The W
Views: 133244290
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.5.11 2123
The 7 - Random - Random Misinformation Register and log in to post!
(513 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Post (5 total)
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Level: 145

Posts: 3796/6153
EXP: 37420476
For next: 183696

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 16 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#1 Posted on 26.3.06 1551.36
Reposted on: 26.3.13 1551.55
Have you ever accidentally given bad information to a stranger? For example, for some reason I was convinced that this Sunday was the shift to Daylight Savings, and I mentioned this to a few people. Unfortunately, while this would be true if I lived in Europe, in the US it is actually next week.

Now I feel like I should try to track down these people to let them know I was wrong.

I already switched my clocks today, too, before I realized I was wrong.

Now I'm considering leaving them ahead for a week so I don't have to do this two more times.
Promote this thread!
Boudin blanc
Level: 96

Posts: 697/2334
EXP: 8698837
For next: 289982

Since: 7.2.02

Since last post: 939 days
Last activity: 939 days
#2 Posted on 26.3.06 1615.29
Reposted on: 26.3.13 1615.37
For things like this - unless it is something I am 100% sure of (i.e. I have something I can refer the person to), I usually qualify most information I give people by saying "but you might want to double check, just to be sure".

Nice little out, just in case...

And likewise, I tend not to just assume everything I'm told is true, either. If someone told me last night was daylight savings, I would prbably double check before setting my clocks.

Then again, I usually have no idea until the next morning, anyway.

I kind of assume that people over the age of 18 should be responsible enough to take care of themselves, regardless of who tells them what... although an apology for accidentally misleading might be a good idea.
Level: 132

Posts: 2111/5007
EXP: 27025169
For next: 106835

Since: 20.6.02

Since last post: 1181 days
Last activity: 1175 days
#3 Posted on 26.3.06 1702.18
Reposted on: 26.3.13 1702.54
Often, if I give directions somewhere, and I realize afterward that they're wrong...I feel really bad, but there's nothing I can do about it. I can only hope that those who asked will find someone else to point them in the right direction.
Level: 66

Posts: 917/1040
EXP: 2419240
For next: 42624

Since: 25.2.04
From: Keystone State

Since last post: 3668 days
Last activity: 34 days
#4 Posted on 26.3.06 1740.04
Reposted on: 26.3.13 1740.10
A lady asked me where the police station was the other day. I told her, to make a left, go two lights, and then make a right. I sent her to the library. Of course, I was on foot all afternoon after classes, and was waiting for her to pull up and yell at me.

I actually did this with my students last year. I forget the random info I gave them, but the class went off on a tangent (and seemed very interested), so I busted out some very wrong facts. So I then had to make the correction the next day. There would have been nothing worse had I not corrected them.
Boudin blanc
Level: 98

Posts: 1421/2469
EXP: 9492432
For next: 161955

Since: 3.1.02
From: GA in person, NJ in heart

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 9 min.
#5 Posted on 26.3.06 1805.29
Reposted on: 26.3.13 1809.33
All I can do when I give people wrong info is hope that they understand I did it out of my general incompetence and not out of malice. The worst is when, like Oliver and Roy. pointed out, you give bad directions to someone and you can only hope that they ultimately get to their destination.

Guru, I'd advise you show up to work an hour early on Monday and feign confusion.

(edited by EddieBurkett on 26.3.06 1906)
Thread ahead: Troubles with Comcast DVR
Next thread: Where won't they put LEDs?
Previous thread: Minnesota Jailhouse Inn
(513 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - Random MisinformationRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

©2001-2018 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.322 seconds.