People's 'Thank God It's Over And I Never Have To Do It Again' Experiences

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There are countless things we just can't wait to get over with, and are beyond grateful when we finally get them taken care of.

Going to the dentist, replacing the washing machine, and mowing the lawn just to name a few.

Unfortunately, our relief is in the grand scheme of things short-lived as these are things we know we will have to do again.

There are other times, however, when we let out an even deeper sigh of relief.

As these were the things we often wish we didn't have to do in the first place... and couldn't be more thankful that we will hopefully never have to go through it again.

A true one-and-done experience.

Redditor tsPatrii_ was curious to hear the various things people couldn't wait to get over with and wasted no time celebrating being finished with, leading them to ask:

"What’s your 'thank god that’s over and I never have to do it again' thing in your life?"

That's Esquire to you!

"The Bar Exam."- fedah72796

Can See Things Much More Clearly Now

"Three months of recovering from retina reattachment surgery, watching the gas bubble in my right eye recede by millimeters every day."- Egheaumaen

All The Wanted For Christmas Was Their Two Front Teeth... And The Rest Of Them...

"Had all my teeth removed and waited 8 weeks toothless before they could fit me for dentures."- Complete-Grape-1269

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Slow Spiral Downwards

"Deal with my father's dementia."- FocusGullible985

Only One They Had

"Had my prostate removed because of cancer."

"Since you only have one, I guess I won’t do that again."- yaraye4686

It's Less Fun That It Looks...

"Being a Best Man."

"It took nearly 3 years after I found out I'd be doing it for the wedding to actually roll around, so it was always in the back of my mind."

"It was my best friend's wedding in another country that had traditions, like "kidnapping" the bride, that as a British person I had no idea existed or how to arrange them, but that's the Best Man's job."

"Never again."

"Thank f*ck that's over with."- IDoctorSkelly

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"Under The Sea..."

"Night SCUBA dives."

"I did my five."

"I'll never do it again."

"It's dark. It's creepy. Things sneak up on you."

"The ocean is full of terrifying noises at night."

"Never again."- roman_fyseek


"The drunk tank."

"Just you and your thoughts, and a commercial-grade ceiling light that never goes off."

"You lose all track of time and feel like this is all you’ve ever known."

"I was in for 36 hours but I feel like I aged years."

"Be responsible, kids."- Quick_Criticism_1690


"My parent's house."

"It was such a relief moving out."- BecomeABenefit

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Those Hallowed Halls Were The Stuff Of Nightmares!

"Any kind of school work/studying."

"Never having to take another exam hits my brain in the best way."- WeAreTuanon

"Middle and high school."

"The amount of bullying I had to endure is something I wish no one ever has to."

"What absolute toxic sh*t holes."- yeetgodmcnechass

A Right Of Passage

"Driving lessons."- Tortoitoitoise

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One Can Have Too Much Of A Good Thing

"I used to love hiking."

"I was quite the outdoors guy."

"I loved being out in the woods."

"My love for hikes progressed into a love for difficult hikes."

"I used to go on hikes specifically that were less traveled or had steep elevation gain."

"Eventually I started summiting mountains."

"This culminated with a climb of Mt. Rainer in Washington state."

"A difficult, technical climb that people make in preparation for Everest attempts."

"The climb took five days all in all. In a highly technical climb like that your life is constantly in peril."

"We had to cross crevasses hundreds, or maybe even a thousand, feet deep on a stepladder with two 2x4s laid across it."

"While we were crossing snowfields, there were rockslides that sent boulders the size of smart cars across our path."

"If one of those had come loose at the wrong time we’d have been toast."

"Team members lost their footing and we on their rope team had to perform emergency self arrests to prevent all of us from slipping off the side of the mountain to our deaths."

"We summited on schedule."

"We made our way back to base camp, and then down to the bottom of the mountain."

"I’ve never been more happy to see a parking lot."

"I see that experience more as an ordeal that I survived and less like a life achievement."

"I decided I never needed to climb a mountain again."- stebbi01

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Some experiences are so traumatizing or painful, that we can't even bring ourselves to craft a good story about them.

Making the only positive outcome of having these memories is the fact that they were experiences we will never have to put ourselves through ever again.

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