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People Divulge The Dumbest Reason They've Ever Gotten In Trouble For At School

People Divulge The Dumbest Reason They've Ever Gotten In Trouble For At School
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School isn't always the best of times for people, and a lot of that has to deal with what kind of trouble they got into. Most of the people will be the first to tell you they absolutely deserved the punishment they got, thinking it's some kind of brag, but others not so much. For many, school was the time they'll always remember when they got in trouble for no good reason.

Reddit user, u/SoulProxy00, wanted to hear about:

What's the dumbest reason you've ever gotten in trouble for at school?

Too Bold For Your Own Good

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Dumb on my part. I walked into class evidently feeling myself, up to the teachers desk, reached into a box of donut holes grabbed one and ate it while looking directly at the teachers face. Sounds like a total boss power move but it didn't work. Lol


Proactive Punishment

I got in trouble for, well, nothing. The school compiled a list of students they believed would play up on the last day of the year and sent them home, but they didn't give any warning of this - they just sprung it on everyone on the last day.

I caught a bus to school from about half an hour away and my mum was not impressed to have to come and pick me up. I tried to explain to her that I hadn't done anything wrong, and naturally she didn't believe a word of it and sh-t the bed about it.


School Pride?

I got detention for wearing an orange ribbon in my hair because it wasn't school colours.


Forced To Tough It Out

I had had a UTI with a kidney infection as a 15yo girl in high school and I had a note from the hospital saying I needed to be allowed to use the bathroom whenever.

There was this one teacher who was a total control freak who said my certificate didn't matter and I wasn't going. I tried to protest and she told me I was back chatting her. Two of my other friends spoke up, one who was a little louder than the others- she wasn't rude, but she was firm about her dissent.

I ended up just letting it go, although I got pretty teary because I was really uncomfortable and had seriously bad bladder issues at the time. The next day we all got in school detention. The friend who stood up for me lost her Student Captain badge because the teacher escalated it to the principal saying she was back chatting in class and rude to teachers.

Dumb b-tch.


Like, Seriously?

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Read the assigned chapters for the novel we were reading in my senior lit class.

Teacher didn't think anyone would actually read it and gave a pop quiz. I got a 100. Only person in the class who did.

Got detention for cheating.


Kids Don't Forget

Yawning. Yes, yawning. I was tired from watching TV and doing assignments so I was really tired the day after. So in the English class we were on a middle of a lecture and I yawned. The teacher looked at me with the glare given to troublemakers and yelled my name at the whole class. And I think I got threatened to get out of class cause I wasn't interested with the topic. Like wtf.

I was an elementary student, A growing child who easily gets fatigued. I got yelled at for yawning... something the body does and I can't control it. From this day, I still hold a grudge against her.


They're Kids. They're Learning.

I broke a pencil and got detention for not having a second pencil. I hated that lady. My mom came up and yelled at her in front of all the kids in detention with me. "You wouldn't let him go back to his locker?! You wouldn't let him finish the test?! What were you expecting him to do? He's 12. He is learning." It was glorious. Don't get me wrong, she let me face consequences many times. She just didn't feel this was justified.


A Principal That Doesn't Know What's Going On In Their School

I was sent to detention by the principal for skipping because he thought my note from the cheerleading coach was fake (cuz I'm a dude) even though I told him I'm the mascot and we had a pep rally in less than an hour. That story was too far fetched for him apparently.

Then as I'm mascoting it up he walks up to me. Why were you late? I took the head off and said because you sent me to detention.

That guy was a f-cking tool.


Taking A Punishment To Its Logical Conclusion

Got in trouble for rolling my eyes, but the punishment is the dumb reason.
See I was given a 6 page essay as punishment. I had to explain why rolling my eyes was bad...
I was like, I can't write 6 pages of straight and serious text on that.
So I wrote this story about rolling my eyed back in my head and wasps taking it as a sign of aggression and starting conflict between us and them.
The origin of the insect wars.
She got mad I didn't take her punishment seriously.


This Is America

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Had a laser pointer on my key chain, as soon as I put the keys in the bin so they can go through the X-ray scanner, and I passed through the metal detectors, I was stopped, handcuffed, taken to the principals office and suspended.


Why did your school have metal detectors?




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Stop the bus

Not me but a friend got suspended from riding the bus when someone threw a soda can at him. The can bounced off his head and out the window and he was thus suspended for throwing things out the window...


All in jest

The only time I was ever sent to the office in school was because I laughed too hard at a funny story my teacher told the class. I definitely remember playing up my laugh a bit even though it was a genuinely funny story. She thought I was making fun of her though.



I had a teacher in High School who had it out for me. Reasons for this are explained at the end.

Every single time I did something just a little wrong, or socially awkward. Boom, call to my mom.

One day, I had had enough. I was frustrated, I had done nothing wrong. I had just accidentally stumbled into a girl, and apologized. This teacher took it as me attempting to touch her. (The girl did not feel this way, and other kids saw that my hands were holding my backpack straps) Understand that at this time, my Bike had been destroyed by some local neighborhood bullies, so I was walking to school. I was not happy for multiple reasons.

So I yell out at my friend "They're doing it because they don't like us!", specifically referring to the incident with the girl, and our attempts to open a GSA club in school, which was repeatedly blocked multiple times by the same teacher.

So, I get sent to ISS for "yelling in the halls", which at the time was not a rule.

Guess what? Another call to my mom. Luckily, this was the last straw. My mom finally had enough after dozens of calls, and threatened legal action against the teacher herself for harassment.

No more calls from that teacher for the rest of my time at High school. When I graduated, I specifically walked up to her, and had a conversation with her regarding my many infractions. She thought that I was a danger to the school, because when I was in 9th grade, I drew up a blueprint of what I thought a Fusion reactor would look like, she thought it was a blueprint of a bomb, and never thought to ask me or my parents about it.



Not my story but I love telling it. My BIL got in trouble for correcting his teacher when he was in grade school. The teacher used the incorrect "there" instead of "their" so he pointed it out. This earned him a parent-teacher conference. His mother (who is a ridiculous trumpette but does have moments of lucidity) asked "Well was he correct?". The teacher said "Yes but that's besides the point. Students shouldn't correct the teachers.". This of course is lunacy, so his mom said something to the effect of "Well it sounds like you're the one who owes him an apology." and left. I think she also bitched the teacher out for wasting her time and making her take time off work for such a dumb conference.


Great bolts of fire

I remember writing something in 2nd grade that contained the word "lightning." The teacher corrected it to "lightening." 🙃



A classmate was having trouble opening up a bottled drink, and asked for help. I opened it for her.

Later, it turns out she had stolen it from another classmate earlier, and I was sent to the office for apparently being an accomplice because I opened it.


For heaven's sake

Went to a christian school and got in trouble for not participating in the daily prayer, I just sat there doing nothing in my seat. The teacher noticed and made me do the prayer in front of the class and later gave me a suspension slip.


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

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Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.