People Share The Biggest Wedding Disasters They've Ever Witnessed
"'Til death do us part" is a pretty long freaking time. So before people get hitched, they should probably, ya know, make sure that they're with the person they want to spend their life with. If that's not the case, it's usually pretty evident as early as the wedding day.
Fridayrules asked: Have you ever been at a wedding where it was obvious to you the couple was doomed? What happened?
50. Why even get married?
"I was at a wedding as a videographer. Bride was really happy and everything but the groom seemed disinterested and bored. Film the ceremony and everything and we need some shots of the guests mingling. My buddy says he hasn't got any footage of the groom and asks if I've seen him. I say no but offer to walk around and look.
I eventually find the groom way down by the lake sitting on a bench and chatting with one of the bridesmaids. They don't notice me, but I see them share a kiss. Mentioned it to my buddy who just shrugged and said we were there to film the wedding so it's not our concern."
49. Some people never change.Giphy
"They stayed together, but they HATE each other.
A friend from long ago called me up to be a groomsman. I was his friend back when we were in elementary school and hadn't thought about him in years, but okay. I get there and my friend has changed dramatically and for the worse. Or maybe it was that he hadn't changed. He was still that elementary school kid, only bitter. I figure I'll enjoy the party, see some old pals, and get through it. This isn't my trainwreck to stop.
The first time I saw my pal interact with his soon-to-be wife I knew there was gonna be problems. They swore at each other, in front of everyone, at their arranged parties. Not like "you're so hot" and stuff, but "you're a dumb b" kind of stuff.
I admit, I went to the wedding just to see what would happen.
They have 2 kids, they hate each other, and I have no idea why they stay with each other. Maybe they just both like being angry all the time?"
48. Sounds like a scumbag.
"My sister and her husband. They met each other our junior year of high school and she moved in with him half way through our senior year. I never liked him and did not hide that fact. I especially didn't like him after he hit on me while they were dating. Didn't hide that fact either, but my sister brushed me off.
Before he popped the question, she found out he'd been texting other girls. He promised he'd change.
The wedding was a train wreck, honestly. It was a small affair in our back yard, with her aunt officiating. The aunt started crying midway through the ceremony.
My step mother read a poem about them she wrote halfway through the ceremony (she always wants to be the center of attention), the grooms drunken father (who had been barred from the wedding) came stumbling in at some point during the vows to search for alcohol, and I saw the groom grab one of the brides maid's butt. I didn't point that out to my deliriously happy step-sister. I should have.
A year later it turned out the groom had been sexting my step mom.
My sister somehow forgave both of them. She has low self esteem.
They got caught again a year after that.
At that point my dad had divorced my step mother, so I have been distant from this whole shebang. But my sister (who I do still talk to) finally divorced that scum bag.
Divorce for everyone! Let's pull an Oprah."
47. That's one reason to get married...
"My sister-in-law's first wedding. Never really liked the groom from the first time I met him. After a year or so, he proposed. They started planning their wedding that was to take place in a year. But then, on whim, they get married in a civil ceremony with plans to still have the big ceremony later in the year. A few months after the civil ceremony, the groom goes in for heart surgery (bad valve he's had since he was born). The big ceremony finally comes except every major aspect of it has been stripped away.
Less than a year into the marriage, my sister-in-law brings me a credit card bill and asks me if she knows what this $600 charge her husband has on it. A little internet research and I find that he's tipping cam girls. They're officially divorced about a year after that.
In retrospect, it became obvious what had happened. My sister-in-law was grifted for a new heart valve. He didn't have the insurance at his job to cover the surgery, so he convinced her to marry him - earlier that expected - to get on her insurance, get the heart surgery, and then split."
"Got invited to a wedding of an ex girlfriend. There was one of those cheesy dollar dance things where bride and groom shake down the crowd for more money. Fine, I suck it up and dance with the ex for a fiver.
During the dance, she whispers "This should have been you". Freakout time. I left very quickly after that.
Needless to say, they didn't last."
45. Service Times.
"All of my interesting stories came from my time as an event server. Honestly, I felt like a lot of the weddings I saw at that event hall represented the culmination of two people's most expensive mistake of their lives. Coworkers and I routinely placed bets on which ones would last the year. Our manager even told us about one time when they called a couple to clear up some minor details regarding the wedding a few months prior, only to find that couple was no longer married.
I have to say, though, that the best (worst? take your pick) MOH speech I have ever heard was the one where the MOH had formerly dated the groom.
And she said this. In the speech.
And she also mentioned that it hadn't worked out between them for a laundry list of reasons, which unfortunately for my nightly entertainment she did not delve into.
AND then she threw in a few wink-wink nudge-nudge comments about the groom's sexual performance.
The bride looked furious the whole time this speech was happening, and made a beeline for the bar as soon as it was socially acceptable (can ya blame her?)
The groom, meanwhile, is super awkwardly (suspiciously?) avoiding eye contact with the MOH/his former lover, and the last thing I witnessed between the happy couple was a tense exchange interspersed with both of them chugging their drinks.
Yeah, I wouldn't place any bets on that one."
44. Red flags everywhere.
"I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding a few years back. The bride was okay throughout their relationship, but it felt very superficial, and she had done small things that signaled that she wasn't a very kind person - like refusing to take an obviously suffering pet cat to the vet because "it's just a cat". She had the money, she just didn't care at all. My brother did it for her in the end and wound up keeping the cat, but back to the story.
Leading up to the wedding, she got snippier, which we all brushed off as nerves, but she was being straight mean to her other SIL, who was literally doing everything. SIL planned the bachelorette party exactly as my bro's wife wanted - bro's wife pouts because we were talking to each other as well as her and just stands up and leaves. Just friggin leaves. Other SIL is clearly very hurt, and we did our best to cheer her up, but she had to share an awkward hotel room with bro's wife, so yay.
The rehearsal comes, and bro's wife sends SIL out to do all the last minute errands that bro's wife was supposed to do, but didn't because she's decided it wasn't her job but didn't tell anyone. So flowers, decorations, tons of stuff was missing and SIL was blitzing to retrieve it. We didn't know until bro's wife both bragged about what she did, and then about how SIL was late, useless, etc. I told her SIL was doing everything for her, she should be grateful, and then left while she was screeching.
Day of the wedding, she's miserable, barely smiles, yells at everyone for everything, refuses to dance at the reception beyond the first dance because she wanted to pout over unknown reasons, tears open the gifts to see who was cheap and who was worthy, and then flounced out while leaving trash everywhere.
I don't know how, but she and my brother remained married for about 5 years. She was just nasty the whole time. My brother is also a turd, but damn, she really went all out to out-turd him.
So she's gone, and we're all much happier without her. Still keep in touch with her brother and his wife (other SIL) though, because they're great folks."
43. A happy ending, at least.Giphy
"My best mate and his girlfriend. They were from polar opposite sides of the world with the bride some 10,000 miles from home. They were both located in a country that was not where they were born, they did not speak the language and they both were under immense strain. The Bride had other issues too that I won't share but that exacerbated the situation
The wedding was a small and simple affair - a registry office and a pub lunch, followed by a few beers by just very close family and a couple of friends. I was taking photographs.
The bride's mood was annoyed at best describe it - her new husband would put his arm around her and she would push him away. She stated to me she just did not want to be there. More than once she just stared at me in total despair. As a result he looked despondent at times and almost heartbroken. I didn't think they would see the year out.
15 years later they are still very much together, very much a team and happy. They worked it all out, they learned from each other and they stuck to it. And for me, I couldn't be happier for them."
42. WTF is a "running muscle"?
"I was the guest of the bride who was a coworker and we also were running partners. I was at the hotel bar the night before the wedding and the groom drunkenly touched my leg to feel my "running muscles."
They didn't even last two years."
41. Love Weed.
Well, it wasn't so much only the wedding (though I was best man at it), it was obvious the whole relationship was doomed when I learned this:
(Important to note, the groom was a hardcore stoner)
- She demanded before they got married that he quit smoking weed -- she was strenuously anti-drug.
- He had no intention of doing so, but was convinced he could hide it from her (so starting out with a lie, and one that was bound to be found out)
- He was horrible at hiding it when he was stoned.
They were divorced 9 months later after she caught him smoking in his car in the driveway. So stupid, the whole thing. Why people get into these relationships I have no idea. Iwanttheknife
40. "Once More with Feeling."Giphy
Instead of saying "I do", he said "Eh... I guess..."
It didn't last two years. khalamar
My dad said, "I'll try". Over 30 years together at this point. PM_ME_RHYMES
39. Swatting a fly?
There's a clip of a wedding (I think in Eastern Europe somewhere) where the bride playfully move the cake away from her husbands mouth and he loses it and slaps her in front of everyone.
I hope she got that annulled immediately. TGND03
38. All Bets.
My friend's. 12 people literally sat at a table at the reception and formed a pool for how long it would last. Shortest guess was 1 month, longest was 2 years. I had 15 months.
The divorce was announced at 2 years, 1 month later. We decided all bets were off. picksandchooses
The bride ugly cried the entire reception until her, the groom and her mom got into a yelling fight about it. They both made it clear the only reason they got married was because she was pregnant with their second child. The best man (of a different race, it's relevant...) seemed very jumpy the entire time... fast forward to 6 months later, and the baby is clearly biracial.
Less than a year after the wedding, bride & groom are divorced and she's with the best man.
Edit to add: I feel like I should add that the groom was not unhappy to get a divorce. General consensus was he was probably as guilty as she was, she just had the misfortune that her infidelity was a lot more obvious. thethowawayduck
36. Not a Chance.Giphy
Went to a wedding where the groom accidentally spilled champagne on the brides dress. Now she's probably not the only bridezilla out there who would go nuts. But this turned nasty in a matter of seconds. It started with her being irritated over the dress, to blaming him for everything wrong with the wedding (which no one noticed), issues with his family followed and to top it all off she questioned his mental health (he'd had problems in the past). All this while screaming at the top of her lungs in front off about 150 people. Poor guy never stood a chance. Queenofwands78
35. The Soundtrack.
The couple came to see me by appointment to choose wedding music for their ceremony.
There, in the church choir loft, they got into a heated argument over each piece of music under consideration. From the wedding processional to the recessional, there was zero agreement or willingness to compromise with each other.
To try to bring some harmony, I suggested that the bride choose the organ processional and the groom select the recessional, even though they strongly disagreed with each other - same with other music for the occasion. That worked for the moment.
In less than 6 months, the pastor informed me that the couple was back to see him for counseling, with divorce under consideration. Back2Bach
34. We Loved YOU....
My college girlfriend decided to marry her back-home-HS boyfriend. Fine, whatever. She invites me to the wedding. Fine, whatever. I go to the wedding, and her father, very loudly at the reception, pounds me on the back and announces, "THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU UP THERE!"
They were married for 23 or so years. Then he divorces her, and she switches teams. dramboxf
33. The Creeper.
My wife and I had thought this one couple wouldn't last. The groom gave off a creepy vibe. We gave them 2 years max.
Two years came and they were expecting a baby, so we gave them another few years. Few more years came and another child was on the way. Then about a year later the crap hit the fan.
Our initial thoughts were correct - dude was creepy and hiding some sketchy stuff from his past. Lied about a lot of things, like his education.
This explains why he always worked the lowest position in their line of work (they both work in the medical field). He claimed he had a degree, which would put him at a much better paying position, but he kept working the bottom tier (practically volunteer) job. Money was a huge issue for them, and she made the bulk of their combined income. Arch27
32. Age Limits.Giphy
My Father-In-Law was getting remarried in his late 60's. His wife died 20 years earlier to cancer, she was married 3 times prior, twice divorce, once to death. When we met the new girlfriend at the time, 2/3 of the children told him point blank that she wasn't a good match for dad. Of course, he couldn't (didn't want to) see it.
(And took out a loan of $20,000 to repair her house) The thing is, he's super stubborn, as in he is clearly in the wrong with evidence supported, and he will still argue it 20 mins. And he's a yeller (If I raise my voice, then I'm more right!). She is also stubborn and extremely religious. (He is also religious, but she took it to an 11).
Any time they would get together while my wife and I were there, there was always a screaming match going on. They would find the littlest thing and start going off at each other. Well it never did get better. Weeks leading up to the wedding just added more fuel as they had more things to shout about.
The day of the wedding it felt really tense. Very smiling through their teeth. They hardly came back from their honeymoon when he approached my wife and I asking for advice. She served the divorce papers 2 months later, and he's still doing payments on her roof! Celestial_Scythe
At my cousin's wedding, she came to hang out in my brother's and my hotel room to hangout because apparently her new husband just sat down in the honeymoon suite, put his face in his hands and said something along the lines of, "I made a mistake." They stayed together for five years, had two kids, and a very angry divorce. BagelsAreStaleDonuts
30. They'll be another....
Yes, he proposed drunk and she took it seriously. He clearly wished he could take it back. Big wedding they couldn't afford, he was nervous AF everyone there was dressed like it was a bbq, and were all there to get drunk. As soon as they were married they both had a smoke and a VB in each hand. Classy. Gave it 2 years. Boom to the day they were divorced, she found another dude and wore the same dress to her next wedding. Bogan AF. BDR529-7
Yes. A coworker. She was constantly telling us stories that made it clear that the guy she was marrying was emotionally and verbally abusive. She would dread him coming to pick her up. I'm not the only one who told her not to go through with it.
Sadly, it sounded like her father was also really emotionally abusive and critical so she'd grown up with that kind of behavior being normalized. They are thankfully divorced now. It was pretty ugly but she seems a lot happier. Toomuchcustard
28. The 50 Mile Radius.
Yes. And unfortunately she was my best friend from high school/college, and I was the maid of honor. Everybody in a 50-mile radius could see that, while they were both nice people, they weren't right for each other. But he loved her, and I got the impression she just kinda wanted a wedding.
She filed for divorce 10 months later. She and I eventually drifted apart when my husband and I moved out of state. SaveBandit0215
27. Not Cute..
They wrote their own vows.
His were touching and endearing, about how his life was complete now that he was together with her.
Hers were a bunch of passive-aggressive, sexist attempts at jokes. "I promise to never let you win an argument. I promise to never let you watch a football game in peace. I promise to leave the bathroom a mess and yell at you about the toilet seat." Oudeis16
26. Too Good to be True.
My cousin and her husband had a pretty lavish wedding, one that seems like it should have been out of their price range. Husbands grandparents are wealthy so the assumption was that they had paid for it. Well couple months go by and on Facebook they are posting about their new Maserati they bought. My cousin is a college student, and her husband is in "sales."
After that they bought a brand new Mercedes and a yacht. Well turns out they had been running a Ponzi scheme and had defrauded people out of more than a million dollars. After they got caught they turned on each other. Husband got 9 years in federal prison, and my cousin got 2 years. Oh and she gave birth to their child in prison. Both of them are disgusting human beings so I'd hoped for more time in jail. Skate3158
25. The Right Girl.Giphy
Was friends with a girl, she's bit dramatic, emotional, severe enough that I wouldn't want to date her, but not that bad that I wouldn't be friends with her.
She introduces me to new boyfriend. Chill dude, into gaming like I am, becomes part of our group of gamers and we have frequent lan parties together.
She's always yelling at him about everything, emotional manipulations, yelling at him in front of the group of friends, but he sticks around, I have no idea why.
Tells me in confidence the one day that he sees her as the 'right now girl', not the 'right girl' and will be moving along shortly.
Then out of the blue they announce their engagement. wtf? but, i thought... whatever Married and divorced a year later.
He's now married to an awesome woman, been together around 10 years now, 1 cute daughter. Their first date was my wedding :) Reapr
24. Walk Away.
Brother wedding, told him he could walk away, he didn't, weren't married long. Best man at his next wedding he asked me if I were going to tell him he could walk away, I said no this is the one. Been together a long time and married quite a few years. Fean2616
23. I saw this on Dateline.
The groom's family hated the bride so much that they refused to allow her and her family at the reception. So there was a wedding, then two separate receptions. Amazingly, the marriage lasted a decade.
They HATED her. Had her committed, took her daughter away, tried to murder her. Literally MURDER her. Joke's on them, their precious baby boy ended up in prison for assault. He's now a registered sex offender who can't see his own daughter. She has the daughter and they're doing well now, thanks to her amazing mom. Jenny010137
22. I Do.
The bride got totally drunk, she sexily danced on the dance floor solo instead of her first dance, turned the wedding DJ into a Karaoke, started a fight with the best man's girlfriend. At the end of the night Then she had to be carried to her room because she was that drunk..... we've been happily married for 15 years now, so turns out I was wrong. megabollockchops
21. 364 days Counts.
My brother's wedding. I was up front with my parental units and I saw the bride walking down. She didn't have a smile on her face. I turned to my mother and said this marriage isn't lasting a year. She smacked me in the shoulder and gave me a scowl. Marriage didn't last a year. bricosis
20. Forget Scum.
My BFF's wedding, sad to say. She and her husband never smiled throughout the entire ceremony. The officiator kept saying how they looked like such serious a couple; not how cute or charming, but serious.
Two months later, she calls to tell me her husband was cheating on her, spent their wedding money on other women, and were being evicted from their home because he was spending his paycheck on himself and his extra-marital affairs. She is now happily divorced and moving on from her scumbag of an ex husband. Latter-Day_Gamer1540
19. Bad Chats.
Yeah, former friend got married to his partner of over 6 years, but he was always chatting up other girls online both before and after the wedding. He eventually got fired from a job for sexual harassment. He didn't tell her for a while and she dumped him soon after. He was living at her parent's place. kingochaos
I see a lot of posts here of people claiming the wedding was doomed because the couple got divorced, but I doubt they knew that at the time.
I had a wedding invitation that I refused to accept because of this. It was for a high school friend. I knew he had slept with all of the bridesmaids at some point or another. I knew she was constantly cheating as well. There was no way it would be stable.
So, I claimed I couldn't get away from my family, and sent a modest gift. According to another friend who attended, there was a fight at the wedding reception. The couple ended up annulling or divorcing soon after.
I never got the gift back though. Reddit
I thought they were doomed alright, but not in they way you're thinking. By their request the priest quoted Revelations because they were hardcore rapture believers. If you want to know what part of Revelations is appropriate for a wedding, the answer would be none of it. Anywho they joined a cult in the Rockies and disappeared up in the Yukon. Patches67
The guy was in the military and was being deployed overseas the day after the wedding, so they made an effort to make the wedding extra big and exciting.
He was gone for like 7 months or something and they got divorced the week he came back. velour_manure
15. Oh Queen...
Yep. My cousin got married to this guy she'd been dating for a year or so. They had a fairytale wedding at a plantation in Louisiana, gorgeous wedding. I turn and look at my mom and say "they aren't going to make it." She asks me what made me think that, to which I replied "I know for a fact he's gay."
He used to help out at band camp when I was in high school and he was very clearly gay, but closeted. He was his most comfortable self when he was hanging out with the dance instructor and they were openly gay.
Turns out I was right, they split up like 2 years later because he finally came out to my cousin as gay and wanted to live his best life. MommaGoinNuTz
14. Oh the Snark.
My brother's wedding. Prior, I hadn't seen my brother in years and he was getting married. Sent me a week notice to appear at his wedding. His soon-to-be wife was a bit odd. Really shy, quiet, and had ultra-conservative parents who you could tell didn't agree with the wedding because she should've of married a Christian white man and not an Atheist asian man.
They always had a snarky comment to me or my mom that we looked like savages. My brother is on the weird side as well. Super frugal, but also super wealthy. I gave it 2 years. They were married for 5 years, and she filed for divorce and ran off with another woman. Cut contact with her family and everything to be a lesbian. Fast forward to this year, and my brother finally opens up about the marriage saying that they never fought about anything, no arguments, no disagreements about money, children, future, etc. He assumed she was a closeted lesbian and wanted to be free from her family. Jiggly_Love
13. The BF Story....
I was the best man at my then best friend;s wedding. I knew he would blow even though he swore he was done with other women. Marriage lasted for nearly three years. His ex is doing really fine. He is still the old whiny lying and failing dude. Doesn't care much about his son too. Bavarian36
12. For the Money.
She (a morbidly obese "Live, laugh, love" fan) had a lit cigarette during the vows, berated the groom when he stumbled over the words, and had a face like thunder the whole time.
He (a mentally challenged pub glass collector) later admitted to being pressured into the whole thing by her.
The best man made a joke about her only marrying him for the money (despite his job he's LOADED, I think from an inheritance), and he developed a look that clearly said "oh crap, that's right, I've been played."
Divorced in a week, marriage unconsumated. She accused him of assaulting her, despite previously confirming the lack of sex.
11. Listen to Your Heart.Giphy
At my first wedding, I couldn't stop sobbing. It was weird. I thought it was because I was emotional, but I realize now that it was my body screaming at me saying, "DUDE STOP." We were stuck together for 10 years. BruceLee1255
10. The Hard Worker.
My cousin's, ten years ago.
They married after their firstborn son turned 1.
She didn't like my family and did everything she could to make her parents to be the favorite grandma and grandpa.
The last decade, they got two more children and built two houses, my cousin worked his butt off for as a firefighter and a plumber simultaneously.
Now that she achieved everything she wanted, she sew him off and is trying steps to get the houses and the kids. Luckily we're in Germany and the houses are legally his, as he solely paid for them. Chances are that he will end up with the houses but has to pay for his soon to be ex-wife. His intentions are to legally give one house to his kids and allow the mother to live there with them, leaving him only to pay a small amount of child support. realultralord
Pagan ceremony, bride in fairy wings. Groom begins his vows with 'We were both with other people when we met.' Bride begins hers with 'As most of us know, I'm not mentally well.'
Oof, just... Oof. StrangePondWoman
8. Family Feud.
Oh yeah, my cousin got married to some fool nobody in the family liked. I'm not sure I ever said one word to this guy. But fancy wedding with a lot of people, they divorced one month later. She did eventually marry a very nice guy the entire family likes so it does have a happy ending. BurghFinsFan
7. The Family.
My uncle got married and they had an on and off relationship ( they couldn't afford divorce) until my uncle got the crap beat out of him by her family. borny106
6. Too Young.
My stepbrother married is now ex-wife way too young. Besides the fact the wedding was dry due her not being 21 at the time (she was 20 he was 21) she was just not a nice person. She rejected us every time we tried to be kind to her. They would always leave family gatherings early. There was a ton of family drama the day of the wedding about seating (so dumb) and the pastor almost didn't marry them because he thought they weren't ready.
I was in the wedding party and when I was standing up there I just had that feeling "this isn't going to work." After 6 years of her changing jobs, relocating for those jobs, and dragging my stepbrother along they got divorced. He had to transfer nursing schools 3 times because of all the moving around. My stepbrother gave and gave and she just took and took. spenceballs
5. Hey Mr. DJ?Giphy
I was a DJ years ago, and I had a Friday night gig to do a wedding reception. They had hired a band, too, and I played music between the band's sets.
Well, the groom got rip-roaring crapfaced drunk and passed out at the head table. I'm playing the tunes while everybody danced the night away. Except the bride is nowhere to be seen. She was the only one in a sparkling white dress, so normally you couldn't miss her.
Ten minutes later, I see her sneaking out from behind the backstage curtain, and rushing off into the bathroom. Half a minute later, the singer of the band also creeps out. He's grinning like the fox who ate the canary. He strolls up to me and basically starts bragging about how she was pretty tight for a woman with three kids. All I could do was shake my head. thudly
4. The Day Arrives....
Backyard wedding between two missionaries. I got to the house for the rehearsal dinner the night before to hear screaming and crying as the pastor tried to calm each of them down long enough to get them to agree to move forward with the wedding the next day. Day of the wedding, the wedding party (including me) were told we were the ones responsible for setting to the tables, making centerpieces, and doing signage 4 hours before the wedding while bride is still distraught.
Oh, also, self service bar plus lots of kids meant lots of drunk kids whose parents weren't watching as they drank Long Island ice teas straight out of the dispensers. This culminated in the drunk two year old flower girl faceplanting off a trampoline conveniently placed on a concrete driveway and having to be rushed to the emergency room covered in blood during the speeches.
They moved out of state just after their wedding and I've only spoken to them a couple times, she has become something of a hermit and he's gotten very into his job so I'm guessing they don't talk much either. Stellaheystella
3. $50 for all....
Wedding was at some white trash event hall. When the reception was wrapping up, the bride's family began to pick up the chairs around each table (I later learned that they refused to pay the $50 pickup fee so they were picking up themselves). No one from the groom's family were helping pick up the chairs and the bride's family did not like that at all.
The chaos started with smart comments from the bride's family and quickly escalated into a full-out brawl ending with the bride and groom being rushed into their getaway car like they were Bonnie and Clyde. They were divorced a year later. felton225
2. Don't be Late....
Bride was 45 minutes late to ceremony. Bride parents (who was separated due to the dad having an affair with the mums best friend, who he later married) fought throughout the whole day. Father of the bride speech was all about him, the groom didn't even write one, and stood for 15 minutes babbling about anything he could think of. Step mother of the bride through a hissy fit that the wedding dress got dirty she was planning to resell it.
The Groom then proceeded to drink 3 bottles of Jack Daniel's and hijacked the bands drum kit and play a 20 minute drum solo. He spent the rest of the evening in the recovery position.
Marriage didn't last two years, can't divulge why as the Criminal case is still ongoing. clclark1992
1. Are you even thinking?Giphy
Oh yes. There was a palpable emotional disconnect between bride and groom. She seemed completely void of emotion. He got drunk at the reception, missed the cutting of the cake and was carried to their hotel room upstairs. Marriage lasted just over two years. She got them into enormous debt via credit cards buying everything she saw. He spent most of his off time surfing and no interest in spending time with her. They had zero in common. Still cannot figure out what they were thinking. justusethatname
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No one ever appreciated the importance of friends or family more, having to be kept apart from each other for months, or the little things which bring us joy, which we made sure to keep doing even as pandemic restrictions were lifted.
Of course, being alone with our thoughts for such a long time also resulted in our reflecting on things in our lives, or in the world in general, which we were less than happy about.
Not to mention the all-important realization that life is short and precious, and we don't have time to waste our thoughts on some things.
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"Sh*tty people getting a pass 'because they're family'."- cgulashangry homer simpson GIFGiphy
Say What You Mean, Not What You Feel
"Having to guess what people REALLY mean by something they said."
"I take everything people say at face value now and don't replay conversations in my head to find out the real meaning anymore."
"Be passive-aggressive if you want to but talk to me like an adult if you really have a problem."- WateredDownSalt
EYES ON THE ROAD!
"People who text and drive."
"You're driving a giant piece of metal propelled by explosive liquid."
"Pay attention."- MasterfulNothasie
The Only Life That Should Concern You Is Your Own
"People and groups of people that only talk about other people."- Turf98
"People who can’t mind their fucking business and are always worried about what other people are doing."
"If it doesn’t effect you, f*ck off."
"It’s literally free."- wackwackwackjpgGIF by WWEGiphy
Some People Didn't Mind Social Distancing
"People invading my personal space."- Mighty-Foreskin
Influence Can Be Dangerous
"Anything that has “influencer” in it."- chemistcarpenter
Indoor Voices People...
"Streamers screaming, losing their sh*t, breaking things, and having tantrums."
"I used to think this was so funny now I just can't stand it; I can't even watch a streamer if I notice they're not using their normal talking voice." - RedditFail Oh No GIF by G2 EsportsGiphy
Taking Responsibility Is A Sign Of Maturity
"People who constantly blame others for the situation they are in."- SuvenPan
Time Is Precious And Shouldn't Be Wasted
"Waiting on people who are constantly late to plans."
"I will wait 15 minutes then excuse myself."- Dabbles-In-Irony
There's Multi-Tasking, And Then There's Just Being Rude...
"People being on their phone while in a conversation with you."
"Put your phone away!"- rosieblinkstimePhone GIF by Poehlmann FitnessGiphy
It Takes So Much More Effort To Be Nasty...
"Bad manners, unkindness and general rudeness."
"It costs nothing to be a nice person and from someone who works in a customer-facing industry, attitudes, sadly, appear to be getting worse."
"It really makes me cross."- Bellamiles85
At Least They're Being Transparent
"Medicine commercials with worse side-effects than the thing being cured."- mrbbrj
Wasting our time and thoughts about things that we know can only bring us down is simply no way to get through life.
It's essential to live our lives by taking the present moment for what it is: a present.
People Break Down The Absolute Worst Double Standards Still Being Used
Double standards are applied in society all the time, even though they should not be. A double standard is when multiple people, or groups of people, are treated differently even though they should be treated the same.
The most obvious and prevalent double standard is the difference in treatment between men and women. Women still get paid less than men for doing the same job, regardless of the equality in their duties, efforts, and achievements.
A double standard can also refer to the use of a different set of rules for multiple situations, despite the situations being the same. For example, if a friend expects you to always be honest with them, but lies to you in return, that is a double standard.
As mentioned before, double standards are applied in society all the time, and Redditors have noticed. They are only too eager to share the double standards they've noticed in their lives and communities.
It all started when Redditor FewCarry7472 asked:
"What is the worst double standard currently?"
Working Like A Dog
"Companies expecting you to be loyal to them while showing none in return. Loyalty is a two-way street. If I find a better job and give your the appropriate number of weeks’ notice, you can’t complain, especially since you can get rid of me for any reason."
"I’ve found that if you are extremely loyal to a company and show them you will be will be there no matter what, they will walk all over you. Workers who were firm and had boundaries got more things. I know of a woman who is amazing at her job, but they won’t promote her because they need a teacher. They know that they can promote over her, and she will always be there."
But It Only Happened Once!
"Work-wise, they're along the same lines. Either, the person who does pretty much nothing gets away with it constantly, but everyone else is watched like a hawk, or when the person who never calls in sick does just ONCE and it's a whole thing as if they're lying."
"I'm a software engineering manager and a peer manager is out sick literally like 3 days a week. I need you to understand that I am not exaggerating. Average of 3 days per week. Sometimes one day, sometimes a couple days, sometimes the whole week. Average = 3."
"She makes a big harumph any time I'm out - once even throwing a fit about me taking a 4 day weekend (Friday and the following Monday PTO), which I had scheduled THREE MONTHS in advance."
"It takes every bit of self-control I have ever learned, not to scream "MAYBE I NEED A BREAK BECAUSE I SPEND MORE TIME COVERING FOR YOUR A** THAN I DO WORKING ON MY OWN JOB""
"She's been working on one project for 14 months and I'M the one who has to pull some bullsh*t out of my a** for the client every. F*cking. Day.
"This is the only real problem with my job. I love it otherwise, and I'm still about damn ready to quit."
"You can do 99 things right and will always be criticized for the one thing you did wrong."
"But someone who did 99 things wrong will always be praised for the one thing they did right."
"Wow, this just sparked a (very old) memory. In school I was such a good kid - never skipped class, always on time, respectful toward my teachers. One day during my Senior year I was late to a class by two seconds and I got detention! Meanwhile half the class would stroll in late, talk during class, etc. and they never got into trouble. I'm still salty about it 30+ years later."
"As a new parent, it really bothers me when only the ladies room has those baby changing stations."
"Dads need to change poopy diapers too!"
"Been there... On a gas station on the freeway, only the ladies room had a "poop station.""
"Saw a lady coming out and asked if there was anybody else in there, she said yes and went to warn the other ladies that I was coming in to change the dirty diaper."
"Took a while (it was one of those poop explosions), a group of older ladies comes in and gets really angry for seeing a guy in the ladies room, until they saw what I was doing."
"They immediately offered help if I couldn't change the diaper alone."
"Fun interaction, it was 10 years ago, nowadays there are much more men's room with "poop stations.""
"My kids are almost a decade apart, and this statement couldn’t be truer."
"First kid was a nightmare being solo dad with him before potty training. He got changed more times in the hatch of my Subaru than anywhere else outside of the house. My daughter was easy peasy privacy."
Anyone Can Be A Villain
"I suffer from PTSD due to mental abuse from my ex-wife. I mentioned it, one time, and was told to “Man up. Women can’t abuse men.” So, now, no one knows."
"It's such bullsh*t. My brother was horribly abused by his ex wife, but she never hit him. It was all psychological, emotional, and financial abuse. It's still abuse though, and it doesn't get talked about enough."
No Way To Win
"If I show up 5 minutes late to work, I'm bad at my job and need "corrective" measures. I work 15 minutes past the end of day and I'm simply a good worker doing their job as expected."
Stay At Home
"Me at Home Depot with my daughter:
""aww daddy took the day off.""
""This is my job.""
"Target and local grocery they know I’m a stay-at-home and are actually really nice about it."
"Also, my daughter is best friends with a girl at gymnastics. Mother asked for a play date and I said, ""let me give you my wife’s number cause this is weird.""
"My friends make fun of me, but I just always say, "if any of your wives went to law school and were an executive where would you be?""
"And they say “at home with the kids.""
"Man this one drives me up the wall and I don't even have kids."
Anyone Can Be Bigoted
"People of color can’t be racist. They can be……"
"Or that white people can't know racism. Coming from living in Tokyo for years, this cracks me up."
Keep Calm And Keep Quiet
"Socially acceptable to tell introverts to talk more."
"Socially unacceptable to tell extroverts to shut up for once."
Cheating Is Cheating
"Women who think that fooling around with other girls isn’t cheating. If it isn’t then let’s both do it together."
"It’s partly because heretosexual couples aren’t taught to be threatened by it. Men especially don’t believe a woman is going to leave them for another woman. Well, maybe until recently."
Women vs. Men
"Women who don’t clean enough or aren’t organized: lazy; bad housekeepers"
"Men who don’t clean enough or aren’t organized: men"
"Single women over 30 without children: selfish, yikes, probably something wrong with her, spinster"
"Single men over 30 without children: probably focusing on his career, hasn’t found the right woman yet"
"Woman in a position of power: greedy b*tch"
"Man in a position of power: successful businessman"
"Woman doubled over in ER, clutching abdomen: "does it feel like cramps? When was your last cycle? How long has it been since you had a bowel movement? Any chance you could be pregnant? Did you eat something unusual?""
"Man doubled over in ER, clutching abdomen: "prepare the OR, this man clearly has a ruptured appendix; his life is in danger, we don’t have time for questions!""
"The most horrifying one to me is probably how men’s pain is taken seriously but women are hysterical, overreacting, attention-seeking, it’s all in the head, etc., and left to suffer. There are SO many studies showing that women are far less likely to get pain medication and anaesthetic, have higher rates of misdiagnosis, and have to wait longer for pain treatment. This sh*t has NO place in modern medicine."
"They did this 3 times before they actually started a scan. The following year my brother had stomach pains, they kept him for 3 days searching for the cause. Presumed to be the stomach bug…."
"It is insane. When I had severe stomach problems (could barely eat, only a few bites of food and I was full, etc), I had multiple nurses tell me "oh it's just your period you don't need to see a doctor." Lo and behold, when I finally saw a doctor it turns out one of the nerves in my stomach was paralyzed and I was slowly starving!"
"And now that I've transitioned to a man, it's wild that doctors take me seriously the first time. I hate it here."
Sounds more like blatant sexism to me!
Being the boss can really suck.
I've done it a few times.
One of the worst things is terminating people.
It might sound glamorous and it can be a slight power trip.
But in the end it sucks.
Even when people deserve it, being the messenger is stressful.
Nobody wants to ruin another person's day or life.
Let's see who else agrees.
Redditor sirdigbykittencaesar wanted to hear from the bosses of the world about the terminations they wish they could take back, so they asked:
"Bosses of Reddit, have you ever seriously regretted firing someone, and if so why?"
It must suck when you're duped into firing the wrong person and then you find out too late.
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"A long time ago I was asked to fire a salesman. He was kind, but not good at selling. It was a week before Christmas. I told my boss I would fire him on Jan 3. The boss said no and fired him that day. I regretted not giving him the holiday."
"I had an assistant for about a year, who was a pretty good assistant for a difficult working situation. My boss, the district manager, hated him, though. She kept trying to catch him screwing up when I wasn't around. The trouble was, the company paid poorly, so talent was hard to come by, training was difficult, and the hours were 48 a week MINIMUM. This guy was the only assistant I had who didn't quit in less than a year."
"My stores were so undermanned, if this guy left, I'd be working 80-hour weeks like before I got him. The only reason it wasn't more than 80 hours was because the store's malls or shopping centers actually closed at night."
"Finally, one day, she wrote him up because she said 'a secret shopper' said he was picking his nose. This guy, who at least had SOME dignity, refused to sign the disciplinary paperwork. 'I want proof: I am not sitting in the showroom, picking my nose.' My boss said, 'he won't sign it, insubordination.'"
"'Fire him.' I really tried to reason with her, but she wanted him gone one way or another. 'Either you fire him, or I'll come in and fire both of you.'"
"I had to fire a man for picking his nose. I quit shortly after that because I knew this was just the lowest I had ever sunk in management. I still feel bad about all that."
"Years ago I got a call from a competing engineering company. They screwed up a job and rather than own up, decided to blame a senior technologist as the scapegoat. His immediate boss was against it but the partners demanded it. He phoned us and said 'You should hire this guy.'"
"We did and he was an excellent employee until he retired 20 years later. Our gain, their loss."
"The best part is that the guy who called me (who was a senior engineer) quit shortly thereafter and the company closed down a couple of years later - Karma I guess."
The Team Member
"Someone else hired someone with no experience after I voted 'no.' I knew he would be in over his head and he had a good job already. They didn't train him or coach him. And then after about 6 months my boss's boss comes to me and tells me to build a case against him... my team member... and to fire him."
"I quit within the next two months. F them... I'm not doing their dirty work to solve a problem they caused and enable them to keep their hands clean in the process."
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"I was once forced to fire an awesome employee for failing a drug test (weed). And just a few years later it was legalized."
When will we just let people smoke freely?
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"I had to fire someone on my actual last day once. And right beforehand, everyone was making a joke about the person I fired getting fired. That sucked. Not a good vibes last day at all."
"I had an employee about 4 years ago now who had chronic attendance issues. I kept her MUCH longer than my boss was happy with because she was decent and very genuine. But eventually, I just couldn't put it off anymore. When we were in the room talking she burst into tears and looked terrified and told me her husband was NOT going to be happy with her. She said he wouldn't hurt her and she didn't need me to call the police for her, but even still I'm worried he was physically abusive. The level of terror was up there."
"About 20 years ago I was running a bar Christmas Eve - chaotic night as we were incredibly short-staffed due to heavy snow and a lot of our workers being from a different area. Bar downstairs was closing up and the staff was being moved to the upstairs. We were £200 short in the bar and the main manager interrogated three out of the four - conveniently not the supervisor he was having an affair with."
"That supervisor was also in charge of the float and was generally sh*t at her job. That float for one until was convenient £200."
"Main boss wouldn't consider his fling could do wrong (a common occurrence) and he didn't want to deal with it. So it became me (the lowest of four managers) to sack three people for suspected theft. On Christmas Eve knowing I wasn't in any position financially or in terms of job security to say no."
"Only joy was that his wife finally caught him in the affair and his whole life went to sh*t soon after."
"I was forced to fire a junior person on my team, my boss gave me no choice, because she had used a competitor's idea as inspiration (working in design). But it was our intermediary boss who told her to use the idea. I wish I would have taken a harder stand but I was afraid of being fired myself, I was only a few months on the job. I still regret it to this day but the other woman has had a good career so that’s a plus at least."
"Had an underperforming employee, tried a pip, coaching, moving to a different job role with the team. Eventually came to terms with not being the right person for the job/team terminated employee. A week later her child dies in a house fire where they lost everything. I donated 1000 to the go find me but still can’t help but wonder if my termination set off the events that caused this."
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"Nope. There's a long process before it gets to that point and almost nobody does get to that point. Except for the guy who got the job using fake identity papers. There was no long process to fire him, it went very, very fast once we found out."
I hated firing people.
There is never a great time.
People Break Down Their Absolute Favorite Fictitious Products From TV Shows
While we've all seen familiar items in TV shows, or even obvious product placement, most TV shows and movies also include items that were specifically made for their story line.
Though they're meant to be fictitious, we can't lie and say that we haven't wished for some of these items to be real.
Redditor splendid_moisture asked:
"What is your favorite fictitious product from a TV show?"
"As someone who doesn’t have a toaster and hates the wait time but loves toast, that instant toast-cutting knife from 'Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' sounds reallyyy good right about now."
"'Colon Blow' from SNL (Saturday Night Live) with Phil Hartman."
"Or Chris Farley’s 'Hibernol.'"
"While you sleep, living off stored body fat, the cold will run its course. In fact, many other colds and flus may come and go, but you won’t even know it, because you’re out cold!"
"Vitameatavegamin from 'I Love Lucy.'"
"It's so tasty, too!"
"Just like candy... honest."
"Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular?"
"Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do!"
Big Kahuna Burger
"The Big Kahuna Burger from 'Pulp Fiction'!?"
"That's some serious gourmet s**t."
"Now THAT is a tasty burger!"
Log Log Log
"'Log' from 'Ren and Stimpy.'"
"What rolls down stairs, alone or in pairs, and over your neighbor's dog?"
"What's great for a snack and fits on your back?"
"IT'S LOG, LOG, LOG."
"Bachelor Chow from 'Futurama.'"
"When I was a bachelor, there was a time when I was like, 'I could go for that if it were a real thing...'"
"The way my husband ate before we got married? Yeah, I'm pretty sure he would have just bought Bachelor Chow by the case and eaten it from the can with a spoon every day. They were pretty on point with that one, lol (laughing out loud)."
"The Krabby Patty of course."
"Ravioli, ravioli, give me the formuoli."
"It'd probably taste bad to humans. It's made for sea creatures and is meant to be eaten underwater."
Products from "Back to the Future"
"Hoverboards from 'Back to the Future.'"
"I'd actually rather have the pizza hydrator."
"Those auto-tighten shoes he wears in 'Back to the Future 2' blew my little mind back in the day. They're actually a thing now."
Veridian Dynamics, Period.
"Anything from Veridian Dynamics on 'Better Off Ted.'"
"Even the weaponized pumpkins?"
"...I sure miss 'Better Off Ted.'"
"'Veridian Dynamics. We're the future of food, developing the next generation of food and food-like products. Tomatoes... the size of this baby, lemon-flavored fish, chicken that lay 16 eggs a day, which is a lot for a chicken, organic vegetables chock-full of antidepressants.'"
"'At Veridian Dynamics, we can even make radishes so spicy that people can't eat them, but we're not, because people can't eat them. Veridian Dynamics. Food. Yum.'"
"The commercials were the best part. 'We treat our employees like family. That’s why we make them work weekends and all major holidays, because that’s when families should be together.'"
Also Anything by ACME
"The complete ACME line of products from 'Looney Tunes.'"
"Slingshot, dynamite, they've got it all!"
An Egg Salad Sandwich
"The egg salad sandwich that Fry ate in 'Futurama' that made him smarter and muscular."
"What's that black cracker? Tomato."
"'Fight Milk' from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.'"
"I drink some every day so I can fight like a crow."
Resources from 'Star Trek'
"The replicator from Star Trek. Though not too sure if it categorizes as a product in a world without money."
"Yes, and the transporter... though it freaks me out."
"Even 'Star Trek' has a character who doesn't like them."
"Totally! I get why. I've had so many conversations about it with my husband trying to understand the theory especially when the transporter pads are used vs site to site transports... And it seems to me a person is taken apart and then put back together elsewhere, and it's questionable if that's the same person really. But the convenience seems so wonderful!"
"It's disrespectful to dirt."
Getting By with a Little Help from Our Friends
"The milk spout thing that Joey was in a commercial for on 'Friends.'"
"ÜBERWEISS from 'Friends.' As a German, I can't stop laughing about it."
"Ross's sandwich from Season Five of 'Friends' that Monica saved for him. I know I could make something similar, but I want that one."
From food to cleaning supplies to techy gadgets, it seems most viewers have wanted something to be real from their favorite shows at some point.
Somehow, our shows would feel all the more real if we could connect through a shared object, in the way we've already shared experiences with our favorite characters.