If you've ever had the displeasure of using public transportation services, then you have my sympathies.
There are entire social media accounts dedicated to just how bad their services can be.
Now you'd expect that transportation services that millions of people heavily rely on (and a service that charges money) to get to where they need to go on a daily basis would run a heck of a lot better than they do. To give you an idea of just how bad NJ Transit is, for example, for a brief period when I lived in central NJ, my commute from the city was exactly the same from Manhattan than when I lived in Northern NJ. That's right, a 44 mile difference didn't matter - it still took me an hour and a half to get home from Manhattan on public transportation. Why? Just because a different transit company was in charge of my bus line
A good transportation service runs like clockwork and doesn't make special exceptions for people who are running late for trains or buses, no matter how much they hoot and holler, run and pout, the schedule must be adhered to. And if there is a delay in service, there are back-up shuttles waiting to take people to where they need to go.
As a result, people are going to inevitably have some doors close in their faces. That's where this Instagram account comes in. @MissedYaBus is an account dedicated to all the people out there who couldn't make their train on time.
The account's encouraging people to send their videos of rushing commuters trying to make their bus or train. This particular individual took a little too much glee in watching a crestfallen would-be-passenger have the doors close in their face.
Then there was this person who barely made an attempt to make their train.
Now I don't know if these trains are just leaving on time, or if they're a little late, or if the driver gets special pleasure out of shutting doors before all passengers can get on.
Whatever the case, it doesn't change the fact that these people have to deal with the mild inconvenience of not making their train at the last second. Like this (wait for it) zealous scooter-er.
This guy who was disgusted with his train at the last second is probably the best video the account has to offer.
This woman with the stiff upper lip of disappointment.
At least they can keep each other company.
Then there was this woman who tried to ignore the transit employee setting up the pick.
And this commuter who briefly made eye contact with whoever was recording this.
Then there was this guy who looked like he was just celebrating and took it a little too far.
This couple that got curbed at the last second.
Who could forget this classic?
Poor woman, but how did that even happen in the first place? Did she realize she was on the wrong train at the last second or something? Maybe she smelled cookies and turned around quickly? Who knows.
There are plenty of ways to troll a sleeping friend while on a road trip. My personal favorite is parking the car in front of a light pole or a wall, flashing your lights, and having everyone in the car at the same time scream their heads off as if you're all about to die.
That's one way to wake them up.
But Eria found a different approach to trolling her boyfriend, Scott, that had a much longer effect: she enlisted the help of the I'm Telling God Facebook group in roasting him mercilessly for his soporific ways. As a result, the 'Sleepy Scott' meme was born.
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.