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Folks Shared Things They Thought They Wanted, But Deeply Regretted Afterwards

As a child, I’ll be happy if someone gives me candy. When getting a bit older, momma buying me a new gun toy will keep me smiling for days. And now, as an adult, I have a lot of things that I want. However, now that even when I accomplish a certain thing on my wish list, I feel no satisfaction. Desires are what keep us moving forwards. But, all things change as time goes by, and so do our desires.

Sometimes, the moment we finally get the thing we have been longing for ages is the moment we realize that we don’t want it anymore. It’s sad. It’s frustrating and even infuriating. We thought it would be a moment of pure satisfaction and accomplishment, but no, it’s plain regret. People are sharing things they thought they wanted but regretted afterward. Scroll down below to check them out.

#1 A ketchup and mustard sandwich

Source: sarahels

When I was a kid, I was insistent on having a ketchup and mustard sandwich. I begged my mom to make it for me. My rationale was if a hamburger was delicious on a bun with ketchup and mustard, surely a sandwich minus the meat would be great. My Mom finally made the sandwich. I immediately regretted it.

#2 Current job. The work is alright, but the company is s**t

Source: anon

#3 A friend-with-benefits

Source: SuchKiwi

I thought it would be fun and effortless but definitely not. He told me sweet things, in the beginning, saying he could see it being more, I fell for it quickly like an amateur

Then we had sex. Afterward, he’s playing hot and cold and my feelings are on a roller coaster of “what is happening??” Says he just wants to be strictly fwb and not pursue anything more but is still interested in me. *Then* he says he’s not interested in being friends anymore either. Maybe I was too clingy after the initial sweet words, maybe he wasn’t ever truly interested in anything but a one-night thing but either way my head was spinning. I have never doubted myself more. I just wish he would have been more decisive on what he wanted.

Wonderful guy, wish nothing but the best for him but whew, hell of a week. No more fwb for me lmaoo.

#4 Massage chair. I enjoyed the demo in the shop, that’s about it

Source: General-Permission-5

#5 A backyard pool

Source: Lenny_III

I always wanted one until I had one.
It was a huge pain in the a**. Had to buy chemicals, had to test the water, had to clean it, found dead snakes in the skimmer baskets, had to get the pump replaced, etc.

I agree with what several commenters have said. If you can afford to have someone do the work for you then it’s something really nice to have. If you can afford the mortgage on the house with the pool but still mow your own lawn, clean your own house, etc. The pool is likely to be more trouble than it’s worth.

#6 Getting off meds

Source: rurubarb

To get off my meds. Did. Was absolutely terrible. Went back on them probably for the rest of my life.

#7 Waterbed

Source: TallAFTobs

Biggest waste of money. Spent 1k on the most uncomfortable bed ever. Practically broke my back and sold it for 100 after just a year of using it.

#8 Marine fish tank

Source: dannyrj91

They look absolutely gorgeous when clean and running well however I didn’t bank on how difficult it would be to have them clean and running well.

#9 Go pro. I don’t even go on a picnic. What the f**k did I need a go pro for

Source: Duuuuude_WTF

#10 A business. Supposedly my dream job…but I haaaate it

Source: acefrosting

Yes, I own a bakery that I’ve run for 13 years. It’s successful, always paid its bills….but it’s definitely zapped the joy out of a hobby. Anyone that has worked with the public knows it’s taxing. I’ve lost the creative aspect and just feel like a slave to it honestly. Bakery hours can be rough, so maybe it’s the lack of sleep catching up to me, lol. I just know that I was already feeling burned out, but now with the insane increase to costs of supplies – and the unpredictability of finding certain things altogether, I’ve decided this will be my last year in business.

#11 My art degree from a private institution. It’s “nationally accredited“ which means it’s useless

Source: cesinsf

#12 Nose ring. Once I got it, it just felt like I had a booger in my nose that I couldn’t get rid of

Source: Zmanoside

#13 Nicotine

Source: LostInRealityForever

#14 Buying a new ski boat

Source: BreakingBad2014

Expensive, too big to keep in the garage and burned $80 in gas in an afternoon (when gas was still affordable). Mostly I pulled the kids and their friends on wake boards or kneeboards around and around in circles while the air temperature was close to 100 and came home dehydrated and with a headache. A happy day is when you buy a boat. A happier day is when you sell that b***h.

#15 A collection of lockdown gym equipment

Source: Interesting_Rich_643

I bought a collection of lockdown gym equipment I had all good intentions for. It turns out a lack of free time wasn’t really the reason I wasn’t ripped.

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