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Pouring Scalding Water on Myself, and Other Acts of Cluelessness

Posted by: By Tom Woods | November 29, 2017

I was so busy in graduate school that I was always looking for ways to save time.

I swear to you this really happened:

I was cooking pasta. I thought: rather than bring the pot to the sink and then pour the boiling contents into the colander, I’ll be more efficient and pour it into the colander on my way to the sink.

Of course, the boiling water went right through the colander onto my legs, scalding me.

This is Mr. Prestigious Ph.D., I remind you.

Or this: when I had to provide a urine sample for an insurance company, I somehow let my friends trick me into taking it to the wrong building. (Sorry — you never know what you’re going to get when you read my emails.)

Or this: despite being Mr. Online Earning Man over here, I was completely unaware of this, which can change your financial outlook darn fast:

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