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    Posted: July 31 2014 at 19:24
So here's a topic we've not addressed before....in the spirit of fun. 

What would you say is the single stupidest thing you have ever done in the past?


I will start the stupid-fest.  When I was about 20 years old and plastered from round after round of drinks with my buddy at the bar, I made a very bad decision.  In a fit of vodka-fuel bravado and trying to amuse my equally plastered friend, I decided I would put out my lit cigarette on the roof of my mouth.  I figured the saliva and pressure would snuff it out so fast it'd be no big deal.  I was.....mistaken. 

Can still feel the little hole there with my tongue, decades later.


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You?


Edited by Finnforest - July 31 2014 at 19:34
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I've made a lot of financial mistakes, but in context, they weren't "stupid" I guess. 

The stupidest thing I did was invite people over for dinner and board games.  I drank lots of beer but we had a good time.

Well, up the street, just a few houses down, a coworker of mine was celebrating her birthday.  So half-gone, I put on my shoes and joined in their festivities.  I got drunk there, told my coworker's husband I could take him (I can't.  He's ten years younger and military).  I couldn't even walk home three houses down the street.  I fell and hurt my left hand, and woke up the next morning in a puddle of my own piss.

The next morning, you better f**king believe a seasoned witch called me from the depths of my disgrace, my liver having been rearranged from the solid mental grace. 
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Ah, so Close to the Edge is about hangovers.  Cool

Speaking of which, in college during final exams, I went out with a friend to play some darts and have "just a couple of beers" and wanted to be home by 11, because I had an exam at 8 am the next morning.  Around 4:30 a.m., I found myself going to bed after consuming massive amounts of alcohol.  Somehow, some way, I woke up at 8 a.m.  Threw a baseball cap over my bed head, and slithered my way the 15 minute walk to my class (it took me almost 30 minutes that morning).  I must have stunk something awful of alcohol because when I entered the class room and took the exam from the professor's desk, you could see her physically recoil from the brewery stench I had going on.  Good times.  Good times. 
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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Ouch Rob!  Well at least he (the hubby) didn't kick your arse. 

As both Rob and I have started with drinking stories....perhaps it is best to issue a warning to our youngsters:  Do not try these things at home.  And don't start drinking until you're 30.  That should probably be the legal age. Wink


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Doc, it's funny how fast 11 can become 4:30, ain't it?  LOL
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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Ouch Rob!  Well at least he (the hubby) didn't kick your arse. 

As both Rob and I have started with drinking stories....perhaps it is best to issue a warning to our youngsters:  Do not try these things at home.  And don't start drinking until you're 30.  That should probably be the legal age. Wink


It was really stupid.  My wife had her bags packed.  I hadn't harmed anyone but myself, but I scared the sh*t out of her.  Stupid f**king thing for a grown man to do.

So she had bags packed and kids ready to go.  Do you know what kept her around?  I had lost the keys the day prior.  They were in my shorts in the laundry.

That bought me the time to make amends and repent of that bullsh*t.
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That is does, Jim.  Fortunately the only thing I suffered from was acute embarrassment.  Walking into a final exam a half an hour late, looking half dead and smelling of booze, and have everyone stop the exam to look at you as you enter the class room, definitely embarrassing.  And I think it was months before my classmates let me live that one down.  
I can understand your anger at me, but what did the horse I rode in on ever do to you?
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Doc, did you at least pass the test?  LOL


Rob, I was wondering if your story was pre or post marriage.  Ooofta...thank God it worked out the way it did with no permanent damage.  Except to your liver. 
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I can't think of the single most stupid thing I've done, but the stupidest thing I do on a consistent basis is choke on my own spit.
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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Doc, did you at least pass the test?  LOL



Somehow I pulled a 90 out of my butt.  LOL
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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Doc, did you at least pass the test?  LOL


Rob, I was wondering if your story was pre or post marriage.  Ooofta...thank God it worked out the way it did with no permanent damage.  Except to your liver. 


That sh*t happened last year.  This time of year, actually.  I have (and had) three kids.  That's why it's ranked as #1 on "Stupid."  Had it not been for good company, I could have encountered more serious injuries, like walking out in front of car.

I had nothing to gain and every reason to know better.
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The most recent was back in 10th grade. I was homeschooled and procrastinated working on my curriculum until the final month when everything was due. I literally finished my entire 10th grade year in the month of December, waking up at 6 and going to bed anywhere from 11 to 4:30, taking breaks only for eating and sleeping and typed out my last essay just before New Years. It sucked.
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Rob....I think we all have a moment like that at some point.  Sort of a wake up.  I did about 10 years ago, though in less dramatic fashion than your story.....since then I've really stopped drinking heavy.  I have a couple on the weekend and that's about it. 


Tony.....crunch time!  That must have sucked but at least you can say you were honing a skill for later.  Employers like people who can come in and get it done under pressure!  Smile
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Not sure if incidents triggered due to blind rage (or annoyance, however you wanna call it) count. If you don't wanna hear that one, then I'm changing the channel. I've done a number of equally stupid things, but the most interesting and least weird of all ('cause I've done some really weird yet unfunny things that will make you think like I'm some kind of an underage psycho-f$%k) would have to be this.

Alright, chaps. Some of you were drunk, some of you procrastinated, but I bet I can top anybody here because I was 17-18 years old ... and sober. Me and a metalhead decided to compete against bigger, more professional local high school bands ... as a duo. I was scrambling to write a really stupid half-assed prog-metal thing with a few sections and nonsensical lyrics. Think of the worst thing ever written in prog metal ... mine has to be worse. I put together the following items:

 - an electric guitar
 - a keyboard
 - a tiny Yamaha amp
 - a mic (without a stand)
 - a whistle ('cause I guess I thought I was a mighty-fine f$%king whistler)
 - a sheet of metal that resembled a musical saw (because it gave off some sound)
 - I think I also brought an ocarina (which I couldn't play to save my life)

I saw this tech-metal band with all the PA ready (now imagine all this s$%t I brought) and the singer growling (which is something I to this day don't understand). 

My time to perform came. My metalhead buddy didn't show up. Imagine yourself alone, performing the dumbest piece in the history of mankind that wasn't finished and wasn't rehearsed. You get the picture. Define disaster ... it's when a guy from a competing band is trying to help you ... by plugging your mic (brought up close to your keyboard's tiny speakers) to his amp, and then you are playing your guitar and singing horses#$t. The mind reels.

Then next day I was asked if I was influenced by some comedy bands. I should have said "yes" instead of getting upset and saying something else.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 31 2014 at 20:47
"People tell you life is short. ... No, it's not. Life is long. Especially if you make the wrong decisions." - Chris Rock
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Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

TonyR: "Would you like to be an Admin?"
Me: "Sure, why not..."

LOL


Originally posted by Luna Luna wrote:

Not investing in Eastern Poland

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Andrey....your story is epic!  Clap






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Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Tony.....crunch time!  That must have sucked but at least you can say you were honing a skill for later.  Employers like people who can come in and get it done under pressure!  Smile
It's the only time I can get it done. I've wondered if stress is a superpower.
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^ Stress as a superpower ... I used to think it was a great motivator. I was wrong and nearly failed my AP English 5-6 course.
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Andrey....your story is epic!  Clap


Edited by Dayvenkirq - July 31 2014 at 20:54
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Dean.....but look at the bright side....
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