February 12, 2003

Our wonderful education system...

Yet again, I am wowed by the level of education our youth get in America. At the pharmacy I am employed, a clerk; just graduated from high school; asked me where in Texas Columbia was. The reason she was asking?

She thought that the space shuttle Columbia took off from Columbia, TX and was scheduled to land there.

So, we had to explain that the space shuttles launch and land in Florida, but mission control is in Texas.

I had to be stopped from banging my head against the counter.

Posted by Ninjababe at February 12, 2003 12:57 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

wow....just wait until they decide to land at Edwards, she'll be really confused then! You'll just have to explain to her that they were the only ones who had a window open

Posted by: Annmarie at February 13, 2003 4:05 AM