There are some events and pastimes in life that everyone can't get enough of, and I wish they would just go away.
For the life of me I sometimes cannot understand the things that make people satisfied.
I swear there are people who like newborns, could just stare at sparkly objects.
And for them that could be a full day.
We have to agree that there are some activities that have outlasted their prime.
RedditorWinstonChurchillinwanted to hear all the popular things that need to come to end soon, but too many people won't let them die. They asked:
"What do others enjoy that you find painfully boring?"
Sports. All sports. Not my tea. And after all the controversies and injuries, haven't we seen enough?
Going PlacesHappy Jennifer Coolidge GIF by HBOGiphy
"Going on vacation and not exploring the area. So many people I know just want to sit at the beach or pool or just shop all the time. If I'm going somewhere new, or even slightly familiar, I'm going to places I can't at home."
"Anything that has to do with celebrities outside of what projects they are currently working on. Oh god, my friend's wife is the worst. We were watching the Superbowl and she's more excited about which players wife is sitting next to who than we are about the game."
"The whole damn game she's rambling on about whatever the f**k it was the girlfriend or wives or kids of the players were up to over the last year. And it isn't just football, its always about what famous person's kids went to the school her dad's friend teaches at or what local restaurant her friend saw some famous person's girlfriend's brother at. WHO THE F**K CARES!?"
I've Stopped Listening
"Talking about someone I will never meet or get to know well. When the story doesn't even involve the speaker or anyone I know, I most likely will not be able to remember any of the information. I'm just so absolutely not interested in strangers."
"Sport games like FiFa."
"Same crap different year at its best. yeah how about you guys hype it up for 2 months before the game launches and preorder it then cry how bad the game is giving us more publicity and also pay 10 bucks if you wanna play this new mode."
"I basically play sports games only when there's company around. For me they are for casual playing with the group of friends on the couch. They are not bad (ok few last EA games are like shi*) but i cant play them alone. Thats whats story games are for."
Boring!Adam Sandler Golf GIFGiphy
"Like watching paint dry. Ha."
HOW did golf ever become a thing? I'm asleep at mini golf, never mind professional.
Nemo Talesjustin moore fish GIFGiphy
"I only go fishing if I’m gonna be eating it for dinner."
I like Fiction
"Reality tv, especially talent shows. You have the out-of-touch, famous judges trying to look relative and at least one that overdoes the whole angry person schtick, the less talented contestants that try to use tear jerk background stories (with the obligatory sad background music) to win over viewers and some occurrence later on that is supposed to make us feel all uplifted. And for some reason, they all seem to be hosted by presenters with the most punchable faces imaginable."
Buy a house!
"God yes. I am a 50 year old happily married middle class woman and I hate weddings. Boring! What a waste of money. Have a small service of your choice and then a party. And all of the stupid trends with favors and photo booths and the crappy DJs (I live in Oklahoma — they’re all crappy). Feh. Spend it on the honeymoon! Buy a house!"
All of it!!
"Everything pretty much. I've got ADHD. Even most video games are boring to me. The only thing I love is learning new stuff. But sadly, not in the depth. The result is that I know A LOT, but I don't know anything that could be used as a tool to make money, sadly. For example i know basic orbital mechanics, and at the same time how cyber criminals work."
"Also i know history, mathematics, basic chemistry, biomechanics of human body, dietary stuff. A bit of programming and CS. Psychology. Know quite a bit about politics, geography etc. I just wish i could concentrate more on one thing, so I can actually monetize my talents."
Chat it UpMean Girls Gossip GIF by Paramount MoviesGiphy
"Small talk, Gossip, or constant social interaction."
"To me there is a huge difference between small talk and social interaction. Social interaction between me and a friend is almost never small talk. And I freaking hate small talk, though I like to socialize with friends."
"Fart jokes... even from middle school, the whole class will crack up if someone does the armpit fart thing, never made me laugh... and its not like I'm too uptight or sophisticated or anything, I'll laugh and have laughed for way more childish and immature jokes, guess I'm just immune to them particularly."
Silence is Golden
"Workplace small talk. 'Hey, it's Wednesday.' 'Yep, two more days until Friday.' 'Haha, yeah. I have coffee.' 'Me too.' So relieved I work from home now and don't have to listen to that inane prattle anymore."
We're Sort of Listening...
"Podcasts. So often it's just people chatting who have an opinion. Yes, the creators read something about the topic they want to talk about, but it often is dumbed down/an interpretation by them. And it often becomes just a stream of thoughts. I'd much rather hear a good audiobook (and I do that a lot). And yes I realise there are podcasts that are well structured and sourced, but then they are so close to an audiobook again, that I don't really see the purpose of a podcast."
Heart DayValentines Day Love GIF by CBCGiphy
"I only like the chocolates. Anything els about it is boring. You can do whatever you do that day every day."
Out of Attendance
"Church services. Specifically, catholic mass. My family LOVES attending mass, not just on Sundays, but on obscure high holy days, on weekdays, on vacation weekdays - I find mass incredibly dull, snd boring, snd slightly gross ( coughing lady giving out communion, having to shake hands with people who just sneezed or were scratching, ewww)."
LOL - NOT!
"There was a sitcom that looked really funny to me. Watched half of the first episode with laugh tracks. And it just made me feel nothing over jokes I would normally be laughing my ass off at. They ruin the show I don’t get why they used to be so common."
Let's Play Card
"Chess. I'm an avid board flipper with my son. I make 6 moves, then flip the board and pieces in the air, and say 'Jesus Sam! You win! I can't f**king stand it anymore!'"
"I started playing speed chess when I got bored of regular. You have 10 seconds to make a move or its the other person's turn. <My own version.>"
"I hate Tik Tok with a passion. My wife recently discovered it, and is hooked. I don't understand the fascination with watching random people spewing their bulls**t. I wonder if our marriage will prevail."
Toilet WatersDance Dancing GIF by Carnival Cruise LineGiphy
"Lol... went to one 2 years ago that left from Miami to the Bahamas, it was a floating toilet with golden corral food, I didn't really enjoy much really except for being in Nassau for like 6 hours."
"Watching The Bachelor or Bachelorette. I am always dumber after attempting to watch those shows."
"Ha! 100% agree! But, I have a lovely wife, who is intelligent, who watches this at times. We share the tv and watch things together. I watch football and sports. She watches HGTV and this stuff. It’s a give and take to a lovely marriage."
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There are instances where doctors literally have our life in their hands.
Trained and seasoned professionals that they are, we'd like to trust them with any diagnosis they give us.
But being mortal, even doctors make mistakes.
With that in mind, we might find ourselves confused that we don’t seem to be any better, if anything we might be getting worse, despite our doctors assurances that everything was fine.
Sometimes these mistakes or oversights which result in little to no consequences, other times having deadly consequences.
"Doctors of Reddit, what was the worse thing you've seen for a patient that another Doctor overlooked?"
Doctors Should Probably Assume The Worst...
"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."
"Dad takes the child to the ER in the small town with an obvious snake bite."
"Doctor there says 'eh it’s ok she probably didn’t get envenomated'."
"Doesn’t give the patient antivenin, which they had at that hospital, and instead of electing to send the child to us by helicopter, he sent her by ambulance."
"Several hours later patient shows up to our hospital coding, and ended up dying."
"Probably didn’t get envenomated?!? "
"What the f*ck kind of stupid a** idea is that."
"If a tiny child gets bitten by a rattlesnake, you assume they’ve been envenomated and you treat them as though that had been."
"That means antivenin, physiological support, etc."
"Completely absurd."- USMC0317
Not Like Any Kind Of Anxiety I Ever Heard Of
"From the age of about 17 I start getting regular abdominal pain every day and terrible gut problems."
"I can't seem to eat much anymore."
"I get fluctuating diarrhea and constipation."
"Menstruation gets more and more painful."
"I start losing enormous amounts of blood despite being incredibly small, less than 5ft."
"Now you would think any doctor worth her salt could figure out it's a gynecological problem."
"But my doctor, a woman by the way, at the time insists it anxiety and says she 'wouldn't bother testing for or treating a gynecological problem unless I was older and having trouble conceiving."
"Over the next few years, my gut and uterus symptoms slowly deteriorate."
"I get bounced around the system to dozens of different specialists."
"I get told it's just stress, anxiety, are you pregnant?"
"'ARe yOu SuUuUrE yOuRE NoT prEGnAnt?'"
"'Every woman has painful periods, it's just constipation take this over the counter product' etc. Etc."
"Meanwhile my gut function slowly grinds to a halt."
"A functional gut test took 6 hours to pass an egg sandwich when it should have taken 90 minutes."
"I weighed only 40kg."
"It get's so bad I even start losing bowel control."
"No treatment seems to work."
"I was 24 and unable to work because I was literally uncontrollably sh*tting my pants."
"Doctors suggest I should maybe seek therapy and suggest I could be exaggerating."
"Anyway one day I see a new GP for some regular sexual health tests but get an abnormal pap smear."
"Within 2 weeks I go in for an exploratory laparoscopy to rule out cervical cancer only to discover I am absolutely riddled with endometriosis."
"On my bowel."
"On my cervix."
"On my perineum."
"On some ligaments."
"Ovarian cyst the size of a tennis ball."
"It was even in my gall bladder."
"With excisions + treatment I had my gut function back within 3 months."
"I will never be able to have children."
"If that woman when I was 17 had just done her goddamn job I wouldn't have lost 7 years of my life, my gall bladder, my fertility and my mental health."- LilPeaHen
Many Diseases Share Symptoms...
"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."
"After talking to her family and friends it became apparent that her symptoms were progressing unusually quickly."
"I remember seeing the point where her new hair growth met her bright red dye and also her grown out nails with hot pink polish thinking, wow, it really wasn't too long ago that she was not only taking care of herself but like, going to get her hair and nails done."
"The lady in front of me was so far from that."
"The neurologist I was training with recognized this, had her admitted and did every test including lumbar puncture."
"Workup eventually showed Creutzfeld Jakob disease ('mad cow') which there is unfortunately no treatment for."
"She died a few months later but at least we were able to prepare her family that she would only continue to decline so they could make arrangements."
"Really sad situation."- apoptoticmeow
Malpractice Written All Over It
"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 because the pacemaker lead had destroyed the valve!"
"A surgeon and I had to do surgery to remove the pacemaker and lead."
"Then replace the aortic valve!"
"Well, 50% of doctors are below average, but everybody thinks theirs is in the top 10%"- dofeveg655
Nothing Wrong With A Second Opinion... Or A Third Or Fourth
"I was 26 and found a lump in my breast."
"Planned Parenthood had taught me self checks and so I knew it felt different than a cyst."
"It felt exactly like the tumors I'd been taught to recognize."
"First doctor says 'you're too young for breast cancer'."
"I didn't accept that and went to a second doctor where I got 'it hurts when I mash it right'."
"'It gets bigger with your period right'."
"'Sure it does!'."
"Third doctor: 'You'll have an ugly scar if I biopsy it'."
"Fourth doctor I told him to call the police to get my naked topless self off his table because I wasn't leaving without scheduling a biopsy."
"It turned out I had Stage 2 cancer and after surgery, 9 months of chemo, 3 months of radiation, and being told I couldn't have kids."
"I now have 3 kids and I'm 62 years old."
"If you think the doctor is wrong, get a second, third, whatever opinion."
"Listen to your suspicions."- pillowofcanines
We always want to trust our doctors, and listen to any advice they might give.
But if you think there's something wrong that your doctor somehow might have missed, there's sadly a very good chance that you're right.
Never cut corners when it comes to your health.
It's very popular to create rumors about certain historical figures to which there is no concrete evidence.
Such as the sexual orientation of Abraham Lincoln or the alleged illicit behavior of Lewis Carroll and Hans Christian Andersen.
Understandably, these mostly baseless, though not necessarily false, theories are left out of history books.
However, there are facts about legends of history which have, indeed, been proven true, but are also left out of history books.
Namely, because it's not the sort of information many would consider in polite conversation, let alone be talked about in schools.
Even if it is no less fascinating than anything else we might learn.
"What’s a NSFW detail about a historical figure that’s normally left out of the history books?"
Dubious Contributions To The War Effort...
"During WW1, sex workers in Britain were more expensive if they had STD's."
"This was because if a soldier hired them and got infected, the soldier could be honorably discharged, and not have to fight in war."- KaleBrew
Talk About A Huge Relief...
"Ancient Egyptians believed the god Atum created the universe by pleasuring himself to ejaculation, and that the ebb and flow of the Nile corresponded to how much."
"To honor this, the pharaohs ceremonially pleasured themselves into the river."- -weeflets go luna fun GIF by PBS KIDSGiphy
The Downside Of Their Journey...
"Lewis and Clark described the screaming sh*ts that they got from eating unfamiliar food (camas) in detail in their journals."- ayriana
Shameful Thanks For A Hero
"After Alan Turing cracked the enigma code, essentially ending WW2 years earlier than expected and saving countless lives, he was thanked by the British government in the form of chemical castration."
"All because he was a gay man."- Dangerjayne
Talk About Man About Town...
"Probably said here elsewhere, but Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame among other tales, was a notorious philanderer who had affairs on top of affairs with sex workers throughout his life."
"When he died, ALL of the brothels in Paris had to close because so many attended his funeral."- JLWilcoclassic film vintage GIF by FilmStruckGiphy
None Of Our Business What They Got Up To In Private...
"Pyotr Tchaikovsky was a submissive bottom."
"In one note, never before published in Russian or English, Tchaikovsky wrote of a young servant 'with whom I am more in love than ever', adding: 'My God, what an angelic creature and how I long to be his slave, his plaything, his property!'". Reddit
The Secret Lives Of The Founding Fathers
"Patrick Henry, the American founding father better known for his quote, 'give me liberty or give me death', kept his wife imprisoned in a cellar because of her frequent outbursts due to postpartum depression."
"His wife had eventually died in that cellar, and he had buried her in an unmarked grave."
"10/10 quote but the wife killing part always seems to get left out of history texts."- sortatoxic
"Ben Franklin was a notorious flirt, and hit on and/or ploughed just about every woman he ever met."
"Single women, married women, young women, old women, women of title, women of the royal line."
"Protestant women, Catholic women."
"All of them."- TheLastIronManGiphy
Taken To Heaven... Just Not Back...
"French President Félix Faure died during oral sex"- Wiesterfeler
His Bubble Was Bound To Burst Eventually...
"It's said that Henry VIII 'exploded' in his coffin."
"Dogs then licked up the Henry juice."- B1LMAN
It's understandable why most of this information is left out of history books.
Particularly those used in schools.
Even if it might make students' attention might be a bit more attentive...
We've sure been hearing the term "conspiracy theory" a lot lately.
And if history has taught us anything, it's that it would do us all good to avoid them altogether as they are rooted in falsehoods tied to clandestine government plans and sinister plots–which, yeah, doesn't sound good.
But like anyone spinning a rumor, people tend to latch on to spurious information that cannot be verified by science or fact because it's just easy to go along with it without taking the time for research.
But there are some conspiracy theories that do make us wonder if there is something to them.
Curious to hear examples of these, Redditor BipolarSkeleton asked:
"What conspiracy theory do you completely believe is true?"
A majority of extremely wealthy people or organizations tend to be very secretive. What must they be hiding? These Redditors have a few ideas.
Money And Violence
"a lot of rich people help terrorism and movements to destabilise a nation or a region to make money from its resources or people."
"In my home city (in the UK) a heroin dealer was convicted of lacing his product with poison and causing the deaths of homeless people."
"In court he claimed that the local council payed him off to get rid of some of the homeless people in that way."
"His defense was 'why would I kill my customers.'"
"I have met one person that worked with the council and believes the story to be true, and years later I met some people that had worked with a homeless charity at the time. They claimed they knew it was the case but there was nothing they could do to prove it expose it."
"This one pertains to my university, but some people may have the same experiences with theirs."
"So students who choose my university send applications in by December. The entire COVID shutdown happens in March, around the same time university acceptances are starting to be sent out. Each first year student has guaranteed residence."
"Everyone is wondering what the new teaching model will be, and it’s announced that it’s mixed. 30% in person, 70% online."
"At this point, if you’re in first year, and all your courses are online, why pay for residence? You can do class online. But the university sees these discussions, and know they’ll lose A LOT of money if they don’t have students in residence."
"So what is announced? Almost EVERY first year has at least 1 person class. Meaning? They have to be on campus. MEANING, they have to live in residence."
"Idk if this makes sense to anyone but I thought it was interesting."
All About Appearances
"Everyone I tell about this tells me I'm overreacting and it's just a conspiracy. But I strongly believe large companies who use eco friendly products around customers only do it to make themselves look good, and to make the customer feel like pollution is their fault when they use for example, plastic straws. When in reality using eco friendly straws barely dents the amount of pollution the company itself makes behind the scenes."
People have speculations about high-profile individuals.
Slave 4 U
"That Britney Spears is either being held hostage or otherwise in a very compromised situation."
Captured Or Deceased?
"Shelly Miscavige is either dead or being held prisoner by the Church of Scientology."
Shady FBI Director
"J. Edgar Hoover had ties to the mob and gave preferential treatment to certain crime families/organizations while crushing others."
"Also, his stranglehold on American intelligence made him a figure presidents feared."
Failed predictions led to last-minute detours.
Change In Plans
"Disney absolutely believed that Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 election, so they started building her animatronic for the Hall of Presidents well in advance, and after trump pulled off a victory, instead of starting from scratch they just kinda made a couple half-a**ed adjustments to the Hillary model and put it up on stage."
"Trump winning literally ruined the season of South Park that year because they wrote it with the intention that trump/garrison would lose."
While people are free to believe anything they firmly know to be true, it's wise to do a background check before another Pizzagate happens.
Don't be that person who goes down a dark rabbit hole and becomes confused about what is or isn't reality.
Because news flash: the earth is not flat.
Hate to break it to ya.
You don't have to be acquainted with someone to know enough about the kind of person they are.
Observing their attitude around people or what clothes they wear can easily give away a stranger's temperament that identifies them as either superficial or genuine.
Of course, being judgmental based on one's appearance is not an unfair assessment. However, you know deep down inside, we all have the predisposition to do exactly that.
Redditor Expwar was curious to hear about how a certain demographic gets around and asked:
"What vehicle is only driven by a**holes?"
Car accessories really are a dead giveaway about the person behind the wheel.
"Any truck with a sticker of Calvin peeing on the logo of the other model truck."
"Any vehicle with a Punisher sticker."
"Nissan Altima with expired paper plates."
Dongles In Motion
"Anything that truck nuts have been installed on."
A vehicle's condition says a lot about its owner like what a front lawn says about the homeowner.
"With a faded gold paint job and sh**ty, bubbled window tint. Alternately going 95 in the right lane, or 45 in the passing lane."
"Failing engine, $500 paint job, and $10,000 rims..."
These might be the worst of the bunch.
"Every vehicle that I’m not driving. You’re all a**holes."
The Speed Spectrum
"Everyone faster than me is a maniac and everyone slower than me is a moron."
"Edit: oh my GOD I've gotten a dozen notifications that really want to make sure George Carlin gets credit. You guys can stop replying with that now."
– Altruistic-Pop6696 ·
Amateur Little Drivers
"These red and yellow cars from Little Tikes. They're all bad drivers. Pretty sure they don't even have their licence."
How They Roll
"Around here (South Alabama), the same guys who you would label as 'A**holes' are the guys who drive trucks with the front suspension lifted to the sky and the rear suspension is dropped to the street, and they slap on rims that look like a regular rim was put through a paper shredder, then stretch paper-thin tires on them, not to mention they either cut their exhausts down or put exhausts on that have no catalytic converters, and as such, they're louder than a machine gun."
"They're really a**holes."
"Whoever has unnecessarily super bright lights at night. I wonder where I can apply for my blindness allowance."
To me, it doesn't matter what car you have. Just be a good driver and respect the road and others who share it with you.
Tailgaters or drivers who cut in front of me without signaling are all jerks regardless of whether they're driving a Tesla or an old station wagon.