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Some things ought not be tried again.


Sure, they made sense the first time. It may have held charm, at least some sense of purpose on the second go around. But eventually, surely, an essential truth became clear: never again.

Reddit is apparently crawling with people carrying around that permanent grudge towards some thing they've done in the past.

Lucky for us, we can learn from their mistakes.

senorllama57 asked, "What is something you will never do again?"

There were, of course, plenty of people who discussed horrible jobs they've held in the past. They may have had little choice at the time, but now that it's all in the past they feel free to share how they really felt.

The Customer Always Seems To Be Wrong

"Work retail. I think every kid fresh out of high school should work a retail job for a year. It builds character." -- ProfessionalTheme415

"How did you get out!?! Lol. It's like a black hole where I work. Everyone that tries to leave comes back." -- threebillion6

Plugging Along

"Go to school for a million years to get a PhD" -- I_are_facepalm

"I heard a military friend of mine call it the most fun he'd never want to have again."

"Reminded me of grad school in a sense." -- HitEmWithDatKTrain

A Lot Going On

"Work in a nursing home. The sights, screams and pleas Will haunt me forever." -- M_Lamora

"Honestly working in a nursing home was one of the most weird jobs I ever had. I've never been threatened so many times in my life. I once had a memory care resident ask me if I would help her jump a caregiver."

One After Another

"Work in a call center." -- Evilsmurfkiller

"Sucked the soul right out of me within a year." -- Bandana-mal

"I was at one for 2 and half years and it was not until I left I realized I had work-related depression. I was overeating, not eating, sleep deprived, slept all the time, I had such rage that would come out at times...

"I did not care what happened to me, I left because they were gonna fire me over something dumb because they just fire people for being there long. I left over a year ago, and I have not been this happy to wake up every day in years, my life is so much better now." -- UnusualLight0

Others discussed past struggles they've encountered within the romantic realm. Unfortunately, these lessons came with plenty of emotional struggle.

Committing

"Get married. It'll be 19 years this August and my marriage is my marriage. I reserve the right to have a girlfriend at some point if she passes away before I do, but she's the one and only wife, end of story."

-- StChas77

Stay Attuned

"Ignore red flags when talking to someone I want to date. I've done it twice now, and both times sucked" -- YareYareYandere

"Listen to your gut. If something feels off, you're probably not imagining it." -- SurealGod

Don't Forget About You

"Okay first off I'm sorry if this might sound cringe :D . . . That would be hmm become too attached/codependent on a person. Whether it may be of a lover, friend, or just acquaintance."

"Idk if it's coincidence but they either end up gone one day or become total di**s when you least expect it and I'm forced to cut ties."

-- Sean_FBsuckssoImhere

And some people chose to recall the things they were so certain would be fun and enjoyable, but turned out to be so not.

A Bad Ratio

"I made a super elaborate meal once. It was ... okay. Certainly not worth the effort involved." -- Astramancer_

"Take an hour to make something, only takes 15 minutes to eat. It's bullsh**." -- SurealGod

Hours and Hours

"Times Square on New Years' Eve. It was fun once, never need to do it again." -- AnswerGuy301

"I was going to answer the same thing. It seemed like it would be so much fun but now that I know what it entails — never again" -- hi_its_me

"I have never been and never understood the attraction of waiting for hours and hours in the shivering weather." -- amrodd

Think of Grease Splatters

"Prepare steaks when drunk" -- Kiaulunne

"Not for your reason, but same here. Cooked one at 2am after half a bottle of rum. Quickly ate and passed out after. Woke up around 8am dying for water and realised I left the gas stove on... So glad nothing burned down..." -- schofield101

Turning Point

"I will never get drunk again. Tipsy, buzzed, sure. Thats fine."

"But when I was in front of that toilet for an hour, being so weak I couldn't even sit up, having people constantly come in to check on me, worrying that I might have alcohol poisoning, that is exactly not a fun time"

-- Raemnant

The Inverse of Brand Loyalty

"Drink Fireball Whiskey." -- WolffePack

"My first time getting absolutely wasted was from Fireball. I ever really drank before, at a friend's house. Neither of us understood the concept that fireball should be taken in small shots. We literally filled up kitchen cups full of fireball. I probably drank 3 or 4. It was so bad that I couldn't even drink fireball for 6 years after that. Just one taste instantly made me want to vomit." -- stooduponce

Hog Endurance

"A thousand miles in one day on a motorcycle." -- A40

"But it must've been fun." -- ryc4d0

"From L.A. to Seattle it was. From Seattle on to Vancouver it was no fun at all, just determination ;-)" -- A40

Glug, Glug

"Drink the liquid from a can of black olives."

"0/10 would not recommend"

-- Chapter97


So take some notes! Or maybe there were some true horrors you went through that this list seems to be lacking.

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