Relief. There are few feelings as sweet as relief, that warm glow you get as you exhale deeply into a huge ‘PHEW!’ and you realize that a huge shitstorm has just been narrowly avoided.

Here at Bored Panda, we have compiled a list of just those moments, some more serious than others. From almost dunking the spoon handle in soup (the horror), to narrowly avoiding death by chainsaw, this list has got it all.

Scroll down to check out the list for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

#1

My Great-Grandfather Was Shot In The Chest By A German Soldier During World War I. Luckily, The Coins In His Breast Pocket Absorbed The Bullet And Saved His Life. You Could Say He Didn't Need Much Money To Survive

My Great-Grandfather Was Shot In The Chest By A German Soldier During World War I. Luckily, The Coins In His Breast Pocket Absorbed The Bullet And Saved His Life. You Could Say He Didn't Need Much Money To Survive

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Money is life, after all.

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#2

What To Do After A Car Crash?

What To Do After A Car Crash?

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

To forget about the crash and carry on. Like really carry on. Destination is more important than bike.

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#3

Close Call

Close Call

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

Beast Dad!

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#4

Safety Specs Saved This Guy's Eye From An Exploding Angle Grinder Disc

Safety Specs Saved This Guy's Eye From An Exploding Angle Grinder Disc

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SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s why you always wear safety glasses

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#5

When Jesus Loves You Very Much

When Jesus Loves You Very Much

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

He doesn't love that poor tree though.

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#6

That Was Close

That Was Close

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Zenozenobee
Community Member
3 years ago

Avoid a mortorbike by jumping above it, keep his conversation going on on his phone/walkie-talkie. What the hell can impress this guy? (I would be dying from an heart attack on the floor,)

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#7

Well That Was A Close Call

Well That Was A Close Call

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
3 years ago

When Satan calls yo number, but Jesus got your back and says "Hold up bro; chill i got this."

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#8

Almost...

Almost...

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N G
Community Member
3 years ago

Hot kitty, toasty kitty, purr purr purr

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#9

What A Save!

What A Save!

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
3 years ago

Dis boi smooth as silk B;)

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#10

A Shark Bit Her, But She Wasn't Tasty Enough. Some Researchers Believe That In The Initial Bite A Shark Can Detect The Ratio Of Fat To Bone Or Muscle And Whether Its Mouthful Is Worth Eating Or Not

A Shark Bit Her, But She Wasn't Tasty Enough. Some Researchers Believe That In The Initial Bite A Shark Can Detect The Ratio Of Fat To Bone Or Muscle And Whether Its Mouthful Is Worth Eating Or Not

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Rejected by Shark, accepted by Life!

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#11

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

Boulder Nearly Takes Out Italian Farm House

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

I'd leave it all as a monument.

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#12

Well, That Was Close

Well, That Was Close

tinybell Report

Lara L.
Community Member
3 years ago

I stepped on a nail once- but luckily the bottom of the shoe was thick enough, so i just got a little hurt.

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#13

A Friend Of Mine Almost Lost His Wedding Band To The Drain Today. The Drain Had Mercy

A Friend Of Mine Almost Lost His Wedding Band To The Drain Today. The Drain Had Mercy

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Adam Philip
Community Member
3 years ago

Who takes a photo before grabbing the ring!?

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#14

Almost Had A Heart Attack

Almost Had A Heart Attack

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Beth
Community Member
3 years ago

This is what happens when you equip tiny, unformed brains with wheels. They run fast enough without them!

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#15

I'm A Lucky B**ch To Get Away With This For 20 Minutes Driving Around Town

I'm A Lucky B**ch To Get Away With This For 20 Minutes Driving Around Town

reddit.com Report

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

If I were you, I'd have prayed for it to have been on recording mode during all this.

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#16

Just Avoided A Potential Credit Card Theft. Always Wiggle The Card Reader

Just Avoided A Potential Credit Card Theft. Always Wiggle The Card Reader

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Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

i dont think thieves always get the credit they deserve. i mean how smart is that right there

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#17

Almost Stepped On This Little Nope-Rope While Shooting

Almost Stepped On This Little Nope-Rope While Shooting

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Danger noodle.

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#18

That Could've Hurt A Lot

That Could've Hurt A Lot

I work in lumber and had a customer shift a pile of 4"x4"x12's that my hand was next to. One came tumbling down right on to my fingers. I heard a snap and thought my finger had lost the will to remain unbroken, turns out my tungsten carbide ring caught the full force, broke, but didn't bend and potentially saved me a really chewed up finger. I'd rather replace a ring than a finger any day!

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Chuck Bartowski
Community Member
3 years ago

I found this to be one of the more interesting disasters avoided. The material choice made all the difference. If it were silver or gold it would have had enough ductility to deform rather than break, resulting in a crushed ring. I also found it interesting that if any deformation occurred, it happened exclusively in the elastic region. This makes me want to do 3 things. 1) Get a tungsten-carbide ring myself. 2) Get several tungsten-carbide rings and test them to see if this was a fluke or not. I personally don't think it was. 3) Explore other applications for tungsten-carbide where cracking would be preferable to a large deformation.

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#19

There Was A Mud Slide Just North Of My Town And This Caltrans Truck Driver Had A Very Close Call. To The Left Is The Pacific Ocean

There Was A Mud Slide Just North Of My Town And This Caltrans Truck Driver Had A Very Close Call. To The Left Is The Pacific Ocean

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Now THAT is a close call!

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#20

I Almost Died Today, And My Mom Got A Perfectly Timed Picture Of My Dad Saving Me

I Almost Died Today, And My Mom Got A Perfectly Timed Picture Of My Dad Saving Me

OregonLumberjack Report

Daniel Sipes
Community Member
3 years ago

Fam squad goals

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#21

This Is What I Call A Close Call!

This Is What I Call A Close Call!

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

::clenches anus::

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#22

Close Call

Close Call

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Wtf happened here? Don't leave us hanging..

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#23

Took A Shower After Putting My Son To Bed. Almost Stepped On Him When I Got Out

Took A Shower After Putting My Son To Bed. Almost Stepped On Him When I Got Out

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahaha! your son is adorable! I'm sorry for laughing at this though! my mom would be mad if i'd ever done this!

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#24

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

This Car Owner Is Just Lucky

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

Finally found the one reason to own a hatchback.

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#25

Close Call

Close Call

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Jelena Milosevic
Community Member
3 years ago

Not a close call for the co-driver...

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#26

When I Opened My Fridge, This Pitcher Fell And Was Caught By The Door

When I Opened My Fridge, This Pitcher Fell And Was Caught By The Door

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just a thought!
Community Member
3 years ago

There are so many pics about how they saved their lives and then we have this one... Still a close call, I guess 😂😂😂

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#27

Cell Phone Saved Workers Leg From Chainsaw

Cell Phone Saved Workers Leg From Chainsaw

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Have you tried rebooting it?

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#28

Had A Close Call Tonight, These Just Look Too Similar

Had A Close Call Tonight, These Just Look Too Similar

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Thankfully, you didn't take both. That could've been horrendous.

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#29

When You Drop Your Phone And It Almost Hits A Land Mine

When You Drop Your Phone And It Almost Hits A Land Mine

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah.. or else, it would have been your poops moment.. I mean oops moment

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#30

Well, That Was Close

Well, That Was Close

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Ah; the Lesser-known Limbofish.

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#31

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

We Almost Had A Very Bad Day Today

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Anastasia B
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe you should consider buying a different color rug

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#32

These Two Car Owners Should Play The Lottery Today. Not A Scratch On Either Car

These Two Car Owners Should Play The Lottery Today. Not A Scratch On Either Car

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Indecision leads to failure.

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#33

Being Late To Work Saved My Life. If I've Left Home 2 Seconds Earlier, This Car Would Have Fell On Top Of My Head!

Being Late To Work Saved My Life. If I've Left Home 2 Seconds Earlier, This Car Would Have Fell On Top Of My Head!

Tamerito Report

Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

The car: I'm not sure if I can feel my limbs, no!

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#34

This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

This Guy Had Two Nails From A Nail Gun Hit His Leg, And They Both Missed His Femur And His Kneecap

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Still sore though

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#35

When You Make It Home In The Nick Of Time

When You Make It Home In The Nick Of Time

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Kwaku
Community Member
3 years ago

let me take a picture before i unplug the drain. :)

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#36

Well, That Was A Close Call

Well, That Was A Close Call

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Tanja Caloi
Community Member
3 years ago

I once worked with a router and I accidentally touched the rotating blades with my pinky. it shredded the skin instantly but I was so fucking lucky because I only touched it for less than a millisecond and it didn't do any harm deeper than the skin. could have easily lost my finger or at least have my muscle/nerves shredded that day.

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#37

I Was A Little Too Lucky Today (That's A Sewer And My Car Key)

I Was A Little Too Lucky Today (That's A Sewer And My Car Key)

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Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

Pennywise! Can you pass up the keys please?

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#38

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

This Is Why You Wear Safety Glasses

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Kristin Connon
Community Member
3 years ago

I've seen this happen where I work. I also show these pics to the new guys that like to let their glasses slide down their noses and look over them instead of wearing them correctly.

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#39

I Got Lucky That I Noticed Before I Started Brushing

I Got Lucky That I Noticed Before I Started Brushing

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Mont
Community Member
3 years ago

How did you not notice before toothpaste?

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#40

Lucky Car

Lucky Car

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Another "gentletree".

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#41

This Could Have Ended Poorly

This Could Have Ended Poorly

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

i'm curious about the effect

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#42

I Work At A Burger Joint Where Customers Fill Out Their Order On A Ticket And They Put Their Name On It. When The Food Comes Out We Call The Name On The Ticket. Almost Slipped Up On Curt's Order Today

I Work At A Burger Joint Where Customers Fill Out Their Order On A Ticket And They Put Their Name On It. When The Food Comes Out We Call The Name On The Ticket. Almost Slipped Up On Curt's Order Today

Sludgeman Report

Kate Szymanski
Community Member
3 years ago

My theory? Curt is somewhere grinning stupidly

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#43

Thank God I Noticed That

Thank God I Noticed That

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Panda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

You would have figured it out sooner or later.

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#44

Saved By An Angel

Saved By An Angel

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

I always check first before committing!

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#45

Close Call

Close Call

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Prashant Chaudhary
Community Member
3 years ago

Car: I'm done, no more roads.

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#46

...hole In One? Direct Hit While Drinking His Beer. Close Call!

...hole In One? Direct Hit While Drinking His Beer. Close Call!

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A S Koziol
Community Member
3 years ago

That beer wasn't worth drinking anyway lol

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#47

I Feared The Worst When This Tree Toppled Over In The Direction Of My Car. But When The Snow Was Cleared Away I Realized How Incredibly Lucky I Was

I Feared The Worst When This Tree Toppled Over In The Direction Of My Car. But When The Snow Was Cleared Away I Realized How Incredibly Lucky I Was

DrewFlan Report

Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

Trees can be very kind to cars. ♥

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#48

Close Call

Close Call

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Ellen Light
Community Member
3 years ago

How did this even get up there? And why?

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#49

Definition Of A Close Call

Definition Of A Close Call

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

Ehm...bulls eye?

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#50

I Lost Control Of My Car Yesterday And Slid Off The Road. Close Call

I Lost Control Of My Car Yesterday And Slid Off The Road. Close Call

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TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Ouch

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#51

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

Asked My Mother In Law For Eye Drops. Almost Put This In My Eyes

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
3 years ago

Mother-in-law needs to clean HER glasses first.

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#52

Almost Caught My Office On Fire Today. Glad I Had This Glass Separating My Laptop And Wood Desk

Almost Caught My Office On Fire Today. Glad I Had This Glass Separating My Laptop And Wood Desk

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Brónagh Synnott
Community Member
3 years ago

Apple laptops are expensive, you don''t expect this to happen!

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#53

Close Call During A Cyclone In My Home Town Today

Close Call During A Cyclone In My Home Town Today

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

I can never park my tree that nicely.

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#54

Close Call

Close Call

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

And that's why you don't let a motorcycle racer drive a boat.

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#55

Falling Asleep And Double Checked My Alarm, The Night Before My First Day On The New Job. Close Call

Falling Asleep And Double Checked My Alarm, The Night Before My First Day On The New Job. Close Call

Divamergency Report

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

Also you need to charge your phone

Bayu Angermeyer
Community Member
3 years ago

The phone is charging. You can see the lightening bolt in the upper right corner. ;)

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone else bothered by that missing 06:30 alarm or it's just me?

Urban Logar
Community Member
3 years ago

Yep... me too :)

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Lynn Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

When I set my alarm, my phone tells me how many hours remain before it sets off. When it tells me I have 36 hours of sleep left, I know I set it to the wrong day. Saved my ass many times.

Tanja Caloi
Community Member
3 years ago

same!

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Gabi Horvath
Community Member
3 years ago

7% also creeps me out.

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

hahahaha! at least you didn't drink and use a calculator!

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Bwaaahaha! Did u seriously do that? :D

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Luna Lovegood
Community Member
3 years ago

loool im cringing at the fact that the phone is almost dead

saurab saudagar
Community Member
3 years ago

Why do people have their Blue Tooth On..?? I mean why keep it on when you dont use it..

Lynn Donovan
Community Member
3 years ago

I sometimes use it for my smartwatch that monitors my sleep/

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Hamdhaan Hassan
Community Member
3 years ago

i set my alarm like that and im still 30 minutes late to work

Tanja Caloi
Community Member
3 years ago

I set my alarms like that and regularly manage to sleep through every single one of them.

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Anastasia Andreeva
Community Member
3 years ago

Only 7% :(

HappyLilHobbit
Community Member
3 years ago

SEVEN PERCENT?????????

James Grandmaison
Community Member
3 years ago

First day on new job and you're going to bed at 1am.

velocirrober
Community Member
3 years ago

What about that 7% battery? I'd also make sure it was fully charged the night before.

Joe Reaves
Community Member
3 years ago

Well he was checking the alarm right before bed so presumably it was going to be charging overnight while he slept.

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AnnaB
Community Member
3 years ago

And this is why the medical field uses 24-hour military time. Can you imagine the medication errors that might occur otherwise??

SnowyLynx
Community Member
3 years ago

I kinda want to see what would have happened if he hadn’t noticed...

Emblem Bloom
Community Member
1 month ago

If you have to get up at 6am, why are you still up at midnight?

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 years ago

I have done that

Nya Crea Singer
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahahah this happened to me recently, I put my alarm on 7.30 pm instead of am, woke up from a call sayin "hey Nya are you here ?"

Toomas Vilik
Community Member
3 years ago

Battery is also empty...

Joanne Hudson
Community Member
3 years ago

Done that, but I automatically wake up at the right time, then check why it didn't go off. I AM the alarm.

Daniel Duran
Community Member
3 years ago

This is not close call, this is stupid

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
3 years ago

Charge your phone up too.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Between the wrong half of the day and the battery level, you're cruising to fail!

Jeri Cooley
Community Member
3 years ago

The alarm won't matter because the phone will die before morning.. only 7% battery...

frederic eeckman
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah because there is no way he was about to plug it to charge for the night, right ?

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CrystalKitty 974
Community Member
3 years ago

Wtf i dont find this a "close call" 😑😐

frederic eeckman
Community Member
3 years ago

It is actually, the close call is that he double checked his alarm just when he was falling asleep, allowing him to realize his mistake !

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Michael Steele
Community Member
3 years ago

If the battery dies, it probably would not ring even it was set right. Has happened to me at least a couple of times.

Alex Craig
Community Member
3 years ago

Yes I think we have all had this moment, Unfortunately I didn't check the night before and slept in, luckily it wasn't my first day on the job though.

Connie Martin
Community Member
3 years ago

I've done this so many times. Drunk me I mean

Nini
Community Member
3 years ago

This happens to me every time I set an alarm: not that often.

Salma Hernández
Community Member
3 years ago

Sometimes this happens to me. But my bad luck I dont check it.

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
3 years ago

I am aware that some countries don't use AM or PM. Quick survey, tell us your country if it doesn't.

Jelena Milosevic
Community Member
3 years ago

Should it be PM or AM? :)

Vicky Zar
Community Member
3 years ago

AM (Morning) , PM is in the evening. 6 pm is 18 o'clock

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Hodor! Hodor?
Community Member
3 years ago

Why not use the snooze button?

SexyEggPlant
Community Member
3 years ago

u gotta make sure youre awake!

Jim Price
Community Member
3 years ago

It's the 7% battery life that alarmed me.

Alib
Community Member
3 years ago

Also battery is about to die

Kelly Zhang
Community Member
3 years ago

Someones gotta charge

Berit-Bärbel Rebane
Community Member
3 years ago

He should also check his battery. No juice, no alarm.

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
3 years ago

Who noticed the network provider is 'bell'??? Top left hand side corner

Laury M.
Community Member
3 years ago

Bell is a Canadian telecommunication company based in Montreal, named after Alexander Graham Bell, who is credited for the invention of the telephone.

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#56

Very Lucky Monday Morning So Far

Very Lucky Monday Morning So Far

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Nadine Ducca
Community Member
3 years ago

Those things are evil.

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#57

When You Find A Knife Point In Your Frozen Berries From The Farm And Think Your Father Is Trying To Kill You - Then Remember You Snapped It Off Breaking It Up Yesterday

When You Find A Knife Point In Your Frozen Berries From The Farm And Think Your Father Is Trying To Kill You - Then Remember You Snapped It Off Breaking It Up Yesterday

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Ged Maybury
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't ya hate it when nobody gets your point, except you?

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#58

Close Call

Close Call

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

god's like : F*ck this tree.

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#59

That Was A Close One

That Was A Close One