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Seek's avatar

Why would anyone think it's a good idea to "test" a bullet-proof vest when they're actually wearing a flak jacket?

Asked by Seek (34744points) September 12th, 2016
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elbanditoroso's avatar

And once again, the process of natural selection shows its primacy. Stupid people do stupid things.

Sneki95's avatar

“The witness reported that Mendez sat in a chair and put the vest on, wondering whether it worked, and that Garibaldi took out a gun, said, “Let’s see,” and shot.”

That sentence shows that the answer you look for is either “a sadist” or “a complete moron”.

ragingloli's avatar

You can actually test them
by putting them on a stick.

Seek's avatar

It wasn’t even a bulletproof vest.

That would be, I dunno, the first step in any controlled experiment? Finding out whether the thing your testing is actually the thing you want to be testing?

Oh, and I have seen the damage left behind by functioning Kevlar vests. It’s not fun.

This was a long series of poor choices.

Blondesjon's avatar

Why would blood relatives reproduce with each other?

I have no clue, but, I’m pretty sure that’s how native Floridians are made and why shit like this always happens in America’s dick.

CWOTUS's avatar

I was looking for something else when I found this, and I find that it works better than what I had been seeking:

“What’s the use you learning to do right when it’s troublesome to do right and ain’t no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same?”
― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

It’s not exactly true in this case, but… very little is ever absolutely true, anyway.

tinyfaery's avatar

Oh, Florida. Only you.

Seek's avatar

I’ve gotta get out of here.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Stupid shit happens everywhere. A friend of my son’s thought a gun was unloaded and, just goofing around, he pointed it at his head and pulled the trigger,
It was loaded.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I believe that the word “bullet” and the phrase “good idea” don’t belong in the same sentence.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

@Dutchess_III Was that the son’s friend whom you kind-of-sort-of adopted?

Regardless, what a horrific story.

Sneki95's avatar

@Dutchess_III And people still think it’s a good idea to keep guns in the house….

Poor kid.

imrainmaker's avatar

Stupidity at it’s best!!!

Dutchess_III's avatar

No….he wasn’t one of my motherless boys. He was just a high school friend. He and my son asked if they could borrow two of our dune buggies off the show room floor to take to prom. We said, “Sure.” I have a picture of them together, but it’s on CD.

We used to have a 1968 boat with an Evanrude (sp) motor. I used to feel like Jackie-O in that boat.
One time my son’s friend and his girlfriend were with us, and we took them on a slow, lazy tour of the lake as the shun was going down. The sat, quietly, in the bow of the boat, in each others arms, the warm, setting colors gently playing over them.
At one point he turned and said, “Thank you for this. I will never forget it!”

It wasn’t long after that…...

Coloma's avatar

“Lets see!” Famous last words. lol
Aaah well, there’s one born every minute.
Maybe the family will donate the guys body to science. :-/

Dutchess_III's avatar

I don’t find it amusing.

Sneki95's avatar

@Coloma Not cool, bruh.

Coloma's avatar

@Sneki95 Humor, humor, and I’m a sistah not a bruh

Seriously, you’ve got to just shake your head in wonderment and I do find it quite amusing. I’m in @elbanditoroso camp, natural selection, weed out the stupid. I agree with @ragingloli as well, just hang the damn vest on a fence post before you go all gangsta.

Sneki95's avatar

@Coloma Oh, you were talking about the guy who shot his cousin! I thought you were referring to the kid @Dutchess_III mentioned.

“Let’s see” was told by the shooter, not by the shot one.

edit: and i kind of agree with the Dutchess. Not really amusing. Stupid, but not hilarious.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I just can not find anything vaguely amusing in the OP’s story, @Coloma. I don’t find anything amusing about the accident my son’s friend had.

Coloma's avatar

@Sneki95 Yes, the “lets see” was just such a blockheaded move. It was the shooters famous last words.
@Dutchess_III No offense intended, just the whole scenario is fifty shades of stupid.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes, it is. But not funny or humorous. They were living, breathing human beings, with families, maybe kids, wives, friends.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I tracked the picture down. it’s from 2004 or 2005.

Coloma's avatar

@Dutchess_III Okay, I won’t call it humorous, I’ll call it ironic, which does contain a grain of dark humor, usually.
The irony of stupidity. You know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Something about boredom makes anything worth a shot. Pun intended.

I can remember being bored as a teenager, and doing some REALLY stupid things. Sometimes when my friends and I get super drunk, we play a game called ‘knife toss.’
It basically involves us throwing a knife around a circle (sometimes on fire) until a girlfriend makes us stop, or somebody goes to the ER.

So….. I’ll try not to judge this guy, but it is indeed a form of natural selection.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The impression I got was that it was an impulse decision by the cousin who did the shooting, not the guy who was wearing the vest. So the wrong person got culled.

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