Here are seven people having a much worse day than you

We all have those facepalm moments but the poor souls featured on the Today I F--ked Up Tumblr and Subreddit are miles ahead in the embarrassment stakes.

The best posts on TIFU, “a community for the dumbass in all of us", reach soap opera levels of tragicomedy - people who've made mistakes, people whose plans backfire, people who are possibly getting what they deserve.

The SubReddit where people volunteer their fails-of-the-day is wildly popular, and now the best (or worst) posts are being collected on the TIFU Tumblr.

Who knows if they’re real - either way, they’re addictive. Here are seven of our favourites:

1. This guy, who claimed he has been using the toilet wrong his entire life.

Our toilet broke so I was in shopping for new ones and the sales person joked (no doubt for the millionth time) that I'll want one that automatically puts the seat down after I'm finished with it. I ‘joked’ back and said if I didn't have a wife I could save money and not buy one with a seat and I'd never have to hear women complaining about putting it down again. To which he gave me a strange look and said “but what about when you need to poop?”.

That was the moment he realised that he had been sitting "on the rim of the bowl."

"Several embarrassing moments later, I realise that I've misunderstood my entire life and that guys do indeed use the toilet seat," he concluded. "Thinking about it now, it makes sense. Especially how men's restrooms have seats."

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