We've all made some astronomical screw ups in life — it happens to the best of us. Despite trying to be responsible, good people, life happens and we cave to our vices and simply make horrendous, unforgivable mistakes every once in a while. The good news is, our mistakes are rarely as bad as the ones we read about on the subreddit Today, I F*cked Up.
Redditor snapruinedmylife regaled us with a particularly brutal tale, warning us of the dangers of peeking at NSFW Snapchats while spotting at the gym.
It started out innocently enough — just a guy trying to get #swole for a Tinder date.
So last night, my gym partner and I decided to go on a late gym run to get SWOL. I also recently met this beautiful girl on tinder & we've been snapchatting each other as if it was our full time job! She's freaking gorgeous. So my gym partner and I decide to go full hulk and bench press as much as we can.
But then Snapchat happened.
On his final set of 275lb bench press, I get a snap from the Tinder girl and it's a video! As I opened up the snapchat, my gym partner asked if I'm all ready to spot him but without thinking, I said yes..Now here is where I royally fuck up. As he counts down to to start benching, I open up the snapchat and it's a video of the girl with NSFW content, suggesting that we should hit it up tonight. I was completely focused on the 10 second video until I heard a thud and a gag for help...
And disaster struck.
My gym partner lost control of the bench which landed on his throat..I immediately dropped my phone and tried to help lift the bar. People around us saw what was happening and everyone rushed to help as well.. Unfortunately, my gym partner started to cough up blood & it got pretty bad..
Guys, it's really bad.
Reddit, I'm f-cking idiot.. I fucked up so bad that I don't know what to do with myself.. Currently at the hospital with his family and he's getting emergency surgery. All I know right now is that he's been getting an emergency surgery for the past 6 hours and counting.. still not done yet and we all got an update that he is in critical condition. I also forgot to respond to the girl so looks like I'm done with her..
So, in case you needed a painful recap of the:
TL;DR: Gym partner and I went ham on bench press. Forgot to spot my gym partner because I received a snapchat video from a girl that I met on Tinder..
So, obviously, this is really bad. It's very dangerous to get distracted around weights, and spotting is serious business. But also, we have to know how often people run into problems where the spotter has to — or is even able to — save the day.
...Still, not feeling a ton of sympathy for the OP, here.
Reddit, obviously, was not feeling very forgiving.
As one Redditor pointed out, he did violate the cardinal rule of being gym bros.
TBH Reddit comments are probably generous compared to what that guy's family is going to say, though.
...Our thoughts are with the injured gym bro. And we hope that OP lost his Snapchat privileges.