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What's the stupidest mistake you've ever made?

Asked by nikipedia (27327 points ) July 2nd, 2012

I just deleted 3 months’ worth of work by accident.

Anyone else out there ever done something incredibly stupid?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Marrying a woman because I believed she was in need of rescue. I did this twice before I understood my erroneous intentions.

Brian1946's avatar

I’ve proudly mentioned some of my biggest blunders in past threads and maybe later I’ll list them here. In the meantime, if you haven’t recovered your lost work, perhaps you’ll find a solution here.

janbb's avatar

Letting my marriage go to pot.

Michael_Huntington's avatar

It involves hot sauce….

Coloma's avatar

There are no mistakes, only lessons.
I’ve had plenty of lessons, mostly involving people that were stupid.lol

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Blindly stepping into a situation in which I was horribly taken advantage of and had my innocence ripped away by the wrong person. It has severely impacted my life. And it’s impossible to try and forget.

Paradox25's avatar

Being in a relationship because others have pressured me into them. Trying to mimic others behaviors and habits, only to bomb at them because these things were essentially not the real me. Now I live my life according to my own ‘gut theory’, which basically means trusting my own intuition.

SuperMouse's avatar

The worst work mistake I ever made was preparing a deed of trust and sending it to be recorded with another bank as the beneficiary. Boy were they surprised when they found out they held a house as collateral when they didn’t make a loan on that house. They weren’t half as surprised as the bank I worked for was when they found out they made a loan on a property and had no collateral whatsoever. The mistake was fixed and I didn’t lose my job, but man I felt like a major screw up for a long, long time.It was just awful! This was back in the day when we had to type loan documents by hand, now they are computer generated.

DominicX's avatar

I’ve done similar. I hadn’t backed up a lot on my last computer so when the HDD fried, I lost 100s of photos I took in Canada, Europe, Mexico, etc. I try not to think about it…

mattbrowne's avatar

Bringing bottle opener souvenirs to Kansas.

ucme's avatar

In a vain attempt to look Starsky & Hutch cool, I once hopped off a bus just as it was coming to a stop. This didn’t end well, unless having yourself draped around street furniture suddenly catches on :¬(

Bellatrix's avatar

I went out in odd shoes over the weekend and didn’t realise. Very similar heel height and style… wonder if anyone noticed?

serenade's avatar

I once mistook a Ben Gay-like ointment for a chafing remedy. That was unpleasant.

Blondesjon's avatar

I once traded Mother’s last cow for a handful of “magic” beans.

The rest? Well, that’s another story . . .

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I once thought I made a mistake!

Mariah's avatar

I thought a test at school was more important than going to the emergency room.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, @nikipedia, I feel your pain. I deleted everything off a work computer. Twice. Thank god, Norton Utilities was able to recover nearly all of it.

snapdragon24's avatar

Spelling mistakes.

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