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
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
Community Member
4 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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zims
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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
4 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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pepper 2015
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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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Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
4 months ago

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#16

Simple As That

Simple As That

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Malakai
Community Member
4 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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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

OH SH*T

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#20

3 Am Snack

3 Am Snack

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Malakai
Community Member
4 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
4 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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sabocat
Community Member
4 months 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
4 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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François Carré
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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zims
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Summer
Community Member
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 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
4 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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LottieH
Community Member
4 months 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
4 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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Martha Meyer
Community Member
4 months 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
4 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.

White Wolf
Community Member
4 months ago

Throw in a murderer and let the fun begin.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 months ago

NEVER STEP IN THE WATER! You could be electrocuted. Also the water tends to pick up everything which means there could be something toxic in it.

Miriam Baartman
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks fine though....

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Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

Happy Valentine's! Did the pants come off before or after the flood discovery?

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
4 months ago

Just casually mentions in passing the indoor, below ground swimming pool. God, I hate it when people show off their wealth... 😜

B.D. Reed
Community Member
4 months ago

Typical male claiming it's 4 feet when it's only 2 @ best.😜

Umatsu Obossa
Community Member
3 months ago

He clearly hasn't gone all the way to the bottom of the stairs.

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Marnie
Community Member
4 months ago

Don't step into it without rubber gloves! YOu could get electocuted!

Marnie
Community Member
4 months ago

I meant boots, not gloves!

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⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
4 months ago

2020 in a nutshell.

Johnny
Community Member
4 months ago

Did you ever find out why the heat wasn't working?

Eliana Hailu
Community Member
4 months ago

I see he decided to celebrate valentines day without pants

SoozeeQ
Community Member
4 months ago

I thought that too at first, Eliana. But perhaps he decided to take them off before venturing in to see how far the water went?

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Bruno Duarte
Community Member
4 months ago

you going in the water? shark is in the water...

Laura Crawley
Community Member
4 months ago

Swim party at your new pool!

PotterGeek08
Community Member
4 months ago

Water Country, Water Country, Water Country, Have Some Fun

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
4 months ago

Good God. And we only had three quarters of an inch in ours... But the walls in the south corner were destroyed.

Bettye McKee
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, man, you're making my worst day look like sunshine and roses.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, that would do it...

SocksNeverMatch
Community Member
4 months ago

oh -- so sorry

Sue Bentley
Community Member
4 months ago

Put a damper on the mood?

Ariane Bolt
Community Member
4 months ago

Something like that happened in the book The Family Nobody Wanted. Their basement flooded twice with the mom and five young children home and the dad off at school. Later dubbed a "minor inconvenience" when they ran out of coal entirely (WWII), four of the five kids got chicken pox, and the phone was out. Every parent's worst nightmare.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

What a nightmare!

Mary Jaye
Community Member
4 months ago

oh that is the wost now you have to worry about a lot of things including mold. pam truly sorry!

ERIN W.
Community Member
4 months ago

WELL, that could do it!

Luka Cichociemny
Community Member
3 months ago

lights on, lets get into the water then - have a look what's up :D smart

Elizabeth Guss
Community Member
3 months ago

You didn't wear pants to dinner?On Valentine's Day? We're you lazy, or hopeful?

Umatsu Obossa
Community Member
3 months ago

Have an emergency sump pump...always.

Kevin Schlosser
Community Member
3 months ago

Happy Valentine's Day honey, I got you a pool!

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
3 months ago

Yea, I thought everyone ate dinner without their pants on.Nice undies though.

Garth Robinson
Community Member
3 months ago

Up periscope !!!

Jodie Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

time to move

elfin
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't think I would have stepped in the water just in case an electric cable was submerged somewhere.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
4 months ago

What water ?

Torhild Hansen
Community Member
4 months ago

I was house sitting for an old lady many years ago, when I noticed it was freezing cold in the livingroom. In fact, in the entire house. It was mid winter. Turns out there's water covering the basement floor, shourt cirquiting the electricity.

Torhild Hansen
Community Member
4 months ago

Short cirquiting. Without an u. :)

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Sherry Miller
Community Member
4 months ago

Was the water warm?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
4 months ago

worst nightmare for everyone not living in So Cal....we don't have basements...

Teresa Spanics
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG!

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
4 months ago

That makes my 17 inches of water in the basement on New Year's Eve look like nothing. WOW!

Laraine Kendall
Community Member
4 months ago

Disaster

Robert Townsend
Community Member
4 months ago

reminds me of my bath water - wet!

John McIlveen
Community Member
4 months ago

"Rose!"

Stan Chung
Community Member
4 months ago

that's dangerous. could be live wire in the water. this is bad. need a contractor to pump the water out.

Josie Lee
Community Member
4 months ago

Inside swimming pool if brave

Damon Gates
Community Member
4 months ago

Time for a nice, romantic getaway to a B&B while this gets fixed.

Kaisa Koo
Community Member
4 months ago

Titanic scene at valentines day dinner...

Mildred Thompson
Community Member
4 months ago

Its a wonder you didn't get electricated!

Leonel Roque
Community Member
4 months ago

What are those stains on his legs??

Aura Cruzate
Community Member
4 months ago

You were having Valentine Day´s dinner in your boxers? Makes sense... I suppose

Sami
Community Member
4 months ago

Dinner without pants?!?!

Damon Gates
Community Member
4 months ago

It was a "strip dinner".

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CR Harvey
Community Member
4 months ago

Hope your dinner guest let you on the their couch.

Alex Gibson
Community Member
4 months ago

Romantic swimming

Laura Michelle
Community Member
4 months ago

lucky you were having your Valentine's dinner in your underwear with no shoes on

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
4 months ago

at least he is wearing shorts

J•J•
Community Member
4 months ago

So, u always have a Valentine's Day dinner in boxers??

Debbie Archimedes
Community Member
4 months ago

So you took your pants off?

Nancy Massi
Community Member
4 months ago

Nice legs

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
4 months ago

Should save on the water bill this summer.

Daniel Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

"VALENTINES DAY DINNER" ;-)

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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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

Not much worse than any pocket.

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