Nobody who walks this Earth, has ever walked this Earth or will ever walk this Earth will be completely free of regret and instances of bad behavior. We're all guilty of treating people poorly now and again. That is of course not an excuse, we should all treat one another with dignity and respect. Evaluate your behavior, atone and move forward. And do better. Let's all try together.
Redditor u/Lenrique06 wanted to know if anyone was willing to own up to some regretful behavior by asking.... What's the cruelest thing you've ever done to someone?
My younger brother and I would sort of play fight when we were younger and it would escalate to a real and aggressive fight, keep in mind that I am 4 years older than him,and he would do things like spit in my face, and I would hurt him badly in the spur of the moment. The guilt and regret haunts me to this day. alias1ch1
I still cringe when I think about it.
I told my father that he had allowed my mother to die.
My mother was in a property dispute with her stem mom and step brothers. One day they invited her to their home so they could "talk." That was the last time my dad saw my mom. They killed her and tried to frame my dad. I was 8 months old at the time.
My dad has often told me that he blames himself. He says he kicks himself everyday for not stopping my mother. For not anticipating her relative's evil designs.
During my teens, I was often bullied by my grandmother and paternal aunt. I often complained to my dad but he just told me that I should be respectful to my elders. He was too busy trying to salvage him failing business to pay any attention to what was going on at home.
One day in the middle of a heated argument, I told him he was failing to protect me, just like he failed to save my mother. Scarcely had the words left my mouth that I began to regret them. My dad's face fell. He was truly hurt. I apologized profusely and he forgave me right then. He said he knew I didn't mean it.
I still cringe when I think about it. shygirlturnedsassy
nobody got hurt though....
Maybe not that cruel, but in hindsight I feel like I'm a psychopath.
When I was younger, my parents had control over our LAN-cables connecting to my brother's and my room respectively. The room with the cables was inaccessible for us because it was locked most of the time.
One day, my brother had an argument with my parents and it resulted in getting his cable pulled out. When I saw the room wasn't locked, I decided to restore his internet access fully knowing my parents would accuse him of breaking the rules. It escalated pretty badly (nobody got hurt though).
I knew what was gonna happen, yet I still wanted to see (or rather hear) it just because I could. Encrux615
I do this all the time.
I once gave the bagel shop worker a fake name instead of my real one. AIDANboi321
When I moved into my new apartment a few months ago I told my neighbors that my name was the shortened version. I get a chuckle out of it because my 'new name' is Alie (a lie.) Leafy81
Oh the Trauma....
I have more than one because of unresolved trauma that turned me into a monster of a teenager.
- I had a best friend all through high school and one night at a party senior year I just told her we weren't going to be friends anymore. Nothing was even wrong. I was just tired of always talking to her. I guess I just didn't like her anymore for some reason. She cried and demanded explanation. Followed me around the whole party all night until I just left. I didn't talk to her for two weeks and then decided I wanted to be friends with her again. She became my friend again and acted like nothing happened.
- My boyfriend brought a cake to my house once. I don't remember why. My brother asked if he could have some and I refused to let him have any. My mother went out and bought him a cake because I was set that he couldn't have any.
Those are the two that bother me the most. Andandromeda3821
Went to a picnic with my family and my mom's friend who had a baby that was super into strawberries (around 1 year old). I would pretend to feed him a strawberry but then would give him a cheery tomato instead. dwhyyou
I vowed revenge....
When I was in college, sometimes people would leave their computer logged in on the iMac's. I'm not an apple person at all but one thing I learned is to make the app tray thing super small and off to the side and take a screen shot of the original desktop so it looks like the tray is where the person left it. It happened to me once and I vowed revenge on that unknown prankster. Herdie27
In high school this dude made fun me so as retaliation I narked on him and told security he had drugs in his bag, he didn't do drugs. They searched him and found a screw driver and called it a weapon. He was expelled for it. I'm sorry Gabe. LimaBearz
I'm so sorry pizza guy....
When I was 14, I was out with a group of mates drunk as heck, roaming around South East London, Camberwell. We were talking to complete strangers and stumbled across this man who didn't speak much English. He was holding a pizza box and my friend asks "OMG Can I have some?!" Reluctantly, he opens the box and my friend proceeds to take the ENTIRE pizza. We all ate it by ripping it apart like feral dogs. The guy had such a sad look on his face. It's 9 years later and I still feel so so bad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I'm so sorry pizza guy 💔. agmmamma
When I was in my early 20's I teased a male coworker about his new racing stripes on his car. I asked him if the stickers made it go faster. He broke down crying. I felt like crap and apologized right then and there. Became friends for a few years. My statement was the last straw after a bunch of crappy things had happened to him. It changed how I look at people/situations.
Other than that all the things I've done to myself. GraveyardNiko
"the school bus is here!!"
My sister, who is three years my junior, and I grew up in a small bungalow. She had the smallest bedroom and had it absolutely crammed with furniture and belongings. The narrow path that she had to follow in and out of the room was barely a foot wide and snaked in multiple directions.
One time when I was 13 and she was 10, I waited up till she was asleep and quietly moved everything in her room a few inches off the wall, essentially making the path barely a few inches wide.
Come morning I woke up early, got dressed, put on my winter coat, kicked open her door and yelled "the school bus is here!!"
She promptly shot out of bed and started sprinting out of the room. Ended up kicking her desk at full speed and slamming into some shelves, breaking some trophies and other fragile knick-knacks.
She ended up with a broken toe while I was grounded for a month. Amazingly we're friends as adults. stoic_minotaur
Convinced my friend that Errol Flynn's penis was so big that he had to have a trough put into his leg by a plastic surgeon so that he could wear the hosiery to play Robin Hood in the movie without him having a penis obviously strapped to his leg. I told him that this was done to avoid censorship.
It became his favorite "fact" and would share it with anyone.
Feeling totally bored with this, when he turned to me for corroboration when he was trying to win over a girl at a party, I just incredulously replied "No?"
He walked out of the party and didn't speak to me for weeks. forfar4
In Mariokart I did two things I'm not proud of.
1.) Whenever I got a lightning, I would wait until the last placer was over a jump, then I would use the lightning so they would fall into the pit and get even further behind.
2.) Sometimes I would drive backwards, and since I got into last place when I did this, the next power I picked up was usually a rocket. Then I would just wait until the first place passed me, and I would use the rocket. They'd get knocked to the side and their momentum was gone, but that was it. This was so rude because it screwed me over too- I'm stuck in last. It doesn't completely screw over the first placer. But the fact that I put myself through so much pain to bring the first placer just the slightest inconvenience- it made them so mad. Every. Single. Time. AnimalBoat
Sorry but with a chuckle....Giphy
My sister and I used to have bunk beds. I put sunscreen, like the oily kind for babies, on one of the steps and waited. She eventually came in and went up the steps but of course she slipped. One leg went through the ladder and the rest of her went to the floor resulting in her hanging somewhat upside down. I felt bad right after but it was still pretty funny at the time. queenwieda
One time I put SUPER GLUE on my brothers pillow before bedtime. My brother laid down on the pillow, hair got stuck, screams for mom when he sits up. I got grounded and we had to cut his hair to get the pillow off. HeartShapedDonuts4u
When I was in 5th grade, there was a girl that I was "best friends with." She was super clingy and didn't have really any other friends except me, and I liked hanging out with her too and considered her my best friend....until my other friends started to make fun of her (she was nerdy, wore glasses, wore turtle necks, came from a bad family situation, etc).
Me and my other friends came up with a nickname for her so that we could talk badly about her right in front of her face. I don't remember what the nickname was but it was an inanimate object.. say it was "bracelet" (idk). So she would run up to us in the playground and she would be excited to play with us on the playground and we would be like "oh my god bracelet is so annoying. I hate her so much. Bracelet is such a loser"etc, etc, RIGHT in front of her. She would always laugh and ask us "who is bracelet??" And we would say "oh you don't know her" and we would laugh.
Not only that, but we were also passive aggressively mean to her in other ways as well. I think that she eventually figured out what we were doing, because she would cry when we said things but never said what was wrong... but she never stopped trying to be my friend...I look back on my fifth grade self and just want to slap the shit out of myself for doing that. softserve79
2 Ugly to Live.
Every year for work we have an ugly Christmas sweater contest and then winner gets some BS prize but I chose not to participate. My boss asked my why and I told her "I didn't have the time to get your face printed on a sweater." I was transferred to another location the following week and I really feel bad because I didn't know she was going thru a divorce because her husband thought she wasn't pretty anymore. I think about it everyday. Dyskusten
I threw a kid's Cub Scout cap out of the bus window just being an moron. He got off the bus and ran back to get it and was hit by a car when he ran into the street. That was 65 years ago and I've thought about it, hating myself, at least once a week since. 3templeq
When my sister was 2, I was 12. One time she was annoying me so I threw a cup of water at her. When she started crying my mom peaked in the room to find her soaking wet, asked what happened, and I blamed it on her. Said she threw the cup on herself. My mom started reprimanding her. Yikes. littlesadgreenbean
When we go to sleep, we slip into one of the most vulnerable positions we can possibly embody. And we do that every single day.
So it's hardly surprising that, at least a few times throughout our lives--maybe more than a few--we find ourselves snatched from slumber, and left sitting started and defenseless against a threat we can barely make out in those first few seconds.
But for all the vagueness of those first few sensations, we sure do remember those horrible awakenings rather vividly.
And recently, some folks on the internet shared their most memorable experiences.
Redditor ScoopySnacks829 asked:
"What's the worst thing you woke up to?"
Many Redditors encountered animals in the dead of night. The creepy crawling hands and mouths were enough to make their skin crawl.
"My grandmother had a filthy house and made me and my brother sleep on the floor whenever we were over."
"Once I woke up with a rat tangled in my waist length hair. I was 8"
"Another time I woke up to see a giant roach crawl. Out of my brother's mouth as he was sleeping. (I never told him as I figured he would rather live in blissful ignorance.) I was 9."
"To this day have a fear of Rats, roaches, and sleeping on floors."
"A dog's paw in my mouth and getting stepped on the balls at the same time" -- Lower_Environment774
Only Thin Nylon Between You and It
"The sound of a bear outside my tent. Got my heart racing." -- SingLikeTinaTurner
"Oh fu** okay, so I once was woken up by a bear paw to the head. It was just fu**ing around with our tarp but I'm tall so the top of my head stuck out just a tad. It felt like being brained with a sandbag."
"It was a black bear and ran off when we made a bunch of noise, but I'll never forget the few moments of sheer terror, head reeling and seeing that bear paw slide next to my face." -- Cthulhu_sneeze
"Blood all over the bed that I was in. Then I saw the flyscreen had been torn open. Then I heard a crunching noise. And then I saw the cat with the remains of a magpie."
Others shared the times they encountered a personal tragedy immediately upon waking up in the morning.
"woke up to the news one of my best friends family had been murdered in an arson attack and that he had tried to save them and had 3rd degree burns over 70% of his body..."
"I woke up to my dad telling me my mom had a brain tumor."
"It was during a sleepover with my best friend at the time. I knew they were going to get her an MRI because she had been having really bad chronic headaches, but none of us expected brain cancer."
"When they removed the tumor two weeks later they removed a baseball and a half sized mass of tumor from her right frontal lobe. She's alive and well now 15 years later, thank god, but that was an awful time for everyone in our family."
The Worst Reason to Get Up and Go
"My uncle calling me in the middle of the night to tell me my mom was in the hospital, and that I should fly out as soon as possible if I wanted to be able to say goodbye."
Finally, some people discussed the times they felt threatened by other human beings that clearly did not have their best interests at heart.
Just What Did They Want
"Someone jiggling the handle on my door, trying to get in to my apartment. Scary as fu**. I don't know if he was drunk and thought it was a different apartment, or if he was just going door to door, seeing if any were unlocked."
"My ex-girlfriend pointing an unloaded gun (I thought it was loaded) at me. She pulled the trigger and she wanted to scare me, she thought I was cheating on her with a friend of mine (a female)."
It Gets Worse and Worse
"When I was like 16, the landlord and a couple of other men (LEOs of some sort, presumably, but I didn't get a good look at them) came in to physically evict my mother and I from the duplex we lived in at the time, something I had no idea was in at all."
"Like, we apparently went through the entire eviction process without me getting even a slight sniff of it. I slept naked even back then, so basically, I was awakened by two or three strange men coming into my bedroom."
"I threw on a cream-colored dress and got the fu** out of there, having no other option obviously, and went to my mother's workplace in a panic...where one of her coworkers gently pointed out that I had started my period, which was obvious from a distance, apparently."
Here's hoping this list won't give you trouble falling to sleep tonight.
Simply put, the line between needs and desires becomes blurry without us even realizing it.
That is, until we look at our bank statement at the end of the month, suppressing the tears and horrified shrieks that want to leap out of us.
But with the help of a recent Reddit thread, perhaps there is hope. Maybe taking stock of exactly which unnecessary places that money is going can help us dial it in.
Redditor Rice_Liar asked:
"What is the biggest waste of money?"
Of course, many people mentioned the common vices that have long been dubbed the easiest way to throw your earnings right down the tubes.
The Next One Will Hit, I Know It
"Scratch off lottery tickets. I visited my uncle, and he asked me to help him sort the scratch tickets he had bought that year (I guess if you collected enough non-winning ones you could turn them in for a small prize?). He had stacks and stacks of tickets. Took us forever to sort them."
"He was proudly telling me about the times he'd won 50 or 100 bucks, but it clearly didn't even begin to break even with the total amount he paid for them."
"I still buy one every once in a while for fun, and know that a lot of people enjoy the thrill of them and don't mind spending a few dollars for it, but seeing how many he had with no worthwhile return except a rare win has definitely stuck with me."
"I just quit smoking and I have to say tobacco, in the Netherlands the pack of tobacco I used to smoke (John player special) costs 14,40 euros or $16.95 dollars according to google u pay that much multiple times a week for something that kills you."
"Any smokers here wanting to quit but can't, just buy a vape pen it makes it so much easier."
Designed to Fail
"Gambling. Most of the time it goes tits up and has ramifications for other people in your life." -- Mgreengo
"Worked at a casino. I saw behind the curtain. You will lose. The only way to win is to accidentally win a jackpot (that you somehow didn't spend over the jackpot amount to win) and walk away never to return." -- Femmefatele
Others discussed those unneeded luxuries that we get lulled into thinking we absolutely need.
For Olympians Only
"buying a house with a swimming pool. Unless you're an avid swimmer, you'll only use it irregularly 2-3 months a year. Requires constant maintenance that cost up to 5k a year."
"If you build the swimming pool after you've bought the house, that's around 30k for a 600 sq2 ft pool. And it most likely will not increase your house' price at all."
"Stupidly expensive weddings" -- FairySpice12
"Napkins - $1"
"Baby Napkins -$5"
"Wedding Napkins- $20" -- OntarioIsPain
How Did They Do That?
"Starbucks. $6 for an iced coffee that usually isn't that great." -- kdub1523
"The $6 'coffees' are usually a drink with a million things added so it doesn't taste like a coffee" -- Main-Argument-5898
And many people took notice of all the money they spend on transactions surrounding our online lives and our relationships to all the new gadgets that make our heads spin.
Monthly Black Holes
"Subscriptions to stuff you don't use anymore." -- StructureMoist
"I feel like you don't need all the streaming services. For me, I have netflix, prime, Disney and Spotify. I pay for prime and Spotify and my boyfriend has Disney and netflix. We share the accounts. I use all of them about about same amount, Spotify the least but I miss it a ton when I don't have it." -- Zanki
Money From An Unseen Source
"Donating to popular streamers they have so much money and they are most likely to not read your donation" -- fiskars12345
"I much prefer to give my money to smaller streamers because they're always so sweet and I like supporting them" -- mintmoonstone
Give It a Few Years
"Latest mobile phones every year with allegedly 'revolutionary' must have new features!" -- MarcDarcy
"I generally skip 3 or 4 generations. Then buy a new phone after I've wrung every last ounce of life out of the old one." -- Majik_Sheff
But It Seemed So Fun For Those Few Seconds...
"buying video games that you'll never play" -- Zack4044
"But it was 75% off, how could I pass up those savings" -- 98raider
"There goes my angry upvote of the day." -- Nidrew
So maybe it's time to face the harsh realities of the monthly statement and see where the big omissions can be.
You've probably stayed up late watching some television special about a criminal in your area and seen the announcement near the end: "If you have any information, call our tipline." The authorities might even offer a reward of some kind. But what are the chances that you might actually know of the person they're looking for?
People shared their stories after Redditor Renzot56 asked the online community,
"Has anyone here ever actually called into one of the FBI rewards for information on criminals and won the money?"
"My neighbor down the road..."
"My neighbor down the road growing up was always getting into trouble. One day someone robbed a gas station with a gun, and accidentally shot the clerk (so he claimed), and the police didn't know who did it. After about a month, they offered up a small reward for information. The guy arranged to have his wife turn him in to collect the reward, because she would need it since he knew he was going away for a long time."
A likely story!
"I felt pretty good..."
"Ten years ago I'm working front desk at this third rate motel and I'm the only employee on property until 7am.
So I get this report of an unruly guest and check it out. Dudes whacked out on something, threatening other guests and I call the cops to remove him. On their way out they tell me he's got active warrants in another state.
I don't think anything of until three months later I got a check sent to me at work from a sheriff's office two states over. Turns out the guy was wanted for a double murder and I got the reward when he was convicted. I felt pretty good about that."
"My sister has a pretty weird hobby - she solves cold cases by helping match descriptions of bodies that have never been positively ID'd to missing persons matching the body's description. She's solved several cases and submits them to the FBI tip line. Twice now, she's gotten phone calls from law enforcement as a result, one from the FBI and one from a local police department. One had reward money tied to it from long, long ago. She turned it down.
Both times, she's informed the agency calling that the missing person disappeared before she was 10 years old (that's her limit, she doesn't look at recent cases to avoid potential problems), and they just kinda shrug and move on. That's all."
I think I'd be pretty proud if I had Nancy Drew as a sister. Well done!
"I made an anonymous tip..."
"I made an anonymous tip to a local library about someone posting online about wanting to do something sexual in the bathroom of the library.
Local police and FBI gave me a call on my actual number (not the one I used to call in the tip) and asked me a few questions.
Turns out they set up a raid and caught some 19-year old who was trying to meet kids online. Got $500 and they offered to pay me to go on apps/websites like Craigslist and such to find the same kind of people. Was pretty cool."
I'm sure that child's parents were rermarkably grateful.
"In college, we had a drive-by shooting on my block. The police showed up and asked all the neighbors if they had any information. I had just heard the shots from my house and wasn't able to help.
A few days later I was walking home from class and I found a shell casing the in the grass near where the shooting was. I didn't want to touch it so I got home and called the police. I was very very specific about exactly where the shell casing was, and that I DO NOT want the police to come to my door. The neighbors were pretty sketchy people and I just didn't want to be seen being involved.
Well, these cops walked right to my door and asked for me. I told them exactly where to find it (again), they walked to the general area, looked for maybe a minute, then walked back to my front door and asked if I could show where it was. Goddamit. So I led them to shell casing while the sketchy neighbors stood on their porch and watched (looking very displeased).
Apparently, the fingerprints on the casing matched one of their suspects and he was arrested and went to jail. The cops stopped by a few months later with a $20 gift card to a sub shop."
All that for $20?
"When living in Minneapolis..."
"When living in Minneapolis, I saw a Craigslist ad looking for a roommate that specifically worked at Minneapolis-St. Paul international airport and had a badge that allowed them to access beyond security.
I alerted the FBI and Minneapolis police through their tip line. Never heard from either of them."
"I'm sure a bunch of people..."
"I called CrimeStoppers once. The local news released a video of someone violently robbing a store. They beat up the cashier pretty badly.
I knew it the second the video started who it was—a guy I used to party with and had spent the night with a few times.
The CrimeStopper folks gave me a number to write down to claim the money if he was convicted. I wrote it on my hand then washed it off accidentally like an idiot. It was on the smaller side, I think around $1k, but it would have made a big difference at the time. And the guy did end up getting convicted and is still in prison now.
I'm sure a bunch of people called in, though, so I don't know how much I would have gotten. Anyone who grew up in my area who was around my age would have known the guy."
A long time ago..."
"A long time ago, 20+ years, a nearby bank was robbed at gunpoint. The article had a very good photo of the guy. Turns out, he was my sketchy neighbor. Saw him that morning, he was still wearing what was shown in the photo.
Long story short, cops bust him, he goes away for a long hitch, they said a small reward is available. Told them to donate it to a nearby animal shelter. Everyone wins! Well, almost everyone."
The animals certainly won this one! Good for them.
"I've sent a few..."
"I've sent a few tips to the FBI over Internet fraud over the years and have never gotten anything other than an automated response and certainly no rewards."
The FBI might want to do something more than just leaving automated messages for their tip line. Who knows? The answer to some long-unsolved cases might be out there... just a phone call away.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
Often, high school is where students become rebellious. They're learning about themselves, they're testing boundaries, and they realizing that they can break the rules and sometimes get away with it.
Sometimes they're doing it to mess with a teacher who's treating students unfairly, sometimes they're doing it because they're standing up for the very little autonomy we afford kids in the first place.
Redditor CloudWoww wanted to know about those moments that are unforgettable defiance of authority.
"What was the most legendary thing a student did at school?"
These stories will amaze you!
"My friend once was pissed off at the rest of us guys (5 of us). He chased us into the bathroom because he wanted to be a tough guy and thought one of us was hiding in a stall. He says 'peekaboo I see you!' And kicks the stall door in on a teacher we all knew, taking a crap. The teacher said, 'I see you too Nathan, now close the door.' I will die the day I forget about that lol."
"The teacher's response was legendary!"
"Agreed. Honestly, at that point, what else are you going to do? Invite them in for a cup of tea? Challenge them for the seat? Model the proper way to greet another on the toilet?"
"Teaching is great."
"This kid in my class put the school for sale on Craigslist. He provided the school's attendance office number as a point of contact because everyone hated the receptionist there. They were getting calls from interested buyers for days who wanted to buy a multiple acres of property with a big swimming pool and a track."
"Some kids put up Craigslist ads for free brand new TVs with my school's number listed as the contact and they received thousands of calls by like 10 AM. It was legendary."
A teacher with poor eyesight.
"My English teacher was close to retirement & had really poor eyesight."
"A mate started the lesson on the right side of the classroom & managed to shuffle both himself & his desk to the back of the room and then over to the left."
"He then managed to climb through the window, sauntered round the building, came back into the room & apologized for being late."
"Not even to leave, just to see if he could."
"Yeah, teachers who can't see properly can be pretty funny. I had a teacher like that. During that class, a classmate from our year had a free period and lived too far away from the school to realistically go home. But he had friends in that class, so he just came to that class."
"In the teacher's defense, it was a fairly big class, at least 25 kids, and the kid wasn't disruptive or anything. He didn't actually participate or anything, he just sat there and occasionally talked to his friends while they were working on tasks. It took the teacher several 'visits' to notice that 'visitor,' he seriously didn't notice for several lessons that there was a kid he didn't know."
Teaching the teacher a lesson.
"Teacher everyone hated just cause he was a pure bully. We had a fair snow fall and he was on yard 'patrol' this shy kid launched the perfect snowball 40ft+ and it went in his cup of juice. Splashing out and soaking him. Kid went from 0 to hero real quick! This was approx. 15 years ago and we still talk about it today when I'm with a friend from school."
"Kid is going places."
Someone lost their marbles.
"This kid once brought a backpack full, and I mean completely full of marbles to school. He went to the main staircase near the front up the third floor and dumped the whole bag over the stairwell. How those marbles didn't break the glass trophy case at the bottom is beyond me but marbles went everywhere. Surprisingly he never got caught. He either managed to run to one of the stairwells at the end of the hall and get to the bottom before teachers had time to react or he hid somewhere until the first bell rang."
"This happened back in like 2005. Kid went on to disgrace himself and be sentenced 16 years in prison for military espionage....so."
"Did he blame it on losing his marbles?"
The fire alarm.
"A kid hit the fire alarm when the mayor was visiting our school. For context, we had an assembly the week before where we were specifically told not to hit the fire alarm during the mayor's visit unless there was an actual fire, as it was a common occurrence at our school to just hit the fire alarm whenever."
"'Hey Bob, do you have any plans before school?'"
"'Hey Bill, yeah, I'm just going to pull the ol' fire alarm again.'"
"'I have a study hall around then, I'll pull the ol' alarm for you.'"
"We had a kid do this when our state's Supreme Court was doing a presentation or visiting or something. The staff was FURIOUS, everyone knew he did it, and they tried to prove it was him, saw LEOs dusting the handle for prints. There was an old rumor that when you pulled the handle it sprays like an invisible ink visible to black light on your hand, idk if that's true, but I know the kid used his shirt sleeve to cover his hand when he pulled it, so there weren't any prints."
"There was an old rumor that when you pulled the handle it sprays like an invisible ink visible to black light on your hand, idk if that's true."
"This is definitely not true."
"Source: I am a commercial fire alarm technician.
The rumor that we all believed to scare us as kids, turns out was just that: a rumor.
Senior prank that everyone loved.
"The senior prank one year was hiring a mariachi band to follow our principal around all day. He loved it--went classroom to classroom so everyone could see it and take pictures/videos and have a fun break from class."
"A señor prank?"
Standing up for what was right.
"A special needs kid got a two day in school suspension because he threw a sharpened pencil into the drop ceiling tile. He saw a friend of mine do it and thought it was the coolest thing ever."
"A kid on the football team heard about what had happened and protested the suspension directly to the assistant principal. The a** principal stuck firm to his decision and threatened 'and if anyone else gets caught, it will be out of school suspensions….'"
"The following Monday the entire second floor was closed down for the morning. Come to find out the kid and the football team got into the school over the weekend and just blanketed the entire second floor ceiling with sharpened pencils. The video of it was stellar."
These are some legendary moments that every student will remember and can look back on fondly. What we may never know is if they peaked in these moments or went on to do incredible things.