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Misfortune Monday: The World Keeps On Turnin'

The world is a merciless place filled with chaos and misfortune of all stripes. It's almost not even worth it thinking about what could go wrong, just because so much can go wrong. Worried your dog will escape your fence? Well he's already chewed up your shoes. Afraid your car will get towed in that iffy spot? Well it's been crushed by a tree. It's clear that in life, things just keep happening and we only have a little bit of control over the menagerie of misfortune that might befall us.

Unfortunate fails, mistakes, messes and chaos
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28 Decent Reasons Not To Have Children

There's too much proof out there that kids are stupid and weird. Sure, they have a few legitimate reasons for their uncontrollable dumbness, like the fact that their brains aren't done developing. But that's not enough. These things will walk around like they own the place, getting their heads stuck in fences and spilling syrup everywhere. Kids are just weird and stupid people.

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Unlucky Moments of Misfortune and Chaos

Our successes wouldn't seem so great if we didn't have moments of failure and chaos, or so they say. It would probably be just as nice to enjoy a promotion or lottery win without having to deal with all the exploded toilets and dropped eggs that life tends to throw at us, but that's just a personal opinion. Either way, the world is merciless.

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Chaotic Moments of Misfortune and Failure

Life is unpredictable, and some unfortunate moments are bound to happen. All you can really do is take them in stride and take some solace in the fact that other people also have to deal with life's unfortunate failures and moments of chaos. There's runaway tires, lumber spills on the freeway, and deceptively baked bread. Given the option, you kinda hope for the bread one.

Fails, messes, mistakes, chaos on misfortune | broken window, loose tire on top of a car's hood, hole in the wall. slice of casserole on top of a melted plastic plate inside an over.
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Misfortune Monday: The Many Layers of "Oops"

Life is weird. Things seem to be going fine, and then all of a sudden, through no fault of your own, or some fault of your own, or pretty much exclusively fault of your own, misfortune just keeps happening. Bridges get destroyed, crock pots full of chili get exploded all over cars, and frisbees get stuck in Fabergé eggs. It's too much to taste all the flavors of chaos.

failure and misfortune | truck going over a wooden bridge and leaving a broken trail in the planks its made of | melted plastic covering a frozen chicken
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Misfortune Monday: Things Just Keep Happening

There's never going to be a time when things are perfectly alright, but it would be nice to have a few moments of peace. Sadly, this being life and all, that's kind of impossible. Misfortune is abundant and chaos has many names. It could be something as small as a dropped plate of spaghetti or as big as a tornado whipping a house away. A lot can go wrong.

moments of misfortune and chaos | car door trunk slice through with rope | fluffy dog covered in popcorn cereal stuck to its face
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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: Things Don't Always Go as Planned

If you've been around for more than a few days, you've most likely come to the conclusion that the world is unpredictable. Phones get caught in bike chains, toilets get thrown through windshields, and giant pallets of eggs never seem to stay contained. With all the unforeseen chaos around us, all we can really do is be glad that we're probably not dealing with that exact problem ourselves.

Mistakes, messes, fails and chaos | woman climbing out of a car stuck on top of a concrete road divider | huge milk puddle on the floor from spilled containers
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Multi-Flavored Moments of Failure and Chaos

As we barrel our way through life, we're bound to run into unfortunate moments of failure and chaos. It's usually best to try to take these things in stride, and when we can, quietly blame someone else. Sometimes our failures are a little bit our fault, like these impressively unprofessional "not my job" moments.

Funny mistakes and failures | These are cafe syrups NOT Hand Sanitizer Thank | Exhibit why mount these on wall. shattered flat screen tv on the floor
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Misfortune Monday: The World is Unpredictable

Life brings with it many challenges and moments of unforeseen chaos. You could find a snake in your tailpipe, get an embarrassing license plate, or sit on your own TV. It's impossible to predict the mistakes and messes that will come into your life, and all we can do to avoid them is to try our best.

Moments of failure and chaos | bulldozer flipped over and stuck in a ditch hole in the ground | knocked over cartons of eggs yolk spilled on the floor
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Unpredictable Moments of Chaos and Misfortune

Sometimes you can't know exactly how life is going to mess with your day. It could be as small as you forgetting to wear matching shoes, or it could be as big as your car getting completely covered in eel slime. You just can't know what kind of unfortunate moments of failure and chaos could be coming your way.

failure, mistakes and messes | dry spot in the shape of a person lying on their side on wet ground | metal screw inside an ice cream
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Misfortune Monday: All Kinds of Bummers

Life manages to produce an unpredictable and wide variety of unforeseen chaos that we just kind of have to deal with. Sometimes it's as arbitrary as having your mailbox exploded by lightning, and sometimes it's as small and disheartening as realizing you just tried pouring something into an upside down glass. Life has its messes large and small.

Fails. messes, mistakes and chaos | spilled white paint bucket that splashed all over a black car | multiple bird footprints tracks in fresh concrete
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A Few Compelling Reasons to Not Have Kids

If you're the kind of person who likes sleeping and not cleaning chocolate sauce out of your couch, it's good to think really hard about the decision to have kids. Kids are stupid and weird and disaster tends to follow them, so let these be a reminder. We remember being weird and dumb kids, and we're not sure if we'd want to deal with us.

Big messes kids made | child sitting on the floor with colored pens drawing on a white dog | young kid smearing chocolate syrup on a cushion of a white couch while two dogs watch from behind
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Monday Misfortune: Mistakes and Messes

Life has it's conventional and sometimes expected lows, like getting fired or missing the bus, but sometimes it has refreshingly unconventional mishaps. Sometimes you're having a decently fine breakfast and a bat flies into your food. Sometimes you're tire is flattened not by a screw but by a throwing star. It's a reminder that oftentimes, uneventful days aren't bad days.

Unlucky mishaps, mistakes and messes | person on the phone standing next to bicycle that completely dented a car while remaining undamaged | engraved pen that reads PLEASE USE UPLOADED LOGO
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Misfortune Monday: Messes Large and Small

There's something about strange and specific mishaps that have the power to put things in perspective. Even if it's a boring day, you can make that day seem slightly better when you realize you probably didn't have paint explode in your living room or a boulder land on your car.

Chaos, fails, mistakes and messes | accidentally sawing through a measuring tape | Ryder truck broken crushed semi trailer
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Cats Messing Stuff Up

Sure, cats can be friendly and affectionate, but sometimes it becomes clear that you're dealing with an animal that has no concept of empathy and can't comprehend why a jug of tomato sauce should stay on a counter. To compliment their pampered hypocrisy, here's Tumblr agreeing that cats talk like disparaged victorian children, and this history of how cats became domesticated.

Funny images of cats ruining things | white cat with spots sticking its head through a hole in a purple wall | grey cat sitting on top of a pizza slice in a cardboard box
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