December 6 , 2006
DUMB: Giving your car keys to a friend when you are too drunk to drive is smart... unless your friend is legally blind. A man in New Zealand with just five per cent sight took the wheel of a car as two drunk passengers gave him instructions. The car missed the entrance to a parking garage, hitting a retaining wall and sign.
DUMBER: Robbing a couple of tourists in front of the White House (which is apparently crawling with law enforcement officers) is dumb. If the tourists happen to be a visiting chief of police and his wife... well, that's beyond dumb, that's just really, really bad luck. "This week, Chief Tom Casady [of Lincoln Nebraska] grabbed a man who tried to snatch his wife's purse in front of the White House. Casady, along with his wife, were in D.C. for a conference. The chief said he thought there was plenty of law enforcement near the White House so he grabbed the guy's arms and started yelling."
DUMBEST: What would you do to if you had a winning lottery ticket in your hand? Pick out a new car, toss all the money in your wallet in the air, dance on your desk, tell your boss where to stick it? A car salesman in England did all of the above. Of course, we wouldn't be mentioning it here if the ticket had been legit. His celebration came to an end after a phone call from the National Lottery office confirmed that he had misread his ticket. He was given his job back, but, after a great deal of teasing from his coworkers, he resigned and went to work for another car dealer.