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People Explain Which Activities They Hate That Everyone Else Seems To Love

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.

Let's investigate...

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 Places

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"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."

thatsaSagittarius

Who Cares?

"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!?"

hotrock3

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."

Agonist28

"Yes! Especially the minute they start going 'so and so talked to such and such who met him…' You bet by the time they mention the third person, I’ve tuned out."

Delta_Eridani

Same Game

"Sport games like FiFa."

Dark_Angel45

"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."

salt_pizza9491

"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."

larini_vjetrovi

Boring!

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"Watching golf."

erichmich

"Like watching paint dry. Ha."

Icy_Opening_8078

HOW did golf ever become a thing? I'm asleep at mini golf, never mind professional.

Nemo Tales

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"Fishing."

mtwstr

"I only go fishing if I’m gonna be eating it for dinner."

CrispyMilk69

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."

BudovicLagman

Buy a house!

"Weddings."

Tasty-Bee-8339

"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!"

Mouse-Direct

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."

Better_Ad7376

Chat it Up

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"Small talk, Gossip, or constant social interaction."

REDDIT

"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."

Comfortable_Novel_89

Immaturity

"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."

Not_Titan_Ananth

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."

HawaiianShirtsOR

"Same. I find it very hard to strike up a conversation but I can keep one going as long as everyone has something to talk about. I love talking to new people but I'm awful at starting up the chat."

Northerleyfire

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."

Nordseefische

Heart Day

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"Valentine’s Day."

welshegg

"I only like the chocolates. Anything els about it is boring. You can do whatever you do that day every day."

Luuk__5736

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)."

Appropriate-Access88

LOL - NOT!

"Sitcoms."

Tremor_Sense

"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."

Kye_ThePie

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!'"

Hebshesh

"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.>"

willb003

Spewing

"Tik Tok."

Spiffynitsua

"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."

non_toro

Toilet Waters

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"Cruises."

macaronsforeveryone

"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."

manlyheman

So Dumb...

"Watching The Bachelor or Bachelorette. I am always dumber after attempting to watch those shows."

Thick_Panties_Tatas

"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."

Thick_Panties_Tatas

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People Who Witnessed A Teacher Break Down In Tears Share Their Experiences

Reddit user throwthrowwthrowwww asked: 'Students who've witnessed their teacher cry during class, what happened?'

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Teachers are not only educators, they're also inspiring leaders.

The most memorable teachers are those who genuinely encourage young students to do their best so they can be empowered to pursue their dreams.

However, we tend to revere them to such a degree, we forget that they're people too with real emotions.

Curious to hear from strangers who witnessed a vulnerable moment from someone they were inspired by at an early age, Redditor throwthrowwthrowwww asked:

"Students who've witnessed their teacher cry during class, what happened?"

There's no bigger heartbreak than people who are struggling with illnesses or know of someone facing medical challenges.

Ailing Teacher

"One of our music instructors 7th-12th grade. She had a long ongoing battle with stage three/four cancer. She always did her best to try to have fun during our classes, like it was an escape for her because she loved music so much. Over 85% of the entire high school joined choir because of her. Her chemo and radiation treatments left her exhausted some days, though, and she would occasionally break down. In 2012, when her condition worsened, she would have to take more days off because the cancer had become so debilitating."

"We continued to practice our songs while she was gone, and I swear we would sometimes spend an hour on one small section of a song, ripping every note apart, and repeating the same words over and over until we couldn't mess it up. One of the final days in class with her, I remember we were rehearsing for our upcoming state competition, and we sounded damn good. Mid-song, she stopped conducting, closed her eyes, folded her hands, and listened as we continued singing for her. The energy and sound was so profound throughout the room, I can't find the words to describe it."

"After the song finished, we stood in a long, complete silence before she opened her eyes with tears streaming down her face. She wasn't able to go to our state competition with us, but we ended up placing that year. It wasn't first like we were hoping, but it was the highest the school had ever placed. She later passed away that same year. She was one of the strongest women I had ever met in my life."

– Top-Box2372

Losing A Student

"My high school Spanish teacher also taught some homebound students with medical issues."

"One day the vice principal came into our class and told Ms J that one of her homebound students had passed away from his cancer. She couldn't hold back the tears."

– que_he_hecho

Wise Toddler

"I’m a teacher, I cried in front of my toddlers when I got a call from the hospital telling me it was time to make the call as to whether to pull my dads life support. One of my toddlers came up to me while I was crying, put her hand on my cheek and said 'it’s ok to feel sad, it’s ok to cry,' then gave me a hug. I love my job."

– Cheekygirl97

Students witnessed the following teachers get emotional.

Thoughtful Sixth-Graders

"The class surprised him on teacher appreciation day. Someone brought pop, snacks etc. He was surprised. 6th grade teacher."

– Stephlynn1234

Appreciation Day

"Had a philosophy course in uni during covid. So the class was held on zoom. It wasn't teacher appreciation day, but it was the second to last lecture of the term and we all really enjoyed this prof (and because of him most of the class became friends). So we organized an appreciation thing for him."

"We all started class without our cameras on, which was unusual and made him question (he got sad actually). So one girl said 'before we start, we just really wanted to do something for YOU because you've done so much for us. I hope this is okay.' He gave us a confused look, and before he could say anything in response we all turned our cameras on and held up signs saying 'thank you professor [name]' and our green screen backgrounds were of his face lol. He laughed so hard but started crying. Told us how he wished we could do this in person and that he genuinely cared about all of us."

"He had a lot of health issues, the most prominent one being MS. Whenever he didn't start class on time we all got worried, and there were a few times where he cancelled altogether because he fell or something. He also had a cat, and we asked to see him just enough times that his cat learned what time our class was at and would climb up to see us and stay the whole class. It was cute. During the breaks he would email a link to play chess since he lived far from his family and couldn't visit and wanted the company. We organized a Christmas movie day with him over the Christmas break and he loved it. He retired after the following year because of his health, and I still wonder what he's doing now and if he's doing okay. I've been in uni for 5 years now and he is the only prof I've actually spoken to consistently and genuinely liked."

– Burnt_Your_Toast

Sad Literature

"5th grade teacher reading Where the Red Fern Grows out loud to the class. He shed some tears. He did every year."

– SnoBunny1982

"Our teacher read that book to us in 5th grade also. But when it got to that part, she elected me to read it and she left the room. Luckily I had read it before and knew what was coming, but it was still rough."

– MIBariSax81

The Private Life Of An English Teacher

"I forgot his name, but he was one of my favored teachers in high school. He taught English."

"During class, he was called out to talk to some members of the school administration and a few proctors. It took several minutes. But he returned, taught as much of the class as he could, and then just walked over to his desk and started crying. Whimpering. He then left."

"He just found out his wife, who had also been a teacher, was having an affair with one of the female students. We didn't find out that specific fact until later on though."

– Typical_Samaritan

Some students, however, can force a teacher to realize they're in the wrong profession.

Bad Attitude

"Student that had behavior issues and a hard time maintaining emotional regulation threw his recorder (the instrument) at the music teacher and it snapped in half. He then threw his desk in her direction and walked out. This was 3rd grade, and all she had asked him to do was listen to the song we were learning. She quit the next week after almost 30 years of teaching."

– Last_Tuesdays_Beans

Bullying The Substitute

"Ms. Hanlon... Substitute teacher, I still think about her and hope she's doing well. She was posted as the teacher when the usual teachers were off sick. Absolutely zero respect was given to her and the class knew if we had Ms. Hanlon it was just an extended lunch, we could just mess around and act like animals for the whole lesson."

"She had physical conditions like a dent in her forehead and a gravvely voice which prevented her from being able to raise her voice to tell us to be quiet. So the kids would all do Hunchback of Notre Dame impressions, spitballs through straws and do the 'coughing game' where they would just cough through whatever she was trying to say."

"Even as a kid I felt kinda awful after we'd essentially broken her and she'd just come in not even say hello and pull open a book for the hour and sometimes cry into it. I weirdly still think about her randomly once or twice a month, I hope she moved on to way better things. School children really have no filter at all."

– PNCL

Absolutely Zero Respect

"Substitute teacher in Jr High must be among the world's worse jobs. 8th grade we had a sub that demanded and got no respect. Kids would throw stuff at her etc. She left the classroom crying then the vice principal, who was not to be messed with, came in and took over."

– woolash

Major Mockery

"I had a substitute teacher named Mr. Crane who looked exactly like Ichabod Crane from the old cartoon. Some kids in the class bullied him relentlessly for this and he just kind of broke down one day. Poor guy."

– backflip10019

In seventh grade, I witnessed a classmate talk back to our homeroom teacher and saying very inappropriate, bullish things to her in front of the whole class.

But that didn't make her cry.

What made her tear up was when another student defended her and yelled at the bullying student for being out of line.

It can be a pleasant and exciting surprise to see a friend or family member show up on the evening news.

Particularly if it is a story showcasing their accomplishments or allowing them to let their voice be heard on an important issue.

Of course, showing up on the news isn't always a joyous occasion.

Indeed, some people tune in to find their friends and family on the news for reasons they might hope people will eventually forget down the line.

Redditor Miguenzo was eager to hear stories of a loved one making the evening news for less than brag-worthy stories, leading them to ask:

"What’s the dumbest reason somebody you know landed on the 6 o’clock news?"

15 Minutes, Or Four Seconds, Of Fame...

"Years back, there was a college scholarship scam going on here."

"These companies would go to high schools and do a presentation, and grift parents into paying a large sum for the company to help get a scholarship."

"My mom took one look at this and was like, 'this is a scam'."

"My uncle bought it hook, line and sinker and paid up."

"And received absolutely nothing."

"So he calls our news program and they do a feature with this company in their 'hall of shame.'"

"My uncle was absolutely THRILLED."

"'They interviewed me for 4 hours!'"

"'It's going to be huge!'"

"We all sit around the TV."

"It's February 2000."

"Boom, there's my uncle!"

"They do the lead-in..and then, there's my uncle saying..."

"'They said, uh, sue 'em'."

"My uncle is screaming."

"'What the Hell?! They were at my house for 4 hours!'"

"We still have it on VHS somewhere."

"My uncle's star moment over in seconds."- JKW1988

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Preserved For Posterity...

"My college roommate got stuck in an infant swing at a public park and firefighters had to use some type of Jaws of Life contraption to cut the swing down and cut her out of it."- Nocomt

Oops!

"I know a guy who was interviewed on camera up in the mountains where there was a forest fire."

"He had been up there fishing with his girlfriend."

"He was married."- Fezig

Close Call

"Dude was swimming laps in a lake after dinner (i.e., around sunset)."

"Predictably, he got bit by an alligator."

"I saw him on the news, shirtless in true Floridaman fashion, with a little bandage over each tooth mark."

"The bandages made a dotted line around his shoulder and chest in the shape of an alligator's mouth, like he was in a cartoon or something."- BigRedRobotNinja

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Unpaid Extra

"There was a park nearby that had no drainage and was bowl shaped."

"So if it rained hard, this baseball park/ football field turned into a mini lake."

"It rained a lot one day and the news did a story just showing how much it rained, and in the background behind the news-woman, from out of frame you see my friend rowing past her in a kayak."- hook_killed_pan

Right Place At The Right Time?

"A fight broke out at a HS football game."

"Turned into a huge brouhaha.'

"They intervened this dumba** friend of mine on the local news, the only bit that made it into the broadcast was him saying 'For the first time in my life I was happy to see cops!'"- KneeDragr

Awww...

"Marrying their pet goldfish in an underwater ceremony, complete with a wedding gown and guests in scuba gear."- Candies-For-You

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Strike!

'A childhood friend’s dad embezzled money from the local Little League team."- Key-Zebra-4125

How Did He Even Make It To The Freezer?

"An ex boyfriend of my best friend’s sister ended up on the news for breaking into a Checkers through the drive through window and locking himself in the freezer until the cops arrived and arrested him."- pineapple3712·

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Setting An Example...

"I got filmed and aired sticking a swab up my nose at drive thru covid testing."

"I had just declined to be interviewed at my car because I was afraid of getting someone sick."

"Test was negative, and my sister got a new pic for my contact profile on her phone."- idiotsavant419

Criminals Don't Ususally Wait In The Check Out Line...

"My friend was going to target with his mom to buy a tv."

"They stopped at Starbucks in the store."

"When the worker asked what the wanted he said “'he money in the register see' like an old timey gangster, then laughed ordered and payed for their coffee and went into target."

"While they were pushing their cart with a tv in it to the check out line the swat team surrounded them and arrested him for armed robbery.. was on the news."

"Got charged and everything."

"The first hearing the barista could not point him out and the judge threw out the case."- MACHOmanJITSU

Returning To The Scene Of The Crime...

"A guy from my high school stole Michael Jackson's glove from the Motown Museum in Detroit MI in early 90s."

"He returned it."

"I knew it had to be him, and yep, it was."

"I remembered him because he dressed like Michael Jackson every single day of school for years."

"He did it really well, too."

"He also didn't talk much."

"So, I was surprised to see him talking to a TV reporter about it."

"I hope he's doing well."- ATK80k

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Some people crave their 15 minutes of fame and embrace it however it may come.

Others only hope that no one they knew happened to be watching their local news that night...

Even though they know deep down that all their friends have it on their DVR and are never planning to erase it...


People say the darndest things after -- and sometimes during -- lovemaking.

Maybe it's the euphoria.

Maybe it's the adrenaline.

Maybe it's the tequila.

It's always good to have a kind-hearted joke on hand or a generic compliment.

Or maybe just grab your belongings and skedaddle.

Redditor ella-es-julia wanted to hear about the craziest pillow talk stories, so they asked:

"Men of Reddit: What's the weirdest thing a girl said to you after sex?"

The weirdest I ever got was... "What city am I in again?"

Geography matters.

Morbid Much?

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"Met girl, went on date, brought girl home, had the sex, finished the sex, laying there she says 'What would you do if I died right now?' and demanded an actual answer."

Vixxay

Meow

"Not to me, but as she walked over to the bathroom after the deed, she said 'I just did your owner' to my cat. Sexiest thing that ever happened to me."

shlanky369

"My Fiancé and I were about to start going at it when the cat appeared from under the bed and stared at me. I went, 'Babe the cat is here. I don't like how he's staring at my boobs."

"Fiancé grabbed the cat and yeeted him into the hallway with the phrase, 'Get out you weird pervert.'"

"The cat proceeded to (without his claws) smack the door over and over again while screaming for a few minutes straight. Pervert."

Trumpet6789

POP!

"'I need you to take me to the hospital. Something is now bleeding and hurts.'"

"Turns out her ovarian cyst popped. We're still together with the running joke of sex so good it put her in the ER."

DasBatt

"Ah ah ah, 2 hemorrhagic cysts ruptured, I was bleeding internally, but only a little bit. I'm still impressed by how quickly you went from a naked sex stupor to being ready and carrying me to the car. Good times."

"In the ER when they asked me what happened all I could do was shout 'we were f**kin!' through my tears. That memory still makes me laugh."

Straystar-626

Damn it's Good

"We were going at it for some time then her face went instantly from 'damn it's good' to full-on crying. I stop, ask her what's wrong and she tells me 'I can't cheat on my boyfriend, it is wrong.'"

"So this is when I learned that the girl that I met on a dating website and that I started seeing 3 weeks before and that she told me she was single had a boyfriend for over 5 years. Got her to talk more, and she told me she was on the dating website to see if there were guys better than her boyfriend so she could end up with someone better."

"This was like 20 years ago, a coworker I have right now knows her (his girlfriend is like a distant relative of hers) and I learned she had 5 different boyfriends since then, cheated on all of them except the last one (for now). She was also a cam model in secret, one of the boyfriends was a high-paying customer."

draftstone

A Binding Contract

"'Pleasure doing sex business with ya.' We then shook hands."

"Still together 5 years later!"

Tatarstan

It's nice when people who have great sex make great partners.

And it all starts with a handshake.

Sleep on It

“'I don’t usually say this but, yeah, you can stay.'"

lennyukdeejay

"Did you high-five after that? Seems like that statement called for it."

EvilNinjaX24

"This is the best one."

TomKhatacourtmayfind

Tiny Dancer

"Not really weird but I slept with this girl while backpacking Asia, she was also a backpacker. After a bit of chillin'/talking, I got up to get dressed, she looked at my flaccid manhood and said 'You're quite shy when you're not excited.' I thought it was hilarious."

fleetwoodsackk

"That's a much better way to put it. My wife, when we were just dating and had moved in together and eventually saw it flaccid just said 'Aww, it's so little.' Thanks, hun, exactly what every guy wants to hear."

striker180

Fine!

"She said 'If I get pregnant I'm keeping it.' I was dumbfounded and when I didn't respond quickly enough she got really agitated like I had hurt her feelings and yelled 'Fine! You don't have to be involved if you don't want to!'"

"We had just met that night. My condom use skyrocketed after that night."

Fullyme

"When I was a poverty-stricken college student I was banging a girl who said, 'If you get me pregnant I’ll take you for everything you own.' I said, 'All I own is my bicycle. You want that?'”

OrwellWasRight101

Amen

"Best weird compliment I ever got was 'Damn boy, you f**k like the Devil!'"

"I married her, we still goin' at it."

BeBearAwareOK

Well, these certainly created some lasting relationships... or hilarious tales to tell their friends.

Do you have any stories to share? Let us know in the comments below.

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