Story archives - tag: "mistake"

Charlie G

On a one lane dirt road 30 miles deep into a rain soaked state forest it finally occurs to me, this is no place for my Toyota Corolla.

tags: forest Toyota Corolla mistake cars road [add]

2012-08-01 11:03:10 / Rating: 598.75 /


Every time I look at our baby boy, I am reminded of how much I don't want to do this.

tags: parenting mistake baby boy start-over depression [add]

2011-09-30 09:27:37 / Rating: 480.25 /

Oliver's Army

Imagine my embarrassment, when losing patience with the deli woman's consistently nodding 'No' to my food orders, when I discovered she had Parkinson's.

tags: humor embarassed mistake misunderstanding [add]

2010-06-18 14:41:46 / Rating: 445.75 /


I'll never forget the day when I realized I was born 8 months to the day of my parents wedding date.

tags: accident mistake birth baby [add]

2010-04-08 11:42:57 / Rating: 552.75 /


On my very first camping trip, I learned that if I drop a dead caterpillar in my mom's coffee, she will not only not get mad at me, but she will also still drink the coffee.

tags: humor mistake childhood mom [add]

2009-09-21 11:54:58 / Rating: 647.5 /

Reno Reading

My 8-year-old sister proudly declared that she knows that "WTF" means "Wow, That's Funny" and has been using it all over the internet.

tags: sister mistake humor children WTF [add]

2008-10-23 13:39:41 / Rating: 4814 /


I realized what a mistake it had been when my would-have-been prom date tried to rape me when I drove him home after his prom date ditched him.

tags: prom attempted rape mistake drive [add]

2008-09-21 20:01:38 / Rating: 440.5 /

Unidentified Ethnicity

She tried to convert me to Christianity because I looked Jewish.

tags: unbelief humor mistake [add]

2008-08-27 16:21:32 / Rating: 618.5 /


I took a huge bite of rice pudding only to realize that it was actually tartar sauce.

tags: humor mistake food oops [add]

2008-08-14 20:37:55 / Rating: 801.25 /


You know you are too much of a people-pleaser when you, a straight girl, hook up with a lesbian who is into you and pretend to really like it so you don't hurt her feelings.

tags: awkward hook up people pleaser oops lesbian friend mistake [add]

2008-08-06 16:33:50 / Rating: 924.5 /


I crashed my friend's car on a sandwich run and to top it off, I brought him back the wrong sandwich.

tags: humor mistake sandwich car accident [add]

2008-05-27 10:11:19 / Rating: 793.75 /


When the doorbell rang at four o'clock in the morning, I knew the cop had seen my license plate.

tags: police mistake shame late night oops regret stupid [add]

2008-05-07 11:16:24 / Rating: 673 /


As I was washing my hands I noticed the lack of urinals along the wall and realized I had made this mistake twice in the same day.

tags: humor bathroom mistake oops [add]

2008-04-15 10:06:10 / Rating: 876.25 /


25 stitches later, I realized my biggest mistake wasn't jumping off the roof but grabbing the gutter on my way down

tags: ouch stitches mistake [add]

2008-04-02 13:53:32 / Rating: 540 /

James A. Calwell III

Just how does a package shipped from New Jersey to Virginia end up in Jacksonville, Florida in transit anyway?

tags: why me ups mail mistake [add]

2008-02-22 16:10:29 / Rating: 551.25 /


A perfect day for me would be one that ends without someone being forced to say, "At least you can learn from your mistakes."

tags: perfect day mistake platitude [add]

2007-08-14 16:58:23 / Rating: 454.25 /


By the look on her face, I knew that I had just told my Arabic teacher that she was tasty.

tags: Arabic mistake oops humor [add]

2007-07-20 15:43:27 / Rating: 790.25 /

Jonathan Stanton

That's when I knew I was doomed.

tags: doom doomed funny oh no mistake [add]

2007-05-10 10:39:28 / Rating: 589.75 /


It wasn't until two days later that I realized I had not answered the question posed by the essay portion of the final exam.

tags: college final mistake oops [add]

2007-03-13 12:48:17 / Rating: 748.25 /


When David and I decided to switch partners, the girls agreed and took off together, leaving us behind.

tags: surprise mistake [add]

2007-01-16 14:55:17 / Rating: 593.25 /


I guess he was trying to play "footsies" with me, but I took it as I was in his way, so I moved my feet.

tags: footsies high school mistake [add]

2006-11-28 17:05:57 / Rating: 521.25 /

Kate O

When my father heard the loud hissing noise coming from the whole train, he realized that no, that was NOT the door handle.

tags: emergency brake train humor mistake [add]

2006-11-16 09:43:48 / Rating: 603.75 /


I hadn't yet dressed as I poured the boiling water over the coffee filter tilting precariously over the rim of a broken pot.

tags: humor mistake ouch [add]

2006-10-11 14:19:21 / Rating: 521.75 /


His big round eyes welled up with tears and the look of disappointment and sadness that comes from an innocent child betrayed made me wish that the slap was a million times on my face.

tags: mistake children love [add]

2006-09-11 10:18:56 / Rating: 698.25 /


It was a mistake to leave Matt in the car to sober up, because it turns out he was in there puking a varitable mix of pure liquid alcohol and huge chunks of roast beef that made me ponder my chewing habits.

tags: vomit puke drinking mistake meat [add]

2006-08-10 14:00:28 / Rating: 548 /