Saturday, August 11, 2007

North or South?

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.

15 comments:

Liza Lee Miller said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those poor dumb boys. I'm sure the one of them who KNEW his north from his south wishes the paper had posted which one of them had held which position. Amazing.

Lynne said...

HA! Thanks for the morning snort!

Mary C said...

LOL! Does this say something about our educational system? Did U.S. Geography also get deleted from elementary education as well as spelling and music and art? I wonder if reading has also been eliminated. ;o) Oh my! Thanks, Donna, for the laugh of the week!

possumlady said...

I let out such a loud laugh that I woke up a couple of cats!! Now I know why I moved from Virginia to Maryland ;o)

cat59 said...

I don't know if I should laugh or cry. That is such a sad commentary.

Mary said...

Donna, thanks for the giggles! What idiots. Yes, they vote.

Keep your eye on "stupid news" and report! I love it!

By the way, I love compasses, too.

RuthieJ said...

Oh brother....it's hard to believe some people are that geographically challenged! (and scary to think they're out driving around with all of someone's worldly goods in their moving van)

Cathy said...

Lordy! We're in trouble.

Laurie said...

I'm navigationally impaired and even I know the answer to that one.

LauraO said...

That was a spoof, right? Please tell me that was a spoof.

nina said...

That might explain why things take so long to get delivered?!

Pam said...

I needed a laugh today, thank you so much.

Rhonda said...

I did see that in the paper. All I will say is this: they are from the South (insert theme from "Deliverance" here).

Denise said...

How did they get through school?

Jean said...

Maybe this answers the question of how moving loads of furniture go missing all the time!