If you think your day is going badly, just be glad that it doesn’t involve the total destruction of your car, or a pillow exploding in your washing machine. Yes, these people really are having the worst day ever. So, if you’re in need of a little cheering up, just take a look through these hilariously unfortunate incidents, and remember things could always be much worse.
20. Lying crackers
Alas, crackers are apparently not the same thing as paper – you can’t just tear along the dotted line. And that’s a huge shame for this person. After all, they’ve even gone to the trouble of cutting their cheese into perfectly-sized squares – but it was all for naught.
19. Dinner disaster
They say there’s no point crying over spilled milk, but what about an entire dinner? Yes, it seems the handle on this pot just wasn’t strong enough. And the result is catastrophic. Indeed, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it turns out this mess fell on the owner’s dog. Worst. Day. Ever.
18. Ice attack
Can you imagine coming back to your car to find that a block of ice had crashed through the rear window? We bet you’d freeze to the spot in shock, with no intention of chilling out. Cold puns aside, gravity really has ruined at least this driver’s day, if not their entire week, or even month.
17. Perfect parking
We know everyone has to start somewhere when it comes to learning to drive, but this really takes the biscuit. After all, how does something like this even happen? It’s boggling our minds to even contemplate it, but one thing we know for sure is that the driver is having a really lousy day…
16. Umbrella departure
Some days, an umbrella does nothing to protect you from the elements. For instance, the rain may be battering you from all sides, and it’s impossible to keep yourself completely dry. Or, it could be super windy, blowing your umbrella inside out. Or in this case, completely off.
15. Crushed chips
Imagine opening a can of Pringles to find that its contents have been crushed to pieces. If anything will put a complete downer on your day, it’s that. After all, the whole point of the can is that it’s supposed to do a better job of protecting your snacks than a bag.
14. Buried in sand
It’s all fun and games until the seagulls come along. Then, you’ve no choice but to lie there while they use you as a toilet, whether inadvertently or deliberately. You never can tell with those pesky birds. Either way, this guy’s day just got a whole lot worse.
13. Exploding pillow
Yes, rather than some kind of pigeon massacre, this is actually just the scene of a recently-exploded feather pillow. Somehow, we doubt this person will bother trying to machine wash it again. That is, if the machine even works properly after this.
12. Stolen shoe
Imagine having your shoe stolen by a train door, of all things. By that point, we’d be inclined to just go home and resign ourselves to defeat at the hands of, well, the universe. After all, it doesn’t get much more ridiculous than this.
11. Machine-cut beard
Well, that’s one way to give yourself a quick trim. Or, in this guy’s case, a little more than a trim. Somehow, though, we don’t think it was intentional. It might just be the look on his face, or the fact that it happened in a workshop clearly not intended for personal grooming. Either way, he’s having a bad day.
10. Broken mug
Clearly, this day is not made for you. In fact, it’s basically the opposite. Yes, the universe is clearly conspiring against whoever decided to use this mug, and it’s doing it in the most deliciously ironic manner. Really, you can’t argue with the hilarity of the situation – unless it’s happening to you, of course.
9. Double-skin onion
We’ve never seen anything as barbaric as this. Yes, the onion doesn’t just have one skin, but two. And they’re not even consecutive layers – no, that would be far too easy. Indeed, this onion has a layer of skin, a layer of onion and then another layer of skin. What kind of vegetable-based madness is this?
8. Lost paintbrush
Alas, poor paintbrush – we hardly knew ye. As if painting a room wasn’t enough hassle already, this just tops it off. In fact, we’d be tempted to just leave the brush and use another one. After all, eventually you’ll use enough paint that the lost brush will be all that’s left. Right?
7. Broken key
As minor inconveniences go, having your key break off in the lock is surely up there with the most infuriating. It might be the sort of thing that you can remedy, either by calling a locksmith or doing it yourself with pliers. But that doesn’t stop it from being the thing that’s going to send you over the edge on a rough day.
6. Uncorked wine
Well, we guess you’ll have to reconsider your dinner plans. Or at least the bit involving drinks. But you can at least console yourself with the thought that surely nothing else can go wrong. If you’re the optimistic type, anyway.
5. Leaking pipe
Yes, whoever owned this car undoubtedly had the shock of a lifetime when they returned to it. After all, they’d left it under a leaking pipe, which subsequently froze in the cold weather. Then again, considering how badly beat up the vehicle looks, the ice might not even be the worst of its problems…
4. Snowed under
Of course, even if you make sure not to leave your car near anything that could put it in harm’s way, it’s hard to get away from the elements. Unless, that is, you have access to a garage. Alas, this driver clearly didn’t, and ended up leaving their car on the roadside in the middle of a snowstorm.
3. Collapsed cupboards
If we came downstairs one morning to find this scene greeting us in the kitchen, we’re pretty sure we’d “nope” right out of there and head back to bed. After all, this is just way too much to deal with. And if the day’s started this badly, we’d be terrified of it getting even worse.
2. Squashed statue
This is absolutely galling for whoever sculpted it. Indeed, they’ve clearly poured their heart and soul into what was a fine work of art, only to go and drop it on the floor. And while there’s a certain charm to the squashed face, it doesn’t really make up for things.
1. Melted duck
You know what they say: never leave a rubber duck in a hot car. Or is that dogs? Well, either way, it should totally apply to rubber ducks, too. Otherwise, you end up with disasters like this. And that horrified, melted face will no doubt be haunting this driver’s dreams for years to come.