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Today, I met an American guy at a bar. I felt flattered when he said, "You know what they say about Swedish girls, all so beautiful." After a pause, he filled in with, "What the fuck happened to you?" FML

#21309915
142 comments

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On 12/02/2014 at 3:48am - love - by peceout (woman) - Sweden (Hallands Lan)

peceout's comment about their FML

You are right, but this pic is me. I felt bad so I changed it, I hope You guys don't think any less of me.

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Today, I discovered that the reason the phone I've had for a year takes such terrible and cloudy pictures is because I never took the plastic coating off the lens. FML

#21309811
66 comments

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On 12/01/2014 at 11:41pm - misc - by ShadowReiku (woman) - United States (Maryland)

ShadowReiku's comment about their FML

Yeah haha I did feel pretty silly. My phone is one of those old ones that you flip open and it has a keyboard, so to my memory the inner screen didn't have a protector. The one over the camera was very flush to the lens so it didn't bubble or anything and looked perfectly normal, I thought it was just a shit camera since it was an old model of phone. I wouldn't have found it if my nail hadn't caught the corner when I was putting it in my pocket and pulled it up some. The worst part was as #3 said, since it was actually my birthday party and my boyfriend and all my family were there to witness the look of stunned realization on my face, followed by my announcement that I was, in fact, an idiot.

Oh well, at least I have a decent camera now!

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Today, it's either be alone and miserable, or go on shitty dates and be miserable. I have no other options. FML

#21309778
94 comments

I agree, your life sucks (24937) - you deserved it (6074)

On 12/01/2014 at 11:01pm - love - by mr1234 (woman) - United States (California)

mr1234's comment about their FML

OP here--I'm quite happy with my life otherwise; I have great family, a place to live and food to eat, a job I really like. I'm just very lonely. However, in my experience with dating sites, I get very frustrated because many of the dates go nowhere (because of many different reasons, many of them objectively pertaining to the other party). I do not go out to bars/clubs, and even though I have a number of activities outside the house, they are majority female (kickboxing, walking group, female friends that don't know a lot of single males, etc). I feel like I'm really missing that special someone in my life, and want to do all I can to find him, but "dating" is just making me feel worse and worse about myself (over multiple years). So literally, I have no other choice that to be unhappy (in this area) and alone, or be horribly uncomfortable on dates with strangers (which are indeed few and far between to begin with). So fuck all of you for saying i deserve it. maybe with some background you'll understand that character limitations don't show the whole story.

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Today, my husband shaved off his beard. Turns out he looks like my ex. FML

#21309342
83 comments

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On 12/01/2014 at 8:58am - love - by virgacs (woman) - Hungary (Budapest)

virgacs's comment about their FML

OP here. Thank you all for the hillarious comments. I had seen him without a beard before of course, but he has recently lost some weight and turns out it changed his features a bit.

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Today, and for the past few days, there is a musical box stuck somewhere in my attic that randomly plays Christmas songs. FML

#21307614
86 comments

I agree, your life sucks (29501) - you deserved it (2761)

On 11/28/2014 at 3:47pm - misc - by supertacowaffle - United Kingdom (Bristol, City of)

supertacowaffle's comment about their FML

This is my FML :') basically we have a huge box of Christmas decorations up there, but there's hardly any floorboards and they have been put on the spongy floor, and something has moved up there so this box keeps going off, waiting for someone to move it or at least try and get the box out.

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Today, I realised I was far too attached to my duvet. Literally. I just got a large tattoo on my back, and my duvet somehow stuck to my skin during the night and formed part of the scab. I now have the joy of deciding whether to tear it off fast or peel it away slowly. FML

#21306764
65 comments

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On 11/27/2014 at 11:30am - health - by Dramori -

Dramori's comment about their FML

OP here! Thanks for the funny comments! This actually happened a couple of years ago - it was my first tatt and was only told to rub it regularly with savlon until it healed, and to sleep on my stomach. I ended up jumping in the shower and soaked the duvet to peel off slowly. As seen from my profile pic it wasn't damaged in the end and turned out pretty damn sweet!

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Today, I had to end a first date with the words, "You can get out of my car and go upstairs yourself, or I can come around and drag you out, bring you up the stairs, and knock on your door," because he'd gotten completely plastered in a span of about three hours. And yes, I had to drag him. FML

#21306608
78 comments

I agree, your life sucks (29759) - you deserved it (2787)

On 11/27/2014 at 2:12am - love - by nep012 - United States

nep012's comment about their FML

Can't believe I got published on my first submit!!! Made an account just to comment back haha. First of all, wow, thanks for all the support :) and no, there will be no second date! Also yes, I am a girl lol, and dragging him out wasn't really that hard.

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Today, my mother requested that I return the $500 she had previously given me to help me pay for college. Her reasoning? "You work three jobs, you can afford it." I work three jobs because she decided buying herself a car was more important than my schooling. FML

#21306308
126 comments

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On 11/26/2014 at 4:43pm - money - by theaaxis (woman) - United States

theaaxis's comment about their FML

Wow, this got published! To give a little background, my mom had been telling me for years that she would pay for my first two years of college, though she's a fickle woman, so I kept a backup plan. When she withdrew the offer, I accepted the situation gracefully, and am now taking a gap year, working 77 hours a week, so I won't have to depend on her. Any resentment over the money is over the week's notice I was given, which even still makes me worry about her financial situation more so than my own. That she wants even the gift back does bother me a little, but I by no means expected her to pay my way through life, and am very much financially independent. Thanks much to the many of you who understood!

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Today, a girl said to me, "Sorry, but I have a boyfriend". I hadn't said anything to her. FML

#21302926
79 comments

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On 11/20/2014 at 7:27pm - love - by CCrew42 (man) - United States (Washington)

CCrew42's comment about their FML

I want to give some credit to the girl, it wasn't really her fault. I had gone to a river with some of my friends, and one of them tried to hook me up with her (I guess because we went to the same school?), which lead to this response from her. I was also more than 50 ft away, and not looking at anyone in particular, so I wouldn't think it was she/my friend was reading body language.

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Today, I told my mom that my boyfriend, who I've been living with for a year, and I were moving to another state at the end of the month. I told her in a restaurant, over lunch, where she then just got up and left me there without saying a word. FML

#21301244
71 comments

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On 11/18/2014 at 4:26am - misc - by _RaeRae (woman) - United States (Texas)

_RaeRae's comment about their FML

I didn't have enough room to elaborate on my post. it was spur of the moment on my part too. boyfriend is in the oilfield and they needed him up and moved ASAP. so she new a week after I knew. I just needed a week for it to set in.

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Today, a customer said the pants she was buying rang up more than advertised. I quietly told her plus-sizes were not on sale. The customer yelled in front of a whole line of people, "So I'm fat and can't read! Any other insults you'd like to throw at me?" and stormed out of the store. FML

#21301098
120 comments

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On 11/17/2014 at 11:16pm - work - by HereToLaughAtU (woman) - United States (Iowa)

HereToLaughAtU's comment about their FML

hey all! OP here.
just thought I'd tell more of the story since the FMLs have to be so short. so this lady threw a fit about almost every item she was buying and when I got to the pants and she saw that they were more expensive, she went ballistic. when I explained they plus sizes were more, she freaked out. they actually were on sale, they were just more to begin with and every thing was the same percent off. I never said that her clothes specifically were plus size, I actually thought she was buying them for a gift but was discrete anyway. after she left, I put her abandoned items behind the counter so we could put them back on the shelf with returns. she came marching back in about an hour later and wanted to purchase her items. once again, she began to complain so I got mad and called the manager to deal with her. he smoothed things over with her and she left happy. when he asked me what happened I told him everything and he told me not to worry and that the woman had major issues. so yeah. that's the story.

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Today, I heard my mother say, "I feel bad for any girl that marries him because he's, what's the word? Metrosexual!" To my girlfriend. About me. FML

#21300656
68 comments

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On 11/17/2014 at 10:29am - misc - by UnchainedGaruda (man) - United States (Florida)

UnchainedGaruda's comment about their FML

Hey guys! OP here to shed light on the situation. Homecoming is this weekend and my girlfriend, mother and I were out getting the final vest and tie to finish off my attire, so I can match my girlfriend's dress. Then my mom said that. She isn't ignorant, a bigot, or anything of the sort. She was joking around and said it proudly. She went on to say that "if you're in the store buying face cream to stay smooth or whatever it is, he's right there with you to look good too" Which has an element of truth in it. I try to look good and keep myself hygienic and it pays off. It's also a bit of curiosity to be honest too! There's so many things for girls!! Anyway, my girlfriend laughed with her, and yes that's probably one of the reasons she's with me. Hope you all enjoyed!

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Today, after visiting friends for the weekend, I took the wrong train home. It was going in completely the opposite direction. I've now missed the last train back, will miss work tomorrow and have just been asked to vacate the train station. I'm 120 miles from home. FML

#21300232
52 comments

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On 11/16/2014 at 6:25pm - misc - by Quackadoodledoo (man) - United Kingdom (Nottingham)

Quackadoodledoo's comment about their FML

I was watching a tv series on my tablet...after one episode (45 minutes) I looked on Google maps to see how far I had got and that's when I realised! It was a cross country train and the next station was 60 miles from where I got on the train. A place called Darlington. If I had stayed on the train all the way I would have ended up on Edinburgh!

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