A Nevada couple has been all over the news following their ordeal when the GPS system in their car took them down a series of primitive Forest Service roads in Oregon for 35 miles, where they got stuck in the snow and were stranded for three days. In January, 2008, a man in New York followed the instructions from his GPS and turned directly into the path of an oncoming train!
Fortunately, in both cases, these idiots escaped injury or death, but I have to wonder how anybody this dumb ever lived long enough to achieve adulthood anyway. It really is time to thin the herd. The gene pool desperately needs it.
I mean how dumb do you have to be, when your GPS sends you off the highway and onto a series of unpaved snow covered roads away from civilization, not to think that maybe something might be wrong? What kind of a brain trust listens to a little mechanical voice and ignores an oncoming train? My doctor says it’s okay to listen to the voices in my head, it’s when I act on their advice that I get into trouble!
The news media is making the folks in the Oregon episode out to be survivors. Do you think maybe we should get some T-shirts made up for them that say “I Survived Stupidity”?
The GPS, a mechanical device, is being blamed for getting these clowns into trouble in both cases, but I think dimwits like this could get into trouble in an elevator. “The GPS made me do it” really isn’t an excuse for being dumber than a rock. Here’s a clue for idiots like these guys: You don’t have to do what the GPS tells you to do! Instead, you could actually think for yourself now and then! What a concept!
My first thought when I hear of things like this is to recall my mother’s words when I wanted to do something stupid, because Joe (or whomever), was doing it – “If Joe jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?” Damn, I’m glad Joe didn’t have a GPS back in the old days!
The only thing that amazes me more than the news media putting these people in front of a camera is that the people themselves are willing to get up there and tell the world how dumb they are.
Yeah, I know, you can’t fix stupid. But, do we have to celebrate it?