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We are currently in the throes of an era where people seem to be calling the police just because the person next to them was sneezing. We've got Barbecue Becky, Pool Patrol Paula, now Coupon Carl from CVS. Calling 911 should entail actual emergency or at least the feeling of possible danger. And when that happens, when you're in the middle of real emergency the story has got to be riveting.
Redditor _QueenMoogle had a few tales to tell by divulging... when was the last time you had to call 911, and what happened? Several of these stories are (Serious) so be warned.
WEAR A SEATBELT....
Last week. Driving home and come across an accident that had just occurred. No FD or PD on scene yet. I get out of my car and dial 911 to let them know location. As I am getting out of my car I notice a girl, maybe 8-9 years old, laying on the ground covered in blood. People are around her, her mother is screaming and crying, and everyone is trying to do what they can. I stay on the phone with 911 until the FD arrives maybe 60 seconds later. They loaded her up in an ambulance and sped her off to the hospital.
I received a call about 5 days after that accident from a detective with the PD. They needed my statement as the little girl didnt make it. It was a very sad sight to see and an image that will stay with me.
Stay cautious on the roads and always wear your seat belts.
BE ON ALERT...[rebelmouse-image 18355055 is_animated_gif=
I live on the corner of a busy intersection. Every once in a while I'll get woken up at night by a loud car crash.
Usually I go to my window and if no one immediately gets out of their cars I call 911, in case they can't.
SAVE A LIFE...[rebelmouse-image 18355056 is_animated_gif=
Nothing all that dramatic, it was for what I suspect was a drunk driver. She had her blinker on for miles, was varying her speed between 30mph and 80, weaving a bit. Literally had a hard time getting past her as when we would speed up, so would she (this was on a 2 lane highway). Called 911, only time I ever have on a motorist, and gave the license plate number. They said they had a cop a couple miles up the highway and would pull her over and give her a sobriety test.
I like to think the call saved someones life that night, but who knows.
I DO... OR I WILL LATER...[rebelmouse-image 18355057 is_animated_gif=
I was at a wedding. An older gentleman passed out and one of his relatives screamed. The groom called out to his best man, who wasn't there. I looked around real quick to see if anyone was calling 911. I saw a couple people with their phones out and almost put my phone away due to the bystander effect, but I remembered people on reddit talking about how no one does anything expecting someone else to do something, so I stayed on the phone. Turns out there was only one other person on the phone with 911. I stayed on the phone until paramedics showed up. The other person on the phone was the older gentleman's daughter, I think.
JUST PRAY...[rebelmouse-image 18355058 is_animated_gif=
Got woken up at 2 in the morning by my roommates girlfriend. She asked to use my phone to call for a ride home. So I turned on the light to find my phone and noticed she was upset. I asked her what happened and she said my roommate was super drunk and got mad and attacked her. So I went to confront my roommate about it while she called a ride. When I walk into his room his just standing there with a dead look in his eyes breathing heavy. I ask him what was wrong with him and he pointed a pistol at me and told me to get on the floor. I hopped the hell out of the room, slammed the door, and slid the dining room table in front of it. Then I ran to my room, grabbed his girlfriend, and ran outside. I called 911 and told them the situation and they had at least 5 squad cars there in less than 5 minutes. They charged into the house and arrested him. He ended up only being charged with domestic violence. After he got released the next day he told me it was pretty crappy for me to call the cops on him. I told him it was crappy to hit his girlfriend and pull a gun on me. After that I packed my stuff and moved in with another friend until I could transfer jobs to another city. I didn't want anything to do with him. It's been like 7 years since that happened and I haven't talked to him since. I know him and the girlfriend dated for another few months before they broke up and that he ended up marrying his baby momma but idk if they're still together or not. That night was the scariest night of my life, I hope to never have someone point a gun at me ever again
THEY'RE DEAD, SO NO RUSH.[rebelmouse-image 18979114 is_animated_gif=
I was playing frisbee with my dog in this camping area and found a dead body. Guy was half buried in the snow and the dog kept sniffing around.
I took the dog back to my truck and then called my wife first, which I immediately realized would seem weird, but she always complains that "all the exciting stuff happens to me." So I call her and she's all "I'm on my way!"
So then I tried googling for the non emergency dispatch number, because this guy had obviously been dead for a while, but the search was slow so I just dialed 911. The guy picks up, asks what my emergency is, and it was like that Dave Chappelle sketch.
"Hi, hello, how are you?"
"What's your emergency sir?"
"Yeah so I'm out here at Missile Park, and I'm preeeeettty sure I found a dead body."
And then I realize that I got connected to a new dispatcher, because he covers the headset and I hear him whisper to someone, "he says he found a body!"
THINGS YOU CAN'T UNSEE...[rebelmouse-image 18979115 is_animated_gif=
Four years ago. I went to see my dad and found him on the floor beside his bed clearly dehydrated with the lamp on top of him.
They took him to the hospital where they determined he'd had a stroke. Looked like he was getting better for a few days. My big sister was looking at facilities as we expected a recovery of some sort; maybe not a full recovery but definitely something.
Then he got way worse until I stood there and watched as his heart stopped.
I didn't particularly care for my dad... but that sucked a lot.
NEXT TIME KICK HIM![rebelmouse-image 18978175 is_animated_gif=
I was a dog walker for a while. One day I was walking this tiny little toy Yorkie and was standing on the curb looking down at him while he peed. This guy was walking by and, completely out of nowhere and totally unprovoked, sucker punched me and then just kept casually walking. I stood there stunned, looked around, saw a girl across the street and asked if she saw that. She said yes but then walked away into a building like she wanted nothing to do with it.
I picked up the dog and started following the guy while trying to dial 911. I say try because in the state of shock that I was in, I suddenly forgot how to operate my phone. I unlock my phone dozens of times a day but in that moment, I might as well have been solving a Rubik's cube. Eventually I get 911 on the line and tell them what happened and that I'm following the guy. He turns around and sees me and starts walking toward me saying he's going to beat me for following him. This is when I realized that I have my phone in one hand and the dog in the other so I was pretty much defenseless. I start running away to keep my distance but still keep him in my sight so I can direct the cops to him whenever they arrived.
They finally show up and he still kept walking toward me with no regard for the 3 or 4 cop cars surrounding us. They run to apprehend him and the first thing he says? He says that I punched him. They didn't buy it and they told me they've arrested him before. He has mental issues and was most likely off his meds. I kept up with his arrest online and turns out, he ended up punching someone else while in custody that day.
I think the biggest thing I learned from this is that I can take a punch.
DAMN KIDS AND THEIR FIRE...[rebelmouse-image 18349810 is_animated_gif=
I live in an area where the game "gunshots or fireworks?" isn't really a joke. People set off fireworks all the time and I've definitely heard gunshots on several occasions, but there's never really a way to be sure unless it's close enough
We were playing DnD in my kitchen one night and we heard 5 successive shots that could only have come from a gun like right across the street. I called the police and my friend called our campus security while we all sat under the table. The cops showed up and asked a couple questions and told us that we weren't the only ones to call, but I don't know what came of it. We then resumed our DnD session
Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.