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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. 

'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

'We know you're single. Can you come in [for] an extra shift tonight?': 15+ Valentine's Day dinner disasters, as told by servers

Everyone knows that there are just as many disastrous Valentine's Day dinners as great ones. Something about the commercialism of the fake holiday creates a bizarre mix of emotions, unrealistic expectations, and a weird amount of stakes despite, you know, the meaning of the holiday to be virtually empty. However, instead of hearing about all the Valentine's Day fails from the perspective of the couples themselves, let's looks at these dinners gone wrong from a more objective viewpoint. These se…
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20+ Unbelievable Oddities Once Considered 'Crazy Talk' That Ended Up Being 100% True

Where would humanity be without the crazy dudes at 7-Eleven, shouting about the end of the world? What about you kooky coworker who thinks that we live in a simulation? Or even your strange uncle who thinks that birds are actually surveillance drones? Can you imagine a world where there weren't any doubters or any speculators?
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'I read him the riot act in front of staff and customers': 20+ Job interviews that candidates walked out on

'I read him the riot act in front of staff and customers': 20+ Disastrous job interviews that candidates walked out on

These job candidates really needed a job, but they weren't desperate enough to stay at interviews that were totally wrong for them. Sometimes you can just tell right away that the job isn't going to be the right fit for you. Most of us would just stick out the interview and call it a loss after the fact. But these folks just walked right out, saving themselves both time and dignity. A major red flag during most job interviews is the ratio of how much you're allowed to talk, compared with how mu…
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'Keep your crazy in, lady': 15+ awkward high school reunion encounters

'Keep your crazy in, lady': 15+ awkward high school reunion encounters

High school reunions almost never end well. If you managed to survive your own reunion unscathed, please feel free to share any advice on how you pulled that off in the comments. However, if you're like the rest of us and you were also silly enough to attend yours, you probably had at least one awkward encounter that still makes you cringe when you think about it. After all, high school reunions are one of those bizarre phenomena where old dynamics resurface almost immediately. You might end up…
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'One dude once photocopied a slice of pizza': 20+ Cases of workplace foolishness

'One dude once photocopied a slice of pizza': 20+ Cases of workplace foolishness

No workplace is safe from that one dude who can't get anything right. There really is at least one person in every company who seems wildly underqualified for the job. This is the kind of guy who makes you wonder how they ever got a driver's license or paid their taxes, because they're seemingly too dim-witted to function. Sometimes, it's not even the person's fault, necessarily---you can just tell they're in the wrong career . For example, one shoe store worker was asked to organize some shoes…
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'This guy... scrapped $360,000 in airplane parts': 25+ Times workers avoided being fired

'This guy... scrapped $360,000 in airplane parts': 20+ Times workers avoided being fired after making huge mistakes

Some people can get away with absolutely anything . It's like a natural gift that some folks are born with. They can talk their way out of any situation; they can befriend anyone in an instant. It's a wonder to watch people like this work their magic. But if they happen to be your irritating coworker who seems unfireable, that's a whole different story. It seems like a lot of people who are immune to being let go are nepo-babies. These are the children of nepotism: they're the grown adults with…
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'We were on a break!': 15 newly single people share their ex's version of the breakup

'We were on a break!': 15 newly single people share their ex's version of the breakup

Everyone wonders what their ex is saying about them to their group of friends, so it's not uncommon to imagine what those conversations might sound like. Sometimes, your ex was so “in the wrong” that it will take a tremendous amount of creativity to fabricate another reason why things fell apart. Other times, the reasons behind the split remained nuanced, and both parties may still have wildly different perspectives years after all the drama went down. These newly single folks shared what they…
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'I never thought anyone could actually fall for that': 30+ Empty-headed employees who made the silliest mistakes on the job

'I never thought anyone could actually fall for that': 30+ Empty-headed employees who made the silliest mistakes on the job

Not everyone can be the employee of the month. Some employees are destined for mediocrity, while others are so dim-witted it makes you wonder how they ever got the job in the first place. These people have been shocked by their own especially goofy coworkers, which they told to the r/askreddit community. U/Colossus252 asked, “What's your story of the dumbest coworker you've ever had the privilege of working with?” and more than 1,100 Redditors revealed their funniest stories.
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‘I did not indulge her insanity. So she quit’: 15 times coworkers, neighbors, and roommates let their enemies make colossal mistakes 


‘I did not indulge her insanity. So she quit’: 15 times coworkers, neighbors, and roommates let their enemies make colossal mistakes 


Sure, it’s practically a universal truth that everyone makes mistakes, but some people don’t necessarily deserve to be helped when those mistakes occur. Some people certainly would not return the favor if the roles were reversed. Some coworkers, neighbors, roommates, and authority figures have shown you no generosity. In fact, they may have shown you quite the opposite. So why do you have to go out of your way to save them for their own errors? This collection of stories was compiled from the f…
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'[He] has been fired for stealing pancakes': 30 Foolish reasons workers got fired

'[He] has been fired for stealing pancakes': 30 Foolish reasons workers got fired

You can push the limits all you want, but you'd better be prepared for the consequences. Some people work at the same place for so long that they get a little too comfortable. They start to feel immune to workplace rules and regulations. If you catch them bending the rules, they'll probably just give you a wink and a nudge because they think the higher-ups will have their back. Having friends in high places does help, certainly. But some people get fired for the silliest reasons anyway. For one…
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'Actually, I don't need the job anymore': 15+ Times people got to say 'no' for the most satisfying reasons

Saying “no” is an important skill to learn in life. It takes practice: it can be way easier to instantly say yes to whatever people ask you to do. Especially if you're a people-pleaser, you probably know the pressure of feeling like you have to agree to every request people throw at you. Maybe it's your boss asking if you can stay late at work on a Friday, even though you see him waltzing out of the office at 4 PM. Or perhaps your ex-partner keeps trying to get you back in their life, and you k…
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'I owed them nothing': 15+ 'Final straw' moments that made employees quit on the spot

'I owed them nothing': 15+ 'Final straw' moments that made employees quit on the spot

A person can only take so much before they just lose it. In the workplace, that kind of feeling can build for months or years, but that employee eventually has to get their feelings out. Employees ideally want to feel heard at their workplaces. They might have great suggestions, but when they pose it to their bosses, their ideas are waved away. Others request raises, only to be snidely denied or lowballed into accepting a raise that will barely make a dent. Offering raises is probably not somet…
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30+ Workers who love their jobs share why: 'It's all about the people and the management'

Let's be real here—you'll hate most of the jobs you have in your life. There are a lot of things that need to line up to make spending 40+ hours a week with strangers you'd rather not be with, whilst at a place you would rather not be at, and taking orders from a person you'd rather didn't exist, something you'd actually enjoy doing. Yeah, there's a whole lot not to like about the entire arrangement—except getting paid, that's pretty sweet—so it's no surprise that most people absolutely despise…
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'My dad used to pay my sister and I $1 an hour to be quiet': 30+ Silly ways people made some quick cash

'My dad used to pay my sister and I $1 an hour to be quiet': 30+ Silly ways people made some quick cash

According to these people, you don't always have to work hard for your money . On a rare occasion, the money will come right to you. Every now and then, you might stumble across a job that seems just too good to be true. It's good to have a healthy dose of skepticism for things of that nature, but sometimes it really is the real deal. For some jobs, having an employee on standby is the only thing that's required. There's one industry where this is endemic: film and TV. For actors and crew alike…
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'When people start randomly talking to you at work': 25+ people's pettiest pet peeves

'When people start randomly talking to you at work': 25+ people's pettiest pet peeves

Sure, people's various passions, interests, and worldviews make them unique individuals, but sometimes it's your specific pet peeves that make you truly stand out. For instance, there are a lot of people in this world who are interested in science fiction movies, but not a lot of people in this world who are annoyed to no end by the breathing patterns of their nearest coworkers. We all would like to think that it's the positive aspects of our personalities that make us special, but we should be…
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'This girl told me how incompetent the receptionist was': 30+ Terrible job candidates who shocked their interviewers

'This girl told me how incompetent the receptionist was': 30+ Terrible job candidates who shocked their interviewers

How many chances should these interviewers have given their candidates? A lot of these interviewers were surprisingly lenient on their interviewees. Going for a job interview is one of those universally scary human experiences. Whether you're 15 or 55, it's still a nerve-wracking endeavor each time. You've got to print out your resumes, read up on the company, iron that business suit, and show up early with a smile on your face. If that seems like just the bare minimum for you, just read these…
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