There’s a fine line between designs that are jaw-droppingly original and ones that are truly awful. Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to lean heavily on the latter side of the line, so the world’s filled with design atrocities that will make you cringe. So bad they’re good? Nah. So bad they’re the worst.

The Crappy Design subreddit with more than 2.3 million members is home to the worst designs ever and we bring you the newest ones to scare your artistic friends with. Even if you know next to nothing about good design, you’ll intuitively shy away from some of these design choices. Scroll down, upvote your fave crappy designs, and let us know in the comments which ones you loved to hate the most.

When you’re done, have a look through Bored Panda’s earlier posts about the Crappy Design community here, here, and here.

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Fernleaf6505
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3 months ago

"how to get past??? howww???????"

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2 Butts 1 Plant

2 Butts 1 Plant

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago (edited)

I needed to take a moment to realize that those are the palms of a person's hands.

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A Scene From An Indian TV Show

A Scene From An Indian TV Show

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UncleRussian
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3 months ago

I mean to be honest this looks close enough. It's a movie, unless there are doctors watching nobody will know the difference

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Previously, Bored Panda spoke to the Crappy Design moderators to learn more about their community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the moderators told us that a part of their followers is there just to have fun and gawk at truly ugly design decisions.

“However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design,” they pointed out that some of the members actively participate in in-depth chats.

#4

Idk I'm European

Idk I'm European

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Those who can't afford health care in the US will be driven to suicide. So sad...

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#5

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

This Captain Of The Submarine In My English Book

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Olivier Caissy
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3 months ago

Well a captain is supposed to go down with his ship.

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#6

That's Not How It Works

That's Not How It Works

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BorPand8
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3 months ago

That's why incest is bad.

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Founded back in 2011, the community has flourished over its 9-and-a-half-year existence. Just a year ago, the Crappy Design subreddit had 1.7 million members and got more than 2 million page views each month. Those are huge numbers to be fair. However, since then, the sub has gained an additional half a million new followers.

But let’s hop back to what makes product designs good or bad. For instance, researcher Don Norman writes in his book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ that good design is upfront and honest about what the thing does. No hidden purposes for Norman!

At the same time, he says that designs have to look beautiful and uncluttered while pushing the boundaries of what a particular object means to us. So we have to be innovative but simple while avoiding clutter and mediocrity. Quite a challenge, wouldn’t you think? No wonder there are so many bad designs out there.

#7

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

They Said You Will Be In The Front Page, But Didn't Mention What The Title Of Next Article Going To Be

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John Smith
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3 months ago

Now that's unfortunate.

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#8

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

People Wearing Face Masks Looking Like Monsters

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

The thought of running into people who looked like that would keep me at home...permanently.

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Fail

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UncleRussian
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3 months ago

AND ON THE 8TH DAY THE LORD SAYETH

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Meanwhile, the Interaction Design Foundation stresses that bad designs are often overloaded with useless info and make us waste time to figure out what the thing does and how it works.

So if you’re designing something, make it as intuitive and simple as possible—after all, you wouldn’t want to create something messy that’s bound to end up on the Crappy Design subreddit, would you?

#10

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

They Stopped Construction On The New Burger King In My Hometown Because The Building Is Backwards. They Put A Whole Building Up Backwards!

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Nash Nopper
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3 months ago

WAIT... WHAT!

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#11

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

Black One Is Salt, White One Pepper

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

But... This...Can't... My life is a lie...

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#12

This Isn't Even My Final Form

This Isn't Even My Final Form

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

John Cena?

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#13

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

Welcome To “The Cut” Forest Recreation Area. This Font Threw Me For A Loop. Delete If Not Allowed.

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Iggy
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3 months ago

That's if anyone can find it!

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#14

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

Hiding Money Inside Something That Could Easily Wind Up In The Fireplace

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll just burn through my money, thanks.

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#15

We Cut Kids

We Cut Kids

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SanchaTheSeeker
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3 months ago

His expression shows it

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#16

Stay Home!

Stay Home!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

Those who are will stay the same.

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#17

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

This Bath Bomb's Final Color

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
3 months ago

They call it Golden Shower.

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#18

Social “Distancing”

Social “Distancing”

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s not how that works…

Night Owl
Community Member
3 months ago

Unless you go forward when going up and backward when going down, or the other way around

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I know what the management wants to convey. It just wasn't worded properly. It should have been "Keep right at all times".

JessG
Community Member
3 months ago

Obviously

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Amy Grant
Community Member
3 months ago

no it's correct! coz you have to go backwards when going down :D

Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

In France, we have a satirical TV show named Kaamlott, as Perceval (who's not the brightest dude) says "Ces conneries de gauche et de droite ! Ça veut rien dire ces machins ! Selon comme on est tourné ça change tout !" (That bullshit left and right! It means nothing these things! depending on which way we are, it changes everything!)

John Doe AKA "READ MY DAMN COMMENT OR REPLY BEFORE YOU DISLIKE!" 3 months ago

Actually nice. Might watch it just to check it out.

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
3 months ago

Stairs by M.C. Escher.

QueenoftheSquids
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol

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Pavlina G
Community Member
3 months ago

I guess stay to the right was to complicated

BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

No, the other left hand.

Billy Vatcher
Community Member
3 months ago

Accidents will happen

Brandi VanSteenwyk
Community Member
3 months ago

Huh? Your right or my left?? HEEHEE!!

Marzipanda
Community Member
3 months ago

I zigged when the other guy zagged, or vice versa.

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
3 months ago

no, your 'other' left

Trigger Clapham
Community Member
3 months ago

..... and I'll be in Scotland 'afore ye

Ginny Weasley
Community Member
3 months ago

I read this in a book once :p

autism genius
Community Member
3 months ago

me to

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Brain sprain official

PEYTON SCHOONOVER
Community Member
1 month ago

You still aint disntancing

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
2 months ago

sound collision.

Dan Abramsky
Community Member
3 months ago

... M.C. Escher stairs

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
3 months ago

And they say we statesiders drive on the wrong side!

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
3 months ago

Huh.

ISAAC HARVEY
Community Member
3 months ago

"CoVid19"? What, does that mean "Cooperation Video #19"?

Tina Mercado
Community Member
3 months ago

They would absolutely bump each other!!!

Caroline Driver
Community Member
3 months ago

Intelligence test, to see if Covid has made you more stupid than normal

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why they put little arrows on the Walmart floor.

John Rogers
Community Member
3 months ago

We,ll meet again.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
3 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️

Jewell Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

So THAT’S why people do that.

Barry Epstein
Community Member
3 months ago

No.

Nick McPherran
Community Member
3 months ago

Somehow i think the Condo Assoc. President probably can't balance her checkbook either!

Chris Sprucefield
Community Member
3 months ago

Facepalm... nah... This requires a deskpalm moment...

Martha Higgins
Community Member
3 months ago

Idiots are everywhere.

John Harper
Community Member
3 months ago

Please leave the other sides for the occupants who can think.>>>>

Dave Blank
Community Member
3 months ago

thats gong to cause some problems...

LadyAna
Community Member
3 months ago

Umm...

Quazmodic
Community Member
3 months ago

"Notice to Occupants of flats ... your landlord is a moron. Only pay him half the rent next time. He won't notice."

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
3 months ago

We don't want any cooties on the wrong side!

FridayFeels
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

CoVid19- Co.Vid19- Company Videos 1900"s!!

Mary Mulrooney
Community Member
3 months ago

Ummmmm, sort of like driving on the wrong side of the road.

elfin
Community Member
3 months ago

So, the stairs form a Möbius strip?

Ann McNeil
Community Member
3 months ago

Ummmmmmmmmmm- ok- hope everybody has collision insurance .....

Pamela Scott
Community Member
3 months ago

So please everyone walk on the same side on the stairs to defeat social distancing and increase social anxiety!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, in the UK...

Barbara Pinkerton
Community Member
3 months ago

No!

Kanga9ine
Community Member
3 months ago

Wear a disposable mask on your bottom that holds Clorox wipes in place and slide down. Problem solved.

ispeak catanese
Community Member
3 months ago

Written in Australia?

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
3 months ago

Be sure to crash into each other at least one time per day! ;D

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Just walk into each other. It’s all about collecting bruises and germs. Wait.

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't wait until the fire drill later today

ERIN W.
Community Member
3 months ago

You are ABSOULUTELY right "Raine Soo"!

FridayFeels
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

"CoVid19"- Co.Vid19- Company Videos 1900's.

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

A-ha, the COVID-19 is using the other side of the stairs!! Actually, that's kinda what I'd expect in my building 🤔

Tammy
Community Member
3 months ago

Feels more like a school rule to me

rachel carter
Community Member
3 months ago

Took me a moment but realised that that would be the same side as going down is reverse of going up so opposite sides in instructions end up being the same side

Unaffected
Community Member
3 months ago

Genius!

Anton Kider
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh Lord...

François Carré
Community Member
3 months ago

Please run up and down bumping into one another to make it spread faster. Also, some of you might eventually fall in the stairs and break their neck. Yes, we really hate you, dear occupants of flats.

Janice Amrani
Community Member
3 months ago

Quite a one-sided traffic jam there...

Charles Brentner
Community Member
3 months ago

I think they meant your left as you are going up = where the people coming down walk. Someone didn't pay attention to basic sentence composition.

Phunny Philosopher
Community Member
3 months ago

I had to read the comments in order to find what was wrong with this... haha

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

I JUST LOVE people. So stupid they are great.

Kk C-Mcgee
Community Member
3 months ago

Uuuhhhhh...say what?

Abinico Arts
Community Member
3 months ago

Proof that covid makes people stupid.

Colleen Garland
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't think Covid 19 makes people stupid. It's always there. Stupid never rests.

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh, that's gonna hurt.

Suzi Gauthier
Community Member
3 months ago

But don't the British walk the way they drive? All on the left?

N G
Community Member
3 months ago

If you are walking on a country road, people walk on the right so the can see the oncoming traffic

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Something
Community Member
3 months ago

This must have been a prank.

renee brack
Community Member
3 months ago

What's even funnier is driving on the right hand side of the road: What direction do you read road signs (or anything in English) What side of the road do you want your heart to be on? I rest my case TrumpLand.

Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

We are backwards in most things

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's like changing the traffic in the UK from left to right, but only for thos who want to leave the cities.

Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

You’ll be sure to see someone coming so you can keep the distance.

Paige Garberding
Community Member
3 months ago

And the stairways are how wide?

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
3 months ago

Uuuuhhhhhh, say WHAT?

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
3 months ago

hahahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!!

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
3 months ago

And then they wonder why community spread is increasing....

Linda Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣

QueenoftheSquids
Community Member
3 months ago

Like in wayside school

kri02
Community Member
3 months ago

......isnt that how ur supposed to travel on stairs normally, not saying most people (including myself) follow it just, isnt that the normal way....?

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This Graph

This Graph

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Is it for a Stroop test?

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#20

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

I Can't Read The Article About Pointless Monthly Subscriptions Without Buying A Monthly Subscription

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

Word of the day: irony

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#21

Wow! What A Bargain!

Wow! What A Bargain!

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White Wolf
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3 months ago

Thanks, I got mine for free.

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#22

Blobfish Supra

Blobfish Supra

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guy greej
Community Member
3 months ago

These only appear weird due to different waterpressure in the deep where they are designed to operate from. In their natural habitat it's a normal looking car. Only bloats on the surface when exposed to less pressure than they are supposed to exist in

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#23

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

I’m Having An Aneurysm Just Looking At This

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Simba
Community Member
3 months ago

Which one to press for level 17?

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#24

Accidental Venn Diagram

Accidental Venn Diagram

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

LOL Our values barely overlap trust, partnership, innovation, and performance. We're just a bunch of lying, backstabbing, shortsighted never do wells.

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#25

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

What's The Worst That Could Happen?

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

How about a peeing for distance contest?

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#26

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

Finally A Deal That Suits My Acquired Taste

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Get 'em before they become a nuisance.

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#27

No Broken Legs I Know Of

No Broken Legs I Know Of

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

In many countries local building codes would outlaw something like this.

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#28

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

We Don't Need That Corner, I Guess...

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Natalie Bohrteller
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3 months ago

When you order your basketball court on Wish.

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#29

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

Can Someone Tell Me What This Jacket Is Actually Made Of?

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Gin
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3 months ago

Layer 1: 70% polyester + 30% polyurethane; Layer 2: 56% polyester + 44% viscose; Layer 3: 100% polyester.

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#30

Complex Oral Care

Complex Oral Care

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

How come no one said anything before it became a sign? Or am I the only one with my mind in the gutter?

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#31

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

This "Muddy Waters" Poop Dress I Found On Depop

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Perfect for a "I crawled out from my grave" look.

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#32

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

In Turkey, We Have Footpaths With Embossed Yellow Tiles To Help Blind People.

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UncleRussian
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3 months ago

Hey at least the ambulance is already there

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#33

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

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renee brack
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3 months ago

If those windows were centred on that fairly ugly building it would cease to be art and look like a prison.

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#34

No Entry, Entrance Only

No Entry, Entrance Only

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

Schrödinger's Gate

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#35

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

I Mean, Of All The Design Choices, You Chose This

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok... this is either to discourage clients to use the toilets so that you don't have to spend money cleaning them, either to not spend money cleaning the toilets because the clients won't see the difference.

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#36

These Bathroom Stalls

These Bathroom Stalls

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
3 months ago

The see through glass is bad but what about the lack of space for your legs... and other parts of the body... like face. It will be sooo close... most likely pushed against the glass.

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#37

A Leaflet I Found In Work

A Leaflet I Found In Work

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Kisses4Katie
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3 months ago

Maybe her husband passed and left her a big life insurance.

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#38

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

Every Day I Am Thankful To Live In The Land Of The Because Of The Brave USA Free

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

This is making my head hurt.

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#39

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

Enjoy A Nice Massage In A Moving Car With Your Eyes Closed

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I'll cause an accident, but that's okay. I'm all relaxed due to my massage.

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#40

You Had Me At Hell!

You Had Me At Hell!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, that's one place to meet people.

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#41

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

Went To The Park To Shoot Some Hoops Today...

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

And here we see the prime example of "this ain't my job"

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#42

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

A Solar-Powered Streetlight Under A Bridge In Hong Kong

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

It'll get 5 seconds or solar light at dawn. Eventually it'll work

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#43

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

A Photo With Keanu Reeves

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Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Because the picture obviously looks better with Keanu :)

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#44

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

This $4 Swan Pool Float From The Dollar Store

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

It's looking sad.

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#45

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

I Thought She Peed Herself For A Sec

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UncleRussian
Community Member
3 months ago

I am at least thankful they aren't ripped

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#46

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

You Thought Tide Pods Looked Like Candy.

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AnaV.
Community Member
3 months ago

Why??

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#47

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

The Braille On The "Alarm" And "Stop" Button On This Bus Are The Same

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White Wolf
Community Member
3 months ago

In all fairness, doesn't really matter which one you push, the driver will stop.

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#48

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

This Unnecessarily Zig-Zag’d Sidewalk

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Olivier Caissy
Community Member
3 months ago

Drunk test is drunk.

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#49

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

Because Why Pave The Actual Pathway

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Scagsy
Community Member
3 months ago

Is that a stone d**k in the background? Town planners are on meth here.

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#50

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

This Ad Bomb That’s Guaranteed To Wake Up My Baby

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Joseph Karthic
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

just install "ublock origin" browser extension and almost all ads on the internet will be blocked including youtube...

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