Something Seems to Be Missing
Ever bought a tasty treat or snack and found that it looked nothing like it does on the packaging? We all have at one time or another, but this incident of a poppy seed roll takes the cake!
While you can expect your treat to differ slightly in appearance, this person bit into their roll only to find that it contained almost no poppy seeds at all. It’d do better at the bottom of the trash can – where it belongs.
Listening to music while cooking or baking is a great way to relax. Thanks to a few great advancements in technology, wireless earbuds are now available and make listening to your favorite music that much easier.
Unfortunately for this person, their wireless earbuds decided to do a bit of a disappearing act and fell out of their ears and into the oven. We don’t know what’s worse – the smell of the melting plastic or the cost of replacing these rather expensive iPhone accessories.
The Case of the Alien Egg
Picture this: You wake up craving eggs for breakfast and sleepily stumble to the kitchen to make yourself a meal fit for a king (or queen). But, when you crack your egg, all is not as it seems and you get a little more than you bargained for.
This poor soul was more than shocked to discover an alien lifeforce in their egg, leaving them wondering if aliens invaded their kitchen or if the eggs were delivered by a UFO rather than a farmer. Hmmm… Seems like a case for the X-Files!
When You’re Really Thirsty
We can all agree that there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold soda in a glass bottle to quench your thirst on a hot day. From the moment you open the cap to that first sip, that feeling is almost euphoric.
But, and there’s always a but, something can come along and ruin that moment. And for this poor man, that moment came when his bottle snapped off at the neck. Do you risk taking a sip and swallowing a stray piece of glass, or do you throw the whole thing away and try again?
Traveling is a great way to see the world, but it does come with its fair share of mishaps. From lost luggage to misplaced boarding passes, seasoned travelers have experienced it all. This airplane passenger must have thought he was going bonkers when he spotted something on the runway.
Lying in the middle of the tarmac was another passenger’s luggage that fell out of the luggage train, leaving some unsuspecting soul without their luggage as the plane took off. Let’s hope they were able to get their luggage back safely!
Move Your Head!
This image was captured at the perfect moment of bad luck. This unsuspecting woman will have quite the story to tell her children and grandchildren one day. Here it is, in all its glory.
We’ll chalk this one up to her being in the wrong place at the wrong time. We’d like to offer our deepest sympathies for her rather unfortunate accident.
The Worst Seat in the House
Have you ever arrived at a concert hall or sporting arena to find that the seats you booked are worse than you could’ve imagined? This guy did as he discovered that not only did he book a bad seat, but he wouldn’t be able to watch the game at all!
Paying $50 for his ticket, his seat was located slap bang behind a pillar, completely blocking his view of the field in front of him. That’s some bad luck for you, friend! We hope that you got to change seats and enjoy the game.
A Little Something Extra for Breakfast
Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, so it’s vitally important to eat a good hearty meal to kickstart your metabolism and start the day off right. This person clearly took the idea of a balanced diet a bit too far when they included a bat in their cereal.
Okay, okay, we’re just kidding. This poor soul was merrily eating their cereal when a bat flew into them and then landed in their bowl. All we can say is, “Yuck!” This is where we put our bowls down and walk away.
Perhaps an Etiquette Class Is Needed
What on Earth possessed this person to use a large steak knife to remove whatever was in the jar? A butter knife is the most obvious utensil to use to gather your favorite spread to put on your sandwich. Clearly, this person was in a hurry and they just grabbed the knife closest to them.
Now, not only do they not have any spread for their sandwich, but they dirtied a knife for no reason. This creates more mess that they’ll inevitably have to clean up later. Oh, and the jar needs to be tossed away, too.
Kids, We’re Having a Snow Day!
One of the best things about winter has to be the snow and the possibility of a snow day. What could be better than waking up to a blanket of fresh snow on the ground and that crisp, fresh feeling of winter setting in?
Well, for this person, the snow might have been a bit too much, as they opened their front door to find that the snow was piled six feet high, essentially trapping them inside their own home for a forced snow day.
Cracking the Plumbing Issue
Plumbing issues can quickly end up costing a fortune to repair, so when we saw this photo of a completely broken toilet, we shuddered to think of just how much this would cost to fix. This is anything but a small crack, as the whole bowl is broken in half.
It does lead us to wonder just what went on in this house that resulted in a broken toilet, but we guess we’ll never know the truth. All we can say is that we hope the repairs weren’t too expensive and that they were done quickly.
This picture will have you feeling like you traveled back in time and straight back to the cafeteria lunches at school. In an attempt to promote a healthy, balanced diet, schools would provide little cartons of milk to all students at lunchtime.
This student, however, discovered a whole new life force growing inside their milk upon opening it, instantly making them dislike milk for the rest of their lives. Do you have any cringe school lunch moments that still haunt you?
Compost Meets Floor
Have you ever taken out the trash only to have the bag split and its contents spilled out onto the floor? That’s exactly what happened to this poor person when their compost bag split, leaving their kitchen floor covered in old vegetable peels and coffee grounds.
We’d hate to be the one that has to clean up this mess! We suggest that you keep your compost bag outside or use a stronger bag in your compost bin. Good luck cleaning up that horrible mess!
You’re Over the Age Limit
Did you know that children’s playground sets have a weight limit for a reason? It might seem odd that they don’t allow adults to throw their cares to the wind and enjoy a merry old time on the swing, but rules are rules and they’re there for a reason.
This man clearly ignored the weight limits when he decided to swing and ended up breaking the entire frame. It seems his day went from bad to worse, as he now has to explain to his poor kids why they can’t enjoy their swingset anymore.
This Is NOT Your Mother’s House
Let’s be honest, we all know that most airlines don’t have enough legroom to be completely comfortable. But we all make do with the space we have and take comfort in knowing that we’re all in the same situation.
Everyone, that is, except for this selfish person who felt the need to place their probably stinky feet on the armrests of the seat in front of them. Imagine sitting next to that for the rest of the flight!
Rotten Roast Potatoes
There’s truly nothing better than a delicious roast potato for dinner at the end of a truly horrible day. Crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside, a roast potato is a great meal on its own or as a side dish.
But, this potato belongs nowhere else but the trash can. After a full hour of roasting their potato, this unsuspecting cook cut open her potato only for it to be completely rotten on the inside. We suggest they toss it in the trash and call for a pizza because there’s no coming back from this.
Summer Loving, Had Me a Blast
The sun can be pretty harsh in summer, but did you know that it has the power to melt a keyboard? Yup, we didn’t know it was possible either until we saw this next picture making its way around the internet.
This is what happens when you happen to leave your keyboard in a sunny spot on your desk… The sun’s rays reflect through the glass and act like a magnifying glass, melting whatever is in its path. For this poor computer owner, it just happened to be the keyboard.
If at First, You Don’t Succeed…
No matter how much you try and no matter how many safety measures you put in place, it just doesn’t seem to be enough. Having left only a gap in the car window for some fresh air, this vehicle owner returned to their car to find a nasty surprise.
While the gap in the window couldn’t have been more than a few inches, a bird somehow managed to still do its business on their seat, right where they need to sit. If this wasn’t so frustrating, we might have been impressed with this bird’s obvious skill.
A Sunny Disposition
This woman is clearly having a bad day at work. We’re guessing she works in the paint department of her local hardware store and suffered a paint-mixing-related accident as she ended up covered in some bright yellow paint.
While we’re intrigued as to who’d choose this rather bright color, we can’t help but feel sorry for this girl as she has to explain this incident to her boss and possibly face a whole new string of funny nicknames that we’re sure will come from this incident.
A Dash of Pepper
Are you heavy-handed when it comes to seasoning your food, or are you the less-is-more type? We’re pretty sure this person is the latter. Well, they were, anyway, before their pepper grinder broke, spilling pepper all over their dinner.
The only silver lining of this unfortunate incident is that the chicken is raw, so the person cooking it could try and wash off as much of the spice as possible before popping it in the oven. Let’s hope they did!
Where Are They?
Apple introduced its latest headphone technology in 2016 when it launched its wireless creation AirPods. With a hefty price tag and the ability to get lost, AirPods is one of those things that not everyone should own.
This Apple user lost their AirPods a good few years back and later found that they’d fallen onto the panel beneath their desk chair, just out of sight. This is a facepalm moment for sure, but we’re pretty certain that this wouldn’t have happened with a regular set of headphones.
Eek! A Roach! Or Is It?
No one likes the time-consuming and tedious task of folding laundry, so we’re betting that this rather boring job suddenly became more exciting when the person folding their clothes thought a roach had made its home in their sweater.
Upon closer inspection, however, they were able to establish that it was nothing more than a frayed tag. But we’re guessing they’re wide awake and pretty alert after this unfortunate incident.
My Stomach Is Grumbling
Why, oh why, does this always tend to happen when you’re absolutely starving and really want a snack to make you feel better? All this poor person wanted was a snack from the vending machine to satisfy their craving.
The vending machine, however, had other plans and wouldn’t dispense the snack. It seems that this hungry person tried more than once, leaving them a few bucks short and with nothing to show for it. Clearly, this is just another one of life’s little frustrations.
PSA: Don’t Fall Asleep While Cooking
This picture should serve as a warning to never ever fall asleep while preparing dinner or a snack. While we can only imagine how bad the smell must have been, we’d hate to be the ones that has to clean that pot!
Mac and cheese is a staple food for many, but this mishap is sure to put anyone off the delicious pasta for life, after waking up to their kitchen filled with smoke and a black pot that’ll probably never be the same again.
In today’s episode of ‘You Had One Job,’ we bring you this nightmare of a drinking straw stapled to the takeout bag. Why, no, fast food restaurant. We were not planning to drink our drink through the straw that you provided.
This is another one of those frustrating things that we have all have to deal with at least once, and it’s enough to make you want to throw your food away as you wonder what you did to upset the person who has prepared and packed your meal to go.
Good Luck Sorting That!
Do you collect cards? Be it baseball cards, Pokemon cards, or even Marvel trading cards, card collecting is a popular hobby that sees millions of people around the world scrambling to complete their card collections and storing them in plastic binders for easy viewing.
This collector, however, probably cursed everyone and everything around him when he tripped and spilled his collection all over the floor. We can only imagine how long it must have taken him to categorize and sort the collection.
What Is This?!
Kitchen cabinets are meant to last about a lifetime, right? In this case, they didn’t. They came crashing down, spilling piles of dishes onto the floor. This created a lovely mess that someone has to be sorted and cleaned up.
We don’t know who we feel worse for- the person who has to clean up the mess? Or the one that has to re-mount these cabinets and ensure that they last this time? Either way, we’re pretty glad it’s not us!
Too Much Glitter
Ah, glitter – a favorite of kindergarteners, teachers, and crafters alike, glitter is a staple in any arts and crafts corner. While glitter is great for adding some sparkle to a card, it’s a nightmare to clean up, especially when spilled on the floor.
This poor person found that out the hard way when they dropped a jar of glitter on the floor, smashing it and dispersing the glitter into every nook and cranny in the room. There’s not much we can say except to wish them luck, because they’ll be finding glitter flakes for years to come.
This Is Frustrating
Household items and furnishings are just not made like they used to be made. This faucet is just another example of how things have changed in design and durability over time. All this woman wanted to do was rinse her sink when her entire faucet snapped off!
While faucets are relatively cheap to replace, it’s the effort and frustration that causes the most upset. But, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel. Now she gets a shiny new faucet for her kitchen!
What a Pain(t)
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that this person realized they should’ve asked for a lid while transporting two tubs of what looks to be paint. But it could very well be a catering-sized tub of mayonnaise instead.
One wrong move or one sudden stop, and their day is now completely ruined. Now they have to figure out a way to clean this horrible mess from the back of their vehicle. We’re just happy it’s not us, but we have sympathy for them and wouldn’t wish this on our worst enemy.
Never Put Plastic Near the Heater
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you put plastic, say, a pair of sandals, next to a heater for a prolonged period of time? Well, wonder no more, because this person did exactly that and was kind enough to share the results.
While we’re sure it was by accident, we’re grateful that this happened to them and not us, as we’d hate to be missing a sandal come summer. Perhaps they could use the other one as a fly swatter?
Need to Get Moo-Ving
Did this BMW owner take it too far trying to outdo his friends with a rather spectacular hood ornament? Or did this real-life cow decide to make this car’s hood its new bed?
Imagine heading out to your car to go to work and coming across this sight! We don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the thought. We’re quite intrigued as to how the owner of this vehicle dealt with this little debacle.
Coffee isn’t only a delicious drink but a necessity for some people, so we can only imagine how this poor soul felt when they spilled their entire cup of coffee on the floor. Oh, the horror of losing that sweet, sweet flavor!
There is, however, a very small saving grace in the fact that the cup remained completely intact. But, at this point, we’d banish the cup to the trash, too, out of pure frustration and anger at having to make another cup of coffee.
What Is This?
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and the food you received didn’t look how it should? That’s just what happened to this man as he received his food.
That’s barely enough meat to even be considered a hamburger! This sad meal is something we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemy, especially when the rest of the meal looks so delicious. We’d definitely send this one back to the kitchen. Would you?
Don’t Eggs Belong in the Pan?
We’re pretty sure that eggs belong in a pan and not on the floor. However, we can see this was purely an accident and must have occurred when the person opened their fridge and saw their eggs falling to the floor, one by one.
With the cost of a carton of eggs being what it is, the person probably had to take out a mortgage to replace their eggs. Maybe next time they’ll pack their fridge better to avoid this catastrophic loss.
Not Very Charming
This poor man clearly got the raw end of the deal when he poured his favorite cereal. He found that someone had eaten all the marshmallows, leaving him with just the dry cereal. Lucky Charms is an exceptionally popular cereal, but it’s clear that this guy’s luck ran out.
His wife was behind this rather dry (get it?) joke and had eaten the marshmallows as a late-night snack. Hmmm… We think a bit of payback is in order, as he’s now faced with eating this colorless breakfast.
Goodbye, Tasty Treat
Glassware is great for holding your favorite snack, but it also has the tendency to break at the worst possible times. This person found that out when the bottom of their glass broke and spilled its contents all over their bed.
While we could give them a few helpful tips about not eating in bed, we’ll save them the lecture, as they’ll be cursing themselves while they clean up this horrible mess and then go on to make themselves another snack.
A Paint Job Gone Wrong
Do you love DIY jobs that see you changing up your home with a coat of paint or a new item of decor? Whatever you do, remember to take care when preparing to paint, and lay down a few tarps to catch those spills and splatters.
This poor soul should have done just that to avoid this disaster from occurring. Though they certainly didn’t plan for it to happen, they didn’t prepare properly either, causing a great big mess that will take many hours and a few hundred dollars to clean.
When You Have a Wheel Problem
Ever heard the expression, ‘the wheels have come off?’ It’s usually used to describe a situation in which something unexpected has happened and generally expresses a lack of control over something or someone. We know we’ve used the saying more than once.
This right here, folks, is an accurate and quite literal representation of this saying, and one that we’re sure isn’t going to end up well for this biker, as he realizes the wheels have quite literally come off of his quad bike.
Hope You Have Health Insurance
A plunger is a pretty useful tool to have around the house to help you deal with blocked drains or sinks. It can even be used to help unblock larger drains, as is seen in this picture of a uniformed man tackling a rather nasty blockage with his trusty plunger.
There are a few things that come to mind when you first look at this picture. For example, how did it get so bad? Why did it suddenly become this poor man’s task to fix this smelly problem? We definitely need to know the answers! But, for now, we’re just happy that it isn’t us having to unblock that drain.
Awww, this poor pup got his head stuck in a fishbowl! Was he trying to go fishing? Did he think it’d make a nice hat? Whatever happened here, someone needs to get this doggo to the vet! Maybe he’ll learn his lesson and be a bit more careful in the future.
However, this is a dog we’re talking about, so it’s unlikely. It’s probably a better idea for this family to keep stuff like that out of their fur baby’s reach.
Home Sweet Home
Imagine getting home after a long day of work, excited to change into your sweatpants and relax in front of the TV, just for this to happen. This poor person’s key broke in the lock, so they’re certainly not getting into their house anytime soon.
Now, they’ll have to wait for a locksmith to come, fish the broken key bits out, and get a new key made. It looks like this person is staying in a hotel tonight!
Murphy’s Playing Games With You
As if being snowed in wasn’t bad enough, this tree decided to further prevent this vehicle owner from going anywhere by conveniently shedding a large branch onto the car’s roof, trapping the car underneath its many branches. Why, Mother Nature, Why?!
This, of course, only tends to happen on those days when you’re in a hurry or have a meeting to get to, adding to your frustration and leaving you thinking that you wouldn’t wish this on your worst enemy.
When Your Bag Gets Left Behind
If you’ve ever lost a bag when traveling, you’ll sympathize with this poor soul who traveled to the other side of the country only to be told that his backpack was left behind at the departing airport’s luggage hold.
Tracking his bag via an electronic tag, the traveler was able to locate his luggage and report it to the airline. Fingers crossed that it was sent on the next available flight because we can’t imagine traveling with no clothes and personal hygiene products!
How’s the Weather Looking?
We’re pretty sure that the owner of this vehicle wouldn’t have parked their car outside knowing they’d be caught in a snowstorm that’d bury their vehicle entirely. Well, we hope not, because then we would have no sympathy for them.
Sometimes, bad things happen to good people, and this picture captures that saying perfectly. Maybe next time, they should check the weather forecast or at least park their car somewhere undercover to avoid this dilemma and save themselves the hassle of freeing their vehicle.
When people lose things, they generally feel compelled to get them back. They can go about doing that in many ways, but one of the classics is putting up good old-fashioned lost and found signs or flyers. Granted, these rely on the goodwill and concern of strangers, but they generally work. Failing that, they can also be immensely funny, provided that the person making the sign has a sense of humor. Here are some unusually funny lost and found signs.
No Other Way
With the many communication technologies we have available to use these days, most people put up signs as a joke more than anything else. After all, you don’t really need them to ask people about a real lost item, though it can work if you don’t know how else to make contact with the community at large.
This guy clearly wasn’t too interested in that. We can’t help but wonder if he put his real contact info for people to take. Was he just lonely, or was he curious to see how many people would take it for no real reason?
It’s Mine Now
We have the feeling this sign is a joke — since most people don’t actually steal horses anymore. Not to mention that this type of joke sign is also very common, what with people claiming to have found an animal companion that they intend to keep for themselves these days.
Of course, the guy did still put a contact number down, but we’re assuming he was just bored and wanted to see how many people would actually call him over this theoretical horse. Unless he really did take a horse. You never know.
I Have Now
We may be fairly early into this list, but already, we feel that the motivation for most of these joke signs is boredom. After all, what do you get out of this? The knowledge that 10 or so people found your joke amusing?
Well, it’s not like there’s anything wrong with that. It’s not like these signs ever hurt anyone, and who knows — maybe this simple joke about a cat that everyone has now seen was enough to brighten someone’s day, somewhere.
I’ll Just Take This
The scary part about this sign is that it’s hard to tell whether it’s a joke or not. Thing is, if someone finds a stray dog who’s friendly, it’s pretty easy to get attached to that dog, and the idea of parting with him can be difficult.
That said, people should always remember that a dog with a collar likely has a family somewhere already. You can always get your own dog! Hopefully, though, signs like this one are jokes more often than not.
You Can Have This Back
A good Samaritan will return money that he has found to its rightful owner. A normal Samaritan is much more likely to keep it. And this one, with a sense of humor, will at least let the original owner that there’s no need to look for their money any longer, as it’s gone for good.
That said, this is probably another joke made by someone who wanted to find something fun to do with a rubber band, and he definitely succeeded on that front.
A Sign in a Sign
What we want to know about joke signs like this is the following — how does the one who made this joke sign actually derive any pleasure from it? How do they even know that it got a laugh from anyone unless they’re constantly keeping it under surveillance?
Well, maybe it’s enough for them to know that they have placed the sign somewhere for someone to see. And hey, it’s actually a pretty interesting one to look at. At least they had decent photoshop skills.
Begging for Mercy
If you lose your wallet, you probably also lose a whole lot of important information, and most likely some money too. For some people, their driver’s license is probably the worst — because losing it means a trip to the DMV, which is a fortress of evil.
It looks like the maker of this sign is trying to elect some sympathy. Hopefully, his plea of mercy worked on whoever happened to find his wallet.
No Love for Klaus
Believe it or not, not everyone loves their dogs. That’s because some dogs are well and truly misbehaved handfuls. Some of them cause big problems and others are too aggressive. For such dog owners, they may actually be relieved when their dog goes missing.
This sign is probably not being honest, though, because if they really wanted to get rid of Klaus, it’s not like they need an excuse to put him up for adoption. Maybe they’re just giving Klaus a hard time.
Just Wanted to Tell You
If something of yours was stolen, obviously there’s no chance that a sign is going to get it back. After all, the thief wouldn’t care about something like that. But, this sign isn’t about getting the bike back — it’s just about letting that thief know how the victim feels.
Granted, that probably won’t do anything to make them feel guilty, but at the very least, making this sign was probably a somewhat cathartic experience for the victim.
Tastes Like Chicken
What’s funny about this one is the fact that no one was actually trying to be funny at all. Sometimes, coincidence is more amusing than intent. We’re not sure who placed their sign on this pole first, but whoever placed their’s second was either oblivious or somewhat of a wise guy.
We’re certain that no parrots are harmed at parrot barbecues. Parrots don’t exactly strike us as food items cleared by the FDA in this country.
That’s… Probably Not Legal
Upfront, we’re not sure if it’s legal or not to own dogs that have wolf blood in them. But, at the same time, we can tell you that it’s a terrible idea to own a dog with wolf blood in them regardless of legality.
They’re inherently more aggressive, and while full-blood wild wolves are skittish around humans, one mixed with a domestic dog is more comfortable and less scared of them. Not a great combination. But, we’re also sure this lost dog doesn’t exist, what with its dozen breed long list of hybridization.
We’ll Pay You
Generally speaking, these types of signs offer a reward for you to return something to its rightful owner. Rarely do they offer a reward for you to keep whatever that lost thing is. But hey, this guy really doesn’t like his cat.
And let’s be real, some cats are a hassle — so much so, apparently, that it’s worth paying someone else to take them off your hands. We’re just saying, this guy seems willing to go through a lot to get rid of it, so it must be a real troublemaker.
Who You Gonna Call?
You can’t quite see it in this photo, but the crux of the joke is that they want you to contact the Ghostbusters if you find this demonic dog from another dimension. You know, those guys who take care of things like this, as well as giant marshmallow men.
But, you know, you could always keep Vince. He knows a number of useful tricks, like opening portals to other dimensions. Who wouldn’t want a dog that could do that, right?
He’s Got a Point
Thieves are generally immoral or selfish by nature, but sometimes you have to wonder what they’re even trying to do. Some things are worth stealing, while others aren’t. Seriously, a floppy drive? Would that even be worth anything at this point?
We can’t help but wonder if some thieves steal things just to be jerks. So, you know, the guy who made this sign really has a point about how only such a depraved person would do this.
Ah, the oldest play in the book — get a picture of a wild animal, then make a lost sign for it, thus pretending that there’s a dangerous beast at large in the neighborhood. All the better if that dangerous beast answers to Mr. Tiddles, because who would want to be mauled by a cat with a name like that?
But you know, if it answers to the cries of pain, doesn’t that mean you could get it to stop after it hurts you? Well, we suppose you’d have to live through the initial strike first, which is a risky proposition when a lion is involved.
There’s a lot to unpack in this sign about the missing crab Lancelot, who would probably be very difficult to find (alive, at any rate) in a big neighborhood. But, do you know what we’re most interested in? The reward. It says there’s one, but it’s not cash.
So… what is it then? A firm handshake? Being knighted? One square foot of land in Scotland, thus making you a lord or lady? We’re very curious about this.
Trying to Move In
Cats have a tendency to pick and choose humans they’re interested in. That’s all well and good… unless you don’t own a cat and don’t want to. There are cats out there that seriously just try to move in with people without any invitation.
Some people might like that, but the person who made this sign clearly did not. You never know with cats, though, they pick new humans to call their own at the drop of the hat sometimes. Maybe it’ll go away on its own?
What a Twist
Let’s get one thing straight — we do not condone the eating of cute puppies. We do, however, acknowledge that this sign is funny due to the drastic and morbid turn it took there at the end. Very few people probably saw that one coming.
We’re glad to say that we have no idea what Beagle tastes like, but we do find the claim of it being akin to chicken somewhat dubious. Either way, that’s knowledge we don’t really care to confirm or deny.
Any Hazard Pay?
Obviously, any sign asking for you to find and return a mosquito is a joke. But, let’s just roll with the joke for a moment and play pretend. This is a terrible sign! It doesn’t offer us any distinguishing features for Aaron, and it doesn’t tell us what to do if we find him a day too late.
It also doesn’t mention any sort of sizable reward for running the risk of contracting malaria or West Nile disease. Come on, man — who’s going to earnestly search for Aaron under those conditions?
Blind, Stupid, or Cheeky
Most people have probably seen a sign like this one on the internet before. They get circulated around pretty regularly. We don’t think anyone could mistake this (badger, we believe?) animal for a cat, but then again…
Some people have really bad eyesight. Others just didn’t get a whole lot of education. So, there’s still a possibility that someone honestly believes this is some sort of domestic feline. They’ll swiftly learn otherwise if they bother it.
Bite the Hand That Feeds
Not all who wander are lost, and this goes for dogs too! Pierre here clearly has the blood of some French Revolutionists running through his veins, and he demands freedom through blood, just like his ancestors!
Really, though, Pierre — we don’t think modern humans treat their dogs badly enough to be compared to the old nobility of France, at least on average. You’re so dramatic.
Unfortunately, there’s no way to get lost time back. You can, however, share your disgruntlement with anyone who will listen, and perhaps find some kindred spirits who understand your struggle.
After all, we’ve all been through a period of time where you’re just sitting and waiting for some medicine to actually do its job and let you get back to your life. Seriously, could Claritin work just a little faster?
We’re a little torn on this one. The silly idea of someone gathering lost “lost dog flyers” is pretty funny, but only if it’s a joke. If someone really is missing their dog, taking down all of their flyers would be pretty scummy.
But, no one would actually do that, right? We’d like to say that, but by now, you probably know that our faith in humanity as a whole is middling at best.
The Good Samaritan
Despite what we said not too long ago, we’re aware that there are good people actually out there, as exemplified by the brief story told by this little note. Stealing lost items would be easy, but not everyone does that.
That said, we do think it’s kind of weird to leave a thank you note in such a manner. Not to mention, it’s littering. Just thank them in spirit or something.
Schrodinger’s Cat is very well-known, but for those of you who are out of the loop, the gist of it is this — Erwin Schrodinger had this theoretical idea that, if a cat was under a box, it was equally likely to be dead as it was alive, and until you confirmed it, as far as you were concerned, it was technically both.
It’s a thought experiment that goes over a lot of heads, but we can’t blame anyone for that. At the very least, it makes a pretty funny joke in a scenario like this one.
Have We Been Here Before?
Don’t be fooled — there’s not really any such thing as original ideas. Everything was borrowed or inspired from some idea someone has had before. Recognize this type of sign? Not to mention that meme dog everyone has seen online?
But hey, there’s nothing wrong with unoriginality sometimes. If things were only good when they were brand new, we’d live in a world that was very difficult to find any joy and entertainment in, now wouldn’t we?
Sounds Like a Pro
Even the most questionable of souls has to find work, but in this economy, that’s even more difficult than usual! In such cases, a sign that lets everyone know how good you are at your job is a valid option.
Of course, you might want to leave out the part where you abduct their child into your dark family forever, or something. That tends to scare away potential customers, in our experience.
You, or Similar
Wouldn’t you know it, your boyfriend went out to get some milk at the store, and now he’s been missing for more than an hour. Obviously, a “lost” sign is the only right course of action at that point.
And if you broaden your search parameters a little bit and let everyone know that a close enough substitute is good enough, you are likely to find your boyfriend much more quickly. These are some big-brain strategies right here.
Us Too, Daisy
It’s always the tiny dogs that are the most ill-behaved, isn’t it? It’s crazy how pit bulls and bulldogs get all the flak when these little menaces are really the ones causing all the trouble.
But hey, maybe Daisy is justified. It sounds like she has some serious beef with the Pope for some reason. Does she have some dark past none of us are aware of? Maybe she’s really on a mission of vengeance!
Harry the Hairy Fly
We’re not really the type to understand how people could become emotionally attached to a fly, but we’re also not ones to judge, in most cases. Maybe, Harry was a really nice fly that truly bonded with whoever is looking for him.
Or maybe they were just so bored that hunting down a fly that caught their attention one day seemed like a reasonable course of action. When you’ve got nothing else to do, you’re willing to do anything.
Just Wanted to Share
Some people put up signs just because they can. It has nothing to do with whether or not they lost something at all. This guy just wanted to let everyone know how awesome his dog Gilligan is. And let’s be honest, he’s a pretty darn cool dog judging by the sound of this sign.
You know, though, what if this galvanized someone to abduct your precious dog? Because who wouldn’t want a pet as awesome as Gilligan for their own?
Not Very Friendly
The fact that there are many signs like this one found all over the internet is evidence of the fact that most people are probably joking when they make them. Heck, this sign is even worded similarly to the other one on this list.
That said, possums aren’t really that dangerous (did you know that they can’t get rabies?), so even if the person who made this sign is oblivious, they shouldn’t be in too much danger.
That’s Saying Something
When you think about it, most problems and worries are a result of you having a brain. If you didn’t have a brain, you wouldn’t have a problem. That’s probably why this guy is alright with having lost his brain, theoretically.
Obviously, he won’t be able to go very long without it, but for now, everyone should leave him alone and allow him to enjoy the lack of brain for a little bit. It’s probably quite cathartic.
Something Seems Familiar
Losing a turtle is one thing, but losing a turtle who has stolen some nunchucks from you is extremely dangerous. We all know what a turtle armed with nunchucks is capable of. Thankfully, Michelangelo here seems to be a threat to villains and no one else.
We’re convinced that all turtles could move much faster than they do, they just hide that fact so they have a trump card when they really need it.
Is it Me You’re Looking For?
Now, this is one creative sign, even if the intent is just humor. For anyone who knows this song, this poster allows them to pick their favorite lyric off of it. We’re not sure what that accomplishes, but it’s probably kind of fun.
We can’t help but wonder how much effort people are willing to put into things like this for a very small amount of gratification. We suppose it doesn’t matter so long as they enjoyed themselves.
Speaks for Itself
For a flyer that asks people if they have seen it, we wonder what the endgame is — the knowledge that 10 or so people did in fact see it? Is that the objective for the person who put it up?
Or are they doing some sort of odd social experiment to see how many people will interact with something that is, ultimately, completely pointless? Either way, it sure seems that some people just have too much time on their hands.
If You Lost a Chicken
Most signs of this nature provide a description of a lost animal so people can see if it is their’s, but not this one. Presumably, that’s because there can’t possibly be too many people out there who have lost a chicken.
At the same time, though, would anyone try to steal a chicken that didn’t belong to them? That would be a pretty odd thing to do. Still, we wouldn’t put it past some people to do exactly that.
My Missing Friend
If you become friends with a pigeon, you’re gonna be in for a bad time, considering the fact that pigeons look really similar, and most of them don’t hang around in one place for too long. Doesn’t hurt to try and find your buddy again, though.
That said, it’s probably not going to work, considering the giant clone army of pigeons. Besides, this guy should consider a corvid for a best bird friend instead. They are much better options for that kind of thing.
Two Birds, One Stone
If you’re going to post a sign about your missing dog, you may as well take the opportunity to let everyone know that you’re selling some drums as well, right? There’s no reason to make a whole new poster or anything.
Oh, and providing a good amount of info for your dog, including an apology related to his nudity, is probably a good idea too. Gotta let people know what they are in for before they get to it, right?
Missing Unicorn, Contact Psychiatrist
We like to tell ourselves that this missing poster is actually a trick by a psychiatric professional who’s looking for work. After all, if you’ve seen a unicorn, there might be a problem that needs to be discussed, don’t you think?
It’s a funny thought, but in reality, someone with a printer and too much time on their hands felt like trolling the neighborhood. We’re curious about what kind of reward he would have offered, though.
It Belongs to Nature
It pains us to say this, but we can’t say with certainty that this sign is a joke. Some people out there are just… well, you know. Most people are aware that pigeons are wild animals and pretty common ones at that.
We’re not sure how anyone could mistake a pigeon for a domestic bird in the same vein as a pet parrot or something, but we also wouldn’t put it past humanity as a whole to make that mistake.
Someone Didn’t Think This Through
Speaking of the overall intelligence of your average human, we’re fairly certain this sign is a joke. Because come on, no one could actually be this stupid, right? Who would give out their address knowing that someone out there might have their keys?
Unfortunately, we once again cannot say with certainty that it’s a joke, because we also know that people can be really, really dumb sometimes. Hopefully, this person didn’t inadvertently set up a robbery of their home.
A Fair Trade?
This sign raises many questions about the relationship this husband is in. In what area is he failing his wife? Why would trombone competence be the thing that restores her faith in him? And why is he willing to trade his dog for it?
Well, it’s very likely that none of that is true, but it does make us think of something else. What are the odds that anyone in your neighborhood knows how to play the trombone?
Does This Remind You of Something?
A lot of people know about the famous song “Raspberry Beret”. Apparently, both of the individuals involved in this exchange were familiar with it. Enough to make a joke between each other, at least.
But hey, what if that guy really did lose his raspberry beret? This might not be a joking matter! Although, we’ve never actually seen anyone wearing a raspberry beret in the last 20 years or so…
How Do We Find Him?
If an imaginary friend is lost, how would you find him? Because no one can see him other than you, right? And he’s also intangible, so it’s not like anyone can just bump into him or even hear his voice.
But wait, what if you just imagine your lost imaginary friend being by your side again? Then, he’s not lost, right? We’re just saying, the rules of imagination seem weirdly limited at times.