Question I got asked today ridiculous woman

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In summary, the conversation was about the speaker tutoring a woman's son in high school algebra. The woman asked about the speaker's major, to which they responded "physics". The woman then asked for clarification on what physics is, and the speaker made a joke about it being like physical education. The woman then made a comment about people confusing physics with psychic abilities. The speaker responded with a joke about making nuclear bombs, and the woman made a remark about the speaker being smart. The speaker then cautioned against making quick judgements.
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I was tutoring some woman's son in high school algebra today.
this is part of our conversation:

"whats your major?" -her

"physics" -me

"what is that?" -her

...
I think this woman needs some tutoring too
 
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What was your answer?
 
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Sorta like physed, but without the funny shorts.
 
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She may have been one of those people who aren't sure, but vaguely suspect, that physics is what you study to become a psychic.
 
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The obvious answer. I make nucular bombz!
 
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So, she's a dummy and your a smarty.
A quick judgement like that can put you in hot water if you are not careful.
 

1. What was the question that ridiculous woman asked you today?

The question she asked me was "Do you really believe that the earth is round?"

2. How did you respond to her question?

I politely explained the scientific evidence that supports the fact that the earth is round.

3. Did ridiculous woman have any follow-up questions?

Yes, she asked "But how do you explain gravity then?"

4. How did you explain gravity to her?

I gave her a brief explanation of Newton's law of universal gravitation and how it applies to the shape of the earth.

5. Did ridiculous woman seem convinced by your answers?

No, she still seemed skeptical and said she would need to do more research on her own.

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