My best friend, dumb as a stump, has a hummingbird feeder in her screened in porch. She can't understand why she never gets any hummingbirds feeding at it. I told her it has to go outside and she replied, "well, hummingbirds are bugs, so they'll find their way in". That's not ignorant, arrogant or closed minded, it's just plain stupidity. I shook my head so hard that I got a headache.
What is the most infuriating thing you have ever heard someone say that just made you think 'how could someone possibly be that ignorant/arrogant/close-minded etc.'?
I worked in a bank as a teller and it was the Friday before Mother's Day. A customer asked if I was a mother and I replied no. She then said well maybe I will be next year. I told her no, my husband and I weren't having kids. She then went from being pleasant to being rude and judgemental and called me selfish for not having kids. At first I was totally shocked. Then I leaned forward and informed her that I don't generally share my medical issues with strangers but I can't have kids and for her to make such a judgement without knowing all the facts was rude and careless. I finished her transaction while she kept apologizing. I closed my window and walked off to the back room to calm down. The teller next to me followed me off the floor because she wanted to know what happened because she had never seen me lose my cool.
Complementing someone's looks or attire and being accused of sexual harassment. SMH
A common saying when I was in South Africa was "You can take the man out of Soweto, but you can't take Soweto out of the man."
Wrong on so many levels.
There's been times where I got into an argument with somebody who just stuck with their opinion about a topic and kept insulting everyone who had a different opinion because he thought they were all wrong (in reality, he was the wrong one!)
Unfortunately I forgot what the conversation was exactly about but at one point I told him "the world doesn't revolve around your opinion and thoughts", because it really seemed like he was implying that from the way he was talking. He stopped for a brief moment, looked into my eyes and said loudly "OFCOURSE IT DOES, I'm right all the time! And you're wrong because you're stupid!"
I had to end the conversation prematurely from how funny his remark was. But he was also giving me an extreme headache.
I had a History teacher in high school that told kids every day that "there is scientific proof that the world is only 6000 years old". The guy couldn't get fired for his ignorance though because he was also a football coach. He went on and on about how human footprints have been found beside dinosaur footprints and that scientists are all bought off from the government to say that the world is old. He was by far the most brainwashed teacher I'd ever had.