Exes are exes for a reason - and this thread is full of reminders.
We aren't always 100% sure when, where, or why things are going to end - so we can never really know what the last thing is that you're going to say. Since most of us don't actually know it's the last thing, we aren't typically making sure that it's a work of literary art... which is part of what makes this thread so awesome.
Reddit user berrybrain43 asked:
And yeah ... things got awkward. So deliciously, wonderfully, magically awkward. They also got rage inducing, cringey, confusing, and downright heartbreaking sometimes. And absolutely none of these people have the kind of beautifully poetic send-off that 80's movies want us to think happen. Even when they try, the cringe is so real. You ready for this wild ride? Let's get to it.
Voice recognition screwed up the recipient when I was driving so I texted her to: "Wait a damn minute, I'll be there soon"
Her response: "Please don't come over"
I hadn't spoken to her for like 3 years and didn't even know I had her number saved still.
My last text to her was me explaining that being delusional doesn't mean she wasn't unfaithful. She insisted her cheating didn't count.
Her last text to me was this:
At least he looks like you
I still don't know what that means. It's not cheating if he looks like me?
Don't know. Just sent her a CD with "Don't Look Back In Anger" by Oasis on it.
Oh wow I literally just broke up with my girlfriend an hour ago. Here it is!
(After being ignored when I asked her why she lied about her ex calling her)
"It's ok you don't have to answer. I feel like I'm owed that as your boyfriend but it's ok. I think I'm going to break things off here as hard as it is- because I really really like you.
Its entirely on me, I'm in my head now and I don't think I'll be able to get out of it. I just think it's weird that you planned on staying the night with me, he calls and texts you and all of a sudden you have to go home because of your period but you can go to your friends house but couldn't stay at mine. And you can't FaceTime me because you're not going home like you acted you were. The timing is just oddly convenient. Plus you're not answering my question and that bothers me. It bothers me really bad, I would call you immediately if I ever thought you were being bothered by something like this. I wouldn't even text you back an answer, because I'd know you're hurting inside. Silence speaks a lot louder than words sometimes.
This is just the way you think when you've been burned a lot. And I have. Maybe I'm just paranoid from being screwed over, but you also lied about him calling and I don't like being lied to. No secrets remember? I don't like being played.
I really hope I'm just being paranoid, and I'm inclined to believe that's all just coincidental and you left because I was being a miserable, which I was - but the damage is done in my head. And I get stuck in my head, for long periods of time. Even if you're being truthful and you're just not answering me because your phones not with you or you don't want to because I'm no fun to talk to right now, the damage is done.
I'm sorry I'm a mess. I didn't want things to be like this but I've obviously got some things I need to sort out if you're not lying to me. You don't want a paranoid boyfriend looking over your shoulder to see if you're being truthful all the time, interrogating you, etc. And I don't want to be that guy, I hate being that way.
Again, if I've got all this mixed up and I'm just being a paranoid freak, forgive me. But I do suggest you try to be honest with your partners in the future about everything, even phone calls from ex's (Especially that kind of stuff), because for those of us that have been hurt it sends us spinning to be lied to.
I'm really sorry. You're great and beautiful and fun to be around, and I really like you, but you don't want to be with me when I'm like this.
And I didn't want to do this over text, but I'm dying inside waiting for you to explain to me why I'm thinking all wrong and you didn't lie about him calling and it means nothing etc. Leaving me hanging has caused me to let go.
Thank you for everything."
Honestly, this makes me wonder what actually was going on and who was the one who dodged a bullet in this case.
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking it. The word "unhinged" comes to mind.
Waiting To Happen
"You're a domestic violence issue waiting to happen. I'm glad you're moving because frankly I don't want to end up like that. And it's bull. You could be better than that, but you don't want any help. But you keep on keeping on, you're not my problem any more."
The Christmas BurnGiphy
Last year on Christmas she made a post: ''This year ends So send me photos you took with me and I will add it to my Facebook relation."
I sent her pic of me standing next to a trash can full of rags.
"I know you've been cheating on me on discord for the past 2 months, go f yourself."
"No, I don't"
Replying to "I know you love me"
Mocking Her Infertility
"Hey, I know you can't have kids and I'm really sorry that you and your new bf spent so much money on trying, but I just wanted to let you know I'm having a baby with my new girlfriend in September. Funny to think if you didn't cheat on me that none of this would've happened. Thank you."
She struggles with infertility and has been trying to have a child, but can't. She cheated on me so F her. She's a whore and the whole point was for the text to be super painful.
"I'm blocking your banks phone number, so it's your problem now."
I was his emergency contact for a long time, which somehow also meant that my phone number was linked to all his accounts, including his bank account. Was tired of asking him to change it.
3 Years Ago
Last ex was 3 years ago. My last text "I give up." Woop woop woop.
Little White Lie
"I regret nothing, it was fun while it lasted... I wish you all the best, please take care of yourself." (I actually regret everything, but I'm not the kind of person to hurt people.)
No More Threats
"Fine, kill yourself. Every girl you've abused, are abusing and who will be by you will be delighted to learn that you're out of their lives. You've played with my heart for 3 months, made threats and sent me horrifying videos of you hurting yourself and attempting suicide live. I'm tired of your games and I'm tired of you using your autism as a "pass" for everything. It's fkin not. Hope your mother won't be too sad, she didn't deserve a son like you."
What I said was probably not tactful, but I was done being terrorized and abused by him and his constant threats.
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Manipulating The Anniversary
He sent me: "If we had another chance to do this, I would not fail you. I am sorry I took the life out of you. I am sorry I didn't appreciate you enough. But isn't it good, in a way, because you're his now?"
He decided the best time to dig up our history was on the anniversary of my dead best friend. It was such a toxic relationship (on both ends) and I am so thankful to have been able to get out when I did.
I simply responded with: "@awardsforgoodboys"
He knew what I meant.
Busting Mama's Boy
" 'Is you dad a boxer? Cause you're a knockout.' Wow you've really backtracked, huh? You're using corny pickup lines now?"
Found the texts to other women he started cheating on me with on his messenger. He blocked me and told me his mom would be the power of attorney handling his divorce. That's what happens when you marry a mama's boy I suppose.
Stress Me Out
"Yeah we definitely can't be together anymore since all you do is stress me out."
Backstory: This was 2 years ago and we were both young. Teenage relationships, I know. Our parents were friends. For the majority of our relationship, he'd always say he would kill himself if I left, which is why I never did. One day, I addressed this with his mother and all she said was "He's just joking! Just take care of him for me." or something along those lines.
I made a few dumb jokes about drugs and piercings. I remember my mom would attempt to talk his mom into breaking us up. One morning, she called her and they spoke about it. His mom brought up the drug jokes and claimed that I said that I wanted to do drugs. My mom called me to ask if I had said that; she absolutely believed I didn't.
I was in school at the time and I was furious so I dumped him right there. To this day, he hasn't replied. His friends tell me that he didn't know if I was serious or not after I blocked him and deleted him off of everything.
I remember coming home from school that day and ripping up every single thing he had given me and threw it all in the trash. I threw the necklace he gave me in the trash as well. It felt good.
Government Owned Body
I messaged her on Instagram, telling her I'm leaving for basic training soon and I'd like to write her, with her permission. I told her that though my body belongs to the government, my heart belongs to her. She left me on read.
I hadn't heard from my ex for at least a couple of months at the time. She texted me unexpectedly saying "I finished rehab and will be back in town soon!"
and I said: "Ok, maybe now you won't be so crazy." and that was it. I had no idea she had gone to any kind of rehab and was no longer interested in seeing her in any capacity.
I Don't Get It
My last, like, three texts to her were: "I just don't understand what happened."
She tried explaining. I didn't understand. Finally she just said: "I don't know how else to put it in a way that you'll understand, you don't make me happy anymore and he does."
I responded again that I didn't understand. I still got no clue, but that was 5 years ago so that one will probably just remain unanswered forever.
"I hope your mom chokes."
His mom and I really did not get along.
The Pajama Shirt
"That ok. You can keep it or throw it away."
He was trying really hard to get me to come to pickup an old shirt I used to sleep in because I left it at his house. I think it was originally his anyway. I didn't want it and I didn't want to see him again, he really creeped me out at the end.
We had been together for three years before our relationship hit hard times. After a few months of him "needing time" and not replying or getting in touch, he sends a text asking how me and our puppy were doing. I replied: "Hi:) After careful consideration puppy and I have decided that we no longer need or want to keep in contact with you. Wish you well."
Its pretty much exactly one year ago, and he still wants to get back together, but to be honest its way too late and he was way too much work.
"Lol wtf is that???" after her sent me a sample of his dubstep music. I had no idea he made it otherwise I probably would've been a tad nicer.
Die. A Lot.
"You're gonna be told to die a lot. LOL"
We had a son together and this week is his sixth birthday. He loves watching us play video games and loves even more to tell us what to do; usually things that involve killing the character because he wants to see what happens when you do different things in the game. She said the plan for his birthday was to play Zelda and let him tell her to do whatever.
But out of context, that text to my ex is hilarious, hahaha
My ex wouldn't leave me alone after breaking up. He kept wanting to be friends and every few months would try to text me and wasn't getting the hint when I would say don't f****** message me.
He sends me a Snapchat of something I gave him years ago and said "Why does this remind me of you?" I sent back a picture of dog crap with the same caption.
If you don't have any experience with construction, it can be pretty interesting to watch those reality HGTV shows (I know I'm addicted at this point). Some of the best episodes can be the one's where they open up the walls to find the builder didn't do anything right, causing a huge blow to the budget. The drama!
As someone who doesn't know much about building, and is dreaming of homeownership, Redditor Vast_Recognition_682 asked a question I wish I had thought of first.
Redditor Vast_Recognition_682 asked:
"Home inspectors of reddit, what are some horrible things that almost went unnoticed?"
Here's some horror stories that shed a little light on the home owner unknowns.
Behind the closet wall.
"Going through a home with [the] home inspector, didn't find any issues, bring my dad in to look through the house too and he was [incessantly] checking everything. Looks at the Zillow listing with the floor plan, measures the basement, finds out the actual measurements smaller than the floor plan which led us to go looking in a closet and realize they finished a wall and closet around the old oil tank, never decommissioned it, never planned to tell anyone about it, and we would have had to rip walls out to get to it to remove it. It was a non starter and we walked away. So happy to have my dad's sharp eye while home shopping."
If you need a good prank idea when you're renovating, here's one:
"I saw a post once, this guy said his dad's house had a diagonal outer wall and he was installing a combination wall and bookshelf to square the room. Since there was a small dead space on one side, the dad (who was a doctor), got a life-size plastic human skeleton from work and tossed it in there."
"So if someone tore the wall out to remodel in 30 years or whatever, they'd see it and freak out."
Man cave mayhem.
"Not a home inspector, but I did ask our home inspector what crazy stuff he had seen over the years. He had two stories."
"He inspected a modest three bedroom house and found that were very strange structural cracks in the walls. The area where the house was built is primarily clay soil which leads to a lot of foundation issues, but these were really abnormal cracks. He headed to the attic to wrap up his inspection; it was located over the garage so there was absolutely no structural support there. He poked his head up into the attic and couldn't believe his eyes: the owner had a fully furnished man cave in the attic over the garage. It had a couch, big screen tv, weight set, and a huge gun safe. He said he had no idea how in the world all of that stuff didn't come crashing down through the garage ceiling or how the guy had managed to get the giant gun safe up there without some sort of elaborate winch system. He said it was only a matter of time before the house collapsed."
"The only other weird thing he encountered was a cistern (an old well) in a crawlspace underneath a house. He said he was crawling along on his stomach when he almost fell into it; it was left uncovered."
A rats nest of wires.
"I'm sure there will be some stories about wiring above drop ceilings. When I was looking at houses, I saw (not the home inspector) one once where like 10 different wires came into one rats nest of a cluster. To make it even better, there was a regular lamp cord that ran from it to power the hanging kitchen light above the table. And if you want whip cream and sprinkles on that.... the power came into that mess through knob and tube."
"I am an apprentice electrician and this comment just made my soul cry."
"I found an uncapped steel conduit with live wires behind my sink while remodeling. There wasn't even a cap on the wires."
"While ripping out our old kitchen we cut the old crappy countertop with a sawzaw, to our surprise saw a spark and blew a breaker. some mother f**kers who previously renovated this kitchen ran the wiring for a new outlet on the wall around the studs in a crevice in the back of the countertop...."
"My family flipped a house a few years ago. There were four ceilings, each a couple inches lower than the one before, and all but one had old wiring in it. It was like cutting into a weird lasagna, trying to find the studs in that house."
"Grandma was shrinking with old age, but her kids didn't want her to realize."
"Not me, but one I spoke to. Place almost passed, until out the corner of his eye... bam... jack stand holding up a beam under the house."
"Same with a house daughter was interested in. The place was a flip and totally redone. Beautiful. And down in the basement was a brick holding up a big beam."
This inspector had a full list.
1. "Furnace exhaust flue inlet at the attic furnace disconnected and a dead bird below it. Would have dumped all the furnace exhaust straight into the attic area. Obvious safety implication."
2. "Long time vacant house in a very secluded area. Reeked of cat p*ss and burnt plastic. No cats or cat feces in sight and no entry point for cats. Found small balloon in the corner of the floor where the fridge would be. Picked it up (with gloves) and white powder came spilling out. We came to the conclusion there was possibly the presence of methamphetamine in the home at some point and in some fashion."
3. "5 year old house, nice neighborhood, great shape, vacant. Everything looked good visually. In the attic, just after it had started raining heavily, a slight but constant drip was noticed from the roof sheathing in one area. Got lucky on that one. Sunny day, there would have been no evidence of any issue whatsoever."
4. "Homeowner DIY replaced the microwave and thought it would be 'clever' to run the exhaust vent into the wall cavity between the kitchen and adjacent laundry room. Just dumped the moisture into the wall. Mold city after a while if you do a lot of cooking while using the exhaust fan."
5. "60s house, well renovated. Range was a gas/electric dual fuel setup. Noticed broiler took forever to even start to warm up and never got hot enough that I couldn't touch it real quick (they usually glow red after like 30 seconds). Found out the range was plugged into a 110v outlet (enough to power the control panel and light) and not the proper 220v outlet (not even present). Oven was essentially useless. That one also had an incomplete drain line from a bathroom sink dumping everything directly into the crawlspace."
6. "New build. Got into the attic and just a quick 360° scan, something was off. Looking closer found a truss web beam that was completely gone, just ripped out (gusset plates bent to hell). Probably knocked out by the framing crews crane or something and they thought no one would notice. Time is money right? Lol"
They saved the day with this good catch!
"I used to work in a hospital, in IT. We were in a back corner of the oldest building. I used an out of the way stairwell, that had a 4 inch cast iron sprinkler main running through it."
"One day when I was leaving, I noticed a little tiny bit of water on the outside of the pipe. I went back to my desk, called maintenance, and asked them to send someone down so I could show them what I noticed. Walked the guy down to the stairwell and showed him, went on home."
"The next day I get to work and there's a letter on my desk. I open it, and it's from the director of maintenance. Seems that they shut down and depressurized the sprinkler line, and when they went to disconnect the section with the leak, the pipe just crumbled. They figured that my call prevented a major flood in materials management (which backed up to the stairwell on the floor below us) as well as a FD call-out, as the alarm would have gone when the pipe ruptured and water started flowing. The director sent me a very nice thank-you, and referred the situation to the cost-saving committee to see if they could get me a bonus based on preventing an accident."
The internet might just save homeowners on a whole lot of money by taking a closer look during the inspection. Thank goodness for this Ask Reddit post shedding light on the horror stories of homeownership and renovation mishaps.
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Unless you've been a member of the armed forces, you may only know drill sergeants as uncompassionate leaders who yell at privates all the time.
War Face GIF Giphy
"Drill instructors, what is the funniest thing you have seen a Private do?"
The following examples were utterly humiliating, but valuable lessons were learned.
"Had 2 guys get in a fight in our bay during basic. The drill sergeant made them hold hands and pretending to be on a date all week. Only time they could let go of each other's hands was rack time. They ended up becoming pretty good friends."
"Ex British Army officer here."
"A corporal went on a nine week mortar course and was accommodated (obviously) while he was away. It turned out he knew one of the DS teaching the course and was invited, regularly, to dine and drink in the Sergeant's Mess."
"The month after coming back from the course, he brought his payslip to me with a puzzled look on his face and, embarrassed, explained he didn't understand what it meant and could I help him?"
"It emerged that the Sergeant's Mess had a chitty system - you didn't pay for your drinks at the time, but signed for them and the total bill was deducted from your pay."
"This legend had managed to drink more than his monthly salary both months he'd been away and his payslip was a negative balance."
"I'm sorry Smith, I'm afraid you owe the Army £235 ($327.50) this month."
Asking For An Advance
"Former European Anti-Air Trainee here."
"Recruit spent his first check on alcohol and sex workers, asked his commander for next months check in advance the next day. Instead of having a good excuse prepared to actually succeed in that proposal he blankly told him in front of 80 other recruits why he'd need it."
"I saw a guy post about how he was like 6'3 and his DS was like 5'2, so whenever he messed up the DS would go up to him face to chest and yell 'Elevator!' and the guy would bend down to eye level with the DS and say 'Ding!' and the DS would proceed to look him in the eye while he chewed him out."
Some experiences were downright hilarious.
"Not an RDC, but in boot camp I was over the laundry crew. One recruit sh*t himself because he thought he couldn't leave his rack after taps. It was funny at the moment before I realized I had to wash it."
"This was the funniest f'king thing I ever read from u/odomotto"
"Recruit fired all his blank ammo during 'ambush training.' He crawled in ditch opposite where the aggressors were, and started throwing rocks at them. DI came running in middle of the road blowing his whistle and screaming 'what the f'k are you doing?' Recruit screamed back, 'throwing hand grenades drill sergeant!' Without missing a beat, the DI screamed 'out f'king standing.' And walked away."
"My sides hurt and I was wheezing laughing so hard at this when I first heard it!"
These punishments made no sense. And that's why they're memorable.
"When I was in basic, a kid we called 'Albino' shot off a blank round accidentally in the field. The sergeants were pissed and took his weapon away and replaced it with a broomstick for the remainder of the week in the field."
"Man I remember some dude didn't put the sheet on his bunk the right way and had to wear the sheet as a cloak and go to all the other barracks dancing around sing about how he was the 'Catch Edge Fairy' or something. It was pretty silly, he owned it though. He was doing twirls the whole time. This was Navy bootcamp."
Despite how they are depicted on film, drill instructors are people who care.
Like, Beals – a drill sergeant at Fort Knox, Kentucky – who said:
"We provide more than just physical, mental and emotional guidance for them. You are a father, a preacher, a financial advisor, a counselor-you provide so many different services to the Soldier that the regular public doesn't see on day to day basis."
"They see what they see in movies and what they hear about by word of mouth. But you are fulfilling so many roles other than just being a trainer and teaching an individual how to be a Soldier in the Army."
And occasionally, they are having a laugh at the crazy things their trainees do.
Sometimes, it becomes extremely clear that it's time to leave.
That goes for short term situations like a bizarre social moment, or longer term commitments like work or relationships.
Whatever the context, there is typically a tipping point moment when all the variables appear to suggest things have become unsafe, wildly uncomfortable, or maybe even a tad illegal.
It's those moments when all you can think about is the door.
Redditor Thotus_Maximus asked:
"What was your biggest 'I'm out' moment?"
Many people talked about the times they went to parties that turned out to be very different from what they had in mind.
"Went to a friend of a friend's 35th birthday party. There were like 3 people there when we showed up. Birthday boy says everyone's in the basement. Okay cool."
"We go down to the basement. Someone's DJing, they've got cool lighting, there's like 30 people dancing. After a minute or 2 we realize everyone in the basement is like 13. Nope Nope Nope."
THAT Kinda Party
"Lived in a hotel for a while when I was 18-19. One day a bunch of people I've met at the pool wanted to go up to this dudes room and party. I thought we were gonna drink, smoke, and have a conversation, but that's not how it went."
"While everyone went up there, I had to go back to my room and change clothes. When I finally went to join them, I walked in and saw this dude injecting hard drugs. I sh** you not, this dude turned completely blue and dropped to the ground like a rock. When I saw that, I just dipped."
"He got picked up by an ambulance and survived. When I saw him in the elevator the next day, he seemed like a completely different person. Seein' stuff like that (that wasn't my first time witnessing od's), I think kept me away from the drugs that can kill you easily."
The Great Escape
"I was at a party when I was a teen. Cops turned up. I was stuck upstairs. But there was a balcony and underneath a pool. And beyond the pool a gate leading to an alley."
"So I jumped in the pool."
"But when I resurfaced there were already two cops standing there looking at me."
Other Redditors recalled the times they encountered strangers that did not appear to have their best interest at heart, to say the least.
"Was approached by someone and we talked about how we went to the same college and I showed him some of my art work, he thought it was pretty cool and offered me an opportunity and wanted to talk more later because I was at work at the time."
"I met up with him and his girlfriend and he told about what he mentioned. As I say there listening, it sounded familiar and BAM! It hit me. It was a pyramid scheme, it had nothing to do with art or any job prospects, I told him I wasn't interested many times in the nicest way possible l, but boy did they look pi**ed."
"I got stuck in an airport overnight as my flight was cancelled due to weather and I was starving because all the stores were closed. Some employee offered to show me where to get food so I followed him."
"He then opened a door to outside in the parking lot and motioned outside. I quickly said 'no thanks' and walked away."
And finally, some talked about when it became very clear that their work situation needed to end, like yesterday.
Quotas Reign Supreme
"I got buried by heavy packages while loading a truck for Fedex. It took 3 people to get me out. I was bloody, bruised, and had trouble lifting my arm."
"My manager came over and chastised me for my package count being too low. Walked out immediately."
Leaving Him a Stressful Day
"I worked in a contact centre several years ago. It was super busy and calls didn't stop coming. For some reason, my stupid boss removed everyone else from the queue for some stupid training, leaving me alone to handle all the calls. I messaged him a few times on Microsoft Teams, asking what was happening with no reply."
"After two hours, I shut down my computer and walked out of the company. I just recently withdrawn my last salary, so no regret whatsoever."
Corruption At Its Finest
"I worked for a blood analysis lab machine company for about 6 months. Hated every minute of it because I was working well over 60 hours a week every week. I wouldn't be leaving some hospitals until after 11pm sometimes. The management would never support the techs, the customer is always right, that BS."
"So one week at during the over the phone team meeting, the manager actually asked on of the younger techs to complete paperwork and submit it. Which is normal, but the manager was having him submit the repair paperwork and schedule the repair when they got around to it. He wanted the tech to pencil whip documentation we submit to the FDA so he could a quarterly bonus."
"Managers who's group hits all the pm's, gets a very nice size check. Had the tech done that and the machine failed before it was serviced, somebody could have died and he might have gone to jail. I left that job the next day."
Out With a Bang
"I walked out of a job two hours into a shift and left them without anyone who could do my job."
"As a parting gift, I threw the manual I'd written in the rubbish and didn't bother removing or giving anyone my passwords to stuff so they couldn't do anything."
Years ago I had a classmate who was a total daredevil... so much so that he would often injure himself. He once drove a bike in the direction of oncoming traffic, just for the hell of it. He got out of that episode unscathed––luckily. By contrast, I prefer keeping all my limbs, and still have them all. I wonder where he is now. Hopefully not too banged up. I did do some stuff unwittingly––like the time I stuck a fork into an electrical socket. I thankfully wasn't shocked too much. I was young and naive.
People told us all about the dangerous things they did when they were younger after Redditor Not-an-Ocelot asked the online community,
"What's the most dangerous thing you did as a kid without realizing?"
"My chore was to wash the floors. I would mix all sorts of chemicals together, not realizing they don't mix. Like bleach and ammonia with other cleaning products."
This is very easy to do––and so dangerous! Thankfully you didn't harm yourself.
"I used to walk..."
"I used to walk on a frozen river when walking home from school. I was about 7 at the time."
Seen too many movies about people stuck under the ice.
"We would sneak up..."
"I used to do parkour. We would sneak up onto the rooftops of condo buildings when they were washing their windows (the staircases leading to the top floor would be unlocked). We would then go roof hopping.
Literal roof hopping like in Grand Theft Auto. We would jump from a 12 storey apartment building's roof to an adjacent 10 storey apartment building's roof, etc."
How are your knees? That's bound to do some damage, no?
"I picked up..."
"I picked up a baby copperhead snake and gave it to my mom as a present when I was 6 or 7."
You must have really hated your mom.
"There was a railway crossing..."
"There was a railway crossing on my walk to school, and the train would often be blocking my path so I would always wait until it stopped moving and then climb on top of it and jump off the other side so I could keep walking and not be late."
"Played inside an old broken refrigerator that was outside….not knowing it could have locked or tipped over."
Yes, it could have! Thankfully it didn't. There's a really frightening scene in The Leftovers involving a character who nearly suffocates in a fridge.
No thank you.
"Like most Florida kids..."
"Like most Florida kids I swam where I shouldn't have and I'm very lucky I didn't get eaten by alligators."
"After seeing videos..."
"Playing with fireworks. After seeing videos of kids blowing their fingers and hands off, I would never let my kids play with them, without lots of supervision."
"We are super lucky..."
"Getting on a boat with my then-boyfriend and not telling our parents where we were going. The boat ended up sinking during a storm and we had life jackets and floated on the ice chest. Only reason we are alive is because a ship that was coming in heard us screaming during the storm and called the coast guard. We were out there for a total of 15 hours and had severe hypothermia. We are super lucky to be alive."
This is pretty terrifying.
Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.
Yes, thankfully, you're alive.
"When I was about..."
"When I was about 9 or 10 a friend and I rode an air mattress down a river. Neither of us knew how to swim and we didn't tell our parents so when we came back cops were looking for us."
Well... these were a read.
If you'll excuse me, I'll stay indoors and wrap myself in bubble wrap. The outside world is scary.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!