The phrase “mistakes were made” is kind of a half-joke in like a legalese sense.
When I, say, go to my family’s 4th of July party and light off a mortar firework without first putting it in a tube, thus endangering everyone’s lives by setting off an explosion that was meant to occur in the sky, where people aren’t, I can say “mistakes were made.”
Here I am admitting to the presence of a mistake, but not that *I* was necessarily the one to cause it. That could have been anybody who was me, after all.
But I’m not the only one out here who has to acknowledge that something has gone wrong. Just look at these poor souls via Reddit.
10. Go to your corner
Some say he’s still standing out there to this very day.
9. The Jerry-Rigger
When they said to make your own ladder to success, I’m not entirely sure this is what they meant.
8. Who unlocks the unlocker?
You fool, you’ve set off a chain reaction that will destroy us all!
7. Spill that tea
Or, more likely, spit it out violently.
6. But why
BRAIN: “Put your finger in it.”
THIS GUY: “Why?”
BRAIN: “You gotta.”
5. Scratch that
You need to get better Facebook friends.
4. The Lanyard
This is the universe’s way of letting you know, gently, that it hates you.
3. Double pie
Just shove ’em in, it’ll work.
Wouldn’t you maybe set it up facing AWAY from the windows anyway?
Sorry, honey, I don’t swing that way.
Mistakes. Were. Made.
What have you screwed up lately?
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