Don't you just hate it someone makes a tone-deaf declaration without realizing their words have the potential to hurt or frustrate others occupying the same space?
Seriously, read the room.
Curious to hear from those who were put off by ignorance, Redditor LaunchesKayaks asked:
"What's the most out of touch thing you've heard a person say?"
Never assume, is a concept that was lost on these people mentioned, below.
"Recently got a new job that paid double what I used to make. When I resigned my former boss told me money isn't everything lol. I was only making minimum wage before"
"Had a friend in dental school who grew up in the rich suburbs north of Detroit. We were talking about traveling (she was going to Thailand for spring break) and she said 'I’d be surprised if most people hadn’t travelled to at least 20 countries.' I told her I’d be surprised if most people had ever left the US at all."
A Parent's Burden
"When a guy was upset his wife was making him 'babysit' their infant too much, so he and his mom told her there’d be no more going out. He said him going out all the time was different than her going out, and when asked for clarification he said because she’s better at changing diapers and getting the baby to sleep. It truly blows my mind that there are morons out there who think taking care of their own children is babysitting."
"My old neighbours didn't see the point of taking their kids (3 and 6/7) to the playground nearby, or anywhere for that matter, because he 'found it boring.' The 2 kids spent every day in the house infront of the TV."
"Why would we go to the playground? I find it boring."
A CEO's Problem
"During a break room discussion on how one of my co-workers was having to go on food stamps because the job didn't pay enough, the new CEO who for the first (and last) time decided to have lunch in the break room, dropped this gem:"
"Yeah, I know what you mean. We had to let our second nanny go."
"Really Cheap" Bargain
"My boss told me that the leasing of our company car is ending and I could buy it for really cheap if I want it. 'Really cheap' meant 20.000€ for him. He pays me 750€ a month (im still in training thats why its so little) and I live on my own and have a car, so basically I'd have to work about 2 years for this 'really cheap' car without spending a cent on anything."
Thanks, But No Thanks, Gwyneth
"We're human beings and the sun is the sun--how can it be bad for you? I don't think anything that's natural can be bad for you." —Gwyneth Paltrow, 2013
"Let's say I get bitten by a rattlesnake. I shouldn't be worried; the venom's natural, isn't it?"
"Just a note: she was saying this because she thought that the sun couldn't possibly be bad for you! 15 minutes of sun a day should be healthy for anyone! Pure, radioactive sunlight! No SPF!"
Logic Without Traction
"If you can't afford gas, buy an electric vehicle."
Some statements are so outrageous, there ought to be consequences.
What In The World?
"'Africa is a country.' In front of an Ethiopian who insisted that Africa is a continent..."
"Grandma/mom called her 2 mixed great grandkids '2 n-words in the wood pile' and she wonders why they and my sis don't visit her."
Speaking From His Experience
"The most unusual thing I heard from my friend is that he seriously thinks that menstruation doesn't exist."
Ohio's Mayor Feared This
"That allowing ice fishing shacks would then give rise to prostitution."
Two Toxic Options
"Love it when toxic people tell you that you have to get used to or deal with their toxicity."
These are the last things people want to hear when in mourning.
A Study Of Contrasts
"My dad just died about a month ago. My company gave me 4 days unpaid off. I was really close to my father so this was hard for me to deal with. My pay cheque was enough to pay bills, but I had to buy my groceries on credit card to get by. My bosses brother in law died the following week. All he talks about is how hard this is on his wife. Between the stress of her brother dying, and the reno on there million dollar cabin he's taking his whole family to Hawaii for 10 days this month to try to deal with there grief. Mean while I'm pricing urns out on Amazon to try to save money, trying to sell my dads tools to help my mom, working full time and taking care of a toddler."
Not Something To Hear In Grief
“'Aren’t you a bit too old to have a grandma?' A neighbor when I told her my grandma just passed away."
"I'm so sorry for your loss. Hang in there. Also, your boss is a dick."
Those who are completely self-unaware tend to be so out of touch, it's a wonder how they have assimilated into their respective communities.
Usually, it's not worth the headache to confront these people who can't see beyond anything that is relevant to their world.
Would you put these tone-deaf individuals in their place?
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I hated science classes.
As soon as I could I ran.
But it follows me.
Because science can be downright disturbing.
That's why I blocked out so many of the details.
"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
As if knowledge isn't scary enough, let's her more...
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"Some tumors have teeth, hair and even eyes."
Far Far Away
"How the brain is literally rewired and chemically altered by childhood neglect and abuse."
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"Prions, horrific and totally unpredictable."
Now I can never UNKNOW about prions. Perfect.
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"Gamma ray bursts. No warning, no escape, no defense, no survivors."
"Entropy. Time shall consume all things. Inevitable heat death of the universe."
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"That hearing is the last sense to leave, when dying."
Well that is the antithesis of comfort. Life is so fun.
Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.
And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
"What is your most controversial take on Star Wars?"
"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
"Why put the door control RIGHT NEXT to the door? Put the door control system in a breaker box."
"Shoot the breaker box, now the whole floor is closed until someone can figure out what happened."
"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
Design Fail? No!
"The Death Stars weren't badly designed they were just badly managed."
"All in all it sounds like a fairly effective defence when you consider the design philosophy."
"The entire universe has a cool factor that outweighs the atrocious storytelling."
"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
"Top Gun - But it's you know, Wedge or something"
"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
"He was never a character. He was a cool helmet."
"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
"Han is actually older than Obi-Wan due to Time Dilation."
"Time dilation in a universe where every planet and moon has the same gravity and atmosphere?"
"And just 1 biome."
"That way they only need one Weather Channel per planet."
"And over to Klaatu for the Tatooine weather report. Klaatu?"
"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
"Star Wars is actually the life story of C-3PO—think about it."
Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
So, did your controversial Star Wars opinion make the list?
People clarified what actually terrified them most about death
"I don't fear being dead. I fear dying."
"Yeah, that's usually the issue. It's why that quote doesn't mean much, to a lot of people."
Concept Of Loss
People provided an analogy to articulate what ceasing to exist must feel like.
It's About Time
Consciousness Is Life
Like Being Under
"That is very true, but for me, that's the closest amalgamation of what it probably feels like."
When In Deep Sleep
"Yeah in contrast to sleep where you can actually feel like time has passed when you wake up."
Think Line Between Death And Slumber
"As CGPGrey puts it, your bed might very well be a suicide machine."
People opened up about their insecurities around the concept of death.
Fear Of What Comes Next
The Circle Of Death
"But you won’t be able to. You just won’t!"
When Faith Fails You
"what do you mean I'm going to hell?! I was a good person and attended church regularly!"
It was sweet and beautifully done. The 1962 episode was titled, "Nothing in the Dark."
That's how I imagine it to be.
A dashing Prince of Darkness telling me it's time to join him in guiding me to the other side.