When you're a child, you're taught that it's important to try your hardest in order to succeed.
The adults who try to instill this lesson certainly mean well, but there are cases where that mentality backfires.
Here are some people who tried their best...and still failed miserably.
via: RedditThis person tried their best to save some electricity. Instead, they ruined Christmas. Let that be a lesson to all of us.
via: RedditHow many times are you supposed to attempt telling a knock-knock joke before you just give up? I think this person made more attempts than they had to. I admire their persistence, but come on. This clearly isn't going to work out.
via: RedditThere are two very different stories to tell here depending on which headline you go with. (Also, to any pedants reading, neither option is correct. It should be "first-hand"!) And now for someone who completely failed to spell the word "poison"...
via: RedditThey started so close, then drifted further and further away from the correct spelling as they went on. However, "deadly water" is brilliant.
via: RedditI don't really understand the daughter's issue with her dad's texting. He seems perfectly flippity floppity with his swaggy 'guage.
via: RedditI mean... Technically you could interpret that as being "Marc with a 'c.'" Maybe?
via: RedditYet another failed knock-knock joke to add to the list. I can't believe Kylo Ren would do something so cruel to Han Solo.
via: ImgurObviously, this was a fail from start to finish. There's something satisfying about seeing a jerk be bested by their own unintelligence, right?
via: RedditTom McEldroon asked to remain anonymous. Well, Tom, you can ask for whatever you want, but journalism stops for no one.
via: RedditAll this poor person wanted was a glass of water. Unfortunately, their attempts at hydration were foiled by technology. We're truly living in the darkest timeline.
via: RedditI like to imagine that the two of them stayed in their respective hiding places for hours and hours. It's like a modern-day "Gift of the Magi." Or something.