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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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People's Experiences Telling Jokes At Job Interviews

Sometimes you find yourself trying to break the ice at an otherwise rigid job interview with a good old fashioned joke. Whether or not the job interviewer on the other side of the table is going to be down with the humor is the real question. The folks in this AskReddit thread tell their experiences with trying to crack jokes at job interviews. 

People's experiences with telling jokes at job interviews. | cascading_disruption 2h Q long were last position say my biggest weakness is my listening skills
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Americans' Biggest Culture Shocks When Visiting Europe

If you're from America and you've visited anywhere in Europe you've likely dealt with your fair share of culture shocks. Maybe you found yourself shocked at the servings sizes they're rocking over there compared to back home. Or, perhaps it was the sheer oldness of all those beautiful buildings in a place like Rome. You might resonate with a fair number of these. 

Americans describe their biggest culture shocks when visiting Europe. | Witness-Worldly 5h Trains glorious, glorious trains.
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People's Worst Nightmare Neighbor Conflict Stories

You just never know who you might end up living next to. Moving into a new place is a stressful enough process as it is, but when you factor in the distinct possibility that you could end up living next to a monster who literally makes a mission out of destroying your garden's tomatoes, or being as loud as possible despite your complaints....the stress sweats can start. This AskReddit thread has people sharing the very worst of their nightmare neighbor conflict stories. 

People describe their worst nightmare neighbor conflict tales. | GaryBuseyWithRabies 12h My house is one few has driveway. Everyone else used on street parking few neighbors like park their cars front my house snows so town plows will get front their house plows leave an extra five feet snow front my driveway. They also park directly across my driveway so 's even harder get out.
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HR And Recruiters Share Job Candidates' Biggest Mistakes

This enlightening AskReddit thread about job candidates' biggest mistakes during the hiring process can basically serve as a guide for anyone going through the hiring process themselves, on what to absolutely avoid at all costs. Trying to lock down a new gig can be a grueling endeavor, and certainly one marked by errors that you don't even know you're making in the first place. So, take some of this knowledge with you for the next time you're trying to get a new job. And if this thread got you going, check out another recent thread we ran about the biggest red flags that people got during the hiring process

HR and recruiters describe the biggest mistakes that job candidates make during the hiring process. | fannyj 5h Q: On scale 1 10 are C language skills 10 Q does do don't know. G Reply 48 B
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People Who Sang On Kidz Bop Share Their Experiences

This fun and nostalgia packed thread has people that sang on Kidz Bop sharing their experiences. If you were a kid living throughout the 80s-2000s, then you probably have some kind of memory surrounding the multitude of covers of top 40 tracks that were performed by kids aged 8-12. We just wonder where these kids are now. Keep the nostalgia rolling with this list of nostalgic memes from the olden golden days

People who sang on Kidz Bop share their experiences. | MengTheBarbarian 1y 3 1 Award used lie on my Tinder profile and say celebrity got matched up and they asked celebrity. l'd make them guess where they know and then l'd reveal Kidz Bop got unmatched lot.
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Most Ruthless Rejections People Have Endured

Someone on AskReddit got a gnarly thread going about the most ruthless rejections that people have ever endured. Some of these are just plain old heartless. It takes a lot for some folks to put themselves out there, and long as they're respectful, it's on the people being asked out to handle the rejections with just a little bit of grace. 

People describe the most ruthless rejections that they've ever endured. | Geotis 10y asked girl out. She said "yes" and gave her number alled reject hotline. Took while shake one off.
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Ancestry DNA Tests That Unearthed Family Secrets

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the wildest revelations that came to light after various families tried out those Ancestry DNA tests. This certainly isn't the first time that we've encountered some crazy Ancestry DNA drama. We had the one dude who ended up creating chaos in his family after purchasing one of the $99 kits. We also had that other story about a family getting completely blindsided by an emotionally shocking secret from another one of the kits

Ancestry DNA tests that ended up unearthing family secrets. | CatMakes3 5h 8 1 Award My real father and 3 half siblings- ended up being really good discovery.
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Weirdest Things H.R. Employees Have Seen

This wild AskReddit thread has human resources employees describing the weirdest stuff they've ever seen, on the job. People are full of surprises. One certainly wouldn't want to find themselves sharing a space with any of these folks. We're talking about some serious curveballs. 

Human Resources employees describe the weirdest things they've ever seen. | thedarlingbuttsofmay 2h once had temp job HR scanning lots old personnel files, and one perk job reading old complaints against people best one came across mediation caused by one member staff accusing another witchcraft.
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The Dumbest Questions From Customers

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share the dumbest questions they've ever heard from customers. The responses really end up contributing a solid argument to the case that so many of us, turn our brains off when we walk into establishments. Just cause customer service exists, doesn't mean we have to stop using our brains. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to the dumbest questions customers have asked employees | pm_me_your_taintt 3h Lady walks into empty restaurant, looks around, asks "is this furniture store?"
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Dumbest Things People Have Ever Heard

You just never really know when someone's going to spew out some mindless jargon that leaves you standing there at a complete loss over where they came up with their nonsense in the first place. Sometimes people say such dumb things that it almost ends up being impressive in its own right. This fine collection of the dumbest things that people have ever heard is its own kind of achievement. 

The dumbest things that people have ever heard. | tocanofd 9h S 1 Award sat next girl bio who got 40% on our first test. She seemed quite pleased and said now she only needed get 40% again have an average 80 O Reply 1 222
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Craziest Excuses From Students That Ended Up Being True

Sometimes the truth is indeed stranger than fiction. This AskReddit thread pays homage to the absolute wildest excuses that ever came across teachers' desks from students. If anything it's threads like this that can once again awaken us to the reality that we never really know what's boiling underneath the surface of someone's otherwise, seemingly pleasant life. Whole lot of crazy stuff going on in this world. 

Craziest excuses from students that ended up being true. | kajigleta 11h Showed up late college final because his neighbor's apartment on fire. He smelled like fire smoke so gave him an extension on time limit.
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Pettiest Reasons People Held Grudges

People's capacity for holding petty grudges is truly astounding. Sometimes you might completely unknowingly rub someone that you regularly cross paths with the wrong way, and ever since that unfortunate moment it's as if they've undertaken a lifelong personal vendetta against you. If you ever find yourself on the other end of a petty grudge it never hurts to try to smooth things over. With that being said though, sometimes folks just refuse to let things go. 

A collection of the pettiest reasons that people ever held grudges. | SierraMikeHotel 19h My wife is still angry with over dream she had years ago which cheated on her with faceless woman. Seriously Reply 42
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Most Messed Up Things People's Roommates Did

Unfortunately many of us have had the unfortunate experience of realizing that we're living with a complete animal. Some people are terribly talented at hiding their crappy behavior from the world, and you can end up learning you're living with a waking nightmare when it's already too late. Hopefully none of these gnarly moments from people's worst roommates remind you of any of your experiences. 

A collection of the most messed up things people's roommates did. | peanutbutterandjamin Not washing bathroom ever our 2.5 years living together!
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Fast Food Employees' Most Loathed Menu Items

You can pretty much consider the following collection of menu items to be the foods you should absolutely avoid at all costs the next time you find yourself dining out at a fast food establishment. Honestly, some of these seem like they're already a terrible idea when considered at surface level. 

Fast food employees describe their most loathed food menu items. | TheLikeGuys3 1d 8 3 Awards Did month at Golden Corral during my senior year high school. Roaches Meat. Freezer. Roaches t. Freezer
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The Best Bad Ideas People Committed To

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the best plain old bad ideas that people decided to commit to anyways. Humans can be amazingly stubborn creatures that are prone to standing by undeniably bad ideas, just because they don't want to spend any more time and energy on pivoting into a plan that actually might work. The good news in this strange universe of constant unpredictability is that these bad ideas actually ended up shaking out favorably for the people that saw them through. 

A collection of the best bad ideas that people committed to anyways. | ZurEnArrhBatman 19h S 2 Awards high school and had my own job buy things with decided would buy 4L pail ice cream 2L bottle W root beer and make giant root beer float then proceeded eat/drink entire thing over course hockey game did not throw up but definitely did not feel like eating supper night.
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Most Obvious Lies People Were Ever Told

The thing about crossing paths with a pathological liar is that they're so caught up in the process of keeping up with their various lies that at some point they seem to start believing them, themselves. It's both a disheartening and vaguely humorous situation to come across. On the one hand you can feel that compulsion to snap them out of their obvious game of lying to everyone they cross paths with, but you also don't want to be the truth-telling straw that broke the camel's back. 

For some more juicy content on liars check out the triumphant times that liars got called out

A collection of the most obvious lies that people were ever told. | lurkity_mclurkington co-worker told my own story back as his own. Twice.
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