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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For all the crime or mystery shows people watch perhaps the scariest instances are the tragedies that happen in real life. The most startling thing is while many murderers display red flags, a large amount tend to be seemingly nice people. Criminologists have found that in domestic-violence-related homicide in particular the perpetrator tends to employ an outwardly charming, charisma-filled act as part of their method.
Have you ever met a murderer? It leaves you feeling gross. There was one murderer in our small wooded town that I met a few different times. He was a business owner of a run down pawn shop and the apartments above it since I could remember. Also since I could remember-dude was creepy.
As even teens if mom needed to run in to grab something like a cheap small appliance or movies we had to wait in the car. When older and working teens my sister had to deliver pizza there once. When she walked in the owner and a couple of guys hanging out there just stopped, then went "oh a wo-man!" and blank stared at her until she left.
We always heard the town rumor mill how he would rent to women in exchange for "favors" etc and he was on the state offender registry. You could just tell there was something wrong there. I personally only went inside the shop twice in my life and left quickly because of the odd atmosphere.
Years go by, the now old man is still running his increasingly rundown pawnshop and rentals and then BOOM police tape everywhere, scanners going crazy, his name is all over the news. Apparently after a conflict his older son went and confessed to helping his father clean up the crime scene.
This man had been involved with a woman and she had gone missing in 1998. No leads ever come about and people decided she must have runaway. It turns out that after a conflict the owner had murdered her cold blood. He then called his son to help him. He had dismembered her and burned her body in the furnace of the pawn shop.
He then continued to stay and work right there every day until he was convicted in 2013 of the henious crime.
While many red flags were noticed many of his oddities seemed to get brushed under the rug following the "poor people are crazy but people with money are just eccentric" rule while enjoying the privileges being a business owner in a tiny town offer.
Wanting to hear others encounter with real life monsters Rediitor White-cherries asked the online community:
"People who knew murders before they killed someone, what are some red flags you didn't notice at the time?"
The answers were plentiful and disturbing.
"He never had a sense of right/wrong.”
“My childhood friend killed his parents. His dad was my dad's best friend. Red flags? Drinking at an extremely young age, like 9."
“He never had a sense of right/wrong. Cruelty to animals. It reads like a profile of a future murderer. Heavy drug use did the rest of the work and he killed both of them for oxy."
“Since he was my friend, I guess I missed it all at the time. But my parents got me away from him with a quickness once I mentioned some things to them.“ andrewfnluck
The school bully...
“I went to school with three eventual murderers, but only one showed red flags to me. He was an extremely violent bully. He'd just attack people in the halls.”
“Trying to punch guys in the balls. Grab your nipple and twist. Punch kids in the arm or back. Typical bully stuff except he put everything into it. You wouldn't know he was even around and suddenly he was attacking you.”
“He murdered a classmate of ours who I really liked. It was in 7th grade and he beat him to death over a bag of pot. He was convicted of 2nd degree murder and was released 6 years later and has a long rap sheet.” GrandUnhappy9211
“So I went to a big university that had a weird close knit feel. There was this girl that I knew but I wasn't friends with. She was nice but very over the top bubbly, enthusiastic about EVERYTHING and super extroverted. She was just a little much for me. Good in very, very small doses.”
“She started dating this guy who was the opposite of her, shy, quiet, followed her around like a little puppy. I can't remember now if it was over a holiday break, like thanksgiving or Christmas or if it was just a weekend but we all found out that his parents, younger brother and dog were all killed in a house fire.”
“Everyone felt so bad for him. Her family took him in. Support poured out from everywhere. Then we find out he killed all of them and then set the house on fire to cover it up. Shocked everyone.” Mom-tired_send-wine
“Nothing. I would have told you he was truly one of the nicest, kindest guys I'd ever met. He was a regular customer at a place my SIL bartended at. He was always nice, friendly, funny, a genuinely good guy."
“When the Husband and I would visit SIL at work he'd chat with us like we were old friends. He obviously had a bit of a crush on SIL but she was involved and had a small child and he respected that. Never even hit on her."
“There were many nights he'd stay past close to help her clean up, take trash out, lug kegs for her. Sometimes they'd go over to the after hours bar with a couple other people. They got to know each other quite well over several years (or so we thought)."
“Then one night SIL' s friend was at the bar and had too much so she couldn't drive. He offered to drive her home. SIL would never watch an impaired friend go out alone with just any customer but she never thought twice about this."
“In fact, she even thought it was so like him to offer... Such a nice guy!! She was happy her friend would get home safe ... They found her friend's body the next day."
“She had been strangled to death. He apparently drove around with her body until almost sun up not sure what to do with her when he decided to return to the bar."
“He dumped her body in the back alley next to the dumpster. SIL had to testify against him. In court it was brought to light that he had a history of violence against women (no murders, but several assaults). We were all absolutely shocked. BTW - He got Life." Kteefish
When a dv victim decides to leave they are at the greatest risk of fatal attack.
“My cousin's husband. When they first got married, he was a decent guy though I had only met him after they got married. I thought it was weird that she had a kid that wasn't living with them, but I was young and brushed it off. Over a decade later, I find out he was abusive and she was divorcing him. He shot her outside her workplace. It was on thr news. Thankfully he was caught not long after.” KosherWitch
“I always think about that one interaction.”
“So I worked with a guy, and one day he seemed upset. He got married young and he feared his wife, who separated from him, was starting to date his ex best friend. I said, "that's tough, sorry to hear it, you're young, next…"…..he immediately got this intense look and said he'd kill them.”
“I told him you don't want to say that, and blew it off. It seemed like blowing off steam kind of comment, but I was surprised at the Intensity…normally an extremely laid back guy. However, I felt it strange enough that I wanted to walk away.”
“Six months later he went to his old apartment at 6am, and the two were in bed. He entered their bedroom, put them on their knees and shot each in the head. He then put the gun to his head and ended it. The girl flinched at the shot, and survived a head shot. The new boyfriend died. I always think about that one interaction.” CLO54
“They were just shady a** people...”
“My friends husband killed her after they broke up by bludgeoning her to death and then took the car and her body and burned it in the woods. Big red flags from this guy was, he was still with his ex wife and they were in a polyamorous relationship with extreme jealousy, he was a total douche, didn't work, very possessive and jealous, and had hit her a few times before that I knew of.”
“He killed her because she broke up with them and was taking the house they had bought. He fought chickens and dogs also. He was using her for a free ride for insurance and financial support. His ex wife and son (17) were also in on the murder and helped to plan it.”
“They were just shady a** people and the world would have been a better place if they had never existed and had a child. We reported her missing an hour after she did not show from work and her daughter had found evidence that something had happened at the end of their driveway, she wasn't found for a few weeks but we all knew who was behind it as soon as she went missing.” AeBS1978
Creepy red flags...
“I worked with Edward Paul Morris right up until the point he murdered his pregnant wife and their children. Can't say it was so much missed signs as much as signs that are even more disturbing in hindsight.”
“On the surface he seemed like a polite, friendly guy if a little awkward. He would make small talk with me in the office breakroom, almost always complaining about his wife and stress at home. He treated it like chit-chat but it was clear he couldn't stop thinking about it.”
“When a mutual co-worker and I moved into a rental house together he offered to come mow the lawn (he did some yard maintenence work on the side). We didn't have curtains up yet and I was in my new bedroom putting clothes away when I realized he was outside, lawn mower running but just standing there and staring at me through the window. Creeped me right the f**k out.” serenidade
“A guy I knew from HS stalked an ex GF, ran through her sliding glass door, shot and killed her then killed himself. He had evidently been stalkerish with some other exes as well but because it was in another county it wasn't easy to find. There was a push to create a central register of people with protective orders like they do sex offenders in Texas because of him.”
“He hid it very well. I knew he had some substance abuse issues but he had stopped drinking and started going to church. Turns out that was even BS, he was going to the church his ex went to so he could talk to her. Edit: Monica's Law” TheProle
Remember that if you think you or someone you know is or could be experiencing domestic violence you can get ahold of the National Domestic Violence Hotline anytime by calling 1-800-799-7233(SAFE) or by texting START to 88788. If you see something say something by calling either a hotline to local law enforcement.
Many people would rather focus on the scandals associated with celebrities notorious for bad behavior.
This is a shame since many of their phenomenal talents are overlooked in favor of a juicy tabloid.
But what about the genuinely well-behaved celebrities? Well, they are not without haters too, unfortunately.
For instance, stars like Taylor Swift – who has been a positive role model and ally of the LGBTQ community – still has her share of critics no matter how hard she tries to shake it off.
"Who's that one celebrity that has like no haters?"
These Canadian comics were found to be simply irresistible.
The Actor From 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids"
"Rick Moranis. The guy stopped acting to take care of his kids after his wife's death."
Aspiring Football Player
"My favorite John Candy story: Joe Montana was playing for the 49ers in an important game, may have even been the Super Bowl. His team is down, they've got a lot of ground to cover and not a lot of time to do it."
"Montana comes into the huddle and starts calling the play, then stops and points to the stands and says:"
"Hey, isn't that John Candy?"
"Teammates look over, and it is, indeed, John Candy. Turns out he was a big football fan."
"Montana returned his focus to the game and went on to lead a game-winning drive down the field."
These European personalities won the hearts of many people from around the world.
The Dowager Countess of Grantham
"Professor McGonagall is the most underrated Harry Potter character in the series."
"She is so funny, even when she is strictly serious! But I mostly praise Maggie Smith for her line delivery in general."
"I effing LOVE her story about how Walt Disney waited for her to give birth before filming Mary Poppins. Keep in mind at that stage Julie Andrews was nothing more than a mildly successful West End/Broadway actress. The fact that one of the biggest film producers at the time wanted her specifically to play Mary Poppins AND he was happy to wait until after her pregnancy is a true testament to her phenomenal acting and singing ability."
"It paid off too: Julie Andrews won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Mary Poppins, her feature film debut too!"
A.K.A. André René Roussimoff
"Andre the Giant."
"i was fortunate enough to catch a screening of The Princess Bride in Nashville a couple years ago; Cary Elwes (who plays the love interest) was there after the show and told some stories about working with different cast members. when he got to Andre, he recounted how he was the 'mood maker' of the cast and always had a smile on his face. he even broke his foot during one of the last scenes but powered through it because the other actors had been filming all day and wanted to go home."
"a real shame that he passed away so prematurely."
These real American idols are truly adored.
The Good Neighbor
Viggo Wherever He Goes
"He once gave my mom some chocolates, she still talks about it haha. In an industry rife with ego and jerks, he's a great guy."
"She had me at, 'It takes a lot of money to look this cheap!' She does plenty of good in this world."
"Google her variety show. A ton of people hated her because she wouldn't fire her black costar. She pretty much told those people to f*** off for lack of a better term and it makes me love her even more!"
I can confidently assume Dick Van Dyke has no haters.
How could he? He's a lovable icon and is a very affable person to work with.
I would know. Although it was a brief blip in my performing career, I had the honor to share the stage with the Disney legend known for playing Bert in Mary Poppins.
He was extremely gracious and he shook hands with all of us in the ensemble of our show while looking at us individually with a glimmer in his eye.
He loves people. You could tell. And we love him.
Everybody loves to hate a villain.
Usually, we think of villains in relation to novels, television shows, comic books, and movies. But history books and popular culture have a knack for drawing lines between good and evil too.
But, as we know, history is full of bias and injected with human emotion. Subtle exaggerations or scapegoating ploys add on to one another over years and years.
And eventually, even good people can be labeled as the scourges of our past.
Redditor blackwraythbutimpink asked:
"Who is seen as a 'bad guy' in history but was actually ok?"
Of course, Hollywood has a lot to do with it. A good script needs conflict and a villain, even if that means stretching the truth a bit.
Full of Heart, In Fact
"More so sports history, but the film Cinderella Man portrayed boxer Max Baer as a murderous psychopath who gladly killed two fighters in the ring."
"In reality, he was personally devastated by these deaths. In the one he was most directly responsible for, he ended up giving his winnings from his next few fights to the fighters family."
"William Murdoch was the guy who shoots two passengers and then himself in 'Titanic.' "
"In reality, while there were reports of an officer shooting two passengers and then committing suicide, there was nothing confirming it to have been Murdoch."
"In fact, Murdoch was in charge of launching life boats on the starboard side and had launched more than half of his fully loaded lifeboats before anyone else launched any. No one knows for sure what happened to him aside that he was lost with the ship."
Not All Rivals Are Evil
"The play Mozart and Salieri (and later the film Amadeus) popularized the idea that Mozart's rival, Antonio Salieri, was a huge jerk who ultimately killed Mozart..."
"...but in reality there's no indication that Mozart was poisoned, or that Salieri had anything to do with his death. Also Salieri was a philanthropist and probably a lot more decent than theater/film made him out to be when they needed an antagonist for Mozart."
An Impressive Navigator
"Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty. Portrayed as a monster in novels and films. He was actually a well thought of Naval Officer who when forced off his ship sailed a small craft 4000 miles with minimal provisions."
"When there was no suitable craft available he and his crew then built their own and sailed from East Timor back to England. He was exonerated by the courts, and had a successful career as Governor of New South Wales."
Other people set their sights on the historical figures who were cast in the wrong light by the inaccurate, prevailing narratives about them.
"Khrushchev was actually the bigger man during the Cuban missile crisis. He initiated the negotiations and even let Kennedy look like the hero by keeping America's side of the bargain secret."
"Not to mention all the measures he took afterwards to prevent something like it from happening again."
A Man of Principles
"Brutus. He's gone down as committing one of history's greatest betrayals, but what he actually did was choose his Republican ideals over a man he personally loved (who had sparked a civil war with an illegal invasion of Italy, and was unquestionably acting like an autocrat)."
Ousted, But a Good Leader
"Thomas Sankara. When he lead Burkina Faso it was probably the most progressive African nation at the time, and even by todays standards it would be up there when compared to them."
"He was also responsible for not only making it less reliant on France, but also it's name (which used to be 'Upper Volta'), and interestingly since he was a guitarist he also wrote the new national anthem."
"He was assassinated in 1987 after a coup."
And others set their sights on the figures who found themselves in the tabloids and discussions of popular culture.
It Was Actually Terrible
"The lady who sued McDonald's for giving her third degree burns." -- skittlkiller57
"Dude, yes. She got fucking third degree burns."
"She was burned so badly it fused her labia. All she wanted was for them to pay for her medical bills due to their obscenely hot flesh searing coffee, which had already been the subject of numerous complaints." -- ARabidDingo
"Monica Lewinski. Gonna leave it at that." -- PetiteSymphony
"Pretty fu**ed up how the world blamed the young intern for the sex scandal instead of the powerful, much older president..." -- AkechiJubeiMitsuhide
Smearing Pee Wee
"Paul Reubens. For decades of my life I was under the impression that Pee Wee Herman was guilty of some child-predator sh**."
"But no, dude was just spotted in a porn theater. I don't think the masturbation claims were ever even substantiated. Meaning he lost his career because he legally watched porn in his personal free time."
It's a list that may drive you to check twice when you hear everyone bashing a historical figure. Perhaps some enemy of theirs began all that bashing.
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People can't function sometimes without being a magnet for drama. The good thing is, these people are also usually extremely bad at hiding their propensity for being involved in said drama.
People who put things on their social media like "I probably hate you," or something of the kind. You know immediately to run in the other direction.
Here were some of those answers.
Soyyy Drama Free
"'Drama free!! F**k the haters! I'm so real everyone else just can't handle it, people are just soooo fake.'"
"Usually embroiled in drama nonstop and their personality is about as deep as an inflatable toddler pool."-inducedjoy
Def The Kid Who Said "DIDNT WE HAVE HOMEWORK?!"
"Calls all mandatory meetings at 4:30 on Fridays."
"She will also push those meetings last minute to 5:30 because she's on client calls and regularly schedules stuff at noon because 'that's when everyone is available, you can just have lunch later.'"
"No, we can't... The one hour we're all available is lunch is because we're busy the other working hours of the day. The lack of respect for the team's time is wild."
"When we suggested maybe noon and 5:30 weren't great times for all hands meetings that should have been an email, she started scheduling them for 7:30am to respect our time. So considerate."-A_giant_dog
This Is Just Rude
"I was hanging out with the cute co-worker in the dining room between service. I guess the sunlight was shining on me, and she says, 'Y'know Bokb, I really love how you have such bright blue eyes and brown hair!'"
"I simply nodded and smiled really big, and she continues: 'I bet you were really handsome when you were younger.'"
"Yeah, big oof."-Bokb3o
Like, when someone does or says these things, you can't help but think about how much you'd rather they just sink into the void of oblivion.
Not Worthy Of Accolades
"If a person makes a big deal out of doing something that they should be doing anyway."
"EG: 'I take care of my kids,' 'I always tell the truth,' 'I'm always on time for work,' 'I shower regularly' etc etc that person is best avoided. They're usually anything but what they claim to be."-Johhnymaddog316
Run Away! Run Far Far Away!
"I have a co-worker that will cut your story off mid sentence to one up you with their own story that's barely even related to the topic at hand."
"They are so self involved (and long winded) that people will see him in the break room, and decide to take the elevator to one of the other break rooms on another floor. Lmao..."
"To clarify; Most of his stories are about how awesome New Jersey/New York is and how stupid Washington Staters are."
"After a while of being made fun of by him, I just wanna scream 'If you love Jersey so much, then MOVE BACK TO JERSEY!'"-conflictmuffin
Yeah, Don't Be A Jerk To Retail Workers
"Yelling at a checkout clerk at Walmart."
"I mean like seriously what could they have done to you to make you that upset. Maybe you need some anger management training."
"This happened at the self check out lane so I don't know what the Walmart check out clerk could have even done. I was in the next lane and my back was to this woman so I didn't see what happened."
"But this women kept yelling at the clerk 'I want to talk to your manager right now !!!'"
"Eventually they both walked up to the service desk together to get a manager. I felt sorry for the clerk ( and the manager !)"-Tuesday2017
You Really Need A New Outlet, Bro
"I know a guy that radiates insecurity about his masculinity."
"Any times he sees a person park slightly too close to his car, he starts going off about hypotheticals where if they scratched his paint, he'd slash their tires or he'd pull out his collapsible baton from his trunk and beat them up."
"He generally lies about anything and wants everyone to know that he is the strongest person in the room. He once told us that he did 100 lb arm curls with his shoulder dislocated."
"And how he has to constantly fight his sister every time he goes home because she is always trying to stab him, and that's how he learned hot to knife fight."
"Of course he also get really angry any time you even hint that he is exaggerating. He no kidding once punched himself in the face 5 times and spent the rest of the day pouting when someone told him that they didn't believe his stories.
Needless to say, no one enjoys talking to him."-ExplosiveMel
A moment around these people is enough to want to spend a lifetime avoiding them.
Just The Worst Person Ever
"Overly competitive for no reason, even on co-op games. If you win they get butthurt, if they win they throw it in your face. Makes jokes at other people's expense. Also can't ever take a joke back."
"Never grew out of the middle school days of bulling (wet willies, bean dips, wedgies, etc). Yells in arguments of any sort in order to 'win' the argument or not letting the other person talk."
"Pretends like they have never done anything wrong, even if they just did 10 mins beforehand. Finds the most low self esteem person in a group and puts them down to make themselves feel better about themselves."
"Will literally say something along the lines of: 'Yeah I know I'm an a**hole, you can ask any of my friends.'"-AskinggAlesana
Always The Victim, Never The Perpetrator
"Had a boyfriend for years who's ex wife was constantly making 'new best friends' with everyone. I finally met her, she seemed nice enough. Next thing you know she's inviting me over, wants me to do all kinds of stuff with her."
"My bfs mom called me and said don't trust her. His brother said don't trust her. My stupid self trusted her."
"Our 'friendship' posted about two weeks before she called CPS on my kid for mooning her kid. They were both 7. She said 'What about the trauma my child and I suffered because of you and your child?'"
Leave It In High School Bub
"There was a guy I went to school with up until the end of high school, and everyone (even teachers) hated him. He would constantly annoy everyone."
"He'd start sh*t with people for absolutely no reason. He'd interrupt the class regularly. He tried to act tough but when someone stepped up to him, he'd run away. He was nearly universally disliked everywhere he went."
"I had the misfortune of running into him a few months ago and he's still the same sh*t disturber he always was."
"He hasn't grown up, and he tried dragging me into petty drama that I frankly don't have the time nor patience for anymore. I told him not to speak to me again, and blocked him on everything I could think of."-yeetgodmcnechass
These people are peppered throughout the world and thankfully, are walking red flags that people can spot from miles away. However, that doesn't mean you can't start with caution in case one of them is hiding amongst the "normal" people.
The victims, the drama stirrers, the jerks, the bullies-they aren't worth your time or space. Don't give it to them.