Lily geçerliliği olan bir resim kursunun mülakatına gitmek için 'gizli'den yola koyulur, yolda arabanın tekerleği patlar. Ted'i çağırır. Ted'in arabayı tamir etmesinin ardından:
Lily: Ted, let's go to New Haven.
Ted: Lily, don't do this to yourself.
Lily: I just need to know if I can get in. If I do this interview, and get into the program, then I'll know, and I can forget all about it, and get married. Come on! It's an adventure.
Ted: No, it's not an adventure. It's a mistake.
Lily: Okay, yes, it's a mistake. I know it's a mistake. But there are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake, but you don't really know it's a mistake, because the only way to really know it's a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say "Yep, that was a mistake."
So, really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake because then you'd go your whole life not really knowing if something is a mistake or not.
And, damn it, I've made no mistakes!
I've done all of this, my life, my relationship, my career, mistake-free.
Does any of this make sense to you?
Ted:I don't know. You said "mistake" a lot.