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Today, I realized I can't afford to break up with my boyfriend of 2 years, as we split the rent. I'll need a second job just to get out of my bad relationship. FML

#20913912
124 comments

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On 10/09/2013 at 2:25pm - love - by emopoe - United States (Oregon)

emopoe's comment about their FML

OP here. I can't live with a room mate, did that for 4 years and learned a lot about what happens when your roomie doesn't come up with their half of rent, and lost way too many friends that way. It would be worse than what I'm dealing with now. Our apartment is already the cheapest in town, I don't have parents or friends to move in with. The bright side is, my boyfriend is NOT abusive. And to the nasty comments that say YDI for using him for money, I clearly stated we split the rent.

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Today, I again failed to convince my girlfriend that the $100 in our account is the minimum amount we have keep there to avoid being charged by the bank. We have a joint checking account, and the only way to take her off it is to close the account outright. FML

#20913893
156 comments

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On 10/09/2013 at 2:02pm - money - by BlindInTheDark (man) - United States (New Hampshire)

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Hey everyone,
I see a lot of people in favor of the "close it outright" option, but of course I forgot to mention that in order to do so, we both have to go in and agree to close it. The only reason didn't do that ages ago is because I haven't come up with a way to convince her it's for the best, and since I DO plan to commit to her, I don't want to upset her.

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Today, my brother finally informed me that our shower head has an option to make the water only come out of the detachable part. My left leg's been in a cast for 4 months, and the whole time I've had to shower sitting backwards with my leg sticking out the door. He knew. FML

#20913856
84 comments

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On 10/09/2013 at 1:26pm - health - by Ixiion (woman) - United States (New York)

Ixiion's comment about their FML

OP here. Just to clear something up: The shower head is new. It was put in two weeks before my leg ended up in a cast. So I hadn't bothered to fiddle with it before, thus why I didn't know that it had that option. And I've been whining about it for 4 months, and he just now decided to tell me. Ah, love my brother. And to someone who said to give him a break, I am. I just glared at him for 10 minutes before letting it go.

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Today, I got my two-year-old's Halloween costume in the mail. I tried it on him to make sure it fit. He loves it so much that he is now having a complete meltdown because he wants to go trick-or-treating. He doesn't understand we only go trick-or-treating on Halloween. 23 more days to go. FML

#20912707
113 comments

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On 10/08/2013 at 5:04pm - kids - by mattrd (man) - United States (Pennsylvania)

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OP here! First off, for all the people inquiring about what the costume is, it is a plush dinosaur that his legs go into and his upper half sticks out of it. You can see a picture of it if you search "dinosaur" at costume express. And the issue isnt that he loves the costume, in fact he hated putting it on at first. The issue is that he wants candy and he wants candy RIGHT NOW. Thanks for all the suggestions. But now that a day has gone by, the costume is in a closet and he seems to have forgotten all about it.

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Today, my boyfriend came over for the first time after we made up from a huge fight. He loves my cat, but she's sick right now so she wouldn't play with him. He yelled at me for "making" her not like him by "telling her lies". FML

#20910894
78 comments

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On 10/07/2013 at 12:20pm - animals - by littlekellilee (woman) - Canada (New Brunswick)

littlekellilee's comment about their FML

Thanks for the kind words towards my cat, she's feeling much better!

The comments were all hilarious! I think he was just still feeling sensitive about the fight because he apologized shortly after and admitted to acting crazy. I think I'll probably keep him around, he's a pretty good guy usually and definitely hasn't done this before. I'll keep an eye out though. Thanks everyone!

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Today, I repeatedly had to ask people to please stop groping the mannequins. FML

#20909955
62 comments

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On 10/06/2013 at 6:28pm - work - by WhyMe6495 - United States (New York)

WhyMe6495's comment about their FML

I work at Kmart and yes this has happened a few times already and i've only worked there for one month

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Today, I told my coworkers that I was going on a date tonight so they would think I have a social life. One of them spotted me while I was eating alone at McDonalds. FML

#20909380
162 comments

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On 10/06/2013 at 9:54am - work - by CreamGravy (man) - Australia (Queensland)

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Well to be honest I made the whole thing up because I got tired of being that one guy at work who can't get a girlfriend. It's a small place, there are only 8 of us who work there, and I'm the only one that's single, so I get jokes about it quite a lot. They're nothing bad, I know it's all in fun, but yesterday someone made yet another joke about it and for some reason I just blurted out that I had a date tonight. As soon as I did I figured might as well go with the story, so when I got questioned about it I made up a fake name and description for the girl as well.

The best part is that I told everyone I was taking her to this really fancy and expensive restaurant, so when they saw me at McDonalds it was ironic actually. Luckily for me today is a holiday, but I have a feeling tomorrow the mocking is going to be worse than ever.

I voted YDI by the way.

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Today, my mother came over to my apartment for a surprise visit. It wasn't until after she left that I realized that I left a half empty bottle of adult toy cleaner on the counter in the bathroom. FML

#20909172
75 comments

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On 10/06/2013 at 1:51am - intimacy - by katt_is_here - United States (Colorado)

katt_is_here's comment about their FML

OP here!

To answer some questions:

1) The bottle...well, it's pretty damn obvious what it is considering it has GIANT letters on it that say "Anti-Bacterial Toy Cleaner" next to a image of a girl dancing with a giant dildo like a stripper pole. If she did see it, it is more than obvious what it is used for.

2) Soap can damage some toys so it's better to get a cleaner specifically designed for the items you are cleaning. You wouldn't wash your windows with oven cleaner, for example.

3) I guess some people missed where I said "SURPRISE" visit. As in I wasn't expecting her. As in there is A LOT of things I would have done to prepare had I known she was coming. I'm not messy, but most people clean their place better when they are expecting company, no?

4) I pay my own bills. This apartment is no more hers than my toys are.

Either way, I thought it was a funny and somewhat embarrassing story to share. Have a good one!

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Today, my neighbour came over with a bag containing lingerie, and apologized while blushing. Turns out his boy was the reason that my lingerie kept disappearing from my garden clothesline recently. His "boy" is over 20 years younger than me. FML

#20909078
112 comments

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On 10/06/2013 at 12:11am - kids - by noreia (woman) - Hong Kong

noreia's comment about their FML

he'll turn 14 within this month

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Today, a customer was paying for his food. As he placed the money in my hand, he said, "Careful, those coins are sticky." I asked why. He replied, "You know, male stuff." FML

#20906946
141 comments

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On 10/04/2013 at 7:16am - intimacy - by pancakelicious - New Zealand

pancakelicious's comment about their FML

To everyone concerned: Yes, I washed my hands afterwards. Also, I couldn't refuse the money since my boss was nearby and watching my every move.

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Today, someone stole my card number and tried to use it. Every transaction got declined, not because the bank knew it was a fraudulent charge, but because I'm so poor that he couldn't make even a single purchase. FML

#20904623
107 comments

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On 10/02/2013 at 12:56pm - money - by NykP (woman) - United States (Arizona)

NykP's comment about their FML

Hi, I'm the OP.
For one, I certainly do not have an IPhone, I have an old brick that doesn't have data.
Secondly, I actually have my account set up so I cannot be over-drafted so all of the charges got declined and I have already shut down the card. Now my card was not actually stolen, they were just using the numbers. I asked the bank how they could have gotten those and they couldn't give me a definitive answer. They said it's as easy as your waitress could have copied the numbers and is using it online or something got hacked.
Thirdly, I have no money because I am just a poor college student. I work two jobs but with the cost of school I have nothing left to keep in my account. I do not have a house, I am living in a little room at my grandparents. I do have a cat, but I buy large bags of food and it lasts him like three months. I do not have any children.

I was certainly laughing at the stupid person who would try to steal from me.

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Today, my mom and I got the answer to the question, "Is our dog really dumb enough to jump out of the window of a moving vehicle?" The answer: Yes. FML

#20904318
124 comments

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On 10/02/2013 at 2:36am - animals - by BasketGhost - United States (New York)

BasketGhost's comment about their FML

Hey! Just to start, my dog is absolutely fine. So, we think she may have stepped on the button to lower the window without us realizing before it was too late. No worries, though we were driving fairly slowly after just pulling out of the school parking lot. For anyone wondering the breed, she is a beagle!

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Today, and for the fifth week in a row, my dad has been moping around and acting pissy about everything because his psycho girlfriend won't talk to him. He now claims his life is over. I'm being raised by a teenage girl. FML

#20903836
79 comments

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On 10/01/2013 at 8:33pm - kids - by SuperFail55 (woman) - United States (Wisconsin)

SuperFail55's comment about their FML

Thanks for all the comforting comments. I just thought that I should clear some things up. First of all, as much as I agree that men are just as entitled to their emotions as women I wanted to clarify that naturally he is NOT an emotional man at all. So it is just weird to have him acting so... hormonal. As some of you were wondering it isn't so much impairing his ability to be a parent as it is just not fun to be around him. Also being a teenage girl and having teenage girl friends we can be very melodramatic about relationships and so that's why I used that analogy (cough cough #'s 37 and 38 cough cough.)

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