Sigh...THEY'RE posting again...and as usual you know way more about them than you truly ever wanted to. You're already picturing someone, aren't you? Unfortunately, they're everywhere, and they must be stopped.
Here were some cringey examples.
Two active duty soldiers who are married to each other, with completely open facebook pages start airing their drama about cheating on each other. Each admitting that they cheated on each other, how they are going f*ck each over in the divorce.
Their CO was on their facebook page, so was the garrison commander.
Both got UCMJ action for adultery.
But wait, it gets better. They were ordered to cease talking about the proceedings on social media.
What do they both do? They go to social media, continue to brag about cheating on each other AND put their commander, garrison commander, and respective JAG lawyers on BLAST.
They are both no longer in the Army, and yes they are divorced. It was truly epic, and they kept b*tching about their punishment, and everything. They basically both started digging a hole and didn't f*cking stop until they got to hell. They then b*tched about how f*cked they are.
My half-sister. Every trashy detail of every trashy moment of her trashy life ends up on FB. Or it did before she blocked me for calling her on her bullshit. The final straw for me and my brother was when she posted "Well, my mom wouldn't send me money, so I'm homeless and freezing to death (it was September in North Carolina), I slept with some dude for money and now I'm pregnant." My step mother refused to send her money for drugs, she was homeless for stealing from her former roommates for drug money. She had also faked several pregnancies for drug money and sympathy. I can't say I'm sorry in the least that she blocked me before I could block her.
Defined By A Partner
Someone I used to work with posts a picture of her and her boyfriend every day on instagram with some lovey dovey caption at the bottom, and a count of how many days they've been together. Every month they celebrate their "anniversary".
When they broke up, she deleted every photo with both of them in it, leaving about only 3 photos left on her account.
She got a new boyfriend about a month later, and now she does the same thing with this new guy, and I swear to god I think she's been reusing some of the old captions she made of the old bf.
Some guy I worked with constantly posted about his and his wife's fights. Every little detail of what was said, and what happened after. I think we he wanted us to sympathize with him but he came off as an *ss in most of the posts. Before I friended him on facebook he seemed pretty chill. But after reading those posts (which on some days came once an hour), I was worried that we'd get news that he murdered her and I started to avoid him at work.
After I moved on to another job I unfriended him. But a few years later, out of morbid curiosity I went to check his profile and they were still married and had two more kids.
The Worst Kind Of PeopleGiphy
I was in the airport on my way home from another continent when I was scrolling through Facebook and read my aunt's post (not a message, but a Facebook status) about how my grandpa (who I was going home to stay with for a couple months) died that morning. Called my mom, who had apparently asked all family members to wait 24h before posting anything on social media so that I could have been told in person. My whole family was livid at this aunt for a while.
3 years later, my uncle (a brother to my mom and this aunt) died unexpectedly in the middle of the night. His adult daughter happened to be traveling to their house that day from her out-of-town home, so her mom asked all family to refrain from posting anything on social media until the daughter arrived so that she could tell her in person (and also prevent her from driving while distraught). The aforementioned aunt decided to ignore this request again, and my poor cousin read about her dad's death in a Facebook post when she stopped for breakfast.
Just An Entire Mess
I will never forget this post.
Old restaurant coworker, followed him because all of his life drama would go down on Facebook. People posting to his wall about how he stole a child's bike and ruined her birthday, his mom calling him out for drug relapses and stealing from her. All on facebook!
When he broke up with another old coworker, he took to facebook. He wrote a wall of text calling her every name in the book, talking about how he was going to miss her daughter, then finished with something close to this: "Good luck finding another guy willing to put up with your fish market smelling lady business."
A Most Unusual Color
A Facebook friend of mine posted that she was worried because her 15 year old sons right hand had begun turning a strange brown/orange color. There were pictures. She'd made a doctors appointment. She then explained it was because he was using his sister's tanning lotion. Only she didn't seem to realize the reason only his right hand was tan and not the rest of his body! So, she let all of Facebook know her son jacked off using tanning lotion.
Non Validation Life
When my son was first diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma I was texting with my mom while we were in the ER. My son asked that she not spread the news. So of course, the next day she sent out a family-wide email detailing everything, plus her own theories and conclusions. I got a call from my daughter who was stationed in Japan and was frantic. This was the first I had heard about the email because she didn't include me (because I was at ground zero, as it were). So I called my mom up and basically tore her a new one. Her reply was that it was just to family, but I told her that she wasn't supposed to tell ANYONE. She even told my 96-year-old grandmother, which could have killed her (but didn't). She later told me that my dad chewed her out too. So now I don't tell her anything unless it's past any crucial time. I can understand her wanting to get the word out for prayers and thoughts, but I don't live on the outside of my skin, looking for validation from social media.
Btw, my son is doing just fine, in remission for 2 1/2 years now.
A Serious Oversight
This was obviously a mistake but a few months ago I saw a guy on Linkedin who was sharing practically his entire employment and education history. He was attaching letters of recommendation and emails praising his work from supervisors. He added a couple of documents for his education and one of them was his school transcript. This transcript had his full name and social security number at the top.
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During his last weeks my grandfather was really unwell. He was a proud man at least with regards to his appearance and didn't like people seeing him so poorly.
The day he died my cousin put a photograph on Facebook of her son hugging him. Titled it 'pop's last hug'.
It's an uncomfortable picture. The boy has an expression that reads "I have been told to smile for the camera so here's a grimace" and my grandfather just isn't there in it at all.
I was pissed. He'd have hated to have that picture tor for everyone to see.
Even taking the picture was tasteless but sure whatever, but uploading it was disgusting. I silenced her recently after more uncomfortable oversharing. It isn't healthful for me to see her nonsense.
Chlamydia And Cousins
My cousin, asking her Facebook followers what she's supposed to tell the health department when she receives calls asking for the contact information of all the partners she's recently had sex with since she was diagnosed with chlamydia. In the comments, she went on to explain that she didn't even know some of the names of these men, let alone their phone numbers. The entire thing was her ranting about how annoying it was, along with asking for advice on what to tell the health department.
My first thought was damn girl, get your life together. My second thought was damn girl, ever heard of Google?!
Countdown To A Meltdown
A friend from the past completely melted down over a couple month period after visiting his family across country and deciding that his mother, who was battling cancer, wasn't being treated right by the rest of the family. He completely went at it with everyone and no topic or accusation was off limits.
And he was clearly in the wrong, completely off his rocker, and his family were just a bunch of regular people. One by one he called people out and publicly tried shaming them by spilling all sorts of past events etc. And one by one these people would eventually tell him off and suggest he get help and then block his ass. And he would just go harder on the next person. It became so f*cking ugly that myself and others just unfriended the guy because we couldn't watch it anymore. I've never seen anything like it before and doubt I will again. Complete sh*tshow.
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This person asked me to hook them up with my friend. I did, and the next day they proceeded to post on social media in detail everything they didn't like about having sex with them.
Like, it caused a lot of drama, some people saying it was their right to post it, others saying it was gross and over sharing. My friend felt totally humiliated and had no idea anything went wrong, because there was no communication. Meanwhile I felt horrible and responsible, and I was just begging them to take it down. Resulted in the person deleting their account.
Ive just, never seen anything like that in my life.
Friend of mine: his mother in law passed away. Grieving father in law goes into depression and stops paying rent, gets evicted, starts getting passed around the kids/grandkids.
My buddy doesn't like it when it's his turn, after 3 days goes on a rant "hey daughter A! Why am I stuck with YOUR father! You can't stand him either? Someone has to come pick him up in 24 hours before I toss him on the street! Daughter B, do you know he walks around the neighborhood and gets lost? I had to find him three times already! Daughter C Come get your free loader!!!!!"
Yeah, it's called dementia -.-
Ah, Racist Relatives
A VERY ANGRY and *also OCCASIONALLY RACIST older relative WHO types LIKE THIS,,,and doesn't NO HOW TO SPEL OR PUNCTUATE2 (and who I couldn't block, because it would offend decent family I do like) posted a very long rant after a 3-month absence about "Facebook jail" and "f*ck the police".
Turns out, she had made very time and place specific violent threats about harming Michelle Obama (who she has also called a man, a monkey, and a transvestite prostitute, to give you a sense of how classy she is) because the former First Lady had the AUDACITY to visit a city of several million in the state that said relative lives in. That she lives 4 hours away from. And never visits. And b*tches regularly about. The Secret Service followed up, and Facebook suspended but did not delete her account.
Included with the rant were several pictures of her topless 75 year-old self wearing a confederate flag skirt, flipping off the camera while literally sh*tting on a picture of the Obama family.
I'm glad she did it, because Facebook then deleted her account.
To Cause A Downfall
To preface, my sister has always been self-obsessed, maladjusted, "woe is me, nobody understands me", moody, straight up batsh*t. Hella dramatic and no amount of attention anyone gives her will ever be enough for her.
She just recently went through a terrible breakup (he cheated on her and is a sociopath POS, but as always, 2 sides to every story and she's not blameless) and made a new Instagram account and posts the most painful, cringey poetry as a way to express her feelings towards men. It's like a middle schooler's diary...she's 30.
One of the worst,
"Don't promise to not hurt me Every guy that has promised they wouldn't hurt me hurt me. So don't promise you won't. And eventually when you do I won't have to call you out for breaking your promise to not hurt me...
This is how girls are ruined"
Always uses the hashtag #poetrybyme. Like, girl, I wouldn't be claiming that poem if I were you. My other sister and I get great laughs out of the terrible writing and my dad can't even talk about how absurd she is on social media. Hence why I rarely ever post on any platform now.
Who are your social media oversharers?
People typically think of cannabis legalization as one of those cut and dry things.
If you don't use marijuana, you probably don't want to legalize it.
If you do use marijuana, you are probably pro-legalization.
... except it's not that simple.
Reddit user SaifurCloudstrife asked:
"Redditors opposed to marijuana legalization and decriminalization: Why?"
Normally when these types of questions are asked, you get a bunch of people who are pro-the-thing chiming in and that absolutely happened here.
Interestingly, that opened up discourse that got people actually talking—probably more than they normally would have. The constant back and forth helped people get down to the core of their beliefs and reasons.
I can't say minds or hearts were changed, or even that people had particularly good reasons (and there were some not-great counter arguments, let's be real) when it came right down to it, but conversations were certainly had...
"It's a drug."
"I have two examples in my close family that clearly show how devastating pot can be. This attitude to marijuana reminds me of the attitude towards cocaine in the mid to late seventies when everyone thought it was harmless 'nose candy.' "
"I'm against sentences for drug possession but many people would benefit from dealers serving 3-5 for selling pot."
"Honestly, I think everyone against it should come to Canada for a visit. It's been legal here for 4 years and absolutely NONE of the spooky stories have come true."
"The only real differences is that people buy their weed in nice, clean stores with clear labels and not on street corners and our tax dollars don't go towards harassing people for a weekend indulgence."Giphy
"It stinks and makes people lazy."
"And often the weed smokers don't care if they are a pain in the butt to others and that kind of apathy is a huge no for me."Giphy
"I live in WA, where rec weed is legal."
"I rarely ever smell pot smoke. And I have the nose of a bloodhound."
"Yes, more often than as a teen when it was still illegal, but far less than any amount to be pro-prohibition about it."
"Plus, I mean, there's lots of smells I f*cking hate but wouldn't enact harmful laws over- Axe body spray being one."
"Laws can be made regarding where you can smoke."
"In Australia you can't smoke inside or within a certain distance to entryways. The only space you smell smoke is at an outdoor pub, designated smoking areas and occasionally when walking."
"It took years, but people become accustomed to new rules. Knowing Americans though, you guys will be on the brink of civil war if they brought in similar restrictions."
It's TOO Good
"I've read that the potency in pot these days is a hell of a lot stronger compared to say 20 or 30 yrs ago."
"The huge increase in THC levels should be a huge concern for people. The pot being legalized today is not the same I smoked when I was much younger."
"This argument has been rolled out again and again since I was in elementary school (~30 years ago) and I never understood it."
"THC is remarkably non-toxic, it's so much less toxic than many common substances people ingest on a regular basis (aspirin, and plenty of other OTC meds, as examples), to the point where actual THC toxicity is caused by physical rather than chemical/metabolic actions."
"Smoked cannabis is also much easier to titrate (dose appropriately), since the effects are nearly instantaneous - take a couple hits and you'll know if you've had enough within seconds."Giphy
"As opposed to an accidental edible overdose where you might not know for a couple hours that you've taken a heroic dose."
"So a higher % of THC by weight in cannabis flower shouldn't be an issue, especially considering that back in D.A.R.E. they used to tell us that smoking cannabis was SO MUCH WORSE than smoking tobacco."
"Cannabis was supposedly so much 'harsher,' one joint contains 'toxins' equivalent to an entire pack of cigs, etc...which is total bull, but even if that were true...wouldn't that mean that stronger cannabis is less harmful, since you don't have to smoke so much to achieve the desired effect?"
"Can't have it both ways."
It is high potency because it is illegal. It's easier to transport a half pound of skunk than 10 pounds of trash weed."
"Look at states that have legalized. There are low thc strains available and easily accessible."
"Because dipsh*ts will start smoking it in public places where others can not really avoid it, like is the case with cigarettes currently."
"Also yes: F*ck cigarettes."
"Yep my problem is drugs in public."
"I do not care if you do drugs as long as your doing them in a private place. I don't want to breathe in your smoke and get lung cancer."
"I don't especially care what folks get up to on their own, it's when they make everyone around them a participant that it aggravates me."
"Plus, depending on the setting, it's really inconsiderate."
"I have a friend whose job does random drug testing and he left a bar because a bunch of folks were smoking inside and he was worried about work."Giphy
Go Away, Government!
"I'm for legalization but as someone that worked for corporate cannabis, I'd loathe seeing those scums run the market."
"My state Governor tried writing a recreational cannabis bill on their own terms since we are surrounded by recreational territories."
"They stated they didn't want it to lead to a ballot measure because that's worst case scenario (didnt think voters were educated) than proceeded to write the most comically bad legalization bill that existed - before completely dropping it because they couldn't write a competent law."
"I am about as anti pot as they come, but if they are going to legalize it, why wouldn't they make it legal to grow your own? (Rhetorical- I know the answer… same reason "they" are legalizing it… tax money)"
"This is what I am screaming. For them it's only about money."
"They are waiting for the rich to install a profit making infrastructure before they let us peasants enjoy anything."Giphy
"If I had any good reason it's because idiots insist it's not addictive and it doesn't impede your senses. So they drive and do dangerous sh*t while high."
"My issue isn't the severity of the impediment. It's that people refuse to admit that it does alter the mind."
"I already have one person insist they smoke weed and drive because they know their body."
"Now imagine if someone openly said that about alcohol and how you'd react. It's a really dumb mentality to have."
"If anything I'd push for it to be illegalized ALONG WITH alcohol and cigarettes."
"But prohibition taught us that is not the way to go."Giphy
The Same Path As Alcohol
"I believe that if it was legalized, it would become a much bigger part in society, much like how alcohol is now."
"I do have a problem with public drinking and personally view alcohol as much worse compared to marijuana."
"However, since drinking is already so ingrained in our society, it's not like we can get rid of it. I'm just hoping that weed doesn't follow in the same path as alcohol."Giphy
"Im so sick of all these CBD oil pyramid schemes popping up!"
"The testimonials are all, 'I broke my spine in half and had to get it surgically fused together. Now all I have to do is rub a drop of CBD on it, and the pain is gone!' "
"And I'm not against it, I actually use high grade CBD at night to help me sleep. I fucking hate going through a rep though, they always try to hard sell me on topical CBD for my back pain that's like $80 for a little jar, or $30 bath bombs."
"I have discs squeezing out of my spine, I'm pretty sure a dab of hemp oil is gonna do jack shit for that."
"And the cancer patient abuse!"
"Smoking or ingesting edibles with THC for pain management and appetite is super helpful for cancer patients, but cbd wont do anything. Not to mention getting an ounce of good weed wont set you back much, but getting a tiny vial of cbd can set you back a couple hundred bucks."
"With our healthcare system in the states, we know damn well cancer patients are already in a hole of debt. I'm worried legalizing will encourage these CBD lies."
"It's the new snake oil."
"My MIL is that person. She's was touting its Indica strains ability to outright cure cancer the last I saw her."
"Cancer patients get hit very hard with the cannabis oil scams. What kind of evil sh*t do you need to be to take advantage of desperate people?"
"I agree with you about people thinking its the grand cure all, but that's why I feel we SHOULD legalize."
"The main reason I want it legalize is so they can do more research on the things it does help. It's effect on tremors alone is fascinating."Giphy
So what have we really learned here? I'm not really certain.
Lots of people's reasons seemed under-informed, but just as many people had legitimate concerns.
Sure, those concerns could just as easily be applied to alcohol, but lots of Redditors admitted that and seemed to take LARGER issue with alcohol than cannabis. It was honestly difficult to find anyone (aside from the smell people) who was 100% against it.
And that, dear reader, is possibly the biggest takeaway from this. Attitudes are changing.
Sorry, D.A.R.E.—looks like we said yes to drugs. Well, cannabis at least.
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Chosen family is family. Sometimes they are the closest and most important family. Just because you share blood with someone, doesn't mean you have to form a bond.
That's why best friends are so important.
BFFs are forged in many ways. They're there for you in triumph and sorrow. They hold your hand. T
They know where the bodies are buried because they helped bury them. That's why it's so heartbreaking to lose them.
It's just a bitter pill to swallow when it's a relationship you thought was going to be endless.
Redditor FindingDale wanted to hear all the reasons why sometimes we just have to say goodbye to certain people in life, by asking:
How did you lose your best friend?
I've lost a few besties. Some through death. Some through personal growth and some just because it was time. That was an important lesson. Just like lovers, friends also outgrow one another.
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"I got tired of it being all about her all of the time. I couldn't tell her anything in my life good or bad because she would make it about herself." ~ Wide-Fig-1063
"He was the passenger in a single-car accident. The driver was drunk, showing off, and drifting on an unfamiliar dirt road in California. They found the car at the bottom of a 70-foot cliff. Everyone in the car walked away except my friend, who died instantly."
"He was already passed out drunk himself so he likely didn't feel anything, but it was still such a terrible senseless way to go. That was 10 years ago last June. He was barely 21, the nicest guy you'd ever meet, and one hell of a bassist. Miss ya, Jake." ~ FormerLurker3
"Best friends since we were 12. Best Man at my wedding when we were 28. Day after the wedding he never spoke to me again. No explanation. Calls and texts went unanswered. He would avoid being at any social event I would be at, which was a few because we had the same circle of friends. Tried for two years to keep that friendship alive." ~ Tionek
"I had a weird dynamic to continue because of trauma. We had been friends for most of our lives (26 years) and every conversation was all about her. I was fine with that because she had a traumatic childhood and I knew she wasn't super socially with it. I'm happy to listen when my friends need it."
"Then she just unloaded on me saying I wasn't listening enough to her problems and how I had mistreated her by not asking enough pointed questions about abuse she had suffered as a kid. This was days after a three hour call where she did all the talking and it was mostly about her abuse."
"I was six months pregnant at the time and all I could think was "do I really have the bandwidth to take care of two babies?" I haven't spoken to her since." ~ keepinitcornmeal
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"His wife tried to sleep with me. I didn't let it happen and I told him about it. They reconciled and had more kids, then it got weird whenever I was around so we drifted apart." ~ mycowild
Yeah, beware the partner of a loved one who is trying to trap you in a scandal. They are shady. Take that drama and run fast and far.
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"No idea. He slowly stopped answering calls, texts, emails... his wife, even more so. I'd occasionally stop by to see them and everything appeared to be OK. They never stopped to see us, even though his mother lived just a few miles away. I just quit trying." ~ NagromTrebloc
"It was October 16, 2015. I was working from home that day when I saw a call from him at around 9:15am. I had to ignore the call because I was in an online meeting. At 2pm my Dad calls my phone, which is unusual since he knows I'm working. I answer it."
"He is speaking quietly and very calmly. He says, "Son, I love you very much. I have some terrible news. Jared passed away this morning." Jared's wife was calling me from his phone to say she found him dead. I couldn't process what he was saying."
"I said, "That's not funny. Jared, his wife and me and my wife were supposed to meet up next weekend for dinner." Jared had sleep apnea surgery that same week. He had taken a painkiller and Benadryl together. It stopped his heart. He died 2 days before his 40th birthday. We were friends since grade school."
"We did everything together, he was my brother. He was the best man at my wedding earlier that year. I had just shared my son's heartbeat with him via a text message 2 days before. Jared was so excited to be his crazy uncle. I miss him every single day." ~ SnooCapers1425
"Codependency. I became basically obsessed with her and it just became too toxic. I had to cut it off because it was eating me up inside and she didn't deserve how I was treating her." ~ SuccessfulEggplant82
"Good on you for recognizing the problem you were having. It takes a lot (and I mean a crap ton) for an individual to come to this realization. Most people like to live in denial or fight it. I did the same thing and by the time I realized it, it was to late. I hope your able to get through it." ~ Nakanon85
"I noticed that he never came to my place to catch up. I stopped going over to his place to see how long until he noticed.... It's been 5 years now 🤷♂️." ~ Mr_Nonesuch
"Over the years I have observed in number of friendships that its always me that makes the call. They always are delighted to hear from me. If I organise something they come. They just don't make the effort. I have been best man five times so I don't think that its because the friendships are not valued. I don't know, am I missing something?" ~ Yarray2
"My ex wife. Even after we split we stayed close, co-parenting, helping each other out. She died 3.5 years ago. I could have made peace I think but after her death and our daughter was living with me full time I found out about how abusive my ex had been to her when I was around and it felt like losing her all over."
"Like I thought I knew who she was in the 13 years we'd had both together and separated, but it turns out I knew nothing. Now I'm just angry about it, like how dare you get to do this crap and then leave me to clean up your mess."
"How dare you have peace when my daughter has nothing but struggles and therapy. I felt like we were robbed of the good person, the good mother I thought she was." ~ Scarecrowqueen
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"Friend moved to the other side of the planet, with their spouse, to be nearer to both their families. I never understood what real friendship was before friend was in my life; and now they're alive, but not here." ~ ClutchCrgo
One of the natural parts of life... saying goodbye. Or in some cases getting ghosted and forgotten. Either way, chin up.
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Humans have had an undeniably significant impact on our environment and the other species that inhabit the planet with us.
What might happen if humans weren't here to exert that influence, though?
What if we never had?
Reddit user Mompkey asked:
"Which species do you think would be dominant if humans didn't exist?"
"Wolves. They can, and have, successfully adapted to most of the various biomes on the planet."
"There's a reason we domesticated them and took them everywhere with us."Giphy
- Everything is garbage
- Garbage is delicious"
"I would agree, but now I'm wondering if our presence is the reason cockroaches have thrived as well as they have."Giphy
"Sharks, they are the dominant species on 3/4 of the Earth's surface already, they have survived mass extinctions and would thrive even more without humans mucking up their habitat."Giphy
"Humans are the only species that seek to dominate others. Other animals just want to live in the balance of nature. They're just trying to survive, they don't have time to take over the world."
"Pinky and The Brain theme song played in my head."Giphy
"We've killed off so many throughout history but of the ones that remains intelligence and versatility would be the key factors. Their food supply and habitat would greatly increase in our absence so with this being said.........primates."
"We are simply the superior primate therefore we are the dominant species. That opposable thumb is a mf when you have a large brain."
"Wouldn't it be just another off shoot of humans like the Neanderthal or heidelbergensis?"Giphy
While we'll probably never know definitively which species would truly thrive without us around, it's still fun to speculate.
Do you have thoughts?
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