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People Who Had One Job… and Failed

By: | Published: Sep 20, 2022

Everybody makes mistakes. It’s an occupational shard of being human. But when someone really only has one specific job to do and they still manage to mess it up, we can’t help but wonder how it happened.

These people only had one job and they still failed. And it looks like they were just too lazy to correct their mistakes. These fails will have you wondering if they were lazy or if it could possibly be an innocent mistake.

So close, and yet so far

Whoever laid these stones really had one simple job. Make sure the pattern falls into place like a puzzle. And they were so close to getting it right but they misplaced one singular square.

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We have to wonder if they noticed the mistake and were just too lazy to fix it. Or maybe once it was set there was no way to fix it. Either way this really grinds our gears and sets the OCD in us off.

College of Planning

Take a second look at this photo. How could this have happened? And when they realized that there wouldn’t be enough space for the “C” in college, did they really think that putting it on the brick side of the building was the best thing to do?

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The real irony here is that this building is the college of architecture and planning. For the college of planning, they sure weren’t able to figure out how to plan out how to fit the entire sign on the side of the building. Not a great sign for the school.

Long Yellow Things

This is certainly a unique way to describe bananas, but again we have to wonder how this sign came to be and how many people had to sign off on it before it ended up on display in the grocery store.

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“Long yellow things” is an accurate description of bananas, but wouldn’t it just be less work to label them as what they are? In fact, it would be less work to type out the word “bananas”. Maybe the person who was in charge of labeling didn’t know what they are but we find that hard to believe.

SOTP

Stop signs are super important for drivers. They prevent accidents. So, we would expect the people who paint “stop” on the roads to take some care in how the word is spelled. But it is only  a four letter word, so it couldn’t be that hard to mess up, could it?

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Turns out, it is possible to misspell the word “stop”. Unfortunately, this person didn’t think to proofread their work before leaving for the day. We’re not sure what “sotp” means but it’s a good thing the red stop sign next to it gives a clue to what you’re supposed to do.

Someone’s getting fired

The editor for this newspaper is definitely getting fired. This is not just an oversight, but it appears they didn’t even take a glance at the paper after it was written. And really an editor’s only job is to do just that: edit.

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Even the word “header” is misspelled and then it looks like someone’s cat stepped all over their keyboard to create that jumble of letters that follows. This editor should take “attention to detail” off the skills section of their resume.

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A fork in the road

We can understand that when you’re doing a monotonous job, you sometimes go into “automatic mode” and your mind drifts elsewhere. This can mean you’re not entirely focused on the task at hand and mistakes can be made.

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It looks like this street painter was not paying attention when he painted right over a fork laying the road. What we struggle to understand is why they didn’t paint over the fork-shaped hole. Instead they left it for us all to enjoy.

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Happy Birthday

This person wanted to get a personalized cake as a birthday present for his mom. What a sweet gift! Although, it didn’t go exactly as planned. He sent in a thumb-drive which had the photo that he wanted printed on the cake.

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The people at the bakery didn’t think to plug in the thumb drive to print the photo. Instead, they just went ahead and printed a photo of the actual thumb drive on the cake. Who in their right mind would want that printed on a cake?

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Surprise!

This person ordered some party supplies online to decorate for a surprise party for their mom. In an attempt to keep it under wraps, she left specific instructions to not label the box so that the party would be kept a surprise.

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The party supplies company kind of missed the point because they printed this request right on the box. That’s one way to ruin a surprise party and lose a customer.

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Firstname Lastname

Whoever was in charge of putting the suspect’s name on the T.V. is definitely going to be out of a job. We’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt but we’re fairly certain this man’s name is not actually Firstname Lastname.

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If it is; however, we have to give props to his parents for creativity. Although, Firstname Lastname is not a great name. More likely, someone forgot to input his real name and we have this beautiful mistake as a result.

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Duct tape fixes all

Duct tape can fix a lot of things. But when a telephone is going down, it’s probably not going to hold up. We’re not sure if this was an actual professional who got lazy and wanted to do the quickest fix.

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It might be a “helpful” samaritan who was just trying their best. We hope that everyone can agree that this is a bandaid on a bullet hole situation. It looks like a light gust of wind could knock that thing over.

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Yearbook fail

There are usually multiple people who work on the editing team for yearbooks like this so we can’t blame this oversight on just one person. There must have been multiple eyes that looked over this and saw this mistake.

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Poor Teresa doesn’t get a picture in the yearbook. Instead, Ben gets 2 spots! This was probably an expensive mistake if they had to reprint new copies of every single book.

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Are those bunnies

Bunnies are looking awfully different these days. Imagine bringing your son or daughter to the pet store for a pet rabbit only to see these in the cage! In our opinion, ferrets aren’t nearly as cute.

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We wonder if the bunnies were put in the ferret cages. For a kid, this is probably pretty confusing, but it’s really a harmless mistake. It does leave us saying, “You had one job”!

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Not quite right

This person was so close to successfully doing their job, but didn’t quite get it right. They got three out of four ninja turtles, but that last green glass is not a turtle. It’s another green creature.

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The Hulk is a similar shade of green but doesn’t really go with this set. Hopefully someone who likes both the Hulk and the Ninja Turtles will be happy with this purchase.

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Hopefully no one needs to get in there

Whoever laid this asphalt was not trying to waste time. Maybe they were in a rush or they were just too lazy to avoid this manhole. They just laid the asphalt right over it.

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Let’s hope that that’s not an important area that people will have to access. We imagine that would not be an easy problem to solve. Next time, they should consider just going around the manhole instead of going over it.

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