Over the last few days I have observed so many different examples of stupid it boggles the mind. From the woman that gave me a friendly wave after I almost T-boned her because she didn’t bother to look before pulling in to traffic to the McDonalds that had two parking spaces reserved for the drive through. Isn’t the point of a drive through to, ya know, drive through?
The topper however, the deepest, densest part of the fog of retardation has to be the email I received from tech support at a major educational publishing company. On top of the many grammar errors some of the directions this support person sent do not even work!
My personal favorite is this particular offering – “***** is are GED program accessed thru *****”
And apparently that possessive apostrophe is a tough concept as well.
This person actually works at a company that is writing and selling textbooks and classroom materials around the nation and they can’t even grasp basic grammar for cryin’ out loud. Not to mention the fact that they seem to think that all GED students are at the 12th grade level. If they were at the 12th grade level they wouldn’t be in GED classes would they?
The offending email, names have been removed to protect the guilty -
Thank you for contacting ******** Education Technical Support. I would be happy to assist you with your GED program. First I would like to verify that you are using ********? ******** is are GED program accessed thru ********. There is no adult setting, due to the GED program being 12th grade content. You are not able to delete student's once they are added in the system. However, you are able to remove their content. The student will not be able to access the book and it also free's up the book for you to be able to assign it to another student. If you click on the manage content link, you are then able to remove content by student name. You Do Not have to create a spread sheet every time you add new students. First click on the ******** content inside your ********. Then click on Manage and Assign. At the bottom of the screen you will see add students. For the help videos, please use internet explorer. You may need to clear you browsing history and cache.
If responding to this issue, please use the "Reply" button to ensure prompt processing of your question. If you need to call our team, please refer to case number ******.
Please submit new issues to ******** Education Technical Support through our website at: . In order to ensure a prompt response to your issue, please submit the form fully completed.
Lots of people have been getting upset about model aircraft as of late with everybody self-centeredly thinking that someone is out to film them. This has led to many things, including a proposed ban on First Person View (FPV) flying by the FAA. This ban is not only contrary to an agreement previously made with the model airplane community (bait and switch comes to mind) but it is also short sighted.
A perfect example of this is this news story out of Madison WI where a model airplane using FPV found a missing 82 year old man. Previous searches had come up negative; the quadcopter succeeded where volunteers on foot, search dogs, and manned helicopters had failed.
Hopefully the FAA will not come down on the person who volunteered his equipment and time for this humanitarian cause, but based on the irrational fear based actions of the past I’m sure he will be getting a visit from the FAA soon.
You may not know this, but I have a set way to rate my day.
I rate my day in shirts.
Let me ‘splain. You see if you are doing something that makes a mess of your shirt it means you are getting stuff done. It could be yard work, fixing the car, or something fun like playin’ in the mud. Any way you look at it your day is productive and therefore the more shirts a day needs, the better the day. It’s a simple system –
1 shirt = average day.
2 shirts = good day.
3 shirts = great day.
4 shirts = legendary!
Today was a three shirt day. You could say I grabbed this day by the scruff of the neck and took it down.
(Spilling your lunch on your shirt at work doesn’t count by the way.)
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