March 20, 2020 | Miles Brucker

“Oh Dear God”: Binge-Worthy Stories About People's Most Heart-Pounding Moments

Life is full of all kinds of challenges, and it can definitely be scary at times—but few feelings compare to the feeling of impending danger. Whether it’s learning that we have deadly diseases, realizing that we’re about to crash into something, or discovering that we just made a hugely embarrassing mistake in front of everybody, we all have moments where the only reaction is to pause and say “uh oh.”

"Uh Oh" Moments

1. Setting a New Bar

My biggest “uh oh” moment of all time was when I was coming out of writing an important test at school, and then suddenly noticed that my calculator had somehow been turned onto its “radians” setting instead of onto degrees. I slowly realized that this meant it had been calculating the wrong answers the entire time I was writing…

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2. Putting the “Dent” in Dentist

I heard the oral surgeon shout “Whoops!”...while his scalpel was still inside my mouth. I painfully found out the reason for this shortly afterward. As it turned out, he had accidentally cut a slit into my gums on the opposite side of my mouth. Let’s just say that this was not exactly the most pleasant experience of my life…

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3. A Case of Mistaken Identity

I texted my wife, complaining about what a nasty and terrible person my mother was acting like, only to quickly realize the worst possible option: I had just accidentally sent the message to my mother instead of to her. I could immediately tell that my mother would never let me live that error down…

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4. The Dreaded Phone Call

I had a thyroid nodule biopsy at the end of 2017. They said that if the results were benign, they would email me to let me know. Six days later, they called me. As soon as I saw who was calling, I had my big “uh oh” moment. The good news is that I will be officially cancer-free for two full years as of this coming Saturday!

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5. Some Unexpected New House Guests

As silly as it makes me feel to admit it, my biggest “uh oh” moment was suddenly realizing that I had left food out on my kitchen table before leaving the house when I went travelling. Five weeks later, we came back home and discovered that our entire kitchen table was now completely covered with worms. Whoops!

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6. Follow the Leader

I am a Pre-Kindergarten teacher, meaning that I teach children who are around three years old. My biggest “uh oh” moment was when I only counted seven children following me one morning instead of the usual eight. I immediately started to freak out. I thought I was going to jail and everything. Then I remembered that I was holding the eighth child in my arms. Aren’t mornings fun?

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7. Fear of Flying

I realized I had left my wallet in the back of the seat on an airplane. This was right after my very first week at a new job at corporate headquarters. The wallet had contained my new company credit card, my driver’s license, my personal credit card, and $100 cash. I eventually got it back from the airline, but it took a month. I had to tell my new boss that I had already lost the company card after my first week on the job. The card had around a $30k limit. Good times!

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8. Doctor’s Orders

When I took my son to an urgent care facility because of a lump under his arm, the doctor took one look at it, said I'm calling the emergency room right now, and insisted that we go straight there. He also added that we didn’t owe them anything for the visit. It turned out that my son had stage 4 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Thankfully, he's fine now.

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9. Not What He Meant by “Shave and a Haircut”

My “uh oh” moment came when I realized that my barber was having a full-on seizure while in the middle of cutting my hair. He ended up slicing my ear with his scissors about 50 times. He is doing alright now in terms of health, but he has had to give up hairstyling for the time being to avoid further incidents of this kind.

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10. Sinking in the Bathtub

I was taking a shower and the shower control broke off as I was adjusting the temperature. Not just the handle, but the entire mechanism that controlled it. Hot water came gushing out of the wall, and there was no shut-off valve for it. The only way to stop the water was to turn off the main valve for the whole house.

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11. Legging It Out

I kept feeling leg pain and foot numbness, but all the orthopedists and podiatrists I saw said it was from having flat feet, so I tried not to worry. So one day, I was coming home from getting lunch and I was wearing those big, platform, orthopedic flip flops. I stick my key in the door and all of a sudden realize that something is very, very wrong. My left leg feels like it’s missing. Like, data deleted, no longer there, nothing.

I toppled over and cracked my ankle because of the flip flops. Thankfully, the feeling in my leg came back just in time for me to feel the hideous crack and almost vomit all over my doorstep from the pain and shock. It was utterly terrifying, but not as scary as when the doctors finally figured out what was wrong. It turns out that I had a huge tumor blocking my spinal canal.

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12. When All Arrows Point Back to You

I’m an archer. My biggest “uh oh” moment was when I once shot myself in the hand by mistake. I was tilting my bow too far to the left. The arrow slipped off and I let go of the string anyway. Luckily, I was very young at the time, so I was only trusted with using training arrows. I did get a cool scar from the experience, though!

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13. When Mommy Is Away, the Baby Will Play

My wife was out of state at a funeral one weekend, leaving me at home alone with our one year old daughter. I walked out of the kitchen on Sunday morning to find a terrible sight. Our baby was drinking a bottle of infant Tylenol. I have no idea how she got to it, or how she managed to get the "child proof" cap off of it. For reference, a child-size dose is only supposed to be three milliliters. Cue me having an enormous “uh oh” moment before calling poison control with an E.R. nurse on hold (while also frantically trying to put my shoes on).

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14. Costing an Arm and a Leg

I thought I had sprained my ankle, but then two days later it swelled to about three times its normal size and started to turn black. As it turned out after I finally got it checked out, I had actually broken my foot in six different places. The only appropriate word I can use to describe the whole experience with is “ouch!”

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15. Unsportsmanlike Conduct

I was running laps around the football (soccer) field, and looked down for a brief second. The blur of my moving feet looked kinda cool, and so I stayed looking down watching it for a few moments. In retrospect, that was not a good idea. As I moved my head to look up, I caught a split second glimpse of the goal post before running into it face first. That was when I had my “uh oh” moment. I immediately went to the hospital and had to live with a black eye for the next few months.

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16. Are You Ready to Rumble?

While I was driving home at night one evening, I’d had some food for lunch that didn’t agree with my stomach, and I started to feel a sudden onset of the rumbles really really badly. So, I pulled over at a McDonald’s, tried to get in to use the toilet, and saw that the door was locked even though the sign on the outer door said that the dining area was open until 10. I looked at my clock and it was about 9:55. I immediately realized that there was no way I could get to any other toilet in time, and I had my “uh oh” moment right then and there.

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17. Just Passing Through

I was once driving south on 95 through Virginia. A car was doing over 100 and I followed it, but from really far behind. A cop car was hiding in the median in the trees. He came flying out and almost sideswiped me. We caught each other face to face for a second. That was my “uh oh” moment. I thought he would definitely pull me over afterwards, but thankfully he just went after the first guy. But it was so close to us clipping each other at high speed!

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18. Baby on Board

My biggest “uh oh” moment was when my husband was driving me to the hospital to give birth. It was such a mindblowing moment, realizing that it was the last moment we would ever have with just me and my husband. It just suddenly hit me and sunk in that the next time I would go home I would have a real live baby with me.

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19. In Cold Blood

I had my biggest ever “uh oh” moment when my bloodwork came back. My doctor stared at it for a long while, then said something I'll never forget. He put his arm around me and whispered, “I’ll pray for you.” I had never heard him say or do anything remotely like that before. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone.

I guess it would be kind of ironic in a story about my doctor being unnecessarily ominous if I disappeared and neglected to mention that I was okay now. I’m just chronically ill and on lots of medicine, but nothing close to as bad as what he thought I had that day. Thankfully, here I still am several years later and I’m not dead! It turned out that I have autoimmune diseases that they mistook for some kind of blood cancer, because everything about my blood was just wrong. Nevertheless, the doctor scared the pants off of me very badly.

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20. Using Your Head

I was in high school and my boyfriend was once driving me to work in the middle of a snowstorm. It was really slippery out and we were in a tiny car. At one point during the drive, I looked up and suddenly saw a full size truck with a trailer behind it coming directly towards us. It made a left turn in front of us and there was clearly no way that we would be able to stop in time.

I said “uh oh” and fainted just before our windshield got turned into a spiderweb. Glass landed all over my head and body. I woke up briefly in the ambulance once, and then woke up again for good in the hospital. I had a constant headache for almost a month from that point on. It was absolutely terrible to go through.

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21. Stuck in the Middle

When I was little, I thought it would be a great idea to bite down on two Jolly Ranchers. This idea promptly got my teeth stuck together and I could not open my mouth no matter how hard I tried. As you can imagine, this meant that I couldn't ask anyone for help. Realizing this was definitely my “uh oh” moment, and I was trying not to lose my mind. Then, I took some deep breaths and slowly licked the candies until my teeth finally came apart.

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22. Tanking the Test

When I was in the Army, my “uh oh” moment came while we were doing our “specialist” training. Mine was tank driving. We all got into one of our old Cold War era training tanks and took turns taking “knife edge” training. Knife edge training is basically learning to balance the tank on a knife point on top of a hill.

Anyway, Trooper Monkey (not his real name) took his turn to drive the tank after all 7 of us had passed the test and he was the last one left to take it. We all sat in the back of the tank listening in while Monkey full powered up the hill. As he got to the top, he let go of the left stick and the weight of the tank suddenly shifted to the left and clipped a stone or rock on the hill.

The tank started to pivot and then roll. My instructor then started yelling “We’re all screwed!” followed by the sound of a “BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG!” We rolled four times down the hill and, luckily, landed the right way. The instructor said that if we had landed upside down then the weight of the vehicle would have collapsed the hull and killed all of us inside. Without a doubt, that was the most terrifying day of my life.

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23. Head, Shoulders, Knees, and What?

My biggest “uh oh” moment was finding a painful lump in my private area. When I made that discovery, I thought that I had cancer for sure. Surprisingly, it turned out to be a tiny and harmless growth that had gotten irritated somehow. I went into the doctor’s office expecting to come out with one less body part. Instead, I came out having gained a new one!

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24. A Close Shave, Literally!

My “uh oh” moment came when I was walking down my staircase holding a knife, then suddenly tripped and fell down the stairs. The next thing I know, I'm lying on my back and the knife isn't in my hand anymore. I look down my body and it appears as though the knife has stabbed into my private area. I immediately sit up, already crying and panicking, only to realize that the knife is just resting against me and that I haven't actually castrated myself.

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25. Breaking and Entering

Last year, I woke up in the middle of the night and saw four men standing at the foot of our bed. They had guns that were pointed right at our heads. As horrible as that already was, the single most terrifying moment of that entire night was yet to come. It was when my seven-year-old son ran into the room because he’d heard the commotion.

The intruders started strangling him with a towel in an effort to keep him quiet and he passed out. When they turned him around, he was completely blue-grey in the face. To call my reaction an “uh oh” moment would be a tremendous understatement. I thought my kid was dead. Luckily, though, when all was said and done, we all survived unharmed.

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26. Last Minute Decisions

I was once biking down a short but steep hill, doing around 30 MPH to keep up with traffic. All of a sudden, the driver about three cars ahead of me stops abruptly at a crosswalk. I lay onto my brakes but feel my wheels start to slip. That was when the “uh oh” moment kicked in. I instantly had that sense of time slowing down to the point where I could make reasoned and considered decisions, even though in reality the whole thing lasted just a split second.

Looking ahead, I realized that I could either run into the car ahead of me, attempt to shoot the gap between the cars and the curb but also risk hitting the pedestrian on the crosswalk, or I could go down on the grassy verge. I decided that the last option looked best for everyone, but then realized that there was a tree in my way.

I managed to roll into the fall so that my shoulder and rib cage took the impact. I didn’t even hit my head. I ended up a little battered, especially since I jammed my pinky into the ground, but after sitting around to recover my breath I managed to ride home not too much the worse for wear. I had no broken bones and I only had to take one day off of work, though it was a while before my finger wasn’t sore and stiff.

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27. Oh Baby!

My “uh oh” moment came when I was getting prepped for an emergency C-section and heard my daughter's heartbeat getting slower and slower on the monitor. Someone in the operating room turned the machine off right as they were getting ready to put me to sleep, and I freaked out thinking that her heart had stopped. It was terrifying getting knocked out and not knowing what I would wake up to. Thank God I woke up to a healthy baby girl.

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28. Worse than Cats 

Back in the day, my wife and I bought our first house. It was a major fixer-upper. I was trying to fire up the furnace, wriggling through the crawl space under our house. Then, all of a sudden, a small movement just past the furnace caught my eye. It was a huge bobcat. His eyes were fixed on my arm, which was extended towards him at full stretch while working with the pliers.

He was about four feet away from my hand, and his back end was making that little wiggle that cats do just before they launch themselves. I instinctively jerked my hand back but, in so doing, I seem to have inadvertently clenched down on the pliers and ripped out the gas valve. A spring or something hit me sharply in the nose. My elbow hit the flashlight, making it go out. I was in total darkness with a bobcat.

The wide open gas pipe blew a cooling jet of natural gas directly into my sweaty face. I was trapped. I was on my belly in total darkness, beside a panicked bobcat, a wide-open gas line, and a live flame. Right around then was when my “uh oh” moment kicked in. You don't forget moments like that.

I started to feel around with my left hand and found the remains of the gas valve. I stuck my finger in it and stopped the leak. When I got the flashlight back, I saw that the bobcat, thank God, had left. With him gone, I fixed the gas valve, lit the furnace, and got out of there. When I I finally crawled out from under the house, and my wife said “Did you know that a gigantic kitty cat ran out from under the house while you were working? I think you scared him off!”

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29. Double Trouble

The single most shocking moment of my life was when I was pregnant and the ultrasound technician abruptly asked my husband and myself, “Hypothetically, would either of you start screaming if I told you that you’re having twins?” As soon as I heard that, the only words I could muster up the strength to utter were “uh oh!”

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30. Weathering the Storm

A few nights ago, I had my “uh oh” moment when the tornado sirens went off in Middle Tennessee where I live. My house just barely missed the flight path of the twister. Other homes were ripped to shreds, there were people left dead and missing, and we still have no power. I don't think I've ever been so scared holding onto my kids.

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31. A Long and Difficult Process

Recently, I’ve been started on medication for anxiety and depression. I started it last week and took my first dose on Friday night. I went to bed the same way that I’ve gone to sleep every other night before that, afraid and feeling like crap. I had an “uh oh” moment, thinking that my last resort to try and help my situation had failed.

I woke up the next morning and every negative thought I had always had was suddenly gone. My mind was blank. I had no anxiety, no rushing thoughts, no panicked ideas, no worries. I had to actively force any thoughts I wanted into my head. I sat up in my bed and went “Huh, so this is what normal people feel like?” It’s been a week now, and I’m not happy. I’m not sad either, though. It’s pretty neutral, but it’s miles better than the hell I was going through before.

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32. Heavy Metal

I was sitting in the exam room waiting for the results of my x-ray. The leading foot surgeon in my city took a look at the x-ray, and exclaimed "Uh oh!" You can imagine how I reacted. I now have a bionic metal foot. It's so strong that I'm thinking about having the other one done, too!

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33. Tragic News

My “uh oh” moment just happened today. I have been having problems with my blood work lately. My doctor was tap dancing around the obvious, so I asked him (an oncologist) how screwed I am on a scale of one to ten, with ten being the worst. He told me I was at an eight. I asked him if he thinks I have cancer and he said yes. I am 30 years old. My kids are 10 and 3. I am freaking the heck out.

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34. Ice Ice Baby

I was stopped in my car at a red light on an icy day. I happened to peek into my rear view mirror for a brief second and noticed that the car coming up behind me wasn’t stopping. I’m sure you can guess what happened next. Realizing what was about to happen to me was the biggest “uh oh” moment that I ever experienced in my life.

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35. And Then It All Went Black

Technically, this was more of an “uh oh” moment that happened to me rather than one that I experienced myself. I was having a standard cardiology test where they were trying to get my heart to recreate an event that had previously happened. My heart wasn’t cooperating and the doctor told the nurse to put something in my IV to raise my heart rate, in hopes of recreating the event.

I immediately felt like I had just run at full effort for ten minutes and my heart was beating so hard and so fast that I began to black out. That was when the doctor and the nurse had their “uh oh” moment; I could see it on their faces! They both started yelling and I knew, something was very wrong.

Then, a crash cart was brought in and they gave me something else that brought my heart rate back down to normal. For the record, I have had episodes of tachycardia and bradycardia, as well as having a sinus arrhythmia and periodic atrial fibrillation. So I guess that helps explain what the heck happened back there.

Also, after googling this whole thing like crazy, because I honestly hadn’t thought about it until today and forgot what the procedure was called, I believe that what I experienced was called a “Tilt table test.” I believe that the drug the nurse put into my IV was isoproterenol, and she must have either given me too much of it or I just had a bad reaction to it (or some combination of both).

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36. A Targeted Attack

My then-girlfriend (now ex) was practicing shooting in my backyard (13 acres, pretty big, no problem there). She loaded the gun correctly, with three bullets. She fires off the first one at the target: miss. She fires off the second: hits the can and knocks it over. She then whips around, rifle in hand, finger on trigger and safety off, gun perfectly aimed at me, and starts to cheer and celebrate about how she just hit the can. I've never had a bigger "Uh oh, this is where it ends!" moment in my life, and I don't ever want one bigger.

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37. Wheeling and Dealing

While riding on a scooter one time many years ago, I accidentally made a sharp turn way too fast. I immediately realized that I was about to have a nasty crash, and had my “uh oh” moment as I looked down at the sand on the side of the road and watched my back wheel sliding off of it in what felt like slow motion.

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38. Time to Make a Change

I had my big “uh oh” moment when I woke up in jail with no clue how I got there. I soon found out that I had totaled my husband's car on the freeway and received my third DWI within less than 16 months. No one was hurt, and I’m not sure how I walked away without any serious injuries. I still have no recollection of that day.

I had been drinking about half a bottle of vodka a day at that point in my life. I’m 5’4 and about 110 pounds on a good day. I could easily have gotten crushed to death by the car. That was my “uh oh” moment and it caused me to turn my life around. I hate that it took something of that caliber to open my eyes, but I am beyond grateful that no one was hurt. I am happy to report that I will be two years sober this May!

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39. Process of Elimination

While my wife and I were planning our wedding, we went out to dinner one evening with another couple that we were friends with, who had just gotten married a couple of years earlier. While complaining about the struggles of figuring out the guest list and who we had to cut, we got onto the topic of how every family has that creepy uncle or cousin or whatever that no one wants to invite, but you have to because they are family. Then I say, “I don’t have any crazy or creepy relatives...oh wait.” My “uh oh” moment was suddenly realizing that I must be the crazy one in my family…

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40. A Road Trip You’ll Never Forget

In 2006, my wife (then-girlfriend) had a job that gave no paid time off. We live in New York and she had stuff in storage back in Tennessee. Our plan was to hit the road, and swap out who was driving every now and then. So we get to Tennessee, get a U-Haul trailer to hitch to her truck, load the truck up, and drive back, switching the driver as needed.

We hoped to get back to New York, unload, return the trailer, and still have Sunday to recoup before going back to work. We left Friday night as intended, at about 5 pm. At 7:30, she says “My throat is a little scratchy.” At midnight, she was sounding pretty bad. At 2 am, I said “My throat is a little scratchy.” At 4 am, I was feeling pretty lousy.

Some time that morning, we arrived at U-Haul in Tennessee. We resembled something out of Night of the Living Dead by that point. They informed us that we didn't have the right harness for the trailer to plug into. We ended up at a Walmart 20 miles away that installs it. We purchased some disgusting cold medicine while we were there.

The cold medicine made me feel kind of delirious, so my corpse of a bride took the wheel. She drives us back to the U-Haul, where they set up the trailer for us. I don't remember much from beyond this point, but we got to the storage unit and emptied it out somehow. We then end up at a Cracker Barrel around 5 pm (I think), where I accidentally miscalculated a fart and pooped my pants.

Fortunately, I had brought a change of clothes with me, because I always over prepare for everything. We hit the road for home. I don't remember much, but I know we stopped at a Red Roof at around 1 am and slept in the parking lot for an hour; where we both had terrible nightmares about someone peeking into our truck windows.

My guess? Someone probably was peeking into our truck windows. We hit a convenience store, got some cold medicine that actually worked, and made our way back to the island. Now for the “uh oh” moment. By this point, we were both absolutely worn out. We're still driving along, about 15 miles away from her apartment.

I hit a pothole, and heard a huge CA-THUNK followed by a dragging noise. I look into the rearview mirror to see the trailer dangerously swaying back and forth behind us. It seems that the U-Haul worker hadn't really tightened the bolt too well, and the nut had de-threaded and fallen off at some point along the way. The pothole had knocked the trailer off the hitch, and the only thing holding it to the car now was a length of doubled over chain.

With both hands on the wheel, I put on my signal and let the vehicle slowly drift over to the shoulder of the road across three lanes of traffic. I remember thinking that if I hit the brakes, this thing is going to slam into us and fly over our heads. That would have made me the cause of a lot of deaths, likely including our own.

I also remember thinking that I hoped everyone behind me could see what was going on and would leave me room to get the heck off the road. I got to the shoulder, let those speed strip things slow us down, and finally brought the car to a stop. I put the car in park, put on the brake, and scream out “HOLY FREAKING CHRIST WE JUST ALMOST DIED!!!”

We managed to get the hitch back on, and tied the chain super tightly around everything. We then slowly made our way home with our hazard lights on, ready to pull over at any moment if anything seemed off. At that point, we were only about ten miles away from home. We still had to unload everything, and we bought a new hitch setup so that we could safely return the U-Haul. After that, we both slipped into some kind of flu coma. I think that Chinese food and a lot of crying may have occurred, but again, my memory is pretty fuzzy.

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41. A Spike in Drama

My “uh oh” moment came when I was playing volleyball for my university. We were in our third game. A girl on the other team went to spike and I went up to block. She touched the net, so the referee blew the whistle. I relaxed in mid-air (cause ya know, muscle memory was telling me that the whistle means it was our point and I could chill for a second).

I came down awkwardly, lost my footing, rolled over, and broke my ankle. I had to quickly push myself out of the way so that my teammate who also jumped wouldn’t land on me, and then I tried to get up as best as I could. I put pressure on my ankle and immediately fell over and felt the pain. Cue the “uh oh” moment…

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42. Computer Problems

A few months ago, I bought a brand new laptop for a class. I brought it to school to set things up with a professor, since I was a bit behind. I then went to attend my class, and accidentally left it under the desk on a little shelf attached to the table. I went home, took a nap, and started getting ready to head out grocery shopping. I first had to empty the laptop out of my bag. When I saw that my 1.5 day old computer wasn't there, I suddenly had an “uh oh” moment. Luckily, I quickly remembered where I had left it.

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43. Advance Notice

My “uh oh” moment came when I was taken to the emergency room because I had a headache and my irises were different sizes. They rushed me straight in, and I had three neurologists around me in under ten minutes. I knew I was in serious trouble right at that moment. As it turned out, I had a torn artery just an inch and a half below my brain. They were basically waiting for me to have a stroke.

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44. Taking the Ultimatum

I once got mugged. A scary-looking guy with a knife came up to me while I was walking down the street and shouted, "Hand over your freakin' wallet or I'll stab you!" My “uh oh” moment came when he actually stabbed me. I then realized that adrenaline makes you kinda fearless. I said to him, "There, you got me. Now, stay away from my wallet and beat it!" Ironically, as awesome as that moment was, I ended up losing the wallet on my own a few months later anyway.

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45. Working Your Fingers to the Bone

While riding my bike, I once accidentally rode into someone else. I fell off my bike and started apologizing profusely to the other guy, who was just staring back at me in horror. Confused, I then looked down at my arm and saw that my bone was fully sticking out of my skin. For some reason, I didn’t even feel anything wrong until I saw that. Needless to say, making that discovery was my “uh oh” moment.

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46. Three Years in the Making

I once "sprained" my ankle by stepping in a really deep hole in a field. I couldn't walk for two days. I didn't have insurance, so I never got it checked and I worked a 60 hour work week after my two days off because my work was shorthanded and I needed the money. My ankle was never the same, and I could literally crack it on command from that point on.

Fast forward three years. I broke my leg and, when they were doing the x ray, I actually cracked off both the little nubs that form the socket for my foot. That was my “uh oh” moment—both the feelings of shock and pain at seeing that, and also the realization that my ankle had been far worse than I assumed for all that time. The way I had broken my leg, there was no chance that it had done any new damage to my ankle; but I just never brought it up and the doctors assumed that it all happened at the same time.

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47. Missing Their Targets

My “uh oh” moment was when the guy standing about 20 feet away from me got shot in a drive-by attack, and the shooter then started firing into the crowd. In the end, only that one person got hit. It was a gang initiation, and the kid was a bad shot thankfully. They found the car, arrested everyone in it, and charged them all with attempted murder.

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48. Fearing the Worst

When I was in a car accident, my “uh oh” moment came during that split second where I thought that I was about to have to spend the rest of my life handicapped. It lasted only a few seconds to perhaps a few minutes, but those seconds were utterly terrifying. It felt as if I had no clue how this was going to end up, and all I knew was that I was gasping for air and in a world of pain.

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49. Don’t Try and Copy This One...

I once copied and pasted some very, very descriptive dialogue from an erotic fiction story that I had been writing in order to save it on my computer. Shortly after that, by mistake, I accidentally pasted that dialogue into a group chat that I’m in with all of my in-laws instead of a link to a meme that I thought I had copied.

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50. Temporary Amnesia

My “uh oh” moment was an extremely weird experience. One day, I think it was a Sunday, I just woke up in the middle of my afternoon nap and had no idea of who I was, where I was, nothing. I was just a blank sheet of paper. Then, I start asking "Where am I? Who am I?" I literally could not remember a single detail about my life. This guy (my father, although at that moment he was just a guy) comes in and tells me that I'm in my room and I'm okay. I went back to sleep and woke up a little bit later as if it had never happened...but still remembering that it happened.

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51. Taking the Fall

So, I work in a cnc workshop, and we often engrave stuff. This particular guy wanted a nice wooden jewelry box for their wedding anniversary with a custom message he emailed me. For some reason, he chose to give the box to his wife at the workshop (not the most romantic place I can think of but whatever).

The guy's wife starts to look confused and tear up: "you don't remember the date?" Guy turns pale, looks at me, says: "no, I'm sure it's a mistake." Me: "no, I've copied it straight, can't be wrooon...waaait a minute, omg, it's my fault, I'm so sorry, I will redo it right away, no need to pay, please accept it as a gift..."

Wife gets angry a bit at me, but they leave with a different box and the correct date. Guy comes back next day and pays triple the original price without a word.

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52. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

I was dating this girl and when things didn't work out, she got vindictive. She had a copy of my car insurance and got a guy friend to pose as me to call the police and report my vehicle stolen. I go be-bopping out of work one glorious Friday afternoon and get felony stopped by about 10 Dallas, TX PD officers. Guns drawn on me and everything, right outside of the large office complex I worked at.

Turns out the people who reported my car stolen used their own phone number when filing the report and eventually got caught and charged.

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