The pandemic has turned us all into make-it-yourselfers, more or less. And while most of us have had our inspo put into practice either by trying a recipe that under normal circumstances we’d never dare to challenge, or making a nesting box, others set out on way more elaborate endeavors. As a result, there was an unprecedented boom in homeowners with days that have been ruined beyond repair.

The reasons for this curious phenomenon can be traced back to the seemingly innocent urge for renovation. After all, we all spent a shamelessly huge amount of time in the comfort of our homes that became the target of our idle hands.

Fast forward to today and we now have quite a solid collection of pics that document these home disasters. Thanks to the corner of Reddit known as “Well That Sucks” that has a whopping 2.6M members, we have a lot to learn from what not to do with our home, shelter, rented flat, Airbnb, roof, ‘cause… well, the pics speak for themselves.

Psst! Part 1 with more homeowners having a pretty bad day await right here.

#1

Man Arrives Home To Find Bear Eating His Bucket Of KFC

Man Arrives Home To Find Bear Eating His Bucket Of KFC

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

What, no mashed potatoes?

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#2

The View Of My Balcony Before And After They Removed A Tree

The View Of My Balcony Before And After They Removed A Tree

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

Noooooo. That is tragic. I once had a landlord cut down all of the giant bushes in front of our windows without telling us. In theory, he was going to "paint the house." Front room felt like a fishbowl as everyone on the sidewalk could see straight in. I moved out two years later. House was never painted.

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#3

Raccoons Climbed In My Garage Window And Ate All My Raccoon Repellant

Raccoons Climbed In My Garage Window And Ate All My Raccoon Repellant

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

They said satisfaction guaranteed, but they didn't say who would be satisfied.

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Bored Panda spoke with Philippa Main, the professional realtor from Tampa Bay who went viral for her brilliant and insanely funny listing description about “the worst house on the street” eight months ago. Philippa was happy to share some insights into home improvement and renovation projects, as well as shared some very useful advice with our readers.

“During the pandemic, people started a lot of smaller home improvement projects they could tackle themselves that may or may not have gone according to plan. Either way, now people are turning to hiring professionals whenever they can, because post-pandemic they either realized they don’t have the time—or the skills—to do the job right themselves,” Philippa said.

#4

Went To The Gas Station Last Night For 5 Minutes To Get Beer And Came Back To This. My Room Is The Window To The Right. I Feel Insanely Lucky Right Now. Might Go Gambling Later

Went To The Gas Station Last Night For 5 Minutes To Get Beer And Came Back To This. My Room Is The Window To The Right. I Feel Insanely Lucky Right Now. Might Go Gambling Later

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

Go back to the gas station and buy lottery tickets

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#5

My Super Kicked A Hole Through The Ceiling This Morning, Then Poked His Head Through To Apologize. I Was Naked.

My Super Kicked A Hole Through The Ceiling This Morning, Then Poked His Head Through To Apologize. I Was Naked.

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm sorry, but that's just funny

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#6

Great Way To Start The Morning

Great Way To Start The Morning

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

The last pic though!

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Unfortunately, a lot of people who waited to have work done on their homes (either for budget reasons or for fear of having people into their homes during the pandemic) are now finding that the cost of their projects has gone up 20% - 50% and that quoted estimates are only valid for a few days before price increases take effect.”

Philippa added that this is down to reduced supplies, reduced skilled laborers to perform the work (which was happening before the pandemic), and increased demand.

#7

My Apartment Received A Shockwave From A Missile That Hit My Neighborhood

My Apartment Received A Shockwave From A Missile That Hit My Neighborhood

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
7 months ago

That's scary.

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#8

In Ten Seconds I'm Going To Discover The Value Of Lifejackets And Renter's Insurance

In Ten Seconds I'm Going To Discover The Value Of Lifejackets And Renter's Insurance

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
7 months ago

The only thing missing is a shark swimming past.

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#9

Bought A House Last Year And Wondered Why This Light Never Worked. Finally Took It Off To Have A Look At The Wiring...

Bought A House Last Year And Wondered Why This Light Never Worked. Finally Took It Off To Have A Look At The Wiring...

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Mazer
Community Member
7 months ago

What the… that’s just low!!

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The professional realtor urges anyone who's thinking of renovating to “not cut corners just because they think it will be ok or because it’s fine for them. They should look at it as if they were selling their home and a picky buyer was coming through to look at it,” she said and added: “Because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a client love a home, but ultimately not submit an offer on it because so many DIY projects were done so poorly that it made them question whether there would be actual major issues with the home.”

#10

My Sunflower In The Front Of My House Finally Bloomed For The World To See

My Sunflower In The Front Of My House Finally Bloomed For The World To See

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

Aww, it's shy.

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#11

My Wall In My Apartment After Dating A Psycho

My Wall In My Apartment After Dating A Psycho

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
7 months ago

I hope you're alright and they're out of your life.

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#12

My 20 Year Old Tree Planted When I Was Born Got Uprooted In A Wind Storm Back Home Last Night

My 20 Year Old Tree Planted When I Was Born Got Uprooted In A Wind Storm Back Home Last Night

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

It is possible to replant uprooted trees, but they may need extra support to make them safe.

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Philippa explained her thought process, which is like “if the seller cut corners on this, what else did they cut corners on?” She also shared one such case: “I recently showed a home where originally the refrigerator door couldn’t open all the way without the handle hitting the wall. Instead of buying a new refrigerator with a different style door (an easy, affordable fix), the homeowner cut open the wall into the adjoining bedroom.”

She continued: “He then built a floor-to-ceiling semi-circle-shaped alcove for the door to recess into that took away essentially a third of the usable space in the bedroom just so he could open his refrigerator.” It turns out, "it looked ridiculous, took away from the functionality of the house, and left me and my client extremely confused. So even though the rest of the home had a lot to offer, she passed on it.”

#13

This Is The Side Of My House

This Is The Side Of My House

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

Adorable!

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#14

Have Cats They Said, It’ll Be Fun They Said (No Cats Were Harmed And No Plants Were Seriously Injured)

Have Cats They Said, It’ll Be Fun They Said (No Cats Were Harmed And No Plants Were Seriously Injured)

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Caro Caro
Community Member
7 months ago

They must have had one helluva party.

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#15

Tornado-Driven Murder-Branch Impales My House Directly Above My Kid’s Bed

Tornado-Driven Murder-Branch Impales My House Directly Above My Kid’s Bed

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
7 months ago

Omg I hope the kid was fine!

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#16

Our Neighbor's 80' Locust Tree Gave Us Some Live Edge Sky Lights, A Great View Of The Stars, And That Rainforest Cafe Atmosphere That Our Living Room Had Just Always Been Missing. No Injuries, Dogs Pissed The Bed, Life Goes On...

Our Neighbor's 80' Locust Tree Gave Us Some Live Edge Sky Lights, A Great View Of The Stars, And That Rainforest Cafe Atmosphere That Our Living Room Had Just Always Been Missing. No Injuries, Dogs Pissed The Bed, Life Goes On...

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chuckanders81
Community Member
7 months ago

it was not until my house burned down that I could see the clear starry sky - Buddhist saying

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#17

First Thought It Was Rice On My Garbage Can This Morning But A After Closer Look They Were Moving…

First Thought It Was Rice On My Garbage Can This Morning But A After Closer Look They Were Moving…

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Chich
Community Member
7 months ago

Had a neighbour toss unwrapped raw chicken in his trash can mid summer. Maggots and what a smell!

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#18

This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building

This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building

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Joan Zatorski
Community Member
7 months ago

G.E.T. O.U.T. N.O.W.

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#19

Got Home From Vacation Only To Find Out Our Fridge And Freezer Have Been Dead For 10 Days

Got Home From Vacation Only To Find Out Our Fridge And Freezer Have Been Dead For 10 Days

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm so glad I can't smell this photo.

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#20

Found Out My Neighbor Sleeps With A Loaded Firearm Today. (Corner Of My Computer Desk Right Behind My Monitor)

Found Out My Neighbor Sleeps With A Loaded Firearm Today. (Corner Of My Computer Desk Right Behind My Monitor)

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william mcgloin
Community Member
7 months ago

Say you're American without saying you're American.

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#21

The Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Has An Antifog Section. Unfortunately, I'm 5'2"

The Mirror In My Hotel Bathroom Has An Antifog Section. Unfortunately, I'm 5'2"

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EP
Community Member
7 months ago

Hahaha classic

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#22

My Friend Fell Down The Stairs In Our Airbnb

My Friend Fell Down The Stairs In Our Airbnb

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Sum Guy
Community Member
7 months ago

Everything here is a brick wall... I used to watch American movies when I was young and thought they were really strong there when they punched the wall... then I realised that their definition of a wall and ours was different

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#23

Ordered A New Chlorinator For The Pool, The Instructions Came On Vhs

Ordered A New Chlorinator For The Pool, The Instructions Came On Vhs

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Just hold it up to the light. (I used to be a videographer...I know how tape is constructed)

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#24

Nothing Better To Start Your Morning Than Dropping A Full Jar Of Glitter

Nothing Better To Start Your Morning Than Dropping A Full Jar Of Glitter

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ns
Community Member
7 months ago

You'll be finding that in the weirdest places for the next 30 years

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#25

Flooded Basement Quickly Becomes An Ocean

Flooded Basement Quickly Becomes An Ocean

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Courtney Johnson
Community Member
7 months ago

There is a video. He barely escaped.

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#26

Tempered Glass Lid Shattered, Giving Me Schrodinger's Stir-Fry

Tempered Glass Lid Shattered, Giving Me Schrodinger's Stir-Fry

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Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
7 months ago

Lift the lid and die, leave on and live

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#27

Anyone Else Have To Remove Their Washer Agitator Because They Washed A New Box Of Staples, Or Is It Just Me?

Anyone Else Have To Remove Their Washer Agitator Because They Washed A New Box Of Staples, Or Is It Just Me?

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Rijkærd
Community Member
7 months ago

Just you kungfoofighter80. Just you.

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#28

Bird Shat On My Window While It Was Open And It Got Splattered On My Bed

Bird Shat On My Window While It Was Open And It Got Splattered On My Bed

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Mazer
Community Member
7 months ago

Rude, just plain rude

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#29

Yesterday My Pen Exploded In My Dryer. Today, This When I Get Home After Another 13 Hour Work Day. Take A Shot For Me Today Please

Yesterday My Pen Exploded In My Dryer. Today, This When I Get Home After Another 13 Hour Work Day. Take A Shot For Me Today Please

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EP
Community Member
7 months ago

Life’s moments. What a joy

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#30

Unlucky Day

Unlucky Day

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Robert T
Community Member
7 months ago

Luck should never have been a factor, but incompetence on the part of the crane operator definitely was!

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#31

First Night Of Vacation And We Go To Pull Out The Sofa Bed For The Kids, Hear A Loud Crunching Sound... Son’s iPhone Fell Between The Cushions And Got Caught In Hinges Of Bed Frame...

First Night Of Vacation And We Go To Pull Out The Sofa Bed For The Kids, Hear A Loud Crunching Sound... Son’s iPhone Fell Between The Cushions And Got Caught In Hinges Of Bed Frame...

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
7 months ago

Yikes.

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#32

Thought I Bought Forks

Thought I Bought Forks

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Martine
Community Member
7 months ago

That's entertaining!

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#33

My House Just Fell On My Car

My House Just Fell On My Car

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
7 months ago

When they say "bundle your home and auto insurance," this isn't what they meant.

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#34

Get A Basement Apartment In New York They Said. It'll Be Fun They Said

Get A Basement Apartment In New York They Said. It'll Be Fun They Said

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spirit wolf
Community Member
7 months ago

Never!! If Nanny Fines and Val taught us anything, it's never to get a basement apartment in NYC.

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#35

Got To My Apartment From Work During A Rainy Day To Find A Roof Leak Right Over My Laptop...

Got To My Apartment From Work During A Rainy Day To Find A Roof Leak Right Over My Laptop...

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Izzy Curer
Community Member
7 months ago

It might actually be okay if they don't turn it on or plug it in for a few days. The cover looks like it might have protected the electronics.

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#36

And Now My Bedroom Smells Like A Night Club

And Now My Bedroom Smells Like A Night Club

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My O My
Community Member
7 months ago

Spill some beer and have a smoke too to add to the feeling

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#37

I Decided To Try Deep Frying Oreos But I Forgot That Oil And Water Don’t Behave The Same Way, Let It Get Too Hot And Melted Part Of My Kitchen. Always Keep An Eye On Your Oil And Use A Thermometer

I Decided To Try Deep Frying Oreos But I Forgot That Oil And Water Don’t Behave The Same Way, Let It Get Too Hot And Melted Part Of My Kitchen. Always Keep An Eye On Your Oil And Use A Thermometer

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GoodWolf
Community Member
7 months ago

How did they have time to take a picture??

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#38

Always Remember To Turn Off Your Iron

Always Remember To Turn Off Your Iron

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
7 months ago

Alternatively keep it in the upright position.

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#39

Neighbor's 12yo Grandkid Decided To Sneak In The Car And Take A Joyride. Freaked Out, Hit The Gas, And Crossed Their Lawn And Mine To Hit The Front Of My House

Neighbor's 12yo Grandkid Decided To Sneak In The Car And Take A Joyride. Freaked Out, Hit The Gas, And Crossed Their Lawn And Mine To Hit The Front Of My House

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September Meadows
Community Member
7 months ago

Believe it or not, my two brothers managed to do this when they were 4 and 2 years old. 4 year old (very observant and too smart for his own good) watches how my mom drives, takes the keys, gets into a locked car, starts it gets it into drive (was an automatic) has my 2 year brother sit on the floor of the car and push the gas. They drive out of the driveway, across the street, through the neighbors lawn, up seven steps, across a very nicely appointed front patio and pretty much accomplished the same kind of damage as in OP's pic. No one was hurt. Everyone was astonished.

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#40

Mould Killer In My Bathroom Is Itself Mouldy... I Hate This Flat So Much...

Mould Killer In My Bathroom Is Itself Mouldy... I Hate This Flat So Much...

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Wasdinator
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

You have become the very thing you swore to destroy

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#41

I Guess You Shouldn’t Put Glass Windows Over Grass When It’s 22 Degrees Celsius

I Guess You Shouldn’t Put Glass Windows Over Grass When It’s 22 Degrees Celsius

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Wasdinator
Community Member
7 months ago

Microsoft

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#42

This Is One Gallon Of Vegetable Oil. Help Me

This Is One Gallon Of Vegetable Oil. Help Me

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Caro Caro
Community Member
7 months ago

OMG, that is a b!tch to clean and must have taken ages.

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#43

When You Let Your Ex Keep The Second Key

When You Let Your Ex Keep The Second Key

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
7 months ago

Call the police.

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#44

My Chips Fell Off My Desk In The Worst Way Possible

My Chips Fell Off My Desk In The Worst Way Possible

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
7 months ago

5 second rule!

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#45

Anyone Know How To Jailbreak A TV?

Anyone Know How To Jailbreak A TV?

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C. Wade
Community Member
7 months ago

It's very satisfying how symmetrical it is though.

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#46

Just Bought Gallon Of Chocolate Milk For The Kids. Bumped It Trying To Put It In To The Fridge And It Noped Right Out Of My Hand. A Gallon Really Doesn't Seem Like Much, Until You Have To Clean It Off The Floor. The Splatter Zone Behind Me Was Pretty Impressive Too

Just Bought Gallon Of Chocolate Milk For The Kids. Bumped It Trying To Put It In To The Fridge And It Noped Right Out Of My Hand. A Gallon Really Doesn't Seem Like Much, Until You Have To Clean It Off The Floor. The Splatter Zone Behind Me Was Pretty Impressive Too

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Melinda Baldwin
Community Member
7 months ago

And the cat just sits there, unimpressed...

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#47

The Glass In My Lizards Tank Randomly Exploded In The Middle Of A Thunder Storm

The Glass In My Lizards Tank Randomly Exploded In The Middle Of A Thunder Storm

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
7 months ago

I followed the source link and the person says yes, lizard just sat there looking bemused!

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#48

Company Sent Mismatched Pieces Of My New Couch Today. They Don't Make The Couch Anymore

Company Sent Mismatched Pieces Of My New Couch Today. They Don't Make The Couch Anymore

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My O My
Community Member
7 months ago

Left for extroverts, right for the introvert

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#49

My Father Had To Be Freed From The Locked Toilet This Morning

My Father Had To Be Freed From The Locked Toilet This Morning

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Caro Caro
Community Member
7 months ago

Cardboard door?

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#50

Don’t Wash A Blanket With A Fitted Sheet. Still Suffering From Ptsd From The Sound

Don’t Wash A Blanket With A Fitted Sheet. Still Suffering From Ptsd From The Sound

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sonofabass
Community Member
7 months ago

I'm guessing they clumped together and were unbalanced during the spin cycle. Drum came loose and broke the washing machine. Good models have a sensor and will stop if the spinning is too violent.

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