There are a lot of things in life that people find to be frustrating to no end. While some may seem smaller or petty compared to others, all have their annoying little merits. Whether it’s something that only seems to bother you or an entire arena of people, there is a place to complain about it online.
Fortunately, thousands of people take to the internet every day to show us pictures of situations that unapologetically call for a facepalm reaction. Even if it’s something as simple as sharpening a pencil t]or washing a car, these situations prove that there is always room for error.
If you think that you’re having a terrible day, we challenge you to take a good look at this list. There is sure to be an image on here that will make you feel like you’re living on easy street. Without further ado, here are 30 facepalm situations that will leave you shouting “why?!”
1. A telltale sign that society has gone to pot
Good luck explaining to your children why they should have to pick up after themselves when they see something like this. Clearly, tidying up isn’t at the top of the priority list for most adults these days. At least the cart gatherer will always have a job.
2. When your shower comes with a hidden enema attachment
Hopefully you know well ahead of time if your shower has a tendency to do this. If not, at least it will be easy to wash the blood away from your nose. This is one of those situations where returning the product might actually be worth it.
3. When people want to make sure you know they’ve got friends
Apparently, it’s super important that everyone knows this guy has someone to talk to. Someone should warn him that this is how strangers end up smashing your smartphone. If you gotta be on speaker phone, go where no one else has to be bothered by it, at least.
4. When the universe is determined to laugh at you
This is one of those situations that never gets any easier to handle. It might be a small thing to be unable to sharpen your pencil, but it’s still absolutely maddening! If you thought it was frustrating as a kid, try dealing with it as an adult and see if you’re any less angry about it.
5. When your student store capitalizes on their advantage
When you’re in college, the student book store knows they have you up against a wall. If you’re there looking for something, chances are it’s right before the class you need it for starts. What are you gonna do? Miss the first half of class to run to the super market? No. You’re going to pay 12 times as much and hate yourself for it.
6. When people take things too literally
This is a glaring example of why the ability to communicate is so, so, important. If you tell someone you want something washed inside and out, you can hardly blame them for taking you literally. Viewed from the right perspective, this guy is really a top-notch employee!
7. When public buildings disrespect your OCD tendencies
This guy may have only had one job to do, but it was an awfully monotonous one. How do you think he felt when he realized he’d made it all the way to the end before screwing the whole thing up? Probably not nearly as badly as we do when we have to look at it.
8. That one a**hole ring on a 3-ring binder
There is always that one stupid ring that doesn’t clamp shut properly. Instead, it slips sideways and kills your organizational soul. Now, you get to spend your precious time slipping all the papers back over the ring every time you go to use it.
9. When the ketchup gets a little too excited at the end squeeze
Sadly, it seems like no matter how old some people get, they still don’t understand the art of the squeeze when it comes to their condiments. Those are the same people that leave ketchup bottles looking like this. Those people should know that in some houses, this could be very, very dangerous.
10. When the carpenter decides to override the electrician
If you know a contractor then you know that they hate dealing with electricians, and vice versa. It seems that they are from two completely different world’s and are just incapable of working with each other. That’s when you end up with situations like this one.
11. When someone hires M.C. Escher to draw the instructional diagrams
The thing about instructional diagrams is that they actually have to instuct. That means that the drawing has to **accurately** depict the tool or part that it is instructing on. The artist who drew this diagram should really be trying his hand at abstract art…where the nonsensical makes more sense.
12. The lazy TP tender
There is always that one person in the family who is so unbelievably lazy that they can’t even put the roll of TP on the dispenser. Correction, they just can’t load it on the dispenser. They have no problem grabbing a fresh roll and laying it on top of the empty one for someone else to take care of later. How courteous!
13. When washing your hands becomes a game of wits
There are some situations that just leave you screaming “WHY!?!?” in the back of your head. This is definitely one of them. It also makes you wonder if the person who installed it came to work drunk that day because this just doesn’t make sense on any level to a sober person.
14. When your convenience store runs a stupidity check on its customers
Watch out the next time you go to take advantage of a weekly deal at your grocery store. As this image proves, they might just be trying to pull a fast one on you. We’re left wondering, does this mean you have to wait out the 2/$6 “sale” to get the 2/$5 normal price? Shenanigans!
15. When you realize your tax dollars are definitely NOT hard at work
Well, it is a pretty drain. Unfortunately, though, it also needs to be a functional drain. It can be extra hard to keep your faith in humanity when you walk out of your door to see something like this.
16. When it all comes down to luck and yours is bad.
Dam it all to hell! This is possibly one of the most infuriating things on the planet, and you’re only ever left with yourself to blame. It all came down to one choice…your choice, and you made the wrong one!
17. When your smartphone’s not so smart
Google Maps only claims to show you the fastest route. The spying giant never promised that the route would necessarily be a legal one, though. That bad is all on you. Trust us, the traffic cops will agree.
18. The moment you realize that truckers do, in fact, plot to ruin your day
According to this Reddit user, these truckers held their position on the highway like this for over 15 miles. Of course, they would never do something like this on purpose, would they? Yes. Yes, they would and they will and they will laugh for 15 miles about it.
19. That one co-worker who doesn’t give a dam about your sanity
The thing about the plastic film sticker on new electronics is that they aren’t made to bother the user. No, they are made specifically to bother the person snooping on the user, and we have to say that it’s incredibly effective. That sticker wouldn’t last a day in most cubicles, nor should it.
20. This is why you never pay the contractor until after you test the product
This is also a glaring example of why you should never let your partner choose their “side” first after a remodel. Unless you checked it first and know they all work, you’re guaranteed to get the short end of the stick.
This sadly happens every day in gyms all across America, and it might be mildly insulting to kids to call these people children. Apparently, it’s time to hire a baby sitter for the weight-lifting areas, because that is exactly where the real “children” are. Just don’t let their 20 to 40-something-year-old faces fool you.
22. When your keys decide to challenge your puzzle-solving skills
Do you ever feel like your keys are plotting against you while they’re clinking around in your pocket? If you pull them out and find that you have to solve a maddening puzzle before you can unlock your door, chances are they most definitely were.
23. When the deliveryman drives a motorcycle
This might be one of the most heartbreaking facepalm situations there are. Delivering a pizza shouldn’t be a hard job at all. You keep the box flat, right side up, and take it to a destination. What you don’t do is accept a job for pizza delivery on Uber Eats if all you have is a motorcycle and no way to carry the goods.
24. When manufacturing departments have a communication breakdown
According to the Redditor who posted this, the cup and the table were made by the same company. Clearly, there was a serious communication breakdown in terms of sizing between the manufacturing departments. At least his off-brand thermos fits just fine, though.
25. The reason vertical blinds will one day be obsolete
Didn’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn with the rising sun? Too bad. You chose to get vertical blinds, and because of people like you, they still exist. You deserve what you get. Sorry, not sorry.
26. That one jerk in the apartment building
We aren’t really sure if the owner of this car was trying to be a jerk when they parked it, or if they are generously extending an open invite to mess with their car. Spray foam in the muffler? Let air out of the tires? There’s so many ways to play the game, and the next move is yours.
27. The fact that there’s an “Elizabeth” in every store
We don’t know who Elizabeth is, but she seems to really get around. There are cups like these in just about every store. Elizabeth may be really into beans, but she should still learn to pick up after herself. Then again, maybe it’s the beans that made her leave in such a hurry that she forgot her cup.
28. When the waitress is having an off day
Never use the salt and pepper at a diner without thoroughly examining the contents, first. Maybe it was a waitress having an off-day, or maybe it was the evil offspring of a diner that sat there before you. Regardless, you don’t want to find out what’s in the shakers the hard way.
29. When you realize you shouldn’t carry legos when you’re drunk
This Redditor built a beautiful lego house that he has kept intact for over ten years. Then, he somehow managed to destroy it all when he dropped it down the stairs. We don’t know that the user was drunk, but then again, the evidence is pretty damning.
30. The moment you realize you and the school budgeter don’t use the same toilet
The college was easily able to drop a quick $6 million on building renovations, but that doesn’t mean that the budget for amenities like toilet paper expanded. You want 2-ply TP? You better bring your own because the school just can’t justify the cost of luxury for your booty.
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