25+ People Who Take Instructions Too Literally

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There’s a good chance that some of you reading this post served in one of the conflicts of the last 15 years. Those of you who have, and even those of you who haven’t, what does it tell you that both the claymore mine, and the M-72 LAW, need to have “this way towards enemy” (or similar) written on the device? Clearly, if you need to be told to heat your MRE with “A rock or something,” it means that most people have a hard time interpreting even the simplest of instructions.
Bored Panda has compiled this list of instruction-fails to pay tribute to those who just didn’t understand, and who followed instructions all too literally. Which one do you find the most absurd? Vote on your favorite, or if you have a photo of someone that took a set of instructions too far, submit it below!
More info: (h/t: collegehumor)

I think I read the instructions too literally

I told my 2 year old to put her shoes by the front door. She takes me very literally sometimes

My 8-year-old son takes his homework directions literally

This guy gets it


you had one job, baker

It’s not a knife

eat me

Signs can be confusing

Instruction unclear, followed them anyway

well, if you say so

I’m on it!

second Grader’s homework

please fall in line

A standee in the movie theater said to take a pic in Deadpool’s lap. I took it a different direction

I’m not very good at drawing, but I hope this suffices

draw bridge

I’m not 100% sure but I think that I misread the directions

As simple as I want

If you insist

OK… If I have to

My friend’s daughter taking the instructions literally

Directions were to ‘draw hands on the clocks’


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25+ People Who Take Instructions Too Literally

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