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Are you the type of person who breaks their pasta in half before putting it to boil? I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you are a monster. Don't hurt the noodles like that.


The worst part? People like this KNOW that they're doing it wrong. Why do they do it? Sometimes I'm convinced it's just to f*ck with me. But no, people actually do things the wrong way, completely on purpose.

Here are a few examples of such heathens.

U/pennybags404 asked: What thing do you do “the wrong way" that is definitely better?

​First things first, let’s start with some light offenses that actually border on genuinely good ideas.

​The best way to eat pancakes.

Not sure if this is considered "wrong", but I always cut my pancakes before applying syrup. I always see syrup applied to uncut pancakes in commercials and get confused - wouldn't the syrup just run right off the pancakes if you add syrup before cutting them? Cutting them first allows the syrup to seep in first.

Kim-Jong-Deux

Thank you for your service.

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When I worked at Subway we were supposed to put six of every vegetable on footlongs. This worked great for cucumbers and tomatoes, but that amount of olives or onions was never enough, the customer would always ask for more. So I just started putting more on to start with.

Icerope1199

​Ok maybe this is a good idea.

PB&J: the "normal" way is to put peanut butter on one bread slice, and jelly on the other. Yeah that works if you're in a pinch. But if you're making it the night before, the bread with jelly will be soggy by lunch the next day. So the "wrong" way which is definitely better is to put a thin coat of peanut butter on BOTH slices of bread, and then jelly on top of the peanut butter on one of the slices. Tastes the same, but no sogginess.

(Also, fun fact, jam actually spreads easier than jelly)

Gavinw24

​Alright, maybe I went into this article with too much cynicism. Maybe there are genuinely some good life hacks coming out of this Reddit thread.

​Now THAT’S what I call a life hack.

I have a toaster that has a diagram showing which way to face the bagels for toasting (even comes with a special "bagel" button). But we've found that facing the bagels opposite from what the guide image says and they come out way better.

I think the reason is that it wants you to direct the toasting heat towards the cut side, but that dries it out too much. When you flip it, then the heat is blunted by the bagel exterior - and it comes out way better (still toasted).

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Give this person a Nobel Peace Prize.

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I rip off the bottom of cupcakes and flip the ripped portion place on top, sandwiching the frosting in the middle. Never get frosting on my face and evenly distributes the frosting.

Reallynoreallyno

That's the superior way not the wrong way.

Billbaprophet

Shoelaces are overrated.

Tying shoes.

I don't even remember the "right way" to do it, but I just make a knot and tuck the laces in. It works, it's easier, I know how, and it looks the part.

VLenin2291

I just stopped wearing shoes that require laces at all, lol.. loafers, boat shoes, espadrilles are my jam. I swear I'm just lazy, not incompetent.

Zero2079

On second thought, maybe some of these hacks are, in fact, truly awful. Like, they’re completely unhinged.

This is chaos incarnated.

Instead of cutting paper like a normal person, I open my scissors, put my hand around the blade and slice the paper like I'm using a knife. It's much quicker and more accurate (especially when using a ruler to keep the cut straight). You also don't get those annoying jagged edges if you try to cut quickly.

Note: this only works with sharp scissors so go get yourselves a pair.

FloatingRage

How dare you disrespect Oreos like that.

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I used to put a bunch of oreo cookies into a cup, fill it up with milk and stir and have this disgusting yet addictive milkshake type thing. Best way to to have oreos in my opinion.

Complex49

I think stirring was my missing piece. I just stack five oreos in the cup and drink after 3 mins. The bottom ones always get stuck and fall on my face.

B00STERGOLD

I’m sorry, you do WHAT?

Eating pies.

I cut off the top crust, eat all the filling, eat the bottom layer then finish with the top crust.

LittleMzZombie

Same. It is just sooo good that way.

Tempted now to make a "pie lasagna" for more tasty crust.

Caladan109

​Gross, but intriguing.

Oh boy here's my time to shine, I microwave both bacon and hot chocolate.

BeckettW4949

I'm about to fully expose myself and say that I'm that person that bites directly into a Pull-n-Peel Twizzler. I guess I was the heathen all along.

Maybe there is more grey area for some things. Maybe we all learned something here today. Take care of yourselves, and have a good day to everyone except the person who eats pie inside out

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