By ggabrams - 17/08/2013 12:55 - United States - Ewa Beach

Today, my 17-year-old son came home with a black eye saying he ran into a pole at school. I asked the principal if we could see the tapes. He actually did run straight into a pole. And not just once, twice. FML
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He didn't give an excuse. I was laughing my ass off in the office though.

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Maybe you should talk to him about the difference between Platform 9 3/4 and Narnia's lampost.


Don't text while walking. It can wait for when you sit.

We need to raise awareness on inanimate object bullying. Too many innocent kids are getting beat up poles, getting hit by parked cars and the like.

Inanimate objects aren't victimless. do you think curbs just woke up one day and thought "let me trip people?" no, you ignoramus. they were driven to this.

Maybe he just felt like running into a pole...

Jake_Hale 7

The pole challenged him to a fight and the pole won

No explanation necessary I've done this many of times. I once tried to walk through a nearly closed door at school only to have shut on my head and thigh. Then again I've never done it twice in a row to the same object.

saf99me 16

19 and 26...your comments made my day :)

Some were just meant to drown in the shallow end of the gene pool.

ah, the perfect response to a parent's FML. "your child should be weeded out"

Well c'mon, at 17 years old if you are clever enough to run into a pole twice, there's a good chance that earlier in life that child would have been "naturally selected" if not for society's idiotproofing. And I'm not that evil to say he should die. Just saying I think maybe mother nature got cheated out of that kill.

I know, I actually agree with that philosophy, still a funny thing to say, however.

Holy shit just because someone ran into a pole, means they are not capable of living on earth?

MerrikBarbarian 9

43- ran into a pole TWICE is the point. Normal person hits something and learns. This person did it again. Darwinian theory would say someone unable to learn from their mistakes is not destined for a long life span. Imagine this person in another situation. They sky dive with a cheap parachute and almost die. Normal person says wow, I should not cheap out while jumping from a plans. Ill get a good parachute if I ever jump again. This person says ill do that again and see if the same thing happens.

Dawnstempest 17

@ 45 Now now, let's not insult the nice crazy people who jump out of perfectly good planes. If this guy did it he'd forget to put his parachute on before accidently tripping and falling out of the plane. And unfortunately for him, he would not have the rest of his life to pull it back in and throw it out again. If by some miracle he lived, he'd be back up in that plane within the hour, ready to try again.

certain kinds of seizures can cause that. I've spaced out and done some pretty unexplainable things resulting in bruises, scrapes, and even a few concussions. OP's kid sounds like he needs a few tests.

Oh, come on! Repeating the experiment to see if it would have the same outcome is in Experimental Science 101! It's people like OP's sone who created Internet!

56 - Why is this voted down? New scientific findings on low-impact concussions are changing a lot of old beliefs.

yes, you have to love psychology. In my opinion the youth of today is just very stupid. This isn't the first time I've seen or heard of people doing the same action like this twice is happening more and more frequently.

kellyfrommt 1

#45, I have a disability that causes me to lose my balance. I don't do it on purpose, dumbass

kellyfrommt 1

#45, I have a disability that causes me to trip and fall. I don't do it on purpose, dumbass

kellyfrommt 1

I didn't mean to post twice, sorry

kittykat1501 31

45, it's called science. He did an experiment. It hurt to get hit by a pole, and he wanted to see if it would hurt again! ( semi- sarcastic, semi- joking, and also semi-serious)

Maybe you should talk to him about the difference between Platform 9 3/4 and Narnia's lampost.

Ah, I am so glad I have had the honor to read something as incredible as this. Thank you, and I hope something awesome happens to you.

I don't blame him, those poles can be tricky little bastards.

ZombieInConverse 13

You might want to get your won checked out.....

Old unused 13

I think #5 should get his spelling checked out...

RivetingTaleChap 6

I'm sure your son's current condition is a polarizing matter.

Don't worry OP, some people will always be clumsy

Was he texting or something...? Or does he need glasses badly?

Or is he just a ******* moron? Don't forget option #3!

punkyboy 11

at first I thought he was being like the karate kid and getting beaten up but i guess poles are pretty hardcore nowadays.

Is it his desire to become a male stripper? But he just doesn't know where to start?