They say if you never fail, you never learn. But some mistakes are so silly, so ridiculously silly, you can't help but wonder if the people responsible still care about anything they do.

The subreddit r/onejob is the place for these funny mishaps. Fire it up on any given day and you'll see pictures of a poorly-dressed mannequin, unfortunate typos in important articles, and pretty much all kinds of blunders on the job.

We at Bored Panda have already covered the online community here and here, but people keep failing so we have to keep going. Enjoy.

#1

Oh No, Not Germans!

Oh No, Not Germans!

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MauKini
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1 month ago (edited)

I am german and i hate when this happens. You are happily shopping, someone coughs and sents you flying across two aisles.

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#2

I Know How I Will Proposeto My Girl!

I Know How I Will Proposeto My Girl!

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

It's only cute if you are a star wars fan

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#3

An Honest Mistake, But I Can’t Help But Feel Bad For This Guy

An Honest Mistake, But I Can’t Help But Feel Bad For This Guy

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MauKini
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1 month ago

That is painfull.

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Career coach Becca Carnahan, who specializes in helping early to mid-career professionals create careers and lives they love as parents and professionals, told Bored Panda people might feel unmotivated at work for any number of reasons. "You've outgrown your role and aren't being challenged. You aren't inspired by the mission of your company or your boss. You don't see how your work impacts the bigger picture. Deep down, you want to do something completely different for work but don’t know how to make that move. Something outside of work isn't going well—life and career don't exist in separate boxes. Or maybe you’re simply exhausted!" Carnahan listed some of the possibilities.

She said regaining motivation is all about figuring out WHY you're feeling unmotivated and then tackling that problem head-on. "For example, if you aren't being challenged, have you asked to take on a new project or raised your hand for a stretch assignment? Your boss and colleagues can't read your mind, so you need to speak up," Becca highlighted. "Or, is there something you can change on the homefront that will improve your outlook? It seems simple, but sometimes turning off the compare-my-life o’meter (social media) and getting some more sleep instead can make a big difference."

#4

A Genius Baker

A Genius Baker

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Original

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#5

Goddamnit Bruce!

Goddamnit Bruce!

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Miss Melanie
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1 month ago

One job, Bruce, one job!

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#6

When You Really Just Don't Care

When You Really Just Don't Care

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Chich
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1 month ago

That ain't going anywhere

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However, if you've tried all sorts of different ways to regain your motivation at work and it’s just not working, Carnahan advises looking outside of your current job. "Start by doing some self-assessment to figure out what is it you do want to do, and then reverse engineer your goals," she said.

"Break it down! Who does that thing you really want to do? What steps did they take to get there? Could you learn new skills or start something on the side while you’re in your current job? Having a clear goal and a plan to get there can help with your day-to-day motivation and mood, and help you make some moves into a new role that will keep you motivated and energized."

Ayanna E. Jackson, a career coach, trainer, speaker, and HR professional from Maryland, told Bored Panda people have to learn to get comfortable with change and uncertainty when they feel lose motivation for work. "We get so comfortable in our roles, even if they aren’t healthy for us," Jackson said. "We receive a regular salary, we have work friends and relationships we don't want to lose and we can't visualize how to go about getting a role that will be better for us."

According to her, you start to regain your motivation for work by assessing your skills and strengths. "What are you really good at? What do others call on you to do all the time? Think about what it is what you want to learn and how you want to contribute to helping others. You have everything you need to motivate yourself, you just need a plan of action to follow to get started. How badly do you want a career change?"

#7

Very Relatable

Very Relatable

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

A comma won't make up for this. It's a symptom on its own. Also Forgetfullness headaches are the worst.

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#8

Forever Cone

Forever Cone

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KamiKhan
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1 month ago

The cone has one job, and by god it's gonna do it forever.

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#9

Touch Bread With What?

Touch Bread With What?

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ume reid
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1 month ago

yeah.. i'm not buying that bread

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But even if your job is meaningful to you, given the circumstances, it's quite normal if you're finding it hard to stay motivated or even don't care that much about it. After all, there's a virus ravaging the world, and it has already killed 3 million people.

"The sudden reminders of our mortality, and the suddenness with which people are dying can conjure existential crises, can inevitably make us wonder what our legacies are as we are seeing so many people's lives cut short," Kristin Bianchi, a Maryland-based licensed psychologist at the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, told Huff Post. So if you think you're on the verge of making this list, it's not the end of the world.

Bianchi said her therapist colleagues have reported that their patients feel apathy, restlessness, and futility toward their jobs.

Emily, a New York City-based digital marketer for an airline, transitioned to working from home in March 2020. Eventually, she noticed that her job, which used to bring her satisfaction, started to feel “a little bit pointless.”

Emily said she still feels some satisfaction from helping to answer travel questions, but feels terrible when she doesn't have answers for customers who want to know when they are going to be able to travel again. "I go right back to feeling like I'm not doing anything for society," she explained.

#10

French Air Force

French Air Force

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Rob Woollard
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1 month ago

More like French air farce lol

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#11

That's... Not A Fox

That's... Not A Fox

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mulk
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1 month ago

wrong: it's a trash fox

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#12

My Mom Found A Whole Potato In The Bag Of French Fries Tonight

My Mom Found A Whole Potato In The Bag Of French Fries Tonight

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Miss Melanie
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1 month ago

Nooooo!!!

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She is not alone in feeling this way. Patrick O'Malley, a grief and trauma psychotherapist based in Texas, pointed out that a lot of people are missing out on the things that usually energize their lives, like exercise, family, church, you name it. This leads to an energy imbalance that can impact their work.

If you feel this way, recognize that these feelings won't last forever. "As your energy comes back, you can do more, but part of managing this energy is to try to not get compromised," O'Malley said. "I think it's very reasonable to say, 'I'm going to be real clear about what I can do and be intentional about it. It may not be at the level I functioned before, but I will fulfill what I have to get done.'"

Try to reframe your self-critical thoughts into more compassionate phrases like, 'I am having to adapt to circumstances that are so unique and unusual, and it's not a character issue' or 'I don't have a bad character because I've got low energy, I've got low energy because of all these things I am thinking about, worried about, trying to take care of, and I don't have my usual resources to gain energy.'

We've got this!

"Don’t stay in a place that’s toxic or doesn't have a path for your career development and aspirations," Ayanna E. Jackson stressed. "If you're not contributing because of your lack of motivation, don’t stick around and be a drain on others. Don't let comfort be your motivator. Let the knowledge of knowing there is a better, greater role for you be the driver to get to where you should be."

#13

Any Given Monday

Any Given Monday

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mulk
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1 month ago

monday 3rd may 2376

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#14

Slenderman Is Crying

Slenderman Is Crying

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nanashi
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1 month ago

*sad No Face sounds*

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#15

We Live In Confusing Times

We Live In Confusing Times

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Vorknkx
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1 month ago

Schrödinger's door sign.

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#16

Updated The Death Clock Boss

Updated The Death Clock Boss

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elStiJneriNO
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1 month ago

1 mistake, can happen to all of us. just make sure you don't mess up again

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#17

You're Used To American Bananas. These Are Australian Bananas. That's Why You're Confused

You're Used To American Bananas. These Are Australian Bananas. That's Why You're Confused

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mulk
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1 month ago

Does this species of banana venomous?

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#18

Uncut Fork

Uncut Fork

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Miss Melanie
Community Member
1 month ago

I want it lol

Jessica Shookhoff
Community Member
1 month ago

I also want the food shovel for my mouth!

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Kristof De Smet
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a foon!

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣

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Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

A VERY thin spatula???

Sheila McEnany Markowitz
Community Member
1 month ago

Truly, a utensil that holds a world of possibility...and I'm not forking around.

Zedrapazia
Community Member
1 month ago

It could be a good fish knife

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Max
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, a shovel.

Brendan
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks kinda cool, actually.

Robert T
Community Member
1 month ago

Fork and shovel!

François Carré
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe it's great to scratch your back ? Don't judge until you've tried it.

HooowlAtTheMoon
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay at first I didn't notice what was wrong because I'm unobservant like that, I thought the sides of the handle were spiky like a saw because of the way the light hits them and I thought "were they supposed to cut the spikes off?" and then I saw the other fork and I was like "....oh. well I'm dumb. That's great."

Marsha Peters
Community Member
1 month ago

Butter fork .

Iggy
Community Member
1 month ago

Or a spoon with a wedge haircut?

JennyLaRue
Community Member
1 month ago

An early prototype of the Spork maybe?

TheDragapultUser
Community Member
1 month ago

chisel?

Jamie Andersen
Community Member
1 month ago

Mouth shovel

Blue of the yams
Community Member
1 month ago

now it spoooooon or lil shovel

A weird cat
Community Member
1 month ago

This what you call, a flat spoon

Ruth Lollar
Community Member
1 month ago

it's a special knife

Luna Lovegood!
Community Member
1 month ago

i think you mean tiny pie cutter. shut up and take my money.

Callia Donoven
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a meal shovel, spoons are overrated.

Mimi777
Community Member
1 month ago

It could be used as a mini spatula

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
1 week ago

a baby spatula :D

I-am-Bubbles!
Community Member
1 month ago

Mini cake/pie server?

Elaine ji
Community Member
1 month ago

Wth

Minjun Ahn
Community Member
1 month ago

ummm is that a spatula

Adeline Sylvia
Community Member
1 month ago

thats so cool looking

Vygal Nix
Community Member
1 month ago

Helps to shove food into you faster.

Dolly Abson
Community Member
1 month ago

When you really want to shovel your food in.....

LMS
Community Member
1 month ago

Sure might hold the peas better!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Skinny scoop?

Ann Coffman
Community Member
1 month ago

For those who prefer to shovel it in! 🤣

Znaya
Community Member
1 month ago

New diet fork 😀

1-800-I-Need-A-Life
Community Member
1 month ago

its a spatula

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
1 month ago

it's not a spork, it's a foon...

Claire Murray
Community Member
1 month ago

It's like a spoon

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
1 month ago

Don't shovel your food! Wait ...

Zrinka Jelic
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a diet fork.

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
Community Member
1 month ago

The original 'Spork"??

Lyone Fein
Community Member
1 month ago

Forkatula?

Lydia Dean-Melchior
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a smork!

TexasWoman
Community Member
1 month ago

It'd make a great butter knife

DECI VENTO
Community Member
1 month ago

MOUTH SHOVEL

Sam Petter
Community Member
1 month ago

Guess they forkgot to cut it

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 month ago

I need one of those.

Cathy
Community Member
1 month ago

Use it like a shovel . . .

Cynthia Marrs
Community Member
1 month ago

Mini spatula

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a fpoon

Gustavo Di Salvo
Community Member
1 month ago

Still can be useful for... something. A little better than the fork when it's raining soup, for instance :)

Kris “ADHD_Carrier” Dudoich
Community Member
1 month ago

But I bet you could spread butter with it! :)

Kageyama
Community Member
1 month ago

spork

David Muench
Community Member
1 month ago

The evolution of the spork...

Doubanji
Community Member
1 month ago

I like it! I want one!!!

23AClark
Community Member
1 month ago

I kind of like it.

Liz
Community Member
1 month ago

A new kind of spork

Amy Pattie
Community Member
1 month ago

Why does this make me so uncomfortable?

mcborge1
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a dinner shovel.

Emerald Lane
Community Member
1 month ago

I feel like I'm looking at something I wasn't meant to see

Tessa Merkley
Community Member
1 month ago

are you sure it isn't a diformed spoon?

D K
Community Member
1 month ago

Completely useless for eating hahaha

Glynna Bowood
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah the very rare Knork!

Karen Evans
Community Member
1 month ago

that's the spork you get when dining in.....

Aleksandra Rusbasan
Community Member
1 month ago

Reverse spork. Foon.

Erihapeti Swampwitch
Community Member
1 month ago

Not fork, food spade!

Duncan
Community Member
1 month ago

a different kind of spork

Kaydn Phillips-Lyons
Community Member
1 month ago

r/mildlyinteresting

Seabeast
Community Member
1 month ago

It's not a spork, it's a foon.

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Foon, sporks have baby tines.

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Dale
Community Member
1 month ago

Not even a spork.

Jenifer Riggs
Community Member
1 month ago

How about the new dining utensil you use to shovel food around your plate.

Hilary Mol
Community Member
1 month ago

Smallest cake knife ever. Maybe this is what they use at weddings when they opt for cupcakes instead of a full-sized cake.

Beezel Palomar
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a flat spoon to me.

Boudewijn van der Mik
Community Member
1 month ago

children's safety fork

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a literal food shovel.

third molar
Community Member
1 month ago

Finally you can shovel in your food.

Laura Kat
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe its parents don't believe in that tradition...

A Random Panda
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Use it as a knife or something.

Alisa Wei
Community Member
1 month ago

the new and improved spork!

Mark Howell
Community Member
1 month ago

A step on the evolution of S P O R K ;o)

Crazy Dog Lady
Community Member
1 month ago

It's the safer version

Hemrich Gundesalf
Community Member
1 month ago

I'd love to have that spatula for my oil paintings.

Pezor Zass
Community Member
1 month ago

it's oddly appealing, isn't it?

Raven
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a shovel

Pig
Community Member
1 month ago

its a forn not a spork

JessG
Community Member
1 month ago

Well, it'll be much easier to pick up peas now!

J. F.
Community Member
1 month ago

Maybe a good ice cream spoon

Poland Ghost
Community Member
1 month ago

Its the impossible

Anonymousplease
Community Member
1 month ago

It's a serving spatula now!

Tacocat
Community Member
1 month ago

For getting out the cake, cheesecake, and pie in one try!

Hermione
Community Member
1 month ago

For those who want to shovel down their dinner.

Dragon Whisperer
Community Member
1 month ago

A foon (cousin of a spork)

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby spatula!

Dino Nuggies
Community Member
1 month ago

Cake cutter

WholesomeArmyweeb
Community Member
1 month ago

its the evolved spork

Lydia Gichia-Black
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

We don’t know yet what it wants to become. And that fork on the left needs to stop trying to influence that innocent piece of cutlery.

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Sabse
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, a spork

brukernavn340
Community Member
1 month ago

Spork

thetacotruckman
Community Member
1 month ago

onek

Rosemari Ferreira Gebbran
Community Member
1 month ago

Spork

Vasana Phong
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s for the cake, when you want portion control, I want one too

N G
Community Member
1 month ago

a spork ?

Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 month ago

Dare to be different.

Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

I could put it into use as a mini-spatula.

KamiKhan
Community Member
1 month ago

I mean it might have another purpose!

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#19

What A Handy Brother-In-Law

What A Handy Brother-In-Law

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Andrew Gibb
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1 month ago

shocking?!

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#20

There Was An Attempt To Alleviate Back Pain

There Was An Attempt To Alleviate Back Pain

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James016
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1 month ago

Savage

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#21

Just Google The United Nations Logo For The Background

Just Google The United Nations Logo For The Background

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mulk
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1 month ago

Niiiiice! Next step: use warhammer 40k space marine logo for US army ;)

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#22

No Cap Needed

No Cap Needed

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Bill
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1 month ago

When you have to adjust the machine before you can go to lunch.

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#23

Dude Seriously

Dude Seriously

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some random chick
Community Member
1 month ago

me: *not understanding the problem for a sec* *realises* OHHHHHH

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#24

Whoever Renovated Our Home Last, You Suck

Whoever Renovated Our Home Last, You Suck

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Surrealist masonry.

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#25

Picture Sliding Puzzle

Picture Sliding Puzzle

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mulk
Community Member
1 month ago

strabismus?

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#26

She Says "Madam" To The Man

She Says "Madam" To The Man

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Serial pacifist
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1 month ago

Customer on the empty line: Don't call me madam; Waitress: Certainly, madam.

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#27

Will You Be My Bebe Frifri?

Will You Be My Bebe Frifri?

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mulk
Community Member
1 month ago

befri!... be free?

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#28

Help Stepboat, I'm Stuck

Help Stepboat, I'm Stuck

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Anna Banana
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1 month ago

I don't think it would ever be considered the helmsman's fault when ships are obligated to take a pilot on board for each crossing.

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#29

Mannequins Are Too Complicated

Mannequins Are Too Complicated

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mulk
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1 month ago

the employee: "Ooooh crap, don't have time for this s***"

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#30

Got My Token Of Gratitude As A Healthcare Worker At Work Today, Notice Anything?

Got My Token Of Gratitude As A Healthcare Worker At Work Today, Notice Anything?

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Miss Melanie
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1 month ago

Good ol Heath lol

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#31

Just Call It Whatever, I Can’t Spell Bok Choy

Just Call It Whatever, I Can’t Spell Bok Choy

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some random chick
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1 month ago

that's one way to put it

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#32

Ah I've Always Called It Wrong

Ah I've Always Called It Wrong

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Paul Mitchell
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1 month ago

It's infused with crystal meth...

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#33

Need Spanish

Need Spanish

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

"bocadillos de fruta"

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#34

The Testing Site Near My School Apparently Has A Special Gift

The Testing Site Near My School Apparently Has A Special Gift

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Max
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1 month ago

Ah, herd immunity.

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#35

Store In Ontario Blocks Off Masks As Non-Essential Items

Store In Ontario Blocks Off Masks As Non-Essential Items

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XxInstantKarmaxX
Community Member
1 month ago

What?!

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#36

Recruiters Being Recruiters

Recruiters Being Recruiters

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

At least they didn't end the message with "Best regards, [insert my name here]" :D

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#37

Installed The Urinal Boss!

Installed The Urinal Boss!

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Mere Cat
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1 month ago

Toilet for male superheroes wearing cape

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#38

Low Expectations From Mcdonald’s Still Don’t Cut It

Low Expectations From Mcdonald’s Still Don’t Cut It

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mulk
Community Member
1 month ago

And the surprise of the guy who order tartar sauce?

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#39

Why Did They Put Nail Cutter ?

Why Did They Put Nail Cutter ?

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James016
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1 month ago

Home dental care

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#40

Ah Yes Sopt, Just What Could It Mean

Ah Yes Sopt, Just What Could It Mean

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

He got 1 out of 4 in the right place. That's impressive for all the wrong reasons.

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#41

Yup! The Answer Is Obvious

Yup! The Answer Is Obvious

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ume reid
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1 month ago

the answer is obvious .

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#42

Me: "Thank You", Baker: "No, Tank You"

Me: "Thank You", Baker: "No, Tank You"

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some random chick
Community Member
1 month ago

*proceeds to run them over with a tank* no, tank you

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#43

Whose Idea Was It To Put An Elastic Band Around This

Whose Idea Was It To Put An Elastic Band Around This

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Rissie
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, well, NA uni's and colleges really need to step up their diploma sending skills. There are plenty options available to keep it safe. This is not one of them.

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#44

Seriously?

Seriously?

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 month ago

This is probably in Australia. People there are upside-down, so it makes sense for the signs to be like this as well :D

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#45

New Staircase At My School

New Staircase At My School

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mulk
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1 month ago

ahahahah

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#46

Is It Right Or Wrong

Is It Right Or Wrong

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Bond, James Bond

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#47

Found This In The Green Room Of My School's Theatre

Found This In The Green Room Of My School's Theatre

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Bill
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Just slide it out and put it back right. You don't even need any tools. Also center the led bar inside.

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#48

For The Past Year Someone Has Been Putting The Price Sticker Over The Straw Hole. Purest Form Of Evil

For The Past Year Someone Has Been Putting The Price Sticker Over The Straw Hole. Purest Form Of Evil