People Share The Funniest Clarifications They've Ever Seen Because People Are Idiots
There are some things that just need to be said. Even if that thing is super obvious, there's always that one person that needs it as a reminder. What can we say, some people are just clueless. Here are some of the silliest and seemingly unnecessary clarifications that have become a requirement- for some reason.
u/gleico asked: What only exists because of people's stupidity?
This needed to be said?
The warning on strollers, "Do not collapse while infant is seated".
I once saw a picture of a onesie for a baby from another country, don't remember where, believe it was somewhere in Asia. Anyway, the tag had a warning on it written in broken English. Said something along the lines of, "Warning: remove infant before microwaving." You just know that, even with the poor translation, something really stupid had to happen to need that tag.
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The labels on Superman costumes that say 'Wearing this does not enable you to fly'.
You thought as you decided to read the label of your new Superman costume while you're free falling off a 50 story roof and you can't seem to activate the flight function of your new gear
I think they probably know this.
The f*cking message on my in dash display on my Honda Fit.
YES I KNOW I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THIS MOTOR VEHICLE.
Imagine the car not telling me that every time I start it, me getting in an accident, and suing Honda for NOT telling me that I'm responsible for the car I'm driving?
I worked at Cabela's for years and they carry a product called "The Butt Out" and its a tool a hunter would use to remove the anus from a deer. On the back of the packaging in the bottom corner is a warning stating "Not for sexual use".
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Fruit roll boxes that warn "Remove plastic wrap before eating".
You're supposed to remove those?
Please don't do this.
The warning sticker on lawn mowers telling you not to touch the blades while they are in motion.
Many warning labels in general. There are toilet brushes with warnings saying "Not for personal hygiene" on them.
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The tag on the iron that says "Do not iron clothes while wearing them."
"I'm late for work but my shirt is too wrinkled, let me just press the iron against myself, how bad could it be?"
Not a bath bomb.
Warning labels on electric appliances warning you not to use them in a bathtub.
Don't tell me how to use my bath bombs.
California's Prop 65.
It says everything sold in California must have a label warning consumers that the product is made with ingredients/components known by the state of California to cause birth defects or cancer. Unless the seller can prove that the item does not contain such components.
However, nobody can actually say if anything causes cancer or not. So if you sell something in California, you must either pay a laboratory to test everything in your product, then provide reports stating that each element does not cause cancer.
OR you can buy a 1 cent sticker and slap it on your packaging. As a result everything sold in California, EVERYTHING, has that sticker on it. Because why wouldn't you just slap the sticker on?
We voted for this.
Figuring out the mind of a woman is a fascinating topic.
How do women tick?
They are smarter than men, for sure.
But is it innate... or do they learn their special ways?
Redditor hennessyandjack wanted to know how to crack the mystery that is... woman, so they asked:
"Men of Reddit, what is something you’ll never understand about women?"
I know very little about women, so I am ready to learn.
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"How are their feet always so cold?"
"PLEEEEAASSEE help us find a solution to this!!!! I’m sooo over having icicles for toes!!!"
"When I was in High school, for a week just about every single girl at that school wore a head scarf. They were everywhere. Not a single bare head to be seen. The following Monday they were gone like it never happened. I still can not wrap my head around it, 20 years later."
"Shower temperature. Wtf is up with this Mordor water, why must you feel pain to feel cleansed?"
"That’s because we’re cold all the time. It’s not painful, it’s relaxing."
"Hot water relieves all of our problems and stress. Idk lol but it’s so niiiice to shower with hot water! warm water just doesn’t do it anymore. it almost feels like really good sleep but you’re standing and fully awake cx."
"Why my wife always leaves a small amount of tea or coffee in her mug. Just drink the whole thing!"
"Ohhh, I actually do this, so I will tell you why I do it, doesn't mean she has the same reasons for it. Nothing hits you better than that first sip of coffee or tea when it is at the right temperature."
"I don't drink it fast, so sometimes it gets cold or it's not the right temperature anymore before getting to finish the whole mug. I am trying to put less in the mug, but I don't know, it feels different, and I can't explain it. I like the feeling of the whole mug warming my fingers, especially during winter."
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"How they can magically make things appear in front of them that I’ve spent 15 minutes looking for."
Finding things are a gift.
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"The number is how many inches around the ribs are and the letter is how many inches the breast protrudes from the chest. So a 34DD (or E) would be 34 inch ribs and 5 inches of breast protrusion."
"I have a wife and two daughters who will bring up issues and problems they encounter. I still have not quite learned that they do not want a discussion about how to solve these problems."
"I've heard a podcaster (psychologist) say that 'sometimes listening IS the solution,' because what the person may looking for is really just a bond with another person to calm their negative feelings."
Talk to Me
"How you can talk to your mom on the phone for multiple hours every week. My dad calls me when he needs me to order something on Amazon for him and that's about it."
"It’s something that completely depends on what kind of bond you and your parents made while growing up.
For example, while super loving, my parents never seemed to really care about the mundane things of my life so here I am 33 and I almost never talk to them on the phone because we never grew that kind of interaction together."
"Hand bags like why are they so expensive."
"Men's clothing have pants that HAVE POCKETS Unlike the sh*tty women pants that I used to wear you can only fit a tic-tac in there And so bc we don't have pockets we're expected to carry around bags. But I will not. (Joking)."
"Handbags are our cars. If you have a character who wants to show off, men usually take cars, women use handbags. But not all women care about handbags that much. For me, it’s about quality. Expensive brands are a waste of money. Most of them don’t even have good quality."
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"How they always smell SO GOOD ALL OF THE TIME. Like, how!?!?"s
Well, we've learned quite a lot here! Do you have any burning questions for the fairer sex? Let us know in the comments below.
Every day, people are faced with small choices like what clothes to wear or what to make for breakfast.
They make their day-to-day decisions without thinking too hard, and the result isn't something that can drastically alter their lives.
But there are some decisions that can take a devastating turn that wind up being self-sabotaging.
Maybe they should've considered their decision more carefully.
Curious to hear from those who've witnessed people take a major misstep, Redditor hairyhedge asked:
"What Was The Worst Way You Saw Someone Ruin Their Life?"
It took an instant of carelessness to cause permanent consequences.
"A fellow barfly I knew was an MMA fighter. Had won some regional matches as an amatuer, his gym was promoting him, he was in talks with a MMA promotion."
"A guy mouths off to him. He replies. The guy takes a swing. He punches him and the guy hits his head on the pavement. Dies. 5 years for manslaughter."
"A friend of mine decided to not use protection with a girl he’d just met… for a whole weekend… without asking if she was using any contraception at all. I often feel really bad for this poor baby dragged into this world out of sheer stupidity."
"Drunk buddy climbed into bed with his Mother in Law because she thought she was into him…she wasn’t. Ended…poorly."
You always have a choice between a good and bad decision. These people chose the latter.
That's A Turnoff
"A girl I crushed on super hard in high school started doing meth, and began sleeping with her dealer, who was a Juggalo with a rapidly diminishing amount of teeth."
The Price Of Addiction
"I watched a mate lose 2 houses and $500,000 to cocaine in one year."
"19 yr old cousin. Started hanging with gangs, introduced to Meth and gained a gambling habit also, faked pregnancy and stole from family and made it look like others were involved which irreparable trust was broken between innocent parties that some have never recovered from."
Point Of No Return
"One of my friends turned to alcohol and all but gave up on life after his mom passed. It eventually caught up with him and he passed away at the age of 32. The sad part is that there were signs that he wanted to get better and wanted to get life together again. It was just too little too late and he went about it the wrong way."
"My brother. Heroin addiction. He was always an odd kid, but a very talented guitar player, and one of the most thoughtful, caring, funny, and unique people I've ever known. He passed away four years ago from a fentanyl overdose. I miss him everyday, but he brought so much joy to the lives of those around him that the memory of him isn't a sad one. I laugh way more than I cry when I think about him."
Poor management of finances led to impoverished lives.
Sure Path To Bankruptcy
"A guy I used to work with got himself into crazy levels of debt."
"A local guy won the lottery. Nothing major, but still life changing. Something like $30,000. We were all on our lunch break, talking about what we would do if we won that much. I would pay off these credit cards, or I would trade in my car for a newer model. This guy says that it wouldn’t make a difference. At 23 he was already over $200,000 in debt between credit cards and personal loans."
"He would just get another loan to pay something off, and keep borrowing. A few months later he was complaining about how he was now an additional $50,000 in debt on top of it. This guy was only making around $40,000 a year."
"He got the bright idea to file bankruptcy. Lost his car, his house, his job. Last I knew he was staying at friends houses couch surfing, working for a pittance just trying to survive."
"Sell their condo that was rented out, and invest all the profit in crypto in December 2021."
"I had a coworker that was supposed to move in england to work at his sister's bar. He gave it up for a pyramid scheme and tried to get me in."
Depending on the situation, we're not often given second chances in life.
So whenever something in your gut informs you not to do something–and you know what those actions are–you might want to pay attention.
Because once you cross the threshold of no return, there's no going back.
While we have not all witnessed something that will forever keep us up at night, we've all seen or heard something that was terrifying.
And it seems the scarier it was, the harder it becomes to forget.
Redditor AncientTranslator405 asked:
"What's the scariest sound you've ever heard?"
"A fox in the middle of the night. It sounds like a legitimate screaming ghost. I was in bed and chilled from the sound until I learned what it was."
"My dog ran out the front door one night and didn't see the opossum on the porch until she turned around to come back in."
"That growl scream thing they do is horrifying, especially when it's a large opossum standing between you and your dog."
An Accident's Aftermath
"Two years ago, I witnessed a near-fatal accident. A truck t-boned a small sedan with kids in it."
"I'll never forget that sound of the crunch, the mom crying hysterically because she thought her kids were dead, and the sight of it all."
"The worst part is I knew the kids. They were students of mine. Everyone survived but not without permanent injuries."
Living with Dementia
"One thing my grandmother did when she was near the end of her dementia was to call out, 'Mama, Mama' in a long and drawn out 'Maaaaaaammaaaa.'"
"She passed in 2007, and now my mom lives with us and is also suffering from dementia. I was awakened one night by the same long drawn out 'Maaaaaammaaaaa...'"
"My grandmother passed last month. She was 96 and the absolute best."
"She was suffering from vascular dementia. Luckily she was peaceful with it and not violent or agitated. She remembered everyone but kept thinking people who died 50+ years earlier were still alive."
"The day before she passed, she sat up all of a sudden after being asleep basically for the entire previous week."
"She looked at me, a tear rolled down her face, and she said, 'Take care.'"
"I told her I loved her. She then said, 'I love you' back."
"I am so glad I was able to be there for that and to be there for her at the end."
"I woke up in the middle of the night with my elderly neighbor crying and asking for help because she had just found her husband's body in their house."
"It made me horrifically sad, and when I finally went back to bed, I couldn't let go of my wife, fearing the day this might happen to one of us."
"I was at work and a mom got a call that her 19-year-old had just died in an accident."
"That sort of misery is a sound I hope to never hear again."
"When I worked in retail more than a decade ago, a woman came into the store crying for something in another language."
"Her cries were blood-curdling and it was her daughter's name."
"She lost her child somehow in the parking lot and hoped she wandered into the store (she didn't)."
"I can still hear her cries echoing in my head."
"Thankfully, they found the little girl wandering between parked cars. Happy ending."
Waiting for the Inevitable
"Sudden screeching car tires behind you."
"A few years ago, we were sitting at a stop sign and got rear-ended by a girl texting on her phone (going 60 miles per hour) and it was the scariest three seconds of my life. My two-year-old son was in the back seat too."
"We had been at the lake and had bags piled up, so we couldn’t really see out the back window, and all of a sudden, there was the sound of LOUD screeching tires erupting behind us."
"I just knew I was about to die while I waited a couple of seconds for it to hit us. Thank god it wasn’t a semi-truck or something."
A Mechanical Error
"A CNC machine I was operating made a horrifying screeching noise as it dropped a 10-inch saw blade and fired it at me. Nearly lost my leg that day, it missed the main artery in my leg by two millimeters."
"I still get PTSD dreams where I hear it screech, bang, and it whistling toward/through me."
Storm of the Century
"My husband and I were awakened by a thunderstorm so loud and physical that we thought it was an earthquake, and a strong one. It was extremely loud and shook the house and everything in it, and the rumble that woke us up lasted for probably 10 seconds."
"It was such a violent shake, I was thinking, 'This will be the earthquake that kills us.' I swore that the ground was going to open. It took several seconds to realize what it was."
"I only have experienced thunder like that a few other times in my life, and I grew up in a high-altitude part of the Pacific Northwest."
"Where I live now, we have a fault line, and they always go on about 'the big one' and how devastating it will be. So in my disorientation, I thought it was the beginning of the big one that had woken us."
"I was standing in the middle of Death Valley at midnight several months ago, with no light or anything else around me, as I was taking pictures of the Milky Way."
"I suddenly heard footsteps approaching. I grabbed my camera and turned to run."
"It ended up being another photographer who had been sleeping near me and then woke up and came to talk with me. It took a good two hours for my heart to calm down."
"Someone breaking into my home is genuinely my worst nightmare. It doesn't help when you have a cat that likes to do zoomies in the middle of the night, either."
A Child in Need
"Hearing my seven-year-old scream/wailing from their room at 2:00 AM. That eerie sound of fear and despair and hopelessness calling for someone to stop whatever is going on. Hearing it come closer and closer before you can even get out of the covers to check on them."
"Fortunately, it turned out their hand had fallen asleep and they thought it was a dead hand stuck in the pajamas. They stopped screaming as we were yelling 'What?! What?!'"
"'Oh. It's just my hand.'"
"Still the scariest sound I have ever heard. I have nightmares about it sometimes..."
"When I was 13, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep."
"I went to grab a drink of water from the bottle next to my bed, and my elbow bumped the wall next to it by accident."
"Almost immediately, a singular bump ‘responded’ from the other side of the wall."
"I froze, stared at the wall, and then knocked twice in the same spot."
"Two knocks responded a moment later."
"The other side of the wall was our lounge room. There was no one in there, and I know because I didn’t get another wink of sleep until the sun rose."
"Still freaks me out, and I occasionally knock the walls of my bedroom now, hoping I don’t hear anything knock back."
While almost all of these sounds are explainable, if tragic or terrifying, they undoubtedly would keep someone thinking about them for a long time.
We all need a helping hand or a little boost every once in a while, and fortunately, we can buy ourselves some game-changers for pretty affordable prices.
But we might still be surprised at just how much money we can save on something that will make our lives better.
Redditor Floozerz pointed this out when they asked:
"What life-changing purchase can you make with less than $100?"
"An electric toothbrush, it's a game changer. I'm actually excited to brush my teeth now."
"Also, the waterpik. Add that with the Sonicare and it feels like you came back from the dentist every time!"
"A new showerhead, especially if you rent. It’s so easy to upgrade a basic, low-quality shower into a decent or even luxurious daily experience."
A Pillow Made of What?
"A good pillow. I went buckwheat, and I'll never go back."
"They stay gloriously cool, and bonus points for winning every pillow fight ever for the rest of eternity. Those things have some mass to them."
Prepared on the Go
"A portable air compressor for your car that plugs into the cigarette lighter. Never visit the gas station again to put air, digital display, stops when it’s at the desired PSI."
"A battery jump box. You'll never need to find a stranger to jump a dead battery with. Just turn it on, connect cables, and start the car."
"Traction pads for when you’re stuck in winter snow or ice. Put it under the wheels, slowly drive over it to gain traction, get out, and place the pads back in the trunk."
"Silicone wiper blades. You’ll never need to buy another pair ever again. I recommend PIAA Si-Tech, NOT their Super Silicone line."
"A dash-cam. Concrete proof that an accident was not your fault, worth its weight in gold."
A Good Air Compressor
"I just got an air compressor. No more hand pumps to fill the kids' bike tires or sports balls, and I can fill my tire pressure at home. Can’t believe I didn’t buy one sooner."
"An air fryer. The amount of time saved by not waiting for the oven to preheat, the energy efficiency, the speed of cooking."
Appliances for Pets
"An automated pet feeder. It takes a two-times-per-day chore down to once every few weeks refilling the whole thing."
"Plus, I always know he’s been fed the right amount, same time every day, even if I’m running late somewhere or I feel like sleeping in."
Did We Mention Kitchen Appliances?
"My rice cooker changed my diet and lifestyle when I had one. Usually, the best ones are around $100, but for basic stuff, you don't need anything special."
An Irreplaceable Pan
"A nice frying pan with nonstick coating and a heat-safe handle… and a nice pot with a heat-safe handle and pouring cutout so you don’t spill liquids all over the place."
More Meals, Less Waste
"A food saver! Nothing is freezer burned in my freezer. I have recouped the cost 5x over at this point."
A Home Orchard
"Plant a couple of apple trees... You'll get years of entertainment caring for them and watching them grow. The first apple you eat off of them will amaze you."
"I ended up planting 15 trees: 10 bought and 5 grafted myself. I bought some apple rootstock and then went on Facebook and joined a scion wood exchange group. The scion wood is around $3 a piece, and the rootstock was $6 a piece."
"I now have Sommerset Red Streak, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Empire, Wolf River, Golden Delicious, Belle de Boskoop, Golden Russet, Pink Pearl, Pendragon (x2), Dolgo crab, Kingston Black, and two random crab trees I'm going to graft next year."
"I also planted a peach tree, two cherry trees, four hazelnut trees, and two heartnut trees."
"A gym membership. Never underestimate the benefit of working out and doing cardio."
"For those who do their make up on a regular basis: a led lighted mirror is a real game changer."
A Good Shave
"A good shave soap, splash, balm, and brush. It makes shaving enjoyable."
"And don't forget a nice razor."
An Improved Mindset
"Audible. Improve your mind/mindset and watch your life improve."
Though none of these items were all that expensive on their own, their long-term positive impact on each of these Redditors made the already affordable purchase all the more practical.