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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. 

'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

'An entire department quit on the spot': 20+ Workers who quit ASAP thanks to their terrible bosses

These workers had a few choice words for their bosses, like “good luck” and “good riddance.” They're proof that you can only treat your employees badly for so long before they decide that the grass is greener at other employers.
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'There's a bear right behind you': 10+ Delivery drivers share their craziest delivery experiences ever

'There's a bear right behind you': 10+ Delivery drivers share their craziest delivery experiences ever

Delivery drivers have seen it all. Really and truly, they've found themselves involved in the craziest situations imaginable! People order delivery for all sorts of reasons. They might just want food, but they also might be in the middle of a stressful move, or trying to watch a handful of kids, or they might be some college kids who are partying. The delivery drivers never know what type of scene they're going to be walking into when they show up with food in hand. More than 2,800 people answe…
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‘I got to spend the next hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs’: 20+ “I don’t get paid enough for this” moments that made people rethink their jobs

‘I got to spend the next hour cleaning up 96 broken eggs’: 20+ “I don’t get paid enough for this” moments that made people rethink their jobs

It’s a thought that crosses everyone’s mind at times: “ I don’t get paid enough to deal with this nonsense.” Some days at work make you take out your phone calculator to figure out how much you’re getting paid by the minute or second. When you’ve had an off day, it’s easy to start fantasizing about future careers that’ll line your pockets better. A lot of times, the most physically demanding jobs also pay the least. Jobs where you’re dealing with fuming customers also seem to pay peanuts. Meanw…
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'At the age of 11 I received a speeding ticket... on my bike': 20+ Nonsensical reasons people got in big trouble

'At the age of 11 I received a speeding ticket... on my bike': 20+ Nonsensical reasons people got in big trouble

I think everyone has at least one time they got in trouble for reasons that completely baffled them. As a kid, you put a lot of trust and faith in your teachers and parents . So when your favorite third-grade teacher suddenly punishes an 8-year-old you for doing something ordinary, it's quite confusing. It startles you and makes you question authority. Although the reasons make no sense to the kids involved, maybe the adults in the room are just having a bad day. Especially when the person is a…
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'He believed... he owned the volcano': 25+ Lawyers who took on silly legal cases

'He believed... he owned the volcano': 25+ Lawyers who took on very silly legal cases

Being a lawyer is a tough job, and they have to be picky about what cases they take on. Many law firms already have specialties, which helps narrow down the types of cases they accept (like those who specialize in car crashes or family law). But still, there are tons of clients who come in every day to these law firms requesting help for the most frivolous cases imaginable. In any case, the lawyer will talk to the potential client and ask them to provide evidence. Credit where it's due, these l…
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'It tasted like milk mixed with the ocean': 25+ Foods that people vowed to never eat again

'It tasted like milk mixed with the ocean': 25+ Foods that people vowed to never eat again

If you ask 100 people the worst foods they've ever tried, you'll get 100 different answers. If you ask people who answered u/MomKaia's question, though, you'll encounter a lot of interesting answers—and quite a few about sea urchins . Every person has their own unique palate. Some foods people dislike for their textures, like snails or liver. Then there are foods that have a terrible taste or smell that drives people away (the durian haters were out in full force over that terribly scented frui…
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15+ folks tell all about their shortest relationships: '[It lasted] about 3 hours. I found out she was married'

15+ folks tell all about their shortest relationships: '[It lasted] about 3 hours. I found out she was married'

Some relationships feel like they came to an end before they even really started. If you ask the folks who shared stories behind their short-lived relationships , you will see a myriad of reasons why some couples cannot last longer than the runtime of Killers of the Flower Moon . First, there are always the classic reasons: different lifestyles, contrasting life plans, and an overall lack of chemistry. But then, there are the surprising revelations that people probably should have disclosed bef…
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'I stood up, said I refuse to be talked to like that, and left': 20+ Moments people quit their jobs on the spot

Enough is enough! A person can only put up with so much nonsense from their job before they throw their hands up and quit. No one knows that better than the 7,000+ people who shared their “F*** this, I quit!” stories to r/AskReddit.
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Top 20 regrettable activities people will never do again: 'New Years Eve in Times Square'

Top 20 regrettable activities people will never do again: 'New Years Eve in Times Square'

Life is about trying things, but it's also about knowing your limits. In theory, you want to be able to find a good balance between the adventurous part of yourself and your rational side. If you lean too far into your impulses to explore, you could end up driving in the dark on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere with absolutely no cell service (this happened to a fairly impulsive friend of mine). On the other end of the spectrum, though, you don't want to be so stuck in your routine that you…
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'[She] berated a waitress over the quality of the brie pastry puffs': 15+ Stuck-up people who only care about money

'[She] berated a waitress over the quality of the brie pastry puffs': 15+ Stuck-up people who only care about money

Meeting someone from another tax bracket can be a real eye-opener. If you've ever had a work lunch with some higher-ups, or went on a trip with a wealthy friend and their family, you might know the feeling. The things you think are expensive are just regular things to them. The things you can't afford are things that they purchase without batting an eye. Have you ever gone shopping with someone who casually drops tens of thousands of dollars on clothing and golf clubs? It's eye-opening, to say…
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Nannies share their stories working for rich families, entitled parents, and Karen mommies: 'The 3-year-old slips up and calls me Mama constantly'

Nannies share their stories working for rich families, entitled parents, and Karen mommies: 'The 3-year-old slips up and calls me Mama constantly'

Working for wealthy folks can be endlessly frustrating. People may think The White Lotus and Triangle of Sadness are heightened exaggerations of what it's like, but based on these stories, it's quite clear that those films may be leaning closer to nonfiction territory than anyone wants to believe. Although I have never worked as a full-time nanny , I have worked in education, specifically for wealthy families. I have seen the entitlement, the distorted view of reality, and the unrealistic expec…
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'[They] tried to get sole custody of both of their children...who are in their 20s': 15+ Wild divorce cases

'[They] tried to get sole custody of both of their children...who are in their 20s': 15+ Wild divorce cases

These divorce lawyers and divorcees have seen tough times. In divorce law, you see all kinds of marriage drama, as numerous legal professionals told u/DarkFander in response to their question. This person wanted lawyers and divorced people to share their “evil, funny, dumb” ways that a spouse tried to get back at the other . Divorce law is known for being an immensely petty kind of business. Two people go from saying their vows and promising to love each other forever, to fighting over their ho…
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'I never learned this, just fail me': 20+ AP test proctors who got the funniest papers to grade

Standardized testing is no fun for students, and yet every year, great importance is heaped upon these tests. It takes time away from actual learning, since teachers are forced to teach to the test instead of highlighting information they want their students to learn. No one really likes these tests, but many kids take AP tests get into colleges or to gain college credits. When I was in high school, our school introduced a new standardized test, even though we already had a few others we also n…
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'Old lady putting a plate full of chicken wings in her purse': All You Can Eat Buffet servers share their craziest customer stories

'Old lady putting a plate full of chicken wings in her purse': All You Can Eat Buffet servers share their craziest customer stories

Anyone who has frequented an All You Can Eat Buffet establishment knows that things can get out of hand really quickly. Customers stay far too long, they overeat, they get sick, they eat more, and servers are left to clean up after everyone. It feel like a modern version of Roman Empire mayhem. Sure, it sounds lavish and over-the-top in theory, but in practice, it's all borderline disgusting. When I was in college, we had an All You Can Eat sushi place that once a year, had a Special Discount d…
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'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

'[He] showed up 4 hours late because he "overslept"': 25+ Workers reveal the reasons everyone at their workplace dislikes 'that one colleague'

Every workplace has at least one person who is somehow employed there, leaving everyone else baffled as to how that could’ve happened. You’ll know exactly how this feels if you’ve ever had to work with someone who doesn’t take care of their hygiene. When a coworker comes to the office and reeks, it’s hard not to take notice. Maybe it’s that one coworker who keeps biking to work on the hottest days of the year, showing up drenched in sweat. Other people seem like they just never brush their teet…
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'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

'[He] just wanted to see how many free burgers he could eat before getting canned': 20+ People who couldn't make it through a single day of work before getting fired

If you ever feel like you're failing at your job, these stories will make you feel like a model employee in comparison to the folks who couldn't make it a single day. That's right, some people get fired from their jobs before they can even meet everyone in the office. It's rare, but it happens, and it's often memorable. You know it's memorable when more than 23,000 people replied to u/roor1337's query: “People who got fired on the first day of the job, what happened?" Up next, an impatient DIYe…
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