I'm currently replaying FF VIII right now, and for some weird reason, I never save my game before big stuff. I dunno why, I guess my idiotic self just thinks the 3 seconds it takes to save is way too long. Well, I can't tell you how many times I was doing side stuff for an hour, didn't save, and then ran into a Malboro. Any FF fan knows what happens next.
What's the most amount of time you've ever lost to a game over? Or were you smart enough to know to save before boss battles or after you did something big?