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It feels like it would be a dream come true... "winning a lifetime supply!" That makes you feel lucky and special. It's backed up the idea there you'll never go without. It's exciting at first thought. That is until you realize you need to be specific about what you hope you get an bottomless inventory of, because unless it's money... there really is nothing else we need a lifetime supply of. But it's still a fun story.

Redditor u/Kelvin_Inman wanted to know about the aftermath of winning all can have for life by asking.... Redditors who won a lifetime supply of something...what is it, and are you sick of it yet?


Wrenched....

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My brother-in-law went to a contractor's trade show, and one of the guys on his crew won a lifetime supply of some kind of locking wrench.

They gave him one - because it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Ganglebot

Kitty No Like....

My Dad won a year's supply of cat food, but a) it was delivered in one go and b) the cat didn't like it (of course). The people at the shelter were super happy though, so it ended well! HazelKathleen

So i read this like you gave the food to a homeless shelter..... and i was like WTH..........then i thought about is and i hope it was to an animal shelter...... Hobdar

Rinse & Repeat....

I won a life time supply of shampoo, they come in mini bottles each month and are great gifts for people who you don't like that much but you don't want to offend. reddituser9871

If you run out of people to gift them to, I imagine a homeless shelter would love your extras. 3141592653yum

"sick of them"

In a contest, I won a lifetime supply of high-quality coffee beans.

(Contestants had to guess how many beans were in a large glass barrel on display.)

Each month, 3 pounds of my choice arrive at regular intervals. As I noted here some time ago, I give away the excess to friends and family - and no one is "sick of them" yet! Back2Bach

Doritoed!

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My coworker has a life time supply of Doritos after Doritos truck hit her. She hated Doritos in the first place and donates her weekly/monthly amount to homeless shelters. ItsJust4Dream

Where are the buns?

I know a family that won a lifetime supply of hotdogs. The problem was the company decided that the average person eats 3 hotdogs a day (no clue how thats the number they got).... this sounds fine at first but they didn't want to ship 90 hot dogs a month they sent the full value of 1 avg lifetime on pallets. 90/month X 12months × 82 years avg lifespan.

88.5 THOUSAND hot dogs. In 1 shipment.

They bought a whole extra freezer to store a bunch. But that couldn't hold all, so they ended up donating a massive amount to local churches and homeless shelters. damndingashrubbery

"so what are you going to do about this?"

I didn't really "win" a lifetime supply of something but I still got a lifetime supply of Eskimo Pies. For Europeans or other redditors that don't know Eskimo Pies are vanilla ice cream bars coated with dark chocolate. Pretty standard freezer section at the grocery store fare.

Anyway, about 15 years ago I bought a box of Eskimo Pies and went to eat one. And promptly cut the crap out of my lip because there was a big piece of broken glass inside it. I'm aware that this could have been a big payday for me, but i'm not real sue happy, but I still wanted something done. So I took photos, called the makers, and wrote them a letter with the pictures included basically asking "so what are you going to do about this?"

They sent me a letter with a check for $600 and a phone number to call whenever I wanted free eskimo pies with the letter stating that if I cashed the check they are absolved of any responsibility. So whenever I want, I call and get a coupon for free of Eskimo pies. It makes for a good thing to give to coworkers and things like that. ToxicMasculinity1981

Honeycomb Kids. 

Growing up my next door neighbor won a lifetime supply of honeycomb. The company would ship them a case a month, they planned for like a family of 2 adults and 3 kids. He was the only kid in the house. They had boxes and boxes of the stuff.

Hanging out meant you came home with a box of cereal. They moved were slow to update the move with the company and the new neighbors gave me the shipments. I thought it was great, I'm lactose intolerant and in the 80's honeycomb was one of the best cereals to eat dry. Non milk alternative were super expensive in those days. tdasnowman

Subs Away....

My brother had a friend who won a years supply of sandwiches a local sub shop when he was in college, that guy was sick of subs by the time his year was up, but he still went there almost every day cause he was broke college student, who wasn't on a cafeteria plan. finedayredpony

Yes Swanson!

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I worked at company that was doing a promotion with Swanson that was giving away a year's supply of Swanson frozen dinners, with 365 coupons for a free meal. There was some legal reason the contest couldn't go through, so my co-worker gave me a stack of like 50 of them.

I lived next door to a grocery store so for about a two weeks I got one every night. I started to just feel awful during the day, I was just sluggish and couldn't breath as well. I left the remaining stack of coupons sit in my junk drawer for years before I just tossed them. dougiebgood

Snap Away....

When i was 13 or so, my dad won a Year supply of Snapple among other prizes (a Jeep, a trip to Florida, a bunch of skateboard gear, a meet and greet with Tony Hawk)

I remember like a booklet of vouchers, like 365 of them, and it was 6 Snapples worth a voucher or something. My mom used some coupon voodoo and bought it on sale with the vouchers and we got like 3-4 years of this crap.

Anyways, long story short, my dad hated Snapple so he let me and my brother pick it all out. we had a garage full of the stuff. We drank a ridiculous amount of Snapple we gave it away to friends, we brought it with our lunches. We ended up throwing some away as it started to fade and taste funny.

We pretty much got sick of it halfway through and started drinking it to get rid of it. nanaki989

Pizza! Pizza!

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I knew someone who won free pizza for a year from a chain (mind you, we live in NJ with some of the best pizza there is. No one is ordering from a chain). He bought the whole "year worth" in one shot and threw a pizza party for the kids at an underprivileged youth camp. Not_quite_a

Call the Doctor....

My mom got a year supply of Dr. Pepper. But, it came at a price. Back in the 90s she got a Dr. Pepper from a row of vending machines right as the delivery guy was loading up the last one. There was a hunk of something when she took the first drink, but she thought it was just ice from it being freshly loaded.

She bit down on it. It was a damn cockroach. Since the distributor saw it all go down, she got free Dr. Pepper for a year. It's been almost two decades and she still will not drink a beverage out of the original container. She has to pour it into a glass first. emmajo94

It's a Bugle. 

It wasn't a lifetime supply but my mom used to work for a charity that visited prisoners and gave them cookies and tried to start bible studies. Anyways, a Frito-Lays distributor several pallets of Bugles to the cause. We didn't have anywhere to put them so they loose boxes just kind of spread through the house.

She'd wrap them at Christmas (3 years, maybe 4) so they'd look like decor. She did the math and realized that the prisoners weren't going to eat them all before they expired. They were ours as well now.

She refused to buy any other chips and after a while, any other snacks. We'd get pumped when she bought crackers for a recipe because we knew she couldn't keep us from getting to the leftover crackers. She sent several cases to my sister's when she was at college.

When my brother moved not only did he get several cases whether he wanted them or not, he packed a lot of his thing in bugle boxes. She cooked with them. We had walking tacos instead of regular tacos. The PRISONERS were complaining about Bugles by the time they were gone and they only got them twice a month. mike_d85

"free list suspended" 

Not lifetime supply, but my mom left her job managing a cinema, and got an unlimited 2 year free pass 2 tickets per visit.

Close to the end of the two years we lost the pass and reported it lost, and they replaced it with a brand new 2 year pass. so almost 4 years of cinema for free.

Never got sick of it and love going to the cinema still.

FYI: If you ever see "free list suspended" on a movie, it means you can't use these type of passes. thundercats88

Sugar Free....

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My Aunt won a year's supply of Diet Coke. It was 365 cans on a mini palette delivered to her home. It didn't last nearly a year. She has three kids and would share with family and friends. I think it lasted a few months tops. NucularRobit

Chewitt's! 

My mom won a years supply of Chewitt's when me and my brother were kids and we basically had this massive brown box filled with outers of Chewitt's dropped off at our house. We were taking packets of them into school for weeks just trying to get rid of them! FYI this was second prize, she had wanted the first prize of a new tv. emma_sometimes

Rented. 

I won a year's worth of free video rentals a long time ago. Basically they gave me a card that allowed me to get one per week for a year. If I didn't get one that week I lost it. I did get rentals most weeks, but forgot once in a while. I think it was good for new releases, which was cool. Unfortunately I moved a few months before the year was up, so I gave the card to my ex MIL (current MIL at the time). I was super poor so it was nice while it lasted. PM_ME_VEGAN_STUFF

2160....

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I was given a few cases of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. (we didn't win them... they were just given to us by a store manager)

2160 Reese's Cups.

It took us months to get through them all, even after giving a lot of them away. I didn't eat Reese's anything for at least 15 years after that. Spritzertog

Wan On, Wax Off....

I remember a comedy bit from a long time ago, but I don't remember who it was. It was about game shows at the time that would give as a consolation prize a year's supply of Turtle Wax. "What does a year's supply of Turtle Wax even look like? I have half a bottle of Turtle Wax in my garage... it used to belong to my father." tfurrows

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All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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