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People Share The Notes They've Found On Their Windshield

People Share The Notes They've Found On Their Windshield
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It's a feeling that fills up the average vehicle owner with anxiety: What is that note doing on my windshield? Is it a nice message from a stranger or something? Nah, that's never the case. Chances are someone backed into you and left you their insurance information. Or maybe they did and told you to 'eff off. Who even knows?

Someone asked the Quora community:

"What was the most unexpected personal note you ever found on your windshield?"

"This was in 2001."

"This was in 2001. I was 8 months pregnant and working at a large department store in an affluent part of town (this becomes relevant later) as a makeup artist on the closing shift. You can imagine I was extremely tired as I walked out of the door towards my small VW bug. As I drew closer towards my vehicle I thought I saw a brown piece of paper rolled up underneath my windshield wiper on the drivers side of the beetle. As I got closer I realized what it was but it did not register until I almost reached out and picked it up."

"It was a small severed deer leg from the knee down, hoof, hair and all! It looked like this."

"I immediately returned to the store to report the incident hoping it had been caught on camera. Unfortunately I was parked on the roof of the garage and alas no cameras. Security came out but were as baffled as I was, what type of person, in that area, would be driving around with a severed deer leg in their vehicle and why pick my car? The only reason I could come up with was the small "Darwin" like shaped decal I had on the back of my vehicle that looked like a carrot saying "Go Veg." Somebody must have taken it personally that I had a preference for vegetables."

"Since that incident I have never had any kind of decal or bumper sticker on my car."

Simone Jane

"How can I not call someone who left a note like this?"

"The note was simple:"

"You seem to be getting me in trouble. I figure we should meet. Jack"

"His phone number was also appended."

"How can I not call someone who left a note like this? So I rang him up. Jack wasn't in, but I talked to his wife who seemed to be very nice. I told her about the note, which made her laugh, and left my name and number."

"Later that day I got my call back from Jack. He said he'd like to meet for coffee and named a place that I frequented. I agreed to see him there the next morning."

"When I arrived, I was deeply surprised to find a 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera II, in Heron Grey, with a red leather interior, and a VDM wood steering wheel. What made that surprising? I was driving pretty much exactly the identical vehicle. The only visible difference - even to a trained eye - was the license plates. His said "2000GS", mine said "4CAM". (note there were only 247 Carrera II's of any type made; two of which were identical, in the same smallish town??)"

"So, naturally, I parked alongside his car, and went in."

"Jack had a good 25 years on me, but he was very friendly, and active. We talked about our cars, our shared passion for the marque, and for the Fuhrmann four-cam engines in particular. I'd had mine about two years. He bought his new, in Germany."

"We talked about cars for a good hour and a half before I thought to mention the note. What was up with the "getting him in trouble" part??"

"It turned out that I had a dear friend who worked at a couple of adult entertainment establishments. And that from time to time I'd wind up taking her to work, or picking her up, and would be parked outside the club."

"And it turned out that on at least some of those occasions, I'd been in my Carrera II, and on at least some of those occasions, some of his wife's friends had noticed the car, and "ratted him out"

"Except it wasn't him."

"After a good laugh, we drove back to his house, where I got to see his workshop (he did insanely accurate recreations of the VDM wooden steering wheels, among other things) and took the opportunity to set things right with his wife."

"I offered to have my friend bake cookies and deliver them as a peace offering. His wife laughed, and declined."

"We remained friends for several years, even after I sold my car at Monterey."

Stan Hanks

"I was early in my pregnancy..."


"I was early in my pregnancy and parked in one of those "expectant mother" parking spots. Granted I was fat at the time, wearing frumpy clothes and had zero makeup on and my hair was a sloppy bun and god do I love my flip flops…Besides the point. Anyways, I come out to my car and someone had written me a note saying: "you're too fat and ugly for anyone to ever want to sleep with you. Leave the expectant mother spots for the real expectant mothers." The real kicker? The guy who wrote the note was dumb enough to use company letterhead, I took the note to the company and told them that I was going to make sure that every news station and paper was going to see that letter."

"(I do get that it could have been written by someone not associated with that company, but where would they have gotten company letterhead paper?) I was floored! The manager went straight to the store I'd been shopping at to review the security footage, the man was fired right in front of me; I did feel a little bad, he had a pregnant wife but his boss said that he could not in good conscience employ someone stupid enough to do something like that on company letterhead. I still have that letter and am still fat."

Christine Bozarth

"My wife and I went out to view a new apartment."

"My wife and I went out to view a new apartment. Turns out that we didn't really like the apartment. On our way out we found a note on the windshield."

"A side story, a few months back a family member had parked our neighbor in and she left them a long note explaining how rude it was to do that in the rain. Anyway not to get side tracked, I expected a similar story as I just parked in a parking that was I directed to which could possibly have belonged to someone else."

"I get in the car and start reading the note. Turns out that a stranger saw the wife and me going in to view a for-sale apartment and left a note to tell me that he was selling his apartment and emigrating. I called him up and we viewed his place."

"It has been 7 months since that fateful note was left and the kids have friends over the weekend enjoying the new place."

Umar Randeree

"When I was young..."

"I'm going to write an answer (true story) and really everybody doesn't have to write in and tell me how lousy it was to do it (I already know) but I DID do it, so "Nuff said".

"When I was young (REAL young) I had my first car (a VW) and was really trying to show my parents that I could handle it. But one evening, my friends and I went to a IDK Taco Bell, Burger King, or etc…."

"When we left we were laughing and kidding around-as 16–17yr old kids will do-and when I backed up out of the parking lot, I backed into a parked car. Everybody is like "Oh, wow, dude! You gotta leave a note or sumthin" (of course, THEY had no cars, THEY had no parents who would crack them over the head)."

"So I said, "Oh yeah, no kidding. Hey, give me a sheet of paper and a pen and I'll leave a note on their windshield". THEY are all, "Oh cool, dude".

"But what I wrote on this note was NOT my name, NOT my phone number. I wrote "Everyone thinks I'm writing down my information. I'm real sorry but I just can't do that. Sorry to leave you this way. Good luck."

"And I DID put it on their windshield, and I DID drive away. And I DO know that "what goes around, comes around."

Lynita Trevino

"I parked my car..."

"I parked my car and there was a note telling me to ring a door bell. It was a nice neighborhood, daylight and my car was parked right in front of the house. I rang the door bell out comes a little woman that tells me I park my car in front of her house all the time and the hours that I worked and my profession. Okayyy???!!!! She told me not to park there anymore because she liked to come out her house and park there. I walked away after ripping the note to little pieces and leaving it on her lawn like confetti. Immature yes, but she had a driveway!!! "

About 4 years ago the same town implemented a bunch of speed humps while driving over one of them down that street guess whose house they put one in front of…wait for it….mean old lady. I bet she didn't give the Mayor the same speech that she gave me and several other coworkers. She no longer parks in front of her own home."

JessCia Patterson

"I used to have a blue car..."

"I used to have a blue car (don't remember make, model or year) and one day I decided to buy and put a bumper sticker on it. The bumper sticker read, "Politicians are like diapers. They need to be changed often and for the same reasons". Sometime later, I was with my parents at a store and I saw a bumper sticker that I got my mom to buy me. This one read, "Don't steal. The government hates competition". Fast forward a few months later. I'm at the mall just browsing around and after an hour or two, I head out to my car. As I get close to it, I see a piece of paper that had been placed under the driver side windshield wiper. At first, I thought I got a ticket but when I looked at the paper, I read, "Congratulations! I love your bumper stickers." To whoever put that note under my windshield wiper, glad I could make your day."

Jason Marin

"It happened a few weeks ago."

"It happened a few weeks ago. My mom was in the hospital dying. I was in the cars with my two cousins. They are the greatest boys ever. I see them more like my big brothers that look out for me. Anyways we were going to go get something to eat. I got a call from my sister or my dad. Sorry I don't remember. It's still all a blur. We reached the hospital. And found a parking space finally. Now when your loved one is dying on their death bed in the hospital the last thing that you care about is how you park. We didn't even take two parking place. They left a note on a brown paper napkin. Which they wrote something like. " We learned to color into the lines in kindergarten, sadly didn't learn when parking into the car lines." Or something like that. I mean you don't know what that person is going through. It's a hospital parking lot. Some asshole only cared about how a person was parked and not if the driver had a love one dying. I was going to shame the a-hole on social media. I decided to just let it go. I had to be there for my mom for her final hours. And I believe God will take care of the jerk on judgement day. The jerk is not worth my time."

Brittany Nicole Ribeiro

"Hello there..."

"Hello there,"

"I parked beside your car and when I returned after shopping and noticed your license plate right beside mine. I wish I'd had a camera to preserve the moment, but I didn't."

"I've always felt bad that the other driver didn't have a chance to take that photo. My license plate was REDHED. Hers was FRECKLES."

-Judy Gill

"It was not on my window."

"It was not on my window. I had a pickup truck with a camper shell some one had left a note on the window on the shell."""

"I read the note" There is a rattle snake underneath your truck on the drivers side.

"So I open the passenger door crawl over and drove off. They never left a number but I thank them for looking out for me."

-John Edwards

"I never had a note on my windshield, only a ticket. But I leave notes on people's windshields saying "you park like an ahole" when their horrible parking job takes up two or more spaces. One time someone parked right where four parking spots meet, taking up FOUR spots. I don't leave a note if I see a handicapped sticker though because I feel like they have an excuse. One time I waited in my car for the driver to come out and find the note. They just crumpled it up and threw it on the ground. They will probably park like that again."

-Cee Em

"I was in a hurry..."

"I was in a hurry and ran out the door. Then ran back in to give hubby his valentines gift and a kiss goodbye. I ran back outside to find my vehicle plastered in sticky notes with each of them having a personal message from my hubby. Best Valentine's Day ever. Kept them around my inside of my vehicle for years afterwards. My mechanic saw them and asked about them and decided to do just the same thing for his wife the following year."


Thankfully, I don't have a car... but I do have the subway which is it's own beast.

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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.