This guy got savagely mocked online for not knowing how maths works
We all have off-days. Days when the ol' brain hasn't quite kicked into gear yet.
Unfortunately for Twitter user @sandalshagger, he decided to make a statement on one of those days. It's January, the month where everyone looks forward to the year ahead, back to the year just gone, and in the case of the presidential inauguration, literally anywhere else.
In an attempt to get things into perspective, @sandalshagger tweeted the following:
A kid born in 2005 is now 20 years old. Let that sink.
— MK (@sandalshagger) January 16, 2017
Now this tweet has two rather glaring errors in it. First, "let that sink" is not a thing anyone says, unless you are commanding someone to rent out a piece of their bathroom. Second, and perhaps most glaringly, a kid born in 2005 will be 12 this year, not 20.
Fair enough, maths isn't everyone's strong suit - it's a forgivable mistake. If this didn't happen on the internet, it would have been glossed over in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately for @sandalshagger, this is the internet.
So naturally, everyone took the piss.
— Jonathan Rogers (@SKEJayRogers) January 16, 2017
— Razor Ramon (@HW_TRK) January 16, 2017
— desp🎈 (@bigracks) January 16, 2017
— Big Al (@x_darbo) January 16, 2017
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) January 18, 2017
— #LetMyPeopleGLO ⚡️ (@MichellCClark) January 17, 2017
Eventually he realised his error. Or was he just trolling us, and now simply revelling in his success? We just don't know.
What we do know is that 2017 - 2005 is definitely not 20.
wow holy fuck, just realised we're in 2017 and not 2020, probably explains the confusion, how embarrassing 😳😳
— MK (@sandalshagger) January 17, 2017
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