99 Photos Of People Having A Worse Day Than You (New Pics)

There’s nothing quite as exasperating as that ‘final straw’ moment on a terrible day. You know, that day when nothing seems to be going your way; when problems arise one after the other and you can’t catch a break. And while certain inconveniences on such days lead to us waving the white flag, seeing them happen to somebody else often makes us feel a little bit better (as difficult as it might be to admit it).

We have combed through the plains of the internet to bring you a collection of pictures showing how someone’s day was totally ruined. Whether you need a pick-me-up on an equally unfortunate day or you simply want to appease the inner villain in you, bear in mind that this list is always just a couple of clicks away. And if you’re in the mood to browse it right now, wait no longer and scroll down to find the images.

In order to better understand how bad days affect us and how to cope with them, Bored Panda has reached out to the Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, Richard Wiseman and Susan Heitler, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of ‘Prescriptions Without Pills’. They were kind enough to share their insight, which you will find in the text below.

#1 I'm 49. Just Found This In My Mum's Bookcase

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Every once in a while, a bad day is inevitable. And it doesn’t have to be catastrophic to ruin the mood completely; sometimes a minor thing is enough to push us over the edge. It’s even worse when such things add up (I guess they say “when it rains, it pours” for a reason), and when they do, we tend to blame it on bad luck.

“I think that we all like to try to explain the events that happen to us because it gives us a feeling of control. We often try to make sense of our experiences using the idea of luck because it helps to explain events that might otherwise appear inexplicable,” professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology Richard Wiseman told Bored Panda.

“And so when someone experiences a run of challenging events, they might find some comfort in thinking that they are unlucky because at least they have some kind of explanation.”

#2 Exsperminate

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#3 Tiny Body Or Giant Head?

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“I think it might be helpful to remember that everyone has bad days. One thing not to do is to internalize that as an unlucky trait because that will make you focus on things that don’t work out well in the future,” Dr. Wiseman said.

Focusing on unfortunate events usually leads to negative emotions. “I suspect that most of us have a set amount of psychological resources for dealing with stressful events,” the professor added. “When those resources run dry, we will find it difficult to deal with the negative emotions that we are experiencing. For some people it might be anger, for others it might be feeling bad about themselves.”

#4 When The Bakers Make The Mix Wrong And Don’t Realize Yeast Doesn’t Just Stop Working Because It’s In A Dumpster

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#5 It Was A Great Day Till This Moment

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Anger is a common reaction to frustrating events. Especially when several of them happen on the same day and overwhelm you as if they were waves in the ocean. In order to swim rather than sinking, it’s useful to try and stay mindful of your emotions and actions.

Susan Heitler, PhD, clinical psychologist and author of ‘Prescriptions Without Pills’, suggested three steps you can take to deal with anger: “a) Stop. If necessary, exit the triggering situation, b) calm down, so that your brain is functioning again, then c) ask yourself the three stop sign questions.”

#6 Heckin Bots

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#7 My Cat Just Came Back From One Of Her Evening Strolls With Someone Else's Keys In Her Mouth

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#8 This Is The Worst Picture Ever Taken Of Me

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The clinical psychologist expanded on the three stop signal questions to Bored Panda, she compared anger to a stop sign: “What do you do at a stop sign? First of all, you stop. Stop talking, yelling, and interacting.

“Second, at a stop sign, you look both ways to gather information about the potential problem. Ask yourself: ‘What do I want that I'm not getting; and what am I getting that I don't want?’

“Then, ask yourself: ‘What might be a better way to get what I want, and stop getting what I don't want, than dealing with the situation via anger?’”

#9 Bakery Fail

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#10 Grandma’s Baking Skills Aren’t What They Used To Be

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#11 An Honest Mistake

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Another technique the author of ‘Prescriptions Without Pills’ suggested is viewing upsetting situations in the past as opportunities to find the positive in them. By using the mantra ‘If it's in the past it's for the good’, people can focus on the silver lining or sometimes even come up with a better solution to a problem or bring positive outcomes from adverse situations.

#12 I Brought A Bag Of Used Cat Litter With Me To Throw Away On The Way To Work. I Also Brought My Lunch. Guess Which One Came To Work With Me

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#13 The One Time The Toner Exploded At Work While Switching It Out. You Can See Where I Was At That Exact Moment

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#14 The Robot Takeover Has Begun

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It’s important to remember the stop sign questions and other techniques, because oftentimes, when things don’t go our way, we get overruled by emotion. “As anger rises, thinking ability shrinks,” Dr. Heitler pointed out. “In addition, the more you feel anger, the more what you want feels holy, and what others want feels irrelevant.”

#15 Guess Who's Severely Allergic To Hair Dye? This Girl

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#16 Lost My Wallet 3 Days Ago, Finally Ordered New Cards And Then

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#17 Was Confused When It Didn't Sound Like It Hit The Floor

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It’s not only other people’s emotions that we fail to care for when we’re feeling down. In addition to projecting onto others, we sometimes turn to self-hate and rationalize all the ways we might have been wrong or bad. These are just some of the things we do on a bad day when we feel vulnerable, as Marwa Azab, the adjunct professor of psychology and human development at California State University, pointed out in her article for Psychology Today.

#18 Friend Of Mine Posted This Photo Of The Job Site Today

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#19 Feeling Like Kevin From The Office Right Now

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#20 They Need An Intervention, Not A Convention

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Instead of the negative outbursts, Dr. Azab suggested speaking to yourself with dignity and respect. She also advised showing self-compassion and being kind to yourself and others. In addition to that, the professor emphasized the importance of connecting with someone trustworthy and exercising or getting out into nature. These simple yet significant steps can help you rebalance your mental state on a rainy day.

#21 Somebody Didn’t Strap The Egg Trolleys In Properly On The Truck. 10,500 Eggs Broken

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#22 After A Few Weeks, I Returned To My Apartment

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#23 God Damnit

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No matter how frustrating, bad days are a part of everyday life. It’s something we can’t stop from happening; however, we can control the way we react to them. (To a certain extent, at least; I know how difficult it is to control yourself when you’re so stressed the vein on your forehead is about to explode.)

Also, sometimes they’re a good reminder of the positive things in life—nothing makes you appreciate a regular calm day more than a 24-hour period of pure chaos.

#24 My Sister Bought Some Strawberries From A Very Large Grocery Chain In Bc Canada. Comes With A Live Prize Inside!

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#25 When The Sun's Out And You Don't Think It Through

#26 Priest Accidentally Live-Streamed Mass With Sunglasses And Hat Filter

Some unfortunate situations are actually not that terrible and can even seem somewhat funny, especially in retrospect. A few amusing ones can be found among these 50 unfortunate fails people had no other choice but to document by taking a picture.

#27 I Paid $6 To Have Two Slices Of American Cheese Delivered To My Door

I was trying to order a plain cheeseburger meal from McDonalds through DoorDash, and so I deselected all the extra stuff (onions, pickles, etc.).

Turns out I deselected the Buns and Meat too, so I just paid $6 to have 2 pieces of American Cheese delivered to my apartment.

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#28 I Need A File Lost In This Room

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#29 It's Just A Little Ice, It's Fine

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#30 We Hiked 3 Hours To Get A Good Picture Of Our Hometown. Our City Is On The Left

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#31 I Was Hoping For Post-Chemo Curls As A Consolation Prize After Breast Cancer. Instead I’m About To Go Super Saiyan

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#32 I Spent Over 4 Hours Baking A Cake Only To Immediately Drop It

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#33 Honey

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#34 After Years Of Saving, I Finally Bought My First House. The Key Snapped In The Door And Locked Me Out

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#35 Our Puppy Had Explosive Diarrhea All Over My Wife

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#36 Long Kayaking Trip + Belly Rolls = Most Inconsistent Sunburn Ever

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#37 Grab Your S**t, We´re Leaving Now

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#38 I Wanted To Use Some Of My Savings And Then I Saw They Were Eaten By Ants

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#39 This Morning A Bat Crashed Into My Face And Fell Into My Breakfast. He Seemed Fine

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#40 Heard My Husband Screaming While In The Shower..walked In On This

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#41 Now We Know Who The Favorite Child Is

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#42 Grand Rapids, MI Reporter Gets Her New License Plate

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#43 This Happened To My Car

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#44 Allergic To Almost Everything On The Allergy Skin Test. Some Of It Was So Swollen The Doctor Could Barely Tell Which Was Which

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#45 Where's The Shade?

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#46 Aaaand There Go My $300 Headphones

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#47 The Cat Closed The Balcony Door On Me By Standing On The Handle And Pushing It Down. I Had To Wait For Someone Who Had A Key To My Apartment To Open It Up For Me. Luckily, I Had My Phone With Me

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#48 My Buddy Got This After Working At His Job For 42years. The Sticker Isn't Even On Straight Lol

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#49 Not A Good Night For This Doordash Driver

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#50 She Traded Me For The Window Seat Before We Got On The Plane

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#51 Happened To A Friend, She Was Almost Finished

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#52 Worst. Delivery. Ever. (Oc)

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#53 Simple As That

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#54 Stepped On This Thumb Tac This Morning. Not A Very Peaceful Way To Start The Day

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#55 Last Week A Bald Eagle Flew Threw My Bedroom Window, While I Was Laying In Bed . It Was Insane, To Say The Least

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#56 Whipped Myself Into A Frustrated Rage Trying To Find My Drill For Half An Hour

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#57 Kitchen Cabinets Decided To Yeet Themselves At 4 In The Morning

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#58 3 Am Snack

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#59 Forgot My Headphones On The Ground While The Roomba Was Running

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#60 These Are All My Bank Cards, Id Cards And Gym Card, After My Cat Dragged My Wallet On The Heater

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#61 Dropped The Trash. Hallelujah

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#62 “Can You Take The Cinnamon Rolls Out In 15 Minutes While I Run To The Store?” “No Problem.” “Don’t Forget.” “Babe, I Won’t Forget.” ....i Forgot

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#63 Hiked Two Hours To Set Up A Picnic, Returned To This

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#64 Our Glass Coffee Table Randomly Exploded While We Were Watching TV

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#65 Need To Keep The Light On When I Get Ready For Work

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#66 The Printer Exploded

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#67 Supposed To Be My Bachelor Party Today. Now It's A Party For 1. It Might Feel Odd Later When I Strip For Myself

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#68 Scored A Sweet Pair Of Jeans Off Ebay At A Steal Of A Price...just Found Out Why

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#69 Waited In Line For This Rollercoaster For Two Hours, When I Finally Got To The Front They Said I Was Too Tall

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#70 Cabinet Fell Off The Wall While I Was Out. Handmade Dishes I've Collected From Little Shops And Farmers Markets Over The Years, Now Shattered. I Guess It's Fine I Don't Have Dishes Anymore, Since The Cabinet Knocked Open The Fridge Door, Ruining All My Food

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#71 I Wouldn't Be Going Home After That

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#72 To Whoever Dumped Their Old Bedframe By TJ's In Hyde Park Choose A Less Windy Day Next Time So It Doesn't Get Stuck To The Side Of My House

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#73 My Friend Works As An Extra In Movies And Does Stock Photography. Just Saw Him Pictured As An Offender On A Bus In Florida

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#74 Just Found A Lug Nut In My Fruit Bar

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#75 Pineapple Field Near Taal Volcano After Nearly A Day Of Spewing Ashes. No Filter

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#76 I Have Lost One Piece Of This 2000 Pieces Puzzle

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#77 That’s Not What I Wanted To Fall From The Cabinet :/

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#78 Was Having Valentine's Day Dinner When I Went Downstairs To Check On Why The Heat Wasn't Working. Found 4 Feet Of Water Covering The Entire Basement

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#79 Left A Can Of Tuna In Here To Lure A Pesky Raccoon, Found This In The Morning

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#80 Parked My Jeep Under The Porch To Keep It Out Of The Weather

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#81 A Pipe Broke Upstairs

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#82 A Massive Mineshaft Opens Up Under A Garage At A House In Scorrier Near Redruth In Cornwall

This shaft is truly massive and is approximately 300 ft to water and god knows how deep from there!

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#83 Abc Reporter Will Reve Appeared On Good Morning America Without Pants

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#84 Found This While Walking To Work This Morning. This Is Gonna Suck Big Time For Someone

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#85 My Daughter - Class Of 2020

Sums up High School graduation this year.

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#86 Imagine Going To School For 12 Years And Graduating At Walmart

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#87 Last Week I Seeded My Lawn. Just Wanted To Share The Progress It's Made So Far

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#88 My Landlord Sprayed Painted This Tree Guard And The Wind Blew The Paint Onto This Persons Dodge

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#89 If You're Wondering Why The Driver's Window Is Clean, It's Because It Was Down When The Truck Next To Me Drove Through The Puddle

And also, if you were wondering, I can tell you what puddle water tastes like.

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#90 Was Looking Forward To Having Some Nice Bread From A Local Bakery

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#91 I Broke A Hammer Trying To Pry A Nail Out Of The Floorboards And It Looks Really Disappointed In Itself

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#92 Attempted To Make Flower Pancakes For My Wife As A Mothers Day Surprise But They Ended Up Looking Like Corona Cakes

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#93 Work Meeting Etiquette

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#94 Don't Put Emojis In Your Bank Account Nicknames

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#95 I Accidentally Put My Leather Gloves In The Washing Machine

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#96 Someone Spilled Their Smoothie In Class, And Now It Looks Like Someone Has Been Brutally Murdered

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#97 My Boyfriend Dropped My Makeup Bag

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#98 Got My License In The Mail Today

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#99 After 3 Years Of Work, I Graduate Today With My Master’s From Harvard. In My Office

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