Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Idiot Flag

In the spirit of Nathans post, I had him make me my very own flag:

Our house water filter needs to be replaced. I found this out because the washing machine intake filters (just some wire mesh placed at the end of the hot and cold water feeds) filled up with tiny pebbles. I yanked the washing machine out of its niche, unattached all the hoses, cleaned out the filters, reattached the intake hoses, and turned the washing machine back on. Those of you who have done this before may notice one operation that's missing from that set.

I started a load of laundry, and when I went into the kitchen for something, I found out what I had forgotten to do. Yep, I forgot to put the exhaust water hose back in the drain pipe.

Fortunately, I discovered this before the rinse cycle dumped a second load of water on the floor.


vince said...

As Scott Adams wrote in "The Dilbert Principle":

"People are idiots. Including me. Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. The only differences among us it that we're idiots about different things at different times."

John the Scientist said...

Well, I disagree with that a little. There are some people who are obviously idiots at a much more frequent rate than the rest of us, and to a much greater degree.

Jeri said...

How can you apply the principle of statistical deviation to a random event? Because idiocy across the general population is typically quite random.

Or not, depending on the person. ;)

Nathan said...