That is about the only way to get one's brain to click in, dee34ann. Hit'em with a 2 x 4 right cross the forehead. Come to think about it, that might not work on some.
My wife did work with a lady some years ago, who didn't know the name of the President, or V. President, or even cared for that matter, also what happens in this country. However, she did care about going by the liquor store where her husband worked, and getting a glass filled with her favorite alcohol mixture and sipping it when driving home. She didn't care about having a accident half crocked, and maybe killing someone. Yes, there are millions of those running wild in this country. To me, they have no purpose in life.
If you think you are beaten, your are. If you think you dare not, you won't. If you like to win, but you think you can't, it is most certain you won't.