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Today, I got stuck in an elevator. After ringing the alarm bell consistantly for 10 minutes, I called someone I was staying with. She went down to the front desk and said that there were people stuck in the elevator. Front desk- "Is that what that is? I thought it was some kids messing around." FML

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On 08/10/2009 at 7:00pm - misc - by elevatorFAIL (woman) - United States (New York)

elevatorFAIL's comment about their FML

To clear this up: it was mainly because the people in the hotel were not helpful at all and this was just one of the last straws. The FML part was the guy at the front desk of the hotel in New Orleans was like the most unhelpful person ever.

And it's also kind of akward if you don't exactly get along with the person you're stuck with.

And no, I am not usually claustrophobic, but in extreme cases, like such, it is rather disconcerting.

As for the cell phone service in the elevator, we were only about 4 inches up from the ground floor.

And if FML let me post a longer story, it would have been entirely different.

If the girl I called had posted, it would have been mainly about the fact that the hilarity of this whole situation caused here to piss herself. Especially with the fact that our adult leader used force to open the elevator doors...

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Today, I found out I need serious surgery on my right knee to remove a tumor growing underneath it. I will not be able to walk for 3 weeks, and the doctor told me to take off for 5 months from work just for full recovery. My father's response, "You'll do anything not to work." FML

#4425667
68 comments

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On 08/10/2009 at 10:52am - health - by t0pher (man) - United States (New York)

t0pher's comment about their FML

i need physical therapy for 3 months so i can loose the crutches cause the tumor is spread around my tendons

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Today, I found out that not only has my father been cheating on my mother with another woman, but they have a child together with the same name as me. FML

#4403752
168 comments

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On 08/09/2009 at 5:26am - misc - by redbluegreen (woman) - United States (Oregon)

redbluegreen's comment about their FML

She was the one named after me. I'm three years or so older, and we're both named Rachel.

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Today, I found out that not only has my father been cheating on my mother with another woman, but they have a child together with the same name as me. FML

#4403752
168 comments

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On 08/09/2009 at 5:26am - misc - by redbluegreen (woman) - United States (Oregon)

redbluegreen's comment about their FML

That actually wasn't the reason. The mother was the one that decided on the name, not my dad. She did it so that he could leave my mom and me without 'losing' anything.

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Today, I was sprinting to the bus stop trying to beat the bus. It pulled next to me and honked, startling me off the edge of the road. My foot slipped, I went tumbling, roadrashing my leg. The bus driver stopped, opened the door, and yelled "I was just letting you know this is a training bus." FML

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On 08/04/2009 at 5:09pm - misc - by duzitickle (woman) - United States (Texas)

duzitickle's comment about their FML

haha, yeah. the bus was coming down the hill to the stop on the corner, and i was running my ass off (in a mini skirt, to boot) to beat it there. it runs once an hour and was 15 minutes early... it would have been a close race had it been the "real" bus, thats for sure. as it was, it had a few bus people in training, like a rolling classroom, who were all craning to my side of the bus to get a good look. im sure they learned something from the mishap. it would be a shame if they didnt.

my pride was definitely hurt more than my leg.

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Today, my boyfriend took me on a surprise date night down a dirt road to a field in the middle of nowhere. He packed some blankets, a bottle of wine, and some condoms. He didn't know the dirt road was actually a driveway until all of our clothes were off. FML

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83 comments

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On 08/04/2009 at 12:55pm - intimacy - by Stars (woman) - United States (Ohio)

lilwhitey's comment about their FML

We have been together for over 9 months, and it was actually a very romantic date. He is one of the best guys I have ever met, and I couldn't be a luckier girl!

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Today, I broke my mother's Tiffany lamp from the 1920's. Practically crying, I raced onto the computer to try to find one to order before she comes back in three weeks. The lamp is worth over twelve thousand dollars, and the only way I'm getting one is if I lived 90 years ago. FML

#4255235
115 comments

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On 08/03/2009 at 1:24pm - money - by someexplanationrequired (woman) - Canada (Ontario)

viola98's comment about their FML

Clarification:

I broke the lamp by complete accident. I was vaccuming my living room and I caught the edge of the vaccuum on the end of the coffee table, and the light went crashing to the ground. I did tell my mom, and she was initially upset, but the lamp itself didn't have any sentimental value, making the situation a bit better. It was a vintage lamp she got at an auction in France. Thank you for your concerns and comments, haha, I've learned my lesson.

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Today, I decided to visit my girlfriend who lives 20 hours away. Four Red Bulls: $11.50. Gas: $200. Driving halfway across the country to find your girlfriend in bed with another guy? FML

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213 comments

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On 08/03/2009 at 1:15am - love - by Tuck_My_Life (man) - United States (New Hampshire)

Tuck_My_Life's comment about their FML

OP here.
Yeah, so first off all of you who are bitching at me about the whole mastercard thing... I don't frequent this website enough to know which formats are enjoyable for those that do nothing and read this site, and those that do not. So if you're mad about that... I really couldn't care less.

I honestly don't know which part of this thing is worse though... my girlfriend (who is away for school) cheating on me, or a good portion of the web junkies on this site telling me that I'm making it up.

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Today, after 3 long hours of mowing the lawn with a rusty lawn mower, my dad finally decided to tell me that he didn't get any money out to pay me with. The reason? He didn't think girls could mow a lawn and was expecting me to give up. FML

#4228540
192 comments

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On 08/02/2009 at 11:52am - work - by aatomkins (woman) - United Kingdom (Essex)

aatomkins's comment about their FML

This isn't your average chore, I do those for free. No allowance, just a hourly rate for the hardcore jobs.

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Today, was my grandmother's funeral and we had to sing. My dad is a horrible singer, and I tried my hardest not to laugh, I turned red faced and tears were falling from my eyes. My step mother held my hand and said that she was in a better place. I couldn't hold it any longer. I laughed my ass off. FML

#4144889
122 comments

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On 07/29/2009 at 9:44pm - misc - by shewholaughsatthedead (woman) - Canada (Ontario)

dedeedeee's comment about their FML

Hi everyone, person who wrote the FML here. There seems to be some sort of confusion going on around here, I didn't laugh because my stepmother said that my grandmother was in a better place, It was just the wrong thing to burst out laughing to...not that the funeral helped at all. And thanks to those who made nice comments and stupid ones. It made my day a little bit better 8D

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Today, I was at work doing phone computer support helping a woman with her computer. I asked her to close all her open windows. She deleted all the important company documents in the open folder instead. I got fired because "close windows" and "delete" have become "too technical" for users. FML

#4133060
126 comments

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On 07/29/2009 at 12:34pm - work - by pixelbaker (man) - United States (Missouri)

pixelbaker's comment about their FML

The "documents" were basically just data sets pulled from a database stored on a workstation in the office. This workstation is not backed up. Yes, the company is full of morons. No, I'm not fighting it because this was the last straw of many last straws. I don't want to work for these idiots any more.

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Today, I went to buy lunch at a grocery store. The total was 3 pounds, and my card got rejected for insufficient funds. I fished about for change, and found I only had 2 pounds. A homeless man behind me in the queue then offered to give me the remaining pound. A homeless man paid my lunch. FML

#4131254
143 comments

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On 07/29/2009 at 10:24am - money - by faentalivetmitt (woman) - Norway (Oslo)

faentalivetmitt's comment about their FML

Hi everyone, I'm the one who posted this.
First of all. Of course I thanked him! and of course I could have gotten a cheaper lunch, I was going to in fact, but he offered, and insisted, so I accepted, and was very thankful. All of you who keep saying I'm a heartless bitch should have considered that I was commenting on the irony of it and that I was embarassed, instead of saying how my life sucked because someone was nice to me. I thought it was a funny story. I got the impression that many of the stories on this site are funny rather than tragic. I could of course have written he gave it to me and i was super thankful etc etc, but I thought that was kind of implied.
Oh and about the currency. My lunch was 31 kroner. But as I currently live and study in the UK, i'm used to thinking in pounds and thought that would be easier for the majority of FML readers. But apparently that makes me a fake, sorry guys!
And I do in fact give money to charity and homeless people. Not long ago I gave one man my last 8 pounds (this was in the UK), so he could buy a decent meal, figuring I would be OK until I got home 5 hours later.
So those of you who got the irony and embarassement, thanks!

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Today, I was at the movies. All of a sudden, the woman next to me starts laughing uncontrollably and talking to her friend during the movie. This continued throughout the movie, ruining it. I turned and whispered to my friend. The woman then taps me on the shoulder and yells, "Shut the fuck up!" FML

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210 comments

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On 07/25/2009 at 11:07am - misc - by fmlatmovies (man) - United States (Texas)

fmlatmovies's comment about their FML

actually all you haters out there, i didn't have enough room to put my response!
i actually turned to her and told her to fuck off and to take her annoying fat ass out of the theater because she was blocking the view for everyone and no one could hear the movie over her irritating voice that makes people want to dropkick babies!
that shut her up for the rest of the movie.

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