Eureka! The idea just pops into your mind, and it seriously feels like the best thing that happened today. For a brief moment, you ask yourself what could go wrong, but nobody was born with a degree in risk management.

One doesn’t need a study to state that 99% percent of those ideas are dumb. And that means you are left to deal with the consequences. Luckily, there’s a place to learn what not to do, known as the subreddit r/Whatcouldgowrong.

It teaches you a valuable lesson, which is basically that if there’s any chance the thing can go wrong, it most likely will. Spare yourself from post-What-could-go-wrong misery just like 3.9 million wise members of the group.

#1

What Could Go Wrong If I Complain To Costco

What Could Go Wrong If I Complain To Costco

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Great response.

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#2

What Could Go Wrong If I Dump My Boat Illegally

What Could Go Wrong If I Dump My Boat Illegally

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Violet brown
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't😂

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#3

What Could Go Wrong If You Cuss At Your Boss On Facebook

What Could Go Wrong If You Cuss At Your Boss On Facebook

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Always check who can read your posts. Such mistakes have caused a lot of drama.

UncleRussian
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even that, just don't be a bitch. Like, she doesn't even seem like a pleasant human being to be around. So lesson of the day: don't be a bitch

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Deserved.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

Job-hater gets dream come true

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

Never ever whine about your job or boss on social media. There is always a chance someone from work will see it.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

And potential future employers will see it as well.

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Corey Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

His first two points suggest that she may have hit on him, obviously got rejected, and is now being a bitch about it.

Gina Babe
Community Member
1 year ago

#andtheniwasfired

CatWoman312
Community Member
1 year ago

I deleted Facebook over stuff like this. I wasn’t posting about my job, but I might have posted something about my day or whatever and people take it personally. Social media might have been a good idea, but it turned into a bad one. It doesn’t help that Zuckerburg refuses to do anything about bullying or harassment on it.

Bob Belcher
Community Member
1 year ago

And that my friends, is why I refuse to ad anyone coworkers of any level to any social media I have and all my accounts a private. This should be common sense.

Azure Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't add people from work on your social media

Verena Heisenberg
Community Member
1 year ago

well deserved ;-) *thumbs up*

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 year ago

Haha. My son's Ex did that. Complained about her job on facebook. The boss called her in and told her she was not a team player and fired her.

NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

Well done!!

Lolforlife
Community Member
1 year ago

Oof what if I was the boss reading this. Sorry kid.

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

I would answer the same way...if people would just do their jobs, they would be a lot happier & find themselves employed !

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 year ago

She deserves everything she did & didn't get!

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 year ago

If that guy is that dumb to forget.....He is depriving a village of a perfectly good idiot.

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it !!!

Carole Gleed
Community Member
1 year ago

That has happened before ,take care posters.

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
1 year ago

Bingo! You've been served!

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 year ago

OOPs!

Lyra Sis
Community Member
1 year ago

One of the many reasons I don't friend my co-workers or friend my job on anything.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Stop posting this shit social media! Has no one learned their lesson about that after every “mistake” that we read about ?

Sandra Marchant
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess he learned his lesson!!

Stan Chung
Community Member
1 year ago

posting your drama on facebook and not expecting repercussions is hilarious

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

biiiiig smile

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
1 year ago

Priceless. 🤣 Some people are beyond stupid.

Bob Connely
Community Member
1 year ago

Hire a moron, so they can win stupid prizes!

Quazmodic
Community Member
1 year ago

OLD as the internet itself!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

25+/- years old?

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Patricia Kasprowski
Community Member
1 year ago

Serves them right!

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
1 year ago

People should think before posting anything anywhere.

Ninja Nonna
Community Member
1 year ago

Instant Karma strikes again.

Judy Rofe
Community Member
1 year ago

The slightest memory lapse and you're in deep shit!

Lululoohoo
Community Member
1 year ago

one time, back in the day, i sent an ICQ message to what i thought was my co-worker bitching about our boss & how on my ass he was about certain things ....OOPS. I ended up sending that message to the boss instead. I immediately sent him a message following and apologized. He called me into his office where I thought i was fired for sure. We sat down, i explained my frustrations at him and he expressed that he didn't know he was being so hard on me. He accepted my apology and we moved on from it.

Garyths
Community Member
1 year ago

Yippee you got to learn

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
1 year ago

Always remember: Never leave a paper trail.

Suebee70
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup...always be sure *no one* from your job can see what you post, unless you trust them entirely not to share it, or that they don't have the boss on your friends list. Better yet...just don't post crap about work. I've seen 2 people get fired for exactly this kind of thing. Posted how stupid their boss was, or how horribly managed the company was...they were gone within 48 hours. This was a good-paying job, room for advancement, benefits, the works. We're not talking a burger flipping job here.

rachel carter
Community Member
1 year ago

And this is why you don't shit talk others ....

Samantha Power
Community Member
1 year ago

This has been around a while, but very relevant and a lesson in life.

Jaye Rodger
Community Member
1 year ago

This is why I don't befriend my boss on socials

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is as bad as accidentally sending an email to someone who should never see it. Think Michael Scott sending the “Jamaica Jan Sun Princess” picture to Packaging@dundermifflin.com (everyone in the warehouse), instead of Packer@dundermifflin.com (his best friend), which is similar to sending it to someone you forget is included in a group email.

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahaha, karma!

kathryn stretton
Community Member
1 year ago

Seen this before. Still as good as the first time I read it. Hopefuĺly lesson learnt.

Cynomon Lapuma
Community Member
1 year ago

That is great!!! Cold busted!!!

MrTree1779
Community Member
1 year ago

Never add co-workers to your social media **until** you have left the company. And never, ever your current or former managers.

Tore Hana
Community Member
1 year ago

Agreed - but what if your current manager and/or co-workers adds you though? There’s always that awkwardness of facing these people every day if you choose not to accept their friend requests..

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Robert Townsend
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol.I don't really care for bosses but 👍to you on that one😂

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
1 year ago

This guy is one of those people who would reply to all when he's dissing one of the mail recipients.

Ronnie Beaton
Community Member
1 year ago

When I was having a good old FB rant about work, I was *very* careful to not name names, and just to refer to "my colleague", or "my buddy I work with", or "the boss".

Lynny Brobst
Community Member
1 year ago

LoL rookie mistake. This boss is awesome btw

Christian Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

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nah this one seems fake

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Bored Panda reached out to redditor u/Peanutbuttered, who is the creator of the internet-famous subreddit r/whatcouldgowrong, to find out more about their community. The redditor told us that after their friends introduced them to Reddit many years ago, they loved the concept of different subreddit communities allowing you to customize the content you wanted to see.

“I sat there thinking about ideas for a subreddit—at this time, it had seemed like every category had been thought of already. I thought it would be funny to make a content community where the only things submitted were just gifs of bad ideas with unfavorable outcomes.” u/Peanutbuttered clicked the button to make it go public, and the rest is history.

#4

What Could Go Wrong If I Park In That Space "For The Umpteenth Time"

What Could Go Wrong If I Park In That Space "For The Umpteenth Time"

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

A skilled scaffolding crew takes minutes to built this while an unskilled man could take hours to dismantle it.

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#5

What Could Go Wrong If I Threaten To Shoot Up A Supermarket

What Could Go Wrong If I Threaten To Shoot Up A Supermarket

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 year ago

We'd expect something like this from Karen, but it's scary to think that even a legal services professional (supposedly a well-educated person) can willfully be so ignorant and reckless.

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#6

What Could Go Wrong If You Park Your Car In A Non-Parking Zone At The Supermarket

What Could Go Wrong If You Park Your Car In A Non-Parking Zone At The Supermarket

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they deserved it.

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The community now has 4.0m members and gets submissions every day, but the creator of r/whatcouldgowrong said that it’s not up to them to approve the posts. “Reddit works by community voting, but we along with our content robots remove anything that doesn’t meet the rules,” they explained.

As r/whatcouldgowrong began to evolve, Reddit included it in a collection of popular subreddits where they “revamped the idea behind 'default communities,'” explained the creator. They said that since then, r/whatcouldgowrong “started to show up on the home page more often, which brought in more people.”

“The content is all pretty much the same, but the people participating in the discussion section of each post is no longer WCGW subscribers, but a combination of subscribers and general people from the rest of Reddit,” explained u/Peanutbuttered.

#7

What Could Go Wrong If I Decide To Let My White Dog Out After I Mow My Lawn

What Could Go Wrong If I Decide To Let My White Dog Out After I Mow My Lawn

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

It is Hulk-Dog. Do not make him angry!

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#8

What Could Go Wrong If You Burn 3.3 Tons Of Weed In A Residential Area

What Could Go Wrong If You Burn 3.3 Tons Of Weed In A Residential Area

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Scagsy
Community Member
1 year ago

That officer looks like he got a bit too close and enjoyed it too.

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#9

What Could Go Wrong If I Just Feed This One Monkey

What Could Go Wrong If I Just Feed This One Monkey

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Adela Francova
Community Member
1 year ago

Very dangerous...

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The creator of the community also said that their favorite submission is the one where “a guy is rolling down a hill in a shopping cart, and what happens is about what you’d expect. This is my favorite post because it inspired me to create the page.”

Even though u/Peanutbuttered is aware that their subreddit is for quick entertainment, it still provides a lesson to learn. “My hope is that people who are thinking of attempting a stupid stunt will rethink their decision or maybe recall a post they saw on /r/whatcouldgowrong. Then they’ll think, 'maybe I should not do this,'” the redditor said.

In fact, u/Peanutbuttered concluded that in a perfect world, r/whatcouldgowrong wouldn’t exist “because people would know what is smart to attempt and what isn’t.” But since that’s not the case, at least, they hope the subreddit can help to prevent an injury or save a life.

#10

What Could Go Wrong If You Use A Walmart Bag When Bleaching Your Hair

What Could Go Wrong If You Use A Walmart Bag When Bleaching Your Hair

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago

he's not the real shady- he's just imitating

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#11

What Could Go Wrong If You Keep Your Feet On The Dashboard And Get Into A Car Crash

What Could Go Wrong If You Keep Your Feet On The Dashboard And Get Into A Car Crash

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Jon S.
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish I hadn't seen this. But warning duly taken.

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#12

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear A Click Pen In My Hair

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear A Click Pen In My Hair

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Trying so hard thinking
Community Member
1 year ago

Well looks like kinda seismometer record on her back

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#13

What Could Go Wrong If I Put A Heavy Casket In My Trunk Without Securing It

What Could Go Wrong If I Put A Heavy Casket In My Trunk Without Securing It

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Violet brown
Community Member
1 year ago

dark but funny

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#14

What Could Go Wrong If You Hoard

What Could Go Wrong If You Hoard

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Violet brown
Community Member
1 year ago

in the other picture, they broke my bones, in this picture they broke my heart😢

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#15

What Could Go Wrong If I Post My Pic With A Full Map Of The Prison Behind Me (2 Days Later, A Terrorist Group Attacked And Freed Everyone There—happened In Nangarhar, Afghanistan)

What Could Go Wrong If I Post My Pic With A Full Map Of The Prison Behind Me (2 Days Later, A Terrorist Group Attacked And Freed Everyone There—happened In Nangarhar, Afghanistan)

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago

True story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13184920#:~:text=More%20than%20470%20inmates%20at,Sarposa%20jail%20were%20Taliban%20insurgents.

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#16

What Could Go Wrong If I Open My Restaurant Against State Orders

What Could Go Wrong If I Open My Restaurant Against State Orders

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

Losing the liquor license sound like a death sentence to a restaurant.

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#17

What Could Go Wrong If I Don't Strap Down The Boat

What Could Go Wrong If I Don't Strap Down The Boat

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UncleRussian
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel like this should be the equivalent of running the red light and his boat licence should be revoked

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#18

What Could Go Wrong If I Leave The Car Window Down In Bear Country

What Could Go Wrong If I Leave The Car Window Down In Bear Country

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Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
1 year ago

Wowch!!!

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#19

What Could Go Wrong If I Hide Things In The Oven

What Could Go Wrong If I Hide Things In The Oven

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Tovah Roche
Community Member
1 year ago

Why wouldn't you check inside your oven before starting preheating?

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#20

What Could Go Wrong If You Have A Giant Blood Sticker On The Car

What Could Go Wrong If You Have A Giant Blood Sticker On The Car

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

It really looks frightening.

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#21

What Could Go Wrong If My Dumb Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

What Could Go Wrong If My Dumb Neighbor Put Hot Charcoal From His Grill Into A Trashcan

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

The neighbor could have started a fire. Dumb is right.

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#22

What Could Go Wrong If I Try To Eat An Octopus Alive

What Could Go Wrong If I Try To Eat An Octopus Alive

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Romenriel
Community Member
1 year ago

I am far from being vegan, but you can't be mad at that octopus for trying to defend itself.

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#23

What Could Go Wrong If I Carry An Unsecured Cargo

What Could Go Wrong If I Carry An Unsecured Cargo

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 year ago

Excuse me, sir, would you like me to tell you about our Lord and Savior, Buddha?

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#24

What Could Go Wrong If You Throw Away Mix With Yeast In It

What Could Go Wrong If You Throw Away Mix With Yeast In It

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
1 year ago

Reminds me of when I worked for Pizza Hut in high school and threw out 55 gallons of over proofed dough every night.

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#25

What Could Go Wrong If You Attempt A No-Hand Wakeboard In Your Robes While Drinking Tea

What Could Go Wrong If You Attempt A No-Hand Wakeboard In Your Robes While Drinking Tea

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 year ago

As a British person I have to respect his attempts to save the tea

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#26

What Could Go Wrong If I Fly A Drone Inside The House

What Could Go Wrong If I Fly A Drone Inside The House

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

I see a new fashion style in your future...Short hair for sure

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#27

What Could Go Wrong If You Park A Car For Days Illegally Under A Tree Full Of Egrets And Herons

What Could Go Wrong If You Park A Car For Days Illegally Under A Tree Full Of Egrets And Herons

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

The birds have voted.

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#28

What Could Go Wrong If I Don’t Check The Height Clearance

What Could Go Wrong If I Don’t Check The Height Clearance

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Ain Mukromin
Community Member
1 year ago

clearly you don't fit

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#29

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Photo To Remember

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Photo To Remember

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago

Grandpa is not impressed

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#30

What Could Go Wrong If I Have My Bird As An Advisor

What Could Go Wrong If I Have My Bird As An Advisor

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

When you have a bird you have to expect bird droppings.

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#31

What Could Go Wrong If You Think Playgrounds For Kids Are For Adults As Well

What Could Go Wrong If You Think Playgrounds For Kids Are For Adults As Well

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
1 year ago

He is never going to live this down.

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#32

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Picture With This Gopher Snake I Found In The Road

What Could Go Wrong If I Take A Picture With This Gopher Snake I Found In The Road

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Richard Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

And thus was born a new superhero VENOM-SNOT! Able to paralyse bad guys by holding a nostril and blowing a poison snot dart out of the other!

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#33

What Could Go Wrong If You Get Into A Dog's Personal Space

What Could Go Wrong If You Get Into A Dog's Personal Space

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Erica
Community Member
1 year ago

Dogs rarely bite without a warning...the first picture and the way his ears and body language are would be a clear indication he’s not happy

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#34

What Could Go Wrong If You Try To Take A Cool Beach Photo

What Could Go Wrong If You Try To Take A Cool Beach Photo

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

He seems incredibly cruel smiling so happily.

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#35

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear An Eagles Shirt On Photo Day

What Could Go Wrong If I Wear An Eagles Shirt On Photo Day

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Falcon
Community Member
1 year ago

The question is, who the hell designs a shirt that has EAG on the first row and then LES on the next row...

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#36

What Could Go Wrong If My Neighbor Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There

What Could Go Wrong If My Neighbor Uses The Longest Possible Drill Out There

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Just as well no one was standing there. Next time place a bottle of Tomato sauce on the floor&when they drill, they will find the blood like stuff might give them pause for thought

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#37

What Could Go Wrong If I Put My Pizza On A Plastic Board And Cook It In The Oven

What Could Go Wrong If I Put My Pizza On A Plastic Board And Cook It In The Oven

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Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 year ago

Who the hell puts a plastic board in an oven??

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#38

What Could Go Wrong If You Use Adhesive Letters On The Outside Of Your Massage Therapist Center

What Could Go Wrong If You Use Adhesive Letters On The Outside Of Your Massage Therapist Center

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Vorknkx
Community Member
1 year ago

"I'll take the rapists for 200."

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#39

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget Sunscreen

What Could Go Wrong If I Forget Sunscreen

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Johanna-Nicollette Kidd
Community Member
1 year ago

Your a pale skinned Ginger haired person, Never Forget Your Sunscreen Ever Again! Skin cancer, here you come

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#40

What Could Go Wrong If You Accidentally Throw An Unsecured Bottle Of Cheese Onto Your Laptop

What Could Go Wrong If You Accidentally Throw An Unsecured Bottle Of Cheese Onto Your Laptop

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Firefoxy3121
Community Member
1 year ago

Taking Mac and cheese to the next level

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