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'This temple is dedicated to Little Richard?': 15+ Hilarious travel miscommunications

Fail Blog - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 08:00

As a tourist in a country you've never set foot in before, making a few language mistakes is inevitable. Lots of people will study up on the language before they ever set foot on a plane, but even so, it's way different in person. You can read a little translation book all you want, but when a local speaks to you, you're probably going to be stumped. These days, a lot of cell phones can instantly translate for us, but even then, there are bound to be a few mistakes along the way. 

In a lot of European countries, the locals won't even bother speaking their language if they sense you're American. If you're stumbling to order a ham and cheese sandwich while in France, instead of letting you finish your broken sentence, they'll just start talking to you in perfect English. In other countries, though, or places that aren't typical tourist areas, you might have to resort to gesturing in order to explain what you mean. One person shared that they travelled to Greece, but because the word for "yes" sounds a lot like "no," they were mixed up the whole time. Even though they confused a bunch of locals with that, it's probably a funny vacation memory to them. 

Next up, this grocery store manager was totally fine with letting another manager boss them around — until they created their own demise. 

A Feline Floof Fest of Furbulous and Fuzzy Maine Coon Cuties Featuring Fluffiness of Epic Purrportions

LOL Cats - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 08:00

A very floofy day to you, kitty connoisseurs. You know, not everyone is a floofy feline expurrt like we are. In fact, some people only think there is one type of cat! These people have no idea of the big, bright world of cats that sits outside of their view. You have purrfect Persian cats, Norweigan Forest cats, tuxedo cats, adorable Abyssinian cats….the list goes on and on! Each one has a different look to them, but in the end, they're all just cats on the inside. This is mostly true, except for one specific breed with an epic purrportion of fluffiness and playfulness - the Maine Coon.

These enormous kitties can grow to the size of a medium doggo, and are typically more playful than your average cat. Makes sense because everything about them is bigger than your average cat! If you've never seen a Maine Coon before, you are in for a real treat. You've never seen a cat so fluffy, so majestic, and so beautiful! Scroll down to see your yourself and enjoy the feline floof fest!

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'They get snuggly and love each other': Tiny Cat Loves Hanging Out With Giant Cows, And They Love Him Back (Video)

LOL Cats - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 07:00

Can you believe that there are still people out there who think that cats are not friendly? Truly one of the most astonishingly wrong rumors that we have ever heard. Cats are only unfriendly to some people, which they're very friendly to others. And not just to people. Cats can get over their differences with anyone, as long as it's someone they want to get over their differences with. 

We have seen cats be friends with cockatoos, and we've seen cats be friends with dogs, and we've seen cats be friends with meerkats. We've even seen cats cuddle with ducklings and bunnies at the same time, even though haters would say that cats probably think about these creatures as food. You have to earn a cat's friendship, that's what these people don't understand. They've clearly never felt the joy of being chosen by a cat, and that's not cats' fault. 

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Boss wants employee to train their outsourced replacement who will be earning 75% less: '[He] expects me to train her...'

Fail Blog - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 07:00

There's this weird thing that happens in employment, you're there to get a paycheck—no question about that. And while your employer will want to pay you (close) to market rate if they want to keep you they're always going to want to pay you as little as they possibly can get away with. You want more, they want to pay less, probably figuring that they'll get the same amount of work out of you regardless. This dynamic will hang over any employment agreement you enter into.

There becomes a point though where respect comes into play—ask for too much and your employer might feel (or act) disrespected—get paid too little and you're going to be feeling the same. Treading that middle ground is delicate but of penultimate importance for the continued working relationship.

Without a doubt, learning that your job is going to be outsourced internationally for 75% of the rate would come as a shock and make you feel disrespected. Having your boss subsequently ask you to train that outsourced replacement would probably go over like a lead balloon. 

Entitled Boomer barges through the employee entrance to ask prep cooks to make a dinner reservation for him: '[It was] 5 hours before we open'

Fail Blog - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 06:00

The kitchen in a restaurant can be a dangerous place. Hot pans, sharp knives, and fast-moving line cooks lie at every turn–so it's certainly no place for an entitled Kevin to make a dinner reservation. 

The guy in our next story pushed the limits of elderly entitlement when he barged into the backdoor, 'employee only' entrance of his favorite restaurant so he could make a dinner reservation. While many prep cooks would have told him to get the heck out of the kitchen and come back during open hours, the guy in our next story was just too flabbergasted to ignore this guy's request, ultimately making the Boomer a dinner rez and coming away with the most insane story of restaurant entitlement we've heard this week. 

Scroll for the entire ridiculous tale of Boomer tomfoolery that highlights that privileged Boomer behavior we see all too often. After this, here's another story of an entitled Karen–a monster-in-law who tried to kick a girl out of her son's wedding celebration because they were wearing the same dress.

'The other one basically tracked us down': Cute Stories Of Cats Who 'Just Moved In' And Left Their Humans With No Choice But To Adopt

LOL Cats - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 06:00

If you're a cat owner, then now's the time to be honest with yourself. We know that you have spent all of your years owning a cat thinking to yourself that this is your cat. This cat that you have chosen to take care of and to invest in. It's your cat. Well, it's not. And you know that is true. You did not choose this cat, your cat chose you

Yup, that's how it works. The cat distribution system only works in one direction. You may think that humans adopt their cats, but in fact, the system has made it so that cats adopt humans. And the humans simply have no choice in the matter. What happens is that over time, your cat uses its meowgical powers to make you think that you adopted it, but the system… continues running smoothly. 

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Employee quits, then orchestrates an audit to get former boss fired three years later: 'She couldn't prove that she didn't misuse funds'

Fail Blog - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:00

Imagine putting a toxic work experience behind you and thinking you've completely moved on until the opportunity to get your boss back conveniently arises. Sure, you may have transitioned to bigger and better things in life, but you cannot help but admit that you still harbor a little resentment from those horrid years you endured under such problematic leadership.

This Redditor put in her notice after her bosses accused her of doing zero work despite all the evidence proving otherwise (meanwhile, her boss would take extended vacations and give herself raises while never promoting other employees). Three years later, the Redditor found out that her new employer was a board member of her former company, so she let it slip that he should consider pursuing an audit as there was no way her former boss was handling her business ethically and correctly. Well, let's just say that the former boss's behavior did, in fact, come back to haunt her.

For more stories like this, check out this post about an employee who refused to attend their boss's party after work hours.

If I fitz... I sleepz

LOL Cats - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 05:00

InCATnito Mode: 20+ Camouflaged Cats You Can Only See As Cute

LOL Cats - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 01:00

Purrfectly one with their surroundings. 

30 Cutest Smol Kittens Using Adorable Feline Meownipulations to Get an Extra Spoonful of Fancy Feast

LOL Cats - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 19:00

Pets know how to get exactly what they want from their hoomans. All it takes is one well-timed look, a flick of the tail, and the teensiest of 'meows' for most cat lovers to reach for a second scoop of wet food for their feline. Many of us are proud to resist the meownipulations of our feisty felines, but when it comes to adorable kittens, there's no contest. That little ball of fluff and toe beans can have whatever it wants!

Although kittens are the cutest of all tiny smol boys in the animal kingdom, they are also the wisest. Utilizing their cunning and cuteness, these meowsterful felines flaunt their adorability with the greatest ease, so even the strongest-willed hoomans will get out of bed at 2 AM to play with them with a feather for a stint. 

So if you've ever been purrsonally meownipulated by a cute cat, scroll onward for an awe-inspiring collection of the cutest felines who can do no wrong. LIFE IS BETTER WITH CATS - SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER FOR YOUR PURRFECT WEEKLY PICK-ME-UP

Manager demands employee share their calendar, employee deletes it: 'She's either trying to justify firing me, or assigning me other people's work'

Fail Blog - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 15:00

Time management is an important skill when it comes to your working life. It's a huge determining factor in ensuring that you get enough done and get it done on time. Prioritization and organization are key components here, preventing you from feeling overwhelmed even in the face of a long to-do list. Meanwhile, organization ensures that you can maintain efficiency without getting in the way of yourself, keeping stress at a minimum.

Of course, it's only natural for your manager to share an interest in what you're up to and spending your working hours doing. But, still, as with anything, a little agency goes a long way… and hounding your workers to share their schedule with you—especially with a negative connotation and intent to micromanage—is only going to push them further away from willing transparency.

This worker's boss insisted that they share their schedule with them, prompting the worker to delete it entirely since they had been keeping their personal schedule with their work schedule… The takeaway here folks is to make sure you never mix your personal information with your work, things can only end poorly. 

Having fun

LOL Cats - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 15:00

Nosy neighbor submits anonymous reports about dude working on his car: 'The car was towed the same day and she flipped out'

Fail Blog - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 14:00

These neighbors are squabbling, and they're just getting started, according to one of them. 

Why do so many neighbors spend their time policing the other people in their neighborhood? It often seems like an age thing. The guy in this story, u/puppy_socks, is a 25-year-old man who has things to do, such as changing his car's oil. Meanwhile, his older neighbor who's in her 70s is keeping a close eye on him. Maybe she doesn't work and has nothing better to do with her time than report her neighbors for every little offense. If you have no job and nothing else to do with your life besides sitting in your apartment people-watching, maybe you become overly sensitive to the things your neighbors are doing. Making a mountain out of a molehill seems to be a pastime for this woman. 

This woman couldn't even let her neighbor change his car's oil in peace. Instead, she decided to report him. Commenters gave their thoughts on the situation too, which you can check out below. 

After that, these single people revealed their most "single guy" meals they've ever eaten, like one person who admitted that they "bought a head of lettuce and ate it like an apple over the sink." 

Selective hearing

LOL Cats - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 14:00

Gucci Karen throws tantrum when business class passenger won't switch seats with her 9-year-old in economy

Fail Blog - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 13:00

What kind of mother books a first-class seat for herself, leaving her 9-year-old in coach, and then proceeds to make it seem like this is all someone else's fault?

That someone else, in this instance, would be this unfortunate passenger in business class. The Karen approached him and asked if he would be willing to switch seats with her son, and he was willing at first… that is, until he learned that her son was all the way back in coach. Now, most of us cannot relate to the business class passenger's situation; that being said, he did pay for that seat and should not have been pressured to compromise that. Furthermore, this woman fully paid for her kid to be seated so far apart from her. It's entirely her fault! Her temper tantrum simply cannot cover up the fact that she has refused to switch seats with someone back in economy to be next to her son. That's the simple solution. It would also make some lucky economy passenger very happy. 

Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more, check out this post about a fast food worker who quit without notice.

Cat Memes For Feline Friendly Folks Craving A Laugh Fest

LOL Cats - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 13:00

Howdy, partners! How about that weather we're having? Summer is coming, and with it, shedding season begins! Really, shedding season is all year round, but it especially ramps up as the weather changes. At least, that's what we've noticed over our many years of cat parenthood. Those little fluffballs spare no expense when it comes to shedding their coats as the temperatures take a turn for the sweaty. This is the time of year when we've got our trusty cat brushes handy at all times because you never know when a shedding emergency might strike!

Anyway, aside from shedding season being in full swing, we'd say that things are going pretty darn well. It doesn't matter even if they aren't, because we are going to keep saying that everything's going well until we manifest it into reality. Let's start the day off with some cat memes, shall we? These feline funnies were curated carefully for feline-friendly folks craving a laugh fest. Get into it! 

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'The crew decided to ride [a roller coaster] after hours': 15 Star employees who got fired instantly

Fail Blog - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 12:00

You think you know a person… and then they let you down. It's human nature: nobody's perfect, and everybody makes mistakes. 

In the workplace, it's all about making the right types of mistakes. Some things can be overlooked by HR, while serious offenses, like stealing merchandise or lying about getting your college degree, will ultimately spell the end of your tenure at that company. U/machewwy wanted to hear stories from managers who'd had to fire employees they really liked, and more than 4,000 people replied! 

Although there were a variety of reasons that these supervisors had to let someone go, a lot of them had to do with theft. As an retail employee, it can be easy to want to sneakily steal a shirt or a bottle of body wash. After all, the store makes thousands of dollars per day, they aren't going to miss one little item! But what employees underestimate is how petty stores are about theft. A lot of retail locations have excellent security cameras that capture every angle of the store. And these days, a lot of stores will let people steal over and over again, until they've wracked up enough stolen merchandise to send the person to jail. It's hard to resist that five-finger-discount, but it's not worth the punishment. 

Next up, read the exact opposite of this article: here are some workers who quit on the spot thanks to their utterly awful bosses, with one person revealing, "An entire department quit on the spot." 

Ameowzing Moments Of Cats Being Depicted In Classic Art Throughout History

LOL Cats - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 12:00

Hey cat lovers. At this point, you guys probably know that we are constantly fascinated with all things feline. And that includes art that features our favorite species! Unsurprisingly, artists have been inspired by their favorite animals throughout history. It just so happens that many of those artists' favorite animals were cats. There are examples of cats being featured in artworks going back over a millennium! Yes, we humans have always been obsessed with cats, just some of us more than others. 

Today we have compiled an ameowzing collection of cats being depicted in art throughout history to remind us all how much cats inspire us. The beautiful artworks we are featuring today come from artists from all walks of life, from different places around the world, and from different periods. And they are all awwmazing. Just go ahead and take a look. 

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'Do you take me for a fool?': Call center workers share their most memorable encounters with entitled Karen customers

Fail Blog - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 11:00

Anyone working in a customer-facing position should get the medal of freedom for keeping their cool despite having to confront numerous Karen customers per day. However, as you'll see with some of these stories, sometimes keeping your cool is impossible to help these customers out, calm them down, or even just get them off the phone. 

One of these call center stories sparked a core embarrassing story from back in my intern days. My job that summer involved answering and returning phone calls constantly. It can be a repetitive grind, and sometimes you're fielding so many back-to-back calls, you start forgetting to use your head. A friend of my manager called to leave a message. When I asked what her name was, she said Lorna Doone as a joke. However, I was so in the moment that I immediately responded, "Alright, Ms. Doone. I'll make sure [my boss] calls you back soon." When I hung up the phone and realized my mistake, I could not help but put my head in my hands.

Keep scrolling below for this list of top stories from call center workers. For more, take a look at this list of embarrassing work stories.

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