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Mindless Things Said By Credit Card Customers

It's insights like these that lead us to believe with an unshakable doubt that there are people in this world that should absolutely not have credit cards. Seriously, the kinds of encounters that the folks working for banks have with the world's most impressively clueless human beings are enough to leave you speechless. For another post along a similar vein, check out the dumbest financial advice that people have ever received

A collection of the most mindless things that have been said by credit card customers.
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Worst Ways Adults Were Embarrassed By Children

There's no denying the fact that many children don't seem to possess filters. This can manifest in hilarious scenarios where you have kids unintentionally embarrassing their parents or other adults in the room beyond belief. You might've fallen victim to such an occurrence yourself at one point or another. Check out some more examples of kids being weird and dumb over here

A collection of the worst ways that kids ended up embarrassing children.
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Basic Skills People Are Completely Terrible At

You've got to love an AskReddit thread that pays homage to those basic skills that people are for whatever reason, plain old terrible at. It's funny how life works out like that. Sometimes, we just end up falling through the cracks when it comes to picking up tidbits of common knowledge that we should really have known in the first place. Some people's brains just operate at a different frequency, where they might have no idea how to write in a legible manner, no matter how hard they tried and were pushed to do so throughout their schooling. It ain't nothing to be ashamed of. Or, perhaps you're someone who has an impossibly hard time maintaining the flow of a conversation on the phone.

I mean, now more than ever we're so dang conditioned to communicate through texts, Snapchats, memes, etc. that when it actually comes time to formulate some words, and comprehensible sentences in a dialogue, your mind can end up going helplessly blank. Or, maybe you're one of those people who can't whistle to save your life. Whistling's hard, and shout out to the people in this world that can manage to whistle a tune. While others, can't even get the thing going in the first place.

An AskReddit thread like this can serve as a powerful, humbling, if not inviting reminder that you're not alone in your pursuit toward picking up those life skills and knowledge that you know you should probably know, but just can't quite seem to get. Maybe you have friends and family that have lovingly tried to help you put the pieces together along the way. Hopefully, not the opposite, where you're faced with fielding banter and roasts from people that love to make a mockery of you not quite being able to get there.

The overriding point is that patience is key, and above all else, who really cares at the end of the day if you can't whistle or write out a letter/card that other people will be able to read? The truth is, nobody really cares. Maybe for a hot second they'll get hung up on it, have a good laugh, and give you a nice old fashioned hard time. But then, then you move onward, and maybe you find in yourself a newfound desire to take the time to actually master the very thing that up until this point has escaped your attention. That can certainly be a proactive, productive way to lead a life. The very things that can initially give us the most trouble, can somehow evolve to be our special skills later on down the road. It's like, life loves to test you, throw you off your rhythm for a sec, and ultimately see whether or not you're going to accept the challenge. Challenges can be fun. There's always a nice little dopamine rush waiting at the end of mastering that thing that gave you so much trouble at the onset. So, maybe this thread will give you new inspiration, or at the very least, it'll make you feel better about those skills you're currently lacking.

A collection of basic skills that people are completely terrible at.
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Lazy, Shameless, And Obviously Dishonest Excuses

The world seems as if it's never going to run out of people trying to pawn off their hastily woven lies on other folks that they assume won't see right through their game. Maybe you've personally fielded one of these outlandish, transparently fictional excuses. If you find yourself dealing with one, it's up to you on whether or not you're going to call the liar out. The thing about calling the world's liars out is that they have a tendency to get very, very defensive. So, definitely tread lightly. Check out some more of the most obvious lies that people ever told over here

A collection of the most blatantly dishonest excuses that people have encountered.
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People's Most Disastrous Wedding Stories

Weddings have an uncanny knack for attracting all kinds of emotional blowups, seem to effortlessly bring out the very worst in people. It's probably directly correlated to the fact that you have various family members being asked to come together, when some of them should be kept as far away as possible from one another. Also, people can become possessed by gnarly cases of aggressive perfectionism. These stories from folks that attended weddings that ended up being cancelled make for quite the emotional rollercoaster. For some more juicy wedding dramas check out the most entitled bridezillas of 2020 over here

A collection of stories from people that attended weddings that got cancelled.
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Company Thinks Employee's Being Dishonest With Time Logging, Learns Otherwise

Sometimes, you can find yourself playing by all the rules in the book, and still you end up getting in trouble. In fact, there are cases where people that are bent on enforcing all the rules to an impossibly strict standard (or the rules might just suck to begin with) only end up being their own worst enemies in the end. One can only imagine what kinds of priceless expressions must've been written on the faces of this employee's bosses'. 

A company assumes that an employee's being dishonest about their time logging, and employee proves otherwise.
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Misfortune Monday: Chaos is Unavoidable

We do our best to avoid accidents, but the world makes a pretty clear point that chaos is inevitable. Pipes will explode, trees will fall on cars, and glass tables will shatter unexpectedly. The world is merciless, but luckily bad things happen to just about everyone, so we can all gripe in frustration over the stupid things that happen to us.

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"Not My Job" Moments Of Dubious Professionalism

Different job titles have different goals, but at their heart, every worker has the same goal: do as little work as possible without getting fired. Our universal desire to not try all that hard leads us down some strange paths, like these "not my job" moments of professional ineptitude. Who needs straight road lines anyway? People get up to some real quality moments of unprofessionalism.

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Karen Goes Through Angry Mental Gymnastics Over Parking Space

The parking lot can bring out the very worst in someone. People can get all kinds of nasty, territorial, and straight up entitled over a parking space. In this case, we have an angry Karen who went out of her way to hassle an employee who was just trying to start up their work day, over a parking space that was rightfully their space to begin with. With that being said, picturing the look of pure and unadulterated rage on Karen's face when the manager closed the door when she was in the middle of her temper tantrum is enough to make one's heart glow with satisfaction. 

Karen goes through a series of angry mental gymnastics over a parking space.
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Guy Bests Dodgy Travel Insurer To The Tune Of $9K

Everyone has their breaking point, and when some people hit theirs they decide to engineer and execute acts of professional revenge. Take the brother in this story for instance: he was fed up with a travel insurer that just wouldn't make things right on a rather staggeringly pricey trip. Well, he was certainly able to teach them a lesson. 

Guy ends up besting a dodgy travel insurer to the tune of over $9K.
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Times Expectations Didn't Line Up With Reality

We're all prone to moments of failure that came out of nothing but the purest of intentions. It'd sure be nice if our lofty expectations always lined up with reality, but alas, we're not so lucky. The universe just loves to humble us right when our egos are getting nice and inflated. 

A collection of times that expectations didn't line up with reality.
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Red Flags Students Noticed With Terrible Classes

Unfortunately, many of us have found ourselves confronted with the daunting predicament that is realizing you're in an absolute nightmare of a class. Sometimes, it's really just the sheer lousiness of the teacher that can end up ruining a class that you'd otherwise love. The following recollections from students that realized they were in terrible classes should be used as some kind of instruction manual to help you avoid the classes that could be your ultimate undoing. 

Gnarly red flags that students noticed in their classes.
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Bizarre Architecture And Straight Up Job Fails

We love nothing more than some good old fashioned job fails and while we're at it, strange and unexplainable architecture. It makes our world go round. Also, if anything job fails are a great way to relieve the pain you might be carrying after you had a particularly gnarly day at work. We all mess up. It's easy to forget that nobody's safe from a failed attempt. 

A collection of bizarre architecture and straight up design fails.
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The Best Stuff People Found In The Garbage

"Value" is a very slippery concept, and what one person might choose to throw away could equally be seen as a major score for someone else. There are idiots throwing away guitars, TVs and jackets just because of a small fixable issue, and it's the sworn duty of the rest of us, the shameless garbage sifters, to pluck that ripe fruit-o-the-trash. Ironically it's often the stuff that people try to sell that's the real garbage, like this weird and dumb stuff people tried selling online. For a glimpse at the kind of people throwing nice stuff away, here are some of the most expensive things people witnessed.

interesting and valuable things people found in the trash | Handwriting - Duck-Yo-Couch 2 days ago Once I found a perfectly good stationary bike that my neighbors threw out that I cleaned up then used for years. Can't believe this day comes only 52 times a year.
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Weird, Bad and Absurd DIY Situations

A whole lot of us have looked at some fixture in our home and thought "man, it wouldn't be too difficult to gussie that thing up a bit. I could borrow Doug's saw and crack that baby open. Maybe throw some extra pipes in there. Yeah, I could have a super toilet." Most of us who have that thought realize very soon after that it's not as easy we might think it is. The rest of us go for it and end up with some low budget DIY engineering solutions.

funny and stupid DIY failures | toilet seat cover with a chunk taken off it to fit it next to a wall | stairs leading up to nowhere blocked by the ceiling
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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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