I miss not having co-workers, because they were a great source of material. Here is a conversation I had with a Stupid Co-Worker. Names have been changed to protect the stupid.
Stupid Co-Worker: I just don’t understand how shampoo with conditioner can work. How does the conditioner work in the shampoo?
Me: That’s a good question, here’s another one. How does regular conditioner work without the shampoo?
SCW: You know, it conditions your hair.
Me: Yes, how does it do that?
SCW: It makes your hair shiny and manageable.
Me: That’s what it does. How does it do that?
SCW: It conditions your hair. With conditioner.
Me: I don’t think you’re following me. What is it about conditioner that conditions your hair, and how does that happen? What process takes place, so that after it’s done, you hair is ‘conditioned’?
SCW: The ingredients in the conditioner make your hair shiny. I don’t know what they are, but they make your hair conditioned.
Me: So you don’t have a clue how conditioner works, but it bothers you that it works in shampoo. Is that right?
SCW: You know what I mean; don’t you use conditioner?
Me: Actually, I use the shampoo with conditioner in it.
SCW: I don’t see how that can work.
And once more, we’re off to the races.