I am still on my self-imposed hiatus, but I couldn't resist this item.
I am particularly attuned to compass orientation--when I travel anywhere, I like to know what is north, south, east and west. And I can usually figure it out (obviously if the sun is shining!).
So the following item in our local paper sent me into spasms of laughter:
"Two Virginia men have been cited for a fight in a motel parking lot over an issue of geography. Local police said that about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, John S., 26 of Lake Ridge, VA and Jermaine G., 24 of Stafford, VA, who both work for a moving company, got into an argument over whether Virginia is north or south of Pennsylvania."
OK--you can start laughing.
Really--how could they both be FROM Virginia and not know?
Really--how could they work for a MOVING company and not know whether Virginia is north or south of Pennsylvania?
(And a whole civil war was fought over these geographic identities!)
Oh, my. And these people are allowed to vote! Explains a lot, I think.
Back to my hiatus. . .until the next hilarious news story.