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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.

    1. You started off with so many bobby pins, thinking to yourself, "I'll never need this many! What a waste of money."

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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.

    3. By now, you've learned. So when you go to an event where there are bunches of free pins (like a wedding), you hit the jackpot.

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    Even if they only last you a week...

    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.

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    Oh come on, like you haven't done this.

    5. If you count up the number of bobby pins you've lost somewhere in the hair accessory limbo, it comes out to THOUSANDS of the little devils.

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    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...

    7. The best surprise is finding a bobby pin at the bottom of your purse.

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    Along with a solitary piece of gum, some used tissues, and three pennies.

    8. If your hair is thicker than average, congratulations! You don't have to worry about losing 'em because they don't even work on your hair in the first place.

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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.

    10. And if your hair is straight, they slip off as if your cherished locks were made of slime.

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    11. You spend hours trying to criss cross them just right so they'll stay put.

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    There's got to be a better way!

    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."

    13. They're your allies when it's time to work out.

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    ESPECIALLY if you have bangs.

    14. But they can also hurt quite a lot.

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    The pushing, the pulling, the little metal poking. Gahhhh!

    15. When you most need them, that's when you're least likely to find them. But even though they're very evasive...

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    16. The emotional bond you feel with them could never be broken.

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    This post was translated from Spanish.

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