Polish defense minister confuses lamp for microphone

Buddy. Guy. Pal. Dude. Broski. Come on.

Look, it’s an easy mistake to make at first. I get that. But why did you leave it there? Did you really not notice you were shining a light straight into your face? Have you never spoken at a lectern before? That thing is there so that you can read your speech or statement or whatever.

Maybe you noticed but were just too proud to fix the mistake. I can appreciate a certain amount of stubbornness in the face of blatant stupidity, but if you had just put it back down quickly nobody would have noticed.

Here’s the thing, though. You’re Polish, and you guys really can’t afford to be making mistakes like this. You do not have the best reputation when it comes to intelligence. I know that’s not fair, and it’s certainly not your fault. But as a representative of your country’s government, you really do need to be wary of these things, especially when you’re on TV.

[h/t Daily Picks and Flicks]