Disciplining children in a way that will make them reflect on their behavior without taking it too far is definitely a difficult line to walk. Some parents have apparently had to get rather creative to get the point across.
Reddit user u/stuartwolf asked:
Forced to smell dog breath. Because "If we have to deal with the filth from your mouth, then you have to deal with the filth from its mouth." I got this on numerous occasions.
It sounds silly at first, but it was anything but at the time. I begged them to give me anything but that.
I was deathly afraid of my basement, and the threat for not adhering to lights-out time was being forced to sleep in the basement for the night.
Anyway, I forget what I was doing but I was up to no good one night, probably reading comic books with a flashlight or something. I got sent to sleep in the basement and was pretty much up all night being super scared.
It was threatened a lot but I think it only actually happened once.
My mom always told me I would end up in prison.
As punishment, she would make me sit in time out under an office desk with a slat back chair turned upside down on top so the back covered the opening like bars.
Come dinner time she fed me hard rolls and water because "That's what they serve in prison."
I found out years later, while not good food, prison food is much better than hard rolls and water.
Dad made me splice together his old 8mm vacation films into a Vine style highlight reel after I hurt his feelings by refusing to see Chef with him.
My parents routinely took away my library card when I did something worth punishing.
So I memorized it.
When they caught on they refused to go to the library with me for the duration of my punishment.
So I started volunteering at the library once a week so they had to take me.
When I was 10, mom would take my NES games for a week.
When I was 13, mom would take my SNES games for a week.
When I was 16, mom would take my BLANK FLOPPY DISCS for a week.
I didn't explain the mistake to her until I moved out.
If I cursed, my mom would make me go into the bathroom and say every curse I knew while looking in the mirror so "I could see how ugly I made myself look while cursing".
Well, I learned that if I wanted to curse with impunity all I had to do was say "Ass" and get sent to the bathroom where I could say any curse I could think of, punishment free, for as long as I wanted. lol
If I misbehaved in a car, my mom would lower the window and say that a bird would fly in if I'd continue to misbehave...
For some reason my parents allowed my brother and I to have a very basic bow and arrow which we were allowed to shoot at a cardboard box in the backyard. I, being very young and very dumb, crawled into the box while my brother was firing. Parents were not pleased and to demonstrate how dangerous what I had done was, they made me lay on the couch for the whole day and pretend I was in a hospital bed.
The answers were plentiful and disturbing.
"He never had a sense of right/wrong.”
The school bully...
When a dv victim decides to leave they are at the greatest risk of fatal attack.
“I always think about that one interaction.”
“They were just shady a** people...”
Creepy red flags...
This is a shame since many of their phenomenal talents are overlooked in favor of a juicy tabloid.
"Who's that one celebrity that has like no haters?"
These Canadian comics were found to be simply irresistible.
The Actor From 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids"
"Rick Moranis. The guy stopped acting to take care of his kids after his wife's death."
Aspiring Football Player
"Hey, isn't that John Candy?"
"Teammates look over, and it is, indeed, John Candy. Turns out he was a big football fan."
"Montana returned his focus to the game and went on to lead a game-winning drive down the field."
These European personalities won the hearts of many people from around the world.
The Dowager Countess of Grantham
"Professor McGonagall is the most underrated Harry Potter character in the series."
A.K.A. André René Roussimoff
"Andre the Giant."
"a real shame that he passed away so prematurely."
These real American idols are truly adored.
The Good Neighbor
Viggo Wherever He Goes
I can confidently assume Dick Van Dyke has no haters.
How could he? He's a lovable icon and is a very affable person to work with.
He loves people. You could tell. And we love him.
Everybody loves to hate a villain.
And eventually, even good people can be labeled as the scourges of our past.
Redditor blackwraythbutimpink asked:
"Who is seen as a 'bad guy' in history but was actually ok?"
Full of Heart, In Fact
"William Murdoch was the guy who shoots two passengers and then himself in 'Titanic.' "
Not All Rivals Are Evil
An Impressive Navigator
A Man of Principles
Ousted, But a Good Leader
"He was assassinated in 1987 after a coup."
It Was Actually Terrible
"The lady who sued McDonald's for giving her third degree burns." -- skittlkiller57
"Dude, yes. She got fucking third degree burns."
"Monica Lewinski. Gonna leave it at that." -- PetiteSymphony
Smearing Pee Wee
Here were some of those answers.
Soyyy Drama Free
Def The Kid Who Said "DIDNT WE HAVE HOMEWORK?!"
"Calls all mandatory meetings at 4:30 on Fridays."
This Is Just Rude
"Yeah, big oof."-Bokb3o
Not Worthy Of Accolades
"If a person makes a big deal out of doing something that they should be doing anyway."
Run Away! Run Far Far Away!
Yeah, Don't Be A Jerk To Retail Workers
"Yelling at a checkout clerk at Walmart."
"But this women kept yelling at the clerk 'I want to talk to your manager right now !!!'"
You Really Need A New Outlet, Bro
"I know a guy that radiates insecurity about his masculinity."
Needless to say, no one enjoys talking to him."-ExplosiveMel
A moment around these people is enough to want to spend a lifetime avoiding them.