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I know nothing

I saw something in her house. It didn’t quite make sense. I asked her about it.

“What do you think?”, she asked.

I thought about it, then made a spectacularly stupid guess. So stupid I’m way too embarrassed to reveal what it was, or even what sparked the question in the first place.

She laughed. Oh, how she laughed. She laughed loudly and long. I laughed too, when I thought about how stupid it was.

There was a more sensible explanation as it happens, but it made me think about how over the years from time to time, I’ve done things and said things that in retrospect (often mere milliseconds afterwards) have seemed incredibly stupid. Much as I’d like to think I’m a smartypants, they’ll keep happening every so often. All part of growing older and wiser I suppose.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

One reply on “I know nothing”

after my last incredibly stupid action at a function, a friend of mine loaned me a t-shirt to wear at the next function. it said “to be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid”. pity it didn’t say anything about me being not so young but still being stupid.

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