35+ Things That Definitely Happen and We Can All Relate

35+ Things That Definitely Happen and We Can All Relate
The disaster waiting to happen

As we go through life, we constantly find ourselves getting worked up over little things. They frustrate us to our very core, and sometimes there’s nothing we can do about it. From duct tape that just won’t quit, to mattress sheets that simply refuse to stay on our beds, these things are just plain annoying. And yet… That’s what makes it all so funny…


The disaster waiting to happen


This isn’t just annoying when it happens – the remaining results can be catastrophic at times. Whether you’re pouring milk into a pot (like seen here), or pouring wine in a glass at the end of a fun date, there’s nothing worse than the liquid sliding down the outer edge of the bottle instead of going straight into the cup.


The disaster waiting to happen

This happens when we aren’t forceful enough with our pour – but let’s be honest, the last thing we are is understanding when this happens. All we have is rage.



When tape takes you on the worst adventure


Ahh, yes. We’ve all been in this situation, haven’t we. For whatever reason, we’re in dire need for some tape, and so we begin to scratch at the outer edge of the pesky little wheel, searching for the “start” of the tape.


When tape takes you on the worst adventure

Sometimes it works out fine, but sometimes it takes a long time before we find it. However, the worst is when we do find it, only to learn that it’s misaligned. Lining it back up can sometimes be close to impossible – and it’s a major headache.



This eraser has baggage


Can someone please answer this question? And no, we don’t mean the question on the test in this picture… We mean this question: What’s the point of an eraser if it’s just going to leave a trace of pinkish goo on the paper?


This eraser has baggage

Was this their intention when they made it? There are many other erasers out there which handle themselves much better, erasing their target and vanishing its traces in a ninja-like manner. But there’s nothing worse than the erasers that do this.



Heartbreaking


As long as we’re on the topic of pencils, let’s discuss how annoying the task of pencil sharpening can be. You can sharpen your pencil so perfectly that you think you won’t have to do it for another month – only to find, like in this picture, that the tip is looser than a first grader’s baby tooth.


Heartbreaking

It’s no surprise that mechanical pencils got so popular – people were just sick and tired of dealing with this mess, literally and figuratively.



Hard restaurant butter


When you’re at home, and the butter inside your fridge is hard, you generally want to leave it out for a bit so that it softens before you can use it. But when you go to eat out at a restaurant, you expect the butter that they serve to be softened already.


Hard restaurant butter

That’s why we pay for meals – because we expect the food to be made on a professional standard. But this person wasn’t happy when his restaurant butter was so hard that his bread got ruined as a result.



Something seems blurry


If you’re trying to sell a camera, why would you put the sticker on the lens? It makes no sense at all. The whole point of buying a quality camera is so that the picture will be as clear as possible once you take it.


imageSomething seems blurry

And once you remove this sticker, there is sure to be some sticky remainder of the adhesive band that once resided there. Sure, you can do your best to clean it, and maybe that’ll work – but why should you have to do in the first place?



The middle seat


There may be nothing worse in life than getting a middle seat on the plane. Whether you’re a tall person or someone small, it doesn’t change the fact that sitting between two strangers in a confined space for multiple hours can be quite uncomfortable.


The middle seat

In the worst of scenarios, they might even start sleeping on you – and this guy got it from both sides.



Don’t leave those keys alone together…


The more keys you add to your keychain, the higher chance there is that they’ll get together and have a party. You can use your imagination while we make our jokes, but either way you get the point we’re making.


Don’t leave those keys alone together…

It’s more than annoying when our keys get so tangled that we actually can’t get them out – where we’re now left wondering how in the world this happened. Hey, when you’re a key, the heart wants what it wants.



The canine conundrum


Dog owners are well aware of how annoying this can be. It’s always the same drill: You take your lovable pup out for a walk. You allow them to roam freely, but the second there’s a pole or a tree in the vicinity you soon find yourself in a bit of trouble.


The canine conundrum

Because as intelligent as they are, they aren’t able to comprehend that once they walk around a pole, they must retrace their steps in order to free up the leash. The result is pretty much always us having to walk around the pole or tree ourselves. And if you have more than one dog you’re walking at once? Forget about it.



Have some nickels


Sometimes vending machines can be huge hypocrites. On the machine, they say that you can’t give any nickels. Only one dollar bills, five dollar bills, or quarters.


Have some nickels

As a result, you place a bill in there, only to be fed an influx of the exact thing the machine prohibited you from feeding it – nickels. This person was clearly not happy, and we know how he feels. Where he is supposed to put all those coins? We hope the Kit Kat was worth it.



Not the VIP pass he expected


Music festivals have increased in popularity over the years, with a wide range of demographics frequently in attendance, including celebrities. VIP passes are offered to festival-goers as well, with the promise of all kinds of goodies if they shell out extra dough.


Not the VIP pass he expected

But apparently this person wasn’t impressed with his view of the stage after he paid $400 for a VIP pass. Sure, it might be less crowded – but it was way too far from the real party.



So… Just a regular store then


The main appeal of the 99 cents store is that everything inside there costs 99 cents. Or at least, that’s what they say. As far as this store goes, it explains pretty comically that everything in the store is either 99 cents, or more, or less – insinuating that the items inside can literally cost anything.


So… Just a regular store then

This happens quite a lot with stores such as these. One person even joked that she once went to a “only $5 store,” and nothing in there actually cost $5.



Trash anyone?


You don’t have to be an environmentalist to cringe from this picture. The mess here on this beach is simply unbearable to look at, and we can’t understand why some people have such an issue with throwing their stuff in the trash.


Trash anyone?

Well, you could argue – where is the trash can? That’s a problem in its own right. Beaches should have plenty of available trash cans, but that doesn’t excuse these people for making this area look like a pigsty.



The sheet that never quits


Nothing like a mattress sheet that makes us want to claw our eyes out, right? We think we’ve done everything right… We’ve done the best we can to cover every inch of that mattress time after time, and every time we return to our bed, we once again find the sheet sliding off.


The sheet that never quits

Maybe monsters under the bed are actually a real thing, and their form of torture is to pull the sheet off every day just a little bit. If that’s true, the torture is working.



Opening a jar should never be this hard


Another thing that can really get under our skin sometimes is when companies manufacture their jars, bottles, and containers in such a way that it’s basically impossible to open.


Opening a jar should never be this hard

Sure, eventually we get them open, but not without a handful of obstacles to face, and hurdles to jump in the process. Take this jar of pills for example. Why are they still making the lids like this? Wouldn’t it be easier to just give it a standard lid?



The missing piece


Whether you’re a puzzle person or not, you can still appreciate how aggravating this can be. After working for hours and hours on a puzzle, painstakingly searching for the perfect pieces to put in the right spots, the final piece of the puzzle is meant to be the most exciting part.


The missing piece

But sometimes we find that this moment is tarnished because that final piece is actually missing, either lost or stolen as a practical joke. We can certainly feel these peoples’ pain.



The words that didn’t matter


If you’re a traditionalist soul who still enjoys reading books, then you’ll certainly appreciate this. How annoying is it when the words on a page extend all the way to the very end, and way too close to the crease?


imageThe words that didn’t matter

As you can see, when this happens, it can become extremely annoying to read. Most book manufacturing companies understand this, and therefore move the margin over a solid amount – but some books still haven’t adopted their ways unfortunately.



Just plain awkward


Read this person’s tweet, and we dare you to not smile. In life, we constantly try to avoid awkward situations. And this is a perfect example of something that can be very awkward.


imageJust plain awkward

Nothing we say can explain it quite as well as this person did it, so we’ll let you read it. But the gist is pretty clear – it’s pretty much a lose lose situation. If you walk regularly, you’ll be in the same space as them for way too long. If you walk faster, it’ll look strange and people will stare at you.



Ruining the shot


In this day and age, just about everyone thinks that they’re a professional photographer. Now that smartphones are coming out with better cameras every year, regular folks are exercising their inner artist and showing the world how talented they are in the world of picture-talking.


imageRuining the shot

The only problem is that sometimes they take things too far – like right here. The most important part of a wedding… and this professional photographer got his picture ruined by a swooping smartphone on the right.



The little plastic ‘T’


Congratulations, you’ve just got back from the clothing store, and you’ve bought a handful of awesome new garments. You’ve got new shirts, new shorts, new pants, you name it. Now of course it’s time to take of all the tags and stickers.


imageThe little plastic ‘T’

This is generally pretty easy… except for when it’s the most annoying thing on the planet. You see these tiny little “T-shaped” plastic things? Yeah, we’ve all seen them before. They’re supposed to come off with the tag, but sometimes they don’t… And this can be quite displeasing…



An answer for everything


Another thing that our modern world of technology has given us is the ability to comment about everything online. Everyone has a voice, and everyone is welcome to give their opinion on things.


imageAn answer for everything

People are even invited to answer questions that they don’t know the answers to, like the situation right here. As you can see, someone asked a question online – only to get a response that was literally pointless. If you don’t know, why say anything at all?



Bending over backwards


This isn’t necessarily something that’s common in the world – rather just something annoying that once happened at a convenience store. It’s kinda funny, but also pretty messed up.


imageBending over backwards

The store manager decided to place the back braces on the bottom shelf – which ironically, would be the hardest place for someone with actual back problems to reach. Sure, they could also ask a friend to grab it, if one happens to be around. We wonder if they did this as a joke…



The opposite of green


With all the environmentalists in the world today, and green initiatives, we’re surprised that something like this still exists in 2019. Okay, we’re aware that plastic still gets used pretty frequently, and by the masses as well.


imageThe opposite of green

But for an entire container and a whole thing of plastic wrap to be used just for one green apple? That might be taking things just a bit far. It’s just one apple, for crying out loud. That might be the correct place to draw the line.



Step away from the baguette


The person who took this picture said that he went to the store and bought a baguette, only for the cashier to “fold” the baguette in half so that it would fit in his bag.


imageStep away from the baguette

There are some offenses that can’t be overlooked, and this is one of them. What good is the baguette now? Sure, you can still eat it and it probably tastes great as well – but there’s a little something in this world called the value of presentation.



Another problem with tape


We’ve already done one about tape, but this situation is different, and maybe even worse. Last time, we discussed how annoying it is when the edge of the tape doesn’t line up.


imageAnother problem with tape

In this case, it’s more about a piece of tape simply refusing to rip – even when you’re sliding it against the jagged sharp edge that’s designed to rip it! When it fails to do its job, it can be mind numbingly aggravating. We’re getting stressed just looking at this picture.



The confused bananas


This bundle of bananas simply can’t get anything right. It has a fair amount of green, so you know it’s not ripe yet. And yet, it also has a handful of brown spots, which indicates that it’s actually more than ready to be used.


imageThe confused bananas

So what are we supposed to think about these bananas? Should we wait and see how they turn out? Should we eat them now before the brownness gets even worse? This right here is a conundrum that is driving us bananas. (See what we did there?)



Who are they trying to keep out of these things?


Why is it so hard for companies to make products that are easy to open? Do they not understand that their customers don’t appreciate having to deal with this type of situation?


imageWho are they trying to keep out of these things?

It must be that the makers have never actually tried to open up these boxes themselves, because if they did, they’d understand how annoying it is. We genuinely hope that one day, these people will realize the error of their ways, and construct something better!



Water and glasses don’t mix well


This one is really for people who wear glasses… How annoying is it that they haven’t invented water repelling glasses yet? Harry Potter figured it out… or at least, Hermione did.


imageWater and glasses don’t mix well

In his third year at Hogwarts, while playing a Quidditch game during a nasty rainstorm, he couldn’t see anything because his glasses were getting soaked. Hermione then enchanted his glasses to make them repel water. It’s too bad the rest of us glasses-wearing Muggles have to walk around with wet glasses instead…



Freaky Friday


Now this right here just makes no sense. For some strange reason, the manufacturers of these salt and pepper shakers decided to put the salt in a black container, and the pepper in a white container.


imageFreaky Friday

It was clearly done intentionally, and we’re honestly trying to figure out why. Was it done with an edgy mindset, to separate themselves from the rest? Were they trying to be funny? Whatever they were trying to do – we guarantee there are some out there who didn’t appreciate it.



The worst design of all time


Extension cords are a beautiful thing. They let us charge a ton of different electronics while still powering our TV, lamp, fan and whatever else (careful not to blow a fuse). Pretty much anything works with an extension cord, or so you would think.


The worst design of all time

Until you plug in one of these things. Suddenly you’re down two sockets, and if you have to charge two things with plugs like this, your whole extension cord is taken up. Whoever came up with the design for these is just pure evil.



Just inconsiderate!


You just pulled up the grocery store. You’re looking for a spot in the mess of it all, and then you see it. A perfect parking spot right near the entrance to the store, and it’s completely open. How did everyone else drive past this one?!


Just inconsiderate!

You’re in such luck! And then all of the sudden…bam. Someone left a cart or a dolly in it. Not only is this disrespectful to people looking for parking spots, but it also makes employees have to do more work. Just do your part and put them back!



Can’t…stop…staring at it!


Look, we’ll say it, we’re not afraid. Whoever was in charge of laying the tiles for this floor needs to be fired. How do you even make a blunder like that? We’re partially convinced that it was all part of a dubious scheme meant to mildly annoy anyone who had to walk on that floor often.


Can’t…stop…staring at it!

If you walk past this every day, you’re bound to go insane slowly. It’s like watching someone play Tetris and they’re terrible at it. Just move the block, please, we’re begging you!



You hate to see it


As much as we appreciate what truckers do for our world, we also kinda hate them. Okay, maybe that’s a little harsh, but they can be so annoying when you’re trying to drive somewhere. They’re huge, loud and in the way, and it can honestly be a little scary to pass a huge semi.


You hate to see it

But there’s something that’s worse than one truck, and it’s two trucks. When you see a truck starting to pass another, you might as well just get out of the car and walk. You’re gonna be going slow for a while.



Excuse me?


As technology becomes more and more advances, more things are becoming completely automated. Tons of things don’t even need human beings on the other end anymore. Ordering at McDonald’s, checkout out at the grocery store, and yes, homework.


Excuse me?

Digital school work sounds great until you actually start doing it, and then you realize it’s a scholastic nightmare (as if studying wasn’t nightmarish enough). If this picture doesn’t demonstrate what’s wrong with the current system, we’re not sure what will. We’re not claiming to be NASA-level mathematicians, but their answer looks fine to us!



How do you even get that out of there?


As great as peanut butter, nutella or any other spread in a jar is, there’s one fatal flaw. When you’ve gotten most of it out and the jar is coated in a thin layer of it, there’s pretty much no way to get the rest out unless you have an anteater tongue or something.


How do you even get that out of there?

They actually make tools for this exact situation, but really, who’s gonna buy one of those? Most of us are just gonna labor away with a knife until we realize that it’s not really worth it.



I just had it!


Sometimes memes just say it best. We’ve all had those moments where we were dreaming a long, intricate plot and woke up all jazzed about it, only to forget it three seconds later. What was the point of that awesome dream if you can’t even remember it?!


I just had it!

It can feel pretty frustrating, especially because the scary dreams are always the ones you don’t forget very quickly. It’s a cruel joke our brains play on us. One of many, if we’re being honest. Just kidding! Kinda….



Just throw out the whole yogurt


If this happened to us, we would definitely FLIP out! Get it? Because the yogurt is called Flip? Get it? Ah, forget it…. Anyway, we all know this feeling, and it’s pretty much the worst possible feeling known in the universe. Why even make a peeling top if it never even peels off correctly?


Just throw out the whole yogurt

Whoever those yogurt lid scientists are, we’d like a word. There’s something about little mistakes like this that are, for whatever reason, way more irritating than bigger mistakes. That’s life, we guess.



Not exactly the ultimate set-up


If you’re not someone who cares about having a well set-up computer, this one might not really annoy you. In fact, a lot of you are probably using computers that look something like this right now (not to call anyone out…but shame on you). If you don’t get why it’s irritating, let us explain.


Not exactly the ultimate set-up

This person spent a ton of money on a nice keyboard and has seemingly never cleaned it. Even worse than that, though, is that mess of cords near the bottom of the picture. We can’t look any longer.



Nice work, can. Seriously, good job


A can has two jobs. One, to contain a food or a liquid for your consuming pleasure. That’s easy enough. Two, to actually open correctly and allow you access to that food or liquid. That should be easy, but the keyword here is should.


Nice work, can. Seriously, good job

Some cans obviously never passed their Opening 101 classes, and it’s a darn shame. How do you expect us to even get inside a can once this happens? We’re not Albert Einstein, you know. We need to expect more from our cans.


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