Make no mistake about it: enlisting in any branch of the armed forces is going to be a challenge.
Until you say something stupid.
Reddit user, u/Optimal-Wrangler2190, wanted to hear from those who screamed at others for a living when they asked:
Ask A Serious Question, Get A Silly Response
Turns out all recruits are not up to snuff yet. If your DI asks you a question you're only supposed to give them the answer they want.
I ordered the platoon to form up facing West. One troop asked, "Master corporal, our West or your West?" I just walked away angrily and let his peers sort him out. I came out of my office and they were facing East...
Why Would You Admit That!?
Asked a private the difference between cover and concealment.
Private said : "Drill Sergeant! You asked what seems like a very important question which I am supposed to know the answer. However this private was imagining not being called on, and was not paying attention to the question! Drill Sergeant !!"
At Least He Was Honest?
Required to have creases in your uniform, and if you know anything about it you can sometimes f-ck it up and give a shirt two creases. Commonly referred to as 'railroad tracks'
On morning in formation for uniform inspection it was discovered someone had done this to their shirt. So in come the DIs. At one point one of them yelling asked "Recruit X are you a train conductor?"
And sure as sh-t, he was before he joined. So he answered sir yes sir. Everyone got awkward quiet for what felt like 5 min but I'm sure it was only 5 seconds. And then the group of them went on yelling at the next person in formation.
Speaking Through An Accent
Doing my basic RAF training and we had to do the declaration on leaving the live firing range. For those who don't know, you open your webbing pouches for inspection and shout "I have no live rounds, blanks, empty cases or pyrotechnics in my possession SGT!" This particular recruit on my flight had a thick Cornish farmers accent and wasn't the brightest. The DI goes down the line, gets to him and he bellows: "I have no live rounds..er..bullets or FIREWORKS in my possession SGT!"
The DI and about 40 recruits just collapsed...
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Watch Out For All The Mountain Lions And Sasquatches, Too
Probably not the funniest but still, First week sleeping in the forest of Sweden. One comes up and ask if they are really supposed to sleep there because of the tics in the grass. I told him yes and to say goodnight to the wild boars for me (there are a f-ckton of boars on the exercise area) and the look in he's eyes was shock and scared.
Things Your Fellow Recruits Actually Said
Then there's times when you hear a fellow recruit say something so silly, so outlandishly wrong, that you can't help but wait for the DI to break.
Suffering For Fellow Recruit's Mistake
Not a DI, Just a recruit in the Canadian armed forces at the time. In Basic, we were cleaning rifles when Suddenly, Master Corporal decided to start a full on Gaz attack drill. We put our rifles together as fast as we could and put up our hazard suits. We ran for cover and then he had us all for up. He yelled at us for not being fast enough and looking confused. He then approached a recruit and asked him "Spell your name!!!" He proceeded to do so but he misspelled it. He looked at him for a sec and asked him. "Did you [misspell] your own name?" "Yes Mcpl" "You should've stayed in school"
We all proceded to laugh at it, then we did push ups for laughing.
I'm On A Master Quest!
During grenade training, we were told to shout "Grenade!" before throwing it over the wall and ducking for cover. This legend of a recruit took his stand at the pit, gripped the safety lever, pulled out the pin, then shouted "Pikachu, I choose you!" as he threw his grenade.
He tragically lost his weekend rights after that incident, but his tale will live on forever.
There As A Punishment Between Parents
I heard a recruit say this;
DS: Did your mother send you here to piss me off? You write home and tell her you're doing a good job.
Recruit: Sir, no, sir. My father sent me here to piss my mother off
DS spun on his heel and marched off with his head down and his hand over mouth.
Edit: for those of you picking the flysh-t out of pepper, in 1976 at the USCG training center Alameda boot camp, you were not allowed to begin a sentence without using Sir nor end it without using Sir. The DIs at this facility are not called Drill Instructors. This is where the story occurred. If you were asked what word you must use when speaking to a superior, the proper response was "Sir sir Sir". Sir yes sir was used when asked a yes or no question. Sir aye aye sir was used when given an order. Getting the that response wrong would get you at least 20 pushups. Maggots.
You Do What You Can To Survive, Sir!
Recruit fired all his blank ammo during "ambush response" training. He crawled in ditch to opposite where the aggressors were, and started throwing rocks at them. DI came running in middle of the road blowing his whistle and screaming "what the f-ck are you doing?'. Recruit screamed back," throwing hand grenades drill sergeant.' With out missing a beat, the DI screamed "out f-cking standing." and walked away.
Get Your Head In The Game, Socks!
I went through OCS a couple years back. Our RDC was a stickler for making sure that our socks were pulled all the way up during PT and would routinely yell at candidates to pull their socks up by yelling "MOTIVATE YOUR SOCKS." A couple days into OCS and we're doing PT and the RDC spots a girl with her socks bunched at her ankles. He rushes over and gets in her face and requests that she motivate her socks. She, being new, has no idea what this means yet. He yells it again and she started to panic. She looks down at her socks and yells at the top of her lungs "YOU CAN DO IT SOCKS!"
RDC does an about face and despite his best attempt he absolutely loses it while trying to make a hasty exit.
It's Not As Complicated As You Think
Remember, drill sergeants and all accompanying commanding officers are doing what they can to help you.
Remember that as you read this last one.
Stick With It...And Remember Your Insides From Your Outsides
In basic training environments, recruits are given a standard set of responses that they're supposed to stick to. They vary from service to service, but generally, the standard responses are some version of:
- I'll do that right away
- I'll find out
Part of the head game that's played during basic training is getting into the habit of only answering questions using your standard responses. With that last one, the point is to try and remove "I don't know" from a recruit's vocabulary and replace it with "I'll find out." It's a mental thing.
Unrelated to that entirely, people in the military wear hats. Your hat gets tucked into your pocket or stuffed into your pants/boot when you're inside, and as soon as you're outside- boom. Hat goes on. You always have your hat with you, just in case you go outside, because one of the first things you learn in the military is that people in the military wear their hats when they go outside. This concept is central to military identity, as silly as it may seem.
So- there was a situation where a recruit was holding a door open for his companymates to pass through. He was standing outside, holding the door open, but he wasn't wearing his hat. We were on a pretty tight schedule, he was a good kid, and I wasn't trying to make a scene- I walked over to him and in a hushed voice asked, "Recruit, are you inside or outside?". My intent was to prompt him to put his hat on- that was it. I was just trying to help a brother out.
He turned to face me and, at the top of his lungs shouted, "THIS RECRUIT WILL FIND OUT, SIR!"
I couldn't help myself.
"Oh? You're going to find out? You're going to find out? You're going to find out if you're inside or outside? You know what, take five seconds. Find out. Go ahead, look around. Gather as many facts as you can. Go go go go go go go go go go go. Zero five. Zero four. Zero three. Zero two. Zero one. You're done.
Recruit- have you reached a determination as to the description of your surroundings?"
"Well?! Speak freely!"
"THIS RECRUIT HAS ASSESSED THE SITUATION AND IS OVERWHELMINGLY CONFIDENT THAT HE IS OUTSIDE!"
I then pulled his hat out of his pocket and placed it on top of his head. His eyes lit up with a "ohhhhhh" look. He got it.
I was trying to help him out, not yell at him.
After he graduated, I linked up with him to tell him that situation was probably my absolute favorite thing that's ever happened in any of the classes that had come through.
Not everyone is cut out for military service.
Turns out not everyone is cut out to be a DI, either, with answers like this.
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It's the spooky time of year where horror and gore are all around us. In movies, shows, and campfire stories, we share the most gruesome tales to scare one another.
But when you're faced with real life horror, that's a different stories.
In a 2019 study from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime found chances of falling victim to a homicide worldwide are about 6 in 100,000.
So we went to Reddit to know what it's like to narrowly escape a murder.
Redditor EntertainerWeary7463 asked:
"People who escaped killers in the last second, what is your story?"
Thank goodness they escaped to answer this question.
A terrifying bike ride.
"I was biking home at midnight from work in the city, 2 people stopped my bike, 1 had a bike 1 was on foot. My flight reaction kicked in I started biking as fast as I could. She tried to grab my bag but couldn't hold on and the guy chased me down on his bike for another half mile dinging the bell saying he was going to kill me. Was able to lose him and make it home without them in sight."
"Side note: my car got broke into that night as well."
"All after a working double in the ER."
"Let me add, who knows if they were gonna kill me but given the area I was in and circumstances, I was scared for my life and felt like they would have left me beaten and unattended to, so I feel this qualifies."
"The ringing of the bell with the death threats is a nice touch."
Strangers at a bar.
"It's weird, I was just thinking about it the other day. At the time, I was 22 years old and I went to a casino in New England. I got pretty intoxicated and met this older guy at the bar. I asked him if he wanted to go outside to smoke he said yes. And we went outside and 3 tribal police jumped out of the bushes and slammed him to the floor because he was on the run for assautling and murdering someone."
"So I didn't escape, the Native American police saved me."
"You were very lucky."
"Yep. The part I think about the most is that invited him outside- he didn't even have to do the work. As a good prospective victim, I did it for him. At the risk of sounding melodramatic I wonder if he saw this tendency in me from far away somehow. I do NOT talk to strangers at the bar anymore. In some ways that's sad but it's for the best. Obviously from that point onward I come from a bias perspective on the benefits of socializing with random people."
Caught in the act.
"I was walking home from a late shift and heard this commotion behind a few stores, as I got closer I noticed that it was a guy literally stabbing the sh*t out of another guy, he turned around to see me and came running toward me, I knew of a side alley for service us near my work and I cut down there and circled back round to find the man had been brutally stabbed but not fatally, I called the emergency services and the man lived, the CCTV of that night was able to help police identify him and he's currently in prison on 2 counts of murder and 1 attempted. So yeah that was close."
Escaped the most prolific killer in the U.S.
"I once heard this story where there was this guy coming home late at night when some guy offers him a ride and he accepts. But then he gets this odd feeling and jumps out of the car. A few years pass and he sees this documentary on tv on a serial killer. Apparently the killer had took off his back seat door handles and when the police ask him why he did it he answers, 'Cause the first guy I tried to kill jumped out of the car.'"
"I saw this too it was a college hitchhiker who needed to get back to his dorm when John Wayne Gacy picked him up"
"Oh man that hitch hiker is very lucky to have got out of that car alive."
"Believe it or not, Gacy apparently gave a few hitchhikers rides and didn't kill them. One even offering to have sex with him for money (almost all of his victims did) but he declined."
"33 murders, paid around 150 young men for sex. 20 percent chance of murder. Horrifying. 5th most prolific serial killer in US history (that we know of)."
Another hitch hiker.
"Hitchhiking back in the day and a guy in a big shiny Cadillac gave me a ride. He then proceeded to tell me about the two young men he slept with the night before."
"Told him to let me out right here and he kept going. Pulled off on a gravel road and drove down it before stopping. He started to reach under his seat as soon as the car stopped."
"I spun around and kicked his head bouncing it off his window, got out and ran like hell back to the highway and immediately got another ride."
"Have absolutely no idea if I hurt him bad or not and I never lost a single night's sleep over it."
"Wow that was close! Good job on the fast thinking and action!"
"No thinking involved. That was just pure scared sh*tless reaction."
"Did they ever get caught?"
"Never even knew their name. And from the little bit of reading I've done on it, most psychopaths aren't caught. A very small percentage of society, but with 330 million in the US it still adds up."
Saved by a seven year old.
"I was five years old when this happened."
"My parents had just separated and my mother decided to attend a girls' night out. She commissioned my 16-year old, male cousin to babysit my siblings and me."
"After my cousin put my siblings and me to bed, he invited some friends over to hang out. One of his friends was completely messed up on acid. Said friend went into the kitchen, grabbed a butcher knife from the block on the counter and walked towards my bedroom."
"My brother (who was 7) happened to be watching this guy from his own bedroom. As soon as he saw him walking towards my bedroom, my brother jumped up from bed, ran into my room, grabbed my arm and pulled me off the bed just before acid guy began repeatedly stabbing the mattress."
"I don't recall what happened next that night. I only remember looking at my shredded mattress the next morning and then watching my mother talking to some people at the front door."
"I would later learn that once I was dragged off the bed, my brother began screaming, which brought my cousin and his other friends running. Upon seeing the carnage, they all wrestled acid guy into submission, called the cops and had him hauled away."
"The people at the door the next morning were the acid guy's parents. They offered to pay off my mother in exchange for her dropping the charges against their son. Mom agreed. I got a new mattress and my mom bought a nice, above-ground swimming pool with the leftover money."
"Acid guy would go on to finish college, get married, have several children and now owns a successful car dealership. He's not exactly a killer, but only because of the quick thinking of a seven year old."
The chances of being murdered are usually based on location, age, race, and gender, so it's hard to say what the actual chances are, but if you want to find out you can go to RateMyRisk.com and find out.
And try not to worry too much.
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It's the fantasy we all carry in the back of our minds.
If you won the lottery right now, what would you immediately do?
Hey, all you responsible adults? We see you. We hear you. We know you would do the right thing as soon as those checks clear your bank accounts.
Do The Responsible Thing
"Get an attorney"
"One who specializes in lottery winners. Add in a tax consultant and meet with a couple/few financial advisors (independently so I can see if they recommend the same advice). Note financial advisors would have to be a fiduciary."
Keep It Anonymous
"Donate a portion of it to help domestic violence victims and survivors. Donate to charities that help with people struggling with mental health. Secure a house and basic things. After that put the rest of the money to create passive income for my daughter and I"
"I've heard that the best way is to make anonymous donations. If you don't, they'll constantly hound you for more money, and if you refuse, they can drag your name through the mud. That's happened to a few unfortunate people who were carelessly generous."
For those with a little more imagination, there's these types of purchases. Though, to be fair, a few of these could do with a couple more castle moats.
Oversee All You Own
"Build a massive spire as high as legally allowed and live at the top"
"I'd hate to have to take out the garbage"
"Just throw it out the window"
No Overhead Sounds Nice
"If we got a mil, I'd keep 250k for my wife and I, 50k to my brother and give the rest to my parents so they can retire."
"If we got a more substantial amount, I'd pay off all my closest families and friends debts, plus a little extra. Buy a shop so we can run our business with no overhead, go on a nice vacation with the closest people to us, and bank the rest. Live off the interest. Live a comfortable life, work when I choose. Keep it simple."
Provide The Ultimate Way To Help
"I would build a homeless shelter in the town I live in, and hire those eager to help and pay them more than anybody else does in said town I live in. It would include programs to help those less fortunate to get off drugs and kick alcohol habits as well as a reward system for those who kept sober (fully paid scholarships, financial assistance for when they leave, etc.) This wouldn't be like a shelter we all know about, instead each resident will have a fair sized apartment and a total of one roommate."
"There would be zero tolerance for violence and questionable activity, as well as a Statewide travel service to deliver willing participants to the location in question. I, myself, would pay random visits twice or more weekly to ensure that things are going according to my vision. There would be no bullying or putting down of these people who are less fortunate, neither from my staff nor the participants. It would be, for lack of a better phrase, an ideal place where somebody could go that is free of social cruelty; a place where you could actually feel true and genuine hope for your future."
"I've given this plenty of thought. I believe that this is how I would immediately proceed."
There's a fine line between responsibility and careless spending that most likely happens when you suddenly come into ownership of millions of dollars. Which side would you fall on?
Pay The People In Your Life Back
"Buy my mother a house."
"That woman has been in my corner and lifted me up when I was at my worst. She birthed me and my two triplet siblings, and raised us brilliantly."
"She loves butterflies."
"I'd spoil her first."
Live That Secret Life
"Not tell anyone."
"Hire a tax, trust, and asset protection attorney."
"This. And then have an in-house chef."
"And then quit my job in spectacular fashion."
"Just kidding, I'd call my boss and say I won't be there on Monday."
"File for custody of my sibling. Finally give her the parent she deserves"
Odds of winning a jackpot lottery? 1 in nearly 300 million.
Still, it's fun to pretend, isn't it?
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Ever work a job that you hate?
Believe it or not, most of them are not jobs you hate right away. It builds up over time. There's a disappointment here, another disappointment there, and before you know it, you dread getting up in the morning (and you might start looking for another job).
And sometimes jobs get on our nerves so much that we decide to quit on the spot. People shared the reasons why they left their crappy jobs after Redditor ragingbull955 asked the online community,
"When did you go "F*** this job" and quit?"
"My last job working customer service. I was working for a major rental car company. Guy calls in in full meltdown mode because the car that he picked up didn't have a push-button start.
That's right. The car he was given was a key start. Apparently, this was the end of the world for him.
Quit after that call and have never worked customer service since. Now in a quiet little data entry role for an insurance company and couldn't be happier."
There are some customers who just shouldn't be allowed in public. Ridiculous.
"I laughed in his face..."
"I had a job at a cafe, and one time a customer asked to purchase a gift card. They happened to pay for a coffee and a portion of their new gift card with a gift card they'd already had. I mixed up the cards and accidentally gave them back the empty one instead of the one they'd just purchased. When they came in a few weeks later and realized, I apologized and found the card I'd accidentally mixed up with the full balance on it. I'd just thrown it in the junk drawer under my till.
My boss, who was an ahole to begin with, cut my hours from full-time to 3 hours a week even though we were understaffed. He regularly did this to employees to punish them if they did anything wrong, I guess he assumed I meant to steal it. I gave my quitting notice the day after he posted the new schedule, and he had the balls to ask me why I was quitting when I was one of his best employees. I laughed in his face and never looked back."
"When I worked..."
"When I worked for eight hours with one bathroom break and no lunch at a packaging company and they still expected me to stay put."
Sounds like Amazon.
It might not be Amazon, but... it sounds like it.
"I responded by..."
"My prison guard job.
I was having nightmares and various mental health issues stemming from the things I witnessed that I wanted to get therapy for. I asked HR to help me find support and they decided instead to take an unannounced month-long vacation. I asked my security head for help and he essentially called me a pu**y. So, I went and found therapy on my own dime, then the prison found out (unclear how though I suspect my ex was involved) and put me on indefinite leave. I responded by resigning.
Also in the process of sueing them.
The only real downside is having to build a new life and career for myself (it's been quite rough)."
"Worked at a furniture store..."
"Worked at a furniture store after moving to a bigger city. They told me it was $10/hr which wasn't great but it was something. Worked about 47 hours my first week and 45 the next week and I was pretty excited to be getting some OT pay. But when I got my pay stub there was no overtime on there. I asked the manager and he said "it's a salary position, you don't get overtime pay". Told him this was never discussed in the hiring process and he said it should've been and if I don't like it I can leave. So I took off my work shirt and walked out of there shirtless."
You know, I can't blame you for this response. You're free now! WOOOO!
"I was told..."
"I was told that my work hours would be 8:30-5:30. Instead, I learned that the expectation was for every one (5 staff in a small company) to stay until at least 7 pm every night, with 9 pm finish times occurring on a regular basis. I was trying to convince myself to stick the job out until I found a new one, then I learned my boss had given my personal mobile number to clients so they could call me whenever they want. I called the recruiter who had placed me in the role and said "no f****** way." I left at the end of my 8th day."
"My idiot boss..."
"My idiot boss yelled at my coworker for something he didn't do, made him cry on the sales floor. So I went up to my boss and yelled in his face, got sent home, and never came back. Found out later that everyone in the department quit after they found out how we got treated.
I wish I could've been there when the moron had to explain to corporate how he lost the best sales team in the entire company in the span of a day."
Any boss who makes an employee cry shouldn't be a boss. I hope that boss had a hell of a time explaining how he messed up.
"Three days working in a set of immediate place homes for kids who had been taken from their families and put into foster care.
I'm a kind and loving and caring person. I wanted to take every kid home and seeing the incompetence of the system and my inability to literally do ANYTHING made me leave. I wish I could handle it but I cried every day and I still cry about those kids."
"One of my old bosses..."
"One of my old bosses was a nice person, very chill to work with. Conversely, I was motivated to move up in the company to a better role, with a new title, responsibilities and a higher salary.
They kept promising me over and over that I was going to get the promotion "soon" and always complimented how I was doing great and I was "the best person they've ever had." In hindsight, this should have been a major red flag.
After two years of being led on, I stopped them dead in their tracks and asked them point-blank "What's the plan?" They gave me a confused look and I reminded them again about the promotion they had promised repeatedly. They said it'll happen soon, so I asked them to specify, "Be specific. What date?"
Their response? "Uhhmm…"
I leveled with them and requested a written plan they had to get me promoted, with phases and execution dates and all. I told them I'd like to see in one week from then, and they BLEW UP at me.
Needless to say, I didn't stay much longer at that job."
"I got an entry-level..."
"I got an entry-level system administrator job. I had to deal with an egotistical manager. I don't remember the details but my manager asked us a mental math question regarding one of the software settings. I said it was ".75".
My manager laughed at me and said "the education system is failing" implying that I was wrong. The answer he was looking for was "3/4". I and my teammates tried to explain that it was the same thing. He kept insisting that it was wrong. He had a big problem with people telling him he was wrong.
It was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I quit within the hour."
No one should be treated badly while on the job. And if you know a job isn't the right one for you, make a plan, and just go. You'll save yourself time and preserve your sanity. That's what counts.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
We really need to pay attention more as children. That's a hindsight lesson that we never truly get soon enough. We run too fast. We never look both ways and we always don't care. That's what being a kid is all about. And that is also why so much of our adolescence is spent in an ER.
Nine times out of ten all the injuries could be avoided with a little less stupidity. We're all guilty as silly sin, so let's chat.
Redditor u/Ital_Il_Grande wanted to discuss the ways we've gotten ourselves wounded in the past due to lack of "brain power," by asking:
I once cracked my front tooth because I chose to swing around a pole like a stripper. I neglected to notice the rock in my path and once my speed picked up... BOOM!
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"I was bunk buddies with my brother, I always had the lower bunk. one night I convinced my brother to give me the top bunk. woke up in the middle of the night needing to pee. didn't realise I was on the top, face planted the floor. fractured my arm."
"I attempted to take my brand new roller skates on pavement. I did not understand that it was a terrible idea, I was quite young. I fell and broke my wrist trying to catch myself so I would not land on my butt, which as an adult I think probably would have been preferable."
"When the doctor removed my cast, I was screaming and crying for him to stop because he was burning me with that tool. He assured my mother I was only scared and I was held down so he could finish. I have a permanently disfiguring scar on my hand as a result."
"I do not know what is stupider, that an adult automatically assumes a child is screaming from fear and not agony, or that I took roller skates on pavement instead of waiting for rollerblades. Now that I am thinking on it, I believe that was the first actively traumatizing memory I have. What came before is only half remembered, for which I am grateful."
"When I was 6 years old I stole a beer at a neighborhood party. Someone saw me and asked me what I thought I was doing, so I told him I was getting it for my dad. He believed me, I drank the beer and got drunk. As now known to me you should not drink and drive. I learned that that day as I crashed my tricycle. That is the story of my 6 concussions. Also, I can proudly say I have never driven drunk since!"
Stop, drop and roll...
"I was told to start the fire on the outdoor grill and was given a cup of gasoline. Age 11. I lit the fire and then spilled the gas on my arm as I tossed the cup on the flames. The fire like... caught and climbed up the liquid while it was in the air and back into the cup in my hand. My arm caught fire before the liquid fully fell onto the grill. I was so shocked I kind of stood there for a second before my 9yr-old brother shoved me down and started screaming, "Stop, drop and roll. Drop and roll!"
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"I think I was like 2 or 3, and my older brother ripped open a beanie baby and shoved a ungodly amount of the beads in our ears. I was a dumb freaking kid. Doctor had to wash and suck out like 20+ beads out of my brothers and I ears."
I never understood the marble fascination. They seem like weapons of mass destruction. And I know roller skates is death on wheels.
"Back when I was a toddler my mom would often bring me and my sisters to my grandmother for her to babysit us. One time while there, i climbed up a flight of stairs on the outside of the stairs. The stairs had a banister i could hold, but once i had reached the top, i slipped and fell 3 meters down."
"I fell down on the playden where my baby sister laid. I fell right on the edge on my belly and luckily both my sister and myself were okay. The real stupid part came when my mom came to pick us up. My grandmother was real nervous and told my mom the big lines, but didn't see it so could not tell everything that happened."
"So my mom asked me to explain what happened. I screamed: I will show you! And ran back up the stairs. My mom and grandmother tried to stop me of course. But before they could i was already on my way down. And that is the story of my 4 concussion."
"When I was in 2nd or 3rd grade the teacher had us move our desks around in class for some reason. We had those kind of desks with the wooden top and the metal cubby underneath. At one point I bent down to grab something off the floor and somehow slammed my mouth into the metal part and chipped one of my front teeth."
"I amazingly didn't freak out, and I don't even think it hurt that much, but I looked down and there my tooth chunk was on the floor by my feet. I didn't ask to go to the nurse or even tell my teacher what happened, and I guess no one saw it cause I don't remember anyone asking if I was alright. In that moment, all my little kid brain could think was that I could probably still get at least a quarter from the tooth fairy for this, as no one had specified that she needed full teeth for the exchange."
"So I just casually slipped it into my pocket and didn't say a word about it for the rest of the day. When I got home I showed my mom to get her thoughts on what I could get for the tooth chunk, but surprisingly she wasn't as eager to talk business as I was. My tooth is fine now so I assume it was a baby tooth, so no harm done. I didn't get my due interest for the tooth chunk which I think is actually the most painful part of the whole thing."
"I had made a jump for my bike out of 2 cinderblocks and a piece of plywood. I was having the time of my life jumping my bike pretending it was a motorcycle. Then it stated to rain. I put my bike in the garage and waited by the window for the rain to stop so I could continue my daredevil escapades in the driveway. Well, after about an hour, the rains let up and I ran outside got my bike and pedaled my bike as fast as I could go."
"I was completely unaware of what effect water has on plywood. I hit the jump, the wood bent in a way it had not bent before the rain and I was launched straight up in the air. landed back first on the 2 cinderblocks and then the bike landed on top of me. With the wind knocked out of me I laid there in quiet agony, not having the air in my lungs to muster a decent cry of pain for a few minutes."
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"I was too afraid of going down a slope on a skateboard, so I decided to try to go down while sitting on the skateboard. My thumb went under the wheel and the nail was pulled out right away. It hurt like hell."
How we survive long enough to reach puberty is a miracle. We should be made to live in bubble wrap until college. I send good luck to all.