Sunday, January 31, 2010

Doofus Of The Day #316

Today's Doofus is from Australia.

"I hit my ear on the boom of my truck and broke the headset of my phone," Mr Gardner told the Northern Territory News.

"So I got some superglue and glued it back together - and that was ... when my boss rang."

The truck driver said he usually had the phone's headset in his ear most of the day.

"I guess I didn't think much of it when I put it back into my ear to talk to the boss.

"I drove from Casuarina to Rapid Creek when I realised I had done something kinda stupid."

After having the headset in his ear for more than five minutes the adhesive had hardened - and Mr Gardner found himself with a earpiece glued into his ear.

"Usually it's in my ear all day anyway - friends suggested to leave it in there and just plug my ear into the powerpoint at night to charge it. But I did get a little worried and thought 'This is not good, this is really not good at all'."

Mr Gardner told the Northern Territory News it crossed his mind to use his pocket knife to remove the unwanted gear from his ear.

"I realised I didn't want to see myself going to a doctor to put my ear back on after I chopped it off.

"So I used a spoon."

The 43-year-old said he scraped the earpiece out of his ear with a spoon but several pieces of skin were still stuck to the headphones.

"Yes, it did hurt - but I guess I did hurt my pride much more than it did hurt my ear."

There's more at the link.

This being Australia, where 'taking the p***' has been developed to a fine art form, I wonder how long it'll take him to live this one down among his mates?



Morris said...

As an Aussie myself, I can tell you he will not live that down for..


Shrimp said...

I've done some boneheaded, ham-fisted, purely stupid things in my not-that-long life.

I can say with certainty, I've not done something that stupid (yet).

Old NFO said...

hehehe- Never at the first guess... :-)

Chris said...

At least he was smart enough to think "A knife in my ear probably isn't a good idea".

B_L said...

I know a lady who is deaf in one ear because she "forgot" she had a q-tip in her ear when she answered the phone. She now has five children and works for Americans for Obama in NY.

All true. (sigh)