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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

If they upset the neighbors, just EXTERMINATE them

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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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NotYourMama
Community Member
8 months ago

Maybe she was just doing research?

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#3

Heckin Bots

Heckin Bots

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Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow, this is even remotely embarrassing.

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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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NoodleBear
Community Member
8 months ago

That’s awesome

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#5

An Honest Mistake

An Honest Mistake

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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8 months 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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

....well, better the dumpster than the drain.

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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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NoodleBear
Community Member
8 months ago

That is so bad

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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
8 months 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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Alex K
Community Member
8 months ago

he's goddamn right

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Don’t blame you, that is pretty good camoflauge.

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#11

Tiny Body Or Giant Head?

Tiny Body Or Giant Head?

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
8 months ago

Hahahaaa

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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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh... oh no. Poor things 😂

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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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Lou Lopez
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks pretty smug about it too!

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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
8 months 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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ThreeOfAKind
Community Member
8 months ago

Typical

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#16

Simple As That

Simple As That

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Malakai
Community Member
8 months 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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Truth Monster
Community Member
8 months ago

Not a furry, but saying that "they" presumably the furries, need an intervention....isn't that kink shaming? If it was my wedding, I'd invite some of the furries to attend. Stuff like that makes it memorable.

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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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visvalin Vamadevan
Community Member
8 months ago

Jesus Christ, that is a unicorn’s asshole alright.

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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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

Well sh*t.

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#20

3 Am Snack

3 Am Snack

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Malakai
Community Member
8 months 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
8 months 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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NoodleBear
Community Member
8 months ago

This shouldn’t be legal, he’s gonna have problems now...

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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
8 months 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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GirlFriday
Community Member
8 months ago

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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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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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

Always the way! I replaced my drivers licence after I couldn't find it. Got home with the new one, got a funny feeling to lift up the spare keyboard to check under it - voila, my old licence

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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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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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ThreeOfAKind
Community Member
8 months ago

Good Luck...

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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
8 months ago

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

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#32

Honey

Honey

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
8 months ago

More cake for everyone. Don't see any loser here.

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#33

The Printer Exploded

The Printer Exploded

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WhatsUpKittyCat? (I wuv dogs too)
Community Member
8 months ago

Coal mining accident.

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

I think I've got the black lung pop...*cough*

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Kelly Gore
Community Member
8 months ago

Fire the Canons!!

John Augsburger
Community Member
8 months ago

Aaahahahahaha

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a chimney sweep from Mary Poppins.

Ev Inaba
Community Member
8 months ago

I did the same with magenta ink. Fun day at the office.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
8 months ago

@0 minutes before: "I wonder if I can get this alittle darker"?

Isabella Vega
Community Member
8 months ago

102 Dalmatians now!

ERIN W.
Community Member
8 months ago

POOR GUY!

Katie the Anime Ghost
Community Member
8 months ago

Me after attempting any little task :(

James Stewart
Community Member
8 months ago

No, he tried to shake the toner instead of replacing with a new one.

bastillee
Community Member
8 months ago

Copy that.

John Augsburger
Community Member
8 months ago

Git

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Anikó Szolnoki
Community Member
8 months ago

you look like a renaissance painting now!

Blackheart
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, have this happen and then have to face a classroom of students

John Augsburger
Community Member
8 months ago

Is that the reason for your user name/inset picture? Or is it a theme for the year?

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Roger Callon
Community Member
7 months ago

Looks like he had a an incident with a car engine and the fuel splattered at him

M.A.D.
Community Member
8 months ago

The photo on the left looks like it had a comic filter applied to it.

Gina Hutchason
Community Member
8 months ago

DAMN THAT TONER!!

Veronica Sjöberg
Community Member
8 months ago

But at least you still look handsome!

Deborah Moth
Community Member
8 months ago

Just another day at the office, the newbe always gets to change the toner..

Kanga9ine
Community Member
8 months ago

You know it's bad when machine throw up on you.

bastillee
Community Member
8 months ago

You should see the other guy.

Kim Bush
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh bless your heart

Mike Frazier
Community Member
8 months ago

skin toner?

PotterGeek08
Community Member
8 months ago

That actually looks like a cool hair color

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
8 months ago

Whoa...

Laura Catania
Community Member
8 months ago

Been there. Not quite as bad but lost a blouse to it

John Augsburger
Community Member
8 months ago

Just say it's a new release from Milan, asymmetrical! Conviction and a straight face, get away with anything. Hehe say it's the one you bought to replace the one the printer ate!

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
8 months ago

HOW? How does a printer explode?

Lerrinus
Community Member
8 months ago

I don't ink your day can get much worse!

Paula Genovesi
Community Member
8 months ago

Still cute

Faith Livengood
Community Member
8 months ago

Was it the same one that explodeed in an office all over the floor with foot prints in the mess?

Cookie
Community Member
8 months ago

Don't inhale that powder.

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
8 months ago

Really makes his nose look crooked.

Christian Legère
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh let me clean that up for you, handsome...

Emily Ray Howson
Community Member
8 months ago

Now you can to go the deathly hallows!

okpkpkp
Community Member
8 months ago

it never comes off

katboxjanitor
Community Member
8 months ago

Toner cartridges are fierce.

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
8 months ago

Will that wash off??

Susann Campbell
Community Member
8 months ago

He is still cute.

Kimberly Reetz
Community Member
8 months ago

I hope he didn’t get black lung

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
8 months ago

Printer exploded or fought back?

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
8 months ago

they say, it´s toxic :-/

backatya
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a chimney sweeper

Carmen Flores
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a mug shot but missing the numbers..lol

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
8 months ago

As long as your sight is okay.

Gerald Lewy
Community Member
8 months ago

birth-marks

Robert Townsend
Community Member
8 months ago

Some men haven't got the hang of putting on make up on the bus on the way to work like women do

Robert Townsend
Community Member
8 months ago

Boss: "right own up. Who blew up the printer?!"

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
8 months ago

Bert the Chimney sweep!

Markus Holstein
Community Member
8 months ago

You kinda look like some action movie protagonist after killing his way through rows and rows of nameless, vaguely eastern-European-ish thugs. All that's missing is one minor, bleeding cut on your temple from when you got hurled through a glass pane by an explosion.

John Augsburger
Community Member
8 months ago

You understand that that's a tattoo now, let's see your wry grin in a month!

Bettye McKee
Community Member
8 months ago

Minor damage compared to changing the ink cartridge.

Denny Cwiek
Community Member
8 months ago

One of my office phobias!

Linda Ellis
Community Member
8 months ago

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Mary Jaye
Community Member
8 months ago

lucky it didn't get into your eyes! or did it?

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh jeez!!!

Bernie Rourke
Community Member
8 months ago

I fix these things for a living and THIS is Karma :D

Steve Onyx
Community Member
8 months ago

I know a good workers comp lawyer. Call me!

Id row
Community Member
8 months ago

I'd hate to see what else it exploded on to.

MiraiJack
Community Member
8 months ago

Real footage of a man applying makeup for the first time.

Kate S.
Community Member
8 months ago

War paint :)

Max L.
Community Member
8 months ago

Everybody got colleagues like that

Andrew Grubb
Community Member
8 months ago

There's a ton er comments on this

Ally Kaye
Community Member
8 months ago

Coal mining incident: Katniss' dad

Cristian A.
Community Member
8 months ago

Nobody asked how was this possible... printers just don't explode (i repaired and refilled hundreds of them).

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
8 months ago

I've done a fair few myself and have had a toner collector recoil as I was pulling it free and spill it's contents like unicorn vomit all over the floor...

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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
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

There's no reason to drop $300 on a pair of headphones when an $80 pair is just as good, PLUS you should have kept them better secured from pets, especially for that kind of money!

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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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ThreeOfAKind
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8 months ago

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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
8 months 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
8 months 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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

I used to get this all the time with a certain brand of hamburger buns. After the 4th time I decided never to buy them again.

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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
8 months 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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Malakai
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh gods.... I pity the poor souls who have to clean that all up

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

Those allergy prick tests are bloody awful, especially if you have a lot of allergies like myself and the person pictured. Super itchy.

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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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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh shit, that would suck so bad. What an awful job to clean up.

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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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a dose of reality
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8 months ago

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Keep dogs in the trunk. Safer for everyone...

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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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OogieBoogie
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8 months ago

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1st World problems

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