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Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:38 pm

I was with my friend getting food out of a vending maching. He's infront of me and puts in his dollar, but then he ends up choosing, I remember this, E3, an empty rack! I was laughing so hard, making fun of him for doing that, because he wanted the one next to it. He was all pissed, I was laughing, it was funny. What do I do next? Stick in my dollar, push E3, and find out how stupid I really am...I wanted the thing next to it as well, plus he had just pulled the same stunt! He still makes fun of me because of that.

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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:56 pm

This one takes the cake for me.

I got a computer monitor delivered to me at work, and I brought it home. I parked my car in front of my apartment complex to unload the monitor more easily. I went inside with the monitor, and stopped to get my mail. I took the monitor and the mail upstairs, and was somewhat engrossed in reading a letter my grandmother had sent me. I got the monitor upstairs, unpacked it and installed it on my computer. Then I turned on the computer and got online for awhile, fixed myself something to eat for dinner, watched a bit of TV, made some phone calls, etc. My usual evening thing. Then I went to bed at around 11:00 pm. I woke up the next morning, got out of bed, showered, had a bite to eat, got ready for work, and went down to the parking garage to get in my car. The car wasn't there. I panicked for a moment, then realised...I'D LEFT IT PARKED OUT FRONT ALL NIGHT WITH THE HAZARD LIGHTS ON AND THE MOONROOF OPEN!!! And of course, it had rained. I went out to the car, which was of course dead as a doornail and wet inside to boot. So I had to get one of my neighbours to help me jump-start the car. I dried it out pretty well, and drove to work. No permanent damage, but surely this was the dumbest thing I've EVER done!
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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Mon Oct 02, 2000 8:26 am

1. I went to work one day with my dad when I was little. He stops at a gas station to get a cup of coffee, it being early in the morning. I decided to get out of the car and go in too. In the process, forgetting to shut the car off AND locking the doors. The rest is history.

2. Walking up the stairs, get to the door, open the door and BAM! the door goes right into my forehead.

3. Slamming my THUMB in a car door (automatic locking door too).
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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Mon Oct 02, 2000 11:21 am

OK, if curiousity kills the cat, I must be of the feline persuasion, because I can be just as curious and just as stupid.

When I was six years old I decided to find out what would happen if I blew the ashes in an incense burner. Luckily they were not hot ashes. The thing is, I got really, really close before I blew. So I got ashes in my eyes.

Not only was that stupid, it HURT!!!

Lately I think I've been pretty intelligent...

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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:18 pm

Ok now is my turn hehe

It happened when I was in 8th grade elementary school. Me and my friends had little to do so we made fireplace with sousages on the stick. After we eat fire was still burning (it was in little park next to my apartment complex in Poland). One of my buddies had blindbullets (for those who dont know what it is I'll explain. Thats shell and gun powder, it doesnt have bullet so you cant really hurt anybody).
Ok. let me go on with my story. I took one from him and I throw to the fire. Of course that thing exploded and I found the shell in my leg under my knee.
There was lots of blood but it didnt hurt me at all.
Right now I have little scar under my left knee. When women asking me what happened to my leg I'm telling them ubeliveble stories hehehe
I lerned my lesson on that fire camp hehehe
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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:48 pm

Haha, I was taking my driver's test (first time), and sat down with the instructor that all of my friends said was horrible and never gave you a passing grade on your first try. So, I get in my mom's Grand Am and he asks me to turn on the windshield wipers, to check them. I flicked them on, and then turned them off. I didn't know that I had turned the knob that keeps them going even when they are in the off position. I began the test, and then out of the blue, the wipers go on. The instructor says that I can turn them off, and I told him "You know, the truth is that I have NO idea how to turn them off." Needless to say, I failed. Big time.

I do lots of dumb things, but that one might take the prize for the dumbest.

BTW, the next week, I passed the test at a different course. getting a perfect on the driving portion of the test.

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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Mon Oct 02, 2000 10:22 pm

The most embarrassing/stupid thing I have done, Well when I fill up my gas tank I tend to top it off quite a bit, well I was topping off my tank and I squeezed the handle and the pump just kept going so Im like okidoke more gas, well Im just filling away and some guy walks up and says, "your leaking gas all over the ground" so I just said thanks and stopped, I felt sooooo stupid cause there musta been a gallon or 2 of gas on the ground.
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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Tue Oct 03, 2000 7:14 am

It's a bit difficult to keep this story short and this is take number 2.

Nearly four years ago, I took a 22 year old youngster under my wing, thinking that I could give him a jump start to life. He was pennyless and jobless. I got him a temporary job with my brother and things didn't go too well. After some negotiation, I got him a job with our Company, but at the head office, where he was to undergo three or four months of training with the intention of him then coming to work for me. All well and good. I undertook to support him financially during the first couple of weeks. Despite the expenses, he asked me to hire him a car for a weekend, which I couldn't really afford to do, but that's why one has a credit card. He was going to pay it back anyway. He never did.

I paid for his air ticket to get back home and he was going to pay half. He never did. He had nowhere to stay, so I put a roof over his head and he was going to pay a nominal sum for rent. He never did.

The day that he started working for me, I got a phone call to say that he had not paid for his accomodation while working at head office and that he had run up a 4-figure phone bill to his girlfriend and that wasn't even including the cents. He didn't have transport, so I lent him my car. The first night out, he picked up a speeding ticket, which he simply never paid.

One Friday night he came to me, tears rolling down his cheeks - his girlfriend had dumped him and could he borrow my car to go to his mother. I said OK - after all she lived close by. I never saw him or the car until the Monday morning. To my utter amazement he had travelled nearly 2000 km over the weekend using my petrol card to fill up 5 times! Two weeks later he did a high speed reverse u-turn into the curb and bent the right rear wheel half under the car. I had to pay for the repairs.

His entire first salary went to paying off debts and was gone within one hour. When I received the business telephone account, I noted that 240 private phone calls had been made in the first month. Unbeknown to me, he placed an ad in the paper for a receptionist and we were flooded with 320 applications for the post. The phone and fax machine were jammed up for an entire week.

The car needed to have the tanked filled every second day - after all it's nice to drive around at someone elses expense. He also attempted to trade my car in on another, without my knowledge. He took my car for an unscheduled service at a garage, when I do all my own maintenance and I was saddled with a bill for a few hundred.

He used to disappear from work on the premise that he "was going to see a client". One usually never saw him for the rest of the day. If you tried to phone him on the cell phone to find out where the 'f' he was, the phone was set to call forward back to the office.

I had to contend with a constant barrage of phone calls from people from whom he had borrowed money and not paid back. Companies from whom goods had been purchased on hire purchase and where the required monthly payments had not been met. Institutions such as a health club where the debit orders he had signed were not going through.

He stole company money and purchased a 250cc scrambler motor cycle which he proceeded to trash. He did deliveries of goods on behalf of the Company and stole the cash that the customers handed to him to settle the numerous debts he had incurred. I picked up on the motor cycle a bit late in the day, because he got wind of the fact that I was onto him and he sold it for a fraction of what it cost. The other stolen money I forced him to re-imburse.

The joke was that he was so indebted to me, I couldn't get rid of him and the longer he stayed, the more indebted he became. I spent my life putting out fires. We went through an attempted suicide, bouts of depression, bouts of ecstasy - yes including the drug.

Then he brought home a dog. I said no dogs on the property - just take him back to wherever you got him from. That didn't work. Eventually the dog disappeared for two weeks and then he was back. He was going to look after the dog. He never did. I did.

Then he got his bitch of a girlfriend pregnant (yes the same one that dumped him) and they had to get married. They weren't going to go away on honeymoon, because they didn't have money, but low and behold my car disappeared for 7 days and no-one knew where they had gone, or when they would be back.

That caused a BIG problem and we parted company a week later. Now three years later I am still licking my wounds. Oh yes - I still have the dog.

I could write a book on the trauma I suffered for one full year. What you have read above was merely the tip of the iceberg. It was clearly THE dumbest thing I ever did.
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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Tue Oct 03, 2000 11:41 am

Did you say one year?!? That is depressing. It wasn't dumb, just the guy's fault, never could have seen it coming. You had good intentions.

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RE: Dumbest Thing You've Ever Done

Tue Oct 03, 2000 11:53 am

O.K. here's mine:
Actually two...

This first one happened last summer: I had just got home about 12:00a.m. (mom VERY flexiable with my curfew) and dont ask me why, but i seemed to miss the drive way and run over the basket ball hoop and hit the side of the garage...causing exsentive damage to the house, and my car...got everything fixed though.

2- It was late again when i got home, decied not to park in the gargage, left the converbel top down, low and behold it rains, HARD...leather seats, hmmm...not a good mix....got that fixed too....

well there are mine...
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I Think This One Takes Fisrt Prize!

Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:17 pm

I locked myself in my car! I had an old ’78 Mercury Grand Marquis and one day I was about 30mi from home and no cell phone and I got trapped in my own car! Let me explain, in this car, the power windows and the power door locks worked off the same fuse and it blew! The little pull knobs were gone so I could not unlock the doors manually. I felt pretty stupid. I finally got out when I found a paper clip under one of the floor mats and used it as a temporary fuse. I still wonder what people were thinking when they saw I was locked in my car, not locked out! 

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