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
2 months ago

Not enough

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#2

Random Selection

Random Selection

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Slinkman
Community Member
2 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
2 months ago

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

No Thanks
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly. The rich do this constantly, I mean Trump tower was apparently government housing according to his taxes

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Conrad Strucker
Community Member
2 months ago

do people just not understand that other people can SEE the things they post on social media

MistyCat
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh my gaaaaaaaah......

Henry Shane
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Actually you are very unlikely to be audited, the so called IRS worker is cringe. I am an accountant and a business owner, and it is disgusting what people can and do get away with.,..not sure why when people don't like something they pretend its not something that happens all the time and doesn't get punished. If I wanted you to do them I could add to his comment and guess what, its legal...so thats the kicker here....Starting a business is not illegal, you do not need to be successful, and you can do all of this 100% legally.

Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

The IRS is woefully understaffed. But had time to audit my 84 year old mother in law because she had too many medical deductions. It was the year that my father in law died of a heart attack after open heart surgery. Two 84 year olds have medical bills? Shocker.

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Catlady6000
Community Member
2 months ago

So long if he is running an actual business, even mowing yards, he should be okay. My son in law did this when he's started mowing yards a few years ago. But is was a full time, 2 person small business

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 months ago

No? He’s claiming every dollar as a business expense when it’s not. That’s the fraud the IRS is talking about.

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Lola
Community Member
2 months ago

They’re just mad because a regular folk figured out the loopholes.

Robert Reed
Community Member
2 months ago

Perfectly legal. The guy poising as IRS is a fake. Just do the above and go into a delivery business for one of the big companies like FEdex or UPS.

Robert Reed
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually nothing illegal here. Only issue is what business to operate? Try deliveries. That will do it. I doubt if the guy claiming to be with the IRS is legit. They never offer advice before the fact.

Leah Helbig
Community Member
2 months ago

But we let CEOs and crooked politicians do stuff like that all the time. And anyway the IRS is a useless organization that doesn't even have a good grasp themselves on our tax codes and isn't constitutional. So down with the IRS!

Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
2 months ago

They suck, and very happily ruin the lives of good people.

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just incredibly dumb. And people wonder why 2008 happened? THIS is why! Because people get credit-cards for all kind of s**t and have nothing to back up the credit with! THIS is the reason. This and the weird idea that having credit-debt is for some reason a good thing i nthe US that makes people trust you more? As long as you pay that debt now and then, everyone loves you. Even if you pay one credit from another credit-card. SMH.

Saara .
Community Member
2 months ago

Wealth in America is definitely debt-based.

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Damon Hill
Community Member
2 months ago

Getting that SBA grant isn't that easy either. My wife actually had extra expenses due to the tax deadline extension, filed for every assistance program that came along and got nothing. Finally had to take out a loan to stay afloat. In the meantime large corporations got loans that should have gone to small businesses.

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

The cheeto paid $700 in taxes. Maybe pay attention to that. Why that criminal isn't in prison is a mystery.

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
2 months ago

He had prepaid millions before his tax return. He also had a Biz loss that carried forward. That's something any biz has the right to do. Actually read the return and not just the headlines.

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Jods
Community Member
2 months ago

If loopholes exist, why vilify people for making the most of them? And by people, I don’t mean massive corporations.

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
2 months ago

Because this isn't a loop hole. It's fraud

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Pascale Pierloot
Community Member
2 months ago

What about you, IRS man? Looking for people to confess? Join the Clergy!

AlmightyOne
Community Member
2 months ago

AND THAT'S WHY WE DON'T POST ABOUT THAT ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!

Pauline bennett
Community Member
2 months ago

Mr. IRS one word suggestion TRUMP!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

Nothing to see here... move along....

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Ian Winn
Community Member
2 months ago

This dude is a tax resistor: hasn't paid taxes for years and is very open and moral about it: https://sniggle.net/TPL/index5.php

Lexi Mitchell
Community Member
2 months ago

You don’t think the irs would think it was suspicious that you just suddenly had a business the day after you got a check and then are writing off $1 charges?

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

Speaks a library.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm still thinking "what's wrong with that, that's how all those people got to the other side of the tracks..."

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

IRS agent is a rat

23AClark
Community Member
2 months ago

Be careful when happily spreading joy, you never know around which corner the blockade is waiting.

Lynn Morello
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahahahahaha

Diane Lloyd
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd like to know exactly what there is about this that is illegal. Maybe they're objecting to the "every time you spend a $1", but who in their right mind would follow that advice literally?

Jessica LanSpe
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people are just TOO stupid for their own good.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
2 months ago

Karma. Gotta watch your back if you're going to be dishonest. Especially, when you're encouraging others to be dishonest too.

somnomania
Community Member
2 months ago

fun fact, your business has to actually function to be able to make money, unless i'm mistaken

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not actually illegal if you do have a business of some kind, Of any kind.

Agustin Melendez
Community Member
2 months ago

Oops!

Znaya
Community Member
2 months ago

Never advertise how you intend to rip people off, another name for that is "stupid" and stupid is caught every time

Orionpax75
Community Member
2 months ago

BS he won't get audited and this moron doesn't work for the irs cornball

Dave Elliott
Community Member
2 months ago

I think Madison Cawthorn did this and bragged about being a business owner.

Jeanie Roundy
Community Member
2 months ago

I did everything legally for my small business. I am an artist , I tried, there was no way I was going to show a profit within 5 years. F**k you IRS.

Persp Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

The fact that that man thinks you can just spend business money on yourself shows he has nothing

Novi Nemeth
Community Member
2 months ago

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Clearly sunny
Community Member
2 months ago

What if you actually started a business and do that? Is it still illegal over in USA?

Just a Marine Veteran
Community Member
2 months ago

The problem is that a lot of the laws are very confusing, so really to stay on the right side of the law, you need a tax attorney, but that costs money.

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itsTrini
Community Member
2 months ago

such a party pooper

Corey Brown
Community Member
2 months ago

throw away the key

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahahaha, karma's a b*tch! >:D

Stephanie Keith
Community Member
2 months ago

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Seems to me like they are literally stopping people from becoming financially stable. Or do they only stop you if your poor? But if you're wealthy you can do whatever. Is this real life?

Daenarys
Community Member
2 months ago

You do realize it's illegal to get a loan, credit cards, and file taxes for a FAKE business, right? That's called fraud. Even rich people get in trouble for that if they get caught.

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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Stephanie Keith
Community Member
2 months ago

Well s**t! Rolled right into that one.

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#9

Oops

Oops

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Rowlie
Community Member
2 months ago

It was the 16 billion and one item that year

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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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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
2 months ago

The new inmate is quoted as saying, "How could I have forgotten about caller ID?"

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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
2 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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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
2 months ago

If only they'd remembered the 'n', this might not have happened.

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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
2 months ago

People need to stop sharing everything

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#14

Congrats...

Congrats...

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

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He's definitely wrong for that... No need to embarrass anyone like that

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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
2 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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Slinkman
Community Member
2 months ago

Well why a real woman is better than a doll ; you won't forget to clean her.

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#17

Four Years Ago

Four Years Ago

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Hayasahibaa
Community Member
2 months ago

What happened here?

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#18

Meirl

Meirl

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Hayasahibaa
Community Member
2 months ago

How???

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#19

Rip Gary F

Rip Gary F

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Slinkman
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2 months ago (edited)

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Seems forged, if not, then Gary and Bill weren't the best of mates.

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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
2 months ago

- Well enforced immigration laws

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#21

Never Obsolete

Never Obsolete

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BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
2 months ago

Never obsolete IF you upgrade every 2 years. Do eMachines still exist?

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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
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2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

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Would have worked if he had said "I'm Bri'ish"

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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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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
2 months ago

Plot twist: the person writing the article is the reporter

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#28

No Title Needed

No Title Needed

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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.”