Friday, April 3, 2009

Things that make you go, "Hmmmm...."

My parents are off on a vacation. And apparently are having more excitement than they anticipated. Taking the Scenic Route from Point A to Point B took them over a 9900' pass and right into a snow-storm. Sure they're driving "Big Red" (the Dodge Ram pick-up), but they didn't take snow tires or chains. Still, they made it over the pass and were headed down the other side when they had a close encounter of the absurd kind.

If I got the story straight, here's what happened.

Two very stupid people had gotten their vehicles stuck across the road from each other, and then had gotten out of their vehicles and were standing in the road - you know, in case anyone passing by might fail to realize that they were in distress - in the gap between the cars. In a snow-storm. On a steep road.

Get the picture?

Move, you morons!

As my parents came slipping and sliding down the road toward them, The Stupid Ones apparently could not comprehend that even anti-lock brakes can't stop a big truck, (with a lot of momentum, on a slick road), on a dime.

The options were pretty limited. Though the truck was slowing, there was no way to stop it that quickly, but Dad figured he could get the truck stopped beyond them and would offer assistance.

So, as he skillfully managed to thread the needle between The Stupid Ones and their cars, they quickly pooled all their intelligence and courage...

and flipped him off.

Then they watched him drive away.

I was going to say, "A word to the wise..." but, in the words of Bill Cosby, "A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."

7 comments:

Deborah said...

Good grief!! Sometimes I just shake my head at the intelligence of some people. As bad as it may sound, I'm glad your dad drove away:0S. Hopefully the rest of their vacation will be less eventful.

Speaking of eventful, I sure hope things have been very uneventful today at your place -- after the excitement of last night :0)!

Doug Hibbard said...

Great. People are absolutely amazing.

And people doubt the total depravity of man!

And it's good to see someone quote the great philosopher Cosby....I still can't preach on Noah without a quote from him, so I don't preach Noah much!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Boggles the mind, doesn't it?

The Squirrel said...

As Robert A. Heinlein (yes, I know,thoroughly a secular humanist, but the guy could write) wrote, "Never underestimate the power of human stupidity."

~Squirrel

scitascienda said...

Oh, wow. That's beyond brilliant, eh? I have met porcupines and skunks with more brains.

scitascienda said...

The only definite solution for deer that I know of is lead and a smokehouse. My dh's grandpa used to have an 8-foot board fence around his big farm garden. He also had the luxury of living so far back in the bush, you can still hear occasional gunfire year-round regardless of hunting season. (It's just the relatives again, gittin' dinner on....)

Everybody out thataway knows not to stand in the middle of the road. Especially if wearing brown. No hunting licenses, and no speeding or DUI tickets. Natural selection at its God-given Canadian backwoods finest. [vbg]

scitascienda said...

Lead and a smokehouse are a cure for those also. [with my solemn face on]