Oops! The Silly Mistakes Thread

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She sounds so refreshingly candid and down to earth . . . :D
Forgets to get dressed and leaves the house virtually naked from the waist down - just the sort of person l want as my doctor!

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The meows emanating from the packed donation bin sounded authentic enough to the professor who reported them and the fire / police personnel who responded. However ...
'Cat' trapped in donation bin turns out to be battery-operated toy

A London man putting some old clothes into a donation bin called firefighters to rescue a "cat" that turned out to be a battery-operated toy.

Alan McElligott, an associate professor at the University of Roehampton in London, tweeted photos showing the scene that unfolded after he put some items into the bin and heard a "meow." ...

Police and firefighters responded to the scene and agreed that there seemed to be the sounds of a trapped cat -- possibly two cats -- inside the container.

"One of the police officers suggested we drop food in there in case the cats had been there for a few days. So I went to Sainsburys as I had my car nearby and bought wet cat food," McElligott told Deadline News.

"The fire brigade eventually turned up and used their heavy tools to open it. Once it was opened there was no sign of the cats so the firefighter looked around and moved some pieces of clothing around and picked up the toy cat," he said.

The battery-operated stuffed toy, a FurReal Friends cat, made "very convincing meows," McElligott said.

"It was activated by touch so after I dropped an old pair of shoes it activated it and started making noises," he said.

McElligott said the firefighters and police officers had a good laugh at the outcome of the unusual rescue.

"The two community officers, three police officers and the two firefighters started laughing," he said. "I went red faced and apologized. We all then left as quickly as possible."
TrappedToyCat.jpg

SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/1...out-to-be-battery-operated-toy/1881601920111/
 

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Youngest rang today and told me about a man at her work.
He has a Nissan and wanted it serviced so rang and made an appointment then took it down the next day.
To his surprise they said they had no record of him ringing but had a cancellation so could do his car.
Later he rang to see if the car was finished and was told he hadn't brought it in.
It turned out he had rung the centre in another suburb and not the one nearest him.
My daughter said he was lucky he got it serviced where he took it as they are usually booked out weeks in advance.
 

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Man shoots off penis with own weapon while tucking it into waistband

It was cocked.

Local paper The Star reports he had accidentally shot himself while attempting to return the legal gun to the waistband off his trousers on Tuesday.

Superintendent Dwayne Wellington, commanding officer for Portland, told The Star “You can’t charge a man for shooting himself, unless you can prove that it's attempted suicide, as attempted suicide is an offence."
 

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(1) Which cited item was he tucking into his waistband when this accident occurred? :thought:

(2) The apparently original news story doesn't mention anything being "shot off", but simply states he "shot himself in the penis" ...

http://web3.jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20201016/man-shoots-own-penis
1. It does say "he had accidentally shot himself while attempting to return the legal gun to the waistband off [of] his trousers on Tuesday. I'm hazarding a guess it wasn't an assault rifle.

2. Probably typical Mirror sensationalism. 'Man slightly grazes penis in shooting incident' doesn't have the required click baityness.
 

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1. It does say "he had accidentally shot himself while attempting to return the legal gun to the waistband off [of] his trousers on Tuesday. I'm hazarding a guess it wasn't an assault rifle.

2. Probably typical Mirror sensationalism. 'Man slightly grazes penis in shooting incident' doesn't have the required click baityness.
I’m guessing:

a) “Appendix” carry, and;

b) A Glock pistol.

Appendix carry is popular for legal firearm owners, as it’s comfortable and makes drawing the pistol easier in certain scenarios. Also, it’s less liable to give away the fact that you’re armed, as the pistol doesn’t “print” through one’s clothing.

Glock pistols are extremely popular for a variety of reasons, but they have no external safety catch. If there’s a round chambered, and the trigger is pressed, it’ll do what it was designed to do, i.e. fire.

Mr. Perforated Penis left his finger on the trigger as he reinserted the pistol into its holster, and paid the penis penalty.

If one obeys the four simple rules of firearm safety, 99.9% of “gun accidents” are easily avoided.

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I’m guessing:

a) “Appendix” carry, and;

b) A Glock pistol.

Appendix carry is popular for legal firearm owners, as it’s comfortable and makes drawing the pistol easier in certain scenarios. Also, it’s less liable to give away the fact that you’re armed, as the pistol doesn’t “print” through one’s clothing.

Glock pistols are extremely popular for a variety of reasons, but they have no external safety catch. If there’s a round chambered, and the trigger is pressed, it’ll do what it was designed to do, i.e. fire.

Mr. Perforated Penis left his finger on the trigger as he reinserted the pistol into its holster, and paid the penis penalty.

If one obeys the four simple rules of firearm safety, 99.9% of “gun accidents” are easily avoided.

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I think the message gun lovers can take from this is 'Keep your Glock away from your cock'

Could make a good bumper sticker.
 

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I would expect 100% of gun accidents would be avoided by not having a gun in the first place.
Not really, as a depressing number of gun accidents involve some ****ing idiot shooting someone else.

If morons simply Darwinned themselves, l’d regard it as a spectator sport.

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I went to school with a kid who'd stashed a porno mag on one of the cisterns in the boy's toilets. We all found out because he'd gone in, climbed on the toilet to reach his mag, slipped and got his foot stuck in the u bend. They had to call the fire engine out to rescue him, foot stuck in the toilet with the mag on the floor where he couldn't reach it. :)
 

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I went to school with a kid who'd stashed a porno mag on one of the cisterns in the boy's toilets. We all found out because he'd gone in, climbed on the toilet to reach his mag, slipped and got his foot stuck in the u bend. They had to call the fire engine out to rescue him, foot stuck in the toilet with the mag on the floor where he couldn't reach it. :)
Reminds me of an early Casualty episode, where for some reason a yuppie-type bloke was discovered stuck standing up in a bog pan.
 

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He was punching the munchkin .. that's what he was doing
My dear Swifty, punching anyone is considered impolite on most occasions.
 

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How else can people get through all those boring meetings?
 

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That, unfortunately, is EXACTLY the sort of thing I am liable to do when not paying attention!
Yup, when I carry coffee cups and my phone into the kitchen I have to think 'Cups - left hand. Phone - right. Cups - left hand. Phone - right. Cups - left hand. Phone - right.' in case I chuck the phone in the sink.
 
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