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Worst Valentine's Day Gifts People Received

Valentine's Day rolls around once a year to either throw the world's hopeful romantics into a lustful frenzy full of promise and loving gifts and positive energy, or it can push other folks into a misery-drenched state of loneliness unlike anything they normally experience on a daily basis. It's a highly commercialized "holiday." Many people end up digging deep into their bank accounts, and dishing out the big bucks on fancy meals that would otherwise never be considered. Obviously, this year's a bit of a curveball for everyone. Like, can you even get into a restaurant in the first place? And if you decide to go that route for the Valentine's Day date, is it really something that you're comfortable with considering the circumstances of this tumultuous time? Outside of that though, the process that can go into trying to get your special someone a meaningful gift can be a nerve-wracking one, riddled by self doubt. All this pressure can build up over whether or not you're actually getting something that they'll appreciate, or if you're just unknowingly digging yourself a deep hole because you failed to get them something that reflects how well you know them, and how much they mean to you.

Maybe, there's all this momentum around Valentine's Day because of the sea of sappy Rom Coms we have available at our disposal. Romantic movies can end up contributing toward this overriding narrative that you need someone to be happy, and if you end up with that special someone, you're obligated to provide them gifts on Valentine's Day. Who knows? To each their own. Everyone will naturally do it a little different.

With respect to this AskReddit thread though, we have people sharing the very worst of the Valentine's Day gifts that they've ever received. Can you imagine just being in the same room as someone who was receiving one of these gifts? The amount of awkward silence that must've ensued after some of these gift exchanges, must've been palpable. I mean, hey, you live and you learn. Sometimes you end up fully committing to a gift for your partner that you've deluded yourself into thinking they'll like, and not completely loathe. 

We can all fall prey to bouts of well intentioned confusion. If you're lucky you'll be able to get away with a wipeout on a Valentine's Day gift by riding the "it's the thought that counts" wave. Because at the end of the day, it really is. If you have an agreement with your partner where you guys are game with giving each other Valentine's Day gifts, then it's really up to the both of you to not be too critical of one another when the gift exchange part of the process rolls around. Or, maybe the silly banter and roasting of each other is one of the funnest parts of the whole situation. All in all, we hope that these Valentine's Day gift fails make you feel a little bit better about any unfortunate moments you've experienced on Valentine's Day.

People describe the worst Valentine's Day gifts that they ever received. | wacht 3y Once ordered my girlfriend flowers didn't arrive (or were stolen porch so gave her delivery confirmation instead not as funny as thought would be.
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Dumbest Ideas People Had In The Middle Of A Crisis

Sometimes our brains short circuit when they're caught up in the middle of painstaking, stress-inducing conflicts. It could be the manifestation of some kind of fight-or-flight response. Who really knows? These people's recaps of their dumbest ideas during the middle of a crisis situation are certainly entertaining. 

A collection of the dumbest ideas that people had during the middle of stressful situations. | Wrackrackes 23h 7 Awards My dinner oven caught on fire, instead attempting put out fire took picture and texted my mom advice 39 years old.
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People's Worst Nightmare Neighbor Conflict Stories

You just never know who you might end up living next to. Moving into a new place is a stressful enough process as it is, but when you factor in the distinct possibility that you could end up living next to a monster who literally makes a mission out of destroying your garden's tomatoes, or being as loud as possible despite your complaints....the stress sweats can start. This AskReddit thread has people sharing the very worst of their nightmare neighbor conflict stories. 

People describe their worst nightmare neighbor conflict tales. | GaryBuseyWithRabies 12h My house is one few has driveway. Everyone else used on street parking few neighbors like park their cars front my house snows so town plows will get front their house plows leave an extra five feet snow front my driveway. They also park directly across my driveway so 's even harder get out.
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Times Real Life Boss Fight Moments Occurred

There's no denying the fact that this wild world is packed with its fair share of absolute units and real life bosses. By bosses we mean those folks that seem like they have certain skills just maxed out at 100. Or, a real life boss moment could be when someone escalates an otherwise calm and docile environment into a complete chaotic, adrenaline-charged mess of a moment. Like those two bros that came in brandishing a 2222-card Yugioh deck. Talk about an eternal game with no end in sight. 

A collection of times that real life boss fight moments occurred in the world. | tool IKEA uses put their stores together | learned today about time guy brought 2222- card yugioh deck national tournament demonstrate why game needed deck size limit
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Misfortune Monday: The World is Merciless

We need no more proof that misfortune abounds and life is uncertain, but life just keeps giving us more evidence every day. Cars roll into ditches, lasagnas get flung, and dogs try to eat bees. There's no stopping the misfortune that can happen in our lives, and if one thing is for sure, life has an incredible way of making up new ways for things to go wrong.

failure, messes and mistakes | cook crouching down looking devastated next to a dish spilled all over the floor | car stopped on top of a tall ledge about to fall down into the ditch
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Entitled Teen Wants To Steal Tattoo Artist's Design, Doesn't Understand Their Anger

Man, it's got to be profoundly frustrating to be a tattoo artist in a day and age rife with entitled individuals like the one we have here. For whatever puzzling reason the kid in question thinks that it's totally chill to go and steal a tattoo artist's design, ask them for an edit, and then they have the audacity to question the artist's frustrated response. At that point it seems like the entitlement has clouded the individual's head to such an extent, we're not even sure that the typical reality check would get anything done. 

An entitled teen wants to steal a tattoo artist's design, doesn't understand their frustration. | going get tattoo. 1h Reply Hide replies sel tattoo rights and linework on my Etsy buy and can get clean like work file give tattooer! 1h Reply
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Dumbest Things People Have Ever Heard

You just never really know when someone's going to spew out some mindless jargon that leaves you standing there at a complete loss over where they came up with their nonsense in the first place. Sometimes people say such dumb things that it almost ends up being impressive in its own right. This fine collection of the dumbest things that people have ever heard is its own kind of achievement. 

The dumbest things that people have ever heard. | tocanofd 9h S 1 Award sat next girl bio who got 40% on our first test. She seemed quite pleased and said now she only needed get 40% again have an average 80 O Reply 1 222
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Pettiest Reasons People Held Grudges

People's capacity for holding petty grudges is truly astounding. Sometimes you might completely unknowingly rub someone that you regularly cross paths with the wrong way, and ever since that unfortunate moment it's as if they've undertaken a lifelong personal vendetta against you. If you ever find yourself on the other end of a petty grudge it never hurts to try to smooth things over. With that being said though, sometimes folks just refuse to let things go. 

A collection of the pettiest reasons that people ever held grudges. | SierraMikeHotel 19h My wife is still angry with over dream she had years ago which cheated on her with faceless woman. Seriously Reply 42
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Biggest Plot Holes That Haunt People

Oh boy, buckle on up for some gaping plot holes. So many of us have been consumed by an unmistakable plot hole in a movie or book that we love at one point or another. It's like the writers just got a little bit lazy when it came to making sure that all the loose ends were tied off, or maybe they missed the plot hole altogether. Some of these are sure to strike a chord. 

People describe the biggest plot holes that they've ever come across. | IntroGeist 22h 1 Award Incredibles happened Supervillains after Superheroes became illegal? They just disappeared no reason, No one could stop them now so they would obviously do more crime. But they're gone
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Half Brothers Get Greedy, Threaten To Sue, Costs Them 158K

What we have here is a tale as old as time itself. Some half brothers get obnoxiously greedy, fly too close to the sun, and pretty much melt their wings off to the tune of $158K. If they'd have simply been reasonable human beings and offered some sliver of understanding in regards to the circumstances of the inheritance that was so graciously left behind, they might've actually gotten their share of the money. But alas, they took the different, ill advised route. 

Guy's half brothers get greedy, threaten to sue, it backfires. | r/ProRevenge Half brothers threaten sue over 16k costs them 158k and possibly their parents' marriage 25f 3, my grandparents passed away. They set up savings account my name account meant be accessed by 21. At point contained just over 300k. My grandparents left letter saying they would like share money fairly with any other "Smith-Jones" children, meaning my full siblings dad's Smith, mum's Jones
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People Who Tried To Treat Themselves and Failed

Everyone's so into this whole self care thing now, it makes you think that maybe they're onto something. Maybe it is time to spend some money on underwear that has functioning elastic. Maybe it's okay to buy a nice office chair that doesn't make your back look like a candy cane. Judging by how it went for these people, it's not. On the other side of it, here are some very reckless uses of money people don't regret at all.

people who regretted treating themselves | mozgw4 2 days ago 2 3 3 3 Thought never been on cruise want go on cruise now So booked 2 week Caribbean cruise suite, with wife. Who, on arrival, decided she didn't like anymore and spent 2 weeks avoiding so spent 2 weeks on my own on this bloody ship divorced now.
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Most Ruthless Rejections People Have Endured

Someone on AskReddit got a gnarly thread going about the most ruthless rejections that people have ever endured. Some of these are just plain old heartless. It takes a lot for some folks to put themselves out there, and long as they're respectful, it's on the people being asked out to handle the rejections with just a little bit of grace. 

People describe the most ruthless rejections that they've ever endured. | Geotis 10y asked girl out. She said "yes" and gave her number alled reject hotline. Took while shake one off.
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Most Hypocritical Behavior People Witnessed

Someone on AskReddit fired up a thread about the most painfully hypocritical behavior that people ever witnessed. Few things in this life bring one's blood to a boil like witnessing someone do the very thing that they openly condemn everyone else for. It's a gross display of ignorance and pretty much some of the most unbecoming behavior that one can adopt. 

The most hypocritical behavior that people ever witnessed. | StandCroissant 2d 1 Award My girlfriend criticises always being on my phone yet is seemingly unaware much she is on hers.
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Anyone who has ever worked a customer service gig has likely encountered that one customer who just refuses to be a reasonable human being. When you encounter such an emboldened individual it's really up to you to give them the reality check they're not asking for, for free. This crew certainly delivered. 

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Karen Demands Stranger Work Shift For Store They Don't Work At

Nothing quite like getting a call from an angry Karen who you've never crossed paths with, who proceeds to bombard you with a request to turn up to work a shift for a store that you simply don't work for. Seriously, Karen. Pull it together and leave the good people of this world that are just going about their daily business alone. For another solid tale of a Karen misunderstanding check out this story about a Karen assuming that a customer worked at the liquor store she was at. Absolutely absurd and discouragingly clueless. 

Karen demands that a perfect stranger work a shift for a store they don't work for. | r/IDontWorkHereLady u/SirXanthor 5h Join 3 Karen demands work shift store don't work XL Few weeks ago woken by phone call at about 5:13am by some snotty woman demanding work weekend don't even work them or retail matter. This is all went down:
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Man Tells Girlfriend She Doesn't Work Hard Enough For Salary

Yikes. When it comes to the kinds of things that you should absolutely never say to your partner (or anyone, really) this dude just added a new one to the pool. If you have a partner who is rocking a badass salary, and then you proceed to try and knock them down by trashing them for not working hard enough, you are in dire need of a little life assessment time. Clearly, this dude's got a whole lot of toxic nonsense boiling underneath the surface. 

Man tells girlfriend that she doesn't work hard enough for her salary. | r/AmltheAsshole Join u/throwaway862610 1d 2 1 AITA being frustrated my girlfriend doesn't work hard at her job and gets paid nearly twice as much as do? Asshole My girlfriend and both work tech, she's safety validator software, working at consulting firm, and doing network infrastructure support both worked different offices didn't know much about her day day life at work knew she made lot more than 120k my 66k, and she
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