The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Bad circumstances are liable to arise no matter what you've set out to do. That precious family heirloom you've offered to carry for your significant other just so happened to slip from your hands, and all of a sudden you're no longer invited back to family dinner. It's happened to all of us. Reddit user, u/turtleofgirth, wanted to know about those mistaken moments when they asked:
What is something you've done with the best of intentions, but ended up making you look like an -sshole?
When I was a teenager, I was at a friendly dinner with some people and one of the girls attending was talking about a recent break up and it was making the entire table rather uncomfortable. In an attempt to change the topic and get people talking about something else, I told a story I had heard maybe a month before where someone's dog had been picked up by a hawk and never seen again.
A mutual friend nudged me. It was her dog.
I stared at the table the rest of the evening.
Sitting in a chair at a party surrounded by girlfriend's friends that I'm meeting for the first time. There is a folding TV tray of drinks behind and to the side of my chair which is in front of a couch. There is also a little dog with a case of the zoomies tearing around the room.
Eventually the dog tries to launch onto the couch, straight towards the tray of drinks. I try to gently deflect it's flight path away from the drinks. Instead it looked like I was a basketball player blocking a dunk. This dog goes flying to the side and lands on it's head yelping. Then it limps off whining while everyone stares at me.
2 minutes later it was perfectly fine and running around again but it was too late for me.
Held a door of an entrance to a hotel far too prematurely for a man in a wheelchair. I'm so socially awkward that I became paranoid of the fact that I held it beyond "societies standards" so I let it go at a time when he was just close enough and the door shut right as he was reaching the entrance.
I felt awful.
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