100 Of The Most Unfortunate Things That People Were Forced To Deal With (New Pics)

Why let a bad day slide when it can be immortalized for everyone to see it for the rest of time? This is the option picked by these netizens who decide to take a picture of a fail memorable enough to be both funny and painfully relatable. 

Mistakes can be everything from catastrophic to inconvenient, but funny, so this article attempts to show a bit of it all, from expensive fails to sheer stupidity. So get comfortable, make sure your sitting vessel is sound, and scroll through. Upvote your favorite fails and be sure to share your thoughts, stories, and experiences in the comments section below. 

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#1 The Moment I Lost My Glasses

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#2 Someone On The Ferry Forgot To Put The Handbrake On

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#3 Blizzard Blew The Main Door Of My Garage Open Yesterday

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The fails listed here can fall into a number of categories, from mistakes due to inattention or particularly unwise decisions, all the way to such blatant bad luck that one should check for family curses. Either way, a very human reaction is to blame bad luck.

No matter how rational a person is, there is still an overwhelming amount of belief in ideas of “good” and “bad” luck out there. As Chip Denman has said, “luck is probability taken personally.” Instead of accepting that some days will just be bad, certain people start to assemble logical structures that would “explain” why something improbably unfortunate happened to them in particular. 

#4 Forgot I Was Heating Oil For French Fries

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#5 A Tornado Overnight In Thomaston, Georgia, Ripped A Home Off Its Foundation And Put It In The Road

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#6 Of The 69 Things They Tested Me For, I’m Allergic To 60 Of Them

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The psychological games behind the scenes vary from person to person. People more susceptible to gambling addiction might treat most random chances with the so-called gambler’s fallacy, where they believe that a string of bad luck has to be followed by good. This is why a person can continue to dump money into a losing game or investment long past any chance of recovering it. 

#7 My Car Broke Down This Morning On My Way To Work And Had To Be Towed. Not 5 Minutes After I Got Home, My Ceiling Collapsed

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#8 Roadside Paint Job

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#9 We Were Really Excited To Use A Lime From Our Lime Tree For The First Time

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In very extreme cases, when a person has a particular streak of bad or good luck, they start to attach significance to completely unrelated things that were happening at the same time. If a person wins at blackjack on two separate Tuesdays, they may now see Tuesday as their “lucky” day, causing them to behave more recklessly on this day, most likely losing them more money in the long run. Some people take this so far that they will only make major life decisions on “lucky days,” which is probably the cause of a lot of “unlucky days” for others who need an answer now.

#10 Found My Car Like This When I Took A Break At Work

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#11 Hopefully You’re Having A Better Day Than I Am

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#12 What Do You Even Do At This Point?

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Other people deny luck and instead believe that a supernatural force caused them to drop their phone down a drain or something similar. In a sense, religion actually removes the necessity to believe in luck, as misfortune can be chalked up to punishment from the divine, and “good” luck is a reward for doing something correctly. Carl Jung described this idea as deriving explanations from “a meaningful coincidence”.

#13 Went To See The Famous Neuschwanstein Castle And This Was Our View

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#14 Came Home From Work To Find A Few Tons Of Gravel Dumped In My Driveway. No Idea Where It Came From

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#15 ATM Turned Off After Taking My Deposit And Did Not Show Up On My Account

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It’s not all wistful thinking, however. If you believe in luck, this thought can function like a placebo, assisting with positive thinking. This can lower stress and make a person more hopeful, which allows for more mental resilience against negative events. Pessimism is by no means “more” rational or unrealistic than optimism, and comes with none of the mental health benefits, besides a strange sense of superiority. 

#16 I’m Allergic To Cats And Slept On A Cat Blanket

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#17 The First Photo Is A Wanted Criminal In My Town, And The Second Photo Is Me, Which Is Why I Was Surrounded By 6 Cops While Walking Home Last Night

Took 15 minutes to convince them they had the wrong guy.

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#18 Neighbor’s Boyfriend Living Above Us Accidentally Discharged A Firearm Through Our Bedroom Ceiling

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If this all sounds too random, then there is at least some consistent, scientific evidence that by and large “Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, making lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, creating self-fulfilling prophecies via positive expectations, and adopting a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good,” according to a ten-year-long study.

#19 Being Escorted To My Car After I Ripped A Hole In My Pants At A Wedding. Went Commando

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#20 I Accidentally Branded Rachael Ray’s Name On Myself With One Of Her Roasting Trays

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#21 My Friend Was Hit By A Car Running A Stop Sign Today And The Dude Left The Scene, But Hey, At Least He Left Her A Little Souvenir

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Other researchers have found that the perception of good luck and having a good mood do seem linked at some level. The inverse is just as true, that people who legitimately believe they are unlucky are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression

#22 I Had A Cystic Pimple On My Forehead That Swole Up Pretty Good. Then The Swelling Migrated Down And Now I Look Like An Animorph

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#23 I Just Broke The Door Handle Of My Apartment And Cut Myself. I’m Also Locked In

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#24 My Coworker Went To A Skatepark After Work

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Some “good luck” rituals do even have some positive effects, for example, in some places, blowing left and right before crossing train tracks is considered important. This, naturally, also allows people to actually see if a train is coming, increasing the likelihood of not being hit. Walking under ladders is a classic example of a thing you should not do according to superstition, but it does perhaps also help one not get crushed by a ladder. 

#25 Buddy Crashes A Porsche On A Test Drive First Corner Out Of The Dealership

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#26 Over 30 Cars Got Flat Tires On The 405 From A Fallen Box Of Nails

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#27 I’m Going To Damn Bed

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In some places, certain numbers are seen as lucky, so people take extra steps to get “lucky” phone numbers, license plates, and even addresses. While it perhaps goes without saying, there is basically no evidence that any number, particularly one chosen randomly or by an urban planner, is more lucky than another, although one could see how a landlord with a “lucky” plot number would be quick to capitalize on this. 

#28 Came Home From Working All Night To Discover My (Townhouse) Neighbors Didn’t Put Out Their Fireworks Completely Last Night

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#29 My Daughter Asked If I Was Doing A Magic Trick

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#30 Cactus Stuck In Hair

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All in all, while an optimistic outlook is perhaps for the best, there is no reason to trust “luck” to prevent any of the disasters, fails, and mistakes seen here. Common sense precautions can never be too “common,” so please be smart. But, if you enjoy seeing more fails, Bored Panda has got you covered, you can find our other collections of misfortune here and here

#31 I Thought I Was So Smart For Keeping A Cover On My Toothbrush At All Times

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#32 Just Bought A Minivan From A Friend A Few Weeks Ago, Kept Getting Spiderwebs In The Car And Decided To Bug-Bomb It. Found These

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#33 Went To Costco To Grab A Rotisserie Chicken For The Weekend, But This Lady Beat Everyone To It

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#34 Just Finished Chopping 2 Years Worth Of Firewood Just For The Barn I Was Storing The Firewood In To Burn Down

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#35 I Broke Both My Feet Last Night

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#36 Who Left The Water Running?

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#37 Traveling From Alabama To California For My Wife’s Job. Someone Cut The Roof Bag Off Of My Car In Albuquerque. Lost All Of Our Clothes

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#38 Girlfriend Was Helping Cut My Hair, She Was Doing A Fantastic Job Until I Heard A Gasp

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#39 My Grandparents Were Planning On Fixing Up This Old Stove, Guess They’ll Have To Wait

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#40 I Got Some Bojangles This Morning And Took A Bite Out Of My Cajun Filet, And It’s Just Straight Up Raw

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#41 Right Before I Left The Trampoline Park, I Put Back On My Blue Shoes. It Wasn’t Until I Got Home I Realized I Didn’t Wear My Blue Shoes To The Trampoline Park

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#42 My Bike Broke In Half, 8 Kilometers From My Home

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#43 Hubby Was Unemployed For 9 Months. Finally Landed A Job That’s Not Temp Or A Contract Gig. 5 Minutes After Clocking In, He Trips On Some Carpet And Breaks His Leg

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#44 Nobody Told Me There Was No Floor Support In The Attic

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#45 Nothing Quite Like Peeling Off The Plastic On Your Brand New TV

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#46 Unfortunate Find On The Side Of My Coffee Cup. Bet My Immune System Didn’t See This One Coming

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#47 My Kid Got A Box Of Onions Instead Of Nuggets In His Happy Meal

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#48 This Bailey’s Came In A Gift Basket I Won At Work A Few Months Ago And I Was Going To Enjoy It By The Fire Tonight. The First Sip Was Chunky. It Expired In 2014

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#49 My Zipper Broke At Work, Right Before A Few Important Meetings

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#50 My Parents Live ~40 Feet Off The Highway, This Morning A Drunk Driver Plowed Into Their Home

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#51 My Sorento Was Stolen And Wrecked Thanks To The Kia Boys Tik Tok Challenge

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#52 Nearly One Month After Finally Repairing My House From Hurricane Laura, One Of The Worst Rainstorms In 50 Years Hit My Town And Filled My House With Water

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#53 Turned Off The Power For A Week While Traveling, Forgot About The Food In The Fridge. Came Back To This

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#54 Cologne Bottle Slipped

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#55 Think I Just Made My Boyfriend A Puppy Milk Latte

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#56 My Grandparent’s Lawn Got Raided By Boars Overnight

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#57 I Have 30 Seconds To Sweep This Up Before The Cat Pees On It

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#58 I Asked For 8 Inches Off

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#59 I Bit Into A Toenail In My Chipotle Burrito

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#60 Apparently I Turned On The Wrong Burner

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#61 Last Night My Neighbor’s Friend Decided That This Is Apparently The Best Place To Park, Making Both My SO And I Late For Work

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#62 So I Got Robbed After Coming Back From A 12.5-Hour Shift. Awesome

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#63 Accidentally Stabbed Myself With A Meat Thermometer

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#64 You Gotta Be Kidding Me

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#65 Something Bit My Kid’s Ear

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#66 I Felt Something Hard While Eating

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#67 It’s Cool. I’ll Wait

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#68 Two-Day-Old Tesla Gets Stuck In The Parking Lot At My Work

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#69 That Last Turn Before I Arrived With The Chili

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#70 Knocked A Bottle Over And It Landed Perfectly Upside Down Without The Cap. How Do I Pick It Up Now Without Spilling Everything?

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#71 My Truck Is In The Shop So I’ve Been Biking To Work. This Morning My Bike Broke 50ft From My Apartment And When I Went To Take It Back Inside My Door Handle Fell Off

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#72 Mom Broke Her Tooth After Biting A Starbucks Sandwich. Turns Out There Was A Bone In The Sandwich

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#73 Booked A Hotel Room In July For A Big Convention Starting Today. Arrived At The Hotel And Were Told They Don’t Have A Room For Us. I’m Also The Guest Of The Day

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#74 My Dad Threw Mum’s Ring In The Grass To Test His New Gold Detector. The Detector Doesn’t Work. Can You Help Find It?

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#75 Neighbor’s Insurance Doesn’t Want To Pay For Damages Due To It Being Caused By Nature

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#76 Well, Dish Soap Is Not Meant For The Dishwasher I Guess

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#77 My Wife And I Went To Mexico For Our Honeymoon. I Had The Idea Of Buying A Bottle Of Tequila And Drinking A Shot Every Anniversary. It Broke On The Way Home

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#78 The Pizza Place Defaults To No Cheese, No Sauce On Door Dash. I Didn’t Check The Boxes To Add Them

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#79 Had A Pen In My Pocket At Work, Looked Down To This

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#80 Tried Crossfit For The First Time, Literally The First Day I Went, And Ended Up With Rhabdomyolysis

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#81 And Just Like That Thanksgiving Is Cancelled. Hand Foot Mouth Disease

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#82 Traveling Back To Work And My Bag Gets Caught In A Car Fire. All Medical Equipment, Garmin Watch, Xbox, Projector And Countless Clothes Up In Smoke. Let My Week Get Better

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#83 My Instrument Decided To Stop Working During The Rehearsal And Today Is The Concert

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#84 I Left My AirPods On The Plane

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#85 My Cutting Board Delivered With A Small Defect

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#86 Key Broke Off Inside The Lock To A Very Important Work Door. Wonder How Much Trouble I Am In

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#87 The Road Into Work This Morning

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#88 Asked For Extra Sauce

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#89 Today’s Special: Chocolate Water

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#90 My Roommate And I Bought A Lot Of Snacks For Our New Year’s Eve Party And Nobody Showed Up

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#91 I Finally Got A Job Last Week… And My House Burned Down Today

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#92 Walked Outside To See If My New Solar Panel Was Working And Saw This

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#93 I Was Having A Nice Relaxing Chat With My Girlfriend Before She Went To Work, Then Boom

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#94 Weight Gain On Christmas Eve Can Be A Real Problem. Especially Right Before The Whole Family Comes

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#95 Bought A $44 Handmade, Ceramic Mug. It Cracks As I Pour In My First Cup Of Tea

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#96 I Spent All Day Making Ramen For My Family. First Time Cooking It, But They Went To A Last Minute Dinner At My Brother-In-Law’s House

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#97 Came Back From Holidays To Find My Second Phone Like This

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#98 Just Getting Ready To Cook Valentine’s Day Dinner And Opened The Block Of Cheese I Bought Today

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#99 I Pulled It Out Of My Pocket After Work, And Screen Was Ruined Like This

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#100 I Dropped My Tuna Can In The Sink And I Can’t Fish It Out. Please Send Help

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