Wait - was the girl Stephanie Tanner?
I overheard a tourist say this while walking behind me last spring while my friends and I were walking on the Mall.
Girl: *points to Washington monument* Um, so like, is that where the President lives?
Mom: Uh, I don't think...so...maybe?
Girl: It's big and white, so it has to be the White House.
Me: Actually, that's the Washington Monument.
Girl: But I thought his name was Bush...does the W stand for Washington? Why would they call the White House the Washington Monument if the guy who lives there isn't named Washington?
Me: NO. President Bush lives in the White House--two streets over and a few blocks down. This is the Washington Monument. It's a memorial to our first president, George Washington. No one lives there. It's not a house.
Girl: That doesn't make sense. People in DC are sooooo ruuuuuude!!
Labels: Tourons (Tourist + Moron)