I came across a story today that though it will not win March’s Douchebag of the Month award, it should receive and honorary mention for all of the stupidity involved. To summarize it, a tourist died from shark bites, which in and of itself wouldn’t be that big of a deal, HOWEVER… the sharks were around this dumb ass diver because they had been chumming the waters with bloody fish parts. Imagine that, sharks being attracted to bloody fish? A real shocker (silly sharks and their instincts). The kicker is that he PAID people to do this! Why not just poke the shark in the eye with a stick?
The Scuba Adventures’(the company that took him out), website promises the opportunity to get “face to face” with sharks. Well what a golden fucking opportunity! Hell, while were getting face to face with nature, how about covering ourselves in antelope blood and running around in a cage of lions? Well, Mr. Markus Groh certainly had his “unique shark trip;” I wonder if they still ran his credit card and charged him for it?
At first I wasn’t sure who was more of a douchebag, the dead guy or the company. Then I realized that because this guy was paying for them to do this, he was the ultimate douchebag. It doesn’t even sound like a remotely good idea on their website: "consequently, there will be food in the water at the same time as the divers. Please be aware that these are not 'cage' dives, they are open water experiences." I think anyone who finds that an awesome idea, save for maybe the croc hunter types (because that’s stupidity at it’s most entertaining!), deserves to get their ass bit by a shark, otherwise their stupidity will just continue to run rampant, unchecked.