I had an interesting exchange with the young man pumping my gas this morning.
Attendent: Hey, why do you have a picture of me on your car?
Attendent: The zoo sticker with the gorilla on it, looks like me.
Me: Oh, that’s an orangutan.
Attendent: Same thing.
Me: Not really…
Attendent: Well, they live in different places.
Me: Yes, gorillas in Africa and orangutans in Indonesia. They’re both apes, along with humans and chimpanzees.
Attendent: Monkeys, right?
Me: Apes and monkeys are different; apes don’t have tails.
Attendent: How would I know something like that?
Me: Did you ever take a biology course in high school?
Attendee: I never finished any of my classes. Maybe that’s why I’m pumping your gas and you’re teaching me about apes and monkeys. [gas pumping stops]