It seems like there are a lot of things in this world that people equate to rocket science when they really aren’t that complicated at all.
Take bagging groceries. A few weeks ago I had to pick up a few groceries and I also got a 2 pound bag of bird seed. The seed was in a nice plastic bag that was pretty sturdy. I told the bagger that I didn’t need to put it in a bag, I’d just carry it. She said, “Are you sure? I don’t want it to spill.” I said, “Yes, it will be fine.” And I was so pleased that she was concerned about my groceries spilling in the parking lot …
Until she handed me the bag she had just loaded. I forgot my re-usuable bags so I had to use the store’s plastic bags. You know those that rip if you put more than 1/2 pound of groceries in them? So she hands me this bag with: a 6 pack of 7-Up (the 8 oz. cans), a can of frozen orange juice, 2 cans of Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, a bottle of cold medicine, 5 bananas, and a tube of Chap Stick. Gee. I’m really lucky that the bird seed bag didn’t spill.
The other thing that isn’t rocket science is handing change back. I swear, they give you a wad of bills and a receipt, then balance the coins on top and very slowly hand it to you with the “don’t spill, don’t spill, don’t spill” look on their face. Or else they wad the receipt in your hand and then attempt to balance the coins on top of it. Like some kind of warped paper Jenga game.
I’m not trying to say that I’m smarter than everyone else (I don’t need to since everyone already knows it) or that I don’t on occasion do dumb stuff (although I can’t remember any right now), I’m just saying that some things really aren’t all that difficult if one puts his or her mind to it.