Updated List of Saddest Words of Tongue or Pen

"For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'" John Greenleaf Whittier wrote that -- in 1856. Here is an updated list of what he might have written 160 years later.
  1. "Holiday-themed porn"
  2. "Failed murder-suicide"
  3. "Can I do your podcast?"
  4. "New phone. Who is this?"
  5. "Can I see you in my office?"
  6. "I need some space"
  7. "This year we had an unprecedented number of qualified applicants"