"Fix it in post" is a phrase uttered by filmmakers who screw up a shot but don't want to undertake the time-consuming process of redoing it and hope that the editor will remove or obscure the mistake in post-production to make it less apparent to the viewer.

Judging from some of the posts on the subreddit r/WellThatSucks, however, it seems that contractors also live by these words. But when their Plan B fails, the consequences are much bigger than a broken suspension of disbelief. Like a hallway that looks like a scene from the Titanic.

Scrolling through this online community, we at Bored Panda noticed many more reasons why homeowners end up getting a feature there, with natural disasters and failing appliances being the most popular ones. So we published a collection of all the misfortunes that caught them off guard. Then another one. And now it's time for the third rendition of things you wouldn't like to find in your house.

#1

Well There Is A Water Snake Living In My Toilet Somehow

Well There Is A Water Snake Living In My Toilet Somehow

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Nathaniel
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and saviour Jesus Christ?"

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#2

My Dog Has Locked Me Out Of The House. It Is Raining…

My Dog Has Locked Me Out Of The House. It Is Raining…

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Badass boi - "I warned you, Susan. Stop asking "Who's da good boi?""

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Even though there can be many surprises, a hot housing market is often causing buyers to forgo a home inspection prior to purchasing a property, something experts say puts them at risk.

"The housing market has changed since I started my business in 2008, especially in the last two and a half years," said Bruce Jacobs, a registered home inspector who operates Jacobs Property Inspections in Waterloo Region, Canada.

"The inspections I do most often today are those after the home buyer gets the key to the house and they have possession."

#3

Went Into My Attic Looking For A Water Leak Coming Into My Living Room And It Appears That I'm Also In Quarantine With This Whatever Monstrosity Left This Behind. Its Soft To The Touch So I'm Assuming It's Still Around

Went Into My Attic Looking For A Water Leak Coming Into My Living Room And It Appears That I'm Also In Quarantine With This Whatever Monstrosity Left This Behind. Its Soft To The Touch So I'm Assuming It's Still Around

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#4

Person's Apartment Is So Cold That Their Toilet's Water Tank Froze And Broke

Person's Apartment Is So Cold That Their Toilet's Water Tank Froze And Broke

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Leigh Gate, president of the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors, estimates that only 15 percent of sales in the area include a home inspection.

"If we look at 2019-2020, probably about 85 percent of homes were being inspected during a real estate transaction, and that has really fallen significantly," Gate said.

"And the reason for that is the imbalance in the market."

#5

The Cat Closed The Balcony Door On Me By Standing On The Handle And Pushing It Down. I Had To Wait For Someone Who Had A Key To My Apartment To Open It Up For Me. Luckily, I Had My Phone With Me

The Cat Closed The Balcony Door On Me By Standing On The Handle And Pushing It Down. I Had To Wait For Someone Who Had A Key To My Apartment To Open It Up For Me. Luckily, I Had My Phone With Me

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#6

So Part Of The Automated Chicken Feeding System Broke Today...

So Part Of The Automated Chicken Feeding System Broke Today...

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#7

Long Story Short, I Saw A Cockroach

Long Story Short, I Saw A Cockroach

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"It's been a hot market for years. But it's the imbalance that is the issue. And that's supply and demand," Gate highlighted.

"[There are far fewer] homes for sale right now than there is a demand for buyers. So, if you are going into a competitive bidding situation, because in Ontario we typically use the blind bidding system, for someone to stand a chance at buying a home, they would have to go in with their very best purchase price offer and they would have to remove as many conditions as possible."

#8

"River Views"

"River Views"

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#9

“I Think I Left A Window Open Last Night, Not Sure”

“I Think I Left A Window Open Last Night, Not Sure”

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Nathaniel
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Be the first to leave your footprints every time it snows! Crump crump crump!

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#10

Pest Control Guy Finds A Weak Spot In My Attic (He's Ok, And Invited To Thanksgiving)

Pest Control Guy Finds A Weak Spot In My Attic (He's Ok, And Invited To Thanksgiving)

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"And what collections do I have at my home, you ask? A pair of grown man legs hanging from the roof in mint condition. The only pair ever made in this world."

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Jacobs said that people shouldn't fully trust a house just because it looks beautiful. It's just the lipstick. What's behind the walls, though?

"You get a used car, it has to be safety inspected and it has to be certified, but you buy a house, it takes nothing," the home inspector said.

#11

Woke Up To What Sounded Like Someone Trying To Kick In My Door.. Looked Out And Saw This.. Neighbors Had Just Recently Renovated The Entire House And Basement...

Woke Up To What Sounded Like Someone Trying To Kick In My Door.. Looked Out And Saw This.. Neighbors Had Just Recently Renovated The Entire House And Basement...

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Antonia
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is terrible, I hope everyone was safe?

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#12

It's So Hot In My Apartment That My Candles Are Melting

It's So Hot In My Apartment That My Candles Are Melting

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#13

Apartment Hallway In Dallas, TX Looks Like A Scene From The Titanic

Apartment Hallway In Dallas, TX Looks Like A Scene From The Titanic

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"What I find, is now you have people going in with their best financial offer on a house which means quite often, they are exhausting things like a potential repair budget," Gate added.

"I've come in afterward when a client finds out their roof or furnace is shot. These are not small fixes. This is when you get into tens of thousands of dollars in repairs."

#14

Gravity Wins. But I Live To Trip Another Day

Gravity Wins. But I Live To Trip Another Day

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#15

After A Few Weeks I Returned To My Apartment

After A Few Weeks I Returned To My Apartment

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Their mama taught them well; always s**t in bathroom nowhere else

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#16

Bed Bugs Everywhere In The Apartment

Bed Bugs Everywhere In The Apartment

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#17

Neighbors Upstairs Flooded Their Apartment

Neighbors Upstairs Flooded Their Apartment

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Nathaniel
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know it will be bad, but I bet you just want to burst it don't you?

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Val Brooks, president of the Cambridge Association of Realtors, said some clients tell him that they have tried many times to get a home, but their parents insist that they have to get a home inspection. According to him, buyers want to take their parents' advice but the market is different than when mom and dad bought a house.

Still, Brooks thinks "it is absolutely imperative to have a home inspection."

"It does make it challenging, however, being that we are in a market where there are multiple offers. If you do put a home inspection in an offer, in all likelihood, you will never get it."

#18

When Your Cabinet Decides It’s Time To Break Lose And Come Crashing Down The Day You Install Your Brand New Glass Top Stove

When Your Cabinet Decides It’s Time To Break Lose And Come Crashing Down The Day You Install Your Brand New Glass Top Stove

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Jo Choto
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've always wondered what the inside looks like.

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#19

Make Sure You Check That Your Door Is Closed When A Blizzard Hits Overnight

Make Sure You Check That Your Door Is Closed When A Blizzard Hits Overnight

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Dawnaeh
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Make sure your doors are closed at night, period.

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#20

Someone In My Town Fell 30’ Down A Well Through The Floor Of Their House They Didn’t Know Existed. Literally A Well That Sucked

Someone In My Town Fell 30’ Down A Well Through The Floor Of Their House They Didn’t Know Existed. Literally A Well That Sucked

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!

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"More often, we see pre-listing inspections. I’ve certainly done that with some of my clients, which is to have an inspection done before a house is listed and then make that inspection available for potential buyers. Some people can say that it is weighted in the favour of the seller, however, if you have a viable and respectable inspector, he is not doing it in anybody’s favour. He's doing it on the condition of the house, not in the favour of anyone else."

As a realtor, Brooks said the advice for potential new homeowners is not to have a home inspection.

"I want to advise them to have a home inspection but I’m also going to tell them that if they put in an offer with a home inspection, they will not get the house," Brooks explained.

#21

Found This Under A Serving Table In A Older Home We Were Renovating...

Found This Under A Serving Table In A Older Home We Were Renovating...

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#22

Apparently My Post Isn't Appropriate For R/DIY So I'll Share With Y'all. I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees!

Apparently My Post Isn't Appropriate For R/DIY So I'll Share With Y'all. I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 In Install Fees!

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#23

Siding On My Apartment Building Was Being Replaced, Heard A Noise, Opened My Bathroom Door To This

Siding On My Apartment Building Was Being Replaced, Heard A Noise, Opened My Bathroom Door To This

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Gate said that typically with any house that's 15 years or older there are systems that are at the end of their life cycle.

"Roofing and HVAC are the two most common failures after 15 years, but the importance of a home inspection falls to safety and cost. Number one, if there is an electrical issue in an older home or even things like missing stair rails, those can all lead to personal injury," Gate said.

"The second thing is cost ... You exhaust all of your financial resources just trying to buy a house. Mortgage rates are higher, payments are higher, and housing costs are higher. Once you do find a problem in the home, people may not have the budget to fix it or fix it properly."

#24

Saw This On Fb With Someone Asking For A Contractor

Saw This On Fb With Someone Asking For A Contractor

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#25

Just Finished Renovations In The Master Bathroom A Month Ago...

Just Finished Renovations In The Master Bathroom A Month Ago...

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"It's what you can't see. For example, in an attic, is there condensation, or is it ventilated? In 2008, most inspections were conditional. Everybody saw the main concerns of the house and then the seller, back then, would fix them," Jacobs added.

Jacobs said he loves his profession as a home inspector over his year 40-year career in construction and home renovation, but many of his colleagues have been forced to leave the industry due to declining business.

#27

Woke Up To Noises Coming From My Bathroom Turns Out My Neighbor Tried Getting Into My Apartment Through My Medicine Cabinet

Woke Up To Noises Coming From My Bathroom Turns Out My Neighbor Tried Getting Into My Apartment Through My Medicine Cabinet

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's what you get for saying Candyman five times!

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#28

And The Job Went To The Lowest Bidder...

And The Job Went To The Lowest Bidder...

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Dee on bikes
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If they're installing one layer of shingles right over the old layer, they can't take much high-ground on cutting corners. (I know it's 'ok' by code in parts of the US)

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#29

I Left A Platter Of Cookies On The Stove And My Dog Decided If He Couldn't Have The Cookies, No One Could

I Left A Platter Of Cookies On The Stove And My Dog Decided If He Couldn't Have The Cookies, No One Could

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cookies on stove. Dog jumped for cookies, hit stove controls. Fire starts, towel or pot holders near burners. Cabinets catch fire. Fire spreads.

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So due to the changing buyer habits and the fact that r/WellThatSucks has over 2.7 million members with thousands online at any given moment, something tells me it's only a matter of time before this series gets a part 4!

#30

The Good News, I Narrowly Avoided A House Fire Today. The Bad News, All Of The Outlets In My Basement Are Dead Now

The Good News, I Narrowly Avoided A House Fire Today. The Bad News, All Of The Outlets In My Basement Are Dead Now

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Rey
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

okay okay but get this the top part above the first outlet looks like a pug just saying

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