I have spent my lunch on the amazing and terrifying "Not Always Right" website, where customer facing staff share the things that their customers do and say which amuse, delight or disturb them. I can't recommend their museum section enough. The vast majority of museum visitors are polite, open minded, intelligent and fun. That small section who are rude, ignorant and just plain dumb generate some great stories though. And then there's the children...
A tale that made me laugh is below, and you can (and should) read more here:
(I work in a museum in Scotland, where I do activity sessions for young children. I am showing them some artifacts that were originally brought to Scotland by the Romans.)
Me: “These were brought to Scotland around 2000 years ago by an invading army. Who do you think this could’ve been?”
Me: “Well, it was a bit early for Hitler.”
Child: “Robert Burns!”
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