Everyone has regrets. If you claim that you do not regret a single choice you ever made, you are either lying or you are sort of insane. I am sure that even the most powerful people in the world have many regrets.
Regret comes in many forms. It could be about that person you wanted to ask out, but didn’t. It could be about that job offer you declined—or the job offer you foolishly accepted. You could just regret that one night at the bar when you made yourself look really foolish because you had a couple too many.
Here are thirteen examples of people who almost definitely regretted a decision that they made.
1. The Odometer
Many people can relate to this one. What is it about our cars that make us love them so much that we want to witness certain milestones? This is a real shame; after all, 200,000 km is pretty impressive. That car has served its owner well.
I hate driving, but I love being in my car. For one thing, it is extremely comfortable. When I first got it, sometimes I would go outside and just sit in it while listening to music. That’s kind of weird, I know, but it really is very comfortable. The driver’s seat is far more comfortable than any chair in my home, actually. I was disappointed when I realized I had missed the odometer reaching 10,000 miles. Fortunately, 20,000 should be coming up relatively soon. Hopefully, I won’t miss that one.
2. The Inappropriate Last Name
I laughed so hard at this. I am way too old to find these sorts of jokes funny, but I do. I can’t help it.
Funny last names always cheer me up. I wish I had one that was remotely amusing; sadly, however, that is not the case. I know someone with the last name “Cox”, though.
Of course, the family name “Cox” is played for laughs once in a while on the hit sitcom “Scrubs”, which aired from 2001 to 2010. It was pretty consistently good throughout its entire run. The last season was mediocre compared to the rest, but it is worth watching at least once.
Anyway, one of the doctors on the show had the last name “Cox”. He was my favorite character. I enjoyed watching him be sarcastic and mean to practically everyone around him. His ability to belittle others was truly impressive, but it was clear he also had a genuinely soft side.
3. The Newspaper and the Link
The publisher of this newspaper, upon realizing his or her mistake, must have gotten super embarrassed.
One day, I hope to live in a world where you can press on a piece of paper and be taken to a different article or page. However, I doubt that world will ever exist. People are using less and less paper these days. The paper industry is declining.
It has been declining for a while now. If you ever watched the United States’ version of “The Office”, characters would frequently comment on that; they worked at a company that sold paper.
I can’t remember the last time I actually wrote anything down. I just make notes on my computer or my phone. I am sure that I am not unusual in that regard.
I doubt paper will ever completely go away, though. For one thing, we’re probably always going to need toilet paper. I would not want to live in a world without it.
4. The Flip Flop and the Fart
Farts can be kind of gross, true, but we need to stop pretending they don’t happen. If you don’t fart once in a while, you should probably seek the attention of a trained medical professional, because that isn’t normal. I am not saying you should fart in the middle of a work meeting—although the idea is sort of a funny one—but farts happen.
I have noticed that flip flops make fart noises once in a while. Who hasn’t? That doesn’t stop me from wearing them, though. They are one of the reasons I love the summer months so very much. They are just so easy to slip on and slip off.
This must have been an embarrassing experience for the woman, though. I bet she regrets her choice in footwear.
5. Siri and the Google History
If you are like most of us, you don’t want anyone knowing your search history. People tend to search for pretty weird stuff. It is best not to let others use your computer. You certainly don’t want your search history read out loud.
This search isn’t too embarrassing, though, I don’t think. It is, when you think about it, a pretty solid question. It is always after midnight somewhere, right?
The film “Gremlins”, which came out in 1984, was sort of a horror film; it was also something of a comedy film. It was a pretty good movie, and the critics definitely liked it. It was so popular that the film was made into a video game for the Atari 2600. There were other games released later, including one for the Game Boy Advance.
There was a sequel to the movie made, which was called “Gremlins 2: The New Batch”. It was released in 1990. While it wasn’t received quite as well as the first film, it didn’t get terrible reviews.
Nothing has been confirmed, but it is possible another “Gremlins” movie might be made. If there is one produced, that shouldn’t come as surprise to anyone. Hollywood producers are always looking for a way to make a dollar or two.
6. The Proud Cook
I am not one who is a huge fan of taking pictures of food, but this guy was obviously proud of what he accomplished. I am not sure why. Frankly, this dish looks sort of disgusting. Still, if he made it and it was good, he deserved a picture. Generally, there’s no harm in having your picture taken.
In this case, though, there was harm. I don’t know exactly what sort of food I am looking at, but it definitely looks like a dish that might stain clothing and the carpet. The guy probably regrets having that picture taken.
I wonder what he ate after he cleaned up the mess. I am guessing he just ordered a pizza.
7. The Bad Haircut
I am no fashion or style expert, certainly, but even I know this is a bad haircut. How did this happen?
If you care about your hair, you should always spend the extra money and go to a decent stylist—if you can afford it. I am not suggesting you pay a fortune, but some people who cut hair only do a passable job, and a bad haircut can make you look awful. Personally, I have had a couple of bad haircuts in my life; I couldn’t wait for the hair to grow out so I could find someone who would give me a decent cut.
Of course, it is totally possible to spend way too much on a haircut. I’ve read stories of men’s haircuts costing close to one thousand dollars. That is a bit excessive.
8. The Damaged Phone
For as much as an iPhone costs, you would think they would be nearly indestructible. Sadly, however, that is not the case. If you don’t have a case on your phone, you are just asking for trouble, but those really good cases cost quite a bit of money.
They are really rather fragile objects, honestly. My phone is two years old, so I don’t know about the more recent iPhones; maybe they are better.
I don’t know what happened to this particular phone, but if I had to guess I would say there was a heated conversation with a significant other over infidelity-related concerns. The phone was thrown against a wall in a fit of rage.
At least the phone in this image still works. I bet it is irritating to use, but it works. There’s nothing worse than the feeling you get when you realize your phone has given up on you once and for all.
9. The Car Accident
I bet this guy regretted rear-ending this car. In general, car accidents are always something you regret. Few people, if any, wake up on any particular day thinking how much fun it would be to get into a car accident.
I bet he ended up regretting fleeing the scene of the accident even more than he regretted the actual accident, though. In general, police officers are pretty understanding when it comes to minor car accidents. They’re human, just like us. They understand that mistakes are made. They don’t like it, though, when someone tries to avoid taking responsibility for their actions.
As far as I know, fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime almost everywhere. You should not do it. First of all, it is a nasty thing to do to another driver; second of all, it is very likely you’ll end up getting caught and in a lot more trouble than you would have been in had you stuck around and admitted your guilt.
10. The Person Who Haggled
A long time ago, it made sense to haggle over prices. In fact, it was common. It was expected. In certain cases, you can still haggle and try to negotiate a better price. If you are buying a car from a dealer, you should never pay what the dealer is asking. There’s always a bit of wiggle room. If you’re buying a house, you might want to haggle.
You shouldn’t haggle with tattoo artists, though. They are artists, and they will charge what they think their work is worth. If you haggle, you are only insulting them. You will regret doing that.
You also shouldn’t try to haggle at restaurants. First of all, it won’t work. You are also just asking for your food to get covered in spit, snot, or worse.
You should always be nice to your servers at restaurants. If you are not, you will probably regret it in one way or another.
11. The Engagement Ring
So it seems the story here is that this guy proposed to a woman and got rejected. That’s probably a pretty sad story. I can’t imagine what that must feel like. I bet this guy regrets proposing. I wonder why she said “no” to the proposal.
I am wondering if the major regret here, though, is that he bought the ring from a store with a “no returns” policy. Why wouldn’t he just return the engagement ring? That is a nice-looking ring, and it doesn’t really look bad on him, but you think he’d just want his money back. Who wants to walk around with a reminder of a failed relationship on their finger?
12. The Font and the Clown
The font is definitely kind of creepy. Also, a lot of people are afraid of clowns. If I had a kid, I would never hire a clown for his or her birthday party. I am guessing that at least half of the children and several of the adults present would be terrified.
I don’t like the name of this business, either. “Fun Clown For Kids” just disturbs me, and I can’t quite explain why.