The internet is always growing; changing. We went from dial-up modems to cable broadband to leeching wifi off the local pie restaurant next door to the bar we're at. (Hey, it's their fault for making their password so easy to guess.)

But the way the internet has trapped its poor, unsuspecting users has evolved too. We used to get stuck in cascades of pop-up ads, or get involved with Nigerian princes who only have access to email and need 3000 dollars to collect their incredible inheritance and then they'll mail you back 6000 dollars and a personal invite to their coronation.

Nowadays, we know to use ad-blocking software and to ignore all emails from princes we don't know personally, but there are still terrible designers trying to trap us. Down below you'll find some of the most infuriating examples of bad design intended to trap us, the unsuspecting internet surfer.

How is anyone supposed to be lovin' that?

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Wow. McDonald's now blocks out the entire menu to show an ad every minute or so. Great design. Makes it real easy to order. - @gusbuckets

They look pretty close to me...

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This bench that looks like it was ripped from the ground. - FabulousN

For anyone who needs more ads in their lives.

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Unremovable ads on my $2,500 Samsung Smart TV. - BrownLandlord

Guess I'll just hold it.

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I can’t even take a piss without being bombarded with ads. - ChevroletAndIceCream

Looks to be on the up-and-up.

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The y-axis has 0 on the top, so the graph looks like gun deaths went down instead of up. - Meloetta

What exactly is a "daily fee" to you?

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When the daily fee exceeds the advertised rate. - jakezebear

I get mad just looking at it.

The difference between a small and a large beer. - Obito_GF

What a waste of space.

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This company makes wireless earbuds box look like it contains two earpods, when it really only contains one. - YeeOfficer

Don't whisper in your ads.

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$197 ᴱᵃᶜʰ - JProcker96

Have we been getting taken for a ride by donuts this entire time too?

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Why even put the hole there? It feels more difficult than just adding in the ice cream.

Might be worth it?

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Sure, because it definitely takes a little cash to goose the process of sending an e-mail faster.

Even Loki, the Trickster God, is impressed.

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NordVPN's offer has a timer on it that starts at 9:39:32 every time you delete the cookies - they're just tricking you into thinking it's time-limited although they've had this "offer" for months. - douira

They'll getcha.

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Mobile ads when you touch 0.0001 cm away from the center of the x button. - JopsieDopsie

Important reminder: fan-art is not an official image of a new Batman.

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This is the way my Google feed changes the title of the news article. - WeVibingWeVibing

At least they're multi-colored squares?

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1001 stickers and 768 of them are useless f*cking squares. Thanks Disney. - Mishi_Moshi

What if this is just my phone screen now?

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This ad borders the entire screen. - Starbeth8

Throw it out the window.

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My printer just did a firmware update and no longer recognizes my third-party ink. - sumofty

Not many people predicted apps would lead to more wasted paper.

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Bus company doubles size of physical tickets to promote mobile app. - The_BlackViper

Thank god! More ads! I didn't know what to buy!

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NBA 2k19 is a 60 dollar retail game. They put non-skippable ads in from another company. - Bulletz4Brkfzt

Even Loki, the Trickster God, is pissed off.

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Food delivery app tells me my next meal is free. - NonVegAnimalLover

To be fair, we're all going wireless soon anyways.

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This design pisses me off every single day. - tazzzzzzzz0

Frank, their email guy, is on vacation until... well... he's on vacation most of the time.

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It takes us one minute to fill your mailbox but 10 days to stop sending those emails. - M_Nagy

"Eh, they'll probably be sick of the candle by then."

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The bottom 20 percent of the candle has no wick. - TylerEbby

My cactus-loving niece was so disappointed in her Christmas present.

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What they are advertising vs. What they send. They say deep in the description that it's a DIY project. - HaHumus

Someone get these folks a dictionary.

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Labeling wipes that are toxic for aquatic life and non-degradable as "flushable." - Joe__Soap

Not sure how I'm supposed to review this with my lawyer.

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By opening the envelope for the license agreement, you agree to it. - PandaKing185

Facebook pretty much seems like they're on the up-and-up.

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Facebook, I'm beyond words. - Pinoy_Bro

So that's why I'm so unfulfilled after eating a chocolate bar! I thought it was just because I was eating to fill an emotional void! Whew!

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Shrink-flation used by Cadbury to literally cut corners. The bottom chocolate bar is more than 8 percent smaller. - Flying_Dutchmen_13

They didn't need to sleep anyway.

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LED billboard positioned directly in front of an apartment building. - Dora_De_Destroya

Now you're going to be looking at that notch for the duration of you contract.

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Apple using different wallpapers and trying to make us believe the Pro and the Pro Max has no "notch" compared to the base model. - lucadigennaro

But I wanted to protect the environment...

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This “solar" calculator just has a piece of tape holding in a fake solar panel. - jedislayer21

Can't tell if this is a joke or a way to trap old people inside a cafe...

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Such a great deal! - Guevarra25

The Rise of Skywalker was, in every way, a trap.

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Movie "started" at 10pm but ads ran for an entire 30 minutes before the movie finally came on. - Caeliterra

Was the internet even invented in 1999? I honestly don't know.

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I have to connect to the internet in order to play an arcade game from 1999. - Coolkid1692

You can't just say things like that.

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So, it was a lie? - Droyk

Great, I'll just walk then.

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That... defeats... the whole point of Uber? - Blacktwiggers

What would a chess app even do with that?

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So they can call your friends to tell them how you got rekt. - havocLSD

Be both an employee and a consumer!

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This company requires I agree to have promotional emails from them to apply for a job. - Fox_Booty

I do so love to click.

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This article forces you to go to another website just so that I can include more ads. - Luggage-Caching

We are all being taken for a ride at all times.

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These Bluetooth headphones have to be permanently plugged in to provide power. - EvilSuppressor

Those post office guys know how to stay on-brand.

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Floor tiles at the US Postal Museum. - ligbag4

Mmm, so much air...

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Both weigh 500g but the green one is in a 30% "BIGGER BAG MORE TO SHARE." - AApickleAA

Now here's a candidate you can trust.

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Received this for my 88-year-old grandma. Says it's a summons from Travis County, but is actually asking money for Ted Cruz. Is this even legal? - YourAverageGod

Guess this machine's getting a 24 cent tip.

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The price was $5.76. I can only pay with quarters. - GryphonPatches

A lot of people say the problem with airline travel is that it's just too comfortable.

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Literal hell for budget flyers — standing seats. - DistinctScene0

Is... it a discount for them?

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I’m not sure Verizon understands the meaning of discount. - nollsgame80

Comes with a free mile of plastic.

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I can't buy single use plastic bags at the supermarket anymore, but companies get away with sh*t like this. - ouro_boros_14

"Hon, I feel like you've been getting shorter since lunch began."

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These benches in a food court are tilted so customers would leave sooner. - Lillian__0314

At least this disappointed bodybuilder still has their sense of humor.

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Brand new protein powder, not even filled half whey. - Furious_Flames

Trickery at its finest.

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This smartphone with a fake triple camera and fake fingerprint sensor. - Clifton360

"No no no, we need our pods."

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This Keurig that stops you from using reusable pods. - NotReallyMichaelCera

If we can't trust our stickers, who can we trust?

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The sticker was a lie. - Doophie

They've got cajones, you gotta give 'em that.

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Wondered why my new sheets felt like garbage... - NarplePlex

I just want to know what they're buying with it!

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The vending machine at the children’s hospital overcharges by 10¢ on every item with no written reason. When I contacted customer support, they offered to send back my 10¢, but nothing more. - emzieees

I mean, if you can afford a computer, you can afford 87 dollars.

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There's a $87 dollar difference between searching for a flight on my iPad and computer for the same flight. $269 on the computer and $182 on iPad. - GloomyKey2

Could always throw it out the window yourself for free.

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I have to pay them to take the mini-bar out of my room... - totallyadragon

Did you two sign some kind of deal or something?

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No Spotify, l don't want to listen to Drake. - TheManWhoKillsMoms

Use it on what will be your best note.

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I bought these sticky notes cause I thought the gold border was nice. - KarmasDoll

"Good luck, kid!"

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Youtube lets you purchase a movie, but still age blocks you. - TacoTurtleSupreme

Two slices total?

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This packaging tricks you. - NoFixedName