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People Explain Which Things Make Them Irrationally Angry

People Explain Which Things Make Them Irrationally Angry
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Whether it's a minor inconveniences, people being unaware of their annoyances, or things that just don't make sense, it can stir up some pretty strong emotions.

Now, anger is a totally normal and healthy emotion, but sometimes a high level of anger doesn't seem warranted. However, when those minor inconveniences add up, suddenly we are on a rampage just looking to get mad at it every time it happens.

It could be from someone cutting you off in traffic or the sound of someone chewing. Regardless, it can cause some serious internal turmoil for some people.

Redditor BaconBear36 wanted to know:

"What is something that makes you unreasonably angry?"

Try not to get mad reading this.

Get out of the way!

"People who are walking out of a shop and then suddenly decide to stop smack bang right outside blocking the door."

"Just f*cking move to the f*cking side."

- incoming-idiot

"Especially when there's like two or three people taking a whole sidewalk side by side. Sort of just waddling around without thinking that maaaaybe there's people behind them that want to get around.

A lot of people have some horrible spatial awareness. At least in NYC they get some minor sh*t for it usually. Because walking is a main form of traveling obviously."

- appleparkfive

"Riding the metro in DC was like this. Train pulls into station. Doors open. Bunch of folks need to get out before others can board. Those waiting to board stand right in front and make you squeeze past them to exit. Situation awareness duh. Step aside until all are off the train."

- ProperWayToEataFig

"Oh god the worst is when you're on a busy escalator and the person in front of you steps off and just stands there. Like HELLO I'm coming through and literally cannot stop. MOVE!"

- pintac__

"Yup. I worked at a busy mall during the holidays and the escalator turns into a literal packed-full human conveyor. Dad and 7-ish y/o kid in front of me stepped off and STOPPED. I had basically no choice than to forcibly shove them aside. And they looked at me like I was the a**hole. smh."

- cIumsythumbs

"My mother in law did this. Walked out of the grocery store and decided she needed to check her receipt right then and there. I suggested she look at it later and tried to get her to move out of the way. 'Oh it'll just take a minute!' She snaps, completely oblivious to the fully uniformed paramedic behind her who is just letting the auto door close on his back over and over."

- -Firestar-

Look where you're going!

"The one that really gets me is when you're walking down the sidewalk and someone throws open a shop door and barges out without looking into where you're walking. NO! That door Is like a yield side. The people on the sidewalk have right of way."

- DerpWilson

"Same goes for all the jackoffs at the grocery store who barrel out of an aisle into the cross aisle without looking to see if someone is coming. Would you just drive out into traffic without looking both ways first, moron?"

- co-stan-za

Online recipes.

"Recipes that start with an essay about the author."

- thisnoseisokay

"I don't need to know your f*cking life story, Jessica, I'm trying to figure out how to make fried chicken."

"I've been scrolling for 15 minutes, is there actually a recipe on this damn page?!"

- ChevroletSparkSS

Maybe there's still hope that we wont have to read the authors biography every time we're baking banana bread.

"I didn't notice until someone said something in a Reddit comment, but most of the recipes I've looked up lately have a 'skip to recipe' button at the top that I had been scrolling past."

- Mama_Catfish

"There's a chrome plugin, I think it's called Recipe Filter, that let's you skip the rambling to get straight to the recipe. It doesn't always work, but when it does its awesome."

- schmittymccute

Internet personalities.

"Force hyped youtubers who just screaming around for no reason."

- TiredArmsBrain

"The kids watch these. And think that this level of overreaction is normal."

- IdentityToken

"That's the scary part about it. They'll replicate the behavior in public and eventually realize not everyone is shouting and screaming over every little thing."

- SasukahUchacha

"This is super annoying. Maybe once every other year or so I decide I'm going to play a little Minecraft and look for any fun new mods so I'll check YouTube. It's easy to find people 'reviewing' new mods. It's difficult to find people that actually provide a review of the mods and aren't just running around in the game and randomly yelling and making weird noises for no apparent reason."

- diiejso

"Especially on twitch too like I'm trying to see someone play a new hero or something and they do one thing and start screaming or laughing hysterically, get up from the chair flex I have no idea why. I hate it all."

- FinalMention

Bank hours.

"Banks. Why the f*ck would an institution that almost all people are required to use have shorter hours than an average job?"

- Cole844

"I'll add government facilities to that, DMV should be 24 hours."


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"While I agree it's frustrating, people forget that retail banking is only a fraction of the bank's services."

"Banks are primarily concerned with serving other businesses and working with larger transactions, deposits, loans, and investments."

"In other words, the bank does not care about your $50 deposit, their resources are better spent doing business with another company that makes tens/hundreds of thousands of dollars in deposits weekly."

- DreamsOfCleanTeeth

"Retail banking are there to give them cash which let them actually do their businesses of lending money, mostly to businesses."

- stagfury

"I can attest to this I own a business and my bank caters to me. I get much better service and my own business teller if I go in."

- S8an666

Chewing noises.

"Loud chewing noises, especially if you're an open-mouthed chewer, double especially if you're also a lip smacker."

- diiejso

"I get so angry from the chewing sounds sometimes I just get up in the middle of a meal and leave."

"Sometimes I'm the only one eating the meal. Still happens."

- AHPpilot

This is actually a disorder called Misophonia.

Slow drivers at the front the line.

"People that move out of a lane so they can secure first place at a red light then drive like a f*cking funeral procession."

"WHY BRO?!?! That spot is for movers and shakers!!"

- I_Have_Nuclear_Arms

"Seriously. Duck into the next lane at the last second, and when the light turns green, theirs so slow that the cars that were behind them in the next lane are passing them... ugh. Just get off my road."

- Utter_Rube

"Yeah, when someone cuts in front of me, I'm thinking, 'You better be moving.' And then they don't..."

- Snoo_46737

"Similar to this: people who sit there and pressure the light, constantly rolling forward little by little and going way over the line, only to drive like a grandma when it actually does turn green. Bro are you in a hurry or not, you can't be both!!"

- nobutternoparm

Who's even playing these games?

"Crappy mobile game ads."

- Prize-Cup-3010

"I'd say crappy mobile games in general."

- Rexalande

People assuming you're shy.

"When people tell me I'm shy or quiet. No. I'm simply uncomfortable. I can be very loud and extroverted in a comfortable environment surrounded by people I'm comfortable with, but that's obviously not what I'm doing right now if I'm shy and quiet."

- upperslide8

"Agreed, especially when they're like 'omg I didn't know you could talk!' It's not like I tell them 'wow you are so loud maybe if you shut up for one second I might say something.'"

- Redditor

"I used to have a chef roommate who worked at a pretty nice restaurant. One night me and him and a few of his friends who were also chefs went and ate dinner there. Afterward when the place was starting to shut down, his boss and a few of the other guys that worked there came and sat with us to chat. His boss kept bugging me about how quiet I was. Dude I'm a photographer at a table full of chefs talking about food. Wtf at I going to say? Idk a damn thing about food, I just like to eat it"

- thylocene06

"Normalize saying 'I'm not shy, I just don't like you.'"

- snotking666

"My dad thinks I'm very reserved and aloof and quiet. When I tell literally anyone else who knows me this, it is met with incredulous laughter."

"Sorry dad, I'm just that way around you because anything I say opens me up to pedantic criticism and condescending judgment about every aspect of how I live my life."

- esprit_de_croissants

I didn't ask for this!

"Unsolicited and/or condescending advice."

- Sensedog

"I was once in a fabric shop looking for fabric to make a dress, I said "stretch fabric" because there were many that suited the pattern I was working with, the guy in the shop immediately assumed that I didn't know anything about sewing and told me to give up on the dress immediately and to go to a skirt making class. Like gee thanks, but if I wanted someone to tell me not to make the dress, I'd tell myself."

- SaltyHuman111

"Worse than that, people who ask for advice, but automatically reject whatever is said to them."

- dibschairenforcer

"Those people aren't looking for advice, they're looking for validation to do the thing they already decided that they want to do."

- thehonestyfish

"Those are called askholes."

- ashescapist-85

"Out of touch advice as well. Usually that goes along with unsolicited. Someone in my friend group has always been in that 'Nuh uh, I don't get treated like this, call the manager,' mind set and lately it's gotten a little ridiculous. They're not mean by any stretch, and they act like a Karen or anything, but they will suggest the nuclear option whenever you're complaining about something."

"For example, someone was talking about their apartment situation and how a homeless person has been sleeping outside of their door and using the outlet outside that they pay power for. This other friend goes straight to, 'You need to get a lawyer and go after the apartment company, this is unacceptable!' Uh ok, the person complaining works as a waiter and is in their 20's so what part of that makes you think they can just go get a lawyer?"

"This person will do that with anything that vaguely sounds like a complaint. 'Well here's what you need to do, you need to go talk to so and so...'"

- forman98

Just... people?

"Going outside and seeing other people who are also outside."

- -----jess-----


- xcesiv_77

"When you go out in public and the public be there."

- Cookie2806

It seems like people are the problem in every scenario here.

Reading these can really make your heart rate go up. Hopefully the people who do some of these things will take a hint and be a little less irritating to the rest of us.

As long as we're not acting on that anger, no harm done.

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People Who Actually Died And Were Revived Share Their Experiences

"Reddit user AlaskaStiletto asked: 'Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?'"

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


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"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



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"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.

In 2017, I returned to my office after my lunch break to hear my supervisors discussing Tom Petty. This seemed like a random topic to me until one of my supervisors told me Tom Petty had passed away. He was a huge fan of Petty and spent the next hour or so combing through the internet to get more information.

He came back into the room my other supervisor and I were working in and announced that Tom Petty wasn't dead after all. News outlets had jumped the gun to announce his death, but he was actually still alive.

The next day, I came in to find out that Tom Petty was dead; the news may have been premature, but true.

This is a classic example of the rumor being started on the internet. Sometimes, like with the news of Tom Petty's death, the rumor can run wild and appear everywhere. Other times, the rumor can be seen by just a few people and dismissed. However, a lot of times, these rumors turn out to be true.

Redditors know a lot of internet rumors that turned out to be true, and are eager to share.

It all started when Redditor strakerak asked:

"What started out as an internet rumor that ended up being infamously true?"

The King Of Pop

"Michael Jackson writing the music for Sonic 3."

"He actually did, but was never credited on the game because it would breach his contract with his record label."

– -WigglyLine-

"He did the same when he appeared on The Simpsons. He appeared under a pseudonym, and the Producers said it was an impersonator."

"Only years later they confirmed it really was Michael."

"His singing voice was actually done by an impersonator, though."

– given2fly_

The Truth Comes Out

"In 1998, US Men’s National Team captain John Harkes was shockingly cut from the team right before the World Cup. The coach claimed it was because Harkes wouldn’t fit into his new preferred formation, but rumors flew on the early internet that it was actually because he had slept with his teammate Eric Wynalda’s wife. The rumor was so well-known in soccer circles that Harkes expressly denied it in his autobiography the next year."

"Fast forward 12 years to 2010 and Wynalda admits it’s true. The coach then came out and admitted it was why he dropped Harkes, but that he’d planned to keep the secret as long as Wynalda did."

– guyfromsoccer

Video Evidence

"The Tim Burton Hansel and Gretel that aired once on halloween in the 80's."

"I heard for years that it was fake but I knew it was real because my dad recorded everything in the 80s and he recorded that. We let a good friend of ours borrow it and switch it over from VHS to DVD and soon after that it made its way on to the internet , and there it is now. I know it's our copy because the tracking in the beginning is screwed up. Still have the VHS."

– Frozenthickness

"There was a similar story with a Nickelodeon movie called Cry Baby Lane. It was supposed to be so scary that Nickelodeon got complaints and denied its existence for years. Someone uploaded a taped copy to youtube about a decade ago."

– PattiAllen

The Movie Business

"That North Korea hacked Sony Pictures because of The Interview movie."

"I worked in the movie business at the time and the account managers at Sony all basically needed to get new identities as all of their personal information got leaked online."


"My partner worked on that movie and the production bought all the crew 1 year of an identity theft tracking service."


Keep Away From The Ears Of Kids

"Some banned episodes or scenes of cartoons."

"For example, I remember there was a Dexter’s Lab cartoon where he clones evil versions of DeDe and himself and they swear like every other word (censored of course), and people debated whether it even existed cause they only aired it like once. Now it’s pretty accessible online."

– Spledidlife

Yes, It's True

"Echelon, a massive electronic espionage system by the US and allies to intercept all electronic messages, especially emails."

"In the mid-nineties it was a topic on conspiracy BBS boards. A lot of people in my bubble at the time (mainly uni students in Europe) were including fake threats to the US in the their email signatures as a way to "protest" and "fill the system with false alarms" (obviously useless)."

"Then, in 1999-2000 came out to be true and a lot of security service agencies from UK and other US allies started to admit they were part of the espionage network."

– latflickr

How The Mighty Fell

"John Edward’s love child."

– ACam574

"A reminder that he was cheating on his wife while she was hospitalized for cancer treatment."

– Fanclock314


"Carrie Fisher's heart attack. Some a**hole who was on the same flight was livetweeting the whole medical emergency and justified it by insisting she was just making sure the family was informed."

– everylastlight

It Actually Happened

"Every year around her birthday there was a rumor that Betty White died. When I heard she died, I scoffed, saying that dumb rumor is back.... then saw it on the news. I was in shock."

– Known-Committee8679

"The fact that Betty died literally right before she turned 100 is such a Betty White way to go out."

– Paganigsegg

Big Actor, Small Roles

"I distinctly remember some rumors about the reason why Bruce Willis was taking so many roles in sh*tty movies before it was announced he has dementia."

– KampferMann

"RedLetterMedia did a deep dive on his recent movie activity to try and work out why exactly he was taking part in basically scam-movies. They noticed he had an earpiece in one of the scenes and joked that the director was feeding him lines. I remember they even disclaimed over the rumours at the time, and possible made a follow-up vid when it was revealed to the public."

– CardinalCreepia

What To Do Next?

"That the writer of LOST were making it up as they went."

"Turned out to be absolutely true."

– homarjr

That last one was kind of obvious!

Do you have any to add? Let us know in the comment below.