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You know when someone talks and you are immediately cautious of them? Or when you read a post on the internet and instantly know you should just skip it?

That's your personal bullsh*t radar going off. And you know exactly what sets it off and makes you want to run in the other direction immediately.



u/pouga218 asked:

What immediately sets off your "Bullsh*t Radar"?

Here were some of those answers.

Interns For Adults

When a potential client says, "Our budget for this first one is almost nothing, but if this one goes well, we hope to get some funding and can do a bunch more with a real budget".

Janku

Ah, the business-to-business version of "if you do great work as an unpaid intern, we'll talk about hiring you".

DrKohlrabi

Scam Alert Scam Alert

So you don't want to buy my $88 course where I teach you how to make $8,888 in just a month with virtually no effort on your part? I only need 101 people to sign up and I'll have aced my own course!

LittleBoiFound

Got a friend who's gotten pulled into a few of these "courses" recently. The one he's always talking about lately is Robert Kiyosaki. I've expressed some mild concerns, but I'm just going to let him discover the scam on his own, and continue to change the subject anytime he tries to get me to join.

ELTepes

Ahh, The Run-Around

When I can't get it in writing.

  • Can't hand me the contract? Contract will screw me.
  • Can't tell me what the raise will be? There won't be one.
  • Can't give me an itemized receipt? You're skimming off the top.

The Victim Complex

Someone ALWAYS being the victim in EVERY story. And if you question it it just pisses them off

bvvb01

I know someone like this. Everyone she encounters is insanely unreasonable and unfair to her, at least if you believe her side of things.

EconDetective

Them 800 Numbers

monotone female voice you have an important message pending about your car's extended warranty. Call 877-SCAM-NOW for more information.

Really, you jerks? Really? The "extended warranty" on my truck that is old enough to drink that I bought from the third owner? That one? It must be a really extended warranty.

suspicious_crocodile

Chain Letters

Any sappy photo on FB with a caption like "they don't think their picture will get any Likes, let's prove them wrong!"

I scroll past that nonsense so fast, I get friction burns.

akaCatt

People on reddit going "i hope the 10 people who see this like it" is a surefire way to get me to downvote because it's 99.99999% of the time trying to guilt/trick people into upvoting...

jd530

Pyramid Schemes

Message from that girl who called you fat and ugly in high school:

β™₯️ Hey girl! Long time no speak 😘 anyway, how would you πŸ‘ˆ like to make money at home 🏑 and loose weight πŸ’ͺ you'll be an excellent member of my team πŸ’ƒ PM me hun, I only have three spaces left for 😘 gorgeous babes to join my team xxoo SO HURRY! β™₯️β™₯️

BlackCaaaaat

Leslie Leslie Leslie

When someone used my name to often in speech.

"Hi Leslie, it's great you've come to see me Leslie. Leslie, I'm going to start by telling you exactly what the situation is and then you can can tell me a bit about what your expectations are, is that alright with you Leslie?

Runs away

Granny_Nanny_Magrat

Relationships Broken

Had a friend in high school who just didn't really mature at all. All his girlfriends are the same type of person and he has never learned to start relationships with people he's barely known and/or don't know if they're a good person or not. He's not an a**hole "all my ex's are psychos" guy, just a dumba** "all my ex's are psychos" guy. But either way that should set off the bullsh*t radar.

Ethra2k

And Then Goop

"Buy our healing vagina eggs that are used to balance hormones, increase bladder control, regulate menstrual cycles and prevent uterine prolapse."

Of course they prevent prolapse. Nothing can fall out once you've got a chunk of gravel launched up there

dusty-kat

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