Default Answer

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"Plot Induced Stupidity".

That's the default answer for some questions on It Just Bugs Me section. Question such as:

And if you want to go Smarrty Pants on us, the more cynical version of the answer is: the writers decided to put it there (and as far as fiction goes, they are gods).

Except if you're in Real Life. Then the answer may be:

See Also: Idiot Ball. Yeah, now you know. And Knowing Is Half the Battle.