Thursday, July 10, 2014

Big IQ...Yeah, Buddy

Oh, teenagers of America, you are special.

Lately, I keep running into the teens who like to tell me that they are smarter than average. When did this become a conversation starter? Am I the only one who is annoyed by this?

Dearest young people, did you know that the one thing that might make me think you aren't so bright is to tell me you are a near genius?

In fact, if you just click your heels, sprinkle some fairy dust and wish for it - just wish for it, so very hard - I may be able to figure out your general intelligence quotient for myself. Well, let me be clear; I will be able to figure out if you are an actual genius or not by the way you act, speak and understand what is said to you. My assessment may not agree with your own assessment of your intelligence - but let's risk it, shall we? Please note that I will not give extra credit points for soccer trophies, perfect attendance, science project participation ribbons, boy scout badges, or tantrums. I'll be looking for you to actually appear intelligent on your own. Let your merits speak for themselves.

If you can't hold it in, and you absolutely must make me aware of your superiority, don't be surprised if my cranium explodes and don't bill my heirs for your neurologically stained clothes to be dry cleaned. You were warned.

This new guideline will be initiated at the count of three....1...2...3.


  1. Hello, dear Cherdo! As the smartest person in the room, I have a thing or two to say about this post. :)

    I'm very special. They broke the mold when they made me. In fact, they broke it BEFORE they made me! :)

    So vastly superior is my intellect, so advanced my brain, that I have donated it to science. Even as we speak it sits in a lab somewhere suspended in a jar of alcohol. :)

    I'm just funnin' with ya. I ain't never took a shine to all that fancy schmancy, newfangled, city slicker book learnin' stuff. Ya see, I'm not book smart. I'm people smart. I predicted Billie Joe McAllister would jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge days before it happened. :)

    I hear ya, Cherdo! I have known quite a few people, young and old, who go out of their way to let everybody know how smart they are. If they were really smart they'd keep that fascinating piece of trivia to themselves.

    Have a wonderful day, dear friend Cherdo!

  2. I'm still laughing at Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge. On what do these young people base their claims of intelligence? Is it really their soccer trophies and other meaningless crap? I always told my kids it doesn't matter what your IQ is. It's what you do with what you have.



Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo