There’s No Excuse for Stupid People

by Frank Roche on October 31, 2011

in Culture

Q1. The traffic light is out at a major intersection because of a freak, early snowstorm. What do you do?
a) You stop, look both ways, and proceed cautiously.
b) You zoom through the intersection with no regard for life or limb.

Q2. You’re 10 seats from the door on a SEPTA train as it’s rolling into the stop at Suburban Station. What do you do?
a) You wait your turn and move toward the door.
b) You rush forward and jam the aisle for everyone because your time is more valuable than theirs.

Q3. You’re an HR blogger writing about Occupy Wall Street and the people there. What do you do?
a) You write about the dispossessed and the difficulty there is in finding jobs. You realize they have a message. You offer solutions.
b) You say, “Get a job” as if that’s easy to do. You talk like they’re dirty hippies. You pretend that you’re running IBM while all you’re doing is a junior middle management job in a Fortune 25,000 company.

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If you selected “b” for any of the answers…well, you’re an idiot. I despise fools. I’m not talking about IQ here…I’m talking about real dolts. People with no EQ. People who are in over their heads on common sense questions. People who don’t ask questions because they’d rather let someone else do the thinking for them.

Here’s what I say: Go away. Stay in Podunk. Instead of buying a vowel on Wheel of Fortune, buy a clue.

Oh, if you’re one of the HR types who writes about having so many unfilled jobs as if anyone who’s out of work could fill them, then fill them. Otherwise, shut up. You know who’s disliked more than HR? Clueless recruiters. Don’t be one.

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