News, but not the serious kind
A spoonful of stupid helps the medicine go down
Blog Guy, I enjoy seeing lots of extremely stupid people. Any tips on where I should go?
Stupid people seem to be plentiful everywhere, but you might especially enjoy the city of Gaziantep, in Turkey.
Really? How stupid are they over there?
Hall of Fame stupid, judging from a news story yesterday.
Criminals there have been knocking on doors dressed as doctors, and handing people pills to take. The pills turn out to be heavy sedatives, and the crooks burgle the homes.
Yup. The local police dressed as doctors just to see if it really worked, and at 86 of the 100 households they visited, people swallowed the pills immediately.
It gets even worse. In another town in Turkey, police went to houses and announced through the intercom,”I am a burglar, please open the door.” They were stunned at the number who did.
Thanks, that’s my next vacation spot, for sure. I don’t see how people can be that gullible.
I don’t, either. By the way, you do know gullible isn’t a real word, don’t you?
I didn’t know that. I’m going to look it up.
Top: People attend the rally of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep July 14, 2007.
Right: A shopkeeper and his employee read their newspapers as they wait for customers in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep June 12, 2007.
REUTERS photos by Umit Bektas