38 Times People ‘Fixed’ Something, But Definitely Made Things Worse

There is an old saying: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions." However, I prefer the saying, "It's fun to laugh at people who have the best of intentions as mostly they are just plain idiots!"

And, with this idea in mind, here are 14+ times people "fixed" something, but made the situation worse!

"My uncle's a firefighter. One of the kids they rescued drew up a thank you note..."

Reddit | ORCH1D

I didn't realize that this is how firefighters in certain places put out fires? They must have to drink a lot of water!

"Workers in my house were trying to fix old elevator's motor, but they just dropped it."

Reddit | GiofilmsFan11

"So, you should probably know that the elevator in your building is broken."

"Yeah, I know. People will just have to take the stairs until it's fixed."

"Well, about the stairs..."

"I got a timed feeder for my cat to try to help him lose weight. He sleeps like this now."

Reddit | jposquig

Now that he has this automatic feeder, he has absolutely no use for you anymore!

"The 'S' key on my keyboard broke & my 6 year old attempted to fix it."

Reddit | megglesmccart

I absolutely love the effort, and I love that they've used Lego to do it! However, just try closing that bad boy now.

"Something went wrong when he tried to fix the washing machine. His roommates had to call the fire department to free him."

Reddit | progressinmotion

Christ, if one of my roommates had gotten their head jammed in a washing machine, I don't think that I'd have been able to stop laughing long enough to call for help. I think I'd still be laughing now!

"The time has now arrived!"

Reddit | AayKay

They were only trying to make the situation a little more fabulous, and yet now they have plagued that street with glitter forever!

"Sister had a tooth thing going on and lockdown prevented her from getting it fixed. I got a mask made for her.

Reddit | mandrew32183

They went on to explain, "Ya know, to make her feel less [self-conscious] about it. It is what brothers do, right?"

I Guess They Technically Did Fix The Shower-Head!

Reddit | lonehorseee

Look, if you've a spare faucet or two lying around the place then you may as well use them! It's sure as hell weird, but it'll work I guess!

"I work with tubes not rocks!"

Reddit | topst

Well, I mean, pipes have bends in them and rocks don't. Plumbing is as simple as that. Yep, that is literally the only thing you need to know to be a plumber.

Well, Some Of It Is Clean...

Reddit | commienaut

This sidewalk now looks more like an abstract piece of modern art. By which I mean it looks half-arsed and terrible!

"Someone posted this on the bathroom wall ⏤ IN BLACK AND WHITE!"

Reddit | michmari

I mean, they were trying their hardest to be thoughtful and help people out! It's got to be the thought that counts, hasn't it?

"No one paid me to move cones!"

Reddit | ErohaTamaki

"If you wanted me to be moving cones while mowing, then you should have paid for me to buy a lawn mower that moves cones for me!"

"That doesn't exist, Dave, and you know it!"

Just Finished Touching Up The Lines!

Reddit | Ski_Mask_TSG

Something tells me that this car may have parked in a spot where it wasn't meant to! I don't know what else would incur such anger!

"I just tried to chill my beer in the sea, when an octopus stole it..."

Reddit | waswerte

Look, if you're not prepared to share with an octopus then don't be so cheeky as to use his fridge without asking!

"Fixed it for you!"

Reddit | Arrozdruid

Oh, boy. That kid has no idea the pain he has caused. Keep this photo as proof that he owes you a new TV when he eventually gets a job.

All Done Painting The Arrows!

Reddit | XDGregPaul

Did anyone out there ever read the Dr. Seuss story about the North-Going Zax and the South-Going Zax? This just reminds me of that.

It's A Permanent Fixture Now!

Reddit | justrhysism

This cone has become the very obstruction that it had sworn to destroy! Seriously though, workers need to start moving cones. They're not that heavy!

"I feel like Windows mistakenly did something horrible to my files, and then managed to fix them while in a panic."

Reddit | lawpoop

"Clippy, why are you sweating?"

"Pfft, I'm not sweating! Everything is fine! Do you want me to show you how to format a Word document?! No, you're the one acting paranoid!"

"Fixed the leaky urinal, boss!"

Reddit | eebeegee

Dear Lord, it would be terrifying even being in the same bathroom as that, just waiting for the bag to give in and burst!

"Found a 15yo photo and my mom is trying to deny the fact that she used sharpie on the flash in our [cats'] eyes..."

Reddit | amason549

But, why would she even try to deny that? I mean, she has clearly ruined the picture, but it's obvious! Just embrace it!

"Fix your scratches easily by placing a bottle in front of them!"

Reddit | brookeandtaylor

But, it is "as seen on TV"! TV wouldn't lie to us, surely? I think everything in my life might have turned out to be a lie!

"My current budget is not very big, but I try to get the best out of it."

Reddit | Zitter_Aalex

Look, I obviously love the Gameboy reference, but who puts turkey, cheese, and carrots on a sandwich?!

"How my friend returned my computer after fixing it (See desktop background)."

Reddit | croft1342

I'd probably just go through them one by one trying them. I know that there are much easier ways of doing it, but I'm just a glutton for punishment!

"How potholes are fixed in New Orleans."


They really brighten up the road, and there are enough of these in New Orleans to fix all of the potholes!

"The local laundromat bathroom."

Reddit | aspiringmountainman

And to think that I trusted you, sign! I can't believe you'd lie to me like this! You were the best man at my wedding for goodness' sake!

Hole Fixing 101!

Reddit | oliveratom032

"I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in / And stops my mind from wandering / Where it will go!"

"John, just singing 'Fixing A Hole' doesn't qualify as finishing the job!"

Good To See They've Got A Disabled Access Button!

Reddit | Village_People_Cop

Nice that they put a jar of nuts there as well for people in wheelchairs to launch at the button for the door to open!

Security Is Of Paramount Importance!

Reddit | Fantamage

Actually, those cable ties are pretty damn strong! Although, I think I would prefer a proper lock that you couldn't cut through with a knife!

"Using a fake hawk on your roof to scare the seagulls but instead they become bffs."

Reddit | GallowBoob

This is a sign to not push away the seagulls, but embrace them. Let them befriend you like they befriended this plastic hawk.

"Groundskeeper accidentally sprayed high school football field with weed killer instead of fertilizer."

Reddit | SluggishStudent

The fact that they sent in a whole helicopter to cover a news story about some dead grass is kind of hilarious on its own.

Someone's Getting In Trouble.

Reddit | DatBoiSmurfy

Someone was asked to unload the dishwasher and this is what they did. While not technically incorrect, "technically" won't save them from righteous punishment.

"Amazon truck knocked over my mailbox...he didn’t even have my package."

Reddit | creamofwheat_

That's a really sturdy looking mailbox, too. Did they ram into it full force like they were bowling and it was a pin?

"My 8-year-old decided the keyboard should be in alphabetical order."

Reddit | a-patrick

In his does look a lot nicer this way. It just feels right.

"Bought a four pack of frozen pretzels. Only got two and about 17 salt packets."

Reddit | TheRealOcsiban

On the bright side, those two pretzels are gonna be perfect. Well, if you're a salt fiend like me anyway.

"Painted the lines, boss."

Reddit | Giga_Chin

No, see, you don't get it. More lines means they can fit more cars. Basic math.

Is It Even A Deal?

Reddit | TheRebelknight01

While not wrong, it raises a good question of what counts as a sale. A question I never thought I'd have to ponder, but here we are.

"Time to stop daylight savings..."

Reddit | payanachuvadi

So if my understanding is right, the clock is telling the correct time now? Are those signs ever going to be removed or will they keep it going until the wall is covered?


Reddit | re-kidan

How do you even mess something up this badly? I bet it really confused the birds that normally perch on it!

"And the 'not my job' award goes to..."

Reddit | Flow_Stick

It's not dead, it's just resting! Funny thing about these types of birds: They sleep on their backs! Beautiful plumage!

Stop. Then Stay Stopped.

Reddit | ErickRicardo

This is the eternal stop sign. You can't go anywhere, so you remain stopped forever, never to drive again.