Our worst mistake keeps us up at night, but have you ever even given thought to your best mistake? We asked Cracked Readers on Facebook, “What was your best mistake?” Here are 12 happy accidents, as Bob Ross would call them.  

TELL US NOW. A DOCTORATE IN LOVE Dave S. says, Started a PhD program that I never finished but ended up meeting my wife at grad school orientation. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. HEARING THE WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS Tamao K. says, The best mistake I ever made was sending my resume to the wrong person at a different company. This was during the early days of the internet and I was supposed to send it to someone in my own country. I didn't hear the email address properly over the phone and just sent it anyways. I didn't hear from the person in my own country but was offered a job in Europe by someone else who had gotten my resume. I have been working for that company for the

TELL US NOW. ROADSIDE VIP INVITE Amelia B. says, I was having an argument with my friend while driving, and I pulled over to the side of the road (near a music venue) to talk to him. A guy runs up to my car and goes, 'Are you here for the tour bus party?' That's the first and only time I've partied on a tour bus. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. EASY DEGREE CHANGE Fred B shares, Wrote 'ENG' instead of 'LIT' in tiny box on on job application, indicating my college major. Aced the interview until, after job offer, they learned my degree was in ENGlish Literature, not ENGineering. After a hearty laugh they hired me anyway, and I became a legendary (junior) Engineer under heavy probation, the start of a 39-year career with that outfit. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. WORKING WITH MY GIRLFRIEND Christopher P. says, Taking an entry-level job at the same hospital as my girlfriend. The relationship ended spectacularly, but the job sparked a love for the medical profession, and led to me becoming an RN. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TURNING DOWN A JOB Juan L. says, Not going to a job I got... It took a couple of more months of unemployment, but that other company closed after 2 years, and I have been on the same company almost 10 years now... CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. ACCIDENTAL RECIPE Barbara J. says, My greatest 'happy accident'... my boyfriend and I just moved in together. He was working 2nd shift so I thought I would have an awesome burger waiting for him when he got home from work. I marinated the hamburger in BBQ sauce (which I love BBQ flavor and that bares relevance later) and planned on making a western burger complete with being topped with an onion ring. I over-marinated the meat. By A LOT. There was no way this was going to stay together, no matter how carefully I flipped it. And

TELL US NOW. TAKING A GAMBLE DOC DICE ROLL3 DOUBLE prizes.com Craig H. says, I put $2 in a SuperLotto machine but only realized after that the ability to pick lotto tickets was blacked out on the screen. So I bought a $2 scratcher and won $500. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. BECOMING HOMELESS <SELP 18 the MONTHS Winter J. says their best mistake was Becoming homeless. I never would have gotten clean/stayed clean if it didn't happen. 27 years clean and counting. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. COWORKER ROMANCE all Larissa H. shares, Probably breaking my 'no more dating coworkers' rule after a coworker and I broke up and still had to see each other every day. Invited another coworker to a Harry Potter trivia night two and a half years ago, and we've been together ever since. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. UNEXPECTED LOVE Matthew C. says, Married the wrong woman, but I have the best daughter I could ever wish for. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. GETTING DUIS Bob W. says, Got two DUIs about six years ago, I was 36. HUGE alcoholic, have been my whole adult life. As a result of the dui's, my attorney made me get a job immediately. Got one at the grocery store by my parent's house because it was the only place that would hire me in walking distance--lost my license with the DUIs. One day while running register, an old college fling of mine came through my line, a girl I hadn't seen in 16 years. She was going through a divorce, we went out
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