I’m not sure if people are stupid, ignorant, lacking in a proper education or some combination of those, but the following example should illustrate my point. At work today I was talking with a co-worker about education (her son is in second grade and learning history) and the name Susan B. Anthony came up. I asked, “You know who she was, right?”
“Uh, someone famous—I know she was on a coin,” was the reply.
Pretty bad. I’m always highly disappointed when I run into this type of thing at work… I should know better by now.
What’s worse, though, is when I asked another (female) co-worker the same question:
“I know she’s on a coin.”