Have you ever gotten what you wanted to discover it wasn't such a good idea?

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  1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Have you ever gotten what you wanted to discover it wasn't such a good idea?

    How did it work for you?

  2. Desmith3 profile image80
    Desmith3posted 5 years ago


    Yeah. I wanted a cold beer last night. Bought a six-pack of Dos Equis. First one was delicious, so I had another. That one was even colder and better tasting than the first one, so I had another. Started feeling pretty good about the whole plan and life in general; so I had another. Then I cleverly figured that if three was good, four should be even better. Well, by then the six-pack was ruined, I mean, what good is two beers? So I had another. Being a hard worker all my life and firmly believing that once starting a job a man should by-golly finish it, I bravely took hold of soldier number six with steely-eyed determination. Later, with the last two swallows of good ole numero seis mocking me from the bottom of the emerald glass, I began to doubt the wisdom of this adventure. Still later while laying on my spinning bed and clutching the mattress in a death-grip lest I fall off as a result of centrifugal force, I became firmly convinced that this idea was not one of my better ones. I am not as young as I used to be.

    1. Ericdierker profile image44
      Ericdierkerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Argh! such a story. I will not repeat mine, but it was the same, only women. And there I lay after the last one clutching me pillow and waking up with a headache and alimony checks to write!

    2. Desmith3 profile image80
      Desmith3posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, if my wife hadn't been away from home babysitting last night, I probably wouldn't have gotten into this mess. So...it's actually all HER fault! Yeah, women trouble!

  3. Borsia profile image42
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    When I was 5 I went to the local store, no supermarkets back then, and I saw a huge chocolate bar up high on a shelf.
    I needed caps, for my cap guns, and matches and some other things so I didn't get that huge bar that day. But it stayed in my mind taunting me. It wasn't very expensive and it was SO big (2 lbs).
    Time after time I saw it there but I always seemed to have something else to spend all my money on, almost always caps and matches. (Looking back its hard to believe that they would sell that many matches to a child.)
    But one day after a particularly successful search for bottles to cash in I steped up and got the giant chocolate bar.
    "Honey, is this for your mother?" the cashier asked
    "No, its all mine!" I beamed
    "Honey, you aren't going to like it!" she smiled
    "Its chocolate and its huge,,, what's not to like?" I asked
    "Sweety, this is baking chocolate, its not the same thing." she told me
    "But it IS chocolate isn't it,, it says so on the label?"
    "Well yes darling it IS chocolate but it isn't what you think it is"
    Well I wasn't going to listen; I bought the giant bar and almost ran all the way back to my tree fort. I unwrapped one corner and closed my eyes taking a big bite.
    That day I learned a new word, "Bitter" and I learned that bitter sweet and sweet are very different things.
    A few days later I was back in the store with my usual pile of caps and matches.
    "How was that chocolate?" she asked
    "If its any help I did the very same thing when I was your age." she laughed
    Now if she had only talked me out of that huge jar of Maraschino Cherries she could have saved me from one heck of a stomach ache.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      LoL.  Thanks for sharing..  I had a good laugh.

  4. Sri T profile image78
    Sri Tposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I heard a certain mantra would give anyone a continuous state of bliss. A totally ecstatic state at all times. I started repeating it for about a week and suddenly an explosion happened in my consciousness. I was indeed totally ecstatic but I could barely stand up or walk. I had to go to work in that state for about three weeks. I finally was able to get rid of it and return to normal.

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh dear.  Glad you returned to normal.

  5. jaydene profile image67
    jaydeneposted 5 years ago

    well this is a loaded question for sure
    the trick is to want what you get:)

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image78
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree.

  6. DrRebeccaSanders profile image77
    DrRebeccaSandersposted 5 years ago

    Yes, unfortunately -- then he divorced me 7 years later - lol!


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