söndag 23 mars 2014

Herrskap och tjänstefolk

Från History Today, via Reddit:
[Calvin Coolidge] enjoyed childish practical jokes such as buzzing for his bodyguards and then hiding under his desk as they frantically searched for him, presumably fearing him kidnapped.
Stalin hade samma typ av humor, men en smula annorlunda angreppsvinkel - från Weird Worm, också via Reddit:
Being a very private man he gave the order that no person should enter his bed chambers on pain of death. Later, while in his chambers he decided to test whether his guards had listened to this instruction. Pretending to scream in pain he called for the guards stationed outside the door. Fearing that their leader was in trouble the guards burst into the room. Stalin had them executed for failing to follow his standing orders.
Stalins order gav dock även önskat resultat - ur samma artikel:
This little prank soon backfired, however, when Stalin suffered a seizure while alone in his bedroom. The guards were too afraid to enter, finding him hours later laid in a puddle of stale urine. He died three days later.
Och vidare på det temat - från Wikipedia, återigen via Reddit:
[Sunandha Kumariratana] and her daughter drowned when the royal boat capsized while on the way to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (Summer palace). Despite the presence of many onlookers, they were forbidden on pain of death to touch the queen – not even to save her life.
Några tidigare inlägg på liknande tema:
- It's funny because lemlästade barn
- Mahahakt

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