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Some days were simply made for singing Daniel Powter’s ‘Bad Day’; and while the reasons for such performances tend to differ from person to person, one thing that they all have in common is that no one’s immune to a bad day every once in a while.

Since many people nowadays like to capture their life in pictures and videos, there are arguably millions of records of days that did not go as anticipated, many of which end up being shared online. That is where we have found these pictures of people not having the best of days, which work as a great reminder that they, too, shall pass. Scroll down to see what has made people’s “blue skies fade to gray”, and remember that the skies ought to clear up again sometime.

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I'm Stuck In An Elevator And I'm The Only One In The Building

I'm Stuck In An Elevator And I'm The Only One In The Building

I work security so there's no one else here. Bonus, the emergency phone in here doesn't work. Double bonus. This isn't the first time it's happened.

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Jiji The Cat
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

get that company/building sued. that's a lawsuit (or death) waiting to happen :/

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First Days Of The National Toilet Paper Shortage In March Of 2021, Colorized

First Days Of The National Toilet Paper Shortage In March Of 2021, Colorized

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When You Add Toothbrush Replacement Heads To The Grocery List And The Wife Asks Why

When You Add Toothbrush Replacement Heads To The Grocery List And The Wife Asks Why

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There’s never a good day to have a bad day; being a ball of negative emotion doesn’t really make life for you or those around you any easier. Yet it’s also not easy to snap out of such a state when it seems that everything is going downhill. Fast.

Be that as it may, it’s worth giving certain calming techniques a go, as they can help us deal with certain unfavorable situations more easily.

“Once you become emotionally overwhelmed, your prefrontal lobes, the rational part of your brain goes offline, and your thoughts tend to go down rabbit holes, lose perspective, only making your mood worse. Your goal is to take the time to calm yourself so you can get your rational brain back online, and begin to see the situation more clearly and realistically and come up with a plan to solve the problem,” Robert Taibbi told Bored Panda, expanding on why it is important to try to control your emotions when something unforeseen happens.

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Is Someone Missing Their Breakfast? I Think I Found It

Is Someone Missing Their Breakfast? I Think I Found It

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The sheer mass of that squirrel makes me think that this isn't the first time this has happened

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When discussing the best ways to get a grip on your emotions, Taibbi suggested that it’s best to look at it as a two-part process. “Part one is trying to calm down. Start by simply acknowledging how you are feeling—saying to yourself that you’re feeling anxious can help you feel less anxious.

“Obviously, getting support, talking to someone who cares about you can help,” he added. “Deep breathing helps calm your mind. Becoming mindful and focusing on something intently—your surroundings, what you’re doing—can get you out of your head.

“Write down how you’re feeling or exercise—doing 10 minutes of vigorous exercise increases your endorphins,” the expert suggested, adding that self care—like taking a hot bath—or listening to music you like can help, too.

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Ordered A Framed Photo Of My Girlfriend And I For Her Birthday Today, And Just Gave It To Her To Open. This Is Not A Picture Of Us

Ordered A Framed Photo Of My Girlfriend And I For Her Birthday Today, And Just Gave It To Her To Open. This Is Not A Picture Of Us

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Tempest
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somewhere an old couple is staring at a framed photograph of a young couple wondering if they’re people they know but have forgotten the names of.

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#7

My Friends Said We Were Going Out In Costumes On Friday The 13th. What They Meant Was "Two Of Us Are Wearing Onesies." No One At This Place Was In Costume. I Showed Up Like This

My Friends Said We Were Going Out In Costumes On Friday The 13th. What They Meant Was "Two Of Us Are Wearing Onesies." No One At This Place Was In Costume. I Showed Up Like This

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It Took Me A Couple Minutes To Go Outside And Grab My Delivery. Some Jerks Beat Me To It

It Took Me A Couple Minutes To Go Outside And Grab My Delivery. Some Jerks Beat Me To It

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“Part two is coming up with a plan,” Taibbi continued. “The plan may be to wait and tackle the problem when you’re more calm and clear-headed, or think of the worst-case scenario and plan for that to help stop the obsessing, or talk to someone to get better ideas.”

#9

The Bruising I Had From A Recent Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The Bruising I Had From A Recent Wisdom Tooth Extraction

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#10

A Wild Turkey Just Flew Through My Dad's Office's Window

A Wild Turkey Just Flew Through My Dad's Office's Window

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#11

My Sister Got Struck By Lightning Driving On The Highway

My Sister Got Struck By Lightning Driving On The Highway

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Marianne
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Was she hurt, though? Normally we say that a car is a safe space in a thunderstorm.

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Keeping your emotions in check is crucial not only for your relationships with others—which are likely to be affected if one is led by their emotions too much—but your health, too. Take anger, for instance; the American Psychological Association (APA) emphasized that such an emotion can lead to coronary heart disease and stress-related problems, including insomnia, digestive problems and headaches, in addition to a tendency to violent and risky behavior and damaged relationships.

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"I Want Brothers And Sisters"

"I Want Brothers And Sisters"

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#13

Tree Limb Penetrated Neighbor's Roof And Landed Between My Legs While Sleeping

Tree Limb Penetrated Neighbor's Roof And Landed Between My Legs While Sleeping

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#14

My 5-Year-Old Son Independently Read 50 Books. Took All Year. I Present To You The "50 Book Reward" From His Primary School

My 5-Year-Old Son Independently Read 50 Books. Took All Year. I Present To You The "50 Book Reward" From His Primary School

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APA suggested that keeping anger at bay can be done with the help of a few steps. First and foremost, it’s important to try not to let anger flourish, which calls for being aware of certain warning signs, signaling that you might be close to the anger zone. Upon recognizing such signs, it’s necessary to either step away from the situation or turn to certain techniques that can help you control the emotions that are building up.

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My Partner Was So Happy She Found A Specific Vinyl For £2.50 On eBay. Turns Out It's For A Doll's House

My Partner Was So Happy She Found A Specific Vinyl For £2.50 On eBay. Turns Out It's For A Doll's House

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#16

There Is A 7 Feet Wall Of Water From A Burst 5” Pipe, Behind This Inward Swinging Door

There Is A 7 Feet Wall Of Water From A Burst 5” Pipe, Behind This Inward Swinging Door

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#17

Google Maps Didn't Tell Me About This After A 2-Hour Drive

Google Maps Didn't Tell Me About This After A 2-Hour Drive

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Marianne
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really appreciate the warning sign directly in front of the blockage. Road safety is clearly a priority here.

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Another important step to take in order to manage such negative emotions as anger more easily is focusing on your mindset. Firstly, while it’s not always easy, it’s important not to dwell on certain aggravating situations, especially if the issue has already been resolved. Clinging on to an infuriating event in the past is unproductive at best.

Secondly, when you’re angry, it’s best to try and focus on the positive, instead of the negative that can make you feel like things are worse than they actually are. According to APA, using a technique known as cognitive restructuring can help get rid of the negative “everything is bad” thoughts and replace them with a more favorable “this is frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world”.

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#18

After Several Days Without My Glasses, An Eye Exam, And Overnight Shipping Of The New Glasses... I Found Them Tangled In A Cable Under My Desk

After Several Days Without My Glasses, An Eye Exam, And Overnight Shipping Of The New Glasses... I Found Them Tangled In A Cable Under My Desk

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I discovered decades ago that the most reliable way to find a lost item is to purchase its replacement.

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#19

It’s Christmas Eve And I Caught Scarlet Fever

It’s Christmas Eve And I Caught Scarlet Fever

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#20

My Neighbor's Pipe Broke And I Am About To Be Flooded

My Neighbor's Pipe Broke And I Am About To Be Flooded

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APA also emphasized the importance of taking deep breaths and exercising, among other things, both of which were accentuated by Robert Taibbi, too. And while knowing and using such techniques in order not to let emotions overwhelm you can have a positive influence on your well-being, feeling a bit down sometimes is just part of being human, and can even have a silver lining.

“Negative emotions are simply a part of life, which not only help us appreciate the positive, but—often embedded in difficult situations—are also lessons to be learned and carried forward that help us make running our lives easier,” Taibbi suggested.

#21

Today I Learned I'm Allergic To Every Tree

Today I Learned I'm Allergic To Every Tree

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Tempest
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But hey on a positive note you’re not allergic to dust mites and cockroaches!

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#22

I Broke My Left Hand And Right Wrist

I Broke My Left Hand And Right Wrist

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YakFactory
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At least your bandages and your sweater are colour coordinated. Hope you're better soon.

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#23

I Put These Brownies To Cool Off On The Porch, And A Dang Squirrel Came Through The Screen And Had A Go At Them. I Am Very Sad

I Put These Brownies To Cool Off On The Porch, And A Dang Squirrel Came Through The Screen And Had A Go At Them. I Am Very Sad

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#24

Just Noticed I Have Been Given The Wrong Tablets By The Pharmacist And Taking Them For A Month. Was Prescribed Blood Pressure Tablets (Enalapril). Received Antidepressants (Escitalopram)

Just Noticed I Have Been Given The Wrong Tablets By The Pharmacist And Taking Them For A Month. Was Prescribed Blood Pressure Tablets (Enalapril). Received Antidepressants (Escitalopram)

Explains weird side-effects.

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#25

Me Posing With My Sister's Car vs. One Day Later. At Least No One Was Hurt

Me Posing With My Sister's Car vs. One Day Later. At Least No One Was Hurt

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#27

Installed A Lovely Sunlight In My New Bathroom, Without Realizing It Would Perfectly Frame That Horrid Tower

Installed A Lovely Sunlight In My New Bathroom, Without Realizing It Would Perfectly Frame That Horrid Tower

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#28

Someone Has Been Cutting Our Christmas Lights. Today We Caught The Culprit

Someone Has Been Cutting Our Christmas Lights. Today We Caught The Culprit

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#30

Moved In With Partner, And His Cat Chomped My Monitor

Moved In With Partner, And His Cat Chomped My Monitor

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#31

Found In My Attic Just Now At 4 AM... This Was Not Here Last Week

Found In My Attic Just Now At 4 AM... This Was Not Here Last Week

Time to leave the house?

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#32

Found This Behind My Wardrobe Yesterday. I'm Extremely Allergic To Mold

Found This Behind My Wardrobe Yesterday. I'm Extremely Allergic To Mold

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#33

When The Package Is A Perfect Fit. There Is No Room For Fingers

When The Package Is A Perfect Fit. There Is No Room For Fingers

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#34

100-Year-Old Family Cabin Burned To The Ground On The First Day Of Vacation

100-Year-Old Family Cabin Burned To The Ground On The First Day Of Vacation

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2 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A bit more information on this: A large storm rolled through in the early morning hours and the cabin took a bolt of lightning to the service mast. Flames shot out of the outlets and the entire electrical system caught on fire immediately. Thankfully everyone was already awake from the thunder and was able to evacuate. The VFD and heavy rains kept the fire from spreading so no other residences were damaged.

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Łodź, Poland

Łodź, Poland

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you don't bother with the signs that say new road being layed here on so an so date.

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#36

Went To A Concert And Got The Umbrella View (Yes I Asked Her To Put It Away… She Did Not)

Went To A Concert And Got The Umbrella View (Yes I Asked Her To Put It Away… She Did Not)

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A Church Steeple Blew Off During A Storm Last Night

A Church Steeple Blew Off During A Storm Last Night

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Annabel Wood
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

here is the church, here is the steeple, open the doors an- NO NOT LITERALLY

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#38

Found Out I’m Allergic To Mosquitos. As If They Weren’t Infuriating Enough

Found Out I’m Allergic To Mosquitos. As If They Weren’t Infuriating Enough

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Ginky
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is this allergic? I always come up like this and just assumed that’s what mozzy bites looked like?

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Paid $300 For Seats With A Clear View Since My Girlfriend Is Very Short. Drove Nearly 2 Hours To Get To The Concert Early, Took The Day Off Work. This Was Our View For The Entire Concert

Paid $300 For Seats With A Clear View Since My Girlfriend Is Very Short. Drove Nearly 2 Hours To Get To The Concert Early, Took The Day Off Work. This Was Our View For The Entire Concert

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Just Came Back From My Vacation And Found This Growing On The Ceiling

Just Came Back From My Vacation And Found This Growing On The Ceiling

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Someone upstairs overflowed the bathtub. Seen that one before. That black mold is there to stay.

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#41

My Mom Forgot To Roll Up Her Passenger's Window In The Car Wash

My Mom Forgot To Roll Up Her Passenger's Window In The Car Wash

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#42

A Stray Bullet On New Year's Eve Lands In A Guy's Phone In Beirut Airport

A Stray Bullet On New Year's Eve Lands In A Guy's Phone In Beirut Airport

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3 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really why would anyone fire a gun in celebration lol as my phone thinks I wanted calibration but that wasn't what I was writing and I forgot to proof read

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#43

Was Almost Finished With My Salad When I Realized There Was A Dead Bug In It

Was Almost Finished With My Salad When I Realized There Was A Dead Bug In It

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#44

I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 On Install Fees

I Installed My Own Microwave Today And Saved $150 On Install Fees

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#45

After Ripping Out My Front Door, I Learned There Are Different Sizes For Doors

After Ripping Out My Front Door, I Learned There Are Different Sizes For Doors

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Emo Local Water Color. I Went To Shower And Saw The Black Water. Went To Shower At A Friend’s Place. Filled Up My Brita That Night And Opened The Fridge To See It Was All Black Too

Emo Local Water Color. I Went To Shower And Saw The Black Water. Went To Shower At A Friend’s Place. Filled Up My Brita That Night And Opened The Fridge To See It Was All Black Too

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

clicked through to the source, and apparently it's manganese: "This color is really common when they've just flushed the water mains, it's from manganese deposits in the mains."

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#48

I Lost My Phone At A Festival, A Few Hours Later I Found It Burning Next To The Campfire

I Lost My Phone At A Festival, A Few Hours Later I Found It Burning Next To The Campfire

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#49

Got A New Kitten, She Decided To Have A Hay Day On My Monitor

Got A New Kitten, She Decided To Have A Hay Day On My Monitor

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#50

My Wife Wanted Grays Covered And Subtle Highlights For A Wedding. Her Hair Colorist Had A Medical Emergency During Their Session

My Wife Wanted Grays Covered And Subtle Highlights For A Wedding. Her Hair Colorist Had A Medical Emergency During Their Session

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2 weeks ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Go to a different hairdressers to get it fixed and then sit yourself down and wonder why you're not more worried about the hair colorist having a medical emergency than you are about your hair.

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