Human beings don’t always build things to last. Sometimes, they make such obvious mistakes that casual observers can’t believe they didn’t notice their design idea flaws from the get-go. Alas, we’re all flawed (much like some designs!) and most of us have a blind spot when it comes to the things we’re involved in.

Nonetheless, bad designs are a lot of fun to look at and laugh at. And there’s no place who does it better than the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit! We collected some of the best, newest, crappy design fails from the Reddit community, so scroll down and enjoy. Remember to upvote your fave product designs gone wrong, and drop us a comment telling us why you loved hating them.

We at Bored Panda love creative designs, but we also adore really bad ideas, too. When you’re done looking through our awesome list, check out our posts about epic design fails, the very worst kitchen designs, epically bad bar and restaurant designs, and structural nightmares. We’re sure you’ll love these funny fails.

#1

If Only They Realized

If Only They Realized

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
Community Member
1 year ago

What kind of place were you shopping at to buy penis pasta.

Louplou
Community Member
1 year ago

Asking for a friend? hee hee

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Samantha Lomb
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1 year ago

Even grosser it appears to be just boiled pasta. No sauce, butter, cheese, nothing. Just. Plain.Penis. Pasta

Clare E
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1 year ago

That was the only way my brother would eat it when he was little.

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John C
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1 year ago

Aw, man - the girl's shirt somehow makes this even worse...

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

In the three year old's defense, I totally see a smiley face. Also, thankfully both girls are still too young to realize what shape it actually is.

Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
1 year ago

"eating a bowl of dicks" hahahaha

Jasmine Walker
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1 year ago

Gives it a whole literal meaning, huh? Hahaha

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Night Owl
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1 year ago (edited)

Thankfully, they're too young to understand but now that it's on the internet with their clear faces in the pictures... well, hopefully they'll find it funny and when they're teenagers their friends either won't find out or won't bug them too much about it

Me_thecrazycatlady
Community Member
1 year ago

I, too, do my grocery shopping at Spencer's.

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
1 year ago

Who cares? They are to small to notice and they were happy, no big deal.

Noel Bovae
Community Member
1 year ago

Things must be a little more lax on the other side of the pond. Here in the US there's NO WAY you're ever going to find penis pasta in a regular store. It'd have to be some sort of novelty, or sex store, otherwise people would be so offended, they'd probably faint, and/or sue just by having looked at it. We're a little too uptight over here.

Linda Matheny
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1 year ago

What you said is the truth. I think the US is going to keep this politically correct stuff up until no one is allowed to speak.

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Id row
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1 year ago

Protip: Do not buy pasta from Spencer Gifts if it's for your kids.

Nicholas Yu
Community Member
1 year ago

Chalk to up to another case of "Shit that never happened but I do this because I'm starved for attention."

Ale_Vidal23
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1 year ago

in italy we call them cazzetti :D

mummy pig
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1 year ago

Can you please tell me what's the English meaning of that word? Tii curious to know

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Hiker Chick
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1 year ago

Ugh. These poor kids will come across this post one day and be very embarrassed about their parent posting this to all the world.

Laine Light
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1 year ago

You mean like the naked photos of them in the bathtub?

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Judith Wilson
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1 year ago

Regardless of the pasta shape, that is the worst "lunch" imaginable. Not one iota of nutrition - just a load of carbs. And dry at that. Easy for little ones to choke on while eating. Pathetic.

chachkimooch
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1 year ago

Yeah, but upside down, it does kinda look like a smiley face!

Linda Turner
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1 year ago

Looks a it like the "paperclip" helper from MS Word!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

This is hilarious! I didn't even know such a thing existed!

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Bridal shower gift?

Miss Kitty
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

And you had the urge to make a post about it taking photos of your children, rather than keeping it to yourself. You are perfectly right, you are not the mother of the year.

Lola
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1 year ago

It’s a giraffe as far as I’m concerned 😉

Lin Baum
Community Member
1 year ago

Who sells penis pasta?

ZombieGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't believe her. Grocery stores don't sell that kind of stuff. I wonder where she is from, if it is true

『•• espresso ••』
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4 days ago

Why does this exist XD

Aasha Rooks [STUDENT]
Community Member
1 month ago

you can tell that was their last day on the job and they were done

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
2 months ago

There is no such pasta in my country (at least not outside sex-shops)

Robert Robi Z
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2 months ago

There is no such pasta inmy country (at least outside sex-shops)

Linda Zimolzak
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL!

Shakira Wheelden
Community Member
2 months ago

why is that even a food

Valentine Braixen
Community Member
7 months ago

Um... maybe the two circles are the eyes, and the other shape is the mouth, and the connecting lines are either a nose or just for connection?

Dylan Vite
Community Member
8 months ago

I mean, I see the face

Little Flame
Community Member
10 months ago

Welll then....

Little Flame
Community Member
10 months ago

Wellll then.......

Karl Hibberd
Community Member
11 months ago

so funny

Karl Hibberd
Community Member
11 months ago

so funny

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never seen this in any regular market.

Depressed af
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1 year ago

lmaoo

Louise Brigance
Community Member
1 year ago

That's market that needs an "R' department!

Dan Pieniak
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1 year ago

WOW... LOL... Do they carry Pussy pasta :-)

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a Mr. Happy to me ;P

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

A real hoot !!!

nala simba
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1 year ago

Hilarious!

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute kids. Something to laugh about when they're adults.

Mary Montejo
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a dick move mom!! Lol!!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

How did your kids like the French Tickler finger puppets?

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

I bought a box of penis pasta at an adult bookstore for a Bachelorette gift. It was EXPENSIVE -- $7–8, I think.

Carol Smith
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1 year ago (edited)

😂😹🤣

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL. I can see how a child could be confused, but mom? Too funny.

Cip IESAN
Community Member
1 year ago

You, dirty minds! I see only two eyes, a long nose and a smile - a funny looong face!

Granny
Community Member
1 year ago

What store sell penis pasta...Not at my Kroger...

Teri Campisi
Community Member
1 year ago

O.M.G.,Where do you shop Girl?

teeshy hedding
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1 year ago

PENIS PASTA??? were did you get that?

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
1 year ago

I did that for a dinner party and didn't say a word about if

Clinton Yew
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1 year ago

as long as you don't say it they won't know, also i hope she deleted the picture else those two gonna have a hard time later in life when someone found out...

Pavlina G
Community Member
1 year ago

But it does look like a smiley face, just with a long nose :D

Cindy Snow
Community Member
1 year ago

Ok that's obviously a peen. Lmao. Maybe mom wasn't wearing her reading glasses.

Ghost
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha, what are the chance? :D I think me and my mom would be embarrased as hell if it were us

StrawberryParfait
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1 year ago

Adorable kids!

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
1 year ago

Adorable kids, horrible mom for posting them doing something potentially very embarrassing for them when they're older.

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Anton Kider
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1 year ago

Provided the girls don't realise..

bunnehead
Community Member
1 year ago

Even made more hilarious and awkward after reading the child's shirt.

ERIN W.
Community Member
1 year ago

What frame of mind was the person in that came up with this pasta,not to mention the name?! And what stores would carry such a thing?!

Ann Mozdzer
Community Member
1 year ago

Shhh dont tell the kids

kat lia
Community Member
1 year ago

And she took a picture of her baby with the pasta and posted it...

Liz Perry
Community Member
1 year ago

This is totally fabricated.

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
1 year ago

Penis pasta lol.

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cock-up.

Jasmine Walker
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they were at Spencer's in the Mall?

Laine Light
Community Member
1 year ago

Spencer's almost certainly sells it

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Sarah
Community Member
1 year ago

Odd Lots and Odd Job are selling some interesting things these days.

JOY JACKSON
Community Member
1 year ago

Love how the worker did not even say anything lmao

DaVo
Community Member
1 year ago

Who feeds their kids plain pasta? What is wrong with you??

Debbie Kay
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1 year ago

Maybe that's the way the child likes her pasta – plain

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Lianna Valdez
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1 year ago

I need to know where do you buy these I need these in my life.

Liz Perry
Community Member
1 year ago

Spencer Gifts

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Danielle Renee
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1 year ago

omg, that is so funny!!

Cori
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is this even a thing!?!

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

If I was a bro and had a homophobic roommate I'd totally make this for dinner and wait to see how many bites it took to make him realize. Then the "eat a bag of dicks......again" jokes could fly with impunity.

Bee Diaz
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would anyone make pasta that looks like penis, how sick.

Caridina Japonica
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1 year ago

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SpillTheTea
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1 year ago

Where were you shopping?? A bar??

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#2

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

My Sister’s School Health Clinic May Need Some Emoji-Education

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

They blew it big time

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#3

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

Sounds Like An Invite To Your Own Murder

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Dun dun duuuun

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There are plenty of examples of bad design out there, but we can find some excellent designs here and there. And good design involves uniting the concept you have with the physical end-result of the product.

For instance, Ikea talks about how its design is “democratic” in that the company believes “good home furnishing is for everyone.”

#4

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

Honestly, If I Am Booking For Boston, That’s Kind Of Where I Would Like To End Up.

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knittin' kitten
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1 year ago

Mystery vacation for the adventurous travelers only

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#5

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

Anti-Plastic Book Wrapped In Said Plastic

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Lipp
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1 year ago

this could be the bio-degradable kind of 'plastic' that you see sometimes, probably says so on the back.

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#6

Cousins...

Cousins...

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Legal in Germany....

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Meanwhile, Apple values quality craftsmanship through and through. Company founder Steve Jobs said that “for you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

#7

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

Trying To Figure Out What This Sign Means For The Past 5 Years

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

it's a silent protest against anything or everything- very exsistential

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#8

At The Local Gym

At The Local Gym

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Would it have killed them to paint some pants on him?

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#9

That's How I Broke My Leg

That's How I Broke My Leg

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like You won't be the last

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You’ve heard that “function over form” is an important aspect of design, but have you ever considered that they can be (and should) united into one seamless whole?

Postmodernist Frank Lloyd Wright, who dedicated his life to crafting organic designs, coined the phrase “form and function are one.” According to him, form and function ought to be in “a spiritual union” instead of vying for dominance over one another.  

#10

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Pinnacle Of Human Stupidity

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Not enough protection! Needs more packaging!

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#11

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

This Ad For Teeth Whitening

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Shelli Aderman
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1 year ago

Baby shark, do do do do...

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#12

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

My Friend’s Apartment Has A 1/2 Bathroom On The Ground Floor. This Is The View From The Street.

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Naomi Wayker
Community Member
1 year ago

oof privacy

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In a previous interview with Bored Panda, the moderators of the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit said that the community changed over the years.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment. However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they said.

#13

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

I Hope The Electrician Knows The Sprinklers Schedule

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Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
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1 year ago

My God heading for a Darwin Award there

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#14

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

Ladies And Gentlemen Take A Look At This Gem

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Poor pony, it must be very sick

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#15

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

Our Company Now Has 900 Of These Pens

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
1 year ago

Aaaaaaaaand I want a refund

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#16

This Backroad Near My House

This Backroad Near My House

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1 year ago

How is this not illegal?! Yes, let's paint a bit of it yellow, that'll do. Not close the road around it or anything....

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#17

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

Straight Pride Flag Looks Totally Gay

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

these two must be fun at parties....

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#18

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

To Stir Or Not To Stir. That Is The Question

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Shake it. Don't stir.

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#19

This Plaque Near My House

This Plaque Near My House

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

OY!

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#20

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

Those Are Some Interesting Arms You Got There...

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

it's called flexibility

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#21

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

The Implication That This Tooth Has Something Down There

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

It’s hiding it’s cavity.

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#22

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

He's Calling Her To Ask Her For Her Number?

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope she at least gave him the wrong one. Ps a "diez" button?

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#23

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

Finally A Realistic Mannequin In Women's Lingerie Store

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Andy Warholla Jr.
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1 year ago

Oh...oh no...

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#24

Imagine Being Drunk

Imagine Being Drunk

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Colleen Coughlin
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1 year ago

Oh I always imagine being drunk

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#25

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

The Us Space Force Has Olive-Green Camouflage Uniforms ... For Outer Space.

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Iulia Rus
Community Member
1 year ago

Apparently the justification is that it won't cost extra this way since they already have the uniforms. So it's not necessarily bad design.

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#26

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

Waiting To Engage In A Dining Experience At My Favorite Taco Establishment

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Alan Green
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1 year ago

Encourages good posture

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#27

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

So Xxxl Is Just A Stretched Xxl?

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha took me a second to see this one...

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#28

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

These Two Pens At My Office... Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

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Daritania Tejin
Community Member
1 year ago

If you ever use Permanent marker on a whiteboard, just go over it in the whiteboard marker. It will come off when you wipe then.

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#29

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

[oc] This Won The Design Competition

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

When I die- it will be safely

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#30

This Elevator

This Elevator

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe they need to go to school? 🤣

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#31

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

The Single Worst Clock I Have Ever Seen. I Actually Said Aloud "Whyyyy"

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Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
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1 year ago

Good God this angers me! If it's in an art exhibition, fine. If it's at a doctors surgery or hospital as it appears to be, NOT HELPFUL!!!

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#32

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

These Stairs In My In-Laws Summerhouse. We Have Parties Here So Going Down These Stairs Drunk Is A Challange

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

aren' t these called japanese stairs?

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#33

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

Let's Use Red To Indicate The Coldest Temperatures And Blue To Indicate The Warmest

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

they really flipped the script

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#34

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

This Pennywise Halloween Costume

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

It is scary - what do you want :-)

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#35

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

If Only Louisiana Were Shaped Like A Letter In The Word Love, This Would Have Worked Much Better

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Delgada
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1 year ago

but if the used the shape as an "L' letter and made "O" normally, this would actually work...

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#36

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

Someone Was Wearing These At The Mall And I Had To Double Take

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

You will just never know for sure

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#37

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

This Tablecloth That Looks Like A Hair Carpet

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

when You are trying to ruin someone's appetite, recommended for people on a diet

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#38

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

It’s Supposed To Say Shoemaker

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I’m Foxxy and I know it 😉
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1 year ago

Dammit, feeling disappointed now.

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#39

This New Wall Art In My Office

This New Wall Art In My Office

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

I am trying to figure it out so it makes sense but it is everything no im

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#40

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

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Let’s All Just Try And Be Decent
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy Crap I've seen some things but this is insane to a whole new level. So when it breaks and needs replacing you what, knock a wall down? Cool.

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