24 People Who Didn't Entirely Think It All Through

Sometimes all it takes to stop bad situations from happening is to think them through and nip them in the bud before they get ahead of themselves. Unfortunately, not many of us can think beyond the moment and will just do what feels right, regardless of the consequences.

These are their stories.

*cue Law & Order theme song*

1. I'm gonna square with all y'all, I fell for this exactly like Shane did in the comments.

Reddit | Yes-Dude

I put a lot of sympathy into that bird before I realized it was knitted, so now I've got all these leftover emotions and I have no idea what to do with them.

2. I mean, I'd complain and send it back, except this still looks way better than anything I'd make myself, so I'll still eat it.

Reddit | stupidlyugly

Realistically, whenever I make food and it falls short of my standards, I just slap three slices of processed cheese on top of it and call it a day.

3. Ah, yes, impulsive dabbing. One of the best forms of dabbing there is.

Reddit | Wilcampad

I really couldn't tell you if this was AJ's idea or if Walmart De Pere just really wanted to appeal to the younger demographic, and frankly, it doesn't matter.

4. My whole life, I worried that quicksand was going to be a serious problem. Turns out all I needed was to be friends with this kid.

Reddit | l0calher0

This kid who appears to be traveling through the backwoods of a young adult adventure novel. Seriously, kid, how did this even happen?

5. The unfortunate part of believing in yourself is when you actually try something new and realize that you're maybe not the prodigy you always thought you were.

Reddit | Aameba

That poor dog didn't even hit the water before the regret set in.

6. Maybe a strap or something would be a good idea for the next time you go rock climbing.

Reddit | TheShoosher

I mean, I don't think anybody really thinks through rock climbing before they do it. Then again, I assume everybody does it freehand like Tom Cruise in the opening scene of Mission: Impossible II.

7. Apparently someone offered this person a free "washer and dryer," but they ended up with this.

Reddit | crash7800

They say you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, but you should probably at least check to make sure it's actually a horse.

8. It's always a risk to open yourself up for being insulted.

Reddit | Lightly_roasted

On the plus side, if she was game for it, it's possible this was the beginning of a beautiful relationship the likes of which the world has never seen before.

9. I don't know if you've ever done this, but I have, and boy, is it embarrassing.

Reddit | indissippiana

I think my worst one was the time that I wrote up a report about a coworker and then, instead of sending it to my boss, sent it to the coworker. That was a tough one. He just replied "Neat."

10. Loss prevention isn't always the most intuitive thing. Sometimes you really have to drill it onto people's heads.

Reddit | Polymer15

See what I did there with the being hilarious? But seriously, don't steal things. It's rude.

11. Man, those Shutterstock people have their fingers in everything, don't they?

Imgur | TheRealKarlosFandango

In Pakistan, they're actually primarily known as a garment manufacturer. That's why they've got their brand name on absolutely everything.

12. And this is why it's a good idea to know the history of a place before you buy it.

Imgur | tsdugger360

On the other hand, you could probably make some decent snitch money by taking that sign down and just going with it.

13. When your mom makes you hand out resumes, but you really couldn't care less about actually getting a job.

Twitter | @jennieology

Because technically doing something is almost always better than actually doing it well.

14. See, your first mistake was trying to eat healthy.

eBaum's World | eBaum's World

Forgetting the lid and everything else that came after was just the aftershock of that first bad decision. No, sir, it's all Girl Guide cookies and soda for me. That may sound like a joke, but that's literally what's on my desk right now.

15. It's kind of remarkable just how badly you can manage to screw something up that really should just be easy.

eBaum's World | eBaum's World

I'm guessing that this just got left on the stove for about a decade, but even then, I have all sorts of questions about what happened.

16. And here we have a guy who got the most ridiculous tattoo I could ever imagine, just because he thought it was funny.

eBaum's World | eBaum's World

I imagine that the joke wore off after about a minute.

17. And this is why you don't build your house in beaver country.

eBaum's World | eBaum's World

But seriously, if you don't know what you're doing cutting down a tree, your first step should be to not cut down a tree. Seems simple enough.

18. Here's the thing about doing anything involving laundry tubs and stairs — the inevitable conclusion is always staring you right in the face.

And I mean that literally. Because's there's a wall right in front of your face and laundry baskets aren't exactly known for their steering.

19. Because the high of graduation goes away pretty much the second that diploma hits your hand.

The Chive | The Chive

Then you're just realizing you've committed yourself to a lifetime of debt over a piece of paper that makes you qualified to feel smug toward everyone else.

20. I like this Josh kid. His whole "I can make absolutely everything about me" attitude really speaks to me as a person.

The Chive | The Chive

Frankly, this kid is going places. Probably to his room without supper, but that's still places.

21. Who needs a tow when you can just...*squints really hard*...strap the crumbling remnants of your tire back to the wheel with some heavy-duty zip ties?

The Chive | The Chive

Granted, I know less about cars than I do about cooking, so maybe this is actually the best practice. I sure doubt it, though.

22. Turn down for...that.

Twitter | @worldstar

This could also be footage from my wedding after we played "Cotton Eye Joe" for the 16th time. Because in our family, we don't know much, but we sure know how to party.

23. In his defense, if you walk into a place with a wall full of holes, are you supposed to just ignore that fact?

Reddit | jesterp13

And hey, it's just a pinkie. You can get by fine without one of those if worse comes to worse.

24. Sometimes the best way to find happiness in life is to just manage your expectations.

Me.me | Me.me

When people say find a girl who can do both, you get to decide what the "both" means.

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