Most people are oblivious to their own mistakes, but they can spot someone else doing something wrong from a faraway distance. It’s the same with restaurants: if you’re the owner, you probably think your place is great, but if you’re a customer, then you’ll most likely notice everything that’s wrong with the place in a jiffy. And sometimes restaurants mess up so badly without realizing it that customers can’t help but snap a picture and upload it to the popular ‘Crappy Designs’ subreddit.

For your perusing pleasure, here are the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème of horribly bad restaurant designs. We hope you like design fails as much as we do, so please enjoy this list in its entirety, click on the upvote button next to fails that you think are worth it, and remember to share with your friends.

You can find more of Bored Panda’s captivating lists about crappy designs and design fails here, here, here, here, here, and here. And here’s one more. So make some popcorn (and save some for us!) because there are plenty of designs to look at and make fun of!

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#1

This Was Hanging In The Bathroom In The Restaurant I Ate At Tonight. Only In China...

This Was Hanging In The Bathroom In The Restaurant I Ate At Tonight. Only In China...

thethriftytrekker Report

Thomas Murphy 2 months ago

the best sign in the world has been found

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#2

Two Different Restaurants. No Affiliation. Located Just Up Ahead

Two Different Restaurants. No Affiliation. Located Just Up Ahead

Your_Local_Engineer Report

Surya Amriza 2 months ago

Hilarious! Hope this one will be voted up!

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#3

Stopped In Wisconsin Today... And I’d Rather Not

Stopped In Wisconsin Today... And I’d Rather Not

Skwonkie_ Report

Slinkman 2 months ago (edited)

That's too much calories for me to be honest.

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Bored Panda had previously reached out to the ‘Crappy Design’ subreddit’s moderators to learn a bit more about the community.

“The original motivation for the subreddit was to point out crappy designs. Nowadays, most subscribers probably come here for entertainment,” the subreddit’s team told Bored Panda. “However, it is common to have meaningful discussion here on why or why not something is crappy design.”

#4

I Love Eating At Restaurant Logo Here

I Love Eating At Restaurant Logo Here

vaguevisibility Report

GodOfHyperdeath 2 months ago

I kinda like this one.

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#5

The Wendy's Restaurant In Beaver, Utah Got A New Sign

The Wendy's Restaurant In Beaver, Utah Got A New Sign

Somnioblivio Report

Hello it Smee 2 months ago

I laughed hard after reading this.

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#6

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

Front Desk At Restaurant In Northern Virginia

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Daniela-Iulia Balaciu 2 months ago

is she from Firenze's herd?

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The community’s moderators also said that “the subreddit was created 8 years ago. Currently, there are 1.7 million subscribers with over 2 million page views per month. It is very popular.” At the time of the interview, the community was indeed 1.7 million people strong; since then, however, it has grown to a whopping 1.8 million followers!

#7

A Restaurant In Sicily That Just Ruined My Childhood

A Restaurant In Sicily That Just Ruined My Childhood

oddmatter Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

But in the picture there are calmars, not fish.

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#8

This Bowl My Friend's Dinner Came In

This Bowl My Friend's Dinner Came In

reddit.com Report

Slinkman 2 months ago

Glad he didn't order soup then.

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#9

Saw This At A Local Mexican Restaurant... I Think I'll Wait

Saw This At A Local Mexican Restaurant... I Think I'll Wait

CarnivorousBeaver Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 months ago

Great way to keep people from staying in the bathroom for too long

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The Balance writes that there are several things you can do to improve your restaurant’s interior layout and design. For example, when thinking of how many seats you want to squash into your restaurant, you should aim for a golden balance between profit and atmosphere.

#10

Seen In A Restaurant In Texas

Seen In A Restaurant In Texas

Kissyface248 Report

Thomas Murphy 2 months ago

legend has it those images only appear on the anniversary of their death

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#11

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

This Restaurant In London (Waiters Love It)

September89 Report

Jaffa Cake 2 months ago

This place doesn't exist any more and hasn't for at least 10 years, it's now a supermarket.

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#12

This Painting Inside A Local “Fancy” Restaurant

This Painting Inside A Local “Fancy” Restaurant

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Why did they have to choose the most unappetising painting possible??

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Furthermore, some tables are naturally considered to be ‘bad’ if they’re near the main entrance, the bathrooms or the kitchen; partitions, plants or even screens can help improve the situation.

#13

Wall Painting, That Included Shutterstock Watermark. Took This Photo In Some Cafe In Vietnam

Wall Painting, That Included Shutterstock Watermark. Took This Photo In Some Cafe In Vietnam

korneplod_turneps Report

Slinkman 2 months ago (edited)

Well at least they are honest that the design isn't theirs ;)

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#14

This Image In The Restaurant Will Haunt Me Forever

This Image In The Restaurant Will Haunt Me Forever

David_Trancon Report

Surya Amriza 2 months ago

Cannibal! :D

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#15

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

Anyone Want Some Thai Food?

ItsAllenPalin Report

GodOfHyperdeath 2 months ago

Are you kitten me?

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Cleanliness in restaurant bathrooms should be one of the top priorities, as should be good air conditioning and pleasant music to keep your customers comfortable. However, even these helpful tips might not be enough to hide serious design fails in some restaurants.

#16

Polish Restaurant - Three Cooks...

Polish Restaurant - Three Cooks...

QuiZr Report

Roger Haywood 2 months ago

3 cocks morelike.

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#17

This Sign For A New Mongolian Restaurant

This Sign For A New Mongolian Restaurant

Foobar85 Report

Iris Engler 2 months ago

That "coming soon" makes it even more funny

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#18

French Restaurant Menu

French Restaurant Menu

truffs1010 Report

Shawn 2 months ago

The final anal? Sounds like a bad porno

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#19

“Lets Just Make Our Plates Look Like They Haven’t Been Washed In 4 Years”

“Lets Just Make Our Plates Look Like They Haven’t Been Washed In 4 Years”

RCoder01 Report

GamerX🖥 2 months ago

Ooooffff

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#20

A Bar I Go To Never Cleans The Dripped Candle Wax

A Bar I Go To Never Cleans The Dripped Candle Wax

kiwimark Report

Biljana Malesevic 2 months ago

They probably do that on purpose, thinking it looks cool. But I wouldn't think so.

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#21

One Of My Favorite Restaurants. I Hate To Put Them On Blast, But This Is Too Good Not To Share. The Restaurant Is Called Let’s Do Greek!”

One Of My Favorite Restaurants. I Hate To Put Them On Blast, But This Is Too Good Not To Share. The Restaurant Is Called Let’s Do Greek!”

steverin0724 Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

Aw, you can choose the kids you'll have?

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#22

No, This Picture Isnt Blurry... The Menu Is

No, This Picture Isnt Blurry... The Menu Is

xXxM0RPH3USxXx Report

Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

I'd get a Saturday, it seems like it has more food.

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#23

This Sign Makes It Look Like Its Quoting A Fire Extinguisher

This Sign Makes It Look Like Its Quoting A Fire Extinguisher

TronaldPalmer Report

Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

You're welcome, Mr. Extinguisher !

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#24

The Stylization On This Carl's Jr Makes It Look Like It Got A One Star Rating

The Stylization On This Carl's Jr Makes It Look Like It Got A One Star Rating

Super_Zac Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 months ago

Looks like the painter just quit after one star

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#25

These Images Give Me Anxiety Everytime I Visit This Cafe. There Are 4 More

These Images Give Me Anxiety Everytime I Visit This Cafe. There Are 4 More

jshannow Report

Aidyn06 2 months ago

is he... putting someone's old coffee into a new cup...

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#26

This Indian Restaurant Was In A Basement, But Wanted To Created The Sense That It Wasn't. They Created An Entire Wall Of Fake Windows Looking Out Into Pictures Of A Parking Lot

This Indian Restaurant Was In A Basement, But Wanted To Created The Sense That It Wasn't. They Created An Entire Wall Of Fake Windows Looking Out Into Pictures Of A Parking Lot

JoffreyGoldblum Report

Kaisu 2 months ago

I think that's kind of nice though! Maybe they could've picked a nicer view outside, but at least this is realistic and doesn't make you lose your appetite like some of the other "works of art"

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#27

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

This Really “Artsy” Mirror At A Fancy Restaurant

TheCasualJedi Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

It looks old and dirty, not fancy at all. And useless, how can I paint my lips with it?

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#28

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

Bathroom Mirror At A Bar In Italy

lavitaetroppobreve Report

ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

When you can recognize yourself in the mirror, it's time to stop drinking

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#29

This Is The Logo For A "New York Style" Pizza Place In Ponce, Pr

This Is The Logo For A "New York Style" Pizza Place In Ponce, Pr

noel-13 Report

varwenea 2 months ago (edited)

Oh, that's a big no, no. This crossed the line.

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#30

All Plates At This Restaurant Have This Pattern That Resembles A Single Human Hair Stuck At The Edge

All Plates At This Restaurant Have This Pattern That Resembles A Single Human Hair Stuck At The Edge

7-methyltheophylline Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

I know a panda who will love it!

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#31

Sewerage Pipe Running Through A Restaurant! The Meal And Staff Were Lovely, Just Couldn't Get Over The Sound Of Poo Running Past Every Couple Of Minutes

Sewerage Pipe Running Through A Restaurant! The Meal And Staff Were Lovely, Just Couldn't Get Over The Sound Of Poo Running Past Every Couple Of Minutes

madboater Report

Valerie Lessard 2 months ago

block it the hell off, this isn't artistic

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#32

This Trash Can At The Bar Is A Box For A Trash Can

This Trash Can At The Bar Is A Box For A Trash Can

captainkman Report

Martti Laurson 2 months ago

I like that. 2 cans for the price of 1.

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#33

The "Crappy Design" Mother Lode

The "Crappy Design" Mother Lode

jakeninja Report

Hello it Smee 2 months ago

Reminds me of 90's internet banter ads

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#34

This Restaurant Wraps Their Menu Around A Wooden Stick... There Was Absolutely No Explanation Or Purpose To It

This Restaurant Wraps Their Menu Around A Wooden Stick... There Was Absolutely No Explanation Or Purpose To It

jookz Report

Daniel Lewis 2 months ago

If you don't like the food you can hit the chef.

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#35

I’m Concerned About Health Standards In This Restaurant

I’m Concerned About Health Standards In This Restaurant

SamwiseGamg33 Report

Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

"They will"

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#36

The Slightly Sexist Toilet Doors In A Restaurant In Germany

The Slightly Sexist Toilet Doors In A Restaurant In Germany

DerKeks68 Report

Anne 2 months ago

But it's true. Men will be awkwardly silent in the toilets. Women will speak with each other.

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#37

This Disastrous Thing In A German Restaurant

This Disastrous Thing In A German Restaurant

EasyChoiceYT Report

'Adilah Wafa 2 months ago

Bumping butt cheeks

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#38

Bathroom With An Audience At A Chinese Restaurant

Bathroom With An Audience At A Chinese Restaurant

OutsideStation Report

Biljana Malesevic 2 months ago

I think they just didn't have where to put these stools. Bad choice thou.

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#39

Upscale Restaurant Washroom In London

Upscale Restaurant Washroom In London

nabeshiniii Report

Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

That's on purpose?

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#40

This Restaurant Uses Semi-Transparent Frosted Glass For Its Bathroom Stalls

This Restaurant Uses Semi-Transparent Frosted Glass For Its Bathroom Stalls

futuremistakes Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

Is the vagina shape to show they're the ladies toilets?

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#41

Lights In Restaurant Look Like Dangling Condoms

Lights In Restaurant Look Like Dangling Condoms

fiirebolte Report

M.J. 2 months ago

I have to say my first thought was also jellyfish, I would never guess it's hanging condoms.

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#42

This Sign Outside Of A Restaurant

This Sign Outside Of A Restaurant

Sxpl Report

Shawn 2 months ago

Yes I'll have one pepperoni fish please

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#43

Mexican Restaurant In Salt Lake City. Scared The Crap Out Of Me When I Opened The Door

Mexican Restaurant In Salt Lake City. Scared The Crap Out Of Me When I Opened The Door

benkinney Report

ADHORTATOR 2 months ago

He's looking at you, kid!

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#44

The Modern Art In This Mexican Restaurant Is Just Breathtaking

The Modern Art In This Mexican Restaurant Is Just Breathtaking

acm44 Report

Peter Beach 2 months ago

I thought it was rather palletable

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#45

Menu At A Local Restaurant

Menu At A Local Restaurant

Zargaith94 Report

Cats vs zombies 2 months ago

Two brothers ;)

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#46

This Clock I Saw At A Restaurant

This Clock I Saw At A Restaurant

IShouldSleepAlready Report

Martti Laurson 2 months ago

Are you talking about the short hands or how badly they messed up the roman numerals? 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, something weird, 9, 10, 11, 12

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#47

Poor Taste At A Sushi Restaurant In Kansas City

Poor Taste At A Sushi Restaurant In Kansas City

dftitterington Report

Surya Amriza 2 months ago

Total ignorance.

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#48

Not Sure Wether I‘M At A Restaurant Or A Gay Bar...

Not Sure Wether I‘M At A Restaurant Or A Gay Bar...

Criminalpeacocks Report

Tiny Dynamine 2 months ago

-I'd like to drink tails, please. -Have you got a long cock?

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#49

Ate At A Local Restaurant

Ate At A Local Restaurant

Nopeasuoli Report

Tomáš Mesároš 2 months ago

esus Christ J

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#50

This Chopstick At A Sushi Restaurant

This Chopstick At A Sushi Restaurant

Pedri_Vieira Report

katz up! 2 months ago

Also sample chopsticks?

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#51

Stairs To The Ceiling In Restaurant In Turkey..

Stairs To The Ceiling In Restaurant In Turkey..

sadnerva Report

Hans 2 months ago

"Complaints are handled just upstairs"

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#52

The Lighting On These Menus

The Lighting On These Menus

eeerin Report

Honey 2 months ago

Brilliant

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#53

Seen At A Restaurant In A 5-Star Hotel In Los Angeles

Seen At A Restaurant In A 5-Star Hotel In Los Angeles

DackJ Report

Thomas Murphy 2 months ago

immortal cheese is my new band name

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#54

This Restaurant's Sign Uses Both Papyrus And Comic Sans

This Restaurant's Sign Uses Both Papyrus And Comic Sans

cromonolith Report

HC 2 months ago

Everyone's favorites.

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#55

Lets Just Put The Urinal Next To Where The Door Opens So Everyone In The Restaurant Can Watch Me Take A Piss

Lets Just Put The Urinal Next To Where The Door Opens So Everyone In The Restaurant Can Watch Me Take A Piss

yoeyz Report

Miss Cris 2 months ago

You could take the pic before pissing... or at least clean it up. :B

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#56

This Statue At An Italian Restaurant

This Statue At An Italian Restaurant

Kahviaddiktio Report

Giovanni 2 months ago

It's Oliver Hardy form Laurel and Hardy they were very popular in Europe in the '40s

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#57

Hey, Let's Make Our Restaurant Tables Tile, Food Particles Totally Won't Get Stuck Between The Edges And Be Impossible To Clean

Hey, Let's Make Our Restaurant Tables Tile, Food Particles Totally Won't Get Stuck Between The Edges And Be Impossible To Clean

MegaBurrito91 Report

Sonya Jersey 2 months ago

Those will fill up in time, it's ok lol

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#58

Is Diet Ice Better For You?

Is Diet Ice Better For You?

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Oerff On Tour 2 months ago

Contains 0 fat, 0 calories, and 0 cholesterol. Therefore by law they are allowed to

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#59

The Fork And Knife At This Restaurant Are Very Awkward

The Fork And Knife At This Restaurant Are Very Awkward

Fishstixxx16 Report

Noor 2 months ago

I don't know why, but I really like those!

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#60

This Door In A Restaurant I Went To

This Door In A Restaurant I Went To

bloxxor44 Report

Nunya 2 months ago

In a restaurant, this door is probably leftover after a renovation. They probably just use the closet as a cleaning supply storage.

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#61

This Sign Is In A Hallway By The Bathroom. It's The Mascot For A Restaurant In Tampa

This Sign Is In A Hallway By The Bathroom. It's The Mascot For A Restaurant In Tampa

clownfart123 Report

Daniel Lewis 2 months ago

He is porking the pig.

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#62

Guess What This Restaurant Is Called (Ping Pong)

Guess What This Restaurant Is Called (Ping Pong)

sebargh Report

Edgar Rops 2 months ago

GNOOONG

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#63

This Restaurant Just Has A Framed Picture Where A TV Used To Be

This Restaurant Just Has A Framed Picture Where A TV Used To Be

tommyjoe2 Report

Kaisu 2 months ago

Who needs to watch TV at a restaurant anyways, unless it's a sports restaurant

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#64

Nice Tile Job

Nice Tile Job

klashl1 Report

Carol Emory 2 months ago

Ewww!

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#65

Table For One Please

Table For One Please

imgur.com Report

Lady Phoenixx 2 months ago

i would love this seat. some people feel uncomfortable with eating in public

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#66

Spotted In A Nice Restaurant In Stockholm

Spotted In A Nice Restaurant In Stockholm

sealysikes Report

EvilK 2 months ago

Come and pee with us Danny! Forever... and ever... and ever.

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#67

Shitting With A View - Restaurant In Germany

Shitting With A View - Restaurant In Germany

postkasten Report

Hans 2 months ago

When you and to buddys gotta go, and you realize you have more than just a small urge.

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#68

Clearly Missing The Point Of A Digital Menu

Clearly Missing The Point Of A Digital Menu

skryb Report

Carol Emory 2 months ago

LOL!!

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#69

These Slanted Glasses At A Restaurant

These Slanted Glasses At A Restaurant

SlashDiddy Report

mummy pig 2 months ago

I want those glasses

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#70

This Restaurant Sign Isn't Centered

This Restaurant Sign Isn't Centered

tfnydm Report

Slinkman 2 months ago

But when you confront the owner about this he Denny's it.

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#71

Truly Inspirational Wall Design In A Local Restaurant

Truly Inspirational Wall Design In A Local Restaurant

ThatGuyThere16 Report

Toujin C'Thlu 2 months ago

*sighs*

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#72

Walked Into A Chinese Restaurant. Found This In The Bathroom

Walked Into A Chinese Restaurant. Found This In The Bathroom

cannasos74 Report

Im no One 2 months ago

This is what my granny did with my "Vase" and i searched for days looking for it

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#73

I Can't Get Service?

I Can't Get Service?

AJD20033 Report

Marcellus the Third 2 months ago

So you need to be smoking and have a pet to get served? Or do you have to be naked (and pet-free) to get served? I'm confused.

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#74

This Nutella Cafe In Bali.

This Nutella Cafe In Bali.

sambianchetto Report

Thomas Murphy 2 months ago

sometimes we have a very complicated relationship with the spreads we love

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#75

You Can See Into The Toilet Room From Outside The Door At This Restaurant

You Can See Into The Toilet Room From Outside The Door At This Restaurant

eamesheard Report

Anne 2 months ago

oops.. installed wrong way around

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#76

Bathroom Sign At A Restaurant In Swansea

Bathroom Sign At A Restaurant In Swansea

tyw7 Report

WillemPenn 2 months ago

So the first is if I'm a guy squatting to pee while listening to my headphones and the second is if I'm a guy with projectile diareah