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‘I'm leaving, good luck with the holiday rush': Senior employee quits after getting written up on his day off; boss backpedals

Fail Blog - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 06:00

Coming to help in on your day off is like doing an angel's work, and bosses should be appreciative and not take it for granted. But upper management always finds a reason to complain, and they often feel entitled to employees' time, even when they aren't supposed to be working.

This employee named Steve was probably a little too good at his job, and despite not being paid enough, he put all his effort into making the workplace better, even going as far as to come to help out in on his day off. Once his employer set his eyes on him, he did not want to let him go, so when Steve had finished a couple of hours of his 'community work', and was ready to go home, his boss told him, 'No'.

To which Steve replied, respectfully, 'No' right back. I find it weird that employers think they control us outside of work hours, but I have never been in a place to tell anyone what to do, so maybe it's just me. In any case, Steve's boss immediately wrote him up, but he did not anticipate Steve's reaction, which was to quit. 'Not so fast', said his boss… Scroll down to read the rest.

For more like this story, check out this one where a team of employees begins coming in fifteen minutes late after their employer docked 15 minutes of one worker's pay for being just 1 minute late.

Tumblr Thread: Human Befriends A Cat That Doesn't Speak, And She Brings Them An Awwdorable Gift

LOL Cats - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 06:00

Every cat has its own quirks and funny habits. Some cats like to sit in sinks. Other cats like to steal our food right off our plates. Other cats attack almonds for seemingly no particular reason. But that's not true. Cats do have a reason - for everything that they do - we're sure of it. It's just that sometimes, we don't know what that reason is, and we can only respect their weirdness and silliness. And that's definitely the case in today's tumblr thread. 

The cat we're talking about today has decided… not to speak. She didn't grow up with humans, she doesn't understand the purpose of all that noise, so she simply doesn't do it. Until… something changes. See, there is a reason for her silence. This cat is actually quite smart. And she managed to surprise and amuse not only us but her human as well. 

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'Park anywhere you want': Tenant sues landlord and wins after landlord tries to keep security deposit over parking dispute

Fail Blog - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 05:00

Landlords seem genetically engineered to find all the possible ways to get as much money out of their tenants as possible. The problem for them is they have to be just as careful about what they say because smart tenants can and most definitely will use their words against them when the time is right. Here we have a silly landlord who told their tenant they could park wherever they wanted and then later tried to keep their security deposit because he told them that their parking spot had damaged the front lawn.

As any smart tenant would, OP decided to print out the receipts. In this case, that would be an email confirming that they could park wherever they wanted that was of course written by their landlord. This is what we call the classic "using their words against you" method of malicious compliance. The story, however, got even better when the tenant sued their landlord and won as a result of keeping these receipts. Rarely do we see instances of tenants getting back at their landlords with this level of persistence and success. 

Regarding the open tuna cans...

LOL Cats - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 05:00

'You abandoned your car on her property, talk to Granny': Old lady traps entitled parker's car in her deeded parking space that they kept stealing

Fail Blog - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 04:00

It's an important lesson to learn early in life that the things that aren't yours—well, they aren't—and you have not a single darn right to them. Should you choose to help yourself to those things anyway, you'll soon find there are consequences, and these only get worse as you get older. If you help yourself to a candy bar at the grocery store, you'll be in for the humiliation of your young life when your parent makes you go back and tell the cashier what you've done but when you're a fully grown adult the action becomes inexcusable and the consequences become much worse. 

This building worker shared the story of a glorious act of petty revenge that they witnessed in which an elderly woman, "Granny," repeatedly had her spot taken by an entitled couple who rented a unit in the building. Despite being reminded that the spot belonged to someone else, the renters continued to park there until the owner of the spot decided to take matters into her own hands—enough was enough. She blocked the renters' car and left a note demanding payment for parking in her spot, the entitled spot stealers started playing victim, but were expecting their car to be towed. However, as they were soon reminded, deeded parking meant that the owner of the spot had the right to decide who could park there—and who could leave. The wily Granny held their car hostage until they paid her ransom to get their car back, leaving her walking away with a tidy sum.

'Mustaches everywhere': 25+ Nostalgic throwbacks that were totally cool in 2013, but now make us cringe

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 17:00

What was cool to you in 2013? Truthfully, when you think about it, a lot has changed over the last decade. (Yes, you read that correctly, it has been a DECADE since 2013) I know it seems like time has flown by, but when you read into our next list, it'll make it painfully obvious that technically 10 years have passed since 2013, but that's actually a lifetime in the 'trends' department. 

Take for instance, mustaches… In 2013, it seemed like every Tumblr girl got an old-timey mustache tattooed on the inside of their index finger because it was so dang adorable when they did 'edgy' forest photoshoots with that finger dutifully placed under their nose. And why did the phrase 'Keep calm and ____ on' have such a stranglehold over the nicknack business? Don't even get me started on dream catcher aesthetics…

So if you're like me– still cringing at the thought of what we all thought was the bees-knees in 2013 –just imagine in another ten years when we'll be looking back at 2023, wondering why we were all so obsessed with TikTok, watching sand-cutting videos and swooning over curly-haired broccoli-haircut guys.

'I wish I was joking': Honest confidante rebukes the baby names chosen by her pregnant friend, saving the child from a lifetime of embarrassment

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 16:00

One of the huge downsides of having 8 billion people on the this Earth is that there are only so many 'unique' names to chose from. With 1 out of 25 Americans named 'John', it makes you wonder how many parents feel forced to think of baby names that are out of the box. Well, with the turn of the century, it seems like a lot of people have gotten extremely creative with baby names– and not in a good way. 

Iz helping

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 16:00

'I'd rather have a bonus': 30+ Employees share how the really feel about office holiday parties

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 15:00

Movies always portray holiday office parties to be like some sort of frat party—wild, chaotic, and anything-goes-vibe with no consequences! But the reality of it is that it not only can be an HR nightmare, the employees might also not even be enjoying the "festivities." A reddit thread has come together where employees are sharing their real views on holiday office parties and their dos and don'ts. When it comes down to it, everyone agrees it depends on your workplace environment. You're not going to want to party with a bunch of toxic coworkers you don't even enjoying silently sharing a space with. But it's also more than just that. Some employees have young children and need to be home early, so they'd rather not be forced to stay out later. Some employees really do not know how to handle their alcohol or are trying to go sober and these parties with open-bars don't really aid those situations. Plus, if you're a company dropping hundreds to thousands of dollars on a holiday party but not giving anyone bonuses or raises, then that's a huge issue. See what employees really think of holiday parties below! 

'Kids don't understand the point of... high school reunions': 25+ Outdated things that could never be explained to anyone born after 2000

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 14:00

We're glad the internet exists, but before that, we spent a lot more time in libraries. 

Even today's kids still hang out at libraries, in case you were wondering. It's lovely to see parents reading to their kids, librarians hosting story hours for toddlers who won't sit still, and families checking out a dozen books for them and the kiddos. Some things never change. 

The library-going experience for today's kids is usually about fun, though. Most kids will never have to worry about going to the library to use the computer, because they can just use their iPad or their parent's phone to look something up with speed and accuracy. The stress of going to research a school paper five minutes before the library closed, and photocopying pages from books to use as sources, probably isn't going to bother kids these days. We just have the technology for these things everywhere, and we totally take it for granted. I love learning new things by just Googling them and reading news articles or watching videos about random subjects. Today's children will always have these wonderful troves of info right at their fingertips. 

23 Pawsitively Purrfect Fluffy Feline Friends Cozily Cuddling On Caturday

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 14:00

The time has come to celebrate because cozy Caturday is finally here! We've been patiently waiting for this special day all week long, and boy, it feels absolutely purrfect to be reunited with it once again. Who doesn't love Caturday, especially when it falls during the weekend? It's like a cozy hug for the soul!

As the weather starts to cool down and we find ourselves entering the snug and cuddly season, what better way to spend our weekend than with some cuddle sessions alongside our best pals, especially when they come in the form of our fluffy feline friends? There's something so incredibly purrfect about spending time with these furballs, feeling their warmth and hearing their gentle purrs. It's the purrfect way to unwind and embrace the comfort that comes with hanging out with these awwdorable animals. Let's embrace cuddle mode this Caturday with our pawsitively purrfect feline friends.

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'Oh, I remember you': 10+ stories of running into your high school nemesis that range from wholesome to petty

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 13:00

Everyone had a fantasy in high school of running into their arch-enemy years later and showing them how much better they are now. Here's the thing, though: running into that person years down the road is never exactly what one expects the encounter to be. Even if one's dream has come true and that person is a total wreck. The experience of running into them can range from cringeworthy to petty to wholesome… as evidenced by these stories, which were shared to this r/AskReddit thread. 

Some of these tales include running into a former wrestler and a conflict-friendly aggressive dude who hadn't changed very much, seeing that your former nemesis now serves fries at a fast food restaurant as your parent once predicted, and finally having the epiphany that you were, in fact, the bad guy in high school and it was time to come clean and apologize to someone (just like Liz Lemon). Keep scrolling below for the full stories. When you're done, check out this list of top mildly infuriating school moments.

Spicy Clawminal Caturday Memes To Prepare You For Tonight’s Feisty Festivities

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 13:00

With the long lacklustre work week well and truly behind us, there is a good chance that you are feeling lethargic and lazy as Caturday kicks into gear. But as you know this is no time for laziness or lethargy, it is a time for frenetic feline energy and clawminal activity all in the name of our facetious fun-loving felines. As such we have compiled a collection of extra spicy clawminal cat memes to shock your nervous system into gear so that you too can get involved in the Caturday festivities coming later tonight.

From the floofy French felines working on their best pickup lines, to the kitties frantically getting their best garb together for tonight's party, to the cats who have entirely forgotten about the upcoming festivities and have simply decided to lean into their clawminal nature with full gas, there is no shortage of extra hot facetious feline memes to get you in the Caturday celebration mood, no matter what that looks like.

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'I'll let it pile up': Senior employee instructs coworker to never touch her stuff, cue malicious compliance

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 12:00

These coworkers are at an impasse, it would seem. 

In some workplaces, peoples' competitive nature can be a positive. When employees are competing to gain clients or meet a financial target, that can make the bonds between workers stronger. It helps to grow camaraderie, and a sense of purpose as you work those same 40 hours each week. 

Other offices have a different dynamic: employees start to work against each other. This can happen for numerous reasons---for example, having a toxic boss breathing down your neck, or having a coworker who won't stop emailing you at 7PM with tasks that need to be done ASAP. 

In the case of this employee, they were being treated poorly by a senior coworker. It seems like the senior wasn't keen to work with others (which is, you know, a big part of most jobs). This is common in places with high turnover, because the employees who remain at the company know the new hires will bounce to a new job in a flash. 

Sweet Spicy And Silly Feline Memes To Help You Celebrate Caturday The Right Way

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 12:00

Woop de woop, we hope you have given your feline a boop (or several) by this point and that you have gotten the Caturday celebrations well and truly underway by this point in the day. Perhaps you and your precious fur baby kicked off the day with some bird watching on the porch while you sipped on your coffee and your fur baby enjoyed a 5* breakfast. You might have followed this with some cuddles on the couch that quickly turned into a biscuit making festival on your belly. And at this point the two of you are probably thinking about lunch. Perhaps something light like a soup, we hear that the feline friendly cod and white fish soup is quite the hit with the felines this year.

So while the two of you slurp your soups, we have got the pawfect entertainment to offer up some inspiration for the rest of this hallowed feline day. With a mix of sweet, spicy and silly feline memes, we have covered every pawssible activity that might catch you and your cat's fancy today.

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Update: '$170,000 of the money was missing:' Guy discovers his Karen wife had been using their daughter's college fund to satisfy her shopping habits

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 11:00

Can you imagine needing to scratch your shopping itch so badly that you had to dip into your child's college fund? It doesn't get much more desperate than that, not to mention risky. I mean, if you're willing to go there, you're willing to sacrifice your future relationship with your kid, all for a pair of shoes you'll probably wear twice or three times a year.

Thankfully, this shocking revelation and the difficult consequences for the family at the center of it all did not stop the daughter from getting into the college of her choice and getting her first year of school covered with financial aid and grants. Still, it was a rocky road for the original poster. Reading his initial post and the subsequent updates in the aftermath of his wife's betrayal feels like watching a stream-of-consciousness and a psychological unraveling, yet thankfully, he comes out on the other side of this as well. 

Order Up: A Fanciful Feast Of Cats Hissterically Photoshopped In Tasty Treats For Anyone Craving Snacks With A Side Of Funny Felines

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 11:00

Anyone feeling hungry? We sure are. We are craving something involving cats and a tasty treat. Is there even such a thing? Perhaps a cat-shaped loaf of bread (no, not a cat loaf, we have plenty of those already at home and they are definitely not edible)? Sometimes our cats are so cute we just want to eat them, but no…we couldn't. Unless, there was a way to combine our two favorite things - cats and food…oh wait! There is! Welcome to @Cats_in_food, the delectably delicious Instagram page dedicated to combining cats and tasty treats!

Now you can have your cake and pet it too as you scroll through and giggle at all of these seriously silly combinations of animal and food. We're mildly obsessed with these awwdorable cats, and they definitely look cute enough to eat! Enjoy all these cute combinations below, we pawmise you won't leave without finding something tasty to tempt your palette!

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'He had done this five other times to different girls': Boyfriend gifts new girlfriend things he stole from his ex, so she calls his work and gets him fired

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 10:00

This story takes an unexpected turn when a woman discovers her seemingly perfect boyfriend is still involved with his ex-girlfriend and doesn't truly love her. Shockingly, when the two women contacted each other, the ex turned out to be a genuinely sweet person, contrary to the negative picture the boyfriend had painted to the OP. But something about the ex's personality reminded the OP of some gifts her boyfriend had given her. So, she decided to ask the ex if she was missing anything. And she was. 

She was missing the exact items that the OP had received from her boyfriend as a "gift". But then, it's gets worse. It turns out these two women aren't the only women in the picture. He's done this at least 5 time before. So yeah, the OP calling the dude's work in order to get him fired? We think it was justified. 

24 Couples Of Curled Feetsies From Floofy Felines And Cute Cats To Brighten Your Day With Literal Pawsitivity

LOL Cats - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 10:00

We write about a lot of cats, but the one thing that never fails to make us smile is curled feetsies. We can't help it - it's just too cute to not smile at. They're always sleeping peacefully, usually with a smile on their floofy little faces, and their feetsies curled up like little princes and princesses. There is nothing more relaxing to us than seeing your pet look completely relaxed because at that point you know that you're doing a good job as a pet pawrent. 

These floofy felines and cute cats have all their feetsies curled up to the high heavens and it's the purrfect thing we need to brighten up our day with literal pawsitivity! Get it? It's funny because we're talking about their paws. Anyway, scroll down to see all these cute cats with their awwdorably curled feetsies below. Your day will thank you for it later!

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'Who's laughing now': Landlord gets even with tenants and cashes their security deposit after taking them to court

Fail Blog - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 09:00

Professional… What does acting in a professional manner actually entail? 

At a certain age, probably around our early twenties, we are expected to stop acting like children, step it up, and start acting in a manner befitting our age. But wait, who exactly decides whether my behavior is appropriate and should be celebrated or whether my behavior should be condemned? Yeah, that's what I thought, no one knows.

Behaviors are attributed to cultures and social environments, therefore, a social outcast is a person who refuses to conform to his or her surroundings. In other words, a person who refuses to act in a professional and appropriate manner when required. Now, I'm definitely no Doctor, but I'm pretty sure I can tell when someone is kind of in the wrong… In my books, ignoring your landlord, replying with snarky comments, and lying are definitely behaviors that I would consider wrong. So, if you're anything like me, and enjoy feeling morally superior from time to time, make sure to check out the screenshots below! And don't forget to check out some more entertaining Reddit stories here!


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