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Today, I received a detention because I threw up on the school nurse who wasn't going to send me home. According to her, stomach ulcers are not a true health issue, so there's no reason to leave. FML

#7814499
229 comments

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On 02/02/2010 at 1:38pm - misc - by mollymaykitty - Sent from mobile version

mollymaykitty's comment about their FML

I've had this ulcer for over a two months. I randomly get sick from it when food has too much spices on it. The lunch today was spicy though you couldn't see the spices on the outside. I took one bite of it, threw the rest away, and within a few hours I got sick.

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Today, my window fell out of the wall, landed on my head, and shattered. I waited 6 hours to get 23 stitches in the emergency room. When I got home, I found a bill. I owe my landlord $130 to replace the window. They won't fix it until I pay up. FML

#7667093
130 comments

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On 01/29/2010 at 3:49am - money - by dani1104 (woman) - United States (Massachusetts)

dani1104's comment about their FML

So I'm not lying. The window repairman came today (after I paid $130) and said that some spring or something in the window frame was worn out. Boston had some very strong winds the day the window fell out, which pushed it out of the frame. I was on the floor doing a puzzle of Fenway Park if you needed to know.

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Today, I was working at IHOP serving a table full of drunk idiots. After an hour of taking care of them I went to clean up their mess to find the tip they had left me. On a napkin a girl had wrote "Here's your tip for the night: Don't play leap frog with unicorns." FML

#7649526
198 comments

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On 01/28/2010 at 7:14pm - work - by Juggalette (woman) - United States (Michigan)

Juggalette1020's comment about their FML

Umm. The only reason It happened because we were just starting 3rd shit at that IHOP And the only people who realized that we were open were the drunk people. So there's bound to be assholes.

And I deserve it for my name? Ummm No.

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Today, I asked my boyfriend advice on apartment hunting - as we were planning to move in with each other. He told me that there is no way he can afford to move out of his parents' house anytime soon. He can, however, afford a collection of belt-fed automatic nerf guns. FML

#7633890
172 comments

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On 01/28/2010 at 1:21am - love - by expertdoubleex (woman) - United States (Colorado)

expertdoubleex's comment about their FML

Allo Trollsters. This is the silly girl who posted the FML. A few disclaimers:
1) Rent is cheaper here than you are thinking. My last place here ran under $500, utilities included. If we split the cost, we aren't looking at massive expenses.
2) He is 25 years old, he lives at his parents' for free, he has a job AND THEY GIVE HIM AN ALLOWANCE. Oh, yeah, and they pay his bills for him.
3) Yes, he acquired all the nerf guns at once, within the past week.
4) I don't have a problem with his hobby. Boys will be boys, and I kinda have a thing for nerds. I do, however, have a problem with the fact that he has lied to me for the past 6 months about his future aspirations... Because I have been busting ass, nose-to-the-grindstone, working towards getting my debts paid off so we could get this place together. Aaaaand, apparently toys are more important.

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Today, my boss screamed at me for almost an hour because, apparently, I hurt my coworker's feelings when I stopped speaking to her after finding out that she was sleeping with my boyfriend. FML

#7608799
86 comments

I agree, your life sucks (34231) - you deserved it (1987)

On 01/27/2010 at 7:20am - work - by dys (woman) - United States (Alaska)

dys's comment about their FML

OP here. Wasn't really expecting this one to get posted.

To everyone who's asked- yes, he's my ex now. I didn't think it would make as much sense if I'd said she slept with my ex-boyfriend. And yes, I did lose my job over this. Said coworker and I were very good friends before all of this, hence the 'no longer speaking to her' part.

I didn't simply stand there and get screamed at the entire time. I tried to give my side of the story and explain why I'd stopped talking to my coworker, but my boss just kept interrupting me and yelling, "I don't care!" and telling me I was full of shit. I eventually just left when she outright called me a liar. It was a small, locally owned business- so no union rep to call- and my coworker and I had two very separate jobs that didn't really require any interaction. I still spoke to her when I had to, if it had something to do with work.

Apparently, she'd been going to our boss after I left for the day- who knows how often- crying about what a bitch I was and how unfair I was being, and saying that all of it was my fault to begin with. The boss even claimed that my coworker would need therapy because of me, and said that just my presence at the shop was making it impossible for her to do her job.

The full story is obviously way too long for a single FML, so you can see why a lot of the details got cut.

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Today, I woke up and went to go have a shower. The trouble is, my bedroom door is broken and will no longer open. My mother's idea of helping was pushing a note under the door saying she'll be back in a couple of hours. FML

#7585494
41 comments

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On 01/26/2010 at 4:23am - misc - by fwebles (woman) - United Kingdom (Essex)

fwebles's comment about their FML

Bonjour, I am the person who wrote this FML and I thought I would clarify for you guys. The door broke overnight. I went to turn the handle but the mechanism is broken so it didn't move the little metal bit out of the wall (technical terms eh? :P). The hinges were on the other side of the door, and I didn't have anything with which to unscrew them anyway. I resorted to escaping through my window and climbing off my roof. :)

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Today, I've been unemployed for a year. For the last six months I had been trying for a good paying job at a great company, who kept saying they would hire me when the economy improves. Three weeks ago I gave up and moved 2 hours away. Guess who just called to finally offer me a job. FML

#7574289
39 comments

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On 01/25/2010 at 7:41pm - work - by ironorr (man) - United States (Pennsylvania)

ironorr's comment about their FML

I moved because my lease was ending, and my landlord decided to jack up my rent if I decided to renew. I could no longer afford the rent, so I moved back to the area where I grew up since rent is way cheaper being so far from a city. Also, I have a potential job opportunity in the spring in this area. There were many factors leading me to make the decision to move, and all signs were pointing to the aforementioned company never actually giving me a job. But you're right. I'm a horrible person, so I totally deserve to have unfortunate things happen to me.

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Today, while grooming my horse, a spider crawled onto my ear. As if that was bad enough, I'm extremely arachnophobic, so I shrieked out of habit, which in turn caused my horse to freak out and kick me. FML

#7506482
85 comments

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On 01/22/2010 at 8:01pm - animals - by HOLYCOW (woman) - Canada (Ontario)

OverTheJump's comment about their FML

Ok, my horse is a freaking rescue horse. He panics at the drop of a pin, I rescued him just a month ago from near death because of all the abuse he's been through. I'm currenty rehabilitating him and helping him through this rough patch.

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Today, I forgot to take a certain medication that helps turn my lead logs into flaky floaters. So what happens? I'm in the restroom for 30 minutes, straining to go, and two girls walk in and start imitating me. FML

#7463527
48 comments

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On 01/20/2010 at 9:18pm - health - by Anonymous (woman) - United States

30Degrees_Below0's comment about their FML

This is actually my post... I hadn't made a FML before this. But yeah, no matter what I do for my constipation, it's like nothing helps. I also have ovarian cysts which makes it very painful.

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Today, my boyfriend and I decided to have a little "fun" in our secluded backyard. It was only after we had finished that we noticed the three little girls, who live next door, jumping up and down on their trampoline, with their mouths wide open. FML

#7453024
86 comments

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On 01/20/2010 at 7:09am - intimacy - by Tattooed_Blonde - Australia (Victoria)

Tattooed_Blonde's comment about their FML

Okay guys settle down. We were caught up in the moment and we figure at first they were only peeking over the fence, and then started jumping. Oh gosh, don't be such prudes :D

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Today, whilst working at the supermarket, a man came through my checkout who couldn't open the plastic bags. I thought it would be a laugh to make fun of him because of it, saying "Come on! What's wrong with you?". Turns out he has arthritis. And Parkinson's Disease. He left, more than angry. FML

#7383623
230 comments

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On 01/16/2010 at 7:16pm - work - by bdk_2020 (man) - United Kingdom (Bristol)

bdk_2020's comment about their FML

Thanks all for calling me an asshole, but I would like to explain what actually happened. This website only allows you to type 300 characters, so I couldn't fully tell the story.

Firstly, you guys have no idea about 'how' I said what I said. I didn't say it maliciously, or in a taunting manner. I said it as minor tease, after he began laughing TO HIMSELF because he couldn't open them. I only said it because of that reason. I then said "I guess it's because all us men are useless at packing, right?". After I knew his situation, I apologised over and over, and I DID offer to pack all his shopping for him.

I know it was stupid of me to say it, but that's the reason why I'm on this website. I honestly wasn't trying to make fun of him or be cruel.... It was just a spur of the moment stupid comment,

Anyways, just wanted clear it up before I start getting death threats...

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Today, whilst working at the supermarket, a man came through my checkout who couldn't open the plastic bags. I thought it would be a laugh to make fun of him because of it, saying "Come on! What's wrong with you?". Turns out he has arthritis. And Parkinson's Disease. He left, more than angry. FML

#7383623
230 comments

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On 01/16/2010 at 7:16pm - work - by bdk_2020 (man) - United Kingdom (Bristol)

bdk_2020's comment about their FML

Ok. I've tried explaining why I did what I did, but I'm still getting the death threats and a lot of the word 'cunt' being used to show your disdain. I would like to tell you what really happened, not because I want you on my side or I'm trying to defend what I did. I just want you to see that what happened was based on simple stupidity and not because I'm the spawn of satan. So here's you some of the stuff you've all assumed that I would like to put right: -

1. This man was not at all elderly. He must have been 45-50 years old. You don't have to be elderly to have Parkinson's Disease. See Michael J. Fox for proof of that.
2. I offered to pack for him before he started struggling himself. He was alone, so I felt I should help him. He declined. That's why I thought he could do it himself.
3. I had no idea he was suffering from arthritis or Parkinson's Disease. I'd never met him before. He was struggling to open the bags, like myself and most people do, and so I made the very stupid comment based on that.
4. No, I didn't notice the shaking associated with Parkinson's Disease. I know that people think Cashier's are all idiots, wasters and the job is really easy, but you do have to focus on the screen in front of you to check the identity and the price of the item is correct. Therefore, I was barely focusing on his movements or his mannerisms. I was just doing what I'm paid to do.
5. As soon as he told me what was wrong, and I then focused on him properly, I then noticed he had a mild tremor in his hands.
6. I immediately apologised for what I said, feeling terrible. I then opened all the bags for him and offered to pack. He declined because, like you, he thought I had made fun of him because of his disability. I tried to explain, but he didn't want to hear.
7. If I knew he was struggling because he had a medical reason for not being able to open the bags, I would never had said it and would have made him let me pack. I would hate it if I saw someone who clearly had a disability not being able to do something and I'm just standing there ignoring it - That IS evil.
8. He left angry and hurt. I was left feeling horrible and guilty for being so stupid.
9. I wanted to post the FML not to get sympathy. As I said, I felt terrbile for upsetting him, and I just wanted to get it off my chest. I wanted to show people how much of an ass I'd been that day.
10. FML is all about bad things that have happened to you or that you have done. I felt that my stupidity for saying that to a man I didn't know was an FML moment.

In retrospect, I realise that the way I worded the FML sounds like I was being cruel. I can understand why you are all upset. But to say I deserve to die or have all this offensive language thrown in my direction was ok? You know nothing about me. To assume that I always behave like this, that I'm this evil, vindictive bastard, based on one stupid comment... Well, I really don't know. Furthermore, why would I post this as an FML moment if I enjoy being horrible to people? It's because I hate myself for being so stupid that I posted this.

Again, I really am sorry if I offended anyone. The last thing I wanted was all of this, so I just hope this post will clears it all up.

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Today, I found out what I look like drunk and naked while swinging a tennis racket thanks to a picture message forwarded to just about everyone I know and some I don't. Among the numbers the text was sent to was a familiar one. My mom's. FML

#7372852
45 comments

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On 01/16/2010 at 2:26am - misc - by ObeseCaveDweller (man) - United States (Connecticut)

ObeseCaveDweller's comment about their FML

This sounds strangely familiar. Oh, that's right, it was me that this happened to

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