Thursday, February 15, 2007

Dumb and Dumber--REVISITED

You may have heard these stories on the news today. I can't decide which story illustrates the bigger dimwit. First contestant: the man who snatched a purse from a 67 year old woman in a wheelchair. COME ON!!! Nabbing a purse: Bad. Nabbing a purse from a lady in a wheelchair? Off the charts. Second contestant: The dog groomer who cut off a dog's ear while grooming it, and superglued it back on so the owner wouldn't notice. When the owner found dark spots on the dog's ear, she tried to clean it off, thinking it must be dirt, only to discover the truth of a haircut gone bad. WHAT WAS this groomer thinking??!! And how is it possible people can be such...

Here is the revisited part. Turns out it is bad blog karma for me to point out OTHER people's thinking gone awry. Ever since Marie's comment (who joked any "entries" she could post would be personal stories) I have been flooded by memories of my own, shall we say, less-than-Einstein moments, and here's what I've decided: First, The superglue. There actually could have been some thought behind that move. Doctors often use glue in cuts to help the skin bond, and you can even buy fancy derma-bond to do it yourself, unless of course you'd rather save a few bucks and use the superglue already in your cupboard. So superglue for cuts: Not necessarily dumb. Superglue for entirely severed body parts on dogs: MISDIRECTED.

Now about that purse. How do I excuse this misdeed? I don't. In fact, by saying there is a hierarchy in the world of taking someone else's property, I undermine the fact that taking is simply wrong. It wasn't the age, the purse, or even the wheelchair. It was the "take." Takes can not be ranked in order of how dumb or bad that particular "take" is and to say he was off the charts bad means there can be on the charts bad. And there can't be. So nabbing a purse: Bad. Nabbing a purse from a lady in a wheelchair? Also bad. See how I have been arguing with myself since that post? I suppose since blogs aren't banter back and forth like conversation or instant messaging might be, I am left to philosophize with myself, and you, my friends, are witnessing the result.

There will be no full disclosure of my own monumental moments of madness at this time, but some other time (most likely when it is really late and I am really tired, but wishing my husband wasn't asleep because I'm feeling talkative) you may get some sensational stories. And they will be less about stupidity, and far more about MISDIRECTION. See why I need the good karma?

5 comments:

Team Biddle said...

The sad thing is the entries I have would all be personal ones. :)

Hey Maughan said...

Of course that makes me want to hear them even more! But we are excusing our own not-so-wise moments here, and blaming them on age, kids, hormones, and everything else. What there is NO excuse for is premeditated stupidity, and we do not qualify for that. (And if we do, we have the right to remain silent!)

Team Biddle said...

Then I will remain silent on all counts of stupidity!

LollyGirl said...

the quote that kept me smiling instead of crying whilst working with college students everyday:

"I see dumb people, they're everywhere and they don't even know they're dumb." this was accompanied by a picture of the little boy from the sixth sense with his eyes looking sideways. love it and very applicable to your post.

LollyGirl said...

you are so pure amy! karma is a good thing to be worried about! boy to have some stories for you. I think we SHOULD indeed have a blog-off for the most MISDIRECTED stories. I think I could win. although, your hanging your head out the window to check the wind conditions still makes me laugh out loud as I type this.