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The single DUMBEST thing you have ever done in your life...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Davidko19, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    going to post and subscribe in this thread so i can tell mine at a later date.

    it happened too recently and i'd like to make sure i am not charged before i talk about it.


    This sounds promising! [​IMG]
     
  2. Constantin

    Constantin Member

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    got a job teaching chinese at a public highschool in southern china shortly after graduating from college. i get there and see the shitty city (shenzhen) and decide I want to bail before i sign the contract and live in beijing.

    because it was a public school, the city police got involved, and the bum directors of the teaching program hold our passports hostage. my friend who quit with me calls in a family friend who is high up in the local army but he says he can't help us in this situ. We call the american embassy and they help us out-- long story short I got deported because my visa was contingent on the job. had to spend a lot of money and many trips to hong kong to get back in china for good, because i couldnt afford a ticket back to america.


    OR

    As a very frequent rock climber i saw an advertisement at my climbing gym to be a sawyer (cutting trees). 150 bucks for a few hours a day of work---a college kids dream I thought. I get up there with basically no safety equipment climb about 120 feet up a tree with a chainsaw and then realize i don't really know how to use one (especially one handed). I fucked up the first cut and the 50 foot top of the tree came down, hitting my arm on the way to the roof of the house below. It just missed the roof but took out the power lines and cut my arm up bad.


    I had to finish the job though, and I was convinced I was going to die up there. I cut my finger up badly on another one of the cuts (epic fail). I got my money and swore to myself I would never climb a tree like that again.
     
  3. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Not going to Harvard Law School (someplace similar) when I graduated from Oxford. Hell, I might be a Supreme Court justice today!
     
  4. NorCal

    NorCal Senior member

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    OR

    As a very frequent rock climber i saw an advertisement at my climbing gym to be a sawyer (cutting trees). 150 bucks for a few hours a day of work---a college kids dream I thought. I get up there with basically no safety equipment climb about 120 feet up a tree with a chainsaw and then realize i don't really know how to use one (especially one handed). I fucked up the first cut and the 50 foot top of the tree came down, hitting my arm on the way to the roof of the house below. It just missed the roof but took out the power lines and cut my arm up bad.


    I had to finish the job though, and I was convinced I was going to die up there. I cut my finger up badly on another one of the cuts (epic fail). I got my money and swore to myself I would never climb a tree like that again.


    That's actually really, really fucking dumb.
     
  5. svelten

    svelten Senior member

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    I crashed into a guard rail once. Fell asleep on the wheel thanks to a red-eye 5 hour drive that I decided to take even though I pulled an all nighter the night before. Car was totalled but I was miraculously fine. Completely got off the hook through a bizarre series of events and insurance company gave me a new vehicle as a replacement.

    Also have tons of drunk stories, all involving girls dumping me the next day for something I did that I can't even remember doing.

    Or how about opting to stay home and play video games in junior high every summer instead of spending the holidays at a beach resort home with some rich cousins. Sounds benign but man do I regret it
     

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