Tales Of Brave Ulysses

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Here’s a tasty nugget from Jimbo, one of the funniest things I’ve read all week.
Salaried Sophomoric: Don’t Bogart Our Lord

I received in my email a lineup of supposed Darwin awardees. I think it may have been a cheap spinoff because few of the stories ended up with someone actually being dead. Looking past that, I thought this story was pretty damned impressive:
After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for 3 days.

This story is good on so many levels. 1.) A bus driver needs to stop for a drink. 2.) Said bus driver is still on duty. 3.) Instead of picking up some driving booze, bus driver opts to stop in for a quick one at a bar. 4.) But bar is not just any bar, it is an illegal bar. 5.) Bus is full of loonies. 6.) Bus driver forgets that loonies look to exploit any opening and will escape at will. 7.) Bus driver thinks on his feet without regard for the inconvenience of others. 8.) No mention of loonies rounded up and returned to their confinement.

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