What Happens When People Follow Instructions Too Closely And Literally


If you have been accused of taking things too literally, don’t worry, you’re not alone. This world is full of people who ‘take things too literally’.

9hive has compiled a list of instruction-fails to pay tribute to those who just didn’t understand, and who followed instructions all too literally. Why don’t you pick the most absurd one, because honestly, we can’t seem to figure which one is the most bizarre!

Here are a few pictures that successfully captured the brilliant moments when adults were found guilty of taking a set of instructions exactly at their word.

No, he did not trip. He literally just ‘FELL’ in line!

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The instruction was as simple as writing ‘Happy Birthday’ on both cakes. I feel sorry for whoever ordered these. But I like how this guy made sure ‘B’ was capitalized in ‘both’ ..

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That sure is ‘something’ ..

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Rebellious uni-cyclists! In all fairness, this was pretty clever! 

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Rabeea Basheer
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