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There are just some things in life that can drive us all to madness!! Why do people have to behave in a certain ways? Now none of us is perfect yes but some of our actions need to be called out. We're driving each other crazy, whether it be through ignorance or spitefulness. And don't even get me started on the infuriating issues that occur through technology. Life really can propel anyone to drink. A LOT!

Redditor u/talkingtomato2 wanted everyone to chat about the details of why we get irritated by asking.... What makes your blood boil?


​Making fun of the mentally disabled.

Making fun of the mentally disabled. All of them did not wish this fate upon themselves, and yet, people still think it is amusing to mock them and torment them. People act like they don't know that these people know they are different, or that they are right there. I've had more than a few chastisings dished out by me to Karens at grocery stores and other retail establishments who are angry that the "stupid fool can't bag fast enough."

Also, yelling at people who are hard of hearing/the elderly. I have seen hundreds of CNAs do this to older people in their care. That doesn't work, and they know when you are doing that, and it's embarrassing. Try a lower pitched voice, repeat yourself once or twice, get a bit closer. Just because they are hard of hearing doesn't make them stupid. It makes them hard of hearing. You might have to adapt your speech a smidge. Commander_Shepard_

Thanks a lot, supposed adults.

"Just ignore the bullies."

Absolute BULL!! Church-of-Nephalus

This crap right here. My parents told me this. School principals told me this. Guess what? The crap never stopped.

Thanks a lot, supposed adults. ProjectShadow316

Family?

The expectation of forgiveness just because someone is "family" despite them never having apologized or shown any remorse for their actions. fizzjamk

Right? If they don't act like they're family at all, then why are you expected to act like family towards them? it should be a two-way street. LadyMystery

Bullies.

Bullies. Can't stand people picking on people who are weaker than them. I always dealt with bullies as a child then I started bullying the bullies later in life. God now I am pissed. SharkGamer98

My ally from another land. TomoyoHoshijiro

Hit Snooze....

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I live in dorms and the person next to me iphone alarm keep going off because they keep snoozing it til they suppose to wake up. Its annoying. liabialiabia

I straight up turned my roommates phone off in my dorm. I'm like either get up or turn your alarm off. I was tired of being woken up every 5 minutes when I need my sleep so I can not be falling asleep in class. One or two snoozes is okay, but 3 hours of you hitting snooze is far too much. WayneKrane

That Boy in College...

There's a boy in my college class who refuses to do his work properly.

He attempts to steal or copy work off of other students, which has been reported.

He acts indignant when we as friends try to tell him to buck up.

Like, why are you here? He has done maybe 1 of the 7 assignments. Barely passing.

He gets mad when we don't help him and acts like it's our fault he is going down the road to fail.

I just. I know, I gotta play a waiting game for him to get kicked... but my lord, there could be someone who WANTS to be where he is and would actually do the work. aspiegamer95

"no one"

The "no one" comments on Youtube. IclapWhenIfap

No one:

Absolutely no one:

Not even a single soul:

YouTube comment: random catchphrase that has been said in the video with no additional comedic value. Johnpunzel

Phone Eats....

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Being told to sell my phone so I can eat. Yeah. Cool. Eat for a few days. After that? How am I supposed to find a job or do literally anything at this stage? JN-2186

Thank you, It reminds me when a girl was asking for help because she was about to become homeless, and several people suggested sleeping in open fields and park benches. Like how could that be helpful in the least to a homeless female? CaptainWaffleIron

The Horrors. 

Female clitoral mutilation.

Acid attacks.

Human sex trafficking.

Victimizing the less powerful in general. WastaSpace

Woof! 

When my mom complains about other people's service dogs, when she her self has one of the worst trained service dogs ever, and she shouldn't even have one in the first place. Makabajones

Or when other people claim their dog is a service dog. Punchedmango422

Psycho!

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People who intentionally, for fun, hurt helpless animals or people. WayneKrane

Someone shot my cat the other day with a BB gun. Have no idea who did it or why but if I find out who did I'm gonna beat the shit out of them. yellow_potato28

"too sensitive."

How awful the counselor at my middle school was. I got bullied a lot and the main bully told me to kill myself. Someone reported it and I was called down to her office. The first question she asked was "what did you do to make [person] say that?" She ended up giving me a lecture on how I should respect other people's beliefs and asking if I ever thought I was being "too sensitive."

Writing about this still makes me angry even though it's been over 6 years. Everyone in my family (and a few of my friends) who went to that school had similarly awful experiences. Gorolo1

Poor Care. 

Poorly caring of pets. ApexMichu

And children, don't get one if you are not willing to put time and effort into taking care of them. They are living being things, not just something you can get on a whim. saradakl

Stay in Private. 

People who don't act like civilized humans in public restrooms.

Seriously, have you never before had to sit on a toilet and poop into the bowl? You never learned how toilet paper works? Or what that lever / knob / button was design to do?

I don't want to see your shit floating in the bowl or smeared on the walls. I want to go do my business and get out again without risking an infection or worse. Count2Zero

I wonder sometimes if that is just like the bottom 1% of people. I can't fathom most normal people doing stuff like that. rampantapplejohn

Cold.

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People who suddenly act cold towards you. Like we were okay yesterday but today you're acting as if I don't exist? gabbykoenig

My classmates in college when somebody started a rumor that I was a closeted racist. I went from that one guy in advanced audit that would bring everyone chick fil-a (7:40-10:40pm class of 5 so I would bring dinner for everyone), to being that racist piece of crap in advanced audit that brought a bunch of chick fil-a that no one accepted. My junior year of college was miserable because of that rumor. Turnbob73

Such bliss....

People being proud of their ignorance. redvonrowdy

We live in a world with information so easily accessible that ignorance has become a choice. And somehow, people still choose ignorance. DubioTheDubious

In a way i can respect their reasoning. My mom doesn't follow any news or look at social media much at all and she's a lot happier without the constant rapid flow of info. Not everyone needs to know everything now. citizen42701

School Daze. 

Teachers hitting on underage students. A_Blue_Bear

Why would we need to know she's a female? Why isn't it assault? LucioTarquinioPrisco

Oh god I'm a teacher and I get the opposite. It's actually kind of adorable when students try to flirt with me. It reminds me of how awkward I was as a kid. Teh_Pagemaster

Bad Shoppers. 

People who leave their shopping carts in the middle of the parking lot. ChadMasters69

I'm currently on a five minute break from bringing these carts inside and ugh I hate these people. yinyang107

People who leave their shopping carts in front of my register anger me off to all hell. Especially when it's busy because they seem to think I magically have the time to walk the cart back over to the cart area when I have a line of 20 people waiting to be helped. Always makes me want to slam the person's face into a wall repeatedly and unfortunately it happens a lot. watermelonpizzafries

I Know Better. 

People who "know better" because they're older. TizzleDirt

And they don't care about your experience with the exact same situation, because "you'll understand when you're older." saradakl

My exact point made earlier. I get with age comes wisdom but it doesn't make you right about everything. TizzleDirt

Boys Do Cry.

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Double standards. Like when a girl cries it's ok and everyone supports her. But when a guy cries, he's told to man up and that he's fine or something. LandonSoares

Toxic masculinity. This is like the definition of it they use in the dictionary. Boys/men aren't allowed to show their feelings. Amekyras

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

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Now that college has become a standard requirement for so many jobs and careers, there is a massive push by high schools to get their graduating students accepted and enrolled at an undergraduate college.

On the whole, that's undoubtedly a great thing. A more educated workforce will be prepared to solve the most complex issues facing human beings in the next several decades.

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*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

The person on the other end of a 911 call has a truly remarkable job.

For those who don't play that professional role, we hope to never encounter the 911 call interaction. But if we do find ourselves making that call, the moment is an anomaly in our lives.

The chaos, the panic, the racing heart, and the desperation are all emotions we, ideally, don't experience on a regular basis.

But for the operator on the other end, our call is one in a long line of calls they've received all day, and all the workdays before that one.

It's difficult to imagine being embedded in those uniquely urgent, emergency moments all the time.

Some Redditors who are on the other end of that call shared their experiences on the job.

WhimsicalxxButcher asked, "911 dispatchers what has been your most creepy/unnerving call?"

For a few, the most unnerving moments were the calm callers.

There was something just so eerie about how level-headed the faceless human being on the other end could be through such a desperate, tragic moment.

Almost Clinical 

"I had a friend who worked as a 911 dispatcher and he always said the worst call he ever had was a ~20 year old kid who committed suicide by mixing a bunch of chemicals together in his car to produce hydrogen sulfide gas."

"He said that the most unnerving part was hearing him calmly listing off the chemicals, the type of gas produced, and the effects of hydrogen sulfide on the body (namely the almost instant death it causes at high concentrations)."

"He ended the call by providing the address of the parking lot he was in and saying that nobody should approach the vehicle without hazmat equipment."

"Apparently after that there was a whooshing sound as he dumped the last chemical into the mix, and then the line went dead silent aside for a quiet fizzing noise."

"I know that call screwed him up because he almost never talks about stuff that happens to him on the job. He quit a few months later to go into construction management, and frankly I can't blame him."

-- iunoyou

Planned Out 

"A woman called me, saying she was going to kill herself. She was gassing herself. Gave me her name & address then said she was just going to lie down and 'go to sleep.' And stopped responding to me."

"I kept the line open, trying to get her to speak to me, and eventually heard officers forcing their way in to find her body. I guess she just wanted someone to find her body."

-- mozgw4

Before It Set In 

"When I got a call from a 6 year old who got home from school and laid down to take a nap with his dad. His dad never woke up."

"The kid was so calm when calling it broke my heart."

"I ended up leaving dispatch shortly after. I was good at compartmentalizing the job for the year I was doing it, but it would've broken me in the long run."

-- tasha7712

Other 911 operators were unfortunate enough to receive a call from the very last person they wanted to hear from: a loved one.

These dispatchers' unique position gave them the unexpected access to a family member or friend at their most dire moments.

No More of That 

"My family member is a long time first responder, and 'retired' into doing dispatch. He heard the address (someone else was taking the call) and realized it was his daughter's house."

"He rushed over there just in time to see them wheeling her body out. Overdose."

"Five months later, he was called to his ex-wife's place because his grandson (son of the daughter who recently passed) had his door locked, lights on, but wasn't responding to his grandma."

"He broke the door down and found him deceased in bed. Overdose."

"He's very stoic after years of all sorts of traumatic situations but my heart hurts whenever I think of what all of this must have felt like. Like sand through your fingers."

-- bitchyhouseplant

Knowing the Address

"Not me, but my grandma. I was sitting in the dispatch office, (very small one only 2 dispatchers including my grandma) but she put out a dispatch that there was a gun shot from my best friends address."

"My heart sank to my stomach and broke later that day. He committed suicide."

-- OntaiSenpuu

When it Happened 

"My uncle passing away. Worked as a small town dispatcher for a year or so. Had a bunch of messed up stuff happen on shift, but this call came in in the still hours of the night. Small town, so not many calls after midnight."

"I answered and recognized the name and address on caller id. Aunt was in a frenzy so didn't recognize my voice. I remained calm and got ems and fire rolling to them, but by my aunt's own words he was already blue."

"I went thru debriefing and mandated therapy for a couple other things that happened, but never really talked to anyone about this. I just try not to think about it."

"That was the call I figured out I needed to find a different job."

-- dangitjon

Finally, some simply had a front row seat to sudden tragedy.

These operators were flies on the wall when disaster struck. They never asked to witness what they witnessed, but sometimes that came with the territory.

A Holiday Tragedy 

"My mom is a 911 dispatcher. Early on she said one Christmas Eve while working she got a call from an elderly lady who's husband had just collapsed(and died) from a heart attack and in the background Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas music was playing on blast."

"The lady was screaming and crying and begging for her husband to wake up but my mom could hear his gurgling in his last breathes. She doesn't listen to or watch Alvin and the chipmunks since."

-- Blueflowerbluehair

What is it About Christmas?

"Christmas night. 911 call with crying child on the other end. A neighbor had run her car over her mom during a domestic."

"The mom crawled to the porch bleeding and the child saw the car coming back. I had her hide quietly in a closet with the cordless phone."

"The 10 year old child was crying and screamed that she hated Christmas. She was afraid of the police when they got there."

"I kept her on the phone until she felt safe enough to give the phone to an officer. I almost fainted after that call was over. Had nightmares for a while."

-- 2FunBoofer

Close to Home 

"Not a dispatcher but I handle radio communications for the Coast Guard. One night I was on the radio and got a call from an 11 year old kid whose boat had started to sink. He was out with his dad and 6 year old brother."

"They had been hit by another boat and his father got knocked unconscious. I remember the entire conversation up until the radio had gone underwater."

"They ended up finding his dad floating on his back alive but the two boys didn't make it. That one really fu**ed with me because my two littlest brothers were around the same age as the youngest."

-- HIRSH2243

A Horrible Clock 

"Another one that stays with me was the man who called in. It was the anniversary of his adult son having hanged himself. He'd now come home to find his wife had done the same."

"That date is always going to be a black day for him."

-- mozgw4


If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Again, we hope you never have to use the 911 call in your life. Nobody wants to be involved in a sudden emergency or a tragic incident.

But hopefully, if you do, an operator like one of these thoughtful, sensitive Redditors is on the other end.

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When I was moving on from middle school to high school my parents had me tested for the "gifted" program. By some miracle I passed and was accepted. And then I turned it down. Everyone was irritated. "This will pave the way for any college you want! You'll learn so much!" his path will set you up for life!" Every adult tried valiantly to sell me this merchandise but in my gut I just wasn't buying it. So I "settled" a level below, merely advanced classes. And upon reflection... it was the best choice I ever made.

Redditor u/dauntlessdaisy was wondering how far some in life got by asking... For those of you who were considered "gifted" in school, what are you doing with your life now?
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