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Most Awkward Dates People Have Ever Been On

Dating can be a disorienting, discouraging, outright wild experience in life. Sometimes, you find yourself on a date with someone who seemed completely normal, reasonably sane, and then realize that they were just doing a terribly great job at hiding all of their red flags. This Twitter thread that includes people describing the most unforgettably awkward dates they've ever been on might make you feel better about the worst dates you've ever had to suffer through. 

People describe the most awkward dates that they've ever been on.
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Infamous Incidents That Happened At Retail Workers' Jobs

Anyone who has ever worked a customer service job knows that the gig comes with all kinds of emotional hardships that fall well outside the pay grade. You could be having a perfectly peaceful day, maybe even somehow in a good mood as you're stocking shelves, and then boom, a Karen walks in. A Karen who has taken it upon herself to completely upend your day with all kinds of nasty, entitled, toxic nonsense. Hopefully none of these infamous incidents from retail workers ring any bells for you. 

Retail workers describe the infamous incidents that happened while they were on the job.
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Manager Tries To Embarrass Employee, Proceeds To Self Destruct

The fact that this manager ended up quitting after unsuccessfully trying to humiliate an employee, is the real icing on the cake. It's a true mystery how some of these incompetent managers end up being in the positions of power that they are. At least this particular manager was ultimately defeated. 

Manager tries to embarrass an employee, and ends up self destructing | r/ProRevenge JOIN u/Darigone Total Humiliation told should post this here [TL:DR] Manager used my report meeting set an example Only manager be humiliated by same report work security and have been years common practice is complete report happened during time specifically work patrols. Basically go location location checking on each site
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Girl Texts Wrong Number About Cheating Boyfriend

Wrong number texts are a handful. Sometimes, you receive a wrong number text and when you try to clarify for the sender of said text that they're not talking to who they think they are, they just get angrier. It sounds like this girl needs to have a serious chat with her wandering boyfriend. Kudos to the guy for kind of playing along with the whole messy situation. 

A wrong number text evolves into conversation about infidelity.
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Bride And Groom Get Enraged When Honeymoon Fund Box Gets Moved

Honestly, this whole situation screams shady underlying motives on the part of the bride and groom. It sounds like they were just hoping that their wedding guests would mistake the honeymoon fund box for the bar's actual tip jar. And then when their plan didn't work out (yay), they staged a whole public freakout. For some more wedding drama check out these disasters that wedding planners managed to successfully hide from the bride and groom

A bride and groom become enraged when their precious honeymoon fund box gets moved off the bar.
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Maybe it just wasn't his day. Maybe the nerves got to him. Trying to put on a performance on live TV can be a nerve-wracking experience. At the very least he might be encouraged to manage his bloated ego for moving forwards. 

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Karen Won't Accept That Woman Doesn't Work At Store

There's entitlement, and then there's blind ignorance that ultimately manifests in a nightmare of a human being that refuses to hear the obvious truth their being told. This particular case of an entitled Karen is just plain old discouraging. All the credit goes to the woman being "accused" of working at the store, for delivering a spicy silencer of a comeback. Check out another case of an insufferable Karen with this Karen who lied about a back injury, and ended up getting outed.

An entitled Karen won't accept that a woman doesn't work at the store | r/IDontWorkHereLady Join u/Key-Zookeepergame246 1d EK won't accept don't work here XL So my brother law decorating his apartment preparation holiday lets and he asked if could go along and help him as he's not brilliant at interior deign happily agreed as day shopping with him is always fun enter our local home furnishings store and prepare shop. Being former retail manager l'm pretty good at figuring out store layout
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AskReddit Thread: The World's Most Clueless Individuals

This fun AskReddit thread has people describing their most notable encounters with individuals that showed all signs of having a terribly loose grasp on how the real world works. Some folks really just fall through the cracks. It's on us to either try to help them out when we cross paths with them, or provide the brutal reality check. And hey, you never know if you'll find yourself being the person who doesn't know some bit of common sense that everyone else seems to have figured out. 

People's most ridiculous encounters with clueless human beings.
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Cringe Moments That Haunt People To This Day

We've all had our low points. Those moments when judgment was terribly out of reach, and decisions were made, cringeworthy decisions, that go on to haunt us when we're just trying to catch a restful night's sleep. It's terrible how that happens. Maybe these people's moments of notable cringe will make you feel better about your own moments of profound cringe. 

A collection of cringeworthy moments that haunt people to this day.
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Twitter Thread: People's Work Horror Stories

Some jobs are more unforgettably terrible than others. You can start up with a new gig that showed all appearances of being nothing short of your dream situation, only to learn that it's actually a waking nightmare, and that the boss is a completely maniacal lunatic. Or, maybe you'll end up dealing with a coworker who has impossibly obnoxious boundary issues. That's why it's key to keep a wary eye out for the red flags before you ever take on a new job. With all that being covered, let's take a look at what people had to say when it came time to share their most notable work horror stories on an emotional rollercoaster of a Twitter thread. 

Twitter users describe their most nightmarish work experiences.
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Shady Manager Tries To Impersonate Employee, Tech Support Shuts Manager Down

Honestly, this manager sounds like he's all kinds of shady. It's moments like the one we hear about in this tech support tale that further demonstrate the value of hard working and aware tech support employees. "Joe" was trying to pull off what very well could've been a criminal action. Fortunately though, he came up short and got humiliated in the process. 

Manager tries to impersonate an employee, and tech support puts manager in his place.
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Dude Ghosts Date, Realizes Date Is Their Neighbor

Ghosting is a terribly common occurrence in this day and age. It could be a nasty manifestation of the multitude of dating apps and people just not being able to keep track of the plans they end up making with folks, or just being pure old flakey flakes. Well, let this dude's brief story about the implications of them ghosting their date serve as a cautionary tale to anyone else out there who could be considering ghosting their date. You never know what kind of plan the universe might have in store. 

Dude ghosts date, and then goes onto realize that the date is their neighbor.
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Polite-ish Ways To Tell Someone To Shut Up

Some of us are talkers, and hopefully you know who you are. There comes a time in every conversation's life when it's time for that conversation to end. Maybe it's when the one person starts talking about their favorite cat names. It could be when you find yourself saying "wow, that's crazy" for the fifth time. But being basically polite people, it helps to have strategies that are better than shouting "I hate you I hate you I hate you." Our politeness gets us into some weird situations, like these worst things people ate out of politeness.

polite ways for making people stop talking
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Obnoxiously Entitled Employee Makes Mistake, Refuses To Own Up To It

Few things are quite as frustrating as dealing with an individual who clearly failed at something, and then stubbornly refuses to own up to it. It's like, we see you. You messed up. Now we can all move on from the mistake together if you but take the precious, magical moment to acknowledge that you messed up. That's all it takes. 

A terribly entitled employee makes a mistake and then won't own up to it.
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Baker Doesn't Research Bakery Before Interview, Unknowingly Insults Majority Of Menu

Not researching a company before a job interview with them is almost always going to backfire in one way or another. Even a little bit of homework before the moment of the job interview arrives can benefit you immensely. With that being said, this baker ended up enduring quite the awkward, humbling moment when they didn't do their due diligence on a bakery before sitting down for the interview. That lavender will get ya, man. 

Baker doesn't do research before job interview with bakery, and then a lavender-inspired fail ensues.
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KTVE Meteorologist Jared Floyd had had enough of viewers' bombarding the station with complaints over having their precious programs interrupted by vital information regarding severe weather. Wonder if things just got worse after his rant.