Great misteaks we've made!

Well, who hasn’t made one? I hit a police car (!!!) in 1977 and failed to listen to my lawyer, who told me not to put it through my insurance company. I paid a $100 deductible; the total damage to my car (the cops didn’t even write me a ticket!!) was $140. My insurance was cancelled for that and a (later) moving violation, and the carrier I got instead charged me more than I might have saved by not paying for the repairs out of my own pocket!

I once made a great misteak… grilled it over an open flame, used some Cajun spices… it was fabulous. The best misteak I ever made.

Veni, Vidi, Visa … I came, I saw, I bought.

Failing to realize you can’t do without your friends.

One time I overgrilled a perfectly good ribeye…

Another time my wife said that hers was undercooked…I said that’s Ok babe, I’ll fix it because it’s my misteak…

Contestant #3

Had a big rig truck back into my car at an intersection. We inspected the damage to my car (which was only cosmetic and really didn’t look that bad) and I decided, in a moment of generosity, that I’d agree with the truck driver’s offer of giving me $100 to cover the damage (so he wouldn’t have to go through his insurance or report it to his employers).

Total bill from the body shop: $375. DOH!

“My hovercraft is full of eels.”

Paying 2000 Damn Guilders (some USD 900) for new brakes & exhaust pipe on my old Peugeot 205 and then buying a new Peugeot 306 three months later.


“You know how complex women are”

  • Neil Peart, Rush (1993)