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Sometimes I think about moments in my life that I'm very grateful are over and done with. Like graduating high school, for instance. Who would want to go through that nonsense willingly? You'd have to be crazy. I also don't miss being a teenager––to be that hormonal and out of my mind all the time was not fun. When you're that age, everything feels like a crisis. (Suffice it to say that life is so much better now.)

After Redditor toomuchansh asked the online community, "What was your 'Thank God that's over and I'll never have to do it again' thing?" people told us about their experiences.

"Working on a house..."

Working on a house for the TV show Extreme Home Makeover. The worst 16 hours of my life.


That show is so ridiculous.

Just because a kid likes fish doesn't mean he'll necessarily want an aquarium room for the rest of his life!

"Being in an MRI..."

Being in an MRI machine and being shot up with a vasodilator to make my heart rate jump. I was already anxious, but when that drug hit, I went straight into raw terror. They had to pull me out of the machine and give me the reversal meds. My hands were so contorted they looked like lobster claws.


Being in the machine...

...can be a claustrophic experience, and understandably frightening for many!

"Bury my father..."

Bury my father and not have to live with him anymore.



School. Got my B.S. and I was out. Didn't go to the ceremonies, the parties, any gatherings. Left for a vacation a couple of weeks after I got all my grades back from finals saying I passed.


"The goal of research..."

My life in academia. Glad I got my Ph.D., but once my dissertation was accepted I noped out of academia entirely. The goal of research for the sake of advancing our collective knowledge is noble and all, but I'm not cut out for a lifetime of publish or perish.


"It was a great day."

Getting fired from a s**** job where I was drowning in work and doing all kinds of overtime. It was a great day. After they told me, I walked into my office to get my stuff and realized I never have to worry about any of this s*** ever again. Went straight to the unemployment office and got awarded about 75% of my check. I was on unemployment for about 6 months until I finally found a much better job.



Been there myself. It's wonderful.


Owning a "money pit" 1920s house.

It was a maintenance nightmare. Never again.


People make it sound great...

...but honestly, "maintenance nightmare" is about what I'd expect.

Oh, and after seeing the 1980s comedy The Money Pit, I have even more reasons not to own a house like that.

"In the final four championships..."

My parents randomly signed me up for football in fourth grade. I hated football but I just did it because I had no friends and why not. Then for some reason, I signed up to do another year of football after that. I knew I never wanted to play again once that season and the championships were over. I prayed before every game that we would lose but we kept winning which meant we had to keep playing, I was very annoyed.

In the final four championships, we lost by three points and I was so excited we lost everyone else was crying but I knew I didn't have to dress up and play another game and be screamed at by grown adults anymore.


"I'm free for now."

Currently, working the job I just quit. I cried after telling my manager I was bringing in my keys today (I was texting them). I'm free for now.


"At least I hope..."

My 12th round of chemo. At least I hope I'll never have to do chemo again.


"I literally skipped to my car..."

When I quit my first job at Enterprise Rent a Car my manager cried because it would hurt her performance or whatever and I started crying too.

The thing is I was crying tears of joy. I literally skipped to my car crying and spinning around just relishing in the beauty of the world and think about how I will never have to work a 12-hour shift and wash cars in a suit and tie ever again.


"It was a nightmare."

Being a service-learning liaison last semester.

Basically, a group of students was assigned to do a couple of volunteer projects for one particular service site. My job was to connect the students to the site, figure out what the site supervisor said they would need, and help the group organize and complete projects to address said needs.

It was a nightmare. The office was wildly disorganized. Most of the students didn't show up to my meetings. At the end of the semester, one girl who did didn't so jack tried to email my supervisor and say that I never included her in any of the emails, so she had no idea what was happening and that I had lied about her not doing anything (completely untrue, and thankfully my supervisor believed me after I told her I would be happy to forward her proof that all of her claims were bogus).

I was offered the position again this semester, but I turned it down. From my understanding, I am far from the only one who turned it down.


"Did it once..."

Pass a gallstone. Did it once, found out the hospital will take out my gallbladder if I want, immediately begged them to. Surgery may be a kind of big deal, but passing a gallstone is even bigger. Good riddance!


What a relief!

It's a liberating feeling, to be able to say, I did that, I'm done, and I don't have to do it again.

Now that I'm back in school, I'm feeling this a lot. We'll see how I feel once I get that degree. I'm tired!

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