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Today, I went shopping for a wedding dress at a fancy store. The proprietor took one look at me, said they don't have any dresses large enough for me, and asked me to leave. No wonder my self-confidence is in the gutter. FML

#21086617
201 comments

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On 03/14/2014 at 4:07pm - love - by DarthVerona (woman) - Canada (British Columbia)

DarthVerona's comment about their FML

Ok, OP here. The first woman I asked did not even attempt to size me, just sent me to the 'plus' section. When I got to the plus section, she did not size me either, but looked me up and down and asked me what size t-shirt I wear. I usually wear a medium when I wear stretchy tees, large when I don't. She told me they will not have anything in my size in white ever. I should not go other places, either, I should just call and that way I don't have to be disappointed everywhere I go. Thank you guys for your words of encouragement, but I think I'm just going to not get a dress.

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Today, we finally moved into our new home, which my husband and I got mostly so our kids could have fun in the spacious backyard. The moment they stepped into the backyard, they were terrorized by the neighbor's dogs, and now refuse to go outside. FML

#21085720
110 comments

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On 03/13/2014 at 2:26pm - kids - by cassie611 (woman) - United States (Texas)

cassie611's comment about their FML

OP here, set things straight, our Realtor told us they had SMALL dogs, these are not little animals as she claimed them to be. Yes we do have a fence, I would not have taken it lightly if the dogs were in our yard scaring them. My kids are 2 & 1 so the loud barking and jumping on the fence does scare them. I do plan on talking to the neighbor but my 1 year old is scared of dogs period so introducing them will not help. I plan on talking to the neighbors and seeing if maybe an hour or so a day when my kids go outside if they can bring the dogs in. I hope a compromise can be made..

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Today, my boyfriend asked why I never let him go down on me. I told him that it doesn't do much for me, even though it really does. I didn't have the courage to tell him that it's because he acts like a rabid dog when he does. FML

#21084640
133 comments

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On 03/12/2014 at 3:44am - intimacy - by tayymeds (woman) - United States (California)

tayymeds's comment about their FML

So yes, I agree that I completely deserve it because I won't be blunt with him. I just don't want him to get insecure about it, like he has with other intimate things. I drop hints by not showing response when he starts to act like I'm a chew toy, but it doesn't work. I have however, brought up the idea of watching movies with him, he's agreed to it, so maybe I'll lightly drop the bomb there....
But all in all, he's a great man and an exceptional lover--just not with that one bit of foreplay.
Thanks for the laughs and opinions!

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Today, an American lady here in Ireland asked me if I was a Leprechaun. Thinking she was joking, and me being quite "vertically challenged," I decided to just say yes. She then grabbed me and made me endure photographs, cuddles and pats on the head from all her fellow tourists. FML

#21082683
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On 03/09/2014 at 11:07pm - misc - by SpilledWater93 (man) - Ireland (Wicklow)

SpilledWater93's comment about their FML

To those of you who are American, please stop apologising and feeling bad, I actually found that lady and her friends quite amusing so they made my day. And what's more the story got published on here, that's more exciting than a pot of gold any day

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Today, I awoke to the sound of a gunshot, followed by children screaming. I leapt out of bed and ran to my balcony, only to see people casually milling around the elementary school parking lot under a "Science Fair" banner. A kid's science experiment scared me shitless. FML

#21080638
70 comments

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On 03/07/2014 at 3:29pm - kids - by gracehi (woman) - United States (Florida)

gracehi's comment about their FML

Thank you, but I wasn't brave. There's a tall picket fence and some trees obscuring the view of my apartment from the school. I can only see the school parking lot because I'm on the second story. The only reason someone would be able to see me from there would be if they were looking for me. I would have been quite safe, even if there had been any real danger. If there really was some lunatic shooting up the school, at the very least I would have called the cops. I'd like to think I would also grab my gun, head over there, and try to shoot the mother fucker myself, but you never really know what you'll do in a situation like that until it happens.

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Today, after waking up, I walk into the kitchen to see my two-year-old with a blue sharpie in hand as he says, "Look mom, color!" He left no appliance or cabinet untouched in his coloring masterpiece, and I'm still trying to figure out where he got the sharpie from. FML

#21080173
176 comments

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On 03/06/2014 at 11:24pm - kids - by xtinasky1 - United States (Washington)

xtinasky1's comment about their FML

Apparently mommy can't go to the bathroom, because that's where I was for a whole 2 minutes while he did it.

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Today, I was in my Honors English class. I sneezed very loudly while my teacher was giving a lecture. I had the genius idea to say, "Sorry, I'm allergic to bullshit." FML

#21079170
99 comments

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On 03/05/2014 at 10:09pm - misc - by Catuser - United States (Virginia)

Catuser's comment about their FML

This is the follow up:
My teacher did laugh it off but sternly told me to never do it again or I will be suspended from her class. Thanks for publishing my first FML!

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Today, I was excited to see a spider skittering across my bathroom floor, because this one was real and not a hallucination. FML

#21079116
97 comments

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On 03/05/2014 at 8:59pm - misc - by Silver_Jet - Canada (Ontario)

Silver_Jet's comment about their FML

Op here. Got an account to commentnt on this. No I am not on drugs. I know this spider is real because I killed it and I am not sure if I have schizophrenia.

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Today, a woman attempted to pickpocket me while trying to educate me about God. FML

#21078911
96 comments

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On 03/05/2014 at 4:47pm - money - by v1k1rox (woman) - United States (California)

v1k1rox's comment about their FML

This is the second time someone tried to rob me well living in NYC you know things like that happen. I didn't notice until after she pushed me that something was fishy. She tried to go into my bag first then into my pocket when she discovered there was nothing in my bag. She failed, I wish she didn't run away so I can get her arrested.

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Today, every "entry level" job in my field is now requiring 2-5 years experience. I don't think they understand what "entry level" actually means. FML

#21078902
132 comments

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On 03/05/2014 at 4:37pm - work - by mr1234 (woman) - United States (Massachusetts)

mr1234's comment about their FML

Thanks for the support and encouragement everyone, it's nice to know that I wasn't totally degraded for something that's been extremely frustrating. I'm very lucky the currently have a full time job (A supervisory position, at 24, as a woman!). And for those wondering, my field is business administration. i have a Bachelor's degree and plenty of legitimate work experience, just not experience that is directly related to what they want. so *whoosh* in the trash goes my resume!

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Today, my mum begged me to let her put fake nails on me to practice for her styling exam. I've been sitting on the toilet for the past half an hour trying to figure out how to wipe without damaging something. FML

#21078688
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On 03/05/2014 at 11:11am - health - by Mojo0608 (woman) - United Kingdom (Richmond upon Thames)

Mojo0608's comment about their FML

So I've never really been one for fake nails and I used to play the violin so I kept them as short as possible which is a habit I've kept. They aren't that long really (nowhere near claw length), so when my mum asked I thought it wouldn't be a problem. Um, yeah... No...

I'm still on the toilet...
Well not really, but I'm going to try getting these off as soon as I can, they're just weird to me.

I think my mother will "nail" the exam, thanks for the puns and sympathy! :)

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Today, my fiancé and I told my future mother-in-law that we are expecting. Her response was, "Why are you doing this to me?" FML

#21078559
104 comments

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On 03/05/2014 at 5:15am - misc - by dyingangel246 (woman) - United States (Ohio)

dyingangel246's comment about their FML

Hi everyone, OP here. I'd like to start by saying that the few of you who said she doesn't like me, you are probably right. When my fiance and I got engaged she didn't want to tell her family, to this day 2 years later I don't know who does and doesn't know.
I believe she doesn't want to accept the fact that her 27, almost 28 year old son is getting married and starting a family. I myself am 26. My family on the other hand is super excited.
She has stated a couple times that she is in no position to support us once the baby gets here. My fiance works 45+ hours a week at a very good job so we will be fine. We tried telling her that we won't need her support financially and she doesn't believe us. We live somewhere there is enough room to raise a child. Also my insurance will cover all of our hospital and Dr bills.
My fiance and I have been together for over 5 years and living together for almost 3. We both love each other very much and are excited about the life we created. I figure if that's how she wants to act then oh well it's her loss!
Sorry that was so long!

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Today, I left a message for a potential employer. It wasn't until after I'd hung up that I realized I'd given them their own phone number to call me back at. Not getting that job. FML

#21077714
49 comments

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On 03/04/2014 at 9:39am - work - by kenzamee - United States (Oregon)

kenzamee's comment about their FML

I called them back! It was just a funny and embarrassing mistake. Interview next week!

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