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News Cameraman Gets Food Poisoning at Old Folks Home, Films More Than He Bargained For

We've all had brutal work days, but based on this guy's performance, it sounds like he deserves an Emmy. It's weird when you can put together the puzzle pieces of your own misery as it happens in real time. Absurdly bad things happen and man, we just gotta live with our mistakes. Here's a guy who didn't know he had been living with athletes foot for years.

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Boss Insists Spellcheck Is Broken, Has It "Fixed," Makes Gibberish Until Fired

If spellcheck is making it impossible for you to make a sentence, there's a decent chance it's not spellcheck's fault. It's like this employee who insisted on their spelling of "Hampster." This exact issue is what births many dumb and creative spelling fails, but we're not here to tell people how to spell correctly. We're here to laugh at them. It's hard to tell a higher-level employee when they're wrong, but if they insist on being wrong, go ahead and let them. For another technical solution to a frustrating boss, here's an employee who wrote some code to comply with their boss who said employees can't idle.

Boss insists spellcheck is broken, employee fixes it, and he writes gibberish
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Misfortune Monday: Turmoil is the Name of the Game

Nothing will ever be perfect, so it's important to remember that relative happiness is all about finding room to breathe in between all the blunders, goofs, mistakes, failures and chaos. The thing about life is that it goes on and all the stolen hubcaps, flooded basements and toilet cobras are just part of it. Is it cathartic to see all these problems, or is it just spectacle? Who knows, it's just semi-regular distress with Misfortune Monday.

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Blunders, Goofs, Mistakes, Failures and Chaos

Every part of life brings with it the potential for mistakes, failures, errors and blunders. Is it always our fault? Maybe some proactivity on our part could keep our toilets unexploded and our cars free of snow, but at the same time, the world is unpredictable. No amount of caution will completely save us from failure and stolen underwear, as evidenced by semi-frequent Misfortune Mondays.

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Misfortune Monday: It Goes On

Life is like a crayon box, and each color represents one of the many flavors of chaos. It's hard to predict what the next thing will be. Maybe you'll get a call that your home is flooded. Maybe you'll wake up to find that a steamroller has parked on your car. Maybe you'll just drop a cake. We learn to tolerate the misfortunes of life because we just kind of have to. So there's that.

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Misfortune Monday: Of Course Things Are Like This

Life is a journey. That means there are ups and downs, twists and turns, mistakes, failures, errors and blunders. Expecting everything to go perfectly all the time is just a recipe for disappointment, especially when the only certainty is that life is uncertain. That's not to say we should just expect things to go terribly all the time. Far from it. We just need to realize that windows will break, toilets will explode, trees will fall, and that's just part of the merciless nature of the world.

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Unfortunate Moments of Failure and Chaos

As much as we'd like the forces of darkness and confusion to leave us alone, mistakes, failures, errors and blunders still find their way into our lives. It's not a graceful life; one of dropped phones and exploded pipes, but it is the one we are given. All there is to do is take it in stride and sometimes expect that the world is merciless.

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Misfortune Monday: Of Course It's Like This

Live life for a little bit and it becomes pretty clear that the world is merciless. Pipes will explode, lasagnas will fall, and keys will get lost in the sewer. While these aspects of life are no fun, it's at least comforting to know that everyone experiences them. Batten down the hatches and put on your seatbelt because life is uncertain.

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This feels like one of those things that should have gotten more coverage when it happened. During a parade for Spain's National Day in 2019, the parachutist tasked with bringing the flag to be used in the parade got yanked out of the sky by an errant light pole. Amazingly the guy didn't get laughed at. Maybe the whole event was just "too official" for anyone to really lay into him in front of the King? Apparently he suffered no injuries. The only Spain king he got was the king of Spain telling him it was chill.

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"Not My Job" Moments of Professional Incompetence

It's rare to be in love with your job, so naturally, most of us are going to try and get by with the absolute bare minimum. Usually it works out, but sometimes the cracks begin to show and the "not my job" moments start to pile up. Oh, we'd all love to to make everything look perfect, lined up, spelled right and on point but frankly, that's not my job.

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Biker Customer Demands Cup Of Cream and Sugar, Ends Up Apologizing

Sometimes customers are so high on their own sense of confident entitlement that they forget an employee might actually be trying to help them out. What does it say when a road-weary biker is more willing to admit their ordering mistakes than this Karen who was furious after getting the cake she wanted.

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Misfortune Monday: Chaos is Unavoidable

They say that life never gives you more than you can handle, but isn't that a bit of a logical fallacy? We're sort of built to withstand punishment, so just seeing how much we're willing to take is an exercise in futility. Like, of course people "handle" the merciless world around them if you count "handling" as just standing there and taking it. Sounds like some survivorship bias. Whatever chaos occurs, the world keeps on turnin'.

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Blunderous Foibles of The English Language

If there's anything to learn from all the regrettable and dumb spelling fails we see on a daily basis, it's that absolutely no one is immune to really stupid mistakes when it comes to their mastery of the English language. Non-native speakers and people who have been speaking English their whole lives all succumb to the fun and frustration of the English language, and at this rate it looks like there's no way to stop it.

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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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Error Grants Person Free Netflix for Years

What do you do when a company makes a mistake and then undermines all of your best efforts to undo that mistake? Apparently you give up and say "fine, I'm watching movies if no one is gonna complain about this." And that movie watching went on for the better part of a decade, so not bad. For some more company shenanigans, here's a dude who got hounded for trivial debt and ended up paying them a dime.

Netflix makes a mistake and gives person free access for almost ten years
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Dude Shows Up At Wrong House for Party, Looks Like Weirdo

It's pretty much every grown man's worst fear to look like an absolute creep. Like, in the top ten "things guys shouldn't shouldn't do" at least numbers 4 through 8 are some variation of "make it seem like you're friends with stranger's kids." It goes without saying why that precedent is in place, but there are good reasons for it. This guy had the less than comfortable experience of accidentally talking his way into a random girl's house. Interesting choice from the mom to just let the whole situation play out just to watch him suffer, but alright. Small errors can snowball out of control, like this guy who accidentally ate 420 dollars worth of beef.

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