There’s no such thing as a stupid question — unless you’re asking to reschedule the sun
While all of the United States seems to have eclipse fever, one mom is only seeing it as a scheduling conflict.
Dallas, Texas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science is holding a solar eclipse viewing party from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 21 — you know, the time the eclipse’s path of totality will be passing over Dallas, Texas, an event even the most determined among us can’t alter. But that isn’t stopping one mom, who took to the Facebook page the museum made for the event to point out that Aug. 21 is back-to-school day for the area, so another day might be easier for families with kids to attend.
“Most kids go back to school that day,” she wrote, then helpfully suggested, “Can it be done on the weekend?”
“Did this lady just ask to reschedule the sun,” someone immediately asked.
Yes, this mom was actually suggesting that a museum reschedule the path of the sun and moon for her convenience.
Others who saw the page and her comment obviously did what the internet does best: They teased her mercilessly.
They’re taking to the Facebook page in droves to point out their own scheduling conflicts and asking the museum to reschedule the eclipse, citing everything from a manicure appointment to a cat’s quinceñera for why they couldn’t make the Aug. 21 party.
Who knew so many cats had scheduling conflicts with that date and time?
One enterprising eclipse fan used a poll to determine that most people would really prefer if the sun could reschedule its eclipse for after work hours, or maybe even on a major holiday so no one has to worry about work.
Another suggested the most efficient way to get anything done: form a committee and find a date that works for everyone.
One mom pointed out that nature happening outside in the summer is pretty inconvenient, especially for those with young kids.
And one masterful comedian offered up the next estimated date for a total solar eclipse in the U.S. as an alternative, even though it’s seven years away.
Then there’s this guy, who just wants to make sure he shows up at the right time.
You know that old adage that says there’s no such thing as a stupid question? Leave it to the internet to prove that’s just not true.