Usually, dumb ideas are actually just...well, pretty dumb. Every once in awhile though you come up with a solution that's so bad it's good. And, if it works? That's definitely a story you have to keep for dinner parties. Tricking your parents as a kid, getting an extra discount on something, or scamming the system in a way that even you think is ridiculous always feels oddly satisfying.
So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is the dumbest idea you have ever had that actually worked?" people were ready to share. Sound off, successful dummies!
In my freshman year of college, my grades were really not great. And my parents were really strict about getting good grades. When my dad asked to see my grades, I panicked and did the inspect command on the computer where you can change type faces on the screen to read different words and letters. I changed all of my sh*tty grades to good grades. My dad was so happy that I did “good” my first year of school. He asked me to print my results. I did, and turns out he had to send them to our car insurance company for a “good student discount”. Ultimately, I committed insurance fraud by accident. But I got the discount. - DreamRader