That lovely German word 'schadenfreude' describes the pleasure that one gets in witnessing another person's misfortune. While we don't necessarily condone this slightly evil feeling, it can be useful in putting one's own struggles and unfortunate events into perspective.
For example, you're not having a good time of things. You didn't get much sleep, the car won't start, and you're late for work. Seems like you're having the worst day ever! It's easy to feel grumpy and full of self-pity; you might even bring the people around you down as well, with your crappy mood.
However, one look at this list, compiled by Bored Panda, will immediately make you realize how much worse things can be. These people are having a really bad day, and it's sure to be worse than yours. Does that make things better? Yes. Should it really? Probably not. But somehow it does, so who are we to argue?
Scroll down below for your daily dose of schadenfreude, whether you need it or not, and feel free to tell us about your own funny accidents in the comments!
This Amazon Review Though
Probably The Greatest Picture Of Myself That’s Ever Been Taken
Sucks To Be You, Tom
Spent $11.75 Growing Tomatoes This Year. Here's My Whole Harvest
This Girl Was Bleaching Her Hair And Put A Plastic Bag From Walmart Over It To Help The Heat Stay In And It Printed The Ink Onto Her Hair
Lanyard Caught On The Handle And My Keys Swung Inside The Door As I Closed It. Stupidest Way To Lock Yourself Out?
Well, I Guess I'm The Chandelier Now
I Received This Gift From My Crush
Still Better Than a DUI
When You Ignore The Foul Taste Of Morning Tea
Got A New Printer. The Old One Didn’t Go Out Without A Fight
Apparently The Kids Were Too Distracted To Shut The Door
Picked My Car Up From The Mechanic Yesterday After Having A Bunch Of Things Replaced Totalling $2100 Just To Have Burst Into Flames On Me This Morning. I'm Too Poor For This S**t
Looks Like I’m Not Getting My Bluetooth Earbuds Back For A While
Imagine Getting Your Name Excluded Like This In A Movie Credit Scene
Chinese Man Chops Off His Own Finger After A Snake Bite ‘To Save My Own Life’, But Doctors Say It Was Totally Unnecessary
Home Alone Cleaning The Roof And Gutters When I Heard A Loud Bang
A Statue Of Jesus In India Mysteriously Began Dripping Water From Its Toes. Worshippers Started Collecting It And Drinking It Believing It Was Holy. The Source Of The Water Was Later Found To Be Clogged Pipes
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