It seemed like a good idea...

@ElicBxn (59951)
United States
April 23, 2008 8:04am CST
My roomie got a new shirt that says "It seemed like a good idea at the time" and when she showed it to me I said, "I've said that before." For the life of me, I can't remember about what, but you know what I mean... Your standing on a rock in the middle of nowhere and you remember jumping there, but had failed to figure out an escape plan. Or your plan to get over your fear of heights by taking up skydiving. I'll bet my cat that spent a week in a tree would say that climbing it seemed to be a good idea at the time he climbed it. So, have you had any of these "bright" ideas you want to share?
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@pangeacat (619)
• United States
25 Apr 08
You know, "it seemed like a good idea at the time" is pretty much the only thing I can say whenever someone asks me "why did you marry that guy?" in regards to my ex husband. I honestly can't answer any other way on that one, and I get asked that question a lot more often then one would think. I also said that in regards to wearing high heels on that one homecoming night that I broke my ankle. Man, I didn't even make it to the car! As I fell, the only thing I could do was laugh! I mean, who breaks their ankle on the way to the dance? I hadn't even attempted to dance the night away on the slippery dance floor of the high school auditorium yet! And then, of course, I brightly decided to go anyway, without even wrapping the thing. I discovered later, as I kicked off those hellish heels, that my shoe had acted as a cast, so I didn't feel anything after it swelled enough in the car to press against the sides of my heel. Going with that same theme, I again thought it would all be just fine if I went trick or treating with my friends a couple weeks later, never having gone to the doctor, and only using an ace bandage for support. I found out how bad an idea that really was when I attempted walking the next day and discovered that I couldn't. I said it again when I convinced a friend of mine that it would be an awesome idea to drive down to Santa Barbara and attempt to find a place we didn't know the location of at 3 o'clock in the morning. Come to think of it, I end up having to use that phrase a LOT!
@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
25 Apr 08
YOU GO GIRL! that's the kind of thing I'm talking about! I bet you can tell the WEATHER with that ankle! I was too shy and too afraid to do most of those things your talking about, but my missteps were certainly there. The elementry school I first attended was built in an old rock quarry and a school chum tried to climb the rock face - seemed like a good idea at the time - and she got stuck. Happily another girl came along and helped her out, she has always retained a fondness for that gal because of it. You win!
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• United States
25 Apr 08
LOL ~ oh yes I can! ;) I always know when it's cold, if I wake up and my ankle is screaming at me. Your story reminded me of another "good idea at the time" moment. I was only about 8 years old or so, and I was with my dad that weekend, so we always went to church on Sunday. I had friends there who were about my age, that I would play with while dad was practicing on the piano before church. Well, we decided that we wanted to play in the fenced in playground, but the gate was locked. So, I was elected to climb the fence, in my little sunday dress, and find a way to let everyone else in. "Sure, why not," was my brilliant response. I hadn't climbed many fences, particularly out of blue jeans and sneakers. I got my happy butt up there, slipped, and found myself hanging on the chain link fence, by my panties! How embarrassing was that moment?!?! The two girls ran off, figuring they would get into trouble, as I dangled helplessly, unable to get a grip on anything. They little boy, however, being the most helpful of the group, found a way to help me by standing on something and allowing me to lean on him while I unstuck my panties and climbed down. I could have killed those two girls. lol.
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Isn't that the way it goes? Your lucky the little boy didn't run off to!
• Australia
4 May 08
Having kids seemed like a good idea at the time. Now, it was still a good idea, at them time. Just wish I'd opted for the off switch though! lol. Other good ideas at the time would include trying to swim across a river that was shallower than expected. Hhhhmm, ended up with grazed knees for my efforts. Hello! How was I supposed to know the tide was out. Perhaps the fact that everyone else was laughing at me! All I had to do was stand up and walk across! lol.
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
4 May 08
Walking across!! ROTFLMAO! Yeah, for some people kids are a good idea - hopefully you aren't like those people with a dozen of them!
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• Australia
26 May 08
yeah, yeah, have a good laugh. Hope you managed to keep breathing! We are expecting our 5th child soon, but this and the 2 before were rather unplanned, even avoided. Taking hubby to the vets for the good old snip! rofl
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
2 May 08
Yebbut you already KNOW all about MY "bright ideas," & I'm too embarrassed to let anyone else find out about 'em! ROTFLOL Maggiepie
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
2 May 08
But you could share some of the "best" ones with the rest of us!
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
23 Apr 08
According to hubby, I'm always having bright ideas. Thing is, he never tells me what they are so I can't share. "You and your bright ideas!" is what he's always telling me.
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
23 Apr 08
At least it hasn't left you dangling from a high place wondering how you got there....
• United States
23 Apr 08
True! lol
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
7 May 08
Okay, here's another one. Years ago I was rooming with a fellow (we were just friends), & he was in college (I wasn't). When Christmas break came around, he took off to visit his parents in Houston, leaving me alone in Austin for the holidays. Not a wise idea. Idle hands & all that... Well, Christmas Day came & went, &, due to the peculiar habit of moderns who've either forgotten or never knew, Christmas is a SEASON, not a DAY, & Christmas EVE is te START, not the END of it!), suddenly the next day, there were discarded trees piled all over & around & in the dumpster, which wouldn't get emptied for a few days. After one sleepless night, I looked at all those trees & decided to Do Something with them. I gathered all the ones I could get & dragged them upstairs into our small apartment. Nope...not enough. I went outside & looked, & sure enough, all up & down the street were more forlorn-looking trees, all sizes & shapes. I got BUSY. Soon I had to dodge trees at every turn, the place was so crowded. But it smelled AWESOMELY wonderful, & I kept imagining the look on my roomie's face when he opened the door. The day dawned when he returned. He drove up, parked, & I went downstairs to help him unload, pretending all was as usual. I watched as he opened the door & tried to get in. He was out in 1 second flat -- sneezing & sneezing & SNEEZING! And SWEARING! Who knew he was allergic to pine??? I couldn't help laughing anyway, even as I hauled out 21 trees. But when I pull pranks now, I'm a lot more careful. I once pulled one that killed a friendship (& SHE wasn't even allergic!). Because you know how it is, when it SEEMS like a good idea...at the TIME.... Maggiepie
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
7 May 08
Yep, that's one she never pulled on me, because I was forwarned!
@coffeeshot (3786)
• Australia
29 Apr 08
Drinking three bottles of cheap champagne probably seemed like a good idea at the time but waking up thinking that I was dying proved taht theory wrong.
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@winterose (39932)
• Canada
24 Apr 08
Well one time I was the president of a chapter of a single parent association. I just took over the position. We were sitting with other presidents and people at a table. A couple of people starting talking to one of the women sitting there talking about how sorry they were that Remi was sick. Well I knew Remi was her boyfriend and the president of another chapter. But at the time I thought since I wasn't at the event in question this was a private thing and I didn't say anything. I felt I was imposing if I did. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but later I never heard the end of it. She was so embarrassed that me, the president of this chapter would not say anything about the president of the other chapter and on and on and on, I apologized. But at the time I really did think it was the right thing to do, stupid me.
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
24 Apr 08
That's a tough one. I guess I've never quite done anything like that. I'd've at least said something about being sorry and hoping he felt better.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Oh im saying that now on my decision to get pregnant lol. Dont get me wrong I want a baby and am excited but oh im not handling this pregnancy so well. I guess im just getting older and its gotten harder for me.
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I think about 10 years ago a friend felt the same way, after son #4 turned out to be "Demolotron"
@raydene (9875)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Well Doll I have a lot that I guess I won't share.. lol ha ha ha but seriously I have made my share of bad decisions in my life but I learned the most from the baddest! xoxoxoxoxoxo
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@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I know, but I'm really more interested in those funny ones, like what the heck do I do now, as you are on ladder and afraid of heights....
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Haha. Some might find these obnoxious or something but hey, it happens.. I guess. Hahaha. Anyways, just this morning I was contemplating if I should 'trim' the hairs on my underarm. By the way, I'm a guy, so it's not really a big deal, but I just thought that it's starting to look too much. So what did I do? I grabbed the first pair of scissors (the kind we use in schools) and started nipping away bits of hair in front of the mirror. After a few minutes I thought I actually did a good job. It looked cleaner and, for lack of a better word, 'tamed.' So there. But just when I thought that everything was well, I began to feel very itchy. It was horrible. I had to like raise my shoulders a bit the entire day just to keep my freshly trimmed hair from coming into contact with my skin. Lesson learned though. No pain. No gain. Haha.
@ElicBxn (59951)
• United States
23 Apr 08
I love it! That's just the kind of thing I'm talking about! I had sholder surgery in 05 and they shaved my underarm. Now, I'm female, but I quit shaving after getting some ingrown hairs down there - and besides, I don't have a lot and it isn't real dark. Oh LORDY but it itched growing back in!
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
hello elic, the truth is, i get the message vague... but i hit the right mark... in this life, what is good or bad is subjective as it is to right or wrong.... ideas, can be similar since we human are the same, we just become different by the level and number of needs and wants but over-all, we are the same to each other, basically... it seemed a good idea, it is, digerati