Noah Wall is a boy from England who was diagnosed with a birth defect called spina bifida in which the spinal cord and the brain form without becoming fully enclosed.
He was born with only two percent of his brain, leaving his parents discouraged for any chances of survival from this devastating condition.
On paper, a myriad of other health complications like Edwards Syndrome and Trisomy 13 would indicate he has everything working against him.
But Noah is meant to be here.
defied expectations after being born and the six-year-old continues growing and his brain shows signs of development.
His survival that could only be described as "extraordinary" according to his parents is confounding medical experts.
In a miraculous turn of events, the six-year-old's parents, Shelly and Rob, told Good Morning Britain that their son has gained function in 80 percent of his brain.
The boy learned how to talk and is hoping to be able to walk, in addition to surfing and skiing with the help of a pioneering clinic in Australia where medics assist him with physiotherapy and cognitive training.
Noah Wall and his parents are stars 🌟🌟🌟 https://t.co/oylNhT4Zq1— India Willoughby (@India Willoughby)1550656558.0
Rob described Noah's prognosis as being grim from the outset.
"It's a very emotive subject," he said.
"Some people say you can't grow a brain."
"Other people say it must have always been there. But if it was and squashed up it would have been so severely damaged he would have been very mentally and physically disabled."
"Before he was born they gave me the option of a termination five times."
"We got taken into a room and they drew a circle saying 'this brain will only be half a brain."
Noah Wall is a medical marvel - when he was born they thought he couldn't live beause he only had 2% brain function… https://t.co/IeDXhUKfpU— ITV News Border (@ITV News Border)1545068922.0
The devastated parents also signed a "do not resuscitate order" and began making funeral arrangements before their baby was born.
Hats off to little Noah who is handling all these things at such a tender age and his family who has such positive… https://t.co/jD6kABLmL9— Indiatimes (@Indiatimes)1550846700.0
Shelly delivered the baby via C-section on March 6, 2012 because Noah's head had grown so large due to
hydrocephalus – a rare brain condition in which excess buildup of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles, the empty cavities inside the brain – can permanently damage mental and physical abilities and lead to death.
Amazing #NoahWall on @GMB with his extraordinary parents who never gave up and never will, this family are what bei… https://t.co/iACZc08mDl— GymBunnie ♥️ (@GymBunnie ♥️)1550648929.0
Noah Wall, what a remarkable story #Miracle 👌🏻— Ian Russell (@Ian Russell)1550648890.0
One parent related to Shelly and Rob's experience and shared his own story about the daughter he almost lost to Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia (NKH), a metabolic disorder.
@IndiaWilloughby Sometimes doctors don’t know. My daughter was born with NKH and we were told she would live a very… https://t.co/TXBk8TQJQs— John R (@John R)1550657113.0
Noah has become a beacon of hope with his incredible story of survival.
His charming personality and infectious smile are a bonus and are his contributions to a world prone to skepticism.
@GMB @HugsForNoah So proud and humbled to have met Noah, he could teach us all a lesson in positivity. Can’t wait t… https://t.co/V2O5iXYOSr— Secret Hamper ™ (@Secret Hamper ™)1550649974.0
@GMB I remember seeing little Noah and his family on DIY SOS, i cried then and i cried now! You are an inspiration, keep smiling Noah 🙂💖💖— Georgia (@Georgia)1550650329.0
@GMB What an amazing little boy Noah Wall is . He bought a huge smile to my face this morning . 💚— angela thompson📺🎥🎬🎼🎧📚 (@angela thompson📺🎥🎬🎼🎧📚)1550649456.0
@GMB OMG I’ve fallen in Love with Noah he is so cute and adorable young man I love that smile— Gina7Ham (@Gina7Ham)1550649580.0
@GMB brilliant young man you show them doctors Noah😁— elsiechallenor-38 (@elsiechallenor-38)1550685116.0
@GMB What an incredible young man, and I moan about the odd twinge.... 😂 Never stopped smiling ☺— Phil Green (@Phil Green)1550650105.0
The parents are helping to raise awareness on their
Hugs for Noah website, which chronicles Noah's ailments and his journey of overcoming insurmountable odds.
Shelly is informing women to take plenty of folic acid, a B vitamin, before and during pregnancy to help protect the spine and brain from birth defects.
"Even though I took it I didn't take it early enough," she said.
"No one told me just how important folic acid was."
Noah, who is currently confined to a wheelchair, will continue a lifetime of surgeries but Shelly and Rob are aiming for their son to eventually be able to walk.
With his track record of overcoming obstacles, we're optimistic he will continue to rise above.
As someone who creates online content daily, and has worked in social media for the last decade or so, I've seen a LOT of stock photography.
I work with it every day - and honestly I've wondered more than once how the model would react to knowing how their picture was being used.
But Can I Get Hired?<p>I ended up finding myself on one of those "Now Hiring" posts on Facebook... for a company I was trying to get hired at. </p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibfl60?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pandrome</a></p><p>You should tell them that means they have to hire you, or it's false advertising.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gichpgs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">StewartTheHuman</a></p><p>"Have you previously worked as an employee for [company]?"</p><p>"Well, it's complicated..."</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gid6zm1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TheRealMandelbrotSet</a></p>
Also Used<p>One of my friends did a shoot for a university showing him sitting with an advisor looking confused/concerned. </p><p>It was to be used for the financial/debt advice brochure - and it <em>was</em> used there. But it was <em>also</em> used in the sexual health brochure! </p><p>It's a good one to roll out on special occasions!</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibc7cc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">djaw1</a></p><p>Similar thing happened to a guy I worked with. </p><p>He was an older, very put together attorney. One day I was watching TV and saw him sitting with his head in his hands looking terribly distraught. </p><p>It was a commercial for ED medication.</p><p> I asked him about it the next morning and he said he had done some stock video shots for commercials years back and often pops up in all kinds of ads.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gid1rcz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">thepeanutbutterman</a></p>
I'm A Painting<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTQ0ODEyNi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNjA5MTYwMn0.1shr1uiAki5hfvXNj1IaSIlHAPGMQGg1v1C8Ej7GFtg/img.jpg?width=980" id="e3f3a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="4d43ecf1a23c9e142cf7ddaa0eaa9d6b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />
Imgur<p>When I was 17 a friend of mine asked me if I could help him model in some pictures he was working on for a project for college. We used our other friend's attic and he took a couple of pictures of me in a suit in front of a typewriter. </p><p>He really liked one of the pictures and he ended up asking me if I would be okay with him having it be part of a small gallery show he was doing at the local coffee shop.</p><p>They often had a small show and then put up the work to decorate the place and if people were interested they could buy them. I told him that I didn't mind and it was cool seeing my picture up at a place we went to so often. </p><p>Well, my picture ended up actually being bought ... which we did not expect at all. </p><p>So, there is someone out there that has a framed picture of me possibly decorating their wall or mantle, which is strange for me to think about.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gib26c2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">-eDgAr-</a></p>
In Every Wal-Mart<p>Not me but my best friend: He did a photo shoot in some construction-worker garb and a hard hat. </p><p>We live in North Carolina USA. I'm on a business trip in Chicago, and I stop by a Walmart for some supplies. </p><p>I'm in the men's work clothes isle and there's my buddy prominently on the wrapping of 50ish packages of work shirts. </p><p>It was a weird "wait, where am I?" moment. I knew he did some modeling, but not specifics.</p><p>I sent him a pic, he had no idea it had been used. The guy is in every Walmart in the country and had no idea.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibj7j8?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">stubbssammarium</a></p>
Homeless Youth<p>Not me, but a friend of mine.</p><p>Her boyfriend was a photographer, and he took several pictures of her standing against a wall wearing a blue windbreaker. I should mention, this woman was in her late 20s/early 30s, but she could easily pass as a teenager. </p><p>One of her boyfriend's pictures of her ended up on a billboard in Russia somewhere advertising a charity for homeless youth.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibowdr?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">SimonCallahan</a></p>
A Smoky Eye<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTQ0ODIwNS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0OTAxNTc5MX0.rHuTroOGiD_1YRZWTxW-0toBvS2p5hUkcvHt9Yfc4xU/img.gif?width=980" id="75469" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="bb09a8e1c0e82cc5a2867964a72424f6" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />fashion makeup GIFGiphy<p>I had a girlfriend who modelled part time. </p><p>Most of her work was for specific things and I only seen it because she showed me. But she did have a few model release generic headshots so when I was travelling Asia I saw a few makeup ads with her face on it. </p><p>It was just a picture of her with smokey eyes and I seen it before so I had a pretty big wtf moment seeing an at least 6 year old photo of my girlfriend on makeup ads on the other side of the world</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/giblhon?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CharlieTuna_</a></p>
Had They Contacted Me In The First Place<p>Not a stock photo (as I didn't upload it to my account, only on my website) but years ago a shot I took of my nails ended up being lifted off my site and used in a manicure brochure from China. I'm still wondering why... it was professionally shot and edited, but the nail art was hardly that!</p><p>Another time, a model I shot for a girly site (think suicide girls but more on the burlesque side) found our photo on a designer t-shirt, sold in stores internationally... we both sued separately, myself for the image rights and herself for personal damage due to what was written on the shirt. Don't know about her but I ended up getting a decent amount -definitely more than I would have asked if they had contacted me in the first place.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibo42d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">analucylle</a></p>
Action!<p>A coworker of mine was a firefighter in his earlier life (I worked with him after he was retired). </p><p>At one point the station he worked at did a photoshoot for something (he doesn't remember what, I've always hoped it was a calendar but can't find proof). Years later a friend of his was in a toy store and found his photo on the packaging of a firefighter toy.</p><p>He posed for a photo shoot, and years later ended up being an action figure!</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gibr8m4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">dbdew</a></p>
Slack Party!<p>Not the same, but as a remote teacher (long before quarantines), all of our teaching material includes stock photos. </p><p>One teacher pointed out that the same girl appears in many of the stock photos. Here she's a scientist. Here she's at the beach. Here she's riding a bike in a park. </p><p>It became a game to find her in our materials and we'd have a little celebration on Slack every time she was discovered.</p><p>- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kro215/stock_photography_models_what_is_the/gicv8dl?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">anon00000anon</a></p>
What is it about creepy kids?
There's just something about those high pitched voices uttering the darkest ideas and unexplained happenings.
Deep Insight<p>"Stayed with a family member for a few months while we were moving houses. My daughter was a little under two, and would always look at this one spot on the stairs that you could see from the living room (the stairs would go one direction, had a landing and go in another direction at a 90 degree angle)."</p><p>"She would watch it and smile, or point at it. Anywhere I picked her up, she would be fixated on this one spot."</p><p>"My family member mentioned one day it was the favorite napping place of her beloved cat that died happily and peacefully of old age."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitt3ig?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">allupinspace</a></p>
So Nonchalant<p>"When my youngest daughter was 4 we were watching TV and something about aliens came on and there was a drawing of a Grey."</p><p>"She looked at the screen and announced 'He looks like the man who sees me in the night.'"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitmbfz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">dorkingwed</a></p>
The Shadow Man<p>"Not a parent, but I was babysitting this kid across the street about a year ago. It was about 10 pm. The kid was in bed and I was watching some TV show when I saw something out of the corner of my eye."</p><p>"I looked and it was the kid just kinda staring at me. I asked if he was ok and all he said was"</p><p>"'The shadow man won't leave us alone.'"</p><p>"Needless to say I damn near sh@t bricks"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitd4wf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TMZombies</a></p>
Who's Doing the Tickling?<p>"My daughter laughing in her bed... then asking if I tickled her feet"</p><p>"It's been years and it still makes me shiver"</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitykh2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">UPnorthCamping</a></p>
From the Time Before<p>"My 5 year old daughter asked my and my wife why we couldn't hear her scream when she was in mommy's tummy." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giu6ljh?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">tball_524</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"Why did you make me imagine that" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giukxz6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">kidneywastaken</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"I'm not sleeping good tonight" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giuldiz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">mex_taco</a></p>
Fever Dreams and Fever Nightmares<p>"My then-3 year old was asleep next to me in bed running a nasty fever. At some point he woke up, staring wide-eyed at a corner of the ceiling, slowly raised a shaking hand and pointed at it saying 'monster there.'"</p><p>"The sheer terror in his voice is what nearly made me crap myself."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giu53xv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">lackaface</a></p>
Sometimes No Words are Needed<p>"It wasn't something he came out with. But about a year ago, my then 2.5 year old son and I were playing. Sitting on the bed, laughing, him facing me. All of a sudden he looked behind me and his smile fades to a look of horror, like he was about to cry but couldn't move or make a sound."</p><p>"I whipped around ready to fight and there was nothing there. I looked back at him and asked him what he was looking at, and he just ignored me and started playing again."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giu5i42?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">rehilda</a></p>
Stop Doing That!<p>"So this isn't something my kids ever 'came out with' but the creepiest thing they ever did was come into our room in the middle of the night and just stand there??!!!"</p><p>"You wake up because you just get the feeling that someone is looking at you or you can 'feel' something in the room and there they are, just standing there in the damn dark not saying a word staring at you inches away from your face!!!!!"</p><p>"Why??!!! Who the hell does that?? They didn't want anything, just seeing if we were awake. First time I ever felt like hurting my kids just because I was so scared lol."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitpgns?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ab***forfun</a></p>
Nope Nope Nope<p>"My daughter's not quite 18 months yet, so she's still got lots of time to freak me out in the future, but so far?"</p><p>"It was the time a few weeks ago when she stopped dead in the hallway, started crying, and said, 'Night, hurt! Night! Dark!' It was the middle of the day with all the lights on."</p><p>"We went for a drive just to get the heck out of the house for a bit. Mama don't play with no Dark Hurt."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/giu5w1a?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">AlwaysWantsIceCream</a></p>
Bathroom Man<p>"Not a parent but my mother works at a child nursery (daycare i think they are called in America) and its in England so this building is 150+ years old and a lot of the children all <5 years old have asked about an old man, no men work there or have worked there in the last 10 years."</p><p>"One kid refuses to go to the bathroom alone cuz the old man is in the bathroom and one asked why an old man was sat in the corner of the main play room."</p><p>"I have been in at night to help tidy up and stuff and every time I would be there the radio would just stop working at 11pm it would be working fine all day then just turns off and doesn't come back on."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuolaf/parents_of_reddit_whats_the_creepiest_thing_your/gitbu6m?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">SirObalobus</a></p>
Sometimes your job can be a point of pride in your life, something you happily discuss with people either because you're proud of what you do or because you want people to know what kind of impact you make in others' lives.
However, there are those who prefer to keep what they do on the down-low.
Speaking about what you do could lead to complications, and who has time for that?
Way To Bring Down The Party, Dude<p>I'm a social worker. I avoid telling people in real life because it usually goes down one of two ways.</p><ol><li>they hate social workers as evil agents of the state stealing children for no good reason and invading family privacy and tearing families apart.</li><li>they idolise social workers as perfect guardian angels who do no harm ever and are constantly saving children from evil.</li></ol><p>Neither are accurate. It makes for boring conversation in social situations, who wants to talk about child abuse at a party? (hint: not me).</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuyv1n?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">InterestingCloud9</a></p>
"I Click On Every Tab That's Opened, Why?"<p>I don't tell people that I work in IT because I don't want to spend the next weekend fixing up their 8 year old laptop that has seen every "Hot chicks in your area" being opened.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuwjgz?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Optidalfprime</a></p>
No Vacancy<p>It's pretty normal that when new friends find out I work at a hotel they try to get free stays at other locations in our brand portfolio.</p><p>There's only one friend I've actually given a free week to. I offered a free room to another friend who had recently become homeless but he declined. Otherwise when people ask I refuse.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giukji0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">mxmnull</a></p>
I Have Things I Like To Do In My Down Time, Too<p>I'm a 3D animator and people tend to ask for free animation for games or a home made movie... yeah no, i don't have the time, I enjoy my free time off of work.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giur8lp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Lunamcfly</a></p>
Sad, Sad, Sad<p>I don't tell people I'm rich because they all suddenly have a sad life story and financial ruin.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuk912?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">__Rainforest__</a></p><p>I didn't have a job when I was 3. Money?</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giukk72?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">UltrawaveYT</a></p>
Don't Tell Them Everything<p>I've done my bachelor's in Computer Science. Which apparently makes me "Tech Support" for my whole Family and Extended-Family.</p><p>The thing I <em>haven't</em> told them is, I also write professionally, or else, they'll be on my throat, asking me to help their kids with their assignments and essays!</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuxrqa?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">GodDarnBatman</a></p>
You're A Tool<p>I buy and sell large amounts of Milwaukee cordless power tools, and tune race cars as a hobby.</p><p>Everyone wants free tools.</p><p>Everyone wants car advice.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giura97?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">ThiccA--CrackHead</a></p>
Can't Be Done Anecdotally<p>I worked for a long time as a behavioral therapist and people would ask if their kids had autism or how to fix them.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuki59?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">DoctorMittensPHD</a></p>
Not What I'm About<p>some people thinks software engineer means I can hack others Facebook ID.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuqqna?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">AYKadence_Kristian</a></p>
Hey! I'm Off The Clock.<p>Can I fix your computer? Yes!</p><p>Will I fix your computer? No.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giumns7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">Complete_Entry</a></p><p>I went to a wedding for a colleague. At some point in the evening we were chatting with the parents of the bride and when they found out I worked with him they started to explain a computer problem and asked what I thought. I told them I thought they had a brand new son-in-law that could fix that right up for them lol.</p><p><a target="_blank" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/kuwuur/what_is_your_i_dont_tell_people_where_i_work_so/giuof8h?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3">diiejso</a></p>
Strange How That Works Out, Isn't It?<p>Up until a couple years ago, I worked in radio. Specifically, country radio.<br></p><p>I can tell you without hesitation that George Strait probably causes cancer. It's the only possible explanation for the fact that whenever he had an upcoming concert in our town, we were inundated with listeners who said that their mother (or grandmother, or aunt, or best friend) was dying of cancer and their last wish was to see George Strait in concert before they died, so they needed that pair of tickets we were giving away.</p>
Everyone has their secrets. Some secrets are so deeply personal, however, that those who harbor them don't tell a soul. Why? Is it out of fear? Judgment? An intense desire for privacy? The need to feel like they're one of those people in the movies who don't communicate even though communication would save us an extra 90 minutes of "plot"? Suffice it to say it's complicated.
After Redditor poutinerie asked the online community, "What's a secret that will probably die with you?" people––thanks to being under the guise of anonymity––decided to share their stories.
Warning: Some sensitive material ahead.