Ah, marriage. One of the best things about being in one is having someone to go through blissful highs, devastating lows, and plenty of mundane moments in between. No matter if it’s a bumpy road or a smooth ride, loved ones always have our backs no matter what. Well, except when we make a complete fool of ourselves. Because inevitably, we decide to carry out our most mortifying and baffling ideas that leave spouses mentally wincing and seriously questioning their choices in life.

These wives are no exception. The internet is buzzing with funny and ridiculous mistakes ladies make while trying to spice up their interiors, surprise their partners with gifts, or simply do them a favor. One thing’s clear, though, they didn't mean to embarrass their spouses with their actions, but it just happened. While these women wished the ground would swallow them right up, their partners decided to entertain us by sharing these hilarious blunders with everyone online.

Well, we at Bored Panda are firm believers that laughing off the embarrassment is extremely important. So we scoured the web and collected some of the best examples that show how adorably hilarious marriage can be. So continue scrolling, upvote the pictures that made you laugh, and share your own funny mishaps with us in the comments!

#1

Woke Up And Discovered My Wife Moved Our Coat Stand Yesterday

Woke Up And Discovered My Wife Moved Our Coat Stand Yesterday

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Weed in the Garden
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2 months ago

I bet you woke up!

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#2

Funny Picture Of My Wife Running To Get Out Of The Baby Picture

Funny Picture Of My Wife Running To Get Out Of The Baby Picture

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BlueApple
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2 months ago

Precious!

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#3

How To Tell Your Husband You Accidentally Shrank His Favorite Wool Sweater

How To Tell Your Husband You Accidentally Shrank His Favorite Wool Sweater

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Nancy
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2 months ago

it looks cute on the cat though

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According to John Kenny, a relationship empowerment coach, host of The Relationship Guy podcast, and author of The P.E.O.P.L.E. Programme: How to Overcome Your Blocks to Success, there are several reasons why our partners would try and embarrass us, either when we spend time alone or are in the company of others.

"Firstly, we need to consider if they are actually trying to embarrass us, or if they are just innocently joking and we are taking what they do or say personally, leading to embarrassment," he told Bored Panda. So if they create discomfort on purpose, these behaviors are usually about putting themselves in a position of control, power, or whatever it is they are trying to meet, the relationship coach explained. If this seems to be the case, our partners may lack tolerance for things that don't fit into their "window of comfort", so they may "seek to make you feel bad because they are unhappy. Redress the balance as it were," Kenny added.

#4

My 39-Week Pregnant Wife Went To The Store To “Get Stuff For Dinner”. This Is What She Came Home With

My 39-Week Pregnant Wife Went To The Store To “Get Stuff For Dinner”. This Is What She Came Home With

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Lux Crow
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2 months ago

My dream dinner

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#5

My Wife After A 13 Hour Nursing Shift In The Covid Unit

My Wife After A 13 Hour Nursing Shift In The Covid Unit

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BetterBitterButter
Community Member
2 months ago

The amount of work and the level of craziness she must have dealt with since 2020 deserves everyone's respect and appreciation. I don't know how it is in OP's country but in mine nurses are heavily underpaid. I hope this changes for the better.

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#6

My Wife Leaves Me Notes In The Morning. I Hope This One’s Not Finished

My Wife Leaves Me Notes In The Morning. I Hope This One’s Not Finished

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2 months ago

You hope...

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If spouses embrace negative behaviors in public as well, Kenny argued they may wish to appear to be a certain way in front of others. Unfortunately, that can also mean they want you to be seen as incapable, stupid, or simply beneath them. Then, partners may start to pick on things that they know will unsettle you. "They may want others to agree with them in order to validate themselves. What better way than to try and make someone else appear lesser than them?" Moreover, Kenny added to be mindful of gaslighting type behaviors here too, which are cruel and often hidden emotional manipulations in toxic relationships. "[They could try] to get you to back off from a topic or make you feel that your opinion, behavior is questionable," he added.

#7

We're Moving. This Is How My Wife Packed The Kid's Dolls

We're Moving. This Is How My Wife Packed The Kid's Dolls

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iseefractals
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2 months ago

Acceptable. Don't want to allow a chucky situation, do you?

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#8

For A Month, I Thought I Lost My Wedding Ring On A Cross-Country Road Trip. I Called Gas Stations, Pawnshops, Searched Lost And Found Post

For A Month, I Thought I Lost My Wedding Ring On A Cross-Country Road Trip. I Called Gas Stations, Pawnshops, Searched Lost And Found Post

Finally, I gave up ever seeing it again when we realized it was under my husband's deodorant!

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Molly Whuppie
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2 months ago

How is this a Wife fail? Seems like the husband would have put the deodorant down on top of the ring.

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#9

Wife Got Assigned A Random Tag At The DMV. Didn’t Read It Til She Got Home

Wife Got Assigned A Random Tag At The DMV. Didn’t Read It Til She Got Home

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Mali Holdaway
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2 months ago

Hey I thought u wern't allowed to say that in florida?!?!?!

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But as you’re scrolling through this list, you’ll notice that the actions of our loved ones can cause us secondhand embarrassment. After all, serious relationships sometimes make us see our partners as a part of us. When they do something positive and worthy of applause, we feel a boost of self-esteem too. So naturally, when they do something we see as embarrassing, we quickly feel our cheeks turning bright red.

#10

My Wife Helped Me Sunscreen My Back At Beach Day Today. Twice

My Wife Helped Me Sunscreen My Back At Beach Day Today. Twice

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Randolph Croft
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2 months ago

She doesn't really love you. Have fun with that.

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#11

Not Sure The Wife Understands What Freezer Bags Are For

Not Sure The Wife Understands What Freezer Bags Are For

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

That’s really cute though!

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#12

Wife Lost A Sewing Needle In The Carpet And I Found It A Few Days Later

Wife Lost A Sewing Needle In The Carpet And I Found It A Few Days Later

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Juan Ghote
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2 months ago

My eyes are watering just looking at that XRAY...

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According to the relationship coach, we feel ashamed of someone's actions when their behaviors are embarrassing and unacceptable to us. "You may not necessarily agree with, support, or condone their actions, but to feel embarrassed comes entirely from within you." Kenny stated that we can feel thrust into the spotlight when our partner’s behavior is inappropriate and especially if we can tell this from the reaction of those around us.

"For example, if your partner flirts with someone else in front of you and your friends, everyone will probably see this as unacceptable behavior and it will be an embarrassing situation for you, even though it is them that are behaving inappropriately," he explained.

#13

I’ve Accidentally Shrunk My Husband's Jacket. Husband For Scale

I’ve Accidentally Shrunk My Husband's Jacket. Husband For Scale

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Kimmi Patterson
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2 months ago

now you have to accidentally have a kid, to wear the tiny coat.

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#14

This Is What Defeat Looks Like

This Is What Defeat Looks Like

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2 months ago

Time to do this again: At least the cat got to enjoy what would have been a good meal

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#15

Wife Wanted To Get Down Our Christmas Tree From The Attic. I Told Her Not To Step On The Drywall. She Later Admitted That She Didn’t Know What Drywall Was

Wife Wanted To Get Down Our Christmas Tree From The Attic. I Told Her Not To Step On The Drywall. She Later Admitted That She Didn’t Know What Drywall Was

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Rose Button 🇺🇦
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2 months ago

This seems like something I would do.

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Well, it looks like the possibilities for spouses to embarrass one another are virtually endless. While on certain occasions we might laugh it off, constant feelings of embarrassment can lead to restless arguments and even more serious problems in the relationship. But Kenny argued that it does not always have to be the case. He explained that these behaviors would only carry on as normal when we fail to address the issue and give our permission for them to continue.

We have to communicate with our partners about problems that bother us to create an even stronger and more resilient partnership. However, they might not always agree with our observations. "This can lead to heated arguments if this is the dynamic of the relationship," Kenny noted. "Heated arguments can also ensue if things are allowed to build up, as it isn't just about the one incident and emotions have built up inside, only addressed when ready to burst. It can point to bigger issues within the relationship — lack of openness, codependency, poor communication, power imbalances, and so on."

#16

I Don't Know What To Do. My Browser History Just Revealed That My Wife Is Cheating

I Don't Know What To Do. My Browser History Just Revealed That My Wife Is Cheating

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Shyla Clay
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2 months ago

Scrolling down to the image, this was not what I expected.

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#17

So About 6 Years Ago I Lost My Wedding Ring. I Ended Up Getting A Tattoo Rather Than Replacing It

So About 6 Years Ago I Lost My Wedding Ring. I Ended Up Getting A Tattoo Rather Than Replacing It

We have moved twice since then and live in different states. My wife just found it in an old purse.

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Nancy
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2 months ago

that's kind of cool

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#18

Moved Our Extremely Heavy King Bed Headboard For The First Time In 5 Years. Guess Which Side My Wife Sleeps On

Moved Our Extremely Heavy King Bed Headboard For The First Time In 5 Years. Guess Which Side My Wife Sleeps On

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yellowphantom
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2 months ago

I'll take that over the booger walls we would find by the kids' beds

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Of course, there are always ways to become better at handling these situations and prevent them from spiraling into long-lasting disputes. "Firstly, when we are embarrassed, we need to check in with ourselves: 'Do I need to feel this way about this situation?' If I do, then there is clearly something I am uncomfortable with or unhappy about and it needs to be addressed. Don't let it go, don't allow your negative emotions about this type of reaction to grow so that you suffer it or explode when you have had enough."

Instead, he advised saying something like, "I don't think/feel that it is appropriate/acceptable to …". Then, explain to your loved one how you would like them to act in the future and have a discussion about behaviors that you would be more comfortable with.

#19

Wifey Bought Popcorn Because We Have A Microwave In The Hotel Room

Wifey Bought Popcorn Because We Have A Microwave In The Hotel Room

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Wilko Lunenburg
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2 months ago

At least the popcorn is safe!

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#20

My Wife Likes To Keep Dog Food Beside Coffee Beans. Guess What I Did At 5:30 Am This Morning

My Wife Likes To Keep Dog Food Beside Coffee Beans. Guess What I Did At 5:30 Am This Morning

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Paul Drake
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2 months ago

So, did the dog enjoy his coffee?

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#21

My Wife Wonders Why The Vacuum Hasn't Been Working

My Wife Wonders Why The Vacuum Hasn't Been Working

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Juan Ghote
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2 months ago

I live with a family full of ppl with long hair and regularly need to give the vacuum a hair cut...

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"This is a 'pink flag' type of issue and will become a red flag if you address it and their actions do not change. If you find that you are easily embarrassed by things, then you may be struggling from self-worth issues and your sense of self is easily undermined," he added. "Shame could be an underlying emotion you have never dealt with and so you can embarrass more commonly than others you know," Kenny concluded by saying this could lead to you taking on too much responsibility on others' behalf and could have a toll on your emotional wellbeing.

#22

"It's Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks" - Wife, Jan 2020, -32C

"It's Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks" - Wife, Jan 2020, -32C

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Mikki
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2 months ago

Bruhh. That's annoying.

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#23

My Wife Tossed A Pile Of Laundry Into The Dryer. Along With A Brand New Box Of 500 Dryer Sheets

My Wife Tossed A Pile Of Laundry Into The Dryer. Along With A Brand New Box Of 500 Dryer Sheets

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

When the laundry needs to smell EXTRA fresh!

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#24

My Wife Isn't Great At Measurements And Ordered A 28" Pizza For The Two Of Us

My Wife Isn't Great At Measurements And Ordered A 28" Pizza For The Two Of Us

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Nancy
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2 months ago

at least you'll have left overs for a while

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#25

Put My Fries Next To My Husband's Ashtray In The Car. Continued To Browse On My Phone While Blindly Grabbing Fries And Stuffing Them In My Mouth

Put My Fries Next To My Husband's Ashtray In The Car. Continued To Browse On My Phone While Blindly Grabbing Fries And Stuffing Them In My Mouth

I don't want to talk about the rest.

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Len Hill
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2 months ago

Yuk. Do people still smoke in cars?

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#26

My Wife Doesn't Know I'm Working From Home Today. This Is My Wife, Working On Her Novel. Expected Release Date 2052

My Wife Doesn't Know I'm Working From Home Today. This Is My Wife, Working On Her Novel. Expected Release Date 2052

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Wilko Lunenburg
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2 months ago

Thinking hard about the main character getting sunburned?

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#27

"I Also Got Wrong How Many Years It Has Been"

"I Also Got Wrong How Many Years It Has Been"

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blobby_grrl
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2 months ago

oh. this is actually pretty sad that he put effort in and she completely forgot. hope she at least did something nice for him after she found out it WAS their anniversary....

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#28

Wife Decided We Needed A HEPA Filter In Our Bedroom. She Picked It Out And Set It Up. Has Been Saying That She Doesn't Think It Works

Wife Decided We Needed A HEPA Filter In Our Bedroom. She Picked It Out And Set It Up. Has Been Saying That She Doesn't Think It Works

6 months later, I decided to change the filter... I blame myself.

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Random Anon
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2 months ago

Well at least now there's a spare one.

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#29

My Wife Meant To Send Me That Message And Accidentally Sent It To The Woman She Was About To Have A Phone Interview With For A Job

My Wife Meant To Send Me That Message And Accidentally Sent It To The Woman She Was About To Have A Phone Interview With For A Job

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BetterBitterButter
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2 months ago (edited)

So they s*at for the job interview or not?

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#30

Asked Wife To Pick Up Some Bleach While She Was Out Doing Errands

Asked Wife To Pick Up Some Bleach While She Was Out Doing Errands

Her exact words after I looked at this was “It was a little pricy but at least it smells good and not like all the other bleach”.

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Evan Sloane
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2 months ago

Why do so many of these seem like what I would do?

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#31

When You Try To Surprise Your Husband For His Birthday But You Forget The “B” So It’s Just A Normal “Happy Day”

When You Try To Surprise Your Husband For His Birthday But You Forget The “B” So It’s Just A Normal “Happy Day”

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Wilko Lunenburg
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2 months ago

Well.... it is!

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#32

This Is How My Wife Decided To Unpack Her New Cable

This Is How My Wife Decided To Unpack Her New Cable

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Badgers Nadgers
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2 months ago

To be fair, that sort of packaging is truly naff

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#33

Wife Bought A New Plant Pot And Put It On The Shelf Over The Toilet. And Hour Later We Heard A Crash

Wife Bought A New Plant Pot And Put It On The Shelf Over The Toilet. And Hour Later We Heard A Crash

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glowworm2
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2 months ago

From pot to potty.

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#34

Happy Father’s Day To The Best. I Was Supposed To Cook This Feast But He Let Me Nap. When I Woke Up, He Had Cooked His Own Celebratory Dinner

Happy Father’s Day To The Best. I Was Supposed To Cook This Feast But He Let Me Nap. When I Woke Up, He Had Cooked His Own Celebratory Dinner

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Josh Dorsett
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2 months ago

How is this a fail?

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#35

My Wife Gave Me This For Our Anniversary, She Swears Its A "Pick"

My Wife Gave Me This For Our Anniversary, She Swears Its A "Pick"

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MomJeans
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2 months ago

Happy little accident

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#36

My Husband Asked Me To Heat Up The Croissant And That He Wanted It Very Crunchy. I Guess I Nailed It

My Husband Asked Me To Heat Up The Croissant And That He Wanted It Very Crunchy. I Guess I Nailed It

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Electra Complex
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2 months ago

No it's just one of those fancy "activated charcoal" croissants

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#37

Bought Some Electric Clippers To Give Myself A Quarantine Cut. Asked My Wife To Help Me Trim Up The Back

Bought Some Electric Clippers To Give Myself A Quarantine Cut. Asked My Wife To Help Me Trim Up The Back

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Little Wonder
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2 months ago

It's fine, just colour that bit in with a black sharpie. no one will know.

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#38

Wife Tried To Clean My Cast Iron. How Much Alimony Should I Get

Wife Tried To Clean My Cast Iron. How Much Alimony Should I Get

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J.Norton
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2 months ago

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........

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#39

My Wife Left A Pen In Her Pants Pocket

My Wife Left A Pen In Her Pants Pocket

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Nancy
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2 months ago

I've done that before, it's worst if you have chalk in your pocket

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#40

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family-Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family-Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

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Colin Allcars
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2 months ago

This has to be a crime

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#41

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

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Snowfoxrox
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2 months ago

lol, we have a dog...when we get down to the last bits, she cleans it out for us lol.

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#42

I Am A Menace To Society. My Dumb Pregnancy Brain Accidentally Ordered My Husband A Burrito With No Tortilla

I Am A Menace To Society. My Dumb Pregnancy Brain Accidentally Ordered My Husband A Burrito With No Tortilla

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2 months ago

I would still eat this

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#43

My Wife Using An Outlet

My Wife Using An Outlet

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Badgers Nadgers
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2 months ago

A little worrying.

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#44

Came Home From Work. Wife Said Bedroom Was Humid So She Turned On The Dehumidifier. Look Over At The Window And Notice She Has A Humidifier Running

Came Home From Work. Wife Said Bedroom Was Humid So She Turned On The Dehumidifier. Look Over At The Window And Notice She Has A Humidifier Running

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Stimpy
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2 months ago

Let them battle it out

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#45

My Wife Worked For An Hour On This Peach Crisp And Burst Into Tears Right Before My Parents Showed Up To Our House

My Wife Worked For An Hour On This Peach Crisp And Burst Into Tears Right Before My Parents Showed Up To Our House

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BoredBirb
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2 months ago

Poor thing :( <3

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#46

My Lovely Wife Bought A New Screen And A Cat Door To Go In It. Took A Few Hours And She Was So So Proud Of Herself

My Lovely Wife Bought A New Screen And A Cat Door To Go In It. Took A Few Hours And She Was So So Proud Of Herself

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Molly Whuppie
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2 months ago

Couldn't you just flip it over? Handle would still be on the same side.

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#47

I See Your Puppy Throwing Up On Ride Home, And Raise You Our Puppy Having Explosive Diarrhea All Over My Wife

I See Your Puppy Throwing Up On Ride Home, And Raise You Our Puppy Having Explosive Diarrhea All Over My Wife

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Brandi Delph
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2 months ago

Now see, this censorship I can deal with. Eeww, yuck

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#48

I Missed A Little Patch Of Hair While Shaving The Back Of Steven's Head. I Didn't Notice It Until Tonya's Wedding Reception. Everyone Had Already Seen It

I Missed A Little Patch Of Hair While Shaving The Back Of Steven's Head. I Didn't Notice It Until Tonya's Wedding Reception. Everyone Had Already Seen It

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Toy Slaughter
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2 months ago

There is no way this wasn't done purposely

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#49

My Wife Just Got This Huge Banner For Work. Perfect

My Wife Just Got This Huge Banner For Work. Perfect

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Molly Whuppie
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2 months ago

Sounds like a fail of the business she bought it from, not the wife.

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#50

Wife Bought Me A Shirt This Past Christmas That Finally Came In The Mail. I’m A Huge Space Nerd But Guess I Won’t Be Wearing It Anytime Soon

Wife Bought Me A Shirt This Past Christmas That Finally Came In The Mail. I’m A Huge Space Nerd But Guess I Won’t Be Wearing It Anytime Soon

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Molly Whuppie
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this a wife fail? unless your wife can predict the future?

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