You Had One Job! (and You Failed Spectacularly)

Exploring a Timely Meme

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You Had One Job! (and You Failed Spectacularly!)

You Had One Job

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Have you ever looked at something like a misspelled sign or a poorly-installed bathroom fixture and thought to yourself, "How did they mess that up? They only had ONE JOB to do, and they did it this badly?"

Of course, you have! If there's one thing the good people of the internet love (aside from cat videos, of course), it's pointing out when someone makes a truly boneheaded mistake. It seems like you can't even make a typo or take a ridiculous picture of yourself in public without someone snapping a cell phone picture and uploading it to YouTube or Reddit. What can we say? The internet is a big fan of Schadenfreude; the act of finding joy in other people's mistakes.

That's where these "You Had One Job" memes come in. All of these products got so inexplicably botched, it's hard to tell where to lay the blame. One thing is clear; it's funny stuff. Take a look.

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You Had One Job

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This DVD cover is close... but not quite accurate. For one thing, I don't recall Eddie Murphy being blond...

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You Had One Job

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"Move the car before painting the street lines? Ain't nobody got time for that!"

This technique seems like the height of laziness, but actually, it looks like the line-painters in question had to work much harder than usual to accomplish this mega fail. Makes you wonder if they just did it to tick off the guy who parked illegally.

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You Had One Job

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Why use a tiny dab of wax when you can seal the whole darn thing up solidly? 

I'll drink to that. Eventually.

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You Had One Job

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Maybe it's meant to be abstract art? Something modern?

Nah, nothing like that. They just plain screwed up.

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You Had One Job

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Well, thanks a bunch, Tar-jay. This sign is more than a little bit confusing.

In or out, Target. WHICH IS IT? Reminds me of the "Let me in, I need to go back out" dog meme.

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You Had One Job

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Maybe check your stencils before you paint the 3-foot white letters onto black asphalt. Just a suggestion!

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You Had One Job

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Those are some strange, spiky looking watermelon. Either that or some budding grocer at the supermarket has never actually seen fruit before; in which case, good luck getting up to speed, buddy. You'll get there. *gives encouraging thumbs-up*

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You Had One Job

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There's something off about these parking spaces, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

OH YEAH, these spots must be for hovercraft. That explains it.

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You Had One Job

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In this month's issue of Penis magazine...

Whoopsie! I wonder if the person who laid out this cover is also responsible for this doozy of an ad placement fail?

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You Had One Job

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This is minor compared to some of the funny news bloopers we've seen, but it was still probably very embarrassing for some low-level TV station employee!

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You Had One Job

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Remember when Harry Potter, boy wizard, carried the ring to Mordor with his Hobbit friends?

Yeah, me neither. That's what makes this a total NERD FAIL! Please turn in your Geek Card immediately, a nameless store employee.

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You Had One Job

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If you're going to take the time to fill up an aquarium with water to prove that your product floats in the water... maybe make sure your product actually floats in water?!?

Sigh. Some people...

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You Had One Job

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Way to do your job, water drain!

And good job, guy who installed the water drain in the exact spot where it could do the least amount of good!

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You Had One Job

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Let me just go ahead and unlock this door.... D'OH!

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You Had One Job

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I'm starting to suspect that no one who works in a grocery store knows what watermelon looks like. There is really no other explanation here.

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You Had One Job

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If you'd only gotten here a few hours sooner, this sign would have been accurate. So really, it's your fault for being late.

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You Had One Job

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These are the weirdest, smelliest bunnies I've ever seen.

Also, kids, this is why we have an Easter Bunny and not an Easter Ferret

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You Had One Job

 Via Reddit

Talk about an ass-backward sign! This poor model doesn't know whether she's coming or going.

Say it with me, folks: YOU HAD ONE JOB!!