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.

Painted himself in a corner.
byu/basshead541 inWellthatsucks

9. The Jerry-Rigger

When they said to make your own ladder to success, I’m not entirely sure this is what they meant.

byu/KoolAidsman69 inTerminallyStupid

8. Who unlocks the unlocker?

You fool, you’ve set off a chain reaction that will destroy us all!

Locked out
byu/iam_nobody infacepalm

7. Spill that tea

Or, more likely, spit it out violently.

Wasn’t paying attention while painting and drinking tea, guess which one I just took a sip of?
byu/PM-ME-FUNFACTS inWellthatsucks

6. But why

BRAIN: “Put your finger in it.”
THIS GUY: “Why?”
BRAIN: “You gotta.”

Grown ass man got his finger stuck in the wall at Chipotle
byu/jesterp13 infunny

5. Scratch that

You need to get better Facebook friends.

Sandpaper to the windshield
byu/titanicman119 infacepalm

4. The Lanyard

This is the universe’s way of letting you know, gently, that it hates you.

Lanyard caught on the handle and my keys swung inside the door as I closed it. Stupidest way to lock yourself out?
byu/nkraus90 infunny

3. Double pie

Just shove ’em in, it’ll work.

See those eggs? They are supposed to be in the pies. I made two hot oily chocolate garbage circles.
byu/themattcrumb inWellthatsucks

2. FORE!

Wouldn’t you maybe set it up facing AWAY from the windows anyway?

This guy definitely didn’t set up his new golf net correctly
byu/lilmcfuggin inWellthatsucks

1.Raw doors

Sorry, honey, I don’t swing that way.

GF was so proud of herself for buying raw doors, cutting in the hinges and drilling the knob hole. I was the bearer of bad news that she did it upside down.
byu/Danetraineous inWellthatsucks

Mistakes. Were. Made.

What have you screwed up lately?

Don’t be shy – tell us about it in the comments.