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Postby Nesikep » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:37 pm

Anyone else ever forget to put the drain plug back in the oil pan and start filling oil? Yep, did that one once... To my credit I didn't drive off with no oil in the engine.
What about putting a chainsaw chain on backward? I noticed really quickly, but it was one of those brain fart moments
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby Ridgefarmer63 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:52 pm

Got truck stuck in mud. Opened the door to look back, put it in reverse and hammered it.
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Postby gizmom » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:07 pm

Are you talking just today?

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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby Dave » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:17 pm

Not buying Micro Soft at the IPO. Had a guy trying to get me to buy and I had the money. Later I figured every $2,000 would have turned into a million.
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby dun » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:18 pm

Rafter S wrote:How about stupidest thing you've ever done that didn't end bad?

That's easy. Marrying my ex-wife
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:40 pm

dun wrote:
Rafter S wrote:How about stupidest thing you've ever done that didn't end bad?

That's easy. Marrying my ex-wife
divorcing my first wife...
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby Nesikep » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:36 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
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Rafter S wrote:How about stupidest thing you've ever done that didn't end bad?

That's easy. Marrying my ex-wife
divorcing my first wife...

I don't think marrying your second wife without divorcing the first would have been a great idea y'know ;)
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby dun » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:41 pm

Nesikep wrote:
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dun wrote:That's easy. Marrying my ex-wife
divorcing my first wife...

I don't think marrying your second wife without divorcing the first would have been a great idea y'know ;)

A freind of mine has been married 5-6 times. 3 of those to his first wife. They've been together now for over 20 years (this time)
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:56 pm

Farming wise my biggest mistake was not buying a new tractor 25 years ago.
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:08 pm

I don't think marrying your--- second wife ---without divorcing the first would have been a great idea y'know ;)[/quote] now you've touched on the reason I should have stayed with the first....
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:10 pm

I guess if we're gonna venture outside the realm of farming.... I gotta whole bag of mistakes there :cowboy:
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby TexasBred » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:45 pm

Brute 23 wrote:Also as a young person in this business there were times I should have walked away from purchases that I didn't. Looking back they are extremely frustrating because I knew better but caved to outside influence. Luckily none of them were to costly, just frustrating.

I have pages of dumb stuff involving women, alcohol, fire, strippers, things with motors and guns but I didn't think that is what this thread was really about.

Brute it took a long time but I've learned that when tempted to buy something I really can do without, if I'll put it off a few hours or until the next day I'll usually not buy it.
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby TexasBred » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:52 pm

I'm amazed how many farm trucks I see with missing or badly damaged tail gates. Dang it's hard to let that tail gate down before backing up to or pulling away from a gooseneck trailer. And yes before you ask I have done it myself. :nod:
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:31 pm

TexasBred wrote:I'm amazed how many farm trucks I see with or badly damaged tail gates. Dang it's hard to let that tail gate down before backing up to or pulling away from a gooseneck trailer. And yes before you ask I have done it myself. :nod:
I've backed up,to hook up, and not have the trailer jacked up just enough to hit the tail gate --when it was down__ and bend it right in the top center a couple times....
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Re: Dumbest mistake youve made

Postby Dave » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:10 pm

Drove home with a full load of cows with the trailer door just latched with the slam latch. Didn't pop open but a person sure shouldn't do that.
I have a B&W roll over hitch. One time I forgot to lock it in. I loaded the tractor on the trailer. The front of the trailer seemed to raise up as I walked the tractor on. Well it lifted clear up on the safety chains. The ball was hanging off the hitch in the air. A little scary for a minute or two.
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