July 27, 2003

In Training For The Darwin Awards

This is what I mean by 'Dangerous Stupidity:' I was just finishing fueling up the car yesterday when this guy pulls up to the pump kitty-corner from me, sticks the nozzle in, and lights a cigarette! For the next couple of minutes he stands there holding the cigarette at waist level maybe three feet from the opening--I can clearly see the fumes coming out of the gas tank. Fortunately, I finish up right about then and haul ass into the station, because I want to be inside a cinder-block building when this Einstein does his impression of Thich Quang Duc. I mean, if you're gunning for a Darwin Award, that's one thing--the gene pool could use just a little bit of chlorine anyway. But to take innocent bystanders with you when you do--that ain't hardly fair.

What may have been stupider than that: I see the guy finish up and come into the station. He puts his half-done cigarette out before he enters because there's no smoking in stores in Indiana!

What may have been stupider than that: I didn't say a word to him about it.

Posted by Chris at July 27, 2003 08:16 AM

Category: Dangerous Stupidity
Comments

Oh my, thank your lucky stars nothing happened!

Posted by: Trisha at August 2, 2003 11:43 PM

My fiance and I chanced across your blog from weblog. Love the title. Could not stop laughing while reading your blog.

Posted by: Irene at August 6, 2003 09:03 PM