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Funny, stupid shit that you've done or has happened to you.

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Background story - we have our freezer and dryer outside on the back patio. A couple of months ago (during summer) we defrosted the freezer (I unplugged everything from the powerpoint as it's difficult to get to).
Shift forwards to last week when the missus told me the dryer was no longer working. We only really use it when needed (as in getting work/school clothes dry in time) but winter is coming so off we went to Hardly Normal to get a new $500 dryer on the "interest-free-payment-period" credit card.
I mounted the hooks in the laundry to hang the new dryer (drilling, rawl plugs, dynabolts etc - the first inch was just crumbly cement render!), got it up alone with much swearing and it fits & goes luverley.
I go to have a smoke outside & I'm facing the old dryer's powerpoint.
Which only has the freezer (& not the dryer) plugged in.
added on the 2011-05-29 08:39:14 by ringofyre ringofyre
I was 2 weeks on summer-vacation some years ago and forgot to empty the small trash can in the kitchen. I came back, walked towards my bedroom while getting a glimpse on that trash can and I thought: Damn, why did I drop all that fucking rice around it. Then I looked closer and realised that there was no rice but a lot of dead maggots - the ones inside the trash can still had a really great party.
i lived.
Story or fuck off cros.
added on the 2011-05-29 10:14:13 by ringofyre ringofyre
YARST - Yet another ringofyre's successful thread!
added on the 2011-05-29 10:16:31 by Danguafer Danguafer
Sorry, non-puritanical story or go away quickly please cros.
added on the 2011-05-29 10:17:14 by ringofyre ringofyre
meme 4 me - thanks Dang.
added on the 2011-05-29 10:17:54 by ringofyre ringofyre
in about 1997, i went to Kraków with school. when we went to pizza hut there, there apparently was a guy who looked exactly like Quentin Tarantino. sadly, it could not be verified if it actually was him or not.
added on the 2011-05-29 12:06:17 by rac rac
Our office toaster caught fire recently, dunno if that counts.
added on the 2011-05-29 12:24:04 by Gargaj Gargaj
Didn't happen to me, but related to gargaj's one: a guy in our office bought fish + chips for lunch, and decide the chips weren't hot enough. He put the in the microwave for a few minutes, but the guy who used it last had the microwave set to 'grill' for cheese on toast. He'd left them still wrapped in paper, so there was a nice big fire in the microwave :) (And yes, he still ate them - after getting most of the black bits out of the mushy peas :D )
added on the 2011-05-29 13:04:48 by psonice psonice
Oh and yesterday I spent about 5-10 minutes spellchecking a bum's English sign because he spelled it "I'AM". In my defense, he had a dog built out of socks and potatos and the sign said "Hi, I'm an alien, please help me get home."
added on the 2011-05-29 13:23:35 by Gargaj Gargaj
It's obvious stupidity, nothing extraordinary.
I once sent 350 euro inside an envelope and the recepient never got them of course.

It was for the Pandora console. There was preorder. There was a deadline tomorrow, I had to send something. I went to the post to send it with postal order but they told me in the greek post I can't send a postal order to Pandora ltd whatever, it has to be the name of a single person. Arghh!!!

So, I knew it was the last day, I wanted to get over with it and I slipped 350 euro in cash in an envelope. I went back and say I want to sent a normal letter, registered. Apparently the employer understood that I had money inside. She asked me where did the postal order I didn't sent go, I said UK and UK was also in the letter I sent, so one could guess. Stupid fucker!

I didn't used paypal, credit or debit card or anything then. I think. I should have gotten but my parents were afraid that it's dangerous and thus I thought it's dangerous to use these methods of paying, so I had no options then.

Ah stupidity. I still haven't gotten my Pandora and it might be harder now and I don't want to spend the money.
added on the 2011-05-29 14:02:54 by Optimus Optimus
Needless to say, it was registered so I was supposed to have a receipt with which I could normally track the letter or something. When I realized it, I couldn't find it anywhere. Very possibly, after eating a second bunch of gyros and getting many receipts of foods inside my jacket, I took all of them because they were annoying and threw them in the garbage, as I always do even today that they want receipts in greece. So I probably have thrown the letter receipt too. That's even more stupid, fuck :P
added on the 2011-05-29 14:05:30 by Optimus Optimus
Our office toaster caught fire recently, dunno if that counts.

Only if it made you look like a shit-stirring idiot.
added on the 2011-05-29 14:20:08 by ringofyre ringofyre
I once wanted to install a shelf and drilled right into the power cable in the wall...well, that was quite a firework. :)

Last year I got sued for downloading stuff via torrent. Well it was stuff for adult people with a very stupid title and it was most embarrassing talking with the female assistant of my lawyer about it. :)

This week I got a ticket for speeding. :(
added on the 2011-05-29 14:22:32 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
Even if your 350 euro had arrived you still wouldn't have gotten a Pandora.
added on the 2011-05-29 14:28:16 by Inopia Inopia
I once wanted to install a shelf and drilled right into the power cable in the wall...well, that was quite a firework. :)

As I was drilling for the dryer mount today I went "drill, drill, drill, soft, nothing".
"wtf?" before I saw copper plumbing pipe - lucky break really.
Dude - magnet!!!
added on the 2011-05-29 14:28:28 by ringofyre ringofyre
haha, i got a shitletter from anti-sharing criminal laywers once, too. (for mp3 music on my webspace) but that was 5 years ago or even more. Stupid as i was i even paid and signed in a hassle, though it turned out at that time the wisest thing was to ignore the letters.
I see, I`m not the only one. :)

Well one more: as a kid I tried to drive some stone stairs down with my bicycle...woke up in the hospital hours later...^^

I think that kept me from becoming the next Evil Knievel.....
added on the 2011-05-29 14:59:05 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
Those bmx jumps always end up being bigger than they look! That & a Raleigh Grifter ain't the bike to tackle them on either!
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added on the 2011-05-29 15:08:57 by ringofyre ringofyre
Last year I got sued for downloading stuff via torrent. Well it was stuff for adult people with a very stupid title
Was it called Dreamweaver?
Well it wasn`t even a BMX, it was my mums ordinary old bicycle, but with everything dismantled, it had no mudguards, no light not even breaks, it just had back pedalling break which made nice skid marks and I painted it in hilarious colours.

A year later, when heading home from sports, I suddenly became unconscious, fell of the same bike and woke up in the hospital again....well, my father threw it in the trash then, to avoid me being taken to the hospital again.^^
added on the 2011-05-29 15:21:22 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
@saga: no it was called "Party-Ficker" :)
added on the 2011-05-29 15:22:15 by Skyrunner Skyrunner
speaking of adult stuff, a friend of mine ordered some porn dvds from japan (no, not me, i'm married and would get murdered fast ;). Well, he got a letter from customs, saying they are illegal in the UK and had been confiscated. It also said if he wanted to appeal, then he had to go to court to challenge it.

I asked him what he would do, if he could get them returned to the shop for a refund or anything, and he said he was going to appeal, with the argument 'they were for personal use so you should let me have them'! Crazy dude :D (We did manage to persuade him that going to court would be very expensive, hugely embarrassing, and with that argument likely to go nowhere, so he didn't do it at least)
added on the 2011-05-29 15:35:25 by psonice psonice
Even if your 350 euro had arrived you still wouldn't have gotten a Pandora.

So true. Eases the pain.
added on the 2011-05-29 16:16:58 by Optimus Optimus


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