Burned People Share The Rudest Things A Stranger Has Said About Them
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 RuleGiphy
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.
Just Really Not A ComplimentGiphy
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.
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.
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.
Nothing Happened, BarbaraGiphy
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".
Please Go AwayGiphy
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.
I May Be Short But I Am MightyGiphy
"Don't worry, short boys like you are kind of cute." Critical hit in the masculinity.
That's Not Why I'm HereGiphy
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.
Ruined My LifeGiphy
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.
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?"
"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.
"Hello, loooooong boy!" - homeless guy I walked by at the park. I'm still trying to figure out what he meant by that.
Let Me Pizzaface In Peace, YoGiphy
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.
Just Dogs, Not HumansGiphy
"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.
How Much More Mexican Should I Be, Brenda?Giphy
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."
It's My Hair, Not YoursGiphy
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.
She's Still Married To Me, He He He.Giphy
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!"
People Explain Which Obscure Candle Scents They Wish They Could Buy
Whether or not we enjoy cleaning, we can all appreciate a calm and clean environment.
Some of us really like the "extras" of a comfortable home, like cozy blankets and pillows, soft music, and uniquely scented candles.
There are even some candle scents people would love to have in their homes but which are not available at this time.
Wondering what others liked to be surrounded with, Redditor unknownyoyo asked:
"What obscure smell would you buy a candle of?"
"I'd love a candle that actually smells like wood. I love the smell of fresh lumber."
Only '90s Kids Will Understand
"I want a candle that captures the experience of the Scholastic Book Fair."
Emphasis on "Old"
"Ooh! A candle that actually smells like OLD books."
Talk About Swoon-worthy
"Freshly baked bread."
Oscure and Lovely
"The smell of rain on hot pavement."
Good Morning, Indeed
"I wish I could capture that smell of a clear cold morning in a boreal forest in Northeastern Ontario. Crisp, pine, lake, clear, cold, sunshine... it's a whole vibe."
A Reverse Candle, In a Way
"The smell of a candle that's literally JUST been blown out."
The '90s Friday Night Vibes
"I bought a candle that smells like Blockbuster and I love it. It smells like buttered popcorn, carpet, and that smell VHSs had."
The Smell of Rain
"This might just be a UK thing but there's a certain smell on a cloudy day just before the rain hits and you can tell it's about to start. That's a comfortable smell for me."
"Fresh-cut grass in summer is good too."
Or a Whole Line of Cooking Candles
"Melted garlic butter."
When Nostalgia Comes Knocking
"I want a candle that smells like my old dog. It's not the most pleasant smell, but I miss that big id**t."
Pizza Rolls, Anyone?
"The smell of that friend's house you used to go to sleepovers at and spend all night playing LAN PC games together back in 7th grade and his mom bought pizza for you."
Don't Forget Your Racket
"The smell of a freshly opened can of tennis balls."
French Onion Soup
"About a year ago, I made homemade french onion soup for the first time. I spent over an hour caramelizing the onions on the stove."
"I went to the grocery store to get cheese for the recipe. As soon as I got there, three girls stopped me and asked what I was wearing. I don't wear cologne, so didn't know what they were talking about."
"They were sniffing me all over and telling me that I smell amazing. H**l, they started calling other people over to smell me."
"That's when I realized they were smelling the caramelized onions. I was pretty popular that day. If I wasn't already married, I'd make french onion soup every day!"
Three Cheers for Childhood
"That smell right when you open the container of Play-Doh."
Each of these scent ideas brought back comforting feelings and great memories, especially for anyone who grew up in the '90s. To be surrounded by these scents every day at home would create quite the vibe, for sure.
People Reveal The Real Reason Why They Stopped Having Sex With Their Partner Or Spouse
Whether we intend for it to be the focus of the relationship or not, one of the defining features of a romantic relationship is its physical interactions.
Anyone who deeply values physical touch might not be able to understand how a relationship could continue if the couple was no longer intimate.
Curious, Redditor cold_h*e asked:
"People who stopped having sex with their partner/husband/wife, what made you stop?"
When Health Gets in the Way
"I was on an antidepressant that shut my libido down. No desire whatsoever, and if we tried, it always ended in my failure. Slowly improved, weaned off it over six months, and things began to get better, all around."
"About that time, my wife began getting sinus headaches. It was subsequently diagnosed as an incurable brain tumor, and she was gone 18 months later. That bout of depression was a walk in the park..."
"Sex hurts her (autoimmune problems)."
"It's been seven years. It turns out I love her more than I thought I could."
"He has a medical problem that means he can't orgasm. Sex always ended with him getting frustrated and upset about it. So it's not worth the stress. I'd rather have him and be celibate than be with anyone else."
"It bothered us at first, but only because we were locked into the idea that married couples need to have a sex life. We went to couples counseling and basically figured out that we love each other and are happy together without sex, so why does it matter what is considered 'normal'?"
"We're a couple of happy little weirdos, and it works for us."
"My wife had morning sickness for about half of every one of her pregnancies. Women are amazing at dealing with all of that. On the plus side, after it subsided, sex was great. Just got better and better until the birth."
"He had more experience than me, and wouldn't listen to me when I said what he was doing didn't feel good. He would tell me he knew what he was doing and to just let him."
"Before my divorce, I got tired of being rejected and having promises made that were never going to be kept."
"I had an accident where someone accidentally fell on my face with their knee and crushed it some years ago (not my partner though)."
"I had some surgeries after that and my face is fine now, but I found myself unable to relax during sex since then. Somehow I am not able to give up control and just let it go while doing physical activities that include two people who are physically close together."
"My mental health has been up and down lately so sex has been a rare occurrence. We had a dry spell that lasted about a year. People underestimate how much mental health can affect a person."
"I got tired of being turned down, so I gave up."
Too Many Responsibilities
"He didn’t support/help or even pull his weight, we rarely went out anywhere, and when we did, I often paid and he’d ask to use my card so it didn’t embarrass him if I was seen to be paying."
"Basically, I was giving more than I was receiving and he cared too much about image over substance. Then he expected me to be up for sex as though I could magically turn myself on like a light switch. He’d walk up to me and grope at me when I was busy. Highly bloody irritating!"
"He also suggested I needed sex therapy when the idea of sleeping with him turned me off altogether. It felt like another chore to add to my already manic list since he didn’t do much to help. Both worked full-time and my job included long travel and entertaining out of hours."
"I felt tired and resentful and no matter how I tried to approach a solution, his response was basically that he doesn’t feel inclined to help as I didn’t put out so he didn’t feel loved enough. It exhausts me just to write that."
"I never cheated just to be clear, I wasn’t getting my kicks elsewhere. I did end it though and my sexual appetite returned with my next partner."
"My ex was verbally and emotionally abusive, and also a drug addict. You can't call me those names and be horrible, and then expect me to be turned on just because you take your pants off. I spent most of my marriage on the couch."
"We haven't been intimate for a long time, but I've decided to stay. We have a kid and yes, it had a lot to do with the decision. I just hope I can take it until my libido dries up."
"The worst part is feeling unattractive. I take pains to make sure she knows she's beautiful, and you'd swear I don't exist unless I beg to be noticed."
"There are times when it's better, but it's always after I've almost left over it."
Changing Over Time
"We started dating when we were 15, we were pretty much the same person as each other. Time went on and we changed as people."
"She stopped working and I gained a bit of weight with stress and being overworked. She stopped being attracted to me and we were just two completely different people from when we first met."
"It ended horribly but I’m now with a lady whom I love very much and we’re getting married later this year."
"I was tired of being called a cow. I was left at home every weekend while he took our only car to his friend's house 2+ hours away. I was exhausted from working four 10-hour days and then spending my three days off doing all the yard work, housework, getting groceries, and then being expected to perform like I wasn't entirely exhausted."
"I lasted two years in that marriage."
Whether it's poor relationship dynamics or health concerns, there are all sorts of reasons why the physical relationship between a couple will change over time. The question ultimately is how important physical intimacy is to both people and how to make sure they both continue to feel fulfilled by the relationship.
People Describe The Creepiest Wikipedia Articles They've Ever Come Across
Those who are fascinated by the paranormal or unsettling situations can quickly get their fix by watching many shows on various streaming platforms and literature.
But they seem to forget that truth is actually stranger than fiction and many of the bizarre plotlines depicted in shows and books are inspired by actual life events.
Curious to hear what keeps strangers online up at night, Redditor wisteriasgirl asked:
"What’s the creepiest Wikipedia article you’ve ever read?"
All it takes is a toxic environment to have deadly consequences.
"Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack, wherein a 10 members of the doomsday cult 'Aum Shinrikiyo' launched five separate Sarin gas attacks onboard five subway trains across three major subway lines in Tokyo. Killed 14, and injured approx 5,000 people, 1,000 of which received serious injuries."
"The cult itself started out as simple yoga group, which gradually turned into a doomsday cult whose goal is to start World War 3. They are also infamous for using chemical weapons in their attacks: VX, Phosgene, Cyanide, and Sarin gas."
Fatal Exposure To Chemical Elements
"The death of Karen Wetterhahn. She died of mercury poisoning at the age of 48 due to accidental exposure to the extremely toxic organic mercury compound dimethylmercury."
"Protective gloves in use at the time of the incident provided insufficient protection, and exposure to only a few drops of the chemical absorbed through the gloves proved to be fatal after less than a year."
DIY Cancer Cure Specialist
"The Toxic Death of Gloria Ramirez which is about a woman who possibly (the definitive cause is unknown) used household chemicals to treat cancer and in the process of caring for her many doctors and nurses fell ill. The chemicals reacted with her blood, creating an airborne toxin. She presented with an oily sheen on her entire body and her insides (mouth, blood, etc) had a pungent, sweet, garlic-y smell."
"Edit: A likely cause for Gloria is known but we can't rule out the theory where her IV bag gets switched out with meth ingredients being smuggled through the hospital (that is actually listed in the wiki) or, of course, aliens. /s And YES, I did first hear of her on buzzfeed unsolved, but I read the Wiki after okay?"
The things humans are capable of doing by causing harm to others is deeply disturbing.
Led By A Doomsday Cult Leader
"Oh man, you should check out the Ant Hill Kids then."
"I'm not sure wikipedia goes into the brutality of it, but imagine screwdriver + brain + acid and a bunch of other f'ked up things. No real reason other than they felt like it in the moment."
This Duo Filmed Their Killings
"It was actually mainly just two guys, the third guy didn't get charged with any murders, just armed robberies that took place before the murders."
"The Bath School Massacre about a man who went insane and bombed a school in order to kill the next generation of his town and get back at the prominent community members that 'slighted him'. Awful, awful."
Murder Of A Japanese High School Student
"Junko Furuta. That whole article just makes my blood boil."
"Carl Tanzler A radiographer who got obsessed with a patient of his, Elena Hoyos. She succumbed to tuberculosis while under his treatment. He stole her body and kept it in his house for years to come, until her family discovered what was going on. Hoyos' decaying body was kept together with wires and a mask was made. He was also married to another woman all this while. Just an all-round disgusting case."
Redditors can't bear to imagine perishing by way of these horrific circumstances.
"The article for Lingchi, or 'death by a thousand cuts.' Its a kind of execution method that was used in China where someone is tied to a wooden frame and is cut to death, usually over the course of several days, sometimes in public."
"Hv u heard about the method where a person’s head, arms and legs are tied to five different horses and they walk in away in different directions tearing the guy apart?"
"It’s called 車裂"
The article I personally found absolutely unsettling was the death of Elisa Lam, whose body was found in a large cistern atop the Cecil Hotel.
The budget hotel, which was named Stay On the Main at the time, was notorious for hauntings and housing serial killers like Richard Ramirez–a.k.a. "The Nightstalker."
Lam was last seen alive inside the building's elevator through viral surveillance footage of her behaving erratically.
Social media users were fixated on her subsequent disappearance, and much of what happened to Lam and how her body found its way into the water tank remains the subject of many theories and debates.
People Who Had Sex With Their Best Friend Break Down What Happened Afterward
In Nora Ephron's classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, the two title characters have fundamental disagreement about men and women's ability to be friends owing to the "sex part getting in the way".
Wherever one stands on this, admittedly heteronormative, argument, there is no denying that many people have managed to sustain close friendships in spite of some obvious sexual tension between them.
Obvious at least to almost all of their inner circle, if not the friends in questions.
Of course, sometimes these friends feel the need to give in to this palpable tension, and go ahead and have sex.
Forever changing their friendships, for better or worse.
"What happened after you had sex with your best friend?"
Change In Status, Still Best Friends
"We had gotten drunk to celebrate me getting into med school, and 8 years of repressed sexual tension just poured out in a single night."
"The next 3 days, we were both in a panicked daze."
"I thought I had lost my best friend for the best sex of my life, and I couldn't stop thinking it wasn't worth it."
"The sex was mind blowing, but no one made me feel as safe or as happy and I would trade anything to keep that."
"He asked would it really be so crazy if we tried dating?"
"We moved in together a month later."
"We've been together now for 7 years, got engaged."
"Saving up for a house and wedding."
"He's still my best friend."- LexicalCat
'We bought an air fryer and a water cooler for our house so I guess you could say things are pretty serious."- ur_newstepmomOffice Break GIFGiphy
An Unfortunate Demise
"Unfortunately we stopped being best friends after that."- Previous_Smile7275
Testing The Waters
"She became my sorta, kinda girlfriend and we've been taking things slow!"- CapG_13·
"I hated doing it with her cuz she said, 'you are like a brother to me!' after doing it."- aldrin2111
"He hates me now."- estrellaprincessa
"What happened is : I wanted more and fell totally in love with her."
"She didn’t and thought it was a mistake."
"We tried staying friends, she became distant, I became weird."
"She decided that we shouldn’t see each other anymore."
"At all."- Grin-Guythe oc couple in bed GIFGiphy
Made It Official
"We went to sleep."
"And are married for 8 years now."- DocSternau
"We got married."
"3 kids, a grandson and 37 years later I still don't regret it."- Cheezel62
"Knew she was in it for the long con."- aggierogue3Love Is Love Wedding GIF by PBS KIDSGiphy
Still The Same Old Friends...
"We did a FWB thing for about three years."
"Whenever we were both single, we’d hook up."
"She lived about 300 miles away.'
"We used to sort of dance around the possibility of actually dating, even getting married, but we never pulled the trigger."
"The distance was too much, I think."
"We loved each other very much."
"Got to the point where whether it was platonic or romantic love was difficult to tell, and weirdly, neither of us was in a rush to figure it out."
"I guess we both had faith it would work itself out as it was supposed to."
"And it did."
"She met a great guy, dated him, and married him."
"I performed the ceremony."
"After it was over, at the reception, I gave her a hug and she kissed my cheek and smiled a little flirtatiously (we both knew it was the last time she’d give me that look), and said, 'Thanks for marrying me.'"
"It was one of the most purely loving, intimate moments of my life."
"We are still close."
"Not like before, but we still love each other deeply, and we always will."
"That love just has a more clearly defined label now, and it’s a label we both respect and cherish."
"So yeah, it’s not always a sad ending."
"Sometimes it’s just a weird and beautiful intermission."- RPMac1979best friends dance GIF by Will & GraceGiphy
Must Have Been Good
"More sex."- Glittering_Pea_6228
Be it a friendship or a romantic relationship, having sex is always bound to change things.
If you like things the way they are, think very carefully before taking the leap.