Geography

By Anonymous - 14/07/2012 22:47 - United States

Today, I had to slowly explain to my boss that in some parts of the world, it's currently winter, due to the different hemispheres. He scoffed, accused me of "making shit up," and said that if I took him for a fool again, I'd be looking for a new job. FML
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peachesncreem 21

I bet he Googled it when he went back to his office/desk.

It's bosses like this that make me lose some faith in corporate America...

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that stinks. well if he carries on other topics like this too then you deserve a better job

What an idiot. Tell him to research it. It's winter here in Australia!

Just another ignorant boss FML.

@21 Wait a minute. You mean to tell me that just because it's summer here in america doesn't mean it's summer everywhere, including antarctica? O__o My whole life has lost meaning..

RocketNinjaFish 12

#1 I agree nobody should have to work with an idiot like that. In Australia, it's winter now. our Christmas is in summer ;)

Bonzer 2

43- Your Christmas is in summer? Im moving to Australia now.

Pfff! I bet you believe in all that black magic time zone nonsense too... and that the world is a sphere...

zeep92 18

And in NZ! (Obviously :P)

syley 5

48) why would you do that I mean CHRISTMAS VACATION off of school, if you had it in the summer you wouldn't get it. Also how can you guys not get 42 was sarcastic?!? I know that people make a ton of dumb comments but come on.

80- in Australia school children get 6 weeks off in summer, and Christmas is in the middle..

You do get Christmas holiday in the southern hemisphere during summer, about 1 month in advance where if in America it's spring, it's autumn in the lower hemisphere like Australia and winter northern it's summer Being opposite due to how the current flows does not mean you don't get Christmas holiday down in the southern hemisphere it just means it rains more cos it rains more in the summer

your boss is a total idiot...

I love having hot Christmas'. I've had both, and being in the warmth is way better. After lunch, go down to the beach, play cricket, drink and have a BBQ for dinner. Where as, in the winter is freezing and you spend most of the time in doors.

Why am I not surprised that this was in America?

172- to be honest, I'm not surprised either

172- I think its our shitty educational system

erockinthesuburb 17

You'll quickly learn, you don't correct your boss ever... Even when he's completely wrong.

peachesncreem 21

Sometimes you have to. I argued with a doctor about a patients leg wound being infected. He didn't believe me until she spiked a fever and it was oozing under the bandage.

DreBeezy 9

Well it seems someone's boss didn't do so well in geography.

"If you love her, she's always right." -Bernie Mack. Although that doesn't apply here in any way, I just thought of it. :P It's from that movie he was in with Ashton Kutcher if anyone was wondering.

96- nobody was wondering.. And that's a terrible saying!

peachyFML 17

There's a button for that.

peachyFML 17

74, I don't know why it cut off the beginning of my comment.

Companies have entire procedures and methods for just this sort of thing. Had a boss that was violating company policy and being abusive to employees to make customers happy. (the obnoxious ones that are never happy) So, a few filed complaints at HR and a secret shopper or two had our boss reassigned in a month. Especially since I had signed stuff from coworkers stating that they'd seen the same things I did.

It's bosses like this that make me lose some faith in corporate America...

nonnieluv 9

Now you lose faith? Now?

sunnyt 5

Poor OP, works for a dumbass.

fat_snooki_lol 6

I doubt it's corporate America. More like backwater America.

peachesncreem 21

I bet he Googled it when he went back to his office/desk.

Hahah in this case ignorance is definitely not bliss.

perdix 29

He probably doesn't know how to turn his computer on ;)

saIty 17

Tell him Narnia and I'm sure he'll understand.

Sadly, there isn't a cure for stupidity. ):

6 - Sure there is. I call it a firearm. Or a bridge if you're feeling creative.

I'd say school would be a cure for stupidity. That's like saying a cure for cancer is decapitation, sure the cancer stopped growing, but the person's dead.

93 - You're absolutely right. Except I'm not worried about the individual as much as I am about the human gene pool, which needs as much help as it can get nowadays...

Well actually, scientists literally have developed a pill to combat stupidity.

Ya, it is called cyanide.

Somebody shouldve paid more attention in school.

7 - Interestingly enough, they never taught that in any of my schools. The things they consider "useful" in life versus what actually is, often dies not intersect. The fact that season occur differently around the world was something that I just picked up from talking to people when I was little.

You work for a dumbass.

No he doesn't. He was just making shit up because everybody knows Christmas is not in July!!!

Been there, I couldn't take it and I eventually left that place and now I'm much happier.

Having said that, being able to enjoy the beach and ice cream at Christmas time is much more my cup of tea. Sure, I love snow, but where I live we don't even get that when it goes below 0 degs C (32 F). I'd rather not spend Christmas with a runny nose, sore throat, and a cough thank you! Lol

In all fairness, we all work for dumbasses. My boss thought that Greenland is where the Loch Ness monster resides, because Loch Ness lake is " too obvious"

olpally 32

What a dumb-ass... I hate ignorant people.

olpally 32

Likewise 51, it's so aggravating to work for arrogant and ignorant people like this. They're such jerks!

your boss is an idiot