When You Think Things Are Going Well, Life Will Find A Way To Bring You Back Down

It’s normal to hope or even expect that things will always go our way. Unfortunately, that’s simply not how life works. And as much as we want to keep Lady Luck by our sides, she just often wanders off without prior notice. Well, a lot of people can certainly attest to that. And these photos of things gone wrong are proof that not every day is bound to be a good day.

From burning your tongue, spilling your coffee to stepping on your pet’s poop, and more, a lot of things can indeed go wrong in just a single day. But with nearly eight billion people in the world, it’s only safe to assume that some people are having it worse than you. So, if today hasn’t been kind to you, we hope you’ll find comfort in knowing that you are not alone.


“I’m 49… Just found this in my mum’s bookcase… WTF”

things gone wrong is my child stupid book


“Feeling like Kevin from the office right now.”

things gone wrong stepped on cat while coming downstairs


“Was confused when it didn’t sound like it hit the floor”

things gone wrong electric toothbrush inside toilet brush holder


“Blursed tan lines”

things gone wrong tan lines from leggings


“Tiny body or giant head?”

things gone wrong linsey davis awkward top


“One thing I won’t ever do again is build a snow dalek. I did that when we lived at our old house as the kids were into Dr Who. I learnt that when snowdaleks start to melt, they upset the neighbours”

things gone wrong snow dalek


“I wouldn’t be going home after that”

things gone wrong misspelled text message to mom


“Friend of mine posted this photo of the job site today”

things gone wrong construction site stairs cement dripping


“When you realize yeast doesn’t stop working just because it’s in a dumpster!”

things gone wrong yeast rising in dumpster


“I have lost one piece of this 2000 pieces puzzle”

things gone wrong 2000 piece puzzle with one missing piece


An Honest Mistake

things gone wrong misheard name


“To whoever dumped their old bedframe by TJ’s in Hyde Park, choose a less windy day next time so it doesn’t get stuck to the side of my house pls xoxoxo”

things gone wrong bed frame stuck to the side of neighbor's house
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“Hiked two hours to set up a picnic, returned to this”

things gone wrong cattle on picnic blanket


“3 am snack”

things gone wrong accident caught on security camera



things gone wrong happy birthday loser cake for daughter


“When sausage rolls go wrong…”

things gone wrong deformed sausage rolls

In fact, instead of sulking, other people are even sharing their stories of misfortune online. And while it’s wrong to delight in other people’s misery, their stories will definitely make you feel a little less awful about your current situation. But if you’re just as “lucky” as them, then you’ve probably experienced the same tragedy at one point in your life. Apparently, there are some lessons in life which we ought to learn the hard way. And more often than not, we have no control over these things.


“My brother, on the ride home from picking up his new puppy.”

things gone wrong new puppy vomit on owner


“I paid $6 to have two slices of American Cheese delivered to my door.”

things gone wrong mcdonalds delivery two slices of cheese


“Whipped myself into a frustrated rage trying to find my drill for half an hour.”

things gone wrong drill on same colored bedsheet


“Apparently he’s allergic to almost everything on the allergy skin test. Some of it was so swollen the doctor could barely tell which was which.”

things gone wrong man allergic to almost everything on allergy skin test



“I have no choice but to teach him how to drive”

things gone wrong dog facebook account retrieval


“My dad’s old truck got hit by a truck carrying old rotten potato slurry to a feedlot for cows. His passenger window was down…”

things gone wrong rotten potato slurry mess in truck front seat


“Lost my wallet 3 days ago, finally ordered new cards and then…”

things gone wrong wallet stuck in between seat and armrest


“Was looking forward to having some nice bread from a local bakery”

things gone wrong stodgy bread


“The printer exploded…”

printer ink all over man's face


“Somebody didn’t strap the egg trolleys in properly on the truck. 10,500 eggs broken”

broken eggs due to loose trolley


These photos of things gone wrong are proof that not every day is bound to be a good day


“I cleaned the cat’s litter box and brought the bag with me to throw away in my outdoor trash can on the way to work. I also brought my lunch. Guess which one got thrown away and which one came to work with me.”

cat litter brought to work


“It’s just a little ice, it’s fine.”

car damaged by snow


“Aaaand there go my $300 headphones”

bose headphones destroyed by dog


“His wedding venue was double-booked with a furry convention”

man's wedding venue double-booked with furry convention

However, you can definitely control how you react to these things. So, after a few minutes of ranting about how terrible your day was, move on, and just take it as a lesson. We know, it’s easier said than done, so it’s okay even if you take a while to adopt this mindset. In the meantime, you might want to learn from other people’s experiences to avoid making the same mistake.


We surely won’t wish these disasters even upon our worst enemies!


“There was an attempt to transport corn”

scattered corn kernels on road


“When you try to bake a rainbow cake and it ends up looking like a unicorn’s a**hole”

failed rainbow cake


“Well, friends. This is what came in the mail. I’m gonna need something else, please.”

dck 247 car plate


“I went back to the apartment and they screwed up the whole bathroom”

doves droppings in apartment bathroom


“This is the worst picture ever taken of me”

awkward shot of lady in pool


“Forgot my headphones on the ground while the Roomba was running”

tangled headphones after robot vacuum use


“I need a file lost in this room”

room filled with files


“My friend works as an extra in movies and does stock photography… just saw him pictured as a sex offender on a bus in Florida”

friend awkward bus ad


“My daughter – Class of 2020”

fail graduation photoshoot


“Priest accidentally live-streams mass with hat and sunglasses filter on”

priest with hat and sunglasses filter during livestream mass


“My cat just came back from one of her evening strolls with someone else’s keys in her mouth”

cat with key in mouth


“Now we know who the favorite child is”

flowers for mom from favorite child


“Our puppy had explosive diarrhea all over my wife”

puppy explosive diarrhea on owner's wife


“It was a great day till this moment”

skier body print on snow


“This happened to my car today!”

car fallen into sinkhole


“Guess who’s severely allergic to hair dye? This girl!”

girl severe allergic reaction to hair dye


“I accidentally put my leather gloves in the washing machine”

shrunken leather gloves after machine wash

Have you experienced any of these tragedies firsthand? Let us know in the comments section below!