We can't all be everybody's heroes. Sometimes we are just going to rub people the wrongest of wrong ways.
Life is just like that. No matter how well-intentioned you are, you are not for all markets. Sometimes, it even goes further into the wrongest of wrong places, and you become the villain of that person's life.
Chances are it's happened to you once before.
Here were some of those answers.
How To Be Suspicious Of Others
Okay this my accidental bullying story. I had been bullied in middle school and was determined to never let it happen in high school. I thought I could identify a bully from their look and general behavior. One girl in my class was a potential bully for me and I kept my guard up to her. One day I was talking to a group of friends of mine and she came to us and asked 'what are you doing here?'
I chimed in before anyone else could speak and said. 'We're just talking.' and she said ' can I join?' I literally thought she was gonna make fun of us about the things we were talking about and said 'We're talking as friends.' and she asked 'Am I not your friend?'
And I looked into her eyes in a stern face said with my coldest voice 'No, you are not our friend.' and she just left. It dawned on me later that she was just trying to become friends with us and I was straight-up mean girled her.
Not. Even. Once.
I was hired directly into a shift manager position in a hardware store once. I felt I never stood a chance. The last manager was apparently the worlds biggest ahole, and that aholery just got assigned to me by default...
And when people treat you like sh*t every single day, from day one, it gets hard to keep up 'pro-social behaviour' after a while.
I couldn't do anything right, and the worst part was setting up the shifts. Anyone who has worked retail with long opening hours probably knows what I am talking about.
It is impossible to make everyone happy, but I tried my very best and spent much more time setting up next month's shifts than reasonable. Going back and forth correcting and changing hours...
The challenge with this team was that even though most of them got all their requests, they would team up with whoever got the 'sh*ttiest' list and berate me with it constantly. Didn't matter that I was trying to even this over time. I was an absolute ahole to the person who was least satisfied with his shifts.
Over time I became more and more hostile towards them, to the point that I just couldn't do it anymore. I just called in one day saying I just won't show up any more.
Some managers might be born like aholes that, but sure as hell is possible to create one too...
Shift manager is retail is probably one of the worst job out there. You get flack from both over and under you relentlessly, and when you do everything right nobody notices. It is so draining.
Retail manager. Not even once.
OKAY WOW NOPE
My turn: in 5th grade I flirted with a girl that I liked. In 5th grade boy language that meant teasing. Nothing gross or mean but just jokes and stuff. I think she knew I liked her because she would joke back and sometimes it would just be us talking in the playground.
One day the teasing wasn't appreciated and I could tell she was in a bad mood. Kinda grouchy and no fun.
I guess I said something and then she grabbed my hair and said I was a jerk. So I pulled her hair. And her whole wig came off in front of everyone.
She had cancer. She felt bad that day. I teased too far. And finally, I exposed her cancer and loss of hair to the whole school.
I really liked her. She stopped coming to school the next week and died the next year.
To this day, 45 years later I still feel the guilt and shame of having made someone else feel that terrible.
It can be so accidental that we don't even really realize we are doing it in the moment.
You're THAT Guy
Went back to visit my high school the year after graduating. While I was there, I bumped into a guy who had been in my year, but didn't graduate with me.
Without thinking about it, I blurted out, "Oh, you're still here!"
Felt like a real d!ck about it.
Do The Scrambled Eggs
At the end of freshman year in college I was going to room with a new friend for the upcoming year. Except in the coming months it turns out she was very toxic and a compulsive liar and I knew my mental health would suffer if I lived with her.
So at the last minute I decided to stay with my original roommate.
So I ditched the "friend" and she was left scrambling to find a new roommate. I know it wasn't a great thing for me to do, but it was self preservation. She never forgave me and we didn't speak again after that.
You Got Scurry Gurl
I had a crush on this guy in high school. I'm not trying to make excuses for myself, but due to some pretty awful experiences I had a rather shaky understanding of consent - basically assumed that all men wanted to have sex with me and it was my job to seduce them properly. I was also just creepy, socially inept, and not very self-aware. That set the stage for the following:
- I sent him a love letter. When that didn't work, I sent him about 50 pages of handwritten love poems. That also didn't work
- I thought the reason he didn't want to was because he didn't think I was dedicated enough to him so I continued to emphasize to him every day that I liked him. That also didn't work
- I happened to be assigned to his group on a group project and found out that his house was in walking distance from the school. I happily informed him that I had memorized the route to his house and he was extremely upset about that.
- I finally got frustrated and started stealing his stuff and making him chase me to get it back
He graduated a year ahead of me and blocked me on everything and it still took me 3-4 years to realize how much of an insanely creepy stalker I used to be. I wanted to apologize but he never answered my contact attempts and I found out recently that he died in a car accident last year.
Boss Boss Boss
Dude at work. I find him incompetent. I'm not his boss, but in the org structure I am technically above him.
His product is failing and he might end up indirectly working for me. I know he hates me.
I try to be nice but I have such a hard time sugarcoating incompetence. To be honest he barely registers. I'm trying to fix it, but not trying that hard.
I feel like in work terms I'm his villain.
Also, people do make unconscious comparisons in their mind that cast us as the villains.
Met a girl in high school and we hit it off super well. It was like we'd always known each other. Became best friends pretty quickly and during one of our gab sessions she asked if I'd ever had a boyfriend.
So I said no, but told her about the time a guy I considered a good friend had become romantically interested in me and bombarded me with all kinds of gifts on Valentine's Day the previous year. I said it was completely unexpected and I'd had to turn him down because I didn't at all think of him in that way.
During the course of my tale she'd become very quiet and I asked what was wrong.
It turned out that the guy was her brother and he had been devastated when I turned him down. He was so broken up about it she swore to destroy me if she ever met me.
Do I Know You?
Back in high school I went to summer camp.
That was pretty cool, I liked it, new friends and stuff.
At the last day we threw a party, and a dude I barely said one or two words during all the time, nothing special, just small talk, approached me and said he was happy to meet me DESPITE I BULLIED HIM all the time.
It was, like, WHAAAAT? Still have no idea what did he mean, but I guess, that story belongs here.
Oh Honey Not The Sheep
Back in college I realized I was gay and started dating a woman we'll call Debby. I went home for thanksgiving and told my parents. They had been my biggest supporters and felt this was a betrayal of everything they had raised me to be, and threw me out.
Ungrateful, immoral daughter, defying her parents with a reprobate lifestyle that probably involves having sex with sheep? Check.
Back on campus there was a guy who'd been interested in me. I chased him down and had sex with him to make myself be straight. It didn't work. I used him and broke his heart. Heartless.
I started drinking. I took it all out on Debby, and broke her heart too.
It's been years. I'm sober now, in therapy, and married to a wonderful woman. I don't blame myself like I used to, but that was a sh*tty year, and I was an epic villain in three separate but related stories.
An Honest Mistake
I lined up to buy food behind a woman who was ordering. As I walked up I saw two other people, one was a woman standing off to the side who received her food as I arrived, the other was a man in a wheelchair who was next to her. Based on where he was located he also looked like he was waiting for food.
The woman finished ordering and went to stand off to the side, I stepped up to order and heard 'hi' from next to me. I looked over and the man in the wheelchair is just staring at me. I gave him a weird look because (I swear to god), he had almost identical features to a friend of mine who I knew for a fact had just moved to a different state the week before. Thrown by this and his single 'hi' I just awkwardly said hi back and then ordered.
Turns out he hadn't ordered yet and I was unintentionally queue jumping. I know that I didn't mean it and honestly thought, based on where he was when I came in, that he'd already ordered, and the face thing was just a bizarre coincidence, but there's no way I'm not the villain in his disabled people get treated like they're invisible/get stared at by people story.
Flirty Flirt Flirt
When I was about 15 there was this girl that came to my church who was 16, I had a massive crush on her and it wasn't any secret. we'd spend pretty much the entire church day hanging out and flirting any chance we got. I'd asked her out several times and each time "I only date guys that are older than me" or "maybe when you're a bit older", ok whatever.
Thing is, she used to invite her current boyfriends to church, and then flirt with me outrageously the entire time. Almost always the relationship would end between them later that day.
It's A Love Story, Baby Just Say No
2 stories here.
- Last school year, I was into this girl (hereby referred to as S). Me and S were good friends. We were always together at almost all times. We would always be deep in conversation about some nerdy stuff. Then, one day, I decided to tell S how I felt. She shot me down, but in a polite way, so, not too affected and I kept my head up. Then, come around Christmas, I learn that S thought I was a creepy, obsessive, stalking liar and I was crushed. I had what I had perceived as nothing, and then a train hit me. Fast forward to now, we never talk, I am blocked, and all the good times are gone. I am also friends with somwone she does not like, so that doesn't help my case either. I felt so guilty, I believed her and accepted that I was a bad guy.
- Earlier this school year, I was at it again. I was trying my luck with another girl (now known as K from here on out), and struck gold. K and I hit it off and we started going out. K was a sheltered person, and we only ever really saw each other at school. About halfway through our relationship, I learned K waa not fully ok in her head. I thought, ok, but I still love her, so what of it? She would have breakdowns. (Also I learned that 2 months ago, she was in a mental hospital). She was also one of those girls that was like "I want you to f@%k me", and I have no interst in sex. And that made me realize she probably would be happier with someone who would be willing to do that. In the last days of our relationship, she pretty much ghosted me completely. We went out for a month and a half and split on Halloween. We barely ever talk now and I have no idea what she thinks of me, so I must assume the worst. She is in another relationship, and I am happy for her, but she made me realize no matter how much I may want it, I will never be ready for love. I am also a really clingy person, and I held on too close and after the seperation, I became a ghost of my former self. I am still trying to fully open back up.
With both of these stories, I feel like I am a villian, and to be honest, I am probably right. Sorry for the wall of text that puts the walls of Attack on Titan to shame, but this is the first time I have been fully able to vent this, even though none of you actually know me. Thank you for reading, I feel a little better finally saying all of this.
I bullied a girl in high school. I was a very insecure, confused, dumb high school girl.
This girl dated my ex and while I really didn't care (I had broken up with him months before) I felt like I was supposed to be mean to her. And trust me, it makes me cringe to this day. He didn't go to our school and this girl and I weren't friends, but she would always make a point to talk to me about him. Not in a bad way, just because it was common ground I guess.
But I bullied her and she actually ended up marrying a good friend of mine and ten years later I still see her around and we're both friendly to each other but to this day I can't even hardly look at her in the face because I feel like such a piece of sh*t.
This happened tonight: I was driving home, and there was a car just parked out in the street in front of a seafood place, just standing in the street with its hazards on. I sat there behind it for a few minutes until the car's owner came out of the seafood place with their takeout.
I honked, and she yelled at me "I have my f*cking hazards on!" Clearly, this woman who thinks that her hazard lights are a "park anywhere" button thinks I'm a villain.
A Is Toxique
Two of my friends (let's call them A and B) were "breaking up" and A told me to choose a side. I chose A, even though their fights didn't have anything to do with me and B hadn't done anything wrong to me.
B apologized to me (even though they had no need to) and asked if I wanted to still hang out. I said no and pretty much ghosted them after that. It's been over a decade but I still feel terrible about it. I should have just told A to leave me out of it.
What fun would our lives be without a little villainy? And honestly, if you're living your life in such a way where you never cross someone the wrong way, you're doing it wrong.
Life isn't just divided into heroes and villains.
Sometimes you just don't have any money and you have to make it work. I learned how to make the most out of bargains at the grocery store and know how to make food that is hearty and will last more than a day or two. Beans and rice are your friends, by the way. You'd be surprised by how many delicious meals you can make with just these two basic ingredients.
Being poor requires you to be creative.
Penny pinching is an art, as we were so deftly reminded after Redditor naranja_cheese asked the online community,
"What is the most penny pinching you've ever done?"
"I used to steal..."
"I used to steal half-used rolls of tp when I was a janitor. Lived off white rice and Worcestershire sauce for months. Got a job as a cook & always saved a few scraps while plating people's food so I would have something to eat without paying for a meal. Also worked at a butcher shop& would take home bones to roast and make a stew with. I can share hundreds of things like this."
"I worked part-time..."
"I worked part-time in school, but was pretty broke. I wasn't being paid until the following day, and I needed soy sauce for my extra super tasty stir fry. I literally had negative funds in my account. So I went to the grocery store, grabbed a sushi tray, threw a ton of packets of soy sauce in my pocket (they don't charge you for these), wandered a bit, pretended I changed my mind, and left."
"While at the grocery store..."
"While at the grocery store, putting back that pack of chicken breast that cost $2.98 for the other pack of chicken breast that cost $2.95."
"Things were insanely tight..."
"Used to make my own laundry detergent during a time when we had relocated and our prior home had not sold so we had rent on top of a mortgage for 18 months. Things were insanely tight in those days, to say the least."
I definitely know what this is like.
"I took some cedar boards..."
"I had no money for Christmas gifts. I only had enough to pay rent. I took some cedar boards in the backyard, cut them, burnt them a little black as I had no money to finish them. Then I passed them off as cutting boards."
"One Friday night..."
"One Friday night in college, my two buddies and I had a grand total of $3 to our names. I bought a box of Mac 'n Cheese, a can(!) of escargot, and three Lil' Debbie Star Crunches. We had a full meal with starch, protein, and dessert."
"I lived on pasta..."
"When I was at university my entire budget was less than £40 a week. I lived on pasta and stolen sauce packets from the Students Union. The cafeteria ladies would always take pity on me at closing time and give me free burgers."
"I lost my job..."
"I lost my job and lived in a $1400/month apartment where electricity (which included heat) and internet were ludicrously expensive. $400-450 a month in the winter because the building was an old mill with huge windows and no insulation. Fortunately, gas and water were free."
"I only turned on my lights when I had to, turned off the heat entirely, and heated my apartment by boiling a huge pot of water on the gas stove 24 hours a day and going to the business center to use the free DSL connection to apply for jobs. I ate rice with frozen vegetables and spices for three months."
"It sucked, but I got by."
Hopefully things are much better now.
"If I ate fast food..."
"If I ate fast food or takeout food, I would ask for extra sauce packets or garnishes that they give out for free. I would stock up on them, use them when I cook instead of buying the stuff from the store. For example, a $1 box of pasta, a clove of garlic, and 2-3 ramekins of parm cheese, half ramekin of chili flakes, and a pinch of Italian herbs I got from a pizza place makes a quick meal."
"My local mall..."
"My local mall used to do paid surveys, you'd watch a video or try some new soda or whatever and they'd give you a couple of dollars. Then I'd use that to buy a meal."
Sometimes you've just gotta do what you've gotta do. It's not easy.
Have some stories of your own? Feel free to tell us about them in the comments below!
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Now, this isn't going to be a long, "Let's all pile on how bad the internet is and only think about the good ol' days when the rocks were soft and we could only communicate using cans with string."
People old enough to remember life pre-Internet, what are some less obvious things you miss about that time?
Many habits we used to possess were made completely irrelevant thanks to the internet. Not that we didn't enjoy doing them, we just started asking ourselves, "What's the point?"
Completely Devoid Of Technological Interference
"Leaving home and just being gone for the day. No cell phones. If there were cameras, it was really different. You used them to take pictures of things or had people take pictures of you. But there was no social media to preoccupy your mind. It was just doing something. And whoever you were with, was who you were with."
No One Needs 24 Hours Of Nonsense
"News only being on at 6pm. That was it. Now we have 6 hours of local news and 24 hours of cable news. Not being bombarded all day with "news." And when you saw "Breaking News" on the screen you knew something serious went down."
You Mean We Actually Have To Go?
"It used to be a lot harder to bail on things. You'd have to call the person at home and tell them yourself, or at least leave a message if you wanted to be risky. Typically if you were gonna bail you'd give at least 24 hours notice. Nowadays people can let you know they're bailing last second since you're always reachable."
"RSVPing mattered. If you said you were going to be there, you made sure to be there. None of this facebook invites that everyone blows off without any form of social repercussions. If you said you were going to go and didn't go, you were the a--hole and everyone knew it."
You can get almost anything on the internet. Almost. Still no sign of real working Lightsabers anywhere out there, but the internet has eliminated many of our purchasing practices.
Just In Time For The Holidays!
"The Sears catalog. That was how I found out about all the cool new toys."
"Catalogs in general, for me. Before the internet made mindless browsing of stuff you didn't need ~really~ easy to do, we still liked doing this without having to drive to the mall. The solution? Sign your mom up for those cool seed catalogs, those not safe to browse at the office gag gift catalogs and then everything in between. That stuff was really nice to have when you grew up somewhere that was not even cable ready."
1 Good Song Out Of 15
"When you bought new music you just had to hope it was good. The single might be popular but otherwise unless someone had it you just bought it and hoped for the best."
"There was so much excitement to going to a cd store to buy an album that you only knew one song of or the band/artist name and just listening to that entire cd over and over again picking out which tracks were your favorite while still learning every lyric to all the songs on the album.
Building a cd collection was also fun."
Talk About The "Immediate Gratification" Generation, Huh?
"The instant win bottle caps / candy / chocolate bar wrappers where you could turn them back into the store and immediately get a free one. Now it's just codes you have to register on their website so they can get your info, i don't even bother anymore."
Finally, there's these activities, to difficult to explain to anyone who wasn't there. How do you get someone to understand that not having a supercomputer in your pocket at all hours of the day radically changed your life?
Keeping It In Front Of You
"I miss having an attention span of more than three seconds"
"It's so weird. I can only vaguely remember what it feels like to not have a smartphone and to be alone and think.
Wondering what my friends are doing and if they'd like to do something on the weekend. We'd have to talk during lunch break at school and plan it...
Trying to find the answer to a math problem... Having to figure it out by re-reading the problem and explanations 5 times."
There Used To Be A Time When You Couldn't Play Everything
"Not being overwhelmed by choice.
Don't get me wrong, having nearly every form of media downloadable is great, but back in the day, i rented a video game and i played that video game as much as i could.
Now, its hard to give it more than 2 seconds before i try one of the 20,000 games i have access to.
New game plus used to be cool. Now, I'm happy if just beat the game"
Floundering. Just A Little.
"My formative years were the 1980s. I remember like yesterday going to study in Paris my junior year of college. I got off the plane with no cell phone, no internet, a Let's Go Paris book, and just a hostel address written on a piece of paper I'd stuck in a French dictionary. I did not know a single person in all of France.
I had $500 of cash stuck in a money belt. The belt was tight and sweaty but that money had to last me for at least a month until I could find a part-time job with my lousy French. My "credit card" was my father's credit card numbers written down on a piece of paper. He told me I could only use it to buy a plane ticket home in an emergency.
I remember standing in the airport and having this powerful emotion of being 21 years old, scared sh-tless, but in absolutely completely control of my own destiny. There was absolutely nobody who could come rushing to my aid if I needed it. I was 100% on my own.
I'm actually very thankful for that experience. I found the hostel. I found a job. I made friends. I learned French. I made it all on my own which was just a big boost in life confidence.
I have no doubt if I'd had a cell phone I would've called my parents on Day 2, told them it was too hard, and been on the next plane home. But I had no other choice but to succeed."
We can never go back. Not really, anyway. The only way is to keep going forward, be aware of the effect the internet has on us, and do our best to not let it take away the things that really matter in our lives.
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Look, unless you enjoy cooking, no one likes spending time in the kitchen longer than they have to in order to whip up something mediocre to eat.
Ordering food or, for the time being, enjoying a socially distanced lunch at an establishment is convenient, but it can take a toll on your wallet.
So what options are there?
Fortunately, there are plenty of them that do not involve nuking a frozen entree.
"What's your go-to under 5 minute meal?"
These dinner selections are super sufficient.
A Loaded Course
"Two hotdogs and a side of judgement from my fiancé"
In Case You Didn't Know
"Quesadilla. super quick and easy to make and there's a ton of ingredients that you can add without much effort that will make it even better."
"Ramen and an egg, but not the traditional way."
- "Boil roughly half an inch of water (we want just enough water to boil the noodles, with very little water left over when it's done boiling)."
- "Smash up the ramen noodles, while still in the package (optional but cooks MUCH faster)."
- "Open the package and remove the seasoning."
- "Dump the noodles in."
- "While boiling, crack an egg and whisk in a small bowl."
- "Noodles should be done and almost all the water should be gone, if not strain out some.
- Remove from the heat."
- "Slowly pour in the egg while mixing very quickly, try not to let the egg touch the pan."
- "Mix as much of the seasoning packet as you like (I prefer 1/2 - 3/4 because I usually add a salty component at the end.)"
- "Add to bowl and top with some chives, thinly sliced, ripped up ham/salami and/or parsley. Leftover bacon or pancetta are fantastic crunchy components to dial up the texture."
"Easy, fast and checks so many of the 'munchie' boxes for me."
Don't Underestimate Soups
"Tomato soup and add tortellini. I like the spinach ones from Trader Joe's and Progreso creamy tomato with basil. It's bomb and it really makes a decent meal."
For people in a rush, these tasty snacks would suffice.
Goes Well With Veggies And Cheese
"Hummus is such an underrated food. It goes well with a lot of veggies and breads and chips or heck even cheese. All the time I hear hummus being listed as one of those weird, gross foods when its actually an amazing snack, or a meal if done correctly. It's not really unhealthy, either, especially if eaten with veggies (celery and carrots go great with hummus)."
Ready In Seconds
"All I do is get a paper towel, and put 5 Oreos on it."
"Then go back and get the whole package."
Peanut Butter Fantasies
"Peanut butter sandwich."
"If I'm feeling extra froggy I'll add nutella to the peanut butter and honey sandwich and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Goes down about as well as a popeye's biscuit though."
"It's like cheating the system. You eat sweets and call it healthy."
Start your day without all the hassle of a fancy breakfast.
Put It In A Bowl
"Oatmeal or cereal."
"Cereal is definitely underrated as a meal outside of the breakfast dynamic."
"A very simple recipe my grandma prepared for me when i was a kid."
"It's basically scrambled eggs...but before adding the egg she would cook sweetcorn (from a can) with a little bit of butter, add the eggs and then when the eggs were almost ready, add small cubes of cheese and cook for a minute or until the cheese start to melt (she was using fontal, but any swiss or white cheddar will do). Just a little black pepper and salt."
"Takes 5 minutes to do but it's absolutely delicious, fill you up, not so unhealthy and I feel my late grandma with me."
'I tried variations with chives or spring onions, paprika or other stuff. Still good but nothing as good as a simple "uova strapazzate con mais e formaggio.'"
I consider yogurt a healthy snack/lunch option.
I like having a bowl of non-fat plain Greek yogurt with raspberries, blueberries, sprinkled with granola and drizzled with honey.
It's packed with nutrients and gives me a nice boost of energy.
Yogurt also makes for a perfect chip dip. I sprinkle some onion soup mix and stir in the mixture. Who knew quick and easy food prep could be so delicious?
We all like to assume that a big old scar has an amazing, hardcore story behind it: maybe a valiant fight or some life threatening-escape.
But despite what Hollywood would have us think, that is so rarely the case.
Usually, some kind of bizarre accident leaves us with the biggest scar of our life. There's no action movie story behind it, just a careful mixture of foolishness and bad luck.
Clearly not put off by some gruesome anecdotes, Redditor fluffybear45 asked:
"People with scars, how did you get them?"
For many, it was the wild antics of childhood that left them slightly maimed. With many years now separating the Redditor from the event, these were pretty hilarious.
Out of Nowhere!
"I was playing on a swing and then my leg got stuck in barbed wire." -- Soviet_God-Emperor
"I feel like we missed a couple steps here, or your local park had some serious issues." -- Henfrid
"Yo that went from 0 to 100 real fast" -- IHaveButt
"2nd grade, defective slip-n-slide." -- AdmiralAkbar1
"I'm pretty sure the general design of the slip'n'slide was defective. Those stakes weren't covered originally, so you had to be straight down the middle of the slide or else....." -- Q-burt
"Could you refer to this incident in a gravely voice while staring into the middle distance, pausing only to shudder and sip your scotch?" -- CaptValentine
That's Why You Need an Axe Yard
"My dad hit me with an axe (bladed side) in the face. Stupid 10 yo me just had to look over his shoulder while he was hammering in herrings for our tent."
Others talked about freak accidents that came not from the stupidity of childhood, but the bad luck of mistakes made as an adult.
Bad Conditions for Practice
"Dad gave me a folding knife for Christmas"
"I read online that you could flick it open with one hand"
"So I practiced it, after my hands were greasy from eating a burger"
Take Your Pick
"Multiple long scars on my back are from falling onto a old soviet steel welcome mat ( i dont know how to describe it in english but its meant to wipe dirt of your shoes with triangle shaped steel beams."
"Medium sized one on my forearm is from a barbed wire fence, another one next to it is from a motorcycle accident and one on the base on my thumb is from a cars hood slipping and cutting me."
One Heck Of a Fall
" 'This one is from a skateboard, this one was a truck accident, and this one was a fire hydrant.' "
" 'Oh really? I bet each one has a very unique story.' "
" 'Not really, I skateboarded off of a truck into a fire hydrant.' "
Last, some people talked about the medical procedures that left them with the big gash. These stories had some ninth grade words and not nearly as much stupidity.
"A rare auto immune disorder called pyoderma gangrenosum twice... Don't google If you don't like gore... I had to have daily wound care and high doses of medical steroids"
"My intestines telescoped on themselves 8" scar on my belly." -- Anom8675309
"I never wanted to see the words 'intestines' and 'telescoped' together. Ouch." -- LadySygerrik
"I was born 2 months premature. I wasn't born with an esophagus so drs. cut my stomach open and used parts of my colon or intestines and created a new one for me. I have a huge scar on my neck and my stomach is one big scar. Also had a stomach feeding tube for quite a bit and heart surgery at 2 days old."
"I love science. I wouldn't have experienced life if it hadn't been for advances in medical science."
So if you've been sitting on an embarrassing backstory for one of your scars, feel free to share. You're hardly alone.
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