People Admit How They’d Spend $1 Million on Their Favorite Hobbies

This would be a tough proposition for me…

If I had to pick one hobby to spend $1 million on, what would it be?

Old hockey memorabilia? Old movie posters? Books? Records?

The possibilities are endless!

But it sure is fun to think about, isn’t it?

If you had to spend a million bucks on your favorite hobby, what would you buy?

Let’s check out what AskReddit users said about this!

1. Sounds like a plan.

“I’d buy some land and start planting cotton, bamboo, make linen, order silk, start making my own!

I’m allergic to most animal hair and it’s difficult to find any yarn without it! I’d also learn how to wind my own yarn and dye it as well!

I’m too excited about this idea…”

2. Nerd alert! But good for you!

“Brand new top end rig, new networking gear, A.V. set up, nice desk, decent office chair.

Maybe a new sofa should all fall under gaming, maybe a house to so you plenty of space for it too.”

3. There you go!

“With a million dollars I’m making my own car from scratch.

I’m thinking fully custom NA flat 12, around 6.0L, in a semi-monocoque chassis with CFRP panels and manual, 6 speed double clutch gearbox…

Designing the parts would be as much fun as building it and that would be as much fun as driving it.”

4. Wow.

“I have an affinity for fountain pens. Given that a Montblanc Geometry Solitaire Meisterstück is £1250 I could get a lot of nice pens for that amount.

The Fulgor Nocturnus pen was sold at auction for 8 million, so I could perhaps find something in between the Fulgor Nocturnus and a Meisterstück.”

5. I like this!

“I’d buy a house to store all my books.

Or build my own multilevel library with sliding ladders.”

6. Perfect!

“I like hiking and conservation.

So I would buy a bunch of land, a house and live there while I transform it into a more valuable ecosystem.”

7. And…action!

“ALL THE FILM EQUIPMENT I’VE EVER DREAMT OF.

All the software I could never afford, the cameras, the studio, the actors and crew, the props and lights and…..jeez I would be in heaven.”

8. See you there!

“Cannabis farm in a recreational state with an on site home for my family of 3 humans and 4 animals.”

9. Good plan.

“I’m a woodworker.

I’d buy some cheap land way up North, get a bunch of durable hand tools, hire skilled craftsmen, and have them crank out free toys for children.

For only a million, I can’t give things to all children, so I’ll make a list of only the most needy and worthy.

Sometime when it’s the dead of winter, I’ll deliver those toys. I’m skipping 2020 though, seems to dangerous out there.”

10. Turn it up!

“I’m a musician.

I’d probably hire someone for marketing, make t-shirts, press some CDs, and book some high-quality recording sessions.

Oh, and definitely a new acoustic guitar, which I badly need.”

11. This old house.

“I like renovating 1970s houses.

So I guess 3/4 of a house in Toronto, or 50 houses in Detroit.

I think I’d have more fun in Detroit.”

12. Cycling.

“First I’d buy the best bicycle money can buy.

Titanium frame, custom cut to my exact measurements, and built with all the best components. That will “only’ set me back about $10,000. Then I’ll upgrade all my camping equipment with the best of the best. Again we’ll say $10,000 but that’s probably a large overestimation.

What would I do with the other $980,000? I’d load all that super fancy camping gear onto the bicycle and spend the next several years cycling all around the world. I’d fly to New Zealand first, and bike the whole length of both islands. Then Australia.

I’d ride from southeast Asia to England, somehow working in a detour down to Africa. Then from Alaska all the way to the southern tip of South America (I’ve already booked across most of the Continental US, so I’m ok with flying over that this time).

All along the way, that million dollars would be buying my food, paying visa fees and airline tickets between continents. Traveling by bicycle is a relatively cheap way of traveling, at least when you’re camping instead of just cycling from one hotel to the next.

A million bucks would be enough to ride around the world several times over, even while treating myself to the occasional hotel along the way.”

13. A writer’s life.

“My hobby is writing.

The writing part is cheap. I can do it on a Chromebook using Google Docs. I even published a novel spending about $300. (Mostly book cover design and copies to give/sell to people.)

However, after this part is where things get expensive. Once you’ve published a book, you need to convince people to read it. There are so many books on Amazon and I’m an unknown writer so even if someone happens to stumble upon my book they won’t know why they should read it.

Trust me, virtually nobody will stumble upon your book, buy it, read it, and tell a hundred friends to do the same.

In addition, my first book was looked over by some friends/family as beta readers for free. (Well, I gave them a copy of my book, but it was still cheap.)

The problem I ran into for the sequel was that I needed people who had read Book 1 so they could critique Book 2. Given so few people read the first book, it proved a difficult task and that book remains unpublished.

Going back to the question, I’d give part of the money to a professional editor to critique my book as many times as needed until it was perfect. Then, I’d pay a great artist to design an eye catching cover (instead of the inexpensive bare bones cover my first book had).

Next, I’d hire someone to promote my book(s) far and wide. Finally, I’d pay someone to professionally record an audiobook version of my novel(s).

Of course, all of this would probably cost about $10,000. (This is off the top of my head estimate.) A lot of money for me right now, but a drop in the million dollar bucket. The million dollars would be enough to help me with 100 books.”

14. I’m assuming this is for Dungeons and Dragons.

“Forget about leather bound special editions of all sourcebooks, expensive dice (rare materials, custom made, electronic, weird shapes, etc), and hand-painted miniatures for days. That’s just getting started.

We’re going to build an immersive experience.

First, the play area: build a beach house with 6 rooms for the players, 4 bathrooms (2 up, 2 down), a full kitchen, den, back deck over the water, and our gaming Dungeon.

The Dungeon: Glass display cases for figurines w/fantasy motif woodwork. Bookshelves for source and splat books and character creation materials. Leather sectional with a flat screen for character creation and breaks. A wet bar, because we’re civilized adults. The Gaming Table. And The Wardrobe. Custom AV system.

The wardrobe: a walk-in closet with props like fake shoulder parrots, rapiers, and staves for players and outfit accessories like wide leather belts, scarves, and hats.

Custom AV: preset surround sound and light settings all controlled from the DM’s laptop for at-the-fingers control of background sounds, music, and mood lighting.

The Gaming Table: Seats 8. Each rolling leather office chair will have its own included upper shelf for dice, pencils, etc and a lower shelf for tablet, character sheets, etc, their own built-in dice tower, a fold out drink holder for our pewter dragon goblets.

2 charging ports for devices both usb and regular outlets. And, the selling point: built-in touchscreen laptops connected to the DM’s LAN network for private messaging the DM and for distribution of visual aids.

The tabletop: 3d printed modal mix-and-match, magnetic dungeon pieces integrated with the table’s magnets.”

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us how you’d spend a million bucks on your favorite hobby.

Please and thank you!

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People Discuss What They Think Are the Best Moments in Film History

When discussing films, the possibilities about what are the best moments in the history of cinema are pretty much endless, depending on who you’re talking to.

You could go in a million different directions: silent film, Japanese, French, gangsters, period pieces, 1960s, the list goes on and on!

What do you think is the most epic moment in the history of cinema?

Let’s see what AskReddit users had to say.

1. A great one!

“The graveyard scene in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

I’ve shown my kids a movie every Friday night since my oldest was 3 (11 now), and that’s our favorite. I can pull it up at any random time and everyone will stop what they are doing and silently watch it.

Eli Wallach as Tuco is the greatest anti-hero and one of the greatest performances in film history.”

2. Pretty amazing.

“Historically speaking, I think when everything is suddenly in color in “The Wizard of Oz,” after the first few scenes were in sepia.

That technology was revolutionary for the time.”

3. I remember it well. 

“The point where you’re introduced to the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.

A turning point of CGI in movies along side the amazing score.

Still gives me goose bumps.”

4. A classic.

“12 Angry Men.

Juror 8 puts Juror 3’s coat on for him.

It means so much in context with the rest of the movie that just this small act of kindness can have that much of an impact on someone’s life.

It’s really beautiful.”

5. I love the smell of napalm…

“The Flight of the Valkyries scene from Apocalypse Now.

Kilgore’s air calvary taking Charlie’s point.”

6. Back in time!

“Back to the Future.

George punching Biff.

George kissing Lorraine and saving Marty from non-existence.

Marty successfully returning to 1985 just as Doc hooks up the lightning cable.

The Doc reveals he was wearing a bullet proof vest.

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need….roads”

The DeLorean flies into the camera – the END.

The whole end of the movie is one air-punch moment after another.”

7. What a great movie.

“Shawshank Redemption.

Spoiler ahead.

The way it is hyped that Andy might have committed suicide, it’s raining, its thunderous, he doesn’t come out the next day.

And then, we find out that he actually escaped.”

8. Unforgettable.

“”Get away from her you b*tch!”

Ellen Ripley to the Queen Alien

Smashed it.”

9. Solid.

“Gladiator.

Russell Crowe revealing himself as Maximus to Commodus in the arena was pretty legit.”

10. Powerful.

“Oskar Schindler, at the end of the film, realizing that he could’ve saved more Jews.

And Itzhak Stern and others telling him “He who saves a single life, saves the world entire.”

11. Intense.

“The opening of Saving Private Ryan.

Probably the most effective part of that scene is at the very beginning — the camera holds on several faces aboard the landing craft, leading the audience to believe these would be the protagonists, the main cast members.

Then you see one of them get nailed right in the forehead by enemy fire as soon as the doors open. Now you don’t know who is going to live or die, except for maybe Tom Hanks.”

12. Indiana Jones to the rescue.

“The angels coming out of the Ark of the Covenant looking beautiful and sublime, but then turning into terrifying beings that burn the Nazis to death in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Because the Nazis are evil.”

13. Goosebumps.

“The Lion King (1994).

When Simba is making his way up Pride Rock after defeating Scar and the Hyenas.

Incredibly powerful moment, and I still get goosebumps every time I watch that scene.”

14. Creepy stuff.

“The “What’s in the Box” scene from Seven.

I still have not rewatched that movie as the reveal was so epic I knew I could never feel that way about it again.”

15. Epic!

“The car chase from The Blues Brothers.

It’s a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.”

16. Good memories.

“For me it’s the Millennium Falcon blasting out of the fireball of the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi.

I was 10 and I wanted to jump and run around the theater screaming in triumph right along with Lando and Nien Numb.”

17. Never gets old.

“Roy Scheider in Jaws.

A half burned cigarette hanging on his lip while chumming the water to entice the shark, then says “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” just after the shark momentarily pops his head from the water.”

Okay, film buffs, now we want to hear from you!

What are some of your favorite moments in cinema history?

Talk to us in the comments! Thanks!

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Haunted House Workers Discuss the Best Reactions They’ve Seen From Customers

I’ve never worked in a haunted house, but some of my friends did at the really big ones in Kansas City and they always had hilarious and ridiculous stories to tell us about how the paying customers responded to being terrified by them and other workers.

Sometimes, my friends even got punched in the face for their hard work. How’s that for being thanked for a good scare…?

We’re about to read some stories about great reactions from haunted house patrons.

Let’s get freaky with folks on AskReddit!

1. That was close.

“I got one of those really big buff men to let out the highest pitched scream I’ve ever heard.

He almost punched me but stopped himself.”

2. Here we go.

“I have several stories. Done it for years.

I was once knocked out. Worked in a house with a “scare room” where you peak behind blacked out curtains. You’re not supposed to lean farther than the window sill but sometimes you’re just in the moment. A guy turned a corner and was looking at the black light work on the wall and didn’t notice me right beside him.

I leaned as close as I could to him and just whispered to him. He collapsed to the ground and reached for anything he could grab. Grabbed the back of my head and I slammed my head into the sill.

Next thing I know I’m on the ground of the scare room. A co-worker steps over me and hands me a bottle of ibuprofen lol.

I was once Nosferatu and scared a guy so bad he tried to clear the corner of rocks and props instead of run around it. He fell and tumbled down the other side breaking three fingers.

Another time I was part of a blacklight clown maze. The walls were fence. We kept jumping back and forth on the fences and this woman became so exhausted from screaming she passed out.

We had to shut it down for a while until paramedics could arrive and get her out. She was terrified of clowns so we couldn’t be around her when she was waking up. We had to get our management out there for her while we waited outside.”

3. This sounds like a fun place.

“I was part of a hillbilly haunted house, my role is to hide near the entrance and jump out with a bloody spade to scare the visitors as they enter the house. I will then call out for my ‘little brother’ whom i call ‘baby’.

The line goes: “Hey babeh! We got more play things!”

One time, a customer was unscathed by my scare and was laughing and mocking me, and when i called out for my ‘baby’, he was like “oh no, wow, a baby”

Little did they know, ‘baby’ is a huge guy covered in blood and intestines wearing butcher apron with a pig mask and armed with an axe.

The moment the guy mocked me for calling for baby, baby immediately rushed out from a secret door next to him with a creepy child-like laughter. The guy got so scared he stumbled backwards and crashed into our prop haystacks.”

4. It’s Freddy!

“Former worker, i worked at probably half dozen over the years. I’ve had a few people pass out and a few yell “I just peed my pants!” etc which is always funny/satisfying but my favorite one is easily this.

I was working in a boiler room scene and dressed as Freddy Krueger. The set up was a large boiler that made you look to your left while I came out behind them on the right side. The door was straight ahead in the direction people were already walking, so they usually walked/ran towards it.

Someone designed the hallway to take a 90 degree left turn as soon as you went through the door, so many people ran into the wall, lol. Cue four or five large high school footballers (all in their jerseys) in a single file line looking pretty scared. I jumped out behind the last guy.

They all screamed at the top of their lungs, booked it towards the door single file pushing each other, and the first guy went right through the plywood wall. The rest of them piled onto each other at the hole in the wall.

I guess all that mass coupled with speed and football strength pushing all at once was too much. I started laughing and so did they. They got up, apologized, and continued down the correct hallway.”

5. The long-short scare.

“I worked as a Scarer in NZ.

I really liked the place and it was fun to work at. They also made sure that we were always safe and people got kicked out if they didn’t follow the rules. My best reaction was a from a big guy who dropped backwards on the floor and screamed his lungs out after I did a “long-short” scare.

“Long-short” is a scare were you shine a light on yourself from far way and then sneak up to the person and flash yourself again. On of my favourite ones.”

6. Zombie ship.

“Worked a zombie ship in Tampa.

I have a thin hallway that leads outside. I normally jump from a room that is tucked away but I can kinda do whatever I want.

I decided I wanted to have some fun so I decided to stand in the middle of the hallway with my fake leg in my hand and just start rocking back and forth. I’m a zombie so I’m supposed to be groaning in agony but I was completely silent and letting the ambiance do my job.

My mark rounded the corner and he saw me just rocking there. He turned around and just said “NOPE!” and ran the other direction.

I took this time to slide back into my room and the mark came back and his friends were like “What’s your problem? There is nothing here!”

“He was here! There was somebody here!” my target exclaimed.

My original mark led the group so I decided to attack the middle. They all slammed into each other and fell down laughing.

It’s things like this that make me keep working haunted houses. I’m skipping this year because of the whole covid thing, but maybe next…

I got ton of stories. Good times all around.”

7. Movie magic.

“I volunteered at one in Vancouver that was run by a guy who used to be in the movie business. He had the most amazing stuff and I suspect a lot of it was former movie props or costumes.

The best thing was this giant like 10-12ft tall ring wraith that he’d prop up in the front yard, and it was so big that people assumed it was a stationary prop, like part of the setting but the arms could be moved by levers from someone hiding under the robes.

The MO was to stay very still, wait for people to meander through the graveyard and then suddenly swoop at them. That FREAKED people out.

My best scare was with the ring wraith – a big buff guy, at least 6”3, clearly a bodybuilder, who yelped and then immediately grabbed his girlfriend/date (who was this tiny asian woman and weighed all of 100 lbs probably) and used her as a human shield. Not just like pulled her in front of him, but actually picked her up a bit while doing it

The house was really great, free to enter, donations all went to charity but being a scarer is a thankless business. I don’t know how many times I’ve been punched by kids and teenage boys because their reaction to fear is aggression.

Oftentimes it was a delayed reaction too, like you’d scare them, they’d yelp or jump back and then like 3 seconds later because they embarrassed themselves in front of their little buddies, they’d run back or run up and give you a quick punch and run away.”

8. My eyes!

“A friend of mine got pepper sprayed twice.

That was fun for him.”

9. My legs are giving out.

“I worked for one for a few seasons, the best reaction I saw (but unfortunately I wasn’t the one to cause) was a lady who’s legs kept giving out from fear, she kept getting up quickly though and the rest of the people in her party thought she kept dropping her keys, but she was dropping her whole self, the keys were in her pocket the whole time.

Other than that I just had a lot of edgy kids screaming random things when they got startled. Nothing like popping out at a teenage boy and and they just outright scream “YOUR MOM GAY” on reflex.”

10. The Clown Room.

“Worked at one haunted house, years ago, for precisely two days. I’ll never work another because there is no way that I can ever top this scare, ever.

Night one, I was assigned to “The Clown Room,” where we had life-sized statues of some clowns from the movie ‘Killer Klowns From Outer Space.’ I had a mask, clown suit, and chubby three-fingered gloves so I blended right in, looking just like one of the statues. I went through the night scaring folks and having a great time.

On night two, a former co-worker whom I had not seen in years showed up with her boyfriend. She squealed and squirmed with displeasure as they entered, saying ‘No no no, I hate clowns I hate CLOWNS!’

As they moved passed me, I remained standing still and blending in with the statues but made eye contact with her and followed her with my eyes. She freaked out and said ‘That one’s WATCHING me!’

Her boyfriend said ‘Honey it’s just a statue.’ She had passed me at this point, but her boyfriend walked up to me to inspect and make sure I was just a statue. I winked at him and slowly brought my finger to my lips in a ‘SSHHH!’ gesture then pointed up ahead toward his girlfriend.

He grinned and nodded, staying back while I snuck up behind my former coworker. I put a comforting arm around her, hoping she would think I was her boyfriend…She did. At least until she reached up to hold my hand and felt my ridiculously oversized fingers.

Everything went in slow motion and I could feel her terror kicking in as she realized I was definitely not her boyfriend. I leaned down to look her in the eyes and grumbled “Hi, Molly!” She screamed “HOLY SH*T IT KNOWS MY NAAAMMMEE!!!!” and ran off into the next room. I told the show-runner that I would not be coming back the next night as I had just completed my mission of permanent psychological damage.

Best. Halloween. Ever.”

11. This sounds like a blast.

“I was a haunted house actor for about 6 years and it was some of the best times of my life. My “scare” was a faulty elevator, really a box on a pulley that mimicked a falling elevator, so I heard many more scares than I saw in person.

Few things are as satisfying as hearing a big burly guy shriek like a nine-year-old girl once the special effects kick in.

At the end of the attraction a man (really the nicest guy in the world, but he looks like a crazed redneck) chased people out with a chainsaw. I remember one guy didn’t stop running until he was across the parking lot and in the bed of a pickup truck.

It was so much fun. I really miss working there.”

12. Made her cry.

“This was a student event, so not an actual ‘job’ – I was just helping run it.

But basically I had this great costume that had a black veil over the front of a hood, which meant no-one could see my face and so I stood very still in slightly awkward positions, lulling people into thinking I was a statue.

I’d bide my time, too – a few of the students would nervously prod me and I’d ‘wobble’ like a statue but do nothing else. Then every so often, usually with someone coming in after a prodding one, I’d leap at them and go “RAWRHGHG!!!”

The best response (which I still feel guilty about) was this Chinese girl who literally fell onto her *ss in shock and started bawling her eyes out, such was the fright I gave her.”

13. Horror business.

“I had this really big muscular guy scream once who punched the wind out of me and run away crying.

I found out by the chainsaw clown at the end of the maze that the dude had wet himself before he had reached that section. They escorted the guy out through an employee section so the guy could quietly
get to the parking lot.”

14. Run for it!

“A friend of mine went to a haunted house and the crazy chainsaw guy at the very end recognized her (they were coworkers at another job).

But she didn’t recognize him in costume so when he was just supposed to chase people out of the building he chased her all the way down the street.

It was extra funny because she started to slow down outside the building and then looked back and realized he wasn’t stopping before running the rest of the way down the street.”

How about you?

What’s the funniest or weirdest thing that ever happened to you in a haunted house?

Tell us in the comments!

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People Share Their Best “You Have No Power Here” Moments They’ve Ever Seen

Isn’t it amazing when people who think they own the world are brought down to Earth in excellent fashion?

You bet it is!

And that’s why we think you’re gonna love these stories of people being told, “you know what? You have no power here!”

This is gonna be good!

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

1. Bad managers.

“I used to work for a terrible manager when I worked at McDonalds.

This guy was horrible to us. He was constantly bullying us, sh*t talking us TO CUSTOMERS, and doing everything in his power to make us miserable. Well, so many people complained about him that he ended up getting fired.
New manager was great. He was super chill and understanding with us all. A couple weeks after he took over, the old do*chebag comes in and starts talking about how terrible the store looks, how our service is sh*ttier than ever, and how much this store needs him. The new manager looked at him and said “If you don’t leave, then the cops are gonna make you”

When the do*chebag didn’t move, new awesome manager stuck to his guns and called the cops. The do*chebag is no longer allowed on ANY McDonalds property in the city and has a restraining order against him.”

2. Liberating.

“The first time I had dinner at my parents house after I got my own apartment.

My dad was giving me grief as usual. Finally, I stood up and said, “ I don’t live here anymore. I don’t have to put up with you this way any longer. I’m going home.”

And walked out.

Most liberating moment of my life.”

3. What a creep.

“I told my ex I was getting remarried.

He told me he was going to stop me and put a lein on my house (which I bought with my money six years after the divorce). My son would come home from visitations telling me how his dad was going to stop the wedding and I’d have to pay him all of this money, la di da.

Get to court. His attorney goes blah blah blah for what felt like forever. My lawyer (yes, I had to freaking get one) stands up and simply hands the judge the divorce papers showing the disbursement of funds and how my ex isn’t owed anything.

Judge looks at ex’s lawyer and basically asks, “did you even ask for this document before filing?” and dismisses the case.”

4. Get outta here with that.

“I’m a high school teacher who teaches a lot of senior grades and so has to deal with graduation grades, references for university, all that jazz.

I had a parent of a graduating kid in my classroom in June (after final marks were given to students but not formally reported) who was a dental surgeon in town, ran a large operation, donated a lot to local sports…big man in a small town.

I had given his kid a mark in the high B range, and so he marched into my office and started off with the “there must be some mistake” line, which moved swiftly into the “you’re going to change it because I tell you too” to “how much will it cost to get him the A”.

When I refused the bribe he went to “you’re FIRED!!!1!1!”. Not “I’m going to get you fired” but “you’re fired, clean out your desk”. I just asked him to leave.

Ended badly, he threatened violence, I reported him to the school admin, he’s now banned from the property.

Mr. “I pay your salary so you work for me you lousy piece of s*it” was threatened with the cops by Mr RandomActPG.”

5. Nope.

“Woman complained we wouldn’t fill her clearly fraudulent C2 prescription, brought the brand new store manager back to the pharmacy to “make us fill it.”

“She says you have to fill it.”

“God himself cannot make us fill anything if it fails the checks. No.””

6. Working in IT.

“IT services for a client of mine. They paid for me to come to their office and address a problem. 8 hrs minimum time. The issue was resolved in about 45 minutes, they’d set up something incorrectly and it was pretty obvious once I got into the system.

I was packing up to leave and the client stopped me.

“What are you doing?”

“The system is fixed so I’m headed out back to my office.”

“No, I paid for 8 hours, you’ll do your 8 hours. If I tell you to wash my car for 8 hours that’s what you’ll be doing.”

“Right…so anyway, I’m leaving. I’ll notify the office to send you the invoice and in all likelihood we’ll no longer be working with you and withdrawing your lease on our equipment.””

7. At the library.

“I wasn’t good at returning library books when I was a kid. I got lectured by my school librarian about it a lot.

Fast forward twenty years and I’m a supervisor at the local public library and my former now retired school librarian goes there. One day I see her sneaking around the front desk instead of coming back to say hi to me and I immediately figure something’s up. I go up to say hi and she acts exasperated and tells me she was trying to avoid me because she had overdue books.

So I put on my reading glasses, pulled them down over my nose, and delivered the same lecture she’d given me countless times about being responsible and turning in books on time.”

8. Go ahead.

“When an unhappy client threatens to go hire a better lawyer.

They don’t seem to get that this isn’t a threat when they aren’t paying me….”

9. Uh oh.

“I joined the Army Reserve in 1983, in between my junior and senior year in high school.

Going to drill one weekend and we were doing war games with another reserve unit.

They mailed everyone a letter with the challenge and response to be let in to the unit.

As a lowly private, I was standing guard at the entrance and had to say the challenge.

Everything’s going good until a city police car pulls up and the cop is a new lieutenant . I give the challenge and he just look at me. I say it again and he said to just let him in because he didn’t know it. He starts getting belligerent and I ask him to turn off the car and step out.

He gets out and starts yelling at me. The Sergeant Major heard the commotion and comes over and tears the young lieutenant a new *sshole.

It was very satisfying to watch and I learned that day that even though a 2nd lieutenant outranks a sergeant major, it really doesn’t matter because the sergeant major had been in for 20 years and didn’t put up with any bullsh*t.”

10. Very weird.

“A few years ago a guy stopped me in the hardware store and asked if I was a painter.

I looked down at my painters whites and said, yeah I do historical restoration work. He asked how much I charge per hour, and when I told him, he immediately told me I was too expensive and dropped my rate by 25%. I had already given him my number, but he kept belittling me, and saying I wasn’t worth it.

I just told him that I already had a full time job, and this would be in my off hours, so it needed to be worth my while. He finally let me leave the store, then called me 3 or 4 times, each time hemming and hawing over if he wanted to actually use me or not, he’s got a bunch of properties, it would be a sweet gig, but not at those prices.

And I just kept telling him that’s fine, don’t use me if you don’t want to. Eventually I recognized his number and stopped picking up.

He really thought he had some sort of power over me, and I’d jump at the opportunity. Luckily I didn’t have to take the work, I was making good enough money as it was. He would have nitpicked absolutely everything, and probably not paid me at the end anyway.

But he was so certain he’d have power in the situation, that he didn’t seem able to comprehend me not wanting to barter with him.”

11. No more refunds.

“When I was working customer service for a restaurant delivery service (not unlike Door Dash) I had a customer send in a complaint about hair in their food. The hair was sitting on top of the food. I check their account, and they had ONE order on their account, which is a red flag.

I check their phone number and find multiple accounts, each other 1-2 orders, ALL of them complaining about hair in the food. I deny a refund because the customer has actually used the same identical photo for the last order since they ordered the same thing. The customer tries to argue with me, threaten to never use the service again, typical stuff that they always say.

Eventually the customer gives up and ends the call, then immediately tries again. I get the support request. See who it is, then deny the refund again. She ends the call, then tries again. The person behind me gets the call. I tap the person on the shoulder and show them what I pulled up on my screen and that person denies the refund.

The next day she calls back and tries again and is outside of the refund window, so the customer demands to speak to a supervisor.

The supervisor bans her from the service for multiple fraudulent refund requests.”

12. Ahhh, that feels good.

“I worked at a grocery store for five years putting up with crazy customers and their awful attitudes.

At the end of my tenure our store was set to be closed, and for the last month the store was sold to a liquidation company. Meaning we were no longer under our parent company’s umbrella and were no longer concerned with retaining customer loyalty.

I got to tell customers “no” and respond with every bit of sarcasm and disdain to every Karen i encountered for one month until the store officially closed.”

13. Not under your roof anymore.

“The guy that i’d gone on a few dates with introduced me to his parents, things went well, or so i thought.

He drives me home, we end up talking and drinking a few beers, i didn’t want him on the road with any alcohol in his system, and i enjoyed his company, so we end up hanging out until 3am.

His mom starts blowing up his phone, demanding that he comes home, so he drives himself home to find that he’s been locked out of his house. His mom said that he can sleep outside, he shouldn’t be spending time with someone like me (still don’t know what she meant by that), and that i’m “just another stop on the p*ssy train”.

He tells her not to talk about me like that, to which she says “when you’re under my roof, i’ll say whatever i want about whoever i want!” so he picks up his phone, calls me, asks if he can stay at my place for a little while.

It’s been seven years, we’re engaged, have a dog, a cat, and a happy life.

i also plan on throwing some subtle train themes into the wedding/celebration after the end of the plague.”

14. Back of the line you go.

“I was waiting for a friend to finish work – she worked at a restaurant so fancy they had someone vetting guests at a podium outside.

The place was glitzy and the folks were glam so the great and good would descend in droves. Those with a reservation were sent in; prospective walk-ins had to queue.

A car sweeps up, the driver jumps out and holds the door open to unleash a hat and dress. The woman accompanying said finery – a C-list actress from a regional daytime TV show – looked through everyone present and moved to enter. She froze, appalled, when the guest-vetter intercepted, asking “Do you have a reservation?”

She mustn’t have heard the question because she didn’t respond. Instead she drew herself up to the full height of her couture and demanded “Do you know who I am?”

“Yes” said the maitre d’, “Back of the queue.””

Now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about stories like this that have happened to you.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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People Discuss the Most Wholesome Experiences They’ve Had With Strangers

All we hear about these days is bad news and terrible stories.

Well, today we’re going to do something totally different. You’re about to read some nice, wholesome stories about people being totally excellent and nice to complete strangers.

Because who doesn’t need a little bit of that in their life, right?

So let’s do it!

These folks on AskReddit shared their wholesome stories.

1. A nice experience.

“I once took my son to a local science center for a day of fun. I also have cerebral palsy. I get around well enough. Sometimes I use a wooden cane, but I’m alright unsupported.

I rock a mean limp and have terrible balance, but if you were to see me walking around most would just assume I had been injured at some point.

While walking around I spotted this woman with a young daughter of maybe 7-8 using a walker and sporting a pair of leg braces. The mother and I locked eyes a few times throughout our free roaming day until eventually our kids started interacting with the same exhibit.

We were standing there watching them and I turned to the mother and before I could even speak she said:

“Cerebral palsy. You too, huh?”

We ended up spending the rest of our day together chatting about our lives and experiences and going over the many advancements and therapies that have been developed since my childhood.

She ended up telling me at the end of the day that seeing me being a single dad to my son and being so independent in spite of my disability gave her a lot of peace of mind. She said she worried a lot about what her daughter’s future might hold in terms of her independence.

It was just an all around really nice experience.”

2. Homesick.

“I moved 1000 miles away from everything I knew after graduating college 16 years ago. Back then I was pretty homesick, struggling in my career and figuring things out so I felt pretty lost in life.

One day I was walking around downtown Orlando when an older man probably in his mid 80’s stopped me. He handed a piece of paper that he was carrying to me and said “You seem like a good person with a good heart. It will be alright.” Then he just walked away.

Looking down, that piece of paper was a copy of a handwritten page by him filled with dozens and dozens of sayings, illustrations and quotes from all over the world regarding love and hope. Tears came immediately and I put it away to read later that day. It stayed on my wall in my home for the better part of 10 years until I moved again.

Now it’s been 16 years since then and sure he’s moved on to the next world by now. I still have that page, take it out occasionally and think about that wonderful man from many years ago who taught me about pure and genuine random acts of kindness right along with love and hope.

He was an absolute blessing to me and to our world. Thank you good sir. You were a beautiful soul.”

3. Very cool.

“This happened when I was around 9 or 10.

I was out riding my bike with my mum, and halfway through the trail, my bike breaks down.Anyway we couldn’t carry the bike back home since it would take hours, so we were just stranded in that field.

There were a few people on the trail who saw our inconvenience, but either they didn’t have any bike knowledge to know how to fix it, or they couldn’t be bothered to care.

At least an hour had passed before this old man, and I mean like real old (he looked to be around 80) approached us and fixed our bike free of charge.

He got his hands down to the grease, and eventually after a few minutes I could start peddlin’ again. I thought that was a really wholesome moment, his kindness and coolness to our situation.

And that’s why this memory sticks to me I guess.”

4. It’s on me.

“My card declined at a fast food place a couple years ago.

The manager saw it happening and came up and gave me the food anyway.

It may have come from a “f*ck this establishment” mood rather than the unrelenting kindness of his heart, but either way it really made my day.”

5. He was right.

“I was in an abusive relationship and it ended with him beating me up very badly. Broken ribs, bruises and cuts all over me.

He was arrested, but the process and aftermath was hell. It was spring and the weather was warming, but for weeks I wore long sleeves and high collars to hide the cuts and bruises. Eventually everything healed and faded except one very deep bruise on my upper arm.

I had had enough of hiding them in shame so one day I said f*ck it and wore short sleeves. I was standing in line in Walmart and noticed this rough biker looking dude staring at me. I thought he was checking me out or whatever. Then he asked me how I got that bruise on my arm.

I stumbled answering and he outright asked “Did somebody hurt you?”. For some reason I decided to be honest and not lie in shame so I said out loud “Yes, somebody hurt me.” He looked at me me and in the kindest voice said “You did not deserve that. Whoever it was will get what’s due to them one day.” For some reason, that was a turning point for me.

I knew then that I was going to be ok. I knew that no matter how things turned out legally, that I was going to be ok. I never saw that man again, but I honestly think he was an angel sent to give me a message.”

6. A nice surprise.

“I had a knock on my door and when I opened it, there was a stranger with a gift card to a local garden store for me.

Apparently her kid had been stealing tulips from my garden every day to give to his mom and they wanted to pay for them, once they figured out whose garden they were coming from.

I had thought squirrels were doing it and had regretted planting them the year before, not being able to enjoy them! I spent the gift card on more bulbs!”

7. A fuzzy memory.

“I was using crutches at the time after an ankle injury.

Got off the tram to go to university and hobbled straight into a surprise Melbourne spring storm. Guy with very limited English walked me from the tram stop to my class, holding an umbrella over me the entire walk (about 10 minutes).

One of those lovely, warm fuzzy memories.”

8. Pay it forward.

“When I was 16, I’d taken my mom’s old Pontiac Bonneville to the movies and I was in such a hurry that I forgot to turn off the lights.

When I came out, the car was dead but someone left a set of jumper cables on the hood with a note that said, “I hope you make it home safely”.

I’ve never ever forgotten about that. Since then I’ve tried to pay that kindness forward anyway I can.”

9. Suddenly gone.

“When I was 18 I had a friend in the hospital with brain cancer.

His time was limited. I visited him when I could. He was kind of hippie alternative punk. I wore a leather jacket and had long hair. I walked to his room, a nurse saw me.

Without saying a word she walked to me and gave me a long comforting hug. That’s how I knew he passed.”

10. I’m drunk!

“I was really drunk and started puking in the trash can in the women’s bathroom since there was a line to get to a toilet.

One of the girls in line held my hair up and rubbed my back, telling me I’d be okay. I drunkenly told her I loved her; I may also have been crying.

Wherever you are, Bathroom Girl, I still love you.”

11. Frantic.

“I have been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, and anxiety and I was at the pharmacy trying to get my meds filled but my card kept declining.

A couple of the meds have major side effects if I skip a dose so I really couldn’t go without them.

I was frantic and trying to figure out what was wrong with my card when another lady smiled and swiped her card for me so I could get my medication refilled.”

12. A helping hand.

“I was in London and was supposed to be flying home that day. Walking down the street with my two suitcases towards the tube station nice and early on my way to Heathrow with plenty of time.

Silly me didn’t realize that when the signs said there is going to be a tube strike on the day you fly home, that means the tube is COMPLETELY CLOSED. I thought it just meant delays or something. I don’t know. I start walking toward the bus station a few blocks away desperately trying to come up with a Plan B.

A young man comes up to me and offers to help carry my suitcases. He asks where I’m going, and I say Heathrow which is an hour away at this point and time until my flight is running short. It starts raining. He says you’ll never make it there on time on the buses.

He calls me a cab, then finds a little awning where we can sit and wait for the cab and stay out of the rain. He lets me use his phone to transfer money to pay for the cab (mine didn’t have service outside my home country).

We just sat and chatted for 30 minutes waiting for this cab, and he made me feel so much less panicked. I just couldn’t believe the kindness he showed to some random person on the street, and I’ve never been able to find him again online to thank him.”

13. Incredibly grateful.

“I was traveling from the South of England to the North of Scotland to start a new job the next morning.

I had taken a train up to London and was supposed to get on an early morning flight from Heathrow. The bus to the airport however, was cancelled and I had to make my own way using a series of night buses. However it was about 2:30 a.m. and my phone was dead, and I had never used London’s night buses before.

I was young and a little scared, standing in the middle of Victoria trying to figure out the faded bus schedule when a woman came up to me and asked “Are you alright love?” And I explained through tears that I thought I was going to miss my flight and didn’t even have an oyster card.

She looked up my route on her phone, wrote down all the possible variations of buses and trains that I would need to take, including the times. She waited with me the entire time, like twenty minutes, THEN when the bus came up she paid for my fare( no cash on London buses).

I got out and looked to her and she shrugged and said ” oh I’m not getting the bus, you just looked like you needed someone.”

I think about her every once in a while, and I’m incredibly grateful for her.”

14. Sick in the hospital.

“I was in the hospital, knowing I’d be there for at least a week, and possibly more.

I was sick of hospital food, so I went downstairs to go across the street to the hospital Subway. I was pretty far back in the hospital – sixth floor, backside of the building, labyrinth of staircases and hallways to get out the front door. The walk from there to Subway took almost fifteen minutes, even though it was just across the street.

I waited in line, got up to the counter to order, and realized I’d left my wallet in my room. (I ordinarily keep my wallet in my back pocket, but there was no need to in the hospital since I was in my room most of the time.)

I was exhausted mentally by that point from the stay, told them I’d forgotten the wallet, and turned to make the trek all the way there and back again. All of a sudden, a nurse behind me bought my food for me, saving me the trip (and the money). I thanked him profusely.

That was years ago, but I will never forget that act of kindness.”

How about you?

What’s the most wholesome thing that’s ever happened to you with a stranger?

Talk to us in the comments!

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People Discuss About the Small Daily Habits That Have Changed Their Lives

All it takes is one little, seemingly simple thing to turn your entire life around.

Maybe it’s quitting something (smoking, soda, drinking) or maybe it’s incorporating something into your daily life like a walk, a jog, or some meditation.

Whatever the case, making small and positive changes to your daily habit really can make a world of difference.

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.

1. It works!

“Making a to-do list or using a to-do app.

Changed my grades completely, reduced stress and sorted my life.”

2. Put the pen to paper.

“Just writing a few hundred words a day for my stories.

Sometimes I get discouraged that I can’t churn out two or three thousand words most of the time, but just sticking with my minimum has let me finish several novels in the last four years.

Not that I make life changing money from them, but writing is the hobby that makes me the happiest.”

3. It’s good for you!

“Drinking enough water.

I drink a tall glass right after getting up, one right before going to sleep and over the day I drink a tall water bottle (1,5 to 2l). My skin is better. I get up faster in the morning (mostly because I have to pee).

I feel way more energetic all through the day.”

4. Get them bones crackin’!

“Funny enough, doing workout stretches every morning.

It makes you feel more ready and the cracks of every body part after a good night’s sleep are so satisfying to hear.”

5. Write it down.

“I keep a journal to record my days and my thoughts.

It helps me deal with all the pressures in my life as I can tell someone my stuff without having to actually tell anyone.”

6. Starting off the right way.

“Making my bed every morning.

It just helps me become a productive person throughout the day with the simple act of making up my bed.”

7. Time to clean.

“Clean for five minutes. That’s all it takes.

A few times lately, I’ve run out of things to do after less than five minutes.

Having a clean and organized home is so much mentally healthier.”

8. As simple as that!

“I play with my dog 3 times a day.

after breakfast

after lunch

after dinner

Depression is no more.”

9. Start fresh every day.

“Tidying up before bed.

That means dishes done and the dishwasher is on or running, garbage picked up, toys/clothes/etc go back to their ‘home’. By doing this every night it makes it so easy to wake up in the morning for me.

It’s nice to start fresh with a clean environment.”

10. No more crashes.

“Cutting out sugar.

Was hard at first, but I feel better all day, and no longer have the afternoon “crash” at work.”

11. Sounds refreshing!

“Cold showers.

My alarm goes off and I immediately jump up, stand in the shower and then turn it on cold. It’s my first obstacle of the day, and while it sucks for a few seconds it leaves you feeling like you’re already in control.

Being 14 months alcohol and tobacco-free now I can honestly say that this routine was a huge factor in getting my sense of agency back.

If I can force myself through that first thing in the morning I can force myself to walk right past the beer aisle, it’s easy by comparison.”

12. Hydration.

“Preparing the coffee maker, drinking lots of water before bed, and leaving a full bottle of water on my nightstand before crawling into bed.

Having to pee really bad in the morning helps me to actually get out of bed. Then I start the coffee with a single push of a button and drink the bottle of water while I wait for the coffee to perk.

Making hydration my first priority in the morning really helps me wake up and get ready for the day. I also try to drink a gallon of water throughout the day because it improves my mood and helps maintain my energy levels.”

13. Good idea.

“Doing 1 (ONE… Yes, only 1) push up every day.

No matter how tired, no matter how lazy, or unwilling I was feeling. It’s really not hard to bring yourself to do only one. Some days I’d do 5, some days I’d do 25, but never 0…always at least 1.

And that is infinitely better than 0.”

14. All good stuff.

“There are a few:

Putting my alarm on the opposite side of my bed so I need to get up to turn it off.

Always leave my room with full hands. (e.g. something that needs to go into the dishwasher)

Ending showers at cold water.

Drinking enough water (1,5 – 3,5 liter for me) over the day.

Not drinking or eating things that include a lot of sugar.”

Okay, now we want to hear from you!

In the comments, tell us about the habits you’ve changed to improve your life.

Please and thank you!

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People Share Things They Hate That Most People Seem to Love

We don’t all have to like the same things, right?

But it IS kind of perplexing when the entire world seems to LOVE something…and you kind of HATE it.

Has that ever happened to you before? I’m willing to bet that it has…

So what do you hate that the rest of the world loves?

Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.

1. Keep them away from me.

“Dogs at restaurants.

I get it, you love your animal; but there is something inherently weird and unhygienic about bringing your animal to a restaurant.”

2. Snooze fest.

“The Marvel movies and most big films.

I understand there’s a lot that goes into them but jeez.

Cookie cutter stories, all CGI, and there’s 500 films.”

3. Pretty trashy.

“Keeping up with the Kardashians.

I watched ten minutes of an episode and I hate it, a bunch of undeserving whining Americans having fights with each other while flashing their money.

They don’t deserve their wealth or fame, Kim does not seem to have any useful talents and don’t benefit society in any way. Call me the minority but I don’t like it at all.”

4. Not for everyone.

“Having children.

Finally with being nearly 30 (as a women) people stopped telling me “yOu wIlL cHaNgE yOur MiNd”.

No I won’t. I just don’t have any interest in getting and raising children. I don’t understand why “raising your own blood” is interesting at all.”

5. Not a fan.

“Anime.

I hate the way it’s drawn. I really hate the stupid voices. They’re either overly squeaky or ridiculously deep.

I hate everything about it.”

6. No thanks.

“Pro sports.

They’re such a waste of our collective time, attention, and money, especially since taxpayers have helped foot the bill for private stadiums.

On top of everything, they seem to train people in irrational loyalty to players, teams, and (in the US) the military. The teams are just businesses, the players are typically mercenaries who switch teams the moment they get offered a higher salary (and I don’t blame them!).

There’s nothing inherently wrong with sports, but we’d be better off if people focused on playing them at an amateur level and not caring beyond friends and family.”

7. You’re not missing much.

“Going out and drinking.

I’ve never been to a club and have never been drunk. I’ve had people wondering what the hell I do when I meet up with friends.

There’s more you can do together than drinking and clubbing…”

8. Don’t like the pigskin.

“American football.

Idgaf about these corporate owned teams and so many men assume I care about random sports teams. My dude, no. I get my thrills from scifi and shows about dragons and murderous superheroes, not watching athletes in tights damage each other for life.

I’d be more interested in a statewide rugby competition. Feels like a more honestly brutal sport, and making it regional gives you an attachment to the team.”

9. Sorry, you’re wrong.

“Seinfeld.

Could never watch it.

Just seemed to drag on forever and ever with almost nothing happening most of the time.”

10. Doesn’t feel right.

“Fortnite and rap.

I don’t wanna give reasons why, cuz even I don’t know them.

They just don’t feel/sound right.”

11. Blasphemy!

“I hate sleeping.

And I say this not because I’m just a whiny child who wants to stay up late so I can be quirky. No, I sleep a decent amount around 8-10hrs a day because I have to, everyone does. Our bodies need to sleep so that we can function properly and that’s why it can seem nice after a long day but only because our bodies feel the need to sleep.

The reason I hate sleeping is that we can get so much done if we didn’t need to sleep. If we could sustain ourselves by not sleeping and still be healthy then we could get so much done everyday and most of us would be so much more productive.”

12. Wow.

“Food.

I get no benefit from it past basic sustenance.

I’ve had amazing food too.

It’s all the same.”

13. It’s the worst.

“New Year’s eve.

I’m broken after the Christmas season. I cannot see another plate of food.

And now I’m supposed to party, drink, and have a good time?”

14. Hmmm…

“I hate peanut butter.

It’s just a consistency thing. It gets stuck to the roof of my mouth and I hate the feeling. Everyone I tell ends up giving me crap over it.

Like I’m sorry but leave my jelly sandwiches alone.”

15. Now people are gonna get mad.

“The Office.

Someone pointed out how insane the number of relationships in that show was and it really bugged me and I could never unsee it. Those coworkers hook up more than food service workers lmao

Pam/Roy, Jim/Pam, Jim/Katy, Jim/Karen, Kelly/Ryan, Kelly/Darryl, Darryl/Val, Dwight/Angela, Angela/Andy. Andy/Erin, Erin/Gabe, Erin/Pete, Michael/Pam’s Mom, Michael/Jan, Michael/Holly…

I’m probably missing some.”

Now we want to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us about something that everyone seems to love that you REALLY DON’T LIKE.

Please and thank you!

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People Share the Simple Daily Habits That Changed Their Lives

You might think that a small change to your daily routine doesn’t mean much, but these things really do matter!

So if you really do want to make some changes in your life, start small and go from there. Things will start improving before you know it!

Let’s hear from folks on AskReddit about the daily habits that changed their lives.

1. Cycling.

” I hate running but recently picked up road biking in NYC and it’s fantastic.

Super stress free, cars are used to bikers here, and I just feel more comfortably doing it physically even when going hard.”

2. Get ready for tomorrow.

“Prep for the next day the night before: I put my clothes out, sort whatever I’m taking with me if I need to go out, and as a last thing grind coffee for the morning.

I’m almost never in a rush now even when I’m really busy and it just helps knowing that the daily stress of what to wear and holy sh*t where did all the socks go etc etc is all taken care of.”

3. We should all do this.

“I do a 15 minutes core workout almost every night.

Pretty much cured my back problems.”

4. Get it done.

“Making my bed in the morning, specially during my worst depression times.

Cause I would feel like a useless piece of sh*t, waste of oxygen in the world, but making the bed makes the room feel more clean and that helps you feel a bit more productive and then you’re less useless.

Also if at the end of the day you didn’t do sh*t, everything went wrong, you can look at your room and say “hey, at least I made my bed”.”

5. Do something!

“Making a mental list of what I was going to do that day.

Made sure I always got off my *ss and did something, even if it would have been a lazy Sunday, and I always felt/feel better for it.”

6. Just put it away.

“Not looking at your phone at all before going to bed. The brightness of your phone keeps you awake.

Falling asleep goes so much smoother!”

7. Yoga is good.

“15 minutes of light yoga every morning and evening.

I work an office job and used to have so much back, neck and shoulder pain because I was sitting all day.

Now I can move pain free and I have more range in my movement that I had in my 20s.”

8. Extra effort.

“Always do something today to put yourself in better stead/preparedness for tomorrow.

Can be as simple as making lunch the day before, ironing a weeks load of shirts on Sunday.

A little extra effort is appreciated by your future self and those things soon become habit and you’ll grow with continual reflection of where you were.”

9. Just three times a week.

“A 15 minutes exercise regime 3 times a week.

Around 10 yrs back I was experiencing plummeting immunity and stamina in.spite of healthy eating and supplements. By chance I stumbled on ‘Prevention ‘ magazine in the bookshop. This issue demonstrated this 15 minute exercise regime, thrice a week with a claim that it would boost immunity, improve stamina, burn calories.

I began with it and yes , it did all the things it claimed . Losing 4inches of waist in 6 weeks was.a pleasant side effect. Since then I have been advising people to exercise thrice a week , if they don’t have the inclination or will power to work out daily.”

10. Dogs are good!

“It really wasn’t a choice, but more of a need.

I adopted a puppy and, of course, I want to give her the best life possible. So, I walk her every day – which is something you should do anyways if your health allows for that kind of mobility.

Just being outside with her, seeing her happily sniff stuff and roll in the grass has made a huge impact on my mental health.

Also, taking the time to play with her and her toys, even if I’m really tired from work, has also contributed immensely to my own happiness.”

11. This is good.

“I learned a simple phrase that changed my life:

“Don’t put it down, put it away.”

If anything leaves my hand, it should be going to its home. Wiped my hands on a towel? Don’t put it on the counter, put it on the towel bar.

Had a glass of water? Don’t set it on the table, put it in the sink. Taking off my shirt? Don’t throw it on the bed, put it in the hamper.

My house is much cleaner, and my cleaning goes much faster, because 90% of what would need to be done gets done automatically.

Don’t put it down, put it away.”

12. Do it!

“100 pushups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, everyday.

Started with pushups, and got results in the first week.

I eat and sleep better, get noticed more, and most importantly my energy throughout the day is absurd.”

13. You don’t always have to be looking at it.

“Setting auto Do Not Disturb on my phone to start 3 hours before I plan to try to sleep, and 2-3 hours after waking.

That means no notifications for anything (except calls off known numbers – I have it set so if they ring twice within three minutes the call will come through the second time).

I don’t use my phone for anything a few hours before bed, or after getting up, unless I actively need my phone for something. It’s incredibly freeing to know that time is not for ‘being productive’ (emails) / faux productive (clearing app or social notifications.

Easy to stick to, as it’s automated, and no downside. I wholeheartedly recommend it.”

14. A world of difference.

“Today marks the 177th consecutive day that my wife and I have gone for a 45-minute walk.

Some days we walk for up to 2 hours but 45 minutes is the minimum. Taking a walk is now integrated with our daily life.

It has made a world of difference in the quality of our lives.”

15. Had enough of that.

“Cutting out all televised news and anything online featuring audio/video clips. It cuts out an incredible amount of absolutely pointless stress.

The world is a garbage fire, especially lately. Most people I see on TV news are politicians who I’d p*ss on before ever speaking to. Then on top of those scumbags, you get rid of the utterly useless talking head pundits who bring zero legitimate journalism to the table other than sensationalizing bullsh*t for ratings.

Basically you eliminate a ton of utterly useless infotainment trash, and you don’t have to hear some politician spewing their sh*t into your living room, office, wherever you may be.

I’d encourage anybody to switch up their news to reading only. If you can’t cut the cord that severely, at least cut out the 24/7 news stations.

Give yourself a little bit of headspace.”

Okay, now it’s your turn.

In the comments, tell us what small daily habits you think have changed your life.

We’d love to hear from you!

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People Discuss Their Wholesome Encounters With Complete Strangers

Several years back, I was at a mechanic’s shop and one of the workers came out and told a customer who was an elderly woman that the repairs on her car were going to cost about $2,000.

The woman was visibly upset and told the mechanic she just couldn’t afford it so she’d have to be on her way. Another customer, a middle-aged man, stepped in and said to put her repairs on his bill and that he would cover the whole thing.

The woman tried to protest, but the man said just to help someone out in the future when she was able to.

It was definitely the nicest thing that I’ve seen someone do for a total stranger.

Do you want some more stories like this?

It’s time to get wholesome with a bunch of AskReddit users.

1. “It was awesome.”

“I was in Edinburgh, traveling alone. I met some guys at the hostel and we went to a club, but it was weird, so I came back to the hostel. The hostel is on the Royal Mile. It’s 2am and there is a girl doing poi juggling. I did some poi juggling myself, so I stopped to watch, and when she stopped, started talking to her.

I asked here where she was from. She said Brazil. So, being a stereotype guy like I was, I asked here whether she knew capoeira. She did.

So, on Friday night, on the Royal Mile, me and a stranger did capoeira. It was more than 20 years ago, and I still remember it. It was awesome.”

2. It was just an accident.

“Driving on the highway, the car in front of me suddenly swerved to take an exit, and then tried to swerve back onto the highway, almost sideswiping me in the process.

Luckily there was no one to my left, so I veered into the left lane and avoided an accident. A few moments later I’m passing her, and she very sheepishly looks up at me, kind of anticipating and expecting someone to cuss her out.

Well, I had just learned a new road trip trick. Flipping people off is stupid, but giving them a thumbs down REALLY stays with someone. It’s the “I’m not mad I’m disappointed” of the road. I had a huge *ss thumbs down queued up for this driver, but when I saw her face I immediately knew she didn’t mean to, she was embarrassed, and she already felt bad enough.

So instead I flashed her a huge smile, dramatically and jokingly wiped sweat from my brow, and gave her a giant thumbs up. She smiled and laughed and honestly it’s one of my favorite moments in my life.”

3. Generosity.

“I had just lost my job and my dad had his card stolen. He was waiting on the bank but completely out of food and living in an old, run down RV.

I would have figured SOMETHING out. I’d die before I let him starve. Right as he’s almost in tears talking to me about it, someone knocked on the door.

A lady had food for someone in an RV, but those people had vacated the parking lot and she wanted to know if my dad needed any. (Some sort of local helping hands org.)

There was everything from canned goods, to fresh meat, milk, pasta. Everything. She had bought it with her own money and didn’t want it to go to waste.

I’ll never forget the timing, or her generosity.”

4. At the baseball game.

“I’m a wheelchair user. At a baseball game, a little girl came running up to me and climbed on to my lap.

Her mom was apologetic but I told her it was fine, no worries– looking at the girl’s face, I could tell she had some kind of developmental disability. Mom explained to me that the little girl’s grandfather used a wheelchair and she missed him.

I rolled around a little to give her a ride, she giggled and had a good time, then she climbed off and went back to her mom.”

5. A nice old fella.

“I was once traveling through an old town, when I stopped at a small shop to buy some packaged water.

I was in my tweens at that time, so I jumped out of my car and went to buy, a very old man sat at the shop, once I bought everything he took out an ice-cream and handed it to me, as I was about to take the bottles with me he picked the bottles himself and walked with me to the car so that I I could have my ice cream.

He was very old and scaly, very thin too. And once he saw that I had a younger sister he rushed back to the shop to bring out another ice cream for her. I insisted that he take money for it.

But he didn’t take it and just smiled. Maybe we reminded him of his grandchildren I presume.”

6. A good night.

“Went to a bar to meet a date and got ghosted.

So I’m sitting at the bar drinking alone and saw a woman being harassed by a drunk guy. I intervened and she acted as if she’d been waiting for me. The drunk got lost and the woman and I sat together at the bar for a couple hours. We had a really great time, lots of smiles and laughs.

There were sparks for sure. She asked for my phone and started talking selfies, so I took it back from her to get some better photos. Probably captured 50 or so, some really candid ones and some silly poses. After we laughed about the photos, she got up to leave.

I asked for her number and if we could go out sometime, but she declined. She thanked me for the wonderful night and said something along the lines of “let’s just leave it at this and enjoy the memory.”

Somehow I felt ok with that. I kept her photos for several years and every time I saw them they instantly brought a smile to my face. I never even knew her name but it was one of the best dates of my life.”

7. Honeymoon in Greece.

“On my honeymoon in Greece we nearly got stranded driving our little scooter back from a day trip.

Finally found a petrol station in this village but it was during afternoon nap/siesta time. We apologised as best we could in the little Greek we knew. The guy obliged but looked a little annoyed. He casually asks where we are from and we tell him New Zealand.

His face lights up and is amazed because he had never met someone from NZ before. He asks us what are we doing so far away from home, we tell him that it’s our honeymoon.

He tells us to wait there and comes back with a bottle of wine that’s obviously worth more than the €6 of petrol we are buying. He refuses for us to round up the bill or for us to buy anything.

He just tells us “honeymoon is honeymoon, be happy, go”

Hands down one of the best highlights of our trip.”

8. Can still picture it.

“The most wholesome and memorable experience was in a crowded New York airport with an elderly lady.

I saw her crying and looking bewildered as she sat alone in the main concourse. So I sat down next to her and asked if I could help.

She said she was going to a family member’s funeral on the west coast and had never been in an airport. The lady was “hard of hearing” and the loud speaker announcements just compounded her confusion – to the point where she was physically trembling.

At that point, as I once noted here in ask reddit, I guided her through security and directly to her gate, asking the attendants to give her special assistance (especially with her inability to discern broadcast announcements).

As an attendant escorted her for boarding, the lady turned, waved, and blew a kiss in my direction. To this day, I can still picture her vividly.”

9. Bless her.

“I started going back to the gym. First day saw a personal trainer and took some pre-workout.

I was pushed pretty hard and by the time I left, I was dizzy, light headed and nauseous. On my drive home my symptoms got worse and progressed to the point where my arms and legs went tingly to numb, lost fine motor control, hyperventilating and my speech became nearly unintelligible.

My hands locked up and I couldn’t open them or move my fingers. I was essentially temporarily handicapped but I was still thinking straight.

I pulled over, hazards on, crawled out and onto the curb, fumbling about dialing 911. The operator couldn’t understand me and I didn’t know what was happening to me and was panicking.

A woman pulled up behind me, got out and asked what was happening, if I was okay. I shook my head and handed her the phone that says “911” on the screen. I did my best to tell her what was wrong but she could also see the state I was in.

She told the operator what she saw, where we were. She got me a blanket from her car and wrapped it around me and stayed with me until help arrived.

I looked up at her and managed to say the most defeated, desperate thank you I could muster before she left. I recovered shortly after and didn’t need to go to the hospital, but was still picked up by family.

Bless that woman, wherever she is.”

10. A miracle.

“I was in Walmart one day and some dude was blocking the aisle where the item I needed was located.

I then heard him ask a Walmart employee where the cabinet liners were. She proceeded to say she wasn’t sure and started to send him to the wrong location.

I nosily piped up: I know where they are. If you want to follow me I will take you to them because I just bought some last week.

The man: Oh, ok. Thank you.

He followed me to the opposite side of the store and I showed him where they were. He thanked me again and I hurried back to the other side of the store to get what I needed.

Five minutes later at the self checkouts the man showed up and I saw him just hanging around with his bag of purchases on his arm. When it came time to pay he stepped up and insisted on paying for my items. I thanked him profusely.

At the time I only had $35 in my bank account and was trying to purchase food for the week. This man who I was so annoyed with helped me so much. I still tear up when I think of his kindness.

“I am a single mother of two wonderful kids and this was my miracle.

11. Uplifted and humbled.

“I was flying between Melbourne and Brisbane and found myself sitting next to a nun not much older than me.

We chatted for the whole two hours about life, death and infinity. It was really pleasant, much more than I thought it would be.

As we were landing, after we exchanged goodbyes, she looked me straight in the eyes, touched me on the arm, and said, ” God bless you”.

I felt uplifted and strangely humbled, especially as I am an atheist.”

12. We’ve met before…

“I had been living and struggling in NYC for three years, when my dad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

I decided to move back down south to be closer and help out. It was a huge, scary, life-changing decision and I didn’t know if I was making the right call—I had been working in book publishing and trying to follow my dreams but it just wasn’t what I thought it would be.

On one of my last nights in town, I got into a cab to meet someone for dinner. The eerily prophetic cab driver just looked at me in the mirror and asked, “you are leaving this city for good?” I told him I was and he said “yes, you have met many fancy animals with human faces.”

As I got out of the car and said goodbye, he said “well, we have met before 1,000 years ago or so, and I expect we will again.”

I think about that guy a lot. And yes, moving was the right decision!”

13. At the red light.

“I’m sitting at a red light with my wife and son. I’m directly behind a yellow school bus full of kids.

Some of the kids were just being kids and making faces out the window at cars, etc. A small group of kids were gathered near the back of the bus looking at us.

All of a sudden, one kid does the “Gangnam Style” crossing the wrists and bobbing the hands up and down part.

I do it right back to him, with a huge grin on my face. Then I do the part where you stick your arm up in the air and twirl it around while moving your head back and forth.

By this time just about the entire bus was watching and as the light turned green I heard them absolutely erupting with laughter.

Best red light ever.”

14. A small gesture.

“A few years ago, I was experiencing deep depression.

My life was a mess, my apartment was a mess, I was a mess. For a moment, I decided to just go to the park and sit for a while, as I was really at the end of my rope and had zero idea on what to do.

Out of nowhere, a kid, possibly about three or four years, comes and hands me three yellow dandelions and runs back to her mom.

I don’t know why, but I always remember that. That day, I went home and cleaned my apartment and made it more tidy. I wouldn’t say that my life miraculously changed, but I will say that, that one moment of kindness, that neither the kid nor the mom probably remember, was one of the most memorable moments in my life.”

Okay, now it’s your turn!

In the comments, tell us about the most wholesome experience you’ve ever had with a stranger.

We’d love to hear from you!

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People Discuss What They’ve Learned From Living Through 2020

I know I’m probably preaching to the choir, but I’m ready to get this awful year over with already.

The scary thing is that we still have to live through the 2020 election and its aftermath, so who really knows what’s lurking right around the corner? Let’s hope things go relatively smoothly and we can go into 2021 in a somewhat calm manner.

But one thing’s for sure: this year has taught all of us a whole lot.

Let’s get real about 2020 with AskReddit users.

1. What to do with the time?

“There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

I thought that with all the extra time I had I would get so much more done.

Turns out I just need to get a lot better at time management.”

2. It gets worse.

“Your day can feel bad but it can get worse.

Bart: This is the worst day of my life

Homer: This is the worst day of your life…so far.”

3. It’s important.

“How important saving money is.

We had a 6 month emergency fund saved up, and the peace of mind was priceless.

We’ve made sure we stay out of debt as well.”

4. Works for you.

“That I love isolation.

It’s so good for reducing my anxiety.

I would like it if everything was virtual for the rest of my life.”

5. Let’s get back to reason, people.

“People will decide their position on major political issues based simply on which cult they follow rather than any reasoning or logic even in the face of clear evidence.”

6. The way it is.

“I think 2020 shows us the great divide of the haves and have nots.

Some people are really hurting right now. Others are totally fine or are thriving.

You’ll see more of one group than the other depending on your socioeconomic class.”

7. Not a great time.

“Life kinda sucks.

We go to work, half of us hate our jobs, we go home, we do normal, mundane things, to go bed, and repeat. Covid has definitely made me realize there’s a lot more to life than just being a work drone.

And it also taught me that I don’t have many close friends. Quarantine has been very lonely, but it’s forcing me to make more connections with people, which I have needed to do for a while.”

8. It’s up to you.

“The person who will take the best care of me, is me.

People will come to you and you will have a social life without bending over backwards to try to make friends.

And also that some people will only live their own version of the truth even if reality it’s biting them in the *ss.”

9. This is unfortunate.

“That no matter how dangerous something is and how obvious the evidence is, there will be some people who just won’t listen.

Honestly we expect adults to listen to an end of the world scenario when they can’t even do the simple fact of putting on a mask and staying home?

10. Good advice.

“Future is unpredictable so build the skillsets, build hobbies that you can keep for longterm, and work on mental health.

Create a good schedule so you can always create time for things you want to do.”

11. Very true.

“Life is always subject to change.

Get out there and do the things you want to do because one day you may not be able to.”

12. Don’t know a thing.

“That I really don’t understand things as well as I thought.

I really thought I knew what to expect from pretty much everything around me but I was wrong so many times over this year. I thought my marriage was solid- it wasn’t.

I thought that people would come together in times of crisis- they don’t. I thought my family would stick by me- they didn’t.

I’ve realized I don’t know a thing.”

13. Ouch.

“That spending 24/7 with a romantic partner isn’t a good idea.

So many quarantine break ups and I just honestly wonder if my ex was the right woman at the wrong time.”

14. Life can be cruel.

“Life doesn’t care about your plans.

In short, this year would be huge for me, last year i dropped out of college because i hated it, decided to study home for the last 6 months left of 2019, then applied to the course i wanted in university, failed…

2020 starts i am going to a course to prepare for new university exams, basically high school but better in my case, and most important i had to physically take the bus and go there, which was so much better than staying at home and be extra depressed and bored… and then COVID came along.”

Now we’d like to hear from you.

In the comments, tell us what you think you’ve learned from 2020.

Please and thank you!

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