Darwin Awards…Close To Home
For those (few) of you unfamiliar with The Darwin Awards, they are given to recognize “those who improve the species…by accidentally removing themselves from it.” Ours will be a little different. I want to hear about the dumbest thing YOU’VE ever done, and yet somehow survived. So, here’s a story on a friend of mine (who inspired this post).
Now before you cry foul, here’s the deal…
I, of course, have any number of similar stories on myself. If you can post one that beats the one I share below, in a spirit of fairness, I’ll share a really good one.
If I don’t, my wife has been authorized to share her favorite one ABOUT me, and I have promised to neither edit or delete it. So, on with our story…
Once upon a time, a friend and co-worker of mine (let’s call him Wayne) was working for a auto supply store. One day, a man came through his line, purchased a car battery and left. A few minutes later, Wayne noticed a puddle of unfamiliar liquid on his counter.
Wayne was curious.
He touched the liquid, but still couldn’t place it. He then sniffed the liquid…still no enlightenment. Finally, he did what any of us would do…
He tasted the liquid. Then of course he realized that it was battery acid, thereby justifying his scientific process. Unfortunately, it also made him very sick.
After a trip to the hospital, he was able to return home, none the worse for wear. Except, of course, for the ongoing death-threats from his co-workers who ALL lost their safety-bonus for that month. And, yes, Wayne has offspring to insure the survival of those genes.
Now, make me laugh…it’ll be worth it, I promise!