Friday, June 1, 2012

Dumb & Dumber

 A lady named Rachel Hartman of Spokane Washington USA, submitted the following account of a bizarre incident she witnessed involving two very amateurish roof repair men.

She begins by informing us that the house across the street was in dire need of repair, a real fixer upper, so to speak. Shortly after a young couple had bought it, she observed two workmen climb up on its steep chalet-style roof, in order to repair its holes. 

The first guy using a rope, tied himself to a tree branch near to the edge, the second guy’s ingenious safety plan was to tie himself to his buddy.

Her friend, an experienced roofer, went outside and told them that it wasn't a good idea and offered some advice on how best to secure themselves properly. They paid no heed to his warning.

Needless to say, on this damp, steep roof with many holes in it, the first guy eventually slipped and fell. He fell about fifteen feet before smacking into the tree trunk, breaking his collarbone and dislocating his shoulder. He then continued down, hitting the ground, spraining his ankle, and pulling his friend down with him. Fortunately for idiot number 2, he was on the other side of the roof and was able to stop his fall by grabbing onto a chimney.

In this particular case, it’s hard to decide who the dumber of them is. It’s a miracle that no serious harm came to the tree. 


Ernest Roper
Regional Manager Durban


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