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People Break Down The Things They're Still Angry About And Refuse To Get Over

People Break Down The Things They're Still Angry About And Refuse To Get Over
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We wander through life surrounded by so many people all jockeying for position based on their own motivations. Hopefully, we try to be kind to each other throughout the whole chaotic mess.

But things happen. People get slighted, forgotten, or plain abused by others. It's sucks, and we'd better accept that possibility if we plan to stay sane at all.

Ideally, we move one after someone steps on our toes. We might even forgive. If not, life afterwards is spent carrying just a little extra weight.

Unfortunately, we don't always behave ideally. Sometimes, we fester and hold grudges even when it's not in our best interest.

After all, we're emotional beings with a reptilian core in our brain. Old habits die hard and we act on impulse all the time.

IOughtToBeThrownAway asked, "What are you still angry about that you should just get the f*** over?"

Sleep With One Eye Open, Ashley

"In 8th grade, Ashley stole my really nice lipstick that I'd saved up for. And the color didn't even look good on her."

"I'm 36 and it still pisses me off."

-- InannasPocket

A Very Bold Guest

"I hadn't been home all day, just got off work and was just burnt out."

"My roommate invited two friends over to hang out and drink some wine in the kitchen which was in the same area as the living room (open floor plan)."

"I didn't wanna join so said I was just gonna relax with my dinner and watch my show - we are both fine with this plan."

"Anyways, I'm sitting there watching my show (at a normal volume) minding my own business and one of her friends starts complaining about 'the atmosphere not being fun' and saying she was bothered that she could hear my show."

"I ignored it and pretended I couldn't hear it and my roommate asked her friend if it was too loud and her friend said 'it isn't loud but I just don't wanna hear it at all you know? It's girls night.'"

"She asks me to turn it down so I say sure and turn it down a few clicks."

"This girl then walks over, grabs the remote AND TURNS OFF THE TV. Then lectures me about how 'it's rude to watch TV while people are socializing' and says I need to just get over myself and be social."


"It's been years and my petty ass still gets pissed thinking about it haha"

-- jessimaemae

An Eternal Lesson

"How social networking and likability will generally advance your career faster than competence and work ethic will."

"Not in all cases or careers, but I used to be bitter watching brown nosers and yes-men shoot past me while I thought my work ethic would speak for itself."

-- New_Game_P1us


"One of my school principals told a pupil in my class to write down everything questionable that I said/did over the course of a month and submit it to her without my knowledge."

"The snitch submitted her letter and the teacher straight away mailed it to my mom and dad."

"Thankfully they saw the absurdity of what she was doing and WENT TO TOWN on the school for bullying pupils. Still makes me boil thinking about it to this day."

-- Mahershalalhashbazz

Life With Roommates

"someone I knew a long time ago used to make PB&J sandwiches a frequent amount of the time and when ever they made one they would never clean the damn knife they were using and we would frequently have jars of peanut butter and jelly mixed together..."

"...I told them countless numbers of times 'clean the knife' they would always respond with OK but the next f***ing day I would see them doing the same thing!"

"god I hated them for that."

-- I_am_a_robit

A 33 Year Egg Grudge

"In line at a wedding dinner."

"Lady in front of me was talking to the lady behind me in line. After 3 minutes of being awkward guy in between them, I said 'here, I'll just trade you spots' and let the lady behind me go in front."

"That bi*** took the last deviled egg. This was in 1987."

-- HerbertKroopen

An Unfortunate Likeness

"Someone told me they thought I was attractive because I look like Ed Sheeran."

"A second someone told me Ed Sheeran was better looking than me."

"Now, I don't think I'm God's gift to your retinas, but I neither look like that butt gnome, nor look worse than that butt gnome."

"I look like Rupert Grint's and Matt Mercer's love child not Ed pubic beard Sheeran."

-- Layless_the_elf

Design Nerds

"Avatar, the giant international blockbuster, used the papyrus font as it's logo." -- gspi1005

"Some graphic designer just typed out Avatar, highlighted it, clicked the drop down and chose... papyrus. Makes me sick" -- jesusjedi

"I had to look at the poster to see for myself. Dear God, you're right." -- CONFETA

A Collective Sigh

"Game of Thrones last season. It's like eating the best meal of your life and then you find a piece of sh** in it" -- IammYourDAD

"I always think about how much money that series must have lost in 'the entire series'-DVD sales. Like, based on seasons 1-6, buying the entire series was going to be absolutely mandatory for me."

"Probably 150 bucks or more for the whole show on blu-ray and probably a couple more formats in the future and I would have been happy to buy it."

"Then that series ended with an absolute dumpster fire. I will never buy a single season of that show on any format, never mind the entire thing. And I doubt I'm alone in that." -- BigNikiStyle

All About the Add Ons

"While buying a new mattress I got convinced by the salesman to also get a tempur-pedic pillow for $100."

"I want my $100 back."

-- GorillaS0up

Sorry Judy

"I lost Judy's phone number in college."

"I still think about Judy and what would have happened if I called her."

"Judy if you're out there I honestly lost your number because I'm dumb."

-- DarthMurdok

Lazy Apps

"The f***ing Mexican restaurant that gave me sliced avocados on cinco de mayo and called it guacamole. I brought it back (it was a to go order) and they just gave it a few smashes with a fork or something and gave it back."

"No tomatoes, onions, cilantro, salt, nothing. I just got half-a**ed mashed avocados and chips and they charged me like $8."

"This was six months ago and I'm still mad."

-- FriendlySlytherin

Don't Choke

"When I was 9 we had swim class and I was a very good swimmer for my age."

"To pass the final test we had to do some swimming underwater. I misheard what we had to do and did it wrong, I also went first so no one to compare it too."

"The swim teacher fails me and does not let me do it again. However the poor swimmers who were physically unable to do it got to retake it."

"I should mention that the swim teacher was a woman and everyone who was allowed more than one try was a girl."

"I felt so ashamed when everyone else (apart from the really poor swimmers) got a certificate but me."

-- retro_rockets

Unhealthily Invested 

"That one of my favorite characters in a book died. Didn't even finish the series. Just set it down and walked away forever." -- TheChosenOne_72

"When I married my first husband, half blood prince had JUST come out. So, of course, I bought it with our fat $100 'wedding' cash."

"The next day, I'm getting through the book when he starts sh!t with me. I went to the bathroom to get away from him. He ripped the book from my hands... Turned to the back of the book and straight up sneered....DUMBLEDORE DIES" -- buttholeismyfavword

The Backroom Gossip

"Raised my hand in class, teacher says 'oh I've heard about you.' She basically told me that all the teachers talk about me on their break."

"17 year old me was pissed about the immaturity of my teachers."

-- [deleted]

A Sore Subject

"My cat got out and 'ran away.' During a fight with my ex he said it was because I was a sh!tty catmom."

"Lmao that was years ago but I still wish him misfortune for saying such a stupid thing."

-- pleenis


"In high school I had a prom Limo set up with people I considered good friends. They kicked me out because i was adamantly against drinking (still am)."

"I didnt care if they drank, I just didnt want to. I didnt go to prom at all after they silently started ghosting me."

-- romantanon

Power Move

"My bully from elementary school smashed a 'Game of the Goose' board on his own face and framed me."

"I'm still angry some twenty years later..."

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Reddit user A_KULT_KILLAH asked: 'Native Americans of Reddit, what are your or your tribes ghost stories, legends, or supernatural occurrences?'

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People the world over develop their own specific folklore, heavily influenced by the natural world around them and their own culture.

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Every now and again, when talking to a friend or family member, a rather shocking piece of information might casually slip out.

Information one imagines they wanted to keep secret for as long as they possibly could.

In some cases, it's something embarrassing, that everyone will be able to laugh about with the passage of time.

In other cases, however, it's information that stuns us silent.

Learning something we wish we hadn't.

Redditor DarthAbhinav11 was curious to hear the most disturbing information people have ever been casually told or overheard, leading them to ask:

"What is the most disturbing thing you've heard said casually?"

An Acquired Taste

"I work in a deli and some lady asked me to cut her ham extremely thin to the point of seeing through it."

"I heard her justify it as 'so you can get rid of the ham taste'."

"I still think about this one."- Alternative_Net8931

Utterly Horrid

"When I was walking to my front door."

"My neighbor had their window open and was scolding their 3 year old adopted child."

"She was howling crying."

"'Do you want mommy to send you back?'"- BoredBSEE

It Arrives Sooner Than You Think...

At Macy's, two teen girls: 'Women over 30 have the ugliest elbows'."

"'OMG. I know'."

"'Very disturbing'."

"'I always ask my mom to wear long sleeves when we go out to eat'."- CapitalPhilosophy513

Never Too Late

"I when younger I worked at a pool and had to lifeguard senior aerobics classes."

"Most participants where 65+."

“'Where’s so and so'.”

“'Oh he won’t be here, his wife was put into hospice'.”

“'Well I feel bad for him, but we do need some more single men around here'."

"'He’s not bad looking, has a retirement too'.”- CuriousOne9320

Round And Round It Goes...

"'If the Earth is spinning, then why my front door is always facing east?'"- SuvenPan

"Something I once heard a passing stranger say for which I have no context: 'He wears a scarf around his neck so you can't see where he's decaying'."

"I've been curious for years and it annoys me that I'll never know."- xyanon36

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

"An ex after I ended things 'I don’t understand, if I want to be in a relationship with you but you don’t want to be in a relationship with me why do you get to win?'"- TinyFurryHorseBeak

Not His Decision To Make

"Was at an end of season event for my kid's baseball team when he was little."

"The coaches brought Italian ice for everyone."

"Mom has just served her kids and husband and comes back with her own."

"As she's sitting down to eat, I hear her husband loud whisper behind her something like 'absolutely not'."

"'You don't need any more calories'."

"I just watched her face fall."

"I can't imagine what their marriage must look like behind closed doors and what life must be like for her."


"Note that this woman was already probably a size 2 at most so this was not a scenario where there were serious weight-related health problems."

"This guy was just a jerk and this really wasn't the first time that season, but his reminders that they aren't living up to his standards were usually aimed at his kids on the field."

"I try to assume the best of people but that guy sucked."- littleirishpixie

The Truth Hurts

"I was in an accident once and was hospitalized."

"The accident left me severely disfigured."

"I was out of my mind on pain meds when I arrived at the hospital and told my family to call my girlfriend and let her know what happened and where I was."

"My mom called my girlfriend and my sister not knowing the particulars of my life called my ex."

"Neither knew the other had called and both ended up showing up."

"They arrived within an hour of one another while I was asleep."

"Since someone was there with me it gave my family a chance to go home and take a break."

"So I woke up to my ex and my girlfriend talking to one another."

"Obviously my girlfriend was mad my ex was there and things got heated between the two."

"My ex being level headed suggested they step into the hall since I was half awake and in no condition to deal with the drama."

"As they're arguing in the hall voices are being raised until finally a nurse comes to reign the situation in."

"The nurse breaking them up made my girlfriend leave."

"As she was leaving she yelled 'you can have his a**'."

"'It's not like I wanna be with some burnt up scarred dude anyway'."

"'He's f*cked'."

"At this point I was still bed ridden and hadn't seen a mirror."

"I was aware my body was f*cked but had no idea what I actually looked like."

"Hearing that was such a gut punch and it really messed with my head at the time."- Burnvictim49percent

Where To Even Begin?

"I am a tutor."

"I heard some of my students say ;What's the point in learning history? We should live in the present'."

"We are German."- GentlemanPirate13

Most of the time, when a friend or family member warns us or apologizes for sharing "too much information" or "TMI", what we've heard isn't that shocking in the grand scheme of things.

Indeed, as evidenced by the sad and shocking stories above, when people really share TMI, they often have no idea they're doing so.

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There are rules in life where people are expected to just know how to operate without being told.

For instance, if someone falls down... help them.

When you like a sweater in a store... get money to buy it.

Just leaving with it won't go over well.

And there are more rules, or guidelines to adhere to...

Redditor christygl7 wanted to hear about what is expected in people's homes without words, so they asked:

"What's an unwritten rule in your household?"

If you have to pee... lift the seat cover.

The people in Port Authority always miss that one.


Cleaning Chores GIF by SpongeBob SquarePantsGiphy

"Either my wife or I can do any chore when noticed. We thank each other for routine chores as we appreciate each other."


"That’s how my fiancée and I handle chores. Whoever’s around when the core needs to be done does the chore, typically. I find she does more regular cleaning of the whole apartment while I do more dishes and cooking."



"Replacing the trash bag IS PART OF taking out the trash."


"Similar to this, in my house, the rule is if the toilet paper ended on your turn (or there’s barely enough for the next person) then it is your job to procure the next roll and put it in the bathroom. It is NOT acceptable to let it run out for the next person."


"We have extra stored in every bathroom. I make sure of it. However, if it runs low/out on the roll, my wife will 100% of the time take the new roll and set it on top of the empty tube on the spindle, refusing to replace it. I actually called her over and shamed her into changing it in front of me the other night (not in an abusive way - we were both laughing about it)."


Finder's Keepers

"If you find money in the laundry while you are doing the laundry, it's yours."


"Yep. My boyfriend learned that lesson the hard way when we first started living together. He had a bad habit of just crumpling up bills in a big wad in his pocket, usually just ones, but sometimes he accidentally leaves a twenty in there. I tipped myself the twenty. It took him a couple of days of trying to figure out where it went before I took pity on him and told him."

"He now both turns out his pockets and washes his own clothes. I still find the occasional single dollar in the dryer."


Dropped something?

"If food is dropped on the floor it becomes the property of the dog. The dog knew this rule before we did."


"That was one of the hardest things after our family dog died. Dropped something? Who cares! Riley will get it. But then he didn’t."

"Also, I don’t live at home anymore but coming home to him barking and crying out of excitement and greeting me always made my day and I looked forward to it every time I opened the door and could hear him wiggling in excitement on the side hahaha. It’s a little less exciting coming home now."



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"If the water you take from the Brita pitcher leaves what’s left below a certain line, you are obligated to refill the pitcher on penalty of death."


If you stay in my home and don't refill the Brita pitcher...

I'm setting your hair on fire at 3 AM!!!


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"Check the toilet after you flush."


"This. My brother-in-law never does this. It's annoying and disgusting! You don't want to clean up after yourself because you think it's gross? How do you think it makes me feel to clean up after you?"



"Wake someone up if their alarm goes off. It's a pretty weird one but setting up alarms is a conscious and deliberate decision for all of us and you want to wake up when it goes off, so we just help each other out."


"I'll do this a few times, but my roommate needs to learn not to hit snooze because he's taught his body that alarms don't need to be woken up to. I don't wake him up anymore. He started waking up to them."


"I’ll wake them up because it annoys me when people snooze especially if I’m next to them in the bed and I don’t have to get up."


No Exceptions!

"Shoes off at the door. No exceptions."


"Shoes-on people must not be using the same public bathrooms that I do. 100% of them have a lake of dirty urine in front of the urinal. They must also be amazing at finding two urine-free spots that are shoe-sized on the shores of said lake. It’s fine if they want to bring that into their homes. It’s not allowed in mine, though."


Table Manners

"No tech at the table."

"Even with a teenage daughter this has proved eerily easy; we all love food though!!"

"Also murder is out of the question, it is non-negotiable. If any of us kills another then they are outlawed in the true sense."

"Other than this, we are pretty cool."



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"Let the dog out to go potty before you use the restroom. (Seriously, the dog is asking to go out and you think she can wait while you take a 30-minute poop first? Not cool.)"


Always let the dogs go first.

If you wait, you won't like the surprise they leave!

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Sometimes we look at a product and think "who would buy that, and why?"

For me the "Flowbee" home haircutting tool comes to mind. If you're unfamiliar, it's a shaver you attached to your vacuum cleaner so you hair was pulled past cutting blades.

It was sold on late night infomercials in the 1990s.

Who wouldn't want to style their hair like this?

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As fabulous as that looks, results did vary with most veering toward "yikes!" yet by 2000 the company reported 2 million were sold.

And *surprise* you can still buy one—for about $150.

It seems no matter how bad a product is, someone will buy it.

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