When it feels like the world is against you, a few things can make it somewhat better. A bucket of choco chip ice cream is one, binge watching Community with your therapy dog is another. But the most potent antidote known to man is a bittersweet one, and it’s knowing that someone is having a day even more vile than you are.

Whether it’s a spilled coffee or “as luck would have it” moment, get ready for a barely legal therapy list down below as compiled by Bored Panda. Be sure to check out our previous posts with bad, worse, and 100% evil days here, here, and here and don’t forget to let us know how your day is going so far in the comment section.

Even if there’s no skip button for those 24-hour hell on earth benders, at least we can all have a laugh at them.

#1

I Am An Asian That Finally Used The Iris Recognition Technology On His Phone

I Am An Asian That Finally Used The Iris Recognition Technology On His Phone

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Katharine Rudden
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7 months ago

I hope you seek justice. That product software needs to go all the way back to the drawing board!!

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#2

Door Was Jammed Form Inside So Phoned A Guy To Repair It. He Managed To Open It, Left His Tools Outside, Came Inside And Shut The Door. Now We're Both Stuck

Door Was Jammed Form Inside So Phoned A Guy To Repair It. He Managed To Open It, Left His Tools Outside, Came Inside And Shut The Door. Now We're Both Stuck

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Julia Atkinson
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7 months ago

Look on the bright side - you now have a new quarantine friend

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Previously, Bored Panda reached out to Vasia Toxavidi, a counselor and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), to find out about ways of dealing with mishaps and developing psychological resilience.

According to Vasia, even the smallest mishaps like “throwing our morning coffee on us or even getting a text or an email we don’t like can affect the rest of our day.” A typical reaction is “Oh, great start to the day!” but according to the counselor, the negative bias can directly affect the course of events.

Scientists say that the reason we are all wired for ‘negatively biased’ thinking is because negative events and emotions have a greater impact in our brains than the positive ones. Even the smallest things that generate negative reactions can snowball into the forecast for the rest of the day, or even the week.

#3

I Spilled 50,000 2mm Glass Beads On The Ground And I Now Have To Sort Them By Hand

I Spilled 50,000 2mm Glass Beads On The Ground And I Now Have To Sort Them By Hand

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

What a nightmare.

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#4

When The Tiger Shark You're Photographing Swims Off With Your Camera Rig

When The Tiger Shark You're Photographing Swims Off With Your Camera Rig

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
7 months ago

"Damn paparazzi!"

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According to Vasia, we end up creating a self-fulfilling prophecy because we look at the world through lenses triggered by anger, fear, or the expectation that something will go wrong. And in that sense, the reality is only how we perceive it.

So as humans, we tend to not only forecast things to go badly because of otherwise meaningless mishaps, we tend to fixate on virtually any negative moments. Whether it’s recalling insults better than praise, reacting more strongly to negative stimuli than to positive, thinking about negative things more frequently than positive, it all contributes to our behavior.

#5

Just Lost Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Product At Work. Most Likely Getting Fired

Just Lost Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Product At Work. Most Likely Getting Fired

UPDATE: It's bell pepper, about $250 a kilo and we lost 20 kilos in total. What happened was I was discharging the product inside the container and I thought I was completely done because none was coming out. I undo all of the screws, lift it up, and a shit ton poor's out. It turned out that the valve closed due to the vibration of the pump motor and there was a lot of leftover. No one will see it, hopefully. Most of the employees only use Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
UPDATE: I didn't get fired! But I do have to go back to that order and make another 20 kilos which will be a long day. They were really understanding and forgave me for my mistake. Thank god I didn't lose my job!

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Julia Atkinson
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7 months ago

Accidents will happen. I'm glad you didn't lose your job

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#6

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
7 months ago

Namaste bitches!

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#7

Yesterday

Yesterday

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nanashi
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7 months ago

Top 10 Words That Can Make You Feel Death

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#8

My Boss Didn't Realize That There Was An Envelope Of Cash On Her Desk Before Using The Shredder

My Boss Didn't Realize That There Was An Envelope Of Cash On Her Desk Before Using The Shredder

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

No-o-o-o-o!!!

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#9

My Mom Accidentally Printed Her Divorce Papers On Stickers

My Mom Accidentally Printed Her Divorce Papers On Stickers

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Foxxy (The Original)
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7 months ago

How do you accidentally do that lol?

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This bias toward the negative leads you to pay much more attention to the bad things that happen, making them seem much more important than they really are.

It is thought that the negative bias comes from our ancestors who’d pay attention to bad, dangerous, and negative threats in the world. It was literally a matter of life and death. Those who were more attuned to danger had higher chances of survival.

#10

Oh No

Oh No

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks perfect to me lol.

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#11

Someone Accidentally Set Off The Fire Suppression System In A Military Hanger

Someone Accidentally Set Off The Fire Suppression System In A Military Hanger

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Madison Feehan
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7 months ago

It's snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#12

I Just Found Out This Isn’t Me. My Parents Never Took Out The Stock Photo And It’s Been There For Like Ten Years

I Just Found Out This Isn’t Me. My Parents Never Took Out The Stock Photo And It’s Been There For Like Ten Years

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Stimpy
Community Member
7 months ago

Loving parents: "ach well good enough! Damn kids all look the same to me anyways..."

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#13

I Got This Bread From Whole Foods. More Like Hole Foods

I Got This Bread From Whole Foods. More Like Hole Foods

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Fish Boden
Community Member
7 months ago

Nice dad joke!

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#14

Went Camping, Set A New Bug Bite Record

Went Camping, Set A New Bug Bite Record

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, you poor dear.

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But that doesn’t mean that we cannot escape the negative bias trap. On the contrary, once you are aware this is how your brain works, you can make a conscious effort to stop it.

For example, a great start is cutting down on negative self-talk, which we all secretly are into. Instead of fixating on your past mistakes, consider what you have learned and ways to apply your newly acquired knowledge. In this way, you approach the same situation from a positive outlook.

#15

My 12 Year Old, Allergic To Nearly Everything

My 12 Year Old, Allergic To Nearly Everything

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG, I have had this test and it is awful. What is worse is mine was done on my back so I couldn’t reach around and scratch and I too am allergic to an insane amount of stuff.

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#16

Good Morning

Good Morning

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ᑭIᗰᑭᒪE ᖴᗩᑕE
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7 months ago

Is the mug upside down? Is that what's happening here? Lol

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#17

You Ever Mess Up Burgers So Bad That Even Your Grill Is Surprised?

You Ever Mess Up Burgers So Bad That Even Your Grill Is Surprised?

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Ani Archeron
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7 months ago

Its waving

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#18

Don’t Leave Your Kayak Out In The Sun

Don’t Leave Your Kayak Out In The Sun

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

You can't have your kayak and heat it too

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#19

My Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Company Said They Were Getting Us A Present For Being Essential Workers. We Got A Baggie Of Masks

My Multi-Million Dollar Health Care Company Said They Were Getting Us A Present For Being Essential Workers. We Got A Baggie Of Masks

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

I know one hospital gave their essential workers a banana as a thank you gift. https://au.sports.yahoo.com/hospital-mocked-for-strange-gift-for-frontline-workers-091103282.html

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Secondly, make sure you catch yourself drifting into negativity. At this moment, you may want to go for a walk, do other things that make you happy, and listen to your favorite song. In this way, newly established patterns will not let you fixate on negative emotions.

#20

When Your Cabinet Decides It’s Time To Break Lose And Come Crashing Down The Day You Install Your Brand New Glass Top Stove

When Your Cabinet Decides It’s Time To Break Lose And Come Crashing Down The Day You Install Your Brand New Glass Top Stove

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80 Van
Community Member
7 months ago

That’s awful. But it’s interesting to see what it likes like under the glass!

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#21

Prepared Cinnamon Toast Crunch In The Dark. It Was Cheez-Its

Prepared Cinnamon Toast Crunch In The Dark. It Was Cheez-Its

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

That still might taste good.

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#22

So Much For Changing The Battery

So Much For Changing The Battery

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Raine Soo
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh, no...that's a black widow and her nest, isn't it? How does one get rid of something like that?

Chyppa Homer
Community Member
7 months ago

You would need bulletproof insurance on your car and a very large flame thrower :D

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Katharine Rudden
Community Member
7 months ago

Nope nope 👎 nope, no thank you.

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
7 months ago

Hans, get der flammenwerfer!

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
7 months ago

Put spider and egg sack into jar. Deliver to nearest university. Go home, sit down, and start screaming into a pillow until you feel better. We get them in our area, and an old pickle jar works nicely, in tandem with a square of balsa wood, while wearing thick leather gloves. Yes, I've done this. Move slowly. Make sure there's no shadow falling over the spider. ....AND USE FREEZE SPRAY (flash-freezes) ON IT BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!

Randy van Veen
Community Member
6 months ago

Hah, if it was me, the nearest university could come pick it up themselves, car included...I'll be vacationing somewhere cold and spider less until they do... Peace

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Eliza Schuyler
Community Member
7 months ago

*jumanji drums start playing*

crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
7 months ago

Dang it. Name her Natasha Romanoff and get the heck outta there

Rachael Marrast
Community Member
7 months ago

Just make sure the bill for payments are being sent to her now. Its not longer your car.

Amelia Earhart
Community Member
7 months ago

Nice of her to let you see her... now go take a bus!

Random Person
Community Member
7 months ago

I wouda noped outta there faster than you can say deadly spider

StrawberryParfait
Community Member
7 months ago

Just get a large cup and scoop her and her egg sac in and stick her in a far corner of the garden! I've removed black widows like this, and it's no problem. Just wear a pair of work gloves while doing so. She's a spider, not a hippo. Let her go eat bugs and do her spidery thing.

Nevits Yibble
Community Member
6 months ago

They're pretty shy, honestly. You can pick them up if you're very gentle. They actually kill a lot of pests, like mosquitoes. I wouldn't kill it. Just relocate it

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Enamelcamel
Community Member
7 months ago

Unless you're allergic, they won't kill, but the bites hurt! A nurse in Arizona once told me the most common location for black widow bites ... is the backside! They nest under patio furniture, and get annoyed when people sit down!

Denise B.
Community Member
6 months ago

Good to know! I'll check cushions henceforth!

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Mishte Tine
Community Member
6 months ago

BWS are actually pretty docile. I hope she wasn’t killed.

DC
Community Member
7 months ago

What is all this crap about burning the car? Just ... take some device providing a safe distance to her, put she in some enclosure, the nest, too, and then just throw them out? I know, they biting you makes the day even worse than seeing her, but this is by no means a reason to abort her pregnancy ... where's prolife in the rare cases someone might actually benefit from them?

LotusWolff
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes I downvote ALL the burn car or kill her ones

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a guy with a hat
Community Member
7 months ago

happens all the time at my house (in australia)

Tracy Sellars
Community Member
7 months ago

I get them too around me out door bins. They have never been aggressive as long as you don't go annoying them.

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Janette Parker
Community Member
6 months ago

It's her car now...

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
7 months ago

Now you gotta throw away the whole car...

Jim Price
Community Member
6 months ago

I was presented with this same exact scene when opening my sewing machine. Fortunately for me I had an empty pickle jar in my kitchen and was able to maneuver both the spider and the egg sack into the jar without incident to either myself or the arachnids. The local nature museum said they'd be happy for the addition and to bring it around the next day. The next morning I picked up the jar to find mama surrounded by dozens of itty bitty babies. The museum got a bonus, and I sidestepped having to bug bomb my entire house by ONE day. I still shudder to think what I might have walked into if I had decided to wait another week to start that sewing project.

Billy The Kid
Community Member
6 months ago

CHARGE it rent

K Killian
Community Member
6 months ago

All your cars are belong to us

kjorn
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7 months ago

not my type of blackwidow blackwidow...28ed26.jpg blackwidow-60366ee28ed26.jpg

Beeps
Community Member
7 months ago

You could always Craiglist the car for free, and maybe if you offer to give the buyer an additional $5000 with it, someone might just be desperate enough to take it.

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
7 months ago

Welcome to Australia

Nevits Yibble
Community Member
6 months ago

That's actually a North American spider (black widow). Australian would be a redback - which is marked differently

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tuzdayschild
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6 months ago (edited)

I set fi yah ah to car, watched it burn...

Aimee Kelley
Community Member
6 months ago

I'll take care of it

Birma Gustafsson
Community Member
6 months ago

Don't disturb the lady spider and all her eggs!

Fred Burrows
Community Member
6 months ago

They are less aggressive than the brown widow is what I heard. Just scoop her out with a couple envelopes , She's not in the way of the clamps anyway ,

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
6 months ago

They kill wasps. My teeny heroes

Crescent Dragonwagon
Community Member
6 months ago

THIS is why you pay for AAA!!

CincyReds
Community Member
6 months ago

I think that is a black recluse... very poisonous

Donna Johansen
Community Member
6 months ago

It's an australian red back spider, venomous but won't kill you unless you're a child, maybe. Plenty of anti-venom around for it.

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Emily Barnes
Community Member
6 months ago

That's her battery now

Jayna Shin
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh no. Oh no. Oh no no no no no.

2763MilesAway
Community Member
7 months ago

NOOOPPPEEEEEEEEEE

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
7 months ago

Hell to the Nope

Alexis Davar
Community Member
7 months ago

How about a nope NoPe NOpe NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE!

GaeFrog
Community Member
7 months ago

The house belongs to the spider now.

Flora O'Brien
Community Member
7 months ago

you are gonna have a whole generation of spiders who won't let you change the battery

Doe
Community Member
3 months ago

run. The spider has already laid eggs.

Claire Murray
Community Member
5 months ago

Can you don't spiders (although its kinda cute...)

Just a girl in a crazy world
Community Member
6 months ago

Lemme guess, you live in Australia

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
6 months ago

Wait till the egg hatches and all her little spider babies are safe .......THEN

cielphantom
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6 months ago

damn there's a egg sack to ight-imma-...2bac8e.png ight-imma-head-out-6048e522bac8e.png

April Caron
Community Member
6 months ago

She owns the car now. You need to ask permission to borrow it.

Maeve Valentine
Community Member
6 months ago

THATS A FRIGGIN BLACK WIDOW

Ezra The Pan
Community Member
6 months ago

isn’t that a black widow?

Jaci Harness
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh hell no!!

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
6 months ago

Noooooo

Leesa DeAndrea
Community Member
6 months ago

Venomous spider with a sack full of her nasty babies! Ew!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
6 months ago

Black Widow spider, one of the very few really dangerous ones

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd have to sell the car.

Jean Thompson
Community Member
6 months ago

I would have to sell the car.

*_Shy bean_*
Community Member
6 months ago

oh jeez, you gotta throw out the whole vehicle now

Chris Wade
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeah time to buy a new car

Rachel Arteiro
Community Member
6 months ago

She can have the car... no way I’m taking it from a widow. Especially THAT widow

Sophia Gonzales
Community Member
6 months ago

need help? nah im good thank you O^O

Lou Herout
Community Member
6 months ago

It was super kind of her to be out in the open and so clearly marked. I'd say you owe her some insects (or even small rodents) as a token of your appreciation

A
Community Member
6 months ago

Cracking open the Ute to find a black widow inside; typical Australian scenario

Bron
Community Member
6 months ago

Red backs aren't big or scary. They might make you sick if they bite. Scoop her out with a cup, she'll be right.

Alison Crotty
Community Member
6 months ago

run run away. Get a new car!!!

Karen Van Scoyk
Community Member
6 months ago

YIKES!!!!!!!!! RUN!!!!!

IZama
Community Member
6 months ago

Madam, you go right ahead and make yourself at home. I'll call an Uber.

Jian Lee
Community Member
6 months ago

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Micah Pettit
Community Member
6 months ago

Just throw out the entire car.

sharon west
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd be getting a new car about now!

Jennifer Marshall
Community Member
6 months ago

Nope!

Vicky Z
Community Member
6 months ago

Time to get a new car

Blackheart
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

RAID! time

Mosheh Wolf
Community Member
6 months ago

I see that the Avengers have moved into that car...

Kevin Wei
Community Member
6 months ago

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh