17+ Times People Saw Their Opportunity And Grabbed It By The Horns

If the abbreviation YOLO has taught us nothing else (and it hasn't), it's that it's important to take the opportunities life serves up. If you see a bull, grab it by the a strictly metaphorical sense, that is.


Reddit | jread

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right? So when life gives you a derpy Doberman, what do you do? Creating a classy, derpy portrait that will stand the test of time is a pretty good idea.

The perfect pic.

Reddit | Slothkitty

Cat owners know that the perfect kitty pose can be fleeting, so it's crucial to get that camera out quickly. I applaud this cat owner for tempting fate and adding the rubber ducks before taking this snapshot.

All of the a/c, none of the maintenance.

Reddit | cipher0_

When people say "if it looks stupid, but it works...", the implication is that functionality stops things from looking stupid. This is false. I applaud this creative air conditioning solution, but that doesn't mean it doesn't look dumb.

Wait, let me do the math.

Reddit | ebtcrew

Small business owners know how difficult it can be to offer deep discounts while still making money. This burger place has offered a mind-bending offer to customers that, if you squint just right, looks like a great deal.

This idea could be worth tens of dollars.

Reddit | rightcoastguy

Hand Crocs might look stupid and useless, but are conventional Crocs really any different? Considering there aren't many products currently on the market to fill that lucrative footwear/glove niche, maybe this idea could work.

Not-so-little mermaid.

Reddit | narcolepsyinc

This guy and his wife won a whopping 1,900 tickets from Dave & Buster's. Sure, the mermaid tail is functionally useless, but the alternative prizes are, like, plastic whistles. I applaud this choice.

Carpe donut.

Reddit | Leffty24

This kid gets it. When life gives you a stepstool to a window that lets you watch delicious donuts being made, it's best not to ask any questions. Just thank fate for smiling on you.

You asked for a ride...

Reddit | seantron

Picking someone up from the airport is a nice gesture, especially considering what a hassle it can be. If you're willing to go to those lengths for a friend, why not give them a memorable welcome?

The elusive in-ground trampoline.

Reddit | Jumbo_Cow

The best thing about this buried trampoline is the fact that when you inevitably get badly injured, you can just roll directly onto the grass without that uncomfortable three-foot drop.

So this is a VR cafe?

Reddit | deepmobber

I kid, I kid. This is clearly a bar that's fed up with all of this newfangled Tinder nonsense. Judging by the lack of crowd, nobody's taking them up on their invitation to meet people the old-fashioned way.

Did you plan for this?

Reddit | trevlacessej

It's impressive enough to plan ahead so your trip mileage syncs up this perfectly. But if this wasn't intentional, it's probably time for OP to buy a couple of lottery tickets.


Reddit | TomTheTerrific

Famed mountaineer George Mallory once said he climbed a mountain "because it was there". This guy parked a VW Beetle in his living room because it was possible. I admire him for it.

Be freeeeeee!

Reddit | HooniganMike

After this fine employee was fired (and I'm sure he was), the whole work crew probably had to endure extensive hours of safety training all because one of their pals decided to live his best life and go all Dukes of Hazzard on the site.

"Blue screen of death."

Reddit | kju890ojut

And this year's winner of the most perfect and simultaneously frustrating Halloween costume goes to...this guy!

TP buddy.

Reddit | unsociali

The owner of this Zeus statue could have been bummed out when it broke. But they looked on the bright side: he might not be throwing thunderbolts anymore, but at least he's helpfully providing a new roll of TP.

You said you wanted a stool sample.


This guy's doctor asked for a stool sample and, well, here it is. This is the distillation of what happens when routine medical checkups, 3D printing and dad jokes converge.

Swiggity swooty.

Reddit | korbin_w10

The person in charge of these highway signs could have put up some condescending, pearl-clutching safety message. But they realize that it's far more eye-catching to bring booties into the conversation.

If only it were that easy.

Reddit | jad_k

I don't know what's sadder: the fact that we can't skip over ads in real life, or the realization that I'm so used to YouTube ads that I'd probably instinctively press that button.

Peppa Pig has found new work since the show was canceled.

Reddit | pengouin85

That side profile is everything. This person understood a Peppa Pig-looking-tool when they saw it. Add some googly eyes and you've got about five minutes of entertainment, my friend.

What a beautiful sentiment, Treasure.

Reddit | mcdonatb

When you read this one way, it sounds like this young lady is trying to make her yearbook quote a literary gem. Read it backwards and you'll understand how she got to graduation day.

I don't remember E.T. being so grumpy.

Reddit | FastYaw

If you have a hairless cat that bears an unmistakable resemblance to that classic alien we all know and love, you can't just not recreate one of the movie's most iconic scenes.

Which one are you?

Reddit | Hishatara

This donut shop took things to the next level while painting on their bathroom signs. Are you a donut or an eclair? Figure it out and then you can use the facilities.

Bonus round.

Reddit | danox574

While finding this is a stranger's bathroom might feel like you've hit the jackpot, it would be tempered by the knowledge that they'd totally know you were randomly snooping in their medicine cabinet.

A touch of home.

Reddit | UncannyHavok

I'm a little unsure about how this door actually works in practice, but I like how it looks. School buses are so boring and predictable. Why not give them the home reno treatment?

"There's a lot of empty space here...what should we write?"

Reddit | u-angel--

These vandals saw their opportunity and by-God, they took it. Could they have written different song lyrics? Sure. But then we wouldn't have this masterpiece worthy of Ms. Mary Poppins herself now, would we?

Wait, WHAT?

Reddit | xizzy7

Honestly, the dramatic novelization of this simple card just writes itself. I'd read that for sure. Dead housekeeper, doomed to an eternity of cleaning hotel rooms for some unknown reason. It'd be a page turner.

You got it, sign.

Reddit | M5k

Obviously road safety isn't funny. But this guy did a good job of taking one sign's ultra serious message and making it just a little less serious for all of us to enjoy. And for that, we thank him.

She *says* she doesn't have a favorite...

Reddit | artemvs

If you ever want to know where you stand in your parents' eyes, just take a look at the photos they've got on the walls. If you've been relegated to postage stamp-sized photos, maybe it's time to step it up.

When you can't keep the smile off your face.


It's nice to have photographs of the happy and meaningful moments in life. Since we're all unique, it's not really fair to judge which moments fit this criteria for different people.

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