I'm reading "Stupidity", a book of Avital Ronell (I told you about her before). This book explains why "stupidity" is a big philosophical problem. While I read, I ask myself about foreign people. I think you have a way to know what these think truly about you : the joke-test.

You could make a joke with foreign persons. If you understand their culture, you know if they could understand this like a joke. Or, sometimes, they didn't laugh, just explained why you didn't understand something... Or then didn't reply (the worst!!). Just a big silent. So big.

First at all, you could ask yourself if your pronunciation is right. So, if there is no more problem to communicate with you in other ways, you know it wasn't. Terrible, that sounds terrible.

Secondly, in the bad case they explained to you something you seemed not understand, you know they just think you are not able to make a joke, but you're able to understand why you're wrong.

Thirdly, this is the worst case : they just kept silent. Like they haven't listened something. This meaning is they just think you're so stupid. And, they didn't want to explain something because you're not able to understand. They think your mind's agility is so poor. So, in this case, you seem just as stupid people. And there is no way to exit. If you've explained before your humour, they just kept in mind, you're stupid and they didn't want to make an effort to explain. If you haven't explained before, you could try.

The better case, you're with stupid people, they didn't understand your hability or your mind. In my experience, I give you an advice, just make joke for you : they couldn't understand and, after a joke, you're just more stupid in front of them. So, just believe it's a funny moment to have some people think you're stupid because they are...

And, this joke-test is available with people who live in your country. More funny...

Romook, sometimes it's difficult to have relationships with stupid persons