I had to call my health insurance to try to get a new provider today, as we just moved into a new area. So she looked me up by zipcode, and said, "Okay, it looks like there's an opening at Dover." I'd never heard of a city/town named Dover near me, so I said, "Where's Dover?" Her: "You know, Dover, Delaware." Me: "Uh... DELAWARE? I'm supposed to go to DELAWARE for a doctor?" Her: <unsure> "Are you... near the border with Delaware, maybe?" Me: "<MyState> doesn't share a border with Delaware!"
It doesn't *really* fall under "an adult should really know this," (maybe more of a "the computer system should know this!") because for all I know she lives out west and how would she know how close the East Coast states are... but I thought it funny enough that I needed to post it *somewhere*. For the record, the healthcare facility that was coming up in Dover would have been at least a 4-5 hour drive to see a doctor. It did manage to come up with a second choice that was, at least, in the neighboring state, but still too far. Turned out to be a system problem and a restart fixed it.