Yesterday I was talking on the phone with someone who is considerably smarter than I am about most everything, but particularly about the issue I was discussing with her (which was effluents. Believe me, it's less exciting than you think). At some point in the conversation (the beginning) I got very confused. So I said:
"I don't mean to be a Stupidy McStupidpants, but could you please explain to me what you mean by that calculation?"
Then she said, "Pardon me?"
I said, "Oh, sorry. I just said I didn't mean to be a Stupidy McStupidpants, but I just didn't understand what you meant by the calculation you just gave me?"
Then, hysterical laughter. Actually I thought she was choking.
"STUPIDY MCSTUPIDPANTS!" she gasped. "Oh that's rich!"
I'm totally running for President. I can admit when I don't know stuff and people still like me and want to be my friend.