People Divulge Their Favorite Thing To Say When Something Goes Horribly Wrong

They say there's no use crying over spilled milk, but that doesn't mean there's no use in saying something to diffuse the tension.

When something goes horribly wrong, a comment that comes out of left field or a quippy comment can make everyone feel better.

Once a particular comment proves effective, there's also no real reason to look for something else. Instead, the aforementioned comment becomes your go-to.

In order to find out what those effective comments are, Redditor CruelHandLucas asked:

"What is your favorite thing to say when something goes terribly wrong?"

It's A Story

"This is good for the plot."

– mega-unicorn

"I always say "It's just a part of the character development""

– A_Trash_Homosapien

"whenever something goes completely the wrong way i think “ooooh plot twist”"

– coolio_Didgeridoolio

Starting Over

"“Let’s start again, but this time with feeling,” is one of my favorites."

– frustratedmachinist

"I want this on my gravestone"

– -PM_ME_UR_SECRETS-

I Meant To Do That!

"One time when I used to work in a kitchen the head chef accidentally clipped the chip/fries bowl where you dump freshly cooked chips/fries to season them and sent it flying across the kitchen and crashing to the floor with the clang that only stainless steel kitchenware can emit. Without missing a beat he went "I'll just pop that there for a sec" totally deadpan and turned back to the counter by the passe where he was finishing plating some dishes. Something about the humour of it cut through all the chaos of the busy kitchen and I was in tears of laughter. 10 years later I still say "I'll just pop that there for a sec" any time I knock something over, no one else seems to find it as funny as I do but it still entertains me."

– aightshiplords

"In my kitchen when someone drops a plate or anything its mandatory for someone to tell them “that doesnt go there”"

– vancitypuck

"Sometimes before things even hit the ground I'll proclaim "Take that, floor!""

– Beowulf33232

British Responses

""Well that's not ideal, it's it?""

"I'm British."

– eezgorriseadback

"Best friend is British. When we play golf and she hits a bad shot she just says, "well that's unfortunate." And I love it."

– Lrv130

"i usually just shout “BIT SAD INNIT” in a British accent."

"…. My friends hate me"

– goneandsolost

"YES, QUITE BLOODY MISERABLE, I MUST SAY"

– UserNombresBeHard

Show No Emotion

"Brilliant."

"With a neutral expression, and unemotionally."

– ocelotrevs

"I do that but I say “Joy. Deep joy.” Completely deadpan lol."

– BluelunarStar

You Never Saw Me. You Never Even Knew Me.

"I was never here"

– RandomGuyWithStick

"I was never given a name"

– danielstover

Stopped Too Soon

"I picked a hell of a week to stop sniffing glue"

– YouWouldThinkSo

"Whadda week to stop shooting shark adrenaline."

– DA_BATTLESUIT

"Zoinks!"

"“Ruh roh”"

– Deleted User

"Ah gee scoob..."

– TheSimpsonsCouch3

Those Cartoon Responses

"Great googly moogly"

– Nekumori

"I'm with this or "Oh bother" like pooh"

– timbit87

Not The Status Quo

""This is homophobic" (I'm fruity) Or "This is not what I want, this is not what I planned, and I just gotta say I do not understand""

– Bi_panic_

Short And Sweet

"Awww shiet! (Marcus Phoenix's Gears of War voice)"

– v43havkar

Not Sure That Will Help

"Say “kick it now” after someone drops something"

– hcase123

That's...Odd

"Depends on how pissed off I am. If I’m particularly irritated, I go with over the top sarcasm. Specifically, “F(ck yeah. I LOVE when that happens. It makes me so. F*cking. HORNY!”"

– jdude329

So, Not Actually OK

"If it's one of my underlings I just say "it's OK no big deal, you're fired, but it's OK""

– passionateaboutEH

That's Always True!

"Well, it could have been worse."

– fiveguysjoe

Anyone Else Suddenly Craving Ice Cream?

"What the double mint chocolate chip fuck?"

– Das_Guet

Ouch!

"If someone else made a mistake:"

"Have you tried doing it properly?"

– RedChld

My New Line

"Oh, monkey!"

"It's something I picked up from the senior engineer I worked with a couple decades ago. He had a much better delivery."

– Steelforge

Ooops

"One time me and my friends got into an accident and I said “Omg slay”. I wasn’t invited out again."

– Proper_Secretary6047

All Eyes On Me

"I like to pause time with a loud record scratch and say "yup. That's me. I bet you're wondering how I got here.....""

– My_Sh*tty_Alter_Ego

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