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There are limits to even the most giving and kind of human emotions.

Using up sympathy takes a lot of effort. But once you've tread past the point of "no sympathy," you can never go back. People can only feel for others to a certain extent, and if that person makes no effort to help themselves or others, that feeling quickly fades.


u/moedersx asked:

For which people you have absolutely zero sympathy?

Here were some of the answers.

She's Kind Of A Fixer-Upper

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I had a friend who would complain I think just for the sake of complaining. She would complain about how bad her situation was but wouldn't do anything to try to change it. I think she complained hoping that other people would come to the rescue and fix her problems.

I guess she soon found out that the real world doesn't work that way but then she started complaining saying that no one ever helped her. It's not anyone's responsibility. Either she takes the initiative to change her situation or she's lost the right to complain about it. That's just my opinion.

black_rose_83

Grown Into A Monster

People who fail to teach their children to consider other people in society and then wonder why their child is unpopular.

A woman I know lets her child do anything she wants...never tells her off. This child is 10 and will get out of the car by FLINGING her door into the car next to it...and then the Mother shrugs.

As she grows, other parents don't want the child to come over to play anymore...because she's hard work, selfish and sly.

She wasn't born that way.

axeSkate

*Stares In Bullied Kid*

The bully who realises they're getting caught and plays the victim card.

axermon

Kid tackled me onto the pavement in 4th grade because he got mad I beat him in some dumb game at recess. We both went to the principal's and I was covered in blood and had to get bandages all over my arms. He started bawling his eyes out and I ended up having to apologize. I didn't know how well the victim card worked until that day.

MrJTwiggs

Basic Abuse

People who treat customer-facing staff like they're nothing more than dirt on the bottom of their shoe. I don't care how bad your day/week/year has been, the moment you think you can use another human being as an emotional punching bag, I have zero sympathy for you.

YunaLessCar

Crazy Selfish Love

Those brides who make crazy demands on their wedding guests or on the wedding party then end up with only a few people coming to the wedding, or the wedding party bailing on them. Specifying what color you need to wear as guest, or the dollar amount of the gift to be given is one way to narrow down your guest list. Then you have the brides asking the bridesmaids to cut or dye their hair, or get extensions, or induce labor 8 weeks early so they are not pregnant during the wedding.

allthedifference

Inertia Is A Property Of Matter

Drunk drivers.

officedogsbody

Also add people who don't wear seat belts because they think they're too cool for them

Crested-Auklet


The thing a lot of people don't realize is that wearing your seat belt helps you maintain control over your own car while breaking hard. It's much easier to steer clear of a possible accident when inertia is throwing your chest into a locked seat belt rather than the steering wheel. Seat belt laws aren't only about protecting yourself.

keeper_of_bee

Plagiarismo

People who take credit for other people's work and call it their own.

bdazle21

I manage a small auto repair shop. I quickly learned that the best way to keep customers happy and still have the techs in my corner was to acknowledge any fault or mistake my techs made with "I" and any success with "We".

The customers appreciate the personal acknowledgement of responsibility. It also keeps them from seeking out the mechanic that often times is still working in the back shop because they may lack the confidence, ability or desire to work face to face with customers.

The mechanics appreciate not having to deal with irate customers (although it's rare) and work even harder to do the job perfectly because they know what I go through in the front office for them.

Jcholley81

Lining Up Relationships Like Jobs

People who cheat on others.

If someone can tell me the logic of cheating on the first person without just breaking up with them, I will pay you.

UncommitedRebirth07

They want the fun of sleeping with someone else without losing their partner.

Don't worry about paying me though.

Ofvlad

Pups Need Discipline, Too

"Doggy parents" who have dog behavior problems on their hands because they have no authority/structure.

Been dealing with one whose dog bit someone in public. They're acting like the dog's actions weren't "normal" to them and like the dog is an independent entity they have no responsibility for.

Sorry, you deserve the lawsuit. Train your dog and stop "pampering" them with no consistency or structure. End of rant.

Judo_pup

AKA, Our World Right Now

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Leaders of companies that actively fight against technological progress at the expense of the environment and future generations. Also, tobacco companies. Basically, all people whose greed is motivation enough for them to be jerks.

elezraita

The Unforgivable Curses

Rapists.

Nearly every crime has at least one situation where it's not completely immoral.

Stealing? You could be feeding your family. Murder? That person could have been abusive and it was the only way out.

But rape? There's literally no way to defend a rapist, and I think that once you've raped someone you're shit for life. Not a super controversial opinion but it needs to be said.

lennsden

No Bullies Allowed

People who hold some kind of power over someone and use that to bully them. Whether it's through physical strength or access to information that could make the victim look bad, if you choose to go after someone for no reason other than it makes you feel big, you are a jerk and deserve the slap Karma's bringing down on you.

TheEndgamer2000

Not My Pig Not My Farm

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The person who decides to, against all logic, argue with the cashier about a problem that is clearly not within their paygrade. I genuinely hated people who seemed to blame me when their meal came out a little overpriced. Like, lady, I'm just reading what the computer is telling me.

Quintonias

The Thing We Should ALL Agree Upon

Anti-Vaxxers, they're some of the most self righteous scumbags I have ever met. They're like this all because some guy made a report that was so stupid it got his medical license revoked for 36 months?!? Like are you kidding me?!?! I thought they were ignorant at most, but them killing their own children because of a bull report is just psychotic.

kahoottrash

My Own Soap Opera

If you create drama for yourself, you know what, I'm understanding. At first. Psychology is a thing. I get that.

But if you keep that up even after you've been made aware of it, if you continue to perpetuate messing up your own life because living a good life is something that will take away your all-important sense of martyrdom, if you start drama with other people and then blame them as the bad guys for calling you out on it (that includes pleading "But you know I have issues, so you should tolerate all the stuff I throw at you!"), if you ruin your own opportunities, jobs, friendships, etc. and then act like it's everybody's fault but yours, and just keep doing it, then I'm done. I'll help you stand up if you throw your self down - I will. But not if you do it again after that.

ComplicatedSpirit

Can You Not Just Overcome It Sweetie? Haha:)

People who belittle depression. The "just look on the bright side of life," or "all I did was smile more" types.

There's plenty of worse people out there I have no sympathy for, but holy flip if those types aren't the most blissfully unaware people out there.

Gigaholden

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All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

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Being single can be fun. In fact, in this time of COVID, being single can save lives. But the heart is a fickle creature.

And being alone can really suck in times of turmoil. None of us are perfect and it feels like that's all anyone is looking for... perfect.

Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

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