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.
Let me be real for a second.
Every time I listen to Bjork's "Unravel," my heart breaks a bit.
Have you ever listened to it?
It's on Homogenic, her third studio album, and it's incredible, passionate, smartly produced and a great showcase for her stupendous voice.
That song? An emotional rollercoaster, for sure.
There's tons of great music out there, though, and even more sad and gorgeous songs to discover.
People shared their thoughts after Redditor humanbear07 asked the online community:
"What song genuinely breaks your heart everytime you hear it?"
"Ann Wilson has such an amazing voice..."
"There's a few, but the isolated vocal track for Heart's 'Alone' is especially heartbreaking to me. Ann Wilson has such an amazing voice and her emotion really made that band."
Doesn't grow old.
There have been quite a few excellent covers of this one over the years, too.
"The first words give me chills..."
"Most songs by the late Jeff Buckley are sad on their own, and even more devastating in context. But the one that hits me the hardest is his cover of 'I Know It's Over' by the Smiths."
"The subject of the song is up for interpretation no matter what, but Jeff Buckley's premature death adds an element to it that seems to be about his life, whether he planned to or not."
"The first words give me chills the most— they happen after the classic reverby Jeff Buckley intro, the kind Hallelujah fans will be familiar with. He takes his time with this one, like he does with that."
No love for "Lilac Wine"?
It's clearly the best track.
"Ever since my husband..."
"'Merry Christmas, Darling' by the Carpenters. Ever since my husband Tom died in 2012, my heart breaks every Christmas since. We loved Christmas."
Karen Carpenter's voice hits differently when you realize how tortured her life was.
Gone too young.
"My Dad told me..."
"In My Life by The Beatles. My Dad told me when I was a teenager that he wanted it played at his funeral. I still can't listen, and when that day comes and I HAVE TO listen to it to honor his wish, I'm going to be a blubbering mess."
Sounds like you have an excellent relationship with your dad.
"My grandmother died..."
"He Stopped Loving Her Today, by George Jones. My grandmother died almost 20 years before my grandfather, and we played it at his funeral. Just typing this chokes me up a bit."
Songs have even more meaning (sometimes painfully so) when linked to specific moments in our lives, particularly the moments when we've lost people we care about.
"I'm not a Christian..."
"'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel. Not a Christian, but when I hear it, I understand why people believe."
A beautiful song, and timeless, too.
"My sister's husband..."
"Always on my Mind by Willie Nelson. My sisters husband chose to have it played at her funeral. And yes he was a crappy husband and she died young in a car accident."
Sounds like art imitating life, no?
"He's an amazing songwriter..."
"Jason Isbell has so many it's honestly hard to choose one. Speed Trap Town, Decoration Day, Cover Me Up. He's an amazing songwriter."
I don't know him–it's time to look him up and see how I feel.
"I can already feel tears..."
"One More Light by Linkin Park. I can already feel tears coming to my eyes just by typing this."
Chester Bennington's death was such a shock.
His music lives on.
"My brothers passed away..."
"Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd."
"My brothers passed away in a car accident shortly after coming home from Afghanistan. Reminds me of them every time I hear it."
Sorry for your loss.
Hopefully hearing the song brings you peace.
Hearing a beautiful song can be an immensely moving experience.
And hearing a sad song can, for many people, help them cope with the pain of heartbreak better than they would have otherwise.
Have some suggestions of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
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Unfortunately, a friendship could really end at any point in life.
Friends grow apart, but also, sometimes, it's just necessary to say goodbye to your relationship with a friend.
Maybe they aren't the right type of friend for you anymore, or maybe something has happened in their lives to make them self-destructive and toxic.
The reasons are many, and they are all sad.
Redditor monarchmondays asked:
"People who have unfriended their childhood friend/best friend, what happened?"
Here were some of those answers.
Bad Looking Out
"I was more-so the one who was unfriended. Was going to be the best man in his wedding. Saw his fiance out with another dude. Like on this dude."
"Told him, he told me I was wrong, Yada Yada. Things got heated. I told him I couldn't be his best man. Some years down the road, he caught her cheating."
"Called me up, asked if I wanted to grab a beer. I went. He apologized. I accepted, but we're still not friends."-TheMotorcycleMan
Friends Don't Control Friends
"He was a pathological liar, manipulative and told all of my most trusted secrets to everyone because he wanted to feel powerful and like he controlled me."
"Haven't spoken a word in 5 years and I have never looked back."-TheDandy9
Sometimes Life Is The Only Thing In The Way
"As soon as I left my hometown and my best friend growing up stayed, we both changed in opposite directions. He assimilated to the local lifestyle, quickly became friends with people he never got along with in school."
"I left, made new friends, found new things I liked. He started a family, I started a career."
"The final straw though was he RSVP'd to our wedding and then just didn't show. No text, no call, no anything. I think he was pissed that I didn't make him my best man after I was his best man, even though it was exactly because he wasn't reliable and made everything about himself that I couldn't do it."
"He caused sh*t at other people's weddings and I just didn't want to deal with what I knew would be inevitable. It did highlight though that growing up I was his best friend as a matter of convenience where I genuinely liked hanging out with him."-porscheblack
It's never fun or happy to lose a friend, but sometimes it's necessary for your healing process.
We've Reached The Point Of No Return
"I haven't unfriended her YET but I'm basically at the point where I'm sick of her drama, pettiness and 'main character syndrome.'"
"Anything that doesn't go her way is taken personally and if you disagree with her (or even have a preference that differs from hers) she will berate you into submission and 'agreement.'"
"And heaven forbid you have a life that doesn't consider her wants and desires. We're both 30, almost 31. I'm too old for that sh*t."-Deezus1229
When The Punches Come, I Go
"I met my ex-best mate in school, he had a little narcissistic personality, but I understood that and ignored his faults."
"In late Teens, we started drinking and partying as most do; this is when it became apparent that he had alcohol problems, forever being violent looking for fights, killing my good vibes, and getting me pulled into unwanted situations where I saved him or stopped him from beating on someone for no good reason."
"Throughout our life, he never attempted to fight me. He remained a pretty good friend to me until our first trip overseas to Asia; during our trip, he tried to coward punch me in the back of the head because I asked him to put out his cigarette that he had just lit."
"I asked him because we were seated in a restaurant surrounded by families, for some reason that angered him, I got up to leave and luckily heard him coming and avoided his punch, but he then tried to attack me further, which ended with us both on the ground and me on top of him while he shouted and went crazy."
"Eventually, police arrived and pointed a gun at both of us; luckily, they didn't shoot. Having foreign police aiming at me because my friend wouldn't calm down was one of the most scary moments in my life and that's saying something because I don't come from a easy upbringing."
"He was drunk, of course, and claims he doesn't remember, but there's no excuse to try and coward punch anyone, especially your best mate."
"I packed my bags that night and left our joint holiday plans in the dirt, traveling solo and having a blast. When I got back from my trip, I quit drinking myself and have remained sober for the last five years."
"Throughout that five years, I've had brief encounters with him, but our friendship was never the same. Unfortunately, my old friend never changed as he aged; he eventually went to jail."
"I work in hospitals and have seen him show up to the emergency triage, bashed with broken bones, and just a few months ago, he randomly knocked at my door where my wife answered, he was covered in blood."
"My wife went and woke me up; he had a stab wound and refused to go to the hospital; I drove him home and haven't seen or spoken to him since.. His brother updated me and said he was fine, whatever that means."-King-Callous
When He's A Predator
"I, a 5th grader at the time, knew this chick who was in the 7th grade dating a junior in hs. The dude thought she was 16 because she was lying about her age."
"They had been f**king and sexting and all that jazz...he didn't know she was a minor. I went and told him, and they broke up, and he was pissed... yada, yada yada..."
"They became friends again after a few years. When I was in the 8th grade, she called just so he could flirt with me 🤮. I was 13 then, and he was probably around 20. I blocked her real quick."-Cancerous0713
The End Of An Era
"Inseparable all through jr and HS. We graduated in 85 so no social media but I still feel ghosted. He stopped returning my calls, I always had to initiate and when we did get together he wasn't that interested."
"I gave it a few tries but I got the message and just stopped contacting him and he never reach out to me after that. I never new why and it took almost 10 years for me to get over it and stop thinking about it every day."
"I kind of wish he would have just told me he doesn't like me anymore. I have a current best friend I met in college and we've been friends for 30+ years so it's all good."-DreamArcher
There is never a right time to say goodbye to someone you once considered a trusted friend.
"My best friends young son was killed in a four wheeler accident. I was the first responding paramedic. I had to take him from my friends arms to work on him. Knowing he was dead the all along."
"We flex the child on Lifeflight then I drove my best friend and his wife to the hospital. I knew all along he was dead but they didn't. It wasn't his fault or mine that he died in any way but I could never look my best friend in the eye again."
"All I could see was his pain. So we drifted apart. I finally got to tell him and his wife before my friend died with heart trouble."-hotandhornyinbama
Secret Mental Health Leeches
"She started being nasty to my husband when we got engaged. It was so gross. She was snarky and rude to him every time he spoke and made him feel unwelcome in our own home."
"I kind of fell out of friend love with her after watching her behave like that. My mom thinks it was jealousy or something, idk. My husband is the most fun and caring person I've ever known, I expected her to be happy for me."
"In retrospect, I realized there were a lot of other red flag issues I had been ignorant of. It's been 3 years now and I am so much mentally healthier without the drama she was churning up."-ThunderHeavyRains
When Mom Damaged Her
"Had a friend I met pre-kindergarten but had a falling out in middle school. Families knew each other and we were like sisters. But sadly, her mom was a true definition of a Tiger mom. Her mom always pushed my friend to be in all of these extracurricular activities, music lessons, tutoring, etc. Her mom was always dissatisfied; nothing was good enough."
"She wasn't the most nurturing parent. But my parents were the opposite. Especially my mom, she just wanted me to be a good person and do my best. But naturally I was a very good student."
"So my friend's mom would always compare my friend to me saying I was better than her because I was naturally gifted and didn't NEED all of that help. My friend began to resent me."
"Throughout puberty, she would call me a slut because I was physically developing, tried to imply I was ugly just to see my reaction, threatened to punch me, things I understood where they were coming from but did not think were justified as I had not done anything directly to her."
"Final straw was when she posted on Facebook that she thought I was ugly so I just cut her off completely. I pitied her for her family life but her bitterness toward me was wrong. Because through my eyes, she was my best friend and all she wanted to do was hurt me. Don't regret cutting it off"-dookieconductor
The sad truth is that people are not always meant to be close, and that some people are too mentally unhealthy to have any kind of closeness in their lives.
Until they grow up, there is not much we can do but sadly step aside and take care of ourselves.
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Certain personalities show up at almost every party like clockwork.
There's always that person who get's too drunk, someone awkwardly standing in the corner nursing a drink, the person who's not having a good time no matter what and the person babysitting the crowd they came with.
When there's alcohol—or any other substances—and the pressure of a social situation, all sorts of quirks will come out. We wanted to know what people thought their country would act like if they were a person attending a party.
Redditor amotyvukufyd asked:
"All the countries of the world are at a party. What is your country doing?"
Here are some of the best and most hilarious answers.
The United Kingdom is just leaving.
"Not before slapping the knees and saying 'right.'"
"Northern Ireland looks nervously at her sister before putting her sunglasses on and following."
"As an American from the Midwest, we do a 'welp' knee slap. Then sit/stand for another 25 minutes before leaving."
"Then talk in the porch. Then talk in the doorway. Then talk in the driveway. Then talk out the car window."
"'Yuh, I guess.'"
"'See you around, I suppose.'"
"'Yuh you bet.'"
"Buzz of the window rolling up."
Argentina is in the backyard.
"Argentina is either playing football in the backyard with Brazil or aggressively telling whoever's at the grill how to cook a steak."
"Don't forget, they're also drinking fernet and coke, or even cheap wine and juice, out of a cut off bottle even though there were enough glasses for everyone."
"While listening to El Potro Rodrigo."
"For sure we're arguing with Texans over asado."
"Texas would also totally be there despite not being a country itself."
"Texas showing up to a party where only entire nations are invited is such a Texas thing to do."
Greece is making questionable choices.
"I'm Greek so I guess a lot of sex, wine and questionable financial decisions that will ruin us the morning after."
"At least you have your club of friends who will drive you home when you pass out. My country, Argentina, will spend the night borrowing money. When they finally kick him out, he'll have to walk home, broke and alone. And it will start to rain."
Poland fighting with Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.
"Poland. In the corner with Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, drinking vodka and fighting each other. Poland fighting Belarus and Ukraine fighting Russia."
"With some EU guys walking by with fancy drinks, dropping some concerns."
"And then Russia says 'Oh, you want some too?' And the EU guys turn and walk away."
"Then hours later writes a strongly worded comment to Russia's Facebook page. After spending 8 hours arguing over the exact wording."
Germany brings the beer.
"I'm German and I'd say Germany would complain about the taste of the beer."
"Germany should be bringing the beer. Please don't leave it to America who will bring some watery Coors Light!"
"Wouldn't they discuss politics too?"
"We so would! I was thinking about what we would do what wasn't absolutely cliché (like bringing the beer). I feel we would not only discuss politics but also rant about it. And other stuff. I feel ranting is really something we like to do. But also Germany would be drinking way too much and be completely fine the next morning..."
India is awkwardly dancing.
"India/that uncle dancing inappropriately in the middle of the dance floor."
"Not gonna lie, they got da best moves though."
"I was gonna say India would be that aunty gossiping about and judging others' outfits/looks, but this one is better."
The USA is just destroying things for fun.
"USA. Chugging beers and trying to smash a foldable table by jumping on it."
"I think the US would be like a really obnoxious frat dude that's also kinda fun. Like waaaay over the top bragging... but also did bring the weed. Then word gets around that he has a gun on him and it makes everyone uncomfortable, but he says it's just cause Russia and China are packing too."
"I figure we'd also be the one who obnoxiously insists on 'defending' every girl in the party- whether the girl wants it or not. Lots of 'do you wanna go?' energy, then trying to clean up any mess we make but just doing the absolute worst job of it while staying way, waaay too long after the party is over."
"We'd also get mad at China for stealing our famous brownie recipe even though we asked them to make it for us."
We aren't sure we want to be invited to that party.
Sounds like there's gonna be a lot of drama.
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Irrespective of men's sexual identity or preference, there are men who hate sports, and there are men who love musical theater. Do participating in either activity make men straight or gay?
"Straight men of Reddit, what is the strangest thing you have been told not to do because 'that's gay?'"
The following behavior just screams, "gay," fellas. Watch out.
"Sing a Lily Allen song during karaoke."
"Advice I received in high school from other students:" "Don't cross your legs with one knee over the other. Put one ankle over the other knee." "When carrying books, palm them and carry them at your side. Don't rest one edge of the books near your waist." "Never button the top button of your shirt."
Look, But Don't Look
"This one time, at summer camp, this guy who'd just been swimming in the lake told me you could tell how cold the water was by how hard his nipples were. 'But don't stare too long,' he said, 'because that's gay.'"
"You were the one who told me to look in the first place!"
Sandwich For Sissies
"When I was a kid, my dad called me a sissy because I cut a sandwich diagonally."
"I played the clarinet. I got called Faginet a lot."
"But that's one women do," one might argue.
"Changing my daughter's diaper. Mentioned it in the office one day. Called gay."
A Lighter Shade
"Buying a white IPhone."
"Added my husband (then boyfriend) to my phone plan. Went to the store on my own to upgrade both our phones. We both just wanted the next gen Samsung. It was only available in purplish-pink in store."
"I shrugged and said it didn't matter, he's putting a case on it anyways. Guys working at the store kept trying to talk me out of it, actively pushing me to go to another store, making them lose commission, just so my partner wouldn't have a feminine phone. He used his pink phone for 3 years."
"I've been criticized for knowing how to sew and cook. Those are essential life skills!"
"My father was a Marine drill instructor in the 50's. Guess who did all the sewing in my house growing up?"
"Yeah, no one dared to call him gay for it."
Here are examples of guidelines for being a manly man, according to manly men.
"Not a straight man but... back in my bartending days I asked a man if he wanted to see a dessert menu. He said 'if I wanted dessert I'd order wings like a real man.'"
"Weird flex but okay."
When I'm In The Mood, I Masticate
"When I'm feeling extra manly, I just take a bite out of a cow and then chew on some raw wheat."
"Like a man."
No Appointments Necessary For Straight Men
"I left a pick-up basketball game because I had an appointment to get a haircut. Evidently, the only straight way to get a haircut is as a walk in."
Abiding By The Law Is So Gay
"Using turn signals. And not as some sort of euphemism, but literally using them while driving to turn or change lanes."
In grade school, some fellow classmates asked me to check for gum on my shoe because they saw me step in some.
When I lifted my leg to take a gander, the boys were howling hysterically as if my actions confirmed something.
Well, it sure did. Apparently, if I l looked at the bottom of my shoe from in front of me, I was "normal," but since I bent my leg back and looked at the bottom of my shoe from behind, that made me "so gay."
Although, I didn't come out 'til years later, maybe those goons were onto something. Thanks for the heads up, guys.
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