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8 Tim Hortons Fails That Are So Relatable They Hurt

We can all bond over these shared experiences.

If you've ever been to Tim Hortons in your entire life then... you've probably lived through one of the harrowing experiences listed below.

While the coffee shop is a haven of Canadiana and a beacon of light for anyone that's ever driven a stretch of the Transcanadian, sometimes they just can't get it right. It's almost endearing.

I love the hell out of Tim Horton's, just like any self-respecting Canadian does.

They've got donuts down to a science and their coffee is a cheap, no-frills alternative to the frivolous espresso-based beverages that have taken over as of late.

With that being said, many universal Tim Hortons experiences are really just fails on their part. But these shared incidents are part of what bonds Tim Hortons customers together.

And I guarantee, if you've ever been to Tim's, you've experienced at least one of these too relatable moments.

1. Your Donut Being Stripped of Its Icing... and Its Dignity

Is there anything worse than reaching into that little brown bag to find a naked Chocolate Dip?

@TimHortons I'm done. pic.twitter.com/yBTgtIooCc

January 16, 2019

Every. Day. @TimHortons .. I feel like you're trying to tell me something pic.twitter.com/kX18tREb78

January 16, 2019

@TimHortons there has to be a better way #donuts #thursdayturmoil pic.twitter.com/0y7yvHL5qu

January 10, 2019

A donut is just not a donut without the icing on top.

I feel like we need to get some engineering minds behind this to solve this national crisis NOW.

2. That Hair Does Not Belong To You

This one is pretty gross and honestly, I'd skip tweeting about it and just go back and... get them to make you a new one.

Hi Linda. We strongly recommend bringing this up to the Management of the location in question in the effort to improve.

December 26, 2018

This is not a sports story but I just found a hair in my Tim Hortons @TimHortons breakfast wrap, what should I do??? #sick #TimHortons #raptors #WeTheNorth #nba pic.twitter.com/G2dCHamFtr

January 16, 2019

But another good trick my mom taught me is: just pull it out and pretend it was yours. Mind over matter and your lunch ain't ruined.

No? Just me?

Also, to be fair, the Tim Hortons social media team does respond to many of these Tweets in an effort to make things right.

3. Your Coffee Was Messed Up

The whole schtick of Timmies is that they make your coffee for you, just the way you like it.

But we all know it doesn't really work like that...

@TimHortons I swear I’m one more unstirred coffee away from never going to @TimHortons again. #Stirmycoffeeplease

January 16, 2019

Tim hortons gave me a warm as fuck iced coffee and it is the most disgusting thing ever and it’s torture trying to drink it

January 16, 2019

I'm actually crying

We ordered 4 things at this Tim Hortons.

Ice lemonade was late and made wrong. They gave us an ICED COFFEE with a lemon shot.

January 18, 2019

It's important to remember you're usually paying less than a toonie for that cup of joe, so don't lose your mind.

Or, try a local joint if you're looking for a coffee made with love.

4. Someone Went to Town on Your Sandwich

I'm pretty sure they have those fancy bagel cutters, so I really have no idea how this massacre could have happened...

Really @TimHortons ?? #fail #greatwaytostarttheyear pic.twitter.com/ZY3sPKLBVN

January 2, 2019

Can’t wait to dig into this “well prepared” @TimHortons breakfast sandwich. Before I do, I wonder who cut the English muffin and what did they use to cut it? #fail pic.twitter.com/M2iDX8OuIW

December 30, 2018

And sometimes it's clear that your little sammie was just not made with any love.

I mean, we've all seen the line at our local Tim's in the morning... it ain't pretty.

5. You Had to Wait for a Year

I almost didn't include this one because honestly, the staff at Timmies is usually amazing, helpful, quick, and kind.

Though the world isn't perfect and sometimes, shit happens.

@TimHortons ten minutes in line, nobody at the till. Ladies running around everywhere, nobody in front of me. Awesome service guys. pic.twitter.com/gAnC0QR9IA

January 16, 2019

Thanks to @TimHortons for making me late for work! A seven minute drive through wait when there’s one car ahead of you that only got drinks is some serious bs.

January 14, 2019

Wait ... Tim Hortons now sells gas too? Thank goodness, cause we burn enough in the drive thru waiting for them to get our orders right. 😏

January 11, 2019

My advice in this situation would be... leave early if you know you're stopping for a coffee.

Timmies staff members are humans, too. Take it easy on service staff, you never know what kind of asshole they just had to deal with before you showed up.

6. Your Order Was Just... Off

Maybe the mic at the Drive-Thru was busted, or they didn't hear you properly...

But, just like I said above, sometimes shit happens.

@TimHortons Not too sure what happened here, but my hash brown was crumbled by the time I got to work. 😭#HashbrownWoes pic.twitter.com/raviNbDLAg

January 16, 2019

still pissed off that this is what i got instead of my medium i ordered bye tim hortons pic.twitter.com/CvpfxyhpYD

January 14, 2019

Was enjoying my @TimHortons breakfast wrap and bit into this sandwich tie. Can’t get a response from them, @BarstoolBigCat can I get some help with this? pic.twitter.com/FAjIwOoPmD

January 15, 2019

At least Canadians are kind and understanding... usually.

7. Coffee Remnants On Everything

It is a coffee shop after all, so some caffeinated cross-contamination is to be expected.

Coffee grounds in a wrap, though? I'll pass.

@TimHortons come on, no one wants a mouth full of coffee grounds! pic.twitter.com/PUKnrUCug1

January 16, 2019

@TimHortons whys my chipoltle chicken wrap got coffee beans on it :^( pic.twitter.com/VFIUWwAca1

January 6, 2019

lol id like a carmel macchiato with no beans....... @TimHortons pic.twitter.com/xsnlqfztxY

January 16, 2019

And while some people pay good money for chocolate-covered espresso beans...

I'm gunna pass on Tim Horton's drip coffee beans in my drink.

8. Someone Was an Asshole in the Parking Lot

Tim's brings together people from all walks of life.

Nice, friendly, coffee-loving Canadians and... all those other asshats.

Hey let’s take up two lanes in a handicap spot at Tim Hortons #Winnipeg #Douchebag pic.twitter.com/2Fqec0pIz4

January 15, 2019

For fxs sake.. some stupid idiot texting on their phone ran into my mother's parked car at the local tim hortons just a minute ago..Glad she got their license & information >.< pic.twitter.com/ej2HcdAZ0D

January 15, 2019

I am waiting to make a left into the Tim hortons drive thru (it was busy) a car pulls behind me with no indicator so I wave her on so she can pass and not have to wait behind me and she cuts around and turns left into the tim hortons drive thru 🤦‍♀️😂😂😂

January 11, 2019

I can be bad with road rage like any human so... try deep breaths.

And why don't we pretend these folks are from... out of town.

Though, as the tweet below shows, sometimes it's our own neighbourhood characters that keep the local Tim Horton's a hotspot for drama and fun.

peterborough Tim Hortons giving u dat full experience pic.twitter.com/dPtEZYvyZu

January 13, 2019

Tim Horton's is truly a special and Canadian place and all of this is in good fun.

Like I've said repeatedly, these stores are run by real human beings living in the real world where things are never perfect.

I love my Timmies just like the next person and I had to share these tweets because every single one made me go, "Oh my god I haaaaate when that happens!" more in sympathy than in anger.

I love Tim Hortons 🥰🥰

January 14, 2019

Stay tuned.