Undo

I wish I had an undo option. If I had an indo button, I could fix my stupid mistakes with a simple push of the undo button. Wouldn’t that be something special, being able to hit the undo button? Think of the possibilities. Think back through your life and all the times you said to yourself, “I wish I hadn’t done that, said that or eaten that. With an undo button you could have a second chance at getting it right. I don’t think that every mistake or misspoken word should be undoable, just the really big ones.

You have the chance to undo the harsh words you spoke to your husband or wife or child just because you were tired or frustrated from work. You could undo the night at the bar where you drank too much and woke up with someone you’ve never seen before. Or you could undo eating the super large slice of cheesecake before it ended up on your hips. There are so many undo’s waiting out there.

For me I would have been able to undo some of my biggest blunders in life. Like the time I thought a perm would be a good thing. Yeah right, a perm on a woman with naturally curly hair. Not a really bright idea. I looked like a thirty something woman with a very tight afro. I had almost shoulder length hair that was curled so tight I looked like I stuck my finger in a light socket. It took almost six months for the permed hair to grow out enough to be all cut off.

Or maybe the time I got in a hurry driving out of the airport and instead of being patient and letting the rental car bus get in front of me I decided to hit the gas in my firebird. A really bad idea since my tires were well worn and the road was wet. I lost traction and started to fishtail. I overcorrected and spun out right in front of the rental car bus and slid across the road tearing up two tires and two wheels. To add to my embarrassment the first one to stop to check on us was a deputy director of the aviation department. Yes sir, definitely an undo.

As a teenager growing up I did lots of really dumb things. Some I needed to do to learn and grow from but some I would undo. I started smoking cigarettes when I thirteen and didn’t quit until I was in my thirties – definitely an undo. I didn’t apply myself in school like I should have or go to college. I would definitely undo that, slap myself upside the head and make me buckle down and get my degree. I was smart enough, just didn’t push myself like I should have. I should have listened to my parents better, but that goes with each generation. My parents didn’t listen to their parents and my children didn’t listen to me, just wait until their children get older, that is something I wouldn’t change even if I could. Everyone should have some regrets and insights from their flubs. But some would be awesome if we could wipe them out and start over.

Advertisements

15 thoughts on “Undo

  1. An undo button; that’s definitely in the “wouldn’t that be great?” column. Excellent post; had a big smile most of the way, until I remembered some of my own possible ‘un-do’ candidate events, which wiped that out…

    But, we, & thankfully, everyone else, lived through them, so, what the hell? It’s now called experience, right?

    gigoid

  2. I think I need the undo in my life more for the little things – the “oh, I probably should have cleaned that up before it stuck to the carpet” sort of things. The big things are all the sort of things I learned from or led to things that I wouldn’t take back for anything – though at the time, many of them certainly didn’t seem that way!

    • I agree I would have liked the undo button last week when I apparently pushed the wrong button on my cellphone and killed it. I had to get a new phone because I killed good.

      • That’s what I thought too! My phone which is new, blacked out on me in April. The phone was on but the screen would not light up, which meant I couldn’t do anything with it. I couldn’t answer a call, I couldn’t put it in airplane mode, I couldn’t shut it off, nothing. So I took it to the Verizon store and they promptly fixed it. I asked them to show me how to reset it. They did and when the phone did it again I followed their instructions, but evidently pressed one wrong button and boom, the phone started a download that I could not stop. Even the people at Verizon couldn’t fix. So Verizon sent me a new phone.

      • Oh, no. I mean, these are people who can make something that can access all the world’s information, but they can’t figure out how to keep it from breaking when I drop it on the ground. I think the problem is squarely on their end.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s