Human beings are but a tiny spec on a little pebble we consider a planet that is hurdling through the cosmos. That means that anyone who thinks they have any idea what's going on out there in the universe is either lying or deluded.
But there are times when we do catch a glimpse of the universe's grand plans for us. You meet your future wife at the airport after missing a flight? That's absolutely fate, or destiny, or God's plan, or whatever else you want to call the invisible guiding hand of the universe. But all too often, we think about the lofty ideals of the universe only when big, important stuff happens. Sometimes, the universe just gets petty.
These are some of those stories; stories of times when the universe decided it was going to toy with us mere mortals, presumably just to amuse itself. Here are the funniest stories, culled from an Ask Reddit thread, about times when people were convinced the universe was just messing with them.