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Sometimes, it becomes extremely clear that it's time to leave.


That goes for short term situations like a bizarre social moment, or longer term commitments like work or relationships.

Whatever the context, there is typically a tipping point moment when all the variables appear to suggest things have become unsafe, wildly uncomfortable, or maybe even a tad illegal.

It's those moments when all you can think about is the door.

Redditor Thotus_Maximus asked:

"What was your biggest 'I'm out' moment?"

Many people talked about the times they went to parties that turned out to be very different from what they had in mind.

Extremely Sus

"Went to a friend of a friend's 35th birthday party. There were like 3 people there when we showed up. Birthday boy says everyone's in the basement. Okay cool."

"We go down to the basement. Someone's DJing, they've got cool lighting, there's like 30 people dancing. After a minute or 2 we realize everyone in the basement is like 13. Nope Nope Nope."

-- jittery_raccoon

THAT Kinda Party

"Lived in a hotel for a while when I was 18-19. One day a bunch of people I've met at the pool wanted to go up to this dudes room and party. I thought we were gonna drink, smoke, and have a conversation, but that's not how it went."

"While everyone went up there, I had to go back to my room and change clothes. When I finally went to join them, I walked in and saw this dude injecting hard drugs. I sh** you not, this dude turned completely blue and dropped to the ground like a rock. When I saw that, I just dipped."

"He got picked up by an ambulance and survived. When I saw him in the elevator the next day, he seemed like a completely different person. Seein' stuff like that (that wasn't my first time witnessing od's), I think kept me away from the drugs that can kill you easily."

-- shizzledizzle1

The Great Escape

"I was at a party when I was a teen. Cops turned up. I was stuck upstairs. But there was a balcony and underneath a pool. And beyond the pool a gate leading to an alley."

"So I jumped in the pool."

"But when I resurfaced there were already two cops standing there looking at me."

-- throwawaysmetoo

A Heist

"When I was at a party and we heard another party happening up the street. We joined in for an hour or two and mingled before heading back to ours. One of my friends realised we left all our alcohol at the other house so a group went back to collect it."

"Turns out they stole literally all the alcohol from that party and brought it back to ours. Next thing we heard a group from this other party were coming to take it back and by then everyone was already drunk, high and angry."

"I decided my best course of action was to call an uber and head home right before shit got real ugly. As the uber was pulling away I heard blood curdling screams coming from the house lol."

-- JA_Wolf

His Disgusting Lair

"When I was 23 years old, I Was hanging out with friends at a park, they brought someone new and he's pretty cool 27 year old dude. Hella chill and was funny af, made some of us cry from too much laughter."

"Anyways, later that night we all go to his place to play Monopoly on his ps4. As soon as we enter his room, everywhere was literally littered with hentai. Usually I'm ok with that stuff cuz I don't judge ppl. But this sh** was fu**ing pedo:"

Every poster and figurine was literally naked little girls. And I mean under age girls, I know they are cuz I watched some of these animes when I was in high school. One example was the little girl from Sword art online. I forgot her name but she was literally the youngest one and this dude had her in a pretzel sex shape figurine. It was fu**ing disgusting."

"I noped out seconds later saying, "sorry, but I don't wanna hang with someone who is into this sh**. Peace.' Half of my friends left with me"

-- Expensive_Presence_4

Other Redditors recalled the times they encountered strangers that did not appear to have their best interest at heart, to say the least.

Business Dealings

"Was approached by someone and we talked about how we went to the same college and I showed him some of my art work, he thought it was pretty cool and offered me an opportunity and wanted to talk more later because I was at work at the time."

"I met up with him and his girlfriend and he told about what he mentioned. As I say there listening, it sounded familiar and BAM! It hit me. It was a pyramid scheme, it had nothing to do with art or any job prospects, I told him I wasn't interested many times in the nicest way possible l, but boy did they look pi**ed."

-- MythrPeace

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Last-Second Decision

"I got stuck in an airport overnight as my flight was cancelled due to weather and I was starving because all the stores were closed. Some employee offered to show me where to get food so I followed him."

"He then opened a door to outside in the parking lot and motioned outside. I quickly said 'no thanks' and walked away."

-- ARCDad

One Star

"I was travelling around Fiji and arrived at a hostel and got shown to the dorm, it smelled a bit weird but thought nothing of it. The owner was super friendly, offered me food and had some really cute puppies running around the sitting room.

"When I went back to the dorm to get something from my backpack I noticed that the smell was puppy doodoo, all over one end of the room (previously not visible from where I had been stood), with flies buzzing around it. On top of that, I then noticed fleas crawling on the bunk mattress (presumably from the cute puppies)."

"I picked up my pack and left without saying anything, felt a bit bad as I hadn't payed for the lunch but it was massive 'nope' moment."

-- lushgurter21

Drawing the Line at Hissing

"I was cutting through someone's rural-ish property as a tween and one of their goats popped up out of the bushes and blocked my path. I was about to go around him when he hissed at me. I turned right around and walked home the long way."

"I've been hissed at by a wide variety of animals (including men.. Ayyyeeoooo!) But I sure as sh** wasn't about to get Black Phillip'ed."

-- ChuggaChuggaJewJew

And finally, some talked about when it became very clear that their work situation needed to end, like yesterday.

Quotas Reign Supreme

"I got buried by heavy packages while loading a truck for Fedex. It took 3 people to get me out. I was bloody, bruised, and had trouble lifting my arm."

"My manager came over and chastised me for my package count being too low. Walked out immediately."

-- Azuenz

Leaving Him a Stressful Day

"I worked in a contact centre several years ago. It was super busy and calls didn't stop coming. For some reason, my stupid boss removed everyone else from the queue for some stupid training, leaving me alone to handle all the calls. I messaged him a few times on Microsoft Teams, asking what was happening with no reply."

"After two hours, I shut down my computer and walked out of the company. I just recently withdrawn my last salary, so no regret whatsoever."

-- faridfreddy

Corruption At Its Finest

"I worked for a blood analysis lab machine company for about 6 months. Hated every minute of it because I was working well over 60 hours a week every week. I wouldn't be leaving some hospitals until after 11pm sometimes. The management would never support the techs, the customer is always right, that BS."

"So one week at during the over the phone team meeting, the manager actually asked on of the younger techs to complete paperwork and submit it. Which is normal, but the manager was having him submit the repair paperwork and schedule the repair when they got around to it. He wanted the tech to pencil whip documentation we submit to the FDA so he could a quarterly bonus."

"Managers who's group hits all the pm's, gets a very nice size check. Had the tech done that and the machine failed before it was serviced, somebody could have died and he might have gone to jail. I left that job the next day."

-- yankstraveler

Out With a Bang

"I walked out of a job two hours into a shift and left them without anyone who could do my job."

"As a parting gift, I threw the manual I'd written in the rubbish and didn't bother removing or giving anyone my passwords to stuff so they couldn't do anything."

-- KittikatB

Quite Enough of That

"I got to work one morning and saw all these notes on the desks. They were the mad scrawlings of one of my bosses. One was a strange note to the other boss who was her bf and the rest were new office rules that made me report to her for everything."

"I was the only member of staff they had and I hated her as she kept lying about me, saying I was hiding her work (I wasn't she was just lazy and unless and tried to blame me). I typed up my resignation and left it on the bosses desk. Fu** them both."

-- posh-old-bird

Good Time to Go

"When Chipotle's first came to town, the factory I was working at decided to order Chipotle for everybody...well it was my job that day too mop the bathroom floors... Lunchtime hit and about 1:00 hit suddenly everybody in the entire factory had to use bathroom all at once... Yeah, I was like, I'm not mopping any of that up. Turned in my apron and my safety glasses and walked out."

"Just in case if you're wondering, this factory did not have a house cleaning service, all the factory employees were given specific cleaning jobs per week. It was our section of the factory job to take care of the bathroom areas."

-- droppedhero

Perhaps this list will give you the strength to turn your back on a situation when it's the time to.

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