It is not often that a product or service delivers 100% of the promise. Most of the times the advertisement is overly exaggerated- some sort of fantasized extremely inflated utility.
But what if you get more than 100% from something? Would you be amazed by the efficiency? Or regret the very idea of using it in the first place? Because after all, you did not get what you asked for.
29 Redditors share their experiences when they got more than what they traded their dollars for.
#1 Yeah, you really shouldn’t use that on your car…
Those magic erasers. My cousin discovered that scrubbing his car down with one made it shinier than anything else he’s tried. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize they’re actually fine sandpaper. He now has huge spots on his car with no paint on them.
#2 Not worth it in the end.
Morphine. Had surgery a long time ago. Was on one of those automated machines that lets you self-administer a dose every 30 min.
It was amazing. It was only a medical dose of course but that first shot I got in the recovery ward was like having liquid heaven injected. I was on it for 3 days, then I was on tablets after that for 2 days
The come down however was horrendous. I now feel sympathy for people in rehab for more addictive drugs like heroin. My body hurt all over.
#3 Wikipedia is magic.
Wikipedia. Want to look up what’s an India Pale Ale? Ended up learning about 7 different kinds of hops, the entire beer brewing process, the history of beer sterilization, British colonization of India, Gandhi, Ben Kingsley, Schindler’s List, Nazi Germany, concentration camps, the Japanese Empire, human experimentation, ninjas, martial arts, Bruce Lee, Enter the Dragon.
And then it’s 3 am. CRAP.
#4 I just want to drink it!
I have a really nice tea thermos; infuser in the cap and everything. It has a nice color, is insulated so the tea doesn’t burn your hands, everything you’d want in a portable tea container. Only one problem.
If you put hot tea in it, it stays undrinkable hot for about four hours (with the lid open, longer if it’s closed). I have often times made tea at noon and started drinking it at 9 pm.
#5 But they are so ugly…
Crocs. They had trouble making money because they last forrrrrrrever.
#6 The reason I’m always late for work.
The snooze button.
#7 Reason why people didn’t realize Trump was such a threat.
Seriously, with the amount of search customization and information tracking it gets your searches are too accurate for what you want. You will rarely ever get opposite viewpoints or the other side of an argument, and that leads to a lot of polarization and bias.
#8 You can’t make me upgrade!
Windows XP SP3. It wasn’t perfect, but it worked so well that it took Microsoft 7 years to get users to stop using it and buy a new version of Windows.
#9 That’s called an obsession…
Cast iron pan. Take care of it and it will last several lifetimes.
My girlfriend is obsessed with cast iron. She goes to 3-4 swap meets a week, looking for ‘new’ stuff. She built an “e-tank” that uses a car battery charger to strip carbon/filth off of old pans. No exaggeration, she has 100+ pieces of cast iron cookware at any given moment.