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
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
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’