When I was 16 and first starting to drive I was going to be nice and put gas in my dad's car seeing as how he was letting me drive it. Sounds like a responsible thing to do, right? Well my dad stressed to me to always put UNLEADED gas in the car. I pull into the gas station (and this is when they had just started doing self-serve) and got out of the car. I'm looking at the different types of gas and they had LEAD FREE and LEADED. Well I got back in the car and headed home to apologize to daddy for not putting gas in the car. I wasn't sure which one to put in because none of them said UNLEADED. Duh! I didn't think it was to funny but my dad got a kick out of it.
Around the same time period my Grandpa had given us a bunch of apples. One night I decided to make an apple pie. I made the pie crust from scratch and I really filled the pie with apples. It was gorgeous!! I proudly took a piece to my dad and he was amazed at how perfect my pie looked. Then he tasted it............he made a terrible face and ask me what I put in it. I showed him the ingredients and then we discovered that the bowl of "sugar" that was on the table was really canning salt. I had put canning salt into my beautiful pie instead of sugar. I didn't make another apple pie for probably a good 20 years and my dad still gets a kick out of this story 30 years later.
Okay, last story. When I was in my late 20's I went to get gas for my car on my lunch hour. The gas station was just a block or so from where I worked. I park the car, fill it up and go into pay. I'm paying and chit chatting with the cashier when he says, "is that your car?" I don't even look I just tell him the color thinking somebody else must be getting gas too. He says, "No, LOOK, is that your car?" I look out and my car is rolling backwards out of the driveway of the gas station and headed for 4 lanes of 45 mile an hour traffic. I go running out after my car, mind you I'm in a dress and heals, trying to "catch it". It just kept on going almost hitting a couple of cars as it went across the road. OMG, I about died every time a car started coming. Amazingly, my car did a good job of driving itself and it didn't hit anyone. It got all the way across and bounced off the curb and then stopped. I ran across the street and as I'm saying a few prayers I started it back up and got out of there. I almost died I was so embarrassed!!
These are just a couple of True stories of some of the stupid things that I have done. Thankfully I am not quite so "blonde" anymore!! I think I had to do a couple of stupid things just to give my dad something to tease me about.............for the rest of my life!!!
Now it's your turn. Come on, I know I'm not the only one out there that did some stupid things!! At least I hope not! So tell us your true stories!!
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