This article was originally published on TheFunPost
Some days, all it takes is to get out of bed, trip over the cat, and that’s it; the day is ruined. In other instances, it takes something more catastrophic to rain on our parade. Either way, life sometimes makes us all feel like nothing is going our way. But, perhaps in a kind of twisted way, we can comfort ourselves by remembering there’s always someone having a more appalling time than us, like the people on this list!
Insurance Is Important at a Time Like This
Here’s the perfect illustration of that old saying: When it rains it pours, only in this case do we have a massive rainfall, followed by fire. The residents of this block can’t have been happy to see their cars half-submerged after this deluge. As for the poor person whose car also caught fire, well, for once, we’re almost lost for words. This takes bad luck to a whole new level!
Instead, we’re trying to imagine what the call to their insurance company went like. And how on earth the insurance agent would have responded? They must have been at a loss for words.
The Curse of the Snowpocalpyse
When you’ve had a long day at work, and your boss has been bitching at you the entire day, all you want to do is get home and put your feet up with a glass of wine. However, some days life just keeps on giving us more mountains to climb. Here’s one such illustration of that. We’re guessing whoever took this image must simply have launched themselves out of the train carriage.
Alternatively, perhaps they just stayed on board all night until the snow melted. On the bright side, at least they would have got to work on time the next day!
This Too Shall Pasta
Of course, before we say any more, we’re sorry that this poor person was bereaved. No one should go through that pain and sorrow, especially around new year's. Then this poor person’s week continued terribly after some heartless and hungry person stole their lasagne, made for them by their kind friend. What kind of person does that? We’re thinking whoever left this note wishes some lousy karma on their lasagna thief.
But you know what they say, there’s always two sides to the same coin. So there may be another story here that we don’t know about? Or perhaps it’s just plain old greed?
When It’s Definitely Time To Buy A New Car
When you’re late for work and dashing out to your car, the last thing you want or expect to see is a giant spider nestling in your car door handle. Depending on your tastes, you might find this arachnoid kind of cute. But not us. We’re totally freaked out by it. Imagine calling your boss to say why you’re going to be late for work. Won’t they just think you’re spinning a web of lies?
On a positive note, this is the perfect reason to head to the showroom and buy a new car. That, and stopping anyone from stealing your vehicle from your drive as you sleep.
You’ve Got To Be Kitten Me
One of life’s unspoken rules is never to speak to someone until they’ve had their first cup of morning coffee. The other: never mess with a person’s favorite mug, even if it does have a cat giving them the finger printed on it. Either way, it looks like both of these rules were broken. No less, by their own feline friend! It sounds like this person's cat certainly reminded its owner of who’s really in charge in their house...
Maybe it is unfair to malign someone’s much-loved pet like this. We’re just hoping this mug's owner dug deep to get past their feline's misdemeanor and forgave their furry friend.
Even dogs need a little pampering occasionally, so maybe this cute hound thought it would be fun to go and play with his owner’s paint supply/make-up palette/hair dye/food coloring to spruce up their coat. Our first admittedly gruesome thoughts were actually more grizzly than that, and we wondered if perhaps this cutie had disturbed a crime scene. But maybe we’ve watched one too many episodes of CSI and need to calm down a bit.
What we do know is this dog’s half-hour of fun has likely ruined their owner’s day by padding around and leaving a red-pawed trail behind them. What a big old mess to clear up!
Coffee Really Is a Life-Saver
If anyone ever needed proof that coffee really is a lifesaver and that no kitchen is complete without a coffee machine, here it is. Without this machine, that entire cabinet would have crashed to the floor and caused even more of a kitchen disaster than the one we are currently looking at. The owner has quite the clean-up job here, right? However, remember that all clouds have a silver lining.
Instead of feeling all depresso (sorry about that), once they’ve cleared up this big old mess, they can sit back and relax with a nice cup of Joe made from their trusty coffee machine.
A Ride on The Wild Side
Life has a funny way of showing some of us that it’s good to be alive. Here’s a case in point, with this driver’s car screen impaled with a huge fence post. Talk about a near miss. Another couple of feet, and we’d be straight in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Hopefully, whoever was behind the wheel here has thanked their lucky stars and made an important resolution about driving safely.
The moral of the story: If you’re behind any kind of open truck that’s transporting timber, cars, or anything else potentially dangerous, either hang well behind or put your foot on the gas and overtake.
These Have To Be The Cheapest Seats In The House
So here is a guy who has been promised a great night out at the ballet, and instead, he gets to sit behind a giant pillar. The downsides are pretty obvious here. However, there’s always an upside, too, right? If he genuinely loathes ballet, then it’s the perfect place for him to spend a few hours playing Pokemon Go or Wordle on his smartphone. Or perhaps having a much-needed nap?
However, if this guy feels cheated, we really hope he got a refund or at least a few drinks on the house to compensate for getting the worst seat in the house.
Not Such A Fabulash Day
This is no joke. We can see why this poor bride was reduced to tears earlier than she anticipated after pulling out her lashes while getting ready on her wedding day. No one wants to look like a goldfish or a reptile on one of the most important days of their life, do they? We just hope that this poor bride’s maid of honor had a set of spare fake lashes in her purse
If she didn’t, well, that’s terrible luck. We just hope that the groom and all the guests weren’t too taken aback when this bride walked down the aisle to say “eye do.”
Maybe This Guy Should Have Pawsed For Thought?
It happens to us all. We’re at the supermarket and find ourselves seduced by something that looks super appetizing and calorific. Then, before we know it, we’re at the checkout with our mouth-watering and our wallet out. Unfortunately, in this case, this poor guy got it really wrong when he accidentally bought what he thought were Christmas tree cookies covered in sprinkles, to find they weren’t intended for human consumption.
What we’re all asking is whether or not he dipped these fancy dog treats into his afternoon coffee and woofed them down, or did he realize his mistake in time.
A Lonely Looking Case
Yes, this is a lonely little lilac suitcase all on its lonesome, sitting on the tarmac at Dallas Fort Worth airport. Anyone who travels regularly has a story like this. There are thousands of tales about lost luggage, and it’s estimated that airlines lose around 25 million out of 4.3 billion bags a year. However, that’s probably not much comfort to the owner of this case, whoever they may be.
We’re imagining the passenger sitting quite happily in their seat waiting for take-off, with no clue their luggage was about to be left behind. Let’s hope the case and owner were happily reunited.
Only In The US
The owner of this exorbitant bill was charged a whopping $420.62 after they passed out in the parking lot of the hospital emergency room. The hospital's response? The hospital sent an ambulance to drive them 15 feet to the hospital doors to be treated by the ER team. That works out at around $28 per foot. That’s quite the ride! As if this guy’s day couldn’t get any worse, right?
Here’s hoping he didn’t pass out again from shock when he received this outrageous, unwelcome, and excessive bill and ended up back in an ambulance for a second visit to the ER room.
When Your Idea For a Dream Cabin Goes Up In Smoke
This poor couple isn’t just having a bad day. Their decision to build their dream cabin in the woods has all gone to ruin. Why? Because the abandoned house across the road has been turned into a tobacco store. Now, they have the store’s bright lights blinding them each night. Seriously, folks, it’s enough to make you want to take up smoking. However, we are not trivializing this couple’s woes.
We just think this situation could have been a lot, lot, more unpleasant, don’t you think? For example, what about bears, snakes, ax murderers, a crack house opposite, or worse?
When It’s Snow Joke
Here we have a guy who got all excited about his impending visit to the Grand Canyon. So much so that he bought a pair of new, expensive-looking binoculars, so he didn’t miss out on a thing. Perhaps he didn’t realize that despite its appearances in most photos, it does actually snow in the Grand Canyon...a lot. Blocking the gorgeous views! In fact, in 1978, there was a record snowfall of 23 feet!
At least by the looks of things, this man managed to see the funny side of things. Let's hope he was able to reschedule another visit for when the snow clears!
There’s Bad Days, Then There’s FedEx Delivery Days
There are rare situations when you can’t quite find the words to describe how horrendous your day is, and up pops an inanimate object to do it for you. In this case, it’s a beaten-up cardboard delivery box. The FRAGILE and HANDLE WITH CARE messages couldn’t be clearer. Evidently, this seems to be all that’s needed to give the delivery driver the green light to throw it into their van without a care in the world.
So, this poor person’s day has been ruined by a cardboard box. Instead of whatever’s inside it bringing the recipient joy, the box now represents their mental state. Way to go, delivery company!
There’s A Reason Why You Should Avoid Going Up In The Attic
If there was ever a valid reason for putting off going up in the attic, here it is! We’re guessing this is an image taken from the floor of this person’s bathroom, as they lie there looking up at the giant hole they made when they fell through the attic floor. So what likely started out as a good day with plans to clear up the attic ended with a giant hole in this person’s ceiling and their wallet instead.
The key takeaway from this image? Sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan. Or, maybe this person was so desperate for the bathroom that they needed to create a shortcut? Thoughts anyone?
It’s Never A Good Idea to Eat At Restaurants Where The Lights Are Too Dim
What better way to begin an evening of delicious Italian cuisine than with an appetizer of lovely tasting bread dipped in Mediterranean olive oil. Unfortunately, we’re guessing that this diner wasn’t given quite enough oil to dip in and ended up mistaking the hand sanitizer bottle for olive oil. Quite why the restaurant, in its wisdom, chose to disguise the sanitizer in what looks like an oil dispenser is a mystery to us
Hopefully, this diner’s taste buds recovered enough to get past the taste of the sanitizer and move on to enjoy some further antipasti, main course, and dessert. That and a reduced bill!
It’s True Bad Things Come In Threes
Staying with the Italian theme for a minute longer, what’s wrong with a bit of spaghetti in our walking boots? Seriously, this poor person’s week wasn’t so karmically great. It began with a break-up, followed by having their car towed, and then ended with their dinner in their boots. Nothing says “my week has been off the scale appalling” than pasta in your footwear. These boots definitely weren’t made for walking!
The upside? Next week could seriously only get better after those three consecutive events. Maybe even a trip to the mall to splash out on a new pair of walking boots?
This Cake Won’t Be Melting Anyone’s Heart
Is it just us, or is food often the reason someone’s day doesn’t go to plan? So here’s an ice-cream cake for Valentine’s Day. It’s that special day each year when lovers around the world share gifts and cards to show each other how much they are loved. But, sadly, in this instance, we have another example of what happens when items aren’t packaged securely. This cake is looking very sorry for itself!
The lettering was supposed to demonstrate a declaration of love. But, sadly, most of them fell off in transit. So rather than I Love You, we have Yo, which doesn’t quite cut it, right?
A Whiff Of Disaster
Is this small cologne bottle made of lead? That is quite an impressive hole it’s made in this person’s bathroom washbasin. However, all may not be lost; there is always some kind of karmic positivity to be found in most situations. So, surely this person is due a bit of good luck soon? On the other hand, perhaps we're being too optimistic? This really makes us wonder what other damage this cologne bottle could do in the wrong hands?!
Hopefully, this person has more than one washbasin in their home. Otherwise, they run the risk of things becoming a little awkward when it comes to hand washing after visiting the lavatory.
Seriously, Who Eats Corn In The Middle Of A Tornado?
This had us laughing our heads off. Here’s a piece of machinery that came in to be fixed at a local John Deere machine repair store after a tornado hit Kentucky. The sorry owner of this piece of machinery can’t have been pleased with the substantial damage this natural disaster caused to their piece of equipment. There’s much speculation here about how a piece of corn ended up being wedged in the windscreen.
Were the drivers of this machinery just sneaking a quick snack before the tornado hit? Or, perhaps this corn got whipped up in the midst of the tornado? The mind boggles...
Proof That Toast Is The Safest Breakfast You Can Eat
This spider isn't much to write home about in terms of size. But let’s talk about the fear factor. If you’re the type of person, who eats cornflakes while you're still half asleep, finding a spider in your cereal bowl would be terrifying! Needless to say, this isn’t the best way to start the day. That’s just one reason why we’re adamant that breakfast isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Here’s hoping that this person’s day improved as it went on and that it was full of insect-free snacks. Looking at this picture, we're wondering how the spider got in there. Was it in the cereal box? The milk carton? The bowl?
There’s Literally A Video About Everything
Wow. This is actually a “thing.” The internet is littered with tips for worried men on how to be bolder, braver, more butch, blah, blah. Who needs that? We think the whole alpha male thing is underrated. However, for anyone in need of cheering up, here’s this meme to remind us that, yes, these pretend alpha guys really do exist. They talk to themselves in the mirror and sneer at others "less tough" than themselves.
So, anyone whose day isn’t going so well, take heart and remember that someone out there really is on YouTube checking this out. Right now. That's half an hour they're never getting back!
Hold That Call!
There are tricky days, and there are days like this. Imagine, you’re trying to get through to…you guessed it….American Airlines! This caller is trying to speak to someone about getting a refund on some tickets. So far, it’s been 2 hours, 57 minutes, 29 seconds, and counting. There are plenty of things you could do with that precious time lost while making this call. To put this into perspective, some people run marathons in less time!
Others bake cakes, swim a few miles, fly from London to Paris, go for long hikes in the hills, and so, so much more than what this poor caller is doing.
We Wonder Which Month This Person’s Pipe Burst...
We've all heard of common tricks and tips for saving water- turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth, shower instead of bath, catch water in the sink to wash the dishes. But we’ll hazard a guess and say that ignoring such pearls of wisdom couldn’t explain this awful spike in water usage. More likely that something went terribly, terribly wrong. With utility prices rising, we don’t envy this poor homeowner.
So the next time you feel depressed about your utility bill, take another look at this to remind yourself it could be so, so much worse. Let's hope their water provider took pity on this poor person!
Yes, That's Frost... Indoors.
Are you someone who feels the cold? If so, just imagine waking up to the corners of your bedroom being frosted over. Unless the ice queen paid a surprise visit to this poor sufferer, we’d say winter has come to stay for a while. In this instance, a hot water bottle and blankets probably won’t quite cut it. If this poor person has to get up for work, we can only offer our condolences.
The only positive we can glean from this is that we've never seen a better reason to stay in bed and snuggle up. Or perhaps they can save themselves a chunk on their electricity bill by turning off their fridge?
Wait, That Isn’t Supposed to Be a Crop Top?
There’s nothing quite as comforting as that one snug and comfy sweater that seems to fit like a glove. So, imagine the horror of pulling out that favorite garment from the wash to find…this. We think it's safe to say that the look this gentleman was going for wasn't his belly hanging out and sleeves cutting off the circulation in his arms. Maybe it could be passed off as avant-garde?
A valuable lesson was learned that day. Sometimes it is better to do your own laundry, and those wash instructions on the back of labels really are worth paying attention to.
A Welcome Mat That Isn't So Welcoming
We can picture all too well how this happened. First, you see that snow has been trodden into your welcome mat, it's freezing, and you reach for it to shake it out. But, to your surprise, the mat has completely frozen, and it's too late - you hear the characteristic “crack” of something snapping in half. It's hard to trust the world around you when all things flexible become so rigid and stiff.
With such an arctic climate, the homeowner probably got away easy if the welcome mat was the only thing to freeze and snap. Of course, this makes us wonder whether the snow took any other casualties?!
Is This Bad Karma for Parking on the Stripes?
Have you ever driven through an entire car park in search of a parking space and asked yourself why you couldn’t just stop on that perfectly good striped spot? We sure have! There's probably a reason for these forbidden areas, but that reason likely wasn’t that your car might get the freezer-ray treatment. De-icing a car is tedious on the best of days, but this person will probably be there a while.
Also, just look at the floor behind this car - it's completely frozen solid!! We hope this person has winter tires to get off that frozen-over floor. Otherwise, we predict another disaster's on the cards!
An Unfortunate Mix-Up
It’s always hugely disappointing to order something online and receive the entirely wrong thing in the mail. But this loud anti-vaccine shirt is especially ironic. We can say for sure that the recipients won’t be wearing this garment - not least because the person who purchased this shirt and their fiancé are both double vaccinated and healthcare workers. It’s hard to say whether somebody played a bit of a joke on these healthcare workers.
We, for one, hope they got a good laugh out of it and will be able to get a refund. Failing that, perhaps they can flog it to some militant anti-vaxxer on eBay?
Sadly this person lost both of their legs in April, and here is a picture of the first time they accidentally flipped their wheelchair off a sidewalk. If you want to laugh at other people’s misfortune, this poster makes it very difficult. There's nothing funny about losing limbs and struggling to get accustomed to a wheelchair, but it is certainly a humbling reminder that some of our challenges can seem small in the face of much greater misfortune.
We're glad that this person was okay enough to be able to take this snap. We also hope someone helped this person back into their chair and that the rest of their day turned out better!
That's An Extortionate Hospital Trip
The cost of American healthcare is no joke. Nothing illustrates this better than a medical bill of over $2 million for a single week in the hospital. Unless the recipient of this astronomic bill was fed gold leaves, provided with silk pajamas, and offered a private room in tropical surroundings, and then some...we can’t even begin to justify such a high cost. We really really hope that this person has insurance!
The image doesn’t provide the cost breakdown for this life-changing financial hit. With this, we hope you’ll feel better about any minor injuries that might have worsened your day today.
Well Hi There Little Buddy
Mice, in the right context, can be cute for some. In other contexts, however, their presence is immensely worrying. Sitting on your spaghetti is one place where you wouldn’t welcome such a little guest. Yikes! We hope the person who took this snap made the wise decision to leave the spaghetti to the mouse and its friends Lady and the Tramp style. Thank goodness they looked in the pan first instead of mindlessly piling pasta into their bowl.
Instead of cooking, it might be time for a takeaway and a quick call to the exterminators. Pizza, anyone? Chinese food? Indian cuisine? After that long shift, they’ve earned it!
And They Still Failed...
This is one way to cheat in class that we’ve never seen before, and maybe with good reason! In this instance, despite using four devices, this didn’t equate to better answers. Unfortunately, this level of multi-tasking didn’t help this student. Apparently, they still managed to get every answer wrong! We have to ask, does this person not understand how Google works? This just goes to show that cheating doesn't pay.
The moral of the story: Next time you’re underprepared for a test, we might fare better leaving it up to chance and just guessing the answers. Surely, on the balance of probability, you'll get at least one answer right!
Is It Any Consolation to Remember That Hair Grows?
Apparently, this is what to expect when your hairstylist says they're having a tough time with your hairline. A “tough” time seems like an understatement considering the state of this poor customer’s hairline. Creatives might try and interpret the gentle slope and jagged finish as a mountain range. Most people, however, would just call it what it is - a terribly bad haircut. We would recommend a beanie for the next few months.
There are bad hair days, and then there is this. Maybe it’s time for Elizabethan collars to make a return to the fashion world. We only hope this person didn’t have any job interviews coming up.
We've all had one of those face-palm-worthy moments where we’ve struggled through something unpleasant, thinking there was just no other way. Then to only eventually realize that it was our own stupidity at fault. If this has happened to you, maybe you’ll appreciate an ever-sillier example from this poor music lover. Apparently, this person has been putting up with a one-sided sound since Christmas. That's a long period to endure!
Only to realize that peeling off a simple piece of paper could have fixed the issue. But, on the bright side, at least this person's ear stayed nice and dry!
When You Find a Used Band Aid in Your Food
Bleugh. This image literally makes us want to gag. You can excuse some food-mess-ups - a forgotten condiment, a mix-up with another customer, and then there's…this. The girlfriend of the person who took this picture found a whole bandaid in their food, likely come off one of the kitchen staff’s hands. While it was probably a mere accident, it raises harrowing questions about the hygiene standards in that kitchen. Has this happened before?!
But, one thing is very clear. We would definitely be asking for a refund if that had been us...followed by a quick call to the health inspector and a hunt for a new place for lunch!
An Easy Mix-Up
The kitchen is the perfect place to experiment with flavors and try new things. Still, we’re not sure this guy's baking turned out very favorably. Unfortunately, this person accidentally mixed up cayenne with cinnamon. It’s an easy mistake to make! After all, the words both begin with the same letters, and the color is somewhat similar to the untrained eye. In most recipes, only a pinch of cayenne is called for.
So we are pretty sure that these not-so-cinnamon rolls will certainly pack a punch and come with a bit of heat. On the upside, the frosting looks delicious. Bon Appetit, if you dare!
Before Vs. After
'Wow, what a view' …is what the person who posted this might have said a few years ago. But unfortunately, progress is an enemy of beauty at times, which is undoubtedly true of the view from this city apartment. What was once a gorgeous view of a park and skyline was quickly blocked in by new builds. Sadly, blocking out some of that lovely natural light too. Unfortunately, we can't control the world around us or what goes on around our property investments.
But, one thing is for sure, with so much exposure walking around your flat naked is now entirely out of the question! So it might be time for new curtains...