America, Land of the Stupid

This is a Walmart sign, showing how stupid Americans have become.

Some anecdotes of encounters with stupids from an email that’s gone viral:

I handed the teller at my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 I said “May I have large bills, please”. She looked at me and said “I’m sorry, sir, all the bills are the same size.”

We had to have the garage door repaired. The Sears repairman told us that one of our problems was that we did not have a large enough motor on the garage-door opener. I thought for a minute, and said that we had the largest one Sears made at that time, a ½ horsepower. He shook his head and said, “Lady, you need a ¼ horsepower.” I responded, “½ is larger than ¼.” He said, “No, it’s not. 4 is larger than 2.” We haven’t used Sears repair since.

My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for “minimal lettuce”. He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg lettuce.

I was checking in at the gate at the airport in Birmingham, Alabama. An airport employee asked me, “Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?” I replied, “If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?” He smiled knowingly and nodded, “That’s why we ask.”

The stoplight on the corner buzzes when it’s safe to cross the street. I was crossing with a co-worker. She asked if I knew what the buzzer was for. I explained that the buzzer tells blind people when the light is red. Appalled, she responded, “What on earth are blind people doing driving?!” My co-worker was a probation officer in Wichita , Kansas.

Do you have stories of real-life encounters with stupids?

Share them in a comment!

And here’s a map showing that the areas in the world with the lowest average IQs are precisely the places from which the West is welcoming “refugees” and “migrants” — a sure-fire way to dumb down your country.

For a detailed list of the world’s countries by their average IQs, see “How smart or stupid is your country?

Do you think of yourself as smart? Let’s see how well you do in this one-question IQ test!

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29 responses to “America, Land of the Stupid

  1. traildustfotm


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  2. Two encounters with millennials:

    I asked one working in Walmart produce where I could find scallions. He had no clue what I was looking for.

    At my voting location, I heard one (democrat, as you receive a ballot the color of your declared party) ask how many people she should vote for as this was her first time voting and she didn’t know.

    At same voting location, an adult democrat asked why she didn’t see a specific name on primary ballot. She was unaware that the candidate had no challengers, obviously having not researched who was even running in the race.

    The stupid, they vote…

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  3. The sign in Walmart with the hands showing 15 fingers is totally understandable in these days and times. You have people that just can not count up to 15 and people that just think they can get as many as they want. This sign leaves NO way to interpret what the store is saying! We live in a world of stupidity!

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  4. Didn’t a lot of people vote for Hillary Clinton a few
    months ago?

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    • Yep. They thought they got the majority of the popular vote because they counted as far as they could count: their fingers! Some tried adding toes too, but they lost count before finishing the first foot. Grin!

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  5. Racist attitudes are born out of ignorance. I wouldn’t say that America is the land of the stupid rather the country where 70% of the populace are ignorants, we are the land of opportunity and a small group of people take advantage of what is offered in schools, colleges and universities, trade schools and the like. Stupid people struggle and push, they make it. Ignorants don’t struggle, for them is like ” monkey see-monkey do”. No brain, no pain.

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    • OMG ANON–this is the hardest I’ve laughed in months….please consider my comment in light of me being a middle school teacher….with middle school students and their PARENTS as my clients.

      (And, PS….I apologized for anything my own 2 boys MIGHT have done —upon being introduced to the staff at a staff meeting as the newest teacher in the school they’d attended as middle school students……. 🙂 I had NO IDEA, until I became a middle school teacher myself, about the BOY middle-school depravities….pretty sure parents don’t, EITHER .)

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  6. China, highest IQ? HAHAhahhAHHAhHAHahahHAHAHah!!!!! Who did the map? A Chinese? Funny! Sarcasm, right?


    • I dunno-they’ve been “reverse-engineering our products for years and building duplicates of similar quality for pennies on the dollar. Doesn’t sound stupid to me…

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    • The average IQ of East Asians (Chinese, Koreans, Japanese) is higher. This is addressed in this very long article, which is interesting, among other reasons, in pointing out that there’s been a sharp decline in U.S. Jewish achievement in the last 10 years, and that Jews’ average IQ being 10-15 points higher is a myth. Nevertheless, Jews are disproportionately admitted to elite Ivy League universities, far above their % in population AND their scores on achievement tests.

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      • Dearest Dr. Eowyn -money talks………

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        • Re Dr Eowyn’s comment,.
          .I live in the ‘Peoples Republic of California, in a small town, near the Nevada border, & I go into Nevada, on a regular basis.

          If,.. by chance,.. I were to happen to be a gun owner, & I wished to carry my gun into Nevada, I am required, by California law, to unload my gun, & lock
          it in the trunk of my car, & put the ammo elsewhere in the vehicle.

          But when I cross over the border into Nevada, I can,..legally,.. retrieve, gun, from the trunk,.[.if I were by chance to have a gun ] & I could load the gun, & place it, in plain sight on my dashboard, & drive on down the road.

          Then, when I get to the Nevada town, of my destination, I can strap on my gun, [if I were to have a gun} in plain sight, & go shopping at Wal -Mart, or have lunch at Denny’s, while I am ,,.obviously ,..’packing heat’,. & I will usually see others, around town, who are , also, ‘packing’..

          Crime is very low, in rural Nevada, as the,..’Hood Rats’,.. who live in North Las Vegas, & Reno, consider, places, with a large number, of armed citizens, to be dangerous places, for them, to ply their trade, & I am aware of only one, robbery/shooting in the past 15 years or so, in that Nevada town, & that was by an ,..’illegal’,.. alien who shot an ,..’un-armed’,. mini-mart clerk.

          I feel safe in that Nevada town, but then I must return home, over about of a 30 mile stretch of road,, in California through a cell phone,..’dead’,.. area, where there might be 2 or 3 cars, [or less],. per hour, with NO police patrols,.at night.

          My thoughts are, that ,..’if’,.. I am ever confronted by robbers, on one of my trips to Nevada,..such confrontation will take place on that lonely stretch of, cell phone dead, road, in California, where all,..’law abiding’,.citizens [if they have a gun] will have their gun,..locked in their trunk, with the ammo stored in a separate place,…

          So, this crazy, or am I missing something here,.?


          • Yeah, when I was a teenager I had an aunt who lived in Reno. She was a widow with two sons. My dad (her brother) went there a lot to help out. I spent a lot of time in Nevada. I loved it. I have other relatives in the middle of the state.

            California was the total opposite. They had a law for everything. You were, and still are, safer in Nevada. Nevada had an attitude that said leave everyone alone unless they bother you. They didn’t have a speed limit on the highways. There was one charge for a license plate each year and you kept it when you sold your car. It didn’t matter if you drove a Rolls or a Willys.

            California has only gotten worse over the years. I wouldn’t live there again for any amount of money.


  7. Shortly after my husband and I married in 1986, we purchased a new Volvo because we had heard how safe and dependable they were. We live in north Texas, about 20 miles from Dallas. From day one, the car’s air conditioner did not get as cool as it should have, so we took it back to the dealership for them to find out what was wrong. This happened several times, and they would always say that it was cooling just fine for them, but it would still not be cool enough for us. On one of these occasions, the flustered mechanic told my husband that Volvos really came from Sweden, and the average summer temperature there is about 70 degrees. My husband said to him, “That’s nice, but the average summer temperature here is about 99 degrees, so that’s not going to work!”.

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  8. Cashiers and baggers are where I find the most stupid. I went to Walgreen where a 20-something cashier did not realize that a nickel has less value than a dime. At the grocery, I had a 60-something bagger who did not understand the difference between dry items (for the pantry) and liquids.
    This country has regressed: Old and young are getting dumber everyday.

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  9. Curiously, that 15 item limit sign appears to be at a Best Buy (look at the sign in the background). Best Buy’s customers are likely even smarter on average than are Wal-Mart’s customers. :-/

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  10. So, are they saying shoppers are mutants with 3 (yellow!) hands each?
    What about those folks who think the sign refers to the number of hands, not fingers/thumbs?
    I find the folks least able to do simple math are those most likely to spend LOTS of money on stuff they don’t really need and can’t actually afford… and then likely complain they aren’t paid enough. And then demand someone else pay their credit card bill or whatnot at the end of the month.

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  11. Well, how about these stupid examples of stupidity,.?

    Here in the ‘People’s republic of California we have a law, whereby, people transporting guns, in their car, must carry their guns locked in the trunk of their car.

    The idea being, that this will prevent ,..’drive by shootings’,.. because, of coarse, ‘Tyrone & Jamal’,.. will keep their guns locked in the trunks of their cars, because, after all, that’s the law, & that’s why we never have ,..’drive by shootings’,.. in California..

    .Yeah right,.. .

    What this law really does, is to prevent, honest people from using their guns as a defense against car jacking, & it gives the carjackers a, pleasant surprise when they find the gun in the trunk of the car,.

    And, then, liberals, whine about ,..’stolen’,.. guns being used in various crimes,..

    I have also,,occasionally, seen, signs, on the doors of , mini-marts that say,..’No Guns Allowed’,.. I guess that this is so as to prevent armed robberies.

    And, don’t get me started about,..’Gun Free Zones,..’ around schools,

    So,..ho hum, scratch & yawn,….

    Will somebody please wake me up when when humanity , at last,.. collectively,.. gets it’s head on straight,….,..

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    • It reminds me about Australia. In the 90 ‘s they outlawed guns and paid people to turn them in. It WORKED!! My a$$. Now only criminals and thugs in Australia have guns. If we out law guns do they actually think criminals will turn in their guns??? It is against the law for convicted felons to possess guns yet every day you read or hear about some convicted felon being caught in possession of a gun! And contrary to gun control idiots way of thinking, these criminals did NOT buy them at the local gun store! Those of you like me in their 70’s can remember ZIP-Guns. They were homemade weapons that shot regular bullets. Weren’t very accurate, but up close they could kill you!

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  12. I have a story similar to Iconordic’s: When I lived in Phoenix — where just about everyone is able to open or conceal carry handguns — there was a little liquor store a few blocks from where I lived. A big sign in the window near the front door said “NO FIREARMS ALLOWED.”

    One day, I tried to explain to the owner why it was to his benefit to allow customers to bring their guns into his store. It’s pretty obvious to everyone with at least two brain cells to rub together, right?

    A criminal intent on robbing the store in the first place isn’t going to pay a bit of attention to a sign in a window. But HONEST customers in the story who are carrying at the time of the robbery will likely send the armed robber to hell and save the owner from losing all the money in his register.

    I patiently tried explaining this pure piece of logic to the owner but it was like trying to jumpstart a liberal’s brain. Impossible! You can lead a liberal to logic but you can’t make him think.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    Stephen T. McCarthy Reviews…

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  13. My ex worked at a regional restaurant in central Ca. before I met her. She told me about a guy walking in one day and telling her to empty the Register into the bag he placed on the counter. The guy showed he had a gun,so she complied,and the guy grabbed the bag and turned around to leave,and realized that the lunch crowd,virtually ALL of ’em,had quietly gotten up and surrounded him. He had just attempted to rob the Cops’ favorite lunch hang-out,DURING THEIR LUNCH BREAK! (Question-How did he manage to NOT notice 3 local police cars,4 CHP cars and two CHP motorcycles in the parking lot OR all those uniformed officers in the restaurant?) Needless to say,the guy was easily apprehended. (Heeeeere’s yer SIGN!) I bet that mistake haunted him the whole time he was imprisoned.

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  14. How stupid are people? Stupid enough to start a conversation with me, and when I give them my opinion, in a very agreeable and diplomatic fashion, become disagreeable and give me a bad rating! Left-wingers are the WORST!


    • Steven, remember this. When you are in a discussion with a liberal and they turn loud and nasty it is obvious that YOU are/ were winning the argument and they did not like that! With liberals there is only one right side to a discussion,,, THEIRS!


  15. I liked the (white)bread on Quizno’s sandwiches, so asked an employee what kind it was. The girl said “it’s just bread” as if all of it is the same. So I can use a couple slices of Wonder or Bunny bread to imitate Quizno’s sandwich?
    At Walmart, I brought a grocery competitor’s ad in to price match. There was something listed as “2 for $5” and at first the cashier wasn’t sure about the price per item.
    At Sonic drive-in, my mother asked what kind of ice cream they had, soft serve (like McD’s, Dairy Queen) or “firm” hand scooped (similar to Baskin Robbins original or Steak n Shake). The employee didn’t understand what she meant.
    At Walgreens there was a sale or coupon on a candy item between certain weight, maybe from 1 to 2.5 oz. I got an in between one, appx 1.7 oz or something. The cashier at first thought my item’s size wasn’t included in the sale or coupon.


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