Don’t ask me why I started thinking about this, but I was trying to think of the dumbest thing I have ever been told over the years. As I have been told plenty of stupid things, thinking of the dumbest is a big challenge.
I decided to keep it to things told to me by people I actually like or respect. I mean, who cares how stupid something sounds if it comes from people that I could care less what they have to say.
Well, I have whittled the list down to what I think is the dumbest thing I have ever been told. I am not going to say who said it to protect the party involved.
This happened when Effie and I were living in Germany in the mid-90’s. We were in the middle of our vegetarian years. Yes, you read that right, we were vegetarians for 7 years or so. Anyway, here is what happened.
Our friend, not a vegetarian, came over to our place for lunch. We were having vegetarian hot dogs, and that is what caused this particular nugget of wisdom. She told us that we were not really vegetarians. When we asked why, she told us it was because we were eating vegetarian hot dogs. When we looked at her like she had an extra arm growing out of her forehead, she explained that since we were eating hot dogs, we obviously wanted to eat meat, and thus we were not really vegetarians. You can’t be a vegetarian and have meat lust.
Yep, I think that qualifies as one of, if not the, dumbest thing that has ever been said to me, at least by someone I like or respect.
Anybody out there have any stories of silly things that have been said to you?