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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

It's Hump Day - let's have some fun - let's define stupid.

You know that saying; YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!


1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger.. The chef's claim was approved.

3. A teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

4. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?]

5. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."
Thanks Marydon.

Do you have anything 'silly or stupid to report'?

Okay girls and boys - my grandson did not get into school number two - so I imagine school number 3 being similar. It seems (to me) that these days Christian schools take kids without any issues - even if the issues are miner, because there is so much competition to get in and away from the public school. He does have trouble only in writing. However, if that is God's answer - then I'll have to keep praying for another answer. Thanks again for your prays.

Thought for the day:

"Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another." ~ Norman Mailer

And if you read down this far - and comment - a lot of people mentioned they were surprised I like Mediterranean Food - tell me what YOUR favorite food type is. I would love to know.



Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Love those examples of stupidity! I laughed at every single one. :)

laurie said...

great post, you put so much thought and work into you blog.
fav food, pizza, I could eat it 24 / 7, thats the truth.Thats probably also why my butts so big, truth!

Jill said...

Those are a hoot!

I have faith there is something even better just waiting for your dear grandson.

Kim said...

LOL Those are so funny. Sometimes you just can't cure stupid!
I love mexican food, but you just can't go wrong with good old fashioned comfort food - meatloaf, stew with dumplings etc. Mmmm.

Shelly said...

Truly defies logic! And, I will continue to pray for your grandson.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Don't fret or worry at ALL. God has something BETTER for GS. You'll see!

Funny post. Very humorous.

Hmmmm, as for your I love Mediteranian (sp?) food, Chinese, Polish, Spanish, some Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, ahhhhhhhhh, favorite? Don't really have a favorite. I pretty much like all cuisines except for certain dishes----like liver, blood sausage, etc. YUK. ha!

Take care and have a good day. Remember, good things are coming! Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Spelling correction. Make that Mediterranean.

Pondside said...

I love Thai food and Russian food. Quite a contrast - all that spiciness countered by all those carbs!
I hear a lot of stories of unbelievable stupidity in my work, but privacy laws forbid the telling. Honestly - sometimes I feel that I should be looking for the hidden Candid Camera.

The Boston Lady said...

Darn for school #2. The private schools don't like what they consider "problems". It may be worth it (if you aren't ready to scream) to appeal these decisions or at least ask them for specific reasons "why". After all these schools are there to teach and help children succeed. Sometimes that idea gets lost. Keep your chin up! Ann

Lady Jane said...

This was on an accident report when asked how the accident occurred: "Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don't have." These do exist People put down crazy things. Praying for your GS because God doesnt give up. I love, love Italian food. Especially the deserts... Hugs. LJ

GrammyK said...

Just catching up on your blog!! Not much time for the computer this week!!

Loved the "stupid" funnies!! Had to read them to DH. :-) Disco is such a cutie and I loved the "static dog" video!! Ooooo... I know how that poor thing feels!! It just makes my skin crawl to have so much static. I build up and build up until BAM!! I hit something to release that electricity. My mom can't wear a watch cause she eventually "kills" it with all of the electricity in her body!! I'm not that bad--but close!!

Hope the rest of your week is GREAT!!

Marti said...

Guess you can figure out why our jails are overcrowded. My son had a reading disability, which when diagnosed we were able to get help with. He struggled through high school, but became one of Home Depots top managers in Phoenix. He had to go to public school, but they had specialized programs that helped him work through his problems.

Jim said...

Hi Sandie ~~ You are in good form this morning. I understand your dissapointment when the grandson missed out on his school choices. Keep praying, it will be answered in God's will. I am praying with you for him and hoping with you that he can get in a GOOD one.

I loved your dumb crooks and adventurers stories. It was a tie between the teenager and the train and the Louisiana Circle-K guy.

I am thinking that there were a bunch of teens matching with the train with the closest without being hit being a hero to the rest.

Also I am thinking that in Louisiana, depending on who you are, you hadn't better even look cross-eyed in Circle-K or you'll be arrested.
BTW, our Texas Christian schools are begging for students. Our church had to close ours and become only a pre-kinderten school, aka baby sitters.

As a college prof I never really had any very well learned private school grads for a students. Seemed that they couldn't read very well and they were lacking in learning and studying skills.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Funny stuff! I am praying for GS. I know you are frustrated. Keep praying God will send the path he wants you all on. hugs, Linda

Jane said...

Hope your grand son gets into a good school soon,loved the funnies! my fav food, just plain country...

Blessings Jane

Sandra said...

don't give up on the 3rd school yet, I do hope he gets into it. i see stupid a lot but the senior memory thing will not bring one up right now, if i think of one i will be back.

My Journey With Candida said...

Still hoping your Grandson gets in to a school you want for him.

Stupid and blonde jokes crack me up.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the laughs. sorry about the school...

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

There's still school number 3...don't assume anything. Number 3 just might be the right one for Andy. It bothers me that the Christian schools are so particular. Does that mean they only take the kids that are at the top of their class? I had no idea it would be that way and it doesn't seem right to me. The real world is made up of people with all different skills and abilities. Maybe I misunderstood, but it bothers me that the Christian schools aren't more inclusive. Gosh, I didn't think kids had to worry about getting into a school until college. Sandie, I'm so sorry for Andy.

Wanda's Wings said...

Just amazing.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Those were hysterical! Sorry your grandson didn't get into the 2nd school! It's really a shame that schools only want perfect students. Just a slight problem with writing and they won't accept him. So sorry!!!

Lynn said...

Someone just tried to send my mom for an MRI in the hospital and she can't have that because she has a pacemaker.

They also were about to give her a med that was discontinued for her three weeks ago.

This is why we can't leave her alone for a second!

Eva Ason said...

Hi Sandie, just gotten home from work ^_^
AM so sorry to hear that your GS didn't get into the second school!

My favorite food is Italian cuisine ^_^
Have a great day!


SweetMarie said...

Funny! I'm so sorry it didn't work out for your GS, but I believe he'll end up right where he should belongs. :)

I love pizza and I'm a meat and potatoes kind of girl. :)

Debbie said...

I love #5 the best.

Every time I open your blog, I wonder if you have an update about the school. I was so disappointed to read about school #2. I will keep praying.

I wish I lived in north GA instead of south GA. Writing was/is my specialty.

Also... as one who taught and was on the board of a Christian school, I'm saddened to hear that so many are unwilling to tackle the child with educational issues. I'm truly sad about that. Sigh.

Have you considered a home school program with satellite support for writing or is that not possibile logistically? I really hope you get an answer, Sandie.

Debbie said...

That's "possible", not "possibile". Possibile sounds kind of gross, doesn't it?

Knitty said...

I love reading things like this and the Darwin Awards. Makes me feel like a genius! LOL!

My favorite food is whatever someone fixes for me. :D

There is a reason why Andy didn't get into those schools, and it may have been for his protection. If the schools are only accepting those who fit their model and Andy sometimes didn't fit their mold, would they have the patience for him? Or be creative in coming up with another way to get through on a difficult subject?

My niece worked in the business world while putting herself through college. She never thought she had a head for business or would enjoy it prior to this. She got her teaching degree and taught one year in public school in an area that was floundering economically. She next taught in a Christian school thinking that parents would be more involved in their children because they were paying tuition. Sadly, many thought they were paying the school to do parenting. She returned to the business world where she flourished. Schooling for her children has been a challenge but she finally found a good one.

Southwest Arkie said...

That first one was beyond stupid! Still sending up prayers for your grandson- it will all fall into place soon I'll bet. Have a great week!

A Quiet Corner said...

Great examples of stupid...LOL! Don't you fret about your GS, the school he attends will be as special as he is! Food? Is deep fried seafood served with coleslaw, baked potatoe and extra tartar sauce a "type"?...:)JP

Ginny said...

I am sorry about the school thing, but I do believe it will still work out good, God is in full control of it. And you don't know, there may have been something wrong or bad about one of these others that wouldn't have been good for him, there is so much we can't see ahead. The stupid stories are too funny. Yes, I WAS kind of surprised about your food choice! Mine would be soups.

Rhonda said...


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Sorry I haven't been around this week. We have been traveling and taking more photos... Hope you are having a great week.

Great post, and you are right: You can't fix STUPID... ha ha

Sorry about the school situation... I still think you'll find the perfect place for him.


Michaele said...

These were hilarious. I liked #2 best. You should just homeschool - or better yet, find another Christian homeschool. Lame ideas, but it really can work.

Ann said...

Too bad about the school but best wishes on the 3rd one.
I don't really have a favorite type of food. I like a little bit of everything

Remington said...

Thanks for the smile, my friend!

Belle said...

As I said before, I did not know the Christian schools had more applications than they could handle. I think that is a shame and they need to create more schools. I do pray he will get into school #3. I hope they didn't turn him away because of problems with reading. Jesus never turned anyone away. It should be first come, first served it they want to be fair.

Daughter of His Grace said...

Oh how true... You can't fix STUPID!

I'm sorry things haven't worked out how you had hoped regarding your GS's education, but I believe he will end going to a school with a learning environment perfect for him.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

LOL Too funny for words!!!

Having issues with writing is not issues. :-)

I hope and pray that your grandson will get into the next school.


silverthoughts2 said...

Maybe at public school he'll get the help he needs in writing, maybe that's why he's not having any luck getting into the Christian school.

And my favorite kind of food is probably Asian. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, even Indian I've never really been disappointed.

Shug said... can become a bit stressful when doors are closed, but I know the right one will open for your grandson.
I needed all these funnies today..

Mevely317 said...

Stupid is ...
These remind me of a funny incident at my workplace a while back: Guest refused to comply with staff's directive to leave the pool (lightening in vicinity). Finally, he (guest) taunted, "Call the police!"
They did, and turns out he was wanted in N.Carolina on 4 outstanding warrants!

PS - Still praying!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you for the funnies my friend

Grandma Bonnie said...

It sure has been a long day. Thanks for the laugh I really needed it.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

sorry about the school but thanks for the laughs.

Mediterranean foods, the best healthy foods to eat!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

So sorry GS didn't get into number 2. Hoping for no. 3.

I don't think I have a particular type of food that is my favorite... I like 'em all!! LOL! And, that is the problem! blessings ~ tanna

Nancy said...

God has just the place for your grandson and I am sure He will reveal it in time. That doesn't mean we aren't disappointed and want the answer now but He will not be late with His answer.....I look forward to hearing about how all this plays out.....

I can tell you are one great grandma...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's some crazy things!
I am sorry about the school. I know it's hard when things like this happen and we don't think it is fair but I do trust that God has a better plan.

SavannahGranny said...

Favorite food is shrimp. Kinda like the Forrest Gump movie, I like it any way you prepare it. However, my very favorite is fried shrimp.
Grandson will end up where God wants him.

Buttercup said...

Prayers for just the right school! I don't think I can pick a favorite cuisine. I like Asian, French and American!

Sharon said...

Oh, Sandie - so sorry to hear about latest disappointment with GS's school search. Will keep praying.

I love stupid crook stories! Good to know that some of the bad guys are DUMB!

And, my favorite category of food is ITALIAN. Oh yes, pasta any time! Second favorite? MEXICAN.

(Evidently I am a carb-addict...)

Angela said...

I hope you get good news from school #3! That's just crazy! I know that you are having to put money down just for application fees and those aren't cheap. We only have 2 Christian Schools around here. I tried to get my kids into 1 of them for preschool and couldn't get them in. I think there are only 3 private schools around here and maybe 2 Catholic.


ocmist said...

Where in the WORLD do you find these things!!! I can't believe they "walk among us!!!" Good grief! :)

I'm so sorry to hear about your GS. Do you have a Sylvian School anywhere near you? I don't know if they are only here in California or not. They are supposed to be very good for kids who have certain subjects that they need help with.

As for foods... probably most anything that ISN'T good for you as well as lots that are. It really depends on my mood but Asian first probably and then Mexican. So... what exactly would Mediterranean Food be?

DaCraftyLady said...

OMG I laughed so hard at "Can't Fix Stupid" my hubby says this all the time lol, but the one about Long Beach really hit home...didn't hear about that one???

Sandy said...

1. Italian
2. Mexican
3. Tai
4. Grinders.