We’ve all had that very worst day combo. 3 hours of sleep combined with a car that won't start, add piles of work sitting on your desk and a call from tax inspection (add your scenario here) and voila, your day has just turned into a nightmare. Call them first world problems, but whoever has been there knows very well just how much it takes to cool off your boiling blood.

Luckily, there’s one band-aid known to humanity that eases this pain. And it’s knowing that someone out there is going through a wayyy worse day. Like, worse². Both vile and soothing, we present you with Bored Panda’s compilation of the most severe day-breaking fails that are impossible not to laugh at.

For those who are dealing with even more severe worst day situations, please get an extra dose of others’ misfortune on our previous posts here, here, and here. And remember that at its worst, a bad day can only last up to 24 hours.

#1

Exsperminate

Exsperminate

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ThreeOfAKind
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1 month ago

The dalek looked pretty cool before it melted though!

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#2

I'm 49. Just Found This In My Mum's Bookcase

I'm 49. Just Found This In My Mum's Bookcase

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kurisutofu
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1 month ago

Depending on how long it took to see that book, the title may be correct.

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#3

Heckin Bots

Heckin Bots

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Elsker
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1 month ago

it kinda does look like an automated message... would've fooled me

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It’s crazy how much some unlucky incidents and totally random things can change the course of our day. In reality, every one of us can go from joyful to plain wrecked in a moment for countless reasons. Spilling your takeaway coffee on a blouse is one, getting a call you didn’t expect is another, and the list goes on.

Bored Panda reached out to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist and author of the book “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do,” to find out more about why such random things like spilled coffee can be an instant day-breaker. Amy explained that it all has to do with us letting negative thoughts in.

“When you believe things like the world is unfair or nothing in your life ever goes right, you experience upsetting feelings.” It’s especially true “when something doesn't work out the way you hoped.”

#4

It Was A Great Day Till This Moment

It Was A Great Day Till This Moment

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 month ago

This actually looks hilarious, sorry, I can't stop laughing....

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#5

An Honest Mistake

An Honest Mistake

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

I shouldn’t be laughing 😂

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#6

When The Bakers Make The Mix Wrong And Don’t Realize Yeast Doesn’t Just Stop Working Because It’s In A Dumpster

When The Bakers Make The Mix Wrong And Don’t Realize Yeast Doesn’t Just Stop Working Because It’s In A Dumpster

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zims
Community Member
1 month ago

If anything the warm enclosed space would make it work better, especially if the metal dumpster is in the sun.

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But what if we teach ourselves to become immune to both small and large misfortunes? Amy suggests that we can, in fact, train positive thinking. “When you notice unhelpful thoughts like, 'This is awful,' or 'Nothing ever goes right,' respond to the thoughts in a more productive way.”

This is the essential point when you can still save your day from breaking. This is why you should try to reframe the sudden negative thoughts into something more realistic. “For example, if you're thinking it's unfair that you have to wait for traffic, remind yourself, 'There are millions of cars on the road. Traffic jams are bound to happen. I'll be OK,'" Amy suggested.

#7

Bakery Fail

Bakery Fail

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visvalin Vamadevan
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1 month ago

Everybody gangsta till those things start lifting up again.

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#8

This Is The Worst Picture Ever Taken Of Me

This Is The Worst Picture Ever Taken Of Me

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NoodleBear
Community Member
1 month ago

I would love to have a photo of myself like that 😂 I enjoy making fun of myself

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#9

Priest Accidentally Live-Streamed Mass With Sunglasses And Hat Filter

Priest Accidentally Live-Streamed Mass With Sunglasses And Hat Filter

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pepper 2015
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1 month ago

More priests should do this.

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Of course, there are people with a personality that makes it easier for them to be positive, but it doesn’t mean all the others should stay in misery. “Everyone can develop a healthier, more realistic mindset,” Amy urges.“

You can train your brain to look for the good in the world and develop the mental strength you need to perform and feel your best.” Start from small steps like reframing negative thoughts into realistic facts, and grow your positive thinking into a habit.

Accepting things for what they are and not for how they make you feel can be truly therapeutic. In this way, you no longer blame yourself for something as ridiculous as spilled coffee and the day, it keeps on shining.

#10

Whipped Myself Into A Frustrated Rage Trying To Find My Drill For Half An Hour

Whipped Myself Into A Frustrated Rage Trying To Find My Drill For Half An Hour

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sabocat
Community Member
1 month ago

If you had the blue Makita, you probably would have left it on the floor.

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#11

Tiny Body Or Giant Head?

Tiny Body Or Giant Head?

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Bobblehead

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#12

My Brother, On The Ride Home From Picking Up His New Puppy

My Brother, On The Ride Home From Picking Up His New Puppy

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

New puppy fact #1: gets carsick.

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#13

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

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G4dg3tG4l
Community Member
1 month ago

cool cat!

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#14

My Daughter - Class Of 2020

My Daughter - Class Of 2020

Sums up High School graduation this year.

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NoodleBear
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty accurate for 2020

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#15

I Wouldn't Be Going Home After That

I Wouldn't Be Going Home After That

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Eglė Bukauskaitė
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1 month ago

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#16

Simple As That

Simple As That

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Malakai
Community Member
1 month ago

Just take him down to the DMV--he should pass with flying colors!

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#17

They Need An Intervention, Not A Convention

They Need An Intervention, Not A Convention

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Why that face? Man, it's your wedding

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#18

Grandma’s Baking Skills Aren’t What They Used To Be

Grandma’s Baking Skills Aren’t What They Used To Be

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Gillbella
Community Member
1 month ago

Chocolate icing fixes everything!

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#19

After A Few Weeks, I Returned To My Apartment

After A Few Weeks, I Returned To My Apartment

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

OH SH*T

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#20

3 Am Snack

3 Am Snack

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Malakai
Community Member
1 month ago

Uh... Listen, I understand some parents do need to install cameras (I know a woman with an abusive ex-husband, and her children need the extra supervision), but....tell your kids. That's just creepy otherwise.

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#21

When The Sun's Out And You Don't Think It Through

When The Sun's Out And You Don't Think It Through

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aussie snowdropper
Community Member
1 month ago

make a great tattoo stencil

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#22

My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography. Just Saw Him Pictured As An Offender On A Bus In Florida

My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography. Just Saw Him Pictured As An Offender On A Bus In Florida

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sabocat
Community Member
1 month ago

There are websites that digitally generate faces for this purpose. Can't believe the marketing people didn't consider that.

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#23

It's Just A Little Ice, It's Fine

It's Just A Little Ice, It's Fine

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

Bit of a buff, she'll be right.

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#24

I Brought A Bag Of Used Cat Litter With Me To Throw Away On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch. Guess Which One Came To Work With Me

I Brought A Bag Of Used Cat Litter With Me To Throw Away On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch. Guess Which One Came To Work With Me

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François Carré
Community Member
1 month ago

Bon appétit.

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#25

Lost My Wallet 3 Days Ago, Finally Ordered New Cards And Then

Lost My Wallet 3 Days Ago, Finally Ordered New Cards And Then

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 month ago

Took me a few seconds...

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#26

I Paid $6 To Have Two Slices Of American Cheese Delivered To My Door

I Paid $6 To Have Two Slices Of American Cheese Delivered To My Door

I was trying to order a plain cheeseburger meal from McDonalds through DoorDash, and so I deselected all the extra stuff (onions, pickles, etc.).

Turns out I deselected the Buns and Meat too, so I just paid $6 to have 2 pieces of American Cheese delivered to my apartment.

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Dylan Vite
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean, if you don't want it…

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#27

Hiked Two Hours To Set Up A Picnic, Returned To This

Hiked Two Hours To Set Up A Picnic, Returned To This

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Agfox
Community Member
1 month ago

Ox marks the spot!

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#28

Was Confused When It Didn't Sound Like It Hit The Floor

Was Confused When It Didn't Sound Like It Hit The Floor

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Malakai
Community Member
1 month ago

Time for a new toothbrush

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#29

Grand Rapids, MI Reporter Gets Her New License Plate

Grand Rapids, MI Reporter Gets Her New License Plate

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Malakai
Community Member
1 month ago

Why? You don't like duck all the time?

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#30

I Need A File Lost In This Room

I Need A File Lost In This Room

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zims
Community Member
1 month ago

That's my ideal day at the office. Throw on some headphones and get down to sifting.

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#31

To Whoever Dumped Their Old Bedframe By TJ's In Hyde Park Choose A Less Windy Day Next Time So It Doesn't Get Stuck To The Side Of My House

To Whoever Dumped Their Old Bedframe By TJ's In Hyde Park Choose A Less Windy Day Next Time So It Doesn't Get Stuck To The Side Of My House

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 month ago

This is almost impressive how it's hanging on...

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#32

Honey

Honey

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Whilst it is unfortunate it is unlikely your daughter would have known what it said unless you told her or she is extremely gifted to be able to read at such a young age, especially cursive.

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#33

The Printer Exploded

The Printer Exploded

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
1 month ago

Coal mining accident.

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#34

I Have Lost One Piece Of This 2000 Pieces Puzzle

I Have Lost One Piece Of This 2000 Pieces Puzzle

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ThreeOfAKind
Community Member
1 month ago

Nooooo!

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#35

Feeling Like Kevin From The Office Right Now

Feeling Like Kevin From The Office Right Now

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giovanna
Community Member
1 month ago

That's one of the many reasons why I don't understand carpeting your floors!

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#36

This Happened To My Car Today

This Happened To My Car Today

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Grant Barke
Community Member
1 month ago

Hungry car is hungry.

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#37

Aaaand There Go My $300 Headphones

Aaaand There Go My $300 Headphones

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Summer
Community Member
1 month ago

aww how can i be mad with that face????

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#38

Now We Know Who The Favorite Child Is

Now We Know Who The Favorite Child Is

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
1 month ago

Ouch, that must have hurt.

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#39

Guess Who's Severely Allergic To Hair Dye? This Girl

Guess Who's Severely Allergic To Hair Dye? This Girl

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NoodleBear
Community Member
1 month ago

On the bright side though, your hair looks great 😁

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#40

Last Week I Seeded My Lawn. Just Wanted To Share The Progress It's Made So Far

Last Week I Seeded My Lawn. Just Wanted To Share The Progress It's Made So Far

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JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

Very evenly

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#41

Was Looking Forward To Having Some Nice Bread From A Local Bakery

Was Looking Forward To Having Some Nice Bread From A Local Bakery

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LottieH
Community Member
1 month ago

Stuff the hole with sandwich fillings! Yum!

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#42

I Accidentally Put My Leather Gloves In The Washing Machine

I Accidentally Put My Leather Gloves In The Washing Machine

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80 Van
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like you must acquit.

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#43

Somebody Didn’t Strap The Egg Trolleys In Properly On The Truck. 10,500 Eggs Broken

Somebody Didn’t Strap The Egg Trolleys In Properly On The Truck. 10,500 Eggs Broken

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

So much wastage!!

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#44

Was Having Valentine's Day Dinner When I Went Downstairs To Check On Why The Heat Wasn't Working. Found 4 Feet Of Water Covering The Entire Basement

Was Having Valentine's Day Dinner When I Went Downstairs To Check On Why The Heat Wasn't Working. Found 4 Feet Of Water Covering The Entire Basement

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Cass Sass
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of the year when we all gathered at my grandma's for Christmas. The first day the kids came running telling us there was a "river" running from one of a wall in the basement. Most of us thought they were playing, but grandpa went to have a look. A pipe had frozen and the basement was filling up. He had to turn off the water. Chrismas, 19 persons and no water. Could it get any worse? Of course, it can. A storm with heavy snow passed that night and the whole area lost electricity as well as phone contact. The roads where blocked and we could not leave until two days later.

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#45

Allergic To Almost Everything On The Allergy Skin Test. Some Of It Was So Swollen The Doctor Could Barely Tell Which Was Which

Allergic To Almost Everything On The Allergy Skin Test. Some Of It Was So Swollen The Doctor Could Barely Tell Which Was Which

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 month ago

I had to do these tests when I was a kid, and that's the reason to why I absolutely refused to have them done as an adult a few months ago. It's possible now days to test a blood sample which is much much better! Putting an allergic child through these tests is torture, trust me.

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#46

Friend Of Mine Posted This Photo Of The Job Site Today

Friend Of Mine Posted This Photo Of The Job Site Today

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Martha Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

Now who can shovel the fastest, boys?

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#47

Our Puppy Had Explosive Diarrhea All Over My Wife

Our Puppy Had Explosive Diarrhea All Over My Wife

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Downunderdude
Community Member
1 month ago

See #1 above. New puppy fact #2: and that's not all...

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#48

Forgot My Headphones On The Ground While The Roomba Was Running

Forgot My Headphones On The Ground While The Roomba Was Running

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Láďa Durchánek
Community Member
1 month ago

Not much worse than any pocket.

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a lot worse than some of my pants pockets...

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Edo Alva
Community Member
1 month ago

When you untangle it, you'll unlock the secret of the universe.

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 month ago

Knot what you had in mind

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

The roomba really did a number on your headphones.

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
1 month ago

I will never understand modern art.

Jeanette Bollinger
Community Member
1 month ago

oooh its like Christmas lights!

Reagan Besteman
Community Member
1 month ago

Now you get to spend the next few days untangling them.

Mark
Community Member
1 month ago

Thats called a challenge!

AL RICKE
Community Member
1 month ago

the roomba won.

ERIN W.
Community Member
1 month ago

OOOPS! WELL, I'd just throw those away and get a new pair, don't EVEN waste your time!

Mohra Taylor
Community Member
1 month ago

It obviously doesn’t fit the Roomba either.

Ralph Spooner
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey, I love a challenge like that. Try raising two boys, one a near genius and the other mildly autistic and developmentally delayed. The near genius is the older of the two.

Tessa Rasinar
Community Member
1 month ago

Eww earwax

Jude Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Very Tidy.

chachkimooch
Community Member
2 weeks ago

At least it didn't travel through a pile of puppy doo doo!

Kate Albert
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Have you seen what a room a can do with a dog turd. Even more awesome.

Peter Chee
Community Member
3 weeks ago

SPAGHETTI

Lulu Zeldis
Community Member
1 month ago

make it buy you a new set.

SatanIsBloodyHilarious
Community Member
1 month ago

Frame it.

Staci bigBolden
Community Member
1 month ago

Clean those things.

Susanna Scott
Community Member
1 month ago

At least they weren't air pods?

Susan Miller
Community Member
1 month ago

And... a new artform is born!

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 month ago

Well , did they get clean?

Steven Meyer
Community Member
1 month ago

I didn’t know rumba could tie knots.

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
1 month ago

Art work

Robert Townsend
Community Member
1 month ago

dont get yourself in a knot. its the new rubiks

KttyMazMeow
Community Member
1 month ago

good luck untangling that

Dylan Dim
Community Member
1 month ago

this is worse

Dylan Dim
Community Member
1 month ago

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Clowton
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Please let me try to untangle them. I love a good unknotting.

Todd McKernan
Community Member
1 month ago

Well if you're like me, you could just reach into your junk drawer and pull out another one of the 6 that have yet to be opened.

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
1 month ago

WHA!

Gina Hutchason
Community Member
1 month ago

POST A PIC IF YA GET IT UNDONE!

VANILLA
Community Member
1 month ago

They look better than mine

Molly Block
Community Member
1 month ago

We love our Roomba's!

CR Harvey
Community Member
1 month ago

This will be a nice puzzle to solve.

Alex Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

A worthy contestant to leaving them in your pocket

Weim Central
Community Member
1 month ago

Modern day macrame!

Charles Snyder
Community Member
1 month ago

happen to me a couple weeks not quite that messed up though

Cathy Cee
Community Member
1 month ago

you use a roomba on the ground?

Mari
Community Member
1 month ago

Try untangling those...I'll be waiting

Debra-Lee Lachmann
Community Member
1 month ago

The darn thing hit my mothers table knocking her wedding rings off. It ate them and my dad emptied it into the trash before my mom noticed them missing. Long gone.

John Augsburger
Community Member
1 month ago

Ha ha haha haa, there's a puzzle to keep you till Easter!

Hallie Harmon
Community Member
1 month ago

They've reached their highest purpose in this life.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 month ago

Those aren't actually headphones.

Teh derpy fish
Community Member
1 month ago

When the Roman is out to get you

Evita
Community Member
1 month ago

How is this humanly possible?

Sarah Fuller
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Could have been worse try dog with diarrhea vs roomba

Moose Keating
Community Member
1 month ago

lol! Modern problems!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 month ago

Nom nom.

Kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

why 'forget' it on the ground? you Don't forget a headphone on the ground. you dropped it and Don't pick it up

Thenatural
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry mum

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Krazy Kanuck
Community Member
1 month ago

W I R E L E S S - ear pods

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Good idea. But brings different kinds of problems... ^^"

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Adam Keller
Community Member
1 month ago

Shoulda got the air pods if you can afford a roomba lol.

Abby Rexroth
Community Member
1 month ago

Lesson for today: Pick up your crap!

OogieBoogie
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1 month ago

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1st World problems

Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Not really. When the reason you can afford nice things is careful calculations, because, you know, working class exists, then it sucks very bad and it's not a 1st world problem.

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a dose of reality
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1 month ago

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If you haven't got the time to clean your rugs once every two weeks, something's wrong with your life.

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