There's some commercial on with the slogan People Are Smart. Every time I hear that, I think to myself, Really? Have you met people?
The title of this post comes from the text of a sign that Vicki and I had planned to make and stick to our steering wheels. That way when another driver did something stupid and we started to ask "Why would you..." then we could just look down and say "Oh, right. People are dumb. That's why."
I could have used that sign this morning as I witnessed this year's first example of a particular brand of stupid that you see in Wisconsin (and other winter-having states, I would imagine) around this time of year: the guy wearing shorts in the freezing cold.
With his shorts, this guy was wearing flip flops, a sweater, and a stocking cap. When I checked the weather before I left home, it said that the temperature was 16 and the windchill was 2. TWO DEGREES. Why on earth would you wear shorts on a day when you can count the degrees using only your thumbs? Is this some sort of demonstration of how manly you are? Are we supposed to be impressed? I don't understand.
If you're out there, winter shorts-wearing guy, kindly explain yourself. And at the very least, put on some socks.