It's often the stupid things that tip us over the edge. Back pain remedy ending up on the bottom shelf. Bananas being both overripe and underripe... Whether the universe has conspired against someone or they simply have to deal with other people's stupidity, it only takes so much to ruin a perfectly fine day.

Disappointed and angry, people turn to the Internet. Here, they're posting photos of the annoying things that drive them crazy, hoping that someone will share their pain. And who are we to let them down? Bored Panda has put together a list of pics to prove just how annoying everyday problems can get, so continue scrolling and upvote your (least) favorite pet peeves.

And if you're into sadomasochism, check out our earlier list of mildly infuriating pictures as well.

#1

That's The Worst

That's The Worst

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Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahaha love this one! It's so true!

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Interestingly, science writers Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman have even published a book, trying to explain the reasons behind our frustrations. In Annoying, they say that it's really difficult to find a universal formula for what is, well, annoying. Not every trouble is to terribly unpleasant, at least not when experienced one at a time. Rather, it is when these annoying problems are repetitive and unpredictable that they get under our skin.

A random firework might take us by surprise, it can even frighten us, but it won't instantly become annoying. Our neighbor's loud music, however, played over and over and over again, is very annoying.

#2

When You Spend 30 Mins Guessing Your Passwords And Decide To Reset It And This Happens

When You Spend 30 Mins Guessing Your Passwords And Decide To Reset It And This Happens

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nanashi
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1 year ago

I have a set of 5 passwords and will rotate between them, so that I won't ever forget.

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Paul Garrity, however, believes he may have found the evolutionary seeds of annoyance, in the reactions to one of nature’s most annoying creatures: the fly. The associate professor of biology at Brandeis University has devoted his time to studying the fruit fly. It has an ability similar to our own to sense potentially dangerous chemicals as well as pressure and temperature changes. That skill, to perceive possible dangers, may be the origin of the annoyance we feel today, he said.

#3

Erasers Like These

Erasers Like These

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

This is worse than the ones that rip the paper!!

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Apparently, we can train ourselves not to get annoyed by the small funny problems. Well, at least some of the time. Have you ever noticed how childfree people get more impatient with a crying or misbehaving kid than parents do? Michael R. Cunningham, a psychologist at the University of Louisville, told The Boston Globe that, "You can leave the environment, you can change the environment, or you can do something inside yourself to change your reaction." That could mean changing behaviors, for example, doing deep breathing, counting to 10, or taking a walk every time you're stressed out. It could also mean deliberately changing your thoughts about the situation - deciding, for instance, to view it as quirky instead of annoying.

#4

When You’re Pouring Something And This Happens

When You’re Pouring Something And This Happens

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Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Yas! Hate that! It happened twice to me today!

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#5

Forget Drinking Straws - This Is The Kind Of Plastic Use We Should Be Protesting

Forget Drinking Straws - This Is The Kind Of Plastic Use We Should Be Protesting

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

because when talking about littering, people usually blame consumers/end users, and never the companies/manufacturing factories who use all the plastics that only be used once and immediately trashed. I work at a manufacturing plant and the amount of single use plastic here is horrendously stupid.

Tessa
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes! I mean the whole zero movement was targeted towards big companies not towards single consumer.

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Sivi
Community Member
1 year ago

I worked in a clothing store and let me tell you some brands when we get them they have their cloths in plastic blag which is also in a plastic bag in a giant plastic bag in the box. Then you are going to pack up the cloths for display and the cloths have effing plastic around the buttons and the collar.

miniarmour 42
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so fucking terrible!!

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

Very true. They use an outer plastic to keep the inner plastic safe.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel like the plastic-straw issue is kind of busywork to keep our minds off the jillions of pounds of pollutants put out by corporations.

Susan Wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

In my day...back in the dark ages of shopping...things came in paper bags, including clothes.

hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

why not get rid of both? :)

Jo PP87
Community Member
1 year ago

This annoys me too - I buy a lot online for my business and the amount of plastic things come in is unreal. Once I received a small item in a huge box, wrapped several times in bubble wrap, then the box was filled with those air pocket / plastic air bags to stop it being damaged... Just use a smaller box and paper...

Nubmaeme
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so true how retail merchandise is packaged. It takes a lot of time to open each package like these. Clothes and jewelry are the worst. What has the least packaging? Glassware and other breakables!!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

And the ubiquitous water bottles!

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

But remember those plastic bags are not toys!! What kind of sad ass life do you have to have to think that a plastic bag is a toy??? The warning on them is ridiculous.

Blacksheep
Community Member
1 year ago

All the plastic uses should be protested, straws included.

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep and nobody says shit but slits wrists over a straw that really cannot be replaced by other materials like this stupid packaging can

Tessa
Community Member
1 year ago

But straws can be replaced by other materials plus they are useless. You really don´t need to sip your drink with straw like a 5year old.

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Petra
Community Member
1 year ago

And what about all, ALL plastic boxes for pills and vitamins. They are filled not even to 30%, and they all land in our oceans. There should be a law against this.

Jean Wallace
Community Member
1 year ago

I totally agree, paper bags work fine, and, no more styrofoam, the cardboard formed things work great and are recyclable

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

A box within a box within a box wrapped plastic then in bubble wrap. I should have been delivered by clowns in a Volkswagen.

Susan Gardner
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly! It's ridiculous. We have also asked our dry cleaners NOT to put plastic over our items because we literally live right next door, but they continue to do it. Such a waste :(

Linda
Community Member
1 year ago

I had this happen today. This was all that was in the box, so no plastics (*cheer*!!!!) but still such a big box for 3 small things. Why? WhatsApp-I...9-jpeg.jpg WhatsApp-Image-2019-08-07-at-235816-5d4b498fdc929-jpeg.jpg

Missy Barton
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously. I love when I get a box that has a single bottle of nail polish and enough plastic to choke a whale.

KatHat
Community Member
1 year ago

Write to them. Spend 5 min per day writing to companies about their packaging. Encourage them to move to recycled and renewable products. The more of us who do it, the more likely they are to listen, eventually.

Rhys Cernunnos
Community Member
9 months ago

That is a ridiculous amount of wasted plastic. But I know ways to make them useful for more than single use... send them to me.

Callie Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

Well personally, I'm able to put that plastic in my RECYCLE bin *rolls eyes*

Webm. Tjeezers
Community Member
1 year ago

Then stop ordering online cheap Chinese crap, hypocrite

Sally Hudd
Community Member
1 year ago

Have you seen the video of a turtle having a straw removed from its nasal cavity? Watching the pain the poor thing went through was horrifying. All plastic has the ability to kill.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

Interesting opinion from Ben Shapiro on straw ban: https://www.newsweek.com/ben-shapiro-plastic-straw-ban-opinion-1045589. I often disagree with him, but he's quite intelligent, great at debating, and makes a person think...even if only to think harder about their own opinion in order to further solidify it in a way that can be explained better or to reject it after giving it some thought.

Sue Sanders
Community Member
1 year ago

I won't forget straws; plastic ones are gone from my house. But when I googled "Plastic alternatives" immediately popped up a site listing 13 of those, most not terribly hard to come by. I was surprised that hemp wasn't on the list, but I believe it's being considered as a plastic substitute anyway. Just keep pestering the "big guys" and their plastic money-makers/wildlife destroyers.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Soft plastics -- including ziplock baggies, plastic food wrap, etc. can be recycled in the bins at the grocery store. DO THIS FIRST: Remove any paper labels and wash off any food residue, otherwise the plastics will be rejected at the recycling sort center.

nazan fidan
Community Member
1 year ago

absolutely, i thought the same thing the other day when i am opening my cargoes.

Eric Lafleur
Community Member
1 year ago

Ever ordered any kits from Tupperware? Every articles are bagged seperately, Every single one of them...

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet that stuff is from Wish!

Diary of a Disabled Person.
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you. Disabled people are being denied functional straws in order to drink because apparently plastic straws are the problem, yet this sort of thing creates far more plastic!

Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

There are metal and cardboard straws disabled people could drink from! Restaurants should get rid of plastic and invest in that

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Steezy
Community Member
1 year ago

Guaranteed this is J Crew

Steezy
Community Member
1 year ago

Nvm, should have zoomed in before commenting. Sorry J Crew

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FreckledFox
Community Member
1 year ago

It all has to do with the disposal. People need to be more responsible.

knittin' kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

More than 50% of plastics are not recyclable so explain to me how we do with the other half

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Pamela24
Community Member
1 year ago

As "Diary of a Disabled Person" also mentioned - the plastic straw ban is really harmful to many disabled people, as Jessica here powerfully explains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IBH0pcKzlY

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine downvoting a disabled person over a straw. People are such trash, I swear. Have an upvote for being right, Pamela

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Dani
Community Member
1 year ago

Baby steps.

Eva Bryson
Community Member
1 year ago

We did baby steps 20 years ago. It's time to step up and use other recyclable materials. Period.

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htbq
Community Member
1 year ago

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Dont order online. When shopping in a store ask to remove the plastic and put it into your own bag upon check out. Not everyone is anti-plastic, hence why YOU have to make the difference.

Alex Bailey
Community Member
1 year ago

That just moves where it's binned - doesn't solve the problem at all.

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#6

I Feel Like This Happens To Me More Often Than It Should

I Feel Like This Happens To Me More Often Than It Should

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

It's called a hooker's door.

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#7

Boxes That Open Like This

Boxes That Open Like This

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

The text says it all about that issue

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#8

Finally Someone Made A Statue Of This

Finally Someone Made A Statue Of This

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Vic
Community Member
1 year ago

This is not infuriating, it's endearing!

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#9

Back Pain Remedy On The Bottom Shelf

Back Pain Remedy On The Bottom Shelf

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

That is for if you are unsure you need it. Bending makes it clear

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#10

Destroying The Planet One Apple At A Time

Destroying The Planet One Apple At A Time

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Octavia Hansen
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1 year ago

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Assuming it's clean, it keeps everyone else's dirty fingers off what you are about to put into your mouth.

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#11

The Beach Near My House After The Tourist Left

The Beach Near My House After The Tourist Left

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

Those people are disgraceful! I'd like to find where they live and do that to their living room.

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#12

When Your Keys Do The Thing

When Your Keys Do The Thing

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
1 year ago

Ack ew

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#13

Every Dang Time

Every Dang Time

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Aalo
Community Member
1 year ago

Even the tissue paper were able to hold on a bit; why couldn't Rose in Titanic!?

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#14

The Image Speaks For Itself

The Image Speaks For Itself

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

Literally my house.

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#15

Text Printed All The Way To The Spine

Text Printed All The Way To The Spine

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so annoying, either this was a mistake or this printing house sucks

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#16

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

The Way My Mom Watches TV With Things Obscuring The Screen

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

I could not do that, how annoying.

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#17

These

These

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate losing them and then finding them later because they kept itching your skin

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#18

Wtf I Suppose To Say

Wtf I Suppose To Say

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Grrrr, that’s like posties who fold mail that has a sticker on saying “do not bend”.

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#19

When People Answer Amazon Product Questions That They Cannot Answer

When People Answer Amazon Product Questions That They Cannot Answer

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Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my gosh! Yes! This has always annoyed me. Why people? Why?

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#20

I Knew There Was Something Fishy When My Pencil Sharpened Perfectly

I Knew There Was Something Fishy When My Pencil Sharpened Perfectly

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Karen Nordyke
Community Member
1 year ago

BWAHAHAHAHA!! Every damn time!!

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#21

The Only Reason Wy I Hate Glasses

The Only Reason Wy I Hate Glasses

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Chaz83
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't upvote this enough!

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#22

Pickup Trucks With High Beams On

Pickup Trucks With High Beams On

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Charlotte Ayers
Community Member
1 year ago

I always adjust my mirrors so that the light reflects back at them,

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#23

Restaurants That Serve Cold Butter, Causing The Bread To Break When You Spread It

Restaurants That Serve Cold Butter, Causing The Bread To Break When You Spread It

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Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

This has def always annoyed me, glad I'm not alone here.

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#24

Every Night Like 2000 Times A Night, Having To Fix This

Every Night Like 2000 Times A Night, Having To Fix This

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Laura Mortensen
Community Member
1 year ago

We bought suspenders for our sheets. They work great.

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#25

I Couldn't Get My Grass To Grow, So I Replaced It With A Rock Bed. Six Months Later And The Grass Is Growing Better Than Ever

I Couldn't Get My Grass To Grow, So I Replaced It With A Rock Bed. Six Months Later And The Grass Is Growing Better Than Ever

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It’s more likely weeds or an invasive awful grass. Which it looks like a runner type of grass which is awful stuff. Like wild Kikuyu for example.

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#26

Every Goddamn Time I Try To Peel Open One Of These

Every Goddamn Time I Try To Peel Open One Of These

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Octavia Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Use a knife to cut through the center, then it's easy to pull off the pieces

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#27

Sitting Under This “Vent” All Summer Wondering Why I Wasn’t Getting Any Cooler

Sitting Under This “Vent” All Summer Wondering Why I Wasn’t Getting Any Cooler

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Aalo
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't worry the AC is on...

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#28

Middle Seat

Middle Seat

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That’s just rude sleeping on a stranger and invading someone’s personal space. Poor guy, this is where shoulders come in handy. Continue nudging them until they get the hint.

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#29

When Apps Don't Use QWERTY

When Apps Don't Use QWERTY

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Clinton Yew
Community Member
1 year ago

it took me 1 min to noticed whats wrong with the keyboard ROFL

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#30

Ended Up Putting Pepper In My Pasta. Why Is The Pepper White And The Salt Black?!

Ended Up Putting Pepper In My Pasta. Why Is The Pepper White And The Salt Black?!

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

I KNOW I would have made the same mistake, what a silly idea.

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#31

These Bananas Are Both Overripe And Underripe

These Bananas Are Both Overripe And Underripe

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like my face as a teenager.

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#32

When Your Keys Conspire Against You In Your Pocket

When Your Keys Conspire Against You In Your Pocket

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Natters
Community Member
1 year ago

Thye are making love. Leave them be.

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#33

Spent Hours Completing This Mildly Infuriating Puzzle And Now I Can't

Spent Hours Completing This Mildly Infuriating Puzzle And Now I Can't

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Aalo
Community Member
1 year ago

You missions if you so choose is to find the prince of the missing puzzle piece.

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#34

Soooo, Basically Any Price

Soooo, Basically Any Price

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Ashley Say Whaat?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha! That's like a store we have where I live called $5 bargain hunt. There was literally nothing there that was $5, nothing... and it was all used stuff thrown into bins. Horrible shop.

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#35

When Your Dog Does This

When Your Dog Does This

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Niall Mac Iomera
Community Member
1 year ago

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Then use a proper leash

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#36

This 200 US Dollar Textbook Is Just A Printout Of The Online Version Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And Video Thumbnails

This 200 US Dollar Textbook Is Just A Printout Of The Online Version Complete With Useless Hyperlinks And Video Thumbnails

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hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
1 year ago

200 DOLLARS? Just get the pirated online version then! Steal their money if theyre going to steal yours!

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#37

My New Nike Free Running Shoes After My First Run

My New Nike Free Running Shoes After My First Run

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

And they do it again. I have the same issue with couple of years old running shoes. How the hell does the R&D let this kind of fail through? Is it just Nike issue or other brands too?

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#38

With My $400$ Vip Ticket You Can’t Even See The Stage

With My $400$ Vip Ticket You Can’t Even See The Stage

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s just ridiculous. I would try find a way to get some if not all my money back. If I am going to pay that much for VIP tickets then I expect I should get the VIP treatment.

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#39

Put A $5 In This Vending Machine, Kicks Out Mostly Nickels As Change. It Doesn’t Accept Nickels

Put A $5 In This Vending Machine, Kicks Out Mostly Nickels As Change. It Doesn’t Accept Nickels

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Bored Alchemist
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow...just wow

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#40

Grrrrr!

Grrrrr!

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Wtf? How does this even happen?

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#41

Ruining The Best Shot

Ruining The Best Shot

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Troux
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

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....and it's in selfie mode?!?! She's taking a picture of the [professional] photographer.

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#42

She Doesn't Eat The Part Of The Fry Her Fingers Touched

She Doesn't Eat The Part Of The Fry Her Fingers Touched

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Debra Starr Moon
Community Member
1 year ago

How dirty are her hands?!

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#43

Pawn Shops Who Put Price Stickers Right On The Lens Of A Camera. No Way That’s Coming Off Clean

Pawn Shops Who Put Price Stickers Right On The Lens Of A Camera. No Way That’s Coming Off Clean

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
1 year ago

Soak the camera in the acid later, it will come right off.

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#44

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

What Is This?! A Sink For Ants?!

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
1 year ago

These are usually designed to get the front of your trousers wet.

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#45

First Trillion Dollar Company

First Trillion Dollar Company

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

Apple is more and more like a scam to me, with the more new innovations they come up with.

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