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Nothing too heavy, i.e told your nan you loved her before she dropped a toaster in the bath or whatever, but more trivial shit.

 

I wished I'd gone to Coney Island when we went to New York. Desperately wanted to go to the fair from Warriors and we'd planned to go on the last day, but we ended up doing some other touristy shit instead. 

 

I wish I'd watched less porn. Not that it's turned me into some rabid sex pest like Mary Whitehouse thought it would, but the exact opposite, I'm almost completely desensitised to it now and very much miss the feeling you'd get that could only be gotten by the occasional sneaky look at a porn mag as a young scamp with testosterone up to the eyeballs, rather than the 25/7 industrial streaming of non-stop, homogenous, boring pump action you get now. 

 

 

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I too wish I'd gone to Coney island in New York, problem was despite it being a birthday present to me, in the 5 days there my ex got a strop on outside the Dakota when I wanted to stand there for a moment then after we went to the bar from Cocktail for breakfast (and a cocktail) I found myself inside Macy's for 2 fucking hours.

 

Another regret from NYC was John Cleese blanking me as he walked past, I wish I could have frozen time and come out with a line from Life Of Brian... not a classic obvious one but an obvious nod to a proper fan and not just someone who wanks into a stupor at anyone off the telly. "You're fucking nicked" or "splitter" god knows. 

 

I'll go back. With a like minded fella next time (oo'er) and do all the cool shit. 

 

 

 

I basically live with daily regret so sorry in advance, this may be another thread clogged up with my shite. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Always look back the time I could have met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day I kept saying, "I'll go a little later. I'll go a little later." And then when I got there, they told me he'd just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he would ever come back again, he said he didn't know.

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Another New York one.......not buying a ticket to see Van Halen in Madison Square Garden. I was wandering about down there, the ticker across the side of MSG was advertising tickets available, but for whatever reason I went to a comedy club instead reasoning there would be a UK tour soon. Which there wasnt.

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In first year in uni. I wasn't much of a ladies man, my wife would still stay I'm the same. Anyway, I ended up back in my room with a tidy blonde from our halls who I liked. As we are both lying on my bed, she starts telling me how she likes a lad in our halls. Thinking that she means me, I tell her I like a girl in our hall. It's going well, I think I'm in here. So I ask her who she likes. She says tell her who I like and she will tell me. So I say, you tell me and I will tell you. This went on for about half an hour before she said she had to get off.

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A careers officer said to me when I was 17 'I've got a course going in web design, it's for something called the Internet - it's going to be big'.

 

To which I replied 'sounds like bollocks'. I did an A Level in biology instead to try and find a cure for CJD. I got a U.

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Reading festival 2009, Saturday morning me and my mate leave the others in their tents and nip into the nearby town centre for a cosy shit and a breakfast. Decide to go for a pint. Quite a few hours later our phones keep going from friends at the festival which are ignored. Head back later on that afternoon to find out that we'd missed a secret set in one of the smaller tents by Them Crooked Vultures (Josh Homme, Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones) my mates were stood yards from them while they played. But nope, two dickheads instead stood in the fucking pub drinking and missing it all. 

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My first thtee are gonna be f***ball related, unfortunately, but…

 

Turning down tickets for all 3 cup finals in 2001. Absolutely no choice for UEFA cup one, but should’ve gone to the other two.

 

Not making the effort to go to Istanbul.

 

Not making sure my dad had a fresh roll of film in the camera (or a spare roll) when we had tickets to go into the players entrance after the match against Oldham in about 1992, resulting in him using the last available photo when I was stood next to John Barnes but he had his arm around another kid looking at that kids parents camera, and so when he then next put his arm around me and smiled, my dad pressed the button and no “click” came. Devoed.

 

Cant be arsed trying to think about specific regrets beyond those, but staying in a job I didn’t enjoy for way longer than I should’ve and not being happy in life is the main one.

 

Ah, there was also Madrid, and not getting to go on that date I agreed to with the most beautiful girl I’ve ever spoken to. Fuck off Daniel you cock blocking piece of shit.

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There was a point in my life when I thought I could gazump Steven Kelly for his gig writing for the Cork/Irish Examiner. Never mind that local spouting local stuff, get the perspective of an Irish Red! I even had an 'in', of sorts - I had made the acquaintance of the head honcho at De Paper (which in itself is an in-the-know reference) in the course of a series of school quiz nights that were staged by them. He was a fanatical Liverpool fan and never failed to being up the subject in my company. I never followed through on it, which was telling in itself as I subsequently discovered that I wasn't really cut out for whole journalism world. Still, I coulda been a contender.

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Women, mostly. Doing certain things that I shouldn't and not doing certain things that I should.

 

Dusky Allison especially, I let her slip through my fingers because I was dabbling about with Becky and Claire. Looking back, big mistake that.

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32 minutes ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Women, mostly. Doing certain things that I shouldn't and not doing certain things that I should.

 

Dusky Allison especially, I let her slip through my fingers because I was dabbling about with Becky and Claire. Looking back, big mistake that.

Coz you're the type of guy who likes to roam around.....

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1/ Giving up my season ticket of a certain sporting organisation

2/ Getting married

3/ Never going to Wigan Casino.

 

Loads of regrets regarding girls. I worked with a Yorkshire lass named Julie, absolute stunner and great personality. Didn't realise she had the hots for me until I fell into the trap of item 2/ above.

 

 

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Discovering that i really liked mushrooms a few years ago, after a lifetime of avoidance over an assumption that i probably wouldn't like them.

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11 minutes ago, tokyojoe said:

1/ Giving up my season ticket of a certain sporting organisation

2/ Getting married

3/ Never going to Wigan Casino.

 

Loads of regrets regarding girls. I worked with a Yorkshire lass named Julie, absolute stunner and great personality. Didn't realise she had the hots for me until I fell into the trap of item 2/ above.

 

 

They just re-named it the Olympics mate. 

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A mix of the profound and the mundane

1.Got married too young and treated my first wife badly (played away then left her)

2. Didn't see my dad from the ages of 17 - 30 then he died shortly afterwards

3. Didn't go to Istanbul becuase of work shit

4. Ignored Geoff Hurst when he walked past me on his own at Wembly then did it again a year later

 

 

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1 hour ago, Carvalho Diablo said:

Women, mostly. Doing certain things that I shouldn't and not doing certain things that I should.

 

Dusky Allison especially, I let her slip through my fingers because I was dabbling about with Becky and Claire. Looking back, big mistake that.

Fucking hell mate, Claire was understandable at least but fucking Becky, what were you thinking??? 

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