People Remember the Times When They Said, “I Told You So!”

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People really don’t like to listen, do they?

You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but some folks out there just think they know everything and they have to learn the hard way. ALWAYS.

You know this has happened to you at least once in your life.

Let’s get the dirt from people on AskReddit about their “I told you so” moments.

1. I told you…

“Had a friend who always rode (BMX) with his headphones in, with the volume so loud he couldn’t hear anything. On a few occasions he couldn’t hear us shouting things like “car” or “don’t go” shit like that, and almost hurt us or himself.

He crashed into me after I fell, because he couldn’t hear people shouting stop, and I flipped out and told him that one of these days he was going to really hurt someone or himself.

A week later he rode directly out of a friend’s driveway and got blindsided by a car. He was fine, save some cuts and bruises, but his bike was destroyed and he broke her windshield. Her lawyer basically proved it was his fault and he had to pay for the whole thing.

I fucking told you you idiot.”

2. That’s messed up.

“When it was confirmed that I had epilepsy and I wasn’t faking it like my mom thought.

To be honest, I’m still pissed.”

3. Ouch. That hurts.

“I told my brother he should probably date his girlfriend longer than a year before proposing.

Two months after the wedding she said she wan’t ready to be married and divorced him.”

4. A time to puke.

“In third grade (~8 yo), we were doing quiet small group work when I suddenly felt sick to my stomach, which was very unusual for me. So, I got up, walked over to my teacher’s desk and told her I thought I was going to throw up.

She said “you’ll be fine, sit back down.”

Walked back to my little row of desks, turned to the right, and projectile vomited all over the girl next to me. I think I literally finished and said “I TOLD YOU SO.” Also, sorry for yacking on you, Elaina from third grade.”

5. A terrible idea.

“You really shouldn’t eat egg salad from the gas station.”

“But I like egg salad. You can’t mess up egg salad.”

“Okay, but somewhere between 6 and 12 hours later you’re going to regret it.”

6. Years in the making.

“When my mom told me that my brother had been hospitalized for poor mental health. I had been trying for YEARS to get him health insurance and mental health care because we experienced childhood trauma.

She never listened. Always said everything was fine; he was fine. Now he is 19 years old and struggles to keep a job. Struggles with addiction. Struggles with his mental health. I have been telling her for years to help him before he one day dies.

Hopefully his previous hospitalization will be a new leaf for change.”

7. You were right…

“Went over to a friend’s house in college and her dad was sleeping on the couch. She said “oh yeah, he’s been sleeping there for like a year, he has a bad back.”

I was like my mom has a bad back and she saved up and bought a new mattress rather than sleep apart from my dad, your dad’s been kicked out of the bedroom. She didn’t believe me.

Two months later it comes out her dad was cheating on her mom. The only person surprised about it was my friend.”

8. Bad news.

“My ex (we remained good friends, nothing more) started dating someone.

After he introduced us, he asked me what I thought of her and I said I had a bad feeling and to be careful. The more I got to know her, the more I told him she’s bad news. He laughed it off trying to say Im just saying that cause I still have feelings for him (I didnt)

Few years later, hes having to get legal representation, she destroyed his business, his family, stalked and harassed him and even had him under investigation by the FBI. Took him a couple years to clean up the whole mess.

I totally said I told you so.”

9. Something’s wrong…

“I was 8 months pregnant and I started having contractions. I went to the OB and told them something was wrong, and they needed to get the baby out. They tested me for hours and was going to discharge me.

I refused to leave and told them something was wrong. The doctor agreed to one last test and found the babies heart beat was getting weaker and they wheeled me into the OR ten minutes later.

My daughter was born with no heart beat and had CPR done for two and a half minutes before she was resuscitated. I looked at that doctor and said I fucking told you something was wrong. The pediatrician said if I had waited even another half hour we would have lost her.

She’s eight now and perfectly healthy.”

10. A sad story.

“My roommate had a cat for years, and when I moved in her BF had a dog. They got along swimmingly. They decided to get another dog they saw on Craigslist, and within 2 hours of finding the post, the dog was in our house.

She is a border collie/Australian Shephard mix. The cat was then unseen for 2 weeks, hiding in the couch somehow.

On New years, roomies were gone, and I heard growling from the kitchen. She had pinned the cat in the corner, about to attack, so I made the dog leave so the cat could escape.

I told them of the incident, and that it wasn’t a good idea for the new dog to be here. They ended up just making the cat live in a single room for 6 months while the new dog had free reign of the rest of the house.

One day I get a call from my roomies, and apparently the cat tore through the window screen and was in the backyard. They came home and let the dogs out. Apparently the cat put up a major fight, cuz the collie mix was covered in scratches, but the dog ultimately won. They found the poor kitty laying there dead in the backyard a few minutes later.

The bf came up to me, and said, ‘you were right.’

It was not something I wanted to be right about.

RIP little kitty.”

11. Bad teacher.

“When I was in 3rd grade I begged my mom to switch my teacher. He was such a mean and negative person. She thought I was overreacting because I hadn’t had a male teacher until him.

He got fired the next year for grabbing a girl and slamming her on a desk.

Told my mom and she actually apologized for not believing me.”

12. I feel sick…

“Told my mum that I felt sick after accidentally eating her Crunchy Nut cereal and that I was worried I was allergic to nuts. She told me that she allergy tested me as a baby and I was not allergic to anything. Told her that allergies can change and asked for a second allergy test.

She told me I was overreacting. Few years later, I had an ear infection. Got put on antibiotics. Had a whole body rash – everything was red and swollen. Got admitted to A&E. Told by doctors that I was allergic to Amoxicillin (the most common form of antibiotic). Told her about the incident and was told once again that I was overreacting because she had me tested as a baby.

Same year, ate Thai food with peanuts. Vomited and had a swollen throat. Roommates were so worried that they offered to take me to A&E but I declined. Told my mum once I had recovered. Still didn’t believe me. Last year, I ate some chicken.

Only had one bite before my boyfriend realised it had peanut butter in the sauce and forbid me from having another bite. Lips swelled up and my stomach was so badly affected that I had to stay in bed for the night.

Mum finally believes me, but I do genuinely believe that she only thinks that because my boyfriend was a witness.”

13. The bully.

“This is from over a decade and I still feel satisfied thinking about it. There was a girl in my Girl Scout troop that was constantly bullying me, just not in front of our troopmates so no one really believed me when I would tell people.

Then we all went on a weekend trip to an amusement park and she threw a fit when she didn’t get what she wanted. She started yelling at people how they ruined her trip and she was the troop leader’s daughter so she should be in charge.

Eventually she just cried for hours asking the other girls why they were being so mean. I laughed the entire time.”

14. Vindicated!

“When I was young and still living with my parents, there were a lot of squirrels in our neighborhood.

One morning, I was pulling weeds in the front yard when I heard the sounds of squirrels moving around – coming from the ceiling of the porch, just under our attic.

I told my dad immediately, but he was absolutely sure that I was just hearing squirrels on the top of the roof and there was nothing to worry about. This happened a few more times over the summer but each time my parents said they couldn’t possibly in the attic.

Cut to several months later, during a peaceful Sunday morning breakfast, when what can only be described as a ball of loud, angry squirrels THUMPED down in between the walls of our kitchen.

We listened to them trying to climb back up and squabbling with each other for hours until a pest control guy came and got them out, confirming that they had entered through a hole on the roof and set up a nest in the attic, which fell into the cavity between the walls.

I’ve never felt so vindicated in my life. All squirrels were safely removed and relocated outside.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us YOUR best “I told you so!” story.

We can’t wait to hear from you!