Quiet Kids Who Shocked Their Fellow Students When They Finally Spoke Up

There are many stereotypes about students – there are jokes, popular kids, nerds, band nerds (special breed), the wild kids, and yeah, the “quiet ones.”

We all joke that the quiet ones are the ones you have to watch out for, but man – never has it seemed more true than hearing about the moments these 17 “quiet kids” finally spoke up.

17. Did he get the bee?

The quiet kid from my grade stood up one day, grabbed a broom, stood on a chair and began trying to swat bees that got inside.

One bee landed on the window where quiet kid proceeded to yell “DIE BEE DIE” and then swatted and shattered the window. He screeched when it happened and then sat back down. Never heard him speak again

16. This is how people become legends, my friends.

In class he asked the woman teacher if he could go to the toilet.

She sternly replied, “You’ve got two minutes, Richard” and Richard says, “Two minutes? It takes me that long to unravel it”.

Teacher goes red and everyone loses it.

15. When you wish you could give her a fist-bump.

One of my students hardly said a word all year until a couple weeks ago. I was trying to get a group of talkative ones under control and she had enough. She yells out “SHUT THE F*CK UP! IM TRYING TO WORK YOU F*CKING A$SHOLES”

Awkward silence followed because I didn’t know how to handle the normally studious and quiet one losing it.

14. Wait, what?

We were having a bullsh%t elective course and we ran out of stuff to do so we wound up having story time. My friend walks up to the front and starts telling us about how he once got pretty badly injured. Basically he was walking into his friends house, slipped on some black ice, faceplanted on it and his front teeth tore off most of his front lip and broke off.

He ran into the house babbling and bleeding (he was like 11 and was missing part of his face so he wasn’t 100% coherent at the time) and his friends mom takes one look, runs into her bedroom locks the door and doesn’t do anything until my friends dad arrives and starts screaming at her. My friend says he still has no idea why the grown adult woman couldn’t handle the situation any better and we all start making guesses and bullshit psychoanalysis.

Cue the quiet kid raising his magnificent head and blessing us with enlightenment: “maybe she just needed to finger herself real quick”

13. Awww, bless.

I was best friends with the “quiet kid” in middle school. It wasn’t so much shocking as the stupidest thing I’ve heard him say. He got this thousand yard stare all of a sudden and just said “I can’t remember what color my dog is”.

12. It’s honestly hard to blame him.

So this one kid, who barely ever said two words, one day, asks the teacher for the time (it was at some after-school thing and there was no clock). The teacher says the classic “time for you to get a watch”, which for some reason was funny to everyone else.

The quiet kid doesn’t laugh. He looks the teacher dead in the eyes, and once everyone quieted down, he says “so are you gonna tell me the F*CKIN’ time, or what?”

We were in like, 7th grade.

11. If you’re into dark humor…

My dad is very quiet, to the point that it makes most people uncomfortable, even me sometimes.

One day, we’re at the park and a woman walks passed us and my dad quickly says “What if I punched that woman in the face and said ‘Sorry I thought you were my wife.’”

10. Living up to the stereotype.

“What if we killed everyone with cancer to stop it from spreading”

9. Ah, those were the days.

In high school, there was this really quiet girl named Grace. She was a pleasant person, but wouldn’t say anything more than “Hi” or “sorry” unless you asked her something. Even then, she’d appear terrified.

It was at prom, and I was in the parking lot of the venue we had prom at. I lost a contact, and had to run to my car to grab my glasses. In the parking lot, Grace was smiling and walking from her car. She looked at me, laughed, and said “Ryan (her prom date) just fingered the f*ck out of me.”

I still laugh about it to this day.

8. That’s one way to do it.

This douchebag kid who constantly fucked with people was in line with the quiet kid and the quiet kids friend. The quiet kid is a bit over weight so when he gets up to the lunch lady and gets his chicken nuggets, the Douchebag says “You dont want extra nuggets big guy?”

The quiet kid out of no where just starts ranting: “No I am all set but what are you up to this weekend? you wanna hang out grab some food maybe f*ck a bit? I like to be on top and you look like a bottom, what do you say wanna f*ck tonight?”

The entire line is dead silent. The douchebag starts getting all pissed off and acting like he’s gonna start a fight and the quiet kid says “Ok fine you can be top baby.”

The douchebag kid leaves to the entire line laughing their asses off at his expense. No idea if the quiet kid was gay or he just knew that even jokingly suggesting the douche kid was a homosexual would upset him more than anything. But I do know he left the line with his delicious chicken nuggets and a huge smile on his face.

7. There must be more to this story.

He started to attack someone in my class with a table when the teacher got a cup of coffee.

That was quite… something.

6. That’s…unsettling.

Quiet guy I work with never said much until he came up to me and asked “What happens when an Eskimo c*ms?” before I get the chance to respond he throws a hand full of ice at me and walks away.

5. He couldn’t let the perfect moment pass him by.

I was in marching band in HS, probably 7 years ago now, and we had this huge muscular guy as our brass instructor. He would always yell at us to “NAIL THESE CHORDS” or “YOU’RE NOT PLAYING LOUD ENOUGH”

There was this little Asian trumpet kid that was so innocent and nice; he barely ever spoke a word. One really really hot afternoon, our instructor was being especially loud, and said “WHY DONT THE TRUMPETS BLOW HARD ENOUGH”

Dead silence across the field as all the brass are waiting for next instructions. Then we hear:

“Why doesn’t your mom blow this d*ck hard enough” from quiet trumpet kid. Needless to say, we all laughed, got push ups and laughed some more.

4. We all have our thing.

In Junior High in the mid eighties the game “Trivial Pursuit” was all the rage. We played it in math class one day and this kid, Gary, who NEVER SAID ANYTHING AT ALL totally spanked everyone else by answering every single sports related trivia question.

He got a lot of attention for it and I believe he walked a little taller after that day. I don’t think I ever heard him say anything else, but I did see him sitting on the bleachers at a few sports events.

3. Deep thoughts.

“72 virgins is nowhere near enough virgins for eternity.

That’s like….a weeks worth of virgins.”

2. At least he’s your friend?

At school, having just shown me the scope for a (supposedly his) sniper rifle: “If the fire alarm ever goes off and you can’t find me, don’t use the doors as an exit”

1. And he became Tolkien?

In high school, I had first level Spanish with this kid who was super quiet.

At the end of the year, we all had to give a speech in Spanish in front of the entire class.

This motherf*cker stood up and gave a speech, not in Spanish, but in a language that he had spent the entire year inventing.

It’s bound to happen to every quiet kid at some point, right? You just can’t keep your mouth shut for another second?

If this has been you, or you’ve witnessed something similar, please tell us the story in the comments!

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Awkward Stuff That Phone Store Employees Have Seen on a Customer’s Device

Any job that involves working with customers is bound to come part and parcel with awkward moments. People are weird, people are coming from all sorts of walks of life, and if people need something from you, there’s no telling what kind of attitude you’re going to encounter.

People who work at stores like Verizon, Cricket, or Apple, though, have the sometimes awkward, always interesting bonus of having access to people’s private devices, though, and they’ve got some pretty good stories out of it.

16. There is no part of this that isn’t a horror show.

I used to be a Specialist at an Apple Store. My favorite story was when I was asked to help out this grizzled taxi driver whose Mac was “slow.” His ENTIRE desktop was covered in naked jpgs of young-to-underage-looking nude asian women.

The driver absolutely did not give a shit that I was seeing all this. All traces of shame left this man years ago (along with many of his teeth). He had no concept of using folders to store his porn, or to organize them in iPhoto. Just covered his desktop in loose icons that were layers thick.

He also showed me the machete he keeps in his coat, because he’s been held up multiple times.

15. Aww, reach out!

I work at a phone dealer so I deal with the same problem. Lots of ass cracks, only one dick, tons of confused faces. However..

I went to wipe one phone one day and it had a picture of my best friend from junior high as the wallpaper. I haven’t seen or talked to him in like 7 years as I’m in a different city and we pretty much lost touch due to different interests etc. I was completely shocked seeing as I was there all day and did not see him and he must not of seen me.

I mean, everyone has a dick or an a$$crack to put on a phone. I had one best friend and there he was on the phone that I happened to stumble across to wipe.

I still haven’t gotten in touch with him to tell him how oddly coincidental that was. Maybe this will happen again and I will see him at a ping pong show in Bangkok in 25 years. Who knows.

14. This is horrifying on so many levels.

Came in one morning to see the opening manager kind of freaking out. I was the opening inventory guy, so there wasn’t really anyone else there other than him and I. He tells me to check out the Genius Room (where the techs work on shit). I walk over, open the door.

The entire place is flooded. Turns out the movie theatre upstairs had an issue with their waste water. A few hundred gallons of literal shit water rained down in the room where all the customer’s exposed electronics are.

Management’s plan for this clusterf*ck?

Have employees clean it up, throw out damaged parts and test all the customer equipment. If the customers computer was hosed, replace it and tell them we couldn’t repair it. If it worked, give it back to them and say nothing. They put notes on the repairs in the system to replace the computer if it ever came back, for any reason.

They then thought it would be ok to send back all the affected parts, without even notifying the receiving warehouse of the fact these parts were covered in waste water.

One of the dozens of reasons I hated working for that company.

13. I feel like this could have been worse.

Likely too late, but I’ve been on the other side of the fence. I had a DVD in my laptop that was an “instructional” video… I was trying to learn some new moves to please my (then) boyfriend.

It’s just my laptop so I leave the DVD in there for days, and one day my computer suddenly shuts off and a puff of smoke appears. Well that can’t be good.

When I take it in they say they have to send it out to get fixed (under warranty). I forgot the DVD was still in there. I return a week later and this poor girl brings out my laptop, goes through the whole boot up thing to make sure it works and then at the very end hands me an envelope and whispers “I believe there was a movie in there as well so this is your property”.

I just said “YUP, there was”. And hightailed it out of there. So embarrassed.

12. That’s…impressive.

It was just a typical Sunday afternoon at the Apple Store. Busy as hell, kids running around, and way too many people demanding my help all at the same time. I was helping someone with something, when suddenly, I hear a sound that sounds like nails on a chalkboard… No. Louder.

My ears had never heard such an unpleasant noise in my life.The whole store – probably 200 people, went from deafening to silent in a second.

I turned around to see what was happening when I see an old man who looked like he was in a WWI trench in his youth, screeching in on a walker with no tennis balls, with his back at about a 90 degree angle.

He ever so slowly made his was to the back of the store at the genius bar. The effect was so permanent it left two trail marks in the custom stone floors from the cutting of his walker legs.

Obviously, this man had to leave, which he did. Only to come back a few days later – welcomed by the same horror and silence.

I decided I needed to see what was going on. So I excused myself and walked to the corner of the genius bar where this man was stationed. He had a white iMac that seemed to be in the process of a data transfer drop off. Okay, normal enough. As I walk by to go into the back I capture a glance at his finder tab – only to find 267GB of the most well categorized pornography I’ve ever seen.

I mean thinks like ratings with stars, actor tags, genre EVERYTHING.

A few days later, the man vanished. Never to be seen again.

11. Sometimes people are awesome.

The other night we got “Nick Caged”.

Every iPad in the store had a different wallpaper photo of that bastard.

Can’t be unseen.

10. What could they say?

Another old couple comes in for a personal setup. They’d already bought their iPad but wanted to come back and have me show them a quick session. Okay.

So I’m going through all the main features of the iPad when I end up with “and here’s safari” where I press the safari icon. What opens up is something like “HORNYMILFCOUGARSXXX.THISISAVIRUS.COM” with some cougar squirting on the camera. I immediately closed it and ended with “well, it seems you’re well acquainted with safari”. They said nothing.

9. That was not a good day for that employee.

One day I was browsing /r/cringe on my iPod and came across a post about a neo-Nazi. In the comments someone linked to the guy’s profile on a weird Nazi forum. I clicked through some of his posts there just out of curiosity to see what kind of shit was there.

Soon after that, my home button quit working so I had to take in my iPod for a replacement.

Some poor Apple employee probably had to see 30+ pages of crazy Nazi fringe material in my Safari history.

8. That would have been the day I quit.

Some kid projectile vomited on an iPad.

Someone had to literally wipe that.

7. I actually didn’t need to know this.

I worked as a specialist in a Flagship store in NYC for about a year. Every night we actually physically wiped down every product with alcohol wipes so that they would be sanitary the next day. I sh%t you not when I say we wore rubber gloves to do this.

The amount of people we had come into the store; many of which were homeless or just plain dirty was astounding. The white keyboards on the desktops weren’t always white by the end of the day.

And on the ipads, you could actually see the layout of the keyboard because of all the finger prints on the screen.

6. I feel like someone narrowly dodged a bullet.

This couple in their late 60’s comes in on a really busy day. I was showing them iPads and such. The man was looking around on Safari – but he was looking up really, REALLY, weird shit. Things like Yucca Valley nuclear sites, the Al Queada homepage – just weird shit.

So anyways, he tells me he wants a 64GB Black Verizon iPad. Well shit, we sold every single one and that was the only one we didn’t have. He was pretty pissed off because he exclaimed he called in ahead of time. I think what happened was the person on phones assumed we had it and didn’t check. So for some reason he insists on calling the store to ask her again, as if that would make them magically appear. Well, too bad, because there are 16 people in the line ahead of him and only one girl on phones (typical weekend). So after awhile I just sell him a different one and go on my way. About 20 minutes later hes still on the phone so he WALKS INTO THE BACK, through the cracked door, THROUGH THE BACK OF HOUSE, and ends up standing behind the girl on phones chair – breathing over her shoulder, without anyone noticing (phone still to ear).

It was crazy, the manager saw and almost didn’t know what to do except say, “uhm, sorry, you really can’t be back here”.

5. Of course she did.

I work at Geek Squad, and as bad a reputation as some of these stores have I think we have a pretty good confident group.

Weirdest thing I have seen was a man using the display computers as an internet cafe machine to bid on a car on eBay and getting annoyed because they reset every 10 or so minutes so as to stop this type of tomfoolery. But after three identical complaints I walked over and opened up the same exact eBay auction for the car and told him he would never outbid me because I have the p/w to keep the computer working ( not exactly true )

He shot me a very disturbed and confused look and exited the store after 2 hours of trying to purchase some old car off of eBay.

But as for porn I had a girl come in with a webpage open and say there is something wrong with my desktop background. When we closed the webpage there was an open folder of approximately 200+ photos she was submitting to Playboy and Penthouse. I really hope they got published. They were well shot and she was absolutely gorgeous.

She totally knew what she was doing and I am pretty sure she liked our reactions.

4. Why are so many people peeing on their phones?

I worked at Vodafone, I have had to deal with:

A man corrupted a brand new laptop within an hour of purchase from viewing bestiality sites

I made a woman cry because we worked out that her phone bill was higher because her husband was cheating on her. Sad.

Dozens of moisture damaged phones. After checking them for faults then casually being informed they had been pissed on.

Probably three times a week “lads” showing me their girlfriend naked.

And finally my favorite after 6 years of service…. a girl filling up her phone memory full with self porn and then offering to pay an employee to sit for about an hour to transfer them all to another phone (years before easy sync etc)

3. Some rules for the road.

I don’t work at an Apple Store, but I’ve been selling phones for 4 years. People have all kinds of weird sh%t on their phones.

I once had this girl who kept coming back with issues, and every single time both screens on her phone would have wallpapers of her f*cking. I’m not even joking. It was a keybo, and had one little screen and one big one. Do the f*ckees know?

If you’re going to ask me to fix your browser, please don’t leave the porn open

One time I had to back up this woman’s phone (she was probably about 50) to one of the store computers. She had about 5 videos of some guy who was definitely drunk singing and doing hula-hoops

A lot of nudes. Everyone has nudes. I have nudes. You have nudes. I don’t want to see your nudes though.

This isn’t really weird, but I think that the 13-year-olds who password protect their phones and their “kissing my boytoy” wallpapers are hilarious. They always seem so cheeky.

2. I am not shocked.

Not an apple employee, but I wiped data on phones for ModusLink, and saw between 300-350 phones a day. While I occasionally saw nudes, the vast majority of pictures were of two things.

In 2nd place, babies…usually newborns. Sometimes they were with their mother who had clearly just delivered them and I felt strange, like I was in the room on this very intimate event.

But in 1st place by a mile, was pictures of pets. People fill their phones with pictures of their pets doing the most mundane shit. One phone in particular belonged housed at least 200 photos of the same cat just sitting there in the same pose (or lack thereof) not doing sh%t, just sitting there.

As it turns out, people really like cats…who would’ve guessed?

1. So is this like a thing?

Some guy who we have never caught comes in every other week or so and puts nic cage’s face on every iPad and iPad Mini in the store…

I don’t know who he is and I hate him for making my job harder…

But damn I respect him.

I mean, I figured most of the answers would have to with porn, but sheesh. Come on, people.

If you’ve worked somewhere like this, share your own best story with us in the comments!

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Phone Store Employees Recall the Weirdest Thing They Saw on a Customer’s Phone

Every job has it’s oddities, I suppose, and sometimes, those could maybe be viewed as perks.

If you’re someone who works for a cell phone company, in a store all day where a lot of your time is spent repairing or troubleshooting customer’s phones, it’s a blessing and a curse to be able to see what’s on them.

These 18 employees are scrolling and telling about the weirdest thing they ever encountered on a customer’s phone.

18. He was proud of that.

one more – a male elementary school teacher who was also a nudist. wanted to learn how to bookmark pages in safari – so i click on safari and its a picture of him skinny dipping into a lake.

no big deal, i close that window and open a new one…

SAME PICTURE. IT WAS HIS HOMEPAGE!

17. Because it couldn’t be him!

Former employee here. Did data transfers a bit, and it’s remarkable the amount of people (not young, mind you) have naked pics of themselves in their iPhoto library. We weren’t supposed go through them, and we didn’t, unless the customer explicitly stated they wanted us to check and make sure every photo transferred. Keep that crap in a separate folder so your friends/children don’t see it.

Once had someone from a site similar to suicide girls come in, and was big on promoting herself and showing off her photos.

And then there was always the random wife who found their husbands porn stash after a transfer and wanted to accuse us of putting it there.

16. That title though.

Genius here, once had to get a disk out of a failed optical drive.

Old Grannies, Young Panties IV

15. What is wrong with people?

My old room-mate was a genius…

He offered to sync some lady’s photostream to her phone… as he did… pictures started popping up from her husband’s photo album of him fucking all these other women…

left in tears…. he called me all bummed… felt so bad.

14. Wow people have zero shame when they’re desperate.

Worked in several different positions at an apple store. All the demo products are on a schedule and wipe every time they restart. Though I have seen people add their business as the homepage. Also seen people pull up that product at best buy or another site.

Since working as a tech I’ve seen a lot of porn, a lot of it self made. Weirdest was a picture on this girls desktop of her on a dog cage wearing only a dog collar.

Weird interaction with the guy who kept asking me how to go to porn sites without getting on their mailing lists. Another with the middle aged guy who had a problem importing pictures, some of them were of him with other guys. (He had the decency to cover my eyes and say “you’re too young to see this”)

Or the guy who swore his phone was broken because he couldn’t stream his porn. (Sorry man, that site uses flash. Was not a good enough explanation)

13. Spoiler alert: your girlfriend doesn’t want to see it.

Worked at best buy and I got a picture of this girl’s boyfriend’s dick over text while I was transferring her contacts.

She wouldn’t stop apologizing.

12. I’m not surprised.

Not Apple, but Verizon.

People would leave their phones and go to do other shopping while we transferred data and such.

I had a co-worker who had 100% accuracy when guessing if someone would have naked pictures of themselves.

It became a game fairly quickly.

11. Someone’s idea of a joke.

I work at an apple store! We see a lot of weird shit. Once when I was a specialist, I went to go demo an iPad mini to someone.

Turn on the screen and BAM, penis as the lock screen wallpaper. They did not end up buying the iPad mini.

10. So much porn.

Once, one of the Experts had a guy come in wanting help with an iMovie project. Not exactly part of their expertise, but Expert (female) wanted to help and no Family Room people were available so she said sure. The guy had 5 hours worth of home made porn that he wanted to edit together into his own home porno.

Another Genius told me that he had a guy come in for his iPad because his data wasn’t working anymore. After a bunch of troubleshooting, it seems the problem lay with his carrier and his outstanding $6000+ bill he had in going over his data limits. What was he doing with all his data? All the gay porn.

And of course, all the obligatory dick, vag and boob pics of SOs while they are standing right there.

9. I guess the daughter doesn’t need to come out now.

I worked as a specialist and was good friends with some people at the genius bar. One time a mother came to pick up her daughters laptop from the genius bar after a data transfer from her old computer.

When the genius’s brought the computer out from the back room she rudely insisted that she goes through the computer while still at the genius bar to make sure everything was transferred.

They started going through the photos and the mother stumbled upon a photo album of a her daughter with 3 or 4 other girls in a lesbian orgy. She immediately closed the computer and left the apple store in tears.

8. The biggest downside of the internet.

I don’t work in an apple store, but I went through the iMessages on one of the store iPhones.

Someone was sending really nasty, mean texts to someone they obviously didn’t like with an anonymous number.

If you’re going to be an asshole, at least own up to it.

7. Noooo worst day of work.

I’ve got some Apple store stories.

I used to be a Genius for a few years and a man came in with a non-functioning iPhone. When I asked him what was wrong he said “I don’t know man, just woke up and it won’t turn on.” Upon further questioning it came up that he had been drinking the night before, and it might have had something to do with his problem.

I started to check for liquid damage thinking he might have spilled a drink on it inadvertently, and that’s when the stench hit me…(as a side note, you need to get your face really close to the phone to look at the liquid damage sensors in an iPhone). What I had only now began to smell was the odor of stale piss.

This dude had somehow soaked his phone in urine and gave it to me to try to get replaced. Needless to say he did not get a new phone. Ruined my day.

6. Folks…why?

I manage a Cricket store. Had a guy come in to pay a bill, turns out I was in the same clinic with him in Virginia a few years back when I was ill. I lingered by the iPhones as he left and he just said, deadpan: “oh hey bruh you might want to wipe that man, I Googled the word “nutsack” on there.”

He was at that phone for 10 seconds, tops. No pictures, he just said hello, walked over to the phone, Googled the word “nutsack” and closed the screen and walked away.

5. Why would she bring her mom?

Former employee. A girl brought in her own laptop because it was running real slow. Hard drive was basically full with all sorts of animal porn.

This girl was like 16 years old, we live in a pretty wealthy area outside New York City. When she returned to pick up the computer, she brought her mother with her. One of those real snooty upper class types.

My friend was actually the genius that worked on her computer and he originally planned to be straight with this girl and tell her she had way too much porn on the ol’ iBook, but with mommy dearest around he just had to tell her that there were “a lot of pictures on the hard drive” along with other issues.

4. What an accomplishment.

Not at Apple, but I work for Sprint. Some guy managed to take a picture of himself without his shirt on with a store phone. He didn’t send it, he took it. Somehow we didn’t notice, but I know it was taken there because the rest of the store was in the background

3. Man that is random.

I’ve seen some weird shit before.

One time someone FaceTimed one of the iPads I was cleaning. Another specialist and I answered it. It was a very large hispanic lady with a shirt not quite covering all of her belly. i informed her that she called a demo iPad (someone clearly logged in with their Apple ID). She asked if we still wanted to talk. We didn’t.

Also, various people who don’t belong on demo backgrounds.

2. Probably a common tale.

I used to work as a specialist in a mall store. One time a man came in, and said that the internet wasn’t working on his phone.

So I said the ol’ “Let’s find out together” line, and I open the dude’s phone. The guy was like a 60-ish aged white guy, I’m a late 20s-aged gal…

I open his Safari, and go to a website. He just didn’t know how to do it. Then he asks me how to search, and the ONLY thing in his history is “interracial porn.”

I looked at his Asian wife, looked at him, he looked at me, and it was the longest 10 seconds of all of our lives.

1. I…have nothing to say.

creative of 7 years, recently promoted to full time customer. my job was to train old people how to use macs, one hour at a time. one lady in particular comes to mind, her husband had recently passed so she came in weekly for lessons, but also maybe to make her mind off things?

A few weeks in a row however, she would bring up iphoto and find a picture of her late husband and start crying. this happened for a few weeks – until one week it was pictures of her and her husband naked in bed – but someone else was taking pictures.

This time it was tears of joy as she explained that it was her SON TAKING THE PICTURES because he thought they looked beautiful.

I am rolling!

I’m also checking the histories and photos on my phone. Just in case.

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People Who Stuck It to Their Boss – but Still Kept Their Jobs

Unless you work for yourself, chances are that at some point, you’re going to run up against a boss who is kind of bad. The ones who are sticklers for the rules, who apply them without stopping to think about why, or who they’re helping, and honestly? They make going to work every day a slog.

May I recommend that, like these 14 people, you put on your creative cap and figure out how to get that boss’s goat without breaking any rules at all.

14. Being reasonable usually works.

On the flip side, I’m the boss enforcing policy: When I took over the department, the old boss told me that the reason the place looked like crap was because when he asked a sales associate (base pay + commission) to clean or put up stock, they claimed it wasn’t in their job description. The main boss backed them up, calling it a technicality.

I pulled out the description and read out “Other duties as assigned by the Manager” on the last line. Two out of nine quit. My department is now clean and stock is always up. Sales are consistently up. I’m cool with that.

13. Good on her for fighting back.

I used to work at a lingerie store as an assistant manager so I had to dress nice and look professional. All the other girls wore huge heels and always ended up complaining about how sore their feet were at the end of their shift and I always wore flats to avoid having sore feet.

They were still nice, stylish shoes, but they didn’t have towering heels on them. My manager always used to get mad at me for not wearing heels and tried to claim it was part of the dress code. I looked it up and showed her that it didn’t say anywhere that I had to wear heels, just that I had to wear acceptable work attire or something like that and she tried to tell me it was an out of date dress code or something so I would tell her that she should get an updated one then.

Eventually, she brought head office into the argument and the provincial manager was trying to tell me to wear heels to work. I told them they would have to pay me more than minimum wage to ruin my feet. I did not get a raise and no one ever told me to wear heels to work again.

12. Next time, specify a color.

I work at Panera, and we were recently told we had to get non-slip/slip-resistant shoes, else risk being fired.

Rather than buying the ugly black kind all of my coworkers got, I got a bright purple pair of Doc Martens. All of the managers gave me a “ಠ_ಠ are those slip-resistant?”

You bet, motherf*ckers.

11. There’s a feather in your cap.

At my old school, they had rules about hair length (guys), and our teacher got anal about it. The only actual rules were that they couldn’t pass our eyebrows or collar-area.

Being the witty douchebag I am, I used a shit ton of gel to slick up my hair and do obnoxious things with it. It was all raised, so it never crossed my eyebrows or collar.

I got away with it for 2 months, until the principal changed the rules! All just for me 😀

10. A wholesome tale.

My buddy and I came into the office, last day on the job.

We found there was no clause against taking the boxes from the shipping dept and turning them into armor, The Box Knights were born and died on that day.

No door was safe from our attacks.

9. I love her and her knee socks.

I used to work at the Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida. Our uniform consisted of a blue t-shirt, jeans or jean shorts, white socks, and white shoes. The “unofficial” dress code had all of us girls wearing jean shorts and white knee socks.

One summer, I ended up working the Jaws ride and The Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney World simultaneously. I love Disney, and had always wanted to work there, but I ended up finding it stifling, with all sorts of silly and over the top rules.

At the Jungle Cruise, you wear a khaki shirt, khaki shorts or pants, white socks, and brown shoes. One day, I didn’t have any normal sized socks to wear to the Jungle Cruise, so I ended up wearing my white knee-highs, which looked RIDICULOUS with the Jungle costume. When I got to work, one of my managers flipped his shit, told me my socks weren’t in compliance with “The Disney Look” (the official policies on how to dress at Disney) and made me roll my socks down. It looked like I was wearing little white life preservers around my ankles, and looked more out of place than they looked originally.

I was annoyed, so when I went home, I scoured my Disney Look booklet for the policies pertaining to socks. All I could find was that socks had to be long enough to cover the ankle bone. There was no maximum height. Hell, I could have worn white tights under my khaki shorts if I really wanted to.

The next day, I wore my knee-highs again, as a small act of rebellion. The same manager was there, and he flipped out. He actually pulled me into the office to write me up, but before he could get me to sign the paperwork, I pulled out my copy of The Disney Look and showed him that, while incredibly silly looking, my socks were perfectly acceptable, and that I would continue wearing them like that.

And so I did. I looked stupid, but I didn’t care. Working for Disney wasn’t a pleasant experience in my opinion, and it was very liberating to know that I could at least wear my socks however the hell I wanted to.

8. People latch onto the strangest things.

I worked at a Petsmart 5 or so years ago, in the “Pet Hotel” where animals were boarded while their “Pet Parents” (owners) went on vacation. Everything I did was in the back. No customers ever saw me. Just the dogs and kitties.

But my bitch boss would always get onto me for forgetting my belt. So one day she was particularly mad at me about not having a belt despite the fact that I was picking that shift up last minute for someone who was sick.

I pick up a dog leash, put it through my belt loops, and say “Well, it appears I now have a belt.”

7. And everyone just shook their heads.

Working at Big 5 there was a policy that men had to be clean shaven or have a mustache; no beards or goatees or star-burns.

I can NOT wear a mustache without looking like either a pedophile or an 80’s porn star, but I hate shaving every day.

So I grew out the biggest, creepiest Hulk Hogan stache ever witnessed and wore it proudly for the entire time I worked there.

6. Maybe don’t try this in the military.

In the Navy you must always have a white t-shirt under your uniform. I had a Senior Chief who constantly checked if your t-shirt was not visible and required that it bee seen. I checked the uniform regs and found that while in a working uniform you can wear a V-neck tee.

Started wearing them and he took notice as soon as he saw me. I told him that the regs allowed it. He scowled and his only comment was, “One for the blue shirts” and walked away.

Then he hammered me for every reg violation he could find. Smart asses never win. At least not in today’s Navy.

5. This man is a hero.

I work in foodservice. My job created a rule one day that one’s hair can not touch one’s collar. I have rather long hair, but I always kept it in a braid and we wear hats, anyways. I was informed of this rule about two hours before the end of my shift, and told that I HAD to comply IMMEDIATELY because I was breaking health code.

I politely informed them that no, I was not. This was a store policy — but I would be happy to come in with my hair up the next day. I didn’t think this was unreasonable, it takes a while — not to mention pins/hair product/etc. to keep my hair up.

Not good enough! NOW!! So I punched out for a break, bought rubber bands and floral wire, made 8 braids with the wire woven in, and stuck them in every direction. Boss saw me and began screaming. I calmly told him my hair wasn’t touching my collar.

TL;DR: Long hair not allowed to touch collar, created obnoxious hairdo within regulations.

4. They’ve got no answer for that.

Company dress code allows women to wear open-toed shoes, so long as they are leather. The dress code does not allow men to do the same. A few years back, I started wearing leather sandals during the warmer months.

A few managers mentioned to me that I was in violation of the dress code and I pointed out that my shoes would be considered acceptable if I were a woman and that it’s gender discrimination to deny me the ability to wear something that is considered ok on someone of the other gender.

Haven’t heard any comments or problems since.

3. Ah, the indignant walk out. Love it.

Boss told me “you have to cover X this upcoming weekend, both days, since everybody else said no.” I said “How do you know I’ll say yes?” He said “you have to, there’s nobody left.” I said, “You’re wrong, I’m left. But I quit. Now there’s nobody left.” He was speechless, his expression was priceless, I stood there about 10 seconds and said, “I’m walking away now” and left.

Thank God this happened the day after I had (secretly) secured a better job.

Probably one of my fondest memories.

2. This used to drive me nuts, too.

When I was working at an OfficeMax about 10 years ago, I was the only employee who didn’t smoke. Needless to say, everyone in the building took a 15 min smoke break 2-3 times a shift, and I got squat.

One day, I asked the manager if I could have a “Clean Air Break”, and he was confused. I explained that since smokers can have their 15 min breaks 2-3 times a shift, I should be able to step outside and do the same without having to smoke. Irked my manager, but he knew he had to let me to avoid any discrimination.

1. Using homophobia for good.

Not a job, but a school.

I went to a Catholic college and they didn’t allow members of the opposite sex to spend the night in a dorm room.

I made a huge case that they were discriminating against heterosexuals, and that rule miraculously disappeared the next year.

I tip my hat to these folks!

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People Who Found a Way to Get Their Boss’s Goat Without Breaking Any Rules

There are great bosses in the world, but there are also a whole lot of lemons out there, too. Most of the time we can’t just pick up and change jobs any time a jerk – loud or quiet – finds their way to the rung above ours, though, so we have to deal with it.

Dealing with it is made easier if you can find a way to piss them off, all while ensuring you can’t get into trouble (technically), a fact these 16 people know for sure.

16. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

back when I was working and attending classes I would go straight from campus to work, getting me there anywhere from 10-20 minutes early before my shift. On occasion my boss would ask me to help him out with something before I clock on, putting something away or answering the phone. Over the span of a couple months, this evolved from ‘occasionally’ to “every day your shift starts when you get here”.

After doing this for a couple weeks (still clocking in at my usual 3pm) I decide that if I’m working for a few extra minutes each day, I’m gonna get paid for it. I did this ONCE, and I didn’t make it an hour into my shift before my boss is screaming at me and throwing down the employee handbook saying that I’m only allowed to clock in 5 minutes before and after my scheduled shift.

Needless to say, I made it a point to not check in until 5 minutes after my scheduled shift every day, no matter how early I was. Fast forward 3 months and my boss gets fired. He got what was coming to him.

15. This man is the hero we all need.

This story is about my buddy’s father, a former university prof. At one time, the university instituted a dress code forcing professors to wear ties. In protest, he bought the most lewd, ridiculous and outrageous ties he could find. Fish ties, dick ties, piano keyboard ties. He became something of a hero to his students who regularly bought him the most offending or off-colour ties they came across. The university ended up rescinding the dress code.

He passed away about 10 years ago and they had a reception for him where they displayed his hundreds of ties and invited mourners to take one in his honor. I showed up late and all the dick and fish ties were gone. It was a sad day.

14. Talk about giving someone the finger.

 Supervisor was a bit*h who wouldn’t let the lead guards at the top of the tallest slide in the park go to the bathroom. Guard at the top is radio-ing that he needs to take a sh%t, but she won’t let him.

Mind you, the lead guards are allowed to ride down every once in a while to make sure no tubes are stuck. Lead guard is about to sh%t his pants in front of a ton of guests, so he goes into the utility closet and sh%ts in a bucket of cat litter we kept to clean up vomit.

He then proceeds to ride the slide down to clean himself off and left the supervisor to clean up his bucket of sh%t.

13. This story has it all.

My brother in law worked for UPS for 17 years. He was a bit of a joker and was constantly getting in trouble for coming to work with crazy hair colors, or cornrows (he was a big Italian guy and was told it wasn’t appropriate). It was always something.

But they couldn’t say anything about him wearing sunglasses.

So his little rebellion was he would wear the most outrageous sunglasses he could think of. Ones shaped like giant red lips, guitars with the stems sticking up, purple ones with rhinestone hearts on them. Anything for a laugh.

After a while people knew him by his glasses. If some one said they lived in a certain area I would say, “Oh my brother in law is your UPS man, the guy with the crazy glasses.” and their reply would almost always be something like,”Oooooh John. Yeah I love that guy, he’s hilarious.”

He passed away 4 years ago, he was hit by a drunk driver while he was out walking one night. When we attended his funeral all of the guys from work came dress in their browns with crazy sunglasses on. His best friend gave his eulogy wearing a pair of neon green glasses three times the size of his face and the pastor even borrowed John’s guitar glasses when he went up to speak.

After his funeral we counted, he had over 200 different pairs. What started as him being a pain in the ass to his boss ended as a tribute to his character in life of always wanting to make some one else smile.

12. I would pay money to see the video.

My father was working in a post office in the early 80’s. It was an unusually hot day with ~85°F inside. There were no fans available so it was crazy.

Men weren’t allowed to wear shorts, but dad came to work wearing shorts which covered his knees and a part of his shin, figuring he was fine. He wasn’t, and his boss sent him home to change. He returned in his grandfather’s bonjour from the late 19th century. Top hat and all.

The boss kept asking if it wasn’t a little hot in that suit but he said he was fine.

11. What can he say?

A couple of friends of mine work at Wal-Mart. They found out that kilts are well within the dress code as long as they are the correct color. Drove their managers nuts. It’s been a year and absolutely no problems though. 🙂

10. Teenagers are amazing.

Not work but school. I’m a senior in high school, and one day a bunch of senior guys decided to start up “tank top Tuesday” every Tuesday about 1/2 the senior guys would come to school in a tank top.

Our school had no rule about tank tops except that the straps be at least two inches thick so we didn’t anticipate any problem, especially considering girls at our school wore tank tops all the time.

After the first day, the school announced that boys were no longer allowed to wear tank tops, when questioned as to why, they claimed that visible armpit hair was a distraction that inhibited learning.

The following Tuesday, we all went to school wearing tank tops and sporting shaved armpits.

9. Suddenly everything was approved!

while I was in the Navy it was recommended that I get a extensive surgery on my ankle. My command felt that I “didn’t deserve a bunch of time off for a surgery” so they said they would approve it but none of the convalescent leave. They refused to sign ANY paperwork.

First thing I did was hit them with the regulation stating that they were required to respond to all requests within a certain amount of time (3 days I think). They responded with a “no”. So then I had Navy legal draw up paperwork (with accordance to regulations) that my command would be responsible for 100% of my medical care if they did not abide by doctors orders. I then let them know that would mean that ALL of my medical care would then be handled by civilians and the command would be responsible for paying the bill out of their budget.

They approved my surgery, convalescent leave, and convalescent leave extension.

8. I bet he loved it, too.

At a former workplace, the dress code was changed.

Men were no longer allowed to wear shorts.

Women could wear skirts.

I started wearing a kilt, because skirts were ok in the rulebook.

7. You gotta have your integrity.

I used to work for this small town, twice weekly newspaper. The editor/publisher, mayor, county commissioner and a few other people were skimming tax dollars. When I confronted my boss about it, he told me he’d blackball me if I said anything.

So I went to the local television station, tipped them off and they uncovered the story. When they won their awards, my name was added to the list of reporters.

I still can’t get a job as a journalist, but damn if it didn’t feel good.

6. How can you not love kids?

Not work related, but school. In HS I wore a freecondoms.com t-shirt to school. I was called down to the principals office after 3-4 hours(my cool teachers thought it was awesome in the AM classes) and was told I was promoting abhorrent behavior. I posited that I was in fact trying to prevent unwanted pregnancies. I lost my fight and was told I had to leave if I did not have another shirt.

Rather than leaving I put a sticky note over the ‘m’ in condoms and spent the rest of the day harassing faculty about fantastic lakeside condos that I was giving away for free.

5. A few months off, full pay.

Used to work at a TV station. Absolutely awful management and horrible bosses. Complained about it to friends all the time. Some would even ask me on facebook about my job and I would reply- but I knew I could get fired for speaking ill of the company.

So I read the HR Handbook and found out as long as I don’t specifically name the company, I can’t be fired for it. So, about a month later, I realize I can’t take this shit anymore and post on facebook how terrible my job is, never mentioning the company by name.

They fire me a day later, I gladly walk out of that building and into a lawyer’s office- got $17,800-my yearly salary (seriously).

4. Damn the man.

A friend wore a shirt that said “Genitals are Funny”

They made him replace it with a school uniform shirt (we are not from the USA) from the Lost and Found box. He was over 6ft tall and chose a small girl’s blouse.

He could only button it at the waist and the seams split at little around his arms.

Worth it.

3. Hey, you do what you gotta do.

Worked in one corporate kitchen where our GM didn’t like our music so he would put on children’s music, so we all started singing a long at the top of our lungs…We won that war of attrition.

Years later in another kitchen we had surround sound in a closed kitchen where the uppity GM did not like our music and started passing draconian censorship rules about the music…so we switched it to children’s music for a week.

moral of the story never underestimate the power of a kitchen crew of misfits singing “banana phone” at the top of their lungs to fight fascism, motherfucker! Viva La Raffi! Viva La Raffi!

2. Hey, the letter of the law.

When Circuit City was still in business I worked in the warehouse. For whatever reason, they had a strict dress policy of khaki pants, this awful collar shirt that also had to be tucked in. This went for everyone, even warehouse. Like Kazin420, I discovered through an old warehouse employee guide (Shoved in a draw years ago and forgotten about) That as long as Warehouse employees had khaki colored shorts, with no cargo pockets, and a t shirt with a Circuit City logo there would be no problem.

Circuit City stopped making Circuit City t shirts long before I started, but thanks to a local Salvation Army, I was able to pick up, two Circuit City T shirts, and a quick trip to Target for some shorts, and my new uniform was set. My mangers were not happy about my appearance, claiming I looked sloppy and unkempt.

Even better, when the giant black dude (who hated his job, and just slept in the back, and talked on his cell phone all day) from the warehouse found out about this, he too had some old Circuit City t shirts, and joined in. Management hated us working together. I miss Circuit City

1. What was his issue with George Foreman?

My boss went away for about 3-4 weeks for a conference, and while he was away, a workmate and I had an idea… a george foreman grill, and then we’d go to the deli and grab stuff for lunch: hamburgers, lamb chops, pork, steaks etc.

We did this every day for over a month, and when the boss got back he put a stop to it, with the exact words “I don’t want that thing inside the office”.

So we took it to the shared kitchen area on our floor (We rented a suite).

When he got angry at that, and said “I DONT WANT IT ON THIS FLOOR”, we took it down to the underground parking area and used the power outlet at his parking space while he was out at lunch. he caught us because he was coming back from lunch with a business partner (in the car with him) and we were hunched over a tiny George Foreman grill making hamburger patties. Imagine 3 IT guys, crouching on the ground like cavemen, in a poorly lit underground parking lot, cooking hamburger on the concrete floor. Yeah, it went over about as well as you would think.

If he didn’t specifically use the words “Take that home or I will break it and throw it in the trash” our next step was to use the power point in the parking lot of the church directly opposite the building (and facing his office)

I need to take notes from these people!

Have you ever had a chef’s kiss moment like these? Tell us about it in the comments!

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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.”

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