I might add that about three years ago, at a Christmas Party, it took me five goes to explain to a young person that education was not free. He insisted that it was. I asked him several times who would pay the costs, and he could not understand the question. It was only when I asked him if the teachers would work for free, and the power companies would supply free power that I saw a dim light start to glow behind his vacant eyes and dumb arse smile.
How on earth have we generated a pack of idiots like this? Was I ever this stupid?