They say not to count your chickens before they hatch. ‘Cause by doing so, you raise the chances for an instant loss of karma, dignity, and self-confidence, like, triple.

If you've ever been near the finish line raising your arms high in the sky, only to feel a cold wave of wind passing through while you enjoy the moment of not-earned victory, you need no further explanation. And if you are one of the lucky ones who hasn’t had their fair share of premature celebration-turned nightmare, please stay that way and keep on scrolling to see what not to do to become one of many.

Thanks to the subreddit r/Prematurecelebration, we now have the full-on archive of cringey glory that is a product of people celebrating just a microscopic little bit too early. So you'd better get ready to crack up big time.

#1

Rip

Rip

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

Not enough

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#2

Random Selection

Random Selection

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Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

It's kinda sad if you're singeld out because you are associated by your appareance with people who want to harm others.

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To find out more about the community behind the r/Prematurecelebration subreddit, Bored Panda reached out to one of its moderators, u/N8theGr8, who was happy to share some insights.

The mod told us that the subreddit was created by u/potato88, who’s now a suspended user, back in 2013. Some time ago, though, the subreddit had no moderators, so the admins gave it to the current mod team, u/N8theGr8 said.

But since the subreddit revolves around a “kind of niche topic,” it’s not as active as it could be. “But we have half a million subscribers and it stays relatively active,” they added. Right now, the subreddit has 525k members in total and their community is still growing.

#3

Death And Taxes

Death And Taxes

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David Retsler
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminder- it's illegal for us little people to use the loopholes the corporations bought for themselves.

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#4

Good Idea To Straight Up Tell Everyone That You're Scamming A Company

Good Idea To Straight Up Tell Everyone That You're Scamming A Company

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Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
4 months ago

a whingeing arsehole.... oh the cliche of it.... *eyeroll*

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When asked about the whole concept of premature celebration that the subreddit as all about, the moderator explained that it “just means celebrating some kind of win or victory before you really should.”

“Like a guy who runs a race and then slows down right at the end to do a victory jump and throw his arms in the air, only to be passed by the 2nd-place guy who then wins the race. Or 'Dewey Defeats Truman' newspaper held up by President Truman.”

#5

2020 Is Going So Great

2020 Is Going So Great

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

At least they came to that realization...

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#6

Too Soon

Too Soon

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

Technically, they drove carefully upto the sign. After that, care wasn't necessary.

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#7

Showing Off A Bottle Of Johnny Walker

Showing Off A Bottle Of Johnny Walker

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

Johnny Faller

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#8

Rollerblader Prematurely Celebrates Victory Then Gets Robbed

Rollerblader Prematurely Celebrates Victory Then Gets Robbed

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James016
Community Member
4 months ago

Didn't get robbed, they threw it away

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#9

Oops

Oops

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
4 months ago

Billions of items but not all items.

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#10

Stalker, 30, Who Called Police To Brag 'I'll Never Be Caught' Is Jailed

Stalker, 30, Who Called Police To Brag 'I'll Never Be Caught' Is Jailed

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Iapetos
Community Member
4 months ago

Hopefully for a long, loooong time.

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#11

Microsoft Employees Holding A Funeral For The iPhone Following The "Success" Of Their Windows Phone

Microsoft Employees Holding A Funeral For The iPhone Following The "Success" Of Their Windows Phone

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Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

I would gladly see the i-phone get s**t. Everytime a new model is released, the only thing mind-blowing about it is the price (and people buying it for that price).

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#12

Good Lasagaaa

Good Lasagaaa

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

They can do what Chandler and Rachel did in Friends with the cheesecake...

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#13

My Friend's Two Most Recent Snaps On His Story

My Friend's Two Most Recent Snaps On His Story

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

People need to stop sharing everything

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#14

Congrats...

Congrats...

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

You have to call out the liars. Liars embarrass themselves.

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#15

New York Times Article From 1924

New York Times Article From 1924

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Sum Guy
Community Member
4 months ago

"It is believed he will retire to a private life"

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#16

That Escalated Quickly

That Escalated Quickly

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

You need help *for both issues*

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#17

Four Years Ago

Four Years Ago

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

That did not age well. 🥴

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#18

Meirl

Meirl

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Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

these kinda cookies are heart to bake

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#19

Rip Gary F

Rip Gary F

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Shazz Winchester
Community Member
4 months ago

That went dark so fast :( RIP Bill

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#20

Influencer Brags About Her Easy Life In Bali On Twitter, Gets Deported Over It

Influencer Brags About Her Easy Life In Bali On Twitter, Gets Deported Over It

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

- Well enforced immigration laws

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#21

Never Obsolete

Never Obsolete

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Slinkman
Community Member
4 months ago

Everything electrical at one point will become obsolete. They are always inventing better s**t.

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#22

The Toronto Blue Jays React To All The Cancelled Mlb Games Recently

The Toronto Blue Jays React To All The Cancelled Mlb Games Recently

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Rowlie
Community Member
4 months ago

They were proofed wrong

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#23

This Showed Up In My Tech News Feed

This Showed Up In My Tech News Feed

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, it stays on your expensive iPhone which Apple uses to spy on you, but it is also copied to Apples servers and sold to various parties.

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#24

A Youtuber Who Said Veganism And God Cured Her Cancer Has Died Of Cancer

A Youtuber Who Said Veganism And God Cured Her Cancer Has Died Of Cancer

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Maul!
Community Member
4 months ago

that is unfortunate and sad :(

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#25

Celebrating Too Early

Celebrating Too Early

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karla Meixnerová
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, our Prime Minister said that we are "Best in covid" back in summer, and now we are "Best in covid" but from the other side :(

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#26

Does This Count?

Does This Count?

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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
4 months ago

His exploits on Wiki make me thing he should have been strangled by his own umbilical cord in the womb. Some people just should not be released into the wild.

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#27

So... Can I Get My Job Back Or Nah?

So... Can I Get My Job Back Or Nah?

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SassyUnicornGirl317
Community Member
4 months ago

Yiiiikes

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#28

No Title Needed

No Title Needed

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
4 months ago

"This is why we don't get tattoos before the game"

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#29

Congrats, You Played Yo'self

Congrats, You Played Yo'self

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

How to NEVER GET CAUGHT doing something wrong - STOP posting videos about how to NEVER GET CAUGHT on YouTube!

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#30

Self Explanatory

Self Explanatory

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Mohsie Supposie
Community Member
4 months ago

Well, at least they can now rememeber the original date they were supposed to marry.

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The redditor u/N8theGr8 continued: “When you're so close to the end that victory looks assured is when a lot of people let their guard down, and don't have the situational awareness to realize that someone else is trying to win too. It's fine to celebrate early, but make sure you're in a safe position to do so.”