There is a reason most communities form a neighborhood watch. To watch the neighbors. You never really know a person, not deep down. What we are all capable of is still a mystery. So that's why it can be unnerving, at best, when saddled with a neighbor who you can't trust. We've all had that person next door, or one floor above or below who left us double checking the locks and resetting the alarm.Redditor u/gigi_c16 wanted to hear about the people we've all lived around that left an unsettling feeling by asking... What was the weirdest or creepiest neighbor you had?
Neighbors are supposed to deliver apple pies and check on one another in hours of need. On television the neighbor always has an abundance of sugar or butter or a comical snippet of advice. They aren't supposed to raucous degenerates and criminals straight out of a David Fincher serial killer film.
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When I was seven, our next door neighbor came pounding on our front door to scream at and threaten to kill my dad because our pet that we kept in our backyard was being too loud. The pet was a rabbit.
The Drive thru
A high school kid who used to live next door to us was a drug dealer. Our house is on a corner, and he told buyers to park in front of our house on the side street so his dad couldn't see them. There was so much traffic, it was like a drive-through, and we live in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
Strange and creepy people would often walk into our back yard or driveway thinking that the kid lived at our house or trying to figure out a way to get over our fence into his yard. Very scary times.
Growing up there was a middle aged lady, lived across the road, with her young daughter.
Every day I'd see her walk down the road carrying two large laundry bags, and later she'd return with them. Did this almost everyday. I was curious how just the two of them needed to do so much laundry, so frequently.
Years later my mum told me the lady had been a refugee from nazi Germany. She was terrified she'd leave the house and the Nazis would raid it when she was out. So she carried all of her clothes with her. Always. Everywhere.
Hide the gas...
When we moved in, he came over to tell us the house had previously burned down twice (news to us). Got the feeling he wanted to sort of brag about how he saved people from the fires. Then a few years later after leaving our garage door open we found our stored grill with all the unlit burners on and a bit of burnt paper sitting underneath.
He's since disappeared (moved or dead, idk), but we lock up our propane now.
You have to wonder just how much of literature in film and television is based on actual people, including horror films. Constantly we are introduced to psycopaths who are characters that have been excavated from a writer's backstory. And it's often overlooked that the murdering sociopath, (star of the story) like the next group of people is a real person to someone.
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I lived in an apartment building and would hear weird scratching at my door like someone was trying to get in at night. Then someone knocking at my door. I answered that exactly 2 times because the dude terrified me.
He would show up wearing nothing but an open bathrobe and wanted to "just talk."
I actually called the cops the second time he knocked and gave them the whole story. A 20 yo girl living on her own and some middle aged man trying to get in to her apartment? Scary. The cops and landlady must have worked together to get that guy to back off cause after calling the cops he stopped coming by.
When I was little our neighbor robbed my dad at gunpoint. He was caught and went to prison. When he got out and moved back to his house down the road. I was terrified. My dad tried to reassure me but I had nightmares until he moved on a couple of years later.
Next door neighbor had a corvette and one night I awoke to flashing lights and a squad car on his lawn. I assumed someone had been caught stealing the car and went back to bed. Another neighbor asked me the next day if I knew what happened. I said I assumed someone was caught stealing the car and the other neighbor told me that the guy's girlfriend ended her life. The next day the couch was sitting on the lawn with a bloodstain on it and stayed there for a couple of days.
The neighbor moved out shortly after. Several years later the district attorney stopped by our house and asked us if we were friends with the neighbor which we said no as we only had just moved in. He said it definitely was not suicide.
Me and my flat mates used to live in a tenement before we moved this year to a different area. Our flat was the one on the ground floor and the tenement had a small community garden that was right in front of our living room.
We couldn't eat lunch or even watch tv without seeing through the corner of our eyes one of our old neighbors watching us.
And they wouldn't even pretend they weren't watching, it was really creepy. At the end of our second week there we agreed we would always keep the blinds down.
We never lifted them till we left, hope the new tenants know how to deal with the old bats.
Behind the Fence
The neighbour that I never knew. For ages thought it was a witness protection house, or drug related, but have no idea to this day.
A family moved out of said house. Then, prior to next residents moving in, a heap of work was done on house. Most notably, the biggest fence I have ever seen was erected around the property. Not only that, the existing fences were extended in height, with the rear fence not only having an extension, but barbed wire added as well.
The cars and vans of multiple security firms were seen coming and going as work continued on the place. Still, it appeared to the rest of us that no one had "officially" moved in.
A guy sat in a car directly outside said house for over 6 hours by himself one day. A drone was seeing flying overhead around the same period.
Heaps of mail would build up in their mailbox.
Occasionally the supposed 'residents' would be seen dropping-in, as if only temporarily.
Then one day, a removalist truck appeared there. We thought they were finally moving in officially (after 2 years) - but items were coming out.
When you thrown in the fact it is a government-owned house, things get a little stranger.
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in grad school i lived next to a grow house.
They kept a dog chained up outside 100% of the time in the back yard. they would come by once every couple days to work and feed the dog, but that's it. another neighbor wanted to give the dog some blankets on a particularly cold night and hopped the fence. they had eyes on the house and two cars came screaming into the driveway minutes later. no violence or anything, she just put the blankets in the doghouse and gave them a little piece of her mind. the whole situation was pretty lame/sketchy/sad.
Not mine, but my aunt's neighbour scares me a lot, she told my aunt that she used to do heavy drugs but her boyfriend (now husband) saved her and she's been clean for like, 10 years or so. The scary part comes with the Covid. When the pandemic started she told my aunt that Covid is the signal of the end of times, and Covid infected people were sinners who will become zombies.
She says she's not letting the zombies eat her children, so she practices how to cut heads everyday with a sword she keeps on her room, because she "could never use a fire gun to hurt someone, even if it's a zombie". That lady is probably caring addiction side effects, but still, she's freaking terrifying.
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Dude came over and knocked on our door one night (saw on the camera).
My husband went over the next day and he said he was having sex with his girlfriend hella loud in the middle of the night and could hear it and didn't think it was okay for the kids to hear. Had no idea what he was talking about. Then he claimed I drove to work with her in my car and she was laughing at him. Still, no idea what he was talking about. Then he got mad we had cameras at our house with bright a** spot lights. He eventually got picked up by the cops for a parole violation. We moved shortly after that.
Not me but someone else's. I used to volunteer with a Crisis Helpline and this young guy called in and told me he was watching his female neighbour through her window, and she had no idea. He called back a few times and the police tried to locate him. Very creepy to hear him describe her just living her life - zero idea that someone was watching her.
Get Off my Fence...
My current neighbor. He used to lean on our fence to watch me and my dog play in the yard, and he was the only neighbor my dog absolutely hated (RIP Achilles). Lately, I guess he has fallen on to hard times and has asked my mom and our other neighbors to borrow our cars since he doesn't have one (we later found out it was repo'd). His power has been shut off to his house and he's been sneaking into our's and the neighbor's barns to sleep in and charge his phone. My mom would have offered to have him stay in ours (since it's heated and it's been below freezing) if the police were not constantly staking out at his house and asking all the neighbors if we've seen him.
Apparently they have been trying to catch him since we moved here (4 years now). We have no clue why and we're not the the type to judge someone based on their hard times but he's also tried shoving his way into our house several times and my moms not comfortable with him trespassing since it's just the two of us that live there and we're not sure what the police want with him.
The Christmas Card Guy
Our first house, couple next to us was maybe 10 years older - wife was as a sweetheart, husband was rarely seen. She would go for walks with my wife, always check on us and would stand outside at bus stop with other parents watching kids go and come back from school even though her kids were gone or past that age. I always felt kids were a little bit safer outside because I just knew she was likely watching too.
Husband on other hand worked bizarre hours, she said he was a CPA and had demanding clients but he would come home at like 1 am and turn around and leave at like 5 am, and occasionally wouldn't see him for a few days but she confirmed all his clients were local. They had one kid at home, high school age and he was pleasant enough for a teenager and I never got weird vibes but they had two daughters who rarely came home. She said the daughters couldn't wait to be on their own.
One night my wife and her sat on back porch for a few hours and she gave a creepy insight into his bedroom preferences to my wife, apparently he liked her to lie perfectly still and he would just stare for a legit two hours... she would just lie there and wait for it to be over - .he either had second family or was a serial killer. We still exchange Christmas cards and Facebook pleasantries with her 15 years later. My wife will grab lunch with her once a year or so too - such a sweetheart trappped with a psychopath.
My current neighbor actually, he's an older gentleman, let's call him p, that lives with his wife. Hell randomly call over and ask about lights coming from down behind the shed I have at my house. Doesn't sound bad or weird until you know that his house is probably a good 1500 feet from there with quite a bit of dense woods in between. Only way he could see that would be if he's using binoculars.
I've been over to his house and he does keep binoculars on the table next to his recliner. He also has "staked" out our other neighbor who well call J, by parking across from their house and spying on them for hours. J has called the cops on p for sitting in his truck with binoculars looking into their house. P has also drunkenly come up to J's house and tried to fight. There's a ton of weird stuff he's done but if I typed it here it'd be a book.
I self-renovated my side of an old, cheap, and very scary duplex in college before moving in. It was one house that had been split into two and the other side was still painted completely black inside when this group of guys moved in. So many things happened when they lived there but two stand out 20+ years later:
- My electric bill suddenly quadrupled. Turns out they had figured out how to power their side by plugging into mine through the shared attic.
- Soon after they moved, I noticed a small hole in the ceiling above my bed. Turns out they had one in my shower too. fromtheperiphery
Vacate the Premises
Lived in a small community with about 10 houses where we mostly knew one another. Someone new moved in next door (not a family, mostly male) and we didn't think much of it as they seemed nice enough and didn't cause any trouble. So my grandma was going on a vacation and told the guy next door, 'I'm going to be away for a month, just keep an eye on my family (we were mostly girls at home as my grandpa was out working most of the time), he was nice and he said sure'.
So months pass by and suddenly one morning the house was vacated in the middle of the night. A few days later we read in the paper that that guy was actually arrested by the police cause he was big time gangster and he has been on the 'wanted' list for quite a while 😬😬.
This is gonna get buried but lived in the hood in a small town and here's some gems:
Shooting across the street where someone's dog was killed
Drug house next door that got raided at least 5-6 times while I lived there
Upstairs neighbor who dealt weed (not a big deal) but threatened to kill us if we ever told anyone
Neighbors after he moved out was a super physically abusive dude and his gf. Had to call cops constantly because we could hear her screaming bloody murder. When they moved out there was holes in every wall, knife holes (like someone threw knives at the wall) and a big blood stain in the back bedroom.
Thats just the highlights! Glad I moved out of the hood.
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I had a set of neighbours that, to this day, take the biscuit for scummy, terrible neighbours.
They would blast music and shout well past acceptable times. I'm talking 4 in the morning and I can hear their kids and themselves argue.
They would light a Bonfire in their tiny cement yard any time I put washing on my line. Any time.
The Bonfire would be fed with clothes that still had tags on. Including security tags.
One lovely summer morning I opened my back door to a sanitary pad on my doorstep. A used, duct taped sanitary pad in the very center of my doorstep.
We moved not long after they moved in. Our landlord had the gall to ask us why. Lol.
Well, I don't know about y'all but... I'll be checking every door and window tonight. And I think I'm going to start googling names and maybe do some light surveillance of everyone on this block. Not that I've been accosted by anyone but some behaviors have left a question mark or two. We can't be too careful.
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Sometimes you just don't have any money and you have to make it work. I learned how to make the most out of bargains at the grocery store and know how to make food that is hearty and will last more than a day or two. Beans and rice are your friends, by the way. You'd be surprised by how many delicious meals you can make with just these two basic ingredients.
Being poor requires you to be creative.
Penny pinching is an art, as we were so deftly reminded after Redditor naranja_cheese asked the online community,
"What is the most penny pinching you've ever done?"
"I used to steal..."
"I used to steal half-used rolls of tp when I was a janitor. Lived off white rice and Worcestershire sauce for months. Got a job as a cook & always saved a few scraps while plating people's food so I would have something to eat without paying for a meal. Also worked at a butcher shop& would take home bones to roast and make a stew with. I can share hundreds of things like this."
"I worked part-time..."
"I worked part-time in school, but was pretty broke. I wasn't being paid until the following day, and I needed soy sauce for my extra super tasty stir fry. I literally had negative funds in my account. So I went to the grocery store, grabbed a sushi tray, threw a ton of packets of soy sauce in my pocket (they don't charge you for these), wandered a bit, pretended I changed my mind, and left."
"While at the grocery store..."
"While at the grocery store, putting back that pack of chicken breast that cost $2.98 for the other pack of chicken breast that cost $2.95."
"Things were insanely tight..."
"Used to make my own laundry detergent during a time when we had relocated and our prior home had not sold so we had rent on top of a mortgage for 18 months. Things were insanely tight in those days, to say the least."
I definitely know what this is like.
"I took some cedar boards..."
"I had no money for Christmas gifts. I only had enough to pay rent. I took some cedar boards in the backyard, cut them, burnt them a little black as I had no money to finish them. Then I passed them off as cutting boards."
"One Friday night..."
"One Friday night in college, my two buddies and I had a grand total of $3 to our names. I bought a box of Mac 'n Cheese, a can(!) of escargot, and three Lil' Debbie Star Crunches. We had a full meal with starch, protein, and dessert."
"I lived on pasta..."
"When I was at university my entire budget was less than £40 a week. I lived on pasta and stolen sauce packets from the Students Union. The cafeteria ladies would always take pity on me at closing time and give me free burgers."
"I lost my job..."
"I lost my job and lived in a $1400/month apartment where electricity (which included heat) and internet were ludicrously expensive. $400-450 a month in the winter because the building was an old mill with huge windows and no insulation. Fortunately, gas and water were free."
"I only turned on my lights when I had to, turned off the heat entirely, and heated my apartment by boiling a huge pot of water on the gas stove 24 hours a day and going to the business center to use the free DSL connection to apply for jobs. I ate rice with frozen vegetables and spices for three months."
"It sucked, but I got by."
Hopefully things are much better now.
"If I ate fast food..."
"If I ate fast food or takeout food, I would ask for extra sauce packets or garnishes that they give out for free. I would stock up on them, use them when I cook instead of buying the stuff from the store. For example, a $1 box of pasta, a clove of garlic, and 2-3 ramekins of parm cheese, half ramekin of chili flakes, and a pinch of Italian herbs I got from a pizza place makes a quick meal."
"My local mall..."
"My local mall used to do paid surveys, you'd watch a video or try some new soda or whatever and they'd give you a couple of dollars. Then I'd use that to buy a meal."
Sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do. It's not easy.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
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Now, this isn't going to be a long, "Let's all pile on how bad the internet is and only think about the good ol' days when the rocks were soft and we could only communicate using cans with string."
People old enough to remember life pre-Internet, what are some less obvious things you miss about that time?
Many habits we used to possess were made completely irrelevant thanks to the internet. Not that we didn't enjoy doing them, we just started asking ourselves, "What's the point?"
Completely Devoid Of Technological Interference
"Leaving home and just being gone for the day. No cell phones. If there were cameras, it was really different. You used them to take pictures of things or had people take pictures of you. But there was no social media to preoccupy your mind. It was just doing something. And whoever you were with, was who you were with."
No One Needs 24 Hours Of Nonsense
"News only being on at 6pm. That was it. Now we have 6 hours of local news and 24 hours of cable news. Not being bombarded all day with "news." And when you saw "Breaking News" on the screen you knew something serious went down."
You Mean We Actually Have To Go?
"It used to be a lot harder to bail on things. You'd have to call the person at home and tell them yourself, or at least leave a message if you wanted to be risky. Typically if you were gonna bail you'd give at least 24 hours notice. Nowadays people can let you know they're bailing last second since you're always reachable."
"RSVPing mattered. If you said you were going to be there, you made sure to be there. None of this facebook invites that everyone blows off without any form of social repercussions. If you said you were going to go and didn't go, you were the a--hole and everyone knew it."
You can get almost anything on the internet. Almost. Still no sign of real working Lightsabers anywhere out there, but the internet has eliminated many of our purchasing practices.
Just In Time For The Holidays!
"The Sears catalog. That was how I found out about all the cool new toys."
"Catalogs in general, for me. Before the internet made mindless browsing of stuff you didn't need ~really~ easy to do, we still liked doing this without having to drive to the mall. The solution? Sign your mom up for those cool seed catalogs, those not safe to browse at the office gag gift catalogs and then everything in between. That stuff was really nice to have when you grew up somewhere that was not even cable ready."
1 Good Song Out Of 15
"When you bought new music you just had to hope it was good. The single might be popular but otherwise unless someone had it you just bought it and hoped for the best."
"There was so much excitement to going to a cd store to buy an album that you only knew one song of or the band/artist name and just listening to that entire cd over and over again picking out which tracks were your favorite while still learning every lyric to all the songs on the album.
Building a cd collection was also fun."
Talk About The "Immediate Gratification" Generation, Huh?
"The instant win bottle caps / candy / chocolate bar wrappers where you could turn them back into the store and immediately get a free one. Now it's just codes you have to register on their website so they can get your info, i don't even bother anymore."
Finally, there's these activities, to difficult to explain to anyone who wasn't there. How do you get someone to understand that not having a supercomputer in your pocket at all hours of the day radically changed your life?
Keeping It In Front Of You
"I miss having an attention span of more than three seconds"
"It's so weird. I can only vaguely remember what it feels like to not have a smartphone and to be alone and think.
Wondering what my friends are doing and if they'd like to do something on the weekend. We'd have to talk during lunch break at school and plan it...
Trying to find the answer to a math problem... Having to figure it out by re-reading the problem and explanations 5 times."
There Used To Be A Time When You Couldn't Play Everything
"Not being overwhelmed by choice.
Don't get me wrong, having nearly every form of media downloadable is great, but back in the day, i rented a video game and i played that video game as much as i could.
Now, its hard to give it more than 2 seconds before i try one of the 20,000 games i have access to.
New game plus used to be cool. Now, I'm happy if just beat the game"
Floundering. Just A Little.
"My formative years were the 1980s. I remember like yesterday going to study in Paris my junior year of college. I got off the plane with no cell phone, no internet, a Let's Go Paris book, and just a hostel address written on a piece of paper I'd stuck in a French dictionary. I did not know a single person in all of France.
I had $500 of cash stuck in a money belt. The belt was tight and sweaty but that money had to last me for at least a month until I could find a part-time job with my lousy French. My "credit card" was my father's credit card numbers written down on a piece of paper. He told me I could only use it to buy a plane ticket home in an emergency.
I remember standing in the airport and having this powerful emotion of being 21 years old, scared sh-tless, but in absolutely completely control of my own destiny. There was absolutely nobody who could come rushing to my aid if I needed it. I was 100% on my own.
I'm actually very thankful for that experience. I found the hostel. I found a job. I made friends. I learned French. I made it all on my own which was just a big boost in life confidence.
I have no doubt if I'd had a cell phone I would've called my parents on Day 2, told them it was too hard, and been on the next plane home. But I had no other choice but to succeed."
We can never go back. Not really, anyway. The only way is to keep going forward, be aware of the effect the internet has on us, and do our best to not let it take away the things that really matter in our lives.
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Look, unless you enjoy cooking, no one likes spending time in the kitchen longer than they have to in order to whip up something mediocre to eat.
Ordering food or, for the time being, enjoying a socially distanced lunch at an establishment is convenient, but it can take a toll on your wallet.
So what options are there?
Fortunately, there are plenty of them that do not involve nuking a frozen entree.
"What's your go-to under 5 minute meal?"
These dinner selections are super sufficient.
A Loaded Course
"Two hotdogs and a side of judgement from my fiancé"
In Case You Didn't Know
"Quesadilla. super quick and easy to make and there's a ton of ingredients that you can add without much effort that will make it even better."
"Ramen and an egg, but not the traditional way."
- "Boil roughly half an inch of water (we want just enough water to boil the noodles, with very little water left over when it's done boiling)."
- "Smash up the ramen noodles, while still in the package (optional but cooks MUCH faster)."
- "Open the package and remove the seasoning."
- "Dump the noodles in."
- "While boiling, crack an egg and whisk in a small bowl."
- "Noodles should be done and almost all the water should be gone, if not strain out some.
- Remove from the heat."
- "Slowly pour in the egg while mixing very quickly, try not to let the egg touch the pan."
- "Mix as much of the seasoning packet as you like (I prefer 1/2 - 3/4 because I usually add a salty component at the end.)"
- "Add to bowl and top with some chives, thinly sliced, ripped up ham/salami and/or parsley. Leftover bacon or pancetta are fantastic crunchy components to dial up the texture."
"Easy, fast and checks so many of the 'munchie' boxes for me."
Don't Underestimate Soups
"Tomato soup and add tortellini. I like the spinach ones from Trader Joe's and Progreso creamy tomato with basil. It's bomb and it really makes a decent meal."
For people in a rush, these tasty snacks would suffice.
Goes Well With Veggies And Cheese
"Hummus is such an underrated food. It goes well with a lot of veggies and breads and chips or heck even cheese. All the time I hear hummus being listed as one of those weird, gross foods when its actually an amazing snack, or a meal if done correctly. It's not really unhealthy, either, especially if eaten with veggies (celery and carrots go great with hummus)."
Ready In Seconds
"All I do is get a paper towel, and put 5 Oreos on it."
"Then go back and get the whole package."
Peanut Butter Fantasies
"Peanut butter sandwich."
"If I'm feeling extra froggy I'll add nutella to the peanut butter and honey sandwich and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Goes down about as well as a popeye's biscuit though."
"It's like cheating the system. You eat sweets and call it healthy."
Start your day without all the hassle of a fancy breakfast.
Put It In A Bowl
"Oatmeal or cereal."
"Cereal is definitely underrated as a meal outside of the breakfast dynamic."
"A very simple recipe my grandma prepared for me when i was a kid."
"It's basically scrambled eggs...but before adding the egg she would cook sweetcorn (from a can) with a little bit of butter, add the eggs and then when the eggs were almost ready, add small cubes of cheese and cook for a minute or until the cheese start to melt (she was using fontal, but any swiss or white cheddar will do). Just a little black pepper and salt."
"Takes 5 minutes to do but it's absolutely delicious, fill you up, not so unhealthy and I feel my late grandma with me."
'I tried variations with chives or spring onions, paprika or other stuff. Still good but nothing as good as a simple "uova strapazzate con mais e formaggio.'"
I consider yogurt a healthy snack/lunch option.
I like having a bowl of non-fat plain Greek yogurt with raspberries, blueberries, sprinkled with granola and drizzled with honey.
It's packed with nutrients and gives me a nice boost of energy.
Yogurt also makes for a perfect chip dip. I sprinkle some onion soup mix and stir in the mixture. Who knew quick and easy food prep could be so delicious?
We all like to assume that a big old scar has an amazing, hardcore story behind it: maybe a valiant fight or some life threatening-escape.
But despite what Hollywood would have us think, that is so rarely the case.
Usually, some kind of bizarre accident leaves us with the biggest scar of our life. There's no action movie story behind it, just a careful mixture of foolishness and bad luck.
Clearly not put off by some gruesome anecdotes, Redditor fluffybear45 asked:
"People with scars, how did you get them?"
For many, it was the wild antics of childhood that left them slightly maimed. With many years now separating the Redditor from the event, these were pretty hilarious.
Out of Nowhere!
"I was playing on a swing and then my leg got stuck in barbed wire." -- Soviet_God-Emperor
"I feel like we missed a couple steps here, or your local park had some serious issues." -- Henfrid
"Yo that went from 0 to 100 real fast" -- IHaveButt
"2nd grade, defective slip-n-slide." -- AdmiralAkbar1
"I'm pretty sure the general design of the slip'n'slide was defective. Those stakes weren't covered originally, so you had to be straight down the middle of the slide or else....." -- Q-burt
"Could you refer to this incident in a gravely voice while staring into the middle distance, pausing only to shudder and sip your scotch?" -- CaptValentine
That's Why You Need an Axe Yard
"My dad hit me with an axe (bladed side) in the face. Stupid 10 yo me just had to look over his shoulder while he was hammering in herrings for our tent."
Others talked about freak accidents that came not from the stupidity of childhood, but the bad luck of mistakes made as an adult.
Bad Conditions for Practice
"Dad gave me a folding knife for Christmas"
"I read online that you could flick it open with one hand"
"So I practiced it, after my hands were greasy from eating a burger"
Take Your Pick
"Multiple long scars on my back are from falling onto a old soviet steel welcome mat ( i dont know how to describe it in english but its meant to wipe dirt of your shoes with triangle shaped steel beams."
"Medium sized one on my forearm is from a barbed wire fence, another one next to it is from a motorcycle accident and one on the base on my thumb is from a cars hood slipping and cutting me."
One Heck Of a Fall
" 'This one is from a skateboard, this one was a truck accident, and this one was a fire hydrant.' "
" 'Oh really? I bet each one has a very unique story.' "
" 'Not really, I skateboarded off of a truck into a fire hydrant.' "
Last, some people talked about the medical procedures that left them with the big gash. These stories had some ninth grade words and not nearly as much stupidity.
"A rare auto immune disorder called pyoderma gangrenosum twice... Don't google If you don't like gore... I had to have daily wound care and high doses of medical steroids"
"My intestines telescoped on themselves 8" scar on my belly." -- Anom8675309
"I never wanted to see the words 'intestines' and 'telescoped' together. Ouch." -- LadySygerrik
"I was born 2 months premature. I wasn't born with an esophagus so drs. cut my stomach open and used parts of my colon or intestines and created a new one for me. I have a huge scar on my neck and my stomach is one big scar. Also had a stomach feeding tube for quite a bit and heart surgery at 2 days old."
"I love science. I wouldn't have experienced life if it hadn't been for advances in medical science."
So if you've been sitting on an embarrassing backstory for one of your scars, feel free to share. You're hardly alone.