There is nothing more regrettable than me completely being unprepared for an emergency.
I have some friends of mine that I know personally that seem to prepare for everything, but a blizzard coming? They have stocked back supplies.
A food shortage is coming? They have stocked food storage. I know for a fact they have multiple cans of food stocked away, but get lost in the midst of nowhere? They happen to have maps conveniently for that location. Invasion by aliens? They somehow have some sort of mega superweapon that can destroy the alien mothership! Okay, on a drastic note they seem to be prepared for everything is my point. Me on the other hand, I am never prepared for anything, however especially emergencies. This was the case when my heating device died right in the middle of winter. This was no small issue because the temperature outside already dropped into the negatives and separate from a heating system I was going to freeze. I had to reach out to the emergency Heating & A/C services so a heating and cooling technician could come out and service my heater. The heating and A/C serviceman informed me that the oil furnace had died as a result of not having any upgrades or tune-ups. Then I remembered that I completely forgot to have the upgrades arranged for that year. All I could do was facepalm as I realized because of my forgetful memory that I was in this situation to begin with. I will try to be more prepared next year. Fortunately I have honestly awesome friends that allowed me to stay with them during the duration that my heating device was being repaired. Once my heating system had been successfully repaired by the Heating & A/C serviceman I was able to return back to my household the following day and continue to enjoy the sizzling heat.