Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Geography Lesson

While Linzy and I were waiting in line to enter the Corn Maze on Sunday, they had lined the queue area with aerial pictures of the corn mazes from previous year.

In front of us in line was a lady with her young-ish son (maybe 10?). As they were walking past the pictures, the lady was describing to her son what a few were:

Mom: It's a T-rex, see it's mouth right here?
Mom: It's the Titanic. See how it is sinking?
Mom: Oh, this one is the midwest states. Here's Illinois, see?

The problem?

That particular picture was the 2002/2003 "Around the World" corn maze, which was basically just a world map. And the Mother was pointing directly at South America.

I kid you not.


McBrideFarm said...

So she must have though that North America was Minnesota? How odd. I bet the son was doing an internal eye-roll the whole time.

Bill Roehl said...

Typical Midwesterner:

"Oh, so you're from the East Coast huh? Where at? Oh, Pennsylvania. Is the ocean cold in Pennsylvania?"

"Oh, the ocean? Why would you go there? No, I've never been to the ocean; we have big lakes here."

"Pennsylvania: mmmm, lobster."


s4xton said...

That'd be a great submission to Overheard in Minneapolis. Ha.

Bill Roehl said...

Look ma, there's Illinois!"