This wasn't today, but a few years ago...
it deserves mention in this most appropriate thread:
I'm on the phone to book a plane ticket from Phoenix to Montreal and back.
I tell her that.
"Fine... can you tell me where Montreal is?"
"Yes, it's in Quebec, Canada."
"What state is that in?"
"Um... it's not in the States, it's in Canada."
"Yes, well, I need you to tell me the state it's in!"
"Canada is the big country north of the United States, and Montreal is in the east of that country."
"Well, I still need to know what state.... oh, nevermind, I found it!"
And this person has a real job, selling plane tickets to real people!