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Today, the lady whose son I babysit sent me a text, saying she left a gift for me for all the hard work I've done. I found a beautifully-wrapped box where she said the gift was. It turned out my actual gift was cookies sitting right next to it. FML

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On 12/19/2014 at 7:53am - misc - by 1dvos_grl3 (woman) - United States (Louisiana)

1dvos_grl3's comment about their FML

Hey everyone, OP here. Let me shed a little light here. I was greatful she got me something to begin with! So don't say I wasn't, the sugar cookies were very yummy. It was just very misleading is all. And everyone curious what was in the wrapped present I didn't open it, there was a note flap on it and it didn't have my name on it. I texted her confused and she said it was the cookies. So yes I was greatful, and I'm a bit curious what she got 'Sara' too.

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Today, I had my midterm finals for AP Literature. My teacher had good news and bad news for us. The bad news? That he lost the file for our original exam and so had to make a harder exam for us. An exam he told us not to study for. The good news? "Jesus Christ suffered and died for our sins." FML

#21319606
98 comments

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On 12/18/2014 at 7:11am - misc - by subversivepanda (woman) - Guam

subversivepanda's comment about their FML

Hey guys! OP here! i realized that i forgot a detail. So usually, for our AP Literature exams, we get copies of practice AP exams from previous years (you know, the AP Exams at the end of the year). So for those, you literally CANNOT study. Like, there is no way to study for them since they cover practically anything and everything related to Literature.

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Today, my mother-in-law asked for a copy of my son's death certificate so she could have her week-long island beach holiday classed as bereavement leave. FML

#21319326
201 comments

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On 12/17/2014 at 7:48pm - misc - by drbckflps (woman) - Australia (Queensland)

drbckflps's comment about their FML

I haven't read all the comments yet but thank you for your condolences. This is indeed the grandmother of my son and no, she didn't take the holiday as a way of grieving - it was purely opportunistic. She wasn't even polite to us at the funeral: her words to me were, "In six months when I get back you'll have forgotten this whole thing ever happened." Very disappointing. Thank you all again. I'll reply again when I get a chance to read some more comments.

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Today, my boss heard a rumor that I was in a relationship with a fellow co-worker. He assured me that inside relationships weren't against any store policy, so I confirmed it. He then fired my boyfriend anyway. FML

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81 comments

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On 12/16/2014 at 10:31pm - work - by thankssomuch - United States (Maine)

thankssomuch's comment about their FML

Hey this is the Op.. So many great comments haha. I completely regret confirming it, it was like I walked into a trap. I'm going to talk to my head boss though because it's kind of ridiculous

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Today, I woke up to the lovely sounds of goats having escaped their pen and climbed onto the roof. Again. FML

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On 12/16/2014 at 1:42pm - animals - by MisUnFortunate - United States (Washington)

MisUnFortunate's comment about their FML

Hi, I posted this FML. So the goats have escaped their pen and climbed onto the shed roof, don't ask me how because I have no idea. They also attack the watchdog we got specifically to watch them. Poor guy. If my mom didn't like having goats so much I'd have already sacrificed them to Satan, believe me.

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Today, I asked my spouse to help me apply some hemorrhoid relief cream, since I couldn't see what was going on down there clearly. Next time, I hope I'll remember if I'm still in a conference call with my online classmates so they don't witness the whole thing again. FML

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On 12/16/2014 at 9:31am - health - by Heyjai (woman) - United States (New Jersey)

Heyjai's comment about their FML

Hi everyone, OP here. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

Just to clarify my "brilliance" in getting into this situation...it was my first day of a virtual class so I had configured the camera and mic to work about an hour before class started, and thought I had muted both...but apparently had not done these properly.

The hemorrhoids was particularly painful that day, and I didn't know if everything was ok down there, which is why I asked for spousal assistance before they left for work. i used the bed as it was easier to prop up on that than any surface in the bathroom. apparently several other students thought to set up their computers early too.

just my luck. I won't be making THIS mistake anytime soon...

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Today, I found out my Nan passed away. My boyfriend came over to comfort me, things got intimate and we ended up having sex. After he came, he chuckled to himself and said, "That one's for you, Nan". FML

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On 12/15/2014 at 11:35pm - intimacy - by missca (woman) - Australia (South Australia)

missca's comment about their FML

Hey all I'm the OP, in hindsight I should have put that my Nan recently passed away, it was a couple of days earlier, and the website insists all FMLs are started with "today". Rest assured I didn't simply find out my Nan died and proceed to have sex!

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Today, my classmate said I looked better without makeup. Well, her exact words were, "You look like less of a whore without makeup." FML

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93 comments

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On 12/15/2014 at 1:05pm - misc - by jesspacheco27 - United States (California)

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She's Muslim I believe so they're into the covered hair no make-up, "covered up" look I guess.

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Today, I ate at Subway during my lunch hour. A group of teenage girls sat down at the table next to mine. They all shared good laugh about the "friendless, chubby chick" sitting near them, while attempting to discreetly point at me. FML

#21317606
134 comments

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On 12/14/2014 at 10:17pm - misc - by endure_survive (woman) - New Zealand (Waikato)

endure_survive's comment about their FML

Sweet onion chicken teriyaki

And also, thanks everyone for the nice comments

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Today, after months of correcting him, I got so used to my boss calling me "Alex" that I didn't respond to my own name several times today. FML

#21316562
47 comments

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On 12/13/2014 at 1:27am - work - by 1Nsan3 - Canada (Ontario)

1Nsan3's comment about their FML

Op here forgot to mention name tags break company dress code sadly

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Today, my boyfriend sent Christmas Carollers to my house to tell me he was breaking up with me. FML

#21316192
84 comments

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On 12/12/2014 at 1:07pm - love - by PyroSam - United Kingdom (London, City of)

PyroSam's comment about their FML

Here's the full story (just saying this is my first FML that has been published. Yay!). First off, we'd had a fight and he'd stormed out of the house. I believe he went out with his friends and got drunk out of his mind, which is probably where the midnight Christmas breakup idea came from. The carollers were surprisingly supportive, and I didn't even have to tip them. The next morning I received a grovelling voice message, which I subsequently ignored. I think I'm done with that relationship now, but hats off to his originality.

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Today, I sat on the bus for 3 hours stuck in traffic trying to ignore the old lady sitting next to me discreetly masturbating. FML

#21315983
100 comments

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On 12/12/2014 at 12:52am - misc - by jesspacheco27 - United States (California)

jesspacheco27's comment about their FML

Yes longest 3 hours of my life. Worst part is she'd remove her hand and smell it.

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Today, my husband sent me a link to an article titled "5 ways you are unknowingly destroying your husband and killing your marriage." FML

#21315017
133 comments

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On 12/10/2014 at 1:34pm - love - by fullalove (woman) - United States

fullalove's comment about their FML

Hey guys. Let me start off by saying how excited I am that I got published! Obviously there is a story behind fml. My husband and I have been together since I was 14, and married since 19 (I'm 21 right now). We have No problems communicating with each other, but we just recently lost a set of twins, which has been really hard on both of us. We have both been dealing with it in our own way, and at times it feels it is tearing us apart. We both have sat down and attempted to work things out together, but at the moment it feel as if nothing will ever be the same. I have shut him out from time to time, which I definitely have tried not to do, but sometimes it feels as if I need to work things out with myself. As for the article, him and I got into it this morning, and I left for work angry. When I got off, I turned on my phone to see the link, which I clicked to the unfortunate page. I did read through it, and it's sad to say I was guilty of a few. I will be working on myself, because I love my husband, and I don't want this tragic event to be the end of us.

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