An example of temper overriding thoughts of safety.
Graeme was watching a Soccer Cup final on TV with his father and younger
brother. As his mum set about her seemingly endless rounds of household
chores, she bemoaned Father's lack of interest in washing the car, mowing
the lawn, etc. Guys, you know the drill.
After ten minutes of ironing and griping, she uttered the classic female
complaint. "You never pay attention to me!" This met with the usual
response from the sofa. "Yeah, in a minute." This was the final straw.
She decided to take charge of the situation.
Dramatically, she huffed into the kitchen and returned with a large pair of
scissors, stomped loudly 'round the back of the TV, grabbed what she
thought was the cable, and cut though it with one deft movement of the
shears. She then made an involuntarily deft movement, flying across the
room and crashing against the door into a dazed and electri-fried heap.
At that point, Father and his sons started paying attention to Mum. She
survived, and she even laughs about it today. But Father always seems
sheepish when the story is told.
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