As I said before, a lot of misconceptions about Buddhism stem from popular culture. Take this 'Buddhist Monk Spiritual Guy Costume'. Seems to me the description is slightly off, since the image depicts a guy trying to dress like a Hare Krishna. Looking elsewhere for this costume I saw that other outlets had listed it as 'Hare Krishna costume', but still! (origin of image from BizRate.com)
Take your own ignorance seriously, but have a sense of humor about that originating from others.
Hmmm, deep. That is my zen for the day.