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27 Examples Of Really Terrible Instructions That Help No One

Updated November 27, 2019 18.0k votes 2.5k voters 98.3k views27 items

Some processes are so complex you need to rely on step-by-step instructions. But going off the instructions see on the subreddit r/restofthef*ckingowl, some people could use instruction on how to write instructions. From baffling recipes to nonsensical coding directions, here are some examples that make IKEA look verbose.

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    If Yours Doesn't Look Like This You Have Failed

    Photo: u/KierBear18 / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?
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    Retire At 38 By Being Already Rich

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    Bad instructions?
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    Very Helpful Shadow Of Mordor Hint

    Photo: u/SunkenLoki / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?
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    M.C. Escher Wrote These Instructions

    Photo: u/Zarking716 / Reddit
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    Bad instructions?