Some people are so DUMB!

Canada
May 25, 2007 12:37pm CST
Lol, please don't take this the wrong way. It certainly gave me and my partner a good laugh. Yesterday, we bought a little table top charcoal grill. I've wanted one for ever, but the area we live in is known for being a little bit rough. Stealing, in particular, is an issue, and so we wanted something that we could bring indoors once it's cooled down. So, we buy the grill, and set it up, and start grilling. Whilst we were grilling, my partner brought out a chair for the plates. Now, this chair is what we used to use for the PC desk, and it's falling apart, to the extent that it wouldn't support anyone's weight. It's not even worthy of being junk. After we had dinner, we headed indoors, closed the glass door and the curtains and watched a little bit of television. Later in the evening, we had to head out, and so, I figure okay, I'll bring the grill and everything in from outside. I go outside, and there's the grill, and everything we used, such as charcoal, lighter fluid, utensils - but no chair. Some idiot had stolen the chair! With everything out there, it would have made far more sense to steal the grill and the accessories we bought to go with it, but no, they stole the one thing we've been meaning to get rid of because there was no further use for it LOL. Telling my partner was awesome. The look on his face was priceless. We can't get over how DUMB some people can be, but at the same time, we would like to thank whoever took the chair off our hands. They did us a huge favor LOL.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
26 May 07
OH!! That's toooooo funny!!!! We were selling an ATV and put it out on the side of the road - along with some other peoples things, everyone does it on this corner. After a couple days it dissappeared!!! Now we want to get rid of a cap for a truck we no longer own and are going to put it out there with a sign - "Just steal me too"! It'll probably sit there for years...
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• Canada
26 May 07
LOL @ putting a sign out there! I should do that with the rest of our unwanted stuff too! I can guarantee it'll be gone within the hour!
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@gabs8513 (48821)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Lol well I have to say that was not a professional then lol Mind you if it was dark outside lol they will find out when they get it home But I have to admit why the Chair and not the Grill and that
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• Canada
25 May 07
Lol, it was still light, and so they can't have failed to notice the state of it. Not only that, the grill was cold already too. Maybe they didn't want to run the risk of burning their hands, and so just didn't take the chance. Most people round these parts aren't professionals lol, they just don't have any common sense. Come to think of it, maybe thats the problem ... :P
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@gabs8513 (48821)
• United Kingdom
25 May 07
Lololol well I hope they can make use of the Chair I am sorry though that you have to live in that sort of Enviroment
• Singapore
25 May 07
Are you sure the chair didn't get burned into ashes by mistake or something? :P Anyway, it's crappy that you are living in such a "precarious" neighborhood. Thieves! Yucks! Shame of them!!
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• Canada
25 May 07
Lol, I'm positive the chair didn't get burned to ashes. We used it for the plates, not the Grill :P Honestly, this is the first time we've had anything stolen, and we've never had any other problems while we've been here, apart from the stupid dumb ladies in the office about our kitchen sink :o) I just find it totally amusing how they took the one useless thing.
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• Singapore
25 May 07
Maybe the thief just thought to be nice and leave you the more expensive things. Or he just needed a chair. :P
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
25 May 07
I don't know why someone would steal an old chair. But that story is funny. Better check around the house. Whoever stole it might have used it to get into a window and rob you blind...lol. I hope not, but it sounds like you live in a place where what is yours is also free game for everyone else.
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• Canada
26 May 07
Lol, we live on the ground floor so they wouldn't need the chair :P However, with our windows, they'd stand no chance. At the top is an old fashioned lock, that allows us to have the window open without danger of the kids climbing out. To reach that lock, we need the chair LOL.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
25 May 07
Oh that story is fantastic...hey maybe they thought the chair was a priceless antique or something worthy of Sotheby's--LOL--but hey, they did you a favor now? Didn't they?
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• Canada
25 May 07
Oh yes Pyewacket LOL. Definitely worthy of Sotheby's - garbage can LOL. They certainly did us a favor though lol, and my partner and I are still in a state of shock about it. Every time I mention it he starts off giggling and then we end up laughing uproariously about it LOL.
@MH4444 (2163)
• United States
25 May 07
That's really sad.
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• Canada
25 May 07
Sad but funny too lol.
@bonbon664 (3480)
• Canada
25 May 07
Thieves and criminals are generally idiots, that just goes to prove it.
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• Canada
25 May 07
Absolutely LOL. Without a doubt. Heck, they couldn't even get money for scrap for it LOL.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
25 May 07
that is really funny, the theives, burgulars are always fools because they are fools that is why they steal things and they have proved that they are fools but i think that you should thank God for making him such fool, and you should thank that person who took the chair instead of the other things
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@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
25 May 07
Wow what a great story.LOL I love it. Yes some people are truely dumb. And I cant believe they came up when you still at home. Now that takes guts right there.LOL I guess why will never figure out some people.
• Canada
26 May 07
Oh, it definitely takes guts, but see thats the thing. Our curtains were closed to keep out the sun because it shines onto the television. We couldn't see out, and they couldn't see in. It just astounds me that they took the chair and not the grill. The only thing I can think is that maybe they saw us using it beforehand and decided that it might still be too hot for them to handle. After all, a burn from a grill is a nasty burn.
@sacmom (14360)
• United States
28 May 07
I guess the old saying is true "one person's trash is another person's treasure". What a funny story. Thank you for sharing it with us here. My husband and I got a good laugh from it! LOL
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
28 May 07
That is just hilarious! They must have needed a chair really bad! LOL! I'm thinking, you can wrap some of your trash up at Christmas time in wrapping paper and set it on the porch and see who will take it for you.
@rx4life (1935)
• United States
27 May 07
What a great story...LOL...I am happy for you that they chose the donation chair instead of something more valuable to you!!!
@mamacathie (3930)
• United States
27 May 07
That is so funny! That did you a huge favor and don't even know it. Thanks for sharing that story.
@MsTickle (24734)
• Australia
27 May 07
Oh my! I can imagine the look on your partners face. I can also imagine the reaction when the thief realised what he'd stolen. I'm still laughing.