Being a consumer can be a stressful situation. It's always fun to shop and splurge on yourself with treats now and again. But the treats half the time can turn out to be lemon. And not the fresh citrus kind. You never know if a certain product is overhyped or if that used item maybe just a little more used than you hoping for. One of the most frustrating parts of shopping is having to cause a scene in the return line. Those people are always a trip.
Redditor u/nachtstiel wanted consumers to share... What is something that you are NEVER F**KING BUYING AGAIN?
Keep your mitts to yourself...
Oven mitt from the Dollar store. I don't know how, but I think it actually intensified the heat. rayrayrayray
The dollar store ones are usually two pieces of fabric cut into a mitten shape and sewn together. And the seam is right along your hand. And the heat travels right in. And it's awful. ASpoonfullOfSass
Education ain't cheap.
A parking pass for college. When I did my generals at the local CC it was only 40 bucks a year. At the university I'm transferring to they want 200 dollars a year.
My student ID lets me ride the bus for free and I can find free parking about ten minutes away from campus. ZeD00m
My parking for both semesters is $700, my friends at a UC would have to pay almost a grand. It's real BS! Ironfist506
This is Serious...
Sirius XM radio subscription. It's a great service, but they will spam the everloving F**K out of your inbox, even if you've opted out of everything and unsubscribed from every available option. I'm talking multiple emails a day. "DON'T MISS OUT!"
Also, good luck canceling service, which I did just because of the email issue. Their retention people are absolutely relentless. LecherousHomewrecker
Just use a towel...
A cat bed. I can use a box from an Amazon package and get much better results. achung101
I have a constantly-changing cat bed. Every time I get a new order, the old cat bed gets recycled and the brand new luxury cat bed is unveiled, often with packing materials still inside. It's fun because it can go from tiny almost-can't-fit-inside, to like mini fridge size. We have a lot of fun at my house, me and my cat. miniconmax
I will never buy the first year run of a new model of car. I will make sure the model has had a few years to work the kinks out.
In case anyone was wondering, I bought my wife a Chevy Sonic when they first came out. So many little things have broken in that car. Mostly small inconvenient stuff, but some not so small. The worst was a crack in the air intake hose that was very hard to find. Its also obviously leaking coolant, yet nobody can find the leak. So many small electronic things having to be replaced.
I've always found my Chevy vehicles to be very reliable, but not this one. Never again. PsychoWyrm
X-ray glasses. Purchased them from the back of a comic book years ago. rva_musashi
I actually had a pair at one point. There's actually a gimmick in them (no, they aren't really x-rays) so it's not like a total loss. There's a piece of dyed red feather in each eye hole. You can see through them, but it diffracts the light coming to each eye. The effect is that it looks like your hands have see-through flesh and solid bones (because the two images don't quite line up). sigilvii
Don't be that cheap!
Bargain Q-Tips. fwoggyboboggy
That feeling when you pull the Q-Tip out and it no longer has the cotton on it. kai-klee
Oh hell no! go_commit_die_
Don't get sunk...
A cabin cruiser.
I was told before I bought my boat that the happiest days I would have with it would be the day I bought it and the day I sold it. I did not think this could possibly be true.
I was wrong. elizabethfarias
My fiancée wants a boat. I want a friend with a boat. She is not demanding a boat, she just said it would be nice to have one someday. I reminded her that we have friends with a boat who rarely use it and sink lots of money into it. RIPKellys
Not today Satan!
A furby. When they were popular I made the mistake of asking for one from everyone (my mom, godmother, dad, friend-that was everyone)... and I was shocked when everyone bought me one. In the middle of the night they would be awake plotting and talking to each other in their furby language. Nightmares. Never again. AsianGinger33
You get what you pay for...
Furniture from a discount furniture store. The wood is so soft that I got several splinters from accidentally scraping my thumbnail on it. And my bed frame was not meant to be taken back apart at all. I'm surprised it survived the move, but it's definitely not making it through another.
When we think about learning history, our first thought is usually sitting in our high school history class (or AP World History class if you're a nerd like me) being bored out of our minds. Unless again, you're a huge freaking nerd like me. But I think we all have the memory of the moment where we realized learning about history was kinda cool. And they usually start from one weird fact.
Here are a few examples of turning points in learning about history, straight from the keyboards of the people at AskReddit.
Trees are honestly really effing cool.<p>For 60 million years trees didn't decay.</p><p>When they died the just fell over and laid there.</p><p>For 60 million years trees existed before the enzyme that broke them down when they died.</p><p>So tons of massive trees in the oxygen rich environment just laid on the ground. Until they burned. That's how we have coal.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Tkieron/" target="_blank">Tkieron</a><br></p>
Did they believe her though?<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDM1NS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2MjQ0MzUxNn0.MoiI9zjkaZJTqlM4TOva8YqV1YCBanmdpTnDKpIJBYk/img.gif?width=980" id="974ed" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="d6424414e43e3cadc252310f5bf52aa8" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="499" data-height="361" />disney bambi GIFGiphy<p>In 1726 there was a woman called Mary Toft who tricked doctors into believing that she gave birth to rabbits.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/solarflannels/" target="_blank">Solarflannels</a><br></p><p>There was another woman who would take the eggs from her chicken, etch "jesus has come" into them and shove them back into the chicken who would then lay it again and people actually thought the chicken was a prophet.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/stitchmidda2/" target="_blank">Stitchmidda2</a><br></p>
A whole river.<p>Some time in around the beginning of the 1500's Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli conspired to try to steal the Arno river.</p><p>They both lived in the city of Florence and at the time there was hostilities with the city of Pisa which was nearer to the mouth of the Arno river and controlled trade on it. Da Vinci came up with the plan to create a canal to divert the river so it no longer flowed to Pisa which would allow Florence to dominate the whole region. Da Vinci drew up the plans and Machiavelli put them into action. However Da Vinci didn't oversee the project and instead the engineer who did decided to do it his own way which would take longer and need more people. In the middle of the project war broke out and the project had to be scrapped due to attacks from Pisa so it never came to be. Still a great historical footnote though.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Dakens2021/" target="_blank">Dakens2021</a><br></p>
Beast mode.<p>Roosevelt was shot in the chest during a speech and just continued on like nothing happened.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/alpaca1yps/" target="_blank">Alpaca1yps</a><br></p><p>He was shot just before his speech and he knew it hadn't pierced his lung since he wasn't coughing up blood, so he bandaged it and went to give his speech.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Bob-Chaos/" target="_blank">Bob-Chaos</a><br></p>
In another timeline, things might have been different.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDM3OC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY2NDUzNjQwOX0.Xp6C-SNFh1c8LKt9uLBBcaLpydUIdlIEcdw8mozBGrI/img.gif?width=980" id="69c8a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="0e7917ad8418cbcb9efda3fcda23606b" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="250" data-height="200" />John F Kennedy Democrat GIFGiphy<p>It is very possible - and some consider likely - that JFK could've survived the assassination had he not been wearing a thick, girdle-like back brace that kept him stiffly upright when in public.</p><p>Kennedy had terrible back problems since serving in WWII that were continually worsening. The back brace began as early as JFK met Stalin for the first time and wanted to appear tall and strong since it was at the height of the Cold War, however his pain was so bad he often walked around the WH hunched over and looked decrepit.</p><p>JFK continued to wear the brace to keep himself upright and portray the strong youthful image he crafted. When the first shot was fired, the brace made it nearly impossible to move, much less crouch down in the back seat to get out of the line of fire.</p><p>He was then struck with the infamous shot to the back/throat which rendered him more immobile and finally the headshot that killed him. Parkland doctors testified to the Warren Commission how surprised they were at the size and tightness of the brace and how long it took to get off. One remarked it likely made him a "sitting duck" because of how immobile it would've rendered him.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/StaySafePovertyGhost/" target="_blank">StaySafePovertyGhost</a></p>
Good to know before she was beheaded.<p>When King Henry VIII was still married to Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard(his future fifth wife) was one of Cleves' ladies in waiting. They were close, even after Cleves' divorce. With all the tragedy and abuse from the men in her life, I'm just glad that she at least had one friend to trust.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/SoapySapling/" target="_blank">SoapySapling</a><br></p>
The student teaches the teacher.<p>Benjamin Franklin had a pet squirrel. As a little girl, I dressed as him, with a squirrel beanie-baby on my shoulder. My teacher had to look it up on the internet to check if I was right. She was amused.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/MasterAqua2/" target="_blank">MasterAqua2</a><br></p>
Sounds on-brand for Jackson.<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDM4NC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1Mzk5MDg5M30.CLC30YDaNbAjTsJvxbf2J7bRTzCFZwQL-uVEncS1bbw/img.gif?width=980" id="793ac" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="992b71a8780072be5ecc28bd0389b9be" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />happy dr pol GIF by Nat Geo Wild Giphy<p>When Andrew Jackson died they had to remove his pet parrot from the funeral because it couldn't stop swearing.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/belligerentbanana69/" target="_blank">Belligerentbanana69</a><br></p><p>He also had a comically large cheese wheel.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Klaudiapotter/" target="_blank">Klaudiapotter</a><br></p>
I guess we’ll never know.<p>Abraham Lincoln once gave a speech which was so good that all of reporters forgot to take notes, still to this day we don't know what exactly he said.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/SmilE_HACK/">SmilE_HACK</a><br></p>
Well-portrayed in the Hamilton musical.<p>That George Washington was known as this Really Talented Dancer, and was very in tune with the dances at the time of his being... Idk why I just never woulda thought this at all but it's dope to hear that dancing/socializing was always a thing!</p><p>Like from the passage I read it seemed like Whenever George was in attendance at the function, everyone knew he was gonna cut a rug and tear the house down.. and the ladies considered themselves lucky to be his dance partner.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/BobbyCodone303/" target="_blank">BobbyCodone303</a><br></p>
Tradespeople have some of the toughest jobs that often involve physical exertion.
Hard No<p>Adverse working conditions and difficult people can determine if a job is worth sticking around for. </p>
Flying Roaches<p>"I am an automotive tech, the only jobs I utterly refuse to work on are cars that are filled with trash and filth. I have literally had roaches fly out of the ac vents when the ac came on. Y'all would be disgusted at the way some people keep their cars."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdota5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Environmental-Wrap-5</a><br></p>
Wild Accusation<p>"I used to work on a crew that built additions on houses. One lady got upset that we were cutting a hole thru her wall for the door. She called her husband who came home from work, he told our boss that she was accusing us of trying to break in and assault her. My boss had us pack up and leave and we never went back."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.comhttps://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdyvj4?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3/user/Sigg4444/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sigg4444</a><br></p>
Too Much Wood<p>"Work in a lumber mill, a loader operator knocked 4 bundles of 2" thick by 6" wide by 16' long into the river, so over 1200 pieces and a boss told me to get it out of the river... during a thunderstorm."</p><p>"F'k all that noise sir."</p><p>"Edit: the wood wasn't 2 feet by 6 feet by 16 inches, that would be weird just fixed it lol not American my bad."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdawrt?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Suka_Blyad_</a><br></p>
Unsanitary Wasteland<p>"Mechanic here.""</p><p>When I used to work on cars, I had to pull the front seats out of a horrendously dirty smelly car to remove the center console."</p><p>"Proceeded to removed the front seat, and found the whole area under the seat was stuffed full with Dirty used tampons and pads."</p><p>"I nearly threw up and I yeeted the f'k outta there. We had to call up and get biohazard guys in because she wouldn't come and clean out the car."</p><p>"'Karen' then proceeded to have a screaming match with my foreman about the bill....."</p><p>"I've seen alot of sh*t but hands down this was the worst."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpe6mc8?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wheresma10mmsocket</a><br></p>
When Life Matters More<p>These people prioritized their lives over their jobs. Because they should be alive to cash their paychecks. </p>
Wobbly House<p>"Got hired to do a vapor barrier job in a crawl space. Old 1920's home. I suited up and got in about 15 ft and saw that the center load bearing beam had rotted out near the footer. Somebody took a cinder block and a 8 ton harbor freight bottle jack to shore it back up. Whole thing wobbled as folks moved around in the house. Got the f'k up out of there."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdrl83?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dreamweaver121</a><br></p>
Project Of Peril<p>"I was called out for a termite inspection. Homeowners said they had been told for years they had a problem but it took one of their bedrooms floors collapsing to finally do something about it."</p><p>"I hauled a** out of the crawl space when I found the only thing that was keeping the floor from fully collapsing was a single electrical wire that at any moment it could snap and collapse the floor on me."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdzf2o?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dahopppa</a><br></p>
Unexpected Shower<p>"I was working in a newly restarted 130 year old paper mill, they hadn't worked out the kinks in the pulp mill yet. The short version is my toolie and I got coated in black liquor that flowed from an uncapped pipe 70 feet in the air. It was outside, in December, so luckily it wasn't boiling lava hot when it hit us but we still had to make a trip to urgent care. And we lost our work truck because it was white and after the spill was black. We came back the next week, but refused to work on that end of the digester."</p><p>"Edit: I'm an electrician."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Turquoise_Tentacle/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Turquoise_Tentacle</a><br></p>
The Unexpected<p>These tradespeople found that unforeseen circumstances can be enough of a reason to peace out.</p>
Saying 'No'<p>"Landscaper here. Honestly it's about 50% of the meetings I go to. Learning how to say no is essential in this business. You can go out of business doing not good jobs quicker than you can not working."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdbhrs?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">bvswcaveman</a><br></p>
The Panicked Landscaper<p>"I hired a landscaper once, small-time guy doing it as a sideline. We talked about all kinds of plans, seeding grass, cleaning up overgrown parts of the yard, and taking out two giant, ancient bushes that were crowding the house."</p><p>"He shows up to take out the bushes, and a few hours later calls be, all freaked out that the bushes have roots that go down to hell and it was taking a lot longer than estimated to get them out. I made it clear to him that I had half expected that, and that I had no problem paying for however long the job actually took. He was absolutely in a panic, though. He got the bushes done, then noped the hell out on the rest of it and never got back to me."</p><p>"Somehow, I couldn't make him understand that I was way more pissed that he bailed on the rest of the work than the fact that he underestimated the job initially."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpe000r?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">DMala</a><br></p>
The Clog<p>"A bit late to this but.... I'm a plumber, went to unblock an old ladies toilet, she'd tried to flush her dead cat, it was stuck, and very wet, and soggy...."</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpe8rj9?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">tootsmalloy</a><br></p>
Result Of Depression<p>"I noped out of a job back when I was a sparky. We had ~100 men onsite at a uranium enrichment facility; pay was good, but the conditions weren't. It was way out in the middle of nowhere New Mexico, with nothing to do beyond go to work then go back to the camp and drink. I got depressed after spending 6 weeks onsite, as did a lot of others. The straw that broke the camels back for me was when we found one of the apprentices dead in his trailer. His girlfriend broke up with him because he was never home anymore, he turned to the bottle.</p><p>– <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvr4im/electricians_plumbers_and_tradespeople_of_reddit/gpdyohx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">dad_sparky_engineer</a><br></p>
The legal system isn't always fair, let alone just. Consider how many people out there commit serious crimes and get off with a slap on the wrist. Remember Brock Turner, the Stanford rapist? He was sentenced to six months in jail followed by three years of probation for raping college student Chanel Miller (and was later released after serving only three months). I haven't even gotten into how cruel the "justice system" is to survivors of sexual assault, which complicates matters further.
After Redditor maekeyisn't cool asked the online community, "What crimes do you think should have a more serious punishment?" people shared their opinions.
"Compare that to a guy..."<p>White-collar crimes that result in many people losing their life savings. Compare that to a guy robbing a single house, who will probably get a harsher sentence.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gozd0ro?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3"></a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gozd0ro?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ChronoLegion1</a></p>
This is a big one.<p>Seeing the rich and powerful get away with slaps on the wrist for full-blown Ponzi schemes is demoralizing.</p><p>Bernie Madoff committed the largest financial fraud in American history, receiving a 150-year prison sentence. He's the exception to the rule. Then again, his crimes affected a lot of his fellow wealthy people...</p>
"So much garbage everywhere."<p>Littering. So much garbage everywhere.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gp0isx8?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">zaphodbeebzy</a></p>
"Yet it gets dismissed..."<p>Perjury.</p><p>It happens alot more than people realize. Yet it gets dismissed so much that almost no one can really do anything about it. The courts are so clogged up as it is, it would have to be extremely severe for anyone in power to take notice.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gozga63?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TraditionalLiving44</a></p>
"All crimes against those..."<p>All crimes against those who are likely to be taken advantage of/can't defend themselves properly: children, the elderly, and animals. Especially Sex crimes and abuse and to lie about it, as it hurts alleged offenders and real victims. Crimes based on discrimination of gender, religion, and race.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gozfgm0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">tweedtone</a></p>
"Honestly..."<p>Animal cruelty. And attempted kidnapping. Honestly how many kidnapped children do you hear of coming home alive or ever being found again? Not friggen many.... so anyone attempting to kidnap a child should be felt with more severely, they aren't intending to take these kids to a nice place.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gp0bhsc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Looneytooney1505</a></p>
In 2019...former President Donald Trump signed legislation making animal cruelty a federal crime.
"Humanity as a whole..."<p>The punishment seems to never match the crime, a drug dealer will get 40 years yet a sex offender will get 3-5.</p><p>This is completely backward in my opinion and should be reversed.</p><p>I also do not personally believe in incarceration for most crimes, I believe if you get more than ten years you should just be killed, as life in prison is a fate worse than death.</p><p><span>Humanity as a whole should be focused on fixing this instead of taking the easy way out by handing out life sentences.</span></p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/goyur1n?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Chestmynutz</a></p>
"If you are a cop..."<p>Tampering with evidence. If you are a cop, lawyer, or judge,and you fudge stuff for a conviction, and it's found out?</p><p>Bam - all you in prison for the length of sentence you handed out.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gp1fo4f?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Squigglepig52</a></p>
"This crime is not only extremely dangerous..."<p>Kidnapping.</p><p>This crime is not only extremely dangerous at the time of its commission, but carries huge delayed consequences. Changes in the child's psyche and, as a result, possible future crimes.</p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/ltksoi/what_crimes_do_you_think_should_have_a_more/gp039jo?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">moseich</a></p>
How do we fix this?<p>It's distressing to think about all the cracks in the system, particularly when the discussion focuses on the harshest crimes. That we live in a world where child abusers and rapists often walk away with a slap on the wrist is unconsionable.</p><p>Have some thoughts of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments below.</p>
Just to put this out there: Making movies is hard.