Look, everyone would prefer to be lazy. Even those energetic go-getters on Instagram who talk about sleeping 3 hours a week while having zero caffeine who seem to find time to workout while they practice calligraphy at the same time would probably rather sit in their bed with a bowl of chips and Netflix playing the same show they've seen a hundred times.
Then, if we were all like that, we'd all be making the same mistakes as these people.
Reddit user, u/Burnt_Cheesecake, wanted to know:
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Right now I'm battling fruit flies in my room. It's because I keep eating in my room and not cleaning up after. Now I can't even set my drink down without finding a fly in it. Feels bad man....
Handle It As Soon As Possible
Not paying a ticket.
I was pulled over for having a head light out. Cop gave me a fix it ticket... well I fixed my headlight but never paid the ticket. 32 days later I get pulled over and promptly arrested for driving with a suspended license... my licensed got suspended because I never paid the ticket.
I ended up paying a lot in court fees and was on probation for a year.
Get A Vacuum. Use A Vacuum.
When I moved out, it was to a condo that has wall to wall carpeting. I didn't have a vacuum cleaner, because it was my very first time living on my own. But even though I had the money for one, I didn't buy a vacuum cleaner for the first six months that I lived there.
One day, I noticed a couple of tiny, fuzzy looking bugs clinging to the wall in my laundry room. I squished and flushed them. Then I started noticing a few more near the walls in my living room. Then I realized they were all throughout the whole condo.
F-ckin' carpet beetle larvae. I finally got myself a vacuum and spent the next month constantly vacuuming and putting down Borax powder to try to kill the things. In winter, they finally skittered off and I haven't seen an outbreak like that since. But I still see one or two every once in a while.
An Inability To Organize
The night before my final paper for my English class was due I deleted it. My desktop was pretty cluttered as it was the end of finals week and everything else was finished except my english class so I decided to get rid of all the useless material I no longer needed. Then I realized I couldnt find my paper and had already emptied my recycle bin. All I had left was some quick revisions before it was finished and ready to print, probably about 15 minutes of work, but it was totally gone.
Stayed up until like 4am re-writing it, pretty sure I got a B+ or A- so I was as happy as I could've been with that outcome in that situation.
Maybe more of a problem created by being careless rather than lazy but I still procrastinated editing it until the night before it was due. My own hubris got the best of me that night.
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F-cked up a relationship with an amazing girl that I loved very much (still do).
We had our differences but I'm pretty sure all the deal-breakers were ultimately down to my laziness and inattentiveness. I'm trying to use it as a learning experience and find my passion again, but it's so hard because I'm 95% sure I won't ever find anyone as perfect as her.
I lost touch with pretty much all of my friends (except one) because I honestly cba to talk to them
Well to be fair I'm sure they had the means to reach out to you but didn't.
Brush Seven Times A Day
Lost a tooth. My tooth started feeling a little funny 2 weeks after a root canal, but I just ignored it and didn't consult my dentist.
About a month later, eating became way too painful and finally decided to tell my dentist, but it was too late, my tooth had a vertical fracture and couldn't be saved. Got the tooth removed :(
A Super, Duper Senior
Had to retake a couple classes in college.
I somehow managed to just barely graduate on time.
Laziness (and untreated depression) caused me to take 10 years to finish my degree. Proud of you for making it in time! Must have been rough.
Just Letting It All Out Of Control
i'm like on the opposite end of the spectrum lol. i was so lazy as an early teenager that i didn't feel like eating so then i became grossly skinny (not anorexic just incredibly skinny.)
it's funny how it can work out to both ends of the spectrum.
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The time I could have met Mr. T at the mall. The entire day, I kept saying, "I'll go a little later, I'll go a little later..." And when I got there, they told me he just left. And when I asked the mall guy if he'll ever come back again, he said he didn't know. Well, I'm never going to let something like that happen again!
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I get we all need to make money.
But how much of our soul are we willing to compromise?
How does one sleep at night when your day job is being a thief?
There are some shady yet legal jobs out there.
Let's discuss...Redditor tony971 wanted to discuss on what jobs maybe need a personal rethink. They asked:
"Which jobs are morally wrong?"
I almost sold kitchen knives. My set couldn't cut the can. So I ran.
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"Televangelists that manage to convince their followers that God will provide for them... IF they make a one-time (which turns out to be multiple times) donation."
"Call center scammer."
"A friend of mine used to work for the OG pre-paid travel scam. If you are not familiar, this is a scam they used to run in the 80's and 90's where a mark would pay 4 figures or so to join a travel club. The deal was that the member could choose vacations and pay minimal fees."
"The truth was that none of the desirable vacations were ever available and the available vacations had super high fees that actually paid for the vacation. The thousands of $ initial club fee was actually paid out to the phone scammer and the company that sold it. Very little of the fee went to travel services."
"My friend's job was first selling the vacations then working the customer service line. The sales people made ~$20/hour + a $200-$300 bonus for every sale. They had phone sales people making $80k in the early '90s. All that mattered is that they could sell the mark the dream of travel that they knew they would never deliver."
"As a customer service person she knew all the rules to a letter. After 3 days there was never a refund. She would just politely say no in different ways over and over again. Probably not coincidentally, she had a lot of trouble telling the difference between what was legal and what was ethical. She didn't realize there was a difference."
"Addictive Design Engineer."
"I tried to use TikTok and I just found it overwhelming. Auto-play videos, stuff showing up on my feed I don’t want, etc. Kind of a nightmare for someone who gets overwhelmed easily. I’m sticking with watching TikTok compilations on youtube like a grandma."
Sell it Off
"Those people that market fake health insurance bulls**t on the TV channels aimed at the elderly, or sell snake oil to the old/disabled/chronically ill as though it actually works. I'm not sure what those jobs are formally called, but back in my day we called them 'con artists.'"
"Marketers. The job is literally to convince someone to buy something. Whether they want the product or not."
"And fair, sure, there's a niche for people like that. What I can not stand though is Marketers. The disingenuous bullshi**ery of a 1984 language to try and shoehorn something into someone's life. The unnaturalness of it... It's like speaking to a person that can not feel emotions but pretends that they can. To manipulate you to drop a few bucks on some random bullshi**ery."
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"People who work for payday loan companies."
"This is one of the few comments in the thread I agree with entirely without any reservations. Pure evil."
Why is our insurance such a disaster? Lord knows we pay enough.
"Dog breeders for breeds like Pugs that are guaranteed health problems."
"Scammer. Tricking 70 year-olds into giving you their savings."
"That happened to my mom. She won a big settlement for some medical something or other and was convinced by some random dude that if she gave him half of the money (around 25K), he'd TRIPLE it in like six weeks. She never saw that money again... or the dude. When I found out, I was pissed."
"Insurance company employees who dictate what Doctors can and cannot do."
"Yeah insurance is scummy. I interviewed at a law firm that represents insurance companies and got a call back, but I turned it down to accept a job at a firm that sues nursing homes for abuse and neglect, and I’m glad I made that choice. I don’t wanna represent insurance companies at trial. Idk why I even interviewed. Ok I do. It was the money. But I didn’t go through with it!"
"When I was an intern I was working for biodegradable plastic company, they added an additive that reduces the lifetime of plastics from thousands of years to dozens of years in the environment. But it produces an increased volume of micro-plastics in the process. And by using their additive, it introduces degradation properties into other plastics meaning the products can't be recycled well and will eventually end up in landfills and cause other plastic feed stocks to end up in landfills."
"Beauty influencers, especially those that target young people and profit off the envy they inspire. Hawking diet pills, magic hair powders and other crap — and girls who are made to feel bad about themselves because they are swiping through these unrealistic videos and images all day wondering why they just don’t measure up will buy anything they sell just for the chance to be prettier or to fit in."
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"Shark fin harvesters. They cut fins off sharks (obviously) for soup and then let the helpless shark with no fins die In the water."
I say veto these gigs for sure.
Girls, let's be honest. Most of us have been in a situation where a guy was flirting so badly, that he came off creepy.
Fewer girls have been in a situation where a guy they were talking to was actually creepy, but unfortunately, it's not a rare occurrence.
Sometimes, the guys think being creepy is the way to get a girl's attention. Other times, their intentions are malicious. Whatever the case, we have to be on high alert when something like this happens
Curious about what creepy comments girls have gotten, Redditor Capable-Parsley2368 asked:
"Girls, what is the creepiest thing a guy has ever said to you?"
An Alluring? Scent
"“You smell just like my wife”"
"“You smell just like my husband.”"
"…is probably the worst alternative."
" I could steal you away and no one would even know till it’s too late”…he was trying to flirt 😖"
"Bruh that’s possibly the worst pickup line I’ve ever seen."
“I love how you look like a legal version of a child.”
"What in the actual hell.. this is disturbing"
Do You Want To Be Her Dog?
"I was walking my dogs and a 50+ year old man approached me and said ''you could put a leash on me and take me for a walk ''
Don't Take The Money
"I was working as a Private security officer i was 19 at the time when a 40 something year old man from the private event I was guarding asked me to go to his house. He felt bad because the event ended in 2 hours instead of 8 hours. I wasn't bummed out or anything because I was tired from the day before I wanted to go home. My security partner left home and as I was walking to my car he offered me a job as a maid to clean his house and he would pay me 20 dollars an hour. I rejected and he tried to give me 80 bucks, long story short I threatened to hurt him if he kept following or trying to touch me and he left."
Is That Supposed To Be A Good Line?
"Two different guys, both clearly flirting with me: "You're so cute, you remind me of my little sister""
"This is why I hardly dated in my early 20's"
Close The Windows, Lock The Doors
"As a teenager I was home alone one night and my phone rang in my room. Some guy said “I see you”. I thought it was a friend pranking me. I said, “really?!? Then what am I wearing?”. Guy replied, you have a green towel on your head and a blue one around you. I did! I slammed down the phone, ran around the house locking the doors and getting my dad’s shotgun. He would have had to of been right at my window to of seen me. Freaked my sh*t. Mid 80’s."
"“I was attracted to you because of your pointy nose” dude just tell me you have a thing for witches and keep it moving"
There's A Reason He Needed You
"“Can I tell my friends and family that you’re my girlfriend even though you are not?” Said the grown man living in his mothers basement I met on discord. This was online and he then proceeded to explain it was like “having a girlfriend in his pocket at all times”"
Always be in high alert in these situations. Protect yourself. And never reduce creepy comments or actions to harmless flirting. It's better to be safe than sorry.
Suppose you fall in love. You've been there before, right? Many of us have. Admitting your feelings can be one of the hardest things you do. Being vulnerable is not easy.
And you can only hope that the object of your affection responds to your words in kind. Suppose they don't? That's when things get awkward, even painful.
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Scrotonimus asked the online community,
"What is the worst way to respond to "I love you"?"
""If I could only get your sister to say that."
"I love you."
"I love you...r sister."
Can you imagine?
"Just not saying..."
"Just not saying anything and laughing, like a real good hearty laugh would be pretty bad."
Oh, that would really hurt. A lot.
"You're just not..."
"You're just not terribly important to me."
Best response: "I have to return some videotapes."
"Then you'll really love..."
"Then you'll really love this once in a lifetime business opportunity!"
Please don't. Just because we're in love doesn't mean I want to join you on a timeshare.
"And I love you, random citizen!"
This is the best response. I laughed way too hard at this.
"You don't know..."
"You don't know what love is, Forrest."
I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is.
See what I did there?
"I love me too."
Admit it – many of you have said this one.
"I.... tolerate you."
Ouch. Let's hope none of you ever hear this.
"By releasing large amounts of ink in order to create a dark, diffuse cloud (much like a smoke screen) which can obscure the intruder's view, allowing you to make a rapid retreat by jetting away."
Honestly, I think I'd respect the hustle if this actually happened.
"There's no mistaking..."
""Thank you" is the most heartbreaking and the most effective. There's no mistaking that the other person heard it, acknowledged it, and very deliberately did not return it in kind."
I have said this to someone before...but I feel like it's better to be honest than say something so powerful that you don't mean.
Awkward, huh? You can't help who you fall in love with – but hopefully they will also reciprocate your emotions.
Have some suggestions of your own? Tell us more in the comments below!
We all have our gripes about inconsequential things that become so increasingly annoying, that they drive us over the edge.
Unfortunately, these inconveniences in life–whatever they may be–will continue pestering us because they have every right to be there.
Ah, but what if there are legal consequences for the things that irk us the most?
Seeking to make our world a better place, Redditor mystic-savant asked:
"If you could make something illegal, what would it be?"
These continued interruptions are enough to make us erupt into fits of rage.
Our Common Hang-Up
Ixnay To The Exnay
"Small 'X' buttons on mobile ads. I hate the kind where unless you have dainty fingers you get redirected to a website."
Too Many Trees Die For This
"Junk mail. Think of all the 'You're pre qualified for a credit card!' mail people get and how much of that goes straight in the trash."
Staring At The Void
"Reporting an ad to google for covering content and them removing the ad, only to leave a large empty gray box over the content where the ad used to be."
People could do without these sonic assaults.
"Police sirens in radio commercials."
"And car horns. I’d like to get to work without having a heart attack on the way."
A Close Call
"This almost caused me to crash because it was timed as I went through an intersection that was at an angle so oncoming traffic aims at you for a time before they turn. I swore to the Nine Hells that I was about to be slammed into and nearly jerked by steering wheel to the right and into another car. Only reason it didn't happen was triage; I decided that if I'm being hit steering away wasn't changing that. Then nothing happened."
Disturbing The Peace
"Listening loud music from phone without using earphone in public places, especially in public transport."
Corruption gets casually overlooked. It's time for some changes.
"Politicians buying/selling/trading stock while in office."
No More Advantageous Incentives
"Honestly, politicians receiving any kind of additional income or donations, monetary or otherwise, while in office."
"No stock trading, no second job, no donations to their campaign fund, no gifts from supporters, nothing. If you work in government, and have financial ties to other entities, then your loyalty is being bought, whether consciously or not as you will use your power to support your other forms of income in the name of self interest as to ensure to still receive those forms of additional income."
"A politician’s only form of income or compensation should be via taxpayers from the people they represent."
There Ought To Be Consequences
"Politicians getting any pension , insurance , security , or anything after getting convicted of anything connected with their office ."
Driven By Greed
"Price gouging on life-saving medicines."
I personally think there ought to be clear a distinction between factual news reporting and opinion.
The lines are so blurred these days, people will forgo doing the research to educate themselves on the facts and wind up disseminating propaganda and unsubstantiated information, which can mobilize a harmful movement.
The question is, which party should bear the consequences of their indiscretion? The reporting agency or the audience?