posted on Dec, 30 2003 @ 07:46 AM
My girlfriend is a normal 23 years old. She has no handicap or disability. Her only problem is her lack of intelligence. Here are some examples of
what I mean.
English is her first language, and yet she has awful grammar and mispronounces words. Like she would say, "A tough phrase in life" instead of saying
phase. She pronounces people's names incorrectly (eg.Beyonce she calls Feyonce, Cher she calls Fler, Jennifer Aniston she calls Anderson.) She
pronounces hormones homones. On Valentines Day she wrote on my card "I whated to say how much i love you."
Her geography is extremely bad. If somebody asked her if Australia was in southern or northern hemisphere she wouldnt know. She doesnt know the name
of our australian prime minister. She cannot name our 6 state capitals or their states - not even her own state capital. She has no idea about which
way north, south, west or east is. She wouldnt know how much a kilometer is, and I once joked to her that I rode my bike from Perth to Sydney (5,000
kms) in a few hours and she believed it.
Her mathematics is extremely basic. About 4th grade level. She does not know how many minutes in an hour, days in a year, cms in a meter. She once
bought me a shirt on discount 50% off from $110. I then asked her how much would that make the price, she answered around $50. She could not divide
110 by 2!
She has no idea about history. I once said to her that 100 years ago was when man first came around. Of course she believed me. She doesnt know that
man has walked on the moon.
Here a few other one line examples:
* She never knew the difference between an album or single (until I explained)
* She thinks crocodiles live forever
* She thinks minutes on a VHS cassete eg, 180,240,300 is to do with quality of the cassette, not the duration.
* She never knew what a DVD was until early this year
* She doesnt know the lyrics to any song
* She thinks soccer players dont play in the rain
* She thinks Steven Speilburg is an actor (though she has no idea what a movie director is)
There are many other examples but I just cannot think of anymore off the top of my head. What I would like to know is why her intelligence, logic and
orientation is so bad? Is it genetics? I just cannot figure it out. How can someone without a mental handicap be so dumb?? The only thing she is good
at is communicating with people - which is why she makes the perfect secretary. She does very well with job interviews.
Anyway, i hope someone can give me an explanation.
Oh and yes, she is a blonde.