A wheel off its axle
reddit | Ansley_nd

20 People Who We Have To Hope Just Learned Something

Life is full of lessons, big and small. It's hard to find a silver lining when something goes completely wrong, but there is something to be said about learning from the experience.

Let's just hope everybody in this list learned from their experience, because if not...well, let's try not to think about sharing the roads with them.

"Went to the bathroom. Came back to find that my GF had taken a bite out of my burrito."

A burrito with a bite taken out of the middle
reddit | AGreenProducer

How do you know someone is a full-blown psychopath? You could ask them to complete a psychological test, or you could just see them do something like this.

"Friend woke up to see his car like this."

A car on blocks after the wheels were stolen
reddit | Snowbunny236

I'm lucky this has never happened to me, because I don't know what I'd do. It's not like you can just drive off when your car has no wheels.

"My flat mate has taken the security of the milk in next level. He cut one milk bottle into half and put on top of the new one and lock it so nobody can try to steal milk from him."

A jug of milk with a security system
reddit | ZRTHR

I understand that food theft among roommates can be fraught territory, but it feels like this is just taking security to unnecessary levels.

"Got Chinese food for dinner, this was my fortune."

Fortune from a fortune cookie: "life difficult
reddit | what_one-redditer

Do you ever crack open a fortune cookie and think to yourself, this is the one...this is the fortune that's going to be true? I sure hope this one isn't true.

"The Gaelic Athletic Association, in Ireland, show voting results like this."

Two graphs representing 214 and 2 but looking nearly identical in size
reddit | rwjh

"So, you see, both sides are far apart, but both sides are also gigantic pies."

They're so, so close to getting the concept of pie charts — and yet, so very far.

"Never noticed."

A box of cereal that shows the bowl being dropped in milk
reddit | BierschissBernd

All of the components to a good cereal box photo are here: the cereal, the bowl and the splashing milk. They just got things a bit twisted.

"Bought fried chicken at the airport. Then, as I was boarding, the bag ripped from the bottom side."

A bag of fried chicken dropped on the ground
reddit | vaporwave_enthusiast

Let this be a lesson to all of us to steer away from extravagant fried chicken purchases at the airport...or the purchase of any food from an airport.

"I was babysitting my cousin while her dad was away on business. He told me dinner is in the freezer. Yum, battery and broccoli. Just like mom used to make."

A freezer containing broccoli, a battery and nothing elese
reddit | Kandiblu

Tell me you don't know how to cook without telling me you don't know how to cook.

"Just pulled into our campsite 450 miles away from home."

A broken car key
reddit | ThrowingChicken

Car keys are made of solid metal. They shouldn't break. And yet, sometimes they do break when you're 450 miles from home. Hope they have a spare somewhere!

"Tell the firefighters to bring their chainsaw…"

A fire hose obstructed by a chain
reddit | BradlyL

This is already inaccessible due to the trees, but tying a chain around it is just the icing on the cake. It's like somebody wants fires to spread uncontrolled.

"Who needs to strap down a load?"

A truck hauling an unsecured load of rebar
reddit | thepickledchefnomore

Seeing flatbed trucks carrying big loads makes me nervous even if the loads are fully secured. This would give me a panic attack. What are the odds everything made it to its final destination without flying off at some point?

"Someone put the P's on wrong."

A sign reading 'pickup' where uppercase and lowercase P's are swapped
reddit | Marshy_72

The sign still reads what was intended, it just looks a little weird. There's a lesson here about beautiful imperfections, maybe, or just leaning into your mistakes, something like that.

"PS4 game."

An Xbox game marked as a PS4 game
reddit | Stonks_690

It's hard to correctly label items. It's not like video games all have the name of the system they're intended for prominently displayed on the box or anything.

"My bank told me off."

Bank letter warning user not to use joke names on payments
reddit | Jahoe

This is kind of useful to know. I've put dumb messages on cash transfers before, though I haven't gotten quite this dumb. So, I think we've all learned a little something from this person.

"Spotted at my local McDonald's. I feel uhhhh... mocked."

McDonald's sign: "Can I get uhhhhh"
reddit | SergeantSukul

I'd imagine if you worked in a drive-thru for any length of time, you'd get highly irritated anytime someone said, "Uhhhh..."

"Someone 'threw away' helium balloons- they are now floating in the trash chute on the top floor of my building."

Helium balloons floating in a trash chute
reddit | SwimmingFunction7936

The cool thing about throwing away helium balloon is you don't really throw them away, you throw them up. Wait, that doesn't sound right.

"Had an air purifier running for over a year with the filter covered in plastic the whole time."

A man holding a plastic-covered air filter
reddit | coloradopowpow

Maybe the air in this guy's house isn't purified, but the packaging on that air filter sure is.

"There are 1,013,913 words in the English alphabet but I can’t string any of them together to explain how frustrated I am."

A wheel off its axle
reddit | Ansley_nd

Some failures are so significant that no amount of swearing will make things better. I think this is one of those cases.

"I don’t paint often, so I was really proud of myself for remembering to wear gloves this time."

An arm covered with green paint
reddit | BugsRFeatures2

Maybe this person can expand their gloves budget to cover sleeves next time. Gloves are definitely a good start though!

"Just found out you have to clean out your dryer's lint. Being single is hard."

A large clump of dryer lint
twitter | @dellor

I don't understand how people don't know about the lint trap, but clearly this is a lesson some folks still need to learn, because that guy is holding one gigantic fire hazard.