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Today, the guy I was on a date with jokingly challenged me to an arm wrestle. I won. He left. FML

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On 07/15/2013 at 6:30am - love - by disataerkatie (woman) - United Kingdom (Cardiff)

disataerkatie's comment about their FML

I wish I had longer arms. Possibly the best part is that he is an entire foot taller than I am...

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Today, I went to the pool. As I started going up the steps to use the water slide, a kid no older than 10 yanked my swim trunks down to "see what's down there." FML

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85 comments

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On 07/14/2013 at 1:29am - misc - by Blizzards (man) - United States (Maryland)

Blizzards's comment about their FML

OP here, he was behind me the whole time (he blamed it on his sister). Thankfully, he only pulled it down enough to expose my butt. I pulled my trunks up, but I didn't say anything and just acted as if he wasn't there.

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Today, I made two cakes. One for my boyfriend's birthday tomorrow, the other for my family so they wouldn't eat the birthday cake. I came home to find they ate half of each. FML

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On 07/10/2013 at 12:01am - love - by cristy91 - United States (Florida)

cristy91's comment about their FML

Okay, to answer a few questions: yes, the flavors were the same. Yes, my parents knew I'd be baking two cakes. The reason they ate from each is that my grandma put the "family" cake in the fridge without telling anyone, so they assumed the remaining cake was for them (grandma is a little forgetful). No, I can't combine them, I used "half" but it's half for one and a bit more than 1/3 from the other. No, not putting laxatives, I love baking and they bought me more ingredients to use.

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Today, I found out how easy it is for people to get into my flat when I found bailiffs in my kitchen at 9am. They had picked the lock to look for someone who doesn't live at my address, but at least had the courtesy to tell me how to make my home more secure. FML

#20773045
65 comments

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On 07/09/2013 at 8:14pm - misc - by LadyFahrenheit (woman) - United Kingdom (Kingston upon Hull, City of)

LadyFahrenheit's comment about their FML

I just want to give more of an insight of the events surrounding the bailiff intrusion. A couple of weeks prior to finding them in my kitchen, I received a letter from an electricity company, which was intended for another customer. I contacted the electricity company to inform them I had received a letter for someone else, and they assured me that they would rectify their mistake. Fast forward a fortnight - I found bailiffs in my kitchen. They had picked the lock to gain entry, and had a search warrant, which they claimed gave them the right to enter my home. However, once I told showed them my I.D. and informed them their search warrant was invalid since I wasn't who they were looking for, they soon left. It baffles me how they could say it was so easy to open my front door, when they'd opened it with locksmith tools. I'm definitely going to have to improve my home security to avoid another incident like this.

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Today, my husband and I threw a party with non-alcoholic wine. No one acted wasted, until in the last hour my grandmother started slurring her words and slumping. We thought she was joking, until a doctor at the party confirmed she was having a stroke. FML

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On 07/09/2013 at 4:54am - health - by Aggressive - Ireland (Dublin)

Aggressive's comment about their FML

Hello everyone.
She's doing very well now! The doctors at the hospital told us it was only a minor stroke luckily. We were extremely lucky to have a doctor at the house indeed.
And sorry to hear about your loss #70.:(

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Today, I woke up at my cousin's house after staying the night. I went into the bathroom like I usually do and shut the door. Apparently the door lock on this bathroom doesn't function properly. I discovered this when my 4-year-old cousin walked in on me putting a tampon in. FML

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95 comments

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On 07/03/2013 at 1:21pm - kids - by amanderpthepanda (woman) - United States (Washington)

amanderpthepanda's comment about their FML

I created this account to respond to some of your comments.. My cousin is a boy, and it was a very awkward explanation. I just told him that it's a girl thing and that he'll learn about it when he's older. I don't think it affected him that much. Also, #7, I enjoyed your comment the most.

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Today, I was chatting online with several relatives, discussing our family reunion. Bored out of my mind, I clicked to rename the conversation to "Boring shit with almost dead people." I didn't know it'd rename it for everyone. FML

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93 comments

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On 07/03/2013 at 12:54pm - misc - by emileeisamazing - United States (North Carolina)

emileeisamazing's comment about their FML

Love all the comments -- my family and I have very joking attitudes toward each other. I always call them "old names". They're not really old, none over 50 at least, and my siblings are both 10+ years older than me. (I'm sure you get the gist.) It was the "boring sh*t" they were offended by. Staring at a caged bear for half an hour isn't too much fun for me, but since then we did decide on zip lining now amongst other non-boring things. We did decide to keep the conversation named that if you were wondering :)

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Today, I had a job interview. All was going well until the interviewer asked me, "So, why should we hire you?" Without thinking, I blurted out, "Because, I'm awesome!" Don't think I'll be getting that one. FML

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118 comments

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On 07/03/2013 at 2:56am - work - by strokesie - United States (Ohio)

strokesie's comment about their FML

Hey, OP here. After I said that, the interviewer busted out laughing- so there's a plus. She also said something along the lines of "Ya know, nobody says that sort of thing. Usually it's the boring 'I really need a job' type. But not you!" And laughed some more.
I really need this job though, I've applied everywhere and this place is the first to call me. I won't know if I got it or not until next week, so I'm crossing my fingers!

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Today, I got to explain to my co-worker again why I can't move my "vacation" so she can take hers when she wants. Apparently, in her mind, her seniority at the company trumps my due date. FML

#20759288
88 comments

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On 07/02/2013 at 2:35am - work - by sulitak (woman) - United States (Illinois)

sulitak's comment about their FML

1. It did take work to get pregnant.
2. I put in for my leave as soon as I found out. It has been on the schedule for 5 months already.
3. She is the SAME position as me, not my superior. She has just held a position at the company for longer.

Though, even if it was a vacation for vacation thing, I would still have priority through our company's rules.
Seniority get priority to a point. Low man on the totem pole can request days off, then it gets put on the calendar, everyone above them has a month to "override" those days. If it stands for a month with no objections, low man gets their vacation.

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Today, while waitressing, I had a huge party. When everything was said and done I saw the tip they left me. It said on a napkin, "You're pretty. You can't put a value on a compliment." And that was it. I wish compliments paid the rent. FML

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240 comments

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On 07/01/2013 at 11:34am - money - by Chellybelly92 - United States (Pennsylvania)

Chellybelly92's comment about their FML

Wow this made it. That day was kinda bad for tips and that just topped it. But I made a good amount it's just probably gonna be a rough month with money but I'll make it. Thanks guys.

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Today, what started off as an amazing date with my girlfriend ended with me driving her drunk ass home while she sat in the backseat making out with her new boyfriend. FML

#20755943
297 comments

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On 06/30/2013 at 12:34pm - love - by BimmerDriver (man) - United States (New York)

BimmerDriver's comment about their FML

Because I won't let anyone drive drunk, no matter who it is. And it's cheaper to drive them home as opposed to paying for a taxi.

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Today, I heard my husband telling his friend that I used to be a skank and was "easier than 1 plus 1" when we first met. I was still a virgin when we got married. FML

#20755353
136 comments

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On 06/30/2013 at 1:03am - love - by okeythen (woman) - United States (Florida)

okeythen's comment about their FML

Thanks for the advice everyone! But you know what was easier? Telling his arse to sleep in the damn car!

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Today, the stalker flatmate who has been obsessed with me since I first moved into the flat two years ago, graduated. Apparently he told everyone we are an item, because his parents and relatives were smiling and taking pictures of me from their seats two rows ahead of mine at the ceremony. FML

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On 06/28/2013 at 6:28am - misc - by Trillian87 (woman) - United Kingdom (Coventry)

Trillian87's comment about their FML

This little story actually happened a little while ago, I had to use the "Today" form because of the page's standard, but at least I can tell you how it ends.
I moved into the flat when I was barely 19, while the flatmate-stalker (also nicknamed The 28 Years Old Virgin) was seven years older than me. He started to be obsessed with me after we went to the cinema together (the other two flatmates were supposed to come with us but they didn't), and he got convinced we were on a date. I didn't move out because at the time I was quite naive and I was getting together well with everyone else, plus the flat was really close to my uni and relatively cheap, and I thought that he was about to graduate anyway.
His parents, for the records, are creepier than him: his dad came to visit once and my roommate caught him opening our wardrobe and going through our clothes, about a month before this episode.
After graduation he had to move out because his mum wasn't willing to pay for the rent anymore and found him a job (he wanted to stay a bit longer but fortunately didn't happen), and came to visit unannounced a few times.
About one year after he sent me a text out of nowhere (I didn't speak with him for months) saying that it was over and he was sorry if he did something to make me want to break up with him, so I guess that at that point after imagining us dating and getting together I probably left him.

I hear he's doing fine and got his first girlfriend.

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