What's the most stupid thing you did when you were younger?

@calai618 (1781)
Philippines
October 15, 2009 1:50pm CST
When i was in first grade , I had this classmate who told me that putting chilli on your forehead will take away headache so we both got some chilli from the school's garden and rubbed them on our foreheads. That's when I realized that she might have been correct because I actually forgot my headache but it's because my eyes got too hot and way way more unbearable than my headache. Our classmates panicked because they couldn't give us water to wash our faces because it might worsen the case. i really don't remember now what happened after that incident and how we managed to clean our faces. i would never wanna remember that experience again.. very stupid of me.
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19 responses
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
The stupid thing that ever happened to was when I was in age of 9, I was in my class when our teacher told us that we can do everything we want to do but do not go out of the room. So we do a lot of things that we can do in our room. We decided to read a book of a super hero. We prostrated it, I got the task of act of the villain. It was so fun, but a stupid thing happen, because I actually hit my classmate with my pen in his forehead, I was so nervous because he was crying, so I decided to hurt my self to. It was much more harder, I also cry because of the pain. But then, I saw all my classmates laughing at me because I saw that my classmate that I hit is just kidding when he cries...
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
oh my god, that's a literal example of "adding insult to injury" lol.. that must have really hurt..
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• India
16 Oct 09
Hi Calai618, After reading this,the first thing that struck in my mind was when we were in class 5, Me and my friends made our class teacher to fall.
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@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
OMG that's very bad..but at least you were with your friends. you can always argue that it was peer pressure or something like that haha
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@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
The most stupid thing that I have done when I was younger is I threw my shoe at a teacher during my kindergarten class. It was really stupid because the reason is so petty. The teacher singled me out as the noisiest in the class and just because of that I threw my shoe at her. lol. It was a good thing though that the shoe only hit her left thigh if it hit her face, I would heave been in so much trouble. lol. :)
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
hi calai^^;; lol with your experience but i had the same about chili. i was five at that time when i played with my childhood friends in my grandmother's neighborhood. we came across this chili plant and started picking it because we thought it's just some sort of plant with little reddish seeds. when we finished picking, one 9year old neighbor saw us and made fun of us by saying that the owner of the plant was angry because we just wasted it so we must eat it to avoid the spank...we were very afraid to be hit with a stick so without knowing the taste of chili, we just all put in our mouths all what's in our hands and started chewing only to cry after. my mouth felt like it had bulged and swell too much i can't feel any but the spice...i went home to my grandmother crying that was really so stupid to believe..though i can say, i like chili now
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
You are the third person in here who have had issues with chili lol. I guess we should never really underestimate that fruit (or vegetable? whichever!). Lucky you that incident did not affect you now that you've grown up already. As for me, I never dared touching any of it. I never liked it after everything that had happened. Lol.
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
oh that experience may have given you a phobia to chili (this i don't know how to call hehe) so far i didn't feel like that..and i was able to adopt it because of college friends who would squeeze chili sauce to our pizza whenever we eat where in i had to eat because i was hungry lol
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@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
Well, 1. When I was veeery young I mistook an ammost finished bar of blue soap for chewing-gum and I ate it. 2. Not so much older, I thought the vey old woman owner of the bar I used to go was a beggar and I gave her money. In my head there was a connection: old/bad-looking/poor. Don't ask me why, I don't know. 3. When I was in first grade the teacher was explaining how plants make roots, and she did it by putting beans in the cotton. In the afternoon I went to the shop with my mum and while she was buyng fruits I picked one bean of any kind there was in the shop and as soon as I went home I gave them to my mum proudly, without realzing they were STOLEN. My mum was so shocked I still remember it, and I could never ever steal anything, not ever a bean, again. There would be more, I just have to think about it...
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
your number 2 is very stereotypical but really funny and embarassing..I don't even want to ask what te reaction of the woman was.. hehe..your number 3 I think is something that a lot of us are guilty of..children really are prone to that without their knowledge of course..hehe
@XiaoLin (289)
• Italy
20 Oct 09
Well, my mother saw the scene happening so she run to me and she took me away explaining me thet she was sitting there (on a chair, not on the floor) because the shop was hers, not because she was asking for money. I don't really remember the reaction of the old woman. I wasn't even embarassed. The one who was very very embarassed was my mother, though. She was used to being embarassed by things I would say in public, though. Once I heared some women chatting in a shop, talking in dialect. My parents aren't from the place where we were living, so we never spoke any dialect at home. I asked aloud wich language were they speaking, because I didn't recognise it as Italian.
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
16 Oct 09
I tried to fix our night light with the portrait of virgin mother in it and its quite nice to see when its dark. However, the electric cord was too short so I cut the cord and connected it with longer cord. But at that time I did not realise that there are two cords (positive and negative). Before we slept that night, I told my father to plug it in and we had a short circuit at home, we didn't have electricity all night. Was not a very smart thing! I learned from it though, that I repaired a lot of our flourescent lights who were in storage and made them work again.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
I bet your father did not know upto now that you were the one to blame for that..lol..But it's good to know that bad things like that can actually turn out to be positive :D
@jenyenh (205)
• Maldives
20 Oct 09
Oh my father did know. The whole family knew when we didnt have power the whole night! It was a lesson learnt from me and that I know it by heart now.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
16 Oct 09
I don’t remember how old I was; I think I was quiet young, about five maybe. I decided to light some candles and let the wax drip on my fingers, I think I was trying to cover my hands with wax like a glove...I know...Pretty silly! As you can imagine, I poured the wax on my thumb and that was enough! I had a blister the size of a marble and I still recall screaming my head off as my mother was attempting to burst it and disinfect it!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I use to do that too!!!! I would light candles and let them drip onto my palm..didn't know what I was thinking really.. lol
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
17 Oct 09
It is a wonder what any of us were thinking when we were younger, maybe we weren't thinking at all!
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I had something similar happen! In second grade my teacher brought in a chili plant. It was beautiful! She said not to touch it but not why. Of course, I touched it! Then I rubbed my eye--OUCH!! I didn't want her to know that I'd been so stupid so I sat there calmly while my eye felt like it was burning up. When recess came I went to the bathroom and drenched my eye till it felt a little better! After that, I always asked why!
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Woah..did you do that out of curiosity or you just totally forgot that you touched the plant? Stupid chilli plant..It's proven already. lol.
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@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I did it out of curiosity. I have always been curious and if someone tells me not to do something I'm sorely tempted to do it! I was very proud of myself for having enough self control that Mrs. Laird didn't know I'd disobeyed her. But my eye was so red, I'm sure she saw it and knew and didn't want to embarrass me in front of the class, she was a very compassionate person and a great teacher!
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
15 Oct 09
Hi calai, my cousin and me wrote letters, supposedly from our mothers, requesting we be allowed to go home at lunch time. The ridiculous part was we thought we would get away with it. We were met at the front of the school by our mothers, and were then confronted by our teacher, who had alerted them. They all had a good laugh, and we weren't punished.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Wow lucky you, you weren't punished! But wasn't that embarrassing? I bet if your classmates knew about how you were busted, they'd be laughing their butts off or maybe teasing you too. That's usually what happened when we were younger at school lol.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
16 Oct 09
Can't remember much about how the rest of the class reacted. This was nearly sixty years ago now, so I suppose that's understandable.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
19 Oct 09
I was in my sixth standard. One girl came to my neighbour's house as guest. She told me that moon is her lover and that at 7.00 PM, he will come down to the hill next to our quarters to meet her. I and my another friend wanted to see how moon will look and we went to the hill one day and were waiting upto 8.30 PM for the moon to come down. We were wondering why the girl has not come. Our family members got panicked and searched everywhere and when we came home, we had nice beating. Another thing she told was that in her house if they open tap, coffee will come. I was opening my house tap every now and then and was wondering why only water was coming.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
hahaha..very naughty girl..or maybe she was just told the same thing as well and was just sharing you the information lol :D
@LiveLove (445)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I tasted yellow snow. For whatever reason I though it would be lemon flavored so I tried it. It didn't taste like anything but I almost had a heart attack when my cousin told me it was pissy snow. Let me remind you that I was VERY YOUNG.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
lol for once right there i thought there was really yellow snow lol..
@allknowing (69373)
• India
16 Oct 09
It was pitch dark outside and there was some kind of activity going on on the road. So I put my bedroom light to see what is going on there! Real stupid. Right?
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
Hahaha. I suddenly remembered the joke of the missing coin. Someone dropped a coin in a very dark place so he decided to go to the area where it was well-lit to look for the coin..haha
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
16 Oct 09
Soon as I read the discussion question, the first thing that struck was the chewing gum incident. I still can't believe I could be so dumb as I was on that day when I had bought a handful of gums on eat on my school trip and a friend bluntly told me that chewing gums are detrimental to health and I came to believe it seriously. To top that, he even asked me to hand over the gums to him which he would later on dispose of at a rightful place, to which I thankfully agreed. Many years hence, we would still joke about this (now) stupid thing which I then did completely out of innocence.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
lol that was funny.. based on ta you said, I am starting to believe that stupid things when we were little are actually meant to happen just so we have to laugh at when we get older or else life would be boring..hehe
• Indonesia
16 Oct 09
when i was child i always eat my nose dirt.i like very much when i was child.then someday my mom saw me eat it and my mom was very angry and shame on me because i did it.i can't forget it along my life
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
I think I know a lot of kids like that but I can't remember if I was the same when I was younger..My sister however was different, she would eat her stool when she was younger.. My father was the one who said that and my mother confirmed it so it might really just be true.. disgusting!!!
• United States
16 Oct 09
At naptime in Kindergarten our teacher would often take a bathroom break. As soon as the door door closed, someone would always yell, "Teacher's gone!" and we would all sit up and talk. Then one day no one yelled when she left the room, so I sat up and did it. Unfortunately, I didn't see that the school nurse had slipped in and was sitting in a chair in the corner! I was caught in the act with the whole class for witnesses.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
15 Oct 09
Well not sure of my age at the time. I think i was around six maybe. There were these little ball things that were on the end of antennas. Smaller then a marble. Well i can't remember exactly what both my brother and I were doing but some how i managed to end up swallowing the ball part cause it could unscrew off the top. Anyways my brother told me to drink a big glass of water. And we never told no one else cause didn't want to get in trouble. So im sure its long gone through my digestive system now. LOL.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Lol. that's usually what young kids do, not tell about what they had done or lie about it. they don't wanna get punished or afraid of getting laughed at.that is why we'd rather deal with troubles ourselves than tell others haha..
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
I remember when I was younger,a friend of mine who was in our neighborhood and older than me said that to quench your thirst,you spit saliva and that thirst will be gone.one day,as I was out with my mom,while waiting for a ride,I got thirsty.there are no stores nearby,so we couldn't buy a drink.I remembered what my friend said and I started spitting on the ground.I am still thirsty,so I spit more.when our ride came,I am still thirsty,so I spit on the bus.this old lady looked at me with a disgusted face.my mom reprimanded me for doing so,so I just told her I am thirsty.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
20 Oct 09
This is a good discussion and I am sure there are a lot of people out there who have done some stupid things in their youth,and I am not different,one of the stupidest things I did when I was a kid that comes to mind is when I was in the tenth grade and it was ten minute break before second period,and I was in my second period math class,and one of my class mates who I did not like dared me to climb out the classroom window,and I knew he would call me a chicken if I did not,so I did it,and I was coming around to go back when I saw someone,I was hoping it was a student,but when I heard "You wait right there" I knew I had been caught,it was Coach Bullins and he took me to Mrs. Miller my second period teacher,and she took me to the office,and Assistant Principal Williams was trying not to laugh,and Office Kimmel was laughing his butt off,and it was pretty funny,and they gave me In School Suspension for the rest of the day,have a great day,good luck with your life,and all of your mylotting goals,and Happy Posting.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Oct 09
hi calai618 oh my my most stupid thing I did was in the first grade.for some reason now unknown to me I tied my shoelaces to each other so when the teacher asked me to come to the blackboard to answer a simple math problem, I could barely walk. I remember all the other pupils laughing loudly and being so embarrassed yet I' had done this stupid thing to myself. The teacher was kindness itself and sat me down, and untied my shoelaces. Then she told me to tie my shoes then do the problem. well at last I got the darned problem answered and sat down. all the other kids must have thought I was an idiot. I never have figured out why I did it in the first place.