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Why are people so dang rude? If you don't know somebody it's beyond improper to comment on their appearance whatsoever, let alone make a negative comment about it. But some people just have all the nerve in the universe.


u/LocalBogans asked Reddit:

What's the rudest or most obscure thing a stranger has said about your appearance?

Here were some of the answers.

Ten Second Rule

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Some lady was talking to me, and mid-conversation said, "Sorry, I just have to ask, do you have pink-eye or something? Your one eye is slanted." I blamed it on my contact, but I knew what she was talking about. My one eyelid has always been droopier than the other, and I'm a bit self conscious about it. But why would she think it was pink-eye? My eye wasn't even red...

The rule I have always stuck to is this: if the person can't fix it in 10 seconds, don't mention anything about their appearance. If they have spinach in their teeth, tell them! But if they have a zit or something, don't mention it! It's not that hard.

lajefl

Just Really Not A Compliment

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In a group project. Some guy compared me to a gorilla from some movie. I wasn't really offended but I was also a little concerned. Then someone chimed in, "How the F-CK does he at all look like that gorilla?" And the girl in our group said, "I don't see it at all..."

I felt relieved that most people do not in fact think I look like a gorilla. In my opinion, I do not look like a gorilla much at all, definitely not more than a typical person.

nawlinkov

Small Talk

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I have cystic acne, I'm on meds and everything, and sometimes new people tell me stuff like "have you tried washing your face every day" and "when I have a pimple I put (insert product) on it and it disappears." Like I understand you're trying to help, but when you bring it up the second we meet it's a pretty mean reminder that my skin condition is the first thing people notice.

Thomaslx

Thanks...?

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I was trying on shoes at a marathon expo the day before the race. The shoe salesman asked if I was running the half marathon the next day. I replied, "No, I'm running the full marathon." He replied, "Huh. You look like a half marathoner to me." Weirdest insult I've heard.

dharmadoggo

Nothing Happened, Barbara

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I have nystagmus (the shaky eyes) the amount of times strangers have commented is more than I could count. Usually "what's wrong with you / what happened to your eyes" are the standards but I've also heard freaky, gross, disgusting, and my favorite "you look like a serial killer".

msmegan99

Please Go Away

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I had a woman in a bathroom tell me as I was washing my hands that I am "quite pretty, but not dressing to my potential." I was at a baseball game in a team jersey, jeans, and a ballcap.

EmilyamI

I May Be Short But I Am Mighty

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"Don't worry, short boys like you are kind of cute." Critical hit in the masculinity.

Joweeve

That's Not Why I'm Here

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Within the first couple minutes of the CPR/first aid certification course, the nurse leading it told me if I was going to need a c-section when I have kids because my hips are so narrow. I don't want kids and we hadn't even introduced ourselves yet. Such a weird thing to say to someone.

Pa1ePanther

Ruined My Life

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I was wearing a thin sweater when I was 13 years old, when a dude said "ew you have weird nipples"; because my sweater was just thin enough to see the outline of my nips (i'm a dude). Seventeen years later, I legit haven't taken off my shirt in public or wore clothing that showed nipples. It's become a full-blown issue that's affected my life with insecure thoughts.

evohans

Floored

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Not about me, but to me.

"He's got Down Syndrome" while pointing to my infant son (not sure if she thought I hadn't realised)

"Yes he has."

"Aren't you too young to have a Downs?"

"Apparently not"

"Such a shame, he would be really cute as well"

I wish I had a witty comeback but I literally just stared at her in disbelief then walked off.

mightyfinelookinbbq

Lank

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"Hello, loooooong boy!" - homeless guy I walked by at the park. I'm still trying to figure out what he meant by that.

FuzzyElf47

Let Me Pizzaface In Peace, Yo

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During the height of my acne problems I was shocked by how many elderly people would randomly approach me in stores, malls, restaurants, what have you and say absurd shit like, "You know what gets rid of that? Soap and water. Just a little bit, every day." They'd always seem so proud of themselves like they'd done their good deed for the day by telling a complete stranger basic, common sense information that wasn't going to help in my case anyway.

FuzzyElf47

Just Dogs, Not Humans

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"You need to f-cking eat, only dogs like bones"

Well, thank God for that. I'd jump off a bridge if dogs didn't like me.

Penya23

How Much More Mexican Should I Be, Brenda?

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In high school I did well enough on my PSAT to earn recognition as a "National Hispanic Scholar" and one of my mom's coworkers told my mom I didn't deserve the award because I wasn't "mexican enough."

gillyillyoxenfree

It's My Hair, Not Yours

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My sister and I were walking into an Italian restaurant a couple of years ago in November. I like do dye my hair crazy colors pretty regularly and most of the time, people wont say anything if they arent a fan. I decided to be a nice person and hold the door open for a family that was leaving. The father of this family looks at me on his way out and says "Halloween's over!" It was pretty rude imo, especially when I was holding the door open for this guy.

bjhumes

She's Still Married To Me, He He He.

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I am not even sure how to word this without sounding hyperbolic or dramatic.

So I am an average AT BEST looking guy. I've gained weight as I've aged, but for most of my life I got teased for my non-chub attributes. Just not much of a looker. I get it. I don't even disagree.

My wife is NOT a supermodel. But she is a conventionally pretty, blonde haired, blue eyed thin woman. So like... I OF COURSE think she is gorgeous, but she is also not quitting her job for the runway.

That is the context I'm going for.

I cannot tell you how many strangers, or near strangers have joked about the disparity in our looks. I've had completely random dudes at bars ask me to set them up, only to have them laugh in my face when I say we're married. I've had coworkers be like THAT'S your wife!? I've had people be like "Wow you must be packing the goods if she's with you" to which I typically reply "I wish, but no."

So it's weird. By myself at a bar? Invisible, anonymous dude. With my wife at a bar? Hung Quasimodo.

I used to be insecure about it when we were younger. Now it's just like "Ya she has sh-t judgement, I donno what to tell you!"

soomuchcoffee




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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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