There's something about broken patterns, a symmetry that's out of order, and flawed elements that seem to trigger us... Even if you're not a perfectionist, our brains just seem to prefer things that are ordered in a nice way. Not to mention how annoying things not in the right place can be.

To show you what we're talking about, Bored Panda has put together a list of disturbing photos that are guaranteed to invoke OCD. Don't believe me? Just take a look below and try to go through the whole imperfections list without muttering "aarrgh."

Do you have any awkward photos that annoy you? Add them to the list, and don't forget to vote!

#1

This Guys Laptop On My Flight

This Guys Laptop On My Flight

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Spinaap
Community Member
3 years ago

some of my colleagues do this, I sometimes ask them for a file that I know is in there. It frustrates them too at that moment :-)

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#2

Seriously... Whose Idea was This?

Seriously... Whose Idea was This?

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

April Fools!

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#3

This Grass Grew Right Through My Aloe

This Grass Grew Right Through My Aloe

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

That is crazy cool!

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#4

I Took A Ride In A Triangular Elevator Today

I Took A Ride In A Triangular Elevator Today

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Uncomfortable on multiple levels.

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#5

This Door In North London Makes Me Hideously Uncomfortable

This Door In North London Makes Me Hideously Uncomfortable

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed it looks uncomfortable, but somehow I love the weirdness of it. Almost wanna have a similar design for my own door.

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#6

Been Living Here For 5 Years, Only Noticed Today...Time To Move

Been Living Here For 5 Years, Only Noticed Today...Time To Move

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah that is not OK by any means!

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#7

I Think This Would Make Me Feel Uncomfortable

I Think This Would Make Me Feel Uncomfortable

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Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess this might be good for kids. My little sister (8 years old) was sitting next to me and she laughed like a crazy person when she saw this :-D I don't know, I thought it was creepy at first, but now I really don't know what to think about it when she found it so funny :-D she said that their smiles look like rabbits and Sponge Bob :-D I love children's imagination :-))

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#8

Parking Lot In Romania

Parking Lot In Romania

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Jhoa
Community Member
3 years ago

If one does it that way, everyone has to.

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#9

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

Is that the actual cup holder? Who,designed it? What kind of car is this? Can't get simple cup holder right, wonder about the rest of car.

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#10

When Pencils Do This Garbage

When Pencils Do This Garbage

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Or when you sharpen them nice and well, but they - not break - but SLIP out of the pencil as soon as you place the tip on the paper.

Jon Watts
Community Member
3 years ago

That is why I use pens, that and it forces me to not make mistakes

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Desfindah Rosier
Community Member
3 years ago

it looks like Mr. Crab's eyes for me.

Jamal W
Community Member
3 years ago

True frustration!

Zuckerberg Ebou
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a faulty sharpener actually.

Linda Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

As a teacher who has literally tried dozens of types and brands of sharpeners thinking the same, I can tell you some pencils are pure evil. ( as time goes on the quality of them have gotten worse and worse)

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LC
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS pisses me off lol

Wendy Fitzkloo
Community Member
3 years ago

I blame the sharpener

Kylie Charboneau
Community Member
3 years ago

This always happens to me

Quant
Community Member
3 years ago

mechanical ftw

Brian Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

You have to rotate a pencil when sharpening.

Mark Grothe Sr
Community Member
3 years ago

Time to burn them

Margaret Cromack
Community Member
3 years ago

Frustrating isn't it?

Maryam Fatima
Community Member
3 years ago

AaaH!! When u accidentally try to write wid that wooden tip, its cringing

Laurens Philippo
Community Member
3 years ago

Is it the pencil? The lead looks like to be in the centre. The cone seems to be eccentric. I would say it's a stupid sharpener 😀

Stiney Ford
Community Member
3 years ago

As a teacher, I've seen and sharpened a lot of pencils. The ones I hate the most are the seasonal/ holiday pencils kids give as gifts. These are the crappiest and not worth the money spent on them. Ticonderoga pencils (this is not an ad for them!) as well as more speandy brands are well worth the price vs the aggravation of cheaply brands! Points ✏️📝👩🏼‍🎓to a better pencil

Vasanth
Community Member
3 years ago

Alien pencils

Amanda
Community Member
3 years ago

No matter how much you sharpen this will always happen... :/

Elvis
Community Member
3 years ago

Check this out https://www.boredpanda.com/annoying-uncomfortable-disturbing-imperfection-pictures/ OCD-PENCIL...8c-png.jpg OCD-PENCILS-01-58fbc35bb2b8c-png.jpg

Sam Firster
Community Member
3 years ago

Thats what happens when you sharpen it on an angle

Jan Cook
Community Member
3 years ago

Its cos the pencil has been drpped onto a hard surface at some point, and the lead inside has broken.

Audrey La Jeunesse
Community Member
3 years ago

WHY!!!!!

🌟Jim Phoenix🌟
Community Member
3 years ago

FFFF

Laercio Civali
Community Member
3 years ago

Cut out the sharp!

Ali
Community Member
3 years ago

i'm cringing

Mars Delos Reyes
Community Member
3 years ago

i think the problem is with the sharpener . . .

Janine Wilson
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh that makes me bonkers!

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah! What is that about!?!?!?!? They never used to do that!

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 years ago

The pencils are laughing at you.

Momo Roar
Community Member
3 years ago

made in china?

arthur lindsay coker
Community Member
3 years ago

At last! Post truth pencils

Koko Sempai
Community Member
3 years ago

I've never actually seen the wood be completely the tip of the pencil

STR
Community Member
3 years ago

I have no idea how you managed that. In my whole life, I had never before seen such a mess

tandis
Community Member
3 years ago

Ow my God

Simon Gerber
Community Member
3 years ago

Dies ist als Bleistift nicht geeignet. :)

Iapetos
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh god, this is terrifying.

El Espejo
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha

Wombat34
Community Member
3 years ago

sharpen them with a knife

Leø
Community Member
3 years ago

happened to me many times on my childhood...

Andrea Hutchison
Community Member
3 years ago

Nope.

Samantha Parent
Community Member
3 years ago

THIS is why I, an elementary school teacher, beg for families to get Dixon Ticonderoga pencils for school. It pays off in the long run...seriously.

Caroline Cassano
Community Member
3 years ago

i hate that

Linden Robinson
Community Member
3 years ago

Why I draw with woodless pencils

Essi Elomaa
Community Member
3 years ago

This! Drives me crazy when pencils do that.

Debra Strandberg
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh My gosh, I'm an art teacher...I really despise cheap pencils.

Roos
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes yes, pencils can be so mean

Carolanne Powell
Community Member
3 years ago

And eye pencils

Carolanne Powell
Community Member
3 years ago

And eye/ eye brow pencils 😡

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Bad manufacturing. Uncentered lead.

Superluminal1
Community Member
3 years ago

OK people, let's get the lead out!

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#11

This Sink Is Out Of Sync

This Sink Is Out Of Sync

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Mick and Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Cringe!

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#12

Had A Friendsgiving Last Night. I Forgot I'm Friends With Wild Animals

Had A Friendsgiving Last Night. I Forgot I'm Friends With Wild Animals

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Mick and Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha, someone doesn't like pie crust. :)

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#13

Stockholm

Stockholm

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

They seriously did this? Oh man, someone's got a dark sense of humour! I wonder how many people try to kick that mat flat so they don't trip on it? hahaha!

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#14

My Moms Copy Of Fifty Shades Of Grey. I Dare Not Look At What Those Bookmarks Represent

My Moms Copy Of Fifty Shades Of Grey. I Dare Not Look At What Those Bookmarks Represent

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Even worse, if they are color coded! Green: need to try, Red: done it *high five*, yellow: need to research potential injuries associated and orange: need to buy X equipment lol

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#15

My Loaf Of Bread Was Sliced The Wrong Way

My Loaf Of Bread Was Sliced The Wrong Way

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Wendy Fitzkloo
Community Member
3 years ago

"How's the diet going?" "Excellent, I'm only eating one slice of bread a day now"

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#16

This Toilet Stall Has An Elevator Inside

This Toilet Stall Has An Elevator Inside

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Ovidiu Pop
Community Member
3 years ago

Oops...sorry, wrong floor :)

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#17

Was About To Bite Into This Today. And Then I Saw It

Was About To Bite Into This Today. And Then I Saw It

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

I would have sprayed it, so it would last forever. And if it were from a fast food place, no spray necessary - just put it on your shelf, it WILL last forever!

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#18

This Stock Image Of A Girl Soldering Her Hand

This Stock Image Of A Girl Soldering Her Hand

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| TheArtAddict |
Community Member
3 years ago

When you try to look smart but you accidentally screw it up...

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#19

My Smoke Detector Caught On Fire

My Smoke Detector Caught On Fire

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Must have been a Samsung battery

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#20

This Guy's Earbuds Situation Is Bothering Me On A Deep Personal Level

This Guy's Earbuds Situation Is Bothering Me On A Deep Personal Level

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

I even untangle phone cords at the office. Can't stand to see this one!

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#21

My Aunt's Hand Soap Is Way Too Literal And Makes Me Uncomfortable

My Aunt's Hand Soap Is Way Too Literal And Makes Me Uncomfortable

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Your aunt must have a nice sense of humour. ♥

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#22

This Strawberry's Seeds Started Sprouting While It Was Still On The Plant

This Strawberry's Seeds Started Sprouting While It Was Still On The Plant

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JillVille Child Care
Community Member
3 years ago

I thought it was cute, like a little grass skirt! lol

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#23

One Job. You Had One Job

One Job. You Had One Job

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Kat Blak
Community Member
3 years ago

Apparently it was to bother the shit out of people

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#24

This Sliced Ham Looks Like It's Out Of Focus

This Sliced Ham Looks Like It's Out Of Focus

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Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

I blinked my eyes to see it clearer, you got me

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#25

This Stovetop

This Stovetop

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kat lia
Community Member
3 years ago

this is so wrong, just wrong.

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#26

The Way These Pictures Are Hung In The Hallway At Work

The Way These Pictures Are Hung In The Hallway At Work

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Tomorrow I would have a hammer and nail in my purse.

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#27

When "Erasers" Do This

When "Erasers" Do This

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Or when they rub a hole in the paper!

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#28

I Think This Speaks For Itself

I Think This Speaks For Itself

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Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 years ago

or when your spoon falls into your soup

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#29

I Found A Pool Above The Sidewalk Today

I Found A Pool Above The Sidewalk Today

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

It would bug me even without a car underneath it!

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#30

At My Friend's Apartment. I Think It Bothers Me More That This Doesn't Bother Her

At My Friend's Apartment. I Think It Bothers Me More That This Doesn't Bother Her

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

new doors would have already been ordered. Aggghh! YES, this would indeed drive me nuts!

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#31

My Tomato Sprouted

My Tomato Sprouted

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Lynn Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

Cool

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#32

Not Exactly The Colour Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

Not Exactly The Colour Pattern You Like To See In A Bathroom

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Omg! My Thid!
Community Member
3 years ago

That's not a pattern. It is something else

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#33

Off The Glass

Off The Glass

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Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

Best place to train your shooting :)

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#34

None Of My Neighbor's Windows Match

None Of My Neighbor's Windows Match

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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

The Sims are real :o0

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#35

The Seat Is Smaller Than The Bowl

The Seat Is Smaller Than The Bowl

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

that's perfect, a small zone for men to aiming

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#36

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
3 years ago

Miniature discomfort???....

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#37

Just.. Just.. Oh FFS

Just.. Just.. Oh FFS

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

I pick at those till EVERY last bit of paper has come off.

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#38

My Son's Toothpaste, Ugh

My Son's Toothpaste, Ugh

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Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
3 years ago

We obviously have the same son. We should meet to strategise.

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#39

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

This Makes Me Uncomfortable

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

They serve 'em with the bread from the other photo.

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#40

These Benches

These Benches

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Gee Male
Community Member
3 years ago

These WERE benches... now they're just plant holders.

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#41

This Toilet Stall

This Toilet Stall

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Ronja Rövardotter
Community Member
3 years ago

OMG it IS transparent glass. It is not a mirror! I still can't believe :-D

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#42

This Crap

This Crap

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Mick and Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

All the time. D=

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#43

This Cable Management

This Cable Management

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Quant
Community Member
3 years ago

This is a masterpiece... whoever manages this is a god!!! ;)

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#44

I Offer Free PC Clean-Ups

I Offer Free PC Clean-Ups

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Anna Brandigi
Community Member
3 years ago

I think I'm having a stroke

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#45

People Who Do This Should Die A Slow Death

People Who Do This Should Die A Slow Death

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
3 years ago

Ewww. All kinds of nasty going on there.

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#46

For All Perfectionism Enthusiasts Out There

For All Perfectionism Enthusiasts Out There

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Fire Bird
Community Member
3 years ago

I think the guys that open that to fix something intentionally put it back that way just to mess with the public.

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#47

Somehow, I Managed To Go 5 Blissfully Ignorant Stair-Traversing Years Without Noticing

Somehow, I Managed To Go 5 Blissfully Ignorant Stair-Traversing Years Without Noticing

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Cheri Shinpaugh
Community Member
3 years ago

this is done in the southern us to keep ghosts from being able to pass it from upstairs to downstairs or vice versa.

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#48

This Penny Had A Misprint

This Penny Had A Misprint

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J.B.
Community Member
3 years ago

This sort of things actually worth a lot to collectors.

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#49

My Friend Chooses Tablets At Random From The Packet

My Friend Chooses Tablets At Random From The Packet

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Stille20
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope your friend doesn't do that with birth control ;)

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#50

If You're Going To Invest In 5 Paper Towel Dispensers, Invest In A Contractor With Mild Pattern Recognition

If You're Going To Invest In 5 Paper Towel Dispensers, Invest In A Contractor With Mild Pattern Recognition

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Quant
Community Member
3 years ago

also, you only need 3 anyway

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