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 thoughts on “A periodic reminder: don’t do Stupid Things.”

  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. 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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