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    In which brave people confess their epic failures

    A long time ago, back in my foolish younger days (translated: about a year and a half ago), my old desktop computer was running horribly slow in everything it did. I concluded that this was due to malicious files hiding somewhere in my system, because a defrag and spyware scan did nothing. I then proceeded to haphazardly delete suspicious-looking files I found throughout my hard drive. Next time I tried to start up the computer, it puked up errors and ran even more horribly than usual.

    On the plus side, reformatting the hard drive made it run well again.
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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Ouch. Well, here's a computer-related one for you. If I remember correctly, over a year and a half ago my girlfriend wanted a new partition creating on her system for a secondary OS. She kept pleading me to help her with it so I got a boot disc with lots of tools for the job. I was a little bit worried about which one to use. This is the biggest fail in my life of working with systems, since I'm usually successful when it comes to computer jobs.

    Something went horribly wrong and it wiped the existing partition, causing all of my girlfriend's data to go with it. To say the least, she was very upset, and I was left with a big feeling of guilt. Now I've learned to always research every kind of software I use for such critical tasks before I go and use it.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Well back in the so-called real world (away from computers, that is), I was on my way to a friend's house for a weekend of stupidity and found myself at a busy-ish road. Now you can probably already guess what happened ("the stupidity started early!", I hear you all shout), but I'll go into the details anyway:

    Average traffic in both directions. Then the far side is clear, save for one vehicle in the distance. The near side clears too, and I attempt to make a mad dash for the other side. This didn't quite go as planned however, because the 'vehicle in the distance' is now considerably closer than it was those few seconds beforehand. The next thing I know is that said vehicle has hit the brakes, is screeching toward me, and that for some inexplicable reason I've stupidly decided to stop in the road and watch the vehicle come at me.

    It hit me.

    I was obviously ok (else I probably wouldn't be here now and/or making such a weirdly humourous story of it), apart from the fact I was thrown back a good few feet and landed on my face. I spent the next few days with a head that looked akin to a half-mashed potato.

    (This was the second time I'd been hit by a car. The first time was on the way to school, and I was actually somewhat grateful for that one; I missed the rest of the week and avoided some really shitty homework assignments.)
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Haha, wow. Never been hit by a car myself although I do often make some risky dashes across the road when my bus is coming or I'm late for the train.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Man, that's some bad luck Baron.Its good to hear that you made it out alright.Mine would be the day I dropped out of high school.I thought I was all cool at first, but I quickly started to realize that it was the dumbest mistake I ever made(so far).I've regretted it every single day.

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    That sucks. You're clearly intelligent so I hope you're able to find your way into a good career. I read your profile and future schooling sounds good.

    Here's another epic failure of mine. Things weren't going very well in my last relationship and in the heat of the moment I told her she'd be better off leaving me, and that she could if she wanted. She did. I was pissed, lol. That was years ago and I'm over it now, but I've learned ever since that you should really think before you say something, because at the time she meant a lot and it was pretty crushing. In retrospect though, she probably didn't want the relationship if she could make a decision so quickly, so maybe it wasn't such a bad thing.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    I appreciate that, thank you.

    In a way it sucks that she left you, but I'd have to agree.To make such a swift decision like that probably meant that she didn't even care which is sad because it makes you feel like the relationship was just a big waste of time and that the person didn't feel anything for you.

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    hmmm well what to say ummmm one i can think of just now is due to start work at 16:30 and started up my ol x-box for a game or two at 14:00....no problem so far. Came to around 15:30 on the t.v and my housemates gf (at the time) said arent you working at half 4???? my response was just that it's half 3 on the tv, looked at my phone and it was half 4.....stupid Katamari and daylight saving switches.

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Haha, damn. That makes me think of when I went into someone else's class because of daylight saving hours. Okay, new epic failure. A couple of months back my wallet fell out of my pocket on the bus. I got my wallet back, but it was £70 lighter. I couldn't believe it. Well, I could, but I didn't want to.
    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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    RE: In which brave people confess their epic failures

    Worst fails that happen more often than they should is panicking looking for my glasses when they are on my face.

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