We’ve all had that very worst day combo. From little things, like keys falling into the road gutter hole to a car engine that goes on vacation and doesn’t start, to pouring salt instead of sugar in your coffee, call them first world problems, but they’re real. And blood-boiling. In fact, we previously rolled up this compilation of pics with people having a day they’d be better off without.

This time, we are taking it a step further with a brand new list of employees having worse days than you. The cases are just vile. Think of a guy dropping a $40,000 pallet worth of glass on his first day or think of how it feels when you’re working from home and hit video instead of audio.

While you feel the hair standing up on your arms, I leave the stage to all the workers who need a big hug, mint tea and a warm blanket as soon as they get home. And if you still think that your workday is not going according to plan, well, think again.

#1

When I Worked At A Dog Daycare (I'd Bring My Dog With Me, Duh) I Once Got Off From Work And Was So Hungry I Left Without Him

When I Worked At A Dog Daycare (I'd Bring My Dog With Me, Duh) I Once Got Off From Work And Was So Hungry I Left Without Him

My manager sent me this picture about 10 minutes later saying "You forgot something". His expression is perfect.

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

Oooh, you are in the doghouse!

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#2

Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset

Started Work This Morning, Put My Headset On, Felt Something Furry In My Ear, Looked And There Is A Bat In My Headset

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Xottel
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the night shift. Send them home.

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#3

When You’re Working From Home And You Hit Video Instead Of Audio

When You’re Working From Home And You Hit Video Instead Of Audio

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
3 months ago

lmao

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It has happened to all of us. The CEOs, the interns, the freelancers, nobody is immune to a bad day at work. And when it feels like everything is falling out of your hands and your head is about to explode, you look at the clock, and it says there’s still hours left until the day becomes history. So in order to find out what exactly we can do to help our miserable selves struggling with a bad day at work, Bored Panda reached out to Christine Mitterbauer, licensed and ICF-approved career coach and serial entrepreneur, who was happy to share some useful tips and insights.

“When you’re in the moment and this happens, the best thing is to stop what you’re doing, don’t say another word and excuse yourself to go to the bathroom,” Christine said and added that the last thing you want to do is explode in front of your boss and colleagues. “Doing this solves the problem in the short term, but to avoid this type of situation in the long term, there are a few strategies you could practice.”

#4

Flew In A Helicopter For The First Time At Work, The Pilot’s Helmet Wasn’t Calming

Flew In A Helicopter For The First Time At Work, The Pilot’s Helmet Wasn’t Calming

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Cactus McCoy
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3 months ago

I love this.

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#5

Keeps Pecking The Window And Shouting At Me While I'm Trying To Work

Keeps Pecking The Window And Shouting At Me While I'm Trying To Work

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

Steven? Do you have more than one feeding you?

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#6

The One Time The Toner Exploded At Work While Switching It Out. You Can See Where I Was At That Exact Moment

The One Time The Toner Exploded At Work While Switching It Out. You Can See Where I Was At That Exact Moment

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Julia Atkinson
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3 months ago

"Keith's been Raptured, can I have his stapler?"

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“Assuming you’ve excused yourself and have found a private space, whether it’s the bathroom or outside in the fresh air, the first thing to do is to get your breathing under control. Our breathing is intimately linked with our feelings and emotions, so by breathing in deeply and exhaling slowly, you immediately start calming your angry emotions down,” Christine said. In fact, the career coach argues that it’s impossible to be hot-tempered and angry while breathing slowly and deeply. “Do this 10 times,” Christine suggested.

#7

Actually Had To Put This Sign Up In The Bathroom At My Work

Actually Had To Put This Sign Up In The Bathroom At My Work

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kristina law
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3 months ago

It is beyond sad that this is even necessary

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#8

My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography.... Just Saw Him Pictured As A Sex Offender On A Bus In Florida

My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography.... Just Saw Him Pictured As A Sex Offender On A Bus In Florida

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

That's horrible... I wonder if there is a way to stop this

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#9

So I Started Working As A Beekeeper Last Week

So I Started Working As A Beekeeper Last Week

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

And now every Instagram duckface wannabe, are looking into beekeeping...

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“Another thing to do is to remind yourself that everyone always has a reason for acting and speaking the way they do, a reason that makes sense to them. It might make no sense to you and irritate or anger you, but by always trying to put your mind into that of the person who has angered you, you start losing some of that anger. No one is being mean or irritating on purpose.”

#10

My Girlfriend Got Nailed At Work

My Girlfriend Got Nailed At Work

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Noir
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Now she'll have to get shot too for that tetanus. At least she wasn't screwed as well.

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#11

This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building

This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
3 months ago

Evacuate. EVACUATE!

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#12

Fell On A Gusset Plate At Work

Fell On A Gusset Plate At Work

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

At least it wasn't a piece of Lego.

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Obviously you want to minimize the bad days you have at work, Christine says, as if there’s too many bad days, there may be consequences. “This can indeed affect your confidence as you start questioning yourself and your capability to do the job,” she said.

Another great tip to make sure you don’t get yourself to the moment of explosion at work is, before accepting the job, to “try as much as possible to get a feel for the kind of people you’ll be working with, as associating with personalities that clash with ours can result in too many uncomfortable and angry interactions.”

#13

Poor Megan

Poor Megan

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Boris Long-Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

Paint mixer with the lid not on properly?

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#14

I Cleaned The Cat’s Litter Box And Brought The Bag With Me To Throw Away In My Outdoor Trash Can On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch

I Cleaned The Cat’s Litter Box And Brought The Bag With Me To Throw Away In My Outdoor Trash Can On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch

Guess which one got thrown away and which one came to work with me.

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry, that's so shitty.

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#15

My Friend Got A Surprise Haircut At Work Today. And It Was Free

My Friend Got A Surprise Haircut At Work Today. And It Was Free

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ThatOneWriter
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh gods, this could have been a lot worse.

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Having said that, the career coach assured our readers that unless you’re a Buddhist monk, pretty much everyone will have bad days at work from time to time, even if they mostly love their job. “Speaking about Buddhist monks. One long-term strategy to really get your temper under control is to practice mindfulness meditation.”

It’s an excellent method to taking back the control you feel like losing when a bad day at work gets you. “This is a way of noticing your thoughts for what they are, ‘just thoughts,’ instead of having the thoughts control you. The better you become at this, the quicker you’ll pick up your angry thoughts in those crucial moments, and you will be able to push them away before they have a chance to consume you and make you feel like you’re exploding.”

Christine said that you could practice 10-15 min a day and see results after just a few weeks. So it’s definitely worth trying it out!

#16

Guy Dropped A $40,000 Pallet Of Glass On His First Day

Guy Dropped A $40,000 Pallet Of Glass On His First Day

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

You mean his last day?

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#17

Bought 60 Doughnuts For The Office Today To Celebrate My 20th Birthday, Only To Be Told I Need To Self Isolate And Work From Home For The Next Week

Bought 60 Doughnuts For The Office Today To Celebrate My 20th Birthday, Only To Be Told I Need To Self Isolate And Work From Home For The Next Week

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Dreia S
Community Member
3 months ago

Doughnuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner😄 my childhood dream come true.

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#18

They Couldn’t Do It

They Couldn’t Do It

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

No... no you can't.

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#19

After Years In Retail, This Is The Worst Case Scenario

After Years In Retail, This Is The Worst Case Scenario

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Trigga
Community Member
3 months ago

Olive f**king oil

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#20

My Sister Tried Making Popcorn At Work Today... Didn't Go Very Well

My Sister Tried Making Popcorn At Work Today... Didn't Go Very Well

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Lance LaRocque
Community Member
3 months ago

Maybe the goal was to see firefighters?

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#21

Accidently Dropped My Work Keys Into The Toilet. When I Got Up To Fish Them Out, It Automatically Flushed Itself

Accidently Dropped My Work Keys Into The Toilet. When I Got Up To Fish Them Out, It Automatically Flushed Itself

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Jaekry
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh s**t!

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#22

I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists

I Work With An Office Full Of Sadists

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
3 months ago

Losers! The edge parts are the best with the most cream/frosting!

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#23

I Work As A Valet. Told Him He Had To Park It Himself

I Work As A Valet. Told Him He Had To Park It Himself

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

Stuff like this makes me want to secede from the human race

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#24

I Do Calligraphy. I Misplaced The Circled In Character, Which Is Part Of A 300 Word Scroll That I Almost Finished After 5 Days Of Work, 200 Characters In

I Do Calligraphy. I Misplaced The Circled In Character, Which Is Part Of A 300 Word Scroll That I Almost Finished After 5 Days Of Work, 200 Characters In

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
3 months ago

some things duct tape won't fix

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#25

The Ink From My Date Stamp At Work Exploded On My Shirt And The Material Formed The Droplets Into Little Stars

The Ink From My Date Stamp At Work Exploded On My Shirt And The Material Formed The Droplets Into Little Stars

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

Style it out!

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#26

I Work At A Movie Theatre And This Is A Regular Occurrence

I Work At A Movie Theatre And This Is A Regular Occurrence

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Falcon
Community Member
3 months ago

Lack of respect for the things around them.

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#27

So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office

So I Bring A Pecan Pie To Work. By Noon It Was Missing. Found It A Few Hours Later In My Boss's Office

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Eiram
Community Member
3 months ago

I would quit.

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#28

Buckets Of Paint Fell Off A Pallet Being Lifted By A Forklift

Buckets Of Paint Fell Off A Pallet Being Lifted By A Forklift

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

Decorating tip: a white floor really does make a room look bigger

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#29

Need To Keep The Light On When I Get Ready For Work

Need To Keep The Light On When I Get Ready For Work

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ElenaK
Community Member
3 months ago

Love the socks!

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#30

The Windows Where I Work Like To Explode Every Month Or So

The Windows Where I Work Like To Explode Every Month Or So

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

I would be worried about the structural safety of the building.

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#31

It's Always A Pleasure To Realize That Your Coworkers Don't Know How To Close A Box Properly... Right When You're Ready To Go Home

It's Always A Pleasure To Realize That Your Coworkers Don't Know How To Close A Box Properly... Right When You're Ready To Go Home

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Noir
Community Member
3 months ago

Ok....this would infuriate me like crazy...but I'd low-key love organizing it all. I'd keep it from that coworker like I was Gollum and it my precious, but I could have drink, watch some true crime show, and organize the crud out of this.

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#32

Was Given A Heat Sensitive Mug For A Work Meeting

Was Given A Heat Sensitive Mug For A Work Meeting

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Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
3 months ago

Now they do

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#33

Really Bad Day

Really Bad Day

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David Eckel
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn burritos

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#34

My Friend Works As A Cleaner Here

My Friend Works As A Cleaner Here

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

Riot or earthquake?

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#35

After The Meeting Coworker Let Me Know That I Looked Naked And Frustrated The Whole Time

After The Meeting Coworker Let Me Know That I Looked Naked And Frustrated The Whole Time

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Stephanie Parker
Community Member
3 months ago

Your hooters on display

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#36

My Friend Went To Work With A Pair Of Underwear Hanging Out Of Her Pants All Day

My Friend Went To Work With A Pair Of Underwear Hanging Out Of Her Pants All Day

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

This I have done.

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#37

I Work As A Financial Auditor. When Reviewing Cash Deposits, I Found That One Of Our Employees Accepted This $100 Bill

I Work As A Financial Auditor. When Reviewing Cash Deposits, I Found That One Of Our Employees Accepted This $100 Bill

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The Penguin Bandit
Community Member
3 months ago

If only there was a way for the cashier to tell that this is fake 😐

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#38

I Work At A Small Coffee Shop. My Boss Just Absent-Mindedly Poured Unroasted Beans Into A Batch Of Roasted Ones. Here's Us Separating 10,000 Beans... By Hand

I Work At A Small Coffee Shop. My Boss Just Absent-Mindedly Poured Unroasted Beans Into A Batch Of Roasted Ones. Here's Us Separating 10,000 Beans... By Hand

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
3 months ago

Just toss it all away. It would take too much time and the cost of buying new ones would outweigh the hours spent on sorting

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#39

FedEx Truck Hanging Off The Indiana Toll Road After Hitting Ice In Frigid Conditions. Driver Not Hurt

FedEx Truck Hanging Off The Indiana Toll Road After Hitting Ice In Frigid Conditions. Driver Not Hurt

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Jihana
Community Member
3 months ago

The driver may not be hurt, but I am fairly sure he needs new underwear.

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#40

A Fly Managed To Slip Into My Coffee At Work. Fortunately, I Spit Him Out All Over My Keyboard

A Fly Managed To Slip Into My Coffee At Work. Fortunately, I Spit Him Out All Over My Keyboard

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JASH80
Community Member
3 months ago

The fly is still having a worse day than you

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#41

What McDonald's Got Us (At Least My Branch Of McDonald's) For Our Work During The Pandemic

What McDonald's Got Us (At Least My Branch Of McDonald's) For Our Work During The Pandemic

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Ara
Community Member
3 months ago

All about advertising. They just can’t help themselves, can they?

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#42

-41°С And No One To Let Me In To Work

-41°С And No One To Let Me In To Work

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Rijkærd
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3 months ago

-41°c ?? Dude what the f**k are you even doing outside your blankets??

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#43

Just Slipped On Ice And Tore My Favourite Jeans. Now I Gotta Go A Whole Shift At Work With My Bright Orange Boxers On Show

Just Slipped On Ice And Tore My Favourite Jeans. Now I Gotta Go A Whole Shift At Work With My Bright Orange Boxers On Show

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Lingon
Community Member
3 months ago

At least you are wearing boxers.

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#44

My Wife Just Got This Huge Banner For Work. Perfect

My Wife Just Got This Huge Banner For Work. Perfect

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
3 months ago

This is either fake or clearly the other company’s fault. When the image doesn’t load, you ask the client to resend it.

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#45

This Was My Dad's Only Christmas Bonus From The Company He's Worked At For Over 20 Years: A $20 Off Coupon For A Frozen Turkey. My Mom Got A Christmas Ornament

This Was My Dad's Only Christmas Bonus From The Company He's Worked At For Over 20 Years: A $20 Off Coupon For A Frozen Turkey. My Mom Got A Christmas Ornament

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Chicken Nugget
Community Member
3 months ago

These big companies honestly should be destroyed. Quality and employee care are all horrible.

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#46

My Boss Is Going To Kill Me

My Boss Is Going To Kill Me

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Bob D. Lin Quint
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3 months ago

Why're you just standing there taking pictures? Help him climb up

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#47

My Zipper Broke At Work, Right Before A Few Important Meetings

My Zipper Broke At Work, Right Before A Few Important Meetings

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Ara
Community Member
3 months ago

Retro-punk look

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#48

So I Found Out That My Shoes Have A Hole In Them... At The Urinal At Work

So I Found Out That My Shoes Have A Hole In Them... At The Urinal At Work

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Stephanie Parker
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3 months ago

Looks like your shoe is whistling

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#49

I Picked Something Up At Work, All Of A Sudden My Leg Started To Hurt, I Reached Into The Pocket At My Leg And Realised That My Spare Blade Made It Out Of The Case Somehow

I Picked Something Up At Work, All Of A Sudden My Leg Started To Hurt, I Reached Into The Pocket At My Leg And Realised That My Spare Blade Made It Out Of The Case Somehow

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Little Phoenix
Community Member
3 months ago

"Somehow"?, You're missing a screw!

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#50

Just Lost Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Product At Work. Most Likely Getting Fired

Just Lost Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Product At Work. Most Likely Getting Fired

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May
Community Member
3 months ago

Looks like they also broke the thingamebob

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