Wife spots husband’s slapstick DIY decking fail on home security camera

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DIY is often a great activity to partake in if you fancy getting into a fight with an inanimate object.

It never quite seems to go the way we planned and we always seem to get caught in a vicious cycle of lashing out in frustration, only to injure ourselves and make things worse.

But one man has gone viral after his well-intentioned plan to fix the wooden decking in the back garden ended in a painful fail which left him “contemplating his life choices”.

In a clip shared on TikTok, which has been viewed more than 2.5 million times in a matter of hours, @Abbyalexan wrote: ‘When your husband tries to fix things he shouldn’t’ along with a hashtag reading ‘keep your day job’.

Security cameras captured her husband walking up the stairs of the decking before dropping a replacement plank of wood into a waiting gap, slotting in perfectly like a puzzle piece to indicate a job well done.

Perhaps a little too proud of his achievement, he then decides to test the new flooring but makes the grave error of not nailing it into place first.

As he puts his full weight onto the plank, the other end flips into the air and hits him square on in the face, taking him off his feet and leaving sat on the decking with one foot left dangling through the hole.

He sits in silence for a while trying to come to terms with what has just happened before standing up to give it another go.

Thankfully, he seemed unharmed by the accident and was able to laugh at his own misfortune as his wife posted it online, and it left people in stitches.

One said: “I have never seen this outside of a cartoon!”

A second wrote: “When one of the three stooges goes solo lol”, and third replied: “He really got decked.”

Another commented: “It’s the hair smoothing while contemplating life choice for me.”

And someone else asked: “Anyone else say ‘ooo don’t step on it’ as he was about to step on it?”