Not a tech story but still pretty dumb.
A coworker some how hit something that put a hole in his oil pan. He made it back to work with about half his oil. The rest drained in the parking lot. He calls a tow truck. I was talking with him about it while the tow guy was doing his thing. He gets lined up then asked if he can barrow the keys to drive it on. My coworker hand him the keys and says sure why not. I stopped him and let Jim know trying to drive a can with no oil was a vary bad idea. The truck driver looked confused like how was he ever going to get the car on the flat bed. I calmly asked him if he had a wench. He exclaims, o ya I could just wench it up!
Some people just can't use they're brains. Glad I was there. That driver could have made just a new oil pan turn into a new engine.