Home remedies can be good sometimes. If you've got a cold or your throat is feeling kind of lousy and you just don't want to take anymore medicine, I find that a combination of hot water, organic Nature Nate's honey, ground ginger, some tumeric, and two squeezed lemons really does the trick. I love it, actually.
But sometimes, home remedies aren't good at all. Sometimes they hurt more than they help. Like my grandmother used to do this weird thing with a cracked egg that's supposed to help you if you have back pain. Don't ask where the hell they learned to do this, it's some old Albanian villagers technique. The person's back would never get better. I think them being pissed off at their back-egg smell would just distract them from the fact that they had pain in the first place.
And if there's someone who realized that home remedies don't always work as advertised, it's this woman who got stuck in a bathtub.
She made a desperate post to Imgur after draining her tub and realizing there was no way she was making it out of there.
"Here is a funny and current story."
"I am stuck in a bath. I can't actually get out of my bath tub. Why? I've go a chest infection and some fever so I'm home sick. I also can't turn my head. Took some antibiotics and a Valium and thought- i will have a relaxing bath. I found some bath salts. Lit some candles and poured in some coconut oil- now I am realising it was too much coconut oil. Went to get out after pulling the plug and I just slide around like a giant greased up potato in a roasting dish. There is no traction. No grip. Just me and my fat body slipping around covered in oil. Fuck home beauty remedies. SOS."
She could've probably just turned the tub back on and wiped herself down, but being sick, having neck pain, and being all valiumed out isn't probably a recipe for clear thinking.
As funny as it is to laugh at her misfortune, turns out getting stuck in bathtubs is a pretty common occurrence.
Like this poor kitty who didn't have it in them to get out of the bathtub.
And if you've ever heard of William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, you may know that the dude got stuck in a tub due to his corpulence.
Don't believe me? Well it's a Snapple fact, so it has to be true.
Others got stuck in bathtubs out of pure shame.
The sad woman slathered in coconut oil shared her troubles to Imgur, and the community was offering up all sorts of helpful advice.
"Flop your arms over the side of the top and ooze out of it like a zoidberg." - AsAliveAsARock
Others were reminded of a certain It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Moment.
"fill it again, the oil will float and you can exit by standing up." - GiovanniCorbariGasparini
She was able to finally extricate herself from the bath tub, though.
"I escaped by refilling with water and cleaning the bath with closet soap like product. Took 30 mins. White girl idiocy at its greatest." - denshan
But I think she's still stuck in the tub till this day. (h/t imgur)
If you were like pretty much everyone in the world, you were probably let down by the fact that Croatia didn't have their storybook ending in taking home first place in the 2018 World Cup. Sure, France had an amazing team and all that, and the contest's youngest MVP player, Mbappé, even donated all of his winnings from the tournament to charity—so I guess it's hard to be too upset with the competition's end result.
And even though everyone played their hearts out (except Egypt, I mean, they went again Saudi Arabia and the results were just embarrassing), there was a clear winner this World Cup and it actually wasn't even any of the teams. S
ure there's a first, second, and third place result, but all of those accomplishments pale in comparison to the wonderful memes that sprung up as a result of this glorious tournament.
More than a few were thanks to Brazil's Neymar.
I grew up in a marginally superstitious family who brought some beliefs and hocus-pocus superstitions from the old country. I couldn't make too much noise late at night for fear of attracting a "jinn." I couldn't point at cemeteries or stare into a mirror for too long or my face would become deformed, and heaven help me if I was ever mean to or disobeyed my parents or grandparents, because then I'd be looking at a cursed life that would ruin me until the day that I died.
But the idea of "back luck" or stepping on cracks, walking under ladders, or stealing a black cat's macchiato isn't something that my family really bought into. Sure, we believed in supernatural stuff and the idea that karma gets back around to mess with you or your kids, but "bad luck"?
No honey, it isn't luck that's ruining your life, it's an unseen species of metaphysical monsters that exist in a different plane we know little about—but they are mentioned in the Quran, so be careful!
There are phenomena so unfortunate that simply looking at images of them will cause the same bad luck to befall you. So on this Friday the 13th, gaze upon these pictures with extreme caution.