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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. 

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Pro Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Ingredients

Many of us enjoy the art of trying to prepare a beautiful, tasty meal at home. It's certainly one of those things that's easier said then done. Sometimes, right when you're in the thick of preparing what you think is the immaculate meal to end all meals, you only come to realize that you forgot that one essential ingredient that would've leveled up the whole dish. Well, we live and we learn, and we can learn a whole lot from these pro chefs about what their favorite ingredients are. 

A collection of responses from pro chefs that reveal their favorite ingredients to cook with.
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Dumbest Things People Had To Convince Their Parents To Not Do

Just because someone's a "parent" doesn't mean that they're not hopelessly clueless in some facet of life. In fact, many of us have fielded all kinds of ridiculous questions from our folks about how to navigate the ins and outs of all this disorienting technology we have available at our disposal. Maybe these people's stories about the dumbest things they had to convince their parents to not do will send you on a trip down memory lane. 

A collection of the dumbest things that people had to convince their parents to not do.
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Parents' Funniest Tooth Fairy Stories

There's no getting around the fact that parenting is a wild emotional rollercoaster that can test a human being's ability to be patient and understanding beyond all measure. If you're a parent with a little kid you're likely muddling through many days where you've had little to no sleep at all, while trying to juggle a wealth of responsibilities that somehow fit into your day. And then you factor in the moments when the tooth fairy needs to clock in. The whole tooth fairy situation can go on to inspire many funny moments with your kids. These stories are something else. 

Parents' funniest stories about the tooth fairy.
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Most Annoying Things People Say To Sound Intelligent

The internet's full of mind titans and obnoxious "brainiacs" that spew off half baked sentiments that are wrapped up in flowery words with the intention to flex those fragile egos. Unfortunately, these brainiacs are blinded by the love they possess for hearing themselves talk, and thus don't realize that everyone else is having none of it. Hopefully you don't find yourself realizing you say a lot of the things mentioned in this list. But, if you do, never too late to change. 

A collection of the most annoying things that people say to sound smart.
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People's Pettiest Pet Peeves

It's AskReddit threads like the one we have here that can remind you that there are a whole lot of people out there being proactively stressed out, frustrated, and straight up angered by the very same things that make you tick. It could be those moments when folks comment on the food that you're eating, or perhaps it's the people that leave cooking time on the microwave instead of clearing it. You'll likely connect with at least one of these petty pet peeves. 

A collection of people's pettiest pet peeves.
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Most Ridiculously Spelled Words People Have Encountered

It's far too easy to take for granted just how strangely spelled some of the words in the English language are. The weird spellings themselves can end up making for quite the hassle for when it comes time to actually say the words out loud. Seriously though, have we just accepted that desert and dessert are actually spelled wrong? 

People describe the most ridiculously spelled words that they've heard of.
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Inventive Ways People Would Ruin Dates In 5 Seconds

In case you ever find yourself suffering through a date that you can't find a good reason to be a part of anymore, then these devilishly inventive ways to ruin a date in under five seconds might come in handy. Sometimes, you just need to hit the eject button on a date as soon as possible for your own good. Are there more graceful ways to go about the process than what we have here? Of course, but to each their own. 

A collection of inventive ways that people would ruin dates in under 5 seconds.
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Times People Were Able To Witness Their Enemies' Downfalls

Nothing quite uplifts the downtrodden spirits like being able to witness or hear about your archenemy enduring their ultimate demise. It's pretty much music to the ears. Especially if you were chugging along through life with the exhausting weight of a profound grudge being held against them. Maybe these people's stories will strike a chord for some folks out there. 

People describe the satisfying times they were able to watch their enemies come undone.
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Things Movies Do That People Absolutely Hate

There are certain times in this chaotic life when you actually might find yourself thinking that you wish life were just a little bit like what it's portrayed as in the movies. Then, then there are other times where it's a very good thing that life doesn't compare to what it's depicted as in movies. It's probably a good thing that computers don't make a ton of bleep/blop/blip noises when we type on them. That might get just a tad bit irritating after awhile. 

A collection of things that movies do that people absolutely hate.
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AskReddit Thread: Things People Say To Scammers Instead Of Hanging Up

Unfortunately, an inevitable reality of having a phone in this day and age is that it's only a matter of time until you end up fielding a call from a nonsense-spewing scammer who is by their very design going to waste some of your time, that they quite frankly don't deserve. Maybe you'll pack a few of these sentiments with you for the next time that you end up being caught up on the phone with a scammer. 

People describe the things they say to scammers instead of hanging up right away.
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People's Craziest Neighbor Stories

What's with people messing with other people's lawns? Also, it seems like there's a pattern with all of these "crazy neighbor." Specifically, a whole lot of them seem to be right out of the HOA. There's something about the dang HOA that just brings out the very worst in people. Boundary issues run amok. For some more juicy neighbor drama check out this quick story about a woman who reported her nightmare neighbors, and the righteous fine that ensued

The crazy kinds of things that people's neighbors did to be labelled the "crazy neighbors."
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People's Most Embarrassing Dates

This modern era with its wealth of wild dating apps has created an environment that's ripe for cringeworthy dates to break out. So terribly often people can find themselves seated across the table from someone who might as well be a completely different person from the human being that they advertised on their dating profile. If you ever find yourself seated in one of those unfortunate scenarios it's probably best to remove yourself from that environment as soon as humanly possible. Hopefully these people's stories of their most embarrassing dates make you feel better about any unfortunate dates that you've ended up suffering through. 

People describe the most embarrassing dates that they've ever been on.
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Unrealistic Movie Tropes That Annoy People To No End

Movies are great at filling our vulnerable and rampant imaginations with all kinds of unrealistic expectations and desires about how the world should work. Sometimes it's those clever little plot holes that escapes the viewer's attention, and ends up instilling in them a belief that would hold no ground back in the real world. Romantic comedies in particular are great at that. But hey, if you can just enter into the experience of watching the movie, well aware that life's a whole lot more difficult than it's portrayed on the big screen, you'll be just fine. 

A collection of unrealistic movie tropes that annoy people to no end.
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Reasons People Quit Their Jobs On The First Day

Sometimes, you show up for a new gig, and your gut instinct starts bellowing and roaring all kinds of warning signs. It's as if your literal bones are shaking in discomfort over the environment you've walked into. Maybe you unfortunately missed the red flags that only later on when it was already too late, seemed obnoxiously bright. Fact of the matter is, some folks just don't waste any time with dipping out from a terribly toxic, overall nasty job. Maybe these people's reasons behind why they quit their jobs on the first day will make you feel better about any kinds of career blunders or misjudgments that you've made. 

People describe the reasons that they quit their jobs on the first day.
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AskReddit Thread: Dumbest Rules People's Schools Enforced

Schools and their armies of teachers can end up getting pretty carried away when it comes to the kinds of ridiculous rules that they enforce. Maybe you were one of those unfortunate students who ended up being punished for breaking a "rule" that you honestly couldn't believe existed in the first place. 

People describe the absolute dumbest rules that their schools ever enforced.
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People's Moments Of Pure Wonder While At Work

We've all experienced those moments amidst a typical day at work when it seems like nothing outside the ordinary is going to occur, and then suddenly, the floodgates open to let in complete chaos. Or, maybe it's not chaos as much as it is an unforgettable moment involving an impossibly clueless customer. Life loves to keep us on our toes. If anything, it can feel like the bigger surprises present themselves right when you're otherwise sinking into a comfortable routine. 

People's most surprising moments while on the job.
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