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. 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.Redditor u/Mizuazura wanted to discuss the times we've all been accosted by a total rando or three that left us baffled by asking.... [Serious] What is the stupidest reason a random stranger was mad at you? What happened?
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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....
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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.
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.
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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.
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We've all been there. We've all found ourselves in a spot in life when we realize.... we've gotten ourselves into a hole and we may have no idea how to make it better. Nobody is immune to the circumstance of falling too hard. Liquor, sex, food, video gaming... you name it and falling prey is possible. So let's share some tales so that we know; we've all been there at one point, no need to hide it. There is always a point one can identify when you realize. Its just what we do with that knowledge that makes the difference.Redditor u/why_my_pp_hard_4_u wanted everyone to share about the few times they've discovered they got themselves in a bit of a situation by asking.... At what point did you know you were "too deep" into something?
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I got a PS2 and even though I was over 50 at the time I really got into the Grand Theft Auto games.
I played them so much I ended up straining the ligaments in my wrists and needing steroid shots at the bases of my thumbs. I couldn't even hold my toothbrush without great pain. In the end I had to give the console and games to my grandchildren (not the GTA games) and my thumbs have pretty much been fine ever since, but I really do miss playing video games.
The Early 20's....
I got into shooting DRUGS in my early 20s. I always knew it would end bad. But I really didn't feel "too deep" until I was cuffed and crammed in the back of a police paddy wagon for robbing a convenience store. I spent three (deserved) years in prison and every day was the definition of "oh man, I really screwed up here, this mess is crazy."
When my ex-gf tried to cut me off from my family. Like "Oh this is abuse isn't it?"
The witch didn't just try to cut him off his family and friends, she actually partially succeeded in doing so, as a few of his friends heard him only through her. There were times that she doesn't even let us, his brothers to speak with him.
Lowkey disturbing. She thought that since he's her bf she owns him and the rights to his social connections.
5 Minutes longer than necessary....
I took salvia once when I had already been drinking a lot. I was in my garage in midst of a circle of maybe 8 people when I took off. All I remember is 'coming back' which felt like spinning really fast and wide circularly through a realm which existed between realities. What made me think this? The place I was spinning in was basically a void with an unending presence of floating "TV screens", or windows to alternate dimensions. As I was spinning through the realm I was trying to figure out which reality was mine so that I could land back properly, and as soon as I chose one the circular spinning started to travel back through my body.
I was aware that I was still sitting in my garage but I could feel my mind going inside and outside my head in circles around the garage. The whole experience lasted about 5 minutes and I will never touch salvia again. Also, I was 2 seats to the right within the circle when I finally recovered, and I definitely didn't move during the whole ordeal. I legitimately still wonder sometimes if I chose the wrong reality to return to.
On the Verge....coffee sugar GIFGiphy
When I went to the doctor with unexplained lower back problems and they told me my liver was being damaged by the high sugar diet I was on and that I was on the verge of having diabetes.
In a domestic violence situation, there are so many moments that you can see and sort through in retrospect. The "moment" where my brain said "you need to find a damn way out of this" happened shortly after we had been married. My family was in Vegas, so we went to join for a couple days. I can/could drink, but that week I was just not into it— like when even one drink makes you sleepy. He was irate and annoyed at this.
I didn't insist on him staying with me all day- I was just going to rest.
He eventually left to go drink and gamble, but ultimately came back after about an hour, and crawled into bed with me. I was groggy and half asleep. He then started grinding against me trying to have sex. I said no, Im really not feeling good. I probably even said "sorry" but I don't remember. I rolled over, and he kicked me as hard as he could.
I fell off the bed, terrified. "You are a damn witch, and you are making this up. You are fine." I left my body.
At that point, I knew I had to get out.
Went camping with a group of friends, told them I was night blind as a prank. One of them tripped over and tore a ligament while guiding me. Started researching night blindness behaviors to make it seem permanently real from here and that's when i knew i was in too deep.
"Halloween House Party"
The time I was invited by a friend to a "Halloween House Party."
Turns out it was more of a gay/trans "Eyes Wide Shut" type get together that took place in this bizarre mansion. Everyone was in these erotic costumes drinking out of cocktail glasses and I was dressed as Elvis drinking Coors Light.
I knew I was in too deep when within about 8 minutes of arriving I went to get a beer from the kitchen and there was some Freddy Mercury looking mother fool standing there wearing nothing but a spiked collar and nothing else... you know.
I checked and I have 754 days played on Ark Survival Evolved for Xbox, that's like if you sat on the couch for 2 years straight and played a video game, then I realized that's not like wasting 2 years of your life on a game it IS wasting 2 years of your life on a game like let me really emphasize here I'm not saying I've played this game for 2 years like that much time passed since I began, I mean I've actually played that many hours over the course of about 5 years. Omg it's mind boggling. Straight up gaming addiction. I have severe anxiety and the game distracts me from it, but it's now it's own problem too. I'm def too deep.
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Bit niche. But a few years back two friends and I accidentally got into a season wrap up party for TV show Made in Chelsea. We had to pretend all night we were producers from Channel 4. Fortunately I didn't watch the show, so was easy to lie. Brilliant fun, and an open bar!
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Dan Cain, of Twinsburg, Ohio received quite the surprise when he went to pick up his mail at the post office—55,000 separate billing statements about his daughter's student loan.
Cain knew something was amiss when post office staff told him that his mail would not fit through the front door. After driving around to the back of the post office, Dan realized exactly how big of a mistake was made.
79 mail tubs, each containing 700 letters, awaited him. It took him 2 trips with his pickup truck to get them all home.
The letters, every one from College Avenue Student Loan Company, currently sit in a stack in his garage. Cain couldn't think of anywhere else to put them.
"I was shocked, are you kidding me, who makes that kind of mistake?"
Dan and his wife Dee are currently at a loss as to what to do with the giant stack of letters taking up space in their garage, but Dan isn't completely out of ideas.
"just may start a fire, a bonfire, and burn it all."
Cain said that the 55,000 letters were not the only mistake made by the loan company, however. It appears that the loan payment listed on the statement may have been calculated using the wrong interest rate.
A spokesperson for College Avenue Student Loans told Fox News that this wasn't the case, though.
College Avenue Student Loans' chief operating officer Tim Staley said of the payment:
"The rate matches what was disclosed when the loan was originated."
He also said that the company is working with the Cains to prevent a mistake like this in the future.
"We are working with Dan directly on a remedy, including picking up the mail from him if possible and a statement credit for the inconvenience."
Dan just doesn't want any more letters.
"I just hope it doesn't happen again. I might just have to return to sender."
Twitter users pointed out the sheer amount it would have cost the student loan company to mail that many letters.
And the absurdity of it all.
@nypost I wonder how much it cost to print and send these letters vs the student loan amount...— ^Grey —#PlanetorPlastic (@^Grey —#PlanetorPlastic)1581052785.0
@AP_Oddities @AP His student loan could’ve been paid off with the postage that was wasted...— Yazmín Flores (@Yazmín Flores)1580828124.0
I wonder who paid for all the stamps .... https://t.co/QdeU9d3SZu— Brad Pridgeon (@Brad Pridgeon)1581011024.0
This probably cost the company at least $10K. How much was the student loan that the letters referenced? https://t.co/uIFqNrHhoy— Aaron Crutchfield (@Aaron Crutchfield)1580857259.0
@barstoolsports They probs spent more money sending those letters then the actual student loan amount— Veronika (@Veronika)1580956702.0
College Avenue Student Loans said that they suspect the error is due to a glitch in their new automated mailing system, and they are working to resolve it.
According to CNN, it likely cost the company up to $11,000 to send all of the ketters—even at the discounted bulk rate.
US Postal Service spokeswoman Naddia Dhalai siad that this sort of sheer volume is not something the postal service deals with regularly.
"The 55,000 letters that were delivered to the customer in Twinsburg, Ohio, is not something we see often."
"However, the Postal Service is committed to providing the best customer service so every piece of mail we receive will be delivered to our customers."
Life is a minefield. There are bombs ready to explode everywhere. And sometimes we are the bombs! We are prone to injury and most of the time our injuries are caused by our own ineptitude. How some of us survive past puberty is a miracle. But every scar has a story and they are some wild tales.
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Twisted my ankle jumping off a trampoline in a gym once as a kid. That wasn't the stupid injury though. The stupid part was that I jumped again which resulted in two fractures. Unsound_M
Dislocated all of my fingers, my knee, and my shoulder trying to drain spaghetti noodles.
Luckily the finger dislocations meant I held onto the pot so I didn't also drop it and splash boiling water all over myself. Pot was too heavy and pulled all of my fingers out, I couldn't let go since they freeze up when they dislocate so I turned around to try to put it on the counter and dislocated my knee turning too fast and pulled my shoulder out lifting it back up to the counter.
I should note I have Ehlers Danlos, so dislocating is just an every day thing. My boyfriend just had to take the pot away from me so I could sit down and fix everything. PostItFrustrations
Just like Harry....
I was sleeping one afternoon, and all my weight had fallen on my arm. As a result, my arm fell asleep too and got dead numb.
The phone started ringing and the sound somehow blended in my dream, causing me to dream about a fire alarm going off. I got panicked in my sleep and that panic continued when I realized that the ringing wasn't just in my dream, it was happening for real. So I popped up, sleepy and confused, and started running towards the source of the noise.
Comically enough, my arm was so numb that it was beyond my control and was flailing randomly by my side, crashing onto nearby walls and furniture as I was running towards the sound. It was like running with a jelly-like arm, like the one Harry Potter had in HP and the Chamber of Secrets when Lockheart deboned it accidentally.
Anyway, I don't know which of the billion crashes and bumps was the one that did the job, but that's how I dislocated my pinky. It was a good hit, and my finger stood at a really weird angle afterwards, so I had to go to the doctor to put it back in its place. Hurt like a bitch too. I_hate_traveling
Right so if you're like me when there is a railing on a path you'll slide your hand across it for some unknown reason, well I once tried this on a spiked fence and cut my hand open because my brain just inserted the smooth rail on top of it. I usually slide my hand against them because they allow it and I guess it's cathartic, it was me being an idiot, I didn't fall i just went to slide my hand across it and it cut my hand open. Wilddagz
Found a poisonous snake with my brother (I was 14). He ran away and I yelled "you're a wussy!" as I bent down to pick it up. It bit me and I had to spend 9 days in the hospital. TotesYouGoats
During the brief period in history when "planking" was a thing, I planked across the bench seats of a 15 passenger van and tore my bottom rib off of the muscle. To this day it's all floaty and weird and constantly reminds me what an idiot I am.
I'm a drummer. I was on the road and a full grown foolish man. greyfell_red
When in Bali....
I was in Bali. As many stupid tourists do I had a (pretty minor, thank God) vespa crash where I bumped into another vespa and hurt my leg. That night, I drunkenly stepped backwards off a metre high deck straight onto the same foot. With a very bruised and painful leg, the next day I walked directly into a pot plant and split open the shin of the same leg. I'm a liability. nonnikcamvil
I sucked at sports in high school. A kid on the opposite team threw a dodgeball I tried to catch, ended up breaking my thumb. It didn't really hurt, but it sure as hell wasn't supposed to bend that way. PyukumukuIsGod
I was playing king of the docks as a teen and somehow broke my pinkie toe, didn't even notice til the next day. GangstaCrayon
Screaming epileptic hedgehog....
My sister yanked her arm out of the socket by trying to remove her zipped-up winter jacket with her feet.
She lay on her back on the neighbor's porch, lifted both feet inside of the jacket, and kicked hard. When I found her, her feet were still tucked in her jacket and she was rolling on her back like a screaming epileptic hedgehog. Upvotespoodles
I broke my arm when I was about 8 due to falling out of a treehouse wearing roller skates. ejpierle
We've all done it and we must be more careful. Pay attention to who you are texting. Sending the wrong text can end marriages, heck it can shatter lives on the daily, start world wars. Don't be so confident when you start to finger play. Look at the name first and always.
Redditor u/producermaddy wanted to hear about all the texts gone wrong by fingers that are way too nimble by asking.... What's your worst "I sent this text to the wrong person" story?
Wrote: Forget it, we're going to Wisconsin. My mother's gonna give me Hell but that's life.
Meant to send it to my friend.
Sent it to my mom instead. Alex_Sylvian
hey boss lady....
I sent my wife a text about how damn annoying my boss was being, only to find out I had sent it to my boss.
I sprinted to my boss who, thankfully, hadn't checked her phone yet. I just explained that I had accidentally sent her an "inappropriate text that was meant for my wife" and asked if I could delete it off her phone.
She and I have had a pretty amiable relationship so she felt comfortable handing me her phone, without checking, so that I could delete the text and hand it right back. spwf
I once sent "Yup, got the day off, boss thinks I'm sick" to my boss instead of my buddy. It was when I was working at Domino's when I was a teen, I just got a warning at work but it never amounted to anything. sixesand7
I was at dinner with my parents and saw that my sister's husband texted in our family chat. It was something like "In 30 mins I'm doing your sexy body hard". I almost choked, and kinda wanted to see the world burn.. but told my parents to give me their phones because someone made a mistake spoiling secret santa. They were very thankful and very awkward. Maciejk8
I once decided to be spontaneous and sent my wife s text saying: "I think it would be a good idea if I did your socks off tonight." Too bad the most recent text from my wife happened to be a group text including my mother, her mother, and her grandmother.
My mother is the hero of this story, though, because 5 minutes later she replied to the group, "Okay. Well, let us know if anything changes." Dad2us
Got broken up with by a girlfriend. Our mutual friend was having a birthday party at my house that following weekend, so of course the ex is going to be there. I got crap faced and typed up a huge text to my buddy about how I was going to get her back when she came to the party. Sent it to her by mistake. She did not attend the party, or respond to the text. worthlesstangent
One of the help desk team that worked for me was sending sexy texts to his wife Andrea, when he sent a very graphic, descriptive text explaining exactly what he was going to do to her when he got home. Unfortunately, he sent it to Andrew, one of our biggest clients - Andrew's name was next to Andrea's in this guy's contacts on his phone. He came rushing in to my office the second he'd sent it and I had to ring Andrew to limit the damage. Andrew was fine about it, he said he thought my guy seemed 'really friendly'!
No-one got sacked, but there was much pee-taking. veedweeb
I once sent about 50 middle finger emojis to my mom, thinking I was sending it to my brother.
She was very confused. Teej42
My girlfriend at the time and I were really into sending "pics" to each other through Snapchat. I wore boxers which drove her bonkers. I sent a snap of it to her with a dirty comment. Only to find out as soon as I sent it to her MY FAT THUMBS PRESSED MY COWORKERS SNAP AS WELL.
I immediately called him like two hours before he normally wakes up to left him know not to open that snap. He didn't know what to do so he just unfriended me. Later that night at work he gave me his phone so I could play the snap for my eyes only. th3_warth0g
When I was 17 sent "make sure you bring some potatoes retard" meant for a friend coming over to help cook then eat dinner, accidentally sent to a girl I was planning a date for the weekend with. We did not go on the date. theBurgundyBoi