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Today, my mom meant to send a picture of her poop to my aunt, but sent it to my swim coach instead. FML

#21454773
91 comments

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On 08/11/2015 at 12:45pm - health - by kobolobo - United States (Washington)

kobolobo's comment about their FML

My coach just sent back question marks. I'm pretty sure I'm more embarrassed than my mom.

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Today, after dating the love of my life for a year, my parents refuse to give their blessing for us to be engaged, because he's two years younger than me and "people change as they age." FML

#21454707
215 comments

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On 08/11/2015 at 8:22am - love - by Sestricken (woman) - United States (Pennsylvania)

Sestricken's comment about their FML

Hey guys, OP here. For clarification, I'm 21 and he's 19. Now I know that's a bit young, especially for dating for a year, but it's not like we were planning on getting married straightaway. The engagement would have lasted about a year or so, at the very least until I graduate college so I can get a job to support us. This whole thing with my parents has come as a complete surprise since we are both very responsible people and have prettymuch everything planned out for finances and how we would make a life for us. However, we can't just go against their wishes since it's very possible that we may need their financial support in the future, and there's no way either of us could foot the bill for a wedding (his parents wouldn't do it either).

It's not all doom and gloom, though. Once we both graduate college and get jobs there's really nothing my parents can say against us, and I believe they'd support us then. However, that's a long time to wait when you already know who you're going to marry.

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Today, I took the lid off my slow cooker to serve up a casserole that had been 12 hours in the making. A cockroach took the opportunity to dive in. My husband and I are now eating toast, while the delicious smell of casserole taunts us from the trash. FML

#21454703
106 comments

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On 08/11/2015 at 8:02am - misc - by MsMedea (woman) - Australia (New South Wales)

MsMedea's comment about their FML

Hi, OP here, to answer your question, the slow cooker was sitting on the bench, underneath a shelf in our kitchen. As I took the lid off, the roach came from above, literally jumping into the pot! So I definitely did not see it before I took the lid off!

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Today, my friends told me that I'm not invited to the next trip because I'm a party pooper for not getting drunk and staying out late during our last vacation. I guess they forgot that I spent each night taking care of their drunk asses and stayed sober to be the designated driver. FML

#21454553
78 comments

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On 08/10/2015 at 11:07pm - misc - by canadiangirl98 - Canada (Ontario)

canadiangirl98's comment about their FML

Wow I can't believe my FML was posted! I love this site!
Just to elaborate so people get the full picture:

We were supposed to take turns being the DD each night but they would be drunk by the time we got to the venue so I had no choice but to be DD.
I'm okay with drinking and letting loose and don't get in the way of others fun but these girls were rowdy belligerent drunk and I spent the evening ensuring they didn't get themselves into a bad situation and the morning helping their hangovers.

Either way these girls are no longer people I associate with.

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Today, I'm lying awake at 2 in the morning listening to the police helicopter circle my house yet again. I recently moved near quiet woodland to escape the traffic noise that disturbed my sleep. Quiet woodland where apparently the local criminals play midnight hide-and-seek with the police. FML

#21454490
52 comments

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On 08/10/2015 at 9:28pm - misc - by melons - United Kingdom (London, City of)

melons's comment about their FML

I'm such a bad sleeper, earplugs and double glazing make little difference. As for finding a new home, I bought this place last year and spent many months renovating it, so the idea of selling up right now after all that is not top of my list. A lot of my neighbours have lived here since the houses were built in the early 1960s, so surely it can't be all that bad?! Although, I hadn't even considered the thought of the forest lurkers breaking in, so thanks for that...

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Today, I fed my 4ft python a live rat for the first time. He now has a new friend he won't let me near. FML

#21453019
146 comments

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On 08/07/2015 at 2:32am - animals - by clutzirella (woman) - United States (Florida)

clutzirella's comment about their FML

the snake is not dead or bitten. I knew what I was doing and the rat is dead and eaten. they were all buddy for a matter of 20 minutes.

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Today, I had to take a drugs test at work. Later, I found out it was my fiancé's mother who called our hotline. Her reason: I work till 6 pm, her "baby" should eat before that, but he can't cook, so I should quit my job. He is 35. And he thinks I should apologize for upsetting her at dinner. FML

#21452641
179 comments

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On 08/06/2015 at 7:16am - work - by Dobche (woman) - Bulgaria (Burgas)

Dobche's comment about their FML

OP here: Result - negative. Why I didn't know about the cooking issue - well, it wasn't an issue for the last 4 years when we lived abroad. It seems it is a recent skill loss, like since we came back 3 months ago and found a place to live near his parents.

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Today, I learnt the meaning of the phrase "ménage à trois". I had always thought it was synonymous with "fiasco" and have used it several times in essays. FML

#21452489
112 comments

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On 08/05/2015 at 11:31pm - misc - by johobus28 - United States (Colorado)

johobus28's comment about their FML

As embarrassing as it was to learn the actual meaning, I have to agree with you guys. I probably should have looked up the actual meaning before using it. I can usually deduct the meaning of a word pretty well without googling it, but that evidently was not the case here. Fortunately, I never used it on major, college-acceptance essays or anything. Only minor high school assignments. I'll be sure to google a word before I use it next time! Thanks for my first FML guys

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Today, I entered a painting I'd worked on for weeks into an art competition. I won nothing. I wouldn't care so much if the guy I lost out to hadn't submitted a blank canvas and called it a "conceptual piece". FML

#21452227
77 comments

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On 08/05/2015 at 12:47pm - misc - by thekyledavid (man) - United Kingdom (Oxfordshire)

thekyledavid's comment about their FML

Hey, OP here. I just thought that you guys might be interested in knowing that the contest was actually rigged. One of the judges and the winner were in cahoots, and they halved the prize money. They were found out and had to return the money. I still wasn't ranked high enough to win though, but at least now I lost to someone who submitted actual art.

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Today, my girlfriend and I were making love. It got hot and intense and we were really into it, until she blurted out, "Oh baby, rub your penis against mine". FML

#21452148
167 comments

I agree, your life sucks (31160) - you deserved it (3606)

On 08/05/2015 at 7:08am - intimacy - by pudh (man) - Australia (Victoria)

pudh's comment about their FML

Author's comment (pu): For the record, I did not make her feel crap about it. We laughed about it for hours before posting it on FML.

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Today, the girl I've loved for years kissed me. Then she started crying and wiping her mouth, and had a panic attack. I had to help her through it, tell her that it was no big deal, and that it would never happen again. FML

#21451856
75 comments

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On 08/04/2015 at 5:40pm - love - by TheDenmarkian (man) - United States (Ohio)

TheDenmarkian's comment about their FML

Unfortunately, she said she has no idea why she kissed me. She said she is confused and doesn't know, and I told her to think about it. She said she just didn't know, but it was probably to test the waters. She did enjoy the kiss, if that makes up for anything.

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Today, my local USPS delivery man refused to deliver any more packages to my house, because in the past, my dogs have barked at him and he feels threatened. He also filed a complaint about our house because apparently my driveway has branches that, to him, are considered "hazardous." FML

#21451571
102 comments

I agree, your life sucks (22587) - you deserved it (3898)

On 08/03/2015 at 11:26pm - misc - by 18emikot - United States (Minnesota)

18emikot's comment about their FML

We have a Chihauhau and a Springer. The Chihauhau rarely goes out and only has a few teeth left so I doubt she could hurt someone. Our Springer is a sweetheart, she's all bark but no bite. Whoever she goes out she wears a bark collar and the remote is always by someone's side. There are no protruding branches in our driveway. None. We trim them regularly.

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Today, I was at a bar. When asked if I wanted a refill of my coffee, I said yes, and moved the cup from my lap to the counter. As I did this, the waitress spilled hot coffee right into my crotch. FML

#21451324
109 comments

I agree, your life sucks (24929) - you deserved it (3096)

On 08/03/2015 at 1:26pm - misc - by danimal_crackerz - United States (Rhode Island)

danimal_crackerz's comment about their FML

Hi, it's the OP here. I'd just like to say, thanks for all the laughs in the comments, may have made the trip down to the ER worth it. Looks looks like no kind of coffee is in my future, after this happening my first time trying it, after being prodded by an older sibling who brought me (to the bar). I'm sure this will be a story to laugh about for years to come - and a lesson to all: move the cup first. ?

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