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Everyone on the planet has different talents that make them shine. However, nobody is good at absolutely everything. In fact, there are things that certain people just aren't cut out for. Here are some examples from people all around the world, courtesy of Reddit.

u/Iknowthedoctorsname asked: What are you just absolutely not cut out for?



Same.

Mornings. I have worked "day" jobs for almost 30 years (including the military). I fight every day to get out of bed at a realistic time to get to work. And it doesn't matter how much sleep I get. I can get 12 hours of sleep and when 6:30 AM comes around, I am not rested and don't want to get out of bed. Fortunately I have always worked jobs that required me to have a flexible schedule, and there for I get some flexibility in return....

bowag

Not interested.

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Sales. More specifically, cold calls. I just can't. My level of empathy for "No thanks, not interested" is like 860%.

Darnitol1

"Cool, cool, cool. I'm not interested either. Cool. Sorry to waste your time." -- also me

mixterrific

You need your sleep.

Not getting 7-8 hours of sleep. People brag about getting 4 hrs or whatever and feeling fine, but I just feel like sh*t and start making tons of mistakes working.

On the plus side, I can stay up/work for long periods of time no issue assuming I did get my sleep.

Fmeson

Singing is scary.

Singing, I'd love to have a good singing voice but my voice is so f*cking trash it's not even funny.

_LFKrebs_

It sucks when you genuinely enjoy it but should only ever do it alone in your car. I feel that.

redditstolemyshoes

But like how?

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Painting.

I managed to somehow get paint on me before opening the can.

thesunscreen

It's never too late.

Having a personal conversation with my parents, asking simple questions like "how was your day?" or "why do you look sad? Something happened?" etc. Lately I feel like my relation with both of them are very surface level, and I feel like it's too late to go deeper.

An_Indian_Guy11

My relationship with my parents is like this too and that's okay. I went through a painful breakup a few months ago, my mom didn't ask about it or let me know that she heard about it, and we haven't talked about it even once. But once when she thought I was asleep I heard her telling my sister to be kind to me because I was having a hard time. She cooked my favorite foods every day when I visited and spent so much time with me doing things I know she doesn't enjoy to make me happy. She prays for me every day.

I love them so much and they love me more than anything and that's what matters. Families are different from one another and that's okay. Your parents may not be the people you have deep conversations with, but if they're anything like mine they'll be there for you no matter what.

BeckaRC

Mood.

Continuing a task for more than 15 minutes without disappearing into the alternate universe where my ADD is God.

TheRedditReportShow

For me it's more of a problem of putting off a task until the very last minute. I procrastinate way too much, I mean I'm here aren't I?

-eDgAR-

It can be hard.

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Navigating without turn-by-turn directions. I have ZERO sense of direction and the US highway system simply doesn't make sense to my brain. I feel like an alien sometimes.

I'd like to think of myself as reasonably intelligent, but I feel like a complete moron when it comes to directions. People will start telling me how to get somewhere and they might as well be speaking Swahili.

BossLackey

That could be bad.

Being under pressure. Burned my hand and almost my whole house when the oil caught on fire and my brain went.."maybe is should put the burning pan in the sink and turn the water on".

12statebriga

Me too! My reactions are horrific! You there is "fight or flight response? There is also "freeze". That's the one I got.

Bacon_Bitz

Bad advice.

Retail. I lack whatever gene it is that allows you to be screamed at and held accountable for sh!t you have less than zero control over.

Coworkers just shrug and say "Don't take it personally." Like "take it personally" is a button you have to press. If someone is in my face calling me an idiot (or worse) because something rung up a different price than they thought it should, "take it personally" is my only setting.

bluesgrrlk8

Lifehacks, if applied properly, can really change the course of a single household chore.

Chores can really be such a pain to take care of, and nobody wants to do it. But with a little life hack under your belt, you might be able to turn chore time into something a little fun.

u/rat-avec-london asked:

What is a lifehack that seems fake, but is a true lifesaver?

Here were some of those answers.


My Finger, The Glass

If your ring gets stuck on your finger windex will slide it right off. Worked at a jewelry store for five plus years.

coykoi314

You can also use any oil (cooking, automotive... anything).

You can also reduce the size of your hand (and finger) by holding it up in the air. Chilling your hand in cold water THEN holding it up in the air for a couple minutes whilst rubbing oil &/or dishwashing fluids in there... trifecta of ring removal.

Should work on anyone that just stole Sauron's prize - though biting it off also works, i suppose.

SageSilinous

Multiple Uses

Use shaving cream as anti-fog. I used it on the inside of my motorcycle visor. Smear it on, let it dry, then rinse off and dry. It also works for bathroom mirrors. You can use it on a small spot so you can still see when you get out of the shower.

Caspers_Shadow

Shaving cream also removes the smell of urine. If you ever have to take care of someone who is old and/or sick and who wets the bed, a little shaving cream on a rag wiped over their buttocks after they are thoroughly cleaned up helps them really smell clean again.

It's a bit of a sad tip, I know, but you never know when you might end up caring for someone who needs help with things like this. Nobody wants to smell. A dab of shaving cream to restore a bit of dignity? Priceless.

Gen-Jinjur

Pretty Important For Stage Actors

Every male should know this. If you want to get rid of an awkward boner flex any muscle in your body maybe an arm. For a minute. The blood will rush to that muscle and away from your penis. Crisis averted.

GingerOverseer

These life hacks really don't seem real at all, but if you can swear by them, they can save your life.

Obligatory Poop Hack

I saw a comment on one of these kinda threads that recommended gently rocking back and forth while pooping. I've never had any problems in the bathroom, but I happened to be sitting on the toilet when I read the comment so I decided to give it a test drive. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick and effortless the whole experience was and I haven't gone back to my old stationary technique since. As a bonus, #1 and #2 now require the same amount of time in the bathroom!

ASS_LORD_666

It's The Alcohol

If you have funky armpits and need to fix them fast, use hand sanitiser. I figured this out years ago when I remembered that the smell comes from bacteria reactions - which antibacterial hand gel kills stone dead. Instant results and the medical smell lasts only a minute. Don't do this routinely though as it's delicate skin.

ihadanideaonce

But Hopefully It's Just A Playing Puppy

True lifesaver: if you are ever attacked by a dog, push your forearm INTO the bite. This pries the jaws apart and prevents them from clamping down. If a dog is attacking you, the best thing you can do is offer your forearm, push as far back as possible, and then grab the dog by the scruff of its neck with your other hand to hold it. The dog is now functionally muzzled and you have control of its head. The sooner and harder you push into the bite, the less damage the bite will do.

IAlbatross

Get It Off Anything

That rubbing alcohol removes chewing gum.

I'd go through a 20 layer deep marketing funnel to get to that tip because it really does work.

Also wow! Thank you for all of the awards nice Redditors. I completely forgot I left this comment and came back and my notifications had blown up.

omgIamafraidofreddit

And previously impossible situations will give way at long last.

Sayonara Capsaicin

Rubbing vegetable oil (or any cooking oil) on your hands after you cut up jalapeños or other hot peppers. It gets rid of the awfulness that would normally be left on your hands from the peppers. I rub my hands with oil and then wash it off with dish soap. I can totally remove my contacts after doing this. It's crazy how well this works.

PaulRuddsButthole

Crying Crying

Put your onion in the freezer for 10 minutes before chopping it. It freezes the juices just enough to slow down the process of it turning in to a gas, giving you a few minutes to chop the onion without tears. I learnt this tip from a kid's science show years ago and I haven't had to deal with onion tears since. So many people don't believe me, and then are genuinely surprised when it works.

Lost_in_the_Library

Just A Quick Little Base

The cheapest, most effective, and safest insecticide against roaches (especially those huge "water bug" roaches that we have in the South) is a spray bottle of mostly water with just a little liquid dish soap in it.

Shake the bottle & get the water a little foamy, then spray the roaches. They will run, scrabble, and attempt escape, of course, but they will die. The soap film suffocates them faster than any chemicals will.

A friend told me about this, & I thought she was nuts, but I tried it & it works amazingly well. Plus it's very easy to clean up and safe around food (not that you want to spray soapy water ON your food).

SnooPickles3213

Incorporating any of these lifehacks into your home may make a big difference. You'll never want to turn back.

Or you will, whatever. But they're worth a try!

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