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#1 Edited by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

   There was a time when I believed that no person was actually stupid, just misguided. Now days I have been finding more and more cases to destroy my former faith in humanity. Here is the latest story to support my ever failing beliefs in the intelligence of people. 
 

http://www.ajc.com/news/owner-cant-have-puppy-831280.html
  
#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Wow

#3 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -
#4 Posted by melcene (3056 posts) -

/facepalm

#5 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
#6 Posted by htr10 (331 posts) -

 
Y'know, that is really terrible, but I guess I'll take stupid over evil.  If it really is the case that she wanted to send her son a puppy for his birthday and that she is just really, really, really dumb (likely mentally handicapped), that slightly edges out deliberate animal cruelty in my book (not in the end results necessarily, but in the universal how sick this makes me scale).  But yeah, wth.

#7 Edited by Lolimoto (44 posts) -

Giving a 11 year old boy this kind of responsibility is a bad idea already and I would have felt sorry for the dog - even if it didn't come in the mail.

#8 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

Just fantastic.

#9 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Welcome to the realm of the pleasently cynical.

#10 Posted by TobbRobb (4590 posts) -

Welcome to the world of a cynic, we got cookies.

#11 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@nintendoeats said:
"Welcome to the realm of the pleasently cynical. "

It feels a little like I read in those books. Slightly up-lifting.
#12 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

 Well, she had good intentions at least.

#13 Posted by Th3dz (332 posts) -

When I was in NY before the ferry to liberty island a woman actually sent a dog through the x-ray scanner in the security. That was funny, the guards were like NO NO NO no no ... aaaawwhhh ... And everyone in the area laughed as the woman started crying! And it was the best day ever!

#14 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -

Whoo Minnesota represent! This was all over the news over the past few days and they even interviewed the dude working at the post office when they discovered a barking moving box sitting on one of the shelves. 
  
The guy was absolutely dumbfounded when he opened the box to see a fucking live dog inside. Jokingly he said he was relieved that she at least put a two day rush on the package. Of course she could have spent a little extra to do the overnight.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@Kjellm87 said:
"  Well, she had good intentions at least. "
That would have killed a living being. Intentions don't really factor into this.
#16 Edited by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@Th3dz:
That sounds horrible... yet comical at the same time. Someone should put that as a bit on a TV show or movie. I could see it on Seinfeld.
#17 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

that was stupid of her

#18 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:

" @Kjellm87 said:

"  Well, she had good intentions at least. "
That would have killed a living being. Intentions don't really factor into this. "
My point is,
she was incredibly stupid , but she is not evil.
But I won't defend her, imagen if that package had arrived to the kid, wow, she should be glad it didn't.
#19 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@Kjellm87: 
 
Who the hell's arguing that she's evil? I think people are saying that she's dangerously stupid.
#20 Posted by eroticfishcake (7783 posts) -

There just isn't enough news in the world. Very recently, there was a guy who got stabbed by a fighting cock (it had a knife taped to it and it stabbed him in the leg). Also there was a guy who got shot by a fox. Don't know the details though.

#21 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" @Kjellm87:   Who the hell's arguing that she's evil? I think people are saying that she's dangerously stupid."

Someone needs to make a venn diagram of this. Stupid - Stupid/Evil - Evil. Put pictures and stuff too.
#22 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -
@Video_Game_King: 
I just felt like pointing it out for some reason .
 I guess I was thinking of people who could have done this out of pure evil .
#23 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
"There just isn't enough news in the world. Very recently, there was a guy who got stabbed by a fighting cock (it had a knife taped to it and it stabbed him in the leg). Also there was a guy who got shot by a fox. Don't know the details though. "

I want to know more about this Rambo/fox hybrid. Maybe it was mysterious fox, come to collect on a prayer.
#24 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

What a moron.

#25 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -
@Video_Game_King said:
" @Kjellm87 said:
"  Well, she had good intentions at least. "
That would have killed a living being. Intentions don't really factor into this. "
Hey! I thought emotions were disgusting in your world
#26 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@dbz1995: 
 
Where the hell did I express emotion?
#27 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

damn that is stupid of people. the dog probably would have died even if the person did overnight shipping.

#28 Posted by kimbokasteniv (115 posts) -

Eh, everyone does something extremely stupid at some point in their life. The most susceptible are those who think they are immune from doing stupid things.

#29 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

If you don't think that anyone is really stupid you don't spend enough time around people, just try listening to some conversations on the bus. I just assume that anyone I meet is stupid off the bat just to be safe.

#30 Posted by Catarrhal (826 posts) -
#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

fuck all the people living like animals and needing care and shit 
 
Guess is fine and thats all that fucking matters !!!

#32 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

meh also 
@eroticfishcake said:

" fighting cock "
hehe,cock.
#33 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Dumb shit like this happens everyday. It just doesn't get reported.

#34 Posted by Enigma777 (6070 posts) -

I'm surprised her son made it to 11. He must live away from her...

#35 Posted by fearthephins (148 posts) -

People never cease to amaze me ... The world is full of really dumb people.

#36 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@kimbokasteniv said:
" Eh, everyone does something extremely stupid at some point in their life. The most susceptible are those who think they are immune from doing stupid things. "
No.
#37 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2666 posts) -

Sometimes we do crazy things for people we love.     
The steps:   
-  I can see my son   
-  It is very important I get my son a gift for his birthday   
- My son wants a puppy...I will get him a puppy   
- I need to get this puppy to my son I cannot see   
- I MUST GET HIM THIS PUPPY!  I LOVE MY SON!!!    
- I can mail it.  I order things in the mail they arrive quickly and undamaged   
- I must get my son this puppy.   
- I will mail this puppy so my son will love me...so he will have a present     
  That's how that happens.   It seems so dumb when seen from the outside, but were not desperate parents estranged from our kids.    
 
-We should not drunk-dial my ex-wife…but we do.    
-We should not buy that cute woman at work roses, but then get mad when she feels weirder out because we have never talked before and she has a boyfreind.    
-We should not cut that tree down in our backyard with a tiny underpowered dull chain saw and HOPE it falls the other way.  
 
People do dumb stuff….it happens all the time.    

#38 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@MonkeyKing1969 said:
" Sometimes we do crazy things for people we love.     
The steps:   
-  I can see my son   
-  It is very important I get my son a gift for his birthday   
- My son wants a puppy...I will get him a puppy   
- I need to get this puppy to my son I cannot see   
- I MUST GET HIM THIS PUPPY!  I LOVE MY SON!!!    
- I can mail it.  I order things in the mail they arrive quickly and undamaged   
- I must get my son this puppy.   
- I will mail this puppy so my son will love me...so he will have a present     
  That's how that happens.   It seems so dumb when seen from the outside, but were not desperate parents estranged from our kids.    
 
-We should not drunk-dial my ex-wife…but we do.     "
I'm sorry, but I honestly believe your justification of this and then the comparison you made at the end is actually more stupid than what she did. 
 
Comparing putting a dog in a box and attempting to mail it to drunk dialing an ex lover. 
 
Wow.
#39 Posted by Ksaw (342 posts) -

Everyone has stupid ideas occasionally. However, most of us realize the idea is stupid long before the puppy goes in the box.

#40 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -
@MonkeyKing1969 said:
"Sometimes we do crazy things for people we love.     
The steps:   
-  I can see my son   
-  It is very important I get my son a gift for his birthday   
- My son wants a puppy...I will get him a puppy   
- I need to get this puppy to my son I cannot see   
- I MUST GET HIM THIS PUPPY!  I LOVE MY SON!!!    
- I can mail it.  I order things in the mail they arrive quickly and undamaged   
- I must get my son this puppy.   
- I will mail this puppy so my son will love me...so he will have a present     
  That's how that happens.   It seems so dumb when seen from the outside, but were not desperate parents estranged from our kids.    
 
-We should not drunk-dial my ex-wife…but we do.    
-We should not buy that cute woman at work roses, but then get mad when she feels weirder out because we have never talked before and she has a boyfreind.    
-We should not cut that tree down in our backyard with a tiny underpowered dull chain saw and HOPE it falls the other way.  
 
People do dumb stuff….it happens all the time.     "

I think you may have missed the part where she put air holes and then covered them up, and when she said she put water bottles in the box for the puppy. Like the puppy was going to be able to open a bottle.
#41 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

wow...the fuck.
#42 Posted by Conker (771 posts) -

LMAO

#43 Posted by BinaryDragon (638 posts) -

god people are stupid. /facepalm

#44 Posted by X19 (2306 posts) -

I come from the stand point that everyones a fucking idiot until proven otherwise.

#45 Edited by SubwayD (486 posts) -

I'm no English Professor, but I can't get my head around her quote. 
 

"I was deprived of my son not receiving his gift for his birthday," she said at the hearing, 


Whuh? 
 

 "I felt really, really bad as a mom."    


And I hope you feel really bad as a human too.  
Sheesh. What was she thinking? I mean, really. It boggles the mind. 
#46 Posted by Eaxis (911 posts) -

Do not send GiantBomb a mailbag puppy. It may take some time before they open it.
#47 Posted by mr_tickles (185 posts) -

"So you tellin me, that my son will get dis box by the eighff of Februaaary?" 

#48 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

The best part of this story is her actual belief that her son would get a delivery from the mail man and a dog would just hop out the box. Like it did not have travel from Minneapolis to Atlanta in a taped up box with no air holes, food, or means of telling that there is a dog in it.
 
I may not be a wizard, but even I know that's fucked up.

#49 Posted by MikkaQ (10281 posts) -

That's pretty fucked. How dumb do you have to be to mail a dog?

#50 Posted by Killroycantkill (1400 posts) -

This is the dumbest thing I've read in a while....   
 
And I read the GB fourms *zing*