As the wise sage Hannah Montana sang, "Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days." Some mistakes are small, like using a colon instead of a semicolon (does anybody actually know how to use a semicolon?). Other mistakes are big, like "putting you in debt forever" big or "involves surgery" big.
A Reddit thread asked, "what is your most expensive mistake?" These are the replies that stand out.
Not caring for my teeth when young. -TheOnlyCurmudgeon
Freshman year of college I thought my final exam was at 11:30.
It was at 9:30.
The exam was 40% of my grade, so I failed. I lost my scholarship, and had to pay to retake the class.-Stephenburnett98
Toss up between my last marriage and the time I ran my boss’s $3.5 million yacht aground on a submerged sandbar on the Intracoastal Waterway south of Charleston, SC.-DaNobodyFromNowhere