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When you're a kid most adults will tell you one thing or another is "cool" and "fun." Odds are you're too young to form any kind of opinion on the matter one way or another. You're a kid, right? You don't know what you're eating for breakfast. However, when you get older and form that larger worldview, you realize that yeah, maybe that one time when you were a kid actually wasn't fun.

These are those stories.


Reddit user, u/grxce22, wanted to know what you shouldn't be tricked by when they asked:

What's something that seems fun, but is actually terrible?

Life Is Nothing But Planes And Suitcases

A job that involves travelling pretty much all the time. People will be like "oh, you get to travel and visit all these new places!".

Yes, that and not having a stable home, hotel living, not being able to even buy a three pack of something or do groceries since you'll be traveling again next week.

It gets exhausting!

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Definitely One Of Those "Better On TV Moments"

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La Tomatina.

Massive tomato fight in a small village in Spain. 20,000 participants in a narrow street, drunk, full bladders packed in like sardines. National guard is there to monitor. Then they force the trucks through to drop tomatoes on you to throw at others:

  • you will get stepped on,
  • you will get peed on/pee on someone,
  • you will have tomato in every crevice,
  • you will have to throw out everything you wore that day.

Not So Quaint

Living in a little village on a mountain.

Everything is super expensive, and everyone's an alcoholic

TheElusiveBushWookie

Every village in Alaska is the same. Alcoholism, meth, domestic abuse. Even dry villages

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So. Many. People.

New Years Eve in Times Square.

Seashellcity

You're better off watching it on TV instead

PKbisharp

"It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere."

Driving to the beach if it's a long drive.

Driving 3 hours one way to get sand encrusted and soggy just to drive another 3 hours back is not exactly going to leave anyone in a good mood.

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A New Way To Say Hello

Being a swinger.

The idea of a ton of novel sex sounds great but it doesn't really work that way. You have to spend all your time looking for people to hook up. Get connected enough that a meet up can get scheduled. More scheduling. Crappy sex with strangers you may or may not really find attractive. Awkward emotional stuff to 'work through' with your partner.

Oh yeah and your partner is having sex with people you may find simply awful. In the end it's all logistics and embarrassing situations.

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A Mysterious Rhythm

Having sex in a bath or jacuzzi.

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Also beach sex. It's just sand everywhere.

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Not As Good As Advertised

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Becoming an adult

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* Does not apply if you have money.

X0AN

Can confirm have no money being an adult it sh\-t

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A New Level Of Respect

when i was a kid, my dad worked at the local deli in town to make some cash on the side and i thought it was the coolest job EVER. i loved walking in and seeing him work and even though it was making sandwiches and prepping catering orders, i always like "when i'm old enough to get a job that's what i'm gonna do!"

well, i turn 14 and the bosses offer me a job almost as soon as my birthday came around. i used to think working in a restaurant was the coolest thing in the world.... until i worked in food service and it actually is the worst thing ever. nothing better than working long hours for minimum and being screamed at by rude and angry customers.

i think what made it seem cool was just that my dad is a generally calm and happy guy, so he made working a pretty difficult job seem fun because he had such a calm demeanor about it. for that i give him a ton of respect

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