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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"

-- Wildhogs6531

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"

-- oynutta

Many people shared examples that took place in a common setting: retail stores.

Walmart was an especially popular site.

Unequal Labor 

"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.' "

-- farmerche

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."

-- glum_hedgehog

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."

-- meltingXsnowman

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."

-- KnightofForestsWild


"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 ass cheeks, trying to be sexy."

"The poor girl was standing there with the face of embarrassment begging her to get up."

-- Owlfu**33

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 one with his date over a wall while her friend was sat next to her puking all over herself"

-- sirrobbiebobson

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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Typically, I would write an intro about my own experiences with the weird kids at school, but I WAS the weird kid in school. Not in a bad way, more like a “I had a John Waters phase” when I was 16 and everyone knew it. So like, cool-weird. At least I hope so.

Schools aren’t always so lucky to have the cool kinds of weird kids though. The spectrum of weird extends even further than that, and can sometimes end up very disasterous.

U/Imaginary_East5786 asked: What was the weirdest thing the weird kid did at school?

​Let’s start with the grossest of the gross. Because why not.

Was it worth it?

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He heard that you'd automatically get suspended if you peed your pants at school. He wanted to find out if it was true, peed his pants, got suspended.


Scientific method:

> Observation: 'I've heard that by peeing your pants you will be suspended'

> Hypothesis: If I pee my pants I will be suspended

> Experiment: I peed my pants and I got suspended

> Conclusion: If I pee my pants I get suspended


Uhhh what was the intention here?

He got mad that he didn't understand how to play a game at lunchtime so he started hitting and punching the nearest person to him, who happened to be me. When I shoved him away and asked him what the hell was he doing, he whipped his unit.out, charged at me and when I shoved him away from me again he started crying and ran away with his member still sticking out.


​Next ones up are the lowkey (or even highkey) disturbing stories. These weird kids can get a little scary.

Boom theret.

At my middle school, someone decided to get a little attention with a good old fashioned bomb threat. Except they thought that a bomb threat meant literally writing "bomb threat" somewhere. Worse yet, they misspelled the f*ck out of it, and wrote "boom theret."

So we had to go on a brief, very awkward lockdown while the police checked the perimeter for booms.


I hope there was no overlap in the columns.

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She wrote a list of all the girls and boys she wanted to kiss and murder and then casually passed it out on the playground.


2 separate lists or just the 1?


Same list 2 columns lol.


Holy crap.

Had the weird kid in high school ask the teacher to use the bathroom. She said no and this dude legit stabbed his hand with a pencil. Went all the way through then asked if he could*t was wild.

This was Pearl High School in Mississippi. This was the school Luke Woodham shot and killed his girlfriend and her friend at the school. This kid stabbed himself with the pencil about 2 months after that happened. This was late 1997.


​Most of the time, however, the weird kids are pretty d*mn funny.

Ok, but this takes a lot of skill.

Had a kid nicknamed "cheeseburger" in the grade ahead of me in high school. He got his nickname because when it was time for his class to go to lunch, he snuck into the roof and crawled his way into the cafeteria, dropped down and proceeded to steal all the cheeseburger put out for lunch. Unfortunately they caught him in the act and sent him to the principal's office.

A year later he was caught stealing a teacher's computer, and in the process of being arrested he bit the officers hand, getting him sent to juvi never to be heard of again.


Every school had the cat girl.

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The weird kid at my highschool tied a string around his pencil case and pulled out around the halls pretending it was a dog. He still lives in my hometown. I think unemployed.

Oh also weird girl in middle school acted like a cat. She would meow and hiss at people, lick the water fountain and rub her body on the teacher's legs. In 8th grade. I have no idea where she ended up.



Weird kid in elementary was a self proclaimed alien. Once, while waiting for the bus, she told me "On my planet we eat people like you" and proceeded to bite me. We later became friends in high school and she used to give me massages during lunch break in the quad. Just realized now she was likely tenderizing me.


I was exactly this kind of weird.

He didn't say much, but if asked, he would go to the front of the class and perform Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with all of the emotion and volume of Tiny Tim, holding nothing back.

The last I heard, he became an energy trader, made a ton of money and married well.


I can definitely relate to that last one. In middle school, my English teacher would let me go to the front of the class and perform monologues or songs from Broadway musicals. Weird, but that’s what happens when schools cut funding for the arts and the theatre kids have no outlet.

As long as you’re not hurting anyone, I say let your freak flag fly, man

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