Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes what comes out of our mouths doesn’t look nearly as good. Even though we at Cracked would never dare say something that we would take back (just don’t dig too deep into our site or flip through a magazine) we enjoy laughing at other people’s cringeworthy moments as much as the next person. We asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “In hindsight, what’s the most foolish thing you’ve ever said?” The most common response was “I do.” Which is definitely one of the most expensive ones. 

Aside from giving marriage advice (of “Don’t do it”), the responses were assorted but almost all of them were painful to read. From things that were immediately regrettable to some things that took years to realize how distressing it was to say, people sure stuck their feet in their mouths. Words may not break any bones, but they can cause us to lose sleep at night.

"I don't need to write this down."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I don't need to write this down. KATHRYN S. CRACKED.COM

"2016 was the worst year."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... 2016 was the worst year. SHELBY J. CRACKED.COM

"Things can't get any worse."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... Things can't get any worse. MICHAEL H. CRACKED.COM

"Are you his mother?"

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I once asked a man's much older wife if she was his mother. COLEEN D. CRACKED.COM

Spoiling the Sixth Sense

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I accidentally spoiled The Sixth Sense for a room of college freshmen the Monday after it was de released in 1999. MELANIE О. CRACKED.GOM

"Are you together or separate?"

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... Are you together or separate? I said this, as a bartender, to a couple who obviously had just broken up at my bar. ASHLEY L. CRACKED.GOM

Anything about raising a kid.

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... When I become a parent, I will never let my child . JOSIPA В. CRACKED.COM

"I'm fine!"

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I don't need your help, I'm fine! BOB W. CRACKED.COM

"Kobe Bryant isn't ready for the NBA."

SH IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... Back in high school for my school newspaper I wrote a sports editorial about how Kobe Bryant should go to college because he is not ready for the NBA. STEVE S. CRACKED.COM

"I just had morning sickness."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I missed half a day of school. When I got there, I proceeded to tell the class I just had morning sickness. ADAM L. CRACKED.COM

"Do you know where the ice is?"

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... My friend went to fix himself a drink in our kitchen...I asked if he knew where the ice was. KATE T. CRACKED.COM

"I'll give it a try."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... I don't know how to ride a horse, but I'll give it a try. CHRIS M. CRACKED.COM

"We can still be friends."

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... Of course, yeah. We can still be friends. EVAN В. CRACKED.COM

"Who would want to text when they can call?"

IN HINDSIGHT, THE MOST FOOLISH THING I'VE SAID... Who would want to text from their cell phones when they can call? JAY S. CRACKED.COM

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