When you know you’re screwed

Life is so complex and there are too many ways to be screwed. We came up with only four “you’re screwed” drawings for this post. We may come up with more “you’re screwed” satire in the future.

Caution: Please note that this post is a “you’re screwed” satire. Therefore, the phrase “you’re screwed” will repeat many times.

“We need to talk” implies “you’re screwed”

The moment you hear your girlfriend saying, “Honey, we need to talk”, you know that you’re screwed. If you are a super nice guy, the next few sentences are going to be — “You have a beautiful mind. I have enjoyed dating you. But…” You know the rest. Sorry dude … Please do not take it personally. It is a standard procedure but nevertheless you’re badly screwed.

screwed by breakup

Not a good idea to breakup over text

You have been called for an interview from a company of your dream job. You are excited. After entering the interview room you discover that your ex-girlfriend with whom you broke up over a text message five years ago is in the interview board. You’re screwed tightly.
You're screwed in an interview.

Babysitter disaster

You and your spouse haven’t eaten dinner together (peacefully) for a long time. How will you? You have baby. You managed a table reservation in a great restaurant for a Friday evening. It is great that you managed a babysitter as well and your kid is fond of her. Well … All’s well that ends well.

In the Friday evening you find that the boyfriend of your babysitter is planning to join her in babysitting. The problem is, you are not that fond of the boyfriend of your babysitter. You are screwed.

Babysitter disaster

Etiquette disaster

You teach your child the etiquettes and manners everyone should maintain in a delicate society. However, you yourself cannot maintain all of those etiquettes at home, one of which includes farting in front of the family.

You have invited your son’s friend and the friend’s mom. The first thing your child tells when they arrive is that you farted once in the living room instead of in a bathroom. Sorry to say this — You’re screwed.
You're screwed when your child says you farted.

Hope you enjoyed. Let us know if you have any funny idea or know of a story of how one can be screwed. 🙂

Settle in El Paso team
Note: We drew all the pictures of this post using CrazyTalk Animator 3 Standard (Mac). The software has a Standard PC (Windows) version, as well as PRO Mac and PRO Windows versions.



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25 thoughts on “When you know you’re screwed

  1. I can relate to this post. And each and every word of this post is correct to the letter. I had several practical experiences of getting screwed. The one that still haunt my memory most is way back in college. I was in this class İM group that membership is restricted to the students of the class. So after a tiring class, I opened the IM app vent my anger about the lecturer, I even called him name. To my shock the lecturer got to see all my post. The following day that he called me to see him on his office, I immediately knew something is not right. My mind as telling I am screwed already even before entering his office.
    1. Haha … I am laughing but I realize your agony of that time. I hope the end-story was good. Thank you for sharing such a story from your college days. Have a wonderful day.
  2. Eeeek and it’s like you can’t stop the moment – like it’s happening in slow motion! “Can we talk?” isn’t usually followed by “I’d like to share my lottery winnings with you” 😉 Great illustrations to go with your well-planned post!
  3. Those were great screws. I am sure it is enough for me to say that husbands are fully capable of providing those screws embarrassing the wife in front of guests. It was Christmas time. What I had prepared was a disaster. And if that is not a screw what is when he asks me to bring it out for guests to taste!!!
    1. Or, it could be out of love. Hubby might like your cooking regardless of how it is. He is probably never embarrassed because that Christmas food is always heavenly to his taste buds. 🙂 Have a wonderful day.
  4. Is there any scarier sentence in the whole world than “We need to talk?” I’ve only said it to my husband once- I texted him when I was at work and absolutely furious with him. He survived, needless to say, but I wanted to scare him good, haha! Whenever anyone says it to me, my mind starts racing to everything I’ve ever done that someone could possibly be mad at me for, even if it was years ago! 😅
    1. “We need to talk” is scary, no doubt. It is sometimes as scary as “I have some news”, which implies “I have a bad news. Be strong.”

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful day.

  5. I haven’t had many dating experiences myself but I am kind of worried for this kind of thing occurring when I do get brave enough to go out into the dating world. However, I think if someone acts like themself then if the other partner doesn’t love that person for who they are then the relationship wouldn’t work out anyway and it’s better if they just separate their ways.
    1. Glad to know that you liked it. The one with the interview is our favorite too. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful evening.
  6. Hahaha 🙂 ‘Can we talk’ is a scary sentence to hear for both male and female. I think its actually worse for the female to hear such words, because men generally don’t like to have serious talks. The first thing that usually comes to your mind when a male partner tells you he needs to talk to you is, he is having an affair, or he has blown the family savings on a bad investment or he wants a divorce. Maybe those scary words should be changed.
  7. When you sneak out of work a little early and suddenly pull up next to your boss in her car at a traffic light, you’re screwed. Obviously recently happened to me, but we both pretended not to see each other. 🙂
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  8. I LOVE these pictures! Did someone draw them or create them with a program? Too cute! You bring up so many hilarious points that many of us can relate to.
    1. I am glad to know that you loved the pictures and the humor. I drew these pictures mostly using CrazyTalk Animator. I created a character of a little boy using powerpoint, which is reusable. Rest of the characters were already in CrazyTalk Animator.

      Sometimes I draw pictures on paper and then digitize them as I did in the “Text and Drive” post — http://settleinelpaso.com/how-to-text-and-drive/ .

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful Sunday.

  9. Haha, so many screws we could start a business of selling them 😀 anyway, great post.. thank you so much for making me laugh. Just got home from a hard day of work and this is absolutely perfect. My husband thinks I lost my ”screws” because I am giggling so much. I can relate to the first situation pretty well… I think that we all had some experience with it before.

    One personal experience where I knew that I am 100% screwed is this; at around 17 years old I dated this boy, I even met his family but he was more into me than I was into him. I broke up with him pretty fast and he kept texting and calling me for months. I blocked his number and never replied. Then a year forward, I began University and guess who was a teacher for one of my subjects? HIS FATHER! I just knew that I was screwed, haha.

    1. Haha … yes, life is full of so many screws that we could start a business. “lost my screw” is another form of screw that I did not remember when I wrote this post. Thank you for reminding.

      I do not want to laugh at your situation when you started your university studies. It is not polite to laugh at someone’s misery. It is hilarious though. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your experience. Have a wonderful evening.

  10. That one of the ex-girlfriend… I mean, can you ever be any more screwed than that? LOL Breaking up over a tex message or even over a call is never a good idea. Karma always catches you!
  11. I can relate to so many of these! I guess I have been screwed way too many times! I wasn’t dumped over a text message but I was once dumped over email. The guy actually typed a long rambling email about all the things wrong with our relationship. And of course since it was there in print, I read the thing about a hundred times! Yep I was screwed with that one!
    1. Nope, you were not screwed; you were relieved (I bet). That guy was definitely something (please feel free to replace “something” with whatever you want). I appreciate your visit and comment. Have a wonderful week.
  12. You know you’re screwed when you call your office to tell the secretary in your most sickly voice that you’re ill (even if you’re not) and tell them that you can’t go to work, let alone get up from your bed. In truth, you’re just not in the mood to work for today. They accept your alibi and you think that you’re the smartest person on earth for fooling them. During the same day, while enjoying your lunch at a local restaurant, you notice somebody at your side looking at you intently. You then realize that the person is your freakin boss along with your office mates.

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