by Ron Daly
Ever bite down on your tongue while you're eating a lemon? It's a double-whammy of pain. There's the acidic burn of the lemon juice and the "yow that smarts" of cutting your tongue with your teeth. The thought of it is enough to make you wince.
It's one of those blunders that you could have avoided in a few different ways. For one, stop eating lemons, you weirdo. For two, chew more thoroughly. You've got no one to blame but yourself.
The first "Duh of the Week" has a lot in common with this twofer of pain - it's something that could have been avoided and it's easily the stupidest combination of dumb ideas I've ever heard.
A Portland-area teen...
What a dumb move. For starters, he drives home drunk (under-aged, mind you), hitting TWO PARKED CARS in the process. As if that wasn't enough of a bonehead move, he POSTED ABOUT IT ON FACEBOOK, complete with a little winky-face emoticon.
If you have young people in your home, now's the time to have "the talk" with them.
- Sit them down.
- Tell them you love them.
- Explain that if they need a ride, you'll come get them, no matter the situation.
- Tell them they should never ride in a car with a drunk driver.
- Gently remind them how hard you're going to kick their butt if they ever do something this idiotic.
Kudos to the thoughtful Facebook followers who informed the police and got him booked for his idiotic crime. Maybe now, he'll be sending a status update:
"In jail :( Not as fun as I though it would be..."
Are your employees behaving resposibly on social media? Is the person in charge of your Facebook account making the right decisions? How sure can you be about all that? Time to start that long-awaited social media policy, maybe? Maybe employees can use "the talk", too.
Comments always welcome. Happy 2013 to everyone!