People make mistakes all the time, and there’s no need to dwell on them for so long. Enjoy your life and don’t stress over the small, trivial issues. To be overly concerned and angry over them won’t do anyone any good. And while you’re at it, snap some pictures for some online points!
This time we focus on the funny mistakes in life that you can easily laugh away. Don’t stress them out, don’t mull over them – enjoy life as it is. A few dollars and a bit of time spent for fun with the family or friends can never go wrong.
“Sent picture of my kids (left) to the wrong number and their (right) response was…”
“When you have to admit you are wrong…”
“My Nana asked me to fix her phone because “the outside clock is always showing the wrong time.””
It’s important to make mistakes when learning and this isn’t just some cool phrases to throw when you motivate people. Researchers from Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care explains, “Our research found evidence that mistakes that are a ‘near miss’ can help a person learn the information better than if no errors were made at all.”
By coming up with answers through their own brainstorming and ending up wrong, these people will end up learning the right one even faster.
“I ordered wrapping paper online, there was a mistake and now I have a massive poster of my face, I’m not even mad.”
“I don’t know if I screwed up or Kroger did but…”
“My fiance tried to have our groceries delivered today. She said she wanted five bananas and somehow, the woman misunderstood and bought THIRTEEN POUNDS OF BANANAS.”
“Mistakes were made in the media.”
“Whoever designed this logo made a terrible mistake.”
“So, my 8 yo daughter came to me yesterday and asked if ‘knock’ was spelled ‘nock.’ I said no it’s spelled with a K at the beginning. I guess she misunderstood me so this is on the outside of her door now and I haven’t stopped laughing.”
But the theory only applies to ‘near miss’ answers, not randomly thrown guesses that are not even within the margin. This was based on their experiment with 32 English speakers who have no background knowledge on Spanish. Their test was to guess what some Spanish words mean and they purposely choose words that look English.
“Got the whole house wired up, and I just found out I’ve made a huge mistake…”
“My uncles made a mistake installing a new rain gutter…”
“Mistakes were made.”
“Misunderstood my last Amazon purchase.”
“Somehow I new they’d screw this up…”
“Someone at my stepdad’s work put dry ice in the toilet by mistake.”
“My friend’s GF’s dad sent them an xxxxl cutting board for their housewarming by mistake.”
Dr. Nicole Anderson from Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute concluded, “Based on these findings, someone studying for an exam should only take practice quizzes after reviewing the material. If a person takes a practice test and is unfamiliar with the content, they risk making guesses that are nowhere near the right answer. This could make it harder for them to learn the correct information later.”