The Worst Ways People Have Seen Someone Ruin Their Life
Every day, people are faced with small choices like what clothes to wear or what to make for breakfast.
They make their day-to-day decisions without thinking too hard, and the result isn't something that can drastically alter their lives.
But there are some decisions that can take a devastating turn that wind up being self-sabotaging.
Maybe they should've considered their decision more carefully.
Curious to hear from those who've witnessed people take a major misstep, Redditor hairyhedge asked:
"What Was The Worst Way You Saw Someone Ruin Their Life?"
It took an instant of carelessness to cause permanent consequences.
"A fellow barfly I knew was an MMA fighter. Had won some regional matches as an amatuer, his gym was promoting him, he was in talks with a MMA promotion."
"A guy mouths off to him. He replies. The guy takes a swing. He punches him and the guy hits his head on the pavement. Dies. 5 years for manslaughter."
"A friend of mine decided to not use protection with a girl he’d just met… for a whole weekend… without asking if she was using any contraception at all. I often feel really bad for this poor baby dragged into this world out of sheer stupidity."
"Drunk buddy climbed into bed with his Mother in Law because she thought she was into him…she wasn’t. Ended…poorly."
You always have a choice between a good and bad decision. These people chose the latter.
That's A Turnoff
"A girl I crushed on super hard in high school started doing meth, and began sleeping with her dealer, who was a Juggalo with a rapidly diminishing amount of teeth."
The Price Of Addiction
"I watched a mate lose 2 houses and $500,000 to cocaine in one year."
"19 yr old cousin. Started hanging with gangs, introduced to Meth and gained a gambling habit also, faked pregnancy and stole from family and made it look like others were involved which irreparable trust was broken between innocent parties that some have never recovered from."
Point Of No Return
"One of my friends turned to alcohol and all but gave up on life after his mom passed. It eventually caught up with him and he passed away at the age of 32. The sad part is that there were signs that he wanted to get better and wanted to get life together again. It was just too little too late and he went about it the wrong way."
"My brother. Heroin addiction. He was always an odd kid, but a very talented guitar player, and one of the most thoughtful, caring, funny, and unique people I've ever known. He passed away four years ago from a fentanyl overdose. I miss him everyday, but he brought so much joy to the lives of those around him that the memory of him isn't a sad one. I laugh way more than I cry when I think about him."
Poor management of finances led to impoverished lives.
Sure Path To Bankruptcy
"A guy I used to work with got himself into crazy levels of debt."
"A local guy won the lottery. Nothing major, but still life changing. Something like $30,000. We were all on our lunch break, talking about what we would do if we won that much. I would pay off these credit cards, or I would trade in my car for a newer model. This guy says that it wouldn’t make a difference. At 23 he was already over $200,000 in debt between credit cards and personal loans."
"He would just get another loan to pay something off, and keep borrowing. A few months later he was complaining about how he was now an additional $50,000 in debt on top of it. This guy was only making around $40,000 a year."
"He got the bright idea to file bankruptcy. Lost his car, his house, his job. Last I knew he was staying at friends houses couch surfing, working for a pittance just trying to survive."
"Sell their condo that was rented out, and invest all the profit in crypto in December 2021."
"I had a coworker that was supposed to move in england to work at his sister's bar. He gave it up for a pyramid scheme and tried to get me in."
Depending on the situation, we're not often given second chances in life.
So whenever something in your gut informs you not to do something–and you know what those actions are–you might want to pay attention.
Because once you cross the threshold of no return, there's no going back.
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Things That Make People Irrationally Angry
Patience is indeed a virtue.
Some people are lucky in that virtually nothing gets on their nerves, and even if something does, they can control their temper and deal with it calmly.
Others, however, are not blessed with the gift of patience, and even the littlest things will completely and utterly set them off.
However, no matter where we stand on the patient level, we all have some things that truly get under our skin, and try as we might, find our temper going completely out of control.
Often resulting in groans from bystanders, who have trouble understanding if the reaction was merited.
"What's something that makes you irrationally angry?"
Seriously, Why The Rush?!?
"People who overtake you but then slow down when they are in front of you."- isason
"People rushing me when I’m trying to get ready."- emma_flies
No One Likes A Repeat Journey
"You know when you drop something small on the floor and you bend down to pick it up but you miss and you come up a couple inches because you anticipated that you would actually successfully grab it then you realize you don’t have it so you bend down again and miss one or two more times?"
"It kinda ends up being quite the core workout."
"Man that drives me nuts."-JaceUpMySleevelegally blonde bend and snap GIFGiphy
"Being shouted at, takes every last bit of self-control to not punch them."- Or4ngut4n
Especially If It's Irrational...
"Kids screaming and crying."- CapG_13
Nothing Exacerbates A Tick Like A...Tick!
"If a window is open and the wind keeps moving the curtain repetitively, peeping sounds, tapping."
"It drives me insane and I have to stop it or I can’t focus on anything else."- OkMaintenance6282come tap along to gwin's window dance GIF by authorityofficeGiphy
"When it says 'tear here' and it doesn’t."- FishingHigh
We Can Hear You!
"People yelling and talking loud when there is literally no reason to."- Kalishnikova56
"Random loud noises or unnecessarily loud music/movies."
"I'm not sure why but it's always triggered me."- SirBobRoss69Season 2 Ugh GIF by The Lonely IslandGiphy
Equally Awful To Look At
"The sound of people chewing with their mouths open."- FoobarMontoya
"Condescending people."- skittlez_lmao
Totally Defeats The Purpose
"People wearing masks with their nose out."
"Motherf*cker, do you know basic human anatomy?"
"Might as well rip that f*cking thing off your face for all the good it's doing."- ZenEvadoniMask Quarantine GIF by SWR3Giphy
Hey, You Never Know...
"Every time I’m in a hurry at the gas station I grab my drink, my snack and rush to the front only to find an old man or lady undecided on the vast collection of lotto tickets and scratch offs."
“Hmmmm how much is#27?'"
"'I guess I’ll take #12, oh how much is it, never mind'."
"Then they will pull out 50 old tickets and start cashing them when one wins a dollar or 2."
"Hmmmmmmmm let me put that towards 7 seconds when my uncle #99'."
" Meanwhile, I'm ready to go full Thanos and just start purging our world of lotto players."
"I’m sorry if a close member of your family plays the lotto you deserve better."
"I f*cking hate lotto players."- Flawless_100x
Slow And Steady Does Not Always Win
"People who do 40 on the on-ramp to the highway."
"How do expect to merge safely into highway traffic going 20-30 mph slower than everyone else!"- cheesusismygodchevy drive slow GIF by Off The JacksGiphy
We all have the little things that get to us.
And the best thing we can do is take a deep breath and try to move on.
As there are much more practical things we can direct our anger at.
The All-Time Most Annoying Television Characters
More often than not, what keeps us tuning into a TV show week after week, or in one lengthy binge, are the characters.
Indeed, who wasn't filled with joy to get that iconic side-eye from Fleabag, being serenaded by Friends' Phoebe Buffay, or wish that Grey's Anatomy's Meredith Grey come to their rescue one day?
Not all characters are so innately loveable, however.
Indeed, sometimes we watch a show in spite of the presence of certain characters, and that's only if they aren't so unbearably annoying that watching their show seems an unbearable chore.
And we're not talking about villains or antagonists here.
Indeed, these are the main, sometimes title characters, who are often the biggest liability of their respective series.
"Who is the most annoying character in the history of television?"
Can't She Keep Her Hands To Herself?!?
"Didi from 'Dexter’s Laboratory'."- SeaworthinessHairy12
"Debbie Gallagher."- asialovesye
Does Anyone Find Him Cute?!?
"Caillou."- YeetThatBananakenan and kel GIFGiphy
[Insert Tasteless Mafia Joke]
"Janice Soprano."- CALiSpeed2·
More Like Scrappy Don't!
"Scrappy Doo."- Libra_Zebra
Her Presence Was Anything but Glee-ful
"Rachel Berry from 'Glee'."- Substantial_Wish_182Shocked Lea Michele GIFGiphy
How To Make An Infamously Annoying Character Even More Annoying?
Reality Can Be Far More Unpleasant Than Fiction...
"Any Kardashian."- User avatarlevel 1z____ro
"Kim Kardashian."- Aromatic_Ad8890Kim Kardashian GIF by E!Giphy
Just Keep On Walking...
"Lori Grimes ('Walking Dead')."- LaReinaTormenta
To Think He Was Meant To Make A One-Off Appearance...
His Name Says It All...
"Buzz Killington."- Boston_Strong_CQB241
Those Curls Didn't Fool Anyone...
"Nellie Olson."- Elliebell1024little house on the prairie 70s tv GIF by absurdnoiseGiphy
Seriously, Who Would Cheat on Aiden With Big?!?!?!
"Carrie Bradshaw!"- DarkDaysintheSunCity
No One Wants House Calls From Them...
"Dr Phil or Dr Oz."- JacksEmptyWallet
Some shows have writing strong enough to make you overlook characters who border on insufferable.
Other times, one can't help but scratch their heads at the popularity of certain shows with their utterly repelling main characters.
Seriously, did anyone find Rachel Berry remotely likable?
People Divulge The Weirdest 'Flex' They Brag About
Accomplishments prove we tried to do something and did something.
A little flex every now and again doesn't hurt.
I did this.
I tried this.
It proves we lived.
Just don't be arrogant about your success, but sometimes you want to show off just a little.
Redditor vjts87 wanted to hear about what everyone feels they deserve to brag about, so they asked:
"What’s the weirdest flex you have?"
I brag about nothing.
Except that I can sing word for word every Whitney song.
The WinTired At Home GIF by IKEA USAGiphy
"I work the overnight shift and still get eight hours of uninterrupted quality sleep every day."
"I have dextrocardia. As in, my heart is on the right-hand side of my chest. My heart defects all fall under an even rarer condition called CHARGE Syndrome (CHARGE is an acronym for different health complications). CHARGE is so rare that I was like the third-known case of its kind on the whole island when I was born. I'm a popular 'you'll never see this again in your career' examination subject with student doctors and that."
"I’ve been booed by 10,000 people at once. I know athletes and celebrities have been booed by more people, but I’m neither. I was randomly picked out of the crowd at an NBA game to attempt a 3-point shot, to win everyone a free pizza. I bricked it."
"At least you had a task that only lasted like maybe 10 seconds."
"I was at a radio concert in a venue that size with 6 big acts on the bill. In between acts, they had fans do karaoke. A mother-daughter team got tasked with 'Love Shack' and sh*t the bed hard. One of the DJs told the crowd to give them a round of applause and they got hit by a massive wave of boos."
"I got picked up in a white van as a child by a stranger to get a lift to somewhere 5 mins away, I was in the back off the van for half an hour, then they opened the door at the place I was trying to go. To this day I'm not sure but I think he changed his mind. The guy seemed nice enough at the time but, it was just such a strange experience to think back on, I was about 12ish I think at the time too so definitely old enough to have known better."
GeniusHungry Labor Day GIF by BounceGiphy
"I can always pick the exact right size container to put leftovers in."
Knowing how to portion leftovers is a MIRACLE gift.
"I can get rid of hiccups on demand. Like without fail if I have hiccups I can just think about it and they go."
"A tree fell on me in 2021 and broke all my ribs, my spine, and popped both my lungs. I dragged myself out and survived long enough slowly drowning in my own blood (and internally bleeding out) to be found and get airlifted to a trauma ward. So I got almost as much metal grafted to my bones as wolverine though I don't flex much because I got so much metal making me rather stiff and rigid."
Kevin! Come back!
"I had to take an IQ test when I was being evaluated for ADHD and apparently I am in the 99th percentile in spatial reasoning. I can’t do math or talk good but I can pack the hell out of a suitcase!"
"This is actually an amazing skill to have! One of my old cooks was the same way. Quiet kid, very bright but not cut out for the restaurant industry. He loved being on prep for EXACTLY this reason. The fridge was never as organized, cleaned, labeled, dated, rotated and stocked properly unless it was he or I or one other person. I miss you Kevin! Come back!"subtxtcan
"I survived 9 heart attacks, before I turned 40. Have 4 stints following 3 angiograms and 1 open heart surgery with vein transfer... that failed... been in heart failure status for a year. But honestly I am healthier than I was a year ago. A year ago couldn't walk half a mile. Now can walk 3 miles without issue. Even survived covid this year after 2 years of isolating."
SaviorBlood Donation GIF by Santander Brasil OficialGiphy
"I have donated over 15 gallons of blood!"
"As someone whose life has been saved due to a blood donation: THANK YOU! I love you and hope others will take after your example."
Life is always full of flex. Embrace it.
Do you have anything to share? Let us know in the comments below.
Figuring out the mind of a woman is a fascinating topic.
How do women tick?
They are smarter than men, for sure.
But is it innate... or do they learn their special ways?
Redditor hennessyandjack wanted to know how to crack the mystery that is... woman, so they asked:
"Men of Reddit, what is something you’ll never understand about women?"
I know very little about women, so I am ready to learn.
Save the limbsHappy Socks Coffee GIF by knoopsokGiphy
"How are their feet always so cold?"
"PLEEEEAASSEE help us find a solution to this!!!! I’m sooo over having icicles for toes!!!"
"When I was in High school, for a week just about every single girl at that school wore a head scarf. They were everywhere. Not a single bare head to be seen. The following Monday they were gone like it never happened. I still can not wrap my head around it, 20 years later."
"Shower temperature. Wtf is up with this Mordor water, why must you feel pain to feel cleansed?"
"That’s because we’re cold all the time. It’s not painful, it’s relaxing."
"Hot water relieves all of our problems and stress. Idk lol but it’s so niiiice to shower with hot water! warm water just doesn’t do it anymore. it almost feels like really good sleep but you’re standing and fully awake cx."
"Why my wife always leaves a small amount of tea or coffee in her mug. Just drink the whole thing!"
"Ohhh, I actually do this, so I will tell you why I do it, doesn't mean she has the same reasons for it. Nothing hits you better than that first sip of coffee or tea when it is at the right temperature."
"I don't drink it fast, so sometimes it gets cold or it's not the right temperature anymore before getting to finish the whole mug. I am trying to put less in the mug, but I don't know, it feels different, and I can't explain it. I like the feeling of the whole mug warming my fingers, especially during winter."
MagicMagic GIF by The Paley Center for MediaGiphy
"How they can magically make things appear in front of them that I’ve spent 15 minutes looking for."
Finding things are a gift.
InchesStretch Size Up GIF by 60 Second DocsGiphy
"The number is how many inches around the ribs are and the letter is how many inches the breast protrudes from the chest. So a 34DD (or E) would be 34 inch ribs and 5 inches of breast protrusion."
"I have a wife and two daughters who will bring up issues and problems they encounter. I still have not quite learned that they do not want a discussion about how to solve these problems."
"I've heard a podcaster (psychologist) say that 'sometimes listening IS the solution,' because what the person may looking for is really just a bond with another person to calm their negative feelings."
Talk to Me
"How you can talk to your mom on the phone for multiple hours every week. My dad calls me when he needs me to order something on Amazon for him and that's about it."
"It’s something that completely depends on what kind of bond you and your parents made while growing up.
For example, while super loving, my parents never seemed to really care about the mundane things of my life so here I am 33 and I almost never talk to them on the phone because we never grew that kind of interaction together."
"Hand bags like why are they so expensive."
"Men's clothing have pants that HAVE POCKETS Unlike the sh*tty women pants that I used to wear you can only fit a tic-tac in there And so bc we don't have pockets we're expected to carry around bags. But I will not. (Joking)."
"Handbags are our cars. If you have a character who wants to show off, men usually take cars, women use handbags. But not all women care about handbags that much. For me, it’s about quality. Expensive brands are a waste of money. Most of them don’t even have good quality."
Yumlego elves success GIF by LEGOGiphy
"How they always smell SO GOOD ALL OF THE TIME. Like, how!?!?"s
Well, we've learned quite a lot here! Do you have any burning questions for the fairer sex? Let us know in the comments below.