People Share The Darkest Secret They've Learned About Someone And Ended Their Relationship With Them.
How much do you actually know about the friend you recently made, or the person you are currently dating? It seems like most people have a dark past that they don't want to be associated with anymore. In this article, 17 people share the darkest secret they've learned about someone that instantly ended their relationship with them.
[Source can be found at the end of the article.]
1/17. This apparently awesome girl I went on a few dates with let slip after a bottle of wine that her mother had successfully hired a hitman in the past. After that, I never contacted her again.
2/17. New guy started at our restaurant. I thought he was pretty cute from afar. But after a couple days someone decided to Google him and we found out he'd been charged with animal cruelty, theft, domestic violence, and was connected with the disappearance of a girl (never convicted, insufficient evidence and her body was never found). He was fired shortly after that discovery. Just saw him in the news again connected to another missing girl, again no body so no murder charge as of yet. A girl that still worked at the restaurant started a relationship with him during his brief time there and actually talked to him the night the most recent girl disappeared and for most of the next day. She defended him vehemently and continues to. Two people I refuse to ever interact with.
3/17. She told me that she cut open her pet cat when she was a kid to see what it looked like inside. She told me like it was a funny story and that coupled with a few other things made me instantly decide to end it. But not in person, because I don't like being stabbed.
4/17. I was really close friends with a girl. One day she tells me she's going to England with her boyfriend. They take off to England. They come back 6 months later, they had locked a brother and sister cat who were not fixed in a room that whole time.
They had a couple of litters of imbred kittens and they were feral. Instead of trying to find homes or take them to a shelter they took them down to a stream and drowned them all.
She told me this laughing and over dinner. I called her a psycho and left and never seen her again. I have never been so disgusted since in my life.
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5/17. I was talking to this woman a week ago. We are from the same area and both lesbian. So I asked her if she knew some good gay clubs where you can be "new" without problems and also where you can be safe. As in not getting drugged by pills in your drink etc. To which she responded "Oh yeah, I used to do that. Putting stuff in other girls' drinks."
Needless to say, I will not go anywhere with her.
6/17. Had a coach in high school who was an awesome guy. Got along great with him. Became friends after as I continued the sport and graduated. He was an ex-Vietnam vet with some crazy stories of his time serving.
Years later he was drunk at the bar and we were talking. Turns out he was also "stationed" in North Africa. Starts out all funny stories, like the time he got chased by a lion. But by the end of the night I heard about how him and his men raped women and killed some of the local men. Some deaths I heard in way more graphic detail than I really planned on. After hearing what might have been considered war-crime, I ended my friendship with him. Not too long after that I had heard that he allegedly made advances toward some of the girls on the team. He's still working at the high school last time I checked since I can't prove anything. But I definitely got myself out of there.
7/17. I had a clingy guy at work who I was trying to be nice to. He casually mentions one day that he dated a 13 year old when he was 22 and I nope'd right out of there.
8/17. A guy I worked with for a year, seemed really cool and we got on pretty well. He would come out with some weird stories, one I remember involved dressing as a cop and having a fake hand grenade, I thought he was just a bit of a bullsh*itter.
Anyway, he invited me too his home one day and I saw a whole new side of him. He had framed pictures of Hitler and SS guards on the walls around his bed. Then he started telling me that the Holocaust was all lies to make the Germans look bad, then started pulling out pictures of said Holocaust saying how great they were! I tried talking rationally with him about it but that instant was the end of or friendship.
About two years later a mutual friend of ours was visiting him and his new girlfriend, they got him drunk and stoned and tried to torture him to death, he manage to escape by jumping through a bay window and running to the neighbours. He had a collapsed lung and numerous burns.
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9/17. One guy friend came out to me that he was a sociopath and didn't really care about his family or girlfriend (now wife), but just played the part. He thought I would understand because I was apparently a sociopath too. I'm a dude and cry at all emotional movies. I haven't spoken to him since. I feel bad for his wife.
10/17. When I was stationed in Arizona my next door neighbor and I got along quite well, so much that we even kept in touch for years after leaving the Army. One day, I called to see how things were going, and in a casual way he described how his wife had been shot and killed in their driveway by an unknown assailant, and he didn't hear anything because he was in the shower, which is where the cops found him. He said they considered him a suspect but he expected to be cleared because there was no evidence. Not "no evidence showing I did it" but no evidence. I never called again, and for whatever reason he never called me, either. I suspect it's because he doesn't have my number with him in prison.
11/17. I learned that my former friend was having an affair just weeks before he was to be married. When he asked me to promise that I'd say nothing and just play along with it, we parted ways.
12/17. A fire once broke out in the dorm I lived in when I was 16. After the fire department had done their job they said the fire had originated in my room. I was absolutely clueless as to what could have happened. Later my roommate confessed she was the one who had set my trash bin on fire, while laughing like it was a great joke. The next day I reported the incident anonymously, because I was scared she would go psycho on me. She ended up being evicted and committed to an institution.
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13/17. Found out she had faked cancer for whatever reason. She claimed that she had brain cancer, and that it was "terminal". Her online journal was filled with her thoughts on dying and the like, but she was always online playing MMOs.
She said that her ex-husband even came back in tears, hoping to get back together after finding out the news she was dying. Even though she was the one who cheated on him while out in a camping trip to Alaska to bury their husky.
Then suddenly, with her ex-husband rekindling the relationship she had a turn around and was cured of cancer!
It was all so bizarre, but I had known her since I was very young on the internet. She also claimed that she was a sniper for the air force, but there was literally no telling if anything she said was true. I quietly cut off ties with her through the years, because her stories just seemed so far fetched the older I got. It's scary to think I flew out to meet her, and depended on her help to get around her home city.
14/17. I was really good friends with a girl, but her family seemed really unstable from the few bits of information she had shared. Then, this one time she was acting super weird, so I asked what was the matter. She told me the day before her brother had robbed a convenience store and cut his arm on a piece of glass. He couldn't go to the hospital because he was scared he would get caught, but he was losing blood by the litre. The mom refused to help, because it would only enable the guy, so my friend (16 at the time) had to stitch him up.
The step father comes home drunk in the middle of this and has a psychotic episode when he sees all the blood. He starts shouting, all while the brother is almost bleeding out. It was just too much and too freaky for me to handle at 15, so I stopped hanging out with my friend - in case the craziness would rub off on her too.
15/17. I dated a guy for a few months in college. Super hot. Super charming. Only wanted to take me to horror films on dates. Once, after seeing 28 Weeks Later, he had too much to drink at dinner. He told me he was going home the next weekend to "help" his dad about an "issue" with his mom's overspending and inability to "put out" anymore. I immediately broke things off and refused to see him or talk to him. He pretty much got the clue and moved on to other girls. Fast forward one year - his dad was arrested for hiring a hit man to kill his mom. Hit man turned out to be an undercover cop. It was all over the local news. I followed the trial very closely. At his dad's trial, he testified for his dad, claiming his mom had given them both PTSD for various white Christian anti-feminist reasons. Didn't keep a clean enough house. Didn't always have meals on the table etc. Mom actually ended up testifying on behalf of the dad too, saying Jesus had helped her forgive her husband in her heart and that she loved him and didn't want him to go to jail. He didn't come back to college after that and a few years ago I found out he ended up graduating from some Bible Belt Christian college in the south and was married with two daughters.
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16/17. About six years ago, I lived with my roommate in a really nice apartment. He didn't seem like a bad guy. He was really nice, and he never really hated or judged anyone. There were a few things that seemed a little off though. Whenever I had my girlfriend (now ex) over, he would fidget or seem anxious. Whenever I had girls in general over, he wouldn't talk to them as much and he wouldn't make eye contact with them.
One day, my girlfriend and I decided to invite her friend/coworker and my roommate to this jazz club. Throughout the night, I noticed that her friend and my roommate gave each other weird looks. My roommate got up to get something out of his car and my ex's fiend gave us a stern look and said "never ever invite me to ANYTHING if he's tagging along".
I was a little confused, so while my roommate was at work, I did a little snooping in his desk drawers. I looked through the drawers and found dozens of apology letters to my ex's friend Erin. I don't remember exactly what it said, but it was along the lines of "please forgive me.
What I did was horrible, and I've served the time for it." So I asked Erin what happened.
Before I was his roommate, she was and they were really good friends until he raped her. Twice. He was in prison for about four, five years. I moved out as soon as I could.
17/17. Just after High-school I had a friend named "Abe" (not his real name) Abe had parents that rented him a cheap apartment to get him out of the house. He had dropped out of school and wasn't making any friends. I was about 18 or 19 at the time, in about '03 or '04 and I went over to visit from my college during winter break.
He didn't want do anything other than play world of warcraft. I didn't play or have an account so it was fairly boring.
I tell Abe I was going to go home and go to bed. He puts on this offputting and disturbing grin. He tells me he has something to show me and pulls a CDR out from behind an AC vent, and pops it into his computer.
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Even before it starts playing I get this horrid sinking feeling in my gut, and could just tell something bad was about to happen. I realize that disturbing grin was a pedo-smile.
"She's 14 and they just abuse her!", Abe tells me. Christ the way he says it to me is so disturbing. Half excitement and half just uncomfortable cringe.
I freeze in place and stare at my shoes. I think I went into some kind of shock, because it takes a moment for me to register the audio playing from his speakers.
I kick his gaming laptop clear across the room where it cracks against a floor lamp which falls over , the bulb bursts against his fake wood floor, and laptop slams hard into his wall.
I just stand there for a moment the hard drive grinds loudly and Abe screams"What the f*ck dude!?"
I stormed out of there after I tell him him that he is sick and what he was doing is sick. Everything about what he just did was sick.
I told him needed to think long and hard about what he had just tried to show me and they he needed to make the decision to stop and seek help, and not to ever contact me again. I stormed out of his Apartment. I just wanted to be out of there. I'm still shaking as I walk down the street.
He follows me down the street sobbing as I limp away to my car (at the time I had thought I had broken my toe on his stuff.) He keeps begging for me to come back and that he would change his ways.
I got in my car and drove home. I start crying. I knew the guy for 4 years. Come to think of it I think this was the night I started smoking.
Three days later his mother calls my mother and demands we replace the laptop. Abe's mom is livid, they are going to sue; she says that I'm a danger to society that I am a bully, that I kick puppies. How dare I victimize her little angel.
My mother is furious at me and calls me into the kitchen while still on the phone. My mother gives me scowling look of accusation and disappointment. She's asks if I had destroyed Abe's laptop.
I reach out and ask my mom to hand me the phone. She gets this look of bewilderment on her face. I don't think I ever used such a serious and blunt tone with her before. Normally in this type of situation she would have argued with me. But she just handed it over. I think she kind of knew this was something I needed to handle on my own.
"Hello Abe's Mom? Your son watches child pornography. Don't call here or contact my family again or I am going to the police." And I just hang up on her.
I hug my mom, she says nothing and just holds me. I tell her I am going back to college early.
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There are few things more satisfying than a crisp $20 bill. Well, maybe a crisp $100 bill.
But twenty big ones can get you pretty far nonetheless.
Whether it's tucked firmly in a birthday card, passing from hand to hand after a knee-jerk sports bet, or going toward a useful tool, the old twenty dollar bill has been used for countless purposes.
Breaking Even<p>"I got a jacket and a pair of jeans at goodwill for about $20. My first time wearing the jacket I found a tiny zipper inside a pocket."</p><p>"There was a secret inner pocket with a twenty in it."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdv70q?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TheBrontosaurus</a></p>
Keeps On Giving<p>"23 Years ago I was in the US for some work and was not prepared for the cold of Chicago. Went to wal-mart and bought myself a cheap, warm jacket."</p><p>"I'm wearing that jacket right now - still looks fine, still keeps me warm."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe41xv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TastyEnd</a></p>
As Good As They Come<p>"Wool pinstripe double breasted suit from Goodwill, fit perfectly and was brand new. Ended up wearing it to get married the next year." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdw6mx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">verminiusrex</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"God I love Goodwill!!" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe5aee?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Neverthelilacqueen</a></p>
The Socks She Needed<p>"I work at a thrift shop. A homeless lady came in and asked us where the socks were. We only sell new socks, so I directed her towards the new socks and she was... shocked and disappointed by the price tag, surely."<br></p><p>"I gave her a moment as she looked, and she moved to some kids' socks and picked them up, and I... just couldn't let that happen. I told her that I would help her, and told her to get herself some socks and a jacket."</p><p>"She kind of just... held out the children's socks, so I took them, put them back, and grabbed the extra fluffy socks that were hanging."</p><p>"She grabs a jacket and some pants, and I pay for it. My coworker looks the other way since we're not supposed to purchase anything while on the clock. The lady is in tears as she walks out."</p><p>"I notice that she's still outside a minute later putting them on, and ask her if they fit her or if she needed something else; and she told me they were perfect and proceeded to cry. I cried in return."</p><p>"It was a good day."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpen3w1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Snowodin</a></p>
Not Forgotten<p>"A guy came into my work when I managed a mom and pop Pizza Place. He said he was stranded with no phone, and no money, but that the people at the Verizon store next door to us said they could get him a cheap phone with some minutes on it for 20 bucks."</p><p>"He offered to do dishes for a few hours to make some money so he could get this phone. I told him not to worry about it and gave him a 20 from my wallet. He thanked me, asked me for my name, and then he left and I never saw him again."</p><p>"Skip forward about 5 months, and when I get into work the owner was there and said she had gotten a letter addressed to me. 'Weird,' I thought."</p><p>"But when I opened it there was a 50 dollar bill and a short note from the guy I gave 20 dollars to thanking me for my kindness and for not turning him away."</p><p>"Turns out he was in a bad way (addicted to hard drugs and homeless) and really was stranded there. He was trying to get a phone so he could contact his parents (who lived in another state) for help."</p><p>"From what it sounded like, he seemed to really turn his life around. He was clean and working a stable job while still living with his parents."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpem2xc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Mixmaster-McGuire</a></p>
The Best Finale<p>"It was the day before payday. My wife came to see me at work. My break was in an hour, so I asked for her to wait a bit, so we could enjoy it together. She did."</p><p>"I bought her some lunch, because it was what I could afford. I bought her a ham and cheese sub sandwich and two iced teas. These were her favorite. I bought gas with the rest of the twenty so she could get home. She dropped me back off at work."</p><p>"That night, she passed away. It brings me comfort to know that I bought her favorite sandwich and drink for her that afternoon. It was likely the last thing she ate, since it was near dinner. I'll never forget it. Best $20 I ever spent, because it was for her."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe9c6d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">LollipopDreamscape</a></p>
Leaning Into the Nerdery<p>"It was my ninth or tenth birthday. My grandparents gave me $20. The first $20 bill I ever held in my hand! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it."</p><p>"A week later, we went into the city and Toys R Us. I went straight to the Transformers aisle. And there he was. My favourite Transformer. The one I always wanted...Soundwave."</p><p>"He's the one who turned into a Walkman and he could eject cassettes that turned into robot animals. The price tag said $19.99. It was meant to be."</p><p>"I took Soundwave to the clerk and gave her my $20 bill. "And here's your change!" she said, as she gave me a single penny."</p><p>"Ah, Soundwave. The best friend a lonely little nerd could have."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdzzxe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">originalchaosinabox</a></p>
Different Time<p>"I went to a Rush concert in 1982. The ticket was $9.50 and the t-shirt was $10." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdyr0k?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">PaulsRedditUsername</a></p>
Motivational Spending<p>"My then six year old niece had a loose tooth she loved to show off and had resisted pulling out for two weeks. We were all at my parents and I was getting ready to leave, I pulled out a $20 and said 'I'll give you this right now if you pull out your tooth.' "</p><p>"She was already crying because her little sister had did something so when she ran into the bathroom none of us had no idea in what she was about to do."</p><p>"So she comes out crying still, but a little bit of blood I'm her mouth because of course, she pulled out her tooth. But the now removed tooth fell down the drain to the sink and she was crying because she lost her proof!"</p><p>"After she calmed down she was happy as a clam with a brand new $20 and everyone was quite proud of her. My sister told me she spent it on candy and shared with her little sister."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdxi4k?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">themasimumdorkus</a></p>
For the Story<p>"It was actually to a scammer in Rome. There was this guy right outside of Colosseum who started tying strings around my wrist and told me to make a wish. I knew it was going to cost but I thought what the hell, last day in Rome so might as well go with it. </p><p>"My wish was to find love."</p><p>"I spent rest of the day getting lost in the city and stumbled across two weddings and one baptism ceremony. So I did find love, just not for myself."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe7b2w?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">FatalFinn</a></p>
I realize that school safety has been severely compromised and has been under dire scrutiny over the past decade and of course, it should be. And when I was a student, my safety was one of my greatest priorities but, some implemented rules under the guise of "safety" were and are... just plain ludicrous. Like who thinks up some of these ideas?Redditor u/Animeking1108 wanted to discuss how the education system has ideas that sometimes are just more a pain in the butt than a daily enhancement... What was the dumbest rule your school enforced?
Don't Peek<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDc4OS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNDE0Mzc2OH0.Y1Lzy1MTqxyVqOCe9xjeHTRZsKnbyVjYzdb4-Heldyo/img.gif?width=980" id="78b19" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e14a90be026b734830e7661f776ba4a8" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="475" data-height="475" />schitts creek wtf GIF by CBCGiphy<p>Took all the doors off the men's room bathroom stalls because of vandalism for 2 months.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphrfce?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Endless_Vanity</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Endless_Vanity/" target="_blank"></a></p>
Scanned<p>School added thumb print scanners at gates of school which counted as registration - needless to say I would just walk to school scan my thumb and walk back home with them none the wiser. Was a great few months until they noticed. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpidnou?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">richpianofan5</a></p>
Age of Empires...<p>Conservative Christian College. A group of us played Age of Empires one weekend. They didn't like it and called a meeting. Everyone involved got misdemeanors on their records. There was nothing in the handbook about it being against the rules. The only person that didn't get any punishment was the son of the president even though he was just as involved as the rest of us. <span></span></p>
"Genius"<p>In my freshman year of high school we had a terrible vandalism problem, the bathrooms would be broken in various ways almost constantly. In a stroke of pure genius, the staff decided that any bathroom that was vandalized would be closed for the week on first offense, the quarter for second, and permanently on the third offense.</p><p>They took back the rule after closing every bathroom on day one. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi77co?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Samus388</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Samus388/" target="_blank"></a></p>
Is this Footloose?<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDc5Ny9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMzg0MjU2M30.PeBUt-YWZeeRStaD_RZlGPQzo29E9t733yqZbIiJlYs/img.gif?width=980" id="3a5bd" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="102730e3b1b90ba9cb393561c702c9af" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="500" data-height="500" />kevin bacon dancing GIF by STARZGiphy<p>Prom was a mandatory lockdown for the night in order to avoid students going to parties after prom.</p><p>Prom was held at various house parties across town instead. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi37x7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Coffee-spree</a></p>
HOLDEN FOREVER!!!<p>My high school mascot was Daniel Boone holding a musket. A kid wore a Guns 'n Roses shirt to school and was told he had to change shirts because of the pistols on the shirt. He pointed out the hypocrisy of the school mascot and they changed EVERYTHING. The mascot was switched to holding a flag pole instead. <span></span></p>
No Dots<p>You couldn't wear ANY kind of head items that were "gang colours" (red or blue) - this No included hair bands, scrunchies, beads in your hair, ribbons - ANYTHING. I got in trouble for wearing a blue hair band with white polka dots. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphzpyf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pleasant-Flamingo344</a></p>
Clothes Check<p>We had to wear belts. Someone snitched that people weren't wearing belts under their sweaters, and they actually checked and a bunch of people got detentions. Stupid. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphz3y6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ooo-ooo-oooyea</a></p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphz3y6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>We had belt raids at my school where the dean would burst into classes, completely interrupting any education, to check that everyone was wearing a belt. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpia8pp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">GuinnessMicrodose</a></p>
Chase the Flat<p>We weren't allowed to play tag football at lunch, only frisbee. When I asked the principal what the difference was, he responded with a sarcastic tone, "A football is round and a frisbee is a flat disk."</p><p>He left the school later that year, went to another school, and a few years later was brought up on charges for failing to report the abuse of a student by a teacher. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi6lh3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">uninc4life2010</a></p>
Poke-Thief<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDgwMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0ODg5MzY2Nn0.5LMPk1suou6U2SvAURKP-sHEuK7Izpkbxm0PWqvx95E/img.gif?width=980" id="b6e9f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="92383d30e34aa92fd74cf6c1374ec294" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />hotline bling pokemon GIFGiphy<p>Pokemon cards got banned in middle school because someone stole the vice principal's kid's cards. Yep. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpiapym?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Skadoosh_it</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Skadoosh_it/" target="_blank"></a></p>
In the Face...<p>If you were involved in a fight, you got suspended. While it sounds reasonable, context didn't matter.</p><p>I got suspended once not for throwing a single punch, kick, whatever. I got suspended because someone knocked the books out of my hand and when I reached down to grab them they punched me in the face.</p><p>I got suspended for walking down the hallway and unprovoked getting punched in the face.</p><p>Forget Brandon Valley Middle School. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpicbyx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CLG_MianBao</a></p>
One of the golden rules of life? Doctors are merely human. They don't know everything and they make mistakes. That is why you always want to get another opinion. Things are constantly missed. That doesn't mean docs don't know what they're doing, they just aren't infallible. So make sure to ask questions, lots of them.Redditor u/Gorgon_the_Dragon wanted to hear from doctors about why it is imperative we always get second and maybe third opinions by asking... Doctors of Reddit, what was the worse thing you've seen for a patient that another Doctor overlooked?
Grandma Wins<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDcxOC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0OTQxNTgzOX0.n9IaFGgHwnULMlI2kg7RUftxDg6lyWvdM9CnhvptCRY/img.gif?width=980" id="a0857" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9762f97a23c27ccf6b75974caa854361" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />Old Lady Wine GIF by MattielGiphy<p>Not a doctor, but my grandmother saved my father's eyesight because she didn't listen to their doctor. </p>
The Mummy Appendage<p>When I was a resident, an 80yo female was admitted from the nursing home for confusion. Workup showed some mild UTI and we were giving her antibiotics. The nurse mentioned that her toe looked dark and asked me to look at it. The toe wasn't just dark, it was mummified. It looked like dry beef jerky. I touched it and pieces flaked off. So the patient from a nursing home, had a mummified toe, probably for months, that no one knew about. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpg00qn?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Dr2ray</a></p>
The CT Save<p>Here's my story:</p><p>A guy came in to our ICU and was very septic but still talking. He had visited his primary care MD with complaints of a sore throat for a couple of days. Dismissed without any intervention since he didn't appear to have strep throat or the flu. At this point he was having pretty severe abdominal discomfort, so we sent him for a CT scan. As the scan was finishing, he coded and had to be intubated, multi-organ failure, etc. </p>
Patches<p>When I was an ER nurse we got an elderly lady in for altered mental status from a nursing home, when we undressed her to put her in a gown and hook her up to the monitor, I noticed no less than 5 fentanyl patches on her, guess I discovered the cause of the AMS. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpg1lml?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ChewbaccaSlim426</a></p>
Use your Words<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDcyMi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MDA1NjI0MH0.WtyCdxL1vRZwD2-jpKZXMOEakwhiBaJIkp1YPnOzlvo/img.gif?width=980" id="e45ca" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f5b98e6a4605a587dbd97579468a51d8" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="498" data-height="367" />Communication GIF by memecandyGiphy<p>Neurologist sent patient to our ED without informing her that imaging showed a glioblastoma assuring her impending death. He didn't overlook the disease, he overlooked the communication. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpfl5t5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">AzureSkye27</a></p>
Mad Cow Realty<p>During my residency we had this lady in her 60s who was getting progressively more forgetful, just overall declining and getting less and less able to take care of herself. She had been seeing her pcp who diagnosed her with dementia. And she saw a neurologist who agreed. She was not really able to provide an accurate history. <span></span></p>
After Birth...<p>I used to work in maternal-fetal medicine, and every single week, we would have women referred to us "because the doctor couldn't see something clearly with the baby and wanted to double check." Nope, they just didn't want to have to be the ones to tell you that your baby had a complex cardiac defect or multiple anomalies indicative of a genetic syndrome or any other of a large number of horrible things that can happen during fetal development. Still pisses me off when I think about how many women waited weeks for more information because their doctors were cowards who couldn't tell them, "There's something seriously wrong here." <span></span></p>
bad doctors<p>I'm not a doctor, but a RN. This happened to me, but isn't nearly as bad as most of the stories on here.</p><p>When I was in college, I got to where I couldn't swallow. It started with difficulty swallowing, progressed to me having to swallow bites of food multiple times/regurgitating it, and then got to where all I could swallow was broths and mashed potatoes with no chunks. I went to the doctor multiple times, and was told every time it was acid reflux and part of my anxiety disorder. <span></span></p>
The Valve...<p>He put the pacemaker lead in the subclavian artery (and across the aortic valve into the left ventricle). The proper approach is: subclavian vein to right ventricle). And then he didn't notice it for over a year. I saw the patient (a 25 yo woman who didn't need the pacemaker in the first place) when she was in congestive heart failure. <span></span><br></p>
Bitten<p>Rattlesnake bite. On a 2 year old. Patient and dad out in the fields near a small town that is several hours away from the nearest big city, where I work.</p>
When we think about learning history, our first thought is usually sitting in our high school history class (or AP World History class if you're a nerd like me) being bored out of our minds. Unless again, you're a huge freaking nerd like me. But I think we all have the memory of the moment where we realized learning about history was kinda cool. And they usually start from one weird fact.
Here are a few examples of turning points in learning about history, straight from the keyboards of the people at AskReddit.