Why are people crazy with words?
It's like no one has been taught to think before they speak.
There are fine lines between some thoughts and then there is just straight-up nonsense.
Like... do you not realize you're in public?
And what you're saying is a crime?
RedditorMysterychic88wanted hear about the what some people have said to others that left shivers down their spine. They asked:
"What's the eeriest thing a complete stranger has ever said to you?"
People are just creepy in general. So this should be weird.
Call Dateline NBCKeith Morrison Chin Touch GIF by Dateline NBCGiphy
"'Enjoy the rest of your night at the dance. When you go out to the parking lot, I'm going to kill you.'"
"Didn't see him again for the rest of the night and had an escort to my car, but dude was creepy as f**k."
Old Navy Issues
"I was 7 years old and in Old Navy with my mum and sister. They went to try on clothes and I didn’t know that and had a panic attack trying to find them. Some older woman said she’d take me in and raise me and not to worry. For some reason I thought it was better than being alone forever at least. I was with her for a bit until I saw my Mum walk out of the dressing room. To this day I think about what if I left with her…"
I gave him one...
"I was on my way to my friend's house when a man(probably homeless) walked over to me and said 'Give me some money, I am hungry.' I said I don't have any money to which he replied 'you have two $5, give me one.' I don't know how he did it but I had exactly two $5 bills in my pocket, I gave him one."
"As a child, I lost track of my mom while walking around after spotting a friend. It was a tiny town; the kind where you know everybody at least by sight, so I didn’t freak out, just went looking for her. I asked an arcade owner if he had seen her, and he said: 'Yeah, she went inside to the back. Why don’t you go in to look for her?'”
"My stranger danger alarm went off like crazy inside my head. I just said ‘no!’ and ran away. I swear this dude had dead AF eyes. Turns out she was just about a half a block ahead and was walking back to me. I never told her about the creepy man, and I regret it to this day thinking he might have actually lured a poor kid in."
Ya hungry?'Cookie Monster Eating GIF by Sesame StreetGiphy
"I'm walking through a parking lot between cars when right by my ear I hear an adult man ask in a syrupy-sweet voice 'Hey, cookie, ya hungry?'"
"I turn in shock/disgust to see he's sitting in a car with a little girl, sees me and says incredulously 'I was talking to my daughter.' My sister who witnessed this laughed til she cried."
It's like humans can't hear themselves. Have we no censor?
'do you want any chips'chips GIFGiphy
"I feel bad, there’s some legit scary stuff here, by comparison mine seems significantly less 'eerie.'"
"Walking home from work and a bloke screams Up in a car, slams the brakes and gets out. I assume I’m already being done over and accept my fate (it was a long day at work, I didn’t have fight back in me). Anyway, the bloke jumps to his boot (trunk?) swings it open and just screams 'do you want any chips' I said no thanks mate, and off he angrily sighs jumps back in his car and buggars off."
my family needs me!
"Not a stranger, but my brother stood up in the middle of a catatonic seizure and said these 3 things: 'Where am I? I have to get back to work in a few hours. My family… my family needs me!' - while looking around the room confused, and as he said that his eyes rolled back and suffered a second attack."
"He was 12 when this happened, and no, he didn’t have a job or a family of his own. I was there in the ER room when it happened while he was being attended by nurses. When he finally recovered consciousness a few hours later, he didn’t remember a single thing that happened that night and had no idea of the things he said."
Tuck and Roll
"I was in an Uber and the driver asked if had any kids and I said no. He was shocked and I asked why? And I kid you not he said 'I’m shocked no guy has ever tried. You’re a beautiful girl, I know I would have.' In that moment I was considering tucking and rolling out of the car but we were about to hit the highway and I didn’t want to be late for my flight 🙃."
Hey, you’re a great person!
"One day in high school, I was walking to Burger King and thinking about how much I didn’t like myself. When I got to Burger King, this homeless man inside yelled out to me across the restaurant 'Hey, you’re a great person! You’re a great person.'"
"I casually said thanks and left, like I wasn’t both stunned and creeped out. Reading through the comments, I see a lot of similar experiences with homeless people knowing what you’re thinking or details of your past. Amazing and creepy."
there was nobody there...anatomy preach GIFGiphy
"I'm a doctor. When I was working in psychiatry, a schizophrenic patient in the Emergency Department who I was clerking in asked me who the man in the turban behind me was (there was nobody there). I asked him to describe man and he described my grandfather who had been dead for several years perfectly."
People really need to read the room before speaking. Good night.
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Many people lie or exaggerate about seemingly little things. For example, I've wondered if many are lying or at the very least stretching the truth about the number of partners they've had.
One of those strange things where half of the people are lying and making the number higher, and the other half are lying and making it lower.
It's funny, isn't it? But you do you! What do we know?
People shared some of their thoughts with us after Redditor SleepingOmibozu asked the online community,
"What's something you're 100% sure most people are lying about?"
"How much their side hustle nets them."
When it comes to side hustles, everyone is much more successful than they actually are.
"Steroid abuse in the fitness industry."
This is a big one. So many people who say they're natural are juicing.
"I have read..."
"I have read and understood the terms and conditions..."
Stop attacking me! I did not ask for this!
"That they don't..."
"That they don’t pick their nose."
Yeah, right. The number of people I've seen digging for gold in public is so high.
"Fully understanding the plot of the Metal Gear Solid series."
I stopped trying to. Do I get a cookie? I'd love one.
"How often they clean..."
"How often they clean their bed sheets."
I'm not even going to ask. I think I will be seriously horrified by the answer.
"If you're not busy..."
"About their productivity levels. If you’re not busy, you’re not a good person."
Yeah, whatever. This is as bad as bragging about not taking breaks at work. It's not a good look.
"So many lies."
"Their income. So many lies."
Many people feel very self conscious about their salaries. It's sad.
"Why they're late."
"Why they’re late."
I'm not late often but when I am it's usually because of something ridiculous where if I said the truth it would sound like a lie.
"Hating the word..."
"Hating the word 'moist.'"
I love the word moist and I won't apologise.
You mean there are still people going on about this? It's just a word, people. Calm down.
Life's a competition, apparently. Take what a lot of people tell you with a grain of salt. That's the best advice.
Have some observations of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
I once met a guy who, by all accounts, appeared to have given up. And by that, I mean that they had pretty much decided that life basically ended in the 1970s and early 1980s. He had no interest in modern technology, was remarkably out of the loop when it came to technology or even current events.
This was all very frustrating to witness, but he was actually proud of himself! Proud to not know much–if anything–about the modern world. (And then he complained about how he kept having trouble finding a job.)
It was quite the flex–an unimpressive one at that.
People shared some of their thoughts with us after Redditor metallicmuffin asked the online community,'
"What unimpressive things are people idiotically proud of?"
"Missing breaks at work for a company that wouldn’t care if they died the next day."
This is a big one. It's not cute. Take your break! There's more to life than work!
"Not eating any vegetables. Known a few people state it as if it's some kind of achievement giving themselves constipation."
Knew somebody like this. They wanted to go out on a date.
We did not go out on a date.
"Going into work while sick. Had a coworker who bragged on social media about having strep throat, but was still working because she 'values hard work.'"
Some people appear to have missed the memo that risking other people's health is not a bragging right.
"I know people..."
"Drinking a lot. I know people, grown @ss people in their late 20s, who will brag about passing out on their lawns because they couldn’t make it from the car to the front door."
To be fair, they're in their 20s and most people are idiots then. They might grow out of it!
"I once had..."
"I once had a coworker brag about how dark his pee is."
Are you seriously telling us that they bragged about their kidneys not working correctly?
"I've heard that..."
"Driving better when drunk. I’ve heard that ridiculous statement more times than I should."
If some people seriously believe that, then they should not be allowed to drive.
"I overheard a co-worker recently brag to a girl that he'd already had COVID three times and during his most recent bout, he went to the gym every day that he had it."
There are so, so many things wrong with that person's statement. Can you imagine? "Sure, I got COVID, but at least I didn't miss leg day!"
"I keep hearing people..."
"Not being able to cook. I keep hearing people bragging about how the only thing they can do is boil water."
If you've made it to adulthood and you don't know how to cook for yourself, there's something gravely wrong with this picture.
"Nothing surprises me..."
"Nothing surprises me more than when people are proud of their ignorance."
Knowledge is no guarantee of wisdom but prideful ignorance is proof of its absence.
"I worked with a guy..."
"I worked with a guy who, otherwise very smart, was extremely proud of the fact that he could remove the foil from the neck of a wine bottle without cutting it. He brought it up so many times I lost count. I just let him have it, though, because he seemed to need it."
Of all the things in this thread this is the most reasonable thing to be proud of.
Let's face it, it seems like a lot of people have made over-compensating a part of their personalities.
Sadly, they don't even seem to be doing that all too well, which means we'll continue to be largely unimpressed.
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below!
Who hasn't partaken in a trend everyone was doing at one point, but which quickly became passé?
Indeed, 90's children probably have mountains of POGs which are collecting dust in their parent's attics, and their parent's probably made every effort to hide any pictures of them attempting a mullet.
But seeing the long lineage of fads, from bellbottoms to beanie babies, we can't help but wonder what current trend people will look back on with regret, if not outright disdain, in the not-so-distant future.
Redditor stoopididiotface was curious to hear what the Reddit community thinks will be passé in a matter of time, leading them to ask:
"What current trend will be the most regrettable 20 years from now?"
I update my status much less often these days...
"Posting about almost every aspect of your life on social media."
"I posted some pretty cringe sh*t as a kid that is still floating around somewhere, and that was before social media became big."
"I can't imagine what it's going to be like now."- video_2facebook update GIF by Christina LuGiphy
Parenting should be a personal choice.
"I hope mommy bloggers who post constant pics and details of their children."
"Robbing children of privacy for likes and money is sickening."
"Don’t even get me started on ones with sick kids."- nikki_therese
Everyone was watching it... back then...
"I think people are just starting to regret naming their kids Danerys and Sansa."- Wazula42game of thrones boom GIFGiphy
Felt "kute"... will regret later
"Quirky misspelling of names."- Virghia
Natural beauty is destined for a comeback
"Too much plastic surgery, fillers and Botox on young people."- factchecker8515
"Holy sh*t, there’s no way that your kids won’t be horrified by those weird eyebrows."- DelicaEyebrow Raise GIFGiphy
Here's hoping actions will one day have consequences
"Ignoring criminal acts by politicians."- Max-lower-back-Payne
Contemporary views of education
"The destruction of public education."
"Squeezing and outright sabotage of public schools, prohibitive costs for secondary education."
"The normalization of being undereducated either through apathy or because of forces outside your control."
"The idea that opinion is equal to fact and that sticking to your original viewpoint is heroic."
"'Yeah, your studies may say that, but this is how I FEEL about it'" and similar arguments."
"The reason we are no longer a minor species of omnivorous hunter-gatherers is our ability to pass along knowledge to others."
"Each generation building on the achievements of prior generations is the path to progress in health, quality of life, equality, production and so much more."
"Worse yet, technology now is at a level where if the masses are uneducated, they are also powerless."
"Small groups of people with specific knowledge have become outrageously powerful and this gap in individual power will only get worse with advances in fields like AI and robotics."
"If we allow whole generations to grow up undereducated, it will be very difficult for them to understand and affect their world."
"I feel the exponential growth of wealth gaps across the world is a symptom of this deliberate enforced ignorance."- GrymEdm
Some things we'll laugh about, other's we'll look back on in disdain and horror.
And Ironically, we'll probably be enjoying another current fad which will be outdated in another five years.
When the global pandemic hit in March of 2020, everyone hoped that after two weeks or so of social distancing, cases would begin to drop and things would quickly get back to normal.
And though life is slowly getting back to what it once was, cases of COVID-19 continue to ebb and flow.
It almost feels like everyone must have caught COVID-19 at least once by now.
But even three years in and with multiple variants, there are still a very lucky, select few who have yet to test positive for COVID-19.
Redditor jwa8808 was curious to hear how those who have yet to see two red sticks on their rapid tests have managed to avoid catching COVID-19, leading them to ask:
"For people who have never caught covid even once, what's your secret?"
Having no social life comes with its advantages.
"I'm not very social even without a pandemic."- phorq
"Have no friends, lol."Season 5 Friends Tv Show GIF by FriendsGiphy
Fear of big crowds... and everything else.
"Social anxiety."- mungiga123
"Extreme health anxiety."
"It sucks since its unnerving but I took every precaution in the book to not get sick."- _Lost__LightHorror Reaction GIF by SpongeBob SquarePantsGiphy
You tell me!
"I really have no idea."
"I've been on building sites with people taking zero precautions, worked in London for a while, delivered into hospitals during lockdown, been surrounded by people who then go on to have covid a few days later."
"Not a clue how I haven't had it yet."- sammykoejoe
Best perk of a home office!
"Working at home and having no social life or sex."- I-P-Freely4ever
Pure, dumb luck!
'Neither me or my kids have been hit."
"The secret, I have no idea besides lure luck."- Hugh-MahnSt Patricks Day Illustration GIFGiphy
I can stay perfectly entertained at home!
"Don't go out."- To_enrich_my_life_17
Dilligence...or common sense?
"Wear masks, go out when you need to, get all the covid shots you are entitled to, stay away from ill people."- kitchen_clintonThe Grand Mask GIF by The Grand HealthcareGiphy
One can't help but sympathize with those too afraid to partake in outings and activities they enjoyed prior to the pandemic.
But hopefully the fact that they've avoided catching an illness which has taken the lives of over six million people worldwide is the comfort they need to feel good about their decisions.