24 Times Life Was Just Cruelly Unfair

In the immortal words of Mama Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” Damn right it is and sometimes those chocolates turn out to be the crusty dark ones that taste like a four-week-old packet of stale cheese. It’s no secret to anyone who has lived past the age of about two that sometimes, you’re going to get dealt an unjust hand no matter who you are. To prove it, we’ve assembled a some of the best examples of how life is just unfair that have ever surfaced on the Internet.

As you’ll see in the following pictures, despite what the movies would have you believe, being a good person tends to provide about as much protection against life’s unfairness as being a vegetarian provides against a bear attack. Every now and then, the unfortunate befalls us all, sometimes with such a startling harshness that there’s nothing left to do but laugh.

So strap on your helmet and get ready for a photographic chronicle of the best (saddest?) examples of how life is unfair, unreasonable, and downright mean. Some of these images will make you thank God that at least your day isn’t going this badly while others will just provide definitive proof that you aren’t the only one life has it out for.