We are really loosing the strings on what is acceptable in public.
I am at a loss on the daily from what I witness in public and in the news.
Our politicians, our friends, our movie stars.
It's all a mess.
Let's do better.
RedditorRealimTheanimalkingwanted to discuss the unfortunate acceptance of bad behavior. So they asked:
"What toxic behavior is, for some reason, becoming more accepted at this time?"
Treat your service workers with more respect! And tip accordingly!
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"Instant gratification in all things; politics, dating, job hunts, onboarding at a job, texting. Everything needs to be replied to immediately, you always need to be available. Some things take time for a reason, and I dread the shallow road society is going down."
The Love Search
"There's lots of bad dating advice out there on the internet for both men and women."
"Ah yes, the 'no need to put a label on it' leads to a lot of misunderstanding. If you don't want to actually be dating, say that. It's fine to be just hooking up, no strings, fwb. You both just need to be on the same page to be happy."
"A little out of left field but looks like all the big ones already addressed. People being either unwilling or too lazy to discipline their dogs , letting them get away with all kinds of bad behaviour when they're young because it's cute , then ending up with poor behaviour engrained. True also of children lol."
"Not admitting fault or guilt but instead trying to overpower people even when you're wrong; essentially extreme bluffing and bravado instead of, you know, behaving like an adult and understanding it's not a big deal to be wrong, at least when it's not the world at stake."
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"Glorification of trauma. My pain is worse than yours because this happened to me on a greater scale or something."
Oh I feel that last one. How are we in a pain competition? We need help.
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“'Because I had a bad day/ someone treated me badly, I get to treat you like crap.' This is my everyday life, please make it stop."
'Oh, wow, I hate you'
"Absurd baseless nonsense in political discussions."
"Even just shoving your bullcrap, uninformed political opinion in everyone's face. That used to be one of the off-limits topics of polite conversation (religion being the other one), but now people lead with their crazy a** politics in random discussions with strangers. Man, I just met you, I don't want to go from 'Hi' to 'Oh, wow, I hate you' in like three minutes."
"I knew a girl whose parents got her horse when it was a little baby, and she taught it to 'hug her' well guess what happens when 1 year later the baby is 700lbs? Total nightmare. And now the horse is 1100 lbs as an adult and lives alone in a field and they don't do anything with it because it's 'untrainable and dangerous' Like... we all saw that coming when you let IT behave badly, even other horses don't let foals that aren't their own climb on them."
"So called 'pranks.' If the other person isn't laughing or if you have to say 'chill out bro, it's just a prank' it's not a prank. It's just you being a straight up d**khead to get attention and make yourself feel better by demeaning others... otherwise known as bullying."
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"Freely disrupting whatever is going on because you have a personal need. For instance, the gym pool is dedicated 3 hours per week to an exercise class. In the middle of class, a swimmer comes in, stops the instructor, and demands to do laps - even though the pool has about 60 people in it."
"I see this all the time. People taking calls in the middle of meetings. People wandering in and out of church like they're watching TV. People behaving in traffic like they're the only one who needs to get somewhere and endangering people in the process. It's just basic disrespect for anything but their own needs."
Bad behavior is bad behavior. And everyone can do better. So shape up.
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As you walk down the street in the middle of the afternoon, you might pass by people doing various jobs or activities which wouldn't seem out of the ordinary.
But witnessing these same tasks occurring in the early hours of the morning might raise your suspicions.
What seemed like an everyday, normal job, now might be cause for alarm, resulting in you having trouble falling asleep after seeing it.
Redditor JustPlay94_cryer was curious to learn what jobs or activities members of the Reddit community wouldn't think twice about seeing in the afternoon, but might stop dead in their tracks in the middle of the night, leading them to ask:
"What is normal at 3PM, but terrifying at 3AM?"
Never trust those who travel at night...
"Car pulling into your driveway."- Playful_Beat_6958
Is someone there?
"My google home on max volume saying 'MICROPHONE DISCONNECTED'."
"I live alone."- I_Seen_Some_Stuff
At this hour, it can't be good news...
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Is everyone trying to get ahead on their commute?
"Having had to flee my home at 2AM due to wildfires, I'd say heavy traffic."
"It's the heavy traffic at 3AM that's terrifying, not the wildfires, which are terrifying no matter what time it is."- BarracudaImpossible4
What are they trying to cover up?
"Digging a hole."- -Imyoshi
This is NOT a drill!
"Tornado Siren Test."
"Guaranteed it's not a test at 3am."- mdkubittornado GIFGiphy
"I didn't even add the batteries yet..."
"A kid's toy going off in a random room."- just-a-hambone
The can smell danger from a mile away...
"Dog standing at the top of the stairs and barking at something on the main floor."- MedicalArm5689
Better be urgent...
"A phone call from parents/relatives etc."- DeadOnDeparture98mary kate and ashley 90s GIFGiphy
It's all about the context...
"The sound of a branch breaking when you're outside."- binglelemon·
Amazing the things we wouldn't think twice about in broad daylight, which can scare the living daylights out of us after night falls.
Quite literally, the things that go bump in the night...
We are two and a half years into this pandemic madness.
Cases are rising and now we also have monkeypox.
What a time to be alive!
It has been a trying few years.
Hopefully when all is said and done we'll come through a little smarter, wiser and passionate about life.
Can we all look back and see what we learned?
Redditor hughjassjess wanted to share about all the lessons they took in surviving the Covid madness. They asked:
"What has living through a pandemic taught you?"
I learned I drink too much. It's a start.
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"2 weeks can turn into 2 years real quick lol."
"The trajectory of your entire life can change in an instant."
"This. I was a dedicated museum worker just finishing my degree in museology. The pandemic made that all museums had to be temporarily closed, and then closed for even longer and I had to get a new job."
"Now I work for a tech startup and I LOVE it and even got a permanent position. Never thought I would become an office rat, but my team and company and the salary are just awesome. If you told me that before the pandemic I would have just laughed in disbelief."
"Who are my real friends. That socializing does actually somewhat matter and that grades/career aren't everything."
"I 100% lost some people I thought were really close friends during lock down, they just never put the effort in and I finally saw that."
"I really, really like hanging out by myself."
"Totally opposite for me. I used to love my alone time, likely because I never got it. After 2 years alone with just myself and a cat I was going crazy. Now I've found a happy medium where I get 2-3 hours a day alone and the rest is full of friends / colleagues, and it is working out well. Some days I don't get alone time and a few extra hours on my own the next day makes up for it."
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"Life just sucks sometimes, that’s the way it is and there’s nothing you can really do about it and you just kinda have to accept it and keep going."
Life sucks. That fact has never been clearer.
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"Dancing like an idiot to disco in my house is my favorite form of exercise."
"That the 9-5 grind is absolutely freaking toxic as hell. The amount of free time working from home and cutting down on my travel time has given me. It's improved my relationships. Given me more time with my kid and fiancé. Less time spent outside of those 8 hours doing chores and errands. I recognize that this isn't possible for every career and I'm sorry if this doesn't apply to you. But that's why our society needs to change. People need more time to themselves."
"It taught me a lot. It taught me: I don't have to go to an office to work. I can have a deep relationship with my kids. I can re-shingle my garage. I can walk my dog during the day instead of staring at my office wall. I can sell my second car and save on gas and insurance. I can be happy and fulfilled."
"It taught me that I love my partner and we work together well in difficult times. We started an illegal take out food business to make ends meet, we started cooking at 8 am and had all the food in containers and ready to go at 6pm for about 20 people per night."
"I am a furniture maker who lost access to my woodshop with so many people testing positive. My girlfriend is a PhD student who couldn’t go to school and get paid for TA hours. We both had never worked in the food industry. We decided to isolate together and made a ridiculously successful business. A year later we got married, because we kicked the crap out of lockdown."
"That when the time comes the rich and politicians will throw us under the bus and then complain about the noise it makes."
What a time it was. What a time it still is. Good luck all.
Who doesn't love some good old fashion nastiness?
I don't mean like evil, mean-spirited craziness, I mean some nice tongue lashings.
Don't you love cursing someone out without having to use one off-colored word?
Redditor Saibotnl1 wanted to get a list together of all the saucy and sassy words that can be naughty and used in mixed company.They asked:
"What's an insult without any swear words?"
I love me some shade. I love throwing it and hearing it. Tell me more...
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“'I bet your parents change the subject when their friends ask about you.'”
"'You aren't the dumbest person in the world, but you better hope they don't die.'"
"This is the most brutal one."
"Guess this means I gotta protect you at all costs."
"One I use in retail occasionally... I can explain this to you but I can't understand it for you."
"As a fellow retail manager, I feel that in my bones. I manage a large gun store, so I deal with a lot of idiots (frightening, I know)."
"There are times when people try to argue with me about things that involve federal law, and get mad at me when I won’t commit willful violations of said federal law that could cost the store its license to lawfully do business. I usually will end things with, 'I’m sorry you feel that way, because it means that we can no longer do business. I hope you find the answers you’re looking for elsewhere.'"
"You are the human equivalent of a participation trophy."
"A participation trophy is a trophy given to someone in a contest who didn't actually win anything but would have been butthurt if they came away empty-handed."
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"I envy those who've never met you."
I am LIVING for all of these!
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“'You have a great face for radio.'”
"And you have a great voice for silence."
"You've got two brain cells, and they're both fighting for third place. Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology. Apparently the second one is a line from House MD. Giving credit where it's due."
"I've always liked 'Intellectually unfortunate.'"
"'I don't care what the others say, I think you're great.'"
"'I don't know why so many people don't like you.'"
"I actually saw someone say this to another person at work. It doesn't help that most people at our work really don't like the guy."
"'I wouldn't want to be your mirror.'"
"'I still wouldn't bother to look at you.'"
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"'You’re like the end pieces of a loaf of bread. Everyone touches you, but nobody wants you.'"
My Lord. Y'all people are scandalous.
Why do the rich have to spoil everything?
Like let us poor people hold onto something.
I'm astonished by some of the things that have been altered or ruined by an influx of wealthy interest.
Redditor papipablo99 wanted to hear about how money has ruined many things, even for people who don't have any.They asked:
"What were some poor people things that got ruined by rich people?"
Food. Like cheap food. Have you seen the prices of Ramen these days?!
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"Owning a cheap/fixer-upper house."
"The house I grew up in with my poor single mother and three siblings is now worth 600k easily. It was built for poor families in the 30s, and remained for poor families until the last decade."
"I hear Coachella used to be a genuine hippie love fest until it got turned into VIP Woodstock."
"Sure it’s a corporate cash grab nowadays but it was always only a hippie love fest if you wanted it to be. The first headliners Rage Against The Machine, Tool, and Beck were hardly the hippie type. You can float around as a hippie there now just as much as you could back then."
"Farmers markets. Used to be cheap when I was younger. Now it’s a hipsters paradise and expensive as heck."
"Around here (Italy), we have 'farmer markets' (I put it in quotes because actual farmers are a small portion of what you find there) that occur weekly, and they're still a convenient option for low income families, afaik. Did I say weekly?"
"That is only technically true: each individual farmer market occurs individually, but many medium sized towns have several of them, like one behind city hall on Mondays, one in front of the post office on Thursdays, one next to the middle school on Fridays, you get the idea. The biggest inconvenience about them is that some streets get closed on market days because of them, but you get used to their schedule and end up planning your routes around them."
"Trying to find a legit thrift store here in Brooklyn, NY that isn't just old clothes at new designer prices is a pain in the @ss. Also, along the same lines as your answer: ripped jeans. It used to be ripped jeans were a cool look that you accomplish just by having jeans be old and wear out."
"But I've seen designer jeans that are 2 inches of fabric and 99% pre-designed-intentional-rips that cost more than my monthly grocery budget. Okay, looking them up they aren't actually as expensive as my monthly food cost, but still: https://abc7news.com/carmar-jeans-ripped-extreme-cut-out/3424787/"
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"Used video games. It used to be where you could find used games and consoles for practically free. Nowadays they're all collector items."
I can't believe how far prices and technology has come with video games. My Atari was crap. LOL
"Old muscle cars. There are probably 3 dozen different cars I've had that recently either approached or passed the 100K mark. in 2018 sold a '70 Superbee before a move for 30K thinking I'd pick up another in a few years. Nope, not gonna happen. Couldn't touch the same car for less than 80."
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"Living in the country. They buy up the best farm land and buy an old tractor and a wagon wheel for decoration. They then start organizing hoas."
"I hate this. I'm watching this happen all around me. I feel bad for some of my neighbors who've lived peacefully for decades on their 5-10 acre plot. That is until a development company buys up land right next to them and put in 50 cookie cutter houses or low-mid income apartments."
Less is Less
"Minimalism. 'Here in my 3 million bungalow I keep only 15 things.'"
"The problem with a lot of so-called 'minimalist' thought is that those 15 things end up being hugely expensive all-in-one options. It ends up being more of wealth flex than 'here are my 50 things I actually need.'"
"I only 'need' one or two kitchen knives/pots/pans, but they have to be really freaking great knives/pots/pans that hold up to a lot more use and have a lot more utility than typical knives/pots/pans."
"ComicCons used to be really reasonable, and you might have a lengthy conversation with famous people there."
"They have evolved into a massive event with various levels of admission, VIP access, and VIP seating. There are often long lineups and a high price to pay for photos and autographs with bigger superstars.When I used to go (pre-Covid), I usually just went to look at/buy art; those people were usually not very busy and would frequently sign things for free. Except if they're hulking guys like Frank Miller."
We are the...
"Champion, I remember when that would be what the 'poor' people would wear."
"I remember feeling kind of mildly embarrassed by my cheap Champion sportswear as a kid that my frugal parents bought for me. They used to be a generic superstore brand. So strange they're what's fashionable now."
"It’s just absurd. My dads been wearing champion since way before I was born in ‘98. He has socks from the early 2000s and sweatshirts/pants from the mid ‘90s. Paid probably $10-15 then, for a $85 sweatshirt now."
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"I didn’t even know punk existed anymore. I haven’t heard anything about it in many, many, many years."
Money really does ruin everything. Even being poor.