1. Dec 9, 2005

### rachmaninoff

You've got to feel sorry for this guy:

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2. Dec 9, 2005

### JasonRox

Can I Say Fired!... Or Shot!

3. Dec 9, 2005

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
I wouldn't be surprised if the guy jumped off a bridge on the way home. What a mistake! I feel sorry for the guy. Though, for all those folks who ask why does it matter if they make a typo here or there, we now have a cautionary tale to share.

4. Dec 9, 2005

### cronxeh

Thats hilarious

5. Dec 10, 2005

### scott1

Maybe it wasn't a mistake.He might of been working for that trader that might of been trying millons of dollars by hireing that guy to make that small typo so that he can make millons dollars and give half of it to him in return.So that way everone will think it's just be a mistake and have everone be too busy laughing at him then invastging this multi-millon dollar crime*

*Note : this conirpacy was only made to make that guy look better(I whould choose commating multi-millon dollar crime then getting a liftime of embarsment).

6. Dec 10, 2005

### Jonny_trigonometry

my biggest mistake? hmm.. well thats got to be supplementing drugs for a woman in my life for the past 4 years since my last girlfriend. I got more and more depressed and unconfident, and kept deluding myself with wild drug use that whole time. I've spent this year recovering, trying to gain back a sense of comfortability with being me and i've been gaining confidence. I've turned things around this year, I stopped doing most of the drugs (i drink occasionally, smoke pot about once a month but thats it), I got accepted at the institute of technology in upper division, and I'm persuing a physics degree w/emphesis in Aeronautical eng. with a math minor! It's sad I know, and hard to admit... but oh well, there it is. Can anyone top that?

7. Dec 10, 2005

### ___

god why is this world so wrong?
you are there with some happiness and sadness mixed (i guess gods too feel sad) , and that guy there is thinking of how each secod of his life is going to pass; killing him every moment he is alive....and i know he thinks of you, your happiness...and looks into his reflection of the puddle of tears he just made...
o god...

8. Dec 10, 2005

### Pengwuino

My biggest mistake... well if you must know, one day i accidently lost \$225,000,000 for my employer... yah everyone went nuts and it was in the paper and everything.

9. Dec 10, 2005

### Anttech

??????????

You kept your job? didnt go to jail?

10. Dec 10, 2005

### hypatia

I once sold a bookfor 25 dollars only to find out the next day it was worth well over 600 dollars.

11. Dec 10, 2005

### ___

my biggest mistake:
i was in a gang fight, had an iron rod after seeing that my team had won (we were 8 guys and they were more than 16), i put my iron rod on the ground and smiled, but out of nowhere a guy form the enemy's line ran and up picked it up and hit me right in the face with it (i guess he choose me because i was closest one to the iron rod and if he had gone to hit someone else i would have knocked him down). i still have a scar on my nose and somewhere between my temple and eye socket's bone. thank god my eye is ok.

12. Dec 10, 2005

### Anttech

My Biggest Mistake?:

"Never look back in anger" I dont regret anything

13. Dec 10, 2005

### Entropy

Being born.

14. Dec 10, 2005

### FredGarvin

I have one word for that guy....seppuku.

15. Dec 10, 2005

### Danger

It's pretty good with soy sauce, but what the hell has it got to do with this?

16. Dec 10, 2005

### nazgjunk

My biggest mistake? erm...

erm..., thats a hard one. Quite a lot to choose from.

I guess I just haven't lived long enough to get something that stupid. Or maybe I'm just perfect.

17. Dec 11, 2005

### zanazzi78

Ditto, that my story too.

Only the time scales differ and the trigger. 6 years of abuse, and to date 2.5 years recovery. Still drink dont take any drugs. Doing a physics degree focused on cosmology and particle physics.

Glade to know that im not the only person here who`s screwed up big time in the past with narcotics.

18. Dec 11, 2005

### big man

If that's actually true and you do that sort of stuff then you are just one sad person who deserved it, but then again you could be joking?

19. Dec 11, 2005

### scott1

My bigest mistake:
Not paying atteion in math

20. Dec 11, 2005

### moose

This so reminds me of
http://www.zone38.net/phs/archives/periodicals/arithetic.jpg [Broken]

If you don't know why it reminds me of this, don't ask

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21. Dec 11, 2005

### BobG

Who was atteion? Was he the guy who sold answers to the test?

My biggest mistake was cleaning a house I was moving out of. I cleaned the grout with some miracle tile and grout cleaner at the same time I was cleaning the tub with chlorine-added Comet, closed the bathroom door, and went out on the porch to take a break. Only then, sitting on the porch, did I read the warning label on the miracle tile and grout cleaner - it should never come into contact with chlorine products or a toxic chlorine gas might be produced! :surprised

Between that and the numerous other chemicals I used, I was having trouble thinking straight. I wound up clogging up the bathtub with dirty water from cleaning (the other bathroom, not the one containing deadly gases) . The Drano didn't work, so I tried using a plunger to unplug the drain. Drat! :grumpy: It's hard to plunge the bathtub drain when it also has an overflow drain. I had to remove the cover from the overflow drain and stuff up the hole with a rag. The plunger worked great - you got that familiar sucking sound - except the rag had suddenly disappeared! Doh!

I wound up putting the cover back on the overflow drain, bailing the water out of the tub with a cup, and sponging the tub dry. Looked great for the inspection! I'm glad I was safely out of town the next time the bathtub was used.

Edit: Thinking about moving out reminds me of the first apartment my wife and I moved out of. It only had three rooms, so moving, repainting, and cleaning was a snap. Carrying the paint and cleaning supplies from the third floor down the open stairway in the back of the apartment, on the other hand .........

Dropped a can of white paint down the red stairs next to the red brick from the third floor. I was able to clean most of the paint off - there was just a few, well, several traces of paint on the back of the apartment building. Looked kind of artistic - kind of like pale white fluffy clouds. Fortunately, the landlord used the front stairs when he inspected the apartment.

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22. Dec 11, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

Note to self - never use BobG's housecleaning service. :surprised

23. Dec 12, 2005

### franznietzsche

My biggest mistake....well that's easy. But i'm not telling. Some of you prolly already know anyway.