I'm not a police officer, but my grandpa was.
He has all kinds of cop stories, but only one Halloween one:
They pulled over and talked to some teenagers that were obviously troublemakers. After questioning them, asking the standard questions, he realized they all had eggs in their pants. He asked them casually if they had anything that could cause trouble in their pockets. They denied it. Following this, he said, "Ok, so you won't mind if I do this-" and heavily patted down their legs, smashing the eggs and letting them all run down their legs into their shoes.
I'm an EMT sitting in the booking area of a county jail right now. Tonight isn't too bad so far, but I'm sure it will get worse. Last year we had a guy come in dressed as Satan that the officer's had to fight, and during the whole ordeal he was screaming, "FUCK YOUR COUCH! FUCK YOUR COUCH!" Good times. I'll be updating this comment every so often with things that happen tonight. I'll be here until 7:00 am MST.
2342: Crying drunk obese lady came in. No real problems with her, just a hysterical Hispanic with eyeliner running down her face.
0004: A Russian couple just walked in. Both are really drunk, just like good Russians. They also have heavy Russian accents and are talking very loudly. This could get good soon.
0012: Russian wife just slapped Russian husband, but none of the officers saw. That would not have ended well if the officers saw that. Looks like she got off easy this time. It will probably happen again though.
0056: Russian couple was separated. Russian bromandude wasn't too happy and was insisting he had diplomatic immunity. Russian lady is sleeping now. No real good costumes have come in. Just a guy dressed as an original gangster in a zoot suit (thanks ragdoll32). Lots of people dressed as homeless individuals, but I don't think it's anything special for Halloween.
0123: This Halloween is not as amusing as last years, so I'll tell another story from last year. A guy came in dressed as a magician. When the officers were searching him, they found one of those multi-colored cloths that go on forever up his sleeve. It was pretty funny to see him pull on it for what seemed like forever.
0159: Just got a call saying a combative person was about 5 minutes out. I'll update when he/she comes in. Also, this last person I was talking to had so much to drink it burned my eyes out of my skull just from his breath. It's very hard to type blind.
0206: Sorry to have to kill your spirits, but the combative female calmed down and didn't need any help getting to a cell. Now my coworker adam1330 is rubbing it in my face that he can leave the compound and I can't due to staffing restrictions. Fuck his couch.
0233: Nothing to report at this time. I'm pretty bummed out about this Halloween. It's not as eventful as last year's.
0249: I'll tell another story from last year. A guy came in dressed as an inmate for Halloween. When he first walked in, we thought he had escaped and the Cop had caught an AWOL guy. After doing a very thorough headcount of the jail (about 2,000 inmates) we realized it was a costume.
0301: I always get the occasional smartass who tries to outsmart me with medical knowledge. Just now I had a drunk girl tell me she has hydronephrosis, then ask in a very snarky way if I even know what that means, you're too young to know anything, you don't look like a doctor why am I even talking to you, etc. I explained in great detail how water can build up in the kidneys, possible side effects, how to diagnose, etc. She wasn't too happy I'm smart and turned into an angry drunk. I like being smart.
0315: adam1330 just returned from his journey with McDonald's that he got for free. He said something about I fucked her and she paid me kind of deal he set up with the cashier.
0345: McDonald's is the most delicious when it's free. A guy I just talked to was very intoxicated and was humping the air while I was holding a conversation with him.
0415: Well something exciting finally happened. A woman was brought in, and as she was having the cuffs removed, she turned around and tried to hit the officer. This didn't go over too well, and the officer kicked her feet out from underneath her and brought her to the ground. She was then placed in the "timeout chair" and put in a cell. She' was screaming about how she "knows her rights" and whatever else. Sure. No injuries were noted and she's probably going to stay in the chair until shift change at 0700. Also, There was a guy who came in who had a haircut just like that crazy woodpecker dude from Looney Tunes. Shaved on the sides, back and top with a long patch on the very front. He was pretty crazy. Still no costumes to report.
0452: Nothing new, girl is still in restraints.
0513: Girl in restraints has been screaming "HELLO" very loudly for the past little bit and won't shut up.
0545: A guy just stood up and pissed on the floor in front of everyone. Now he has an added charge of urination in public. Dumbass. Also the girl in restraints was taken out of restraints. Now she's just sitting there very quietly.
0600: A bleach blond Asian came in. That's the highlight of the hour.
0630: Nothing new to report. I'm looking longingly at the door my relief should come through in about 30 mins. Also, to clarify what happened between the Russian couple- the female hit the male. I told the officer next to me she hit him. The officer looked at them, looked at me, then went back to doing whatever he was doing. Stop sending me angry PM's about not reporting abuse.
0655: I'm counting down until I leave. 5 minutes until my relief should be here, but we'll see if he gets here on time.
0700: My relief showed up. I'm out. This was fun.
0801: I'm back home now. This Halloween wasn't the best I've worked, but I hope it was enjoyable for all you who read it.
London police officer here. In my opinion Halloween is by far the worst night to work. Just finished a long bastard night shift dealing with an ass hat in a banana man outfit squeezing bananas between his buttocks while shouting "it's ok I'm bumana man". Gotta give it to him.
I work as a part time police officer in a rural township with a small historical town in the middle. Got called out for a couple noise complaints last week that ended up being Halloween parties. Like every place in America, we have a local crackhead that everyone knows. Get to the party, and the local crackhead is there is dressed as Tyrone Biggums from Chappelle Show. Asked him if he was using today. He said, "Nope, on the one day I actually come out as a crackhead, I ain't using." He was serious, its the only time anyone from the department had seen him not all cracked out. Not really a story, but when we get a call this time of year for a Halloween party, everyone on shift rushes there, not to break up the party, but to check out all the women dressed slutty. TL;DR Local crackhead is dressed as Tyrone Biggums on the one day he isn't on crack.
I used to work for Texas A&M EMS, and for a couple years the police department had trouble with a wookie. There was a full grown man, in a movie quality Chewbacca costume, who would run around campus and scare the living shit out of students. The cops would keep an eye out for him, but I guess in the dark they could never see him to catch him. I kept in touch with a couple officers after I left there and the PD finally caught the Chewbacca and took him to jail...still dressed as a wookie.
I love these threads because I always have great ones from the fantastic state of Idaho.
The one that stands out the most would have to be Halloween 2001. This particular experience nearly made me take a leave due to the weirdness, so don't say I didn't warn you. It starts off on a regular Halloween patrol, my regular partner was sick (and somehow managed to attend a party) so I was stuck with a crotchety racist who I really didn't like. About an hour in he says something like "hey spook, what are those guys doing?". After a brief and angry discourse on nomenclature, we stopped to see what looked like a bit of an impromptu costume orgy past a thicket on the side of the road. This was normal for Halloween, and was more often than not drunk middle aged party goers. The two men were dressed as Mickey mouse and the woman was hard to see, but looked to be dressed as a deer.
Normally when I see the old random hump, I let them have the privacy to finish and then chase them off or arrest them depending on location. This time was disconcerting though, they weren't holding the woman down, but from what I could see she was unresponsive. So we strolled up and tapped on the tree behind them. They didn't stop canoodling, but what we saw made us jump back and I am unashamed to admit I threw up on the spot. This is the part where I say that what I saw was the single most awful thing I, and I am assuming racist asshole as well, have ever seen.
It wasn't a deer costume, it was a half butchered doe with its intestines strewn about. They were taking turns fucking it and all they were wearing was mickey mouse masks. That was really hard to write because the image is still really fresh in my brain after all these years. This was just so inhumanly awful that I can't describe it. I might tear up, I'm not kidding. Okay, anyway we stare completely frozen for about a minute until racist asshole takes out his gun and starts yelling at them.
These guys don't pay any attention to us and just keep humping away covered from the waist down in blood and what appeared to be some solid matter. Finally my brain kicks in and I tell racist asshole to lower his gun and we both step forward and detain the two men. We call it all in and take the two men back to the station. They don't say a damn word the whole way back, but one guy keeps chuckling. They tested positive for meth (big fucking surprise) and were both very incoherent even after they came down. I didn't look into it much, but they both apparently were run of the mill laborers who had gone missing months prior.
So, that is one of the more gruesome things I have seen. One of the most visually disturbing, anyway. So yeah, happy Halloween.
My friend got put in the drunk tank a few Halloweens ago. One of the guys in the tank was wearing a Superman costume. The drunks spent the whole night razzing him; telling him to bend the bars so they could escape.
Mainly just drunk people.
An officer once arrested a chick in a sexy cat costume who tried to blow him. That's all I got.
I saw a (fake) bloody foot sticking out of a car, told my dad, and he told me, Halloween's the perfect time to murder or kidnap someone. The police will just think you're just trying to scare someone with fake limbs.
Well we had a cop in my neighborhood pull over a guy on an ATV because he was shooting kids with his paintball gun.
I actually always enjoyed working Halloween as the incident descriptions were always hilarious: 'number two female dressed as snow white being disorderly. She's uh approaching trick-or-treaters and appears to be 6I (intoxicated' 'Possible subjects smashing cars; appear to be males dressed as ninja turtle'
A lady I work with is married to a cop and she told me how a couple years back he got word that a bunch of kids were going to egg cars in their neighborhood so him and his partner dressed up in huge raincoats and walked down the street and let the kids egg them in stead.
I just saw a cop in Chicago riding a horse with a horse mask on... I thought it was pretty weird.
In the past few years Halloween has become big business and adults seriously partake in the fun and costumes. Lots of adult costume and theme parties in recent years. You go to houses and people have real problems, but they're dressed in ridiculous costumes. You try settling a domestic dispute between drunk Raggety Ann and Andy. Those cat women costumes rarely disappoint. However we had an automobile vs. pedestrian accident one year and the dead victim (drunk, ran across a dark highway) and the poor driver (sober and devestated) were both in costumes. Fucking surreal.
I was told a story of a girl who went to a party as a frog. Not a slutty frog, just a full onesie and frog hoodie.
She got really hammered, as most American college kids do on Halloween (lets be honest, any holiday), and then attempted to drive home. I say attempted because she drove over a median and into a tree.
The cops showed up, and she failed sobriety tests with flying colors. She was then hauled off to spend the night in jail... in a frog suit. She decided against calling anyone for a ride because most of her friends were at the party trying to convince her not to drive, and her family was out of the question.
The kicker is that onesies get really hot, so she was naked underneath. She had to walk home in a frog suit hungover and depressed. It started raining. She had to put the frog hood on. Now just imagine a frog walking in the rain, hood up, head down - Her friends drive by. Ouch.
Went out this weekend as a photographer for my local college paper (at a fairly big party school) in a small town. Halloween gets pretty wild here, and cops are a HUGE presence. By far the best part is the horse-mounted cops, who are basically there to be big and scary and tell drunk people to get the fuck out of an area if need be.
Highlights from the weekend (not all seen by me, but reported) include:
woman getting angry at cop for sternly talking to her boyfriend, then punching said cop
Drunk asshole tackling local hot dog guy's sign and then stand. Proceeded to be tackled by at least 4 cops. Complained loudly for several minutes about how he did nothing wrong. Cops genuinely tried to warn him about hitting his head on a car as they walked him to the drunk bus, and he flipped his shit.
Huge horse cop breaking up a party by just slowly walking up onto the sidewalk. It's amazing how quickly people will move when they turn around and see a horse's snout staring them directly in the face.
LOTS of alcohol pourings after minor in possessions or open containers
Cops tackling multiple subjects, who all looked like one guy they were chasing
TWO different groups of girls (none taller than 5'8", and I'm 6'4") threatening my life and my camera's well-being because I was taking photos of their friends getting arrested or treated by medical professionals
Female costume that consisted of panties, sneakers, cowboy hat, and duct tape shaped like stars over her nipples
Male costume exactly like the one above, minus the duct tape.
It was a blast.
My mom is a paramedic and one of the top party schools in the US is about an hour from here, so they pull in extra paramedics to cover it. I've heard some fun stories.
Superman and Batman got in a fight over who would win in a fight and Superman broke Batman's jaw.
Someone ended up with a fish hook through their cheek. ... Who the Hell had a fish hook?
A lot of girls wear regular paint over their whole bodies, and then they overheat because they don't realize they aren't able to sweat.
My friend was pulled over after a Halloween party. He was breathslyzed and thrown in jail. The best part is, he went to the party dressed as a "prisoner".
Not a cop, but almost called them when I caught a bunch of asshole teenagers spraying my dog in the eyes with pepper spray. I ran down the street, caught the one with the spray, and sprayed the living hell out of him. I'm talking nose, eyes, ears, mouth. He was crying when I picked him up and shoved him to his friends down the road. In hindsight I don't regret this because my dog was crying all night after I rinsed her eyes... Fucking teenagers man.
Not a cop, but I have a good cop-related story (novel?) of some good times on Halloween.
So it was actually about a year ago when I still lived in Illinois and was working as a banquet server. Every year the place I worked at has a thing called the Boo Bash where everyone dresses up and just gets completely trashed until 2 a.m. comes knocking and they get kicked out. So everything goes fine, or as fine as a huge party like that can go; the oddest things being a very large lady literally dancing with the wall for an hour or two, so nothing out of the ordinary really. But after everyone was kicked out and the servers were done cleaning up their messes, I walk out of the building and see roughly ten to fifteen cops/security guards standing around on one side, and then fifteen to twenty party-goers standing on the other side, with about ten feet between them; a.k.a. business as usual. But as I walk past this drunken/tired/annoyed mob I start to hear shouting and as I turn around I witness one of the best scenes of my life. On my left I see Buzz Lightyear yelling at jack sparrow while being held back by a green army man with all of the cop/security guards walking towards them getting ready to disperse them. All I could really do was just laugh at how ridiculous it all looked, probably because I just got off from working a twelve hour shift.
Some of our possessions are no-brainer, have to have them, best things in the universe. Others are total beaters, through and through liabilities, that should have been trashed years ago.
But what about those possessions that fall right in between?
These are the things we love as much as we hate. Like some people or places in our lives, these objects and us have a love/hate relationship--and, surprisingly, almost as much baggage as the human version includes.
Some Redditors sat down and shared their best examples of these kinds of possessions.
lliorca336 asked, "What do you have a love / hate relationship with?"
Some set their sights on the elephant in the room. They described their excitement as well as all the issues that come with the expansive, unbelievably powerful internet.
The Whole Dang Thing
"The internet." -- LM1120
"Yup. On one side, it can really help people who feel alone. However, it can also breed toxicity." -- RHCube
"Back down it was as simple as don't use it but thats not really possible anymore" -- Derpsterio29
Even More Whole
"Technology in general."
"On the one hand, it's nice that I was able to deposit a check just now while sitting down on my bedroom. On the other, screw anyone who has the audacity to call me and greet me with a robot."
"I have it with none other than 'Google.' "
"I hate it when Google tracks my every move. I even feel scared sometimes. Like just the other day, I was watching 'Padmavat' on Amazon Prime. It wasn't even my account, but my husband's. We had to stop in the middle due to something."
"And as soon as I opened my Gmail next, the very first email on the top was a 'Spam' email asking me if I missed out on watching 'Padmawat?' Really Scary!"
"And then, I love it when it takes me down the memory lane. Like just today, my Google Photos app asked me if I would like to see where I was on this day in 2010? I thought why not. Turns out, I was at my friend's wedding. Which reminded me, 'Oh! It's her anniversary today!' "
"I simply sent one of her gorgeous pics wishing her happy anniversary. We had a long chat, after which I sent over all of the pics from that day. She was really happy to re-visit them and tagged them as the best anniversary gift!"
Others chose to discuss those necessities of day-to-day life that they've actually come to love completing over and over.
But that doesn't mean they don't get annoying all the time too.
"That weird thing where I'll waste time before entering the shower because it feels like such a chore that takes a long time, I'm gonna need 5 h to dry my hair afterwards etc., but then when I'm in the shower i never wanna get out."
Cruising, Until Your Not
"Driving is my biggest love/ hate relationship. I absolutely love the feel of driving when there's a small amount/ no traffic and the feel of being able to go wherever you want in your country is so freeing. Start/stop traffic, car maintenance costs, insurance, monthly payments, terrible roads, the possibility of an accident, driving through new places without clear signage etc..."
"Man, driving at its best is one of my favourite things in life but at its worst I wonder why I ever got my license and look toward busses with jealousy."
It Will Never End
"Cooking. I hate the necessity of having to prepare food and the process itself, but I usually like the result, and if I cook for other people, I get many compliments for how it's good."
"You know, when I hate to do that, then at least it gotta be tasty."
Others spoke about the luxuries in life. It almost feels absurd to complain about such wonderful, unnecessary possessions.
And yet, they are luxuries with a slight catch.
The Nut Barrier
"Probably my biggest trigger to ruin my diet. Doesn't even have to be good chocolate. Doesn't even have to be mediocre chocolate (by American standards). I'm talking about, like Palmer's Double Crisp super-cheap, probably-not-even-actually-chocolate Chocolate."
"My only saving grace is that I'm allergic to peanuts, and a lot of the really really cheap chocolate has peanuts/peanut butter in it, so it's no longer a temptation."
More and More
"Having a home gym:"
"Love: Not having to go far and not having to deal with other ppl and their bs."
"Hate: Everything you want is much more expensive than you expect... and you keep wanting more"
Another Take on Tech
"Modern technology. For every way it makes our lives easier, there's at least five ways it makes things harder."
"But overall, it's generally worth it... if you can get the stuff to finally work, which might take you all day."
So the next time you find yourself out of wits in frustration, only to come back to that same object or task the very next day, don't feel so alone.
Everyone out here is emotionally confused about their inanimate objects and abstract concepts.
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We live in an era defined, amongst other things, by the unparalleled barrage of content that blasts our eyes and ears throughout every hour of every single day.
Truly, it's exhausting to be alive in the contemporary media landscape.
Generations before had to deal with posters, billboards, and magazine advertisements, then radio commercials after that, and then TV commercials came along.
We thought the consumer seduction reached its peak with those.
But then, lo and behold, social media came about. And now the "information" peddled by brands and advertisers is everywhere. And so so much of it is misleading, or flat out incorrect.
Some Redditors shared the examples that came to mind.
Many people chose to talk about the marketing efforts used to push health and nutrition products onto consumers.
It's no surprise that there were so many examples to choose from. People in contemporary times are obsessed with health, fitness, diet, and longevity.
So of course, marketers have taken some liberties.
"That things with 'zero sugar' can still have 0.2 grams of sugar per unit which is why tic tacs claim to be zero sugar but can still be dangerous for a diabetic person" -- Whynotgarlicbagel
"Always check the ingredients"
"I found some 'no added sugar' ice cream that had concentrated caramelised sugar syrup as a flavoring"
"Also no added sugar just means they haven't added any sugar. Not that it's zero sugar" -- EmergencyAdvance
The Natural World
" 'Natural' food isn't your definition of natural." -- Gmax100
"Cyanide is natural" -- Izwe
"Everything is natural, nuclear power plants are as natural as beaver dams" -- Skylake52
The Anti-Fat Movement
"Low fat is good for you. Well not just clever marketing, also lots of lobbying from the sugar industry" -- UltimateAnswer42
"That's a big one. Fat being the 'bad' macronutrient was something that took me a while to unlearn. I felt my healthiest when I ate a high fat, lower carb (50g or so) diet." -- Cameron213
Give Tators a Chance
"White potatoes are somehow unhealthy even though they are a very nutritious starchy root VEGETABLE."
"Just because when you smother oil and ranch on it it becomes unhealthy does not mean potatoes themselves are unhealthy."
Leave It Alone
"Vaginal odor being bad was a thing for a while, and that it could easily be corrected with over the counter treatments such as douching."
"First of all. A vagina is gonna smell like a vagina, not like flowers. If you're concerned about the way your vagina smells you should see a doctor."
"Second of all, the vagina is self-cleaning and doesn't need extra soaps to help keep it 'fresh.' In fact, those soaps and chemicals can cause harm and create real infections."
Other people chose to point out the marketing efforts that have aimed to influence our expectations of culture and the social playing field.
What is "cool" and acceptable is what sells. The question is, who decides what is "cool?"
"Makeup as a necessary norm." -- b2lose
"Man, FU** makeup! I don't wear it and have yet to have anyone I work with question my professionalism for it. I hate it, it's expensive, and I won't wear it." -- TheRedMaiden
"I love this, and I'll also throw in: shaving as a necessity. I've had so many people tell me it's 'unhygienic' for women to have leg hair." -- buriedclementines
"That teenagers are cool, tbh. Teen culture is 95% manufactured by suits trying to make a buck." -- crookedhope
"When have teenagers ever been cool to anyone but themselves?" -- troomer50
"right? this kills me as an adult. all the cool teenager sh** that 'parents don't understand' was absolutely designed by grown a** dorks just like their parents." -- likearealreptile
Passing the Buck
"The notion that climate change needs to be combated by individuals making changes in their day to day lives by buying green products. Corporations, global shipping, and factory farms all contribute massive amounts of pollution and greenhouse gasses that can't be offset by using less straws or buying a hybrid car."
"An entire city's worth of individuals couldn't even come close to offsetting the pollution created by a handful of ships used for global shipping, yet advertising would have you think that individuals could replace real systemic change and regulation."
And then there was one total, bald-faced lie. It had to do with an upsettingly common purchase that comes with an arbitrarily high price tag.
Maybe it's time to rethink it.
Pulling the Strings of Supply and Demand
"That diamonds are rare." -- icecreamterror
"That you should spend so much on a diamond and wedding, but can barely scrape by. Sure, let's throw a $30k banquet then go jumpstart the car again to get home." -- Choontz
"Futhermore on this; that 'cognac' diamonds are a desirable colour in a diamond, and are worth more than colourless. Jewellers originally struggled to sell stones of this colour so came up with a marketing concept to make them seem more unique, more special, and just as desirable as, or moreso than, colourless diamonds (which are generally far rarer, particularly if they are classified as flawless with few/imperceptible inclusions)."
"Similar idea with "champagne" diamonds...they were given this name to make them sound more appealing, too, so jewellers could still use them and increase the volume of jewellery they produce and sell." -- teenytinytinkerer
Of course, this list is so far from exhaustive. Pay attention for just the next few hours and I'm sure you'll come up with your own list of at least ten in no time.
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In the age of the internet, sometimes it can be very cool to hate on things just because other people do. Bandwagons can be fun, right? But honestly, not all of the things hated on actually deserve it. Save your hate for things that actually call for it.
Wanna jump off the bandwagon? Then keep reading!
Film and media are probably the biggest contender for being hated on randomly. It may seem harmless, but not always deserved.
Actors are people too!
Actors who played characters that people didn't like.
Really if you hated the character then the actor did a good job (assuming that was the role).
The best cartoons.nice day summer GIF by PBS KIDSGiphy
Child cartoons. Some are actually really good, even as an adult.
I feel like watching cartoons aimed at generally a younger audience allows for you to be reminded of some life lessons, I know I forget some things, or didn't realise others, or it at least partially renews my awareness of something I should still like or appreciate
This doesn't deserve awards, it's just my opinion that is apparently shared by many.
This man did nothing wrong.
Guy Fieri, he literally is the nicest person in the world but since he looks like he was electrocuted by mountain dew people want to saw his head off.
Even before that, I was witness to his other charitable work. A few years back, Santa Rosa was hit by some terrible fires and he showed up at a few shelters and personally cooked up and served some killer buffet food. No cameras, no massive team of PR, just a dude with an assistant to keep him on schedule to hit up other shelters in the area. Guy Fieri legit earned a lot of respect in my book for that.
You know who DEFINITELY doesn’t deserve hate? Animals. They’re just living their best lives, and need to be left alone.
The best cats.
We got a black cat for the first time last year. I've since formulated the theory that black cats might get some of their reputation from the fact that people can't see them well in the dark and so they seemingly appear out of nowhere and they might be instinctually cautious because they know people have a tendency to kick them while walking in the dark. Our black cat is the sweetest cat I've ever known.
They get a bad rep.Discovery Sharks GIF by Shark WeekGiphy
Sharks. They are beautiful, complex creatures, deserving of respect and, like any wild animal should be left alone in their natural habitat, but they get this reputation as vicious bloodthirsty monsters. This is only because every shark attack is news, and only then because they are so rare. More people are killed EVERY DAY by mosquitoes than sharks kill in a year.
Any apex predator that has remained evolutionarily unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, whose existance predates TREES, is deserving or our respect and admiration. Shine on, you crazy cartlaginous fish, shine on.
So cute too!
Opossums. They're neat little critters. They eat tons of ticks that carry Lyme disease, (mostly) don't carry rabies because their body temp is too low, and they're the only marsupial native to North America! They get a bad rap because their first defense is to hiss and bare teeth, but failing that, they just play dead.
If you don't have the predisposition to hate them, you'll find they're pretty cute too.
E: this is about /opossums/, the north American species.
Kiwis, I feel for you, but this comment isn't about your possums.
Hating on other people for just living their lives also seems to be a big contender for things that don’t deserve to be hated on.
This is so true.
Unemployed people. A lot of people genuinely are looking for work and did not want to lose their last job/it was beyond their control (like a layoff) but they get so much hate and called lazy by most people. I know too many unemployed people that are actually really trying hard. They definitely aren't lazy. (Not saying lazy unemployed people don't exist, but to be fair, so do lazy employed people too lol)
Leave the weather man alone!Fox Raining GIF by Family GuyGiphy
Meteorologists. They try their best to predict the weather based on patterns, models, and data. They're not perfect because predicting the weather is insanely difficult. When they get it wrong, I think we should go easy on them. It was probably an outlier result almost no one could have foreseen.
I've seen people get angry over the meteorologists for getting it right. Like they control the weather - it is their fault we are having rain, that kind of BS. Never made sense to me, but hey, I have plenty of relatives I clashed with growing up.
Please stop being d*cks to these people.
Customer service associates.
I hate when customers think that I, the minimum wage person forced to sit there and listen to them yell, am personally responsible for every policy they disagree with. Like, ma'am, if I had that much power and influence, I wouldn't be sitting here on a Saturday evening serving you.
Wholesome and necessary.
People don't deserve hate they give themselves when they are not doing too good at the moment.
If you haven't heard it from anyone else today, I'm proud of you.
It seems like people hate on things simply because they think they're meant to hate them. But you can always be the change and make an effort to stop being an a**hole about certain things.
No matter what though, sometimes haters gonna hate
Money means different things to different people.
Reddit user, u/TopTierUsername101, wanted to hear what you would do when they asked:
Just Get The Basics Out Of The Way
There's the standard responses, where people ran down the list of the essentials they could get out of the way.
Making The Unmanageable Manageable
Could pay off all debt and put a very nice down payment on a house.
Would make the mortgage manageable.
Give All The Money To The Kids
insanely.. i'm 19 and i'd be able to pay for university, pay for my car and help my parents who are on the streets rn get back on their feet and get my siblings out of foster care
You're the person I'd want to get the 100K. I don't need it; tons of people on this thread don't need it, but you my friend sound like you could use it for good.
Allowing You To Focus On Other Things
5-6 years of rent while i get my Ph.D sounds pretty fantastic
I hear this. I'm about to move with my partner so they can continue their education and would love to have $100k to live off of while I find work.
Wouldn't Go As Far As You Think
Then there's those other people who wouldn't be greatly affected by $100k, instead saying it would continue to help them comfortably move forward. Who doesn't like to be comfortable?
It would be almost enough for a downpayment on a house for us in our area. Housing is crazy expensive.
It would be less than half of a downpayment on an avg house in my area. This is basically keeping my generation from owning property and it's terrifying.
(avg. House here is about 1.2million)
A Slow Burn
Immediately? Not much at all. I'd pay off all my debt, take a chunk out of the house Im about to sign on. The monthly savings however would really allow me to change my life though.
Same here. A lot would change on paper, but the real effects wouldn't be apparent for several years.
This, also the peace of mind that would come along with it would be the most significant Change
Preparing For The Future
Just more money for retirement. That's all, business as usual.
Same. I mean, I'd say I'd spend some and go on vacation, but my vacations are typically camping somewhere cool and then hiking, so it's pretty frugal as far as vacations go. I'd like think that I could retire a little earlier if I had an extra 100 grand thrown at me, though.
Making A Huge Impact
Finally, there's those people who would do quite a bit if you were gifted $100k. This runs the length of saving lives to crafting a livable future.
Eliminating That Feeling
I'd be able to afford my own apartment instead of living with 3 ppl. I'd be able to focus more on building my life instead of just trying to survive every day. I'd be able to donate to charities and less fortunate ppl in my area.
Overall it would make my life less stressful and make me feel like less of a failure.
America Isn't Very Good Sometimes
Dude, that's almost 7 years worth of insulin. Can you imagine not having to wonder how you were going to manage your life threatening disease for 7, well technically 6.9, years? God, I could actually put money toward my future rather than trying desperately to stay alive in the present.
If the current rate of inflation continues, and if I am lucky enough to live until 75, I will have spent over 7 million dollars on insulin alone, not including other absurdly expensive diabetic supplies, like test strips, that are absolutely necessary for my survival.
Just for some context, each test strip, without insurance, runs you around 1.50 ($75 for a 50 pack of strips) and as someone who leads an active lifestyle and is insulin sensitive, I need to check my blood sugar roughly 6-8 times a day, more if I'm sick or an unforeseen event occurs that affects my blood glucose levels.
It's f-cking criminal what my country is allowing to happen to type one diabetics like myself.
Money Can't Buy Happiness, Until It Does
It would: pay off my husband's student loans and some medical bills that he has left, pay off my dental bill, pay off our credit cards, and then maybe we could get some upkeep/fixit stuff done around the house. The rest would go into savings. We'd have a good amount of money freed up each month, and that would also go into savings.
So, really, $100k would change my life by finally giving me a decent savings account that could be used in the future to hopefully avoid debt. It would be a very nice thing to have.
Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments who became famous when he cut his 1.1 million dollar salary to ensure every one of his employees received a $70k a year salary, probably said it best when he noted, "Money buys happiness when you climb out of poverty. But going from well-off to very well-off won't make you happier. Doing what you believe is right will."
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