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Chthonic confesses: "Only last year did I discover why the lids of things in tubes have a recessed pointy bit built into them." Tell us about the facepalm moment when you realised you were doing something wrong.

(, Thu 15 Jul 2010, 13:23)
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Laurel and Hardy
While sat in my car in the supermarket car park the other day I witnessed this.

Two men, a big fat one and a skinny one, had bought the biggest TV I had ever seen and were rolling it towards their van balanced on 2 trollies. They had cleary decided to bring a van to transport this monster as it wouldn't have fitted in a car. So one of them opens the sliding door at the side of the van, but unfortunately the car next to them is parked too close and they can't get the TV in.

So they stand there and scratch their heads, and do a lot of pointing and nodding, then they pick up the TV again and start to lift it over the parked car, being very careful not to slide it on the roof. They strain to lift the box up over the car, one of them either side, arms at full stretch, knees quivering with the effort. Finally they get the TV in position and start to ease it into the van - thin bloke goes inside.

But for some reason it won't go straight inside - I can't see what's in there to block it - and they have to twist the box around. So thin guy's inside the van and fat bloke is outside, leaning right over the car, trying to twist the box around, sweating buckets and turning red. Eventually he leans it on the car roof, rushes round to be in between car and van, and gets underneath the box, lifting it manfully with much gurning and red-faced puffing.

The giant telly is finally slid into the van, they slide the door shut and relax with hands on knees, blowing out their cheeks, wiping foreheads etc. as they recover. Then slim guy gets in to the driver's seat, but fatty can't open the door wide enough to get in, because of the parked car. After a lot of gesticulating the driver finally has the bright idea of reversing the van out of the parking place so the fat guy can climb in. Easy. He reverses out, fat bloke opens the door and climbs in.

But before they drive off they want to check the TV's in position. So fatty quickly hops out, opens up the sliding door, and quickly repositions the TV by partially sliding it out and back in.

Now why didn't they just move the van in the first place? And why didn't they open the back doors? Well at least it kept me entertained for 10 minutes.
(, Sun 18 Jul 2010, 14:00, 4 replies)
and why you didn't offer to help?

(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:42, closed)
and spoil the entertainment?
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 22:34, closed)

I see this kind of retardness all the time in car parks.

Along with people who are clearly no disabled, parking in disabled spaces. And people who clearly don't have children with them, parking in the family spaces. Drives me up the wall.
(, Mon 19 Jul 2010, 13:51, closed)

A bit like gambling where you throw good money after bad, sometimes just stopping for a few minutes helps.
(, Tue 20 Jul 2010, 14:23, closed)

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