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When I was still quite young, I was offered the chance to spend several weeks in the South of France. My Uncle was going to drive me down in his vintage MG sports car. There would be sun, sand and, crucially, French girls.

I was too scared of the French girls to go.

What do you regret not doing?

(, Thu 5 Oct 2006, 13:25)
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Not going over to Japan to see her before 'he' did.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 8:54, Reply)
Oh my GOD!!!!!
One of me other biggest regrets is giving away ALL MY STAR WARS TOYS, including an AT-AT and the Millenium Falcon. And Transformers. And He-Man (I had Greyskull too).

Plus I gave away every Tranformers comic from issue 1 to about 120.

I could've been retired and living on my own island by now.....
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 7:57, Reply)
My greatest regret
is that one day before the end of this comp, Legless will stick a corker of an answer on there and win again.

Every fucking week lol :D
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 7:49, Reply)
I reggret not playing more puta games!!

I reggret not learning my times tables.

I reggret not learning to spell.

I reggret not committing more acts of vandalism.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 7:18, Reply)
2 major ones right now.
I regret not filing for my green card before I went back to England for a couple of funerals last year. I had my interview last Thursday, and on Friday (while trying to get work authorization) I was verbally told by a Citizenship and Immigration officer that I don't need it as my green card is being approved. He had apparently just spoken with the officer who interviewed my husband and I and he said he was going to approve it.
I then proceeded to tell everyone. I regret not keeping my mouth shut.

Today, I found out I am inadmissible to apply for a green card due to leaving and coming back last year (it triggered an automatic 10-year ban).

I can apply for a waiver, if not approved I'll be deported within a couple of months.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 4:51, Reply)
Not so much a story, as a list.
Of my non-acheivments in my short 19 years.

(Not in any specific order)

1) I regret nicking that car as a yoof of 14.

2) I regret cocking about for my 2 GCSE years and not fulfilling my potential. Got 6 GCSEs in subjects I never wanted to take in the first place.

3) I regret the stupid amounts of "hard" drugs I took, as well as handing some over to a clear-veined, wide-eyed innocent chap.

4) I regret turning down the chances of success at nearly every turn due to a fear of failure.

5) Obligatory not having said yes to a girl, blah blah

6) I regret not having a better relationship with my mother. I've seen her once in 3 years and the last thing I said to her was "Fuck off out of my life and stay there" She lives in Spain, I live in Scotland.

7) I regret not having the CAHONIES to ask out this particular lovely lady who appaerntly has a thing for me. Again, this is an abject fear of failure on my part. Doesnt matter if she is a dead cert or not, I cant do it.

8) I regret not finishing college back down south in Kingston.

9) I regret not getting around to finishing off assorted musical projects, and the bad terms that I'm on with most of my former band-mates.

10) I regret nearly everything I do when I'm drunk. I'm a pain in the arse and twice as lippy as when I'm sober.

11) I regret the fact that I'm now in a dead end job with zero prospects and zero chance of promotion. I put this down to a lack of qualifications on my part.

I think thats it for now.

I wish for no sympathy, or nuffin. Just accept my length, no questions asked.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 4:50, Reply)
Je ne te regret rien, except for ...
I have absolutely no regrets in my life apart from:
being married into a family of religious moonbats
having two whinging kids
racking up a crapload of debt
falling off the property ladder permanently
leaving a good career for 5 years to live in Dunfermline
breaking it off with a girlfriend who loved anal sex
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 4:45, Reply)
Not ever having the guts to tell a girl on a bus what I thought at the time. Not listening hard enought to a girl in Scotland, who has been proven to be right. Losing a girl in Hull who was worth far more than me. However, now I have my wife and daughter, it's more a constant ache than a full blown "argh!!!"
Also giving to much time to people that weren't worth it and too little to those who were.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 0:43, Reply)
I regret
I regret not donating sooner.

I'm on B3ta every day and I fucking love it. I'm donating when I get home from work tonight.

Cheers b3ta and b3tards, you make me smile on a daily basis.

Aaahhhh, Karma.
(, Tue 10 Oct 2006, 0:37, Reply)
I have plenty.
Going out with a complete div for 8 years who only liked sex once a year (no joke) and only lasted 2 minutes then (also no joke). WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?!?

Also loosing the man I considered to be the love of my life because I wasn't a woman called Vicky. Nick Bagley I still love you.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 23:46, Reply)
Short version: left school at 17-1/2, living in South Africa, where University was (and still is) for geniuses or the rich. Parents said "you want to live here, pay rent", so I went straight to work, and moved out on my own a bit over a year later, after they got divorced.

Fast forward 20 years: I moved back to London in 1991, and have lived in Dublin since late 1999. My lack of a university degree has really held me back, career-wise, since it's taken for granted in Europe, to the extent that employers have "a degree - any degree" on all job specs, and people think there's something wrong with you if you don't have one, forgetting that it's not the same everywhere in the world.

I seriously wondered if they were right, but then I went and scored 680 on the GMAT, and get offers from half the MBA schools in Europe, so I know it's not me. I'm probably going to be laid off next year, and hopefully do some full-time study, just 22 years late.

My message? All you FUCKWITS who got free tuition, or now get zero-interest loans for the subsidised fees you pay: if you take it for granted, or piss it all away in the student bar, I have no sympathy whatsoever. The next time you will be able to properly study ANYTHING will be after you retire, at 75, if you make it that far with your brain in one piece.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 23:46, Reply)
Yet another 'regret' about a miscellaneous beautiful gurl.
Yep, it's another one about an incredibly hot chick and a loser.

Basically, she's a girl who was in my class at art school (She's that hot, an art school chick!) and I never had the balls to talk to.

She's half thai or something, yet doesn't look oriental, she has the most beautiful big emerald green eyes, and the most fantastic skin colour, along with...you know...assets to match, AND a sparkling smile, AND no boyfriend. AND on top of all that, she is the nicest girl I've ever met, all smiles and friendly even to a chump like me.

Yeah so I pulled out a fiver and walked over to the bar, and then bumped into her, and got talking, the whole time I had the fiver in my hands, literally waving it in her face, closing with "Ok...I'm gonna buy a drink now...see ya", and that was that...

Literally waving money under the nose of the only hot chick in my entire school who gave me the time of day, and still didn't offer to buy her a drink. Biggest regret of my life.

Oh yeah and also this one time we were in a hotel that was on fire and my parents were like "Just go we'll catch up" because my little brother wouldnt get up, so me and my sis legged it. Yup. I left 60% of my family to die in a fire. It was a false alarm, but the principle is what counts. I hate myself for it.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 23:44, Reply)
Apeloverage.... no, I regret nothing ....except sometimes i wish i had eyebrows
I regret readin that dude made me snort bloody lemonade all over ma laptop, ima all sticky now n not for a good reason!
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 22:42, Reply)
Too right mate.

I recall THREE school bullies in my year at school. shortly after leaving, one died in a stolen car crash, another committed suicide and the other dated my younger sister. Same twat gave me my first proper punch in the face for getting on the bus before him! Now he sat oposite me in our front room being all matey, thinking he was about to shag her!! I was in no mood to make polite conversation and he was just as menacing as ever.

Funny how you spend 12 years in school with the same friends, then loose 'em all by the time you get your first wage packet?
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 22:29, Reply)
Too Late
My biggest regret is not keeping in contact with my friends from School.

Ran into one of them last weekend, the two of us and two others were the best of friends, from growing up playing Thundercats in the garden, to having our first legal pints together, completely inseperable... until i moved away to the big city lights...

Now one of my old friends is in Jail on some sort of heroin charge, the other one is dead after throwing himself in front of a train...

R.I.P. Matt, i should've let you be Liono more often...
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 22:09, Reply)
Over-reacting to a text message...
Out of the blue I received a dig in the form of a text message from my brother. About my less than candid attempts at covering his ass whilst he continued an affair with a woman at the company we both work for. My instant response was brief and to the point and summed-up his predicament precisely, letting rip in three adjectives exactly what my drunken mind thought of his current form. Needless to say he's since left his wife, children and any links to his former life, so it seems? I have been ostracised ever since and the psychological war of attrition seems endless. Then again, did he write the original message or was she using his phone?? That was two years ago.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 21:57, Reply)
Little Chav oik in Rugby...
...who basically confronted my best friend and I on the way to the pub. We opted for "Leave it mate, we don't want any trouble". He swaggered off back to a few mates acting all hard; I regret not smashing his fucking face in.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 21:42, Reply)
Not doing archaeology at university
Let's see: archaeology vs. chemical engineering. One has 4 hours' work a week, a free holiday in Greece and is completely irrelevant to my current job. The other has 28 hours' work a week, BLOODY HARD MATHS and is completely irrelevant to my current job.

I think I fscked up bigtime there.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 21:21, Reply)
It only happened on Friday there...

Was heading to meet a potential girl, and had 5 mins to spare, so I popped into the Local FOPP store to see what goodies I could Aquire for my 5 sheckels.

Came out the store, and dropped £5 note, but didnt notice,

Stunning Skandinavian chick comes up to me, and says in perfect english " you have dropped money"

I caught her eye and was captivated, got my £5 note and went on my way.

OH HOW I WISH I'd Taken her for a drink instead of getting myself into this "will she wont she" situ. (not all her fault by the way!)

god, why dont I make an effort sometimes
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 20:58, Reply)
regrets not getting it on in the server room
i was horny that afternoon but i was so paranoid because i knew that another techy was going around checking the servers since the office was having some problems lately.

but nooo... no one ever came in and my bf looked at me with a face that said, "you disappoint me."

even though i was turned on by the fact that we could get caught, this was just waaaay too risky! plus, we worked in a law firm! the worst place to get caught on your knees. :x
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 20:26, Reply)
o yer i also regret
the second on saturday night that i came up with the idea of whacking a double vodka in my snake bite, and then also the following 4 double vodka snake bites. lets just say i woke up sunday morning covered in purple vomit wearing nothing but one sock.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 20:05, Reply)
i regret
not telling one of my best mates his girlfriend was a cheating whore. she came back from holiday and i found out from one of her mates that she had been porked several times while abroad. he found out a month or two later. lets just say that he wasnt very pleased when he found out that i had known all along. shiiit. but she was his first love and i couldnt bring myself to tell him.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 19:55, Reply)
I didn't think I had any, not real* ones. I've been thinking about it since I checked out a few posts today and yeah, there is one now. I didn't previously even recognise it as a regret.

I regret not spending more time with my Dad. I should have, for a few reasons - good ones too. But I didn't and it's too late now.

A relatively new experience for me. I'm not the only one who can tell you that it sucks, but I have in any case. Don't do it, kids.

*Like it's been said, more centred on the biggies. There's stuff I sometimes wish had been different, but if I can't or couldn't change it then regret is irrelevant. Also, there's certainly been plenty of moments I wince at and wish I'd handled differently if only not to have acted, looked or felt quite so much of a pillock, but then everybody fucks up sometimes. That's not regret, that's just embarrassment. And as for the 'could/should have shagged her/him but didn't' variety, got a couple of those too but I maintain perspective - it's only sex after all, and I take pride in the fact I reinforced my status as an honourable man. That said, there's a few I wish I hadn't gotten frisky with - there's nothing so overrated as a mediocre fuck.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 19:48, Reply)
Regrets ?
Well, Im at a good place in my life right now - and I wouldnt be there if Id done things differently.

I regret not being able to assert myself better (a long time problem).
I regret the missed opurtunities with lasses at school (I was the "good listener/friend guy").
I regret believing my fiancee/first wife when she said she was on the pill.
I regret spending 9 miserable months at college mooning after ML (and being nice and reasonable to her CUNT of a boyfriend).

But most of all I regret chucking away about 2 years worth (every issue) of "Mayfair" in the local canal when I was about 16 !

Im off to wallow in misery now.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 19:45, Reply)
I regret having a major argument with my fiancee during our long distance relationship that had survived 13 months intact and I was due to see her at Christmas. The following day after I made various threats to end it, I got an email saying that she thought that was the best thing to do. I now can't ring or text her and miss her more than I can describe.

Not as funny as some of them on here and I'm probably guilty of loving her too much but I miss my beautiful, wonderful and lovely friend and lover.

I am just left with everyone assuring me that she does love me and just needs some space and time.

Public sadness ends.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 19:00, Reply)
I truely regret....
...not filming these 4 young lads who entered a Halo 2 tournament. Before their match they huddled into a circle, all put their hands in and shouted "Gooooooooooooooooo team!", before picking up a joypad and losing 83-2. That's Youtube material that is.

Plus I always could've christened the vid later.....
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 18:37, Reply)
He always thought I was "special"
My cousin & I had spent the previous weekend trying to out-do each other with "Derek & Clive" gross-out comments.

So I decided to try to up the ante when I rang her the next weekend after spending the afternoon in the beer garden. But I rang from a landline & thought I remembered her number.

Which is why my Granddad woke up the next morning to an answerphone message informing him I was going to kick him in the c*** until his tits explode.
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 18:16, Reply)
Still don't get it apeloverage - Is it your old age (or mine)???

My current regret is that I was up at 5am this morning for my flight up to Aberdeen for the week. Did I go to bed in reasonable time? Nooooo - that would be sensible....

Tomorrow, no doubt I'll regret not going to bed in good time and having "one more for the road" after work on my way to the hotel....

(Celibate - 18 months - bloody hell - are you a monk??)
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 17:04, Reply)
I also regret...
...being in a celibate relationship with a girl for 18 months. Surely a bit of biff every fortnight isn't too much to ask for?

Apparently so.

* wanks furiously *
(, Mon 9 Oct 2006, 16:47, Reply)

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