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How Do You Know If You're a Trainwreck? A Rock-Bottom Generator

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How do you know if you're a trainwreck? Or rather, how do you know if you're the one that everyone in your friend group measure themselves against, mumbling to themselves, "well at least I'm not as bad as [your name]?" You could go see Amy Schumer's Trainwreck this Friday, and take notes, but she's just one type of disaster area. And that's the beauty of totally failing to have your life together: there are so many different and unique ways to make a total mess of yourself!

Here now, we have a rock bottom generator. If anything hits a little too close to home, then congrats! You are a trainwreck! Also you have to share it on your mother-in-law's Facebook. That's the only rule.

Aisling Quinn is a writer and actress who frequents the glamorous bus route between Boston and New York City. Follow @obviouschild for what her mom raves are "jokes I don't get."