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We don't have to look very far to spot hypocricy.


It seems that everywhere we go, there is a bizarre hierarchy of rules and expectations.

You're in the top layer of power or wealth? You get certain rules. Occupying more of a middle zone? Your rules are a little different, a little more restrictive.

It can be so infuriating when double standards are as obvious as they are problematic.

And the worst part? Usually, the person who benefits from the hypocrisy is so powerful and emboldened that they don't even have the decency to be subtle about it.

Meet_Me_In_Heaven asked, "What double standard disgusts you?"

Time Zones 

"If you owe a company money, you will be charged interest/late fees/service interruption almost immediately after the due date."

"If a company owes you money, you might see it in 4-6 weeks/2-3 billing cycles."

-- rizzo1717

Implied Gender 

"Father here. On multiple occasions of taking my either of my children to the 'parents' room to change their nappies whilst out and about, I often receive dirty looks from the mothers and have even been asked to leave once."

"It's a parents room, not mothers. I just want to care for my children the same as you."

-- OnlyGetsGold

Power and Greed 

"Right now in Canada, we're in strict lockdown but a dozen of our politicians have been found vacationing around the globe."

"In other words, we can't bury grandma at a funeral, but these politicians can go work their tan."

"Thankfully, many of them have resigned in the last 2 weeks."

-- uMuffin

Exploited Labor 

"If you always arrive to work late you're in big trouble. If work never finishes on time, 'shrug, no big deal.'" -- Iammeimei

"I offered to work extra hours in a salaried position to get the company over a hurdle if they'd do the honorable thing and comp me hour for hour for my trouble."

"Outright refused, because 'you're salaried,' even though my giving up a few weekends would make a huge difference for their bottom line."

"So when they tried the extra hours mandatory free overtime thing later i told them to pi** up a rope." -- JeffIpsaLoquitor

"Unlimited" 

"'No limit on sick days' policy followed by an annual evaluation where I was told I took the most sick days."

"Either f***ing dock my pay, take away my vacation days, or change your policy. Don't make employees feel like a**holes because of guidelines you laid out for them."

-- syringistic

An Array of Expectations, All Impossible to Understand 

"As a 17 year old I am expected to act like an adult but treated like child" -- LargePPman_

"The same kind of occurs when you're in college. You're basically treated like a kid who can get arrested and drink, since you're still under your parents' wing." -- CapriciousSalmon

"And yet men only one year older than you lead other men into battle. How we treat people in this age range is really bizarre" -- Kennaham

Man vs. the Institution

"The employee should give two weeks notice, anything else is unprofessional. But the employer will actively obscure their intentions until the very last minute." -- Jetpack-Katt

"My last boss had a nasty habit of, upon finding out that an employee was moving to a company we did work for/bought equipment from, he would call said company and tell them 'if you hire x person, we'll never work with you again.'"

"Then he had the audacity to tell me that it was unprofessional of me to tell him I was quitting day of." -- sjtaylor52

Railing Against the Stereotype

"Baking is for women. I love watching baking shows and seeing the creativity. I was recently inspired to make a father-daughter pact to bake something with my five-year-old daughter at least once a week."

"Next weekend, I am teaching her to make a checkerboard pattern cake (teaching myself, too). Last weekend, we made homemade bread, and she has been asking for a slice of that bread with every meal until now it is almost gone."

-- Jim2718

No Better Societal Mirror Than Hollywood

"Those romantic comedies with the cliché beautiful and smart woman married to the dumbest guy who is lucky to have her. Swap the roles and see people flip out." -- Devistator

"When movies need an ugly guy, they hire an ugly actor. When they need an ugly girl, they hire a smoking hot actress and put glasses on her" -- imaLilT-pot

A Day is a Day 

"If I wake up at 4pm and go to bed at 9am, I'm lazy, do nothing all day, etc."

"Wake up at 4am, bed at 9. You're seen as a responsible member of society."

"Doesn't matter if you work the EXACT same number of hours, make the same money, do the exact amount of housework."

-- Elistariel

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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