Okay, I know I told this tale in one of those “Unbelievably dumb things people have said” threads, but I feel oddly compelled to share it again.
My 19-year-old coworker told me she wanted to go to Vancouver, because it’s legal to smoke pot there. I seriously doubted the veracity of this statement, and said so. She assured me that this was true, and while I still didn’t believe it, I just shrugged it off. I didn’t feel like having an argument on such an inane topic. But then I remembered a college classmate telling me she got arrested for trying to bring a tiny bit of pot over the Canadian border into British Columbia. I related this story to my coworker, and she said, “Whatever, I know it’s legal in Vancouver.”
Me: “But my classmate was arrested trying trying to bring pot into British Columbia. I seriously don’t think it’s legal to smoke pot in Canada.”
Her: “I don’t think it is legal in Canada, I’m going to go to Vancouver.”
Me: “Uh…huh? Vancouver is in Canada.”
** Great deal of confusion ensues. I wonder if she is putting me on. **
Her: “So, what IS Vancouver?”
Me: “Um…a city. In British Columbia. In Canada.”
Her: “What’s British Columbia?”
Me: “A province.”
Her: “What’s that?”
Me: “It’s like a state. But in Canada.”
AHHHH!!! I can’t believe I had that conversation. Just thinking of it hurts my head.