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Moe's Stupid Technology Tavern: AWESOME POST in "Awww crap.", by RandomEngy
1. I read stories on the internet about people who do really stupid things with electronics.
2. I get very smug. "Hah, those people are retards, I would never do something that stupid!"
3. I stop being cautious about some gadget.
4. I do something retarded to that gadget, probably less than 5 minutes after thinking "Well I should be careful, but only just in case! I'd never do something as retarded as (whatever)!"
5. I feel like a retard.
The worst part is that this is the second time I've gone through this process, so apparently I didn't learn my lesson the first time.
Lack of caution around a mouse might mean you knock it off the table, or spill a drink on it. Ending up in a full toilet with the battery out of it is not carelessness, it is a mystery.
It's like, "oh man, I forgot to lock my car and now it's on the moon."