Here's a few reports of stupidity that actually happened in Australia from some of our “intelligent” aussies
Number One. Brisbane
"I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control centre in Brisbane (Queensland). Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and, at the end of the conversation, happened to mention that she had given her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter into the emergency room right away".
Number Two. Sydney
Some Boeing employees on the airfield in Sydney, New South Wales, decided to steal a life raft from one of the 747s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. Shortly after they took it for a float on the harbour, they noticed a Westpac Rescue Helicopter coming towards them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at Boeing.
Number Three, Brisbane
A man, wanting to rob a Bank of Queensland (BOQ), walked into the Branch and wrote ';Put all ya muny in this beeg.' While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window. So he left the Bank and crossed the street to the National Australia Bank (NAB). After waiting a few minutes in line, he handed his note to the teller. She read it and, surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the Harbour, told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of Queensland deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a NAB deposit slip or go back to Bank of Queensland. Looking somewhat defeated, the man said, 'OK' and left. He was arrested a few minutes later, as he was waiting in line back at the Bank of Queensland. This happened in Brisbane, Queensland.
Number Four, Cairns
A guy walked into a alcohol store in Cairns (North Queensland) with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier refused and said, 'Because I don't believe you are over 21.'
The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she didn't believe him. At this point, the robber took his driver's licence out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and she put the Scotch in the bag.. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that she got off the licence. They arrested the robber two hours later.
Number Five, Adelaide
A pair of robbers entered a record shop nervously waving revolvers. The first one shouted, 'Nobody move !'
When his partner moved, the startled first bandit shot him.
Happened in Adelaide (South Australia).
Number Six, Perth
A guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a brick through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run.
So he lifted the brick and heaved it over his head at the window. The brick bounced back knocking him unconscious.
It seems the liquor store window was made of Flexi-Glass. The whole event was caught on videotape.
Happened in Perth, West Aust.
Number seven, Surfers Paradise
"My daughter went to a local McDonalds and ordered a burger. She asked the person behind the counter for 'minimal lettuce.'
He said he was sorry, but they only had iceberg."
Happened in Surfer's Paradise, Queensland.
Number eight, Melbourne
"I was at the airport, checking in at the gate when an airport employee asked, 'Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?"
To which I replied, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?"
He smiled knowingly and nodded. "That's why we ask."
Happened in Melbourne, Victoria ..
Number nine, Dubbo
"When my husband and I arrived at a car dealer to pick up our car, we were told the keys had been locked in it. We went to the service department and found a mechanic working feverishly to unlock the driver's side door. As I watched from the passenger side, I instinctively tried the door handle and discovered that it was unlocked. 'Hey,' I announced to the technician, 'it's open!'
His reply, 'I know - I already done that side.'
Happened at the FORD dealership, Dubbo, New South Wales.