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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:25 am

Holy cow Ghost! I missed that first message you posted. You almost got run over by a bus! :shock:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Ghost » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:56 am

yup not my dumbest moment though
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby wicked woman » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:30 am

Dotsie wrote:Pfft, you're just making stuff up. Everyone knows that children are little angels who are grateful for the sacrifices you make for them :P

Funniest quote on here. :lol:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Dotsie » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:36 pm

Is that my dumbest moment then, do you think? :lol:
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby BobtheDrog » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 pm

off the top of my head there were a couple of incidents playing cricket. Both were pretty dumb in that I ended up pretty bashed up, once when facing a very mediocre slow bowler while batting I managed to edge the ball so that it hit me just over my right eye. Another occasion while in the field the ball went past me at speed and too far away for me to get to but not wanting to get abused by my teammate for not trying I dived towards it and ended up landing on my shoulder and compacting the rotator cuff
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Conforumist » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:29 am

BobtheDrog wrote:off the top of my head there were a couple of incidents playing cricket. Both were pretty dumb in that I ended up pretty bashed up, once when facing a very mediocre slow bowler while batting I managed to edge the ball so that it hit me just over my right eye. Another occasion while in the field the ball went past me at speed and too far away for me to get to but not wanting to get abused by my teammate for not trying I dived towards it and ended up landing on my shoulder and compacting the rotator cuff


:naughty: ..total Drog move,
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Ghost » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:56 am

3 years ago I was playing fetch with my dog he dropped on the top of the patio steps and I bent over to pick his ball up and lost my balance and fell 3 feet onto my back and I both squashed and cracked my L1 vertebra
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Penfold » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:14 pm

[Just some background for the non gamblers here:

I work in a casino and one of the rules of roulette is that the ball must make a minimum of three revolutions of the roulette wheel for it to qualify as a legitimate spin. Also, any foreign object falling into the wheel during the spin disqualifies it from being legitimate (certain bets and transactions during the game are placed on the rim of the wheel). It's important in the event of a 'no spin' to grab the ball in order to prevent it from falling into a number and thus preventing people, with a lot of chips on it, claiming for payment
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I was sitting in a high inspectors chair supervising a trainee dealer when he fumbled the spin. Being inexperienced, he just froze in horror as the ball slowly bobbled around the wheel, rather than announcing loudly "NO SPIN" and grabbing the ball before it dropped in a number. I tried telling him to grab the ball a couple of times but was met only with a look of blank, terrified, non-comprehension. As a result it was left to me (and because I didn't have time to climb down off the high-chair), I leant over to grasp the ball. Unfortunately, a combination of physics and gravity caused me to overbalance and fall head-first into the wheel myself. Fortunately, the only thing hurt was my pride and the sides of the customers laughing at my predicament. :oops: :lol:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Dotsie » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:49 pm

:lol: Poor Penners!
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby raisindot » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:48 pm

wicked woman wrote:
Dotsie wrote:Pfft, you're just making stuff up. Everyone knows that children are little angels who are grateful for the sacrifices you make for them :P

Funniest quote on here. :lol:


Dotsie wrote:Is that my dumbest moment then, do you think? :lol:


No, Dotsie, this is simply your pre-parenthood journey along the River Denial. :D
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Batty » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Penfold wrote:I was sitting in a high inspectors chair supervising a trainee dealer when he fumbled the spin. Being inexperienced, he just froze in horror as the ball slowly bobbled around the wheel, rather than announcing loudly "NO SPIN" and grabbing the ball before it dropped in a number. I tried telling him to grab the ball a couple of times but was met only with a look of blank, terrified, non-comprehension. As a result it was left to me (and because I didn't have time to climb down off the high-chair), I leant over to grasp the ball. Unfortunately, a combination of physics and gravity caused me to overbalance and fall head-first into the wheel myself. Fortunately, the only thing hurt was my pride and the sides of the customers laughing at my predicament. :oops: :lol:

I think you should tell us every detail. Penfold. Just so that we can appreciate the whole scenario ...

... Upon leaning over to reach the table, the inspector's chair started to tip , and with an ominous creek and groan tipped over towards the roulette wheel.
With a loudly beating heart and a look of horror upon your face, Time itself slowed down, and with what seemed a Life Time, every second appeared to multiply with the realization of what was going to absolutely, definitely happen. All the while, Fate stood at the corner of the table, nonchalantly tossing a chip into the air, with a smile upon her face ...
For a split second, you thought you saw Death studying a Life Timer very carefully, before he shook his head and replaced it into a crevice in his robe and disappearing ...
Arrgh! Your head hit the table as you fell face down into the roulette wheel. The crash echoed around the room, to notify EVERYONE who hadn't already been aware of the event, as to the disaster taking place.
The hapless trainee still stood frozen to the spot and unable to help.
As you picked yourself up from the table - dazed and bruised - you noticed that you couldn't breathe. 'Nnmph! Nnmph!' you gasped, all the while trying to kid yourself that things were not really as bad as they appeared ... (They were!) ...
As you hurriedly eyed the roulette wheel for the ball, to see if anyone could claim a 'win', your grunting noises became louder and your breathing more desperate.
'Nnmph! NNMPH!' and with a deep breath, you blew your nose ..... PING went the roulette ball, as it shot through the air from your right nostril and ricocheted off the broken wheel ....

You slunk away, muttering ... :whistle:

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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Broccolee » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:04 pm

Only one of them for starters....

after feeding and burping one of my (then) babies,lifting it high up in the air...over my face so it could look down at me...oh you gorgeous little darling...who´s mummy´s darling...gurglegurglegiggle...who´s mummy´s..gurgle ick...splat.

All over my face...down my neck...into my..well,you get the picture.I was at the church-during the sermon-in the mothers room....
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:21 pm

When I was at Westfields shopping one time, I was leaving this large store and walked straight into the window which I thought was an open doorway , much to the amusement of some school kids walking past, my nose was sore for a couple of days. :oops:
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby Ghost » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:18 am

awww bless as a retail assistant I've seen that happen more than a few times
although I stood at what I though was a automatic door and waited for it to open
not my brightest moment that
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Re: Share your dumbest moments

Postby BobtheDrog » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:17 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:When I was at Westfields shopping one time, I was leaving this large store and walked straight into the window which I thought was an open doorway , much to the amusement of some school kids walking past, my nose was sore for a couple of days. :oops:


I've done this as well, in my case one of the staff closed over a glass door that I didn't know existed so that when I turned around to leave I brained myself on the door
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