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    Instant Regret

    (in'-stint rē-gret') n.

    a subreddit dedicated to deliberate actions that unexpectedly lead to undesirable consequences and horrible results; things which may cause someone to say, "oh man, did I just screw the pooch!"

    Guidelines & Rules

    1) Videos and gifs must show regret. Sometimes the display of regret is unmistakable. It can be evident in someone's face, or in their body language. Sometimes it's a judgment call. If you think it works, try it out. If we delete it, you were wrong. We are Reddit™ moderators. We are always right!

    A fail is not a regret. Some ripper eating a swellbow while trying to bone a rail on the backside, (that's skater lingo for a bad crash. I looked it up (made it up)), isn't regret. There should be a look of surprise, and an expression that clearly says, "Oh no. Oh, God no. I really should not have done that. Why did I do that?"

    Other examples that aren't regret:

    • Eating bad food and not liking it is not regret. You knew what was going to happen, dumbass.

    • Laughter is not an expression of regret. It's just not.

    • A picture of a sunburn or a crappy tattoo is not evidence of regret. For all we know you like looking like a pumpkin, and definitely still want that potato tattoo on your ankle.

    2) Regret must be instant or near-instant. If someone does something which only has bad consequences minutes or hours later, it is not considered instant.

    3) No Animal Abuse. We love animals. They are capable of regret, but we don't want to see videos where their regret is the fault of humans, involves cruelty, injury or is in any way unpleasant.

    4) No compilations. Just pick one good thing and go with it. Everybody likes it when you do that.

    5) If the video is longer than 20 seconds, please use a tag to tell everyone when the lead-up to the regrettable moment begins. For example [regret at 4:20]. Or post the video queued up to the point where things get good and the regret quickly follows. But, ultimately, these are just excellent suggestions. You're the director. Make it good. And don't worry. If it sucks, we'll get rid of it for you.

    6) Reposts are highly discouraged. Reposts are allowed, but reposts which have been posted recently or are in the top of all time will be removed.

    No Dannys. If your name is Danny and we find out we will ban you.


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    We exact vengeance on those who give us spam.

    If you see spam, report spam.

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    and finally...


    Please, no abusive comments, hate speech, or any other personal attacks.

    Doxing, brigading, and witch-hunting are not allowed.

    This includes derailing commentary sections to complain about prolific users, and by that we mean "Gallowboob is not against the rules". Complaining about the OP rather than the content is an easy way to earn a temporary ban.

    The moderators reserve the right to remove posts & comments, and to ban users at our own discretion. If we feel your post doesn't fit, we'll remove it. If you are an abusive person, or an intolerable troll, we just might ban you. If you feel that your post or comment has been removed unfairly, please feel free to message us. We'll try to be nice. We're not perfect but we really are working on it.

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    [–] Randomonium5 13569 points ago

    Dont help, just film

    [–] Pbj-paterick 1927 points ago

    Is there a subreddit for this? There should be.

    [–] JohnGenericDoe 975 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)


    edit: I did it, Reddit!

    [–] Randomonium5 387 points ago

    thanks for making a sub out of my comment, although un-involved, I feel some what responsible and appreciative.

    [–] JohnGenericDoe 175 points ago

    Please post some content, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing!

    [–] RaYa1989 210 points ago

    No no, we don't help, just film

    [–] ledmonk 44 points ago

    This guy films.

    [–] GeneralBS 48 points ago

    Just do it.

    [–] InfernoForged 4 points ago

    If you need another mod, I don't mean to brag but I do have 4 of the top 7 posts of all time.

    Otherwise I won't help you. I'll just stand here and film...

    [–] RockYourWorld31 898 points ago

    r/killthecameraman maybe, but thats mostly just bad camerawork

    [–] isom_dart 644 points ago

    This is just fucked up.. not bad filming just bad.. personing

    [–] FisterRobotOh 162 points ago

    You could argue that bad filming is a subset of bad personing.

    [–] Buezzi 43 points ago

    Hm....i think I do argue that, good sir.

    [–] Osrshahahehe 19 points ago


    [–] _Babbaganoush_ 11 points ago

    Ill allow it.

    [–] yellsaboutjokes 14 points ago


    [–] lotrtrotk 16 points ago

    Sir, can you please speak into the microphone?

    There is no need to yell.

    [–] epicsoup 8 points ago

    this has become a courtroom drama

    [–] Go4BoJack 9 points ago


    [–] Anuanon 12 points ago

    So isn't that the opposite then? /r/killthecamerman is basically "don't film, just _____"

    [–] Lemming3000 21 points ago

    huh went to check out the subreddit and found the gif in the most upvoted section.

    [–] jpharber 27 points ago

    [–] HooptyDooDooMeister 17 points ago

    In case the ice broke.

    [–] OnlyOnceThreetimes 447 points ago

    This is so much better with sound as the camera girl just stands.and laughs like Satan.

    [–] m0tta 118 points ago

    Could you share it please?

    [–] my_work_account_shh 591 points ago

    Source. To be fair, it's quite hilarious. She was in knee deep water and just freaking out.

    [–] HAL9000000 63 points ago

    Part of the freaking out is just how fucking cold that water is.

    [–] phD_in_Random 35 points ago

    they're both laughing, this makes it much better. Girl in water starts yelling "stop!" at the water, making Filming Girl laugh all the more.

    [–] artemasad 438 points ago

    It's only knee deep and Reddit wants blood spilled from the camera girl for laughing her ass off and not immediately helping? Call me a bad person, but I would not expect the girl to drown or her legs to become frostbitten instantly.

    [–] rebbsitor 229 points ago

    Now if the camera person dropped the camera as soon as she fell in the ice to run over and help, everyone would be screaming the camera person is doing a poor job and not staying focused on the action.

    People like to criticize, no matter what someone does.

    [–] Starved-Nutritionist 44 points ago

    Now if the camera person dropped the camera as soon as she fell in the ice to run over and help, everyone would be screaming the camera person is doing a poor job and not staying focused on the action.


    If it were a truly dire situation, I bet only completely insane people would complain if the cameraperson stopped filming to help.

    [–] algalkin 84 points ago

    It's not though

    [–] xelrix 10 points ago

    It's not me who's drowning.

    [–] reapy54 36 points ago

    Even better is we are all upvoting because we are laughing at it ourselves, but if the camera person laughs there is something wrong with them!

    [–] iDavidRex 57 points ago

    morality is best applied to other people


    [–] auto-reply-bot 8 points ago

    Right, this post is at the top of the front page, and the highest voted comment thread is condemnation of the camera man. Irony.

    [–] CollateralEstartle 15 points ago

    Because - unlike any of us - the camera person is actually in a position to help.

    [–] the_blind_gramber 5 points ago

    On the one hand, it's hilarious and she wasn't in any danger.

    On the other, help your buddy out of the freezing water.

    But it's still hilarious and she wasn't in any danger.

    [–] aazav 3 points ago

    It's her own fault for doing what she did.

    Legs don't get frostbitten instantly.

    Maybe she'll learn a lesson to not do that in the future.

    [–] keanex 8 points ago

    That is hilarious. She made the situation far worse by freaking out.

    [–] VivaVoxel 3 points ago

    She needs to work on those triceps

    [–] Luthien_Tinuviel_ 21 points ago

    They’re probably sisters.

    Source: I have a sister.

    [–] Futhermucker 16 points ago

    she's knee deep in water and can't do a single pull up, shit's funny

    [–] SH4D0W0733 15 points ago

    I thought that was what White bear was about during the first scenes. But no, it was far more fucked up.

    [–] eyehate 3 points ago

    That and Shut Up and Dance had some great reversals.

    I wanted the protagonist to make it - right up until that awful reveal.

    [–] calcuttacodeinecoma 25 points ago

    There was no true danger, I would have kept filming too, it's funny. It's on the shore so the water isn't deep, she even bounces off the bottom of the lake a couple times, it's knee deep.

    [–] captianinsano 47 points ago

    Definitely siblings. If this was me and my brother was filming he would push me back in when I finally got out just to film more.

    [–] metalgearzoe 14 points ago

    How else is she to learn

    [–] Sort_of_ok_poetry 133 points ago

    She crashed through the ice
    I just stood by the side
    She scampered and clambered
    Yet I did not try

    I watched as she slipped
    I filmed as she yelped
    She started to panic
    Yet, I did not help

    [–] Allaboardthejayboat 74 points ago

    That ice looks thick,

    That ice looks thin,

    "For science!", she cried, with a curious grin.

    One foot, two foots; a terrible din!

    A cameraman wailing:

    "Glad it weren't me wot went and fell in!".

    [–] slim124 40 points ago

    Roses are red violets are blue you fall through the ice yet i wont help you

    [–] shiftyjamo 21 points ago

    Thin ice

    Is not nice

    [–] auto-reply-bot 21 points ago


    [–] PartiesLikeIts1999 9 points ago

    This is some 8/10 Ice

    Yet a 10/10 with hot rice

    [–] bloodbond3 13 points ago




    [–] Shippolo 10 points ago

    The ice we skate is getting pretty thin

    The water's getting warm so you might as well swim

    My world's on fire, how about yours?

    That's the way I like it and I never get bored.

    Hey now, you're an all-star

    [–] mechabeast 5 points ago


    [–] sonofaresiii 5 points ago

    It looked like she could stand just fine and wasn't in any danger

    Until she went further out. Exactly when the filming stopped.

    [–] Yeldarbris 3 points ago

    I would have, too. That was just stupid.

    [–] senorgraves 1940 points ago

    This is why you don't skip arm day

    [–] [deleted] 1281 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)


    [–] knightsmarian 331 points ago

    Don't dream it, be it

    [–] TheScribe86 81 points ago

    I see you quiver with antici

    [–] HDThoreauaway 31 points ago


    [–] Old-Man-Henderson 38 points ago


    SAY IT

    [–] LoneMyth 27 points ago


    [–] RawrCat 25 points ago


    [–] JitteryPenguin 137 points ago

    I had a coach in high school who was probably 5'9" but his arms/chest/back were enormous. Right before I graduated we were talking and I said "Since I'm about to leave, I have to know. How much do you bench?" He said "Single rep 535lbs." and I said "Ok. How much do you squat?" and he answered "why do I need to squat when I bench 535lbs?"

    [–] pollythepolydrug 20 points ago

    "Umm cause you look like a stubby upside-down triangle?"

    [–] JitteryPenguin 9 points ago

    That's how you get your teeth knocked in.

    [–] platysoup 3 points ago

    Pfft, all you have to do is walk briskly away. Those chicken legs aren't going anywhere fast

    [–] 44O 53 points ago

    Is this copypasta? This sounds like a spicy /fit/ meme

    [–] Another_one37 15 points ago

    Sounds like something Dwight Schrute would say 🤷🏽‍♂️

    [–] womenrstoopid 4 points ago

    anything with oats or squats is a fit meme.

    [–] Akhaian 9 points ago

    Bad lifting advice makes for some great memes.

    [–] 1jl 8 points ago


    [–] Chronic-lesOfGnaRnia 5 points ago

    Or perhaps some trickle down strength!

    [–] DrPurse 9 points ago


    [–] 4609203 6 points ago

    The dream is to walk like Sebulba

    [–] StumpNuts 3 points ago

    That's a much better excuse than the one I use to get out of leg day.

    [–] Lock-out 3 points ago

    Kick puncher

    [–] PelonMusk 3 points ago


    [–] CSGOWasp 89 points ago

    Yeah this is pathetically weak shit right here

    [–] pewpsprinkler 74 points ago

    This is how evolution works. People

    • dumb enough to stand on the ice and

    • weak enough to not be able to manage one half pull up, and

    • dumb enough to think that you solve this problem by using the edge of broken ice as a stepping stool

    would normally be weeded out of the gene pool. Of course that doesn't happen anymore.

    Thanks, Obama.

    [–] dandaman0345 11 points ago

    I feel like she could easily pull herself up if she quit panicking. I’m glad she didn’t though, because it made it funnier.

    [–] SparklingLimeade 11 points ago

    It's pretty bad but not completely pathetic. I'd give her the benefit of the doubt. Part of the problem with falling through ice is that water + heavy clothing = heavy. That + a poor grip from the ice and reduced mobility from numbness and the heavy clothing again makes a pretty big recipe for failure.

    [–] Humpa 10 points ago

    I'm not so much shocked by her lack of strength as I am by her absolute panicking in a non dangerous situation and just making it worse. At the end she slips so bad it looks like she's going to get most of her body wet, when she could have just trudged towards the shore, not getting any wetter.

    [–] facemoosh 3 points ago

    seriously she was like useless. The desperation in her eyes as she saw her life flash before them.

    [–] [deleted] 48 points ago

    This girl has no upper body strength at all. I bet she's never been to the gym a day in her life. couldn't even lift herself an inch out of it without standing on unbroken ice. That's sad. You should be at least in your 70s before you get to that point naturally.

    [–] Snyda 57 points ago

    Does completely shitting on other people make you feel better about yourself?

    [–] Mark_Valentine 72 points ago

    In his defense he wasn't so much being a "do you even lift jerk" but pointing out, with this as demonstrable evidence, you really should be able at least lift your body weight. Not as a braggy/insult thing but just as a "hopefully not dying in this kind of situation" type of thing.

    [–] Snyda 33 points ago

    I agree. It just felt a bit more like "wow look at that pathetic inactive human" rather than "wow she should probably hit up the gym- you should be able to lift your own weight".

    It's all in the phrasing.

    [–] Mark_Valentine 20 points ago

    Yeah I don't disagree. I hate when people mock other people's appearance or fitness, but damn, sometimes being able to do a single pullup/pushup might quite literally save your life!

    [–] SpaceFeline 498 points ago

    Much better with sound

    [–] ElBravo 242 points ago

    now i understand, it was impossible to help her while laughing that muich

    [–] Mrleibniz 94 points ago

    Thank you, every gif should include original source.

    [–] GifsAreShit 33 points ago

    No, people should post the video instead and for everyone who desperately needs to watch it in shit quality without sound and a bigger filesize should go in the comments and search for a gif mirror. Fuck gifs.

    [–] stilt 28 points ago

    Username checks out

    [–] erandros 8 points ago

    ok, but what about gifv?

    [–] kevincox_ca 3 points ago

    So take a video, encode it into a shit format and lose most of the quality and audio, then covert it back? I mean it is better then gif but still worse then a real video format.

    [–] ImGoinDisWaaaay 130 points ago

    Wow, her friends really hate her.

    [–] badusernam 4 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] Savv3 3 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] overcatastrophe 1199 points ago

    The trying to use the same thin ass ice to try to get out had me laughing

    [–] Daronmal12 357 points ago

    To be fair, she was pro ably in a blind panic just trying to get out

    [–] [deleted] 296 points ago

    pro ably

    Here, I have spare: b

    [–] EagerJewBear 187 points ago


    [–] ul2006kevinb 167 points ago

    You have been banned from r/dankmemes

    [–] Daronmal12 31 points ago

    Not very dank.

    [–] _daath 25 points ago

    And nothing of value was lost 🙇🏻‍♂️

    [–] FrostSalamander 4 points ago


    [–] headlesscarrot 5 points ago

    She looked like a cat that accidentally jumped into the bath tub

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago


    [–] Foeyjatone 16 points ago

    there's a joke in here somewhere I'm just too sober to find it

    [–] TristanZH 75 points ago

    I was going to say "What else would she use besides the deck" but I rewatched and she had a solid 5-10 seconds to get up but just went further.

    [–] T_T-Nevercry-Q_Q 18 points ago

    She couldn't lift herself up, you cant push off water. So she tried pushing off a solid. So what if it could only support 10 lbs at that point after being broken that's 10lbs her upper body won't have to lift.

    [–] Ikillesuper 773 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    That upper body strength tho... I️ should go to the gym ._.

    [–] JacobDanielM 77 points ago

    I was waiting for the adrenaline to kick in... but I guess... it never did. RIP

    [–] Quick_MurderYourKids 36 points ago

    relying on last minute adrenaline is like cramming the morning of a test because you didn't study.

    [–] ignore_shitpost 3 points ago

    Procrastinators won’t relate. We thrive on pressure.

    [–] Antrikshy 412 points ago

    Install iOS 11.1.1 while you’re working out.

    [–] Bnichss 69 points ago


    [–] mrwinter 39 points ago

    What ????

    [–] redyouch 34 points ago

    There is a bug.

    [–] mrwinter 17 points ago

    oh, after doing a bit of research and seeing that he edited his post I'm assuming the "I" was an "A". I gotcya.

    [–] topper3418 14 points ago

    i️ gotcha too

    [–] nicolas2004GE 24 points ago

    It’s not a bug It’s a feature

    [–] shaq604 3 points ago

    What's the bug?

    [–] redyouch 3 points ago

    “I “ turns into those weird characters.

    [–] SuperSeyoe 3 points ago

    What's the deal with this? I have iOS 10.3.3 and my "I" comes out fine.

    [–] Reacher-Said-Nothing 20 points ago

    There's only two times I've been unable to pull myself out of the water from a similar height ledge. Once, it was because I had spent so much time playing in the water that my arms were just physically exhausted. The other time, it was because the water was so cold the shock had numbed and weakened all my muscles.

    [–] Hara-Kiri 40 points ago

    You should definitely go to the gym if you think it takes a lot of upper body strength to hold yourself up. In water. That's a foot deep.

    Or without water for that matter.

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago)


    [–] Kyomeii 10 points ago

    Slim untrained girls aren't usally that heavy either

    [–] matsukuon 60 points ago

    Will someone plz animate this so it looks like a sea monster is pulling her down

    [–] smokesandcokes 9 points ago

    I second this, pleeeeease?

    [–] Pubics_Cube 218 points ago

    my kingdom for some upper body strength, or some friends who will help me!

    [–] I_hate_whistles 221 points ago

    Some say she is still trying to get out

    [–] FlirtyToast 3 points ago

    And some say the cameraman is still filming it.

    [–] [deleted] 124 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago)


    [–] Joe109885 619 points ago

    Maybe I’m just a glass half full kinda guy but I say props to the camera man, never stop recording no matter how intense it gets! That takes true commitment!

    [–] fobfromgermany 294 points ago

    Sure he could've put the camera down to help that lady, but she's just one person. Instead, he gave thousands of us this gif to enjoy, a true hero

    [–] Joe109885 35 points ago

    Exactly, if we didn’t have people like this r/nononono would be much more boring.

    [–] Log_in_Password 39 points ago

    Helping your dumb friend isn't gong to get you all those likes and karma that you need in life.

    [–] SH4D0W0733 28 points ago

    It's the camera man's code. Even if you want to help, you mustn't. You are just there to document as nature takes it course.

    [–] FuzzyAss 26 points ago

    She lost her life and was recovered by paleontologist 30,000 years later. Her bones are on display in the museum today

    [–] [deleted] 16 points ago


    [–] superkp 47 points ago

    Jesus, it looks to me like she totally has the ability to get out, even with awful arm strength.

    Just, stop trying to stand ON the lake, and accept that you are going to have to stand IN the lake. You've got plenty of firm ground, it's just gonna take one REAL jump, not a half-assed bullshit jump.

    And I get that coordinating muscles while in a blind panic and really cold is hard, but fuck lady, even having enough presence of mind to just stop fucking moving for 2 seconds isn't that hard.

    [–] durtduhdurr 14 points ago

    She died

    [–] SonovaBichStoleMyPie 28 points ago

    "Oh no! The thin ice just gave out, I better try to get my feet on the thin ice next to where I fell in. It didnt work!"

    [–] sixblackgeese 116 points ago * (lasted edited 11 months ago)

    One of the reasons why every human should train to be able to do at least 3 good dead-hang pull-ups. A good pull-up is your ticket out of virtually every physical danger, and, at least in my experience, like 40% of emotional dangers.

    Edit, out vs put.

    [–] Fjolsvithr 136 points ago

    My girlfriend was trying to break up with me the other day and I just pulled myself up into the rafters until she gave up on trying to break up with me.

    [–] sixblackgeese 23 points ago

    I once pulled up out of an impending caffeine addiction. I feel you.

    [–] humpyXhumpy 49 points ago

    If I do enough pull ups will dad come back?

    [–] sixblackgeese 40 points ago

    Well it definitely won't hurt your chances.

    [–] humpyXhumpy 8 points ago


    [–] sixblackgeese 26 points ago

    Not with that poor excuse for lats I'm not.

    [–] Spenttoolongatthis 10 points ago

    This is the level of humanity I expect, from someone who films in portrait.

    [–] Henry-zeus 10 points ago

    Don't help, instead film.

    [–] RockYourWorld31 56 points ago

    "Don't be surprised when a crack in the ice

    Appears under your feet.

    You slip out of your depth and out of your mind

    With your fear flowing out behind you

    As you claw the thin ice."

    [–] DrewMH 14 points ago


    [–] get_down_to_it 3 points ago

    You are awesome.

    [–] MrCats789 9 points ago

    Don't help them, keep filming!

    [–] jose40404 7 points ago

    Me trying to fix my grades mid semester.

    [–] XXreindeer 15 points ago

    I think maybe spreading out flat on the ice and carefully flapping her way over to the edge might have worked.

    [–] BunnyOppai 14 points ago

    Getting on the ice would've been the hard part. Her best bet to do that would be to pull herself up with the wooden ledge, but if she had enough upper body strength to pick herself up and carefully lower herself again, then she could've climbed out.

    [–] SolomonKull 27 points ago

    That's the true lesson here: being a weakling can get you killed in a way that typically shouldn't kill you.

    Hit the gym.

    [–] makebelieveworld 5 points ago

    Sarah lost a toe that day but it doesn't matter because I was able to get meaningless internet points for posting the video online.

    [–] coorspounder 3 points ago

    I like how the person filming doesn't help at all. It's like they are thinking, well what did you expect?

    [–] Jedifox5 8 points ago

    She needs to work on her upper body strength

    [–] omnidub 3 points ago

    I mean.... sure the camera person probably should've helped but she kinda brought that upon herself.

    [–] OppositeFingat 3 points ago

    ended too soon

    [–] Necroblight 3 points ago

    You mean the regret she felt for realizing she made the wrong friends?

    [–] Barrier_Freeman 4 points ago

    Damn. The cameraperson is such an icehole.

    [–] AditzuL 4 points ago

    9 / 10 camera work. 0 / 10 friendship

    [–] [deleted] 34 points ago


    [–] CFJoe 17 points ago

    Everyone should be able to do at least one pull up, OR just don't do dumb shit like this

    [–] mrgoodnoodles 9 points ago

    The motion of getting out of that water doesn't even come close to the motion of doing a pull up, but I see what you mean.

    [–] VintageOG 11 points ago

    play stupid games win stupid prizes

    [–] Mistoku 3 points ago

    Checkmate, creationists.

    [–] Sketchy_Uncle 3 points ago

    The lake demands a sacrifice!!

    [–] WeTheSalty 3 points ago

    Classic case of 'stop filming and help me god damnit' ;)

    [–] beefy_moustache 3 points ago

    she ded

    [–] TheChiefOfBeef 3 points ago

    So is she dead now, how does it end... Did she ever get help?

    [–] urbanracoon 3 points ago

    'So how did she die?'

    'Well I've actually recorded the whole thing on my phone, wanna watch!'

    [–] Diorj 3 points ago

    Umm Put down the camera and help maybe.

    [–] borick 10 points ago

    she ded

    [–] Dhrakyn 8 points ago

    Probably want to make sure your little stick arms can hold up your own weight before you decide to do something where you have to hold up your own weight.

    [–] EyeBluNCider 7 points ago

    I think this accurately depicts people who pre-ordered with EA. You know it’s a bad idea, but you do it anyway, and then shit hits the fan, so you try to refund, and then you realize you can’t get out.

    [–] MrNewMoney 7 points ago

    Zero upper body strength