“Luck” is something that most people don’t understand. They believe that everything in your life is a direct result of something you’ve done, so there’s no “good luck” or “bad luck” so long as you always know your actions. Well, Jimmy Fallon’s not one of them. The talk show host asked his followers about their misfortune incidents on Twitter, and people gave them. From being hit in the face by a slice of ham dropped by a seagull to being exposed in the bathroom while all your classmates are at the door. Here’s the best of #MyBadLuck:
An explosive first date
There’s never a good time to find out that you’re lactose-intolerant, but we doubt there’s a worse time to get the news than when you’re dating someone for the first time, and you happen to wear white pants.
On the first date, many things might go wrong; the universe didn’t have to go that far to ruin the chance of this poor woman. This was bad luck at the next level!
Getting HR involved
It is a mistake we have all made at some point or another to accidentally sign off a work email with “I love you.” What makes this situation-specific and worthy of mention is that this person’s boss actually responded to the message with “I love you, too.”
We hope it was just a joke, and the boss was trying to make fun of the awkward situation. If not, to remind people of the workplace boundaries, HR will need to step in.
How the Grinch saved prom
Prom night is the most romanticized event in the life of a student. Usually, they believe that everything will be perfect and that years later, when they look at those pictures, they will be transported back to that magical night.
Needless to say, for this woman whose zipper broke at dinner, all she’ll ever think of when she remembers that night is, “No one at that party had a pin that I could borrow, but somehow they could find me a Grinch onesie?!
An unbelievable accident
Those who saw the horror movie Final Destination 2 knows better than driving behind a logging truck. Now, after this #MyBadLuck entry, we have been warned to also watch out for trucks carrying bathtubs, of all things.
This Twitter user tells of an unbelievable accident where a bathtub, on a bridge, on the interstate, hit their car. We can’t imagine how the insurance company’s conversation must have gone down!
‘Well, I guess I’ll just go home, then.’
It’s always nerve-racking to go into an audition because you should give it your best shot regardless of the competition. Still, you can’t check the competition either, especially when you’re challenging with some great singers like yourself.
This guy was auditioning for producers of American Idol and happened to fall into the same group as Carrie Underwood, who, as we all know, actually made it into the show, wowed the judges, and was told by Simon Cowell that she would win the contest and outsell all the previous winners of Idol, which she did.
This is why you shouldn’t use your phone at a gas station.
We know gas stations have no “cell phone” signs, but many of us choose to ignore them because we don’t actually see the risk of checking our messages while pumping gas.
If the concept of a serious static electricity-induced accident is not enough to scare you off, perhaps this will potentially make your trip and fall and have to live like a mummy for six weeks if distracted by your phone. Let’s follow those safety guidelines, y’all!
McCaught in the Act
What are the chances of a skipping class high school student going to McDonald’s and driving there, and then locking their eyes with their mother, who was going around the other way? You might as well order something fast to eat!
As we can see from this story, it can, apparently, happen. Sharon wanted a Big Mac here, but we know the only thing she got at home, later on, was an unhappy meal with a side of “you’re grounded!”
Cloudy with a Chance of Ham
Seagulls are notoriously sneaky and famous for their ability to steal food. One moment you’re holding your chip bag, or your lobster roll, or your chocolate-covered donut; the other moment you’re watching it fly away, holding it tightly on the beak of a bird.
Yes, when seagulls are near you, you should be careful, but this tweet has shown that you should also be careful when they’re above you (and not for the reason we’d imagine). It turns out they sometimes don’t hold their prizes very tightly, and random stolen food can hit you in the face.
A kindergarten nightmare
After reading this story, we feel bad because we know kids can be so mean, and it’s hard to believe that after seeing something like this, they’d drop it. When only one person is opening the door, it is mortifying enough to be caught in the bathroom.
But looking at you in your most vulnerable position ever, having the whole class lined up? Not cool, universe. Not cool. We hope she could recover and that the person who opened the door apologized and learned how to knock.
A little extra crunch
Ladybugs are cherished in many cultures because they are thought to signify that something nice is about to happen to you. Seeing a ladybug is a welcome occasion, and good luck is associated with it. But we’re pretty sure that all you have to do is appreciate them, not … eat them.
The story of how this person mistook a chocolate chip ladybug is the #MyBadLuck story, and we guess the hashtag is for the Twitter user and the ladybug.
We all know that feeling of having a little heart attack when we drop our phones on the floor. For something that is *so* important for our daily lives, you’d think they would make more durable screens that don’t crack every time they fall. We doubt that will happen, though.
Josh had the bad luck of dropping his phone, and the good luck of seeing it didn’t break … then, the bad luck of watching the taxi he was exiting run over and destroyed. Life is funny that way.
So close, and yet so far
It’s a dream for many people to win the lottery, who believe a huge amount of money could really turn their lives around. Yes, placing a bet on the lottery is an activity that inspires a lot of hope and disappointment.
The odds are not in our favor, and when you are so close, and yet so far, it is hard not to get frustrated. This guy once hit all the Pennsylvania lottery numbers … too bad they had a New Jersey ticket.
A costly coffee
This tale of #MyBadLuck is a perfect example of why we should take driving as a serious activity that, at all times, needs your full attention. If you’re going fast enough, taking your eyes off the road for a second can have terrible consequences, as Natalie learned here.
We hope that she flipped her car during this accident, trying to reach something that she spilled; no one was injured. That was an expensive piece of coffee, huh?
A spooooky experience
For this Twitter user, going through the amusement park’s haunted house was super frightening, but not because of any supernatural elements. It happened that he twisted his ankle there, and people took him as an actor and walked over him when he began screaming for help.
We don’t know how people could have gotten this wrong, though. “Help me, I have twisted my ankle,” is not something you would expect to hear in a haunted house.
When you are partying a bit too hard
Certainly, St. Patrick’s Day can bring the wildest side out of people, and that’s exactly what happened to this Twitter user who, in response to Jimmy Fallon, shared his story. He had to pick a parked police car out of all the cars he could have chosen to climb.
And inside that vehicle were just two officers. According to tradition, you should wear green to have good luck on St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe this guy was wearing head-to-toe red.
Here, kitty kitty
Cats are inclined to create havoc, and often they do that, even when their intentions are entirely pure. This office cat only walked around when they fell behind the cabinet of filings …
This woman was compelled to jump up and help him, but then she tore her rotator cuff and ended up having surgery. The poor, confused cat took the blame, but it didn’t mean for any of that to happen… or did it?
‘Identity theft is not a joke, Jim!’
“Identity theft is not a joke, Jim!” is a phrase that’s familiar to any fans of the American version of The Office. We don’t know if this Twitter user has ever watched a mockumentary sitcom, but we’re betting that she can relate to the quote of Dwight …
As the character, she was also a victim of this criminal practice. The difference is that it wasn’t actually a joke in her situation, and we hope she could clear this up.
Squirrels are savages
Who knew that those squirrels were savages, causing serious damage to cars, spreading fear throughout the community? Don’t mess with these little rodents, and maybe it’s not a good idea to call them “little” to their faces on second thought.
Sure, this whole thing about the engine on fire was probably an accident because a squirrel hid the nuts and forgot about them. Or maybe one day, this Twitter user was disrespectful to a squirrel, and a hard lesson had to be taught to him.
When the problem is not exactly bad luck
This woman didn’t want to have a blind date set up at all, but her friends insisted, and she caved in. When she got to the restaurant, she found out that she met a man who was the same age as her father and paying some court fine.
Now, this is none of our business, but the problem here seems to be bigger than bad luck – it’s just a case of bad friends!
It was meant to ‘bee’
A “Jimmy Fallon asked his followers to share stories about …” list wouldn’t be complete without the man’s own story, so here we are. Jimmy’s #MyBadLuck was right before Woodstock’94 when he was stung by a bee …
That makes it extremely inconvenient for him to enjoy the bands’ performances during the commemoration of the original Woodstock festival’s 25th anniversary. Throughout the weekend, he couldn’t see from one eye, but there was nothing he could do-it was meant to “bee.”
Hard not to take it personally
It’s hard not to take things personally when the stands are empty, and there’s all that space where a puck could safely fly over, but it still somehow finds its way over the glass and into your face. It would be hard not to take it as a clear indication.
This woman was there to watch her boyfriend play hockey, but despite the bad luck that night, she chose to stick with him, and maybe it wasn’t a sign because they’re married now.
When bad luck chooses you, there’s nowhere to run.
This is the kind of thing that can only happen accidentally. There’s no way you could achieve the same outcome if you were to recreate this scene and make it happen on purpose.
What are the chances that a rock thrown by a man weeding his garden might reach the exact speed and angle necessary to enter the car of this woman just as she was driving nearby? It’s probably never going to happen again, but to be safe, she’s no longer rolling down the windows.
Home Alone 5: Forgotten At The Grocery Store
The parents of this woman must be * really * into barbecue. For a long time, they had to wait anxiously for this particular event-we can’t think of any other reason as to how they could forget their grown daughter in a grocery store and go alone to the party.
The situation is pretty funny, and we bet it was an entertaining story for the guests once the woman finally arrived at the BBQ (to the shock of her parents).
He’s probably an English teacher now.
The little girl in this story is fearless, and she’s not going to sit back waiting to save her from boredom with Prince Charming; she’s going to go to Prince Charming herself.
However, the boy she chose is quite picky, and she rejected her beautiful handmade card because his name was not spelled correctly. Come on, baby kid, chill out. This is kindergarten; everyone’s still learning how to spell! We feel the boy is now an English teacher.
#MyBadLuck or #HerBadLuck?
We laughed at reading this story loudly because we can totally imagine the scene of a mother trying to pull a hilarious prank on her teenage daughter and accidentally giving a little heart attack to the postwoman. The poor lady fell backward, so scared of him!
This is just one of the many dangers faced by this noble profession. They are also at the mercy of prank-pulling homeowners as if dealing with angry dogs and slippery stairs weren’t enough!
When the universe doesn’t want you to drive
You might be into the idea if you believe in destiny, that the universe has a plan for us all, and sometimes it will push us onto the road we should go, sometimes more discreetly and sometimes more “in your face.”
In this context, we can see that this person was probably destined to be a bus driver for a lifetime, and he just happened to buy a car, so the universe was telling him, “nope!”
‘I (Don’t) Want It That Way’
Let’s go ahead and admit that when they went to the concerts of those groups, every girl who was into boy bands had the same “secret” wish. Yes, they were there to sing the catchy songs, but they were also hoping that they would lock their eyes with one of the band members during the show, and at first sight, they would fall in love, get married, and be happy forever.
Here, Jenny probably was no different, but right before seeing the BSB live, she happened to broke her tooth. Guess now you’re not going to be marrying them, J.
Kids are mean
We will go ahead and say again that kids can be so mean at the risk of sounding like a broken record. Looking like that, this poor girl walked out of the school bathroom, and no one stepped up to her to tell her to fix her skirt.
The boy she had a crush on was also of no help. He could have been a gentleman and helped her out, but no. We hope she forgot about him and after that, she found herself a different crush.
Oh, the irony
Few things are more annoying than dealing with a problem that a solution that arrived moments after the deed was already done could have easily avoided. It’s like, “Well, * now * it’s too late!” A perfect example of that is this story shared on Twitter.
This individual dropped their phone in a lake and lost it forever, to win a waterproof cell phone bag later that same day. Ah, the universe, why is that what you always do?
Making Jimmy feel guilty
Jimmy Fallon is known to have a reputation for being a super nice guy and being pretty down to earth, so we can imagine that he probably felt rather guilty when he saw this particular tweet.
This Twitter user had been waiting for hours in line for an opportunity to get The Tonight Show tickets, but they announced they had run out of seats right when he was next in line. When he shared his story with #MyBadLuck, it probably didn’t feel any better, and it didn’t make it to the show.