Sometimes things in life backfire...heck, sometimes your whole life backfires and what seemed like a good idea at the time leaves you standing there, caked in that black powder that cartoon characters get covered in after an explosion. Anyway, just to make you feel a little better, here are 40 people who know that exact struggle!

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1. This relaxing bubble bath

1. This relaxing bubble bath
Tumblr |  surfspupp

2. The logo placement that spoke the truth

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3. The romantic gift that turned into a something a little more sinister 

3. The romantic gift that turned into a something a little more sinister
reddit |  djmushroom

4. Saving money by dyeing your hair at home doesn't sound like a bad idea...

4. Saving money by dyeing your hair at home doesn't sound like a bad idea...
Twitter |  @Rebecca___R
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The irony is so strong in the next one, I can taste it...

5. I don't have to explain this one to you guys, do I?

5. I don't have to explain this one to you guys, do I?
reddit |  to_be_quite_frank

6. This college hashtag campaign 

6. This college hashtag campaign
Imgur |  TankTheTurtle
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7. This person who thought they could actually build something from IKEA...what a chump!

8. This sentimental yearbook quote...not in any way ironic...

8. This sentimental yearbook quote...not in any way ironic...
Imgur |  Eukodol
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9. This first driving lesson in the parking lot 

9. This first driving lesson in the parking lot
reddit |  domechromer

10. This attempt at a Valentine's Day bouquet

10. This attempt at a Valentine's Day bouquet
Twitter |  @why_not_flowers
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11. Cooking pizza drunk always seems like a good idea

11. Cooking pizza drunk always seems like a good idea
reddit |  dusty1993

12. It turned out pretty well...until you started thinking...

12. It turned out pretty well...until you started thinking...
Instagram |  @livingthepettylife
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All I can say about the next one is let's hope no one gets eaten...

13. This attempt to give a "stray dog" a new home

13. This attempt to give a "stray dog" a new home
Twitter |  @brookeondayog

14. This attempt not to drink and drive

14. This attempt not to drink and drive
reddit |  elsewhere1
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15. That attempt to relive your childhood is always bittersweet 

15. That attempt to relive your childhood is always bittersweet
reddit |  No1s_Perfect

16. This attempt to win back your ex

16. This attempt to win back your ex
Reddit |  nullbence
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The drunken hookup isn't the only regret in the next picture...

17. Red lipstick always seems like a good idea

17. Red lipstick always seems like a good idea
Instagram |  @theonlywayisbanter

18. So you wanted an authentic nature experience...

18. So you wanted an authentic nature experience...
reddit |  thevato
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19. "It'll be out before you know it..."

19. "It'll be out before you know it..."
reddit |  rydog12145

20. Have fun in the ER 

20. Have fun in the ER
reddit |  MakeMeASandw1ch
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Usually McDonald's after a night out is a bad idea...but not in the next girl's case...

21. Why not break in those new heels tonight? 

21. Why not break in those new heels tonight?
Instagram |  @hilariousblacks

22. "Tell her how you feel, they said...What do you have to lose? They said..."

22. "Tell her how you feel, they said...What do you have to lose? They said..."
Instagram |  @hilariousblacks
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23. This attempt to cleanup trim the ivy 

23. This attempt to cleanup trim the ivy
Reddit |  this_bores_me

24. WOW. You should not have done that

24. WOW. You should not have done that
Instagram |  @isawitandii
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25. This person posted before thinking things entirely through.

25. This person posted before thinking things entirely through.
Reddit |  poccoscfc

26. I'm sure the parents are wishing they hadn't left their child alone with the roll of tape right about now. 

26. I'm sure the parents are wishing they hadn't left their child alone with the roll of tape right about now.
Reddit |  [deleted]
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27. There's only going to be one winner by the end of this game.

27. There's only going to be one winner by the end of this game.
Imgur |  thund3rbolt

28. This girl who just realized that maybe she doesn't like "Sorry" that much.

28. This girl who just realized that maybe she doesn't like "Sorry" that much.
Reddit |  @mjbatt

And now it's too late. Not to say sorry, of course, but well, you get it...

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29. I'm always up for a wild game of checkers but...

29. I'm always up for a wild game of checkers but...
Imgur |  Paperkut

No one can possibly love the game that much, can they?

30. "I heard glasses make you look smarter".

30. "I heard glasses make you look smarter".
Imgur |  Paperkut
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31. I mean, if this is the only way he's going to learn not to put sand in his mouth, then so be it.

31. I mean, if this is the only way he's going to learn not to put sand in his mouth, then so be it.
Instagram |  @yin__ko

32. It might be hard to tell because he's a Lego piece, but this is the true face of regret.

32. It might be hard to tell because he's a Lego piece, but this is the true face of regret.
Reddit |  ShawnX232

And trust me, I know Lego expressions.

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33. And here it is in the flesh.

33. And here it is in the flesh.
Reddit |  xsited1

A spitting image, really.

34. It's okay, there's plenty of other fish in the sea...

34. It's okay, there's plenty of other fish in the sea...
Instagram |  @masturhbating

None of them look as good swimming the 100-meter butterfly though

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35. What would compel someone to do such a thing? 

35. What would compel someone to do such a thing?
Reddit |  Double-decker_trams

36. That's an unpleasant sensation...to say the least.

36. That's an unpleasant sensation...to say the least.
Reddit |  waxlrose
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37. Who could have predicted that future-you would be such a sucker?

37. Who could have predicted that future-you would be such a sucker?
Reddit |  whatsup280

38. I'm sorry to say that you can't just brush this one off.

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39. As somebody who is currently on week two, I can say that the struggle is oh so real.

Tonight's dinner is the leftover Ramen noodles from last night's dinner. 

40. I want to say nice try but I can't bring myself to do it.

40. I want to say nice try but I can't bring myself to do it.
Twitter |  @lydia_heap

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