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

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

gustavo silva
Community Member
3 months ago

Im a doctor, and every single movie/TV show depicting anything medical gives me the creeps. Like the always recreated "take out the bullet and solve the gunshot like magic" scenes. Laugh at them all the time. Sooo... This one is also ok. It's like playing pretending with kids.

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Vorknkx
Community Member
3 months ago

"Our bath scrubbers are so good, they can literally bring back the dead!"

Troux
Community Member
3 months ago

I can excuse the makeshift defibrillators, and even the fact that they were too lazy to tie some phone cords to them or paint them for a little believability, but.........there needs to be skin contact! Unbutton his shirt! This looks more like a dangerous ironing job than a life-saving technique.

Aziz Ahmad
Community Member
3 months ago

Clean!, I mean Clear!

SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

I see what you did there!

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Iggy
Community Member
3 months ago

I don't think that's what hospital scrubs is meant to mean!

Lys Chen
Community Member
3 months ago

Not to mention this lady wears her mask with her nose out...smh 2020-08-21...179de3.jpg 2020-08-21-14_01_03-110-Designs-That-Are-So-Bad-Its-Hard-To-Believe-Someone-Came-Up-With-Them-New-5f3fb7a179de3.jpg

Mme de Poppadom
Community Member
3 months ago

Ummm... just look at any indoor business clientele. There's always that one guy....

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Kesam
Community Member
3 months ago

Also, he still has a perfectly normal pulse at 71 bpm! 😂

chakibleeb
Community Member
3 months ago

3, 2, 1, clean! I mean clear!

Chelle R.
Community Member
3 months ago

LMBO 🤣😅

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
3 months ago

Also, you need skin contact for a defibrillator to work.

glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

I can't stop laughing at this one! Let's scrub him back to life!

Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

"Disclaimer: sponging people with cardiac arrest might not have the desired effect" (Hans Pro translation (attempt)).

Bert van Aalsburg
Community Member
3 months ago

I do a lot of work in low budget theater productions. Where there is a great deal of inventiveness in getting a plausibly realistic look from alternative materials.

Joel Blazquez Sargatal
Community Member
3 months ago

Besides, the plates would need to touch the skin. It does not work through the clothes

Fernleaf6505
Community Member
3 months ago

you must first be clean in order to be saved...

Delonnie Torres
Community Member
3 months ago

well when you have to use the cheapest thing you just have to

Marzipanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah, product placement! I better get my own pair of Scotch-Brite bathroom scrubbers. You'll never know when they might come in handy.

Nadine Bamberger
Community Member
3 months ago

Good thing they used those, real ones would've probably set that polyester shirt on fire.

Kelly Hartle
Community Member
3 months ago

So they put on scrubs to use a scrubber?

Anamaria Mazer de Toledo
Community Member
3 months ago

Y'all be scrubbed up

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Locked In The Cellar
Community Member
3 months ago

Support low budget productions! They will bring forth the stars of the future.

Terri Eisemann
Community Member
3 months ago

Oxigen saturation, fine. Respirations, fine. Heart rhythm/rate, fine. O.K. let's shock-em.

Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

Lots of sci-fi shows will repurpose common objects. Out of context, we don’t usually notice. But... this... if you know ANYTHING about what’s supposed to be happening here... YOU KNOW. I mean... you at least need bare skin and wires attached to the “paddles”.

Viviane
Community Member
3 months ago

At least it will be a clean death.

DforDorothy
Community Member
3 months ago

"and now we shall get rid of that nasty speck"

Somyojit Nath
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm from India...and don't even get me going about these TV shows...

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

Much cheaper, too!

Vincent Dickens
Community Member
2 months ago

It's absolutely necessary for any medical professional to scrub up before work.

Dawn K
Community Member
3 months ago

hahahahahaha

ain't_good
Community Member
3 months ago

Cleaning the heart of all impurities

Donna Cheung
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe his chest was just really dirty

RanchGrrrl
Community Member
3 months ago

I cant

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL!!!!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
3 months ago

Clean those arteries.

Hugh Crawford
Community Member
3 months ago

Clenliness is next to godliness...

Jewell Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

Black or silver would have been a better surprise. Got any spray paint? Shades of early Star Trek.

JellyBean
Community Member
3 months ago

fred help me would ya

Sarah Fox
Community Member
3 months ago

Mmm scratchy, I guess that’s why his clothes and bed covers are on. He could get friction burn with those scrubbers.

Andor van Reeven
Community Member
3 months ago

I guys the doctor told him, go clean the bathroom.... now he got healed xD

Angela
Community Member
3 months ago

No matter what medical show I'm watching, I always wonder why they rub the defib paddles together. Is it done in some countries? I'm a nurse, been to loads of arrests. Just wondered?

Max L.
Community Member
3 months ago

Bollywood ! They made some super hit of... superman, using a coin op binocular. In the 70s. Also saw in the movie, the most advanced technological piece of art included in some shots, was a walkman size of a man purse.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
3 months ago

That nurse needs to pull up her mask.

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
3 months ago

Priceless!

Karen Crowley Critchley
Community Member
3 months ago

🤣🤣

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
3 months ago

Good clean up job Doc.

Steven Meyer
Community Member
3 months ago

I would know the difference

Fay Ratta
Community Member
3 months ago

his heart looks fine...why Ya gotta zap it?

Microwave Splashy
Community Member
3 months ago

ahaha, oh thats great, I love that

James F. Wilson Jr.
Community Member
3 months ago

Doctors should "always" scrub up befor the operation.

RollDdice
Community Member
3 months ago

How much to rend a defibrillator from the prop house? 3700 Rupees?! Really? Okay, let's break out the Scotch Brite paddles.

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
3 months ago

Um no, it's pretty obvious that it's not what it's supposed to be lol

Khavrinen
Community Member
3 months ago

When doctors in movies/TV use those, they shout "CleaR!", not "CleaN".

Geneva G
Community Member
3 months ago

Really funny 🤣😂

Janice Amrani
Community Member
3 months ago

Scotchbrite...LOL

Charles Brentner
Community Member
3 months ago

Well at least they are being clean. lol. Odd though.

Hollysmom
Community Member
3 months ago

You work with what you have

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, look how much of the budget they saved. This isn't a fail! 😝

Ray Martin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes, these special paddles work best through clothing and bed-sheets.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 months ago

LMAO!!! I know that as a Bollywood fan, I am content that they've improved things like continuity.

Isabella Vega
Community Member
3 months ago

Yeah scrub that dude!

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

That's what they really use in India.

OCD Mom
Community Member
3 months ago

Umm.. no they do not. These are just cheap production houses producing low-quality soaps

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Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Bwahahaha

JJM
Community Member
3 months ago

Can't stop laughing.

ItzBreadGaming
Community Member
3 months ago

BRUH LMAO

Markku Pesonen
Community Member
3 months ago

Индийское здравоохранение

Garth Robinson
Community Member
3 months ago

Sterile environment, but who's the lady in street garb? cordless scrubbers, err I mean defibrillators and a pretty basic looking ER? I think I'll give India a miss thank you.

Mishte Tine
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3 months ago

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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
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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
Community Member
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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#9

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
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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
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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…

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#19

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
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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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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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