Idiots among us. In charge of us.
One day at work I was sitting in the breakroom with a worker from my department, the head of Safety for the plant, and the head of the Finishing Department.
The female finishing supervisor mentioned that she was born in October of the same year that I was born. So I said that I was born in June, and that that made me older than her by four months. Her and the male safety manager hotly contested, and insisted that I was younger. My coworker sided with them. I tried to make the analogy that if I made a sandwich at 12:00 noon (June) and set it on the table, then made another sanswich at 4:00 pm ( October), which sandwich would you rather eat, the newer, younger sandwich made at 4 or the older one made at 12.
That didn't help. They became almost angry with me and insinuated that I was an idiot.
While walking back to the work area with my coworker he suddenly stopped and said, "Dude, you were right. She is younger than you!"
Which leads me to conclude that if you can get an idiot off their seat (brains) and in an upright position you have a better chance of having a semi-conscious conversation with them.
Just my personal slant on the subject.