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multiple20-Feb-2016personal experienceFordGuy by votes23158.7%


Have you ever known that what you are about to do is dumb, but you you did it anyway?

You're in the moment, doing something, and you know that the next step you're going to take is going to end up badly, but you take that step anyway.

19Yes I have.
2No, I have not.
2I got a Darwin Award! (Other)
0I prefer not to answer.

posted 20-Feb-2016 10:22pm  
There may have been a couple of times I took that chance, even though it would likely have a negative outcome. wry smile
posted 21-Feb-2016 1:10am  
I've made innumerous dumb choices, but they seemed right at the time; although there have been occasions where I've made a choice I'm not sure about but do it anyway. Like the time I stood a very close friend up because I wasn't feeling well; I probably could have made it to see him, but I turned back, and felt fine about it. Then a short time later, I felt sick literally to my very soul. My friend forgave me though.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 21-Feb-2016 5:31am  
Just last week I was at a car dealership getting a scheduled maintenance done (already somewhat dumb, arguably). They do this thing where they bring out an cabin air filter out to the waiting room and show it to people, then generally suggest they replace it. And, they overcharge for the filter ($70). I'd seen them do it to other people, including a sweet, batty old lady once. I knew it was coming. The guy even warned me it was coming. And, when he brought it out to me, he said it's "7 of 10" (not even that dirty or needing to be replaced). But, I replaced it anyway. Not the end of the world, but dumb and just weird that I did it despite seeing it coming and knowing it's dumb.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 21-Feb-2016 5:10pm  
Like Paris in the the Spring?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 21-Feb-2016 5:12pm  
I do lots of stupid things.
posted 21-Feb-2016 5:46pm  
Most of it has to do with religion... That is why I am a Born Again Pagan...
posted 21-Feb-2016 9:54pm  
Yes I done this when knowing better and my bottom paid dearly after a few times !
posted 22-Feb-2016 4:51am  
Oh yeah. (Damn that photo would be much better down on that ledge in this gorge), and promptly scale down the side to it.
Usually this ends up getting yelled at by park rangers as to "What the hell are you doing down there?"
Always been tempted to say "Seeing if you folks are paying attention."
posted 22-Feb-2016 3:36pm  
There was this one time, in band camp..
(reply to FordGuy) posted 23-Feb-2016 5:50am  
ha ha. So where the hell is Cloudy? I am sure that is her story.
(reply to Lysannus) posted 23-Feb-2016 9:51am  
Yeah, where the hell is Cloudy?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 23-Feb-2016 2:54pm  
I am sure I have, though I can't think of any specific examples right now.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 23-Feb-2016 4:26pm  
I went to work today even thought I felt incredibly unwell. Lasted about two hours and then had to go home. Knew I was going to struggle when I woke up. Nearly fainted walking to my bus stop (about 20 minute walk). Unable to speak above a hoarse croak. Unable to stand for long enough to see one patient at a time in ward round. Went in because I was the only junior for my team but was obviously a stupid idea and I had to go home. I worked last weekend, so get a day off tomorrow anyway. Hopefully well enough on Thursday to go back in, but someone I was on with over the weekend has confirmed influenza (despite being vaccinated) and this does feel a a lot like that.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 23-Feb-2016 7:39pm  
Oh yeah, that happened plenty of times when I was in my 20's.
posted 25-Feb-2016 4:56pm  
Um no kind of forgot oh duh should not have done that
posted 13-Mar-2016 12:45pm  

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