Although we may not want to admit it, most of us have absentmindedly left something on the roof of our cars — and we realize our mistake before we drive away. But, unfortunately, a small handful of people never discover their error and proceed to drive away — leading to hilarious-yet-disastrous results! Recently, people met in an online discussion to confess the things they regret leaving on the roof of their cars.
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While a tray of cupcakes falling off the roof of a car is objectively hilarious, one woman recalls a time when this happened to her. Unfortunately, it was cupcakes meant for her son’s second birthday party, which is the opposite of hilarious. I hope the little guy’s day didn’t get ruined!
2. A Glass Salad Bowl
You would think a giant glass bowl filled with salad would command more attention from the person in charge, but that’s not the case. “We were bringing it to my grandma’s house with a salad in it,” explains one man. “Mom left it on top of the car. It broke and made a mess in the middle of a busy street.” The thought of the family having to pull over and clean up a mess of glass and salad makes this story a million times worse.
3. Chicken Wings
Before you pre-judge the person who left chicken wings on top of his car and regretted it, please know that it was a party platter of chicken wings meant for a Super Bowl party. That’s a lot of chicken! Some of us make mistakes, and some of us make mistakes that our friends will never forgive us for.
4. Cell Phone
Oh no. As someone hopelessly addicted to their cell phone, I feel the pain of this story. “It hung on for quite a while, but I saw heard and saw ‘something’ fly off my car as I accelerated down the freeway on-ramp,” recalls one woman.
“Cue swearing. Crazy enough, I returned to find it, even though I expected it to be smashed to bits. Amazingly, It was totally fine, thanks to my phone case.”
5. Box of Wine
Everybody knows a box of wine becomes the most important thing in your life when you purchase it — it trumps your significant other, your children, and everyone else you love. A box of wine deserves to be placed gently in the car’s front seat. To anyone who puts it on the roof of their vehicle, even temporarily, I must ask: Why don’t you respect wine, man?
6. Car Keys
In the days before automobile keyfobs, leaving your car keys on top of your car and driving away was impossible because you had to use your key to start your vehicle physically. Nowadays, placing modern car keyfobs on the roofs of cars and then absentmindedly driving away is apparently a favorite pastime for many people.
7. Cup of Coffee
I don’t drink coffee, but it’s only a matter of time before someone I love leaves their morning cup of coffee on top of their car. One man recalls when it happened to him, with unexpected results! “I miraculously made it over four-speed bumps and a mini roundabout before it coated the side of my car,” he remembers. That’s impressive.
8. Portable Video Game Systems
From Nintendo Game Boys to Nintendo Switches to Sony PSPs, many gamers out there tend to place their expensive portable game consoles on the roof of their cars! Unfortunately, these systems don’t have a strong track record for surviving falls from moving vehicles.
9. A Classic Album
Fans of The Beatles, you may not want to read this! One man recalls when he left his unopened “Imagine” record by John Lennon on the roof of his car in 1971. Sadly, the man admits he lost the record to the road he was driving on. Imagine how much that record would be worth in 2023.
10. A Lunch Box
It’s okay to laugh at this story because I’m 99% certain most of us would’ve done the same thing! “One time when I was in elementary school, I left my favorite lunchbox on top of mom’s car,” explains one former child. “A week later, I get called to the front office — and it turns out someone found my lunchbox and returned it.
So, in my infinite wisdom, I thought, ‘Sweet! Two lunches today!’ So I ate a ham and cheese sandwich that had been on the side of the road for a week — and wouldn’t you know, I got food poisoning.”
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