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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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
3 months ago

SO do we! I ked, I ked

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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
3 months ago

I would have this as my Tinder profile photo 😂😂😂

JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

Awwww...like a grumpy garden gnome.

Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Time to reflect upon the refraction of water.

NamiKoa
Community Member
3 months ago

I love how she just owns it! :-D

Joshua Seaman
Community Member
3 months ago

Definitely got that Michelin Woman vibe going on 😝

MiraiJack
Community Member
3 months ago

What if she always looks like that, but didn't like the pic because she wasn't smiling?

Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

It's so funny! Lol

Mama Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Where are your feet?

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

The worst? No way! The funniest, the conversation starter, the reason to look at your photos again and again, yes!

Blackheart
Community Member
3 months ago

No, this is the best photo taken, you just have to appreciate it with a sense of humor!

Tilly Jean
Community Member
3 months ago

Oompa Loompa doopity doo! I’ve got the perfect puzzle for you!

Khloe Ness
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG I CANT STOP LAUGHING! comment below if this has ever happened to you. ( no im not a youtuber i just dont know how else to put it..)

ZoeIsHahaha
Community Member
2 months ago

Did you leave a link in the description down below?

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Catlover🐱001
Community Member
3 months ago

Are u kneeling, or......?

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol, this is great!;D

Emma M
Community Member
2 months ago

I bet.

JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

you should treasure it..................it's a keeper.

Robert Townsend
Community Member
2 months ago

question do you actually look like that out of the water too?

Gina Hutchason
Community Member
2 months ago

lmao take one of me!!

Mike McGuire
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that you Katrina?

Alaina G
Community Member
3 months ago

Where are her feet? Lol

Tracy Mcmahon
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, it probably is.🤣🤣 That’s a shocker, but very 😂

Kathi Keegan Chang
Community Member
3 months ago

Priceless!!!

CR Harvey
Community Member
3 months ago

This so bad it's good.

Christian Hilton
Community Member
3 months ago

Rejected the fashion scene, the music scene, the pub scene, the club scene... - This, ...this is where it's at.... Plasticene :)

bastillee
Community Member
3 months ago

What's wrong with it?

Robert Townsend
Community Member
2 months ago

she is not smiling

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Peyton Jankovic
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1 month ago

ha ha ha

Luke Aiston.
Community Member
2 months ago

the hobbit

Kate Albert
Community Member
2 months ago

So you look like a dwarf w/Down syndrome.

Cadence Hightower
Community Member
2 months ago

OMFG! I'm 😂😂

Faith Livengood
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats how i have fun making fun of myself

Dale Overturf
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m sorry but you look very “Karen” here.

Jo Jo Timmons
Community Member
2 months ago

So you look like a little person. It’s cool

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't think I'd keep or share this. I have no sense of humor of myself!

Lise Archambault
Community Member
2 months ago

Like weird...

Robert Hoffman
Community Member
2 months ago

Tim Conway's daughter ?

Janel Tyrrell
Community Member
2 months ago

Or the best🥰🥰🥰🥰

Colette Chicoine
Community Member
2 months ago

And that's the picture she'll be known by for all of her life.

Warren Hall
Community Member
2 months ago

Anyone, actually.

funpandy
Community Member
2 months ago

UM Yeah Um Great Picture Of ur Legs* XD

Kimberly Reetz
Community Member
2 months ago

“I’m really 6’2””

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
2 months ago

So if you get out, it can´t get worse ... XD

Kimberley Thomas
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks as if the Pillsbury Dough Boy has gone swimming and stayed still.

Loraine D.G. MacGinness
Community Member
2 months ago

Now you know how dwarfs feel !!

Peter Parkes
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, the hair does not look great.

Amy Reay
Community Member
3 months ago

That pic is AWESOME!

Lenore Villa
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! " Help me! I'm melting!" comes to mind.

Alicia Rius
Community Member
3 months ago

Kinda the way my husband takes portraits of me

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm melting! I'm melting!

Henry Cheves
Community Member
3 months ago

It's the Marshmallow Man!

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't think Michelin would agree with you

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
3 months ago

I think Michelin wouldn't agree

Keith Vaughan
Community Member
3 months ago

Not very flattering

John Augsburger
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess you you could be that shape in a box? Odd box.

Mario Clouâtre
Community Member
3 months ago

Could send it to my wife but she might not laugh as much..

Isabella Vega
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m guessing she wasn’t enjoying herself

Kayden Yan
Community Member
3 months ago

hillarious

Just another bot
Community Member
3 months ago

In fairness it looks like the worst way to swim in the pool

Catlady6000
Community Member
3 months ago

Feet?

2WheelTravlr
Community Member
3 months ago

I think she's sort of kneeling.

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Confused Flamingo
Community Member
3 months ago

My pic was worse

Bubbs Art
Community Member
3 months ago

Blursed.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
3 months ago

perhaps if you smiled, LOL

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you mean,the top or the bottom ?

Hans
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3 months ago

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Hip-o-woman

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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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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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#16

Simple As That

Simple As That

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Malakai
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

OH SH*T

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#20

3 Am Snack

3 Am Snack

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Malakai
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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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Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

Not much worse than any pocket.

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