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16 Ways Bobby Pins Have Betrayed You

Socks disappear in the wash. Bobby pins disappear God knows where. C'est la vie.

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2. You bought a package with dozens of bobby pins in it, and then one day, they started disappearing...

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You've bought more than 10,000 of these in your life. How many do you currently have left? Four.

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4. And if you get your hair done at the salon, you make sure you leave with enough bobby pins to equal the cost of the hairdo itself.

6. Bobby pins are to the hair accessory limbo what socks are to the dryer.

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And the same goes for pens, batteries, and earring backs. There is a dark magic at work here...

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9. You have to use dozens just to keep a single strand of hair in place.

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And God forbid you have to catch a plane. You've got so many pins in your hair, you'll never be able to get through the metal detectors.

12. And you had no idea that the correct way to put them in is actually (drumroll, please!):

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And you curse yourself for all the time you spent being frustrated at these miraculous little contraptions for "not working."

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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