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30 Cringey Posts That Show What Happens When People Celebrate Just A Little Too Early

They say not to count your chickens before they hatch. ‘Cause by doing so, you raise the chances for an instant loss of karma, dignity, and self-confidence, like, triple.

If you’ve ever been near the finish line raising your arms high in the sky, only to feel a cold wave of wind passing through while you enjoy the moment of not-earned victory, you need no further explanation. And if you are one of the lucky ones who hasn’t had their fair share of premature celebration-turned nightmare, please stay that way and keep on scrolling to see what not to do to become one of many.

Thanks to the subreddit r/Prematurecelebration, we now have the full-on archive of cringey glory that is a product of people celebrating just a microscopic little bit too early. So you’d better get ready to crack up big time.

#1 Random Selection

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#2 Rip

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To find out more about the community behind the r/Prematurecelebration subreddit, Bored Panda reached out to one of its moderators, u/N8theGr8, who was happy to share some insights.

The mod told us that the subreddit was created by u/potato88, who’s now a suspended user, back in 2013. Some time ago, though, the subreddit had no moderators, so the admins gave it to the current mod team, u/N8theGr8 said.

But since the subreddit revolves around a “kind of niche topic,” it’s not as active as it could be. “But we have half a million subscribers and it stays relatively active,” they added. Right now, the subreddit has 525k members in total and their community is still growing.

#3 Death And Taxes

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#4 Good Idea To Straight Up Tell Everyone That You’re Scamming A Company

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When asked about the whole concept of premature celebration that the subreddit as all about, the moderator explained that it “just means celebrating some kind of win or victory before you really should.”

“Like a guy who runs a race and then slows down right at the end to do a victory jump and throw his arms in the air, only to be passed by the 2nd-place guy who then wins the race. Or ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ newspaper held up by President Truman.”

#5 2020 Is Going So Great

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#6 Too Soon

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#7 Showing Off A Bottle Of Johnny Walker

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#8 Rollerblader Prematurely Celebrates Victory Then Gets Robbed

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#9 Oops

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#10 Microsoft Employees Holding A Funeral For The iPhone Following The “Success” Of Their Windows Phone

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#11 Stalker, 30, Who Called Police To Brag ‘I’ll Never Be Caught’ Is Jailed

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#12 Good Lasagaaa

#13 My Friend’s Two Most Recent Snaps On His Story

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#14 Congrats…

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#15 Four Years Ago

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#16 That Escalated Quickly

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#17 Rip Gary F

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#18 Meirl

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#19 Influencer Brags About Her Easy Life In Bali On Twitter, Gets Deported Over It

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#20 New York Times Article From 1924

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#21 The Toronto Blue Jays React To All The Cancelled Mlb Games Recently

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#22 Celebrating Too Early

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#23 A Youtuber Who Said Veganism And God Cured Her Cancer Has Died Of Cancer

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#24 This Showed Up In My Tech News Feed

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#25 Never Obsolete

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#26 Does This Count?

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#27 No Title Needed

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#28 So… Can I Get My Job Back Or Nah?

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#29 Congrats, You Played Yo’self

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#30 Self Explanatory

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The redditor u/N8theGr8 continued: “When you’re so close to the end that victory looks assured is when a lot of people let their guard down, and don’t have the situational awareness to realize that someone else is trying to win too. It’s fine to celebrate early, but make sure you’re in a safe position to do so.”

Instead Of Taking Their Unappreciative Kids Out, This Family Took Their Modem On A Day Trip To The Seaside

Parenting is difficult in the 21st century. With easy access to technology, it’s harder and harder to keep your kids away from screens and get them to be active outside and with their family members. However, there is always a solution!

Like when your kids refuse to go on a fun family trip, you get rid of their internet connection by taking your modem on the trip instead. That’s exactly what Australian parents Cassie Langan and her husband did. Not only that, they took a whole bunch of photos of the modem having the time of its life. The story was so awesome, it went viral.

Bored Panda reached out to Cassie in order to hear more about her story, how her kids reacted, and what the internet’s response was like. Cassie was happy to talk to us. Scroll down for the full interview.

While we’re on the topic of tech, after you’re done with this post, why don’t you check out our in-depth article about a mom who forbids her kids from using phone and TV screens and the positive effects this has.

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Two Aussie parents took their modem on a trip to the beach when two of their three kids refused to spend some quality family time together

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

According to Cassie, her husband works as a truck driver. That means that he’s on the road all week and only comes back home to his family on the weekends. Meanwhile, Cassie said that her “daughter works weekends and I work in retail, so I often work weekends too.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

“It’s not often that we are all home at the same time,” she noted. “So Chris and I thought we’d take the kids on a day trip to Warrnambool to go to the model train show that was on there, as hubby and the boys love trains.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

However, things did not go as planned: “Our 17-year-old daughter refused to go and our 10-year-old son had a tantrum listing all the reasons why it was unfair that we were making him go.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Cassie continued: “Our 13-year-old son was the only one who reluctantly agreed to go. In the end, we said to the kids that if they weren’t going to go, we’d take the modem instead and they said ok.”

Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

When they all got back home from their trip, something magical had happened. “When we got home, our 17-year-old was so bored she actually cleaned her room and spent time with her younger brother.”

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Image credits: Cassie Langan

Image credits: Cassie Langan

“When I showed my 10-year-old the photos, he said that ‘it’s not fair, we hate him and love the modem more,’ and stormed off to his room,” Cassie told us about her children’s reactions to what happened.

“The reason I made the post public is that there is so much on social media at the moment about politics, bushfires, drought, and people having a hard time in general that I thought if my post brightened one person’s day, it would be worth it,” she said. And we’ve got to say, it’s working. It certainly brightened up our day.

“I am absolutely blown away by how many times it has been shared and the number of people who it made a difference to their day. As for my kids, after the post went viral…. they finally see the funny side.”

The story took the internet by storm