I am still having trouble wrapping my head around the idea that my peers actually do not have basic reading comprehension and logic skills.
At the beginning of the year, we had to read "The Flowers" in English class. Before we began reading, the teacher told us that there was 'a little more depth to it than you'd see at first', so as I was reading I started thinking of ways that the opening description could be a metaphor for the little girl being blind or some other explanation that was kind of stretching it.
As it turned out, the 'depth' was the fact that the girl had found a skeleton who had been hanged--which took the class three readthroughs to figure out. I was practically banging my head on my desk by the time class was over.
You see, it's harder to trick people into doing what you want if they question you at all.