Forgetting something is absolutely normal and just a part of human behaviour. Whether it’s your glasses, your car keys, the names of your colleagues or just something trivial and stupid: we all tend to forget something sometimes and be a bit distracted.
However, there are some situations where forgetting something is far from ideal or practical, but it certainly makes for a funny anecdote. This list shows no less than 35+ images of people that forgot something, with some hilarious consequences.
Now, forgetting something usually isn’t that bad – but these cases are certainly an exception. Let’s jump right in and take a look!
1) What a time capsule
Sometimes, you can forget things for a while – such as these skates that someone hung in a tree as a child. After dozens of years, the once young boy who put them there was astonished to see the skates right in the middle of the fully-grown tree. Talk about a time capsule!
2) Wrong season
For many, Halloween is one of the most fun days of the year. We all get to dress up, trick or treat and put up tons of scary decorations. A couple of residents in this neighbourhood forgot to remove their Halloween decoration during snowy times. Now it’s truly a scary sight to see!
3) Not something you’d want to forget
There’s no escaping the fact that old furniture needs to be replaced. The neighbours of the person who snapped this picture carried a headboard out, but it looks like they forgot to remove one particular and delicate item. It’s either that, or the neighbours have a fine sense of humour!
4) Bathroom surprise
While most people enjoy surprises, they’re usually not welcomed in the bathroom. “My employee forgot to close the bathroom window last night,” a business owner posted on the internet. He was convinced that it was a baby hawk.
5) Good manners
What happens when you take a mini-vacation and you forget to make sure that the kitten has enough litter? Apparently, some kittens are able to adjust accordingly and develop some good manners, such as the furry feline seen in the picture.
It often occurs that some weird ingredients are able to make it into a cake mix, but a spoon definitely wouldn’t add that much flavour. Luckily, this person was able to find out where the spoon went before taking a bite! “Found the spoon, honey!”
7) Not a happy pup
The owner of this adorable four-footer worked at an animal daycare but apparently was so hungry one day that she simply forgot to leave without her loyal canine friend. My manager sent me this picture about 10 minutes later saying ‘you forgot something’, the woman posted. And the pup doesn’t seem too happy about it!
8) Potatotally forgot
It’s best to store your potatoes somewhere in the open where you can see them, because otherwise, situations like these may occur. “Soo I forgot I had potatoes,” this person wrote online. His funny mistake ended up being liked by almost 27,000 people!
9) No one will even notice
It’s quite a remarkable feat to forget your instrument right in the middle of a performance, but we can imagine it would happen to the best of us. So what do you do when you realize you can’t even play? Just blend in naturally, of course, and hope that no one notices.
A festivalgoer was able to snap a unique and surprising picture at a Brazilian carnival event. “A lad that drunk so much during the Brazilian carnival that he forgot his Girlfriend was on his shoulders,” he wrote as a caption for the photo that has now gone viral!
11) They’re going to be in for a surprise
When you’re planning a (mini) vacation, you’ll often find yourself double checking things. It turns out that not forgetting your luggage at the parking spot is at least equally as important. They’re definitely going to be in for a surprise when they realize they forgot to bring their things! Luckily, the neighbours were there to safeguard their belongings until they got back. Frustrating, yet funny!
12) Forgetting a dentist’s appointment
Forgetting a dentist’s appointment is an absolute classic – we’ve all been there. However, forgetting a dentist’s appointment right after a Halloween party, that’s pretty awkward. This man had no time to change, and apparently, everybody in the waiting room thought he plain was crazy. Pirates need dental care too!
13) A hungry cat
There are two simply elementary rules every cat owner should follow. One: never leave the house without feeding the cat. Two: never leave the house without feeding the cat. This furry little thing wanted food so badly, and the kitten’s owner definitely won’t make the same mistake again.
14) Missing an important detail
It may be cold in the winter, but for kids, being able to play around in the snow more than makes up for it. This father told the kids how to make snow angels in the snow. However, it looks like he forgot to tell one important detail… The kids went face down in the snow, but it definitely made for a funny picture and a hilarious anecdote.
Some people don’t like surprises, and it turns out that the same thing can be said for animals too. This kitten, for example, was absolutely stunned to see that a baby was welcomed into the house! “We forgot to tell our cat that we had a baby,” the parents wrote. Doing that ends up in some hilarious feline facial expressions!
16) Sharing is caring
For cats, leaving the lid open of a pizza box equals a direct invitation to have a meal. Safe to say, the rest of this pizza didn’t last very long when this feline kitten got its hands on the delicious food! The owner probably won’t make the same mistake again.
17) Not an ideal outfit
“We’re taking our son to an epic playground,” the wife of this man said. Apparently, he forgot the part where she told him that the playground was directly at a church – he probably would’ve picked a different outfit if he remembered!
18) Thanks a lot, brother
This husband and dad of two children usually wears glasses because he has a lazy eye – but the man forgot to wear them during a family photo shoot. The lazy eye is quite noticeable, so he asked his brother if he couldn’t apply some Photoshop magic to the picture. That’s exactly what the brother did, although probably not in the way you’d expect.
19) When there’s no other option left
Working in a laboratory usually requires a strict dress code to make sure that none of the lab samples is compromised. In this lab, someone forgot to wear a proper attire and couldn’t go to work. It was fixed rather quickly, however, as you can see the result of the improvised solution in the image.
20) A fine replacement
Forgetting your work badge, it happens all the time. But if all of the employees are walking around with one of those fancy badges on their chest, you definitely need to have some kind of replacement in order not to stand out. This person luckily found one of those substitute badges, although it’s rightfully called a ‘badge of shame’.
21) Unintended effect
So-called ‘jump pictures’ require a lot of work and effort, and people usually don’t get it right on the first try. This photographer forgot to reposition the camera while the subjects were jumping in the air, which makes it look like they’re hanging instead of jumping. Talk about an unintended effect!
22) Just a placeholder
Forgetting placeholder texts is probably one of the funniest things you can miss. This manufacturer of sleeping bags still needed a French translation for one of its products, but instead of the translated words, the only thing you’ll read is “French french french french french.” Oops!
23) A sticky situation
This adorable little boy apparently forgot where he put his lollipop and even managed to stick it right to his head. When he felt that there was something weird dangling on his forehead, he suddenly realized what happened with his candy! His adorable face at the end is truly priceless.
24) Batman grandpa
Leaving your stuff in the car of your grandparents will almost certainly end up turning into the recipe for a funny story. This person forgot his Batman costume goggles in grandpa’s car. It didn’t take long before he put on the shades himself and sent his grandson this funny picture. There’s a new Batman in town!
25) Faith in humanity restored
Of all the material things you can forget, losing your wallet has to be one of the worst. This person left a wallet at the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s restaurant, but this worker named Rafael paid the meal out of his own pocket and kept the wallet safe. “Good Samaritans still exist,” he said.
26) Home invasion
It’s important to lock your doors, otherwise, you might end up with some unexpected visitors. This fellow was able to make his way inside and was seemingly lost. The moment the woman who lives in the house smelled something funky, she knew something was wrong. Judging by the picture, the cow was probably just as surprised as her!
27) If it works, it works
Dire circumstances call for dire measures. This person was running late for work – which happens – but the dog still needed to talk a walk outside. Finding the leash seemed to be quite the obstacle. However, with a bag of chips as a replacement, the dog seemed to follow just fine.
28) Forgetting a final
As if it was bad enough to forget a high school final, this young woman forgot that she had this test at the same time as a Pow Wow ceremony. She immediately drove over in full outfit and proceeded to fill in the test. The regalia even served as her lucky charm! The young lady graduated from high school just a couple of days after this funny picture was taken.
29) A cold surprise
As we all know, water expands when it turns into ice. Someone wanted to put a bottle of red wine in the freezer for just a little bit to give it a bit of a chilly spark but forgot to take it back out after a couple of hours. The result? The cork popped off and it makes for a picture that’s truly worth a thousand words.
30) He’ll never forget bug spray again
In some situations, bug spray is apparently absolutely essential. It seems like bugs were all around wherever this man slept. His buddy took a shot of his back and decided to post it on the internet as a warning and piece of advice to always carry bug spray around.
31) Chocolate delight
It’s no secret that chocolate melts quite easily – and it can be quite a pain to make sure that your chocolate treats make it to your home in one piece during a hot summer day! “Forgot to take the chocolate Easter bunny out of the car,” the person wrote. The bunny itself doesn’t seem all that happy about it.
32) Missing: ‘heder’
Taking care of the design and structure of a newspaper can certainly be tricky sometimes, and these people often have to guesstimate title lengths. They’ll often use placeholders, but someone forgot to remove this rather funny placeholder before it was printed for thousands to read. “Heder goes here fdsa fd (…)” doesn’t really look like an appealing headline to me.
33) Forgetting the drain plugs
Out of all of the forgotten things in this list, this is probably the priciest mistake. The boat owners forgot to put their drain plugs in, and it didn’t take long before the boat started to fill up with water. Chances are that the engine and electrical systems need to be replaced. When you have a boat, always double check the plugs!
34) Unexpected seeds
Carving Jack-O-Lanterns during Halloween is part of the tradition, and this person simply threw away all of the seeds from a pumpkin down the drain. However, the man forgot to turn on the garbage disposer afterwards. After two weeks, he was able to take this great picture.
35) When you realize something’s wrong
Admittedly, it might take you a few seconds to figure out what’s wrong with this photo and some won’t even spot it at all! This person, however, was a little disappointed to see that his Snickers bar didn’t have chocolate on the sides… Receiving less chocolate than expected can never be a good thing.
36) That’s one way to take an exam
These students were probably a little stressed out about their upcoming midterm exam, but it turns out that the professor didn’t exactly have his thoughts in the right place as well. He’d forgotten the key to the examination room! There was no other free room in the building, so the whole exam was done outside.
37) Welcome to Bananaville
This fake driving license is absolutely hilarious. It shows a picture of a monkey, originating from none other than ‘Bananaville’ with a validity that lasts ‘fur ever’. Someone was pulled over and this license was covering the real license, and it looks like the policeman failed to see the humour of the funny card.. “Forgot I had this in my wallet covering my real license. Mr. Policeman was not amused.”
38) Someone needs to read the manual
There’s a reason why doctors ask you to remove all kinds of metal items when you enter an MRI-room: the whole scanner is basically a huge magnet. Apparently, someone didn’t get the memo and a metal cart was very attracted to the machine, which is always turned on. Luckily, no one got hurt – but the hospital needed to make repairs to the machine totalling over 40,000 dollars.
39) A+ for creativity
When you forget some grooming essentials, you might feel hopeless. A young woman forgot to bring her razor, but she did bring a couple of refill blades. Luckily, her boyfriend was ingenious and brave enough to put something together. MacGyver would be proud!
40) Just a tad overcooked
Of all the things you can forget, forgetting that you’re preparing some food with the stove still on is among the worst. This person had an appetite for caramel and decided to melt some sugar, only to forget about the whole thing entirely and find it completely overcooked hours. That’s not caramel anymore, that’s a volcano!
After taking a look at these hilarious pictures, you’ll definitely want to double check if you haven’t forgotten things from now on. But if it still happens, the funny consequences will often make for a very interesting story to tell people. Definitely don’t forget to SHARE this with your friends and family.