'I Elbowed A Granny At The Black Friday Sale' People Reveal The Most Shamefully Ruthless Thing They've Ever Done.
1. At my nephew's second Birthday I laughed when he fell over. Everyone glared at me.
2. When I round-housed my sister at Walmart.
She kicked me in the crotch after I called shotgun 2x in a row. I went into absolute rage mode, and round-housed her, connecting foot-to-face and sending her spinning, completely off the ground. I have no idea what came over me.
3. My step-brothers lived at my dad's house when I was younger, and my brother (let's call him Hershel), had a basement bedroom. For the most part, he liked it, because he had the whole basement to himself. BUT what he didn't like is that my bed was apparently more comfortable. So, when I was away visiting my mom he would sleep in my bed. I didn't mind, so long as he washed the bedding before I came back. He was a teen boy in the throws of puberty at this point his body odour was enough to kill a small child.
So one day I come to my dad's and I'm all like Tra-la-la into my room and it hits me like a brick wall. The stench in my room is horrendous. Not only did Hershel not wash the sheets, he also had all his dirty laundry in my room, just hanging out all over the floor.
Like, at that point you wouldn't have been able to tell if the floor was carpeted or hardwood because it was thick with smelly clothing. At the top of the mound of clothing was his soccer uniform, which he had played in for a tournament all weekend. I was furious.
I closed the door, so as to not intoxicate the rest of my family and found Marshal playing videogames in his underwear in the basement. "Dude, you have to clean your laundry out of my room it smells and I have to sleep there tonight." Hershel doesn't answer. "HERSHEL! I'M SERIOUS YOU NEED TO CLEAN YOUR STANKY CRAP FROM MY BEDROOM!" So Hershel nods or grunts or whatever and I'm like, "Okay, that'll do." Then I just go about my merry way.
Around 8 hours later, the sun is starting to set, and we're dipping into night time. I go to ground zero, having completely forgotten about the death trap waiting there. Hershel still hasn't cleaned. So I yell downstairs to him, ask him a bunch of times to please clean his stuff up. Nothing. Hershel may as well have been a damn boulder at that point. There was no getting him to move. He just didn't care. I became enraged, went up to my room, and knew I had to clean it. But could I just clean it and let the whole incident slide? Hell no. (Continued)
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But could I just clean it and let the whole incident slide? Hell no.
So I put all his clothes into a garbage bag, marched out to the backyard, used as much strength as I could muster, and whipped the bag onto the roof. I never told him what happened, and not once did he go into my room to try and clean up the clothing. In fact, he didn't notice until 6am the next day when he needed to get his stuff together for the final day of his soccer tournament.
I got in lots of trouble, but watching him struggle to climb the roof so he wasn't late for his game was way worth it.
4. Anyone ever play the board game diplomacy? It's basically a WWI strategy game that will wreck friendships. I played it once and it ended with a screaming match and everyone silently getting into their cars and going home. Fun game, but never again.
5. My mom's family used to have these silly get-togethers around Christmas-time, trying to bring all corners of the extended family together in my great aunt's tiny house in the middle of nowhere. She'd always make us play silly party games, but I never realized my true ruthlessness until she made about 30 of us play musical chairs. It came down to me and my grandfather's brother, who has chronic back problems on top of a host of other issues.
Right as the music stopped and he was about to sit down in the lone chair, I grabbed it from underneath him and sat in it, all while he fell on the floor and everyone rushed over to help him. I didn't even win anything, either.
Stupid musical chairs.
6. I was playing water polo with a few little kids that I teach swim lessons to (I have played in real leagues before) And I get the ball, do my normal thing, and score. I then look back and see the other team completely drowning.
7. I was the victim.
I was playing paintball outdoors and it was my mom's first time paint balling. I was hoping to be on the other team so I could shoot her (hehe). The whole way there I was being cocky saying how I was going to destroy her and her team.
Skipping all the set up, we finally got put on teams but unfortunately we were on the same one, (sigh I know what 15 year old kid wouldn't want to shoot his mom with a paintball gun). As the ref started going over the rules my mom noticed that he mentioned that friendly fire was allowed.
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Seconds into the the round my mom and a stranger teamed up, she got him to persuade me to move up and cover her. I was vary hesitant because I knew what was coming.
Not even a minute into the game I was shot in the butt 7 times by my own mother. She was laughing so hard, she couldn't even stand up straight, this is when I got my revenge.
Needless to say the ref wasn't to impressed and allowed us to play on different teams for the remainder of the day.
8. When I hit a fellow martial artist in the face with a training sword, and as soon as the bleeding stopped, in spent my time analyzing what WOULD have happened if it had been a live blade, instead of figuring out how I would prevent things like this in the future.
Also, in an Airsoft match, I found myself behind an opponent who was unaware of my presence. Instead of tapping him (which would have counted as a kill) I crept up behind him, pulled his pistol from the holster, and shot him in the back of the head. His unsuspecting friend then rounded the corner, saw me, an turned to run. I shot him 10-20 times in the back, even though o ha a pistol, he was running, and I had to go out of my way to put the rifle on full auto. The first guy thought it was badass and gave me a sporting pat on the back for my heroics, but I still wonder what possessed me to do that. The second guy called me a prick and then left.
9. While playing laser tag in a dark arena, I rounded a corner and found the muzzle of a laser gun pointed directly at my face. Before the other kid could squeeze the trigger, I reacted by pushing the barrel straight up and into his face, breaking his nose and making blood splatter all over his laser vest. Oops!
10. I have to be ruthless because my family is ludicrous, and when there's any kind of competition, it's literally every man for himself. If you hesitate, you will get hurt. My mom once broke her toe playing a card game with the family. My uncle ended up cracking a rib during a game of ping pong. At Thanksgiving, roughly 40 people will be involved in a football game. Participation is required. One year when a 14-year-old cousin of mine said she was tired and didn't want to play, our great uncle, a minister, announced that she should stop being a wuss and get in the damn game. She did.
12. Family reunion, I must have been 15 at the time. My cousins and I were all in my grandparents basement. Probably 10 of us all together. A small pillow fight breaks out between everyone and I immediately target my youngest cousin, who was around 11 at the time, because he was the weakest link. Suddenly everything gets heated when I hit him with a pillow that had one of those buttons on it, it was the typical pillow an older person might have. Anyways, I smashed his face with the button on the pillow, chipping a tooth and blooding a nose in the process. All my cousins stop hitting each other with pillows to see (Continued)
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All my cousins stop hitting each other with pillows to see what happened when my youngest cousin erupted in tears. He starts running for the stairs to make an escape. Not on my watch. I threw the pillow like a Frisbee, he was 15 feet away from me. The pillow slid perfectly under his foot making him slip on it. He then face planted onto the floor. He lay there motionless. The room was silent. My eyes paned across the room seeing everyone's faces. They were shocked, I had decimated my cousin with the pillow and then destroyed his only attempt at escape in a matrix like fashion. Finally someone broke the silence. My oldest cousin in the room who was in his 20's at the time piped up saying "Damn, he got effed up" We all laughed about it as my youngest cousin picked himself off the floor and ran to tell on me. Totally worth it.
13. While tubing on the 4th of July a friend of mine and I were having an epic tube battle where neither of us could be thrown. At one point both of us were upside down being dragged by the tube, and with neither of us relenting the tube flipped back upright. Both of us just hanging on by a few fingers from each hand with our arms fully outstretched and our bodies dragging in the water.
I looked at him and realized this was my only moment. I laughed, in a startling fashion, while pulling myself up onto the tube. I looked back at my friend to tell him simply 'No', and then extended my foot onto his chest and kicked him off the tube.
14. While airsofting at my cabin, my friends surrounded me and refused my surrender. They were shooting around my feet "making me dance" I found a can of rusty nails, and made it rain nails.
15. When I automatically boo all children under the age of 10 on shows like America's Got Talent. Get this stupid kid outta here!
16. I was playing basketball in My driveway during summer and I was helping my younger sister sell lemonade. I was about 14 and this kid about 11 years old challenged me to a five point game of one on one on an 8 foot hoop. (which I could easily dunk on). Well I gave him the ball first and his first shot ended up getting completely rejected, then I proceeded to actually (Continued)
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then I proceeded to actually score 5 straight points to win the game, including some balls-in-face Blake griffin style dunks. He went home upset and I didn't realize what a dick move it was until later, and ended up apologizing for being such a douche
17. I had two of my friends over roughly a year ago. We were just fooling around with airsoft guns. (The ones with plastic bb's in them.) We were shooting cans and stuff in my backyard. When we went back inside, I went to the bathroom, coming out they weren't there and I heard one of them shout "Try and find is before we shoot!"
I went to the kitchen and grabbed a butter knife to be safe, entering the living room they both pointed their guns at me. Without thinking I ran at them, one of them shot me in the thigh and that stung. I grabbed him and pressed the knife to his throat. (A butter knife, yes but that still intimidated them) They both gave me the guns, I nicked one of them with the knife on the forearm, the other was laughing and telling me to stop.
I pick 'em up dual-weild style and shoot the jerk stone cold with both in the chest.
I don't know what possessed me to do that.....not watching Rambo anytime soon.
18. Dodgeball as a counselor for a summer camp.
The oldest was 8.
I regret nothing.
19. Paintball, myself just out of Marine bootcamp with my brother and brother in law. My 8y/o nephew sister and cousin were going to join us but before we wasted the money I told them I was going to shoot them before so they knew what they were getting into. Well my nephew went first and I told him I was going to shoot his chest. Well I misjudged his size and shoot him in the upper thigh a few inches away from his nether area. Instantly started crying, my sister and cousin said they might go even still but wouldn't let me shoot them. We go in and a guy is walking out with a bloody face. He took his mask off for a second and got lit up. So they dropped out. So just the 3 of us we going in and I'm using a personal gun not the crappy ones they hand out. And this kid maybe 12-13 is cheating not following the your hit your out rule, he was on my team. I watched as my brother in law shoot him in the face twice and the kid stayed in. So my being about 3ft behind in emptied my entire hopper into him. He got the hint even when hr hit the ground and I keep firing.
20. I was in England on a Boyscout trip, doing a GIANT campout (it's called peak) and I somehow end up in a camp with a bunch of like, 4th graders. So, I had a box of cookies that I didn't really want. so one kid was like "eh, can I 'ave eh biscuit?" and so I thought I'd be jovial and frisbee a cookie to him. It flew straight into his eye. Everyone hated me for about the next 2 hours. I remember one kid telling me "yeh don' jus go around hittin' people in the eyes wiff a biscuit!" it still haunts me to this day.
21. My little brother scared me once by jumping our from behind a door. I spilled a little bit of water on my shirt. So one morning when he was down stairs watching tv, I snuck near the couch and hid under a pile if blankets. He went into the other room to get a stray cat we were sheltering to sit on his lap and learn to be more people friendly. This very timid cat was sitting in his lap, while he was brushing it, just starting to warm up to him. That's when I (Continued)
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That's when I jumped out of the pile of blankets and caused him to scream as well, through the cat in the air, and then run his own face into said thrown cat. The cat tried to latch to his face but ended up just scratching him up. My little brother was crying, bleeding, and was now hated by the cat. On top of all of that I believe he needed a rabies shot as well as tetanus. I sometimes think that was a little harsh and that I should apologize, but then I remember that I spilled half a dixie cup of water on myself because of what we've did and I realize it was necessary justice. I can take a joke, but don't you ever spill a god damn liquid on my clothing. I hate it.
22. I have horses, so of course there's a barn too. We get barn swallows building their nests in the barn, which we normally knock down asap since they're a huge fire hazard. Anyway we left one too long and the birds laid eggs in it, so I figured I'd let them have their nest for the season and keep an eye on it (it wasn't near any wires so probably not a fire hazard). After a little while, they had 3 little pink chicks, all of which fell out of the nest because it was built on an angle. I got the barn cats to clean it up, then knocked the nest down since it was empty.
I didn't think anything of it until I read something where someone was nursing a baby barn swallow back to health and waking up every 2 hours or so to feed the damn thing. I felt like the biggest arsehole after reading that... I fed them to cats and someone else was going without sleep to save them.
25. Broke up with my girlfriend of 4 years over text message. Not proud of that one.
26. For one horrible semester in college I tutored kids in Mesa, AZ. It was a low income kind of area so the kids that were there weren't there for tutoring so much as they were there for free babysitting. I, naturally being the loudest and most obnoxious, got the three (others had only two!) loudest and obnoxious kids. It was generally terrible.
Fast forward to the last day, playing kickball. One of my little turds is turning the third base corner and heading for home. I hit him so hard in the back of the head with that ball that he fell over.
We won and I only felt a little bad.
I should say I'm not entirely heartless, I once was sick and didn't show up and these three little monsters were on the verge of tears the next time I showed up saying "don't leave us", so I didn't. Just threw crap at them.
28. During the BBQ, a NERF war broke out between two kids and myself at a friends ranch. Using those newer magazine fed semi-auto nerf guns, a 30 minute engagement took place, where I (a military Iraq vet) handily slaughtered them 3 to 0. During the game however, I brought down one of them with 3 rapid shots while both of us were mid sprint. He started to drop to his knees, I spun my head to spot the other kid, and without thinking I casually extended my arm and put a dart "into" the back of the downed kids head. What I did not know is that everyone at the BBQ had set up chairs and started watching us, including this kids mother. And they all roared in applause, like some sort of Roman mob.
"Wow, I might be a monster that barely keeps himself in check."
There are few things more satisfying than a crisp $20 bill. Well, maybe a crisp $100 bill.
But twenty big ones can get you pretty far nonetheless.
Whether it's tucked firmly in a birthday card, passing from hand to hand after a knee-jerk sports bet, or going toward a useful tool, the old twenty dollar bill has been used for countless purposes.
Breaking Even<p>"I got a jacket and a pair of jeans at goodwill for about $20. My first time wearing the jacket I found a tiny zipper inside a pocket."</p><p>"There was a secret inner pocket with a twenty in it."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdv70q?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TheBrontosaurus</a></p>
Keeps On Giving<p>"23 Years ago I was in the US for some work and was not prepared for the cold of Chicago. Went to wal-mart and bought myself a cheap, warm jacket."</p><p>"I'm wearing that jacket right now - still looks fine, still keeps me warm."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe41xv?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">TastyEnd</a></p>
As Good As They Come<p>"Wool pinstripe double breasted suit from Goodwill, fit perfectly and was brand new. Ended up wearing it to get married the next year." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdw6mx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">verminiusrex</a></p><p style="margin-left: 20px;">"God I love Goodwill!!" -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe5aee?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Neverthelilacqueen</a></p>
The Socks She Needed<p>"I work at a thrift shop. A homeless lady came in and asked us where the socks were. We only sell new socks, so I directed her towards the new socks and she was... shocked and disappointed by the price tag, surely."<br></p><p>"I gave her a moment as she looked, and she moved to some kids' socks and picked them up, and I... just couldn't let that happen. I told her that I would help her, and told her to get herself some socks and a jacket."</p><p>"She kind of just... held out the children's socks, so I took them, put them back, and grabbed the extra fluffy socks that were hanging."</p><p>"She grabs a jacket and some pants, and I pay for it. My coworker looks the other way since we're not supposed to purchase anything while on the clock. The lady is in tears as she walks out."</p><p>"I notice that she's still outside a minute later putting them on, and ask her if they fit her or if she needed something else; and she told me they were perfect and proceeded to cry. I cried in return."</p><p>"It was a good day."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpen3w1?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Snowodin</a></p>
Not Forgotten<p>"A guy came into my work when I managed a mom and pop Pizza Place. He said he was stranded with no phone, and no money, but that the people at the Verizon store next door to us said they could get him a cheap phone with some minutes on it for 20 bucks."</p><p>"He offered to do dishes for a few hours to make some money so he could get this phone. I told him not to worry about it and gave him a 20 from my wallet. He thanked me, asked me for my name, and then he left and I never saw him again."</p><p>"Skip forward about 5 months, and when I get into work the owner was there and said she had gotten a letter addressed to me. 'Weird,' I thought."</p><p>"But when I opened it there was a 50 dollar bill and a short note from the guy I gave 20 dollars to thanking me for my kindness and for not turning him away."</p><p>"Turns out he was in a bad way (addicted to hard drugs and homeless) and really was stranded there. He was trying to get a phone so he could contact his parents (who lived in another state) for help."</p><p>"From what it sounded like, he seemed to really turn his life around. He was clean and working a stable job while still living with his parents."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpem2xc?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Mixmaster-McGuire</a></p>
The Best Finale<p>"It was the day before payday. My wife came to see me at work. My break was in an hour, so I asked for her to wait a bit, so we could enjoy it together. She did."</p><p>"I bought her some lunch, because it was what I could afford. I bought her a ham and cheese sub sandwich and two iced teas. These were her favorite. I bought gas with the rest of the twenty so she could get home. She dropped me back off at work."</p><p>"That night, she passed away. It brings me comfort to know that I bought her favorite sandwich and drink for her that afternoon. It was likely the last thing she ate, since it was near dinner. I'll never forget it. Best $20 I ever spent, because it was for her."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe9c6d?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">LollipopDreamscape</a></p>
Leaning Into the Nerdery<p>"It was my ninth or tenth birthday. My grandparents gave me $20. The first $20 bill I ever held in my hand! I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it."</p><p>"A week later, we went into the city and Toys R Us. I went straight to the Transformers aisle. And there he was. My favourite Transformer. The one I always wanted...Soundwave."</p><p>"He's the one who turned into a Walkman and he could eject cassettes that turned into robot animals. The price tag said $19.99. It was meant to be."</p><p>"I took Soundwave to the clerk and gave her my $20 bill. "And here's your change!" she said, as she gave me a single penny."</p><p>"Ah, Soundwave. The best friend a lonely little nerd could have."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdzzxe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">originalchaosinabox</a></p>
Different Time<p>"I went to a Rush concert in 1982. The ticket was $9.50 and the t-shirt was $10." -- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdyr0k?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">PaulsRedditUsername</a></p>
Motivational Spending<p>"My then six year old niece had a loose tooth she loved to show off and had resisted pulling out for two weeks. We were all at my parents and I was getting ready to leave, I pulled out a $20 and said 'I'll give you this right now if you pull out your tooth.' "</p><p>"She was already crying because her little sister had did something so when she ran into the bathroom none of us had no idea in what she was about to do."</p><p>"So she comes out crying still, but a little bit of blood I'm her mouth because of course, she pulled out her tooth. But the now removed tooth fell down the drain to the sink and she was crying because she lost her proof!"</p><p>"After she calmed down she was happy as a clam with a brand new $20 and everyone was quite proud of her. My sister told me she spent it on candy and shared with her little sister."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpdxi4k?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">themasimumdorkus</a></p>
For the Story<p>"It was actually to a scammer in Rome. There was this guy right outside of Colosseum who started tying strings around my wrist and told me to make a wish. I knew it was going to cost but I thought what the hell, last day in Rome so might as well go with it. </p><p>"My wish was to find love."</p><p>"I spent rest of the day getting lost in the city and stumbled across two weddings and one baptism ceremony. So I did find love, just not for myself."</p><p>-- <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lvu5aq/whats_the_best_20_you_ever_spent/gpe7b2w?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">FatalFinn</a></p>
I realize that school safety has been severely compromised and has been under dire scrutiny over the past decade and of course, it should be. And when I was a student, my safety was one of my greatest priorities but, some implemented rules under the guise of "safety" were and are... just plain ludicrous. Like who thinks up some of these ideas?Redditor u/Animeking1108 wanted to discuss how the education system has ideas that sometimes are just more a pain in the butt than a daily enhancement... What was the dumbest rule your school enforced?
Don't Peek<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDc4OS9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNDE0Mzc2OH0.Y1Lzy1MTqxyVqOCe9xjeHTRZsKnbyVjYzdb4-Heldyo/img.gif?width=980" id="78b19" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e14a90be026b734830e7661f776ba4a8" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="475" data-height="475" />schitts creek wtf GIF by CBCGiphy<p>Took all the doors off the men's room bathroom stalls because of vandalism for 2 months.</p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphrfce?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Endless_Vanity</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Endless_Vanity/" target="_blank"></a></p>
Scanned<p>School added thumb print scanners at gates of school which counted as registration - needless to say I would just walk to school scan my thumb and walk back home with them none the wiser. Was a great few months until they noticed. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpidnou?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">richpianofan5</a></p>
Age of Empires...<p>Conservative Christian College. A group of us played Age of Empires one weekend. They didn't like it and called a meeting. Everyone involved got misdemeanors on their records. There was nothing in the handbook about it being against the rules. The only person that didn't get any punishment was the son of the president even though he was just as involved as the rest of us. <span></span></p>
"Genius"<p>In my freshman year of high school we had a terrible vandalism problem, the bathrooms would be broken in various ways almost constantly. In a stroke of pure genius, the staff decided that any bathroom that was vandalized would be closed for the week on first offense, the quarter for second, and permanently on the third offense.</p><p>They took back the rule after closing every bathroom on day one. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi77co?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Samus388</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Samus388/" target="_blank"></a></p>
Is this Footloose?<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDc5Ny9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMzg0MjU2M30.PeBUt-YWZeeRStaD_RZlGPQzo29E9t733yqZbIiJlYs/img.gif?width=980" id="3a5bd" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="102730e3b1b90ba9cb393561c702c9af" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="500" data-height="500" />kevin bacon dancing GIF by STARZGiphy<p>Prom was a mandatory lockdown for the night in order to avoid students going to parties after prom.</p><p>Prom was held at various house parties across town instead. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi37x7?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Coffee-spree</a></p>
HOLDEN FOREVER!!!<p>My high school mascot was Daniel Boone holding a musket. A kid wore a Guns 'n Roses shirt to school and was told he had to change shirts because of the pistols on the shirt. He pointed out the hypocrisy of the school mascot and they changed EVERYTHING. The mascot was switched to holding a flag pole instead. <span></span></p>
No Dots<p>You couldn't wear ANY kind of head items that were "gang colours" (red or blue) - this No included hair bands, scrunchies, beads in your hair, ribbons - ANYTHING. I got in trouble for wearing a blue hair band with white polka dots. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphzpyf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Pleasant-Flamingo344</a></p>
Clothes Check<p>We had to wear belts. Someone snitched that people weren't wearing belts under their sweaters, and they actually checked and a bunch of people got detentions. Stupid. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphz3y6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ooo-ooo-oooyea</a></p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gphz3y6?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>We had belt raids at my school where the dean would burst into classes, completely interrupting any education, to check that everyone was wearing a belt. </p><p><span></span><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpia8pp?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">GuinnessMicrodose</a></p>
Chase the Flat<p>We weren't allowed to play tag football at lunch, only frisbee. When I asked the principal what the difference was, he responded with a sarcastic tone, "A football is round and a frisbee is a flat disk."</p><p>He left the school later that year, went to another school, and a few years later was brought up on charges for failing to report the abuse of a student by a teacher. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpi6lh3?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">uninc4life2010</a></p>
Poke-Thief<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDgwMy9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0ODg5MzY2Nn0.5LMPk1suou6U2SvAURKP-sHEuK7Izpkbxm0PWqvx95E/img.gif?width=980" id="b6e9f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="92383d30e34aa92fd74cf6c1374ec294" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="480" />hotline bling pokemon GIFGiphy<p>Pokemon cards got banned in middle school because someone stole the vice principal's kid's cards. Yep. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpiapym?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank"> Skadoosh_it</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Skadoosh_it/" target="_blank"></a></p>
In the Face...<p>If you were involved in a fight, you got suspended. While it sounds reasonable, context didn't matter.</p><p>I got suspended once not for throwing a single punch, kick, whatever. I got suspended because someone knocked the books out of my hand and when I reached down to grab them they punched me in the face.</p><p>I got suspended for walking down the hallway and unprovoked getting punched in the face.</p><p>Forget Brandon Valley Middle School. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lwjlif/what_was_the_dumbest_rule_your_school_enforced/gpicbyx?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">CLG_MianBao</a></p>
One of the golden rules of life? Doctors are merely human. They don't know everything and they make mistakes. That is why you always want to get another opinion. Things are constantly missed. That doesn't mean docs don't know what they're doing, they just aren't infallible. So make sure to ask questions, lots of them.Redditor u/Gorgon_the_Dragon wanted to hear from doctors about why it is imperative we always get second and maybe third opinions by asking... Doctors of Reddit, what was the worse thing you've seen for a patient that another Doctor overlooked?
Grandma Wins<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDcxOC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0OTQxNTgzOX0.n9IaFGgHwnULMlI2kg7RUftxDg6lyWvdM9CnhvptCRY/img.gif?width=980" id="a0857" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9762f97a23c27ccf6b75974caa854361" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="480" data-height="270" />Old Lady Wine GIF by MattielGiphy<p>Not a doctor, but my grandmother saved my father's eyesight because she didn't listen to their doctor. </p>
The Mummy Appendage<p>When I was a resident, an 80yo female was admitted from the nursing home for confusion. Workup showed some mild UTI and we were giving her antibiotics. The nurse mentioned that her toe looked dark and asked me to look at it. The toe wasn't just dark, it was mummified. It looked like dry beef jerky. I touched it and pieces flaked off. So the patient from a nursing home, had a mummified toe, probably for months, that no one knew about. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpg00qn?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">Dr2ray</a></p>
The CT Save<p>Here's my story:</p><p>A guy came in to our ICU and was very septic but still talking. He had visited his primary care MD with complaints of a sore throat for a couple of days. Dismissed without any intervention since he didn't appear to have strep throat or the flu. At this point he was having pretty severe abdominal discomfort, so we sent him for a CT scan. As the scan was finishing, he coded and had to be intubated, multi-organ failure, etc. </p>
Patches<p>When I was an ER nurse we got an elderly lady in for altered mental status from a nursing home, when we undressed her to put her in a gown and hook her up to the monitor, I noticed no less than 5 fentanyl patches on her, guess I discovered the cause of the AMS. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpg1lml?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">ChewbaccaSlim426</a></p>
Use your Words<img lazy-loadable="true" data-runner-src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yNTcxNDcyMi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MDA1NjI0MH0.WtyCdxL1vRZwD2-jpKZXMOEakwhiBaJIkp1YPnOzlvo/img.gif?width=980" id="e45ca" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f5b98e6a4605a587dbd97579468a51d8" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" data-width="498" data-height="367" />Communication GIF by memecandyGiphy<p>Neurologist sent patient to our ED without informing her that imaging showed a glioblastoma assuring her impending death. He didn't overlook the disease, he overlooked the communication. </p><p><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/lw2g2z/doctors_of_reddit_what_was_the_worse_thing_youve/gpfl5t5?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3" target="_blank">AzureSkye27</a></p>
Mad Cow Realty<p>During my residency we had this lady in her 60s who was getting progressively more forgetful, just overall declining and getting less and less able to take care of herself. She had been seeing her pcp who diagnosed her with dementia. And she saw a neurologist who agreed. She was not really able to provide an accurate history. <span></span></p>
After Birth...<p>I used to work in maternal-fetal medicine, and every single week, we would have women referred to us "because the doctor couldn't see something clearly with the baby and wanted to double check." Nope, they just didn't want to have to be the ones to tell you that your baby had a complex cardiac defect or multiple anomalies indicative of a genetic syndrome or any other of a large number of horrible things that can happen during fetal development. Still pisses me off when I think about how many women waited weeks for more information because their doctors were cowards who couldn't tell them, "There's something seriously wrong here." <span></span></p>
bad doctors<p>I'm not a doctor, but a RN. This happened to me, but isn't nearly as bad as most of the stories on here.</p><p>When I was in college, I got to where I couldn't swallow. It started with difficulty swallowing, progressed to me having to swallow bites of food multiple times/regurgitating it, and then got to where all I could swallow was broths and mashed potatoes with no chunks. I went to the doctor multiple times, and was told every time it was acid reflux and part of my anxiety disorder. <span></span></p>
The Valve...<p>He put the pacemaker lead in the subclavian artery (and across the aortic valve into the left ventricle). The proper approach is: subclavian vein to right ventricle). And then he didn't notice it for over a year. I saw the patient (a 25 yo woman who didn't need the pacemaker in the first place) when she was in congestive heart failure. <span></span><br></p>
Bitten<p>Rattlesnake bite. On a 2 year old. Patient and dad out in the fields near a small town that is several hours away from the nearest big city, where I work.</p>
When we think about learning history, our first thought is usually sitting in our high school history class (or AP World History class if you're a nerd like me) being bored out of our minds. Unless again, you're a huge freaking nerd like me. But I think we all have the memory of the moment where we realized learning about history was kinda cool. And they usually start from one weird fact.
Here are a few examples of turning points in learning about history, straight from the keyboards of the people at AskReddit.