All scars tell a story.

Some scars people wear proudly, as they are possibly a reminder of their service dedicated to fighting for what's right.

Other scars might be more poignant, serving as a reminder of a life saving surgery.

And then there are the scars which we can only look upon with laughter.

The scars which we gained from such a ludicrous reason, that nobody will likely believe the story that comes with it.


Redditor lilsaddam was eager to hear those very stories, leading them to ask:
"What's the dumbest way you've gotten a scar?"

Someone's Got Issues...

"My cousin scratched my face because I was very ill and everyone was taking care of me."

"So she got jealous and nobody noticed for a long time because they were focussed on getting my temperature back to normal."- notmytype_xoxo

Partying A Little Too Hard...

"I was headbanging my hair dry in the bathroom, I hit the counter."

"I was 8."- calamityjane515

Tried To Get Ripped, But Only Got Cut...

"I was in middle school and we were going to see 'Coach Carter' in theaters with the boys b-ball team."

"Middle school me was PUMPED."

"While in the shower I thought 'Coach Carter' eh, I bet they do push ups in that movie'."

"Imma do push ups right now'."

"Tried to do a wall push up."

"Slipped, smacked my face on the edge of the tub, and split my upper lip open from mouth to nose."

"Needless to say, did not make it to the movie."- lovesbreadtakesdumpz

Yoga Push Up GIF by YOGABODYGiphy

Tighter Squeeze Than Anticipated...

"I was trying to squeeze between 2 cars."

"One of the cars must have had a jagged bumper because it sliced a 2 inch gash in my leg."- Carsto_2

The Dangers Of Potty Training

"I got hit on the bridge of my nose by a ceramic toilet seat when I was learning to pee like a big boy."

"Now I think about it, that's probably the best outcome there."- Oddball_bfi

Pain In The Name Of Cleanliness

"I used a pressure washer on my foot."- polish-polisher

Limpeza Faxina GIF by WAPGiphy

They Warn You Not To Play With Needles

"Fir needle cut me across the wrist while playing hide and seek out in the woods."

"A fir needle!"- wunderbraten

Happy Birthday Indeed...

"For my 8th birthday, a classmate got me something like a 'grow your own stalagmite' kit you could buy at educational stores."

"Apparently, the purpose was to add water to some powder material, and use a funnel in the kit to drip it down to make your own cave features."

"Exciting, I know."

"Anyway, I kept it and the other birthday presents I got in a cardboard box in my room."

"Evidently, at some point, moisture got into the box and the plastic the powder was in, and it began expanding."

"Having nowhere else to go, the 'stalagmite' material oozed its way out through the narrow slits in its box, and hardened into razor sharp edges."

"I found this out quite bloodily when I put my hand into my birthday box to grab another toy, and pulled it out with permanently altered fingerprints on my thumb, index, and middle fingers."- Dahhhkness

Good Thing They're Now Mostly Obsolete

"Boys from my class were throwing CDs like you throw frisbee."

"One of those hit me right between the eyes."

"Still got a small scar there."- Domoradzka

cd spinning GIF by Anthony AntonellisGiphy

Ready Or Not, Here I Come!... Or Not...

"Playing man hunt."

"Some idiot made the camp fire area base."

"I was running for my life to get there, jumped this huge pile of fire wood, tripped over something and rolled right into the fire"

". It could've been SO much worse, but I only burned my elbow and some of my hair."

"It's been probably 15 years and the scar is only about 3inches long and 1 wide."- jwolfe728

Scars are a lingering reminder, often of things we would rather forget.

But seeing as they won't go away anytime soon, all we can do is own them.

For at the end of the day, all scars, be they from fighting in battle or simply falling over your own to feet, should be worn proudly.