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Things that make you feel slightly guilty about your actions!

Updated on April 22, 2011

We all do things day to day that make us feel slightly guilty, either because we know it has affected or deprived someone else, or because it goes against our own consciences. Here are a few examples of things that people do that make them feel guilty, but what I would like to see in the comments section are your own experiences of things you have done that made you feel a bit naughty or guilty.

Thinking of calling in sick because of your hangover?
Thinking of calling in sick because of your hangover?
Leaving one sheet of toilet paper on the roll so you don't have to change it.
Leaving one sheet of toilet paper on the roll so you don't have to change it.

1) Starting on the second layer of chocolates in the box before finishing the first layer.

2) Waiting until your partner goes to the toilet and then changing the television station.

3) Carving a joint of meat for dinner and making sure you get all the leanest meat.

4) Blaming the dog for the smell of your own fart, safe in the knowledge he can't deny it!

5) Calling into work "sick" when all that is wrong with you is a hangover.

6) Telling your partner you can't have sex because you have "a headache", even though you don't really and just aren't "in the mood".

7) Leaving one sheet of toilet paper on the roll to avoid having to replace it with a new roll.

8) Pinching the last can of beer out of the fridge when your partner is out of the room in the hope he thinks you are still drinking the same can you were when he left.

9) Ordering your first underage drink and claiming to be 18 (or 21) to the bar staff in order to get served.

10) Telling your partner you need to go to the shop, when you are really sneaking off for a crafty pint at the pub.

It Wasn't Me !
It Wasn't Me !

11) Telling your partner they don't have a "big bum" when you really think they do.

12) Saying to your partner you are "okay" and "everything is fine, nothing is wrong", when really you are sulking about something they have done.

13) Not telling your parents you have had sex for the first time.

14) Trying to cover up the fact you have been drinking alcohol to your parents, (who no doubt will spot it at 20 paces anyway ).

15) Bumping or scraping someones parked car and driving off quickly without leaving any details on their windscreen.

16) Not giving up your seat for an elderly person on the bus.

17) Telling a friend she looks great when she is dressed up to go out, even though you know she looks anything but attractive.

18) Telling new parents you can see a resemblance between their baby and one or other of their own features, e.g. eyes, nose, hair, mouth etc. (Come on , they all look like cute pink blobs as newborns, resemblances come much later!)

19) Delving through your parents drawers and cupboards as a child in order to see what you can find. (I found all sorts, including a pack of old fashioned "nude" playing cards in my Dad's drawers).

20) Eavesdropping on conversations that you suspect may be about you, e.g. between friends or family of yours. (A word of warning, eavesdroppers really do never hear any good of themselves, so be prepared for the emotional bombshell).


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    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Too true wordsword, and thanks for commenting here :)

    • wordsword profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice hub, i think i will need another hub to give you the list. Just for laughs. Mistakes do happen but the greatness lies in admitting them. But one needs to have guts to admit them.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi XTASIS, Delighted you enjoyed the hub, and admit that you too are guilty of some of these "crimes". :)

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Jewels, ahhh so you have some too!!!! I bet yours are more fun to "play" with than my Dad's ones were. ;)

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Christoph, so great to see you here. Why am I not surprised you would not find these things made you feel guilty. You really are a naughty boy :)

    • XTASIS profile image


      9 years ago from The Beginning

      Lol!! I loved it. Some of them I'm guilty of ! Lol !!

    • Jewels profile image


      9 years ago from Australia

      Chuckle. Not sure where my nude playing cards went.

    • Christoph Reilly profile image

      Christoph Reilly 

      9 years ago from St. Louis

      Ha,ha! Some of these things don't make me feel guilty at all! Wanted to see what you were up to and say hi.


    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Interesting thought Narayan, you may have a point!

      Hi Elisabeth, I guess we are all guilty of some of these. Nice to know it isn't just me :)

    • elisabethkcmo profile image


      9 years ago from Just East of Oz

      AHA!, so I'm not the only one that does these things!

      fun hub, thanks

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      9 years ago

      Uncivilized people do not feel guilty for wrong things they have done, even if they are at higher levels in their positions in an organization.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hey thanks for the lovely compliment ftclick :)

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Suiiki, whoops, you certainly did get "bit on the butt", sorry you lost the baby though. Thanks for commenting.

      Hi Paradise7, my Husband is guilty of the "smokes" one too, but seems to forget that I will smell them on him hours after he has sneaked them. Pleased you enjoyed the hub :)

    • ftclick profile image


      9 years ago

      Great ones. a little carlin-esque.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Hi Misha, glad you enjoyed this and thanks for commenting :)

    • Paradise7 profile image


      9 years ago from Upstate New York

      Cool! Oh, great, good hub, LOL! With me, the guilt comes from sneaking smokes while trying to quit smoking. Or, blowing my diet with Fritos or something.

    • Suiiki profile image


      9 years ago from City of the Newly Wed and Nearly Dead

      *coughcough* My first underage drink was at school...a friend brought vodka in an old mountain dew bottle. Let's just say that I still can't take vodka straight, but I have begun to enjoy it mixed with various things!

      As for first time sex, I got bit in the butt for that one. I told my mum that my then-fiancee and I had slept in separate beds most of the time during a week-long trip. Which was true. And I never outright denied that we had done the deed. Three months later I was telling her that I had concieved my first child on my younger sister's 12th birthday! (Unfortunately I lost the baby, most likely due to the same medical condition that stopped me from knowing I was pregnant until I was already 14 weeks gone.)

    • Misha profile image


      9 years ago from DC Area

      He-he. Thanks for a fresh set of giggles Cindy :)

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      LOL Violet, I remember as a bus driver coming off duty (therefore not driving) I felt really faint one day and stayed in my seat when an older person got on the bus one day. She was not impressed and had quite a "go" at me about it. I doubt she believed me when I said I felt dizzy and ill.

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      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      LOL! I generally get up and give my seat to an elderly person, but at one time when I was much younger, I was wearing high heels while riding the subway in NYC, and closed my eyes hoping someone else would give up their seat. If my memory serves me right, the elderly person did get a seat. Whew, so much for easing my guilt! :)

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Cheers Jiberish, What, you can't think of any that you do that make you feel guilty too???? :) :) :)

    • jiberish profile image


      9 years ago from florida

      Very Funny! I think you covered them all. :)


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