You Had One Job! Employees Who Just Couldn’t Figure It Out

Move your car

Sometimes people just have one job to do and they still manage to screw it up. In fact, they manage to screw it up so bad it’s even difficult to believe they didn’t do it on purpose. Luckily, when you’re not the one who messed up it can be pretty funny.

Move your car

Look, if you’re going to park on double yellows, then you should expect everything that is coming to you. Parking tickets, a fine, perhaps even a clamp. However, you probably wouldn’t expect to have your car painted in double yellow lines. Looks like the road workers weren’t going to wait for this car to move out of the way, before doing their job. Who is in the wrong though? The person who parked there or the person who painted the car?

A car parked on double yellow lines gets painted with double yellow stripes
Move your car

Back to front

It’s a tough job, putting up massive advertising posters for the world to see. Especially when that billboard is up so high! However, we have a feeling that the person putting up this poster may have been a little tired when they turned up for work that day. We’re not sure about you, but our torso tends to go underneath our head and neck. Perhaps it’s just some clever marketing ploy… Yeah, sure, that’s what it is.

A poster has been placed on a billboard in the wrong order, showing torso and then head
Back to front

Sweetcorn compare

Compare Foods is a whole new way to compare foods, like you do insurance quotes or credit card deals. Well, that’s what we think it is any way… And in their crazy new world, you get given a food that looks like something but is actually something else. Take this watermelon, for example, which looks just like an ear of corn. Don’t be fooled, this is a watermelon. The label says it is, so that’s what it is, okay?!

An ear of corn is incorrectly labeled as a watermelon
Sweetcorn compare

Dry drain

Whoever designed this park clearly has a real love for drains, and was adamant that their drain was never going to get wet, no matter what the weather. Designed to be like its own little castle, atop a hill, the floods may have totally ruined this park, but at least the drain stayed safe and dry on its mound. Seriously though, the person who designed this shouldn’t be allowed near any urban project ever again. What a mess!

A park is flooded but the sewer system and drain is totally dry on a grassy mound
Dry drain

We need this dress!

Don’t you just hate it when you’re emailed deals on all those dresses you just HAVE to have. You can’t even escape it when you’re out and about, as marketing geniuses ensure that store windows draw you in too. Well, most marketing geniuses do. Others just can’t be bothered to turn up for work or find the dress that ‘you need in your closet, now’! Either that or the dress was so popular they sold the last one off the mannequin.

A mannequin with no clothes on that is advertising ‘the dress you need in your closet, now!’
We need this dress!

Bridge over troubled water

Imagine spending your whole life working towards an engineering degree, before being given your very first job – build a bridge! You’ve studied hard for this, so you know exactly what you have to do. However, you went out the night before, and your brain is a little fuzzy… What happens? This happens. If you’re the person behind this bridge disaster, then we have a feeling you’re probably now unemployed. A bridge only really needs to achieve one thing, you know?

A bridge is in two parts that do not connect with each other, leaving a huge gap
Bridge over troubled water

Try getting out

Imagine if this was your dorm room or office? You’re minding your own business inside while construction work happens outside, and then you try to leave for the evening. BAM. You’re stuck. Why? Because someone with (clearly) very few brain cells has decided to barricade you inside your room. We have no idea what this employee was thinking when they created this railing disaster. Either way, we have a feeling that they probably didn’t have a job for much longer.

Someone has built a railing across a closed door so people can’t get in or out
Try getting out

Winter is coming

When you think of winter, what kind of attire springs to mind? Thick, wooly scarves? Oversized knitwear? Snow boots? Well, either this photo was taken in Australia (where their winter is summer and vice versa) OR someone really needs to reconsider their job as a shoe merchandiser. The last thing we could ever imagine doing when the weather is below freezing is putting on a pair of sandals and trying to make our way through the snow. Our toes are cold just thinking about it!

A rack of sandals in a shoe shop that says “Get ready for winter” on the display board
Winter is coming

Enter or not?

How many times have you made the embarrassing error of trying to walk through a door that’s exit only? We’ve done it at least 625 times in our lifetime, even though the sign says ‘Do Not Enter’ on the door. However, when faced with this conundrum, what do you do? Do you risk the embarrassment of trying to walk through an exit only door? Or do you assume the person who put the signs on the door was having a bad day?

Two conflicting signs on the door saying ‘Do Not Enter’ and ‘Enter Only’
Enter or not?

What a saving!

Everyone loves a bargain, right?! So when Speedo printed their latest marketing materials, telling us we didn’t need to pay full price, we were ready to snap up some swimming goggles! While the adult version of the goggles seem like a true bargain – why pay $29.95 when you could pay $19.95? – the Kick Junior goggles just don’t seem to have the same money saving benefits. Perhaps they were just trying to avoid false advertising? Sure…

Advert for goggles says don’t pay $9.95 as they are only $9.95
What a saving!

Feelin’ yellow

If you’re colorblind, then look away now! It seems as though whoever was in charge of printing the labels on these crayons really couldn’t be bothered to cater for the colorblind when they opted to call all of the colors yellow. Or perhaps they were color blind themselves and really think they are all yellow? Either way, we can imagine some pretty funky colored suns and bananas when the kids get their hands on this crayon set. Pass us the, uh, yellow, please?

Four different colored crayons, all with the label of ‘yellow’
Feelin’ yellow

Cycling chaos

It is very clear that the person who painted this cycling pathway has never ridden a bicycle themselves. Either that or they have a real hatred for getting around on two wheels. Actually, wait, no, we’ve worked it out! This is actually a cycling assault course, and you have to make your way through the bollards before you’re allowed in the real cycling lane. That’s the only reasonable explanation we have for this shambles! Make sure you’re wearing your helmet, either way.

A cycling lane has been painted onto the sidewalk which points to a row of bollards
Cycling chaos

What’s my name again?

When you’re giving a live TV interview, there are some instances where you may not want to give your real name… You may want to stay anonymous for one reason or another! Either this guy decided he didn’t want Fox News to know his name or the person in charge of filling in the blanks was taking a coffee break. Either way, we’re pretty sure (like 99% sure) that the man being interviewed was not christened “name here.”

A man being interviewed on Fox News has the caption ‘name here’ under him, instead of his name
What’s my name again?

30-minute rule

Everyone knows that infamous pizza delivery rule – if your pizza isn’t delivered within 30 minutes you get your money back, right? Well, this pizza delivery driver was going to make sure that pizza was delivered hot and on time. Even if it did mean crashing the car and abandoning it on the side of the road. We hope that she got one heck of a tip for risking her life, just to deliver a customer’s pizza on time.

Pizza delivery driver crashes car before getting out to deliver the pizza
30-minute rule

Mic drop

There are plenty of different ways modern technology has made it easier for journalists nowadays. Instead of microphones, journalists can use dictaphones, apps on their phones, or…ummm… Is that a remote control? We have a feeling that this journalist may have picked up the wrong piece of equipment when trying to record what was being said in this interview. Or they just have the latest and greatest journo gadgets no one else knows about… The 007 of the journalism world!

Journalist tries using remote control instead of a microphone when interviewing someone
Mic drop

 

Our heads hurt

Math is difficult at the best of times – it was easily our least favorite subject at school. However, we can rely on our trusty calculators when mental arithmetic just isn’t our strong point. Well, we used to think this until we saw this calculator. Just looking at the layout of the numbers is making our heads hurt. Obviously, whoever designed this calculator didn’t study math at school. Or maybe they were bored of the same ol’ number combination and decided to spice things up.

A calculator with all of the numbers in the wrong position and order
Our heads hurt

Kitty cat keyboard

Hands up if your cat has ever walked across your keyboard and written something truly inspiring? Well, it seems as though this newspaper had a ‘Bring your pet to work day’ and someone’s cat decided to try their hand at becoming a journalist. What also grinds our gears (being writers ourselves) is that someone had written ‘heder goes here’ before the cat got to the keyboard. What is a heder? Do they mean header? Please rectify this immediately!

Kitty cat keyboard

 

Asia right?

How were you at Geography in school? We weren’t the best, we’ll admit, but we have a vague idea what all of the different continents look like. There’s Europe (that’s quite a big one), The Americas (also a big one), Asia (probably one of the biggest ones)… Wait, that’s not Asia? That is most definitely Africa. And we flunked Geography! Whoever designed this t-shirt may want to go back to school and take a long, hard look at a globe.

A t-shirt showing the African continent saying Asia on it is held up
Asia right?

Give them some space

Talk to any cyclist and they will tell you that more cycling lanes need to be built around the country. It’s dangerous trying to pedal along the roads when there isn’t enough space between the cars and sidewalk. Luckily, this town has thought of a really smart way to ensure drivers give cyclists enough space – a sign! Only the sign is in the middle of the cycling lane and doesn’t really give cyclists any space. Someone really should have thought this through.

A sign saying ‘Give cyclists space’ is taking up the entire cycling lane on the road
Give them some space

Close the door

It must be weird, being a guy, and having to pee in front of everyone. But, we guess if that’s what you’re used to then fine! The person who planned this restroom clearly didn’t like the idea of urinals being so open, so they decided to put a door on them. Smart, right? That’s until you see they used the door that was quite clearly for the toilet. You can pee in private but don’t expect to go for a number two without spectators.

A restroom that has a urinal with a door you can close for privacy but the toilet has no door
Close the door

Bad Planning

So this poor homeowner just wanted to get his kitchen redone. He did all of the hard work, found and hired an architect to plan out the setup, and then hired a construction worker to put in all of the new shelves and drawers. Unfortunately, whoever he hired is not very good at planning ahead, because he designed two top drawers so that one must be closed in order for the other one to open. It’s not so bad, but we hope he didn’t pay too much for this half-baked job.

Bad Planning

Happy Birthday On Both

So it’s pretty obvious what happened here, though that doesn’t make it less unbelievable. Someone came into a bakery asking for two separate cakes, and they wanted the baker to write” happy birthday| on both of them. If he had said, “write happy birthday on both, on both of the cakes” this fluke would have made more sense. but this seems to just be a temporary brain blackout on the part of the baker, because who would ever want a birthday cake that says “happy birthday on both”?

Happy Birthday On Both

Creepy Doll

This one is actually quite like something from your nightmares. The factory that makes these dolls has an assembly line that prints on her eyes and makeup. Unfortunately for this specific doll, something got messed up along the line, and she ended up with a horrifyingly misplaced eyeball, on her forehead above where it should be. Now she looks like something straight out of a horror movie, the poor girl.

Creepy Doll

We never shut

There are some people in this world who are pure workaholics (guilty!) and would work every hour of the day if they could. We have heard of shops being open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but this convenience store takes it to a whole new level. They’re not open 7 days a week; only slackers open 7 days a week – these guys are open a whopping NINE days a week. Yep, Monday to Sunday and uh…those other two days.

A sign in a convenience store says ‘open 9 days a week’
We never shut

Best or worst thing ever?

We are totally divided on whether this is the best thing to ever happen – or the worst. While we love that the ice cream is usually covered in a chocolate coating, we always find the cone to be the worst bit. So, someone has clearly decided to spice up the cone by covering it in the chocolate meant for the top. However, how are you supposed to eat this without getting chocolate all over your fingers?

An ice-cream has the chocolate all over the cone instead of at the top
Best or worst thing ever?

Water into wine

Everyone knows the Marriage at Cana bible story, right? The one where Jesus somehow turns jugs of water into wine? Well, it seems that Jesus had been shopping and couldn’t stand to see so many bottles of water on the shelves. Sure, that’s one explanation. Or perhaps the employee stacking the shelves had enjoyed a little too much ‘water’ the night before and was way too tired to notice that those bottles of Rioja are definitely not water.

An aisle filled with wine bottles that has a sign saying water above it
Water into wine

Do NOT stack

Oooh, someone was feeling a little rebellious at work, weren’t they? Perhaps they were fed up of being given orders by words on inanimate objects? Maybe they can’t read? Or maybe it was their last day at work, and they wanted to go out with a (rather boring) bang. Either way, it seems as though the world didn’t implode when these items were stacked so maybe we don’t need to pay heed to these warnings as much as we thought.

A stack of boxes on top of each other, all of which say ‘Do not stack’
Do NOT stack

Bun in the oven

What shape is a hot dog? And what shape is a burger? Unless you live under a rock, chances are you know the answers to these questions. However, it seems as though the baker who created this BBQ staples clearly doesn’t know what a hot dog or burger looks like. Also, are they enriched because they’re the wrong shape? And how do you fit a burger into a hot dog bun without getting ketchup everywhere?! We have so many questions!

A bag saying hot dog buns with burger buns inside and a bag saying burger buns with hot dog buns inside
Bun in the oven

Happy birthday!

In recent years, a new birthday trend has swept the world. Instead of receiving a shop bought cake, those turning a year older are often gifted with a personalized cake that features a photograph of themselves, or something that is close to their heart. I mean, there COULD be a chance that the birthday girl or boy reaaaaally loved USB drives, but it makes more sense that this was one epic job fail that went terribly wrong. Anyway, happy birthday!

Someone gave the bakery a photo on a USB drive but they took a picture of the USB and put it on the cake
Happy birthday!

Drinks roulette

If you’ve ever played Drinks Roulette before, you’ll know that you simply pick a drink at random, and only discover which drink it is when you taste it. Well, it seems Coca-Cola and Sprite are teaming up for their own line of Drinks Roulette, and this unwitting customer was the first to try it. Unfortunately, this customer wasn’t too pleased to see that the 32 cans of Coca-Cola weren’t Coca-Cola at all. We would say it was an easy mistake to make… but… it’s not.

A crate of Coca-Cola is filled with cans of Sprite rather than Coca-Cola
Drinks roulette

Panda Garden

From a young age, most of us are introduced to the animal kingdom and learn to distinguish one animal from the rest. However, it seems as though the person who designed this sign missed those few years of education, and can’t quite distinguish between a Panda and a Koala. In their defense, they are both pretty cute and cuddly, but the shop store should really be called ‘Koala Garden’ if they’re going to keep that adorable thing up on the wall.

A store called Panda Garden has a logo that features a Koala, rather than a Panda
Panda Garden

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

It’s fair to say that there are some people in this world who don’t like Guy Fieri. Of course, we totally love him and we make sure that we don’t miss a single episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, but it seems that the person writing the episode guide for the Food Network isn’t such a fan. Either that, or they genuinely got confused between Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and flame shirt, and a garbage-eating troll.

The episode information for Guy Fieri’s TV show writes that he is a garbage-eating troll
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Going back in time

Nowadays, we live in a world where you can preserve anything, and you can just walk down the road to the local corner store to stock up on milk, bread and more. Despite these new feats of engineering, it’s always advisable that you buy and use certain foods before its Use By and Sell By date. However, it seems this notion isn’t something unique to us, as they had the same things back in 1538. Impressive, huh?

A carton of milk states that the ‘Use By’ date is in 1538
Going back in time

Perfect advertising

When you’re looking to buy a new car, you probably scour the internet and view all of the advertisements around your area to find the best deal for you and your family. Most of the time, you don’t have to go too far to find billboards and hanging commercials for these cars – that is, if the person who puts them up isn’t half asleep when they do so. We’re not sure who will buy a car they’ve only seen upside down, but it could happen.

A hanging advertisement for a car has been hung upside down between two trees
Perfect advertising

Hispanic foods

What makes this an epic job fail is the fact that Doritos aren’t Hispanic. Nope, those bad boys were actually first made in a Mexican restaurant in Disneyland (AKA the happiest place on earth), but are traditionally known as American chips. Of course, they have added some Hispanic spices and flavors since – but we can safely say that there are HUNDREDS of other Hispanic foods to fill this shelf. Nope, we don’t think much of this selection. Sorry, guys.

A section of ‘hispanic foods’ is full to the brim with packets of Doritos
Hispanic foods

A suspicious sign

This sign is all kinds of funny. For starters, we should really be calling the number on the sign, because this sign is suspicious in itself. We’re not sure why this is upside down, or if some kind of suspicious activity has been going on, but we’re getting pretty freaked out over here. Not only has this sign been placed super high up on the pole, but it’s also incredibly hard to read – in English or Spanish! Don’t worry, we’re calling them now…

A sign warning people about suspicious activity has been attached upside down
A suspicious sign

Lemons and limes

Although there are some people who really do make mistakes during their work day, there are also some people who want to make our lives difficult. They want to make us feel uncomfortable, and they want to disrupt natural order. It’s fair to say that the person who packed these boxes is one of those people. Unless they are color blind and couldn’t distinguish the difference between the lemons and the limes, there is absolutely NO reason for this to happen. Eugh.

Someone has packed a box of lemon juices in a box marked ‘Lime Juice’ and vice versa
Lemons and limes

21nd, 22nd, 23nd

Sometimes, we all like to cut corners to make our days at work easier. You might simply copy and paste all of your emails, you might give all of your students the same score, and you might just use last year’s merchandise and change it around a bit. It seems as if the person who designed this T-Shirt did just that, changed a few things around, and forgot to proofread it before it went off to the printers. Oops.

A T-Shirt has not been proofread and reads, ‘23nd Annual’
21nd, 22nd, 23nd

Hey, bathroom friend

If you’re a guy, you’ll know how awkward it is to use the urinal if there are other people in the bathroom. You try to cover yourself while trying to pee as fast as you can, pushing through the stage fright. As if that wasn’t enough, you also have to leave at least one empty urinal in between you and the next person. Unfortunately, we can only imagine a woman would have designed this flawed and extremely uncomfortable situation.

Hey, bathroom friend

An open door

Throughout history, there have been numerous analogies about doors. After all, love is an open door, and we all know that when one door closes, another one opens. Unfortunately, that just isn’t the case for this particular door – as this door will stay open forever, and ever, and ever, no matter how much you try to close it. Yep, someone really did screw the door handle on the wrong way. No, we’re not naming names. You know who you are.

Someone has screwed a door handle on the wrong way so the door cannot close
An open door

Keep hold of the rail

Although most of us are perfectly capable of climbing and descending stairs by ourselves, sometimes we need a little aide to help us. In those instances, we look towards the handrail to keep us steady and guide us down the steps. These handrails are readily available wherever you go – unless you take a trip to this staircase. These steps require you to traverse the handrail like a beam or climb it like the monkey bars.

A handrail has been incorrectly placed, so the handrail goes up as the stairs go down
Keep hold of the rail

No conversations allowed

Let’s be honest; there are some days where we just really don’t want to interact with people. You don’t want to see anyone else, you don’t want to talk to someone else, and you definitely don’t want to make any more friends. However, sometimes you just really need a bit of fresh air. Luckily, this epic bench allows loners to (kinda) sit on their lonesome and avoid personal contact. We’re not sure this was the intention, but it’s still pretty darn cool.

Rather than facing away from a wall, a bench has been installed facing the wall
No conversations allowed

All the best

One of the best things about a supermarket or grocery store is that the different sections are always clearly labeled, allowing you to go about your shopping with ease. Most of the time, these signs lead you to the right place, and we thank the store workers for that. Yet, we have a feeling one person may not be getting employee of the month this month, after placing this sign in the liquor section… unless they really don’t know anything about babies.

A sign that reads ‘All the best for your baby’ has been hung above the liquor section
All the best

Keep out

Depending on where you work, you may have to make your way through a secure compound or parking lot to park your car and clock in on time. It may be that you have to pass a security guard or even automated barriers. Although this safety feature works well in theory, when you see these barriers in real life, they really don’t make sense. What will this barrier keep out? Maybe a small mouse? An ant? What a load of rubbish.

A barrier has been placed in front of an office complex, but it doesn’t cover the driveway
Keep out

What a bargain!

If you’re like us, you’ll love a bargain, and will do anything you can to save your pennies and buy your essentials at a lower price. During your grocery shop, you might look for reduced items or even those in a bundle deal – like this one. Actually, scrap that. You probably don’t want to take advantage of this bargain, because it really isn’t a bargain at all! Yep, you really will buy three of them at full price and get NOTHING back!

A product in a grocery store offers customers the chance to ‘buy 3, get 0 free’
What a bargain!

What a mug

There are some items you just can’t get wrong – yet somehow, they still end up being an epic fail. We don’t think we’re going out on too much of a limb to say that there is a high chance you would have used a mug at least once. Because of this, you will know that the handle OBVIOUSLY goes on the outside. Y’know, so you can handle it. We’re not even sure how this happened, but this has just made us shed a tear…

What a mug

Free coffee for $1

If you’re a high school or college student, you’ll know that a trip to the library normally ends up with you having a little kip in the corner. So, you probably fill yourself with coffee to keep you awake and get your work done, but coffee can be pretty expensive – especially if the library doesn’t quite know if they’re going to sell their coffee for $1, or give it to people for free. We really hope it’s free.

A sign in a library lets its users know that ‘the library is now selling free coffee for $1’
Free coffee for $1

SOTP

You know what they say, you have to sotp in the name of love! Although we can’t say we’ve ever worked as a line writer, we know the importance of getting lines and road markings pretty accurate. However, it seems as though the person who was in charge of this road was in a bit of a rush on a Friday afternoon, and didn’t think about what he was doing. You had one job, man. One job. We think you need to sotp getting distracted.

A new sign on the road sits next to a STOP sign and reads ‘SOTP’
SOTP

Major accident

Although we’re pretty upset to hear that there has been a major accident on this road, what the world doesn’t know is that there is also ANOTHER major accident on the road. Yep, we’re talking about this sign. If we were driving along this road, we wouldn’t know where the heck we were going. Do we avoid the left lane? Do we drive in the left lane? Well, just to be sure, it’s probably best to just drive in the middle.

A road sign states that there has been a ‘Major accident. Left lanes closed, use left lane’
Major accident

Sturdy stuff

We don’t buy cement very often, but when we do we make sure it’s made of sturdy stuff. After all, who wants a wall or a pavement that will crack at the slightest touch and break away at the slightest hint of rain? So, we bet customers were overjoyed to discover crack-resistant cement at this place – until they looked a little closer, and realized that the whole wall was cracked from the top to the bottom. Come on, guys.

A wall that has ‘crack-resistant cement’ written on it has a crack down the middle of it
Sturdy stuff

Cake of nightmares

When you think about it, it must be pretty tough being a baker. You make all of these lovely, delicate and intricate designs for willing customers, who then cut it all apart and shove it in their mouths. All that work for nothing. We can only assume this baker was fed up with seeing their bespoke designs coming to a sad end, so spent less and less time giving the customers what they want. What’s the point? This is the cake of nightmares.

A graduation cake features a graduation cap and date and the words, ‘I want sprinkles’
Cake of nightmares

A walk of shame

You’ve heard of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but have you ever seen the walk of shame? Nope, we’re not talking about the highly embarrassing walk people do after a heavy night of honky-tonk, we’re talking about this specific walkway that makes us feel deeply uncomfortable. We’re not sure what happened here, but the builder who is responsible for this mess should feel ashamed. It doesn’t take a lot to match up colors, and this is a true shambles.

The builder who built a walkway of colored squares switched a red square and a black square
A walk of shame

Long yellow things

If you’ve ever worked in a grocery store, you’ll know that you have to deal with all kinds of customers who ask a wealth of stupid questions. When you’re dealing with these kinds of customers, it can be difficult to focus on the task at hand and make sense of the words that are in front of you. Thankfully for us, this lack of judgment works in our favor. At least this person was kinda correct. They are yellow and long.

A sign advertising bunches of bananas calls them ‘long yellow things’
Long yellow things

Don’t drink on the job

When you start a new job, there are a few rules you have to abide by. You can’t be late, you can’t sleep on the job, and you definitely can’t drink on the job. However, it seems this guy couldn’t help but have a little tipple before he started his shift as a road marker. He also forgot that drinking wildly impairs your judgment, which may be why these lines are definitely not how they should be. At least one is straight.

The double center line on a road features one straight line and one wobbly line
Don’t drink on the job

One helluva fan

If you’ve ever worked in an office full of computers or studied in a school library full of electrical appliances, you’ll know that the room can get incredibly hot. Because of that, you often need to crack a window or put the fan on to let the cool air circulate. In this case, it’s a little difficult to use a fan that has been installed in the path of a computer projector. They could try, but it might get a little messy.

A fan has been installed on the ceiling right by the computer projector
One helluva fan

Taco problems

We’re no genius, and we can’t say we’ve ever worked at Taco Bell, but we sure do know what a taco should look and taste like – and this is NOT a good taco. Of course, it’s pretty obvious that the folder-like shell is where you should put the filling, but it seems this new Taco Bell employee hasn’t eaten a taco before and has absolutely no common sense. How can you even get this wrong, man?! We take this as a personal insult.

A Taco Bell employee has placed the filling outside of the shell, rather than inside it
Taco problems

Jaywalking

If you live in a busy city, you’ll know how much of a godsend traffic lights are – not only for the cars and other vehicles but also for pedestrians. After all, there’s nothing worse than a brush with a bumper and a car horn wake up call. However, it seems we rely a little too much on this invention, as we have absolutely no idea what to do when these lights malfunction. Shall we stop? Shall we go? Shall we jaywalk? Shall we skip? Who knows…

A traffic light has the lights on both the stop image and the go image
Jaywalking

Bedtime reading

Sometimes, you just want to read a good book to get you off to sleep, and so you might take a trip to your local superstore to stock up on your bedtime reading. Although it’s a tough decision, the prompts in these stores often help you out – because if you’ve loved one genre, they will be able to point you to a similar story. However, we think this employee got a little confused with these two books. Unless you’re into it.

A store has suggested Fifty Shades of Grey for those who enjoyed Dora the Explorer
Bedtime reading

Woof goes the cat

It’s no secret that people will pay a heck load of their paycheck each month on their beloved pets, so stores all around the world normally dedicate a whole area to pet products. We’re not too sure why this store decided to call their section ‘Woof’ – but we think it may have something to do with the fact that the person who designed the sign seems to have no clue what an animal is, or how to differentiate between them all…

A sign that says ‘Woof’ in the pet section of a store is covered with pictures of cats
Woof goes the cat

Which way up?

Okay, we have a few questions for this one. Of course, we can totally tell that this is a job fail of huge proportions, but what we want is the specifics behind this failure. Do the three bottles have their labels on the right way? Or is the Sweet Relish actually the only correct one of the bunch – even though it’s the odd one out? Well, we’re not sure, but the control freak inside of us wants to just rip the labels off.

Three bottles of sauces have their labels one way, while another sauce’s label has been flipped
Which way up?

Adios!

If you’ve ever worked in retail, you’ll know how hard it is to actually do the job. If you’re on the store floor, you try with all of your might to keep it clean, tidy and ordered – but as soon as a customer comes along, it just goes out of the window. We really hope a customer was to blame for this awkward card placement, as this makes us want to cringe and burst out laughing at the same time.

A card that says ‘Adios!’ and shows a Mexican dog has been placed in the ‘Loss of a loved one’ section
Adios!

What a lovely Brid

Of course, we don’t work in product design, but we’d like to think that a brand new product would be checked, double checked and triple checked for any mistakes before being manufactured. However, this plant pot must have come from a very small factory, and made after the Christmas party, because there is NO WAY a fully functioning person could have missed this price. At least you can get a Brid pot for just $1.19, though.

A sign states that a pot that has the word ‘bird’ misspelled has been reduced
What a lovely Brid

A-Maze-Ing

Although we can’t speak from personal experience, we can only imagine that the person who has to devise these kinds of mazes that appear in newspapers and magazines must really hate their job. Because of this, they probably cut corners, and just draw a few lines to hope that some kind of maze forms within itself. However, this person didn’t quite check whether their maze worked before sending it out to print. This is so easy; even we can do this one!

A newspaper maze is incredibly simple, the finish line is right next to the starting point
A-Maze-Ing

Yumbo Jams

There are some people in this world that really struggle with their letters and the alphabet, and often get them confused – especially if English is not their native language. For the most part, we do try and help them and also correct their mistakes…but this is just too good an opportunity to miss. After all, we really like the sound of Yumbo Jams. We wonder whether they really do taste like Jumbo Yams. This job fail has got us intrigued.

A sign inside a store window is advertising 3lbs for $1 for ‘Yumbo Jams’
Yumbo Jams

You had one job, milk

When it comes to advertising and branding, we know that companies use their flair and creative license to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to their product. Although we understand this, you’d like to think that they would still tell you how to use a certain product or service. In this case, it seems as though we should put the milk for our Cinnamon Multigrain Cereal all AROUND the bowl, but not put any on the cereal. Hmmm, strange.

A box of cereal features a bowl surrounded by milk, but none of it is inside the bowl
You had one job, milk

Parking problems

Let’s be honest, most of us struggle to park in a straight line anyway. Whether you drive straight in or reverse park, trying to get your car slap bang in the middle of a parking spot is really quite difficult – and it’s made even more difficult when the lines aren’t even straight in the first place. We’re not sure what kind of coffee this road marker was drinking the day he did this, but we think he might need to come back to fix this…

Car parking bays feature lines that do not match up, making some spaces bigger than others
Parking problems

Chocolate milk

Why is it that when you’re trying to diet and be healthy, you’re ALWAYS sucked in by the fast food and yummy treats at the superstore? Well, it seems as though grocery stores are now clocking onto this fact – and they’re trying to do something about it. Yep. Although you wanted chocolate milk, they’re now trying to deceive you into drinking fresh orange juice. In theory, this could work, but in reality, there are just a few stark differences between the two products…

A container supposedly holding ‘1% Lowfat Chocolate Milk’ actually holds orange juice
Chocolate milk

Before and after

If you’ve ever worked in the advertising industry, you’ll know how important it is for consumers to see what a product really does. After all, you wouldn’t buy a cleaning product that doesn’t actually clean anything, would you? Unfortunately, there was some kind of mix-up in this design office, as we’re pretty sure these two photographs should be the other way round. Unless these people really do offer tile-dirtying services, in which case we can’t imagine they get a lot of business.

An advertisement shows before and after pictures for a tile cleaner, but they are around the wrong way
Before and after

Watching paint dry

Let’s be honest, sometimes watching a sports game can be like watching paint dry. When your team isn’t winning, or your favorite player is slipping up, sometimes you wish you weren’t there at all – and this wall gives you that chance. Yep, when you’re not feeling the game and can’t be bothered to watch the dismal performances anymore, you can just take yourself behind this wall and have a nap. Either that or this is one epic job fail.

A wall has been built right in front of the bleachers in a sports stadium
Watching paint dry

Bunnies for sale

When you were younger, you probably begged your parents for a pet every single day. Although they might not have given into your demands, they might have taken you to the pet store to appease your desires and let you check out the animals on show. Indeed, there was nothing better than seeing all the fishes swimming about, watching the guinea pigs chomping on their lettuce, and the bunnies playing around in their cage. Wait a minute…this doesn’t look right…

A cage stating that there are ‘Bunnies’ for sale is full of Ferrets instead
Bunnies for sale

Well done

Well, if this isn’t the definition of irony…we really don’t know what is. If you’ve ever been to an Asian restaurant, you’ll know there’s nothing cooler than opening your fortune cookie and reading your fate. Sure, they don’t taste all that great, but they’re a novelty. Unfortunately, this fortune cookie couldn’t determine its own fate – or even its own existence. Is the job well done? Is it not? We’re not sure, but we do know this is a job fail and a half.

A fortune cookie has the fortune outside of the cookie and says ‘the job is well done’
Well done