Conversation at Work This Morning

Cow-Orker: Did you hear about what’s going on in Georgia?!
Me: Yeah.
Cow-Orker: It’s so weird, I had no idea Georgia was a country.
Me: Yeah, it used be part of the Soviet Union, it’s a country now.
Cow-Orker: Seriously? All this time I thought it was a state! How weird…I guess I have been outside the U.S. afterall!
Me: Wow…good for you.

The way it sounds written out, it would seem that my cow-orker was being sarcastic…but that was not the case. Serious as a heart attack…about as sad as one too.