Re: Funniest DUMB thing you've ever done
I can't tell who was dumber in this story me or the guy I said it to.
This past winter I was working my security job at the Beach in Mason. We were open for Holiday Fest, (basically outdoor ice skating, carriage rides, and Santa.) I was with my co-worker Gordon Bombay freezing outside and all we had to heat us was a propane heater. Now if anyone has ever seen or used a propane heater you know the heating unit just attaches just to the top of the propane tank and burns the propane to heat the top metal head.
With that being said we were at the admissions turnstiles getting receipts, tickets, and checking bags. After doing this in single digit days all day everyday you tend to get very cold and very bored. So Gordon and I started messing around shooting the receipt paper in the head of the propane heater and watching it catch fire and burn up. It was something simple and fun to get our minds off the cold and boredom.
Then I took it to the next level and made a huge wad and crammed it in between the grates and watched it catch and start to burn, just at that moment 4 customers come walking up to the turnstiles. As they were entering the most redneck of the bunch the older man said, "Boys your heater is smoking over here."
Without thinking twice I looked over at him and admitted what I had done but tried to play it off by saying, "Yeah that is just the paper in the bottom, it does that sometimes." Thinking I had been caught or this guy would have looked at me like I was an idiot.
But on the contrary he sat there looking at the burning paper for a minute that clearly was not part of the heater or the way it functioned and looked back at us and proclaimed, "Well ok then, look honey that heater also burns paper. It must be a hybrid to save gas and go green, WE NEED TO GET ONE! Our heater just burns the gas and says not to put paper in it!"
Gordon Bombay and I are rolling with laughter at this point and turn around just in time to watch the older man wad up his receipt and jam it right into the heater proclaiming, "This whole going green thing is fun!"
"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success."- Sparky Anderson
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