Stuff That Seems Like a Really Good Idea at the Time, Until You Try It

We’ve all done things that we regret, embarrass ourselves with, and sometimes stuff that is worthy of being titled as an ‘Epic Fail’. Like that older boy you had a crush on in high school you ring up, trip over your tongue, and he says ‘No’. Note to self, do not trust Dolly magazine advice.

After chatting with a few people, I have come up with a list of stuff that seems like a really good idea at the time, until you try it…

– Chocolate body paint – If you’re nodding, you’ve obviously made the mistake before. If not, then don’t even go there. It could’ve been awesome, but it’s not.

– Not wearing sunscreen – ‘I’ll be sweet as’ you think as you head out the door. You come home, defeated by the sun and a nose that rivals Rudolph’s.

– Doing April Fool’s Day tricks in the evening of March 31st – You think you are pretty clever by getting one up on the pranking. But it really comes back to bite you in the ass, three-fold.

– Drunk texting – Your mind is a spinning top, as you thumb in those letters and send a message that is: a). Something you would never ever say b). Something you’d been wanting to say but weren’t gutsy enough or c). Dfdsdfh klkjfn lkjsd.

– In fact, anything you do while drunk – Whether it be your ‘hottest’ dance move, becoming a paparazzi, ‘whispering’ about the person next to you, skulling a bottle of wine before going into a concert, or taking a mince brick out of the freezer at 3am to cook it. Inhibitions be gone!

– Using fake tan – You over-zealously self apply the cream and kazaam! Retro striped orange wallpaper legs appear.

– When your eyes are way too big for your stomach – This usually happens on December 25th. A feast has been set before you; your eyes bulge out and do actually physically go bigger than your stomach. You sample everything you possibly can ever. It’s a scoff n’ stuff fest. You put down your plate, then realise that there’s dessert. Nom nom nom. Afterwards, you feel like you’ve been hit truck and are about to have a food baby.

– Sliding around on a muddy field – Everyone’s having a great time, until you break an ankle.

– Eating from unnamed jars in mum’s kitchen as a kid – Mmm, powdery sweet goodness turns into choking corn flour.

– Self-piercing – Laden with ice cubes and a needle, you think it’s the best idea ever. 13 years later, you look at that scar that was an infected mess, shake your head, and say ‘What was I thinking?’

I know there’s plenty more but I like to think that I’ve just scratched the surface. Hopefully I have given you the opportunity to reflect on your own stuff that seems like a really good idea, until you try it.

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2 Responses to Stuff That Seems Like a Really Good Idea at the Time, Until You Try It

  1. Nades says:

    You have hit the nail on the head with these – they are my life story!!

  2. Tanya says:

    “do instill want this gish”
    A drunk text message we received from a friend who wanted to know if we still wanted some fish he had caught!

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