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Everyone's got their limits. Boundaries are a very important thing, and it can have terrible results if those boundaries are pushed. Just stay away and keep yourself sane.

u/MundaneBasil8 asked: What do you NEVER f**k with?


Those people are just asking to get fired.

A mean, rude, or otherwise unprofessional coworker. Chances are they are digging their own grave and you getting caught up with them will make you look bad. Ignore them, even entertain their crazy, and people will see you better for it.

pencilpusher13

NEVER be aggressive back.

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Crazy aggressive drivers - just back off, that is not a fight to "win", because people get hurt. Just let the a**hole go and fall back if you have some idiot in a car next to you or in front of you.

I see people try to "put them in their place" by being aggressive back, and I have witnessed accidents because of this.

redditKMC

Smart advice.

Administrative assistants - they can improve or deteriorate your work life in the most ninja-like way. You do NOT want one cross with you...

zenaide1

I work at a factory. Our secretary has the most access to the place of anyone in the plant, including the plant manager who makes probably 20x her pay, if not way more.

She has the keys for every cabinet, drawer, door, posting board, company vehicle, you name it. A few of us have some important keys, but she has all of them.

spiderlanewales

Water can be dangerous.

Moving water. A one-metre cube of water weighs a tonne -- literally -- and it doesn't care whether you're in its way.

I'm not even talking about tsunami-levels, either. As little as six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you off your feet, and twelve inches can move a car. Something like the Strid at Bolton Abbey will screw you in ways you hadn't even considered.

I'm not saying having fun in water is a bad thing, or something you shouldn't do, but it's definitely something that deserves being mindful about.

Portarossa

Watch out.

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The casually-dressed old men at corporate parties or events. There's a reason they don't need to don the suit and tie.

ArcticKippo

I heard a story that one of the tech heads at Microsoft would attend conventions with the title "Chief Janitor" on his badge. The purpose being that people worth talking to already recognized his name and what he really does, and he avoids suckups that only care about a fancy title like "Technical Director".

Grug16

The truth hurts.

Discussions on religion and politics with people I don't know very well.

Brownerdgirl

Can confirm, even with people you do know very well.

SaintCrunch

Sounds like a winning combination.

Cocaine and feral cats.

And definitely not at the same time.

NeedsMoreTuba

Cats jacked up on crack are the best guard animals

Snakehead1011

Don't mess with cars.

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Low oil pressure warnings on automobile engines; get a warning, pull over and turn the engine off immediately.

Nope tf out of that situation and call a tow truck, that vehicle is done until it can be repaired. There's no point in risking a multi-thousand dollar repair for impatience... Or do, I guess it's fine for you to give me an opportunity to buy your $15k car for $1k.

zakats

Not the cows!

Wild animals or big animals in general.

In my country there have been incidents where people got attacked by cows, a woman was even killed.

They were hiking and there are mountain pastures and some trails lead threw the fenced areas where the cows are. And there are signs that show how to behave explicitly with dogs and when the cows got calves.

And yet recently there was a picture in the newspaper of a family with two leashed dogs! and a baby in a stroller standing right in the middle of the cows and I mean close, right next to it. Basically everything you should'nt do. Luckily nothing happened that time.

If you go hiking or camping somewhere, inform yourself about possible dangerous animals and how to behave and obviously don't ignore instructions.

Alfitown

That's scary.

Rabies.

Once symptoms start (and it can lay hidden for YEARS) it has a 100% mortality rate and it is a horrifying death (1 girl survived with permanent damage after a brutal experimental treatment).

DON'T APPROACH WILD ANIMALS. If they scratch you or bite you GO GET VACCINATED. Ideally kill it and bring them the body/head, the only way to tell if someone or something has rabies is to cut open the skull and check the brain.

DimitriRaskalov

Tell this to all of the cat-calling men.

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The people on planes with their headphones in. They obviously don't wanna talk and want to be left alone. This goes for public transport as well, respect other passengers.

alex_mc67

A whole lotta nope.

Old power supplies.

meowman7000

In high school, we had a PC building class. During this class there was an old CRT monitor the school was throwing away. One student thought it would be fun to stab a screwdriver through the plastic down into the monitor. The teacher just stared at him and told him to never do that again. He then explained to us about capacitors and the negative effects voltage can have on the human body.

little_brown_bat

NEVER mess with senior citizens.


The AARP. Senior citizens vote, they write, many of them have money, and if they get behind something politicians will listen.

Being_grateful

Most importantly, they're ornery and have nothing else to do.

In general, don't f**k with things that are ornery and have nothing else to do.

TheBirminghamBear

Or as we call it in theatre, "sparkle herpes".

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Glitter.

ProbablyDrDre

Funny Story. I worked for a company where every tech had their own service van. One of the guys was being a dick about something so the other guys put a tube of glitter in his A/C vents and turned the fan on high. When he started his van he got a faceful of glitter.

Now it's the middle of summer so the guy was a little bit sweaty when he started up the van, so that shit stuck to his face real good. He spent like 20 minutes washing his face but he still couldn't get it all. He eventually had to give up and start his day.

Last call of the day is with this little old lady in her eighties. He gets to her house. Performs the service she requested and goes to get paid. As she's handing him a check she stops and says "Young man, do you realize that you have glitter on your face?" He said that he turned beet red.

The guy went to like 5 jobs that day and not once did anyone mention any glitter. Not that it would have done any good. Once that shit is on you it takes a pressure washer to get it off.

jarhead-vma542

What an awful concept.

Garage door springs. Seriously. Unless you know what you're doing, you'll die.

duke_nukem_king

100%. When the springs on my door snapped (it had a cable through it) I ran outside because I thought a car had driven through my garage. It was so loud.

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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

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?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

What's the most traumatizing thing you experienced as a child?
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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.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

Redditor u/Mcxyn wanted to discuss some truths about love and our own issues, by asking:

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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.

One such instance involved a little sister who was around 6 at the time. It was the 90s and at the height of the youth-focused PSAs (think the frying egg representing your brain). One type was a safety PSA about stranger danger. The speaker would remind the children that if a stranger tried to take you anywhere to yell “Stop, you're not my mommy/daddy" to raise the alarm.

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