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Misfortune Monday: Chaos is Unavoidable

We do our best to avoid accidents, but the world makes a pretty clear point that chaos is inevitable. Pipes will explode, trees will fall on cars, and glass tables will shatter unexpectedly. The world is merciless, but luckily bad things happen to just about everyone, so we can all gripe in frustration over the stupid things that happen to us.

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Misfortune Monday: The World is Merciless

We need no more proof that misfortune abounds and life is uncertain, but life just keeps giving us more evidence every day. Cars roll into ditches, lasagnas get flung, and dogs try to eat bees. There's no stopping the misfortune that can happen in our lives, and if one thing is for sure, life has an incredible way of making up new ways for things to go wrong.

failure, messes and mistakes | cook crouching down looking devastated next to a dish spilled all over the floor | car stopped on top of a tall ledge about to fall down into the ditch
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"You Had One Job" Moments of Occupational Incompetence

People make a lot of mistakes while working, and that's even when they're doing things for ourselves. Throw in a third party or having to do something on behalf of a boss you don't like, and things start to not get done at a fantastic rate. Thanks to these unprofessional circumstances, we have just tons of instances of incompetent construction as well as "not my job" moments of quality unprofessionalism.

funny unproffessional "you had one job" moments | car wheel with the screws inserted in the wrong placements | water pooling around a street gutter that is too high up to drain it
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Husband Secretly Invites Entire Family to Anniversary

As far as relationship blunders go, arranging your mother and family to be at your wedding anniversary behind your wife's back sounds like a big one. Not sure what was going through the guy's mind when he decided to covertly get his mom into the mix, but the wife is understandably peeved. For another interesting one, here's a girlfriend who beat her upset boyfriend at a steak eating challenge.

aita reddit thread about secretly inviting family to anniversary party | r/AmItheAsshole Posted by u/throwaway343156197 2 days ago AITA walking then immediately walking out restaurant saw my husband's family present my our wedding anniversary? Not hole Pardon my English s not my first language. This happened last week, and getting scolded did by everyone told about happened. Last week mine 26F and my dear husband's 29M wedding anniversary, his mommy started calling asking about "our plans this
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Boss Demands Demolished Office, Gets More than That

There's a right way and a wrong way to demolish an office, and it's looking like these guys took the wrong way. Maybe they shouldn't have taken their boss's orders so literally, or could have planned better. Either way what they got was a big headache. This one didn't come down on anyone, but it's not uncommon for a boss to orchestrate their own downfall.

Boss orders office demolition with forklift and it goes wrong | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Naige2020 Drive forklift through oC M This may take while relate but lot happened working as Warehouse Manager pharmaceutical\cosmetic company. Our premises part large industrial complex had been walled off into three smaller buildings had three different businesses occupying them. My office free standing building inside warehouse about size shipping container. My company process
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Times People Were Awkwardly Misjudged

Sometimes people are all-too ready to make assumptions about other people, and those assumptions get in the way of empirical facts. You hope someone doesn't misjudge you so publicly that they make a total fool of themselves. Or maybe you do. Everyone knows wrongful times people were misjudged tend to stick in their memory for years.

Stories of times people were very misjudged | MAXIMILIAN-MV 32.6k points 3 days ago My ex wife convinced had another family another state. Simply because she heard kids voice background traveling work and sitting restaurant once. During divorce depositions once spent full day being questioned, and half questions were slightly different wordings so have another family/child/spouse/kid/dependent/etc.
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Times People Really Screwed Up at Work

Humans aren't perfect, so naturally we're bound to make mistakes at work. It's when we're using expensive tools, or facing ten angry customers that a really big screw-up can have some extreme consequences. In the right field of work, one misplaced screw or faulty measurement can turn into literally millions of dollars of losses. We try not to think about those.

Stories of big mistakes people made at work | anexistentialpeanut 4.8k points 9 hours ago My first day working at coffe shop left my sharpie oven. Finally found while trying warm sandwich and had shut whole thing down be cleaned smelled like chemical weapon
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Misfortune Monday: The Many Flavors of Chaos

It's not hard to come up with ways that things could go wrong. The world is unpredictable. You could find a dangerous animal somewhere you'd rather not want to. You could get totally covered in paint during an accident. You could spill a whole bunch of eggs or a boulder could crush your car. As many flavors of failure and chaos there seem to be, life just keeps inventing more.

wtf fails and mistakes gone horribly wrong oops | melted porta potty crumbling in on itself | colorful beads that fell out of a box and got all mixed up
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Guy Accidentally Eats $420 Worth of Beef

Thinking he was making the more affordable choice, this guy accidentally ate himself a few hundred dollar's worth of high-end beef. Without the knowledge that this is how restaurants price this stuff, we would probably have made the same mistake. For some other things to not buy, here are absurdly overpriced things people have seen.

Guy makes mistake about price of beef, eats 420 dollars worth of steak | Posted by u/Belt_Around_Ur_Neck 14 hours ago TIFU by not reading menu carefully at Gordon Ramsay's steakhouse S So my girlfriend and are Atlantic City two nights, our first vacation any sort since COVID-19 started made reservations tonight outdoor poolside dining at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah's were there last year things were normal and were lucky this one few restaurants open and with good outdoor dining Morton's Steak
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Guy Adds Tinder Girl On Snapchat, Lives To Regret It

Those location services will get you. This guy certainly learned an unfortunate life lesson. All in all, this is actually terrifying. Glad that his mom was around to handle the situation. 

Guy lives to regret adding a girl from Tinder on Snapchat | r/tifu Join u/Fazza3107 •6d TIFU By adding girl Tinder on Snapchat. M starters this happened about week ago, lockdown has been very boring many so 18M my ultimate world wisdom decided give good ol' Tinder try an average morning and got match with let's call her Sandra. By about 2pm had been talking back and forth before she ultimately asks my Snapchat which albeit stupidly, complied. Time
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Company Overhears Employee Roleplaying with Lunch

Usually embarrassing unmuted moments like this come from when someone is badmouthing the CEO, but this person was just being weird while eating food. Hopefully things end up okay. Sometimes we get ourselves into some embarrassing ad stupid situations, like this guy who thought a date was a job interview.

Employee talks to food while boss and coworkers overhear | O r/tifu Posted by u/I_Ate_That_Food 4 days ago 2 3 F2 S TIFU by forgetting wasn't muted during Zoom meeting ate my lunch, causing irreversible harm my reputation talk my food eat have been working home recently (obviously and am pretty fortunate because basically there is no function my job need be office But have let some bad habits seep .
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Majestically Unprofessional "Not My Job" Moments

Work in any field long enough and you'll see your fair share of wonderfully unprofessional "not my job" moments. There's slides that go right off buildings, misspelled signs and extremely lazy line painting, just to name a few. It makes you feel good about yourself to see people's majestically incompetent "not my job" moments.

funny not my job and you had one job moments | yellow traffic sign with one edge removed because it was installed too close to a wall | CAUTION MAXIMUM LOAD Stay off LBS,
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Misfortune Monday: Uneventful Days Aren't Bad Days

Sometimes the days you don't remember are the best ones. Not because anything particularly good happened, but because a strange and specific mishap did not happen. You can never be too sure of what mess large or small will be just over the horizon, but if one thing is for sure, it's that misfortune puts things in perspective.

Unfortunate mistakes, messes and fails | dog who has ripped out a cushion from a couch and made a hole through it | car missing both back wheels
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Instances People Saw a Vibe Go from Good to Horrible

It doesn't take much to bum out whole roomful of people. A bad tv connection, a stupid fight, or bad work news can throw an entire room into complete disarray. A lot of these include weird ways people got laid off. For more social job related moments here are some HR nightmare stories.

Askreddit stories of times a room shifted from good to bad | cover image of story of employees that arrived at work on holiday when managers could be off and found the door locked and were told they could go home if no one opened the door for them by 8:00 am and someone a manager showed up to unlock the doors at 7:55 AM and everyone still had to stay and work for the day.
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Embarrassed Dude Discovers the One Flaw With Having a Dirty Recovery Password

When you think about it, the password worked perfectly. He was able to remember it in an instant. Having to say it out loud in order to get your credit card unblocked is a different story. It's not too bad considering people do embarrassing things all the time.

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