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Old 05-28-2015, 11:58 AM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

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I get the gas. The only reason I don't run out is the car warns me. I know that a car takes gas to run lol. I just have a tendency to put it off till the last minute and or get busy or tired and forget.

Just last week I went on an errand. I was maybe 1/8 mile from my destination when my gas light came on. I knew gas was over a mile away. No way I could finish my errand and make it to station. Not even sure I can make it to station. Whew ran out of gas at the pump.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:32 PM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

This has me soooo upset. :'( That poor little bird. <3
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:15 PM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

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I get the gas. The only reason I don't run out is the car warns me. I know that a car takes gas to run lol. I just have a tendency to put it off till the last minute and or get busy or tired and forget.

Just last week I went on an errand. I was maybe 1/8 mile from my destination when my gas light came on. I knew gas was over a mile away. No way I could finish my errand and make it to station. Not even sure I can make it to station. Whew ran out of gas at the pump.

lmao . You crack me up
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:31 PM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

I hear stories like this sometimes and I feel so sad for people's ignorance and the consequences.
At least doing something without thinking is better intentioned than people who are just plain mean! (You know at least she cared and brought the bird for help).
Poor thing.
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Old 06-01-2015, 03:22 PM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

In defense of the lady and many others, people do things based on their window of expertise or experience thinking they are doing a great plan of action but sadly fail. If she realized this, think of the guilt she will carry with her for years if it sinks home with her. We don't know the details around her thought process. Working in a hospital, I could never be an ER nurse, some of the issues that come in the ER, WOW!!!!! Humans do it to humans too, ie kid jumping off trampoline and landing of rake. His dad was raking, was bagging leaves and kid decided to make a dramatic landing, rake through foot. Man drops cinder block on foot, breaking foot trying to stack cinder blocks to raise and save furniture from flood waters. It can be stupid or innocent.
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

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In defense of the lady and many others, people do things based on their window of expertise or experience thinking they are doing a great plan of action but sadly fail. If she realized this, think of the guilt she will carry with her for years if it sinks home with her. We don't know the details around her thought process. Working in a hospital, I could never be an ER nurse, some of the issues that come in the ER, WOW!!!!! Humans do it to humans too, ie kid jumping off trampoline and landing of rake. His dad was raking, was bagging leaves and kid decided to make a dramatic landing, rake through foot. Man drops cinder block on foot, breaking foot trying to stack cinder blocks to raise and save furniture from flood waters. It can be stupid or innocent.
I can relate to that....worked as a Master equipment specialist for Trauma, burn and ICU....once in a blue moon, the ER room back in 80's early 90's before switching to engineering. I've seen stuff that that defies logic, and makes you go WTF? Other times you want to cry, like a set of twins under water for 40 minutes ( fell thru Ice) I worked 20 hours saving this child, one lived the other died....40 minutes under water !!!!

I seen people whom jumped off a hay wagon into a pile of hay, not know a pitchfork was waiting. That hurt the bum bum I suppose. Another thru a keg of beer onto a bon fire....The shrapnel took his arm off. it blew like a bomb. A wife threw wet active Draino into her husbands face then thru salt on top of it...ouch. Yet another wanted to build a swimming pool so made homemade pipe bombs to make the hole. Well made a hole alright, 6 foot deep in garage and lost both arms, 2 others lost a limb as well. And then there's the dude with a pet king snake or something like that, like a cobra, but worse. Man that was a bit intense. Or the kid that used gasoline to bar-b-q chicken. Yeah seen some stuff myself.
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:25 PM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

I can relate to both sides here.

When I was in my late teens, early twenties- I had a budgie named "Sammy", I also had a fruit fly problem (it was summertime) so I had one of those 'sticky' strips hanging up and Sammy got caught in it. I managed to get him free and I called the vet and they told me what to do (clean the glue off with dove soap and keep him warm at all times). He was shaking (from shock, not cold) and the vet told me to be prepared that he likely wouldn't last through the night.

That wasn't acceptable to me. So I turned the stove on and opened the oven door (to let the heat out), I made a pot of coffee and wrapped Sammy in a towel and stayed up all night with him and reassuring him. The vet told me had I not done that, he probably would have died from the shock.

Fast forward some twenty years and now whenever I do something- make a change in the apartment, buy a new product etc- my mind immediately goes to "how will this affect Skittles?"

Sometimes we do very stupid things and its unbelievable in hindsight what we've done. But hopefully, we learn from it, as I did.

I was lucky that i had a good outcome with Sammy, some people are not so fortunate.

I had done some incredibly stupid and irresponsible things when I was a teenager with regard to my birds.

Now, there is a difference between someone doing something stupid due to lack of knowledge or experience and then there's people who just don't give a crap and repeat the errors of their ways.

Best thing we can do is pass on the knowledge and experience lessons to others in hopes that they don't repeat the mistakes we made. But if people are provided the knowledge and choose to ignore it, well, then that's something totally different.
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

First of all, why are there SOOOO many rats at her house that she's need 8 traps in 1 spot? What I the efffffff!
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:12 AM
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

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Fast forward some twenty years and now whenever I do something- make a change in the apartment, buy a new product etc- my mind immediately goes to "how will this affect Skittles?"

Sometimes we do very stupid things and its unbelievable in hindsight what we've done. But hopefully, we learn from it, as I did.

I was lucky that i had a good outcome with Sammy, some people are not so fortunate.

I had done some incredibly stupid and irresponsible things when I was a teenager with regard to my birds.

Now, there is a difference between someone doing something stupid due to lack of knowledge or experience and then there's people who just don't give a crap and repeat the errors of their ways.

Best thing we can do is pass on the knowledge and experience lessons to others in hopes that they don't repeat the mistakes we made. But if people are provided the knowledge and choose to ignore it, well, then that's something totally different.
Thanks for posting a great message. We don't know what we don't know, but we no longer live in isolation! Hard learned lessons are easily related and searched in forums such as PF. Archived threads can be resurrected by using the Search Engine and help save the day!
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Re: Somebody please tell me people are not this stupid !!

Wow that's so sad 😢😢😢. We get mice here this time of year, I took my trap out of the house and put it on the back deck, because I was having nightmares of the bird sticking his head inside of it. If I need to put it inside again, it will go where Matey can't get to it. I don't use sticky traps, and I dread to think the damage ANY mouse trap would do to a bird
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