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About A 9.0 On The Ignorance Scale

| Working | December 31, 2014

(A new employee just started where I work. There’s a major snow storm going on, and since her car isn’t working and I just live down the street from her, I agree to give her a ride. We’re heading to work when:)

Coworker: “Good thing it’s snowing. We need the moisture.”

Me: “Yeah, we’re in a drought.”

Coworker: “Yeah. If it gets too bad we’ll get earthquakes.”

Me: *thinking she’s kidding, laughs nervously* “Yeah…”

Coworker: “Yeah, the lack of water dries the ground out and that’s why the plates rub together. That’s why California gets so many earthquakes – not enough water.”

Me: “…”

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