40 Hacked-Off Employees Who Quit Their Jobs In Hilarious Ways

If you’ve never ever felt like telling your boss to shove it, then we envy you. But while a bad job can feel like a prison sentence, luckily there’s a solution: quitting! And if you’re on the verge of saying sayonara to your soul-sapping 9 to 5, take some cues from these funny folks and sign out with style.

After seeing this creative effort, we were inspired to write our own limerick:

There was a young lady named Brit,
Who decided one day she would quit.
They paid well by the hour,
But her sweet tooth turned sour,
Because her boss was an unbearable person.

Full points for inventiveness here, Stephen. But we can’t help but wonder what caused him to quit. Maybe he asked for a Huge Grant and was turned down. Or perhaps he just thought the job was a load of old Bullocks.

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“I quit, smiley face”? What does “I quit, smiley face” mean, Mel? Does it mean you quit smiling? Because if it does, you should STOP SMILING, MEL! Still, we bet that this resignation was both satisfying and delicious.

This guy snuck in a subtle dig on his way out, the absolute madman. Unfortunately, he left his personal laptop behind, which meant he had to go back on his word.

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Simple, delicate and efficient. Well done, Todd! Incidentally, Todd now designs greetings cards full-time – and you really ought to see his Valentine’s range.

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When a well-loved co-worker quits, it can sometimes feel like they’ve passed on. At least it does to Clive, the line cook at Five Guys. Clive loved you, David Sell, and this is how you treat him? More like David Sell-out, right? You are no longer alive to Five Guys Clive.

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Initially, this read, “I’m outraged at the lack of cleaning equipment in this establishment. How am I supposed to clean this pan without any… wait. Wait, wait, wait. I found some.” Probably.

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Talk about Bed, Bath and Beyond the Pale. Yes, this ex-employee doesn’t think too highly of their boss. Yes, we’re a little offended at what this furious former staff member thinks of the oven’s intended customers. But the real headline here is that incredible extender ring kit.

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Homer Simpson once told his son, “If something is hard to do, then it’s not worth doing.” And, apparently, this worker shared the sentiment. We bet you can’t read this without hearing the “Woo Hoo!” in Homer’s voice, either.

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Whoever said that a resignation letter ever needed to contain, well, words? This minimalist approach is beautiful in its simplicity. Also, if the title is “Untitled,” is it titled or untitled? Mind. Blown.

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We wonder where this guy came up with the idea to use toilet paper to write his resignation letter. We also wonder what he was doing at the time of writing. Most of all, though, we’re just glad that he used a Sharpie for the whole thing.

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The one remaining Dickey’s worker: “Sir, how are we going to cover the shifts this week now that everyone quit?”
Boss: “Stick a HELP WANTED sign in the window.”
Employee: “Should we take down the scathing review of work conditions that’s been taped to the door first?”
Boss: “Whatever, I don’t really care.”
Employee: “Sooooo… would you say it’s quite a fair review?”

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When this person quit, they left quite the calling card by flipping the whole aisle. And, apparently, it isn’t even the first time they’ve done this, making them a *drumroll* cereal offender.

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A lesson to bosses out there: if your drunk employee attacks another worker but you don’t fire them because you can’t be bothered to cover their shift, you may just lose the sober one. Or, just, y’know, be nice. That’ll do. Have a swell day!

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Mic drops are supposed to be impactful in both their spontaneity and their dramatic effect. They really need to be seen in person. Taking the time to draw a mic drop is kind of weak, Elizabeth. Gold star for your drawing skills, though.

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This guy is obviously a fan of Douglas Adams, as these words are what the dolphins in his fourth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book write before they leave Earth for good. Maybe he quit so dramatically that he literally left the planet, too. In any case, this was done on porpoise.

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Turns out that this was a typo, and he was just really proud of the fact that he quilts. Not only that, but he didn’t want anyone to be concerned that his quilting would keep him from the Christmas party. Guess what this skilled quilter gave his colleagues for Secret Santa this year? That’s right: novelty mugs.

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Sometimes you just have to speak the boss’ language. Apparently, this boss’ language was unreliable technology, terrible cake color schemes and gluttony.

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How do you quit your job, declare your love for ’80s pop and Rickroll your boss all at the same time? Hand over this Astley-inspired receipt of resignation, that’s how.

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The bathroom is a good place to contemplate your life choices. But there’s a lesson for all of us here: don’t push too hard, or you may lose something you weren’t expecting – like your hair, a lung, or, in this case, your job.

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If this employee knew that the job would only involve changing signs all day, perhaps he or she would never have signed up for this sign-changing job. That’s the feeling you get when you sign your life away, we guess.

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Chris Holmes, who once worked for the U.K. Border Force, chose to quit in the most delicious way possible with this sweet offering. And the new father seems to have his priorities straight – in our eyes, at least. Yes, there are definitely more important things in life than a 9-to-5 job. Cake, for example.

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Looks like this guy has re-signed himself to his fate. He’ll be hitting the road soon. And that’s definitely one way to make an exit. That’s the end of the bad puns, we promise.

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Reddit user Shuma-Gorath claims that his friend quit his job by handing his boss this framed picture. And let’s be honest. Working a soul-destroying 9 to 5 when you’re a rainbow-riding space cowboy isn’t just unfair to you, it’s unfair to the entire cosmos.

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When game developer Jarrad Farbs left his job to focus on his own independent projects, he signed out in an incredibly creative way. He created a short version of Super Mario that steadily revealed his intentions and ended with a heartwarming message expressing his gratitude to the company. Aww.

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Looks like Jamie won’t be getting any new connections on LinkedIn! But when there’s a mass exodus of staff and he’s quoted as saying that “Cancer is not an excuse,” he’s probably someone who needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror.

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Quitting a job is a good reason to send someone a consolation card. Others include seeing a friend drop the beer you just bought him, the loss of a loved one and seeing your friend drop his phone in the beer you just bought him. Oh, and after a vasectomy.

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Of all the words you expect to associate with quitting, “delicious” and “shareable” don’t usually spring to mind. Maybe this person is giving two weeks’ notice in advance of his or her birthday?

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Either this is a very clever way of informing upper management that you’re leaving, or this company owns a computer that has developed sentience and can really sense the uncomfortable office vibe. We’re, like, ooh, 90 percent sure that it’s the latter.

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According to a Reddit user named techred, his buddy announced the news of his retirement by presenting his co-workers with this emergency-themed cake. We wonder if he stuck to company rules and lined up in the parking lot to wait for the firefighters after he left.

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Wow, Melissa and Jay – seems a little high and mighty to rub it in the face of the co-workers who don’t have quite as rich and fulfilling lives. Let them eat cake indeed…

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We believe this works in the same manner as a compliment sandwich. First, distract the boss with a sweet picture of a friendly dinosaur. Next, you throw in your notice. Then, suddenly, the raptor looks like he’s trying to back away from an awkward situation – as you would if you were being made into bread in a tortured analogy.

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Sometimes you just have to be direct and get straight to the point, as this employee did. Their co-workers really could have done without the “This is where I clogged the toilet” sticker, though.

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Our favorite thing about this comprehensive diss-list is the free-flowing, stream-of-consciousness nature of the writing. But we’re guessing that reference won’t exactly be glowing.

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You may not miss changing the sign, but you did miss an apostrophe. No wonder you got fired. You should never have started working at a Dairy Queen if you knew you were signpost-intolerant.

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Wait a minute… we’re confused. This employee agrees that they could be considered inconsistent then consistently highlights how consistent they… oh. We see what they did. Well played.

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This wonderfully succinct notice to customers highlights the terrible “borderline sweatshop” conditions that these employees faced before quitting. Let’s hope, then, that corporate learns a few lessons.

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Boss: “Oh my God, those cookies you baked were amazing!”
Employee: “Um… really? You don’t, you know, have anything else to say about them?”
Boss: “Haha, nope!”
Employee: “Nothing about the icing?”
Boss: “All I know is they were delicious. But I’ll let you get back to work.”

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You can really feel the relief of this Wendy’s employee when they finally got to say “Now that’s better” and mean it. Incidentally, isn’t “Greg” the epitome of a manager’s name?

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Aww, this is a very sweet way of saying, “I will be breaking my contract and refusing to work the statutory two-week notice that is expected of me, so there!” All bad news should be hand-drawn and include a smiley shooting star.

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If you’re in the construction business, though, what better way to announce your departure than by making a priceless blunder? Yes, while engineering, architecture and construction are by no means simple pursuits, anyone who does choose to follow these highly technical paths needs at least a shred of common sense. Otherwise, you end up with absolutely absurd scenarios like these 40 hilariously baffling ones. You couldn’t make them up…

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40. Ride on…

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You get the feeling the city planner behind this egregious error doesn’t care much for cyclists. Then again, Hanlon’s Razor tells us that we may be giving them too much credit. The adage, “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity” definitely seems as though it could apply here.

39. Looking good

Honestly, we’re almost a little impressed that someone managed to mount a soap dispenser on a mirror. Almost. Because practicalities aside, it’s seriously baffling how anyone could think this was acceptable. Unless, of course, it’s simply a shrewd initiative to switch the user’s focus from their appearance to their hygiene. Come to think of it, we could actually get on board with that.

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38. Seriously uncool

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Perhaps this fan is just for decoration, and was never intended to be switched on. That’s the only conceivable explanation, because if it is ever switched on, it’s going to end catastrophically. And if it was intended to operate, well, we doubt the owners of this place will be huge fans of the electrician’s handiwork.

37. Leap of faith

Peering into this shaft is a bit like trying to complete a jigsaw puzzle somebody has used as a seat. All the pieces are there, but they don’t quite fit together. Then again, maybe the construction worker behind this dumbfounding feat was just planning to audition for American Ninja Warrior. That would explain why it looks like the perfect place to practice parkour…

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36. No escape

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Emergency exits are, on balance, fairly important. It’s just a shame nobody told whoever installed this one. Let’s set the scene: your office building is being consumed by fire, and you’re fleeing down the corridor with searing flames licking at your heels. The bright green emergency exit sign gleams overhead. You finally reach the door, and you open it to find… a brick wall. Someone call the safety inspector.

35. No-clue flue

Are you tired of having a great view from your balcony? In fact, are you just plain over having a balcony altogether? Then you might want to follow the awesome trend set by this canny construction worker. Yes, simply install a ventilation shaft directly through your balcony, and you’ll never have to worry about things like natural indoor lighting ever again.

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34. Wrong turn

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The longer you look at this picture, the more it seems like a cruel practical joke. After all, it’s not just the horrific road markings that are taunting poor drivers – even the road signs are in on it. That’s right: you can only turn left. But also, don’t turn left under any circumstances. Really, the only rational response is to shift into reverse.

33. Blush before you flush

We’re going to have to give whoever did this the benefit of the doubt. That’s because if they intentionally installed a restroom door with a window, we’d have to assume they were a seriously shady character. Instead, we’ll take a more optimistic view of the world, and chalk it up as a mistake – or perhaps the work of a closet exhibitionist.

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32. Double trouble

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At first glance, this looks like an absolutely absurd calamity of construction. But what if it’s not? Hear us out: in this modern world, we often find it difficult to make time for our loved ones. So why not catch up with a buddy while doing your business? Yeah, okay – we couldn’t even convince ourselves with that explanation.

31. *View may be restricted

To be honest, we’re not sure who’s at the most fault here. Is it the installer of the pillar, the seat fitter, or the seller of the ticket? This guy could feasibly blame any one of those people, but instead he seems unreasonably happy with his situation. Maybe his team is losing, and the post is actually a welcome reprieve?

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30. Flight of fantasy

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This staircase looks like it needs a “mind your head” sign. Or, you know, just removing altogether, because it actually leads straight into the ceiling. We can’t say we’re familiar with staircases as a decorative feature, so we can only assume this incredible gaffe wasn’t intentional. But that just begs the question: how do you make a mistake like this?

29. Bags of common sense

You don’t need to be a construction expert to realize that there’s a right way and a wrong way to use concrete. And you don’t even need to be a construction novice to know that this is definitely the wrong way to use concrete. To be fair, though, it is technically doing its job. And who knows – when it rains, maybe it’ll just mix itself?

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28. They’ve duct it up

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There’s an old adage that most construction problems can be solved by the careful application of one of two tools. If it should move but doesn’t, use WD40. If it shouldn’t move but does, use duct tape. Clearly, this telephone pole shouldn’t have moved, but did. Yet whoever taped it up didn’t have complete faith in the system, if that equally useless piece of rope is anything to go by.

27. Straight down the middle

If you want to experience racing around Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road in real life, just try driving down this road. After all, those off-kilter markings are destined to cause the kind of untold havoc that usually only exists in video games. And whoever was responsible for them will need more than a golden mushroom to escape the consequences…

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26. Full support

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Caution: this building may collapse at any moment. That’s because it’s held up with a few planks of wood, some liberally-applied “DO NOT CROSS” tape, and presumably the hopes and dreams of whoever was behind this disastrous repair attempt. Let’s just hope it was remedied before gravity got involved.

25. Off the rails

To be fair to the crew who installed these stairs, they may have simply fallen victim to regulations that required a central handrail. But surely there must have been a better solution than this? Not only does it look super awkward, but no attempts have been made to stop people from accidentally going up the middle section. Yeah, this is a total design fail.

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24. Handle without care

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Well, that’s one way to make sure the sign on the front of these doors is followed. After all, they definitely won’t be getting locked during rush hour if they can’t even close. The only problem is, they won’t be getting locked any other time either. Somehow, that didn’t seem to cross the mind of whoever installed these handles.

23. Open door policy

Apparently, testing the lock after installation wasn’t part of this builder’s remit. If it was, they’d surely have noticed that they’d screwed it in upside down. Or maybe they did notice, but they simply decided they weren’t getting paid enough to care. Either way, it means that privacy is practically an alien concept in this restroom.

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22. Also not cool

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Picture it: you’ve designed and built your dream kitchen, only to realize that you forgot to make room for the fridge. Nightmare. Thankfully, there’s a solution. Yes, all you have to do is build a completely new room inside your brand new kitchen, and pop the fridge in there. It really couldn’t be simpler – or more insane.

21. Pillar of wisdom

Imagine performing your job so unquestioningly that you install a shower around a huge concrete pillar. What must this construction worker’s own home look like for this to be completely normal to them? Presumably they just have random concrete pillars jutting out of every corner, around which they arrange their entire life.

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20. Mis-step

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Apparently, wheelchair-bound people only need help with the first five steps. We’re sure they can manage the rest on their own, though, right? We wouldn’t want to be in this architect’s shoes when the city council finally figures out what’s wrong.

19. Tree-mendous

We suppose this wouldn’t be too bad, as long as you drove a motorbike. Or a really, really thin car. Yeah, okay, this is just plain awful. However, maybe the homeowner just really couldn’t bear to cut down his favorite tree.

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18. Pole position

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Good luck avoiding this stupidly-placed telephone pole if there’s any traffic on the road. Maybe there was a breakdown in communication within the construction team. Unfortunately, though, it’s one that could spell disaster for drivers.

17. Mind your step

We really hope that’s not the front door – or, more accurately, it might be the exit, as that’s probably the only thing you’ll be doing if you go through it. On the other hand, perhaps it’s just an ill-thought out security measure…

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16. View without a room

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Call us crazy, but we think the construction crew may have forgotten something important when building this balcony. Like, you know, getting onto it without having to abseil down from the floor above. As interesting as that might be, of course.

15. Step up to the challenge

What’s life without a bit of adversity? Everyone likes a challenge, of course. At least, that must have been the rationale of whichever clever clogs thought a step at the bottom of an access ramp would be a good idea.

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14. Drawer flaw

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“And if we take a look in the kitchen, you’ll see we’ve got some wonderfully conceptual drawers. No, they don’t open. It’s like art. Or something.” Yeah, we really don’t envy whoever has to try to sell this place.

13. Up, up and… where?

We’ve heard of a stairway to heaven, but a stairway to nowhere seems like a bit of a downgrade. Or maybe it’s just the world’s shortest, most pointless viewing platform. Either way, it doesn’t even look particularly safe. Great job, guys.

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12. Going nowhere

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Some escalators are so long that often you can’t see exactly what’s at the top when you get on. That probably explains the bamboozled looks on these unwitting travelers’ faces. Why else would they have taken the escalator to nowhere?

11. Dazed glazier

Maybe this construction crew simply ran out of windows and figured a door wouldn’t look too out of place. Apart from being completely wrong, of course, we sure hope they at least barricaded the other side…

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10. On the level

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Really, you can’t blame the guy who installed the door – just look at the haphazard placement of those basement windows along the bottom. There’s not even an ounce of symmetry involved there. The door guy was probably just as exasperated as the rest of us.

9. High security

Even tall people need to use ATMs. And by tall people, we mean clowns on stilts. Hey, at least this way nobody’s going to see your PIN number, right? You can never be too secure when it comes to your finances, you know.

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8. Off track

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Oh, don’t worry. We’re pretty sure the train can just go around that concrete block. Right? It’s not like the wheels need to be on the track, after all. Sometimes you just have to wonder what was going through people’s minds…

7. Don’t walk

It doesn’t take an engineer to figure out that this footbridge may in fact be slightly misaligned. Though why the construction crew thought it was acceptable to just leave it as it is we’ll never know. Maybe they thought people could just jump across.

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6. Limited access

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You can go down the ramp. And you can even go back up it, if you start from the bottom. But once you’re on the ramp, you can be damn sure you’re never, ever leaving it. The word “accessibility” must seem like a foreign language to some builders.

5. Are you sitting comfortably?

Finally, a bench designed exclusively for ghosts. It’s been a long time coming. More seriously, though, why is there even a random railing at that particular part of the low deck but nowhere else along it? This entire situation is beyond baffling.

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4. Inconvenience

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Bathrooms don’t come much more compact than this. While it may take a contortionist to use the toilet, you can’t argue with how space-efficient it is. And isn’t that what modern architecture is all about?

3. Fly-drive

While this garage may be unusable at the moment, it’s at least the most future-proof car storage facility we’ve ever seen. Just think: sci-fi movies can’t all be wrong – at some point, hovercars are going to be a thing. Right?

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2. Trouble in store

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At least nobody’s going to get on this escalator by accident, unlike the one that leads to nowhere. Provided it’s an “up” escalator, that is. Can you imagine getting on at the top, only to go straight down to a pillar? You can’t even jump over the handrail here!

1. Rail’s not handy

Oh well, then. Never mind. We didn’t want to get into that cupboard after all. Indeed, who needs storage space when you can have an unusable door? In fact, that’s real modern art, right there. Or at least, that’s what the desperate realtor will tell you.

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