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Is it possible to be more stupid? Well is it?


Chronos the 2nd

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Yesterday I decided to wall mount a 6 gang extension lead in the bedroom. I removed the plugs which were inserted and unscrewed the face plate so I could mark the screw hole. Can you figure out what I missed, a pretty essential step I think you will find. Yep, I did not remove the extension lead plug from the wall socket.

So it came as no surprise when I got an electric shock,thats a lie because it did come as a surprise.LOL. Oddly though it was not particularly painful and I am sure I remember electric shocks being painful. Perhaps pain lessens in response to the stupidity involved.

So guys this is my story of stupidity Tell me yours

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Nontek

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Stupid?, or just Old! I have my meals delivered weekly, ready to shove in the mocrowave when needed, this week however, I forgot to place my order, only realised this morning, when I saw the delivery man leaving a neighbours' meals. About 3.30pm this afternoon I went for a lie-down, nothing unusual about that, but I woke up at 1015pm this evening thinking that the time was in fact 5.30am Saturday morning. When I realised the actual time, I could not remember if I had eaten dinner or taken my tablets, I had to go into my kitchen to check - nope, not had any dinner. Hmm, just made myself a corned-beef sarnnie and cuppa nice hot tea.

I guess I must be getting what they call - Old!

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onthelimit1

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While at school doing metalwork. Tightened a bar of metal in the chuck of the lathe, then forgot to remove the key before switching motor on. Trouble was, my fingers were between the lathe bed and the impact point of the key as the chuck turned. Still have the scars.

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nickf

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Army goof ups . Replaced L/H suspension on Mk 1 Ford Escort ( first job at new unit after appentices college ) , well chuffed with myself , until my sargent returned from roadtest walking ! car in ditch , suspension fallen off , mistake ? using old nuts to secure on top mounting . they were Imperial , new strut Metric ! oopsie ! I was not top of his xmas card list !

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Brumas

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I have a beard which I keep neatly trimmed(ish) but in the colder months I sometimes let it grow until I resemble the old man of the woods, when I reach the stage where it irritates me if I turn over on the pillow I trim it using my old faithful rechargeable philips trimmer

I always leave it on 3 or 4, which is a medium setting, so I run up the side of my cheek as I usually do, without resorting to a mirror until I get to the fiddly bits. On this occasion it didn't feel right so I looked in the mirror, have you ever seen an 'inverted mohican' because that is what was staring right back at me!!

Unbeknownst to me , whilst Fran was dusting she knocked over the trimmer and it fell from the shelf on to the floor, she checked it worked and put it back where it was not realising that now the setting had been knocked down to the lowest it could be!

Needless to say I had to shave it all off, something I hadn't done for donkey's years, it didn't half feel strange and I did get a few wry comments when next I ventured forth into the village! Thankfully it has now grown back and but I now keep the trimmer in my sock drawer :o}

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BT

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onthelimit1

While at school doing metalwork.

Reminds me of a painful incident at school metalwork class. Not my fault but it was me that suffered. Someone had been using the Brazing hearth and had put their HOT work on the floor in front of the hearth not in the designated cooling area. Guess who grabbed it with both hands and ended up with badly burned fingers.

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Chronos the 2nd

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I now keep the trimmer in my sock drawer :

Where else.LOL.

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BT

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Brumas

I had a similar but not quite so serious incident with my trimmer. Not having much hair left I begrudged giving the barber £10 a time for about 5 mins work so I spent my tenner on a rechargeable trimmer from Lidl. Quite a nice one with ceramic blades and settings 1 to 5 with various combs. I usually use setting 4 and the short comb, and give my head a once over occasionally. Last time I thought I had it on 4 but not having my glasses on at the time, and the numbers being rather small I actually had it on 2 so ended up with a bit of a skinhead look. Its grown a bit now, and I have a bit longer before it needs doing again. A little dab of Tippex on the No 4 has solved the eyesight problem for the next time.

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spuds

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With reference to the title of the thread, I found getting a little older in the tooth, make you more prone to making everyday mistakes and errors, and previous 'bad' experiences still don't resolve that issue :O)

But going back to 'remembered' experiences, that will remain in my mind. I use to practice and enjoy what could be possibly called extreme sports by some. nothing like dropping a 'few' feet on an hemp rope, and not allowing for stretch :Ouch)

Another not so extreme. Having a good Indian curry with friend's, being given a few after 8 mints at completion of meal, then throwing the mints into an open fire, and commence chewing on the wrapper. No I was not drunk!.

And finally, returning from a motoring trip abroad, stopping en-route for a meal when reaching Blighty, then leaving the premises still thinking that right hand driving was still the norm. Fortunately it was very early morning, and I had three 'reminder' colleagues with me. Long journeys, getting use to riding on the right over extended time doesn't quite match, when travel and perhaps things were more difficult in years gone past!.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Posted the same question elsewhere and some stories to raise a smile perhaps for you. Here.

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Bing.alau

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Chronus. Just been reading your other thread and having a good laugh at the stupidity of it all. Then remembered that as a lad of about ten years, with my brother who was eighteen months older than me, when we obtained from somewhere some .303 bullets. We made our way to a quarry and decided to push one of the bullets in a crack in the rock face and then proceeded to hit the end of it with a nail and a another lump of rock, (we obviously must have known which end to hit). All I can say is that it went off as intended and that we were extremely lucky. We also learned a great deal of respect for firearms from that incident.

A few years later (when I was about fourteen) I decided to repair my old working boots because I couldn't afford to take them to the cobblers. I was cutting merrily around the edges to remove the excess leather, when the knife slipped and I still have the scar about two inches or more long on the base of my left thumb. That's when I learned the expression "always cut towards your oppo!

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