Just because someone is popular doesn't mean they're nice or even sane.
We all learn that lesson the hard way. Everybody has their secrets, especially the people we think have it all.
School is a very emotional and frustrating time. And nobody truly knows how to properly deal.
The 'popular kids' are full of surprises.
So keep an eye on them.
And not for envy, for your own safety.
They're probably plotting something.
Redditor K2TsU- wanted to hear tales about the kid everybody knew in school, and maybe not for the best reasons.
"What was the most disturbing thing the popular kid did?"
The popular kids in my schools were pretty chill.
I mean they were elitist and rude alcoholics, but not violent so there is that.
"Freshman year in high school the jocks pooped in their hands and smeared it all over bathroom walls of the place we were staying, on a school trip. As well as a lot of other weird crap." ~ IskandarSinghGiphy
"Popular kid lived in other friends house with other friend and his girlfriend. Popular kid was always careless and weird around guns. After the bar other friend and girlfriend were laying in bed and popular kid came in and shot other friend in the head. The girl involved was faithful to her boyfriend and never showed interest in popular kid but all involved had known each other most of their lives." ~ Brainlessthe2nd
"Pinned a girl down, with help of her mates, and forcibly shaved her eyebrows off in the middle of lunch. Teachers went ballistic, obviously but the poor girl got sent to school as normal by her mum the following day.Thankfully one of the girls that’s great with make up did her brows for her everyday until they grew in."
"The final straw was stealing a freaking huge knife from food tech. It was never locked as the school was old af, and the doors were crappy. She had a fight planned after school with the new girl, she has issues with prior to her starting. Thankfully, the police were quietly called after most of my year group told the office asap. She was marched out of class, soon after." ~ charlottee963
"Oh man, I’m just now being reminded of how this one very popular, good looking kid used to masturbate in class. He would wear very baggy sweat pants and use tissue that he threw away in the classroom. Everyone knew he was doing it and I’m sure he knew that we all knew."
"Come to think of it, why the heck didn’t I think this was more weird when I was a kid?? I mostly just remember thinking 'there goes Cohen, throwing away his 'stuff' rags again…' ~ UptownShenanigans
"Nothing as crazy as the other ones here, but he got into a fight with a kid and ended up breaking the other kid’s ribs pretty bad. he got expelled and charged with assault." ~ Pi-sGiphy
See crazy shows signs early.
Start your people survival kit now.
"Rubbed a peanut butter sandwich in the face of a girl that was allergic. Oh and threw a pen at someone's face and they ended up in the eye infirmary." ~ melonsmcgee93Giphy
"A football player at my school bullied everyone. One kid tried to fight back but the bully beat him almost to death. That kid is now in a wheelchair and needs 24/7 care. He has severe brain damage and is unable to take care of himself. He lives in a nursing home. Has been there now almost 20 years. The kid that beat him got 1 month in juve and now is the fire captain for a big metropolitan area." ~ tayvia99
"Science teacher at my school used to keep fish in her class room. A girl in my year thought it would be hilarious to poison them by tipping acid into the tank. Thus killing all the fish. Kids are horrible, why would anyone want to be a teacher is beyond me." ~ oublieternel
Bunch of Heathens
"Got beaten up, dragged down the street until my trousers ripped off and my birthday presents stolen by a couple of bullies on lunch break. After going back to school to report the incident and get some clothes, I was in a toilet cubicle and heard the bullies come in and remove their earrings and start pushing them into their faces to make themselves bleed so they could blame me for starting a fight. Luckily I wasn’t the only person that overheard and they got suspended. I also got suspended for leaving premises without a lunch pass." ~ Jazzlike-Bee-6284
"One of the 'popular kids' in my 5th grade class crushed a poor turtle to death at recess. 10 years later, he was arrested for shooting and killing someone during a home invasion." ~ CozyLemonadeGiphy
What in the world?
If I were a teen today, I'd homeschool.
What a hot mess.
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Some mysteries in life will always stay that way. It's just something we have to live with, and often the mystery is the root of the intrigue. And we all like a good intrigue. Don't we? For instance, I will never understand this "Real Housewives" fascination. And why do we need so many franchises? Time is precious and this is how you waste it? The rise in notoriety of certain things leaves my mind is a state of shock sometimes. Why is Paris Hilton a household name and not Katherine Johnson?
Redditor u/BillOakley was wondering how in the world we can explain the seemingly unexplainable by asking.... What is something that you just cannot understand the popularity of?
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I don't really understand influencers. Like why do they have such big followings? Why do people obsess over these random people who make their lives look better just for social media? I don't get it.
Keep your Money
TV evangelicals, like I have nothing against religion but why would anyone follow these guys to the point that they would be willing to give them money. For what? I just cannot wrap my head around why these guys are so rich.
This here. The one time Jesus got angry was when he flipped all the currency exchange tables and all other monetary stalls and locations. Even letting all the animals free. We need to get these holy water selling fraudsters off of the air. It's been proven that many of these especially super churches are scamming there congregation. Wolf in sheep clothing. Don't even need to make a point for prosperity preachers.
Toddlers and Tiaras. Why is there a bikini competition? Why are we forcing kids to participate in these terrible pageants just for the entertainment of adult viewers?
That's Fashion?dog shoes GIFGiphy
Expensive ugly shoes.
Golden Goose look like off-brand children's shoes you'd buy from the 2000s, but they've got nothing on the trend of ridiculous, bulky, extra-terrestrial looking shoes. Like the Balenciagas that seem to be all the rage. As someone who loves his common projects, I honestly don't get that kind of shoe at all.
Chris Brown. How is this guys career still booming even though he's a clear freaking maniac?
Some women were even fawning for him harder AFTER his violence! A la "Chris Brown can mess me up any day". It's gotta be related to whatever makes people romanticize serial killers. Weird as hell.
Sign of the Times
The signs people buy for their homes that say "EAT" "KITCHEN" "PANTRY" "LAUNDRY" "HOME". Why!?!
The one right above our kitchen sink says "Eat ~ Pray ~ Love". We don't even go to church, fam.
Edit: Here are some more!!
- "Husband and Wife, together for life."
- "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be."
- "Home is where your story begins."
- "No Whining."
- "Family is forever." PAMountainMan
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Couples wishing each other on social media on Anniversary/B'days, while they might be sitting next to each other.
Taking videos of yourself crying and posting it online. Also don't understand the people who sympathize with them.
I've noticed as time has gone on that people have become super self aware of their own "reactions" to things and so it's become a weird competition. People will post videos of themselves crying about things that make me think "they were this devastated and still took the time to record themselves and post it to the Internet?"
6ix9ine... I really really don't understand his popularity at all.
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The Masked Singer. I just don't get it....
I saw that show for the first time in the hospital, in the early hours of the morning, hopped up on painkiller and half awake while waiting for an MRI. Sat there groggily wondering why there were fursuiters on a reality show and wondering if I was hallucinating or something.
Under the Influence
The "Influencer" culture. Not only doing it - which makes you look like a huge narcissist - but following these people. I don't understand following people on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, etc to the point of obsession and calling them celebrities...
Like... am I (30) that old already?
Edit to add: I'm not talking about the channels that are actually about something - cooking, gaming, humor, hobbies, etc. I'm talking about the ones who just stare into the camera, give a little wink and lip bite, and then say something along the lines of "like and subscribe for more." Or channels that exploit kids.
Just not my thing 🤷♀️....
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Lip fillers and injectables overall. Why does everyone want the same face all of a sudden?
"Show off" - "Showing off Money" in life or in social media.
I've always lived a cheap life style while making decent money and banking as much as I can i have no debt and people always asked me how can I be 30 with no debt and the secret to my success is to live with your parents.
Strip Clubs. Why would I wanna pay to just be teased?
And to add to that some guys go as a group. What is the appeal of a bunch of presumably straight dudes sitting down and getting boners together? For me it just seems like an awkward and uncomfortable situation for everyone involved.
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Tik tok dancing teenagers do randomly while walking.
Bra companies that don't carry band sizes under 32.
Most thin models will have band sizes between 26 and 32. It's completely fine for a brand to choose what type of size range they want to cater to. However, it annoys me that a brand that only carries 32-40 band will use slender models, often putting them in band sizes that are wrong for them.
It's misleading for the customers to see a thin person wearing a "34B" when the model's actual bra size is more likely to be a 28G.
edit: since we're talking bras, please visit r/ABraThatFits and use the calculator there. So many people are wearing the wrong size. They really helped me with my back pain, and I finally have comfortable bras.
Expensive clothing brands like Supreme. The difference in price to a regular shirt with similar design and quality is huge especially considering most of the price comes due to the brand label.
Edit: I've read through a lot of the comments and just wanna say thanks for explaining why clothing brands can be such a premium for plenty of people.
I'm mostly a metalhead. I like some rap. I like even less county, but still some.
I can't get my head around country rap. My brother goes bananas for it and it's awful to me.
I haven't heard anything from the genre that I would consider innovative, thought provoking, or even halfway challenging.
I'm not trying to be a super smart guy here, I don't have the time to type the pants on head stupid things I listen to when I'm in the mood for the auditory equivalent of Spam and eggs.
But what's cool about music is you can find people pushing the boundaries in any genre, but country rap reeks of complacency to me.
Penis themed everything at bachelorette parties. Penis cake. Penis straws. Penis candies. Penis-nosed glasses. Penises everywhere. Like, I've already been in a committed relationship with this dude prior to getting married, nothing is really changing.
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Gender reveal parties.
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