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Whatever happened to depending on the kindness of strangers?

Often times it feels like every stranger is my own personal comic book villain.

It says a lot about us as a society when something as simple as a "good day to you" can spark a riot.


Redditor Mizuazura wanted to discuss the times we've all been accosted by a total rando or three that left us baffled by asking:

"What is the stupidest reason a random stranger was mad at you? What happened?"

A Time for Battle

I bought the last cream-filled doughnut at a jolly pirates and the old lady behind me in line took this as a declaration of war saying that I took it from her. The worker chimes in saying they making more and they'd be ready in about half an hour, but she wasn't having it. I hope she's doing ok, it was such a silly thing to get mad over.

AlphaThing

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Stupid Mom

This would sound stupid to some of you.

I was 10, and I was playing at a public park. Suddenly, a 6 year kid came near me and started confronting me, she said I was too old to play in the kids area. I wanted to ask her "Who the hell are you??" It was embarrassing because a kid was scolding me in front of so many people.

Her mom thought that I was harassing her and started running towards us. She shouted at me without knowing what actually happened. And, people was praising that freaking kid for being 'brave'. I did nothing wrong, the swing wasn't her mom's property and she talked as if she's the Mayor of our town.

Watermelon_Yeet

I work at Target...

Had some lady get mad at me last night in a Walmart because I wasn't an employee there and couldn't help her.

Last I checked Walmart employees don't wear bright crazy yellow shirts with reflective safety striping, faux badges on their sleeves, or wear slippers while on duty.

Bitchy_Ghost

SHUSH!!

I once had a guy at the beach yell at me to stop laughing. I wasn't laughing at him at all. Just laughing to myself because I was happy and having fun.

PrankyButSaintly

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Looks Weird...

A guy yelled at me from balcony because I didn't pick up after dog. He couldn't understand that my dog only peed. I had to explain to him that female dogs need to squat to pee. He also couldn't accept the fact that she is a female dog, because she just "looks like male". (American akita).

Ives_cro

Evil Lives

I was 8 years old, swimming in a swimming pool and a women nearby frowned at me and said, "UGH! Lose some weight!!" I didn't know how to respond, I just started crying.

1BoiledCabbage

Man, this could be my grandmother. She liked to say things just to shock people. We were in the mall one day when a little boy strolled by, and my grandmother said, "What a fat little boy!" This, from a woman whose body shape could best be described as an apple on stilts.

Also the same woman who visited us while we were living in Germany, and while at a cafe, would not stop talking loudly about the Nazis. I know it doesn't help, but when people say crap like that, it usually has nothing to do with the target of their ire and everything to do with their own misery. I'm sorry you had to go through that.

koookoookachoo

T'was a pleasant experience.....

Me and a friend were around 13. While we were waiting to cross the road, we started talking about the sushi that we were about to eat at her place, both very excited. After not even a minute, this HUGE bald man standing in front of us whips around and just yells at us to SHUT the F**K UP, with the look of a man who would not Hesitate to Punch a Child. So we did. And then had to walk in the same direction as him for the next 5 minutes. T'was a pleasant experience....

mydadlefttenyearsago

Gotcha!!

At McDonald's once. Some lady was mad at me for knowing how to work the touch screen ordering kiosk but not actually being an employee there. She acted like I had wilfully bamboozled her for a sick laugh.

MacualayCocaine

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Ok Bye...

I said hi to her.

This was back when bluetooth was a semi-new technology. She was wearing a BT ear piece and I didn't see it. I was walking home from school and she was standing out in her driveway. She said "hi" and started talking.

I turned and looked at her, didn't see anyone or her phone so I said "hi" back while continuing to walk.

She got a disgusted look on her face, pulled her hair back from her ear, and snapped "CAN YOU NOT SEE I'M ON THE PHONE????" I just left and didn't respond.

ursaggybutt101

Dog Park Crazies...

Brought my big dogs into 'big dog' side of dog park. Two ladies with SEVEN chihuahuas started screaming at me and then tried to tase me. Needless to say that the cops got involved.

jinxpinchpoke

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Now granted, some are really struggling, so they may not have ill intent, they may not know any better.

But there are a bunch of people out there that are just plain ornery, on a good day.

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