Trashy behavior rears its head when we least expect it.
It could be at the store, on the street, down an alley, on public transport, or even in your own home. Regardless of the setting, we know it when we see it.
In those moments, all we can do is turn our heads, ask ourselves if we indeed did just see what we think we saw, and then try--as hard as possible--to move on with the day.
Some Redditors shared their most memorable observations of low-brow behavior.
rburgundy69 asked, "What is the trashiest thing you have ever witnessed?"
Often, drugs are at the heart of the moment.
Of course, we understand that drug use, for many, is not some haphazard choice, but the symptom of a legitimate disease.
But there are some cases where it just seems like a whole other level of bizarre.
Read the Room, Man
"Knew a guy who bragged about doing drugs while visiting Auschwitz. Like he talked about it like it was some accomplishment and would bring it up anytime someone talked about traveling"
Wasn't the Plan for That
"Friend of a friend of my roommate came over. Saw the computer duster bottle I use to legit clean my computers of dust. Excitedly says 'you do this too?!' and proceeds to huff a lungfull of computer duster."
"Was not expecting that and was not invited back"
Many people shared examples that took place in a common setting: retail stores.
Walmart was an especially popular site.
"I watched a family in front of me where the mom was struggling with three really ill-mannered children while trying to check-out. Dad is just playing some BS game on his phone while she is overwhelmed and then asks for twenty bucks."
"While she finishes checking out he immediately walks over to a scratch lotto ticket machine and blows all of it. Then comes back and asks for more before she has even realized what he did. I just instantly thought 'that guy is trash.' "
Three Step Process
"Morbidly obese woman in an oversized Moo moo dress was browsing clothes at at Belks department store. She stops between two clothing racks, spreads her legs and drops a deuce. A large steaming pile. She then casually looks at clothes for a few more minutes and wanders out of the store."
"I was buying some beer at the corner store and a woman was outside it peeing on some trash while talking loudly on her cell phone saying 'my pu**y is out!!' "
"I also saw a dude shitting against a tiny little tree in the middle of the day outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It's very busy there."
"A public breakup outside Westfield mall in White City."
"Hoo boy. It was so loud and bad that I asked my boyfriend at the time if we should call the police for help for them. He didn't want to get involved."
Nothing to See Here
"I worked retail for a while, one day we had a lady bring in a bag of clothes to return. When she pulled them out and laid them on the counter, roaches scattered everywhere."
"She acted like nothing happened."
Mind Your Bins
"You know those drop off bins where you can leave clothes and household items to be donated to homeless people? A girl I went to college with would throw her trash in those things just because she thought it was funny."
"There's literally a trash bin right next to it, but she threw her trash in the donations anyway. She would also talk about it with pride, as if it was the most hilarious prank of all time."
"Quite literally trash. I work at a target and I have to say, people will literally throw trash onto the ground because walking 100 feet to the nearest trashcan is too inconvenient."
"I have found everything from fast food, to masks, to even used baby diapers."
"I work in retail so I have plenty of stories on this. Buuut it would have to be a lady walking into the store and slamming the door closed (on purpose, the door closes slowly on it's own) Behind her was a man in a wheelchair who was also wanting to enter the store."
"The lady slammed the door behind her besides holding the door open for him. It looked like she did it on purpose because of the way she was walking (looked confident/proud) along with the proud expression on her face. Someone that the man was with did rush to the door to hold it open for him, thankfully."
As Good a Spot as Any
"While visiting Florida, my girlfriend and I went to the local Walmart. On our way out we saw a hot pink party bus pull up and an entire wedding party exit."
"They then proceeded to have the wedding ceremony in front of the store."
Keeping It All Trapped In
"Woman in Walmart spraying herself with lysol in her arm pits and down the front of her pants, then put the can back and drove off on her rascal." -- FireMaster2311
"Walmart shoppers are a different breed." -- Tokzillu
"I... it was bad enough that she did this on the armpits and in public and with a product she has not purchased... but there is nothing about Lysol that makes me want to spray it anywhere near my vagina." -- AeolianMelodies
Other times, the trashiness comes at night--with alcohol. Leave it to the liquid courage to bring the boldest, most upsetting behaviors out of even the most responsible among us.
Always Lock Your Doors
"A group of people I used to work with went out bar hopping. The one closest to management level had to pee."
"She couldn't wait the 20 yards to the next bar, found an unlocked car, pulled up her mini skirt and peed in the passenger seat."
"My cousins and I went to a random girls quince ( a 15 yr olds birthday) and the girls mom was soooooo drunk. She was on the floor with her ass hanging out, literally her pants were below her butt cheeks, trying to be sexy."
"The poor girl was standing there with the face of embarrassment begging her to get up."
"I saw a drunk 20 something pretty blonde chick once take a sh** in a bush behind the Fresh Slice in Central City."
"Her friend tried to stop people from seeing, but she was drunk too so she fell down on the shi**er friend."
"That wasn't a great night for them I think."
Everyone's Fighting Their Own Battle
"Walking home late on a Saturday night in a town centre, turned a corner and there was a guy getting it on with his date over a wall while her friend was sat next to her puking all over herself"
Keep your head on a swivel out there, people. You never know where or when you'll be forced to witness a thing you'll always wish you hadn't.
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The word "trashy" usually describes something that is vulgar, tasteless, or immoral.
Redditor u/shaunZfrenzy asked people, "What is the trashiest thing you have witnessed?"... and responses ranged between humorous and depressing. People can do "trashy" things, like fight publicly or wear inappropriate outfits, that we can get a chuckle from. But many circumstances we would describe as "trashy" can also be linked to a person's finances, mental health, and can even result in tragedies like child abuse.
20. This enthusiastic car lover
"A dude with his pants down vigorously humping a parked car. The Tenderloin is a wild and lawless place."
19. Shots fired
"I saw lil xan live"
18. These types of "parents"
"Parents that do drugs with their kids, sometimes preteens, with the excuse they're going to do it anyway, they may as well do it at home. This includes alcohol and cigarettes in addition to harder drugs. My sister got her son addicted to meth and he shot himself as a result. It is my opinion he would have never done the drug without her intervention. He was 17."
17. There's an epidemic of this behavior
"Anti-vaxxers pretending to be nurses on Facebook to make their fake alternative 'facts' more valid, somehow."
16. The sketchiest super stores
"24 hour Walmart parking lots after midnight, it's a congregation of drugs, misfortune and piss."
15. At least they're owning up
"I saw a dude absolutely destroy a bathroom by throwing up all over it, and then make out with a girl right after.
I really hope that girl didn't taste my puke."
14. Do you feel itchy?
"I got lice as a kid because I stayed the night at a kids house who had lice because they were new and I was a friendly kid. The parents did nothing to prevent the infestation and all their children had horrible cases of lice. The entire elementary school ended up with lice within two or three months of them being there. My parents still refer to the kid I was friends with as 'the lice queen'. I hope those kids turned out okay with that level of negligence."
13. This horrifying bathroom scene
"a male prostitute dropped his pants next to me at a urinal and spewed a rope of anal beads out his ******* while he urinated smelly piss"
12. This shameful transaction
"I sold weed when I was younger. I went to take an oz to a guy that normally bought dimes. He got a nice tax return, he said. I get there and we're smoking and he's asked me to call about other drugs too. In his living room was his girlfriend and their under 6 month daughter in a baby seat facing the wall. There was a case of whip its in the middle of the floor and cartridges every where. And I mean a case of boxes of them. He tells me his daughter is blind so he got even more money.
I was ashamed of myself and just wanted to leave."
11. 60% of a dad
"My wife and I are getting divorced because she had someone else's baby. Then she moved out, we filed for divorce, finally got our court date to finalize, and she showed up pregnant with a different guy's baby. We had three kids together so by the time our divorce is final I'll be responsible for only 60% of the babies born during our marriage. While that is a majority, it's also a shockingly low percentage."
10. This dramatic cat fight
"Two girls in my old high-school got into a fist fight over a guy they were both sleeping with. The police on campus tazed them when the wouldn't stop/were on the ground rolling around. When they got them off the ground one of the girls screamed that 'You can't taze me! I'm pregnant!'"
9. I think you're on to something here
"I knew a guy who would microwave two chicago town mini pizzas, then use them as the bun for a burger.
I was that man. University was not a proud time."
8. And that lady didn't get punched?
"a lady at target spit on another lady's baby after wiping her mouth"
"That sounds like a good way to get knocked the **** out."
7. These parent's didn't have their priorities straight
"Watched a couple gamble away the money they were supposed to spend on their kids shoes for back to school"
6. This adaptable shopper
"One time i saw a woman who instead of wearing a shirt just pulled up her sweat pants past her breasts while shopping at a grocery store"
5. Parents who should be in jail
"Parents smoking meth in front of their children, leaving drugs laying around and having their baby eat an amphetamine pill but not take her to the hospital because they didn't want her taken away, and both parents were already convicted felons."
4. A foul mouthed dad and a burning house
"At a bonfire party out in the boonies as a teenager. People starting pulling the wood siding off the house to burn. And the kid whose place it was, his drunk dad would come out every once in a while and berate his son in front of all his friends, calling him a ******* *** etc. Dad didn't have a problem with everyone feeding the house to the fire though."
3. This trashy shish kebab
"My neighbor using an old syringe as a fork for their food."
2. These trashy lovers
"Two people boning in a dumpster enclosure (the brick walls containing a large haul away dumpster) behind a fast food restaurant."
1. This fearless bus rider
"An absolute legend of a woman on a bus in Brabant in the Netherlands.
10:00 in the morning and our middle-aged hero finds herself on the bus home after what must have been the party of the year. She was wearing a shirt, but no pants. Just fishnets. Basically butt naked, standing on the bus, casually shooting the shit with the driver"
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If Mean Girls has taught us anything, it's that any costume can have a sexy version. Mario and Luigi, carrots, and even Barney the Dinosaur have been given the "sexy" treatment. And believe it or not, they can get trashy sometimes. Who would've thought?
u/Rusty_Walnut asked: We're coming up on the spooky season. What's the trashiest/most eye brow raising "sexy" costume you've ever seen?
I found a "Sexy Can" costume once in a knock off Halloween store. It was a garbage can, obviously styled off those grey metal ones. The lid was a hat. The rim had "Sexy Damage" to show off boobs.
This same "Sexy damage" was spotted all over the costume to show off various patches of skin. The weirdest thing was the wig of fake noodles that came with it.
Who said cockroaches can't be sexy?Giphy
Actually went to a party where this was the theme, some of the highlights were: sexy balloon, sexy plague doctor and sexy plague victim (couples costume), sexy mitochondria, and sexy cockroach.
oh your electron transport chain is so hot mmm
Best response ever.
A friend and I had a competition one year to see who could pull off the dumbest sexy costume... She made a mean 'Sexy Dumbledore'.
Sexy Dumbledore would definitely be the head master.
But like....why tho?
This one isn't sexy but it happened at work and was so baffling that this guy got a suspended from work by HR
We were told NOT TO WEAR COSTUMES. We were simply not allowed. No big deal, we're all adults and it's a professional work environment. Some of my coworkers dared another absolutely stupid coworker to wear one anyways. This guy really wanted to wear a costume anyways. He comes in the next day dressed as a Vietnamese rice farmer.
Doesn't sound so bad. Sam is Vietnamese anyways, and it sounds like a culturally enlightening experience to see how a Vietnamese rice farmer looks. Only Sam came in wearing his business work clothes and the only thing different was a yellow piece of paper cut out in the shape of a mask with two slants drawn where the eyes should be. He also made a hat out of newspaper. He was laughing so hard for the first few hours of the day and we were laughing too but only because we were all completely thrown off by what we were seeing. He didn't need a mask at all, let alone a yellow one.
Needless to say, he got fired shortly after for doing other stupid s**t.
ALWAYS too soon.Giphy
Right after Steve Irwin died, a guy I know went as a stripper version of Steve, and his girlfriend was a sexy stingray. It was too soon.
My brother got a stuffed animal stingray, got clothes to fit the Steve Irwin look, then showed up at the party with the sting ray attached to his chest and bloody spot on his shirt where it was attached. He reprised the costume two years ago.
EDIT: I remember now, he decided to do the costume after the South Park Hell on Earth episode.
I worked at a brokerage firm back in 2002 when the post 9/11 tech bubble market had gone all to hell. Like down 40 or 50%.
One of the admins came to work as a beauty queen. Her sash said, "Ms. NASDAQ."
She wore a torn sequined dress, run laced stockings, had fake blood all over her, a black eye, a couple teeth blacked out, disheveled hair, and a broken tiara.
I cannot explain why I found it so incredibly sexy. I guess because it fit her personality and sense of humor so well.
I cannot for the life of me remember her name, but I sure as s**t remember that costume.
My work used to do a costume contest for Halloween every year. People always wore business appropriate costumes. Until one year a guy wore a skimpy and tight "slutty catwoman" outfit with his balls hanging out and d**k
Then he threw a big fit when they wanted him to change. That was the last year they allowed costumes.
Super low effort, but one year I dressed up as the Greased-up Deaf Guy (from a couple episodes of Family Guy). I literally bought and wore only a pair of white briefs and a tub of Vaseline.
If you actually committed to greasing your whole body up I wouldn't call that low effort.
My old co-worker dressed up as a slutty Adolf Hitler. Yup... tiny mustache, olive drab uniform top (with red swastika armband), an extremely short olive drab skirt, fishnet stockings, black boots with stilletto heels, and an olive drab military hat. It was... horrible.
Unfortunately, she was hot and everyone kind of wanted to bang her so...
That's just plain extra.
My dad once dressed as a priest and put what was supposed to be the tail to a sexy devil costume under the robe of his costume so it looked like he had a huge red-tipped boner.
He said he got some nasty looks from people walking down the street where all the bars were that halloween night. And yes, he was completely wasted.
You ever read a story that made you look at your screen kind of through the outer corner of your eye? Like you're so taken aback by the dumpster fire you're reading that you almost don't want to look at it directly? But you can't look away either?
This is about to be that story.
The story revolves around four main players, so let's start there.
"Jenny" - The girlfriend
"Jessi" - The girlfriend's twin sister
"Johnny" - The boyfriend
"Mom" - The boyfriend's mom
Got that? Ok, here we go. Jenny and Johnny have been together for a year and things are going great. Jenny hangs out with Johnny's family, including mom, and has talked about her sister, Jessi, from time to time - always referring to her as "my sister". That's important. Pin that. It'll matter in a second.
One night, mom goes out to the movies with her friends and on the way out she runs into Jessi and her boyfriend. Mom flips out thinking that it's Jenny and goes on to scream at, accuse, slap, and attempt to drag Jessi out of the theater! Yep that's verbal and physical assault for those of you keeping score at home. In the process of trying to defend herself and being assaulted, Jessi called the woman a "crazy b!tch" - cause if it walks like a duck and slaps like a duck, ya know?
Mom them calls Johnny to rat out his "cheating" girlfriend only to find Jenny was WITH JOHNNY and obviously couldn't be the girl she had just assaulted in the theater. Mom tried to blame Jenny for never specifying that her sister was her TWIN sister, and not only refused to apologize to Jessi, but is now demanding that Jessi apologize to her for calling her a crazy b!tch.
"Jenny" turned to Reddit for help. Here is her full post:
I have an identical twin sister Jessi and we look very much alike. There are small differences but only those who know both of us can recognize them.
BF and I have been together for a year. Things are good between us.
Last night this happened: my boyfriend's mom went out with her friends to watch a movie and Jessi was there as well with her boyfriend. After the movie one of her friends saw Jessi with her boyfriend. She asked her if that girl is her son's boyfriend (I met this friend at a party a few weeks ago). So she looked at Jessi and thought yes, she is.
She went to her and asked what the f*** is going on. Jessi was confused since she hadn't met her before, and she kept asking her what the f*** is this. At that point she was holding Jessi's arm and she told her to let her go and called her a crazy bitch. Eventually she told Jessi that she's cheating on her son and called her by my name, and Jessi told her that that's her twin sister. She slapped her across the face and told her to stop lying. Her friends then collected her and took her away.
She then called my boyfriend and told him that she's found her girlfriend with another man. I was with my boyfriend at that time. He quickly got it that she must have seen Jessi so he told her and she hung up. She then left. I talked to Jessi, she didn't even apologize to her. After she found out what she's done, she just left.
So my boyfriend talked to her again and an apology is not coming.
She feels like she did nothing wrong and she was justified in whatever she did since I hadn't told her that I had a twin sister, so she's justified in harassing her like that and slapping her across the face. She said that she expects an apology for being called a crazy bitch.
I'm really pissed at her for what she did and the least she can do is apologize to Jessi. We were planning to visit my boyfriend's parents this weekend but now I'm not sure that I want to go. I can't just sit there and tell her how cute it was that she mistook me with my twin. I sure as hell don't think Jessi should go and apologize to her.
Should I let this go? Am I overreacting to consider this a deal breaker?
People did not hold back with their responses, and it was glorious. Here are some of my favorites, edited for content or clarity when needed.