peaked many years back, and people are just getting more stupid. I blame, first of all, people’s laziness. It’s so easy to just go with the flow. Secondly, I blame government. Lowered standards in schools, lower passing grades, less challenging work, easier tests. “Oh my god, we can’t let kids be disappointed or feel bad!” while they’re wringing their hands in dismay. I say, suck it up, buttercup. Life ain’t fair, feelings get ugly, and the truth hurts. The US Department of Education is making American kids dumber so that they can’t see their freedoms being eroded, nor feel how badly they’re getting screwed by Big Brother’s red, white and blue penis.
I leave you this quote for today:
“If A is a success in life, then A = X + Y + Z. Work is X; Y is play; and Z is keeping your mouth shut.”– Albert Einstein