To ask what's the stupidest thing you have done?

(110 Posts)
notfornothing Fri 15-Jul-16 10:44:16

Yesterday i drove my car into our living room.
I'm so mad at myself for the sheer stupidity of what I've done, i was parking the car and pressed gas instead of brake.
Ny DH has been amazing and is rebuilding the outer wall as I type (I'm putting the LO down for a nap).
It took all day yesterday to get the living room back to some kind of normal, plumber fixed the leaking radiator pipes, me and DH put the inner wall back to where it was, still need to finish it though.

I was incredibly lucky though as no one was hurt (LO was inthe car with me, rear facing car seat) and the house being so "soft" meant that the car only got very minor damage (which no doubt will be very expensive to fix), but is ok to drive for now.
And the living room window didn't break!

Please tell me you have done something similarly stupid! Help me stop kicking myself.
Or alternatively tell me how bloody stupid it was... Either way

notfornothing Fri 15-Jul-16 11:00:10

Ok, Just me thenconfused

Candypops14 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:08:18

I sat on my arm chair by the window (it was a old armchair) I leaned back quite forcefully and it tipped back and smashed the window😳 This was a good few years ago when the windows were not double glazed.
I was also in a rush one day and slammed my front door shut and the glass from the front door shatterd and all came out! Lol

IWillTalkToYouLater Fri 15-Jul-16 11:15:27

Oh no OP! Of course you feel daft, but really, it's an accident. People do tiny stupid things all the time, except most of the time, it doesn't matter. If you'd have hit the wrong peddle parking on the road, chances are you'd have gotten away with it.

I've done plenty of mad stuff. I had a white top on the other night and got sauce (tomato) on my hand and watched myself wipe it off straight down my front. No reason, just bonkers. I've touched the electric hob to see if it was hot (it was). As a teenager old enough to know better I got in trouble for damaging a netball hoop. It wasn't deliberate, I lifted it out of the base to see how heavy it was and if I could pick it up. Of course, once it was clear of the base it was top heavy and I couldn't hold it and it crashed to the ground to the screams and then incredulous looks of about fifty of my peers. Mortifying. And I have no explanation.

Probably the 'what ifs' of having your dc in the car is making it worse, and understandably so. Once the house is put back together, time will stop you kicking yourself I'm sure, but go easy on yourself in the meantime. flowers

NickiFury Fri 15-Jul-16 11:18:19

Got married after 8 weeks.

Mumble29 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:20:19

Buy this fucking house

SabineUndine Fri 15-Jul-16 11:20:35

I flooded my German friend's flat while staying with her. She was at work. It dripped through to the floor below and believe me, my German is not up to dealing with an apoplectic nonagenarian in a tizzy about water coming through his ceiling.

ForFlipSakes Fri 15-Jul-16 11:21:13

That's quite epic op and made me laugh. I've glued my foot to my shoe if it helps? With superglue.confused

LostCitiesofGold Fri 15-Jul-16 11:24:00

Let an incredibly shit tattoo artist do not one but TWO large pieces on me because I was scared of her.
At least you can fix your house Op, I can't wear backless dresses out of the fear I'll end up on one of those crap tats features on social media.

CantChoose Fri 15-Jul-16 11:24:01

I do stupid stuff all the time. Though not quite as spectacular as your example. Yet...
I did open a window too forcefully and pushed the whole thing out of the frame :/ and I broke our sofa because I prefer to throw myself onto it rather the sit nicely. Not overweight before anyone asks!

notfornothing Fri 15-Jul-16 11:30:42

Oh no Sabine that doesn't sound like fun!

ForFlip that made me smile, how did you get it off?

Notso Fri 15-Jul-16 11:32:28

As a teenager I did the most ridiculously stupid things.

Was sitting on a wall once in the Summer holidays, it was a meet up place but nobody was out yet. A car pulled up with four blokes in and asked me if I wanted to go to a seaside town about 90 mins away...I went with them!

CatNip2 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:41:37

You drove you car into your living room and your DH is just rebuilding the outer wall? no survey, no insurers, no structural assessment?

CatNip2 Fri 15-Jul-16 11:42:59

Oh, you said "gas" is this not a UK house?

sohackedoff Fri 15-Jul-16 11:52:32

Whilst hitch hiking in Greece got into a car driven by a really really overweight man with no top on. Only after about 10 minutes did I realise he was naked.

Another time a man in a car pulled over and asked for directions to a road I lived on. So I got in the car and directed him.

Fine on both occasions but wtf?

Also, drove into a car whilst looking in a cake shop.

Hawkmoth Fri 15-Jul-16 11:55:58

I wanted to see if an electric ring was hot so I put my finger on it.

Mmmm... Barbecue.

EarthboundMisfit Fri 15-Jul-16 11:59:22

Stuck my finger into a car cigarette lighter because 'it didn't look hot'.

Got into a shitton of debt.

HumbleCrumble Fri 15-Jul-16 11:59:56

I left my electric kitchen scales on the electric hob, which I'd just been using and was still hot. The scales melted and the battery compartment exploded.

DP tried to "race" the automatic garage door when driving his car out of the garage. The door won, the car roof was spectacularly scratched and dented.

oldspeckledtam Fri 15-Jul-16 12:02:52

Tried to cure the hiccups of the baby I was breastfeeding by shouting 'boo'. It did not help one bit.

FarelyKnuts Fri 15-Jul-16 12:08:24

Did similar but not so spectacular by reversing into a bollard thinking "hmm must watch the bollard there" and then forgetting to take the car out of reverse

Flowerfae Fri 15-Jul-16 12:21:49

Did the same as a poster above with a car cigarette lighter when I was 15 (touched the actual lighter part though and burnt a nice pattern onto the tip of my finger).

Picked up a wire rack, whilst working as a waitress (ok technically wasn't entirely my fault as it had just been left on the side near dishes for washing up, but I should of recognised that it was the rack from inside the oven that baked the potatoes, that had been on all day before I just grabbed it ).

Flowerfae Fri 15-Jul-16 12:24:34

I got locked in a flat we were renting when I was pregnant with DS1. DH and DSS (who was 15 at the time) were outside the door. DH tried everything to open the door and then ran at it to try and barge it open, it was a security door.. he ended up flat on his back with me and DSS in hysterics laughing smile

Fooshufflewickbannanapants Fri 15-Jul-16 12:25:26

I've done the car lighter thing too 😂

OopsThereGoMyTrousers Fri 15-Jul-16 12:30:36

Got into passenger seat of boyfriend's car and didn't shut door properly.
He stuck car in reverse, shot back , door flew open and was ripped off by gatepost.

I became an ex girlfriend soon after

CigarsofthePharoahs Fri 15-Jul-16 12:53:44

Sat down on a roll of carpet protector in a shop. I have no idea why I thought it would make a good seat. It was on a metal frame and the whole thing just rolled backwards leaving me stuck behind it with my legs in the air. I was about six I think.
Managed to sew myself to my college project. Had to go to A&E to get the needle removed from my finger. I was a "mature" student blush blush

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