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Today, I was replaced in the symphony I play in. I play the clarinet, and a standard symphony only uses two, so getting into one can be quite competitive. My conductor's reasoning? "I was sure you were going to college." I never mentioned college to him, other than saying I wasn't going. FML


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On 09/08/2014 at 1:53am - misc - by Ozomulsion (man) - United States (New Hampshire)

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Thanks for all the support... And the music puns. Definitely got a few laughs out of me!

I figure I should give a little bit more in-depth explanation of what happened, considering the 300 character limit on an FML submission.

I have been part of this symphony for 3 years and I was about to go into my forth season. It's a local community symphony, so I wasn't getting payed over it, but it was my only connection to a real symphony and the only one within at lest an hour and a half drive as far as a I know. Anyways, I had mentioned to my conductor that I WASN'T going off to college, and that I would "See you next season" earlier this May. Apparently he forgot and didn't bother to even contact me to double check and just replaced me. The woman who plays first chair informed him of his mistake and immediately contacted me over it, but apparently the replacement player is already committed to the entire one-year season and he cannot be removed, which I understand. I do not in the slightest believe my conductor purposely ousted me because we had no qualms and he apparently liked my playing; I think it was due to a genuine but rather foolish mistake.

I'll still have plenty of playing opportunities as I am a professional jazz musician and I play out all around my state and neighboring states on a weekly basis with my band, and I'm likely about to create a classical trio for weddings, but I'm still going to miss it. This is the reason I didn't go in to college for music, because I was already playing out and making a living doing jazz and I figured I would be able to further my playing through actual in-field experience and learning as opposed to going away into a college.

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Today, my sister told me the reason why she went with me to a gay pride parade a few months ago was because she thought it would inspire me to come out. FML


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On 09/07/2014 at 6:52pm - misc - by Alabamagirl2 - United States

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Anyway, yes I did go to a gay pride parade because I think they should have their right to love as much as straight people should. (I also have a gay uncle, I love him all the same)

So the reason I posted this was because I hated the fact that my sister just assumed I was gay for not having a boyfriend yet because i'm 16 going on 17 already, like I need to rush myself or something or because I want to live a little first before diving into that whole fiasco instead of just giving it away early. Me wanting gay people to have rights too is apparently another assumption made by her that I'm "gay", because why would I be so passionate about it? It couldn't be because i care about other human beings, no. I also found out she'd been discussing my sexuality with my mother, my father and my brother, and all her friends; despite it being none of her fucking business.

The saddest part I find in all this is that they all think a girl can't be independent or NOT focus all her attention on a guy instead of trying to make something of herself first, because if she isn't following some boy then she MUST be gay. Ugh, I'm just done you guys. I'm really done. But I can tell you with all honesty that I cannot find anything sexually attractive about a woman, while we're on the subject, lol. But hey, if that's the way your cookies crumble then that's ok too.

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments, peace. xoxo

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Today, my mother told me that she and my father aren't coming to my wedding if my estranged brother who stopped talking to me two years ago isn't invited. She claims they don't want to choose sides. Brother: 1. Me: 0. FML


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On 09/07/2014 at 6:50pm - misc - by soulebelius - United States

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Just a quick update from the OP: this isn't the first threat my mother gave me about this. She actually influenced my sister to have the same stance. Me and my sister worked it out, but my mom crossed the line. She brings this up when it benefits her ulterior motive to reunite the family (ain't mad at her for that), but it shouldn't be brought up while we're announcing our engagement, or introducing both families for the first time, or a casual conversation months later about us getting on the same insurance.
The saddest part is... Me and the missus were planning on having only our closest immediate family. It was going to be around 10 total people.
I told her she doesn't have to worry anymore: no need for them to go. Not even bitter. I just want to keep the focus on the happy couple and not use our day as a family counseling session.

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Today, I looked at a girl's profile on a dating website, and it told her I'd visited it. Later on, she sent me a message. It said: "Don't even think about it." FML


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On 09/06/2014 at 3:29pm - love - by guiltnazan (man) - United States (Wisconsin)

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Thanks for all the encouraging replies everyone. I decided to just not let her get to me and just move on with my life.
#18: I think that anyone who needs to put down others and rejecting them to get an ego boost in any situation is just not a person I would want to spend any amount of time with.
#25: That is an awesome idea and I should have used it!

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Today, I found out I'm allergic to our new cat. My mom said she'd rather get rid of me than the cat. FML


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On 09/06/2014 at 2:02pm - health - by Bella0304 (woman) - Canada (Quebec)

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Hi, OP here..for those of you wondering I'm 16 years old and my mom doesn't want to get rid of Buffy (my cat) and honestly neither do I! My mom keeps saying shed rather get rid of me instead of the I know she's probably joking and she loves me...but never get in between a woman and her cat!

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Today, I complimented a guy on his beard. His response? "Thanks. Wanna sit on it?" FML


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On 09/04/2014 at 10:47pm - intimacy - by littleteapot (woman) - United States

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Did I sit on a stranger's face? haha no

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Today, my younger sister ran into my room, telling me someone was trying to break in. We were home alone, so she went to hide as I took a crowbar and followed the intruder. Just as I was about to swing, he turned around: it was my dad. I had to explain to my sister that burglars don't have keys. FML


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On 09/04/2014 at 7:22pm - misc - by rugener92 (man) -

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Hi guys, OP here...
Didn't really expect this to get published, just a casual 'I could tell this story' thought.

Basically I was remembering childhood stories and this is one of them (as so people asked how old my sister was)
This was about 10 years ago now, my sister was 7 and I was 11.
Recognising it was my dad was never the issue as he was wearing a hoodie! and it wasn't a crowbar, it was basically a pole with a hook on it, we use it to open the hatch for the loft/attic as no one can reach it (me and my dad are 6ft so it's pretty high up'
My dads reaction was something along the lines of 'Oh 'ello son, what are you doing with that pole?' - nearly splatting your head, dad, you sneaky dick!
and about other burglary and death exclamations my neighbourhood was lovely when I was young, but recently has gone way downhill and has suddenly become the attack, drunk and drug capital street of the town so would be more likely to get ACTUALLY robbed now. I've been bottled twice by the same person at the same event two years running next to my house when there were police there and as the police can't control this gang of about 40 they leave it... anyway!
Hope this answered some burning questions and I intend to remember some more stories like this soon!

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Today, my cat decided to use my bowl of rice krispies as his litter box. FML


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On 09/04/2014 at 1:47pm - animals - by mlustpdx (man) - United States (Oregon)

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true. and the reason why is my son decided to block the opening to the litter box and the cereal looked like his litter. can't get made about that

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Today, I was walking my dogs when a woman at a bus stop quite rudely exclaimed, "Keep those mutts away from my kid". I replied just as rudely that I wouldn't want them anywhere near her dirty sprog. It was then we both realised she was a customer that I regularly talk to at work. FML


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On 09/04/2014 at 8:22am - work - by Jenniesaurus (woman) - United Kingdom (Lancashire)

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Finally had something FML-worthy to write and it got up! Wow, I'm surprised at the amount of supportive comments, they definitely make me feel a little better! I admit I shouldn't have been quite so rude, but I am fiercely protective of my dogs (they're rescue dogs and I've had them for 13 years) and I really don't like kids, and especially the mothers that, like her, look like they can't even look after themselves. I called the child dirty because he was quite literally dirty, stains all down his shirt and crumbs and chocolate all around his mouth. I know they may have happened since she left the house and the mum might have no way to clean him but there are so so many women on benefits who just have children for the sake of it around my area when they obviously can't afford to look after them. My two biggest peeves, women like that and people insulting dogs got to me big time! Thankfully I haven't seen her in work yet, hoping she'll steer clear of me and go to a different cashier in the future....

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Today, my goat decided my hairstyle was so last season and restyled it for me with his teeth. FML


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On 09/01/2014 at 12:22pm - animals - by the3goatlady - United States (Wisconsin)

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Hi. I'm OP. I have 3 goats and they're very sweet and playful. One of my goats will nibble clothes if you don't watch him, but never did I think he'd bite 5 inches of hair off! Oh well. If you hate goats it's no skin off my back.

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Today, I got a job. My parents have decided it's now a better idea to take money from my paycheck instead of grounding me. FML


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On 08/29/2014 at 5:21pm - money - by unseeable - United States (Arizona)

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To clear up some questions I wanna start by saying I'm 17 and currently training to be a manager at mcdonalds. I work 40 hours a week and go to high school as a senior. I don't have much time for friends so they figured grounding me wasn't exactly the best punishment. They decided to start charging me for bad grades or not being able to do some chores or simple stuff like that, nothing too major. I thought that it seemed a little unjust for taking my hard worked money from me because of course it only happens to me in my family because I work the most and everyone else has more time for being grounded.

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Today, I got my wisdom teeth removed. All I can remember is crying to my mom because I thought spoons were taking over the world. FML


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On 08/27/2014 at 8:24am - health - by KristaAaronn - United States (Tennessee)

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OP here! I also told her that they reason they made sporks was because they wanted to completely rid the world of forks

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Today, I tried to contact my college's financial aid office. After listening to the same damn "Our counselors are busy" message for over an hour, someone picked up the phone and hung up immediately. FML


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On 08/27/2014 at 3:07am - money - by drayloon (man) - United States (California)

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Good to know I'm not the only one the system bends over and goes to town on. But as far as driving out there to speak to them in person goes, it's about a 9 hour drive assuming there isn't too much traffic, which there usually is, so that's not a particularly viable option

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