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Today, I ignored my phone, as my mother has dementia and calls me 15 or so times a day, thinking each time is the first. I braved horrendous rain and gale-force winds to go to work. Turns out it was work calling to tell me not to bother coming in. FML

#18696080
131 comments

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On 01/03/2012 at 11:07am - work - by sparkx555 (woman) - United Kingdom (London)

sparkx555's comment about their FML

ok, my mother lives with my brother, she is in the early stages of demetia, she's never left alone, i do everything for her, except answer the phone 15 or more times a day to answer the same questions. i do love her, more than anything, but the phone thing, between her and the nusiance sales calls, I feel a little demented myself! And I could have done with the day off, I would have spent it with her.

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Today, my older brother burst into my bedroom at 4 am to show me photos of sushi. FML

#18684566
136 comments

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On 01/02/2012 at 8:18am - misc - by jku (man) - United States (Montana)

jku's comment about their FML

Yes. Yes he did. Maybe more ninja-samurai-hybrid style.

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Today, my mother was watching me play Pokémon. She walked over to the TV and pulled the plug before ranting about how shameful it is that her 17 year old daughter plays Pokémon. She then sat down at the computer and started playing Farmville. FML

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274 comments

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On 12/24/2011 at 12:15am - misc - by arrowtopatella (woman) - Australia (Victoria)

arrowtopatella's comment about their FML

Hey guys, I'm the OP of this FML.

I was playing XD- Gale of Darkness, one of my favourites. Alas there is no 'elite 4' as such in the Orre region, I was in the middle of catching a rare Wooper at a PokeSpot which I could have traded for an awesome Larvitar. Sigh. Rich world problems, I know.

And yes, shock horror, I am a female that plays Pokemon, le gasp. And also I do play old-school Mario and stuff, I've been a Nintendo fangirl ever since I was little, occasionally migrating to other consoles to play things like Skyrim (No CoD for me though, thank you very much. Blegh.)

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Today, our dog peed on nearly all the wrapped gifts under our Christmas tree. FML

#18581066
214 comments

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On 12/22/2011 at 5:05pm - animals - by shrdlu (man) - United States (New York)

shrdlu's comment about their FML

Nobody else'll want 'em now anyway.

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Today, my separation anxiety got so intense, I found myself smelling my boyfriend's pillow. FML

#18566755
147 comments

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On 12/21/2011 at 12:12am - love - by 409sPoisonGirl - Australia

409sPoisonGirl's comment about their FML

Amazing what you find when you're reading the random FMLs...
OP here. Let me explain - at the time this was posted, I was pregnant and suffering from terrible morning sickness. Believe it or not, that worked a treat! And helped me cheer up as well...
To everyone who said their partner is/was in the service, I hope they come home safe and sound. I respect both you and your partners. God bless.

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Today, I dropped my 7-year-old son off at school. He decided to have fun and step out of my car screaming "Stranger danger" while running away and pointing at me. I then had to get out of my car to shut the door he'd left wide open. This caused 20 other kids to scream "Stranger danger" as well. FML

#18551732
112 comments

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On 12/19/2011 at 7:24am - kids - by dealingdave - United States (Missouri)

dealingdave's comment about their FML

I did not ground the boy. I simply told him his entire life belongs to me now until he's 18!

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Today, after rocking my one-year old daughter for nearly two hours, she finally fell asleep. As I went to leave her room, I stubbed my toe. I now have a broken toe, a screaming child, and a wife who will be so proud that her daughter's first word is "FUCK!" FML

#18531059
182 comments

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On 12/16/2011 at 9:29pm - kids - by DocBastard (man) - Reserved

DocBastard's comment about their FML

Akai, the only people who say that are people who don't have kids. My 2 children are the most precious things in my world, and I've smiled more since my daughter was born than in all my previous years combined.

I truly feel sorry for people who think like you.

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Today, my dad took me to the 'Super Butcher'. It's basically a warehouse turned into a giant, walk-in meat freezer, complete with headless pig carcasses. I'm a vegetarian. FML

#18509523
110 comments

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On 12/14/2011 at 3:49am - animals - by frostedmist (woman) - Australia (Queensland)

frostedmist's comment about their FML

i'm a teenager. a"child" in my fathers eyes. and it's easily 28 degrees Celsius outside. and he managed to make me wear jeans and a jumper, saying it would be cold. i didn't know we were going there. He thought it would be ok for me to walked around in a giant meat freezer.

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Today, I called in sick at work because I have the flu. This is my first sick day in the 2 years I've worked there. It's also the day the CEO made a surprise visit. My co-workers all got generous salary increases, and some of them promotions. I'm not included, simply because I wasn't there. FML

#18501574
75 comments

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On 12/13/2011 at 7:15am - work - by rara1989 (woman) - United Kingdom (Buckinghamshire)

rara1989's comment about their FML

oh hey, that was my FML. I made an account just so i could say this to you... I wasn't faking being ill to go xmas shopping ta. I got my shopping out the way back in Nov! (no sick day!) I've got the flu bad, worse day to get ill!.
I'm going into work tomorrow though despite how horrible I feel so I can speak to my boss about it!. Sucks to be me right now!

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Today, I went out in a storm to collect my wheelie bin, which had flown down the street. On the way back to my house, I realised my door had slammed shut and locked behind me. That's okay though, a trampoline decided to smash my window and let me in. FML

#18460513
155 comments

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On 12/08/2011 at 1:57pm - misc - by mattdevil - United Kingdom (Glasgow City)

mattdevil's comment about their FML

Actually if I hadn't left the house I would have been hit by glass and a trapoline that was in my front room also it wasnt my trampoline

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Today, I started at my new waitressing job. Our uniforms have the name of the restaurant on the left chest pocket. My first customer asked me what the other boob was called. FML

#18443540
97 comments

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On 12/06/2011 at 7:26am - work - by mademoiselleaus (woman) - Australia

mademoiselleaus's comment about their FML

Ella and Fitzgerald? Maria and Sharapova? Harry and Potter? Oh, the endless possibilities!

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Today, at university I was tearing off some "Help Japan" posters off the wall, figuring that they have been up for a while. Just as a group of visiting Japanese reporters passed by. FML

#18435293
126 comments

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On 12/05/2011 at 9:34am - misc - by facepalmface (man) - United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)

facepalmface's comment about their FML

I wasn't actually "tearing" them down, I was gently pulling them off the wall to put them inside the classes instead. It was awkward nonetheless, hope this clears things up.

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