While I am tolerant of uneducated people who at least make an attempt to cope in this world, and I sometimes smile at the naïveté of many, I can’t help but observe that some people are just dumber than a rock. I wonder how they manage to dress themselves in the morning, let alone cook breakfast.
I love people watching, because being a short, fat, bald guy, sometimes I need an ego boost. And I guarantee you that, no matter how bad your self-image may be, if you just take a look around you, pick up a newspaper, or flip on the television news, it won’t be long before you are shaking your head and smiling as you think “You know, compared to them, I’m not that screwed up after all!”
Taking this into consideration, Bad Nick has decided that we need an occasional Dumb A$$ Report to update us on the foibles of the people who somehow manage to walk upright even if they can’t chew gum at the same time.
The first Dumb A$$ I want to tell you about is a woman who ignored warning signs and barriers at a zoo in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to try to feed two Asiatic black bears. Apparently the bears decided that finger food was better than whatever this Dumb A$$ was offering them, because they bit off two of her fingers, and two others were partially severed. Her boyfriend was also bitten when he tried to pry her hand from a bear’s mouth. Authorities in Manitowoc say that alcohol was involved. Gee, ya think?
A close second for Dumb A$$ of the Week has to be the Israeli soldier who posted details of an upcoming raid his unit would be taking part in, including the time and place, on the social networking site Facebook. Damn, Sarge, how do the bad guys always seem to know what we’re up to and get set up to ambush us?
Of course, you don’t have to go all the way to Israel, or even Wisconsin, to find a Dumb A$$. A while back in my RV blog, I wrote that the State of Arizona is closing many of its state parks, including Lost Dutchman State Park, near Apache Junction. A lady wrote to tell me how much that news upset her, because she spends the winter in Apache Junction, and loves the view of Superstition Mountain out her window, and she just cannot imagine it not being there. Don’t worry, dear, as soon as the state replenishes its coffers, they’ll put the plug back in and re-inflate the mountain again!
The scary thing is, these people are allowed to drive cars, vote, and procreate!
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