It seems reasonable that every single person on the planet has a bad day at least a few times through the course of their life. If you have not had a bad day yet, you are probably only one day old. Even the wealthy, beautiful, and talented have gastrointestinal problems once in a while.
Jennifer Aniston, one of the wealthiest and most famous women in the world, was left by her husband. She most definitely had many bad days when all of that was going on. She’s currently separated from her second husband, which can’t be fun.
If you are lucky, the good days far outnumber the bad. That isn’t the case for everyone, sadly.
Here are ten examples of people who are having a truly hard day.
1. The Question About the Financial Aid Username
Having your mom ask you this particular question must be one of the worst experiences a young person can have. Also, I am surprised you can choose your own security questions now. That was not an option a few years back. Last time I had to do something like this, there were a bunch of generic ones you could choose from. None of them were about one’s romantic life.
The young person must be mortified, and I imagine the mother didn’t enjoy having to ask that question.
I know parents and children are a lot more open and honest about certain subjects these days; that was not the case when I was a child, and I don’t think it should be the case today. Consider me a prude if you would like, but I think bedroom-related things should stay behind closed doors. That is especially the case when family is involved. It is good to be close to your family, I guess, but you don’t want to be too close.
One of the reasons I definitely don’t want children is because of situations like this one. I couldn’t imagine having to raise a high school or university-aged student. The entire experience would be awful. I am fine with just having a dog. You can just get a dog fixed, and that’s exactly what I did with my dog—as soon as the veterinarian allowed it.
I think it is fair to say this young person is having a pretty bad day.
2. The Frozen Water
I have been in this situation before. I have accidentally frozen so many beverages over the years. I really hate it when I freeze a can of something. I have frozen cola and beer, of course; I also once unintentionally froze a can of that vegetable juice known as V8. I am not sure how that happened. For about a week there a few years ago, I was trying to be healthy.
I didn’t try too hard. It didn’t take, honestly. I still wake up every morning surprised that I haven’t perished as a result of a massive heart attack.
Also, semi-frozen vegetable juice is sort of disgusting. I wouldn’t recommend it. V8 is an interesting product, though. I can’t believe it has been made since the 1930s. I guess that goes to show just how popular it really is. I guess it is mostly healthy, but there is a surprisingly high amount of sodium in it considering it is made of vegetables. There’s a lot of vitamin C, though, which is good.
3. The Weather Situation
I feel bad for this Heba person. That said, I’m not sure why Heba thought it was a great place to have a picture taken. The risk was obvious.
I have said it before, and I will once more say it—people take too many pictures of themselves, their family members, and their friends. I would argue that four out of five pictures posted on social media are either boring, pointless, or both.
I have never really enjoyed having my picture taken. My parents hated that about me when I was a child. My mother loves taking pictures. She still does. I had dinner with her on my last birthday and she insisted on a picture.
I don’t look too bad in real life, but I always look like I am about to sneeze in every single picture of me out there. I don’t know why. I do have an allergy situation going on, true, but it isn’t like I spend most of my waking hours sneezing. I think seeing a camera makes me want to sneeze. I know that sounds ridiculous; as I have pointed out before, though, I am literally allergic to the cold. It is a condition called cold urticaria, which is real and more common than you would think. You get hives when exposed to cold temperatures, which is extremely obnoxious during the winter months. The woman who cuts my hair, in fact, has the condition.
You can be allergic to all sorts of things. For example, you can be allergic to leather; that would really tick me off. All of my favorite jackets are made of leather. Relatively speaking, of course, they look great on me. A lot of shoes are made of leather, too, which must be a pain for those allergic to leather.
You can also—and I don’t understand this one—be allergic to water. How is that possible? Last time I checked, people are largely comprised of water.
You can apparently be allergic to exercise; however, that seems like an excuse offered by people who just don’t like to exert themselves. I can believe it, though. I can also believe people would fake such an allergy to get out of going for a jog.
If you can be allergic to water, you can probably be allergic to exercise. You can apparently be allergic to the sun, which kind of makes sense. It also seems silly, as no one on this planet would exist if it were not for the sun.
According to the hit series “Better Call Saul”, it is possible to be allergic to electricity. Studies don’t exactly support the idea, though. Few scientists believe such an allergy is an actual thing.
4. The Cabinets and the Wall
I wonder why this happened.
It seems like something that would happen to me, honestly. I once had an office chair collapse under me, and I’m not even heavy. Some people just have terrible luck.
At one point, I thought my old house was haunted. While shelves didn’t fall, things were constantly falling from shelves. It isn’t like I lived in an area prone to Earthquakes, either. It was the strangest thing. I couldn’t figure out why it was happening. I never did; instead, I moved. It was the only reasonable thing to do.
That’s not the reason I moved, of course, but it is worth noting that things don’t fall from the shelves at the new place. Apparently the ghost decided to stay at the old place.
I don’t know if I believe in ghosts. It seems unlikely that they exist, although you do hear a lot of stories. I just read an article about celebrities who believe they have had intimate relations with ghosts. There are a surprising number of famous people who believe that.
When I think of intimate relations with ghosts, I naturally thing of “The Sims”. In “The Sims 3” and its sequel, you can have babies with ghosts. Sometimes the baby turns out to be a ghost. They are really weird games, but surprisingly addictive. I wouldn’t recommend playing unless you have about seven hours to waste, as you really do end up losing track of time.
The thing that bugs me about “The Sims” is how much it costs to have the complete experience. A new expansion pack was just released, and it costs $40. That’s as much as I paid for the game! The company that makes the series sure knows how to make a buck.
5. The Kid and the Book
It is probably in bad taste to call a small child an idiot; clearly, though, this kid won’t be winning any awards anytime soon. It is hard to pick something up if you are stepping on it. You would think even a child as small as this one would realize that.
I wonder what the book is. When I was a kid, I had a few favorite books. One of them was about a kid named Peterkin who meets a star. I also liked one about a swan who learned to play the trumpet.
While I like all birds well enough, I am particularly interested by the swan. It has nothing to do with the book, per se; I just think it is fascinating that swans often tend to mate for life, which is something most human beings can’t seem to manage. People get divorced all of the time, but birds manage to stay together for life! It makes us look bad as a species.
6. The Nails
I will never really understand why people get their nails done. I know for a fact it costs a small fortune.
I have never even had a professional look at my nails. I should probably have a doctor look at my nails, actually. You can learn a lot about your overall health from the health of your nails.
For example, if you regularly have brittle nails, you might have hypothyroidism. If your nails become really pale, you might have anemia due to a deficiency of iron. If there is clubbing of the nails, you may have liver disease.
7. The Hot Pocket
This Hot Pocket had no filling. It was nothing but bread. That had to have been a disappointment. That’s not a huge deal, I suppose, but it does seem to me like it is a sign that the universe isn’t too fond of you.
I don’t think I have ever eaten a Hot Pocket. When I was a kid, the only kind available in my neck of the woods had cheese in them, and I can’t stand the taste of cheese. I had friends who swore by them though. I had a friend in college who ate nothing but Hot Pockets. Whenever I would visit his apartment, he’d offer me a Hot Pocket. He was constantly forgetting that I didn’t care for them. That guy is a very successful engineer now. He can and does build bridges, but he couldn’t remember that I didn’t like Hot Pockets. It is, as you can imagine, very frustrating. He is also married, and I haven’t had a date in years. He actually met his wife in college; I am guessing the first meal he ever shared with his wife was a Hot Pocket.
8. The Kid and the Money
Kids are expensive; everyone knows that. That’s why I’m surprised so many people are having them these days. Who can afford a kid? The clothing alone costs hundreds of dollars a year—and that’s if you are trying hard to be cheap.
If my hypothetical kid shredded over a thousand dollars, the local orphanage would find itself with another “guest”. Then again, I wouldn’t be dumb enough to leave over $1000 in cash sitting around. PayPal exists for a very good reason.
9. The Creature at the Bottom of the Cup
If I saw this at the bottom of my coffee cup, I would literally have a heart attack. I am easily spooked. I was leaving a store the other day and I walked by a car with a dog in it; the dog barked, and now I have to see a cardiologist.
I never had anything like this happen, exactly, but a bat did find its way into my childhood home once via the chimney. My dad took care of the situation, thankfully. I don’t know what I’d do if a bat found its way into my current home. I’d probably just move, honestly.