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Employee told to stand by for reassignment, does for 19 months until they run into their boss who asks them where they're working now: 'You should have seen her face'

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 15:00

People think that their managers don't do any work, merely attending an ever-increasing number of meetings every day, ad infinitum, pretending that they have enough on their plate that they couldn't possibly help you with anything else. But, one of the most challenging parts of a manager's job is ensuring that their team members have enough work to do themselves and not—you know—faffing around all day and enjoying a peaceable existence… All the while not doing a whole lot of actual work themselves.

When this worker's seasonal research job approached an end, they found themselves with not all that much to do and knew a layoff was imminent. They notified their boss to inform them that their workload had trailed off but were surprised when their boss told them to "stand by" for reassignment. They diligently "stood by" for 19 months before a chance encounter ended the charade.

Honestly, it's the sheer number of detailed stories of similar occurrences that readers shared in the comments that make this post even more impressive. Many of these stories could be posts of their own.  See them along with the original story below. 

Obviously mine

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 15:00

'Send a Virgo': 20+ Funny food delivery instructions that had nothing to do with food

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 14:00

These customers have jokes! They didn't just want a simple dinner delivered by a random driver: some people specified that they wanted jokes written on the box (or their order delivered by the cutest driver!). 

Restaurant workers are pretty split on this issue. Some people really like when they get to stretch their artistic muscles by drawing random things on pizza boxes. One customer asked for a meme to be drawn on the box, and that person was happy to comply! Other restaurant workers don't like requests to draw things on the boxes, since it adds to the amount of work they have to do. But most people take the requests in stride. 

Some customers want their food to be delivered by the cutest delivery driver, which can be tricky. Should the restaurant actually send their hottest driver, or is it a bad idea? People are also split on that issue. At least when the customer just asks for the delivery driver to be a Taurus or a Virgo, the driver can just tell a little white lie about their birth sign. 

You can check out a bunch of really funny anecdotes below from some of the 60+ food workers who replied to r/phatKirby's question. 

Up next, these people had their "I don't get paid enough for this" moments, like one person who shared that they had to spend an hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs

Compelling Concoction of Cunning Kitty Cats With Their Mouths Wide Open

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 14:00

Hey there, cool kids. We often refer to ourselves as cool kids, despite being well over thirty years old. We are young in spirit and that's what counts. Today we have concocted a compelling collection of loud and opinionated kitty cats with their cute mouths wide open, as if in the middle of a long-winded speech on how infrequently their humans give them treats. And by infrequently, we mean only once an hour instead of the ideal amount, multiple times per hour. It ain't easy being a cat! At least, that's what our cats think. 

We humans on the other hand think our cats have it quite well. Nonetheless, our frustrated felines have many complaints and much to say about every little aspect of their lives. That's why we can often find them in the cute condition we are featuring today, with their mouths wide open in the middle of a complaint. Enjoy all the silliness! 

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20+ comical grammar mistakes and poor choices of words: 'I can't today. I have to finish some aarons'

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 13:00

There is nothing quite like making an embarrassing mistake in writing because whether you like it or not, that mistake now lives forever. Who knows? Perhaps that grammatical error or that unfortunate phrasing will become so iconic that it will be repurposed into a collection of fails like this one.

When I think about memorable grammatical errors, I cannot help but bring up my friend's final essay for her History of Popular Music course in college. She was not a music major and merely took the class because she was curious and needed one more credit to graduate. When she submitted her final paper, she genuinely thought she did an excellent job comparing the music of the Rolling Stones with the evolution of rock music today. Perhaps she did make a good argument. Unfortunately, however, that argument did not resonate much after her professor noticed that throughout the essay, she repeatedly referred to Mick Jagger as McJagger, as if he were somehow a part of the McDonald's network. Thankfully, she has a good sense of humor about everything and allowed me to bring this up at her wedding years later. I suppose when you make mistakes that egregious and that embarrassing, the best way to forge ahead is to laugh at yourself and to learn.

For more stories like this, check out these funny misspellings.

Fantastic Felines Splooting Their Silly Little Hearts Out And Looking Cute While Doing It

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 13:00

Greetings and salutations. We don't know about y'all, but we love a good sploot. What is a 'sploot' you ask? According to Cat Time, "Splooting describes one of the silliest things a four-legged friend can do while relaxing. Splooting is when a pet lays out on its belly while having both hind legs splayed out behind them instead of being neatly tucked under their torso." Today we are shining our fabulous ICanHasCheezburger spotlight on a whole bunch of funny felines splooting their hearts out and looking cute as can be while doing it. 

We humans find the sploot phenomenon abundantly humorous, and it's easy to see why. The silly series of splooting kitty cats we've compiled for you today features unique kitty cats adding their own unique and silly flare to each splooty booty. Some of the cats are sporting funny facial expressions, some are sleeping peacefully, and some are just downright derps. Sploot your heart out, cool cats. 

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'That advice cost the neighbor most of his yard': New neighbor gets fined $11,000 after ignoring friendly grandpa's advice

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:00

Instead of listening to someone who'd been on the land longer than he had, this neighbor immediately took offense to some advice. There's a time and place for giving and taking advice, of course. They say you should take advice from people you respect or who have been in your shoes. People who have walked the same path as you are bound to know at least a little bit of good advice. That's why it's pretty baffling that this dude's neighbor was new to the area, yet still ignored some crucial advice from the kindly neighbor next door. 

The new neighbor's big mistake was doing some major renovations without checking any laws or regulations. Similar to how "call before you dig!" signs point people to the rules before they dig into a water main, this guy could've used a sign that said, "check before you build on protected lands!" Clearly he didn't know it, but you cannot mess with endangered species or their habits. In the comments, people applauded the story (and fully took the side of the endangered species). 

Next up, an entitled client insisted that her web designer make the pages look exactly as she wanted, but the designer knows she's going to regret that when the site launches! 

Purrfectly Cozy With 25 Fluffy Felines Mastering The Art Of 'If It Fits, It Sits' With Pawsitive Pawsibilites

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:00

It's Monday again and we cant think of anything better to do than reminisce about the weekend that was filled with so much entertainment from our awwdorable felines. With the week ahead of us, theres so much opportunity to make things exciting and the main thing on our agenda is filling our week with our  fabulous felines. We have all heard that famous saying: "If it fits, it sits," and there really is no surprise as to why this saying is so famous as it was practically made for our cute cats.

Our fluffy friends are full of so much pawdorable feline fun especially when it comes to their random behavior and cute quirks, what is it about cats and mastering the art of being able to turn any place into their cozy kingdom? From broken and old cardboard boxes to full kitchen sinks, these little creatures are on the ultimate mission to turn every space possible into their special spot. 

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Dad accuses son of losing wrench he lost himself, son buys him new wrench as a gift for every event for the rest of his life: 'This Father's Day will be wrench number 55!'

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 11:00

The old man was warned!

It's funny how in every family, there are certain events with each family member has a completely different recollection of the sequence of events. Sure, perspective is obviously a subjective phenomenon, but facts are also facts. In this case, this Redditor's father very clearly lost his own wrench, but the old man wound up convincing himself that his son was responsible. Of course, as with all recurring conversations within family dynamics, the son got frustrated by this false version of the story after a while and warned his father that if this narrative continued, he would purchase his dad a replacement wrench for every gift-giving event throughout his father's lifetime. 

Well, his dad must have thought he was joking. Now, for this past Father's Day, the old man received his 55th wrench as a gift from his son. Keep scrolling below for the full story and for the best reactions from folks in the comments section. For more stories like this, check out this post about some family graduation drama.

24 Delightfully Distracting Cat Pictures To Delay The Working Day

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 11:00

With it being Monday and all we figured that there is a good chance that you do not want to be working. The weekend is still fresh in your memory, perhaps you are still reviewing your camera roll from all the fun activities you got stuck into in your free time. It is simply not a time for work. So to help you delay the start of the working day for just a few more minutes, we made this list of delightfully distracting cat pictures.

From the Dragonball z catto who is ready to blast your computer with his mystical powers so that you will never have to work again, to the vigilante feline who has revealed the true origins of the batman, to the pawdorably tucked up kitten who is the epitome of cuteness, to demonic midnight feet biter who would be pawfect to unleash upon your boss in the middle of the night. These clever cats are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to stop you from starting your work day.

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Wholesome Cat Shows Hoomans How To Handle The Work Week

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 10:00

Often we hoomans become preoccupied with the latest thing to grab our attention. That could be the latest trend to take over social media, or the annoying thing our friend said to us last night or in the worst of cases obsessing over an email your boss sent you at the end of last week, saying that they would like to see you in their office first thing on Monday morning. Well, we have found a feline who is a master at handling the intrusive thoughts of life, and we have hired him to create this list to show us hoomans how to handle the working week.

He goes through several different scenarios to make sure that we have as much relevant material to use as pawssible. From how to watch out for your opps in the most efficient way, to how to up your ferocity while still looking cute as a button, to how to win over anyone with the right look in the eyes. This cool cat has got your back, so sit back, relax and try to absorb as much as you can.

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'The two began to bond almost immediately': Meerkat That Was Rescued From A Petting Zoo Becomes Best Friends With A Cute House Cat

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 09:00

When people tell you that cats are unfriendly animals, don't believe them. Don't fall for it. The rumors are untrue. Cats are very friendly… to the creatures that they choose to be friendly with. And that's totally fair! We don't become best friends with each and every person that we meet either. So, it only makes sense for cats to be the same way. That does not mean that they are unfriendly. In fact, we have seen cats be friends with all kinds of animals.

We have seen cats be friends with cockatoos - just hanging out like it's completely normal. We've seen cats be friends with dogs - despite them supposedly hating one another. We've even seen cats cuddle with ducklings and bunnies at the same time. And today, a meerkat and a cat become best friends. When cats love, they love hard, they simply choose the ones they love more carefully than most.  

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'There's a bear right behind you': 10+ Delivery drivers share their craziest delivery experiences ever

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 08:00

Delivery drivers have seen it all. Really and truly, they've found themselves involved in the craziest situations imaginable!

People order delivery for all sorts of reasons. They might just want food, but they also might be in the middle of a stressful move, or trying to watch a handful of kids, or they might be some college kids who are partying. The delivery drivers never know what type of scene they're going to be walking into when they show up with food in hand. More than 2,800 people answered u/XerxesJester's question: "Delivery drivers of Reddit, what have you experienced on a delivery that you will never forget?" 

We picked out some of the most funny and shocking replies. Interestingly, a lot of people who shared their stories either delivered pizzas or sandwiches. Some of them encountered rouge dogs, which must be a constant problem for the delivery workers of the world. Lots of dogs love to race out the front door at any chance they can get. One person even shared that when that happened to them, they ran after the dog and caught it! Scroll down to read what happened next, as well as a bunch of other great anecdotes. 

Up next, read the update to this school worker's saga: they were hired for marketing, but their boss continually tried to make them be a substitute teacher instead

Smol Clementine Cat Claims His Furrever Hooman By Meowing In the Middle of a Busy Overpass, Wholesomely Refuses to Leave His Shoulder After Getting Rescued

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 08:00

Picture this: You're driving home one night, the tunes are jamming, and you see something….orange? As you get closer to this small, fluffy, orange thing, you turn down your music, and you hear some meowing. That smol fuzzy clementine on the side of the overpass turns out to be a tiny orange kitten that needs your help. Now, I Can Has-ers, we would ask you what you would do, but we know exactly what you would do - you would pull over and save the little guy!

That's exactly what this wholesome hooman did for this tiny kitten. He brought the little hero home, and before he knew it, he had a little shoulder pal that refused to leave. Not only did this awwdorable man gain a fluffy pet, he gained a shoulder buddy for life. Scroll down to read the whole adoption story and more pictures of this fluffy fellow below!

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Wedding guest tells parents to turn kid's iPad volume down reception speeches, earns mother's wrath: 'I thought it was common courtesy'

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 07:00

iPad kids have become a plague, a burden on many a wedding guest, theatergoer, and restaurant diner and server alike. There's nothing like the rising shrieks of an overstimulated and unattended child rising above the communal din or performative silence. We millennials thought that we were going to be better than our parents—in fact, we were determined—but clearly, many of us succumbed to the rigors of life and parenting just as the generations before us did—only managing to get as far as shoving our iPads in front of our kids and hoping for a little reprieve. Still, it remains a fact that decorum must be followed in social settings where we must maintain minimum social standards.

Certainly, when you're the guest at a wedding you need to recognize that nothing about the entire affair is about you, save for the fact that you're there to celebrate and witness the happiest day of someone's life. There's a reason why so many couples are now choosing to do "childless" weddings and that's because too many parents don't know when to walk out of the room with their child when they start to fuss. 

This guest fed up with the sounds emitting from the iPad Kid's iPad behind them during the middle of the wedding speeches, turned around to ask the parents to turn the volume down—earning the wrath of the child's mother in the process. They turned to this popular online community to see whether or not they were in the wrong for their comment. See their original post along with the responses from readers below.

26 Cat Memes of Furiously Feisty Funny Felines to Pawsitively Pump Up Your Monday Mood

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 07:00

Yeah, yeah, "Happy Monday" and all that jazz. We know it really isn't a "happy Monday", I Can Has-ers, because nobody really likes Mondays. They are the worst day of the week, and even the grumpiest of cats, who already dislike everything, especially dislike Mondays. Heck, even Garfield didn't like Mondays. Well, since we weren't born with the magical power of time travel, we'll just have to get through this Monday somehow, and we have a fluffy feline idea of how to make it better - with cat memes, of course!

We've got a spicy selection of furiously feisty felines in the form of cat memes to pawsitively pump up your Monday mood with hissterical giggles, funny memes, and of course, all the silly shenanigans you can dream of. Cat memes have gotten us through some pretty tough times, so they can certainly help us make it through this Monday. Scroll down if you need a little mood-booster thanks to some funny felines, and we wish you the best of luck for surviving this day.

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'They were the most friendly and people-loving rats': Cat In Full Battle Armor Sends Internet Into A Tailspin, Immediately Gets Meme-d

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 06:00

We do everything to make our cats happy. We buy our cats expensive trees, only for our cats to sit in the boxes they came in. We buy our cats fancy cat toys, only for them to use our hair ties whenever they feel like playing. We buy our cats expensive food that they eat one time and then never touch again. We do it knowing that there is a small chance they will use it because we want to spoil them, because we want to make sure that they will be the happiest of cats. 

So, we were not all that surprised to see this meme go viral on the internet. If there was ever any chance of our cat being in danger of being hurt, we too would put it in full battle armor. Because it can't hurt, right? 

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'Sorry, boss. I got other plans': Boss confronts employee about not attending weekend work party, employee tells boss to reschedule work events for the actual work day

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 05:00

Socializing with one's coworkers is important, but why does it have to take up so much of one's personal time? 

Sure, these events are typically not in the office. They might be at a bar, a restaurant, or the boss's home, which is ten times nicer than anything you could ever afford. The reality of the matter is that regardless of location, you're still networking with your coworkers. You're still on the job. It doesn't matter if food and drink are on the company because your time is actively being taken away from you. As one commenter on this Reddit thread states, our time is valuable! If it's so crucial for everyone to be at a weekend work event, perhaps everyone should be paid for that time. Or perhaps it should take place during work hours. 

We know bosses get frustrated at this concept, as this boomer employer did, but they cannot have it both ways. They can't squeeze every minute of productivity out of folks during work hours and then expect a big chunk of that free time as well. That's not what work-life balance should be about.

For more stories like this, check out this post about the best jobs employees ever had.

Handy tips from concerned kittehs

LOL Cats - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 05:00

'Stop laughing at me': Man mistaken for employee by furious customer tries to satisfy her demands he be ‘fired’ by calling his manager

Fail Blog - Mon, 06/10/2024 - 04:00

You'd think when you tell someone you 'don't work here' at a store, they'd understand that you aren't employed by the company, therefore you arent obligated to help them out.

One dude was in the store getting wipers for his car because his weren't properly cleaning the rain off his window anymore, making it hard to drive. He was wearing a red polo shirt and jeans, which resembled the uniform of the store employees there. He was minding his own business, looking at the different sizes and makes of wipers, reading reviews on each one, when suddenly a woman approached him. At first, he wasn't sure he heard correctly, but soon it became apparent that she was talking to him. Not one to help an entitled lady in need, he told her he didn't work at the shop, and that she should probably speak with someone else.

She didn't like that, not one bit. Next up, a new boss wrote up an employee for being one minute late to lunch after they refused to do tasks that weren't directly related to their job.

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