By Anonymous - United States
Today, I saw a news story about how wearing flip-flops is dangerous. I scoffed at the ridiculous study and went about my business. Three hours later I accidentally ripped off my toenail. While wearing flip-flops. FML
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The majority of the United States is currently experiencing drought and record heat, so I promise you aren't the only ones who have it hot enough to wear flip flops. It's been 110+ here for almost three weeks.

  free2speak  |  14

I seriously think half the people on this website are idiots or do not understand English. Why would you thumbs down the 1st comment? He had a legitimate point. There are so many good comments that gets thumbs down for god-knows-what-fucking-reason. As someone who grew up in Florida, moved to Boston, and now lives in Mississippi, I have to say that as a Floridian, I wore flip-flops almost all year-round. Even in Mississippi, there are some winter days where you can get away with flip-flops and shorts. Flip-flops aren't dangerous. People, on the other hand, are clumsy and can even make a hazard out of almost anything. :/ *waits for the thumbs-down train to arrive and attack*

  jnaust  |  8

In Australia they are called thongs and slippers are normally worn during colder weather.
I'm lovin' someone picking on a made up word then getting pissy because someone corrects their English. It's better then the actual FML. Thumbs up all round.

  twisted_cherub  |  14

Good grief, people. #1 did not say no one else wears flip-flops. She said it sucks for Floridians because they do. Did none of you take the SAT/ACT? If it is always hot in Florida, that does not mean it doesn't get hot in other places.

Also, clumsiness is not the only danger in wearing flip-flops. Flat shoes, which most flip-flops are, cause foot, leg and back pain. Wearing extremely flat or extremely high shoes all the time can do serious damage to a person's spine. Wedges or thick-soled flip-flops with arch support are fine, even optimum, though.

  Enslaved  |  36

I'm with you #1. I'm in Florida too!(: and wear only flip-flops/and open toe shoes year round. My work shoes are the only pair that are closed.

**We understand other places also wear flip-flops but here, it's what the majority wear, even during winter. :P

  gTOtheT  |  7

#46 I don't know about flip-flops in the winter and I'm on the coast in Mississippi and it gets pretty dang cold here in the winter sometimes. Maybe if you're just going to check the mail or something but not to go out in lol.


I've always found them to be irritating, because when I'm walking I can constantly hear them. That annoying sound has prevented me from wearing them. I don't care how hot it is outside, that sound pisses me ff.

  eggmarie  |  25

For about half a second I thought "I'm just going to cut my toes off so that doesn't happen to me"
Then the logical side of my brain woke up

  jjames7543  |  13

Yeah, but you still have to worry about the possibility of the toe separating part cutting you while you're walking. My high school had to ban flip flops for years before it got renovated because some people would get the top part of their flip flops caught in the loose stair panels/grips while they were walking, causing the toe separating part to cut into their foot. So, have fun wearing flip flops!

By  ladyLALAA  |  28

That's Murphy's Law, or maybe karma. Once a glass door fell on my foot and I had this crazy big blood blister on my toe. The doctors heated a safety pin and put a hole in my toenail to free the blood but I still lost it. Good luck with the healing process.

  DooleyFTW  |  17

Murphy's law states that anything that can possibly go wrong, usually goes wrong I believe, it's related to the FML because the OP was warned about wearing flip flops despite the apparent danger and the worst possible thing happened. Problem solved!