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People Break Down Which Corporations Are More Evil Than Anyone Realizes

People Break Down Which Corporations Are More Evil Than Anyone Realizes
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Loyal customers who patronize a variety of businesses tend to look the other way if they sense something about the company is up to no good.

But when a corporation has such a terrible reputation that is beyond the pale, it leaves a once faithful patron no choice but to no longer require its services.

Curious to hear from strangers who refused to associate themselves with a company, Redditor lubedupduck asked:

"What's a corporation that nobody seems to realize is evil?"

When it comes to handling your finances, these are the corporations apparently ones to look out for.

Not Free Or Easy

"Intuit, the maker of TurboTax. They’ve worked very hard for years to make sure filing your taxes is neither free nor easy."

– Allied_Biscuit

Credit Bureaus

"The credit bureaus - Equifax, Transunion, Experian."

"Their business model is based on building up as much information about you as they can from sources you can’t vet, control, or have the ability to approve. You can’t look at the raw data (just their compiled reports). It’s your job to correct the data that they gathered (vs them validate the data). You have no control and can’t stop them from gathering the data. And their analysis has direct implications on many of your financial activities."

"Ohh and my favorite above all - they are a data company having some of the most personal information about you which has direct financial implications on your life, but if (when) they are breached and that data is exposed it’s your problem to deal with the repercussions."

– Tifoid

Missed Payment

"I had a Credit Card with Elan for years that I didn’t use. I had it on auto payment and the only thing on there was yearly fees. I never closed it out because it was an older established line of credit and closing it would impact credit score. Randomly they had an update and their system rejected my bank routing. So I missed a payment and surprise surprise nobody contacted me to let me know I was delinquent on the $20 (from their yearly fees). My credit dropped 80 points from that one missed payment. Elan, Equifac, Transunion, Experian all gave me the run around and basically said tough sh*t. Took months to settle and my credit is still stuck in low 700’s despite only missing one payment in a decade which I paid the entirety of the balance and closed out the card."

– snacknslash

A Costly Reputation

"Goldman Sachs. The other financial companies think they're evil, which is saying something."

– Cyberzombie

These are companies whose alleged dealings in other affairs make negative impacts.

Bearing Rotten Fruit

"The Dole and Chiquita fruit company . The things they did in the mid 1900's would have been evil by 1600's standards."

– Diddy_Block

Not So Slick

"Shell. This company started wars in Africa."

– radeakins

"Every oil company is insanely evil. I think most people realize this. In fact, a picture of Steven Donziger (an American political prisoner who dared to cross Chevron) was on the front page earlier."

– nirad

A Bad Connection


"In 2018 A California fire chief said Verizon throttled his crew's Internet speed during a wildfire crisis to 1/200th of its original data plan, even though the fire department had an 'unlimited' plan."

"Fighting wildfires and their data is throttled."

– Alston518

Not So Wholesome Grocer

"Whole Foods."

– theCurseOfHotFeet

"I worked for Whole Foods from 2007-2013. I remember a mandatory 'unions are bad' presentation that every employee had to attend. The whole thing was basically 'oh we treat our employees so well, we don’t need unions!' And then they warned us about sneaky union folk who would try to trick us into signing up for a union."

– imaginaryblues

Earning The Uniform

"I worked for Best Buy for like 6 months during college and they did the same thing. It was really aggressive training, and pretty laughable considering how dogsh*t the pay and hours were. They seriously made employees 'earn' their blue polo shirt, you had to work with no uniform until then."

"Even sadder was that several people in my training class actually believed it, I remember one girl thanking them for 'educating' her about how bad and unecessary unions were."

– rachelgraychel

People refuse to engage with the following services, and it's understandable as to why.

Reviews Suck

"YELP Bunch of leeches."

– AllTheCoconut

After The Flood

"I ran a store years ago. In 2011 the area had torrential rains in the spring. My store flooded, but that's an understatement. The entire city block flooded like you see on the news - cars floating, people being rescued, etc. The day after the water had subsided and cleanup started. The street was still blocked off. Anyway, I had the door open to my store with fans helping to air it out. I even put a sign up outside that said 'closed due to flooding, sorry'. Well my employees and I are in there cleaning away and out of nowhere I turn around and this young guy is standing in the middle of the store. I said, 'sir, sorry but we're closed'... He said, 'well your store hours say you're open'. At this point I'm about ready to kick him out - we're literally shoveling mud out of the store, how could any sane person think the store was open. I explained that the whole block flooded and all my merchandise was ruined."

"He got pissed off, yelled at me about not being accommodating and threw a glass cup across the store, shattering it and giving me even more to deal with. A few days later I found out he left a one star yelp review. He said I was abusive and racist (we're both white). He said the store was in deplorable condition and said he was filing a safety hazard concern with the city. I appealed to yelp with pictures of the flood and some jack@ss from yelp responded to me with something rude like, 'Next time you close your store to the public, maybe actually keep the doors closed.' F'k that company so much."

– Any_Ad_7571

All Those Extra Charges


– choref81

"The f'k they need to add all those extra fees for a digital f'king ticket for its not like they are actually printing a ticket and having someone post it out."

– Mccobsta

Even the Mouse was put on blast.

Not So Magical

"Disney..i will die on this hill."

– LordofMushrooms

"They alone are responsible for f'king up copyright law."

– BlartIsMyCoPilot

A Testimonial

"Former cast member Disneyworld - I can attest to this being true. 2005-2006 was when I was down there. A kid died on the Rockin' Rollercoaster in MGM Studios (now Hollywood Studios) - a seizure, I believe. I worked at the other end of the park in Sweet Spells. The guests were asking about the death because they were there. We were strictly told not to discuss it and just say we didn't know or hadn't heard anything. That poor baby died and we had to act like everything was ok - happy in fact. Another incident was the winner of the marathon that year dropped dead of a heart attack after crossing the finish line - everybody saw it. They drag your body out in a way as to not disturb guests (so if that means lifesaving help could get there faster, they don't if it would upset the guests) once they drag you off park grounds local teams can declare you dead. Even if you were dead. Even if everybody saw you die. It's traumatic."

– InterrobangDatThang

Following Traditions

"Yep. Worked there 2005-2006. Very racist. It is written in their rulebook. The 'traditional look' - I was made to straighten my natural hair because Black hair is 'unprofessional' to them. And because in their College Program your housing, transportation, and food is based on you working there, I had no choice."

"I worked with a lot of kids who had nothing - fleeing Hurricane Katrina and had nowhere to go, also kids from overseas whose families sacrificed so much for them to be there -- Disney banked off the fact that many of us there came from nothing and we're just scraping to get by. We were told we were lucky and not to question what they'd do. I hate them."

"Two words: Grocery Bingo. These mfkrs made us play real hunger games for our food. Imagine splitting a bag of Chef Boyardee, Pop Tarts, and Cheerios amongst four roommates - and that might be your food for the week. I stole food from my shop for us, but you can't live off of cookies and fudge. I hate them."

– InterrobangDatThang

If the product itself is satisfactory, it's one thing. But when a company is involved in controversial matters that tarnishes their brand, it it worth being loyal?

How much do you not know about the businesses you wholeheartedly are committed to?

These questions are definitely something worth exploring if you care to.

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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.