‘To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist!’
~Gail Sheehy

Have you ever done something dumb? We were talking at work yesterday about things we have done that is not only dumb, but funny.

The only one I could come up with (okay, okay, that I would own up to) is the time I made homemade ice cream for my husband. A friend had brought some in a big tupperware container to the cook out we had one weekend and my husband LOVED it.

So being the good wife I am, I asked for the recipe. Made it, put it in my big tupperware container and stuck it in the freezer to surprise him one night.

While eating it, he had a funny look on his face. “Hon, why is it icy?”

I took a bite. Tasted good, just not creamy. Promptly called my friend to find out what went wrong.

Did you add this? Yes
Did you stir in this? Of course
Did you…did you…did you… Yes…yes…yes…I made it just like the recipe you gave me!
Well, what kind of ice cream freezer do you have?

Ice cream freezer?

I had no clue you had to churn it in an ice cream freezer. Color me stoopid.

Okay your turn.

While you are thinking, below are some I found on the internet lately.

Again, these are not my works!

…I was checking out at the local Wal-Mart with just a few items and the lady behind me put her things on the belt close to mine. I picked up one of those “dividers” that they keep by the cash register and placed it between our things so they wouldn’t get mixed. After the girl had scanned all of my items, she picked up the “divider”, looking it all over for the bar code so she could scan it. Not finding the bar code she said to me, “Do you know how much this is?” I said to her “I’ve changed my mind, I don’t think I’ll buy that today.” She said “OK,” and I paid her for the things and left. She had no clue to what had just happened.

…A lady at work was seen putting a credit card into her floppy drive and pulling it out very quickly. When asked what she was doing, she said she was shopping on the Internet and they kept asking for a credit card number, so she was using the ATM “thingy.”

…Several years ago, we had an Intern who was none too swift. One day she was typing and turned to a secretary and said, “I’m almost out of typing paper. What do I do?” “Just use copy machine paper,” the secretary told her. With that, the intern took her last remaining blank piece of paper, put it on the photocopier and proceeded to make five “blank” copies.

…A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and should be fine, the mother says, I just gave him some ant killer….. Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency!


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11 Responses to “sometimes you just need to laugh…”

Nienke Says:

LOL! These are great Sandy! When I try to think of my own, my mind draws a blank. But, ask my husband and he’ll think of something — they have a way of never letting your forget! In any case, have a great weekend!!

tommy Says:

I don’t do stupid things, I just exist to point out the mistakes made by others.

Michele sent me.

Although I was once asked what body of water we were over on the way to London. That would be the Atlantic, I’ve often wondered if I could have gotten away with The Great Salt Lake.

Dennie Says:

My mind is blank :shock: seriously :shock: I know I have something… :dunno: can not think of one now :eyes:

Dennie Says:

OH – I know – I sent out an e-mail to the YR loop once and put a very dirty word by accident – no one noticed – until I apologized – I meant to spell “clip” :oops:

Eve Says:

Dennie :rotfl:

Sandy, these are great!

I don’t do a lot of stupid things … Dennie – stop that! Well, there was the one time that I used dish washing liquid in the dishwasher. But I meant to clean the floor anyway :shock:

Sandy Says:

Nineke: Husbands! What can I say. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t reach the top shelf without ‘em.

Tommy: :rotfl: I bet you just might have gotten away with it!

Dennie: I remember that! Was rolling on the floor funny for sure! :sealed:

Eve: That’s called being time efficient, right! :thumbsup:

Dennie Says:

Eve – I’ve done that – you mean it wasn’t an all-in-one clean your kitchen soap?

Eve Says:

Well it’s you girl and you should know it. With each glance and every litle movement you show it. (sorry I couldn’t resist) :roll:

Sandy Says:

Eve: :eyes: Now I can sing the WHOLE thing instead of just humming the rest. My family thanks you….:no:

Mik Says:

I’ve done plenty of dumb things…too many to choose from! Okay here’s one of my baking disasters. I was making red velvet cake – my all time favorite – and the recipe called for baking SODA, not baking POWDER. I, of course, misread the recipe and used baking POWDER instead. What I got was a hard greasy brick of a cake. Ew.

Toni Says:


The Intern’s and the Antkiller’s stories were my favorites. Oh man!!!

I’ve done quite a number of dumb things but I don’t want to remember them. :doze:

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