Kids are particularly susceptible to believing in things that aren't true, due to their creative nature and active imaginations. For example, a writer in New York City once believed no women were allowed in Canada because his father said that they were taking a boys-only trip to Canada. Reader, when that young writer crossed the border into Canada and saw there were, indeed, women in Canada, he was distraught.
But this is easily not the craziest thing a child has believed. Parents feed their children white lies all the time so as to shield the child from the truth of the matter. Your parents may very well have done this to you.
Here were some of those answers.
"I thought that ATMs just dispensed money on request, rather than being linked to a personal account, and never understood why my mum took out small amounts like 10 or 20 quid."-VonAshley
"My brother had a full on meltdown outside a KB Toys over this. He kept asking my mom for toys and we had each already gotten one."
"Finally she got sick of saying no so she said there's no more money and we can't afford anymore toys today. He stomped his feet and shouted 'Why are you doing shopping wrong?? You go to the money store (bank/atm) BEFORE we do the shopping. You're not asking them for enough!'"-saradams
Looking For Alaska...Or Was It Alaska....?
"I firmly believed there were two Alaskas. No clue why I believed that, I probably overheard something and misunderstood."
"I believed it so firmly that when my family flew to Alaska for vacation, when we landed I actually asked if we had landed in the right Alaska."-ClancyHabbard
Maiming Is Fun!
"My mother told me blood was blue until it hit the air and then it turned red. Can you see how this could cause problems for an inquisitive child?"-HoracePinkerTVrepair
"I draw blood and grown adults still ask me this. Blood is deep purplish red before it hits the air, so they're always asking why the blood in the tube is so dark. Veins only appear blue because of how the light reaches them through skin, etc."-SemTeslaGirl
Some of these are just straight up misinformation that even adults believe--but most of it is the product of kids' imaginations.
Dedication To The Craft
"I believed that actors actually die when the character they play dies in the movie. I thought that it must somehow be worth the fame or that they were sick."-Yab0iFiddlesticks
"My older brother explained that the actors were paid lots of money beforehand, and they went out and had a big party and spent all the money the night before they got killed in the movie. This is what big brothers are for."-deadwood
Yes, Ten Children Please
"Once I was playing with some toys and my mom was talking on the phone to her friend."
"I guess they were talking about kids growing up and having families some day because my mom puts her hand over the phone and asked me if I wanted kids some day and if I wanted boys or girls."
"I gave it some thought and said that I wanted one boy and one girl. For the longest time after this, I thought that it had been completely decided, like my mom was just on the phone with whoever you call to place an order for kids, and my order had been finalized."-danipim
Only Two Layers, That's It
"Teacher told us we only had two layers of skin, Dermis and Epidermis. I had a cut on my arm and a skinned elbow."
"I worried for weeks about what would happen to me if I wore out both of my layers before I got old."-KeithMyArthe
"I used to believe something similar but with blood, that blood didn't regenerate and everytime you bleed you lose blood and that you would eventually run out of it."-LegallyCringe
A Little Pleasant Reversal
"When I was about 10, my uncle and aunt had a dog. One day my mum told me that they'd sadly had to 'send her back across the country to live with the family they adopted her from.'"
"I called her bluff cos I was old enough to know better. Turns out she actually had gone back to live with her old owners - my uncle and aunt were struggling to find the time to care for her because they'd just had a baby with a disability that required all their attention."
"We went to visit the dog from time to time and sure enough, she was alive and well :)"-ConsiderablyMediocre
It is important that we recognize the role of these beliefs as a kid--similar to the way mythology governed human perception of the world.
It's Almost Like Theatre
"That people acted out movies every single time I watched them and sing songs on the radio live every time I heard them play. I would always watch/listen closely, just waiting for them to mess up"-andanotherone89
"Me too. I was gutted when a particular actress passed away (from old age) because I believe I wouldn't be able to watch the movie again. The movie that she filmed when she was young. Clearly I didn't understand aging either."-ohhhthehugevanity
Measuring For Names
"We got a lizard once and my mom said we have to find a name that fits her. I took that literally and kept checking her size and width to find a name her size but was extremely confused on how I was supposed to do that."-Entire-Addition4040
"That's adorable, did you ever find a name?"-Jops817
"Ya we did, I can't for the love of me recall what it was though. We ended up giving her to a friend since my brother wasn't putting any effort in taking care of her (it was his lizard)"-Entire-Addition4040
You Got PLAYED
"My grandma would send us outside with a salt shaker and tell us that if we could get salt on a bird's tail it wouldn't be able to fly."
"We spent hours trying to get salt on the bird's tails. It wasn't until I was an adult telling a friend about that childhood memory that I realized it was all a scam to get us out of the house."-AMANDAinKC
"That's adorable and really clever. I'm imagining you running around with your salt shaker and your grandma with her feet up enjoying some peace and quiet."-theMistersofCirce
See anything here that looks familiar to you? Anything similar about the experiences of these peopel to your own childhood self?
The best part of being a kid is that things don't have to make sense in order for them to have power. And while that contributes heavily to some situations like the ones above, it also contributes to the fun of childhood.
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The times, they are a-changin'. And it seems as though they constantly are a-changin', at a dizzying pace so much so that it's almost impossible to keep up with the changing tides and trends.
In those changing times and trends are a host of products that have shown up with different price points, dramatically throughout human existence. Such as lobster. Lobster used to be cheap, poor man's food--but now, it's one of the most expensive delicacies you'll find on any menu.
So what else that was once the cornerstone of cheap living is now inaccessible?
"What used to be cheap, but is ridiculously expensive now?"
Here were some of those answers.
"Lab grown meat will eventually be a thing. As soon as it becomes even remotely on par with ranching and farming raising, meat companies will drop the infrastructure and overhead of running those facilities and focus on meat printing factories."
"They will eventually be MUCH MUCH cheaper to run. Plus they'll be able to put smaller facilities everywhere dramatically reducing the size of the supply chain and saving even more money."-forfunstuffwinkwink
"Houses. It's actually pretty evil what is happening. They're being bought by secret corporations with deep pockets who don't care how much over asking they need to pay."
"Partly greed and partly trying to destabilize foreign economies and partly investment strategies... it's modern warfare."
"If you made a rule that only citizens can buy property and there is a 2 property limit per person... housing prices wouldn't be in the millions for sub-standard homes."-visionsofcry
Hope You're Rich If You Like Gaming
"GPUs--graphics processing units. Part of it is because of the micro-chip shortage, but I agree, there are GPUs with MSRP about 2x to 3X that price."
"I think the GTX Titan started this trend for high price GPUs, and people were willing to buy them, so prices kept going up."
"Smartphones too. Remember how a flagship phone would cost $550-$650? They have been increasing over the years, and then Apple released the iPhone X which went for $1000 starting price for the smallest storage configuration."
"People kept buying them, so other smartphone makers followed the trend."-MrFunnyMoustache
These were things nobody blinked twice at even twenty or thirty years ago.
Life In General
"Everything. The cost of living has went up 1,544% since 1940. And that was from an article written in 2012"-dixie5oh
"My mom paid for her college education working at a supermarket. When I applied to that same college about a decade ago the tuition was $35,000/year and I'm sure it's even more expensive now."-edubwub
And Public Transit Was Probably Better Then
"Bus fare, I had to get a bus from the city centre to the train centre less than five minutes up a big hill and it cost me £2.60. Nearly fifteen years ago when I first started secondary school it cost 95p for the half an hour trip to school."-ValenciaHadley
Blame Silicon Valley
"Computer parts. Around 10 years ago custom purpose built computers were exploding in popularity. The technology was advancing fast and it was getting cheaper."
"It made a lot of sense that if you didn't need a portable computer and you needed a specialised machine for work or entertainment it was actually better to build one yourself and upgrade it every few years, it would still come out cheaper than getting a laptop or a tablet which were only getting more expensive and upgrading meant total replacement."
"But we all know how that's been going the past few years. I myself have not upgraded my computer in 6 years despite wanting to."
"The costs are ridiculous across the board for computer parts, laptops, cellphones etc which doesn't make sense but it doesn't have to because it's being done on purpose. Also all this expensive tech is less and less reliable."-PckMan
A Little Fluffy Treat
"Bread. It went up by at least 2zł. It might not seem like a lot but a small bread that costed for an example 2zł now costs 4zł."
"Add that every time you now buy bread and after some time you probably would save up ~92zł a year just from the 2zł that was added to the price."
"Once again, I know that may sound like it isn't a lot, but chances are (and imo big ones) the price will be only higher so lets say during the year, around the middle of it, they add another 2zł to the price."
"If you buy bread once a week, every month, that's ~144zł. And that's not even the full price of bread. The full price would be ~236zł a year just for bread. If the infation didn't happen it would only be ~92zł a year. That's a big difference imo."-Ihavewindowsforamind
But nowadays, our anxiety is through the roof when we think about buying any of these things and how much it's going to run us.
"Cryptocurrency. Funny thing is, more and more is coming in to circulation therefore directly defying the supply and demand pricing."
"It's literally being used to make the rich richer. Just another way of avoiding tax and screwing over the little guy."-Robofish13
"Every asset class is used to make the rich richer, crypto is by far the most openly accessible and fair of all of them, which means relative to other investments it actually makes far fewer rich people richer."
"And it's a poor way to avoid taxes, as with most cryptocurrencies, all transactions are saved forever to a transparent public ledger."-jawni
Ole Video Games
"When something is considered 'old' it's worthless. When it's considered 'retro' it becomes collectible."
"Nostalgia always wins. When people reach a certain age they pine for the things they had or wanted when they were younger."
"In their late 20s and 30s they have the disposable income to buy it. Thats why every console follows a similar 'U' shaped pattern."-upvotealready
Not The Coffee!
"Long time ago there was a coffee shortage. Prices went through the roof. A cup of coffee at a diner went from 10 cents to a dollar and ground coffee tripled or more in price."
"Everyone suspected it was not real, just the coffee industry trying to jack up the price. People stopped buying ground coffee and the price quickly went back to normal, but diner coffee stayed at a dollar and never went back down."-JackNuner
"I assume this is pre-made coffee at a Starbucks or something. A $5 bag of whole beans lasts me two weeks or so, and tastes wayyyy better freshly ground and brewed in a French press."-Raze321
There you have it--it is actually a fact that, as we have gotten older, the costs of living have absolutely skyrocketed across the board.
And they will continue to do so unless society makes a major change in who handles and controls resources--until then, better hope your wallet is nice and full.
We live in a time where we are critically re-examining how we pay workers. After a two-year-long pandemic where some low-income and "unskilled" jobs were deemed "essential," we now must put our money where our mouth is.
For too long in the world have incredibly important jobs been overlooked or else outright maligned. Teachers in the USA make some of the least money, career-wise, and have some of the hardest jobs. Dancers pay to put their bodies through hell with no guarantee of paid work after training.
So how do we fix this problem? By naming it, of course.
Redditor u/NightReader5 asked:
"What professions are severely underpaid?"
Here were some of those answers.
Our Elderly Deserve Better
"I worked as a CNA in a nursing home and I loved it. It's such hard work for such little pay and that's why I had to leave."
"Not only that but I was a rare person in that I LOVED caring for the residents. Nothing was beneath me such as changing a dirty diaper or spoon feeding."
"Everything helped their quality of life. Sucks they can't keep people that genuinely enjoy it cause I couldn't make over $10 an hour."-Dancer9d9
"Came here to say this: Emergency Medical Technicians. I will never not be just a bit salty about this."
"My husband is one of those people who does this job because it's his passion and he loves helping people."
"It would be nice if he earned more than the kid who just got hired at McDonald's this morning."-ThePotterheadHobbit
High School Bathrooms....
"The janitors at my high school. I walked in the men's bathroom there once and there was a mega-giant steaming pile of crap and diarrhea right in the middle of the floor."-satanic-sex-god
"Anyhow. Are you sure that was a high school? We're talking grades 9-12 here, right?"-VoicedVelarNasal
"Unfortunately yes. Other highlights of my oh so great high school men's bathroom that contains teenagers from 14 to as old as 20 are:"
"A dude bringing a sledgehammer to school and smashing a sink, the toilets being blown up, the toilets being frequently clogged with trash..."
"Smashed beer bottle glass covering the floor, and a centimeter of pee flooding the bathroom whenever you walk in. I hate it here."-satanic-sex-god
You know immediately YOU might not want to do this job--so why is someone else getting paid next to nothing to do it?
The More You Help Others The Less You Get Paid
"Statistically speaking, any job that provides significant social benefit to others, the less you will get paid, something that David Graeber discusses in essays and his work, Bullsh*t Jobs."
"This is so sad. I'm currently in a job that pays very well, I just dont find any meaning or fulfillment with it. I want so badly to do something where I'd be helping others- something with purpose- but I honestly dont think I can afford it."-mko0njo9
"Social workers. Dealing with negligent, abusive parents while trying to help the children while in an underfunded, low-paid system is a travesty."-ZRX1200R
"Can also confirm. I like working with my family's but I don't get paid enough to deal with their crap or most of the bureaucracy."-Altowhovian93
Minimum Wage To Go Against FIRE
"Entry level wildland firefighters. They start them at $15 an hour."-NuclearEyedSquirrel
"I live in a small town in Ohio and I think the lowest starting wage I've seen was 11."
"That's the low side and those places are having trouble hiring because there's so many places paying higher. McDonald's here starts at 13 or 14 an hour."-rjoh4459
One Kid, One Para
"Paraprofessionals. Yea, my town increased the pay rate for paraprofessionals to get more people to apply since they have a shortage but the pay increase was not that good IMO."
"For that job, I think you need to be compensated for the physical and mental demands of the job."
"It's a hard job and they should be paid for the work, the pay rate in my community for the job with 60 credits is $14.50 but I think it should be more than that."-YourQueen2Bee
The question then becomes, why won't the people who HAVE money do something to help the quality of these jobs, and make sure that these people get paid?
"Everything in veterinary medicine. Kennel technicians, Veterinary assistants, Veterinary technicians, Veterinary receptionists, and Veterinarians."-aIsiduous
"Veterinary interns/residents, too. I work 70-120hrs+ per week, am on call about half the days per month, have to pay for my own board exams and accreditation fees out of pocket, and all for ~$33,000 per year."-WyrdHarper
"It's bullsh*t. There's nothing on this planet I want to do more than be a veterinarian, but I simply cannot afford the debt. Hopefully one day we'll get the recognition deserved. Stick in there, I know you got this!"--aIsiduous
In The Classroom
"I work in a special school, I love it but I really don't think we get paid enough for all the times we get yelled at, punched, kicked, bit, spat on, cursed at, have our classrooms trashed, have things thrown at us..."
"And then we also have parents making demands and admin telling us their 'simple' solutions to all of it that we have to carry out while they have zero clue on what it's actually like to spend a day in the classroom."-Sajiri
A Morbid State Of Affairs
"Funeral directors/embalmers/funeral professionals. We didn't get days or holidays off to begin with. Now the pandemic has stretched us to working double overtime, which we are exempt from getting paid for under Florida statutes."
"And forget hazard pay for being exposed to COVID multiple times a day every day via the deceased, the deceased's family members, the general public attending funerals, and the hospital/nursing facilities we remove decedents from."-Lesscute
So why are we holding off on giving these people a raise? Their jobs involve dangerous, mentally and emotionally taxing situations, and yet, we treat them as if society could function without them. The truth is it couldn't.
And society had best learn that as soon as possible.
At every corner in this country, you hear of another labor-related horror story. Stagnant wages, parasitic business practices, and the ever-changing landscape of the United States under capitalism has led to some very questionable labor practices among bosses, and the stories are insane.
Working hours without a break, or in unsafe conditions, or for no pay for several weeks have become commonplace stories, which is sad. People who are trying to make their living simply get way way more than they bargained for.
"What's the worst job you've ever had?"
Here were some of those answers.
Good Ole Country Boys
"Corn detassling downwind from a pig farm. Well, you don't notice the smell after half an hour so just corn detassling in general."
"Backbreaking, skin shredding, walking down rows of corn in the hot sun all day while some old kid checks up the row behind you and throws tassles that you missed at you."
"Pay is good tho. Job sucks."-tezoatlipoca
Pizza + College = Disaster
"Night manager for a pizza place next to a huge university campus."
"I was getting paid $12.50 to manage a staff, deal with drunks, deal with insanely high sales volumes, and be a bouncer. I was 21."
"Every week I would have to shut down the bathrooms because something went horribly wrong. Most weekend nights I would have to kick people out, sometimes by force."
"I would be there until 8AM sometimes cleaning up. The openers would arrive while I was still trying to take care of the aftermath of the previous night."-PhreedomPhighter
"Hotel housekeeping. If it comes out of the human body, I've cleaned it up. I started in a by-the-hour motel when I was 14, owned by a woman who didn't bother with hazardous waste procedure and cleaned up what looked like a murder scene with nothing but bleach and kitchen gloves."
"I walked into that room, and was absolutely positive that when I pulled the shower curtain open there was going to be a body in the bathtub."
"Thankfully there wasn't, just blood everywhere. Owner refused to let me report it, made me clean it, and I didn't want to get in sh*t for bleaching a murder scene at 14 so I never did call the cops."-EThDOtaG
Each and every second of imagining the worst job you've ever had probably makes your whole body tense up.
Torture In A Corporate Hell
"Worked at my dad's office."
"To show everyone that he doesn't hand out favors I peeled stickers from old files. That was the job. In a windowless basement. For 8hrs a day. Week after week."
"He also invited me to his 2nd wedding. And expected me to wait tables on the guests. The post was titled 'what's the worst dad you ever had?,' right?"-nohiddenmeaning
"About my 6th year in the U.S. Army, I accepted a stateside assignment which was initially only a year in length, that ended up being 4 years of hell."
"For nearly the duration of that assignment, I reported to an a**hole who made it his mission in life to destroy me mentally and physically."
"My morning would start at 7 with him effectively verbally assaulting me at the top of his lungs, complaining about everything he could think of, even the weather and would end at 7 with him telling me to 'get some rest.'"
"He'd text me until 10 at night demanding I respond to e-mails and contact people in prep for whatever we had coming the following morning."
"He'd assign me to every detail he could find and would volunteer me out to other commanders who required my skillset. I'd work back to back shifts for the entire week, with only Sunday's off."
"I spent almost the entire time traveling. At the end of it all, turns out the reason he hated me was because he thought I had hooked up with one of his ex girlfriends. I hadn't."
"He tried to be friends with me after that. F**kin d**che nearly ruined me but I never caved once. The saving grace of this entire assignment that I was promoted twice and eventually rose to be his equal."
"I left the Army shortly after with no friends, a distant relationship with my own children, a looming divorce and no discernible identity of my own. I had sacrificed everything for that job and didn't even get an award out of it.
Why We Avoid The White Girl Fb Messages
"I worked for an MLM for a month during Covid. It was called Cutco. They said you'd get paid $15 an hour on the phone but it was just for everyone 1.5-2 hour appointment you set up."
"They also didn't pay for the mandatory 5 hour meetings you were required to join where you had to set up appointments to sell their sh*t to your family and friends."
"I obviously couldn't go out to get a job in April of 2020 so this seemed like a good deal for me. Obviously, it was not. After 2 weeks I stopped going to the meetings that were 'required' and quit soon after that."-kristen_elena
"I had a boring warehouse job. Pretty typical. But they vastly overhired and all the packing would be done half way through the day. And then for the final 4 to 5 hours of the day, the owner would have all 16 of us sweep the warehouse."
"Do you know how much dirt and dust is left on the floor when 16 people spend 20-25 hours a week sweeping the floor? NONE!"
"It felt like I was in some mediocre purgatory where I was forced to sweep nothing for half my life. So boring. But if you got caught not sweeping the air you'd get yelled at, so sweep we did."
"Easy job but killed my soul a little."-Girlmode
And somehow, for a period of time, day after day--you showed up to slog through THIS.
"Former Data Analyst at an oil company that filed bankruptcy. No raises for 5 years. My overtime got cut (I was laid off and then rehired and I said I wanted to be hourly because I knew I would be working more than 8hr days so I wanted to capitalize on that in a non-bonus eligible position)."
"They fired my manager who personally coded and automated a bunch of our reports so that the facilities we were helping could actually do their own analysis if they had the time; he was the only one who could troubleshoot the code if there were any issues that popped up."
"On a daily basis, people that couldn't believe 1+1=2 would argue with me that 1+1=3. Consistently undermined in front of dozens of people on morning calls."
"Paid well (kinda?) but f**k those people, honestly. They would get upset at their own data telling them the opposite of their expectations and say it was my team's fault for some reason."
"I quit and am now working at a Hospital doing their analysis and it's so much better because there are no egos and everyone is willing to learn (including myself)."-actioncomicbible
Over And Over, Scroller By Scroller
"I had to take manuals and scan them into PDF format and make links on the table of contents, so it'll take you to each chapter. It started alright at first until they decided I was the only one that'll scan for 6 or 7 people."
"I'd scan multiple manuals, put them on a disc and give it to them. Then they decided to increase it to 4, 10 hour days so I'd wake up at 4:30am to make it to work by 6am and leave at 4:30pm."
"Then the 2 people next to me decided they would only scan these small cards and not do any manuals and just bring in movies to watch and I had to pick up the slack."
"I was studying for Security+ at the time because I had to get out of there and every time I took a break to study, my supervisor instantly hits me with a 'Oh did you need more work to do?'"-Hawkthorn
It's True...We Do Hate Them
"Street canvassing. Have you ever been the most hated person on busy a city street? Do you want to spend your entire day around sleazy salesman types, scammers, drug addicts, runaways, the homeless, and the mentally ill?"
"Do you want to develop a drinking problem? Do you have any interest in totally misleading job descriptions and minimum wage? Are you clever enough to under report cash donations and pocket the overage?"
"If Yes..well this might be the career for you!"-PlayerH8rsBallz
Jobs from hell seem to be on the "it's inevitable" list of things that will happen to you in your life. The USA is so big, and there are so many jobs that people can and will have as they move through life, that these experiences will be universal.
At least they make for fun stories.
Ketchup on ice cream?! Tomato and banana sandwich? Ketchup and mayonnaise in between two slices of bread? The horrors of food combinations are unmet, unsettling, and unbeatable.
You may have that friend who eats pizza with a fork, or who doesn't like chocolate, or who insists on eating the same three meals every single day. Humans can be very picky about their food. Their pickiness can often result in some... questionable choices, at best.
"What, in your opinion, is considered a crime against food?"
Here were some of those answers.
Crimes Against Meat
"People who pick up an expensive bit of steak at the supermarket."
"Take it to the checkout, change their minds, shove it somewhere instead of putting it back so the $20 of meat has to be thrown away immediately. Wasteful."-Thefakeblonde
"No seasoning at all. My friend is like this. His mashed potatoes are tasteless even though he said he salted them twice. I encouraged him to try more spices and herbs, even have him some examples of what I use."
"Next time he cooked, he said he added extra seasoning 'just for MyFlairIsALie' and it was god awful. He just salted the absolute f**k out of it. Then tried to blame it on me by saying it's what I asked for."-MyFlairIsaLie
"I was in the Marines so I got to eat a lot of interesting things."
"I'm sure (Most} all service members that have indulged in the delectable MRE known as 'Vegetarian Omlet' aka 'Vomlet' would agree..."
"This menu item is a diabolical creation worthly of an actual crime. Although the side items are decent."-Altruistic-Stable-15
Hello, is this the food police? Yes, I'd like to report that someone put half and half in their Kool-Aid.
That's What Makes The Gravy Grand
"Not sure if it would rise to the level of a crime, but adding certain powdered spices at the very end of cooking, close to when you turn the heat off."
"Most spices need to be added in the beginning to allow them to bloom, get rid of the raw taste and really blend with the other ingredients - this would go for cayenne, cumin, coriander powder etc."-Jasonhopkins99
The Beans Don't Go In The Toaster Too!!!
"When I was a kid in Texas, I had a British teenage babysitter. One day, she set her kitchen on fire trying to make beans on toast. After it was out, we had 3 slices of toast, a ruined toaster, and no idea where the beans went."
"Struggling with finding a way to make an afternoon snack from the wreckage, she opened a jar of peanut butter and made peanut butter on toast."
"Her mother arrived soon after. She took the damage in stride. Didn't flinch. Just hugged her kid. But she gaped in horror and lectured her daughter about the audacity of feeding a child peanut butter toast for tea."
"That she should have asked the neighbors for help rather than serve that. I'm still not sure what is so wrong with peanut butter or why they had it if they hated it so much."-LostDogBoulderUtah
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Not The Costco Pot Cooked Prime Rib
"My in-laws got a nice prime rib from Costco, and did something I would consider even worse than making it well done. They cubed it, stuck it in an instapot, and made Beef Bourguignon with it, using no salt or spices."
"They then stuck it over homemade spätzle, also with no seasoning. They went on talking about how amazing it was, while I sat there trying to swallow flavorless mush."-spartankelli
At This Point, Just Burn It
"Overcooked steak. My relative likes his steaks extra well done. I don't know how he even gets it down. SO and I worked really hard to reverse sear some nice steaks for dinner one day."
"Did his well done because we knew he liked it like that. First thing he did was put it in the microwave and dump a bunch of salt on it. I was actually offended."
"I think I asked him why we bothered getting nice steaks (his idea) if all he was going to do was ruin it with a microwave and overcook it to death!"-TiltedNarwhal
Yes, I'd also like to talk to the food ambulance... someone really messed up my simple dish of spaghetti. Can you please fix it?
Way Past Good
"Overcooking literally everything into oblivion. My mother does this and I have to eat it."
"She made chicken the other day that was so good forsakenly dry that I couldn't swallow it without water. It's been cooked so long there's like a tough 'skin' around it."
"Our steak knives won't cut her steak. You have to tear it with your teeth like beef jerky. Everything is like this."-BaconMan420365
Yeah Called It "Grilled Meat"
"Calling something a grilled cheese that has meat on it. I will die on this hill. Mislabeling food is a crime in my opinion."
"If you want to add toppings like tomatoes or lettuce, then have at it. But adding meat to it makes it a melt. A grilled ham and cheese sandwich is a melt and is not a grilled cheese with ham."-SuperVillainPresiden
The Poor Steaks Catch No Breaks
"Ketchup on steak. I had a roommate immediately put ketchup on my steaks I had spent hours marinating in a mixture I had put a lot of thought into."
"He hadn't even tasted it yet. I was so pissed and insulted that seconds earlier I had been expressing my excitement about my bomb marinade, and he still made my steak trailer trash style before he cut into it."
"An argument ensued, with him saying it's no different than ketchup on a burger. Technically, ketchup isn't supposed to go on burgers, and this was a $15 slab of meat, not Hardee's, man!"-SonicBoris
Like we said, human beings can be picky about their food. This goes both ways--are you willing to try something that SOUNDS gross, even if someone else swears it's good?
Perhaps the idea of a "crime against food" is more relative than we initially thought.