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AskReddit is a popular subreddit on Reddit that allows any user to post interesting questions for anyone to answer, often generating funny discussion threads. These are their stories. 

'I had a dream I was a raw chicken cutlet': 15+ bizarre and cringe dreams stuck in people's memories

'I had a dream I was a raw chicken cutlet': 15+ bizarre and cringe dreams stuck in people's memories

It's hard to find psychological meaning underneath some of these wildly bizarre dreams. For instance, how can one find meaning behind dreaming that you are a raw chicken cutlet climbing a cliff? Could it be that you feel like your life is uncooked and begging for adventure? Could it be that you don't quite feel like a human? That you're completely misunderstood? We're grasping at straws here because the dreams these folks shared via this r/AskReddit thread are so “out there” one has to wonder w…
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'He was putting little notes in the DVD cases at Blockbuster': 25+ Employees who got fired on the spot

'He was putting little notes in the DVD cases at Blockbuster': 25+ Employees who got fired on the spot

There was a time when being fired was something to be ashamed of, but these days, companies love to hire and fire expeditiously. It's almost a rite of passage for those who work in retail or fast food. And if it doesn't happen to you, it'll certainly happen to one of your coworkers. The thing about customer service jobs is that you unfortunately have to serve customers, a lot of whom have no intentions of ever treating employees with respect. You're supposed to brush off their repeated insults,…
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'He didn't know how to do his job': 10+ times employees got their bosses fired

'He didn't know how to do his job': 10+ times employees got their toxic bosses fired

Those of you with toxic bosses surely have occasionally considered how you could possibly get them fired. It's not necessarily a realistic thought or one that you could easily pull off, but you have probably entertained the idea after a tough meeting or a difficult encounter on the job. Sometimes, these are folks who had it coming. They have treated you unfairly or have taken credit for your accomplishments or have even tried to undermine you and make you look bad. In other words, these are peo…
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'I am pretty sure my CEO has been stealing money': 30+ Employees and students share the dramas people can't stop talking about at their workplaces and schools

'I am pretty sure my CEO has been stealing money': 30+ Employees and students spill the juicy dramas people can't stop talking about

No workplace or school is without some drama, and we've got our popcorn buckets ready as we read these stories. Gossipy places aren't always the nicest to work at, but there will be some great stories. A little bit of drama can spice up any boring Thursday afternoon. Whether it's two coworkers who can't agree on the heat, or the entire office waiting for someone to have a meeting with HR, it certainly breaks up the monotony. I'm fascinated with the story of the office where no one could agree o…
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'My cousin gave me a picture of herself for Christmas': 15 folks share the worst gifts they have ever received

'My cousin gave me a picture of herself for Christmas': 15 folks share the worst gifts they have ever received

Not everyone is good at giving gifts. Obviously, for some people out there, it's their bread and butter. Their love language, if you will. If that's you, congratulations. However, the rest of us (myself included) were not born with the “good gift-giver” gene. As someone who was once gifted a dictionary and a pencil case holder for my 15th birthday, not to mention a DVD of Inside Out for my 21st birthday, I was not raised to be good at this. That's why when this time of year rolls around, I get…
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'Every conversation with her... leads back to her 5 cats': 25+ Workers who have had enough of "that guy" at their job

'Every conversation with her... leads back to her 5 cats': 25+ Workers who have had enough of "that guy" at their job

There's one in every office. Each business place has that one person who everyone else gives a side-eye to. They probably have some kind of personality quirk that irritates everyone. But it's the kind of thing that you can't go to HR for, because what is HR going to do about issues like “Tina is always breathing too loudly” or “Jack has been heating up three meals a day in the microwave and he lets the microwave count down to the beep each time”? These are minor issues, and we all have to live…
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'They lied about which shifts I'd have': 30+ People share why they quit a job on the first day

First impressions are important when establishing a working relationship, so important that people tend to read way too far into things during the first interview. It's not unheard of for interviewers to take one single harmless thing you said and extrapolate it into some wildly imaginative reason why you're a risk to hire. Tell the wrong interviewer you like baseball, and maybe they'll decide you're not fit for their team since baseball reminds them of their resentful father who tried to force…
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'Grandma accidentally poured dish soap on the turkey instead of oil': 25+ Thanksgiving celebrations gone totally wrong that the family will laugh about for years to come

'Grandma accidentally poured dish soap on the turkey instead of oil': 25+ Thanksgiving celebrations gone totally wrong that the family will laugh about for years to come

Nothing creates treasured memories faster than someone ruining a Thanksgiving turkey in front of the whole family. Hosting Thanksgiving is a big job. Even if you assign some relatives a food to bring, you suddenly realize, “Uh oh… I'm the one who has to make the turkey.” When you're cooking a giant turkey like that, there are specific rules you need to follow. It needs to defrost, be stuffed and basted, then put in the oven for a certain amount of hours, depending on the weight. I can't speak f…
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'My stepmother sabotaged my stepsister's cooking': 15 tales of Thanksgiving family drama

'My stepmother sabotaged my stepsister's cooking': 15 tales of Thanksgiving family drama

There is no such thing as Thanksgiving without a little family drama. It's part of what makes this Holiday so memorable. I'll always remember the year a family member wasn't allowed to leave the hotel room because they were under the weather. Then, there's that time someone spilled a side dish all over my hair. And who could forget the time no one wanted to ask the old lady in the room if she had changed out of her onesie at all the whole weekend? This kind of family tension is perhaps the most…
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'Would you like me to wash your blankie?': 25+ Gamers who left their mics on for their entire group to overhear

'Would you like me to wash your blankie?': 25+ Gamers who left their mics on for their entire group to overhear

These gamers had a listen in to their friends' personal lives, and they've stopped laughing for long enough to tell the stories. You don't need me to tell you that playing video games is a proper American pastime. If you aren't a gamer yourself, chances are you know a kid who's playing Roblox right now, or maybe you have a sibling who's glued to their chair playing Call of Duty. For a lot of people, playing video games is a great way to relax, catch up with friends, and let off some steam after…
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'My ultimate dream car': 20+ folks share the first thing they would buy if they were the richest people alive

'My ultimate dream car': 20+ folks share the first thing they would buy if they were the richest people alive

There is nothing like a hypothetical question to figure out who amongst us is selfish and who is caring. Some of you are far greater individuals than I would be in this situation. But then again, this is all incredibly theoretical. For instance, let's give a warm shoutout to the Redditor who said they would buy up vacant hotels and convert them into affordable housing. Perhaps if I became the richest person in the world, that would be the second or third thought that would cross my mind. Unfort…
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'She blamed him for EVERYTHING': 20+ spouses and family members of Karens speak out, commiserate, and provide tips on how to cope

'She blamed him for EVERYTHING': 20+ spouses and family members of Karens speak out, commiserate, and provide tips on how to cope

It's certainly not easy to deal with a Karen customer or a Karen coworker, but what about having to deal with being married to one? Or rather, having a Karen in your immediate family? There are several tips and tricks for how to cope with this unfortunate but very real phenomenon. Firstly, find someone else to confide in, whether that's another family member or, ideally, a professional because this Karen is probably going to cause you to go into therapy at some point anyway. Second, draw bounda…
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'One of our pilots landed with passengers at the wrong airport': 20 Airport incidents that only frequent flyers and airline staffers got to witness

'One of our pilots landed, with passengers, at the wrong airport': 20 Crazy airport incidents that only frequent flyers and airline staffers got to witness

We don't think you can top these tales of airport madness . But you're welcome to try! If you work in the airline industry , or you're just a frequent flyer, you're going to witness some crazy moments eventually. From a grandma accidentally smuggling scissors through security, to an escaped pup running around the tarmac, these people have seen some things. Nothing crazy has ever happened to me at the airport, except the time I waited in the security line for three full hours, which was excrucia…
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'Wanted extra mayo so I maliciously complied by drenching it': 15+ servers share the pranks they pulled on customers

'Wanted extra mayo so I maliciously complied by drenching it': 15+ servers share the pranks they pulled on Karen customers

Being a customer-facing worker means having to put on a smile even when you are about to spontaneously combust underneath the surface. This is a grim and unfortunate part of the reality of what it is to be a server or to work in customer service in general. However, every so often, you get the opportunity to serve a little malicious compliance and/or some petty revenge along with an entitled customer's meal. Sure, you're still serving your customers with a smile, but little do they know, you ha…
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'The literal self-absorbed nature of society': Top 25 minor inconveniences that annoy folks to no end

'The literal self-absorbed nature of society': Top 25 minor inconveniences that annoy folks to no end

Whether we like it or not, life is full of nuisances. We try our best to muddle through these struggles, but that does not stop us from being overdramatic and drawing attention to ourselves as we express our frustration over the smallest of problems. Yes, we're aware that there are bigger problems in this world than our in-grown toenails or the 10-minute wait time for the next subway, but that won't stop us from acting like we are the most aggrieved people in the world. Call it main character s…
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'Your adult children don't talk to you and you don't know why': 20+ signs of a trashy parent

'Your adult children don't talk to you and you don't know why': 20+ signs of a trashy parent

It's no secret that part of being a parent is messing up. Ideally, like in all things in life, we learn from our mistakes, but there are some parents out there who will never learn and who are practically walking red flags as a result of how they treat their kids. As these folks on Reddit pointed out via this r/AskReddit thread, there are countless signs that you or someone you know may be a trashy parent. Whether it's yelling at your kids in public or refusing to believe your kid could possibl…
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