The universe hates us equally. (I hope.) Even the people who see the glass half-full have bad days. But sometimes it's easy to forget that. Our own problems seem the biggest. So what do you say we give ourselves a healthy reminder?

Those who have been around our website for long enough might remember that Bored Panda has a soft spot for life's unlucky moments. But not to kick someone while they're down, of course. Rather, to gain perspective and reassure ourselves that nobody has conspired against us and it's completely normal to lose it every once in a while.

Continue scrolling to check out who got the wrong end of the stick this time, and fire up our earlier publications to catch up with the series here, here, and here.

#1

His Face Says It All

His Face Says It All

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

Am I going to hell for laughing??

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#2

My Dad Left His Window Down In His Truck While He Stepped Away For A Few Minutes And A Feral Cat Got In And Ate All Of His Tacos

My Dad Left His Window Down In His Truck While He Stepped Away For A Few Minutes And A Feral Cat Got In And Ate All Of His Tacos

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Andy Acceber
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6 months ago

Ultimate hunter: Tacocat.

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As you can see (and know), mistakes happen and things don't work out as they should. But former clinical psychologist and researcher turned writer Alice Boyes, Ph.D., thinks we can learn to roll with the punches.

"Don't expect life to go smoothly," Boyes wrote in Psychology Today. "If we reserve a hotel room, we expect it will be available when we arrive. We expect clean water to come out of the tap. We expect that if we buy a product and it's faulty or not as described, we'll be able to return it. We expect the product we order will be the product that arrives and not some other random item."

"But the more you think of discomfort (of all kinds) as something to be expected periodically, the easier it can be to handle when it arises," she explained. "It's helpful to think of these experiences as universal rather than personalizing them."

#3

Just Trying To Ride A Bike Near A Nesting Magpie

Just Trying To Ride A Bike Near A Nesting Magpie

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Kimi Tomminello
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6 months ago

This pic made me laugh way too hard!!

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#4

For A Month, I Thought I Lost My Wedding Ring On A Cross Country Road Trip. Finally, I Gave Up Ever Seeing It Again When We Realized It Was Under My Husband's Deodorant

For A Month, I Thought I Lost My Wedding Ring On A Cross Country Road Trip. Finally, I Gave Up Ever Seeing It Again When We Realized It Was Under My Husband's Deodorant

I called gas stations, pawn shops, searched lost and found posts. 

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
6 months ago

that's good news

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#5

Just Bought Our Dream Home Less Than 2 Months Ago. Tonight I Watched It Burn To The Ground In A Massive Wildfire

Just Bought Our Dream Home Less Than 2 Months Ago. Tonight I Watched It Burn To The Ground In A Massive Wildfire

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River Webb
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6 months ago

I'm so sorry, that really must suck

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"We often criticize ourselves that we should be able to handle blips, frustrations, disappointments, sadness, etc., better. You might think, 'Other people wouldn't be rocked by this. Other people would take this in stride.' Self-compassion skills should help a great deal if you're doing this type of criticism," Boyes said.

Also, try to understand what pushes your buttons. It can be really helpful to identify that not every piece of bad news or every inconvenience rattles you greatly, but just specific types.

#6

Got Off The Train At The Wrong Station. Now I'm In The Middle Of Nowhere Without Food, It's Raining, It's Cold, I'm Hungry And Next Train Is In 7 Hours

Got Off The Train At The Wrong Station. Now I'm In The Middle Of Nowhere Without Food, It's Raining, It's Cold, I'm Hungry And Next Train Is In 7 Hours

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troufaki13
Community Member
6 months ago

Many many years ago, when I was studying in England, I went to Nottingham to visit a friend of mine for the weekend. When it was time to return to Coventry, I went to the bus station and they announced the departure for "Covent Green" in London. It was late, I was tired and I misheard. Guess who won a free trip to London! (which was twice the distance from Coventry :/)

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#7

Puppy Accidentally Ate A Bee. Everything Turned Out Fine

Puppy Accidentally Ate A Bee. Everything Turned Out Fine

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Chich
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6 months ago

I believe the correct term is "spicy sky rasin"

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#8

Here Is My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma. She Was Having A Hard Time With The Mixer

Here Is My Favorite Picture Of My Grandma. She Was Having A Hard Time With The Mixer

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Yeah, you heard
Community Member
6 months ago

Seen this so many times on BP

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However, don't attempt to predict further bad news. "When unexpected issues come up, don't automatically [assume] they'll be difficult to address," Boyes said. "Don't expect a string of bad luck, e.g., 'bad luck comes in threes.'"

And as cliché as it sounds, problems can be opportunities. So when you end up in one, ask what you can learn from it. "Consider your strengths. Cars might be foreign to me, but in general, getting things done and not getting ripped off are strengths for me," Boyes said. "You can also consider your weaknesses. I'm not great at asking for help because I'm socially anxious. This was an opportunity to overcome that and ask my neighbor for help (although, to be honest, it was my spouse who asked)."

Yes, bad news sucks. But we still have to cope with it.

#9

First Time Trying To Grow Carrots From Seeds. 6 Months Later

First Time Trying To Grow Carrots From Seeds. 6 Months Later

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Julia Atkinson
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6 months ago

That should keep the whole family going through winter

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#10

Learn From My Mistakes

Learn From My Mistakes

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Julieandthephatones
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6 months ago

yes both me and my uncle have done this and had the bruising 😣

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#11

Welp. There Goes Her New Bed

Welp. There Goes Her New Bed

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Chris Ridgley
Community Member
6 months ago

I regret nothing! Ha 🐕

Tee Witt
Community Member
6 months ago

? Just testing it !

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Mark Howell
Community Member
6 months ago

Bed now room size, perfect for a doggo ;o)

glowworm2
Community Member
6 months ago

She didn't do it. It spontaneously exploded!

Chich
Community Member
6 months ago

She looks quite pleased with a job well done.

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
6 months ago

I gave my rats an awesome enclosed cat bed shaped like a Christmas pudding! They loved cuddling up in it for a snooze. Then one day they ripped all the stuffing out of it for no reason. Rats be like that.

Tamra Stiffler
Community Member
6 months ago

Rats are such smart little buggers!

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
6 months ago

Folks, this is what happens when you buy a working dog and don't take them out enough. Look at the $hit @$$ grin; she's so proud of herself. hahahaha!

Rei
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

It could be that she is too bored, so you may need to work with her more. Usually dogs who do that show that they need more stimulating activities and/or walks through such behaviour.

Yeetus Crew
Community Member
6 months ago

the dog tho

Id row
Community Member
6 months ago

Reason #364 why I'm a cat person.

Christy Smith
Community Member
6 months ago

How big was the damn dog bed ?!

Vicky Z
Community Member
6 months ago

I think there is a possibility he didn't like it..... maybe

Grant Clemons
Community Member
6 months ago

Well, technically she is still laying on her new bed...some of it anyway.

Zaza
Community Member
6 months ago

What do you mean there goes her new bed? She just installed it properly. From the photo it looks like she's quite content with it

BusLady
Community Member
6 months ago

She likes it better that way.

Tony Gong
Community Member
6 months ago

I never thought a bed didn't have that much cotton

Hannah Edwards
Community Member
6 months ago

At least it’s not poop.

Yoga Kitty
Community Member
6 months ago

Gather everything into a bed sheet, new bed!

Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
6 months ago

Awe she smiling

d bradley
Community Member
6 months ago

what do you mean... she looks so happy

CAMAW
Community Member
6 months ago

The stuffing looks like storm clouds ngl

ElenaK
Community Member
6 months ago

She enjoyed it at least!

Ms.M.
Community Member
6 months ago

She seems to find it comfy!

Random Dog Owner
Community Member
3 months ago

My dog did that once

Stella Southwick
Community Member
5 months ago

I wish I could use this approach to getting new things, LOL

Wednesday
Community Member
5 months ago

such a satisfied doggo.

Shelley DuVal
Community Member
5 months ago

Look how happy she looks

moose man
Community Member
6 months ago

my dog did that when he was a baby floof

Time2roll86
Community Member
6 months ago

That doggo looks like a fox! SOO cute!!

Brian Bennett
Community Member
6 months ago

See Hooman I told you the floor was fine!

IguanaCircusGirl2000
Community Member
6 months ago

And now she is making stuffing angels!....

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Use his fur to make a pillow!

justmemorticia
Community Member
6 months ago

But... She's sleeping in/on it, I don't see a problem!

Lisa Markham
Community Member
6 months ago

Story of my life with American Bulldog & Pit Mix babies, what one doesn't tear up the other one does!

Erin E
Community Member
6 months ago

I have a picture of my black lab with white stuffing pretty close to that around somewhere 😂

Heather Menard
Community Member
6 months ago

That must have been a really big bed

Brittany Beverly
Community Member
6 months ago

Yup. Every stuffed toy I give my white gs. Turns into floof death

TheDivineMsM
Community Member
6 months ago

She is very satisfied with her work

A_BadlyDrawnBearPic
Community Member
6 months ago

#relatable

Marilyn Holt
Community Member
6 months ago

Rescued you mom from a weird alien puffy thing.

Lara Verne
Community Member
6 months ago

It exploded!

SomePeopleCallMeMaurice
Community Member
6 months ago

She seems to be enjoying laying on its remnants!

Walter Stutheit
Community Member
6 months ago

She looks like she’s having a great day. Cute dogggooo

Dodo
Community Member
6 months ago

That is a beautiful dog

Mazer
Community Member
6 months ago

Thrift store comforters! Cheaper, easier to clean, less expensive to replace

Jjjane20
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks comfy

Gia SDP
Community Member
6 months ago

I have gone through dozens of dog beds, on my 5th set of couches, countless pillows, and I don't know how how many stuffed dog toys, all because I adopted 3 crackhead pitbull puppies from the same litter (they were going to be euthanized if I didn't take them all). They are now 8 years old and STILL destroy anything stuffed. Aaargh.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
6 months ago

she looks quite satisfied with her work

Silre
Community Member
6 months ago

Bed 'sploded

OMGWaitWhat
Community Member
6 months ago

Ah, but it was fun while it lasted. lol

Diemond Star
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like she's enjoying the new bed

Dwight k schrute.
Community Member
6 months ago

She'd do it again if she could

lara
Community Member
6 months ago

People are always a little unclear on the specific needs of a pup.

Chris Miller
Community Member
6 months ago

Doggo is FIRED.

Jo Oakley
Community Member
6 months ago

This has brightened up my day! Thankyou.

Magoomba
Community Member
6 months ago

I’ve got an Australian cattle dog who did that to two of them. He has spent the last few years sleeping on the cold, hard floor.

jk nbt
Community Member
6 months ago

I get rid of pets for stuff like this...

Brandon Marlowe
Community Member
6 months ago

I hope you're joking about "getting rid of pets". Pets are a commitment that have their negatives and challenges but are totally worth it if YOU put in the time and effort.

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#12

That Smile Though

That Smile Though

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Green Machine
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6 months ago

He's beaming.

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#13

Guess It's Toast For Breakfast Today

Guess It's Toast For Breakfast Today

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

fucken australia... and yes, i have no idea this was in Australia, but I'll stand by that

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#14

A Moose Broke Through A Window And Entered A School In Saskatoon Today

A Moose Broke Through A Window And Entered A School In Saskatoon Today

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

Seems like a totally normal thing for a place name Saskatoon

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#15

4 Days After Moving To Chicago

4 Days After Moving To Chicago

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
6 months ago

The neighbourhood welcoming committee.

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#16

My Commute Is 45 Minutes. Just Pulled Up To The Office, Reached For My Bags And

My Commute Is 45 Minutes. Just Pulled Up To The Office, Reached For My Bags And

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Sum Guy
Community Member
6 months ago

That's a safe neighbourhood

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#17

This Flooded Parking Garage, Containing Roughly 150 Cars

This Flooded Parking Garage, Containing Roughly 150 Cars

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

It's a swimming pool for cars!

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#18

Student Handed This In Today

Student Handed This In Today

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Monic Krugell
Community Member
6 months ago

I had to write a letter stating that my oldest son's project will not be in on due date because the day before his little brother assumed that it is an unfinished art project which he can finish on his brother's behalf....

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#19

Walked To Work In A Thunderstorm, But My Boss Forgot To Tell Me We All Have Today Off

Walked To Work In A Thunderstorm, But My Boss Forgot To Tell Me We All Have Today Off

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Michelle M
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6 months ago

*Did NOT win employee of the month*

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#20

It's Always A Pleasure To Realize That Your Coworkers Don't Know How To Close A Box Properly. Right When You're Ready To Go Home

It's Always A Pleasure To Realize That Your Coworkers Don't Know How To Close A Box Properly. Right When You're Ready To Go Home

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Hans Brandt
Community Member
6 months ago

Now you kick it on the ground and leave the mess for the one that didn't close it properly.

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#21

How Does This Happen?

How Does This Happen?

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Saurabh
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6 months ago

He was bullying Clark Kent.

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#22

Just Got Stung By A Wasp And I Have A Job Interview Later Today… Can’t Even Talk Right

Just Got Stung By A Wasp And I Have A Job Interview Later Today… Can’t Even Talk Right

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C. Wade
Community Member
6 months ago

Free Botox.

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#23

6 College Bros And One Brain Cell Between All Of Us

6 College Bros And One Brain Cell Between All Of Us

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Nekenciu Bezdzioniu
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6 months ago

Pivot pivot pivot... PIVOT :D

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#24

Doordashed Food And In The 5 Minutes It Took Me To Get To The Door, The Neighbor's Cat Ate Through The Box And Stole Some Chicken

Doordashed Food And In The 5 Minutes It Took Me To Get To The Door, The Neighbor's Cat Ate Through The Box And Stole Some Chicken

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C. Wade
Community Member
6 months ago

Sharing is caring.

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#25

Family Vacation To The Grand Canyon. What A View

Family Vacation To The Grand Canyon. What A View

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River Webb
Community Member
6 months ago

the blues, the greys, all absolutely stunning!

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#26

Are You Kidding Me?

Are You Kidding Me?

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River Webb
Community Member
6 months ago

ask them to remove their hat

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#27

He Picked A Bad Day To Block The Fire Hydrant

He Picked A Bad Day To Block The Fire Hydrant

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
6 months ago

Lesson learned for all...

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#28

I Heard Gunshots Outside Right Before Heading To Work, I Waited About 10 Minutes Before I Went Out To My Car And Found This. Glad I Wasn’t In The Car

I Heard Gunshots Outside Right Before Heading To Work, I Waited About 10 Minutes Before I Went Out To My Car And Found This. Glad I Wasn’t In The Car

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Green Machine
Community Member
6 months ago

Whoahh... actually a lucky day for you.

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#29

My Grandma’s Lunch At Her New Senior Living Residence That’s $3k A Month. Wtf Is This?

My Grandma’s Lunch At Her New Senior Living Residence That’s $3k A Month. Wtf Is This?

Residents can’t go to the dining room to eat because they don’t have enough staff so it’s deliveries only.

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Caro Caro
Community Member
6 months ago

I would shout that place down OMFG. Then grab granny and take her out to lunch (if possible) or order some food .... This is so wrong.

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#30

I Wore A Mesh Hat On A 30 Mile Hike. Feeling Like Aang Today

I Wore A Mesh Hat On A 30 Mile Hike. Feeling Like Aang Today

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C. Wade
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6 months ago

He's the new hair bender

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#31

So I Had A Sneezing Fit While Driving Yesterday

So I Had A Sneezing Fit While Driving Yesterday

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alex mitchell
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6 months ago

Were you the car?

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#32

Well

Well

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Agfox
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6 months ago

♪♫ We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine... ♫♪

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#33

So Finally After A Year I Was Able To Get A Ps5. My Dog Was Excited Too

So Finally After A Year I Was Able To Get A Ps5. My Dog Was Excited Too

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Jon S.
Community Member
6 months ago

I hope your dog enjoyed the haptic feedback

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#34

I Got Stuck Behind A Draw Bridge Today. And So Did An Ambulance

I Got Stuck Behind A Draw Bridge Today. And So Did An Ambulance

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Sue Lynn Chan
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6 months ago

I hope that person managed to ge there on time

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#35

Both Things Happened To Me Today

Both Things Happened To Me Today

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Monic Krugell
Community Member
6 months ago

go back to bed and try again tomorrow

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#36

This Kid Dropping Pizza

This Kid Dropping Pizza

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C. Wade
Community Member
6 months ago

I would cry too.

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#37

Just Took This Little Guy A Bath 20 Minutes Ago

Just Took This Little Guy A Bath 20 Minutes Ago

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 months ago

So you know how to do it.

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#38

First Halloween In My New Neighborhood And Didn’t Get A Single Trick Or Treater

First Halloween In My New Neighborhood And Didn’t Get A Single Trick Or Treater

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Ya boi Jakobi
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

the trick or treaters loss cuz they didn't get candy. nice decors btw

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#39

Toddler Learned How To Use The Microwave

Toddler Learned How To Use The Microwave

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Hans Brandt
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6 months ago

I don't think that statement is correct...

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#40

Apparently Someone Has Been Munching My Donuts And It Was Supposed To Be For My Kids After Work

Apparently Someone Has Been Munching My Donuts And It Was Supposed To Be For My Kids After Work

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River Webb
Community Member
6 months ago

trashy person

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#41

Owner Used The Wrong Shampoo (It's Hair Dye)

Owner Used The Wrong Shampoo (It's Hair Dye)

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Yeah, you heard
Community Member
6 months ago

Why would you shampoo so close to the dog's eyes? Why wouldn't you stop the moment you see it's blue dye? That dog is perfectly coloured all over: I suggest this was intentional.

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#42

Thanks To Windows, I Never Saw My Card Again

Thanks To Windows, I Never Saw My Card Again

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C. Wade
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6 months ago

lmao good ol' Windows

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#43

My Back Veranda After The Neighbour Next Door, With Which I Share A Septic System, Flushed Paper Towels Down Their Toilet

My Back Veranda After The Neighbour Next Door, With Which I Share A Septic System, Flushed Paper Towels Down Their Toilet

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Mari Bryant
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6 months ago

🤢

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#44

Someone Parked Underground With Their Sunroof Open And A Pipe Burst Above Them

Someone Parked Underground With Their Sunroof Open And A Pipe Burst Above Them

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Zozo🤟
Community Member
6 months ago

😱😱😱

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#45

Yesterday I Asked A Homeless Man With A Sign "Hungry, Anything Helps" If He Wanted A Freshly Baked, Warm Bagel. Today At The Same Intersection Something Caught My Eye

Yesterday I Asked A Homeless Man With A Sign "Hungry, Anything Helps" If He Wanted A Freshly Baked, Warm Bagel. Today At The Same Intersection Something Caught My Eye

At the time he was super thankful and nice, and I felt great about it as I drove off.

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Thomas E S Thomas
Community Member
6 months ago

Most corner-dwelling sign holders are not homeless or desperate. Some of the ones in my city work in teams of two to six people, standing at all points of egress from a freeway or a business. They can make between $2000-$4000 a day from begging.

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#46

Woke Up Last Night To A Huge Crashing Sound Only To Find My Only Car Outside Completely Totaled By A Pos Driver. Nobody Else On The Road, 1 Am

Woke Up Last Night To A Huge Crashing Sound Only To Find My Only Car Outside Completely Totaled By A Pos Driver. Nobody Else On The Road, 1 Am

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
6 months ago

Technically they are liable, but you will likely have to sue to get them to pay out. Its likely such a moron does not have insurance.

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#47

Some Non-Municipal Company Started Digging Up My And My Neighbor's Lawn With No Disclosure To Put Some Internet Service In, Broke All The Sprinkler Systems

Some Non-Municipal Company Started Digging Up My And My Neighbor's Lawn With No Disclosure To Put Some Internet Service In, Broke All The Sprinkler Systems

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Toni Alabakovski
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

Here in Ohio, US, you call 811 (or www.call811.com) a week or 2 before digging, they will send people out to mark all of underground stuff. Many companies won’t dig unless your yard is marked or that you can prove that they were out & didn’t find anything. And it’s free.

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#48

Someone Drilled A Hole In My Gas Tank. They Got Away With Roughly $12 Worth Of Fuel

Someone Drilled A Hole In My Gas Tank. They Got Away With Roughly $12 Worth Of Fuel

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Troux
Community Member
6 months ago

Hope you didn't try to weld that shut...

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#49

I Was Stung Twice, Once On My Forehead And Once On The Top Of My Ear

I Was Stung Twice, Once On My Forehead And Once On The Top Of My Ear

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william mcgloin
Community Member
6 months ago

Face swelled up, ears fell off.

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#50

My Dad’s Phone. Left It To Charge Overnight, Woke Up And Saw This

My Dad’s Phone. Left It To Charge Overnight, Woke Up And Saw This

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May
Community Member
6 months ago

Lucky it didn't set fire to anything

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