This is a very specific question but you’d be surprised how many people actually do stupid (or painful) things because they get different items in their hands confused.
Hey, we all get clumsy sometimes, right?
It’s just that some incidents are worse than others.
Are you ready to hear these stories?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say. Enjoy!
1. She loved it!
“Stuck a dog treat in my mouth and gave my dog my popsicle.
She was thrilled.”
2. I hate it when that happens.
“Put a wad of tissues in the laundry basket and threw my socks into the toilet.”
3. Throwing coffee at the dog.
“Was drinking a hot cup of coffee on the back porch while throwing a ball for my dog.
To be fair it was like 4 am and the pup wasn’t hurt, but my favorite mug got rearranged and the tree got some dirty bean water.’
4. Time to do the laundry.
“Phone in one hand, open Pepsi bottle in the other.
Threw the wrong one on my bed.”
5. Face full of water.
“Tried to play Wii with my glass full of water, had the controller in the wrong hand.”
6. Where’s my phone?
“I have put the house phone in the fridge and left the milk out more times than is healthy.
The fridge is now the default first place I look if the phone is not on its cradle.”
7. Take that!
“When i was 10, I was watching TV and had the remote in one hand and a cup of hot tea in the other.
My dad came in and asked for the remote, instead of tossing him the remote I threw my cup of tea and it when all over him.”
8. Be careful!
“I was writing while drinking coke.
I ended up stabbing myself in the face with a pencil.”
“I once picked up my toothbrush and then instead of picking up toothpaste I picked up a tube of cortisone. Luckily caught myself. I also once picked up a razor instead of a toothbrush and just stared at it.
Another time I poured water on the floor instead of in the sink. Just imagine someone standing facing away from the sink, angling their glass of water downwards and just staring at the stream of water hitting the floor.
Mom has done the same, but poured the glass of water into a dog cage my cat was chilling in. Cat didn’t move but stared at her like “what the fuck?”.”
10. We need a new remote control.
“Friend of mine once put the remote control in the oven and then wondered why he found himself in the living room holding a sausage.
Remote control was destroyed. And it had previously spent several days in the back of a freezer because of a similar incident.”
11. I’ve done this many times.
“I cracked an egg, poured out the egg into the trash and put the shell into a bowl.”
12. Sounds like a complicated system.
“My husband cleans the cat litterbox and puts the gleanings in a tied off plastic grocery bag. He also puts his lunch in a tied off plastic grocery bag.
When he goes to work he takes both bags outside, one to come with him and one for the trash can. Mistakes have happened.”
13. WAY too many energy drinks.
“Threw my keys into the recycle bin and attempted to start my truck with a crushed Monster can.”
14. Hey, it worked out!
“I grabbed my banana instead of the conductor’s baton on the music stand as I began conducting the orchestra and chorus during a rehearsal.
The musicians followed the banana very well – as if it were intentional on my part (some thought the curve aided in making the performance more expressive).”
“This was my brother, but I was on the receiving end. We were at a country club for a wedding one evening and there were various backgammon games set up. This happened so long ago I don’t even remember how to play backgammon anymore.
But it was my brothers turn and he was excited. So excited he slammed his glass of bourbon down on the game board and thrust the dice cup full of dice into his mouth. Totally worth being covered in water down liquor to witness such buffoonery.”
16. Is there a problem?
“I used my bare hand to pick up my dog’s poop.
I know my neighbor saw me also. I just kind of played it off.”
Okay, now it’s time to hear from all of you!
Have you ever done something really stupid or painful because you got confused about items in different hands?
Tell us about it in the comments!