From time to time, everyone has days when nothing goes right. Some mornings, you just wake up with a throbbing headache. Or maybe your car won’t start, making you late for work. Or perhaps you accidentally ripped out your eyelashes an hour before your wedding. It’s easy to feel like nothing is going your way and the whole world is against you.

Luckily, there’s one powerful antidote that can instantly increase your mood and help you forget your everyday troubles. It’s the comforting feeling of knowing that someone out there is having an even more dreadful day than you are.

Just take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda and realize how much worse things can get. Scroll down to check out the pics and feel free to share your own funny accidents in the comments below! And if you need an extra dose of others’ mishaps, be sure to read through our previous posts here, here, and here.

#1

Hi, I'm Calling To Start A Claim -My Car Is Flooded. Oh, I Don't Have Flood Coverage? In That Case, It's On Fire

Hi, I'm Calling To Start A Claim -My Car Is Flooded. Oh, I Don't Have Flood Coverage? In That Case, It's On Fire

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LittleMissPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

The car just wanted to make sure...

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#2

When It's Your Stop And The Doors Open To This

When It's Your Stop And The Doors Open To This

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Firstname Lastname
Community Member
4 months ago

If you grab hold of the rings and swing hard enough, maybe you can catapult onto the top of the snow to get out.

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#3

Awful

Awful

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Rachel Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

This is so sad.

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No one is immune to experiencing misfortune. It’s bizarre how some minor unlucky accidents can ruin our whole day. Whether it’s the little things that go wrong the second you step out of bed or some inconsiderate remarks that send you into a downward spiral, sometimes we go from blissfully happy to plain miserable in mere seconds. 

It’s easy to start feeling irritated and full of self-pity. When you find out that such random things can become an immediate day-breaker, you might start feeling grumpy and even bring the people that surround you down, too. It turns out, bad stuff tends to stick because we are more likely to dwell on the things that went wrong.

We keep letting pessimistic thoughts in because of the negativity bias—our tendency to give more significance to the negative experiences than positive or neutral ones. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., a psychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, explained that humans evolved to be fearful.

#4

Oh No

Oh No

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Katie Corliss
Community Member
4 months ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!no no no no !!!!!!!!sssshhhhhhiiiiiiiiii*****!!!

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#5

Guess What Kind Of Animal Nonchalantly Pushed My Mug From The Table

Guess What Kind Of Animal Nonchalantly Pushed My Mug From The Table

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
4 months ago

A...kangaroo?

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#6

I Won’t Name Names But Looks Like Someone Ate Their Mom’s Lipstick

I Won’t Name Names But Looks Like Someone Ate Their Mom’s Lipstick

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Ivo H
Community Member
4 months ago

It was the cat!

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“The nervous system has been evolving for 600 million years, from ancient jellyfish to modern humans. Our ancestors had to make a critical decision many times a day: approach a reward or avoid a hazard,” he wrote.

People needed to find food, have children, and cooperate with others to help them have children of their own. Also, they had to hide from predators in order to survive and avoid potential dangers. 

While both of them are important, there’s a key difference. If you miss out on food one day, you’ll have a shot to find more the next. But if you fail to avoid a hazard—there are no more chances for you to pass your genes to the next generation. That’s why we generally react “more intensely to negative stimuli than to equally strong positive ones.”

#7

The Coffee Maker That Saved My Life A Week Ago

The Coffee Maker That Saved My Life A Week Ago

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Evil Hornet
Community Member
4 months ago

There is no life without a coffee and finally we have a proof!

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#8

Almost Died This Morning On The Highway. Bounced From The Left Lane Up In The Air And Impaled My Windshield

Almost Died This Morning On The Highway. Bounced From The Left Lane Up In The Air And Impaled My Windshield

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Nathaniel
Community Member
4 months ago

Film night tonight. Who is up for Final Destination?

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#9

I'm Not A Big Fan Of Ballet. But My Wife Said It Would Be An Unforgettable Experience. It Was

I'm Not A Big Fan Of Ballet. But My Wife Said It Would Be An Unforgettable Experience. It Was

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Aaron W
Community Member
4 months ago

Why even put a seat there?

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“The alarm bell of your brain—the amygdala (you’ve got two of these little almond-shaped regions, one on either side of your head)—uses many of its neurons to look for bad news: it’s primed to go negative in most people,” Hanson continued.

“Once it sounds the alarm, negative events and experiences get quickly stored in memory—in contrast to positive events and experiences, which are not prioritized in the same way.”

#10

I Accidentally Ripped Out My Eyelashes An Hour Before I Got Married

I Accidentally Ripped Out My Eyelashes An Hour Before I Got Married

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a lot worse than I expected it to be.

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#11

Can You All Confirm For My Wife I'm Not Dumb And It Could Have Happened To Anyone?

Can You All Confirm For My Wife I'm Not Dumb And It Could Have Happened To Anyone?

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Ritchat
Community Member
4 months ago

Confirmed!

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#12

Someone Flying Out Of DFW Is Going To Have A Rough Time In A Few Hours

Someone Flying Out Of DFW Is Going To Have A Rough Time In A Few Hours

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Julieandthephatones
Community Member
4 months ago

and to me it looks like a cute thing on legs

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While this is great for passing on our genes, it makes it hard to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Understanding our tendency to focus on the negativities should help us to recognize that things are usually not as bad as we think. Of course, it’s important to share and discuss the problems we face in our everyday lives. But it’s also necessary to balance it out with the good stuff and remember to share a laugh or two.

#13

I Passed Out In The Parking Lot Of The Emergency Room, And They Sent An Ambulance To Take Me 15 Feet

I Passed Out In The Parking Lot Of The Emergency Room, And They Sent An Ambulance To Take Me 15 Feet

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The Scout
Community Member
4 months ago

How to tell you are american without saying you are american...

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#14

Wife And I Saved For Years To Build Our Dream Cabin In The Woods. Less That Two Years Later An Abandoned House Across The Road Decided To Open Up A Tobacco Store

Wife And I Saved For Years To Build Our Dream Cabin In The Woods. Less That Two Years Later An Abandoned House Across The Road Decided To Open Up A Tobacco Store

They light themselves up like the Beacons of Gondor.

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Laura Würker
Community Member
4 months ago

"The Beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!"

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#15

Bought These Binoculars Specifically To Go To The Grand Canyon Today

Bought These Binoculars Specifically To Go To The Grand Canyon Today

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sirfryingpan
Community Member
4 months ago

snow in Arizona? that's impressive!

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Psychological resilience could be the key to dealing with negativity. “Although there has been a debate whether resilience, mental and emotional, is innate or something that can be developed, for me, it’s an innate condition that all humans have but needs to be developed and modeled well for it to come to the surface,” Vasia Toxavidi, a counselor and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), told Bored Panda in a previous interview

“All humans are wired for survival, so resilience must be an innate trait for everyone for this to happen, but if it’s never developed, then it may not come out as a trait for someone.”

#16

Received This Today. Kinda Resembles My Mental State

Received This Today. Kinda Resembles My Mental State

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Aran Lindvail
Community Member
4 months ago

"Handle with FedEx" is just the icing on the crap cake.

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#17

This Is My View From The Bathroom Floor, Looking At The Hole In The Ceiling I Just Fell Through

This Is My View From The Bathroom Floor, Looking At The Hole In The Ceiling I Just Fell Through

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Buren
Community Member
4 months ago

Is it that urgent that you need shortcut?

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#18

When You Find Out The Hard Way That The Italian Restaurant’s Hand Sanitizer Looks Exactly Like Olive Oil

When You Find Out The Hard Way That The Italian Restaurant’s Hand Sanitizer Looks Exactly Like Olive Oil

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Why would they even do that? Even the container screams "OLIVE OIL"

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She added: “Resilience is the skill of adaptation, which for me is another innate skill of humans compared to other animals. Humans can adapt to situations easier. Having counseling or psychotherapy is an example of how resilience can be developed and learned and become a new way of living.”

Humor can be a helpful resilience strategy. Studies have shown that it can “decrease levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and increase the activation of the pleasure hormone, dopamine.” Plus, “just smiling without even finding anything funny can make the brain believe that you are happy.” So it seems that laughing can help us reconsider problems that we would otherwise interpret as “overwhelming and damaging.” 

#19

This Week Started With A Break Up, Then I Had To Get My Car Towed, Now I Spilled Spaghetti In My Shoe

This Week Started With A Break Up, Then I Had To Get My Car Towed, Now I Spilled Spaghetti In My Shoe

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Aaron W
Community Member
4 months ago

Better throw some spaghetti in the other shoe too, or you'll be walking funny.

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#20

The Ice Cream Cake I Ordered For Valentine’s Day Said “I Love You” But Some Of The Letters Fell Off During Transit

The Ice Cream Cake I Ordered For Valentine’s Day Said “I Love You” But Some Of The Letters Fell Off During Transit

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Rachel Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

I actually prefer this, it would make me laugh lol

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#21

Dropped My Cologne In My Sink

Dropped My Cologne In My Sink

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

What is that bottle made of? Impressive

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“Another important key to resilience is to be part of a community and have external support from family, friends and others. As humans, we’re social animals so without having a strong sense of belonging, we cannot thrive or be resilient,” Vasia Toxavidi concluded.

#22

A Machine Came Thru My Local John Deere For Repairs From The Tornado In Kentucky

A Machine Came Thru My Local John Deere For Repairs From The Tornado In Kentucky

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Ms.M.
Community Member
4 months ago

cornado

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#23

Toast It Is

Toast It Is

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Katie Corliss
Community Member
4 months ago

Aaaaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeeaaaa!!!!!!!!!

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#24

That’s Definitely What An Alpha Male Would Do

That’s Definitely What An Alpha Male Would Do

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Ember
Community Member
4 months ago

LOL! I feel much better now. Thanks 😂

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#25

I’m Just Trying To Refund Two Tickets

I’m Just Trying To Refund Two Tickets

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

and they know it

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#26

Can You Guess Which Month A Pipe Burst Under My House?

Can You Guess Which Month A Pipe Burst Under My House?

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River Webb
Community Member
4 months ago

August, right?

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#27

I Live In Central Alberta, It Got Down To Roughly -45°C Tonight. Woke Up To Frost In The Corner Of My Bedroom

I Live In Central Alberta, It Got Down To Roughly -45°C Tonight. Woke Up To Frost In The Corner Of My Bedroom

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Phil Amylon
Community Member
4 months ago

Fuuuuuuck that

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#28

My Mom Washed My Favorite Sweater… Is This The Lewk?

My Mom Washed My Favorite Sweater… Is This The Lewk?

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

You still let your mum do your washing?? Maybe she's trying to tell you something.

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#29

It’s Been So Cold, I Snapped My Welcome Mat

It’s Been So Cold, I Snapped My Welcome Mat

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like some bigass chocolate cake with sugar frosting on it

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#30

Guy Parks On The Stripes Thinking He Can Avoid The Freezing Rain Only To Be Under A Leaky Pipe

Guy Parks On The Stripes Thinking He Can Avoid The Freezing Rain Only To Be Under A Leaky Pipe

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Buren
Community Member
4 months ago

Chill, dude

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#31

Ordered A “Rose Apothecary” Sweater From Etsy For My Fiancé. This Came Instead. We’re Both Double Vaxxed And Healthcare Workers

Ordered A “Rose Apothecary” Sweater From Etsy For My Fiancé. This Came Instead. We’re Both Double Vaxxed And Healthcare Workers

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

Unhinged

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#32

Lost Both Legs In April, Yesterday I Flipped My Wheelchair Off A Sidewalk For The First Time

Lost Both Legs In April, Yesterday I Flipped My Wheelchair Off A Sidewalk For The First Time

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Susie Elle
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh geez ... Hope somebody helped you back up

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#33

I Was Billed Over $2M For A Week In The Hospital

I Was Billed Over $2M For A Week In The Hospital

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Nathaniel
Community Member
4 months ago

How is this even possible? How can the American Healthcare system justify itself?

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#34

Came Home After A Long Shift, Went To Get Some Food, A Mouse Was In It

Came Home After A Long Shift, Went To Get Some Food, A Mouse Was In It

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Nitin Korupolu
Community Member
4 months ago

You sure it's not Remy?

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#35

A Student In My Class Tried Using 4 Devices To Cheat On A Quiz, But Somehow Managed To Get The Wrong Answer On All Of Them

A Student In My Class Tried Using 4 Devices To Cheat On A Quiz, But Somehow Managed To Get The Wrong Answer On All Of Them

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

when You have more cellphones the brain cells

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#36

When The Stylist Says "I'm Having A Tough Time With Your Hair Line"

When The Stylist Says "I'm Having A Tough Time With Your Hair Line"

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
4 months ago

Time to bring back the Elizabethan collars.

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#37

Since Christmas I Been Wearing These Noticing How The Right Ear Sounds Lower Than The Left One But Just Brushing It Off

Since Christmas I Been Wearing These Noticing How The Right Ear Sounds Lower Than The Left One But Just Brushing It Off

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Paul C.
Community Member
4 months ago

Kept your ear dry though!

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#38

My Girlfriend Found A Band-Aid In Her Food... Well, In Her Mouth Really

My Girlfriend Found A Band-Aid In Her Food... Well, In Her Mouth Really

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Ewwww! I wouldn't want a replacement, just a refund.

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#39

Friend's Dad Made Some Cayenne Rolls From Scratch Tonight. He Thought He Was Using Cinnamon. The Rolls Had No Cinnamon

Friend's Dad Made Some Cayenne Rolls From Scratch Tonight. He Thought He Was Using Cinnamon. The Rolls Had No Cinnamon

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

HOT cross buns.

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#40

The View From My Apartment When I Moved In vs. Now

The View From My Apartment When I Moved In vs. Now

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

Probably someone in a different building said the same of your apartment....

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#41

My Shopping Bag Broke At The Top Of The Stairs And The Lettuce Made A Run For It

My Shopping Bag Broke At The Top Of The Stairs And The Lettuce Made A Run For It

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Dave van Es
Community Member
4 months ago

Lettuce go, we don't want to be held captive

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#42

Joke's On You, Most Pics In That Card Are Yours

Joke's On You, Most Pics In That Card Are Yours

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Paul C.
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

It was the cat, dad/mum.

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#43

FedEx In Alabama Strikes Again. This Time In Jemison, All 20 Packages Were Found In The Woods

FedEx In Alabama Strikes Again. This Time In Jemison, All 20 Packages Were Found In The Woods

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Bigfoot is a kleptomaniac.

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#44

I Had To Take In One Of Parents’ Dogs For A Couple Of Days. My Wife Only Put One Of The Cats Away Before I Got Home With The Dog. I Had To Put Away The Second Cat. It Went… Well

I Had To Take In One Of Parents’ Dogs For A Couple Of Days. My Wife Only Put One Of The Cats Away Before I Got Home With The Dog. I Had To Put Away The Second Cat. It Went… Well

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

His wife did all that to him to make him put the cat away? I hope he went for a shot.

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#45

Not My Teeth But Someone’s Not Eating Solids Today

Not My Teeth But Someone’s Not Eating Solids Today

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LuckyL
Community Member
4 months ago

and has to replace something really expensive

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#46

It Seems I’m The Only One Who Commuted Into The Office Today. Maybe There’s A Memo Out There I Didn’t Receive

It Seems I’m The Only One Who Commuted Into The Office Today. Maybe There’s A Memo Out There I Didn’t Receive

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

enjoy the silence

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#47

I Told My Husband Cutting His Own Hair Is A Bad Idea, This Happened

I Told My Husband Cutting His Own Hair Is A Bad Idea, This Happened

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like he was fighting a honey badger

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#48

$80 Christmas Gift Applied Directly To My Driveway

$80 Christmas Gift Applied Directly To My Driveway

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william mcgloin
Community Member
4 months ago

Most people wouldn't even think to get their driveway a gift. Good for you.

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#49

I'm Visually Impaired. I Couldn't Tell The Difference Between A Wireless Charger And A Mug Heater

I'm Visually Impaired. I Couldn't Tell The Difference Between A Wireless Charger And A Mug Heater

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

On the brighter side at least your mug is fully charged where it is...

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#50

Today I Screwed Up

Today I Screwed Up

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Saint Thomas
Community Member
4 months ago

How can you not realise the box is going to be to big for the car... A miscalculation of a few centimeters/inches, ok. But it's taller than the car !

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