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No Matter Bad Your Friday 13th- These People Are Waaaay More Unlucky

Friday 13th, the day everyone is a little-stitious. Whether you take an extra few steps to avoid walking under that ladder or wait a little longer than you need to before opening your umbrella just to be extra sure you’re definitely outside.

We’ve collected a couple of stories that are perfect for wallowing in other people’s misfortune

Nearly never won the race.

Do you know the name Ron Wayne? Have you ever heard of a company called Apple?

Ron Wayne was one of the original founders of Apple, alongside Steve Wozniak and Steve jobs and was originally awarded 10% stake in the company.

Sounds like the best set up in the world right?
Well…. Wayne sold his shares for $800, just two weeks after initially signing his contract. Today Wayne’s shares would be worth more than $67 billion.

Wayne designed the original Apple logo, depicting Isaac Newton with a border decorated by the phrase: “Newton… A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought … Alone.”

When the ghost gets haunted

Who would have thought a post from a site like Ask a Manager would shock the world?

Once upon a time Boy and Girl were dating. After a while, Boy felt that he no longer had much interest in the relationship.
Boy leaves, no goodbye, no longwinded breakup conversation/message he just disappears.

Time goes by and many moons later, Boy has moved to a different country and is living his unassuming life. THEN, Boy finds out that his director has resigned and is being replaced by…

(dun dun duuuunnnnn)

Girl!

This is 20 years later and Boy wants to know how he should handle this situation.

Follow the whole story I ghosted my ex and she’s about to be my new boss and let us know what you think!

Just to be clear, I don’t Boy is the unlucky one. I consider Girl to be super unlucky to have encountered this eejit twice in her life.

Lifetime ban

Full disclosure, I have been banned from a hotel- and I wish my story was as interesting as this.

Nick Burchill gets banned from a hotel for something that is technically his fault but still completely outside of his control. Read the full story on his Facebook post below.

Or follow the whole story on BoredPanda.

Thanks for the advice Dad

Although you may not want to be associated with Facebook now given its current predicament, but to have been a part of the founding team would have set you up for life.

Zuckerberg’s old Harvard roommate was close but not close enough to becoming one of the core members of the social platform

Joe Green’s father warned him about getting involved with “Zuckerberg projects”. This led to Green turning down a position and a 4-6% stake of the company.

As Philip Larkin says; They f*ck you up, your mum and dad.

 

Save yourself…

Who would want an unlucky person on their team? It could jeopardise the whole company. On the plus side, you could save yourself from working with David Brent.

 

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