A popular rumor you have heard is a penny can derail a train if it's on the track. Though all evidence points to this being false, it still bring up an excellent point: how do the smallest things occasionally make the biggest impact, for good or bad. Because this is the internet, after all, we're only going to be discussing the bad today.


Reddit user, u/Vlarko, wanted to hear how things go south when they asked:

What minor thing is an instant day ruiner?

SNAG

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When your sleeve gets stuck in a doorknob

masterslope

I've had doorknobs yank out earbuds more times than I can count

Vlarko

That Extra Two Days Makes A Difference

When the package you have been waiting for gets delayed. Even worse if it's from Friday till Monday so you don't have it for the weekend.

Malgaras

All My Parents Out There? Raise Your Hand?

Waking up in a puddle of pee from one of your kids having an accident in your bed.

peoplegrower

A Wafting Aroma Of Beans You'll Never Drink

spilling coffee on your clean clothes first thing in the morning, and not being able to drink your coffee but having to smell it for the rest of the day.

Paddlingmyboat

Offsets The Whole Day

Waking up 5 minutes late and that making you slightly behind for everything else that day

DarnedJt

Imma go 100 mph and get there five minutes early

NastyMeanOldBender

Squish Squish Squish

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When I step in a puddle and the socks I'm wearing get wet.

HIPS79

It's The Watching It Tumble That Makes It Tough

Stacking and tidying a lot of something up, wiping your hands and smile as you accomplished it, then turn and accidentally hip check the stack and it all tumbles to the floor, if not breakable, you're basically back to square one in this Sisyphian task.

If breakable, all you can do is watch everything fall in slow-mo as "Hello Darkness My Old Friend" plays in your head.

LemonFlavoredMelon

Friendship: OVER

Seeing friends go out without inviting you

okillfindanewname

Your ex friends

JCasg

This Can Guide A Whole Day

Dropping food you were looking forward to

tollfreecall

I have nightmares of this exact thing

Vlarko

Seriously? Another Food Thing?

Going to eat leftovers you've been looking forward to just to find someone else ate them.

SmoochyBoogins

Ew...

Realizing it was more than just a fart

konficker

...There's Always Tomorrow

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Post shower poop

monstertots509

You might as well just go back to bed and start the entire process over because that day is ruined

Djanghost

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