I'll admit I've never been a big fan of gambling because paying somebody money so they can probably give me nothing has never appealed to me.

But even so, anyone who's felt the pressure build up downstairs and decided to treat it like a fart knows we all take some little risks in life.

But sometimes, we don't even know we're gambling.

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1. Oh, dear. Yeah, that's a blue-ringed octopus.

1. Oh, dear. Yeah, that's a blue-ringed octopus.
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I'll spare you the unpleasant details of what happens when you get it mad. 

Trust me, though, holding it and petting it like this is pretty much the opposite of what you wanna do.

2. I guess you can find a lot worse things in a public bathroom, but I think this sums up what a bizarre game of chance they are.

2. I guess you can find a lot worse things in a public bathroom, but I think this sums up what a bizarre game of chance they are.
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And weirder still, it's apparently not even the only time someone just left a whole fish in a McDonald's bathroom.

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Seriously, what gives? I know people are weird, but why are they being weird in such a specific way? 

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Is there some secret society that hangs out exclusively in McDonald's bathrooms and marks their territory with fish?

And not even a Filet-o-Fish, which would at least sort of make sense.

3. Man, this world's getting rough when even the ducks are trying to hustle you.

I know there's no such thing as a free lunch, but petting a little ducky shouldn't come with a payment plan. 

It's like the world's most aggressive petting zoo. 

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4. Yeah, getting a tattoo of somebody's face is almost as risky as getting one in a language you don't speak.

Just because you can't misspell or mistranslate a face doesn't mean you're safe from "ragrets." It's a sad fact of life.

5. Ah, yes, the perils of forgetting to carry the one can be swift and merciless.

5. Ah, yes, the perils of forgetting to carry the one can be swift and merciless.
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Well, at least she's only landing in sponges, so it's not quite the same as going all-in. 

If you fell off the jungle gym at my old school, you landed on rocks.

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6. I'm guessing that somebody in another class brought in a whole bucket of chicken and ruined it for everyone.

'Cause otherwise, it's not like it's a chemistry class where you're at risk of eating a weird chemical or something.

7. Yeah... this still probably isn't gonna stop me from eating fast food. I never said I didn't take these risks, too.

Actually, it looks like he's pouring that into the ice cream machine. Hmm, maybe the fact that it's always broken isn't such a bad thing after all.

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But yeah, I'm still not in a hurry to visit that particular McDonald's.

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I mean, there's gambling, and then there's going up to a roulette wheel and betting it all on one spin.

I'm more the "throw a couple of bucks down and then get bored and walk away" type.

8. It's always the worst when even talking to somebody is pretty much gambling.

Like, maybe you'll get a nice pleasant conversation, and maybe you'll find out that your mixtape wasn't actually bringing that heat after all.

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9. Haha, so did he just pick a beach with some very specific littering going on?

9. Haha, so did he just pick a beach with some very specific littering going on?
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Or did she who sells seashells by the seashore turn out to be a lot shadier than her reputation suggests? 

You can't trust anybody nowadays.

10. Yikes, at least she woke up before they tried to sign her certificate.

10. Yikes, at least she woke up before they tried to sign her certificate.
Instagram |  @will_ent

From what I hear, life starts to get really difficult when the government thinks you're a g-g-g-ghost.  

Even the heat kinda beats that messed-up situation.

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11. I guess this is because heights and I aren't the best of friends, but I can think of less... distracting study environments than this.

11. I guess this is because heights and I aren't the best of friends, but I can think of less... distracting study environments than this.
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I can appreciate a really committed method actor as much as the next person, but you'd absolutely never catch me doing this.

Yeah, you know you don't get any continues if that doesn't work out, right?

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At the very least, I hope that girl moves when he decides he's done being an assassin because otherwise, I don't see how he's getting back up there.

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12. Whew, she's really lucky that her picture was grainy enough that nobody can read that.

Still, that's not gonna work forever, and the only thing riskier than acting like Mr. Assassin's Creed up there is letting people anywhere near your money.

13. Yeah, all you wanted was a nice picture, and the next thing you know, you've grown a second head.

13. Yeah, all you wanted was a nice picture, and the next thing you know, you've grown a second head.
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At least this is one of those situations where you lose even if you win because it looks kinda cool.

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14. Watching someone's dog always sounds fine until you learn the hard way what a risk you're taking.

14. Watching someone's dog always sounds fine until you learn the hard way what a risk you're taking.
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Even if she's perfectly well-behaved and doesn't try to get herself injured — and that's a big if —you could still get stuck having to follow a whole new Constitution. 

Like, I get that you wanna make sure your dog is well-cared-for, but I don't think you need to worry about me hating her 'cause I ain't her. 

Like, I get that you wanna make sure your dog is well-cared-for, but I don't think you need to worry about me hating her 'cause I ain't her.
Instagram |  @kalesalad

Well, at least the walk around the block is optional even if she can't have carbs. 

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15. You know, I get the feeling that these shoes might not be totally legit.

15. You know, I get the feeling that these shoes might not be totally legit.
Instagram |  @meme.w0rld

Call me a nervous Nelly, but just because he did more than one dunk, that doesn't mean he did it on anyone's shoes.

I'm watching you, buddy. 

16. I guess when you're already in trouble, you might as well just go all in and see what happens.

16. I guess when you're already in trouble, you might as well just go all in and see what happens.
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At least, that's the kind of logic you're more likely to embrace the more drunk you get.

That's probably why these situations rarely end well.

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17. Yeah, dude's already taking a pretty big risk by appearing in all of these photos.

17. Yeah, dude's already taking a pretty big risk by appearing in all of these photos.
Instagram |  @_im_just_that_guy_____

Even if you don't have a boss who obsessively stalks your social media, a tell-tale tan might be just the clue they need.

18. Yeah, I think we should know by now that it's pretty much never gonna be a sunset.

18. Yeah, I think we should know by now that it's pretty much never gonna be a sunset.
Instagram |  @meme.w0rld

And so your best bet is to hope that you'll still like whatever they actually feel like painting on you.

...Yeah, the outlook's not so good in this case.

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I don't know about y'all, but anyone who puts a Croc on my back has committed a heartbreaking betrayal.

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I guess it would be a bad sign to see this person holding one, but she didn't look back because she sadly trusted that monster.

19. Is it really too much to ask for a nice day where we don't have to stress over our senses lying to us?

19. Is it really too much to ask for a nice day where we don't have to stress over our senses lying to us?
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And it's not even like we can straighten it out either way. We don't even know where this is.

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20. Whatever time it is, they've obviously been at this for hours.

20. Whatever time it is, they've obviously been at this for hours.
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At that point, it's not even about winning or losing. It's just about keeping the dream alive.

I'm not sure what causes more strain on a friendship: winning at Monopoly or losing at Jenga.

21. Yeah, that was a pretty lucky break. Googling anything weird is pretty much walking into a minefield.

21. Yeah, that was a pretty lucky break. Googling anything weird is pretty much walking into a minefield.
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Sure, you might get the world's most perfectly sassy bird, but you also might get something that'll mentally scar and confuse you all at once.

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22. Buying presents at the gas station is definitely a gamble

This is the type of mistake that can earn you a reputation.

But hey, even the most unlucky gamblers have to win sometimes.

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Plus, it's good to know we don't have to add "sassy bird" to the list of innocent-sounding phrases you should never, ever Google.

Of course, that'll probably change a week from now.

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23. Of course, the biggest thrill-seekers will take two risks at once.

23. Of course, the biggest thrill-seekers will take two risks at once.
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Not only is he betting on not being a zombie the next morning, he's also doubling down on not falling and hurting himself before the morning even comes. 

24. With everything we post, we take the risk of being roasted by the whole word.

And the problem with a French person getting at us is that we understand just enough of it to feel insulted but not enough to clap back at them.  

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25. Storing these bottles together could end very badly 

25. Storing these bottles together could end very badly
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Let's hope whoever did this reads their labels carefully.

26. Not many people would take that kind of a Prom risk

26. Not many people would take that kind of a Prom risk
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In case you didn't notice, it got over 50,000 retweets in less than two weeks

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27. Mom's done playing by the rules

27. Mom's done playing by the rules
Twitter |  @Thatchinkchelly

Sometimes, you need to give them a taste of their own medicine! Or even better, a taste of something much, much worse...

28. Those pants are the definition of living on the edge

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29. We do what we must to survive

29. We do what we must to survive
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Mmm, tastes like crushed dreams and guacamole 

30. That's a little far from the pool, wouldn't you say?

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31. You tempt the fates, young man

31. You tempt the fates, young man
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32. Dude, at least get a harness

Nope. NOPE. And one more nope for good measure 

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33. Not all risks pay off

33. Not all risks pay off
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Especially when they leave permanent damage!

34. This is what we call "high stakes, low reward"

34. This is what we call "high stakes, low reward"
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35. Feeling out your new place and owners. No where to go but up

35. Feeling out your new place and owners. No where to go but up
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36. Yeah, somebody's playing a very dangerous game here.

36. Yeah, somebody's playing a very dangerous game here.
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You'd think he would learn from literally every TV show where this happened and the woman ends up either swallowing the ring or choking on it.

The Vegas odds were not with the homie here.

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37.  The highest risk activity of all is definitely online shopping

37. The highest risk activity of all is definitely online shopping
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You had to have seen this coming!

38. Ten points...that's a lot of points just to be a smart-mouth 

38. Ten points...that's a lot of points just to be a smart-mouth
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39. Yep, using these stairs would be a gutsy move

39. Yep, using these stairs would be a gutsy move
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This is my worst nightmare. 

40. Risky move, kid. Real risky

40. Risky move, kid. Real risky
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