42 Times People Missed The Elephant In The Room

There is nothing quite like being around someone when they can't see something blindingly obvious to everyone else! Whether it be missing a glaring typo in a very important document, or not realizing that you have accidentally made your flowerbed into an inappropriate shape!

Please enjoy these 15+ people who missed the elephant in the room!

"Their idiots."

Reddit | drsgtpepper

What a great advert for Grantham University! Perhaps not the best choice of uni if you're thinking of studying English.

"Dad made this really nice landscaping in his front yard! And then he stood back and realized what he had done..."

Reddit | sxr326

Sure, it might be the elephant in the front garden, but it still counts! In fact, because it's in the front garden, it's worse, as more people will see it!

"That awkward moment when you realize you are dating your deceased grandpa."

Reddit | yigit3

You know that the corpse of Sigmund Freud just did a little fist-pump in his coffin, wherever it is.

"My phone's battery case finally arrived in the mail! I'm really gonna miss being a mom..."

Reddit | EnderMom2425

This is just an absolute car crash of a notice. But, you've got to see it through. Otherwise, it could be dangerous! So say goodbye to those children, folks!

"Younger brother just got married. I'm now the only unmarried sibling. I think the photographer was able to capture my awkward pain."

Reddit | Caratticuss

I like that, in this one, they have not only noticed the elephant in the room, but they have given it its own photoshoot!

"My mom ordered a graduation cake with a cap drawn on. I guess they misheard."

Reddit | bluesberry

"Are you sure she said 'cat'?"

"100% sure."

"I only ask, because it says congratulations and there's a diploma here. Is there any way she may have said 'cap'?"

"I'm in charge here! Now draw a damn cat!"

The Literal Elephant in The Room

Reddit | TheMirsinho

I wonder what is in that pot that this elephant is so obsessed with having? Are elephants particularly fond of spaghetti?!

"Reddit meet my buddys awkward dog Buttercup. All he does is stare no matter how much you call him."

Reddit | sporecat

I love his weird little face. However, I can imagine that this would get incredibly unsettling after a while!

"Mark Zuckerberg looks like an awkward fan posing with their favorite band."

Reddit | kleverusername

A lot of people suspected that Zuckerberg made the guy on the left sit on the stool so that he would seem the tallest. Also, you're worth billions. Get some decent goddamn clothes, you scruff!

"Impressive photoshop skills + idiot cashier = free beer."

Reddit | sejisoylam

Quite frankly, even if I had the chance to get a free 12-pack of Bud Light, I still wouldn't drink it. After all, it tastes like poor life decisions and rust.

"That cake server had better be sharp..."

Reddit | ShinigamiDady

Who in their right mind would think that this is an okay way to leave a cheesecake?

"My phone auto connect to my car when i picked up mother and father in law...didn't notice till they pointed it out..."

Reddit | titoxtian

Christ alive, why would they point it out? Just sit there and ignore it like a normal family would!

"Apparently I'm also an idiot when getting drunk munchies with my roommates..."

Reddit | shoreguy28

"So, you want one cheesy garlic bread and one pepperoni pizza?"

"NO! I said, I want a half cheesy garlic bread and half pepperoni pizza, and then a half cheesy garlic bread and half pepperoni pizza!"

"I always hate it when a piece is missing."

Reddit | molly_struve

It's always the most important piece that they leave out as well! Gonna be one weird as hell phone call to Ikea explaining what you need with this one.

"My submission for the 'most widely ignored warning label ever' contest."

Reddit | nixonneckweasel

This is the only warning label ignored more than the warning to not put q-tips in your ears!

"Seems like there's a missed opportunity here..."

Reddit | Aahzimandias

Maybe they were hoping that people would look at their sign and think, "God, they could really do with a neon sign!" and, in turn, sell more signs!

"Near Misses Throughout History!"

Reddit | RedRedRoad

If I had a plaque up for every time that I had embarrassed myself in public, you wouldn't be able to move for plaques.

"So my local grocery store got some new wine holders to put on display. When empty, things got uncomfortable."

Reddit | LovableContrarian

"Arrgh... they cannae hear me hollering for more booze!"

"Oh... is that what you're doin' Captain?"

"That awkward moment when you realize you boarded the wrong ship..."

Reddit | fight_for_anything

I love how visibly distraught Shatner looks here. I can imagine this must have sent some Star Wars fans into fits of hysterics... (Now we wait for them to bite!)

"My cat messed up a single part of my window shades.. never realized why until just now."

Reddit | cbugg

"Psst, hey, you suck!"

"Why do you have to be so mean all of the time, Whiskers?"

"Shut up and get me some food!"

"When a nightclub photographer catches you at a really awkward moment..."

Reddit | Jackster21

I don't know what the vibe they were going for here was, but I doubt it helped them any on that night! Also, drinking a bottle of Carlsberg is absolute first-night-out behavior.

"My friend said he felt a little awkward walking up to the register."

Reddit | 888andtheHeartbreaks

Legend has it that if these two men touch, the universe will be destroyed by a single explosion of utter douchebaggery!

"Totally didn't see that sign."

Reddit | truesecond125

I mean, this restaurant is either trying to be accommodating but not realizing what they have done, or they're just evil!

"I changed my sister's bathroom art while dog sitting. She still doesn't realize that it doesn't say 'HOPE'."

Reddit | jalapeno_face_

I mean, if I'm using the bathroom, seeing a big sign saying "poop" is definitely going to be more inspirational to me than one that says "hope."

"My mom says she didn't notice until she got the pictures..."

Reddit | advictoriam5

People don't choose the thug life, it chooses them. And, clearly it chose this baby very early on in life!

"An example of getting all you can out of an awkward situation..."

Reddit | iklegemma

That kitten is torn between fighting her way out and just accepting the fact that this is her situation for the foreseeable future.

Sending Their Kid To School In An Unfortunate Christmas Jumper

Reddit | AngryHamzter

This poor kid's dad explained, "Accidentally sent my son to school with his newly bought ugly Christmas sweater. I didn't realize what Santa was doing until his kindergarten teacher pointed it out when I picked him up after school."

"My grandfather...the face of a man who had nine kids."

Reddit | amheekin

That's my face after being around one kid, any kid, too long, which is why I have none of my own. This motivates me to keep it that way.

"My coworker's dog when he realized it's HIS cake."

Reddit | ARealRocknRolla

I know it's a hug, but it does look like this woman is choking her dog. It was his cake...but now it's all hers.

"Lesson learned- don't trust just any tourist to take your photo."

Reddit | batmanfantasy

I'm begging everyone who goes to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to please pick a new pose. Sure, this one isn't right, but at least it's interesting thanks to this tourist.

"My in-laws went to Italy on holidays and brought pasta for everyone in a rush. They didn't pay much attention to the shape."

Reddit | capgre

So they just had this shape on the shelf amongst all the normal pasta? Now that's a power move.

"Meet my boy Dez who had to check what was hiding in a cave by the road. Apparently pain is not in his vocabulary."

Reddit | DescarteOrNot

Oh, to be as unbothered and unaffected by the world around you as Dez is. I aim to reach your level of inner peace one day.

"Students were asking this professor if his shirt is missing a second part."

Reddit | IonBaby

At least with this little experiment, this teacher has a list of students who might be needing to ask for bonus marks at the end of the semester, and he can prepare accordingly.

"Someone missed ONE LETTER in my local grocery store's ad."

Reddit | jenniferfate

I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to have any sugar around...that area, so I don't think this is the best idea.

"Once he went to get our car I noticed our valet was doing some light reading."

Reddit | mcdngr

And I bet you waited a long time for him to come back. Too long, actually. He's driven off with your car.

"Luckily no one came in...cause I didn't realize it was a sink till I was done."

Reddit | N2sq

I mean, I guess it kind of does look a bit like a urinal, but why would they even build a urinal like that? There would be literally no privacy whatsoever?

"We have a wallpaper forest on one of the walls at work. I wonder how long till the boss notices my upgrade."

Reddit | mortalbug

Someone in the comments suggested that they keep adding more until the forest is overrun, which I think is a great idea. Have them spill out of the wall. Now they're roaming the office. Oh, they actually have a great work ethic. They just snagged that promotion you'd been hoping for. Dangit.

"He didn't appreciate the note."

Reddit | mossale

Once again, evidence points towards delivery people purposely not listening to any request we give. They run off spite and rage, which I respect.

"The right way to use PETA's stickers."

Reddit | guynamedgriffin

Man, all the alternatives out there and he's still choosing to wear fur? And bragging about it? I bet he's real fun at parties.

"The best place to hide from Animal Control is right under their noses."

Reddit | motown89

How do you know this cat doesn't work for animal control? Like a secret agent, he helps set up traps.

"On my way to work, someone reminding everyone."

Reddit | runningxbackwards

Even me, who gets nervous every time I drive and despises highway driving, would never forget to use my blinker in any situation. Anyone who needs to be reminded shouldn't be driving.

"I put a couple layers of boot polish on one of my a coworkers boots every day he was on vacation...ONE of his boots."

Reddit | sam_niel

Now you've gone and done it, that boot on the right is going to be so self-conscious because he isn't as pretty! I think he's just as beautiful as the left boot.

"That kid didn't even known where it came from."

Reddit | WPattempter

A kid saw two giant orange poles on the sidewalk and figured it was fine, he'll just thread that needle and see what happens? Maybe the kids aren't alright after all.

"My dad after realizing he ate half his sandwich with the wrapper on."

Reddit | freepopper

Did he not find it a little tough or hard to get through? This guy must have ruined his tastebuds at some point in life to have eaten that much of a wrapper!

"She didn't notice all day!"

Reddit | fastestpooper

It blends in remarkably well! I think that this has just given me an idea of a new way that I can infuriate my partner.