I have a true story along those lines. Now remember I've been in Arizona for a long time and ice fishing is not to common around here.
Several years ago I mentioned to a friend that we should head to northern Arizona in the winter and try some ice fishing. (We had done well on a couple lakes in the summer). He got excited about the thought of it and told me.... "That sounds great, I'll bring my cordless drill along so we can drill a hole to drop the hook through".... I laughed hard and he wondered why I was laughing. Then I asked him if he caught a fish, how would he get it through the little hole?.... He never thought of that! Ha..ha.. We had a good laugh.