A lot of times, we make a mistake and don't realize it for a good, long while. Forgetting to study for a test is a mistake that doesn't make itself known until report cards come out. Guilt slowly eats away at you, day by day, when you cheat on your significant other. And skipping showers won't make you a social pariah for about three weeks. None of these mistakes cause instant regret.
But man oh man, do some mistakes ever make themselves known. Here, we've collected the best moments from Reddit's /r/instant_regret. These are the times when you mess up and immediately shake your head and go, "What was I thinking there, exactly?" Hopefully, you're not making too many kinds of these mistakes — I try to limit myself to one or two moments of colossal mess-up-ery a week — but if you are, consider slowing down, taking a deep breath, and asking yourself before you do anything, "Am I going to instantly regret this?"
Are you buckled in?
No coming back from this. This guy's got to move to another country.
"You got our money?!"
via: RedditWhen you think you’re a Disney princess and try to feed the birds but end up getting bullied by a flock of cockatoos. - GallowBoob
An insurance scammer takes his shot.Insurance scammers get told they're on camera. - FlashyWoodenTurd
"Someone's lied to me."
Get out of my video.
Skateboarder vs. Old Man. Round One.Old people believe every skateboarder is a menace, we all know that. But to take a wild swing at them? I'd say that's going too far (and the police agree).
Pride cometh before the fall.
This poor, funny little guy.
Seemed like a good idea at the time.
It's like... it's a crocodile though.
A very patient cop watches a very oblivious woman.
via: RedditI'm not sure if this woman is under-age or if there's no alcohol allowed at this particular venue, but there is some serious regret on her face when she sees she just pounded a brew dog in front of an officer of the law. And boo on the cameraman for not giving her a warning!