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  • Post-office anecdote :)

    A couple of days ago I received my Geno 2.0 kit and diligently went to the post office to return my DNA samples in the provided envelope.

    Me:
    Good morning, I'd like to send this priority, thanks.

    Post office clerk:
    Sure, no problem (while she looks at the envelope which the words THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT written on it)

    She looks at me and says: 'Is this that DNA thing?...'

    ME: 'Yes! (excited that she knew about this). It's such an interesting project, right?!'

    Post office clerk: 'Well, what do you need to know? We all know we come from Adam and Eve right? That's good enough for me!'

    I half smile and said: 'Well, actually that might be true, there was an initial couple probably in Africa, according to science.'

    Post office clerk: 'You see, you already know! Waste of money...'

    Me: '...Thank you, have a nice day.'


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    Also i have had similar discussions with my relatives and friends ,most of them told me : "you don't have to waste hundreds of dollars on this worthless issue because all people have One ancestor in the end "
    Actually i have spent 550 dollars till now on {y67+ff+mtdna}
    Regards and have a nice weekend "thunder"

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    • #3
      Some peoples' willingness to keep themselves in the dark about these things is astonishing. Always cracks me up to hear stories like this.

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      • #4
        Nothing to do with DNA, but I took a letter to the PO once and asked for an overseas airmail stamp. The clerk looked at the envelope and said "Italy. That's in England, isn't it?"

        No...

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        • #5
          Well this is an entertaining thread! One of my relatives always says about genealogy, "Why do you care? They are dead anyway."
          My uncle, a fantastic genealogist, tries to get me to relax and take breaks once in a while. He always says, "Slow down - they're not going anywhere"

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