Who would be so stupid?

Proof that there the stupidity of some people knows absolutely no bounds.

I am quite sure you have asked yourself this question at some point.  let me show you how it works.

Surely millions of Americans will not vote for Donald Trump to become President, who would be so stupid?

The UK could feasibly vote to leave the EU, but surely not – who would be so stupid?

Makes sense right?  The Seemingly impossible and illogical happening because you simply cannot begin to understand what people are capable of despite what you yourself might think.   If the last few years have taught me anything it is never to be surprised and what people are capable of.

Let me give you another example.  I am currently writing this from Portugal, having headed off with the family for a late holiday.  Great place Portugal, lovely people, fabulous weather and only about three hours flight from the UK so perfect for a week away.

Imagine my surprise when, as we are checking in a family discover that they have come to the  wrong airport.  Serious.  I mean how the hell do people with enough brains to book a holiday to the Algarve manage to get all the way to the airport, laden with luggage, boarding asses in hand to discover that they have gone to Manchester airport instead of Leeds/Bradford airport.

Not only did they turn up at the wrong airport but so organised were they that they had booked a hotel nearby so that they did not have to travel to the airport the next day but were instead close by to allow them to sleep as late as possible and not face into getting up in the middle of the night to get there for the early flight.

On top of the hotel they had also made provision for parking for the week at the airport.  At which point did they not think to be absolutely certain which airport they were flying from.

Honest, what sort of people must these be?  The type that would vote for Brexit or Donald Trump?  Truly they must be a special kind of thick right?

I shall tell you what sort of people they are if you have not already figured out where I am heading here, they are people like my wife and I because that is exactly what we have done.  Instead of heading to the airport close to where we live we simply assumed that we were flying from the airport that we have used for our last 3 holidays and went there instead.  We printed off all the boarding passes and holiday documentation and at no point actually checked it.  We simply knew we had booked and paid for a holiday, that the flight left at 8.15am and that we needed to be on it.

It’s an expensive to make trust me, and £600 of new tickets and a few tears later we were on an alternate flight and despite missing our transfer we still managed to get to the resort just as the shuttle we would have been on arrived at the hotel.

You just never know what people are capable of do you…

 

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

19 thoughts on “Who would be so stupid?”

  1. Yikes. Well, at least you got there. I remember hearing a tale, allegedly true, of a man and his wife bound for Oakland, CA, but after mishearing the boarding announcement, they ended up flying to Auckland, NZ. Shit happens.

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  2. mistakes happen, especially if you’re used to something happening a certain way — like always going to the same airport for several years. on the other hand, this voting for Trump…. sighs. I live in the USA. I am thoroughly convinced that people who think Tweets are a reliable news source are the brains of the outfit. sighs, don’t get me going…

    Hope now that you are there, you have a great time on vacation.

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  3. I bet…lol…I always get freaked out when I book flights of making that mistake so I make sure my husband books it. So if he makes that mistake I can blame him…😁

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  4. I’m so sorry to hear that you have had such “bad luck.” I would like to point out the irony of your (typo?) “boarding asses” in your sixth paragraph. Have another drink, my friend, have another drink.

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  5. Ain’t that the truth! We are all so wrapped up in our thoughts, stresses, worries, etc., we make mistakes. We never know what we’re capable of until we do it. Glad you got to your resort 😃

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  6. I bet thoule thing will become a diner story someday and everybody will laugh. People have a lot going on, so details fall in the gaps. I’m sure we’ll all be like that when old age does its thing to our brains.

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