View Full Version : ...Shouldn't have done that...
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 4:45am
We have all, at some point or another, done something and thought "What the hell was I thinking?". Now I want to know if there are any strange, wierd or just plain funny ones floting around in the lives of SP's.
For example: Finding myself dressed and ready for school on the Weekend.
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 6:50am
:shake: Wow, you're pretty studious! Well I can't think of much right now, but when I can, I'll post it.
Does catching onesself daydreaming count? :D
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 2:48pm
Drove to college for classes on a Sunday.
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 2:53pm
Had a baseball game last night, ended up closing, got the third out and walked back to the mound to get ready for another pitch =/.
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 8:06pm
Started smoking last summer... /me light a smoke
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 8:18pm
I've had a couple of relationships that fit into this category :lol:
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 8:35pm
Talked myself into staying in tonight! I really want to go out, but need to save my pennies.. it's so boring being stuck in the house :s.
Bahir the Red
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 9:20pm
There is probably a lot of things I shouldn't have done, but I did them nonetheless, and there is no point in regretting anything, since you can't change the past anyway.
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 10:25pm
Since I live in a big house, I'm really used to take the garbage bag out every time I leave. When there are none, I sometimes accidentally throw something *interesting* to the bin.
My sports bag, gaming gear (Game Cube etc.) and guitar have visited the smelly part of the world lots of times.
Fri, 23rd Mar '07, 11:21pm
I once poured an entire thing of linguini into the sink not realizing the strainer was on the other side of the sink. I've done quite a few other stupid things, but they were much worse and more embarassing.
Mon, 26th Mar '07, 2:36pm
Drilling into a wall without checking for electrical cables - BANG.
Taking the cover off an old stereo amplifier and picking it up whilst still plugged in (Shocking)
Combining hayfever tablets with Stella Artois. (Blackout time)
Mon, 26th Mar '07, 3:10pm
Early morning before a university exam (about 3am). A drunk friend sends me a text about something random and, in a half-awake state, I think it's my alarm. I get dressed, grab my stuff and leave the door to my room. Only then do I notice how dark it is.
Tue, 27th Mar '07, 5:29pm
Well, there was that time a police officer knocked on the car window and said, "Shouldn't you find someplace more private than this?" We thought it was private until he showed up.
Oh, and the night I mixed Everclear with Peppermint Schnapps...of course, I had been drinking gin so it's somewhat excusable.
Tue, 27th Mar '07, 7:14pm
...Shouldn't have done that... I shouldn't have shaved my beard completly off. :eek:
I look weird without it, and I'm sick of getting stupid comments either for or against it. :rolleyes: Once it grows back, I'm never shaving it off again. I probably won't let it get 4 inches long again...but the clean-shaven look just doesn't work for me. :rolling:
[ March 27, 2007, 21:19: Message edited by: Kitrax ]
Tue, 27th Mar '07, 8:25pm
You shaved a bear?!? :D
Edit: You shouldn't have edited it. It was far more entertaining that you shaved a bear instead of your beard.
[ March 27, 2007, 23:03: Message edited by: T2Bruno ]
Tue, 27th Mar '07, 8:33pm
Yeah, decided that commuting to work for what works out as very little extra money. Especially when you consider I used to live 10 minutes walk from work -_-
Wed, 28th Mar '07, 1:41am
At work, few months back, I had to filter the oil in the deep fryer, but the filter had already been run earlier, leaving a half-inch of 'sediment' in the filter pan.
So, per rote cleaning process, I slid it out from under the fryer, scooped the stuff out, leaving a nice, clean layer of filter paper. Then I added the 'filter powder' (catalyst that helps the dirt and sediment come out of solution in the oil), and opened the valve at the bottom of the fryer's pot...
...and looked across the kitchen at the filter pan. :rolleyes:
On the plus side, I discovered how fast my reflexes are in closing the valve again. :D
Other kitchen-related stuff that seems to be 'absent-mindedness', like picking up a hot pan while looking over at the heavy insulated gloves I should be wearing. Most of the time, I have 'close calls' where I stop myself, like today I cut open a bag of fries and almost poured the fries into the garbage can and dropped the empty bag in the fryer. :hahaerr:
(I'm dyslexic; does it show? ;) )
Wed, 28th Mar '07, 7:05am
I shouldn't have shared my opinion with my husband. Things are generally better when I don't.
Wed, 28th Mar '07, 7:52am
:coffee: ... don't want to go to work :coffee:
Fri, 30th Mar '07, 3:27pm
There was the Monday morning, many years ago, when I showed up for a university exam, only to find out the exam was on Tuesday morning. :doh: :o Good thing it wasn't the other way around.
I DON'T want to talk about my result :rolleyes: Let's just say I passed the same exam the following year.
Fri, 30th Mar '07, 5:06pm
Well, all my worst moments have involved either cooking or computers. I've had my share of "grab the hot pan bare-handed" and "throw away the stuff you meant to keep" moments, too. As my sainted mother used to observe, reminiscing on her scientific days, "hot glass looks the same as cold glass." :rolleyes:
But my all-time "shouldn't have done that" came almost 20 years ago at work, when I was trying to re-write a DBaseII macro on our cutting-edge-for-the time PC system, and really messed it up, decided to start over, and gave the command "erase c:\" (as I recall) and the computer said "Are you sure? y/n" and I jabbed "y" just as I realized I was erasing the entire hard drive. Had to call my boss at home on her day off to get her to bring in the backup tapes - yes, magnetic tapes - so we could reinstall the data, which took nearly 18 hours and of course we still lost several days data.
Moral: if it says, "Are you sure?" hit "n" and think about it for a moment.
Fri, 30th Mar '07, 9:41pm
...broke up with my girlfriend... :doh:
Fri, 30th Mar '07, 11:27pm
...got married ...didn't learn ...did it a second time
Sat, 31st Mar '07, 2:46am
Okay, more gaffes at work - I think I should eat more fish and pitch all of the wife's aluminum cookware:
I'll check the hot case and see they need some fries and some fried chicken; so I'll cook the fries first so while I'm picking out the chicken and battering it, the fryer is in use - more efficient, right?
...unless you're almost done battering the load of chicken and you glance over and see the fry basket is still in the up position.... :doh:
"If you want to cook them, it helps if they actually go IN the oil!" :hahaerr:
Now if this was only once, I wouldn't mind, but I think it's happened about FOUR times in the last three days. :nolike:
Wed, 18th Apr '07, 6:55am
I was working on the server at school(which directs EVERYTHING network-wise for the entire district.....900+ computers) and I unthinkingly disabled the NIC to do some troubleshooting...about 5 minutes later my teacher starts getting phone calls out the ass that nothing is working....I lol'd for a while after that.
Wed, 18th Apr '07, 7:17am
Back when I was working construction, this one time I forgot to lock the back gate on the truck...and then proceeded to drive around town for awhile. When I stopped at my destination, I realized what I had done, and making things much worse, about half of a bundle of threaded rod was missing. Now threaded rod, also called all-thread or ready-rod, is about 5/8" thick, 6' long, and entirely threaded (but evenly threaded so that you can spin a nut down the entire length of the rod without any difference in torque needed---get the idea?)---in other words, a number of them lying next to one another on a road would act like marbles. Bye bye traction.
I'm not sure where they fell out, and to this day I have no idea if I caused an accident or not... I sincerely hope nothing horrible came of my mistake.
Wed, 18th Apr '07, 8:03am
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you guys are funny... good thing someone posted in this topic recently else I wouldn't have read your funny stories.
I myself have similar experiences, but one such experience I can't forget is after our prom about 5 years ago. More like what happened in "Mean Girls" but mine was more like a misunderstanding than to embarrass me... or was it?
My friends (all male) decided to have a pool party (more or less a frat party) at my friends house after the prom. I got all psyched up that after our prom I went home and wore my Speedo and drove over my friends house (yep, drove in my Speedo). When I got there, I parked the car among all the others at the back of the house and went inside. To my horror, everyone still wore their prom outfits but me. I got so embarrassed that I rushed back to the car only to find more people getting out of their cars beside mine... :o :o
My friends told me they tried to warn me about changing plans (mostly because the supposed pool party turned into a prom afterparty) but my mobile phone was turned off.
The moral... "Don't drive in your Speedo" :D
Wed, 18th Apr '07, 10:59am
you guys are funny... good thing someone posted in this topic recently else I wouldn't have read your funny stories Your welcome.
Another bad idear: Throwing out a Game CD-key. I've done it about twice in my life, and hated myself for weeks afterwards (Cause the games usless and you cant return it without the bloddy Key!)
Wed, 18th Apr '07, 1:05pm
There was the Monday morning, many years ago, when I showed up for a university exam, only to find out the exam was on Tuesday morning. Good thing it wasn't the other way around. I've had it happen the other way around. I was convinced I had an exam on tuesday the 21st. So there I was on tuesday morning, waiting in front of the class room where we supposedly had an exam. Except when nobody had shown up by the time the exam should have begun, I was beginning to wonder if I had remembered the place and date correctly. So I found myself a computer and checked. I had remembered the date right, it was on the 21st. Except that the 21st was on a monday, not a tuesday.
So I'd missed that exam completely. No harm done, I thought, I'll just go study in the library for the exam I have tomorrow. And so I did. The trick is, I had remembered both exams this way: On tuesday the 21st, I had the first, then, the next day, on the 22nd, I had the second exam. Only after an hour of diligent studying in the library, did I realise that if the 21st was actually on monday, then the 22nd would be on tuesday, rather than wednesday. And so I managed to miss two exams in only an hour's time.
[ April 18, 2007, 13:16: Message edited by: henkie ]
Thu, 19th Apr '07, 11:27am
hehe, seeing this:
...broke up with my girlfriend... followed by this:
...got married ...didn't learn ...did it a second time gave me a few laughs :D
Well.. in this category practically every weekend "had that last/those last drink/s" fits in :rolleyes: but.. more specifically?
Was high on Ecstasy in high school (I've only taken it a few times) but I went to bring my friend out to his parents (and he was only durnk :rolleyes: )
was in 1ST YEAR high school and when asked "who do you like here?" by the prettiest girl in the party, said: "you". yes, I've gotten better since then :p
a day after breaking up with my girlfriend (who cheated on me), I was drunk at the most popular beach in the country (ever hear of Boracay?)in the wee hours of the morning with the water up to my knees screaming her name at the waves. Oh, witnesses also said I was punching waves that "got too close" :rolleyes: people thought I was crazy :doh: See the influence of contemporary TV? :p
At my friend's private beach I didn't have any other drink to serve as a mixer or chaser so I drank Johhny Walker black mixed with (are you ready?) Sugar Water. I had just started reading Shogun by James Clavell at the time. I blacked out and woke up with nearly no memory. In the morning my friends said that I was screaming about Chief Yabu slaughtering all my men. Apparently I thought I was Blackthorne. Sugar Water make a man go crazy :bang:
those are a few of the more colorful "shouldnt've done that's" :p
Tue, 24th Apr '07, 7:39am
I was working food service in high school. Well, one day I had sex in the meat freezer. That was about the stupidest thing I can think of that I've ever done.
I've had it happen the other way around. I was convinced I had an exam on tuesday the 21st. So there I was on tuesday morning, waiting in front of the class room where we supposedly had an exam. Except when nobody had shown up by the time the exam should have begun, I was beginning to wonder if I had remembered the place and date correctly. So I found myself a computer and checked. I had remembered the date right, it was on the 21st. Except that the 21st was on a monday, not a tuesday.
So I'd missed that exam completely. No harm done, I thought, I'll just go study in the library for the exam I have tomorrow. And so I did. The trick is, I had remembered both exams this way: On tuesday the 21st, I had the first, then, the next day, on the 22nd, I had the second exam. Only after an hour of diligent studying in the library, did I realise that if the 21st was actually on monday, then the 22nd would be on tuesday, rather than wednesday. And so I managed to miss two exams in only an hour's time.Had that happen. Senior year of college... exam was on Monday and I was certain that it was on Wednesday. So, I went in on Monday expecting a regular class. Promptly failed the exam.
Thu, 26th Apr '07, 6:45am
Similar thing happened to me in Boracay. But I was more hurling myself at the waves rather than shouting. Morning came with excruciating muscle pain.
[ April 26, 2007, 07:11: Message edited by: Scythesong Immortal ]