Many people have average stories, like the time that they saw a person drop their coke bottle and have it bounce right back up into their hand, or when their caller ID showed “Raspberry Jam.”
Mylifeisaverage.com is a collection of these average, and sometimes not so average, stories.
“MyLifeIsAverage is a place to share your everyday mediocrity. It is a place to post the mundane things in your life, and read about what makes life normal for other people,” reads their introduction in the About Us section on the Web site.
Usually a story on the site contains “a daily dose of short anecdotes, based on a simple recipe: in a few sentences, users can tell everyone a normal thing that happened in their day.”
People submit their everyday, average stories to the Web site. The stories are usually a couple of sentences.
While the stories are average, they still have to be funny.
However, the moderators do not choose the stories. People who visit the site can vote on submissions, with a “yes” if they approve, “no” if the story is dumb, or “skip” if they don’t feel like voting on that submission.
This way, more stories can be put on the site in a shorter time.
With more than 750 pages of stories, there is no lack of material to read.
One example is, “Today, 25 minutes into our English class, a boy suddenly popped out of a cabinet in the back of the room and exclaimed with evident surprise and dismay, ‘This isn’t Narnia!’ New best friend? I think so.”
Here is another: “Today I woke up early, remembered it was Sunday, and gratefully went back to sleep. Then the alarm went off. It’s Wednesday.”
Even though the stories on the Web site may be average, Mylifeisaverage.com brings out the extraordinary in life.