Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a huge part of being human. While a good chunk of people get caught, some lucky ones manage to fix their missteps before anyone finds out. Because those who found a way to elude serious consequences are proud, they’ve broken their silence and come forward with some of the most thrilling stories.
Don’t fall off the edge of your seat, as these Reddit users are amazing story-tellers.
Was taking care of my neighbors bird, and he flew out the house as i opened the door and went over and behind it. I shat bricks cause she really loves the bird and had it for a while, heard him chirping on the trees behind the house and kept calling him “mango! Mango! Mango!” He came to the windowsill and i lured him in with food. Best believe i didnt let him out of his cage after that.
The One With the Dryer
Always growing up my mom told me not to overload the dryer. It was one of those fancy expensive ones and she didn’t want it to break. For years she said this and I never took her seriously. Then one time after I moved out they had me house sit for a weekend. I brought literally all my laundry and washed it in a single load (stupid I know). Ended up breaking the dryer. They were coming home the next day (Sunday).
I went full repair man and took the entire thing apart, or at least getting the whole front off and getting into the meat of the thing. Turned out I snapped the band. Called everywhere and no one had the band. Ended up finding this random store downtown that specialized in washer and dryer repairs. Went in and bought a band similar to what I needed. Went home, put it on, and put everything back together. Took up my entire Saturday. It’s been 3 years and my mom still doesn’t know. Hehe
New baby arrived and pretty sleep deprived, my wife heads out for some shopping. She was not a happy camper.
I’m getting ready for work, all organised, open the door and F*CKING F*CK I remember the baby is home with me, just before I’m about to close the door.
Slink back in and sit on the couch til she gets home.
Baby would have been fine sleeping in the cot for 20 min but I think the marriage would have been over.
TA for privacy as the baby somehow managed to grow up despite me and is a redactor.