I don't care how exciting it sounds or how cool it looks?
There are just somethings I will never do before my time comes to an end.
Some people's "bucket lists" look like a list of ways to die quicker.
I have no interest in death defying stunts before I perish. What's the point?
I'm trying to survive. So my anti-bucket list is long and proud.
What ever happened to just getting on roller coasters or living a good life?
Why is everybody so extra now?
RedditorCouch_Lickerwanted to hear about all the things people are willing to NOT do before leaving this Earth.
"What is on your anti-bucket list of things you NEVER want to do in your lifetime?"
Tattoos, sky diving, snake wrangling, safari... no thank you to ALL of the above. Travel. I just want to travel. To fancy places with hotels. You can keep the jungle.
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"Cheat on my wife." ~ cov3rtOps
Kill On Sight...
"Running into a massive spider in Australia." ~ ghostiesontoasties
"As an Australian, it depends on the spider. The massive ones are usually huntsmen and they're okay. It's the small, colourful ones you want to watch for - at least three are in my area that are Kill On Sight if they ever get inside." ~ Ametalia
"As someone in Australia, I try my hardest and sometimes I fail unfortunately. But I haven't seen the worst and pray I never do." ~ UpOxygen
"Experience a degloving injury. Usually stuck in machinery. It’s why things like lathes warn against loose clothing." ~ Crott117
"When I worked at a vets, unbeknown to a driver, a cat was under the bonnet of their car. Ignition on, screams and a horrified person and messed up cat. Immediate PTS upon arrival. I can do gore but degloving injuries are beyond messed up." ~ IwantedBeatsteak
"Have children." ~ WrestlingWoman
"Came here to say that. When I say 'I don't want to have kids,' people assume I am ambivalent about that matter. No, Tony, I don't want to have them as much as I don't want to cut off my own leg with a butter knife, thank you." ~ CarolynEarle
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"Hard drugs. I do not need meth and heroin in my life." ~ SconiGrower
Well at least others have some good sense as well. The drug avoidance should be a #1 for all.
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"Hot air balloons. Never." ~ K-Kraft
"Giving a non C-section birth." ~ cellsnek
I've been told many times by women who have experienced both that no sane woman would choose to have a baby by c-section. However, if you need one, that's another story and that's why the procedure exists in the first place." ~ notthesedays
"Go into an underwater cave. Miss me with that crap!" ~ 4Me2knowDammit
"The most dangerous water way in UK. Literally a fast wide river that turns 90 degrees so it's a few feet wide and 150 deep. Scary. The word is the survival rate for any animal who goes in is zero." ~ bakerboyuk
"See skydiving was something I have always wanted to do. However, today I found my self scrolling through about 10 videos of parachutes failing and now it is one of my greatest fears." ~ rocjustbus1984
"I stayed on a farm in Texas for a while that was right next to a skydiving place. It was funny to hear the people screaming on their way down. Until the day I heard screaming that sounded very different than the usual, and I looked up to see a guy tangled in the lines of a half-deployed chute."
"I watched long enough to realize it wasn't going to open any more than it already was, and ran inside and blasted music and tried to pretend I hadn't just seen that. There was no skydiving nearby again until after I left, at least several months. I think the guy lived but his back was broken." ~ t_portch
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"Have a job that consumes my life and defines my identity. Life's too short for that nonsense." ~ smooth_grooves
I just want to live, without major injury. Why do things to hinder that? Be careful out there.
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There is nothing more satisfying than gorging on a dish with the perfect variety of ingredients creating a symphony of flavors for a completely euphoric experience.
Not all culinary creations excel at this. It depends on the individual whose taste preferences may be different from that of others.
All it takes is one ingredient to spoil the party.
Curious to hear from strangers Redditor poetic__ asked:
"What ingredient automatically ruins a dish for you?"
You would never expect these as responses for the assignment.
When The Emperor Lost His Groove
"Poison. Kuzco's poison. The poison for Kuzco."
Doesn't Plate Well
"Spaghetti sauce if it's a plastic dish."
"A bit of water and lemon juice gets the stain right out of plastic."
Someone Swam In Your Soup
"Little black curly hair."
Nope To Beach Picnics
"Sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere."
Now we're getting somewhere.
Finding The Right Balance For It
"Too many cloves. I have had many tooth pains in my lifetime and the taste of clove oil lingers dreadfully in my mind. I do like curry powder and some of my favorite pickle brines include a lot of cloves. The taste just has to be balanced with the other spices and seasonings. If I get any faint hint of it I'm immediately grossed out."
Doesn't Mix Well
"That piece of spices in your stew that you thought it was meat."
"Ginger? Chomping into a piece of ginger when you thought it was meat.... 🎵You'll get the shock of your life."
"I'll never understand why people think stevia is a replacement for sugar. Doesn't taste anything like sugar. Same with Sucralose."
Let's get specific.
"Jello. I have spent FAR too much time in a hospital as a child. according to my mother jello was basically all I could eat. since I got out, it's been my only culinary hate. taste, texture, just, nope."
There's A Time And Place
"Raisins where there should not be raisins."
"Hey alright! Chocolate chip cookies! Don't mind if I do.... oh F'K YOU!!"
"I want to love Indian and Middle Eastern sweets. They look so good, but nope every time it goes in my mouth all I can taste is rose water. Like chewing on the potpourri from grandmas bathroom."
I'm not a shrimp fan, however, I can eat it when it's fried in tempura batter.
My family would periodically order fried rice–which I absolutely love–whenever we ate at Chinese restaurants.
Even though we ordered pork or chicken fried rice, I found that many of the LA Chinese restaurants we ate at threw in surprise shrimp as if to spite me.
I would pick them out and eat the rest. Now, I don't know if it was just me, but I would still taste hints of shrimp juice every time, which ultimately ruins the dish for me. Yeah, it's just me.
Stay in your lane, shrimp!
Be it for reasons out of our control, or simply because we didn't allow enough time, all of us have shown up to something late at least once in our lives.
And the only thing that could make us feel worse than we already do about our tardiness, is being told "you're late."
Naturally, the obvious response to the obvious reminder would be a simple, "I'm sorry."
Though it's fair to say that when someone so blatantly states the obvious, maybe they deserve a somewhat more original response?
Redditor ReddBolt511 was curious to hear the best retorts people have given, or recieved, to being told they were late, leading them to ask:
"What's the best response to 'You're late'?
I learned my lesson.
"The first time I was late in over two years, HR wrote me up."
"In the evening I went home on time and HR asked me why I was already heading out."
"I told them I have learned my lesson and won't be late for the second time."- atot806
Tell me something I don't know.
"I know, thank you for your patience."- dayglo98
"Sorry I didn’t want to come."- HonestSapphireLion24
"Sorry, I meant to be absent."
"Let me fix that."- stupid_trollzArgue Peace Out GIFGiphy
Gonna have to do better than that!
"A bloke in my high school had a cracker that I’ll never forget."
"Teacher: 'you’re 10 minutes late'."
"Student: 'yeah sorry I was walking slowly'."
"It did not go down well."- Rosemount3051S
Catch me up, why don't you!
'What did I miss?"- rwubmc
Be one step ahead.
"Don't give them a chance to say anything."
"Walk in and say: 'I see you have started without me'."- JustBeingDylanHere I Am Oscars GIF by The Academy AwardsGiphy
Be like the superhero they are...
"Walk past them and say:"
'"Well, now we’re waiting for you'.”
"RDJ as Iron Man".- miguelmoen
Maybe just be honest?
"I remember a guy was late for grade 12 chemistry class and our chemistry teacher was really strict and when the teacher asked him why are you late he quickly spat out"
"'Because I didn't make it here on time'."
"It's a great line but he didn't do it on purpose."- nardpuncher
You knew it was coming...
"How do you know my menstrual cycles?"- ThisAnswerIsLitBlack Girl Period GIFGiphy
Next time you find yourself running late, rather than worrying about it the whole time, maybe spend it thinking of a clever response?
You'd be surprised how much is forgiven by a good laugh.
Everyone has their own areas of expertise.
Not necessarily something related to their professional field, but more one of their great interests or passions, which they almost unknowingly learned about over time.
And as a result, should said topic arise during a group gathering or dinner party, they'll be able to talk about it for hours.
Much to the delight, or dismay, of their friends and family.
Redditor NikonDexter was curious to learn people's hidden knowledge on which they could provide an impromptu lecture, leading them to ask:
"What topic could you talk about for 30 minutes with no preparation?"
People believe anything I say.
"Anything, as long as nobody’s fact-checking me."- Left_Complaint1604
You think the werewolves in Twilight are scary?...
"Why most modern interpretations of classic folklore creatures, werewolves, faeries, vampires, etc., are less scary than the original stories."- Applesintheorchard
Don't even get me started...
"Why people who don't use turn signals are f*ck heads."- scotsworthRed Car Headlights GIF by 7-LightsGiphy
Whenever I need to vent...
"All the stupid sh*t my coworkers do."- DerpWilson
Tell me it's just a game...
"Video games most likely."
"I could easily talk about one of the Ace Attorney cases for 30 minutes."- zettasyntax
"It won't be a quick 30 minutes."- Son_of_steven19Video Games Game GIF by For Better or for WorseGiphy
The force is strong...
"How f*cking incompetent the Jedi order are."- species-baby
They're more like us than you think.
"Animal facts."- Moctor_DrignallHappy Jump GIFGiphy
"Both the fabrication material and the music."- Faythlessly
Everyone has a passion that they will never tire of learning.
But, don't be surprised or offended if your friends and family don't seem as interested.
That just means you don't have to pretend to be interested in what they start talking about...
Who hasn't taken part in a fad that became passé before the year was out.
Children of the 90s probably wish they spent much less time and effort obtaining Pogs and Magic Cards than they did.
But while some frivolous fads are an almost instant flash in the pan, sometimes they are only the beginning of a pop culture phenomenon which continues to this day, with no end in sight.
Much to the dismay of many.
Redditor FalloutFan4207 was curious to hear the things people can't believe are as popular as they are, leading them to ask:
"What should never have gotten popular?"
Did anyone find this funny?
"The stupid public pranks on strangers where it's more or less just harassment."- Laptraffik
"Doing stupid sh*t for clout."- Unknown_Captain
More like "Toddler and Exploitation"...
"Toddlers and Tiaras. Child beauty pageants."- spaceassorceryScared Toddlers And Tiaras GIFGiphy
Just a cruel tease...
"Micro transactions."- Jerrybeshara
Why pay for something you can get for free from a tap?
"Bottled water for like $3 as an alternative to soft drinks."- Tuesday2017
Not everyone deserves to be famous
"Giving obnoxious people a platform."
"See Dr. Phil and his gaggle of guests who are famous for being stupid."- glitchystitchy
"Making stupid people famous."- whitecity011
"The Paul brothers."- dollaravocadotoastJake Paul Fighting GIF by UninterruptedGiphy
Just how "real" are these shows?
"Reality TV/celebrity obsession/Kardashian style shows."- dogsquad81
Is there really anything wrong with monogomy?
"Being a side chick/dude."
"Essentially glorifying cheating."- OhJeezItsCorrine
One can only hope that these will all be things of the past before too long.
And will make way for another trend which people will spend years wondering why it became as popular as it did.