There's a good chance that some of you reading this post served in one of the conflicts of the last 15 years. Those of you who have, and even those of you who haven't, what does it tell you that both the claymore mine, and the M-72 LAW, need to have "this way towards enemy" (or similar) written on the device? Clearly, if you need to be told to heat your MRE with "A rock or something," it means that most people have a hard time interpreting even the simplest of instructions.


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Bored Panda has compiled this list of instruction-fails to pay tribute to those who just didn't understand, and who followed instructions all too literally. Which one do you find the most absurd? Vote on your favorite, or if you have a photo of someone that took a set of instructions too far, submit it below!

#1 Second Grader's Homework

Second Grader's Homework

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Quant 8 months ago

this is easily the best one... :)

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#2 Just Following Instructions

Just Following Instructions

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AmandaPanda 8 months ago

YASSSSS!

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#3 My Friend's Daughter Taking The Instructions Literally

My Friend's Daughter Taking The Instructions Literally

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Debbie 8 months ago

I love this!...So cute and funny!!!

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#4 Signs Can Be Confusing

Signs Can Be Confusing

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Quant 8 months ago

I don't think the dog appreciates the gravity of the situation... oh wait... ;P

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#5 Directions Unclear

Directions Unclear

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Meg 8 months ago

The spanish translation is even funnier because it makes NO sense at all. "If you need mom, feed yourself please, cobered (mispelled)Thank you"

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#6 Literally

Literally

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TinyDynamine 8 months ago

Curbs need love, too.

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#7 Found Some Amazing Indian Writing

Found Some Amazing Indian Writing

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TinyDynamine 8 months ago

Ha, is he there all day/ week/ his life?!

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#8 Plant Sign

Plant Sign

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AmandaWhittaker 8 months ago

LOL Who thinks of these signs?!

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#9 Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

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JoChrisco 8 months ago

SCHOLARSHIP from Panama in the mail.

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#10 Draw Bridge

Draw Bridge

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ShaudaySmith 8 months ago

nice touch with the krakken.

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#11 Well, If You Say So

Well, If You Say So

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#12 You Had One Job, Baker

You Had One Job, Baker

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Debbie 8 months ago

Ha,ha,ha......Was that instruction soooo hard?

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#13 It's Not Working

It's Not Working

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Martin_D35 8 months ago

The deer doesn't seem amused.

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#14 Under Watch

Under Watch

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Martin_D35 8 months ago

He obviously didn't read the instructions very well because that is not an iPhone.

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#15 Smoker With Good Climbing Skills

Smoker With Good Climbing Skills

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AnnAlipio 8 months ago

blame it to the arrow! hahaha

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#16 My 8-Year-Old Son Takes His Homework Directions Literally

My 8-Year-Old Son Takes His Homework Directions Literally

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MaryAnneRayner 8 months ago

6 is kinda curly!

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#17 I Told My 2 Year Old To Put Her Shoes By The Front Door. She Takes Me Very Literally Sometimes

I Told My 2 Year Old To Put Her Shoes By The Front Door. She Takes Me Very Literally Sometimes

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JoChrisco 8 months ago

Thinks inside the box.

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#18 I'm On It!

I'm On It!

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MaciejMelcher 8 months ago

This is pure genius! XD But very dangerous. I mean, I once wore Darth Vader's suit and you can barely see anything in that mask...

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#19 Please Fall In Line

Please Fall In Line

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PaulaRaymundo 8 months ago

Is this in the Philippines? Haha

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#20 Job Well Done

Job Well Done

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#21 Men's Hats

Men's Hats

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TinyDynamine 8 months ago

That's terrible arthritis he's got.

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#22 Is This How I'm Supposed To Do It?

Is This How I'm Supposed To Do It?

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#23 Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

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MaggieGroverBacher 8 months ago

to be fair, they did write it on both cakes.

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#24 Twins

Twins

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JaniceFoster 8 months ago

These guys have great smiles!

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#25 Conformity At Its Finest

Conformity At Its Finest

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