Wednesday, 4 January 2012

How stupid can you be?

Things that should be illegal but aren't:
  • Flamethrowers
  • Thermite
  • Infant high heels
  • Short shorts for little girls that have "PINK" written across the ass
  • Salvia
  • Cigarettes
  • Stupidity

Sometimes people transcend stupid to some kind of meta-stupid, and they do things so stupid it's nearly incomprehensible. 

I don't see a lot of burns because burn patients typically go to a hospital that has a special burn unit rather than to a trauma center.  But I did see one gentleman who had sustained burns to his arms and face, and the paramedics who brought him in were chuckling to themselves.  Turns out the guy was washing the side of his van, but he was having some trouble scrubbing some off some grease.  So he chose a solvent that works very well for cleaning grease and tar - gasolineWHILE HE WAS SMOKING.  Now what could possibly go wrong?

Shockingly, the fumes ignited, setting both the van and him on fire.  His burns were relatively minor, and he was treated at an appropriate facility.  But I can only hope he learned something.

Now if only there were a way to outlaw stupidity...

5 comments:

  1. And? Stupidity breeds stupidity. Unfortunately.

    ~Caroline

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  2. This reminds me of when I saw a marathon of World's Dumbest on TruTV.

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  3. "Short shorts for little girls that have "PINK" written across the ass"

    Haha, if only. I see 12 year olds at my school with the sweatpants that has "PINK" on their butts. Not surprisingly they're the preppy ones who cake their faces with make up and think that talking in the middle of the hallway and screaming everyday is perfectly okay. Not to mention the gossiping they always do, and how they won't give a shit if a teacher sends them to the office to change their clothes. It's surprising they haven't been kicked out yet considering my school is "gifted," but of course, that's only a title. Two more years, then I'm out of this place! Patience is a virtue on my part.

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  4. Here's something you'll be happy with, then: I live in Australia, and one of our states, Tasmania, is trialing laws against anyone born in or after 2000 from ever smoking. It's nowhere near a complete outlaw of cigarettes, but even a baby step is better than none, am I right?

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  5. Should also be outlawed: thongs for 6 year olds. Yes. I saw some, i cried.

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