So, I'm having to cram a metric shit-ton of information into my head for the sake of justifying my wage. A part of my study material caught my eye as so egregiously stupid that I had to share it, and this is the only place I can do so without outing myself as a heretic/traitor/communist unto my co-workers. The following is story from which I'm supposed to determine what aspect of something called Cross Cultural Competency is on display, the answer is "Knowledge". Knowing the answer only makes the example more painfully stupid. TSgt Cox is about to deploy for the first time to a region she's not familiar with. SMSgt Wilson calls TSgt Cox into her office and says, "I'm sure you've been taught there are differences between your culture and others around the world. This knowledge can help you get acclimated. Normally, you'll get more specific information about the culture and the people you'll be interacting with the closer you get to your deployment date." Now, imagine that situation actually occurring. TSgt Cox hasn't indicated that she's worried or requires counseling for any fucking reason, and she's called into SMSgt Wilson's office. There's no explanation of SMSgt Wilson's place on the corporate totem pole, so for all we know SMSgt Wilson is just another bored ass idiot having to come up with stupid shit to fill her day and create an illusion of productivity. SMSgt Wilson proceeds to shit out of her mouth, it's fucking ridiculous. She brain farted some wisdom that somehow pushes farther past the border of fucking stupid that I could have possibly imagined into some new dimension of being a living breathing shit storm of useless information. Does SMSgt Wilson not think that TSgt Cox has to do ACTUAL work that day, and probably doesn't have time to be called into an office so SMSgt Wilson can give her a pep-talk that equates to "Breathing is important"?