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!
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
Thanks a lot, supposed adults. ProjectShadow316
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. 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
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
The "no one" comments on Youtube. IclapWhenIfap
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
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
Female clitoral mutilation.
Human sex trafficking.
Victimizing the less powerful in general. WastaSpace
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.Giphy
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/
Americans often drop popular sayings in conversation that have some element of truth to them.
You've undoubtedly come across phrases like, "Kill two birds with one stone" or "it's raining cats and dogs."
While those are used to describe actions, like the state of the weather, there are other phrases that are dispensed as words of wisdom to help individuals through a challenging situation.
But the endeavor to console someone by using this tactic is not always effective.
Curious to hear examples of this, Redditor Braca5 asked:
"What popular sayings are bullsh*t?"
These sound familiar?
The Survivor Mentality
"whatever doesn't kill you just makes you stronger."
"Looks aren't important."
"It's true. They don't always or entirely matter, but they do. That's kind of how superficial humans are."
Not Every Pain Heals
"Time heals all wounds."
"There's another one that goes like this 'time heals nothing, it just replaces memories.'"
The stigma around this is so foul, the guilty will lie about their offensive crime.
"He who smelt it dealt it"
"Whoever said the rhyme did the crime."
Psychology Around The Guilt
"The irony is it's almost always the opposite that's true. Most people would rather just be quiet about a fart than try to put it on somebody else and as it is you usually become pretty accustomed to your own and probably don't even smell half of the ones that slip out so likely the person who dealt it is going to be one of the last to actually consciously smell it."
Playing by the rules doesn't always get you places.
"Cheaters never win."
"A better saying:"
'Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.' John Harington (1561 - 1612)
Comeuppance Never Comes
"What goes around, comes around."
"Bullsh*t. I've seen people be jerks my entire life (I'm 57 y/o) and they never got what should have come around to them."
Thing About Karma
"Worse, it's an excuse to not take responsibility. A few years back, I had discovered a nasty person who was fooling the public by buying dogs from Amish auctions of out of state, bringing them, unvaccinated, across state lines, and pawning them off on the public as 'rescues' but also taking loads of donations when she was not registered as a charity. She was not using the funds for medical care. The gal was a flashy blonde in designer clothes and knew how to fool people."
"The county authorities were investigating and needed more evidence. I approached the owner of a local pet supply store where she operated her scam and asked him to cooperate. He banned her from the store but completely refused to cooperate with the investigation. Excuse, 'Karma will get her.'"
"B*tch got off with just a fine when she would have faced animal cruelty charges."
"Karma? No, it's not a thing."
Those who adopt a passive way of thinking end up making up for lost time.
Turning A Blind Eye
"Out of sight, out of mind."
"Ever lost track of a spider?"
How Much Time Do You Have?
"Good things come to those who wait."
Lond Distance Relationships Aren't For Everyone
“Absence makes the heart grow fonder”
I think those who say "if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life," is debatable.
Depending on the situation, being forced to do something you once loved so you could earn a living can potentially breed resentment.
I'm a former dancer who absolutely lived off the adrenaline of performing on a stage. But when the cast I was performing with at a theme park was forced to do the same rigorous show five times a day–sometimes in intense heat–I was miserable.
Once, I severely twisted my ankle mid-performance simply because I was physically exhausted but continued giving it my 100% when my body was ready to give out. That's when most performance-based injuries occur.
That phrase certainly got a second hard look from me back then.
No two people share exactly the same likes and interests.
But on occasion, one might find themselves being among the few, if not the sole members of a certain fan club.
Indeed, while Cats earned a place on the list of the worst movies of all time, its 19% score on Rotten Tomatoes suggests that there are a handful of people who actually liked it.
Or while many people dread having to clean their homes, some simply can't wait to get started, and will look for any and every opportunity to do so.
Redditor StardustNova_ was curious to hear where members of the Reddit community found themselves in a distinct minority of appreciation, leading them to ask:
"What's something you like that the vast majority people hate?"
You've got me all tied up in knots!
"I love untangling things."
"Your Christmas lights end up in a ball and there’s no telling where it starts or ends?"
"Got a necklace that got rolled up into a total mess?"
"I’m your de-tangler."
"Headphones come out of your pocket looking like a Tangela? "
"Total zen for me."
"Wish I could make a few bucks with it tho."- Not_Jo_Mama
I'm all ears!
"People that talk a lot so I don’t need to."
"I like listening to them & I find their energy refreshing."- krasavetsa
"Everything about the airport."
"Idk why but it’s so fascinating."
"Honestly I like it more than the trip sometimes lol."- abigailgwhitneyairport GIFGiphy
"The cold never bothered me anyway"
"A Winnipeg winter day where there's not a cloud in the sky or a breath of wind, but it's so f*cking cold out your nose hairs freeze together every time you breathe."- FakeLordFarquaad
When life gives you lemons...
"Apparently a lot of people don't like the lemon/yellow starburst candy, and that's the one I prefer."- mermaid_with_pants
Sudsy, soapy dreams...
"Doing the dishes."
"I find it so calming."- shakensunshineSeason 5 Episode 10 GIF by SpongeBob SquarePantsGiphy
The gift that keeps on giving.
"It's super therapeutic and relaxing to me."
"I'll wrap everyone's presents in the house, even the ones they have to give to other people!"- happygoose2022
Sweeet and sparkly!
"Fruit flavored sparkling water."- suitcaseinherhand
"It's raining, it's pouring..."
"Gloomy and rainy days."- eggtart_princerainy day GIFGiphy
Can't dive too deep!
"I got addicted to research when I was in college and something about putting everything together to present a coherent argument is just exciting for me."- ILoveFoodALotMore
It's always interesting to hear the thing which would make some people groan with misery that would make others cheer with glee.
Nor should always look down on someone for loving something you absolutely hate, as they could help you wrap those presents you've been putting off because you hate it so much.
And who knows, maybe Cats wasn't as bad as you remembered...
It's usually a good feeling to be "on top".
To be found at the top of the list of a notable or unique accomplishment.
Though having the distinction of being in the top 0.1 percent of something might not always be something to brag about, resulting in some keeping this distinction to themselves.
If only because some people might be unusually fascinated by their so-called "accomplishment", that they'll never stop being bombarded by questions.
Redditor ImLostInTheForrest was curious to hear if any members of the Reddit community believed they were in the 0.1 percent of anything, be it commendable, bizarre or unfortunate, leading them to ask:
"What’s something you believe you may be in the 0.1% of?"
A mighty heart indeed
"Scars on my heart."
"I have about 30, I think."
"On my 4th heart procedure, I had 24 cardiac ablations."
"They use radio waves to kill tissue to create scarring so that effectively signals can't travel through that way."
"During one procedure, epicardial, meaning both inside and outside the heart. by the top electrophysiologist on the east coast."
"He said only one other patient of his had more done in one procedure."
"Took 10 hours."
"I could hear the nurses gossiping about me in the hallway."
"This was 7 years ago, and now my heart is working great!"- pearlie_girl·
Extremely comfortable in my skin
"Half of my body is a birthmark of tan skin, and the other half is pale white."
"It's right down the middle of my stomach and same with my back."
"I've only ever seen 1 person online with it saying 'chimerism' but idk if that's same with me."
"Idk but it's uncommon." - User Deleted
"Still living with stage IV lung cancer for 13 yrs."- Flashy-Cattle-8086
Big shoes to fill indeed...
"I wear a size 18."- wearegoodthings
Love your job!
"Don't know if it's less cool because I do it for work, but I 'photograph' atoms and crystalline atomic structures most days."
"I get to see the world in a way few ever do which is kinda neat."- RayseBraizeAnimation Loop GIF by xponentialdesignGiphy
An exclusive club no one wants to be part of...
"I have this condition called Miyoshi Myopathy, which, thankfully, affects only my calves and hence my walking capabilities."
"My doctor told me it is rare, but tbh statistically rare does not really mean anything, everyone might have it but they either did not get out of their way to test it, via taking blood and had it examined in a lab, or they just never realized there was something wrong at all."
"If you are wondering why I said 'Thankfully it only affected the legs', it is because it is a muscle disorder, and some disorders affect Cardiac, heart, and Pulmonary, lungs, muscles that will obviously not be pretty."
"I have to get tested every year to make sure all my vital functions are normal and as of now nothing significant is noted and I should be living a long and healthy life."- 1123Icantthinkofname
It's harder than you think...
"Folks who know percentages."- mrg1957Giphy
"Apparently only 0.1% of people become mechanical engineers in the US and an even smaller percentage are women, so maybe that?"
"I was also less than 2 lbs when I was born, and I think the percentage is probably similar."
"I somehow have no lasting physical issues from that, though my sister has cerebral palsy."- s_p_o_c_k
Plenty to go around!
"I have 3 functional kidneys."
"No it doesn't mean I pee more."
"No it doesn't mean I can drink more alcohol, thats the liver."
"No I won't sell it for under $71,241." - User Deleted
While some wouldn't necessarily consider some of these things an accomplishment, all of them certainly make for fascinating conversation starters.
Seriously, where would the third kidney even go...?
They say there's no use crying over spilled milk, but that doesn't mean there's no use in saying something to diffuse the tension.
When something goes horribly wrong, a comment that comes out of left field or a quippy comment can make everyone feel better.
Once a particular comment proves effective, there's also no real reason to look for something else. Instead, the aforementioned comment becomes your go-to.
In order to find out what those effective comments are, Redditor CruelHandLucas asked:
"What is your favorite thing to say when something goes terribly wrong?"
It's A Story
"This is good for the plot."
"I always say "It's just a part of the character development""
"whenever something goes completely the wrong way i think “ooooh plot twist”"
"“Let’s start again, but this time with feeling,” is one of my favorites."
"I want this on my gravestone"
I Meant To Do That!
"One time when I used to work in a kitchen the head chef accidentally clipped the chip/fries bowl where you dump freshly cooked chips/fries to season them and sent it flying across the kitchen and crashing to the floor with the clang that only stainless steel kitchenware can emit. Without missing a beat he went "I'll just pop that there for a sec" totally deadpan and turned back to the counter by the passe where he was finishing plating some dishes. Something about the humour of it cut through all the chaos of the busy kitchen and I was in tears of laughter. 10 years later I still say "I'll just pop that there for a sec" any time I knock something over, no one else seems to find it as funny as I do but it still entertains me."
"In my kitchen when someone drops a plate or anything its mandatory for someone to tell them “that doesnt go there”"
"Sometimes before things even hit the ground I'll proclaim "Take that, floor!""
""Well that's not ideal, it's it?""
"Best friend is British. When we play golf and she hits a bad shot she just says, "well that's unfortunate." And I love it."
"i usually just shout “BIT SAD INNIT” in a British accent."
"…. My friends hate me"
"YES, QUITE BLOODY MISERABLE, I MUST SAY"
Show No Emotion
"With a neutral expression, and unemotionally."
"I do that but I say “Joy. Deep joy.” Completely deadpan lol."
You Never Saw Me. You Never Even Knew Me.
"I was never here"
"I was never given a name"
Stopped Too Soon
"I picked a hell of a week to stop sniffing glue"
"Whadda week to stop shooting shark adrenaline."
– Deleted User
"Ah gee scoob..."
Those Cartoon Responses
"Great googly moogly"
"I'm with this or "Oh bother" like pooh"
All Eyes On Me
"I like to pause time with a loud record scratch and say "yup. That's me. I bet you're wondering how I got here.....""
Sometimes, when things go horribly wrong, all you want to do is bang your head against the wall...sometimes, until you knock yourself unconscious.
Or, maybe you want to scream and cry and hide in a corner.
However, finding something fun to say may be the best response...and the best way to de-stress and move on.