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I worked in a college bar in Ohio my senior year and on two occasions I had students hand me pieces of paper that said "I am 21" and on one occasion I was handed a Spongebob Squarepants boaters license.
Darwin done proud![rebelmouse-image 18347307 is_animated_gif=
There was a kid in our year who made the local paper, he got arrested for trying to buy beer with his older brothers library card (not even something with a DOB on) and trying to pay with a photocopied £5 note that was twice the size of an actual note.
Saddest thing was, he only got arrested as he was told to get out by the shop manager, he then assumed the police had been called and scaled a local telegraph pole. This led to the police really being called by a concerned passerby, who then received a full confession from the kid.
I can't actually remember the guys name, but everytime I read a 'Darwin awards' nomination list I think of him and people like him.
Boys will be boys.[rebelmouse-image 18347309 is_animated_gif=
Used to cashier at a little burger place that also had an ice chest with beer bottles at the front counter.
On a very slow weekday afternoon, a chubby teenage boy who looked around 13-years-old walked in by himself and awkwardly ordered a Coors Light. No food or anything, just a beer. I flatly told him _"I.D. please." _He gave me a blank deer in the headlights stare, robotically patted his chest, waist, and upper leg like he was pretending to search for pockets that weren't even there, and replied _"Oh, I must have left it in my car. I'll be right back."_
So the kid scurried outside, hopped on his bicycle and zoomed off.
Smokers are relentless.[rebelmouse-image 18347310 is_animated_gif=
Kind of the reverse, when I was 19 I had a younger cashier tell me my ID was fake. It wasn't.
I was infuriated and she eventually just sold me the cigarettes anyway and said, "Get a better fake ID next time."
I really wanted to go talk to her manager and tell them that not only did she call my valid ID a fake, but she sold me cigarettes thinking it was fake.
Can you count?[rebelmouse-image 18347311 is_animated_gif=
Years ago I worked at a gas station, and had quite a few under 18 friends that would constantly bug me to sell them cigarettes. Sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't - depended on the day, what other coworkers were there, and my mood.
I got a text one day from a buddy who's 17 asking if he could come in for a pack. My boss was working behind the counter, but doing financials or whatnot, not cashiering. Text him back "Yeah, I have to ask you for an ID, so show me yours and I'll pretend its good, and we'll be set"
So dude comes in, asks for a pack of marb reds, I ask for his id.
In his proudest moment, he slams down an ID. I pick it up to 'scrutinize it' and its his little brother's learning permit. I almost lose it laughing, like, why would you show me someone younger's id you fool?
Selfie obsessions aren't healthy, clearly.[rebelmouse-image 18977619 is_animated_gif=
I had a kid who looked to be about 11 come in and want to buy a 6 pack. His ID said he was 33 was stamped with "for novelty use only" all over it. The best part was his picture was a full body selfie of him taped on the front.
Show who you really are.[rebelmouse-image 18977620 is_animated_gif=
Bouncer at a bar, we were using the black light on IDs one night (obviously we were shining it all over each other like a bunch of idiots as well). Anyway this little blonde white girl comes up and hands me her Florida ID. The thing with Florida IDs is that they have a small hologram of the persons driver license photo in the bottom right hand corner of the license. So I take the ID from her, shine the black light over the card, check to make sure it's the same girl in the photo who handed me the ID, check for holograms and whatnot, then right before I hand it back I give it another go over with the black light, and instantly burst out laughing. In the bottom right hand corner of the ID, where there is supposed to be a hologram of this little white girl, was a hologram of a HUGE bald black man. I laughed so hard I nearly fell over.
At least use a little effort.[rebelmouse-image 18977621 is_animated_gif=
I'm not a bouncer but back when I was 19, me and some roommates wanted to go this this amazing bar down the road having a valentines day party where all the women would be wearing lingerie and pajamas. We all looked like babies and decided that on 1 hour notice, a fake ID would not be an option. So we made our own crude ID's by scanning our drivers licenses onto a computer and going into Microsoft Paint and adding some modifications. My friend had a top hat and Mr. Monopoly Monocle to demonstrate that he was a gentleman tycoon well respected by society. I had a pirate hat and an eye patch to show that I was well accustomed to drinking rum every day. The best part was that my ID was vertical as opposed to horizontal in my state until age of 21, and on the bottom they say "Under 21 until dd/mm/yyyy" We were lazy and desperate and buzzed so I blanked out under and put over so it said "over 21 until dd/mm/yyyy". We printed these monstrosities out, that probably had no more than 120 pixels (they were god awful), and glued them to our real Id's with glue sticks (like a child would think to do). I presented this ID proudly with all the confidence and swagger of a young pirate, with as straight a face as you can imagine, and the bouncer nearly died crying from laughter as this was the most brazen attempt to gain access to the bar he had ever seen. He quickly glanced in either direction and waved us in giving us our "ID's" back.
TL"DR: the bouncer thought I was a pirate with Benjamin Buttons disease.
Sometimes you just have to make it rain![rebelmouse-image 18977622 is_animated_gif=
Few months before my 18th Birthday, I entered a Casino in London with my real ID. I told the bouncers that as it is an Arab ID, the month and the day were reversed (thankfully my friend was also born before the 12th) So yeah couldn't believe how easily that worked. I ended up winning £ 500, great night!
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I was once handed a fake ID where the listed date issued was five days after the listed expiration date. It's the only time in 7 1/2 years of restaurant work that I've actually asked somebody if they were serious after handing me an ID.
Where have I seen you before?[rebelmouse-image 18977624 is_animated_gif=
One night I was handed an ID while working the front door of a college town. I immediately looked at the ID so I never caught the person's face. Reading the ID I realize this is a girl from my highschool that I know pretty well! Look up to smile and say hi and the face looking back at me is not hers.
Told her this isn't her ID and she responds with "Yes it is." I proceed to tell her that this surely isn't her as if it was then we would have went to high school together.
Kept the ID and ended up mailing it back to my friend who went to school ~80 miles away from where I was. Funny coincidence.
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I used to work at a cinema. The press were allowed free entry to any movie, as long as they provided a valid journalist pass. It's a small town, so it didn't take long to know the two film critics we had.
There was one chinese lady who would show up every couple of weeks, insisting that she was a reporter for a chinese newspaper and was entitled free entry. However, I couldn't let her in, because she didn't have a journalist pass. She argued for a really long time, but I didn't relent.
She tried it again, every single time she came. Eventually one day she says she has her "journalist pass" with her, proudly reaches into her handbag and produces an ancient piece of green paper that has "Chinese Newspaper" written on it, by hand.
I let her in.
Fake it till you make it![rebelmouse-image 18353023 is_animated_gif=
I worked at a gas station and a young white guy came in to get alcohol. When I carded him, he gave me the ID of an elderly black woman. He just looked at me and kind of smiled and cocked his head like it was in the picture. Naturally, I went ahead and sold it to him. Confidence can go a long way.
Blockbuster video... WOW what a difference.[rebelmouse-image 18977626 is_animated_gif=
Local liquor store has a gigantic wall of shame (all confiscated fakes) that goes back to my college days in the 90s. The best one is a picture of an ID glued to a Blockbuster card. And this was from back in the days before digital cameras and high quality printers, so it was a really crappy picture of an ID glued to a Blockbuster card.
It's not always who you know.[rebelmouse-image 18977627 is_animated_gif=
Did a stint as a bouncer.
Kid comes up to me and whips out his metro bus pass. He says to me, "It's the new one." I say what you doing nutter he gives be a 2 minute story about how he had a new ID and the state made a new ID that looked like that. All this time I was like, kid that's a bus pass. He then goes on about how if I didn't let him as his mates through his dad would make me lose my job, and how his dad knew the owner of the club. I naturally kicked him out.
How dare you![rebelmouse-image 18977628 is_animated_gif=
Cashier at Whole Foods Santa Cruz about 7 or so years ago.
Had a 16ish looking kid hand me an ID that kind of looked like him, but it said he was 42. I started laughing, told him I couldn't sell the booze to him.
He replied to the tune of "I am appalled, I can't believe this is happening."
I gave him the ID back, and he walked right out.
Kid had balls.
Money doesn't always talk loud enough![rebelmouse-image 18977629 is_animated_gif=
One time a guy just straight up told me he was 18 and tried to slip me $20. Honestly i would have done it, but my manager was right beside me
Use spellcheck people![rebelmouse-image 18977630 is_animated_gif=
Years ago, I worked as a bank teller. The worst fake ID I saw was from a non-customer trying to cash an on-us check (a check whose account was at our bank) and she presented me with a PA "driver's license" where her home address was listed as being in "Filadelfia, PA" and the hologram was of the Earth, not the state of Pennsylvania. It should also be noted that the bank I worked at was all of 30 minutes outside of Philadelphia, so it's not like we would be unfamiliar with the spelling of the city. The police were promptly called.
My how you've grown![rebelmouse-image 18346001 is_animated_gif=
It wasn't fake, but expired. A guy tried to hand me a passport with with a baby photo in it. I'm like "bro, this could be any person of your ethnicity and I wouldn't have a clue" He was still confused as to why I wouldn't let him in.
Sometimes it's a family affair.[rebelmouse-image 18977631 is_animated_gif=
Not a bad fake but once I saw a teenage girl hand her mom some cash and wine coolers, so I explained to the mom that I had to check the daughter's ID. When I refused the sale because she was underage the mom yelled "What?!", snatched the girl's ID from me, and tried to insist that her child's piece of government ID listed the wrong birth year.
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H/T : Reddit
Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.