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You probably hear this everywhere all the time these days, but I am completely and utterly done with people who don't wear masks and flout restrictions during a global pandemic. Just avoiding people out in public is an act of self-preservation at this point. Otherwise, I'd go crazy!

After Redditor nikhilparab asked the online community, "What are you completely over and done with?" people shared their own frustrations. These days, people have plenty to say, don't they?


"Don't get me wrong..."

Being an adult. I would like a refund. This is nothing like the brochure.

Don't get me wrong. Being an adult has its perks but the amount of cleaning involved. Also... naps aren't nearly as restorative as I remember.

inmyotherpants79

Okay, brief pause.

Can I just say AMEN to that first one? Because... amen. I love being an adult, I just... don't want to pay anymore bills. Can't I just wake up tomorrow and be independently wealthy? That would be a big help.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

"Feeling..."

Feeling like I owe people an explanation. I don't.

Emmz427

"Being poor..."

Poverty. Being poor is a lot worse than most people think.

Oxdox1

"Hands down..."

Politics. Hands down done with it. It can definitely bring out the worst in people.

1980pzx

"I can't stand being expendable..."

I'm completely tired of my job in retail. I can't stand being expendable for 'the sake of the store' and not really being allowed to do other tasks while at work that I enjoy and are work-related. At the same time, some days it feels like I'm risking my health and the health of my loved ones because it's scary working with the public while there's this virus going around.

uncommoncommoner

"On Friday..."

The anti-maskers. I'm a substitute teacher. On Friday I had a twelve-year-old girl trying to lecture me about how "masks are actually harmful to your health." I want to see her parents beaten severely with a sock full of soap, myself.

pokey1984

"I don't have the time..."

Competitive online gaming. I don't have the time to invest needed to compete against 19-year-olds.

bleunt

"If my job calls me back..."

Driving to work. My commute is about an hour and a half each way. Since the pandemic, I have been working from home and I save about $300 a month on gas and tolls. If my job calls me back into the office when this is all done and over, I plan on finding another job that either allows me to work from home or significantly cuts down on my travel time/distance.

accountforBSpurposes

"I'm really over food recipes..."

I'm really over food recipes where the author tells a whole life story with the ingredients and prep work of said recipe lightly sprinkled across the whole essay. Just give me the recipe for fried green tomatoes, you hooker!

_xLAMIAx_

Okay...

This is probably the most relatable thing on this list. Is there anyone who actually likes this?!

Let's continue.

I can't blame this last person.

Commuting is terrible. I certainly don't miss it. Why would I? Why would he? The benefits of not commuting are good for our wallets and the environment. We just need to address and declare specific work-life boundaries to avoid significant burnout and we'd be golden. And while this isn't to say that some people don't want to go back to an office (and they should if it's the place in which they feel they can most effectively tackle their work), it's nice to see that we as a country are having such a valuable conversation.

Let's continue.

"Slamming doors..."

Physically loud people. Slamming doors, drop-throwing things onto surfaces, stomping around like giant adult babies.

fistymitts

That's the worst.

I used to live with a roommate who slammed doors constantly. It was aggravating and kept me on edge. You must be unsurprised when I say that I'm glad I don't live there anymore.

Let's continue.

"My views don't align well..."

The U.S. political party system. My views don't align well with one over another...but unless you're registered Democrat or Republican, you might as well throw away your vote.

SophisticatedSquatch

"I'm getting on in years..."

Working in an office. I'm getting on in years and I must admit that I didn't like working from home when this Covid crap started. However, I gradually grew accustomed to it and now don't understand why we need to ever go back in. Everything is trackable as far as productivity is concerned. For someone that lives in the NYC metro area, those 3 total hours of commuting a day (those days where everything runs on time) is not something I want to ever experience again.

NealR2000

"People being famous..."

Celebrity culture. People being famous and making the news for going on vacation, wearing clothes. ...just, why? Why is this newsworthy?

foxglovepainting​

I mean...

Paris Hilton just made the news today for announcing her engagement, and when was the last time everyone paid attention to anything she did?

Let's continue.

"I'm tired of hearing stuff like that..."

Being responsible for others. I'm so burned out from teaching and this pandemic has made me realize that others do not really care for me or my safety. They would rather say "suck it up," or mention how I'm not the only one with concerns and problems. I'm tired of hearing stuff like that from the school board, administration and parents. When this school year is up, I'll be working for myself. Not some money-hungry board, unempathetic administration, biological donors who want a cookie for having a child, or parents who think I have no life outside of work.

TepidAfro

"The amount of stuff..."

Living in a place where it snows/winter weather in general. Every year winter essentially destroys any progress I feel I've made on myself during the other 8 months of the year. Physical and mental health just go out the window. The amount of stuff I don't get done because I physically can't back out of my driveway feels detrimental.

ferociouspaws

Sadly...

It snowed here yesterday, though it thankfully didn't stick! It's been a tough winter. Hell, it's been a tough year.

I actually have plenty I could say about that, but you all deserve a break. If you have anything in your own lives you wish to vent about, feel free to do so in the comments section below!

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Sometimes the things that come out of peoples' mouths are truly astounding. It makes you wonder, where did things go wrong? Why are they like this? As Forrest Gump once said, “stupid is as stupid does".

Here are a few of the most jaw-dropping lay stupid things that have been said by actual human beings. Not aliens trying to figure out how humans communicate--ACTUAL human beings. Thanks, Reddit.

U/cperr310 asked: What's the dumbest thing you or someone you know has said?



First up, what better people to hear ridiculous claims from than children? Here are some people that even teachers couldn’t help.

Well, that’s awkward.

I was in 5th grade like 20 years ago, and I am a male which is important later. My school changed an extra girls locker room into a computer lab. When my class got to go check it out, I say "wow, it looks so different!".

Everyone looks at me like I'm a creep. What I meant to say was "wow it looks so different that the boys locker room!" I still think about this when trying to fall asleep more often than I'm comfortable with.

Xeeke

....no. No it’s not.

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In my Spanish class where they were talking about Spanish countries

"What about Syria...isn't Syria Spanish?"

Worst part... NOBODY called her out on it to the point I was questioning myself. The professor had good English but it wasn't her first language and she dodged her question saying she's only going over countries in south america. I had to literally write myself a note that she literally asked that question. Then I got paired up with her like 10 minutes later for a group activity and I still wasn't over this question lol

Papapsie

Fake but also real but also demonic?

A kid in high school tried to convince me that men had an extra rib and that the earth is only a few thousand years old. Same kid said that ouija boards were full of magnets and gears which made them fake, yet they were simultaneously completely real and needed to be burned on sight to prevent demonic possession.

HotelRoom5172648B

But sometimes it’s the parents of children who say the dumb stuff.

Back in 2014 I still vividly remember we were eating dinner, and my brother is chewing with his mouth open while my sister is talking. My dad, still thinking about her talking but talking to my brother said "Talk with your mouth closed." and my sister just went silent immediately.

Starr_fall

Stupid can turn into ignorant really quickly. Here are a few examples of the not-so-harmless kind of dumb statements.​

Fun fact: they don’t use the US Constitution in New Zealand. Who knew?

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After the church shooting in New Zealand, they banned guns. My coworker said that they can't do that since it violates the second amendment. We live in California.

Onbakeplatinum

Everyone knows New Zealand is the state below New Canada.

Rysilk

Uhhhhh that’s racist af.

Not to me but my husband.

He had to take an uber home from the Naval Base in San Diego (car was getting fixed) and the guy who picked my husband up was from Pakistan and they had small talk, telling him how he moved over here etc, dude was pretty cool.

My dumbass half sister whom we were staying with for a bit told him straight to his face, "Oh since you're military he probably wanted to like... murder you."

...What a f*cking ignorant, racist thing to say.

HelloxOctober

Just gonna leave this one here....

"And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside, because you see it gets in the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that out."

The_questcoast

Well that’s a new one.

A trans friend got "You're registered as a man here, so I need to hear a male voice to complete the verification of your acount."

Not the first time the cable company pulled this 'female' account 'female' voice / 'male' account 'male' voice crap. But that one time was on a whole other level.

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But most of the time, dumb statements are harmless, and make for a good story down the line.​

I wouldn’t be able to keep a straight face either.

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A few questions I've heard come to mind, I'm not sure which is the best/worst.

A few years ago my mom, in her 60s at the time, asked me if chipmunks grow up to be squirrels. Have you ever tried to keep a straight face while explaining to the grown-ass woman who was responsible for keeping you alive for ~18 years that chipmunks and squirrels are different animals?

In high school during a Spanish class as student asked "Do Spanish-speaking people think in Spanish?" After being told yes, her follow-up question was "Are they born speaking Spanish?" The teacher kept a straight face explaining that foreign language speakers learn their language the same as the student learned English, but there were a lot of other students laughing and brutally mocking her.

Relikter

Ah yes, the two types of guitars.

Dumbest thing I ever asked was, "do you prefer playing electric or air guitar?" I really meant to say acoustic, like my dad's.

Yankstraveler

Air guitar. I don't know how to play the acoustic or electric guitars, but I never get a wrong note on the air guitar.

CCC_037

Did you change your birthday?

At the bank.

Teller: Is your phone number still 123-4567?

Me: Yes

T: Is your address still 123 Easy st?

M: Yes

T: Is your birthday still 01/01/2000?

M: laughing I sure as hell hope so

That_one_air_guy

I can't even make fun of these. One time I asked my husband where the Newport Ferry sailed to.

Newport, obviously.

I think we all have slip-ups in our brains sometimes. It's part of being human, and hey, they stay alive as inside jokes for generations to come

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