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Sharing a meal or dining out with friends and loved ones is suppose to be a fun experience. It's one of America's greatest past times. It can become a harrowing and embarrassing situation however if you share it with the wrong person. No matter how great they are some people should ALWAYS eat at home.
_Redditor __somepeoplewait wanted us to admit to Who was the pickiest eater you ever met? How bad was it? Diners of the world... be warned! They eat amongst us.
THAT'S AN INTERESTING TICK.
My husband, he won't eat a whole hot dog because he doesn't want to eat the "butt end."
SOMETHINGS YOU JUST CAN'T UNSEE![rebelmouse-image 18345891 is_animated_gif=
I know just the person. I took a class with someone who had three food-related traits:
- She didn't like salt
- She didn't like sugar
- She flat out refused to try new foods
She was in my study abroad class and the only things I saw her eat were: Granny Smith apples, plain pasta, the white meat of chicken with the skin cut off, a skinless baked potato, and water. It became a bit of a game in my class, to ask her if she's tried things like _"chocolate, sugar cookies, chips, pasta sauce, etc." _If she said she did have any of those things, she absolutely hated them. We did so much walking during those three weeks that I was amazed she didn't pass out.
She also said that her parents and brother liked normal foods, so we didn't think she had a shitty upbringing. I reckon she has a texture aversion.
OWN IT![rebelmouse-image 18345892 is_animated_gif=
I'm the pickiest eater I've ever met. The more I hang out with people the more I realize it's ridiculous what I don't like compared to what I do like. My mom told me it's her fault cause she would let me choose what to eat compared to saying "eat this or else you'll just die." I was apparently allowed to say no to things when I was a young lad, it's a curse that I cannot change.
LASAGNA? I'LL TAKE IT![rebelmouse-image 18345893 is_animated_gif=
Friend of mine hates all fruit, vegetables, sauce, and most meat. It's pretty much all carbs for him. He used to enjoy his mother's lasagna until he found out she makes it with cottage cheese. He literally spit it out and never ate it again. He is 32.
NOT EVEN ONE GREEN?[rebelmouse-image 18345894 is_animated_gif=
My cousins were so bad that every time they visited we would have to go grocery shopping specifically for them, then keep all that food "off limits" so only they could eat it. It was mainly processed food like chicken nuggets and pizza. They would throw a fit any time they would have to eat my mom's home cooked meals
IT'S JUST A TOUCH OF COLOR.[rebelmouse-image 18977430 is_animated_gif=
My girlfriend won't eat anything that has a green garnish on it. Something came with parsley she spent fifteen minutes surgically removing each of the hundred scraps of it off. When I pointed out that parsley has no taste, she said that's why she hated it and was removing it. If that makes sense to anyone please let me know how.
JUST ORDER THE THINGS YOU WANT![rebelmouse-image 18354720 is_animated_gif=
Went to grab a bite with this girl once. We were at this pub with the usual selection of grub. So I quickly order, knowing what I want and whatnot, then she starts asking questions to the waitress about what every single damn item on the menu consists of. I thought that's weird but well what you gonna do, so didn't say anything since she was just an acquaintance. After carefully surveying every single item, she orders some kind of burger with every damned thing in it removed down to two buns and a patty. When I ask her why, she says she "doesn't like that stuff." Still remember the looks we got from the waitress.
STICK WITH THE CLASSICS.[rebelmouse-image 18977431 is_animated_gif=
I had a friend who was "vegetarian" but only ate Mac and cheese and cereal for every meal. No vegetables. She claimed they were "tasteless."
THE FAMOUS ATKINS DIET![rebelmouse-image 18977432 is_animated_gif=
A friend and former coworker.
He ate no fruit or vegetables. He barely drank water - mostly drank diet soda. For lunch (and frequently dinner) ever day he would only eat McD's cheeseburgers with only ketchup (no mustard, onion, or pickle). For breakfast he would only eat McD's breakfast burritos, but because he didn't like the crunch of the veggies in them, he would take a bite of breakfast burrito and quickly follow it up with a bite of hashbrown to convince himself that the only crunch he experienced was from the potatoes. Basically he lived on meat, starch, and carbs.
Amazingly he doesn't weigh a ton, but that may be because he smokes.
SIBLINGS ARE A MESS.[rebelmouse-image 18977433 is_animated_gif=
My little sister. My little sister is such a picky eater that she ate nothing but chicken dippers and chips up until she turned 16. Now, she'll eat chicken strips and chips.
JURASSIC FOODS.[rebelmouse-image 18977435 is_animated_gif=
My nephew. He's 9 and he's finally eating chocolate. He only ate dinosaur Chicken nuggets and pea chips his whole 9 years of life.
RONALD KNOWS BEST.[rebelmouse-image 18349260 is_animated_gif=
I had a client who was severely affected by autism and abandoned by his family. The people who fostered him did not know how to help him and they resorted to feeding him McDonald's three meals a day. When he got to an adult care home his caregivers were horrified that he would not eat something that didn't come out of a McDonald's burger package. The caregiver talked to a local McDonald's that agreed to supply packaging. His new caregivers made healthy meals and put them inside the boxes. He ate them. He lost weight. His blood work went back to normal.
CHILDREN DESERVE BETTER.[rebelmouse-image 18977436 is_animated_gif=
A little boy I baby sat. Literally wouldn't eat anything except donuts, chips, and chicken nuggets. Sometimes hot dogs. I tried for 2 years to get him to eat something else when he was with me, with the help of his single father. If it was something he didn't want he would shut down and stare. As far as I know, three years later, its worse. He's now malnourished.
THERE IS AN INTERESTING PATHOLOGY.[rebelmouse-image 18977437 is_animated_gif=
My brother when he was very young. He would only eat the middle of the french fries. He called the outsides the "handles" and would leave a big pile of them on the plate.
NO TOUCHING. NO TOUCHING.[rebelmouse-image 18977438 is_animated_gif=
My top two were people I met in collage
- Only ate white food. Not good from white people but only colorless food. Rice, milk, cauliflower, white cake. His limits were mild yellows or off white cream.
- Only ate food that never touched other food. No mixed vegetables, no stir fry, never touched on her plate. Each portion of food had to be made of one substance and be in its own space on her plate or food tray. She had a different knife and fork for each food to avoid cutlery cross contamination.
WHAT A MENU.[rebelmouse-image 18977439 is_animated_gif=
My 20 year old son... eats pizza, pancakes, and chicken wings. Period.
WELL THAT'S... DRY.[rebelmouse-image 18977441 is_animated_gif=
Me. I used to only eat dry toast and nothing else.
FAMILY DRAMA IS FASCINATING.[rebelmouse-image 18354556 is_animated_gif=
My neighbor's son is a little different from other children with his quirks. I do believe he is a little bit on the autistic spectrum. He only eats just bread and butter sandwiches, noodles and chicken nuggets. He will flat our refuse to eat anything else to the point of having a melt down kicking out and shouting.
WHAT AN ECLECTIC CUISINE.[rebelmouse-image 18977442 is_animated_gif=
My brother only ate applesauce and oatmeal for three months straight.
NO SOUP FOR YOU![rebelmouse-image 18349684 is_animated_gif=
I worked at a restaurant (a small one, forgot the name), there was some person who ordered soup, and got mad because it was "too cold", we asked how hot she would like for it to be heated up. She said, "Ugh, I don't care just do it!", once we heat it up she thought it was "too hot." After it cooled down a little, she started eating it. She then said: "Oh it tastes bad, go take it back." We asked what she would like. She asked for a grilled cheese, once she tried it she said: "Oh it tastes bad too, go take it back." It happened one more time, and she just got mad because "We make food bad," and just paid and then left. No tip.
We all make mistakes.
It's simply human nature.
But that doesn't mean we don't often find ourselves frustrated when other people make mistakes.
Particularly if these other people are our colleagues, resulting in having to clean up the mess they created.
Redditor xk543x was curious to hear about some of the worst, or most inane mistakes made by unreliable co-workers, leading them to ask:
"What's the dumbest mistake you've seen an incompetent co worker make?"
There's a reason we keep the boys away from the girls
"At a Petco all the Guinea pigs were in a big plexiglass enclosure with a center divider."
"Boys on one side and girls on the other."
"An employee decided that all the long haired Guinea pigs should be on one side and short haired on the other."
"It took forever to sort them out and all the females were pregnant."- PumpkinsDad
"Social worker here."
"We’re supposed to see clients who live with families once a year."
"A mom of a kid kept calling her worker but got no answer."
"Mom called the on call worker who discovered the assigned worker had logged the visits in and made thorough notes."
"The mom said she never saw her in two years."
"This led to her whole caseload being audited and then they found she had logged a visit with a client who’d been dead for months."
"While being audited, her supervisor decided to do a surprise visit to the client she was supposed to see."
"She never showed up and logged in the visit the next day."- ShiroHachiRoku
Slow and steady... gets you fired
"Had a guy take a cover off the base of a radar unit which had like 40 bolts holding it on."
"Gave him a ratchet wrench to do it."
"Half hour later I go check on him, only had about 10 off. "
"Watched him a bit."
"He would take it off each time to move it for the next turn!
"Showed him how a ratchet works."
"Never assume people know stuff." - User DeletedSloth Dmv GIFGiphy
"Tried to cool down hot oil, in a chute, all ready to be emptied, with a nice big bucket of water."
"I heard 'THOMAS NO' only to turn around and see a GEYSER of hot oil shooting towards the ceiling before it hit and splashed down around him."
"Nobody was hurt some f*cking how."
"The chute that the oil was in was on wheels and had a wooden handle, it absolutely didn’t need to be cooled lol."- Ohiolongboard
How to make a bad situation even worse
"I worked on a golf course during the summer."
"Area with lots of poison ivy."
"Two of my coworkers were instructed to weedy a river edge area."
"If we encounter poison ivy, we either stop what we are doing or go get full suit protection with respirators."
"These dumba**es were weed whacking in the thickest poison ivy I had ever seen."
"No protective suit or glasses or respirator."
"I roll up and notice what the hell they're doing and point out all the poison ivy everywhere."
"They were aerosolizing the oil."
"They both ended up in the hospital on steroid to prevent their death because of the oils they inhaled."- Onwisconsin42
"30 days has September..."
"The designer, creative director and head of production all missed that there was an eight day week on a calendar."
"We sent 10000 copies of a useless calendar to a client."
"Rightly so, they refused to pay for it."- atot806animation domination calendar GIF by gifnewsGiphy
Isn't that why they call it long division?
"Not a mistake necessarily, but I once witnessed our chief accounting officer, and our only accountant; it was a small company, type in values into two Excel cells, pull out a calculator, add the two numbers together in the calculator, and then type the answer in a third cell."
"She had apparently been doing this for years, with sheets consisting of thousands of rows."
"I explained how to use formulas and copy them but she apparently forgot because I saw her doing the same thing again months later."- zachm26
Isn't that what these pockets are for?
"When I worked construction, there was a guy who showed up with nothing in his tool belt except a small bag of peanuts in one pocket."
"He didn't stay around too long."- Incredible_mangoeat season 15 GIFGiphy
Maybe a little guidance and help was all it took to put these colleagues on a better path forward.
But one imagines the only path these less-than-star employees found themselves on was right out the door.
There's nothing more embarrassing than laughing at a story someone just told, or a question someone just asked, under the assumption that they were joking.
Only to realize a few seconds later that they weren't joking.
It happens to the best of us.
In some cases, these can be bizarre stories which we might laugh about months or years down the road.
Though more often than not, we immediately feel a foot slamming into our mouth with a vengeance.
Redditor tatemalia was eager to hear the wildest, most embarrassing of these unfortunate moments, leading them to ask:
"What's your 'Oh..You're not joking' moment?"
Oh, bless your heart.
"Had an old lady ask me when her dog would grow its leg back after an amputation."- Moctor_Drignall
Don't mind if I do
"I was eating ice cream and an old guy walking into the ice cream parlor said, 'Oh, that looks good! I'm gonna get a spoon'."
"I smiled and laughed awkwardly, until his damn spoon was in my ice cream."- KnittingTrekkie
Feedback is greatly appreciated
"It was when I met up with an online friend for the first time."
"It was surprisingly more fun than I thought it would be."
"By the end of the night, as we were waiting to get served at a restaurant, she looked at me and asked how I thought our outing went."
"I told her that I had a great time."
"But that didn't seem to do it for her."
"She proceeded to tell me about how she does this thing, at the end of every outing with her friends, where she rates and gives feedback on how well it went, what didn't go so well, and what could do with some improvement for next time."
"I laughed it off, thinking she was joking."
"It all felt too robotic and school-like for me to take seriously."
"But she definitely was serious."
"I told her to go first so I could get an idea of what she wanted and, I kid you not, she whipped out her phone and started drafting up multiple paragraphs for about 7 minutes or so."
"I felt so awkward because it was also 7 minutes of pure silence and deep concentration."
"Thankfully, I had to leave mid-way because I was needed elsewhere."
"I told her to just text me her thoughts when she was done but she insisted that that wasn't the way to do it, and it HAD to be done in person."
"I still can't believe this is something her and her friends regularly do."- reigndrops17season 10 episode 22 GIFGiphy
We'll take the house, no need for a bag.
"Working in a catalog store in the UK."
"You pick from the catalog, we bring it out from the warehouse."
"Lady comes in and orders the single largest thing we keep in store."
"A shed. "
"Not a particularly big shed as sheds go, but still a shed."
"'Ok madam if you give me your vehicle's registration number I'll tell the security guys to let you round the back of the store'."
"'Park in bay five and we'll load it for you'."
"'What are you talking about?'"
"'You have to park around back so we can load it into your vehicle'."
"'I don't have a vehicle'."
"'Oh, well, we have the numbers for some white van men and taxi services if you'd like to...'"
"'No just bring it up, Keith can carry it'."
"She indicates a portly man of around 50 across the room'."
"We got it into the lift diagonally, though it trapped a man behind it, and when it came up she said 'what on earth is that?'"
"'That's your shed, madam'."
"'My Keith can't carry that!'"
"'Yeah no sh*t, would you like me to call a van service for you?'"
"She actually just got a refund and left."- reverendmalerikRace Shed GIF by CBSGiphy
That's not yours, its mine!
"I work at a hotel."
"We have this regular who comes, but usually makes reservations ahead of time, and she has her 'favorite' room she tries to get."
"Well one day she walked in, asking for a room."
"I had rooms available, but not the one she wanted, and she replied 'oh, call the guests in that room and tell them to move out so I can have it'."
"I seriously thought that was a joke and I played along, saying 'I'll get right on that,' as I was getting her info in the computer."
"All of a sudden she said, 'aren't you going to call them?'"
"'Those guests in that room so I can have it'."
"'Oh, you really weren't joking'."
"I told her that we don't do that, if she wanted that room she needed to call ahead."
"'I have a room, I know it's not your preferred room but it's all I've got, and you can take it or leave it, but I'm not moving a guest out'."
"She seemed almost taken aback by that, but I told her that if she didn't take the room I had she wouldn't get anything."
"She calls ahead now, but I was mortified and shocked she actually tried this stunt, and actually meant it."- llcucf80
What is the meaning of this?!
"Used to work at a big bank that bought out another, somewhat smaller but still pretty big bank about 10 years ago."
"Some guy came in all pissed off because we didn't send him a new debit card with the new bank's logo on it."
"They intentionally made it so the old ones would continue working until they were originally set to expire."
Said it was "'embarrassing'."
"'I can't be the only person who's gotten upset over this, right?'"
"Yeah homie, you were."- giantgooseGiphy
It's easy to understand how these poor people thought what they had just heard was a joke.
One imagines, going forward, they might wait to laugh until after the people they were talking to start laughing.
Being cheated on is a horrible feeling.
And some would say that cheating on your significant other is inexcusable.
Perhaps that's why when partners come up with excuses and reasons as to why they cheated often make these situations so much worse.
But in some cases, these excuses might end up lightening the situation, owing to the sheer idiocy of these justifications.
Redditor tall_boizz was curious to hear the lamest, most ludicrous excuses people were given from their unfaithful partners, leading them to ask:
"What is the dumbest explanation you've heard from someone who cheated?"
I saw you yesterday!
"I missed you."
"I was on a short vacation."- haynb03
It's not me, it's you
"'If you had confidence in yourself, none of this would have happened'."- marques33
Well, you did
"'I didn't want to hurt you'"
"Way to go, dude."- taalnerd
It was out of grief
“'My grandmother died'.”
"I didn’t realize cheating on your girlfriend is the standard grieving method." - User DeletedTears Crying GIFGiphy
I'm only monogamous in the city I'm in.
“'When you said you wanted to be exclusive I thought you meant exclusive here'."
"'You never even asked if I had a boyfriend'.”
"I had been 'dating' this girl for 3 months in college when she admitted that she had been in a long distance relationship with her boyfriend from high school the entire time and she had slept with him each time she visited her parents, which was at least once a month."- dring157
"'You deleted your Facebook, and my friend and I thought that was fishy'."
"I don't even know where to start with that kind of rationality."- RandylVlarsh
We were just too perfect
"'We never have any fights'."
"So you decide to cheat so I can get mad at you?"- somerandomredditor18vanessa williams GIFGiphy
“'I wanted to try something new'.”
"He cheated on me with his ex."- meeez80
Quid Pro Quo... OOPS!
"‘I thought you were doing it too!’ "
"F*ck him!"- mawo77
I had to compartmentalize
"A friend in a long-distrance relationship who only saw his GF on weekends because she was at an army posting at the other end of the country during the week."
"He found out she was cheating on him with some guy."
"'Well, for me the army and my private life are two different lives, so it makes sense I have two different boyfriends'."
"For context, I'm from Germany, this was the German army, and 'the other end of the country' was about six hours by train, the train being free for soldiers."fox broadcasting sleeping GIF by The OrvilleGiphy
When people need to dig up excuses as laughable as these, it's often because they are well aware they were in the wrong.
Hopefully, the unlucky partners of this unfaithful, motley crew can take solace in the fact that they are now much better off.
Usain Bolt's 9.58 second 100-meter dash at the 2009 IAAF World Championships.
2,019 people performing "mattress dominoes" in Rio De Janeiro in 2019.
Audra McDonald's six Tony award wins and being the only actor to win in all four acting categories.
These are only a few of the most notable, and unusual world records that have yet to be beaten.
Records some even think might never be beaten.
Redditor badblackguy7 was curious to hear what other world records people think will never be broken, leading them to ask:
"What is a record, sports or otherwise, that will likely never be broken?"
Let's hope so!
"FDR being elected US president 4 times."- holyhellnothingworks
Unbroken thanks to modern technology
"The Lion King as the highest VHS sales of all time."- Fawqueue
Once in a lifetime
"Jacque Villeneuve, Michel Schumacher and Heinz Harald Frentzen set the exact same time in qualifying in the 1997 European grand Prix."
"To the THOUSANDTH of a second."- DaBi5cu1t
Do NOT try this at home
"Oh I know this one."
"When I was a kid, we had a Guinness book of records lying around that we liked to browse in while bored."
"There was this one guy in it who held a record for most bikes eaten."
"No, you did read that right."
"He ground up a bike and slowly consumed it over I don't know how long a time."
"The record was accompanied by a note that no further records of bike eating would be accepted, as it was deemed too dangerous."- PicajosanGiphy
They made sure this will never happen again
"The longest professional tennis match of all time."
" John Isner vs Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon 2010."
"It lasted 11 hours 5 minutes, spanning 3 days of play, with a final score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68"
"It was already nearly twice as long as the previous record holder."
"The reason it will likely never be broken is that every professional tournament except for one, Roland-Garros, now has tiebreaker rules that limit the number of games that can be played in final sets."
"Although it’s hypothetically possible at RG, clay court tennis is not at all conducive to the serve-and-volley style of play that led to the insanely long 5th set of Isner-Mahut."- MSims2992
"California here I come..."
"The current record for the Cannonball Run, a drive from NY to LA, is about 25.5 hours."
"It was set in May of 2020, and the drivers were able to make use of the lack of traffic due to the pandemic to break the record."
"Barring another similar world changing event, traffic conditions will probably never be what they were when that record was set."- SexyNeanderthal
Any other challengers?
"887 wins to 2 losses."
"Entered 9 world championships and never lost a bout in them."- minorboozerLoop Spinning GIF by WWEGiphy
Winning is just showing up.
"Glenn Hall played 502 consecutive games as an NHL goalie."
"Zero chance that will ever be broken, goalies these days rarely play more than 3/4 of an 82-game season, let alone numerous seasons without a night off."- ButtholeQuiver
"Surprised no one mentioned the unlimited water speed record."
"The current unlimited record is 511.11 km/h (317.59 mph)."
"Achieved by Australian Ken Warby in the Spirit of Australia in 1978."
"It hasn’t been broken to this day due to how dangerous it is to go at those sort of speeds on the surface and plenty of people have passed away trying."- Sliiated
"I'll be waiting, waiting for you..."
"The longest non consecutive billboard 200 album streak belongs to none other than, The Dark Side Of the Moon by Pink Floyd."
"It currently has been on the chart for 962 weeks."
"Second in line is Legend, by Bob Marley and the Wailers, at 733 weeks, meaning Marley and the wailers would need almost 4.5 years of time on the charts, with Floyd being absent, in order to take the number one spot."- Floyd-Van-Zeppelinmoving pink floyd GIFGiphy
There is a likely chance that these records will never, in fact, never be broken.
But one has little doubt that people will continue to try.
And power to anyone attempting to sell more video cassettes than The Lion King.