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People Share Their Craziest 'If I Go Down Then I'm Taking You With Me' Experience

I worked in fast food years ago. I actually look back on that time rather fondly. My coworkers, for the most part, were good people. We felt like a bit of a quirky little family at times. But there was one coworker who appeared to engage in malicious compliance on a regular basis. Whether she had an issue with management or some specific people who worked the line wasn't clear (at least to me).

One day, she decided to take her sweet time making burgers for the drive-thru cashier, a decision that resulted in the cashier being rather nastily berated by a couple of hungry customers. This incident then prompted our very angry manager to yell at the cashier after the order was finally rendered.

The cashier's attempts to explain what was going on fell entirely on deaf ears and she was fired on the spot. On her way out, she took the filthy mop from the bucket in the back of the kitchen and proceeded to drag it along the entire drive-thru sandwich station. The entire drive-thru was chaos for the rest of the day as a result of it needing to be shut down and sanitized. There was also no one to work the drive-thru now that the cashier had walked out. You could say that cashier got her revenge.

Where was I? Working the cash register in the dining room. To say I was also inconvenienced is an understatement. But trust me when I say that I was happier dealing with a full dining room than drive-thru any day of the week! I look back on the incident and laugh.

After Redditor StickyHoneyDude asked the online community, "What's your best 'If I go down, then I'm taking you with me' moment?" people shared stories of their own.

"I've baited people into clusters..."

Pretty much every game where I can nuke myself. I've baited people into clusters and called airstrikes on my position, I've held the line until overrun and dropped grenades at my feet, I've kamikaze'd my smoking flaming wreck of a plane into the triple A that shot me down.


"Hate is a big word..."

In our last year of high school our class celebrated Christmas with a secret Santa celebration. Through some friends, I knew that this boy in my class had me and what a coincidence: I got him.

Hate is a big word so I'm not going to say we hated each other but we constantly got into arguments and fought and mocked each other the whole time.

Well we had this tradition that on the day of gift exchanging our teacher would call out your name you had to go in front of the class pick up your present and unpack it in front of the whole class.

Through the same people I knew he wanted to give me a vibrator to embarrass me in front of the class so I took a picture frame put a condom in it and wrote "In case of a miracle break the glass" on it. Then I wrapped it with a tiny plastic hammer.

Long story short we both got into detention for it.

5 years after graduation I met him at a reunion party and we could both laugh about the incident we are now together for about 4 years.


"The leadership on county level..."

A friend of mine and I were trying to build and grow a local chapter of our political party and were heavily involved in the youth segment of the county level of said party as well.

The leadership on county level (like, still a laughably miniscule position in the party) was an influence-obssessed, twisted petty middle-aged couple who basically kept sabotaging us and cutting funds once they saw we actually wanted to change sh!t and not just be numbers in a statistic they could use to show ofd their "growth" to the state level of the party. I guess they felt threatened in their control over the party chapter or something.

So, long story short, once this conflict escelated and we saw we're just wasting our time, the youth section conspired against the county-level leadership and collectively left the party.

This led to the disbanding of the entire youth section, two local party chapters, the county-level lost about 30% of all their members and the whole thing was the solitary hot topic for a week in the local press, publically humiliating the county leadership for being the absolute garbage human beings that they were, as they provoked this damage to the party with their leadership style.


"I worked for a hotel..."

I worked for a hotel at a resort and I had been there for 2 years and never had a holiday off. I was supposed to be helping the wait staff instead of my usual front desk duties on Easter Sunday. But dammit, I wanted to go to Easter lunch with my family.

So, they had me working waiting tables the night before and I was helping shut down the kitchen for the night. One of the kitchen crew guys mopped and left a decent sized puddle on the floor and I knew right where to walk as me, the host, and the night manager went to walk out. "Slipped" right in it and twisted my ankle.. I knew the night manager wouldn't do any of the required reports so when I called out the next morning and my boss starts bitching about how I should have reported the incident and I was getting a write up and i was lucky i wasn't being fired on the spot, I can confidently tell her that I fell in front of the night manager so he was aware. She shut it after that because that meant they were liable and had no documentation.

I got my Easter holiday off and one more to go to the doctor and get a note.


"I told my little brother..."

I told my little brother I was procrastinating instead of doing homework one time while sitting in the car waiting for my mom, and he opened the door, and knowing that he was about to snitch, I told him that if he did I would tell my mom that he watched porn. He closed the door silently.


"Barged into a meeting..."

Barged into a meeting my boss was holding with some Very Important People, and very loudly quit my job, knowing that she has a hatred of being embarrassed.


"She refuses to help..."

Was in class when I got partnered with the popular girl. She refuses to help and keeps talking to her besties, then asks me if she can copy me. I say sure and hand her my paper, but not before putting the wrong answers. We both fail but I didn't really mind, she was pissed though.


"Just about every manager..."

Worked for a franchised McDonald's. Just about every manager there was engaging in some sort of illegal or immoral act. So one day, I had a wake up call when I had to clean up blood from a knife fight that took place in the lobby. I no call/no showed to my following shift and told the supervisor for the store (who's an old family friend) about all the bullsh!t going on. Within a week, 3 managers and 5 crew members were axed.


"I had a very bad manager..."

I had a very bad manager at one company I worked, she was terrible, knew nothing and we honestly didn't know how she got the job.

It was her, then 3 team managers, then us team leaders then 100+ staff members. She came in, within 2 month the team managers left and the lad that bluffed his way in to replace them disappeared after 2 weeks due to the stress so I took over.

I was doing her job + 3 managers + my own for 3 months with no issues, then just before Christmas I got attacked by 2 lads. I had a knife wound to my abdomen and 2 bruised kidneys + other minor injuries. Signed off for 2 weeks bed rest.

She was phoning me after 4 days off asking if I was going to be working over Christmas, it fell within my 2 weeks signed off, I said no and hung up. I then got nearly a dozen texts threatening my job, emails saying she was pissed off as she's had to cancel her plans etc and was going to get me fired.

So, upon returning to the office I promptly told her to stick the secondment up her backside and she told me I was going to be in front of HR within the week. I went back to my desk, did a little tinkering and within released her work Lync messages on to a public drive which detailed the affair she was having with someone in our London office, changed her flatshare request on some website to utter filth and fired it all off in an anonymous email to HR and the directors. She was gone in 3 days.


"We had to turn in a coding assignment..."

We had to turn in a coding assignment in college to this one website that was hosted by the teacher and I was falling behind and couldn't get the program to run so I ran a big DDOS attack on his server so the website went down and the assignment had to be pushed back.


"I had this guy approach me..."

I had this guy approach me after a 16 hour shift. It was around 1100pm central time. He explained to me his friends told him to rob me and basically was in a no win predicament. His suggestion was for me to give him my wallet so he wouldn't have to be violent. I explained to him out of everyone there he picked the wrong person. I mean, there were also seniors and unsuspecting adults. I just told him, if your ready for the fight of your life let's dance. I think he noticed to craziness in my eyes and just walked away.


"Served them right."

A previous Chinese company illegally terminated me and several months later they got broke and closed the company.

Served them right.


"One time I bought a muffin..."

One time I bought a muffin that tasted weird from my one of the cafes at my university. Didn't start eating it till I sat down for class with a couple friends. I made them taste it. When asked why I would do this I responded "because if I'm gonna die because of this muffin then so are you!' and we all laughed.


"God I hate her."

Forced to leave a good job at reputable finance company due to a boss who essentially bullied me. I'd already expressed dissatisfaction at the role and asked for a transfer (which they offered at $10K lower salary) so I quit. Upon leaving I had to do a 'leaving interview' so I let loose about the boss. Turns out two other people had made similar complaints. Fast forward two months and she was asked to leave the company (and then she f***** off out of the country). Questions were posed as to why my initial complaint wasn't taken seriously, but by that point I had a better job with nicer people, so I didn't really care. Just glad the people in that dept didn't have to put up with her anymore. God I hate her.


"It basically collapsed..."

Employer wanted rid of me.

Audited my entire work, via their friend (who did the same job in a nearby similar company). Paid him £6000 to do it.

Their friend wrote a HUGE report on my work. They tried to hide it from me. They would only show me a one-page A4 bullet-list summary of what I needed to do for my employer and what they needed to do for me.

Later that afternoon, all my bullet-list points were complete. Now in a winning position, I told employer exactly what I expected - them to follow the summary for what THEY needed to do.

Months later, on the deadline that we had both agreed to do everything that was on the list, I called an urgent meeting with the boss. Nothing. I got fobbed off. Did the same next day. Fobbed off again. Third time, I already had booked into the calendar because I'm not an idiot and had booked it in on day one under other pretence.

Sat in the meeting, which they really didn't want to have. Asked if I'd fulfilled everything they wanted, and been proven to have been doing my job. Absolutely. Then they introduced some random member of staff who whined about problems they had with my work. I asked them where their complaints had been notified to me, where they were recorded, what their evidence was, who else was present or suffering the same issues. Nothing. They tried to fob off.

So I asked the critical question: Have the company done the items that their own audit, by their own friend, said they should do? No. Not even one. One of them was literally "decide who should be in a new committee of staff who can help advise/steer my work". All they had to do was write a name or two on a piece of paper. Nothing.

It was at this point that I said I quit. They said I couldn't, I had notice to serve out. I presented evidence from their own HR person (subtly obtained weeks before) that they owed me more holiday than I had notice period remaining. I'm leaving TODAY. Now, in fact. They said I can't. I said my employment-lawyer wife would be interested in hearing their argument.

I walked out. And promptly reported them to a government body that governed their work, with evidence that they were misrepresenting funds, abusing staff, failing to abide by legally-required criminal checks, that they'd had no less than six lawsuits about unfair dismissal in recent months (considered incredibly excessive), appointing unqualified staff to manage critical documentation after the qualified staff had left, etc. etc..

They were inspected THE NEXT DAY.

The top boss was sacked, permanently, never to work in the industry again.

The senior management were all sacked or demoted. Literally not one remained. They brought in new staff for everything important.

The entire governance of the place was audited and inspected.

The entire HR records were audited and inspected. Many staff were found to have not had the required checks made.

The entire finance and allocation of funds - including £6000 to a friend for an audit! - were audited and inspected.

The unqualified staff were found not to be doing their job, but also not to be blamed for that as they were under unreasonable demands and the bosses should have ensured they were qualified, or to have taken on the responsibilities themselves. You can't just put a gullible untrained chump in charge and then immediately blame them days later when it all goes wrong and you haven't been doing what you're supposed to be doing for MONTHS if not YEARS.

I know, through suppliers that I reused at my new workplace, that they had to pay thousands to replace my systems because they had nobody qualified enough to understand them or use them.

I got a job, same day, through word-of-mouth from my former boss there who was one of the guys they sacked unfairly. Earned more. Closer to home. Better job. Still in it 6 years later.

Oh... and they don't try to mess with me when it comes to HR stuff.

It basically collapsed the entire organisation to the floor and it had to be rebuilt from the ground up by entirely new people.

Or, you know, they could have just said "The committee representing this part of the organisation will be Fred and John" at some point in those six months. Or even "I don't think it's working out, but I'm happy to help you find somewhere to move on". I'd have considered either of those quite seriously and sensibly and probably not made a fuss.


"Working in the Middle East..."

Working in the Middle East. I didn't get paid since February. Opened a court case. The whole company closed down because of it.


"So I let slip..."

Former boss had me in tears for something that wasn't my fault but hers. Ripped me a new one in front of everyone. Next day she got her bosses to write me up because she felt "threatened" by me. So I let slip that she and other employees had been smoking and drinking in the call center the day previous.

Oops, was I not supposed to say that?


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People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
Santhosh Vaithiyanathan/Unsplash

Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.