People Reveal The Most Evil Thing They've Seen A Child Do
"What a little punk."
"Children don't know any better." It's important to remind yourself of that as you take a look at the stories below. Kids are compacted containers of unhinged emotions and unfiltered reactions. They act off their instincts and don't think through to the consequences, because without proper life experience consequences don't exist for them yet.
Still, some of these kids might be the literal devil.
Reddit user, u/Fingolf645, wanted to know about the worst of the worst when they asked:
We all know these sweet, pure stories about someone else's children. But what is the most evil thing you have ever seen a child do?
I saw my 5 y/o neighbour kill a puppy for fun and then he tried to blame it on my brother.
Luckily I witnessed the situation and cleared things up.
Not Just A Terrible Child, But A Terrible Uncle.
My younger brother is a psychopath. We are 13 years apart. When I was very pregnant with my second child he tried to drop kick me in the stomach and said he wanted to kill my baby. He was mad because I wouldn't let him play a video game.
Another time when he was around 6 or 7 he took a baseball bat and jumped on the neighbor's car hood and started bashing it on the hood and roof making dents. The neighbor cane out horrified and when he yelled at my brother my mom came out and threatened to whoop the neighbor's a--. My mom is part of the reason my brother is such a sh-t. He's 17 now, and I'm sure he will end up in prison some day.
That's Not Where The Bathroom Is
I work with emotionally disturbed kids. So you know... I see a lot of kids doing evil sh-t.
My worst one was when a kid grabbed a 3/4 full carton of milk at lunch and pissed in it to fill it up. He then, calm as anything, yelled for the principal to come out. As soon as he walked out of his office door the kid threw the milk/piss all over him. The principal was wearing a down jacket
It was my first week working in this sort of environment, so I hadn't reached the point where I'd normalised it, and was so beyond horrified. Honestly, the calm, creepy manner he did it, and the joy he got, makes this situation stick out more than the kid who cut up a rat, or the kid who set a frog on fire.
Life Aspirations Are Good, Just Make Sure They Won't Get You Arrested
Interviewed an elementary student about what he wanted to be when he grows up. He said serial killer. Alarming, but I just responded that wouldn't work out very well. "What about a job?" So he says he wants to be a police officer. And it's an interview so I ask him why? Does he want to keep people safe? He told me he wants to use a gun. That's all... I hope he doesn't make it.
The Enemy Of All Cats
My 7 year old cousin shoved her cat into a duffel bag and zipped it shut, kept it in there. Needless to say, my family found a better home for the cat.
"This Is For Your Own Good?"
My neighbors daughter (4? Maybe 5) stomped on her rabbit in the garden why chanting "This is for your own good" with each stomp.
I told my neighbor what I saw but "MY daughter would NEVER do that" and now we don't even say good morning.
You Only Need One Cheek Hole
When I was in preschool, some kid (a little mental) snuck up behind me with safety scissors and snipped a hole in my cheek. That is the only clear memory I have of preschool — I was bleeding like crazy
Really Think You Buried The Lede On This One...
My cousin stole my mom's necklace she got from her grandmother and tried to sell it to the same pawnshop my mom worked at.
When she was caught, she tried to pin the blame on me and after she has had her sights on me.
Best revenge I had was when we met again and she tried to fight me and I just carried her and locked her in the bathroom for 6 hours.
What Did They Call This In "Zombieland?" The "Double Tap?"
I was the child. The day after my dad had his vasectomy, I kicked him in the crotch.
(I was only 4, but still!)
They Were Not Good Friends With Frog & Toad
I was once hosting a gazebo at a wildlife event. I was an intern for a conservation charity in the UK. A group of children came up to me and I showed them the froglets that were making their way back to a pond nearby. For some reason, these little demons started grabbing baby frogs and ripping their legs off. I was so horrified I couldn't even say anything. I didn't point out the survivors to any other kids.
This Sounds Like A Problem For Both Parent and Child
I watched a five year old boy cop a feel. The victim didn't notice, but the kid made eye contact with me immediately before and after, so he knew I saw. I rattled him out to his father, who said, "I'll teach him to buy them dinner first."
When I was younger, I had a younger cousin that ties my little sisters' hair to the bike rim and then F-CKING PEDALS.
I got a metal pipe and full force swing it at his jaw.
I think he's in prison now, don't care.
When Not Even The Parents Are Alerted, There's A Problem
I was a child as well at the time, but in first grade during an after school activity for writing I sat next to a group of girls I'd never interacted with before. Well I remember reading a book and then feeling something splinter off in my arm. It hurt like hell at the time and I looked over and one of the girls had stabbed her pencil into my forearm. There was a bit of blood and some splinters and this girl was just glaring at me as she twisted the pencil in. I was frozen because what the f-ck.
I think she stabbed me in the same place like 3 or 4 more times before a teacher finally saw my upraised hand and came over. Not a f-cking word was said as the teacher removed the pencil and clotted the blood. My parents were never told and this girl wasn't told anything either. No idea what became of her.
The Key Is Not To Break Eye-Contact While You're Doing It
My niece was trying to pour herself some Sunny D and my sister said not to do that because it's a new container and too heavy for her.
My niece said she can do it and my sister told her not to do it on the carpet where she was and to move to the kitchen so if she spills, it's ok.
My niece looked at her and dumped the juice on the carpet.
This Sounds Like Regular Older Sister Stuff....
I have 3 older sisters and when we were all kids we bought a trampoline. They all tied me to a chair while they went out to play on it
"Grab Your Fruit."
This is far from the worst thing in this thread, but I need to share it as it officially cemented my dislike for children, especially of the preteen age.
At my work (A middle school, or ages 11-13) we have this rule (Which is actually a law) that every student MUST take a fruit or vegetable. This isn't usually a problem for most kids as they'll just take the easiest thing to grab. An apple, a juice, some carrot packs etc. Not this one girl. She's 11 years old. Every day it's a fight with her to just take the fruit or vegetable and move on. One day I guess she had had 'enough' of me making her do what she's told. So she turns to her friend and goes "We better get a fruit before this f-cking b-tch makes us do it." My blood boiled. I'm just trying to follow the rules written by my job so I don't get in trouble.
"Excuse me?" I said "Wasn't talking to you." Said in the most snotty a-- voice ever.
I let it go until her friend came up without a fruit as well. She started to complain but I stopped her right there.
"B-tch says so. Grab your fruit."
Sure, They're Fine NOW, But Still...
When I was younger, I had a friend, who picked up a broken fragment of a concrete slab and threw it on a kid that was giving him stick. The poor kid was bleeding from his head, parents involved. I remember precisely the kids' mother screaming to this friend of mine's parents; "Your son is going to be a gangster by the time he reaches adulthood, mark my words".
Update: This 'friend' grew up to be perfectly fine, however.
Just A Little Snip, Snip
When I was about 5 my younger sister tried to cut of my little-finger with a pair of pliers. She wasn't mean though, just little, dumb and pissed because of something I had done to her. Still... hurt like hell.
You Never Want To Take Chances When The Joker Is Involved
Late to the party and it is a throw away. My son is evil. He is 8 now, has problems disassociating reality with make believe, my ex wife enables him and belives everything he says. Within a week of starting school, he accused a teacher of touching him in his special place after school one day, was disproved once the CCTV in the class room was reviewed.
Regularly punches his younger brother in the face saying "die Joker"
He also told his teacher than [sic] I choked him when my ex wife wasn't there. Social services were called, not allowed to be near my sons. Got kicked out of the home. Wife files for a protection order and because of it I was let go from work ( I require security clearance for my job). The social worker later found out that he was making it up, because my son calls me Homer now.
Perth 'schoolgirl hung from tree with a skipping rope'
I didn't witness it but it happened at my local primary school. A 10 year old girl with a heart defect was hung with a skipping rope by some kids in her class. I can't even comprehend what those little bastards were thinking. It makes me sick to my stomach that a 10 year old kid would do something like that.
Edit: she survived, thought I should add that in.
Not everything is a good idea and not every invention should be placed on the market.
But you'll never know what can be a success without seeing if people like it.
It may sound like a billion dollar idea but in the end, you may take a loss.
Redditor istrx13 wanted to discuss the products that went nowhere, so they asked:
"What product was supposed to be the next big thing but wound up failing miserably?"
Life is all hit or miss.
Especially when inventing.
"The Segway was once touted as a revolutionary transportation device, but ultimately failed to live up to its hype due to its high cost, limited practicality, and safety concerns."
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"I dropped I think it was $1400 on it back then, and when I got them it was immediately obvious that they were going to be a huge disappointment; everything from UI to battery life to comfort to photo quality was so bad that my first impression was that they felt almost like a joke product rather than an actual product manufactured by a tech company, not even an early developer version."
A great idea...
"Zune was supposed to be the death of Apple's monopoly on MP3 players."
"Zune actually wasn't a bad piece of hardware. It was just that by the time it came out, iPod was already entrenched. It was around the same price, so it couldn't undercut Apple on pricing. ZunePass was actually a pretty great idea, years before Spotify."
"My favorite thing about Zune is that it featured what was actually a pretty cool and interesting design feature wherein a user could send a song to another Zune user for free, but Microsoft chose the single worst possible name for this feature, calling it 'squirting.' Zune kids back in the day had to be like 'Ayyy bro that song is fire, squirt that at me.'"
"Hoverboards. I think their primary problem was their lack of ability to hover. Also 300 ish dollars for something that goes as fast as... legs is just dumb."
"Their main downfall was the many, many cheap and dangerous clones from china. When the OG hoverboards were too expensive for most, the big Chinese companies saw a hole to get into the market making them for pennies on the dollar by removing safety devices, using cheaper batteries, lower gauge wire, etc. It was for the worst."
"Curved TVs… oh and 3D TVs we’re a thing for a while too!"
"I own a curved 3D TV. I've probably used the 3D less than a hundred times. I think if they'd pushed the spilt screen gaming thing a bit more they would have sold more."
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Those curved TVs freak me out.
I just liked my DVD
"Laser discs...? I think they were called. Picture a DVD the size of a record."
"Laserdiscs were successful, they're just an obsolete format now."
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"Olestra/Olean. It was going to transform all junk food into low fat. Instead, it transformed lower GI tracts."
"OMG this! Around 1998 I worked for a huge ad agency on Madison Ave in NYC that had the Pringles account. They were pushing that Olestra trash at the time and obvi it was to be part of the campaign we were creating. One day I grab a can and start munching away."
"Well 15 minutes later I feel like I’ve swallowed a hand grenade and start racing to the bathroom where I proceed to destroy the bathroom for a good half hour. It just would not stop. I swear I saw a demon that day while emptying my poor bowels. Never ever again with that Olestra garbage."
"Oh man this is really specific to my career field in childcare."
"Smart diapers. Yep, diapers that will inform you on your app when your child uses them. I don’t know anyone who seriously considered getting these. But I remember seeing ads on my social media for them. Guess what? No one wanted them."
"As a law student, my son worked on getting the patent and prototype on these a little over ten years ago. At the time, however, they were being marketed to nursing homes. IDK whatever happened with that."
"I finally decided to look up what meta was on Youtube a few months ago and I swear I thought I was watching some Nintendo wii game or something. My jaw hit the floor when I realized that's what meta actually looked like, billions of dollars for a Nintendo looking world, what a f**king dumpster fire."
"Part of it was the worst timing imaginable. The service was meant to be 'bite sized' entertainment, something you could watch in 5 minutes while standing in a queue or maybe a couple segments on a public transit ride."
"They launched the first week of April 2020. Remember all the queues you were standing in and public transit rides you took then? Yeah, the same as everyone else - NONE because 95% of the population was stuck at home for 6 months!"
"Spore. It was hyped as a game that went from spark of life to galactic conquest. It's just a bunch of mini games."
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I missed the spore phenomenon.
Guys Explain How They'd React If Someone Flirted With Their Significant Other
When in public with your significant other, we all try to play nice, but people don't always know who is and who is not together.
So their is no reason to incite a brawl if someone flirts with your person.
But it can be difficult to sit back and watch.
Is there a calm etiquette for these situations?
Redditor Hot_Wine_2004 wanted to hear from the guys out there, so they asked:
"Men of reddit, what would be your response to a guy who suddenly starts flirting with your girl?"
I've always let a partner handle their own flirts.
Just like I do.
"Had a guy buy our margaritas when my GF ordered them for us at the counter. I thanked him from across the restaurant, free margaritas taste better."
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"I’d step in and say something. Not because I feel I need to or because my wife can’t handle herself, but because I know her and she likes the feeling of being looked after. I know this because she’s told me."
"That’s very sweet. Just because you can stand strong doesn’t mean you should always have to. It’s good to know you have backup whether that’s your friends or your husband."
Give Move Guy
"My wife had a guy offer to buy her drink and when she said she was married he said something to the effect of 'Then let me buy the lucky man his drink instead.' Which I thought was a great way to handle it, and gets you a bar friend most of the time since the guy gets a free drink, and if he is jealous or protective will respond better because he didn't buy her a drink after all."
I Get It
"Nothing, She is beautiful and I get it. When she shoots them down and they keep trying is when I would step in because its harassments at that point and that is a problem."
"Exactly. I had a customer invite my wife on a helicopter ride the other day, totally trying to chat her up. When he asked what she did there she just pointed at me and said 'I’m just hanging out, I’m married to him.' You could see him deflate like a balloon."
"Yep. My wife's a grown adult and can handle her own."
Kiss my Wife
"I looked at the dude and said 'sorry dude you are not my sister's type' then I immediately kiss my wife. We are both blonde so people think we are related all the time lol."
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Keeping it in the family is healthy.
"Ask him if he’s down for a 3 way to make him uncomfortable."
"Plot twist - dude is bi and is totally down for that."
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She Got It
"I once let my girlfriend handle a situation on her own, and the thing I learned in the process is that it takes a woman a lot more work to deter an aggressive guy."
"As soon as I stepped in, Handsy McNoboundaries apologized to me. Not the stranger whose a** he touched and complimented. She absolutely could handle the situation on her own, and my first impulse was not to treat her like a possession some other guy was touching. But on some level it feels I was condoning the behaviour."
"My wife constantly gets hit on.I don't care if men hit on her. I trust her completely and have since the start she has never given me a reason not to trust her."
"When we used to goto the bar together she would get hit on. Guy's would offer to buy her drinks, she would always tell them my drink of choice."
"After she gets the drinks she would thank them walk away then hand the drink to me."
"If people don't respect her boundaries that's where I step in. We have never had any bad experiences with men hitting on her. Normally once they see her with me they basically just walk away."
They Get the Idea
"It depends on the situation. Most the time I think good luck man, hope she doesn’t embarrass you. I know she’s coming home with me at the end of the day."
"If the guy is obviously creepy and making her uncomfortable, I typically step in and make sure he gets the point."
"I’m not a small guy so they usually get the idea."
"I don’t really care for confrontation or violence, but with that said, I won’t tolerate someone harassing my wife or making her uncomfortable."
"My wife is gorgeous in my eyes, but she is incredibly hard on herself. After kids, antidepressants, and being 20 years older than she was when we started dating she doesn’t always see that she’s the most beautiful person for me. Someone else gonna start talking her up and wants to get in her pants? I’d just tell her I told you so."
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The ladies got it handled and so do the men apparently.
The audience must be engaged from the start. Filmmakers have the challenge of quickly trying to win over moviegoers in the hopes that they'll remain invested in the succession of events about to unfold.
Some films fail to deliver on their promise of wowing audiences with a misleading or clumsy opening–while others brilliantly pull it off.
Strangers online discussed some of their favorite films when Redditor ah-screw-it asked:
"What movie has the greatest opening of all time?"
These cinematic masterpieces impressed audiences from the get-go.
"Starting at Earth, then panning out of the solar system, then the galaxy, then out to the edge of the universe, all while listening to older and older radio transmissions. Genius."
The Dystopian Thriller
"Children of mens opening scene is definitely up there."
"Whole film is a work of art."
"As far back as I remember, I always wanted to be a gangster"
"People looked at me differently and they knew I was with somebody. At thirteen, I was making more money than most of the grown-ups in the neighborhood. I mean, I had more money than I could spend. I had it all. One day the kids from the neighborhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was out of respect."
Oh, the horror!
There's nothing like a serious jolt to kick-start an action or horror flick.
"Scream 1996 - I was startled."
"What really sold the opening at the time was the fact they really played up Drew Barrymore as starting in the film. So much so that she’s the main draw on the poster. The entire theater was shocked."
From "Inglorious Bastards"
"Au revoir Shoshana!"
"Tarantino said he kept Waltz out of all the rehearsals so that the reactions from the cast on film would be genuine."
"And one point when he asks one of the daughters to get him some milk, he grabs her wrist is a friendly way. Waltz later said that his character had the ulterior motives of checking her pulse to see if she was nervous. The subtly of his character was as terrifying as anything."
Master of Shock Value
"Tarantino openings are, by and large, some of the most iconic there have ever been."
The establishing shots in these iconic movie classics raised the bar for the next generation of film directors.
Trippy And Mind-Bending
"Screenwriter guy: We're gonna start the movie with some cops trying to arrest this lady Trinity and she's gonna kick all their butts."
"Producer guy: How is she gonna do that?"
"Screenwriter guy: In such a way that movies are gonna try to imitate for a full decade."
"Raiders of the Lost Ark!!"
"No contest. It’s movie magic defined."
Spielberg's War Film
"Saving Private Ryan."
"I knew a few survivors from ww2. One of them was a medic in the first wave of Omaha beach. He didn’t speak often about the war but he said the movie was pretty darn close to being what it was really like."
A Gangster Genre Landmark
"The Godfather. That opening scene with Brando, the cat, the music. Just perfection!."
Don't underestimate cartoons.
"It's The Circle Of Life"
"Using that opening as the movie's official trailer was absolutely brilliant. When that trailer dropped, it was an event. Every kid was counting down the days for when it came out, we all knew that movie was going to be life-changing."
When Reality And Toons Collided
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit was classic!"
"The transition from cartoon to the real world cartoon kitchen was so well done."
Disney films in the 90s did a fantastic job setting up their opening shots.
I have to give props to 1991's Beauty and the Beast for its brilliant prologue–owing its effectiveness in part to Alan Menken's haunting musical underscore.
The stained glass art depiction of how the spiteful prince came to be forever transformed by a curse with the narrator concluding the introduction with, "for who could ever learn to love a beast"–before introducing our heroine in the musical number "Belle"–remains a powerful opener preceding Lion King's "Circle of Life" in 1994.
People Confess Which Things They Wish They Started Doing Sooner In Life
No matter how happy we are with our lives, most of us can think of at least one thing that we wish we could have done differently.
Even if that just means starting to do the same things a little bit sooner.
Feeling reflective, Redditor AbortiveBases1 asked:
"What's something you wish you started doing sooner?"
Letting People Go
"Learning that just because someone is your friend for a long time doesn't mean you have to deal with their toxicity or narcissistic behavior."
"You can leave those friendships. It sucks at first but it's worse staying friends with people like that."
"My mom and dad got divorced in 2022 when my siblings and I were all between the ages of 27 and 31."
"We couldn't be happier. It could (and should) have happened way earlier, like 10 to 15 years earlier. Our childhood definitely suffered for it."
"I have no complaints about my mom, she's the best lady ever, but things would've been a lot more pleasant at home if they divorced then."
"I 3D print, do woodwork, and do home renovations. It’s made me more self-confident (I now usually believe I can do anything), more creative, and changed the way my brain works."
"I can’t imagine what kind of person I’d be today if I had been doing this all throughout my 20s."
"Weaning myself off sugar."
The Perfect Partner
"My wife. She's the granddaughter of a friend of my aunt, so I could have met her a lot sooner, but we only met when I was 29."
"The way we clicked together and got lost in conversation with each other... I only wish it had started sooner."
"You can't guarantee that you would have clicked earlier."
"It was the same with my wife, I had met a bunch of her close friends over the years through friends and vice versa. There are pictures of us at the same events when we were 17, 18, and 20, but we just never met. Ships passing in the night."
"We met finally at 29 and realized we had all the things in common and clicked immediately and are happily married with a beautiful two-year-old."
"Looking back, had we met at 17, I don't think we would have gotten together. We both had a lot of growing to do before we were right for each other."
Ditch the Hustle
"Focusing on friends instead of the grind."
"I worked two jobs through the 2010s. As a freelance digital artist at night, I made a lot of 'friends' through conventions, online chat groups, and social media."
"However, the pandemic hit, and the conventions closed. Freelance business dried up. Our clients disappeared. With my evenings more open, I focused more intently on ascending in my day job, and now only have one or two contacts left from my digital art years."
"They're all I have left. And we don't even talk that much."
"I'm working on rebuilding a friends circle, trying to reconnect with everyone who still remembers me, lives close enough, and didn't die years ago unbeknownst."
"It's an awkward process, trying to again find similar interests now that everyone has a wife, kids, and home to take care of, while I seem to have dropped out of a time portal from 2003."
Understanding Mental Health
"But seriously, endorphins."
"And understanding the importance of endorphins on mental health."
"Even a small amount of physical activity has a major improvement on my mental health, energy, and moods."
"I wish I'd started working sooner."
"My mom sent me money for food and essentials while I was in college because she said a job would just distract me from getting good grades. Unfortunately, she simply forgot to send the money, a lot."
Home Yoga Sessions
"At-home yoga. It's free AND my back doesn't hurt anymore!"
"Enforcing my own bedtime. My mood is 1,000% better on days when I get enough sleep."
The Value of Therapy
"Therapy. Seriously, if you are considering seeing a therapist, then just do it."
"Two-a-day workouts. Once you figure out intensity pacing and treating one as a 'light' workout, it’s not hard."
"Getting up at 5:30 most days isn’t awesome, but I get 14, 45-min hits of exercise almost every week, and I’ve never had as much energy, positivity, and overall health. Plus, weight management-wise, I can eat d**n near anything I want to. I had a 'mostly' clean diet before, so I wasn’t going bonkers. But it makes eating pretty enjoyable."
"Replacing self-depreciative jokes with sarcastic compliments on myself."
"For example, instead of saying, 'My hair looks like something died in it,' say, 'I was born a queen. Look how great I look on a bad hair day too!'"
"Fake it till you make it kinda works. Eventually, I'm not feeling as insecure about myself as I used to."
"Taking pictures with my husband and kids. I hate the way I look in pictures so usually, I’m the one behind the camera. It wasn’t until last year that I read a post here on Reddit that made me change my way of thinking."
"It said something along the lines of, kids don't see wrinkles, extra fat, or bad hair. You know, all the things we nitpick about ourselves. They just see Mom."
The Next Phase
"Retirement. Did it at 68 but was enjoying running my own publishing business, so I stayed on."
"Now in retirement, I’m having a blast doing so many things I never previously had time for that I wish I’d taken the plunge at 60, or earlier. (Let that be a lesson to all you young ‘uns out there.)"
While it's so easy to regret things in our lives, sometimes it's important to think about the things we're doing right.
Sometimes we'll be so proud of what we're doing, we'll only regret not getting a jump on it sooner.