There's a good chance that some of you reading this post served in one of the conflicts of the last 15 years. Those of you who have, and even those of you who haven't, what does it tell you that both the claymore mine, and the M-72 LAW, need to have "this way towards enemy" (or similar) written on the device? Clearly, if you need to be told to heat your MRE with "A rock or something," it means that most people have a hard time interpreting even the simplest of instructions.

Bored Panda has compiled this list of instruction-fails to pay tribute to those who just didn't understand, and who followed instructions all too literally. Which one do you find the most absurd? Vote on your favorite, or if you have a photo of someone that took a set of instructions too far, submit it below!

#1

Second Grader's Homework

Second Grader's Homework

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Quant 3 years ago

this is easily the best one... :)

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#2

Just Following Instructions

Just Following Instructions

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AmandaPanda 3 years ago

YASSSSS!

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#3

My Friend's Daughter Taking The Instructions Literally

My Friend's Daughter Taking The Instructions Literally

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Debbie 3 years ago

I love this!...So cute and funny!!!

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#4

Signs Can Be Confusing

Signs Can Be Confusing

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Quant 3 years ago

I don't think the dog appreciates the gravity of the situation... oh wait... ;P

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#5

Directions Unclear

Directions Unclear

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Meg 3 years ago

The spanish translation is even funnier because it makes NO sense at all. "If you need mom, feed yourself please, cobered (mispelled)Thank you"

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#6

Literally

Literally

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Curbs need love, too.

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#7

Found Some Amazing Indian Writing

Found Some Amazing Indian Writing

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Ha, is he there all day/ week/ his life?!

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#8

Plant Sign

Plant Sign

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AmandaWhittaker 3 years ago

LOL Who thinks of these signs?!

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#9

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

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JoChrisco 3 years ago

SCHOLARSHIP from Panama in the mail.

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#10

Draw Bridge

Draw Bridge

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ShaudaySmith 3 years ago

nice touch with the krakken.

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#11

Well, If You Say So

Well, If You Say So

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DangVuHaiNam 3 years ago

HAHAHA!!!

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#12

You Had One Job, Baker

You Had One Job, Baker

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Debbie 3 years ago

Ha,ha,ha......Was that instruction soooo hard?

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#13

It's Not Working

It's Not Working

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Martin_D35 3 years ago

The deer doesn't seem amused.

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#14

Under Watch

Under Watch

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Martin_D35 3 years ago

He obviously didn't read the instructions very well because that is not an iPhone.

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#15

Smoker With Good Climbing Skills

Smoker With Good Climbing Skills

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AnnAlipio 3 years ago

blame it to the arrow! hahaha

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#16

My 8-Year-Old Son Takes His Homework Directions Literally

My 8-Year-Old Son Takes His Homework Directions Literally

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MaryAnneRayner 3 years ago

6 is kinda curly!

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#17

I Told My 2 Year Old To Put Her Shoes By The Front Door. She Takes Me Very Literally Sometimes

I Told My 2 Year Old To Put Her Shoes By The Front Door. She Takes Me Very Literally Sometimes

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JoChrisco 3 years ago

Thinks inside the box.

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#18

I'm On It!

I'm On It!

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MaciejMelcher 3 years ago

This is pure genius! XD But very dangerous. I mean, I once wore Darth Vader's suit and you can barely see anything in that mask...

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#19

Please Fall In Line

Please Fall In Line

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PaulaRaymundo 3 years ago

Is this in the Philippines? Haha

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#20

Job Well Done

Job Well Done

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JessicaRussianSifontes 3 years ago

Yeah, no.

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#21

Men's Hats

Men's Hats

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

That's terrible arthritis he's got.

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#22

Is This How I'm Supposed To Do It?

Is This How I'm Supposed To Do It?

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JasminkaTanner 3 years ago

Yup totally

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#23

Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

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MaggieGroverBacher 3 years ago

to be fair, they did write it on both cakes.

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#24

Twins

Twins

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JaniceFoster 3 years ago

These guys have great smiles!

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#25

Conformity At Its Finest

Conformity At Its Finest

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AdrieleLaia 3 years ago

Makes sense

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#26

Sure, No Problem!

Sure, No Problem!

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JiaRaynolds 3 years ago

The is one of the best here!

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#27

3 Hours Later

3 Hours Later

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DavidGallagher 3 years ago

Aww...all 3 of their shirts. <3

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#28

Literally

Literally

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ShaherisSuhel 3 years ago

This is crazy...

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#29

Unicyclist Gets It

Unicyclist Gets It

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MaggieGroverBacher 3 years ago

those unicyclists are such rebels

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#30

I Don't Think This Is What That Had In Mind When They Added The Drive-Thru Sign

I Don't Think This Is What That Had In Mind When They Added The Drive-Thru Sign

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RobertBailey 3 years ago

Failed to follow instruction. He didn't make it through, just in.

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#31

Some Say She Is Still Drinking To This Day

Some Say She Is Still Drinking To This Day

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Debbie 3 years ago

Ha,ha,ha....And can now be found attending Alcoholics Anonymous..... Ha,ha.

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#32

Stumbled Upon This Legendary Park. Much Chilling Was Had

Stumbled Upon This Legendary Park. Much Chilling Was Had

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ValerieMarcotte 3 years ago

I know that park in Vancouver, B.C.! And I took a few pictures of that sign too, although I didn't have a dude handy to pose for me. Good one.

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#33

Sorry About That

Sorry About That

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PetraRybová 3 years ago

:D Czech makes sense, of course :D

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#34

Directions Were To 'draw Hands On The Clocks'

Directions Were To 'draw Hands On The Clocks'

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SueDonim 3 years ago

drew arms too. !!!

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#35

As Simple As I Want

As Simple As I Want

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Debbie 3 years ago

Ha,ha,ha......Like it and they did nothing wrong!!!

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#36

I Did Say To Put These In The Bathroom. There Is Nothing Like Having A Literal 2nd Grader Living In Your House

I Did Say To Put These In The Bathroom. There Is Nothing Like Having A Literal 2nd Grader Living In Your House

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MaggieGroverBacher 3 years ago

they don't outgrow it . . . .teenagers

#37

This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

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PriyankaJatan 3 years ago

His face!

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#38

Oh The Irony

Oh The Irony

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wangra 3 years ago

CRUSH

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#39

If You Insist

If You Insist

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#40

Eat Me

Eat Me

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Tythan Dang 1 year ago

This is easily the worse one because he didn’t eat ME

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#41

I Think I Read The Instructions Too Literally

I Think I Read The Instructions Too Literally

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CiaraMcMurdo-Farr 3 years ago

That's what I did!

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#42

Nice To See A Sign That Follows Its Own Rules

Nice To See A Sign That Follows Its Own Rules

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RachaelMoyer 3 years ago

That sign needs to quit laying down on the job!!

#43

Sure Will Do!

Sure Will Do!

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MaciejMelcher 3 years ago

And then the police showed up.

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#44

Following The Law

Following The Law

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

It needs to be am arm-less headstand! :P

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#45

Ok, But I Don't Think It'll Work

Ok, But I Don't Think It'll Work

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AmandaPanda 3 years ago

"Damnit" - sloth

#46

Okay, Heads Up!

Okay, Heads Up!

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

Toss can mean masturbate in the UK so he could have got in trouble for doing that one.

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#47

Pick Up Chicks Here

Pick Up Chicks Here

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AmandaPanda 3 years ago

I must find this place!

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#48

Literal Advertising

Literal Advertising

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SusannaVesna 3 years ago

BBC America, CNN America, and wtv else comes from American TVs is not "above", but IS trash!

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#49

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

But this isn't an instruction.

#50

I'm Not Very Good At Drawing, But I Hope This Suffices

I'm Not Very Good At Drawing, But I Hope This Suffices

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PeytonMcIntosh 3 years ago

omg I did this too!

#51

It's Been Five Days Since I Last Ate. Please Send Help

It's Been Five Days Since I Last Ate. Please Send Help

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JaninMatuschak 3 years ago

Germans wouldn't get that wrong. xD "Nicht verzehren" is a pretty clear instruction even though it does mean "Do not eat" (it's more specific though). "Do not eat" (in a general way) would be translated to "Nicht essen". :D

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#52

Taking A Sign Too Literally

Taking A Sign Too Literally

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#53

I Don't See Why They Stopped Traffic For Us To Do This

I Don't See Why They Stopped Traffic For Us To Do This

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#54

It's Not Very Healthy For Me But I Guess I Don't Have A Choice

It's Not Very Healthy For Me But I Guess I Don't Have A Choice

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DariaB 3 years ago

Marketing strategy. ^_-

#55

One Of Us

One Of Us

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AlvinCogan 3 years ago

Here's looking at you. O_O

#56

Conformist

Conformist

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JoChrisco 3 years ago

You really need one more butt for a plural.

#57

Tell My Wife I Loved Her

Tell My Wife I Loved Her

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#58

I've Been Stuck In This Burger King For Twelve Hours

I've Been Stuck In This Burger King For Twelve Hours

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#59

Well, If You Say So

Well, If You Say So

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DariaB 3 years ago

Ouch!

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#60

I'm Not 100% Sure But I Think That I Misread The Directions

I'm Not 100% Sure But I Think That I Misread The Directions

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KristenHdz 3 years ago

That is BRILLIANT.

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#61

Here You Are

Here You Are

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#62

A Standee In The Movie Theater Said To Take A Pic In Deadpool's Lap. I Took It A Different Direction

A Standee In The Movie Theater Said To Take A Pic In Deadpool's Lap. I Took It A Different Direction

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Quant 3 years ago

Deadpool approves

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#63

It's Not A Knife

It's Not A Knife

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#64

What Should I Do Then?

What Should I Do Then?

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#65

Whatever You Say

Whatever You Say

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SueDonim 3 years ago

did NOT unmount the sign (dismount) .

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#66

Pizza Delivery

Pizza Delivery

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DariaB 3 years ago

Cheater! That's writing, not drawing! ^_-

#67

So That's How You Should Hitchhike!

So That's How You Should Hitchhike!

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#68

I Think Someone Took The Sign A Little Too Literally

I Think Someone Took The Sign A Little Too Literally

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吟汤 3 years ago

The blue studs in the metal pole indicate a hand sanitizing station was probably removed! lol

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#69

Ecuador - Keep Traffic Rules

Ecuador - Keep Traffic Rules

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TinyDynamine 3 years ago

I don't get it.

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#70

Ok... If I Have To

Ok... If I Have To

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Candace 3 years ago

Somebody wasted 3 perfect delicious cookies for this photo :(

#71

If You Insist

If You Insist

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Sarcasm 2 years ago

What a cute finger

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#72

The Sign Gets It

The Sign Gets It

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#73

Rules Are Strict

Rules Are Strict

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#74

Thank You Sir For Doing As You Are Told

Thank You Sir For Doing As You Are Told

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#75

Ooops, I Did It Again!

Ooops, I Did It Again!

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