Some people are just rotten to the core. We can't explain it and we can't fix it.
What's most disturbing is when we learn this truth about someone we've known for quite some time.
But more often than not, people will show their true dark colors from the jump.
Redditor TheReal5thBeatle wanted to hear about the times people have been spurned onto rage due to the actions of another.
"What did someone do to make you hate them instantly?"
People who abuse the elderly and disabled.
You have to be a special kind of rotting feces to do that.
We're all going to be old one day, if we're lucky.
What goes around...
“'You care if I throw this out your window-' yes and I hate you for even asking that. Don’t throw your trash into the street." ~ thesaltyairmenGiphy
What a prat...
"I was dating a man i had only recently met and I had finally invited him to my house. We were in the garden and there’s a frog that hides down the side of the wall, he’s always lived there. I showed him where to look and see the frog peering out. He got his drink of coke and threw it on the frog and started laughing as if it was funny. I threw him out and rinsed the frog with water. He couldn’t understand why I was upset and why I had blocked him. What a prat." ~ squirreltrebuchet
Leave him alone!
"We have this gentle, older autistic guy in town who is like a giant toddler and we all kinda keep an eye out for him. A guy comes into the place I work and starts talking about how he will glue quarters to the ground just to watch this (adult) kid try to pick them up. And just generally talking crap about him."
"And idk you have to be a special kind of a piece of garbage to do that to this guy, he wears animal onesies and is innocent as all heck. So that was an instant hate. Just a sweet guy who has no family so we watch out for him as a town." ~ Reddit
"Peed all over my toilet seat." ~ Jazz7770
"My old roommate’s boyfriends would do this all the time! And there would be pee along the sides of the toilet and floor. She said it was okay because guys have a really hard time aiming, so we shouldn’t make a fuss about it." ~ cooldart61
"Demanded to speak to my manager and lied saying I swore at him and called him names. Another customer defended me and told them to look at the camera footage." ~ Katiedidnt1989Giphy
No no ma'am.
We got you on camera!
I hate retail.
"I was walking through an airport terminal when I heard a woman tell the child in her stroller “THIS IS EXACTLY WHY NO ONE LOVES YOU11” I still think about that kid." ~ greatuncletubercleGiphy
"She kept insulting her friend in front of me. I think she thought it was cute or something. And it was clear her friend was feeling uncomfortable about it, even at one point telling her to stop, which just made her repeatedly insult her more. Now whenever she comes by to talk I get this shiver of disgust down my spine." ~ stuartullman
When in Psych
"Back when I was starting out as hospital security we came into shift briefing. Outgoing supervisor informs us that a team member is in psych. He wouldn't put up with any jokes or any bullshit about it or he would get you fired. I respected that because I didn't like this supervisor."
"Then his supervisor came in. Started treating it like it was the funniest thing in the world to have a guard in psych. Him and the lower supervisor (who had just gone on a rant about how he wouldn't stand for this kind of thing) were laughing their asses off about it."
"I have my own mental health issues and I knew every guard present, if suffering a mental health crisis, would no longer trust coming in to the hospital for help for fear of ridicule. Hated the ranking supervisor for that and reaffirmed my dislike of the clearly spineless lower supervisor." ~ LordCaptain
"She called me and begged to borrow some money from me and her brother without her husband knowing. She claimed it was for bills and groceries but it was all for booze and meth. I just casually mentioned them paying us back to her husband and he had no idea what I was even talking about. It was all news to him. They made more money than my husband and I at the time, but she was constantly asking us for more money. And she always tried to make it out like I was the problem for seeing right through her bullcrap." ~ hairnetcouture
We Hate Justine!
"Laughed at my budgie dying. I still hate that witch. More than 13 years later. F**k you Justine you heartless witch." ~ Smarmy_Marmy01Giphy
"There was this woman at an old job I had, now she wasn't the greatest but I never really hated her. She was the type to bully people verbally in the work place with rumors and snide comments. She once brought a coworker to tears. She'd try to boss people around despite not have any position to do so."
"She wasn't a manager, same level as everyone else. She seemed to have a chip on her shoulder towards our manager more so than anyone else on the department. A young relative of our manager got terminally ill. A local charity was set up in shop to raise money to send her for treatment as it was her only chance."
"We all chipped in and encouraged other to do the same until one day all the charity boxes disappeared. Turns out this woman had made an accusation to head office that the it was all fake. That the money was just being pocketed by the manager."
"So to save any legal issues the company just stopped allowing the money to be raised on the property. They never reached their goal, the managers relative was only 12. She never got to see another birthday. Thats when I hated this woman and ill hate her until I can't hate anymore." ~ Persona_Insomnia
I wanna smack you!
"Friend of a friend came.out with us to a sports bar. Waitress gave him ranch instead of blue cheese for his wings and he screamed in her face. I payed my bill, gave her a really generous tip, and apologized for his behavior to her right in front of him. He just sneered at me as I left."
"Told my buddy to make sure me and that guy never saw each other again. Treating someone in a service job like shit is terrible. Doing it for an honest, simple to fix mistake is even worse. Never saw that guy again and I still wanna f**king smack his face." ~ offspring515
Not so Cheery
"Someone i used to know smacked their 2 year old really hard (like really freaking hard) in the face just because he accidentally spilled a bowl of cheerios (no milk) on the floor. Obviously the kid started to cry and i was was absolutely mortified." ~ lukas_the
"I was a waitress when a bunch of finance bros in a sports bar. One screamed at me and told me I was 'a useless piece of shit in this economy' and that I should get a REAL job. I was 19 and in Uni, but even if I chose waitressing as my life career, wait staff is F**KING ESSENTIAL TO THIS WORLD."
"How else are you going to go to a bar and vibe with your friends?!!! Like what the hell?! His buddy straight up told him to screw himself, chugged his beer, and handed me a 50$ bill and walked out." ~ nemo-notaclownfish
Barbs and Slings
"Insult me and threaten to take me to court because I wouldn’t cover up their own unethical behavior." ~ Hawk_LetovGordon Ramsey Idiot GIFGiphy
Not my Cat!
"Friend came into my apartment and immediately kicked my cat. He's no longer my friend." ~ Vanguard050505
"I've done this but not on purpose. I went to my friends house and was walking across the living room. The cat walked across my path and I caused the cat to slide a good distance across the room."
"I told my friend immediately, he then asked me how much distance I got. I should say that the cat loved being slid across the room, I just did it unintentionally. I brought some cheap plastic bowling pins and now it's a game between them." ~ pi**buckit666
What's Your Sign?
"A coworker who asked me my zodiac sign and when I told them they got actually upset they weren't the only Capricorn at work anymore. She was 32 years old too!" ~ starshapedcookie
"People don’t age out of stupid." ~ squirrels33
"Part of becoming an adult, I’ve found, is the disappointment that comes with figuring out that some people just don’t f**king mature past their high school years." ~ Munchablesdelights
"Where are you going?"
"Smoked meth around a baby." ~ DerivationalMorpheme
"I hadn't seen my sister in a long time. She was a recovering crack addict (doing great so far) and we were in my basement talking with her baby in a carrier next to us. She pulls out some weed and asks if I wanted to smoke. I said 'Sure, let's go' and continued walking towards the door and she says 'Where are you going?' She ended up getting offended that I didn't want to smoke in the vicinity of a baby." ~ DrSomm
I Hate you Britney!
"Ripped my brother's hearing aids out of his ears, threw them in the bus trash and wouldn't let him get back there until we told the bus driver. 29 years later and I still hate your a**, Brittany D." ~ Potential_Expert3292Confused Britney Spears GIFGiphy
"My cousin, who among many other sh**ty things she's done to me, announced to my grieving family (right after my pap died) that I was pregnant."
"1. Very bad timing..."
"2. That was MY news to share, and..."
"3. Nobody but my grandma was happy for me. It was extremely awkward and she (cousin) went on to keep doing other crap, until I cut her out of my life." ~ Abject_Presentation8
Some people just have no soul.
Just makes us want to hold onto ours even more.
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Don't be alarmed: There are some terrible corporations out there (looking at you, Nestle) but there are also some great brands that are selling decent products.
I know, surprising, right? Maybe we've all just gotten used to brands selling things of questionable quality that when we stumble across something worthwhile it stuns us.
Hold on tight when you find a brand deserving of your loyalty!
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor spwf asked the online community,
"What brand(s) do you swear by and why?"
"Their cast iron pans..."
"Lodge. Their cast iron pans are super durable and can last a lifetime."
Not just a lifetime. Your Lodge cast iron will outlive you, if (and even if you don’t) take care of it. Even if they get rusty they can be resurfaced. And damn is it satisfying to resurface a forgotten cast iron pan.
Asics, specifically the Gel-Nimbus series. I've suffered from joint pain and unbearable plantar fasciitis from a relatively young age... These shoes are life savers. Very pricey and I don't love the look of tennis shoes of any type but nevertheless I will praise these shoes to the end of days. Hopefully, I will always be able to afford them once a year.
Glad to hear you've found some much-needed relief!
"Warranty and service..."
"Victorinox. Excellent pocket knives, multi tools and their kitchen knives are probably the best ones you can get under 100 USD. Warranty and service is top notch."
Anyone who cooks, but can't afford or doesn't want to invest in a professional-grade chef's knife should get a Victorinox. They aren't nearly as good as a top tier professional chef's knife, but they are night and day compared with everything else in their price range.
"This one brand..."
"This one brand of granola bars called Sunbelt Bakery. Every other granola bar brand is so dry I can't eat them anymore."
Yes, these are so good! An excellent choice.
"Dickies. High quality pants. They're meant to be work pants so they're pretty durable and breathe well. Very comfortable."
"High quality" is right. Those pants last forever.
"It helps clean..."
"Dawn dishsoap. It helps clean dishes and it's great when one of my kids has an accident and I have to wash their clothes. Sometimes leaves a small stain but no smell. It has saved so many outfits."
Fantastic – it sounds like you should be their salesperson.
"They don't use..."
"New Balance. They don't use slave labor to make shoes."
They are comfortable and fit well.
I personally still don't like the aesthetics of many of their shoes, but still recommend them to people who want a good shoe.
"They are a retailer..."
"REI. Stand behind everything in their store. They are a retailer but you can beat something up they sell and they give you a full refund."
Many people use them for shoes, for camping gear... all kinds of stuff. They're very reliable.
"I wear my Timberland boots..."
"I wear my Timberland boots almost every day, I’ve had them for almost ten years, and they’re still just about as sturdy as they were the day I bought them."
These shoes tend to last forever. "Durable" is the perfect word.
"One large bottle..."
"Dr. Bronner's Castile soap. One large bottle lasts me about a year and I use it for everything. No toxic BS in them like pretty much every other soap and they smell fantastic."
"Also when I say everything I really mean it. All purpose cleaner, dish soap, body wash, shampoo, carpet extractor wash, dog shampoo, it’s called 18 in 1 for a reason."
If you're interested in the story behind the company, the documentary Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox might be right up your alley.
See? Not all brands are terrible. After reading about some of these, it might be time to change of your buying habits.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.