The butterfly effect in action
Odds are that most people haven’t done something majorly wrong in their lives. The average person hasn’t mugged someone, stabbed somebody, or have been a drug mule. But one doesn’t have to do big time crime to mess things up. But as we know from various TV shows and films, the little things can have major repercussions.
But we are human and we make mistakes. Maybe we are just going about our days oblivious or are just zoned out at work and slip up something minor. If you think about it, there probably isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t make some kind of mistake or poor decision. Maybe your slip-ups don’t have much of a consequence, but these mistakes definitely did for these Redditors who done goofed.
Fast and Furious
I was working at a grocery store, and had just turned 18 and thus been promoted to ID-checker for all the other cashiers. It was super crowded one night and I was rushing and panicking a little bit and accidentally read 1996 as 1986 and typed it in and left. A few minutes later, two cops came in, turns out the guy I sold the beer to was an undercover sting officer. I was immediately fired and given a court date, where I was officially arrested. Take your time and read ID’s kids. (bushdanked911)
Our office has these. Magnetic locks with keycard access. To get out though we have buttons like you mentioned, big, round, red, flat-top buttons that are probably designed as emergency stops.
When visiting my dads office one time several years ago, I hit the button on the way out the door instinctively. My dad looked at me like I was a lunatic.
My Dad was working at a Sheriff’s Department at the time, the button I hit was the emergency button that sent the whole place into lockdown. (They had buttons near every exit for escaped detainees or violent outbursts or armed intruders.) I hit it, the alarm blared, all the doors locked and several sets of emergency shutters rolled down.
My dad stared at me for what felt like years. Questioning his every decision in life. How did his son end up like this? What was wrong with me?
Then he walked over to the desk officer and cleared the alarm, apologized, walked me out and suggested we just meet for lunch from now on. (GetawayDriverTyrone)
Trust your gut
The whole time I was drug dealing I told myself I would never sell to anyone I didn’t know and never let anyone in my house.
One day my roommate brought over his “bud” to buy some xtc. Normally I would deny being a drug dealer and didn’t want to sell to him but he was his “friend”.turned out to be a narc.State tried to give me 3.5 in prison judge gave me 2.
The one person I trusted to sell inside my house was a narc. THE ONLY ONE (d0gsbestfriend)