This is an answer to BPM-IV’s question. It is all part of the Ask cenobyte Experiment.
What, in your opinion, is the stupidest thing you’ve done while under the effects of mind-altering substances?
B. What’s the stupidest thing you’ve seen someone else do in the same state of mind?
In my opinion, the stupidest thing I’ve done while under the influence of mind-altering substances is to consume *more* mind-altering substances. That sounds like an incredibly simplistic answer, but when you’re sitting in the back of the truck of someone you don’t remember having met before, in the middle of a half-frozen slough trying to figure out how to make a pipe out of reeds (they were *really* the wrong sort of reeds) as you watch the sun rise and make fun of the ducks, I’d say that discretion really is the better part of valor. Because then there’s the awkward moment of trying to figure out what this person’s name is and whether you ought to feel ashamed because you may have swapped genetic material or whether you ought to feel pleased that you managed to put all your own clothes back on in the proper order without grievous bodily injury. Particularly when you find out later that the person whose truck you found yourself in is not the same person with whom you were sitting. Particularly when you *further* find out that the person with whom you were sitting has a husband/spouse/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/Significant Other who really isn’t pleased that the two of you may have swapped genetic material somewhere between here and Flin Flon, possibly in a stolen truck, or possibly on the surface of a half-frozen slough. Especially if the husband/spouse/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/Significant Other insists that the last time they saw their husband/spouse/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/Significant Other, s/he was “still gay”. And did not have a blue mohawk. Or pierced nipples.
The stupidest thing I’ve ever seen someone else do while under the influence of mind-altering substances is to play Russian Roulette with his grandfather’s Colt .45. Predictably, that was one of the very last stupid things that person ever did. In fact, that was one of the very last things that person ever did, period.