People Talk About the Coolest Things They’ve Said in the Heat of the Moment

When you’re arguing with a person or you have to make a snappy remark, two things can happen.

You can either say something really stupid and humiliate yourself and ruin your family name forever, or you can pull off a total surprise comment that makes you look like a total hero.

And we’ve all done both of them at some point.

But these people all fall into the latter category, you can be sure about that.

Let’s check out these impressive stories from folks on AskReddit.

1. Close call.

“Big burly former marine/mercenary from Iraq was back stateside, huge fucking mountain of a man. We came to face each other in one of the narrow corridors of the office where one of us was gonna have to turn sideways.

Neither of us turned, but we stopped. I’m 6’1 260 and he still towered over me. He was a nice guy, but still a little…..”conditioned” I guess you could say or mentally unhinged.

He looked me dead in the eye and said, “You feeling froggy?” It truly was like something out of a movie. Without blinking I replied, “You better jump.”

We both cracked up and turned sideways, while the office breathed a collective sigh of relief.”

2. Double whammy.

“I am a fourth grade teacher and one day I was up at the board and struggling to remember how to spell a particular word. I was trying to make light of it, telling the kids that sometimes adults need help with spelling too.

One student replied, “It is because you were poorly educated. But don’t worry, we are poorly educated too.” Double whammy.”

3. Showed him.

“I’ll never forget the moment a family walked into the local pub I was working at while I was working.

This big king-of-the-grill bald alpha patriarch Dad type and his wife and kids came through, I said “welcome, where would you like to sit?” And he snapped back “well a table would be nice”, and without missing a beat at all I replied “actually we usually sit on the chairs here”.

I’ll never forget the satisfaction of that moment or the look on his face haha.”

4. Satisfying.

“I worked in cellphone sales for a few years and a woman came in with a fairly new flip phone (this was 2018 we just still sold them). She was complaining cause one of the sides of the screen was dangling off and said she didn’t do anything it just snapped, and demanded a new phone.

I told her “that looks like physical damage and we don’t have any coverage for that since you didn’t buy a phone protection warranty.”

She insisted it wasn’t physical damage and the phone just sucks and broke itself. She started freaking out and calling me all kinds of names and swinging her phone in my face and then the top half of the phone LITERALLY snapped off and landed on the counter in front of me.

I just looked her in the eyes and said: “Well that was definitely physical damage.” She lost her sh*t at my comment and it was weirdly satisfying.”

5. Oh, Karen…

“Working retail a Karen once told me she hoped I die. I was so into “work mode” that I blankly responded: “I mean, we all die. That’s not much of a threat.”

Maybe it was my lack of intimidation or blank stare, but that really shut her up.”

6. Hey o!

“Forensic biology professor brings out a fresh human brain as a surprise to a stunned class.

“You have no idea what I had to go through to get this.”

“The skull?””

7. See you there!

“After 4 years in an abusive relationship and 1 year of an abusive marriage, I told my ex that I wanted a divorce. He told he that I couldn’t divorce him or I’d go to hell. My response was “Well I guess I’ll see you there!”

I then kicked him out of my house (for which he had never paid a dime in bills) and told him to call his mom for a plane ticket.”

8. Border crossing.

“Young male, traveling with a bunch of other males, border patrol, we were being searched for drug smuggling.

Border Patrol Agent: “You know I have the authority to cavity search you?”

Me (somehow without skipping a beat) “Sure you might, but neither of us would enjoy it and you wouldn’t find anything”

Off the hook! No fingers in my butt!”

9. Which part?

“I was accused of being passive aggressive.

I replied “Which part sounded passive? I don’t ever want to come across as passive.”

10. Sitting pretty.

“A couple months ago, my (now ex) friend was telling me all the things that were “wrong” with me, and she finished it with “…and at least I dont have to wear makeup to look pretty.”

I was so fed up with her shit, so I responded, “At least I am capable of looking pretty.” She was speechless and I felt like such a badass because this was the first time I ever stood up to her.”

11. Get it started.

“Me and my girlfriend at the time were having a discussion about her going back to school. She kept putting it off every semester, and one day she got angry at me trying to get her to actually go back, not just talk about it, and she yelled “Rome wasn’t built in a day!”

And I responded, “yeah, but it was built.” And a decade later I still think of that.

She did end up going back to school. Got her masters even. She’s married now with twins. Just a real *sshole.”

12. Dramatic.

“We had a overly dramatic neighbor who always claimed she was sick and dying.

My mom came to see my kids in the middle of battling stage 4 lung cancer.

The neighbor pulled her, “Hi Rita, so glad to see you. Did Jason tell you that I am dying?”

My mom looked right at her, smiled and said “Me too, dear. But not today.”

Never more proud of her.”

13. Nailed it!

“I was eating McDonald’s with a few friends and I started choking.

The only thing I managed to say in the whole ordeal was “I’m McChokin’”.”

14. Give it to ’em!

“When I was 7 some girls were bullying me at school.

I just learned the word mutual. One of the bullies said “we don’t like you” and I said “ the feeling’s mutual” and then walked off.

I’m 37 now and I still remember it.”

15. Action hero.

“At a party a few years back, someone stole my friends purse. Her boyfriend found the guys who took it and got it back for her, but he was still in an angry, drunken rage and was continuing to escalate the situation when he was well outnumbered.

My friend finds me and says, “I’m afraid [boyfriend] is about to get into a fight, I need your help. Stop him, please!”. I stand up, and I tell her, “I can’t promise you I can stop him from fighting, but I can promise you I won’t let him lose.” Before walking off to find him.

Ultimately, no fight actually broke out, and I didn’t realize that I had basically said a cheesy one liner until after the fact when my friend told me how intense that line was.

I didn’t mean for it to sound so dramatic, I just wanted to let her know I wouldn’t let him get his ass kicked, I didn’t mean to make it sound like I was about to demolish three guys by myself like I’m some sort of action hero.”

What’s the most impressive thing YOU’VE said in the heat of the moment?

Share it with us in the comments!

Let’s see what you got!

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People Share the Ridiculous Things They Had to Explain to Other Adults

When I was young, I truly believed that all adults were like my parents.

Serious, hard-working, dependable, smart.

Then as I got older, I learned that’s not the case at all. In fact, IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE TRUTH. My boss at my first “real” job was…let’s just say “not on the ball.” At all.

As the saying goes, age ain’t nothing but a number, right? Some kids are more mature and worldly than people twice or three times their age, I guess.

Let’s see what ridiculous things folks on AskReddit had to explain to other adults.

1. Please don’t do that.

“I used to work at hospital.

One of the most frequent things I had to tell people was why it was a bad idea to smoke near their relatives or friends who had oxygen tanks.”

2. Not a geography major.

“That Portugal isn’t next to Brazil and than Spain isn’t “just south of the border”.”

3. Doesn’t work that way.

“That someone can’t give you AIDS by touching a door handle.

And to not call the cops on this person because they have AIDS and touched a door handle.”

4. How does this whole thing work?

“I had to explain to my adult coworker, who is 5 years older than I am, who has two children, that when she goes outside and looks up at the sky she is in fact looking up into our atmosphere, and beyond that, space. Yes actual “space”.

She thought we lived inside the Earth’s crust or something. She said she was never really too sure on the subject. Wtf.

And she definitely gets paid more than I do. FML.”

5. Oh, boy…

“That Ireland is a real country and not just a made up place for leprechauns and four leaf clovers…”

6. I have a new idea…

“Refrigerators already exist.

She thought she was a genius for coming up with the idea of putting food into a cold space to reduce bacteria growth.”

7. The art of snow.

“My wife’s friend was visiting last winter and tagged along for a quick ski trip to our local mountain in the PNW.

Was one of those perfect winter wonderland days with great snow cover and a light snow.

While we were riding the lift up the friend turns to me and asks “How did they get the snow to look so perfect on the trees?”.

She’s 33 and she wasn’t joking.”

8. It’s real!

“That Jurassic Park wasn’t a real place.

I wish i was joking…”

9. Scary.

“That the U.S. has never been at war with India.

And that Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan have nothing to do with India… He was in the military, which is the terrifying part…”

10. Filth!

“A physician I worked with had to explain to a young couple that they had to have s*x in order for her to get pregnant, then he had to explain s*x to the husband while one of my colleagues explained it to the wife.

They refused to believe it and left the clinic after threatening to report us for being ‘filthy’.”

11. Is this the right section?

“I used to manage a bookstore and I once had to tell a customer that we didn’t have any historical reference books about dragons because dragons weren’t real.”

12. Ohhhhhhh……

“It’s not named COVID Nineteen because there were 18 others before this.

It was discovered in 20-nineteen so they named it after the year.”

13. Who wants sushi?

“Back when COVID was first starting, I was talking with a patient at our office who asked if it was safe to eat at Chinese restaurants because of Coronavirus.

I explained politely (while internally facepalming) that it is totally fine, to which the woman replied “Thank God, I’m TOTALLY craving sushi!”

Then I had to explain the origin of sushi, the most quintessentially and widely known Japanese dish in American culture.”

Now we want to hear from all the readers out there.

In the comments, tell us about the times you’ve had to explain something totally ridiculous to an adult.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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LGBTQI People Talk About Homophobic Things People Have Said Without Realizing It

How many times have you heard someone say this?

“I’m not homophobic, but…”.

It’s like hearing someone say, “I’m not racist, but…”…and it never ends well, does it?

LGBTQI people went on the record and talked about how people said homophobic things and didn’t even really mean to.

Here are some true stories from folks on AskReddit.

1. A mess.

“I got a “haha it’s ok if you’re gay as long as you don’t hit on me like I’m not homophobic it’s just weird” from my coworker where the girl got convinced I was in love with her and started being really annoying about it and was gossiping about it behind my back to our coworkers about how obvious I was about being in love with her and how I stared at her all the time and was being creepy.

This was total bullsh*t, I barely paid attention to her in general, especially after the whole “don’t hit on me” thing. Our coworkers would tell her she was being an *ss and I wasn’t into her, and one eventually told me what she’d been saying, and so I started scheduling my shifts so I wouldn’t have to work with her.

She changed the narrative so that it was a “oh now she’s obviously heartbroken that I don’t feel the same way and is avoiding me” and one day when I was working a shift with her (I had picked up a shift for another coworker so they could go to a friend’s birthday party) before we opened, I overheard her telling the girl at take out that she wasn’t looking forward to having to work with me and get ogled.

I finally snapped and told her in front of half the staff to cut it out, because I wasn’t and had never been into her. I mentioned she wasn’t my type anyways and thought that was the end of it, but she accused me of lying and said I was obsessed with her, so I told her if anyone was obsessed, it was her because I got a text from a coworker nearly daily telling me what she’d said about me.

She later tried telling my manager that I was discriminating against her for being heterosexual.

It was a mess.”

2. Dorm life.

“In the dorm my freshman year of college, one of my floormates came out to a group of us as bisexual.

Another woman, a self proclaimed “gold star” lesbian, told her she can’t be bi because bi women don’t exist.

When asked to explain, she said, “Bi women are just sluts who haven’t found the right d*ck to satisfy them.” And then later defended herself to the RA by saying she can’t be homophobic since she’s a lesbian… yeaaah.”

3. Thanks a lot.

“My mother told me “I accept you and all, but sin is sin. So, you being gay is the same as you murdering people and I just can’t associate with that.”

Ok. Thanks mom.”

4. Nothing in common.

“I made it a point to never mix my personal life with my work life, and for good reason. It just gets complicated. I was a supervisor at work (very small amount of staff, around 6 of us total).

We were having a conversation about LGBT+ people and one of the employees said to me, blatantly, he didn’t approve of two guys being together.

Being a gay male (he didn’t know this & I’m very masculine so people generally never have any idea), I was curious to see where this would go. So I asked “what about two women being together?”

He of course didn’t have any issue with that at all. My followup was “Two women being together is fine, but two men being together is not? Why?”

His answer: “I just don’t have anything in common with gay guys. I don’t think we’d get along.”

For years I’ve been kicking myself for keeping my mouth shut. I wanted to say: “Well… we’re not going to get along now even though we both have the same job.””

5. Mother.

“My mother is one of those homophobes. She’s okayish with gay people but god forbid one of her own children is bi, apparently it’s now the worst thing in the world.

We were watching tv one time when two girls kissed, and she visibly cringed and said “ew”.

Me: what’s the problem? I don’t see the problem.

Her: You don’t see a problem with two girls kissing? Me and your dad are gonna have to have a talk with you.. that’s wrong

Me: 😐

Another time, I came out to just test the waters and they shut it down real quick. I told them I was joking, but it was still terrible because they were treating me like scum just for being bi. Needless to say, I hate my family.”

6. Wow…

“When there were last presidential elections in Finland we had a gay candidate.

My mother once said “I’m not a homophobe but I will move to Sweden if (the gay candidate) gets elected. I just can’t live in a country where the first lady would be a man.”

Both me and my other brother are gay.”

7. Get it out of your system.

“When I told my mom that I was bisexual and in a relationship with my best friend..and she said “Oh, that’s not even real. All girls do that. You just need to get it out of your system.

No Mom..all women do NOT have 4 year s*xual relationships with other women.

She just kept telling me that I hadn’t met the right guy yet, and I’d forget all about women once I met the right guy.

I don’t mind having s*x with men, but romantically? I’m definitely going for women. The best part is people who tell me I can’t be bisexual because I have a child. That always cracks me up.”

8. Not a choice.

“Had a conversation with some ex-neighbors (straight couple, nice people) who both studied to become teachers, we were all the same age, around 24 back then.

We often met for drinks and it was fun, at some point I mentioned something that gave away I was gay (something like “I texted with a guy” or something) and I actually assumed they knew, but the girl asked “oh you’re gay?” and she didn’t seem shocked just curious.

And it wasn’t a big deal and we kept talking and they seemed very cool and suddenly she asked “but when did you decide to become gay?” and I thought she was joking.

But she was dead serious. I tried to explain that that’s not really a thing but she insisted that it’s a choice and reversible. I was kinda in shock and we stopped hanging out then.

Was weird.”

9. But…

“Coworker said “I have nothing against gay people but the worst thing that could happen to me is if my son came out as gay”.

There are so many terrible things that could happen to your child, but you’re worried about him being gay?

I honestly feel sad for this child.”

10. Very rude.

“My “psychology” teacher in high school (mostly she just showed us the movie Sibyll) was told that I was an out lesbian and said, totally seriously, “huh. I thought only ugly girls went lesbian.”

She said this to my high school English teacher who was the only out gay faculty member at the time.

He told me later and we had a laugh about how much homophobes suck.”

11. That’s annoying.

“This definitely could be worse, but it’s still incredibly annoying.

When someone says “I think it’s fine that shows have gay characters, but I hate it when they have it for no reason.” Ah yes, because we all know that the universe made me a lesbian simply for character development.”

12. Hell awaits.

I started dating a woman, “Mary,” and my parents have always been fine with my sexuality. Mary’s father was great. Her mother locked herself in her bedroom for a week.

But still, the mother was outwardly kind to me (and I believe it was genuine). Until one day the phone rings and it’s the mother. Among other things I don’t remember, she said, in the sweetest voice, “I love you both dearly but you know, you’re going to hell!””

13. Wow.

“Worked in a nursing home, was one of the best CNAs there. RNs used to argue over whose wing I would get assigned for the day. I was going to school to be an RN, and my work ethic was extremely good.

I’d been there about 6 months when some coworkers announced they were going to the bar. (This was about 12 years ago, so LGBT+ were not accepted like they are today.) I was invited by a few of the CNAs I was friends with.

I wasn’t planning on getting drunk. I wasn’t even planning on getting buzzed, but I stayed too long, had too much fun, and loosened up quite a bit. One girl asked me why I was always so stand offish at work. Everything in me was screaming not to talk about it, but I did anyway.

New CNA, I didn’t realize at the time, was the head administrator’s daughter. She was sitting right beside me. I told everyone sitting around me that I was engaged to a woman, and I didn’t think anyone would like me if they found out.

The girl I was talking directly to didn’t have a problem with it. Told me I shouldn’t worry about what anyone else thought. Had fun the rest of the night. Called my fiance about an hour later, she picked me up. I sloppy kissed her in the parking lot.

Next day new girl was trying to tell everyone that I hit on her all night. Every person that was there disputed this. They all said I never even spoke to her. Didn’t matter. Fired by the end of the day.

Was told by someone who I was still friends with there, that new girl was bragging about getting the “dyk*” fired.

Now we want to hear from you.

Have you ever had any experiences like this?

If so, please tell us about them in the comments.

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People Share Their Opinions on the Worst Question You Can Ask Someone

It seems like a lot of people out there in the world don’t have a lot of tact, do they?

They’re inappropriate, rude, insensitive, and they often ask other people really inappropriate and terrible questions.

You’ve dealt with it. I’ve dealt with it. WE’VE ALL DEALT WITH IT at some point in our lives.

Ugghhh, I guess it’s just the way some people are…

It’s time to get really uncomfortable with folks on AskReddit!

1. Rough.

“Why does everyone hate you so much?

I hate this one so much.

I lived in a small town so everybody knew everybody. High school was rough, I didnt know how to stick up for myself and soon became the scape goat for bullies and rumors.

Once our Sr. Year hit people matured a little and started being nicer to me. I made a lot of friends suddenly and all of them would ask “why does everybody hate you you’re not like they say.”

It was awkward because most of those people were the ones contributing to the rumors/bullying.”

2. The old classic.

“When are you going to get married/have kids?

Especially awkward when someone asks it of you and a good friend of the opposite gender.

Not every friendship is a romantic comedy waiting to happen. Sometimes you have platonic chemistry.”

3. Mind your own business.

“Went on a camping trip with a friend of mine and her friend who id just met that day. We had a few hour car ride, I was sitting in the back seat, and I just happen to be a chill quiet person who keeps to myself.

She proceeded to ask me “why are you so quiet? Were you abused as a child? Were your parents overbearing and outspoken so you stay quiet?””

4. Anything?

“Ask someone you’re incredibly close to “Notice anything different?”

And then slowly look sadder and sadder as they struggle to guess what you changed.”

5. Pretty rude.

“What happened to your arms? Did you fall off your bike? Did you get burned? Is that contagious?

No f*ckers, it’s called psoriasis. I’m sick of wearing long sleeve shirts in the summer, ok?

Just stop asking people about their appearance! It’s not that hard to mind your own d*mn business.”

6. Oh, man…

“My sister and I are adopted and someone once asked my mum, IN FRONT OF US: “how much did they cost? ”

I’m not sure if this could be considered as an uncomfortable question… But yeah it was awkward… “

7. Terrible.

“After losing my son when he was 3 months old from a rare genetic condition, “when are you going to have more children ?””

8. Don’t even start with me.

“What are you five biggest hopes, dreams, fears, and regrets?”

9. A personal story.

“For me it’s when I’m interviewing for a position and they see that I was with a former agency for 12-13 years and they asked me why I left that agency.

Makes me very uncomfortable because I failed a 10 year background investigation because I smoked weed while vacationing in Jamica on two separate occasions over the span of nearly 10 years.

Long story short, I was forced to resign!”

10. Sounds bad to me.

“Indian aunties have nailed this.

“What is your salary?”

“Haven’t you got a little healthy lately?” Translation – fat

“Oh is that a zit on your face?”

“How much did you score in board exams?”

“When are you getting married?”

“When are you making me a grandma?”

If there was an Olympic category for uncomfortable questions, Indian aunties would win it.”

11. Put on the spot.

““How old do you think I am?”

Coming from someone who looks 100, but is much much younger.”

12. Not again…

“Can I talk to you about Jesus?”

13. Don’t ask that.

“Whenever I mention my friend who killed themselves maybe 40% of the time people respond by “how?”

Please don’t ask, I know you’re curious but it gives me flashbacks to that day all over again and I’m not going to subject myself to a bad day for that.”

14. Because you’re annoying?

“Why did you unfollow me on Instagram?”

15. Ughhhh.

“Who you voting for ?

When I was a kid, my parents got mad that I’d tell people who they voted for.

I didn’t know it was a big deal.”

16. Not the time or the place.

“My (kinda toxic) dad asked me “am i a good dad?” over dinner at a restaurant once.

I would not break down years of trauma and describe his negative personality traits to his face in a private place, much less at our local bar and grill.”

17. Yikes.

“Did you bathe properly today?

This is a conversation I had to have with a coworker once. His smell was very distracting for everyone in the office. Guys wife had died and he just sort of… stopped taking care of himself afterward.

A couple of us got him set up with a therapist. He left the company shortly after for a less stressful job, but I saw on FB a while later the guy is doing much better.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, please share what you believe would be the most uncomfortable question you could ask someone.

Thanks a lot!

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People Share Stories About How Clueless Other Adults Were

Have you ever had to explain something that was totally ridiculous to another adult? And it made you realize that a lot of “adults” out there are actually pretty clueless about all kinds of things?

I had a roommate in college who once asked me how to make macaroni and cheese. Yes, you read that correctly. He observed me in the kitchen one day working my magic on the stove and he was so blown away that he just had to know how to do it! How can this be done?!?!

Apparently, he hadn’t graduated past the microwave portion of his culinary life yet and it was up to me to guide him through that journey…

Here are some hilarious and ridiculous stories from AskReddit users about some very clueless adults.

1. How does this thing work?

“I had to show a co-worker how to staple papers properly. He would staple papers in the middle of the page. The actual center of the page. And the pages would not be lined up properly.

I swear, he just threw pages in the air and grabbed it out of the air with a stapler.”

2. Really?

“Alcohol has calories.

I had to be the one to tell my friend when she was in her mid-20s that the vodka she loved had calories.

She was so shocked and said, “What!?! I thought since it was clear like water it didn’t have any calories.””

3. Gotta learn sometime.

“Literally had to teach my 45 year old mother how to pay her bills. She always had someone to take care of her.

One day she was 100% single for the first time in 31 years (multiple partners). She then realized that she had no clue how to actually be an adult.

It was a mind-blowing experience for me.”

4. Reframe.

“Earlier this year, I had to explain to my sister that its ‘refrain’ not ‘reframe’. She genuinely thought that people would say things like “reframe from touching me”.

In her own words, that way makes more sense because “if I didnt want someone to touch me I’d rather put a big frame around myself so they cant”.

Shes 30. And a teacher.”

5. History lesson.

“Last year, I had to explain to a co-worker that there’s a very drastic difference between a German citizen and a Nazi after she refused to interact with a German man.

We work at an international airport.”

6. Wow…

“This is embarrassing to even write but I had to explain to a coworker that her statement of “Some people treated their slaves well so why not honor those people? You have no idea how those slaves were treated” is not okay.

Just plain not okay…”

7. Probably should’ve known that…

“I had to tell my cousin that she will not get her period when she’s pregnant.

She didn’t understand so I had to explain ovulation and the menstrual cycle.

She’s 28 years old.”

8. I’m outta here!

“I had to teach my sister that bail is only an option while you’re awaiting trial.

She thought that inmates could just pay to get out of prison early and just leave forever.”

9. I give up.

“I had a patient who asked me where my family is from because he’s “interested in countries of origin”.

The same man returned in a week or two for an office procedure. As I’m prepping everything, he asked, “what’s the different between Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino?”.

I thought he was kidding so I was like “uh, they’re different countries? and have different culture?”

Man looks me in the eye and says, “okay, but what’s the difference?”

I gave up, and then the other times he came in pretty much established that he’s a “soft” racist so there’s that.”

10. Language barrier.

“When I was on vacation in Vegas a waitress was having a great conversation with us.

She wanted to visit the UK but was really worried about not speaking the same language. She asked us, a family who had told her we were from England, if people spoke English in England.

She insisted that we were speaking American.

Nice lady and have fun memories but still gobsmacked about it.”

11. This is amazing.

“My ex’s sister in law thought that ATMs had a person inside.

She went her whole life thinking that until one day she asked why they still have someone in the ATM after hours since it seems unsafe nowadays.”

12. Well…

“I told a friend that I was Korean.

To which he replied “Oh this whole time I thought you were Asian”.”

13. Amen!

“That wearing a mask isn’t going to hurt you, and that it in fact, will help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

And that it 100% does not need to be a f*cking political thing, but a decent human being thing.”

14. A teachable moment.

“The first time my daughter came home from her college dorm with laundry, she asked me where the soap goes.

She had just put her dirty clothes in the dryer not knowing it was not the washer.

She’s a smart woman, and I clearly missed a teachable moment or two along the way.”

Yeesh…some people…

Have you ever had to have a conversation like this with an adult?

If so, tell us all about it in the comments!

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People Share the Different Ways You Can Use Everyday Products

Life hacks are the best. I think we can all agree on that, right?

See that wrench? Here’s another use for it! Those knitting needles? Use them for this as well!

The possibilities are pretty endless for what we can use everyday items for, to be honest with you. And we’re about to get a whole lot of great tips in that department.

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.

1. Scuba.

“Scuba diver here. Instead of using those expensive defogger gels and sprays on your mask, smear a bunch of dish soap in it, rinse once or twice, and your mask will never fog during the dive.

You can also use this method to keep your windshield from fogging. Smear a bunch of dish soap on a towel, then rub it all over the inside of your windshield.

Take another damp towel and rub the soap off until your wind shield is clear. I did this 3 weeks ago and have not had to defog a single time since.”

2. Good advice.

“Bleach to keep away cockroaches. I used to get big *ss cockroaches in the summer that came up my drain.

My exterminator told me to pour 1 cup of bleach down my drain each week. You have to pour it down the drain in the room you see them. I started 18 months ago and haven’t seen a cockroach since.”

3. Use it!

“Clear nail polish:

Prevent skin going green from brass

Permanently stop fabric from fraying

Same goes with yarn

Seal paint.”

4. I did not know that!

“Toilet seat covers are the same as blotting paper for oily skin.”

5. Just in case…

“Corn starch is a good blood coagulant if you need to stop bleeding…”

6. In the Army.

“Vagisil for chafing.

It’s antibacterial, lubricating, and an anesthetic. I learned that in the army.”

7. Donate them!

“Clean mascara wands are used in animal shelters to soothe the animals by brushing, and to remove fly eggs and larva from fur.”

8. Cool!

“If you have a highlighter that’s dying, take the “pen” part of it out of the casing and soak it in nail polish remover.

It will revitalize it to working like new.”

9. Use ’em!

“Coffee grounds are quite versatile. Among other things, you can use them for:

A soil additive to improve the pH balance for plants

Place them in a refrigerator to neutralize odors

Scour pots and pans

De-icing your steps and driveway

An ant repellent

An exfoliating scrub for your skin.”

10. Good to know!

“Use salt as an abrasive and absorber when cleaning. I spray my stove top with a general household cleaner then sprinkle salt liberally over the top. It gets grease out easily.

For liquid stains like wine, I pour salt over the stain to soak up excess liquid then come through with hydrogen peroxide. Finally I get absorbent towels and dab clean it.”

11. Very versatile.

“Vinegar is amazing.

It can be used as a cheap household cleaner, refresh the coffee maker, and it can cure foot fungus and jock itch.”

12. Give it a shot.

Antiperspirant can also be used between your thighs and under your boobs.

It stops chaffing from rubbing and sweat in those areas.”

13. Time to tune up.

“If you have a landline telephone, the dial tone is a concert F.

By holding the phone to your ear and your finger on the first fret of the first string of your guitar (for example) you can use the dial tone as a reference pitch and accurately tune up without a tuner.”

14. It works wonders!

“Keep a bag of cat litter in the trunk of the car, in case you need extra traction if you get stuck in ice or snow.”

Do you have any good tips on how to use everyday objects for secondary uses?

If so, please share them with us in the comments!

Thanks in advance!

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People Share the Most Uncomfortable Questions You Can Ask Someone

I’ve never witnessed this phenomenon, but I’ve heard this story a few times from other people in my life…and I don’t know why anyone would ever do this…

I’m talking about when someone asks a woman when she’s due…when they don’t even know if she’s pregnant or not…

Ugh! How stupid can you be, folks!

That is not cool, not funny, and it’s downright disrespectful if you ask me.

What’s the most uncomfortable question you can ask someone?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say…

1. Very rude.

“Why don’t you have any children?

I was a chronic miscarrier.

My son is a super-duper miracle.”

2. Let’s move on.

“Do you have a sister, by chance?”

3. Don’t even ask.

“How come I wasn’t invited?”

4. Just the way it is.

“Why are you so quiet?”

This makes my blood boil. I’m a fairly quiet person in social settings and have received this question a few times.

It makes you AND the people around you feel awkward.

Like… let people be quiet if they
want to be. Not everyone is a social butterfly!”

5. What an as*hole.

“Once, back in college, when meeting my then-girlfriend’s parents for the first time, her dad greets me with a handshake. Nothing odd about that at all.

Then, in mid shake he says, “So you’re the guy f*cking my daughter.”

I was genuinely rendered speechless.”

6. Here we go…

“Doctor, in front of parents:

Are you s*xually active?”

7. Money talk.

“What kind of debt are you in?”

‘The mafia are currently fighting a turf war over the collection of said debt.’

It’s made me pretty popular.”

8. Weirdo.

“If you come in the back office with me right now, just you and me, are you gonna be cool about it, or be a snitch?

Asked by my old boss at a grocery store, he just was offering me shots of fireball because it was almost closing time on New Years Eve, but that phrasing…”

9. Inappropriate.

“I always thought asking a soldier how many kills they have is the absolute worst thing you can ask.”

10. I’d say a 3…

“On a scale of 1-10 how pretty do you think you are?”

It’s bad because if you give yourself a high score they’ll assume that you’re egotistical, and if you give yourself a low score they’ll either assume that you’re insecure or that you’re fishing for compliments.”

11. Never ends well.

“Hey we need to talk…

This is the worst, especially over text.”

12. The worst.

“Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

This is why I hate interviews.

I don’t even see myself doing anything in an hour and they think I have 5 years planned already.”

13. Cringeworthy.

“To a gay couple: which one of you is the girl/boy?”

14. Kind of aggressive.

“No, where are you ACTUALLY from?

Ugh, I had this asked to me when I visited Wisconsin for a wedding. I am Asian and when I said I’m from California they asked me that exact question.

I just stared at them without responding, shook my head, and walked away. Not like I’m going to see that random airport stranger again.”

15. Uhhh…90?

“How old you think I am?”

16. Taboo.

“Apparently it’s taboo to talk about how much money you make or anything about your financial situation

Unless you’re really rich, so that seems to make people pretty uncomfortable, in the US at least.”

What do YOU think would be the most uncomfortable question you could ask a person?

Tell us what you think in the comments.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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People Share Secondary Uses for Everyday Products

It’s nice when you can learn to use a household item in a new and exciting way, isn’t it?

Well, maybe if you didn’t necessarily feel that way BEFORE you started reading this article, I have a pretty good feeling that you’ll be in that mindset after you read through these responses about great secondary uses for everyday items.

Let’s check out these tips from folks on AskReddit.

1. You gotta love it!

“Ground coffee (powder) is amazing at neutralizing vomit smell on carpets or fabrics. I was once in an international flight that would last 9 hours, and on hour 3 a child threw up on the aisle.

The stewardess gracefully poured two handfuls of coffee powder on the leftover stain (after removing the puddle) and the smell instantly went away.”

2. Does it all.

“As a mechanic, a flat-head screwdriver is a pry-bar, package opener, square-head (Robertson) screwdriver, hose-pick, a punch, test-lead, electrical bridge, scraper, chisel, and least importantly, a flat-head screwdriver.”

3. Wow!

“Bottom shelf cheap VODKA.

Put it in a spray bottle and squirt in on your bathroom walls to kill mold, squirt it on clothes to remove any odors, use it to clean mirrors, glass, windows.

Squirt it in your mouth to make cleaning more fun! 🥴

4. If you feel sick.

“Pickle juice can assist the ph balance in your stomach. This means when out drinking, if your stomach starts to feel queasy take a shot or two of pickle juice… why vomit when you’re out having fun?

On a side and probably more relevant note, pickle juice is essentially the OG Gatorade. If you need to replace electrolytes or simply feel a bit dehydrated, drink some pickle juice and then some water.”

5. The leftovers.

“Leftover used Bounce sheets are good little scrubbies for dishes, especially greasy pots and pans. Because they don’t scratch, they’re free (because they already served their original purpose) and when they’re all gunky you can throw them away.”

6. If you have a pool…

“Pantyhose for pool filtering.

This is pretty random, but… Women’s knee-high pantyhose stretches to fit perfectly around the return pipe in an above-ground pool.

For the itty-bitty particles (our problem was gnats!) that manage to make it through the filter, a single knee-high pantyhose sock will catch everything that would otherwise be returned into the water. It can be bunched up on the pipe so it’s not very intrusive.

Cheap enough to throw away when it’s dirty, easy to replace. A 6-pack for $3 got us through the summer and we had to vacuum about half as often.”

7. A happy accident.

“There’s this body wash you can get from the dollar store, I accidentally didn’t shut the lid tight one night and it tipped over.

When I woke up the next morning my bathtub was coated in the stuff, however, after rinsing it away the areas that it was left to sit were cleaner than that bathtub has ever been the entire time I’ve lived in that house.

Now I just buy a bottle of that stuff instead of bath cleaner.”

8. Me, too!

“I stuff dryer sheets in my shoes when i’m not wearing them to absorb the odor and moisture.”

9. Good one!

“Pringles tube lids are good for placing on tin cans when you haven’t used all of the tin.”

10. Pay attention.

“Baking soda in a nylon stocking can be put in your boots or close toed shoes to help freshen then, in your closet to help that musty smell, in your fridge etc.

Couch can be used to tricep dips and sitting

I don’t have a spray head in my kitchen sink so when I want to wash things that need more water to really clean them I take the colander to the bathroom and use the shower head, it also has better pressure so it takes less time to rinse my veggies.

I use my frozen eye mask for bringing down inflammation on my acne as well, I use paper towel as a clean barrier between it but it’s a lot easier then wrapping ice cubes in paper towel which melt. Works great for it’s intended use as well which is depuffing my eyes, really great when I have severe allergies that have been making my eyes water.

Pam spray can be used on your knife when cutting garlic so it doesn’t stick to your hands or knife

Dish soap in a clogged toilet will loosen the clog.”

11. Let’s work on those feet.

“Standing on a tennis ball for about a minute each foot will work absolute wonders.

Try to touch your toes before and after you do this. It’ll loosen everything in your back and give you a lot more range of motion.”

12. Works wonders.

“Use sticky-notes to clean between the keys of your keyboard.

You’ll be amazed how much hair and dirt you’ll clean out.”

13. Get rid of stains.

“Shaving cream is the best stain remover I’ve ever used.

Clothes, carpet, whatever…dampen the stain with water, apply shaving cream, scrub with a damp cloth, then clean up shaving cream by scrubbing with a second damp cloth.

You’ll be surprised how well it works.

Bonus use for shaving cream: apply a SMALL amount (seriously like a pea-sized amount) to your bathroom mirror, and wipe it in circles with a towel like you’re waxing a car.

Do this for an area about the size of your face until the mirror is dry of shaving cream. BOOM! The mirror won’t fog up for a while.

If it starts to fog again, just re-apply. Tip: only apply to mirror when it’s dry.”

14. Use them for something else.

“A pub I used to work at would always keep extra small condoms in a first aid kit.

The use was that in case of an accident cut to a thumb, the condom would put enough pressure on to slow the bleeding and allow the kitchen hands to keep working without risk of a bandaid getting lost in someone’s food.”

15. For your bong!

“Great for bongs – pour in some kosher salt, fill with rubbing alcohol.

Shake the sh*t out of it, rinse, and it’s crystal clear.”

Now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, tell us about YOUR pro tips on how to use everyday things for other stuff.

Please and thank you!

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People Talk About the Strange Things That People Get Offended By

You never know what you’re gonna get with people, do you?

They’re odd, unpredictable, and they tend to get offended by the weirdest things sometimes.

You know it and I know it!

People can just be…bizarre.

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about the weird things that human beings get offended by.

1. Jerks!

“Informing a person that the place where you work does not offer a service or does not have an item in stock that they are looking for. I’ve had this conversation many times:

Customer: “I’m looking for [item]”

Me: “I’m sorry, we don’t have that stock.”

Customer: “What the f*ck??? I drove TWO HOURS to get here! How the hell are you telling me you don’t carry [item]? I could have ordered it off of Amazon and saved time AND money. But because of you, I’m going to be wasting four hours of my day traveling to and from your sh*tty store! Nice going, *sshole!”

2. My decision.

“When I say I don’t want children.

It is my decision to make and people should accept that.

I’ve had so many people tell me that I’ll change my mind. I decided when I was 12 that I didn’t want kids. It’s been 20 years, and I haven’t changed my mind.”

3. Not my problem.

“Having their name mispronounced.

Get mad at your parents for naming you Cheaghean and wanting it pronounced Shawn.”

4. It all means the same thing.

“Being offended when describing a death by saying the person “died” or “is dead” instead of “passed on” or “passed away”.

Denying it won’t make them come back.”

5. You should be happy about it!

“Getting ID’d for alcohol/cigarettes/whatever age restricted item.

It’s a compliment!”

6. We’re done!

“When you don’t like the same things they like.

A former coworker of mine had me try pizza from his favorite restaurant. I told him I didn’t like how the cheese tasted.

He got upset and said, “okay well I’m never going to share food with you again.””

7. THIS.

“Being asked to wear a mask.

It’s crazy how many people will verbally assault a teenage host when she’s just informing you of restaurant rules.”

8. Not a fan.

“Not liking an artist they like.

Some people lose their mind when I say I dislike Eminem.”

9. People are strange…

“The idea of wanting other people to have a better quality of life.

The other day I said that I think flu shots should be free in the United States and my dad (a healthcare provider) was outraged.

I might as well have said “Dismantle the military-industrial complex to fund a mandatory socialist healthcare scheme,” instead of “You know, I feel like the U.S. could afford to give everyone a free flu shot who wanted one.” Same with things like school lunches.

It feels like now if you even raise the spectre of something like that there’s someone foaming at the mouth about how you’re a commie or a socialist.”

10. I’m staying in…

“I’ve had friends get offended when I didn’t want to join them when they were out, I just don’t feel like going out some nights.”

11. I’m insulted!

“Happy Holidays!

“Wow, what an attack on Christianity!”

How do you know it isn’t an attack on Judaism, Islam, or any other religion?”

12. Just trying to help.

“When women get offended cause a man held the door open, or offers to hold her bags etc.

As a lady myself I am just so appreciative. It’s not that people are saying you can’t do something, they are just being nice, thoughtful men.

Get off your high horse and take a chill pill is what I want to say when I hear someone say “ I don’t need a man, I’m perfectly capable” when someone was just trying to do something nice.”

13. Don’t ask me that!

“I’ve never understood why asking for someone’s age is such a horrible thing.

I’ve had friends I’ve known for 5+ months get mad at me for asking how old they are.”

14. This drives me nuts.

“Hearing facts and logic.

Like c’mon dude…proof is right there and you say it’s all a conspiracy.

What will people gain from creating this conspiracy?”

15. This is ridiculous.

“My friend is Mexican he’s second-generation immigrant so he kinda looks like one but has a normal southern California accent. I’m a midwest hillbilly so I’m white as f*ck.

I was visiting him down around LA one time and he was showing me this place to get good authentic Mexican food, while we were there some random white lady came up to me and proceeded to harass me for eating at an authentic Mexican restaurant.

She legit said I was culturally appropriating the food, I had only heard about people like this but never saw one in the wild so this was a shock.

It was f*cking wild, she ended up leaving after getting winded and we just went back to eating but like holy sh*t, she went mental because I’m a white person eating food from a different area.

Like damn, it’s just food let me eat in peace.”

What about you?

What weird things do you think people get offended by?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Share Their Thoughts About a Four-Day Work Week

I know what I think about this possibility…I love it!

Now, I don’t have a 9-5 job anymore like I did in the past, but if I did, I’d be all about working ten hours a day for four days a week instead of the standard five.

Three-day weekend EVERY WEEK? Booyah!

Here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say about the prospect of a four-day work week.

1. Extra time.

“Working a 5 day work week just makes life seem so much more pointless.

By the time I get the other things I need to do (grocery shopping, appointments, etc.) done, its Sunday night.

A 4 day work week might give me time to play the piano I bought to combat depression.”

2. They love it.

“My company switched to 4 10 hour days. We are diesel technicians and work 7-5:30. Half of us work Monday through Thursday and the other half work Tuesday through Friday.

We have did this for over two years and we all love it. It is so nice to have a three day weekend every week. Another thing about it that is nice is if you doctors appointment or something I can make it on a Monday and don’t have to miss any work.

Plus I forgot to mention having a two month this helps out a ton. More time for me to be with my wife and daughter. And if there is a lot to do I can just come in on Monday and boom 10 hours of overtime.”

3. Much better.

“Life would be that much better.

I would have somewhere around 50 extra days a year to do all the yardwork and home projects that I don’t want to spend all weekend doing.”

4. Not as great as you think…

“It’s great, don’t get me wrong, but if you have to work the full 40, it’s not as great as you might think. An extra 2 hours a day doesn’t sound like much, but it takes a while getting used to.

Especially when you are drained, and you still have a few hours left. On top of that, if you have a family and you got off at 5, now you’re getting off at 7. So if you have small children, that gives you roughly an hour with them a day before they go to bed, which has been a deal breaker for some coworkers in the past.

If you instead go in earlier, you now can’t be the one to take the kids to school. You miss out on after school sporting events. On top of that, you’re just generally more drained from going 120% for four days in a row.

I still think it’s worth it. But not by much.”

5. Gladly take it.

“I would gladly work 4 ten hour days to have an extra day off.

2 day weekends are too short. They’re gone just as soon as you start to feel comfortable.”

6. A big fan.

“I work 4 10s a week instead of the usual 8 5s and I f*cking love it.

2 extra hours each shift is easily worth the 3 day weekend.

Feel like I actually get a break from work each week.”

7. A good idea.

“Think it makes sense.

All the evidence suggests it works, and the welfare benefits would be enormous.”

8. Game changer.

“My BF works 4 10s and it’s a total game changer.

It’s adjusted his schedule so he wakes up at earlier hours on his days off, which gives him more day in his day, on top of already having an extra one.

I’m self-employed and I try to have all my work done by Friday’s, so we usually get 3 day weekends together, which also makes taking short trips easier without missing any work.

It also opens up a weekday for him to do certain things that have more limited hours on weekends like appointments and whatnot.”

9. Might be a good idea.

“Given that we now have more people in the workforce and supposedly more “productivity” because of automation, we ought to be dropping down to 32 hour weeks to compensate for the changes in our household structures.”

10. Not much difference.

“I think it’s less about 4 day work weeks, but more about work life balance.

For people that’s already working more than 10hrs day or no-pay overtimes or working during holidays, working 4 days week means very little.”

11. Energy saver.

“In terms of climate change it’d be about 20% less CO2 emissions from commuters which is nice.

Not just commuting, but running a workplace. Industrial jobs are the most obvious, but even an office building full of computers, lights, climate control, etc uses a lot of energy.”

12. Keep the hours the same.

“As long as it is 4 – 8 hour days with no change in pay.

I can get the same amount of work done in 32 hours as I get done in 40.”

13. All good things.

“I would do some or all of the following:

Cook more

Play more competitive video games

Join a band

Play dodgeball

Go to the doctor/dentist once in a while

Travel out of state more often.”

14. Wouldn’t work for everyone.

“It wouldn’t work for me.

I work at an animal hospital, open 7 days a week, and there’s not enough of us to go around. And the company would never hire enough people to cover for a four day work week.”

How about you?

What do you think about a 4-day work week?

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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