As much as people try to put on a good face in public, many of them have idiosyncratic behavior–like involuntary foot-tapping–they are ashamed of having.
Some folks, however, are not as self-aware.
These individuals could care less about other people and they act like the world is their nasty, unkempt, malodorous, living room.
Curious to hear examples of gross behavior, Redditor Dazzling_Age_4795 asked:
"What's the most disgusting bad habit?"
No one wants to see it, yet, here we are.
"Taking a dump and then not flushing in public toilets."
"I work in reception in a dental office, our Covid protocols included having wipe down the bathroom after each person. The amount of pee I’ve had to wipe off the seat and floor is absolutely disgusting. People are pigs- wipe the damn seat if your aim is that awful!!! They knew too, the intense stare down I gave them when exiting the bathroom, oh they knew."
Lazy Pet Owners
"Dog poop ( living in holland ) drives me crazy how much is just lying around. Disguisting habit for dog owners to just not care to clean it up. Which is in fact mandatory but hey... if no one sees it, its not a crime."
"People who don’t pick up their dog’s poop don’t deserve to have a dog. I also hate seeing bags of dog sh*t left on the ground. Like why bag it and just leave it there? It’s actually better for the environment if you don’t put it in the bag, lazy."
The Gross Collection
"Keeping your booger wall in plain sight where guests can see it."
"I once saw a person picking their ear and eating the wax. That sh*ts even worse then picking and eating out of your nose."
Finger Lickin' Good
"This question came up once with several highschool friends many years ago when I was a junior and a girl in my class wouldn't tell me a really specific one that she had seen, but told me to keep a close eye on another girl in our class. This other girl was decently popular and on the drill team so I was very curious but I didn't really have any classes with her. At the next pep rally, I decided to keep an eye on her since the drill team was on the court. The whole drill team sat off to the side while a coach was speaking and I notice that girl fidgeting with her hands in front of her. As I looked more closely, I watched her glance around to make sure no one saw, and proceed to squeeze a chest pimple and scoot the whitehead to her mouth!!! If that wasn't sick enough, SHE KEPT SWIPING THE CRUD COMING OUT AND LICKING IT OFF HER FINGER! She wasn't super obvious about it and she obviously thought no one was looking or paying attention. I was nearly gagging audibly! I just couldn't look at her the same after that."
Those without any concept of having respect for their environment are very telling of the type of person they are.
Trashing The Place
"Those folk who buy cigarettes and casually walk around unwrapping and dropping plastic as they go... God I hate those guys."
Driving Smokers Suck
"People smoking while driving seem to almost always throw their cigarette butt out the window without a care in the world."
"Writing with sh*t in public toilet wall stall."
And those who don't have any respect for others in public got majorly slammed.
"Not sure if it's a 'habit', per se, but those people that have their phones on speaker ALL THE WAY UP casually talking on the train, in the grocery store, and in restaurants. I do not want to hear about your mother's bunion."
"Dude for real. I go to the library every once in a while for some quiet time.. the number of people who talk on their phone is ridiculous. Half the time if you go up to them and ask if they could be quieter or take it to the lobby they act like you're the rude one."
Clogging The Shower
"Taking a sh*t in the shower and pushing it into the drain... I knew people who did that, safe to say I don't anymore."
A Crappy Confession
"I’ve got to be honest, I farted once and a nugget, maybe the size of a pickled onion, fell out whilst I was taking a shower. As the particular bathroom I was in had the toilet in a separate room I decided the safest option for me was to squish the turd into the drain with my foot."
"I’m not proud but sometimes it has to be done."
"For clarity, I do not condone purposely dropping a full sh*t in the shower."
– User Deleted
Germy COVID Hands
"Not washing hands after using the bathroom, especially in public. Like at a restaurant."
"Sneezing or coughing without covering your mouth. My classmate did that once and it was so disgusting 😭"
Look, I know we all have our quirks, but I'm just not a nail-chewing and booger-flicking stan.
It's not like people with these habits are deliberately trying to inconvenience my life. But...they are.
I don't need to be stepping on nail remnants and dried-up balls of nose mucus with my barefeet.
So, what gross habits and/or behavior really gets your blood boiling?
Just after tax season, countless Americans might find themselves startled by an automated message from the IRS, saying they have a warrant issued for their arrest owing to money owed and they must call this number immediately.
Of course, the IRS would never call someone to warn them in this manner, and these automated calls are part of an elaborate scam.
But sadly, scams are becoming more and more convincing with each passing day, often taking direct aim at people where they're at their most notable.
Making it hard to detect what is, in fact, a legitimate message, and what is simply an attempt to steal your personal information or hack your bank account.
"What is a Scam that everybody should know about?"
Always Go Back To The Source
"If you every get an email about account activity that you aren't expecting, I.E password changes, sus logins, etc., NEVER click the link that was sent to you."
"Instead open a new window or tab and go to the website contacting you and use their proper support line."- DrPepster
Praying On The Elderly And Vulnerable
"Scams I've warned my parents about:"
"NEVER get onto a computer if a 'customer service' rep who called them tells them to."
"I will never take a trip overseas without telling them, find myself stranded and need money wired to me."- dougiebgood
When You Have To Pay To Pay...
"Being charged a 'convenience fee' for the 'honor' of being able to pay a bill by phone or online."
"Uhm - really? "
"I have to PAY you to PAY you?"- Senior_Morng4210
Read The Fine Print
"The Biden Administration is not personally contacting you about insurance or student loan debt."- 1Strict-Succotash-405
Be Careful What You Do On Camera
"I've seen a ton of this scam happening:"
"Dude meets 'hot girl' online somehow, whether from a dating site, or forum somewhere, instagram, etc."
'Hot girl' asks to snapchat / facetime / whatever, for sexy stuff."
"Dude jerks off on video for 'her'."
"'Hot girl' turns out to not be a hot girl, and is instead a scammer who now threatens to send that video to all of his instagram, twitter, facebook, etc. followers unless he sends money."
"This crazily seems to happen ALL THE TIME and people still fall for it."- Top-Royal6249
"See The Pyramids Along The Nile..." Or Online...
"Every single MLM out there."
"There is not a single 'good' one."
"It has nothing to do with products and everything to do with the business model."
"You are set up to fail 100 percent of the time."- PumpkinPure5643
Be Selective With Online Shopping
"I'm a postal worker."
"A problem I've uncovered a couple of times are on-line sellers giving you a tracking number for a small inexpensive item that is going to the same zip code as the item that you have ordered."
"When that item is scanned 'delivered', 99% of the time to another postal customer, you will think that your nice expensive item that you have ordered is lost or mis-delivered when in reality it was never sent at all."
"Or your PayPal account is hacked with the same scenario--the expensive item that you have ordered is diverted to another party and the tracking number that you had issued to you is for an inexpensive item going to the same zip code."
"I had that happen just yesterday in fact."
"A lady came in screaming at me because 'I' lost her package that she said was delivered to a parcel locker, according to her tracking number, but it wasn't there."
"That package was indeed still there at the post office and I pulled it out to show her."
"It was addressed to another customer and it had been delivered to them in the parcel locker, as the tracking number indicated."
"So, be careful when you shop on-line."
"Thieves find ways to capitalize on anything."- touristspleasegoaway
Get A Good Realtor...
"HoA charging a fee to sell your house."
"Especially when it's a % of the cost of the house."- MMOAddict
When A Job Seems To Good To Be True
"Fake job scams are becoming increasingly common now that WFH jobs are becoming popular, here is how it works.
"An 'employer' contacts you for an interview, the pay is usually very good, too good to refuse especially for people who are down bad."
"You 'pass' the interview and you're sent the generic hiring paperwork, this is really bad as it is sometimes almost impossible at this stage to tell it's a scam, but there are ways to tell which I'll explain later."
"Forms like a W2, I9 and Direct Deposit forms, stuff you would normally fill out for a legit job but it gives them all of your very personal information such as your SSN.
"This is where the scam becomes obvious, they tell you that you need to purchase the equipment, such as a laptop, printer, software, etc."
"They will tell you that they will cover it and they send you a check."
"Then you're supposed to buy the stuff, usually through sketchy means like wire transfer or gift cards."
"Since the check is fake, once you spend this money the check will inevitably bounce and now you're down the hole by the thousands, your 'employer' now dips out and you're scammed."
"There might be easier ways to tell, but my advice is to always ask how you will be receiving your supplies before filing any paperwork and sending it to them."
"If they refuse to tell you how it will work, or they tell you anything involving having you purchase the equipment, it's a scam and you can just dip out, or mess with them if you have the time to do so :)."
"I nearly fell for one of these scams a few months ago."
"I never sent them the money because it was obvious, but at that stage I already sent them my SSN and other information."
"I had to freeze all of my credit, which there are guides on how to do so that are easily found."
"If you get caught in a scam like this, I would recommend getting a new bank account(s), freezing all your credit, filing a fraud report for your credit."
"This will prevent any scammers from opening any loans or credit lines in your name."
"File a report for a stolen SSN and contact the FTC and file a report with them as well with as much detail as you can."- team-tree-syndicateGiphy
Scams have come a long way from snake oils and miracle cures.
And sadly, technology has made it even easier for scammers to access our personal and financial information.
With this in mind, should you ever receive a text message or an email which seems unusual, or delivering good news which seems too good to be true, always err on the side of caution.
An age old classic beginning to any horror movie is a car breaking down in an inopportune location.
In search of help, the car's passengers might find themselves asking to use the phone of a haunted house, in a town inhabited solely by demonic children, or in the woods where a monster lurks.
With this trope ingrained in our brains, finding ourselves with a flat tire or overheated engine is enough to put us on high alert no matter where we’re stuck.
But finding ourselves stranded in a place which isn’t so different from the settings of those classic horror movies will no doubt make our pulses raise and our teeth chatter a little bit harder…
"What’s the scariest rural place in the USA/Canada for your car to break down?"
Wide Open Space...
"It's a really cool place, but there's just nothing there."
"You might as well break down on another planet when it comes to some stretches on the interstate, let alone smaller roads."- cosmolegato
Way More Than Border-line creepy...
"A number of years ago I drove along the Texas/Mexico border and went through a little border town on the US side."
"A buddy of mine was with me and as soon as we pulled into town, we both looked at each other and said, 'what the f*ck is wrong with this place?'"
"But, I was almost out of gas, so I stopped to fill up."
"Went inside to pay."
"Standing in line."
"10 year old buying a candy bar in front of me."
"I suddenly realize that the magazine stand in front of me is completely filled with, anime porn?"
"I still don't know."
"They looked like comic books, but the cover of the one that I happened to be looking at was a p*ssy."
"A very artfully drawn anime p*ssy, but a pussy nonetheless."
"With a 10 year old standing in front of me buying a candy bar."
"Okay, this is weird, but whatever."
"Ten year old pays for their candy bar and exits."
"Guy behind the counter says, 'can you hang on for a moment?'"
"I look at the counter."
"The magazine on the counter seems to be a special effects magazine of some kind."
"It's showcasing what appears to be a severed human head lying on the sand of a beach somewhere."
"Me, still not figuring this out somehow, 'huh, this is an interesting magazine, what's the back cover?'"
"The back cover would appear to be a car interior with a dead body and a bunch of blood and, material, everywhere.
"This is a magazine of crime scenes."
"At the local gas station."
"So we left."
"Pretty sure the next car found themselves in the middle of a Stephen King novel."- kneightxGiphy
Always Pack A Sweater
"My car broke down in rural Nunavut."
"I’m lucky I had my emergency kit on me."
"Nothing like sitting for three hours while it’s -40C and no heat."- veggienuggets123
Alone In The Lone Star State
"For me, it was west Texas."
"No idea about the people, but it was unnerving."
"I drove through it at mid day-night."
"No cell phone signal."
"No power lines."
"Hot as hell."
"At night you could see occasional flashes of light in the distance of one of those fuel things that spit out fire out the top."
"Then every once in awhile there would be this random small house or run down looking trailer out in the middle a good 10-30 minute drive from the road."
"I always wonder what their story is."
"Cut off from the world in the middle of a desert, though I do not dare to find out lol."- PalwaJoko
Define What You Mean By "Rural"...
"There are two kinds of scary rural: rural so remote you'll die before you reach help and rural where you die because you meet 'help'."- onesadjam
Beware Of Wolves...
"I'd say between Thunder bay and Winnipeg."
"There's like f*ck all between these two places, and I once saw a giant white wolf here."
"Was cool, but I wouldn't want to break down there."- Hawkwise83
Anywhere In Canada In The Winter
"I imagine along the Saskatchewan-Northwest Territories border in the dead of winter would be pretty horrifying."- ZytharrosGiphy
Truth be told, it's never fun or convenient when your car breaks down anywhere.
But if one could choose the location, it would ideally be in the midst of civilization, and in broad daylight.
Seeing as we can't plan around that, however, it is always a good idea to get your car checked up before embarking on a long road trip.
Particularly in the winter.
There are several things we think, for better or worse, will likely never happen to us.
Sometimes, they might be things we wish, even pray, will happen, such as winning the lottery or marrying a royal.
Then there are the things we are grateful for that the chances of them actually happening to us are slim to none, such as a rare, terminal illness, or being struck by lightning.
Unlikely as these experiences are, they do indeed happen to people.
Such as the extraordinary case of Australian Bill Morgan, who in 1993 came back to life after being legally dead on the operating table, and went on to win the lottery not once, but twice!
"Were you ever that 1 in 1,000,000? If so, what's your story?"
"Not me, my wife."
"We lived in Jacksonville, Florida."
"She rarely gets sick, but has mild insomnia."
"Around Wednesday, she had a low fever, and complained of aches and sweats at night and trouble sleeping."
"That weekend she wanted to see the Doctor."
"I told her she probably had the flu, just wasn't used the aches, and she always has trouble sleeping, but if she was still feeling bad Sunday we'd go to a clinic."
"Saturday night she couldn't sleep so we made an appointment for Sunday afternoon."
"But on our way there, sure enough she's feeling better."
"Doctor checks her out, she's feeling fine now, no fever, he says she probably had meningitis but is recovering."
"I'm due to go on a business trip to California the next day, Monday, and ask him if he thinks it's fine I go."
"He says, yeah, no problem."
"That evening, wife is eating and laughing and all is good."
"Monday morning I leave early."
"That afternoon, my neighbor calls, and lets me know my wife was wandering in the street in a delirium."
"My wife didn't know where she was, so the neighbor drove her to the ER."
"I book a flight home that night."
"The hospital checks her out."
"She has a fever, her blood cell count is in the basement, and she is completely out of it mentally. "
"They're not sure what's wrong, and a bunch of specialists start descending on her."
"I have to fill out a bunch of paperwork on her medical history, where we've been, etc."
"They think maybe it's some weird auto-immune disorder."
"She gets a bunch of transfusions and put on a cocktail of meds while they figure it out."
"Third day in the hospital, the infectious disease guy comes in."
"Maybe tick born."
"She'd been to the mid-West recently, coulda caught it if she went walking in the woods or a park."
"Next day he comes in."
"Figured out the parasite."
"'Why didn't you tell me she left the country?'"
"'Well, she has malaria'."
"I thought you couldn't get that in the U.S."
"'You can't, you need to go home and bring me her passport'."
"What the hell?"
"I retrieve her passport."
"CDC comes, does a whole case study on her, which they wouldn't release to us."
"Mosquito traps setup around the neighborhood, mysterious vans start driving by spewing clouds of stuff."
"My wife stays in the ICU for a week, but recovers just fine. "
"If you look at the 2010 CDC Infectious Disease report you'll see a discussion of malaria, and how the XX number of cases all are related to people recently returned from endemic areas, except for one woman in Duval County, Florida who received it from a cryptic vector." Reddit
"When I was 14 years old, I woke up one day with heavy stomach cramps."
"We called the hospital and they told us that i probably have a stomach flu and should go to the doctor next morning."
"After one of the worst nights ever, vomiting and sleeping next to the toilet we went to the doctor."
"I had a fever of 40 °C and was aching a lot."
"The doctor told me I had to to go to ER and have it checked out because she thought my appendix was inflamed and causing the pain."
"We went to the ER and I stayed in the hospital for about 2 weeks, but they couldn't find anything."
"They treated me with broad range antibiotics and after 2 weeks I was feeling a bit better and they told me to go home and recover."
"The night i got back from the hospital I went to bed and started hallucinating that I lived in a retirement home and that pirates were coming to steal our food."
"So I was flailing around trying to fend of pirates when my mother came in and asked what all the fuss was about."
"I told her what was going on and she looked at me like I had summoned a devil."
"She took my temperature and she instantly took me to the ER again."
"I had a 41°C fever."
"When we went back to the hospital I got treated immediately for inflammation and they did a wide range of test again."
"They saw that something in my body was inflamed but they couldn't find it."
"I stayed in the hospital for about 2 more weeks when they finally found what was going on."
"My appendix was inflamed and burst the night ."
"I was having the hallucinations but on all the scans they couldn't see my appendix."
"The doctor told me that if I came in 2 days later I would have died because of the puss flowing in my body."
"Apparently there is a 1% chance of all the appendix cases that the appendix is so stretched out that they couldn't see it on the scans or that the area was so inflamed they didn't see it."
"So after staying on antibiotics for about 2 more weeks they finally removed my appendix and all the pain was gone."
"I stayed in the hospital for over 4 weeks just because of my appendix and my bad luck on being that 1%."- Warplevel
Making The Happiest Place On Earth Even Happier!
"For my seventh birthday we went to Disneyland."
"They just happened to be having a car a day giveaway when we were there."
"For my seventh birthday, Mickey Mouse gave me a Pontiac firebird."- CaptchaGremlinearth reasons GIFGiphy
"I'm allergic to potatoes."
"Never met someone else who is so I guess it's one in a million."
"Never eaten chips or fries."- Mannaminne
Life Saving Bacteria
"I was diagnoses with leukemia i got a bacteria growth wich killed the leukemia, a real 1 in 1,000,000 chance."
"I almost died thanks to that bacteria though."- InNeedOfFriend
An Odds Defying Love Story
"How I met my wife."
"I’m from the Netherlands, she is from the US."
"We met in Israel."
"It was my first weekend in Israel, decided to go on a pub crawl to meet some people and have fun, as I’m buying the ticket my now wife walks up to the counter to also buy a ticket."
"The girl working there introduces us, we hit it off the first night but I’m leaving in 2 days to stay with friends of friends in the middle of the desert for 3 months."
"2 days after I leave I lose my phone, don’t have any way to get back in touch with her."
"I had little money and could stay/work with the people in the desert."
"But I kept thinking about her so after a week I say I’m leaving."
"Take the next bus, goes 3 times a week, at 5am, and then a train to Tel Aviv."
"I had no idea how to find her, where to stay and very little money."
"I email a couple hostels to find a work/stay agreement."
"Those jobs are very popular and usually planned months in advance."
"I get an email back when I arrive in Tel Aviv."
" I can come in for an interview because they have a spot, this is already ridiculously lucky."
"Right after the interview and dropping of my belongings, I went back to the first hostel to see if they would give me information."
"They wouldn’t give me anything."
"Now I’m at a loss, Tel Aviv is a city of more than half a million people, I don’t know anyone and have little more than the clothes on my back."
"Kind of defeated I start wandering around/exploring the city."
"After a couple hours I get hungry and decide to treat myself to a restaurant."
"I’m well out of the tourist area and find a place that’s almost empty and rather cheap."
"I sit down, order a drink and something to eat."
"As I get my food I see my now wife walking past the restaurant."
"She sees me I see her."
"I’m literally dumb struck and just kind of grin and wave."
"Remember how I lost my phone?"
"She didn’t know that and just thought I ignored her."
" She waves and keeps walking."
"I throw like 200 shekels, way too much, in the table and sprint after her, explained and the rest is history."- DominusatroxJohn Cusack Serendipity GIF by MIRAMAXGiphy
You never know when the odds will, indeed, be in your favor.
Sometimes, when the odds seem against you, it's still worth it to give it your all, as you may find yourself surprised and happy with the results.
On the flip side, always best to be prepared, as you never know when your luck might turn on you...
We love movies.
Movies and entertainment save the world.
But some movies can send you into a messy place.
Some topics are just a lot to handle.
That is why some films, when done right and authentically, are just too real to experience.
No need to watch that again.
Redditor Kilo_616 wanted to discuss the films that have left us... SHOOK!!
"What’s a good f**ked up movie?"
I don't really seek out these types of movies, but one that stands out for me is 'Monster.'
Charlize and Christina are BRILLIANT!
Hopelesscold war documentary GIF by Kino LorberGiphy
"Threads. Depiction of nuclear war that is unanimously loved over in r/horror. A year later it still bothers me"
"They showed this movie to us as kids in Elementary School. So yeah. Why have a childhood that contains hope anyway?"
"Wasn't popular and reception was mixed, but I always enjoyed Cube. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cube_(1997_film)"
"Cube 2 hypercube wasn't that great but I love the title so much. Whenever I heard of any sequel that's the original name + 2 I always have to add the hyper in my head. Saw 2 - Hypersaw. It cracks me up an embarrassing amount."
"CUBE IS AMAZING. Nobody can tell me otherwise. And that Cube-esque multiplayer game that was made too."
"Cube is a 10/10 for me. I love that movie."
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"One Hour Photo."
"I ran a one hour photo at CVS when that movie came out. There's a scene where Robin Williams is in full respirator PPE gear dumping out the chemicals. I was like 'I do that in my work clothes.'"
"That movie is crazy. First time I realized what a brilliant dramatic actor Robin Williams was."
The French One
"Martyrs (the original french). Weirdly beautiful in a very morbid way."
"That was my thought as well. This movie really just puts you in an uncomfortable place by the end. French horror is weird."
"I've not yet been able to watch Inside. Anytime I get close I just think of how I felt for weeks after Martyrs and put on a 10 hour animated video of the kittens in a marching band to soothe myself."
"I hadn't thought about Martyrs since I watched it ten years ago and just reading the title gave me anxiety. On my way to cat vids now!"
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"Pan’s Labyrinth. I was not expecting that at all!!!"
"My favorite part is when the girl eats a grape and Mitch McConnell chases her."
That Pan's creature is for nightmares only! I mean, Lord. I can't with that movie.
"Requiem for a Dream. The movie starts 'effed up and goes into a complete whirlwind from then."
"You think it can't get worse and then it does. Again and again."
"I just watched this about a year ago for the first time, have watched it 2 more times and it's insane. The whole movie feels like you are actively doing drugs. Starts out with an amazing high and rush and then you just feel like trash. Loved it."
THAT MovieOh No Art GIF by Arrow VideoGiphy
"We Need To Talk About Kevin."
"Unbelievable that thus is so low. Tilda Swinton is phenomenal in it. She really nailed the part of 'person in close contact with Ezra Miller.'"
"This is the first movie that came to mind. It was Thanksgiving. A few friends laying around, enjoying our turkey hangover, smoking a little, not paying close attention. And then, 'Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?' Talk about a plot twist!"
"This was my thought too. There are a handful of films that are great but I've never successfully recommended to anybody because I can't describe them in a way that makes anybody want to watch them. Incendies is one of those films."
VisceralSnowtown Murders Horror GIF by ShudderGiphy
"Snowtown. It's a depiction of one of the most prolific serial killers in Australian history. It's very visceral. It all feels very real when you watch it."
"I just heard a podcast about the real story. I'm not sure I'm ready to watch that yet."
"Trainspotting. Make sure you also read the book."
"Trainspotting is a great movie, and I enjoyed the second one too. But in terms of f**ked-upness The Acid House is along similar lines but next level."
"The scene that really broke me was the 'toilet scene.' I'm really sensitive when it comes to human excrements so this disgusted me beyond belief. Absolute nightmare fuel. I will never watch that movie again, that's for sure."
"I saw Trainspotting years ago in the midst of my own drug addiction (clean now 7 yrs) and actually loved it. I’m ashamed to say I had no idea there was a book but I’m definitely gonna read it now."
I'm not sure about this list. But, I'll take a look. With the lights on. During the day.