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Have you ever had something (like coconut water) and you think to yourself, "This is disgusting. Who in their right mind likes this?" (Like coconut water?)

Well, you're not alone. There is a whole list of things in this world that are so weird/bad that we can't imagine except folks are pretending to like them, since it would be impossible for any rational human being to enjoy this thing.


Either that, or we are missing something from our brains to make this pleasurable that everyone else has. (Like coconut water.)

Redditor u/istrx13 asked:

What is something you're convinced people only pretend to like?

Here were some of those answers.


Maybe This Wont Come Back After 2020

Watching the ball drop in Times Square on New Years. Hours in a pen, no bags or liquor allowed in but adult diapers because no Porta pottys or reentry if you leave to drop a deuce. And then you get on the subways with people wearing said diapers.

saabotaged

Baby How You Work Work Work Work Work

Working (for most jobs). It's great if you do like your job, but most actually don't and it should be okay to say that

RedPandasAreCuties

I don't understand how most people can handle the fact we spend most our waking hours working, preparing for work, or recovering from work. So little time to just enjoy life

DontBanMePleas

Ah Yes, Child Showers

Baby showers.

It's the games for me. I have no problem going to your bridal/baby shower if there's good food and mimosas. I'm happy to buy you a gift and watch you open it and celebrate your big life event with you. I'll make small talk with your aunt who's had a few to many mimosas. I'll watch you and your fiancé quiz each other on who knows the other one better. But please for the love of god, don't make me play a game.

Suitable_Release

Who could possibly not go through one of these experiences and feel incredibly uncomfortable during?

AKA Setting California On Fire

Gender reveal parties

I've never understood why those are even a thing and I guarantee no one besides the parents and maybe grandparents really care about the sex of your kid. It's just an excuse to have a party and try and get some gifts out of it.

KayOh19

You Want A Hot Body? You Want A Maserati?

Exercise. I do it all the time, waiting to start liking it.

I'm. Still. F*cking. Waiting.

Thanks for all the input and tips, everyone! I don't think I will love exercising, but as a lot of people have pointed out, I do like the results!

HowardMoo

This Does NOTHING 

LinkedIn is an atrocity.

I deleted my LinkedIn account a few days ago (although the page still shows up). It's really bad that people are being pushed to put that information in the public.

It makes it impossible for people to change their stories, which is great for employers but bad for society.

One thing you learn in corporate is that information will only be used against you-- never for you.

michaelochurch

Regina George Is A Life Ruiner

I've seen it enough in school and the workplace to know the type--popular people who are actually terrible--is alive and real.

Narcissists gather people who buy their charm and turn them against people who don't. Dangerous people get allies because nobody wants to be their enemy.

A**holes get away with so much it draws the meek to them who want to ride their wake. Popularity and evil have a lot of overlap.

obscureferences

And you know secretly, everybody who is experiencing that moment with you is simply writhing in pain.

Church Culture

Try growing up in a Romanian Pentecostal house hold.

3 hours of church in the morning (the first hour is song and prayer), 2 in the evening, music practice on Friday nights, and trying to push youth group which was on Wednesday nights.

I still go to church and am involved, but I go to an American church and haven't been to the Romanian one in years. As soon as I was able to GTFO I did and haven't looked back.

The older kids treated the younger ones like absolute sh*t. And the elders treated everyone else like sh*t and were entitled to respect just because of their age.

F**k that place and leaving was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself.

Dr_Brown_Bro

Morning Breath And Keeses

The physical aspect of the morning kiss itself is not enjoyable.

Its the mental aspect of knowing you have some serious stank breath----and then watching as the person you've somehow tricked into liking you takes it on full force and willingly grabs a face full of your hot breath.

It's horrible. But knowing another person will give you their horrible and you'll give them your horrible - that part is enjoyable.

commanderlooney

Snail-Po

Eating snails.

I've had people try to convince me by saying "you only really taste the garlic butter or whatever". So the argument is there's no point in eating snails.

That's not a convincing argument in my book. If you really like the sauce then dip some bread in it like a normal person.

trev2234

But whatever the suffering we are undergoing, at least we are all undergoing it together.

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