Whatever happened to you today, it’s probably not as bad as the day these people are having. Honestly, it seems like we’re all trying our best but we still fail. Some of those failures suck worse than others. These photos will make you say “well…that sucks” out loud.
As Mel Brooks famously said: “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” No matter what, you will laugh while looking at these photos. Possibly because they’re uncomfortable. You don’t want to be in this person’s shoes but you know someday you might be. Or, you just like a good hearty laugh at another person’s expense. Honestly, I’m not here to judge. You do you.
Enjoy these photos of people having a much worse day than you are:
1. “Got it delivered vertically. Still ate it. 8/10.”
2. “Found this on the copier, I’m a tattoo artist…”
3. “Found out I’m allergic to everything today.”
4. “Phone slipped out of my pocket while mowing and I didn’t notice until the music in my AirPods stopped.”
5. “Asked my friend to spray sunscreen on my back.”
According to Psychology Today, setting a small goal or intention during a bad day can change your mood. This could mean going to get a specific food item you wouldn’t normally get during lunch, or simply writing a note that you will be kind to yourself today. If you have something to look forward to or already are telling yourself the stress won’t bog you down, you’ll succeed in feeling better.
Another strategy for rolling with the punches is making sure you stick to a satisfying ritual. If you’re concerned with your mental health and dealing with stress, making your bed in the morning could be just the thing you need. The practice gives you an intention, a sense of calm, and can lead to sleeping better.
6. “Have cats they said, it’ll be fun they said (no cats were harmed and no plants were seriously injured)”
7. “I kayak on a nearby lake during my lunch hour on nice days. Loaded up the boat and drove there only to discover the lake was gone.”
8. “Met my cousin’s cat today…”
9. “Someone decided to play tic-tac-toe on my car.”
10. “Anyone know how to get ink out of a dryer? Asking for a friend.”
11. “So I tried to cut my hair..”
You may be asking yourself: “Why is it funny to see the misfortune of others?” Certainly, a fair and just society would thrive on seeing people succeed, not fail. According to a study from 2010, the more emotional distance a person has from someone else, the more likely they are to laugh when the person gets hurt. If you lack empathy for the injured party, you will likely laugh. I would posit, however, that there’s something cathartic about seeing someone else go through something you’ve gone through yourself, just so long as you’re not currently also going through the same pain. Then it’s not funny at all. It’s sad. But, misery loves company. Maybe, you’ll make a new friend.