By 1942ford - United States - Lynnwood
Today, I called an airline to try to locate a bag I left on a flight. When I told the phone rep which airport I flew into, he asked me what city it was in. He paused after I told him, then asked me what state Seattle is in. I don't think I'll be getting my bag back. FML
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  NeatNit  |  32

Someone isn't stupid just because he doesn't know random trivia, or he's a little weak in geography. However, he certainly isn't cut out for this job specifically :P

  kder0aeon  |  9

OP doesn't say if the flight was from America or another place. In ontario, american History isnt taught until grade 11 which is optional. So people who don't know what cities or states are what in the USA doesn't make them stupid.

  Suaria  |  37

Ohio may be different, but I learned American history in 5th grade. Now mind you as a 5th grader, I didn't really care about learning about history, and we only got to the end of the Revolutionary War as well. In 8th grade we learned again American history and went past the Reconstruction Era. So California may have a different curriculum than Ohio.

  Enslaved  |  36

Yes, #3 is being very sarcastic! But you'd be surprised that there are a lot of Americans that don't know the difference between Washington, D.C. and Washington State. :P

  coldsteelstu  |  4

yeah. I'm from Washington. I live in Atlanta. so I get asked what state I'm from and immediately I get D.C. as a response. I'm really getting tired of saying that's not a state.

  RedPillSucks  |  31

@38 Really?
W/ 50 states and gagillions of cities, there are going to be similarities.
Especially with cities named after historical figures (Fayetteville, NC, Ak, etc)
or named after regions in England or where-ever some of the regional settlers were from.

  TheDrifter  |  23

Just remember, when dealing with people like this, or the guy at McDonalds who is stumped by the concept of a big Mac meal with no pickles, those were the best applicants they got. Sad isn't it?