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Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:20pm PT
I sank a 22 foot danzi in the middle of the Lake of the ozarks in missouri.

Party cove 99'

Sluts everywhere, beer and drugs everywhere, titties everywhere.

We had just arrived, and were hammered. Commence the debauchery and realize the boat was going down.

Did all of the drugs and then called for the water patrol.

3 of them huddled around us, threatening DUI.

We payed another boat to haul us in for party favors.


Failed that day.

The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:25pm PT
Oh Hanky Panky, DO tell more! Pleeeeeze.

The Granite State.
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
I've only read the OP so far, and that sh#t had me laughing.

Funny thing is, I've done the same exact thing.

You get home and then, thirty minutes later, your quick calorie fix is ready in the oven.


Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 12, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
I bought this klunker '67 ford mustang real cheap back in the 80's for like $450.00, and it smoked liked hell and leaked traniie fluid like a freakin sieve. But it was a good deal, all I could afford (until I got the money to overhaul it) was all I had for transportation and figured I might as well make the best of it and drive it 'as is' for a while.

So, in regards to the smoke blowing out the back, I was accustomed to people coming by me and holding their nose, or holding a hand around their throat like they were choking to death, or shaking their head back and forth/from side to side with a disgusted look, or simply giving me the finger, or as I recall one lady doing, frantically waving as she pulled up along side of me and screaming "YOUR ON FIRE, YOUR ON FIRE!" lol!

So, this one day after I had just filled up at the local gas station, I just rolled along and went with the usual finger pointing and frantic waving, etc! Prollie flipped a couple peeps off, and yelled FU back a few times cuz that was what I figured they had come to expect from the local dirtbag ... or wudevah!

So, you can imagine my surprize, and how big of an A-hole I felt like when upon getting out of my stang I notice that I took the friggin' gas pump hose with me. Drug the sucker all the way home (3-4 blocks)! I recall paying my five or ten bucks cash to fill-up, or close to it (gas wuz cheaper then) and sticking it in the gas tank and cleaning my windows while it was filling. Just like I have done all my life. I don't recall how I got distracted that day after cleaning the windows, but I prollie started talking to someone or whatever and then just climbed back in while waving goodbye, or giving them the MF if it was'nt a complemenatary discussion, happens ever so often, eh? ... prollie the most likely scenario (somebody was in need of an attitude adjustment/most likely me, lol)!

And I do recall getting inside and cranking up the stereo which was the usual procedure (always gotta roll with good tunes, if nothing else) and there being a slight tug as I pulled away from the pump, but couldn't see anything as I looked through the rearview.

I took the pump handle/nozzle and the 4-5 ft of hose that was connected to it back to the gas station. I was a little concerned about getting fined or sued or something, but he just said "Thanks for bringing it back, most people don't!" It had a breakaway connection/quick release (or whatever it's called) on the end that attaches to the pump, so I guess it was a regular occurance and an added safety measure so peeps didn't driveaway with the whole damn gas pump! LOL

edit: btw, i did eventually get pulled over and ticketed for the smoking (0nly had it a couple of months and rode my bike most places / cuz it took a quart of trans fluid to just go to the damn grocery store and back, for one thing). Ended up selling it real cheap since mustangs were a dime a dozen back then and it was purdy much a basket case once i did get around to tinkering with it! I learned a lesson there also, always send in your change of ownership/registration on vehicles you sell, because you can't depend on them doing so. I had just gotten the new tags/sticker for the year (CA) and he didn't change ownership, nor fix it. He just drove it and parked it in red zones. etc., incognito! I was getting tickets and notices to appear by the sh#t load until i went to court and told my story! The d00d was another dirtbag no doubt. I should of known better and just kicked his ass in advance before selling it to him! ;)

Trad climber
Starlite, California
Oct 13, 2012 - 02:12am PT
I thought this was the FALL thread! (you know, fall colors, like red black and blue all over)

Sorry, my bad.

but Splitter's busting me up. Did I ever mention the time...ah, it can wait..

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:32am PT
I think this qualifies:
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:42am PT
My worst FAIL moment was when I said "I Do" at the alter.

Or maybe it was when I proposed to the bitch.

Gym climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 11:43am PT

<<< 3 X wives, many times in jail, total loss of 2 careers, 4 DUI's, two totaled cars, "and a Partridge in a Peartree"



Northern Mexico
Oct 13, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
splitter, that van story is off the hook! More please!!!!!!!!!!

Locker your life story should by-pass the book and go straight to movie!


Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:38pm PT

I first did this problem when I was a teenager. Last year, after not having climbed much for 6 months or so, I thought, "Hey, I still own this thing." FAIL. And let the whining begin. I'm climbing regularly again, so I'm coming for you Red Giant Traverse!

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oct 13, 2012 - 03:51pm PT

Crash and burn.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:18pm PT
...and the reason for two spotters is... ask the person if they're ok once they've hit the dirt.

Northern Mexico
Oct 13, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
One of many............


Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Oct 30, 2012 - 08:32pm PT
I came up with my name for this forum while sitting at home with nothing to do and nowhere to go because i just fractured my neck. (C7)

How you might ask? Riding my bike with my head down. I was on it for a while, 3 or 4 hours, and was simply resting my neck and let my head drop a little. The road was clear, no moving cars, no pedestrians. I passed a parked sedan to my right and used that to judge just where I was in the road (subconsciously since really my head was only down for 2 seconds or so).

Well, the RV in front of that sedan was about 3 feet wider than it, so even though they were both parked along the curb, i picked my head up in time to see the bumper of the RV and smacked that sucker with the top of my head and my body straight behind it. It it so square at 10 or 15 mph I bounced off it right back into the saddle before I hit the ground.

Minor neurological damage to my left side to go with the fracture. lots of numbness and tingling that got better overtime but is still with me three years later. Plenty of shame for almost getting paralyzed by a parked RV that serves as a frickin WALL in this case, ONLY because i wasn't paying attention.

It also happened on a (recent) ex-girlfriends birthday. Oh the irony.

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