Fed Up Professionals Reveal The Fastest They Ever Quit Their Jobs[rebelmouse-image 18349321 is_animated_gif=
There are literally millions of job opportunities available all over the world. At any given moment one can be trained and find a paycheck and a career path. But no matter how desperate times get and many of us are in DESPERATE times, some jobs, situations and co-workers are not worth the mental torture. It's just easier to go without meals until the next gig.
THANKS. I'LL KEEP MY FUTON...
Half a day when I realized it was a scam to sell overpriced medical beds also after the owner told me I'd be "well compensated" and pulled out a flush of ones I laughed and walked out.
I'M IN SERVICE... NOT SERVITUDE...[rebelmouse-image 18349322 is_animated_gif=
Interviewed for a job at a grocery store. During and after the interview I mentioned that I couldn't come in before 9 because I had to take the bus and it was the earliest I could possibly get there. Was told multiple times that that was just fine and they could schedule me within the time frame I needed. Only made it to the training day, afterward they sent me the schedule and had me starting at 7. I called a couple times and tried to get ahold of the manager to change it, he wasn't available and never called me back. I took this as a red flag about how they treated their employees and didn't bother showing up.
TOO STUPID FOR WORDS...[rebelmouse-image 18349323 is_animated_gif=
Worked at a discount clothing store for 2 days. Apparently they interpreted me telling them I have class on Mondays and Wednesdays as the days I'm available to work. I told them about it when I noticed, they said fine. Called me on Monday wondering where I was at and I told them I have class and can't work today or Wednesday, then they call me on Wednesday for the same reason.
So, I found the reason why turnover way so high. They were all dumb as hell and can't even remember basic information, or to write down things they can't remember.
I had gotten a better job anyway, but damn.
WHERE THE PEOPLE AT?[rebelmouse-image 18349325 is_animated_gif=
One day. I got hired as an assistant manager at a GNC. I showed up my first day and found out the only other employees were the manager and another assistant manager. The three of us were supposed to split shifts and work alone. You couldn't take a break because you were the only employee on shift. Also, most of my pay was supposed to come from commission. That first day I had two customers all day long. Nope.
IMMA GO BFORE I GET ARRESTED![rebelmouse-image 18349326 is_animated_gif=
Before my first training shift even started.
It was a restaurant in Houston. The interview was really bizarre and uncomfortable and, based on that alone, I figured I probably wasn't cut out for this place. I remember the interview having a lot of riddles and hypotheticals. That was weird but I wanted to give it a shot; I had never been a waiter before and the allure of tips kept my interest.
Literally right before my first training shift was to begin, the dude who had interviewed me walked into the main dining area (the place wasn't open yet) and started screaming and cursing at the staff. They all looked terrified and, after the yelling ended, I asked if this was normal and they all said that it was.
I took off the staff shirt, walked out, and immediately got a job at the burrito place next door. The burrito place wasn't the best job but I never got screamed at.
NEVER LOOK BACK!![rebelmouse-image 18978015 is_animated_gif=
Wife and I started working for a survey group. Basically had to try and get people who owned private jets to complete a survey that was expected to last an hour. Do you know how valuable time is for someone who can afford a $20M jet? Anyway on the 3rd day of completing 0 complete surveys my wife stops by my computer gives me a kiss and says going on break. She follows with oh, and I'm not coming back. I said wait up I'm coming too. We never looked back.
NOPE. NOPE! NOPE!!![rebelmouse-image 18978016 is_animated_gif=
Got hired by a telemarketing firm; they didn't even really give me an interview they were so desperate for workers. Get to the orientation class and realize after four hours that its basically a sham company selling fake life insurance over the phone. They gave us a test at the end of orientation and I failed on purpose and noped the heck out of that.
A week later, the company got shut down by the police.
SHOW ME THE $$$[rebelmouse-image 18978017 is_animated_gif=
I worked one shift as a bartender at a restaurant that was supposedly swanky in the down town area.
I showed up for my first shift when the owner told me to, and the other bartender showed up an hour late and told me that it didn't matter since no one was gonna be there anyway. I thought it was a little weird but what ever. The entire night went by and not a single table showed up. Seriously, not a single customer walked through the door. I told the other bartender I had an interview to be a bar manager at a place across town and she asked if could get her a job...
Didn't show up to my shift the next day lol
THAT'S JUST A GREASY SITCH....[rebelmouse-image 18978019 is_animated_gif=
I washed dishes for a day at a restaurant. The former dishwasher came back from jail and they rehired him and got rid of me. He must be amazing at washing dishes.
I'M GOING TO BURGER KING...[rebelmouse-image 18977767 is_animated_gif=
A fast food joint for two weeks when I was 16. They made me clean toilets all day, and they were a**holes to me because I couldn't make 3 burgers in less than 20 seconds. I literally just got there and couldn't memorize all of the sandwiches that fast, such BS.
ROOM SERVICE PLEASE...[rebelmouse-image 18978020 is_animated_gif=
Hotel front desk. Only one day. The people that were there to train me were in the back eating and on Facebook while I was upfront trying to book buses of people with out a clue of how the process or computer system worked.
I AIN'T HIDIN'![rebelmouse-image 18344927 is_animated_gif=
Company basically soliciting RBC (Canadian bank) credit cards in office towers. I quit after my supervisor told me I should put on a hoodie to hide my uniform and sell across the street at a food court where it was illegal to since we weren't contracted to sell there.
He told me to "avoid the security guards and not get caught." I quit.
MAYBE THEY WON'T NOTICE...[rebelmouse-image 18345865 is_animated_gif=
Worked in a restaurant as a cook for 2 hours, after I was told to take lasagna out of a bin under a counter and put it on a plate then warm it in a dirty microwave, I went on a 15 min break and well... Technically I still work there because I never really told them I quit, and I still haven't collected my 14.50 they owe me.
That was 14 years ago.
NO COFFEE UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME TOO...[rebelmouse-image 18978021 is_animated_gif=
My old friend got hired as a programmer after graduation. On her first day of work, the receptionist told her how their senior programmers (maybe 4 or 5 of them) how their coffee would like to be and what time of day they prefer to have it. She quit the job the next day.
START THE STAMPEDE...[rebelmouse-image 18978022 is_animated_gif=
I worked for years at an amusement park airbrush t shirt shop. Left there (not the quick one) after my 3rd year, when the season ended. Started my own successful online airbrush shop, had been my only income since. Last summer, lots of years since, they needed artists. Everyone had left and they had no one qualified to paint orders for the new season. I loved the job in the past, and thought 'why not? I'll go back, the master of the trade I am, help these guys learn to paint, and the management how to fix they're poor system.'
They hired me knowing who I was and under the premise that I'd be in charge around those parts. Instead, I was treated lower than low and as if I had no place working there. The new artists listened to me and learned a lot, customers very happy with everything I made. management, however, insisted I stand in the path and Hussle customers, something we'd never done when I was there. I told them no, I'm here to teach. They said no, your here to do as I say. I said bai. Gave the artists my info and said if they make it through the season and still want to paint, give me a call. They all quit too.
JUST DRIVE ON...[rebelmouse-image 18978024 is_animated_gif=
3 months selling high end caravans and motorhomes. I had no sales experience, walked into the job with no training. Was basically told "there are some customers, go have a talk to them."
I had no idea what i was doing. After 4 weeks i was told that i had to sell 3 units a week, at the 2 month mark i had to sell 4 units a week and at month 3 and each month thereafter i needed to sell 5 units a week. 45k-135k for a caravan, 120k-500k on the motorhomes were their prices.
I did ok, selling our most expensive caravan and a 270k motorhome and a few other sales as well but it wasn't going well. Boring as hell, i hated it, i hated trying to sell something to people that really couldn't afford it. The other sales rep there told me that every other sales guy was sacked at the 3 month mark, and i should be prepared for that.
At that guys 3 month mark he was sacked. Anyway, my 3 month mark comes up and i needed to put in for 1 days leave. I literally got told "don't bother, we are terminating your employment by then." I called the boss a stupid twit and went back to my desk. Anyway, almost at the end of my last 2 weeks (i spent the time looking for a new job) the boss approached me and said he needed a favor. Can i come in to cover the floor the day after i finish up for 3 hours. Having nothing on i said no worries.
So now technically no longer working for these guys i came in to look after the sales yard. It was 9am. I cracked a 6 pack of beer, gave 3 to the maintenance guy and 3 for me. I sat in the sun drinking beers for a couple of hours. When a customer came in i told them the truth "sorry, don't work here. No idea where anyone is."
I NEED A HEAD'S UP![rebelmouse-image 18978025 is_animated_gif=
Joined a digital content publisher last month as the director of content strategy. Basically #2 in the creative team after the Creative Director.
At the end of day one after orientation, they ask me to sign a contract stating they could fire me with one day's notice (no salary required) but I had a notice period of 60 days. I asked for that to be negotiated, they refused.
I walked out and am now unemployed. :)
NOT A MOMENT LONGER...[rebelmouse-image 18978026 is_animated_gif=
Two hours and ten minutes. I was offered a job as a typing assistant for a local law firm, typing what was dictated on mini cassettes. After an hour some of the stuff I was typing seemed... Odd. Not legalese odd, like some random Latin phrase I couldn't understand. More...creepy. Another half an hour in, it had become downright disturbing. Turns out as The New Guy, I wasn't trusted with anything important, I was writing this guy's personal correspondence. Which wouldn't be so bad if a) he wasn't quite difficult to understand due to talking so quickly, and therefore every now and again I'd have to get the typing pool head to explain what he meant to me, and b) some of the stuff I was having to ask was disturbing. Both violent and sexual. After two hours of this, I stood up, went to the type head and said "look, this is starting to get weird, what's going on?" only to be told "you're lucky, the guy who started and quit yesterday got told to type up what the boss wants to do to his mistress and he has some f! up kinks. I wouldn't complain unless you don't want the job." I quit ten minutes later, after going back to my desk to find out I had to exactly that, with some pretty f***ed up stuff... And message his wife about their date night. I may have accidentally transposed the two email addresses as my last act there.
TICK TOCK... I'M GONE...[rebelmouse-image 18349881 is_animated_gif=
2 days. I got hired on at an air filter company. My second day, after driving to Missouri from Memphis with what I hoped was the right air filter to install one air filter, in one dollar general. I got back at 7 at night, and the owner of the company told me everyone had quit over pay disputes. He then informed me that I'd have to be back there at 3 a.m. to go pick up an 18 wheeler, the first of 2 (which I am not licensed to drive), and bring them both to fed ex, and change out all the air filters in several buildings and facilities with the filters in the back of the 18 wheelers. I did not show up.
When you're working with kids, you never know what you're going to be dealing with on a daily basis. Are you going to have the delicate sweethearts, opening their hearts to learn?
Or are you going to be dealing with a sinister group of bee wranglers, who have suddenly set up a black market bee ring througout the school?Yes. That's a real thing that happened.
"Teachers of Reddit, what was the worst thing you had to confiscate from a student?"
Something can leave a lasting impact you think about for years after the fact without actually being physically or mentally scarring. Sometimes it just makes you question why you're doing what you're doing.
That's Not How That Works
"I had to confiscate hand sanitizer from a student who decided to drink it to get drunk and threw up EVERYWHERE."
"This actually came up in a chemistry lab. One guy heard sanitizer had alcohol in it and you could see his eyes light up. The teacher had to calmly explain why he'd probably die/get violently sick."
Thank You For Being So Hurtful And So Honest
"My wife is a teacher and one of her first graders brought her 2 hard seltzers because her mom said they’re good after a long day and she deserved them"
"Aww that's pretty sweet actually, even if inappropriate."
Remember that bee story from earlier? This is that time.
These stories are peculiar, odd to say the least, but mostly harmless to those involved. Unless you're a bee.
Black Market Bee Sales?
"When I was in fifth grade there was an active market in live bees."
"Some kids figured out that the weight of the average fifth grader briefly stepping on a bee, in the grass, would stun it for about a minute without actually killing it. They started going out in teams to scout bees on the field, stun them, and carefully scoop them into plastic sandwich bags -- they'd then sell them to other students who'd release them in classrooms to waste class time and scare people."
"You could get honeybees for 25 cents apiece. Bumblebees and yellow jackets cost more. Teachers and school admin started cracking down on this -- teachers literally confiscated live bees in plastic bags from students when found, and they eventually had to start having someone watch the field to catch students in the act."
Take It Off The Stove
"My mom has had stories about what's she's confiscated from lower elementary aged students (K-3). The usual prank items like woopie cushions, sure. But one time a student was playing with this weird box. The box was locked. So she couldn't put it in the confiscated bin. She put it on top of a cabinet. About an hour later, it starts ringing. Furiously. It took some doing to get the box open."
"Turns out, this kid's parent was a professional chef. So the kid had grabbed every timer in the house, set them for the max amount of time, locked the box, brought it to school, and played with it so it would get confiscated and ring loudly. Whole class erupted with laughter and screaming. A true agent of chaos"
"Preschool teacher here. I had to convince a 4 year old that his mom's wedding ring should go into a special box on the front desk instead of on the finger of a six year old girl he had a crush on."
"Later he brought in his dad's car keys, and a bottle opener."
We Found Nemo, Everybody
"The weirdest one was definitely the fish in a vase they found during locker checks. It was in an unassigned locker someone had added a lock to. Inside was a live Betta fish in about as large a vase as you can fit in a locker. Fully decorated. Someone had clipped a little book light to the top of the vase presumably so fish wasn't in the dark all the time. No one claimed to know whose if was or how long it had been there so it lived in the coaches office for at least that year."
Everybody Is Going Nuts
"A dead squirrel."
"I taught preschool at the time."
Kids are dangerous psychos, aren't they? Deep down? We're just meant to think they're innocent so we won't notice they knife they're about to stick in our backs.
Planning A Heist?
"Most dangerous: a knife from an 8th grader."
"Most annoying: different school than above, but a wifi jammer and a USB killing device from an 8th grader."
This Is Why We Shouldn't Give Kids Technology
"Not a teacher, but a bus driver. I had to confiscate a 5th grader's cell phone a few days ago, specifically because he was showing hardcore porn to first graders with it... Lots of phone calls that day..."
"My school banned 1st grade - 5th grade from having phones because the 4th/5th graders would constantly show hardcore porn to the younger kids... I'm starting to see a pattern here"
Ah, That Explains A Lot Of These Stories
"Penis shaped glass pipe with weed still in the balls/bowl. Mom asked if she would be getting it back or if the school was keeping it."
It's not your child, we promise. It's everyone else's kid that's bringing dead squirrels and phone porn to school.
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Abduction remains to be a horrific crime that can typically happen to women and children.
Curious to hear from those who lived to tell their distressing stories, Redditor mind_guardian asked:
"For survivors of attempted kidnapping. How did you escape?"
The following Redditor had very close calls.
Spontaneous Escape Plan
"Guy at a club and his mix of friends was insistent about coming back to a party, I politely declined. Didn't think much of it. They got increasingly aggressive about it, to a physical extent, and I left. Walking back home, I realized they were following me in their car."
"Dashed down the road through the mid-path of a packed apartment complex and just started yelling like crazy."
"No one actually responded or poked their head out or maybe they just didn't hear me. But it sparked the escape reflex of the creeps and I hid in a bush until my heart slowed down. Jumped the fence of someone's property -risky in its own right- wandered through a field, avoiding the main roads, and circled back to a side-street to home. Lucky I knew the area better than they did."
Offering A Ride Home
"I don't know sure what this was, but i was riding my bike home alone, cutting through a deserted middle school and high school parking lots during the summer time. A man in a station wagon pulled up and offered me a ride home. I never stopped pedaling, just said no I'm fine."
"He pressed several times saying he could fit my bike in his car, it was no big deal. I kept saying no. He gave up and left. Don't know if it was just a genuinely helpful guy (this was the late 70s or early 80s so it wasn't yet completely extinct practice that strangers might offer each other rides) or a potential kidnapper."
Up In The Treehouse
"My mum was always paranoid someone would kidnap us kids from the yard. We used to play outside while she worked from home, we were 10, 8 and 6 at this time. She paid our neighbours teenage daughter to sit in the yard and watch us. Mostly she just ignored us and read a magazine with her headphones on and Walkman playing, but she was nice to us. I remember thinking this was stupid and mum was right there anyway so why did I 'basically a teenage' need to be babysat lol."
"One day we were all up in our tree house being jerks to our babysitter and unplugging her headset cord while she was trying to nap. A man and woman came into the yard via the side gate. They started talking to my youngest sibling trying to get her to climb down. The babysitter screamed for help but no one came. She ended up throwing the ladder from the treehouse over our back fence into her own yard and made us all climb into her yard with her dog who was going insane at the fence."
"We ended up locked in her house and she called the police. My mum didn't hear any of the commotion from inside the house and she won't speak about it even now that we are all adults. Never complained about my babysitter after that though."
The Creepy Customer
"I don’t remember how old I was, just that I was small enough to fit into the kids seat on a grocery cart. This was the early 90s and my mom had taken me grocery shopping with her. I was sitting in the grocery cart while my mom was focused on picking out produce only a few feet away when an older woman swooped in between us and started pushing the cart away quickly. I recall her smiling at me and trying to make me feel comfortable while also making the 'shh' gesture with her hand."
"I did not feel comfortable and started making enough noise to alert my mom. She ran over and loudly yelled at this stranger that this child was hers. The most chilling part that I still remember was that she didn’t flee the scene and instead made a comment about how cute I was and calmly walked away. Before she disappeared down an aisle she took one last look at me and winked."
People who were actually abducted talked about how they got out of their situation.
The Elderly Hero
"It was the 90s in SE Asia. I wasn’t old enough to go to school yet so my grandma took care of me while my parents were at work. My grandma had a little convenience store and one day 2 men approached her. One was in his 30s and the other was an old short man with white hair. They were carrying those hand weave basket pig cage."
"They asked my grandma if I was for sale. She told them to bugger off. While my grandma was distracted, they snatched me and I was carried away. I was kicking and screaming until they knocked me out. One of the neighbors saw me and alerted my grandma. My grandma rode her bicycle down the main street looking for me. She argued and threatened them to get me back."
"If it wasn’t for my grandma and her stubborn fierceness, I wouldn’t be here. She passed away in 2016. Love you and miss you grandma."
"My wife told me that when she was just a teenager, she got in a cab and the cab driver just abducted her. He didn't take her to her destination, instead he took her to a hotel room. She was really scared but she kind of started playing along a little and pretended that she was interested and into it. Then he lay down on the bed, and she said something like 'Oh, I'm hungry. Can we order a pizza first?' and the cab driver said okay."
"So she picked up the phone, while she was dialing he wasn't paying attention so she disconnected the cable. Then she said, you know, I think the phone is broken. Let me go to the front desk to tell them, and I'll order the pizza while I'm there. So he says, okay sure."
"She went to the front desk and told them what was happening, they called the cops, the cops came and hauled him away."
Fighting For Life
"Was drugged at a small town bar, went to the bartender and asked what drink she had given me. She recited what I had ordered. I told her I asked because I'm not feeling well suddenly and it was like the world was spinning on its head. I sat at my seat because she said she hadn't seen anyone near my table/drink. Cool, whatever."
"It's getting worse and I feeling the worst I've ever felt in my life. I don't really remember what happened but a guy had led me outside and we were getting in a car. I remember hearing 'bracele' and seeing handcuff clink on my tiny a** wrist. My first response was scream, kick, anything. I already felt like vomiting and pooping so in my panic of scream and writhing around (drawing a LOT of attention from a closed car apparently) I stopped for a second and hear 'finally you b*tch' before I vomited all of the back seat, myself, and I threw myself forward to cover him as well."
"At this point I had no control between vomiting and screaming as loud I as could to vomit more, my drugged self was like 'it can't get worse for me' and I literally pulled my pants down and shat as my body saw fit. Guy never left the parking lot because of the commotion I raised."
"I remember hearing people banging on the windows and the guy freaking out, so I started screaming 'help' the best I could. The guy was arrested and charged with attempted kidnapping and drugging me with meth and fet that they found on his person. Blessed be the big man 'mike' who carried my vomit poop cover self to the gym (next to the bar) where they let me shower and change."
The Ultimate Betrayal
"My best friend tricked me into hanging out with her after I moved to another coast to be closer to her. Once I got there she introduced me to her 'friend' then slipped out of the house. When i asked about it he laughed and said 'you really thought she was your friend? She owes me money and you’re her payment. I’ve known about you for months. None of this was coincidental' then proceeded to pull up pics of me and conversations between them two."
"After a lot of initial crying and begging I told him I needed to go to her house to get my stuff and my phone. He told me he would get me all new stuff and I didn’t need it. Why would I go back to her. I immediately told him that he was right. I didn’t wanna go back to her. That he really saved me from her cause what kind of friend would sell me to someone. I told him that he was gonna take care of me and I knew that. I just needed my phone to let my parents know I was okay and wouldn’t see them for a bit or they’d get worried and file a report."
"After much convincing he agreed to let me go to her house around the corner to grab my stuff and come back. I took off running once I got around the corner. Had to take 2 busses and 2 trains to get home. I haven’t had a close friend since."
These Redditors recalled making a run for it before anything bad could happen.
Declining An Invitation
"When I was 8 years old (f) I had just moved to a new house that was directly across the street from the school I would be starting in just a month or two. I would sometimes go to the school and play by myself for a bit. One time I was headed back home when I was approached and surrounded by a group of boys in their early teens. They told me to come hang out at their house. I shook my head and tried to run home but was blocked. The second oldest pulls out a $20 and tells me that I can have it once we get to their house. I think for a moment and decline again but am blocked again from leaving. My heart is racing and I keep looking longingly at my house."
"The boy with the money holds it out to me and says to take it and he'll give me another $20 at the house, it's in his wallet, he forgot it. The oldest chimes in telling me I would be able to buy a LOT of candy with that money. I hesitate, and start to reach my hand out to take the money and then see my chance to run between two of the boys and escape. They yelled and tried to grab me but I made it home."
"I saw some of them on occasion but I always stayed far away and they seemed to have forgotten about me. I later learned that the house they were trying to take me to belonged to a drug addicted mother who was rarely home and her son's just did whatever they wanted."
"I was 12 and some guy was walking towards me after school. He said, 'Hey there kiddo, You remember me, don't you!? Mom told me to take you home!' I thought, 'B*tch, that's the oldest trick in the book!' My parents told me if this ever happened, one thing I could do was run to the nearest adult and yell 'Mom, Mom' or 'Dad, Dad' So that's what I did."
"A teacher was walking into the school and I said, 'Oh Dad, there you are!' The guy got TF outta there. I explained to the teacher why I did what I did. We didn't get his plate number sadly enough."
"It Only Takes A Second"
"When I was very little my dad took my sister and I on a river camping trip for a few days. We got to the little rural town at the end of the river where a buddy left our truck and trailer at the boat launch for us. My sister was old enough to sort of help dad with loading the boat (hold rope so it doesn’t float away while we back up etc) but I was too little to really do much so I started wandering around looking for stuff. I found a dead bumblebee and I really loved bumblebees so I decided to bury it in a little grave to pay respects. I found a patch of flowers near the edge of the boat launch, by the woods. I’m crouched down, completely absorbed by my trying to make a little cross for a headstone out of two twigs and a bit of grass, when suddenly I hear my dad’s deep, booming voice scream."
"He was a good ten yards away from me but it was so loud I could feel it in my chest and I jump and spun around towards him. He is already halfway to me, running. His face looks scary. He looks so mad, so focused, and he’s looking over my shoulder instead of at me. I run over to him, no idea what’s happening but scared that I’d at least get in trouble if I didn’t go over to him right away. He picks me up and puts both me and my sister into the truck to finish loading by himself."
"Apparently a man tried to take me. I never even knew he was there. Dad caught sight of him just as he began lunging towards me and scared him off. I wouldn’t have known until I was already gone if he hadn’t been so aware."
"Watch your kids, it only takes a second."
A Convenient Tool
"I was about 7 at the time, and at that time i thought it was cool to carry a pocket knife, well, one day i was riding my bike, and a man knocked me over covering my mouth, i grabbed my knife and stabbed him in the side and ran inside crying."
Listen To Your Gut
"I was 19 walking to work in the early hours of the morning in winter. I knew someone was following me for a little while and I was just praying I was making it up. Suddenly all the sh*t I have even been taught about self defence came forward. He grabbed me and pulled me."
"There was a moment when I turned to look at him and he laughed and it was at this point I pissed my pants. I was walking as close to the road as I physically could without being on it and I pushed my head down and then threw it back as quickly as I could."
"He fell and I ran in the middle of the road with my armsout screaming. Flagged down to cars. It was a very scary moment in my life and taught me a harsh lesson. Listen to your gut, even if you've done something 100 times if you don't feel safe you're not safe."
These and hundreds of other examples on this Reddit thread reflect the sad reality of the horrors of the crime that still happen to this day.
Hopefully, what the survivors did to flee from their traumatizing situations can be a useful reminder to always stay vigilant, whether it is for yourself or your children.
And when all else fails, always scream and fight for your life before the situation can get any worse.
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Budding chefs know a thing or two about what makes certain dishes taste so good.
Interesting points were brought up when Redditor onegrayhair asked:
"What culinary hill are you willing to die on?"
People shared cooking tips and how some foods should be prepared a certain way.
"Nachos should be built wide not tall."
"I hate when the chips at the bottom don’t have all the cheese and toppings, but the chips on top have too much. Balance is key to a great plate of nachos!"
Jaws Have Limitations
"We need to make burgers wider not taller."
"If I have to disassemble a burger to eat it, it’s missing the point, isn’t it?"
Just Let It Stew
"Homemade chili is almost always better the next day."
"And most soups and stews."
Add Some Zap
"Worcestershire sauce can work magic."
"Being poor isn’t a culinary crime. It takes talent to make cheap food taste as good as my mom did."
People had plenty to say about rating recipes.
"When you're baking from an online recipe, don't change three or four ingredients "to make it healthy" and then leave a one star review about how bad it is."
"Don't leave a 5-star review on someone's recipe while saying 'This was a great recipe... after I made these 10 changes!' At that point, you're not rating that person's recipe, you are rating YOUR OWN recipe. That person's recipe must not have been so good if you had to make so many changes."
"Also, don't leave a 5-star review on someone's recipe while saying 'This recipe looks great, I can't wait to try it!' Why skew the ratings when you haven't even tried it yet?"
Snobbery Is Tasteless
"Being snobby about food to the point where you're hindering someone else's enjoyment is not a positive personality trait."
Taste Buds Don't Lie
"If it tastes good it tastes good."
Some questioned others' capabilities in the kitchen while others straight up forbade them from doing something that is unfavorable.
"People who hate cooking with stainless steel don’t know how to cook with stainless steel."
There's A Dress Code
"DON’T WEAR YOUR APRON INTO THE BATHROOM."
"I've called people out for doing this. It's disgusting. This isn't a hill to die on, this should be common sense. People be dumb."
"I had to call a girl out again for putting a container of raw meat on a cold station."
"She complained that I 'always call her out on that.'"
"Yeah no sh*t, you're the only one tryna catch state health code write ups.'
"e/ she saw the post and I made her cry, oops."
Don't Interrupt The Cook
"Get out of the kitchen if I'm cooking. Out out out I don't want your help."
Not All Salads Are Good For You
"I live in the Midwest, I love the Midwest but just because you call something a salad does not mean it is healthy and an acceptable side dish to your main course. Snicker-marshmallow-mayo-whatever is not salad."
I don't consider myself a cook, but I do pat myself on the back for some of the dishes I do know how to make well.
One of those is Japanese curry. And while I can't keep from serving and eating what takes at least an hour-and-a-half to make, I do find that my leftover tastes infinitely better the next day.
I make a HUGE batch of curry sauce so I can continue enjoying it for the next few days. There's something about leaving it in the fridge and heating up portions at a time that really activate the spices.
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Adulthood has been pretty nice, I have to admit. I quite like it. But it isn't always easy and some lessons are more difficult to learn than others.
It's so important to learn how to budget, for instance, because being an adult can get expensive. Between rent, food, utilities, and other odds and ends, you'd be shocked how quickly money flies out the window. Understanding this (and keeping an eye on your finances) pays dividends in the long run.
But that's also assuming things go well or smoothly – unexpected expenses arise and those come with their own consequences.
People shared their thoughts after Redditor FrequentPilot5243 asked the online community,
"What is an adult problem no one prepared you for?"
"All your young life..."
"Lack of purpose. All your young life you are given a purpose of passing exams and learning, then all of a sudden you are thrown into the world and told to find your own meaning."
There is something to be said about how much of childhood was demarcated by time. You lose those markers as an adult and that can be a big shock.
"You can stay up..."
"You can stay up as late as you want. But you shouldn't."
Yep, better not do that on a work day. You'll regret it, trust me.
"I didn't know..."
"I didn't know that other adults have the emotional intelligence of teenagers and it's almost impossible to deal with logically."
Try working customer service sometime. You'll deal with these people all the time. I don't miss those days.
"No one really talks about..."
"Almost all of your friends won't be life long. No one really talks about how common it is to lose touch with people or grow apart. Most of your life will be spent either making new friends while losing old ones or being alone."
This is true and we all go through it. I have already gone through it several times.
"Being able to do..."
"Being able to do so many things because I'm an adult but too tired to do any of them."
It's amazing how much having to work sucks all your time and energy from you.
"You are held to account..."
"You are held to account for bad behaviour for which you are negligent even if you had no intention to cause harm. As a lawyer, I see this all the time. People don't think they're responsible for mistakes. You are."
This is a big lesson to learn and it's probably important to teach young children that they don't get away with their mistakes so easily.
"The intricacies of workplace politics."
This is a big one and can be a big culture shock the first time you start working. Not understanding workplace politics can make your life more complicated than you'd like.
"Figuring out what makes you happy. Everyone keeps trying to get you to do things you're good at, or that makes you money, but never to pursue what you enjoy."
Unfortunately, so many of the things that bring people joy aren't necessarily the things that will make them money, and that really gets to the heart of unjust our system can be.
"I always thought..."
"One adult problem nobody prepared me for is how expensive everything is. I always thought that as an adult I would be able to afford the things I wanted, but it turns out that's not always the case! I've had to learn how to budget and save up for the things I want, and it's been a difficult process."
Learning how to budget properly is a valuable lesson. Those who don't learn it have a hell of a time as adults. It's harder than it looks.
"You may have heard..."
"You may have heard from your older relatives that when you get older, it'll be your turn to take care of them. You never really understand just how much it takes until you're in that position."
As someone who has done it, it was perhaps the most difficult thing i have ever done – and there was little, if any, support. It's a big wake up call.
No one ever said life is easy. Hopefully learning, accepting, and anticipating some of these struggles will make your life easier.
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