The results are in, and can anyone guess what the most-sold car color of 2019 was in England?
If you thought they might want a little variety in their lives, think again. The winner is…gray.
You would think that the people living under predominantly gray skies, staying in primarily gray old rock houses, walking down gray cobblestone streets, might be tired of seeing this color everywhere – no matter how many shades of it there might be. And yet, it isn’t so.
In fact the English love it so much that gray cars made up 25% of all cars sold in all colors across the whole country.
If you’re wondering how those other colors are faring after the first quarter of sales faded into gray, don’t expect any rainbows…black and white were the second and third most popular. Altogether, that means a total of 60% of car sales last year were in monochrome. But in 4th place, some good news finally comes in the form of a real color: blue! Could be happier, but hey, color beggars can’t be choosers. Red, green follow up their colorful friend blue, and yellow even came in to replace beige for tenth place.
But the British masses public can’t take all of the blame here – car manufactuers don’t make it easy. More than half of the colors almost any model is sold in are in black, white, and various shades of gray.
Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re not advocating everyone go out and add a permanently bright yellow or green machine to their driveways. But there is something to be said of a world with more color – and it is also easy to assume that when your car, all of your neighbors cars, and every other car you see on the street everywhere you go is grey, it might just paint your brain the same color.
It’s 2020 now, people – let’s brighten our world at least a little.
We came across little things in life that bother us so much that all we wish is that we could fix them right there and then. We have pulled together a whole list of these uncomfortable things.
There Are Always Obstacles
This could be fun if you know how to do tricks, but it could be dangerous for those who just ride a bike. When we see this, we think that the person that put this up was not a fan of bike riders.
Even still, when we look at this, we want to take a little liberty and fix it. We are sure if you ride bikes regularly, you probably feel the same.
Watch Your Step!
Being unique and funky when it comes to decor can set a hotel or apartment building apart from the rest. But this place wasn’t thinking when they installed this very mesmerizing carpet on their stairs.
The last step is camouflaged and is just begging to be fixed before someone has a terrible accident. We aren’t carpet layers, but we sure do want to try to help this hotel out a bit.
Two for the Price of One
Often we look for a utensil that can do multiple jobs. This kind of design makes our lives easier. However, this design makes us uncomfortable and a little grossed out.
After all, if you use one end, trying to use the other one will leave you needing to wash your hands pretty well. It was a good idea but a design that might need to be tweaked just a little before it gets a big marketing push.
On Second Thought I Can Hold It
Not sure who thought this was a good idea, but for us, it is sure uncomfortable to have the bathroom in the middle of the classroom. It is probably awkward for the kids that they have to go in front of everyone.
This is very uncomfortable and something that these schools should fix right away. Otherwise, there are going to be some pretty upset parents.
Black Toilet Paper?
Imagine sitting down to do your business and looking over at this roll of paper. It would drive us crazy, and it is too late to ask for the traditional paper once you have sat down. You just have to deal with it.
However, the moment you get out of the restroom, you probably would want to beeline to the person in charge and ask them why they thought black toilet paper was a good idea.
Quick, get us the hose! Something has to be done about this very odd tire. Maybe the car owner just wanted the car to be all shades of white? So what else is there for you to do but glue feathers to those black tires.
No matter the thought process on this, it is something that can’t be unseen. It is also something that most rational thinking people would want to correct immediately.
There is a quick fix to this, and if it annoys you as it does us, you may want to take the time to do just that. The person who last accessed this manhole just wasn’t paying attention when they closed up work for the day.
But it is an easy fix. All you need is a few minutes and a tire iron. Hold our drink; we will be right back!
Tracing Is Easy Right
One of the easiest things in the world is to trace a single line outline. How long could you use this burner without trying to lift it up and align the elements? That’s if it is even possible.
If not, maybe you can get a repairman to come out and fix it. Because if it is just this burner, it is going to drive someone crazy.
We are sure that we know what a school bus looks like. It is not a small silver Toyota sedan. This could be a carpooling parent just being funny, but maybe they should do it another way because this makes us just want to roll up next to them.
Maybe get them to roll down the window and ask if it’s a joke. Then if it is, we could go about our day with a chuckle. If not, it could be the thing that drives us crazy all day.
My Bagel Broke
This is what happens when you don’t buy pre-cut bagels, and there are no knives around. Either that or their bagel broke, and they really need that PB&J. These are the only two acceptable reasons for this very awkward-looking sandwich.
If this is how they treat a bagel on the regular, they are certainly not getting enough smear, and we would like to show them how it should be done.
A Little Off the Top
Just looking at this, so many questions pop into our heads. Who thought this was a good idea? Why did they think this was a good idea? And how did they get the idea? But of all the questions, the best question is who let this happen?
We are lost at the purpose of shaving an avocado. They are not furry at all. Maybe if this was a kiwi, we might understand it!
I’ll Split it With You
The only way this seems right is if it was the last banana, and your little brother or sister was asked to split it with you. Then we can understand this sarcastic way of eating a banana. Otherwise, it seems like a habit that needs to be addressed.
There is no way this was the way this person was taught to eat a banana. And you know the old saying: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It pertains to eating a banana too.
Get a Grip
How would you like to roll up on this door in a hurry? Maybe there is one of those buttons around, but if there is, why put a sign that says pull where there is clearly nothing to pull? That is just mean and a little frustrating.
How do you fix this? Maybe they intend that you just wait for someone leaving the building to try to get in. That is one way to control your max capacity.
Something Is Missing
You would expect that when someone is working with electrical cables, they would be better at attention to detail. Sure it fits, but does it, really? How hard would it be to switch these back to the right places?
On top of that, when the next worker comes, they might get things very mixed up because of the mislabeled holes. We do want to make this right, don’t you?!
Life is like an escalator! You get going good, and then someone throws up a wall. That is not a saying, but that is what we thought of when we saw this unique building design. There is one big fix that we can see…
Knock out that wall! Then you will be able to utilize that escalator without injury. Then again, maybe they are under renovation and just haven’t gotten to move this escalator yet. Either way, we just want them to fix it.
I Am Over Here
When you shop at off-brand stores, sometimes you run into products that are similar but a little off, but that can be dealt with. But this stuffed Lion King toy is just not right. It immediately gives us the need to fix the vibe.
What is strange is that typically Disney is much better than this. Someone was slacking on the quality control watch for sure.
Fruits & Veggies
You can’t just throw any old vegetables into the bin, especially when it is marked as fruit. There is already enough confusion on what is a fruit and what isn’t. Why would you try to cause even more confusion?
All this store would have to do is remove the banner surrounding this crate, and it would all be okay. In fact, if they don’t mind, we can do that for them!
Be Careful With That Hot Dog!
It should be easy to ignore, right? After all, you can concentrate on the color of the condiment, and you should be fine. But how many of you just want to reach over and switch the labels? Probably most of you.
But the sad thing is that someone is going to roll up with a hot dog and get the wrong condiment, and then they are going to be devastated. So fixing it may save someone some mental anguish.
Exceptional Sense of Smell
We all like to get cute little knick-knacks for the house at holiday time, especially the kitchen. Maybe one of those is a novelty nutcracker like this adorable little mouse. At first, that may seem like a good idea.
Until you notice that this adorable mouse has two noses. This is a little creepy and something you can’t unsee once you have seen it. The good thing is that you can fix it. Paint over the nose or pull the one on the top of the head. Your pick!
Have a Seat
Tickets to live sports events are not cheap, and so when you get them, you hope that they are good. Unfortunately for this gentleman, he kind of got the short end of the stick. Maybe it will be okay for him, though, as he may be standing the whole game anyway.
It is a very uncomfortable sight and one that the stadium should get to fixing so no one else has to deal with this.
We understand limited space. You want to get everything that is necessary for a bathroom into a tight space. But maybe you should have started with the sink and faucet and worked everything else around that.
This setup is not only messy and potentially dangerous, but it also could cause some to sit in there for a while. Doing what? Trying to figure out how to fix this problem.
This shirt has a good message if you can actually understand how to read it. If you are a literal reader, the message is not as enticing. In fact, if you have anxiety, it might send you further into it with minimal effort.
If we were shopping and saw this, we would want to point it out to the associates, and they may look at it weird. However, this needs to be fixed, so no one goes into a serious depression.
Which One Is Not Like the Others?
Remember the days when a room in a house had one set of light switches, and that was it? In newer homes, to make it more convenient, there are often multiple switches that control the same lights. That is how something like this happens.
The fix is easy: you just have to figure out which light switch goes to which light and flip them until they are all in the same position. Then you won’t be annoyed as you probably are right now with this situation.
Before the Fairy Godmother?
This puzzle is probably really great for little ones that love princesses. They probably won’t notice this very awkwardly crafted puzzle piece. It seems that the seam of the piece makes Cinderella look like the fairy godmother forgot to fix her nose when she worked her magic.
There’s no way to fix it without messing the puzzle up, and that is tragic. Guess we are not going to live happily ever after as long as we have to look at this.
It’s a Trap
It is mandatory for buildings to have handicap parking available, but sometimes older buildings have to figure out where to put it. This apartment building seems to have found its answer, and it is very uncomfortable to look at.
This needs to be addressed right away as there is no way this will work out very well. Someone, please take the time and fix this so that the handicapped can get in and out of their cars!
In the Old Days
Remember when you had to use plugins to power everything? This is what it looked like! That’s what this class covered plug reminds us of. But that is probably not what makes this very uncomfortable to each electric plug.
You can’t even get to it inside the room, which may mean there needs to be an adjustment to this room’s design. That’s going to cost a lot of money!
Who left the label like this? We just want to fix it, so there is no confusion that these shellfish are grilled vegetables. The switching of nameplates should only take a minute, so someone, please fix it really quick!
This is one of these things that would drive a person with OCD a little crazy, and it is so easy to fix. So someone please pay attention and help us out.
So How Are Ya’ Doing?
There are some places that getting close is a great idea. But one of those is not the bathroom! No matter how little room you have, there should be some distance between things so that everyone is comfortable doing what they have to do.
Clearly, the foreman on this project didn’t get the memo, and now there needs to be some fixes done to this bathroom.
Four Down Is…
This sign looks like someone liked crossword puzzles and decided it was a good idea to use that concept of department signs. This sign’s layout is so confusing that it could make some unsure whether this is the place that they are supposed to be.
Someone should take it down and fix it by going with something a little more traditional. That will solve the problem for sure.
Breakfast of Champions
Look, your tastes are your tastes. We all have those little quirks that seem strange to others but dipping a chocolate chip cookie in OJ?
That just seems messed up and something that their parents should have corrected in their youth. How does this even taste good? Maybe they are just looking for a way to justify that cookie in their diet?
It’s All About Pie
There are those that just don’t like the outer part of the crust of anything. That is okay and something that most can deal with. But this person took it too far. This whole pie is ruined because they couldn’t just remove the crust and give it to someone.
They may have thought they were being clever, but this is just wrong on so many levels! Even though you may want to fix it, there is almost no way to do it.
There Is a Fee
When public works layout the sidewalks and streets, they are very careful most of the time. Occasionally though, something goes wrong. This can make for some pretty uncomfortable situations.
Kind of like this ill-placed parking meter. It is almost as if they want to make everyone pay their toll. It also makes it hard to walk or ride, so it definitely needs to be fixed.
Playgrounds should be fun and interactive, that is for sure. There should be a theme that the kids will love. What do kids like more than zoos and animals and so the overall theme of the park is great.
But if we would want to fix one thing, it would be the execution and visuals of a few pieces like this slide. No one wants to slide out of that end of the elephant, we are sure!
Pour it In
When marketing is getting ready to put out a new product, they go through a lot of mockups. The fact that this floor cleaner went with the one that looks like orange soda seems very dangerous.
If someone is not paying attention, they may pick this up expecting a bubbly refreshment. This seems like something that needs to be addressed pretty quickly before someone gets hurt. Even the name is a little suspect!
Cry Me a River
There are a lot of really cute things you can buy your kids. Some of them help them get better at hygiene, like this cute little Minion soap dispenser. That is until you see how the soap drips down the front.
It could be fixed by making sure you always keep it clean, we guess. Or maybe there is a way to fix the mechanics of the dispenser. Whatever you do, do it quickly before there is a child that is scarred for life.
We are sure that this box was meant to look like Elmo was hugging the kid. But the layout was skewed a bit, and now it looks like Elmo has had it with this little guy tackling him. Someone needs to recall this and fix that packaging.
Just looking at it, you might get a little uncomfortable after you have a quick, inappropriate chuckle! Just a little one!
Does it Take a Special Code?
It is almost like the person who finished installing this elevator gave up after the fourth floor. From there on, it is up to you to figure out the floor. The only way this can be corrected is to push each button and see what floor it corresponds to.
This could very well be the longest elevator ride of your life, but when each level is labeled properly, it will be well worth it, we are sure.
This sign is very confusing and could perhaps create a bit of a dangerous situation. Or it could just be that way for those that are already troubled with the etiquette of a roundabout. It looks like three stops and maybe a yield.
Whatever it is, someone needs to fix this and make a sign that is a little more user-friendly; otherwise, some of us are going to stand still until they do.
Here Is Your Sign!
Trying to make it clear that there are rules to be followed when it comes to rooms with a lot of tech is important. There are many ways to do that, but the most commonly used one is a nice sign.
This is not one, and not only is it ineffective, but it is not grammatically correct either. The bullet points are uncomfortable to look at. So can someone hop on that computer and fix the sign a bit?
There is nothing you can do now unless you want to take the whole cabinet apart. Maybe that is necessary in this case, as we can see how this construction faux pas would get on your nerves just a little bit.
How the builders did not catch this before calling it quits is beyond us. But now, this poor person is stuck with it. Maybe it would help if they thought of it as an anti-theft drawer.
So Close But So Far Away
This may be one of those things that we have all had happen to us. That binder is opened so many times that the eyelets that hold it closed become misaligned. When this happens, it takes a little effort, but you can fix it.
That is if it is yours. If not, you just have to sit there and be annoyed. Maybe even offer and ask if you can fix it for them? They might be thankful, and your mind will be able to rest at ease.
Imagine having to look at this every day as you eat your sandwich on your lunch break. It would drive us crazy. We might spend that break coming up with ways to try to fix it. Though it might seem impossible, we are sure there is a way.
Someone did not follow the diagram they were given when they laid out these blocks for sure. It is either that, or they were very upset with someone that day, and this was their act of revenge. But the only person it is hurting is us because we have to keep looking at it.
You get up to sharpen those #2 pencils for that test. You get done, you sit down and look down to see this. How frustrating is that?! All you want to do is fix it quickly but returning to the pencil sharpener may not do it.
So what do you do? You start breaking the wood off, and with it, the lead. This is one of those things that is going to take a while and be pretty annoying, but at least you can fix it.
North, South, East, West
When you talk about the direction, you do usually say them in this order. But that does not mean that is the order they come in when it actually comes to a compass. It is times like this knowing how to sew comes in handy.
If you do, you will be able to fix it pretty easily. But if not, then you will just have to stew in your juices and suffer from this very annoying graphic.
Acronyms Aren’t Their Thing
Acronyms are useful marketing tools. They help people remember the business easier, but they have to be done well and right. Not this sign, though! Those sitting in the parking lot find it uncomfortable to look at.
It looks like somebody is trying a bit too hard. So if some graphic designer could help them out, that would be much appreciated. It will probably help the business out as well!