Nov
20
2012

A periodic reminder: don’t do Stupid Things.

In order:

  • Don’t do Stupid Things.
  • If you do do Stupid Things, don’t have people take pictures of them.
  • If people do take pictures of you doing Stupid Things, don’t let them get posted on the Internet.
  • If they do get posted on the Internet, don’t let it be because you put them there.
  • If you did put them there, don’t come crying to me when it blows up in your face.
  • No, really, don’t come crying to me.  This is where the chain breaks.

I believe that this is easy to follow, yes?

5 Comments

  • zamoose says:

    You forgot:
    DON’T FLIP OFF THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS AT ARLINGTON, LET ALONE PHOTOGRAPH IT.

  • acat says:

    An uncle of mine has a similar story. He and a group of his buddies were visiting the Vietnam Memorial.
    .
    A middle school group was there at the same time and .. kids were being kids. The group “minders” were ignoring the antics.
    .
    One of the docents watching this walked – darn near ran – to the minders, physically grabbed one, and demanded that they control or remove the kids “before something happens”… with a gesture to my uncle’s group.
    .
    All of my uncle’s group were in VietNam, in combat roles. All have scars – either physical or emotional or both – and at least two were visibly getting ready to beat the {excrement} out of the little {donkeys}.
    .
    The kids got quick-marched back to the bus and lectured on how to behave. No idea if it stuck. The {donkey}-whuppin’ would definitely have stuck, but would have likely involved lawyers…
    .
    Mew

  • zamoose says:

    Oh, and especially don’t flip off the Tomb of the Unknown if you WORK FOR A NONPROFIT WHO ASSISTS DISABLED VETERANS.

    Idiots. It’s idiots, all the way down.

  • UtahMan says:

    Welcome to the Age of Irony, where nothing is more important than Self.

    I’d like to write her off as just one more idiot, but as Zamoose pointed out – good grief. Our culture & educational system teaches people to challenge everything, and ends up training them to value & respect nothing.

    “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

    ― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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