Terrible design fails are an unfortunate yet often hilarious reality of the creative world.
We’re talking about things like doors that go nowhere or signs that just don’t make any sense. But have you ever wondered how these terrible fails even happen? Well, sometimes folks are in a rush, other times someone just didn’t double-check their work, or maybe the designer had a little too much coffee that day.
Everyone messes up once in a while, right? These terrible design fails are a funny reminder that sometimes it’s a good idea to take a step back, have a laugh, and maybe ask a friend for their opinion before saying, “Yep, that’s perfect!”
My dishwasher beeps several times loudly when the cycle is done. Loudly enough that you can hear it outside the house. If you don’t open the door, it will beep again 45 minutes later, and every 45 minutes forever until you do so. There is no way to silence this feature or reduce the volume.
Apparently there’s no such thing as starting the dishwasher at night and then going to bed in these designer’s minds…,
Dyson vacuum cleaners. They may be great if you live in a pristine, lovely house – but when it’s an old house and you add 4 cats, a dog and 2 children it’s a useless piece of c**p where the cleaning head needs to be de-clogged every 10 minutes. And you almost need to be an engineer to disassemble, clean and reassemble it. I hate that f*****g piece of trash and am very, very sorry that I sold my reliable old Hoover. I am positive that Dyson and whoever else was involved in creating this masterpiece has never actually had to clean a house. Sucking up pieces of styrofoam at the testing clinics is not a real world example.
Baby wipes. Hey, you know when a good time to struggle with opening a package that says it has perforations but really doesn’t? You want one? Here’s a chunk of 20. You want a bunch? Here’s a tiny ripped corner. You have 10 left on a trip and need to conserve? Too bad mother f****r, here’s the rest of the pack. Get your tired a*s to CVS.
I had an automatic litter box that was fine for pee but the motor was way too weak to scoop poop and regularly got stuck. Also, poop tended to stick to the tines and make a big mess. I called the (small) company. The rep told me that the box design was tested using water and was never tested in a real life situation with real cats as no one there had a cat. She didn’t understand why this was a problem.
My new iron. Has a restart if you tip it over after it’s timed out. So if you accidentally leave it plugged it and it gets knocked over by accident (pet or child bumps the board, wind knocks something over knocking the iron over) it starts up while face down.
The newly-built ladies toilets in our office building which had no space for the sanitary products bins. The bins ended up awkwardly shoved into the too-small gap with the net result of making the actual toilets too narrow to sit on. Fully expect those dimensions were drawn and approved by someone who had no use for the bins or didn’t even know they were present in every toilet.
Especially ones advertised as “zero bunching” – they most certainly do a bunch. They will go straight up your bum crack. They can only have been designed by someone who doesn’t use them to have made that claim
The word “Latinx” as a gender-neutral way to refer to Latinos. Whoever came up with that nonsense had never even taken a Spanish 101 course. “Latinx” is simply unpronounceable in Spanish – even a 5yo speaker would know that – and the real gender-neutral word would be “latine”, but even that is very rarely used