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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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Infamous Incidents That Happened At Retail Workers' Jobs

Anyone who has ever worked a customer service job knows that the gig comes with all kinds of emotional hardships that fall well outside the pay grade. You could be having a perfectly peaceful day, maybe even somehow in a good mood as you're stocking shelves, and then boom, a Karen walks in. A Karen who has taken it upon herself to completely upend your day with all kinds of nasty, entitled, toxic nonsense. Hopefully none of these infamous incidents from retail workers ring any bells for you. 

Retail workers describe the infamous incidents that happened while they were on the job.
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Worst Baby Names People Have Encountered

Some baby names are far worse than others. You might've encountered a baby name out in the wild that left you mystified, troubled, helplessly confused. It's as if the parents had a terrible lapse in judgement, and for whatever reason decided to curse their poor kid with a name that would go on to haunt them into their later years. Hopefully none of these ring a bell. For a similar AskReddit thread check out some dumb baby names that parents (somehow) had to be talked out of

A collection of the worst baby names that people have ever encountered.
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Dumbest Things People Tried To Convince People Were True

It can be a daunting process crossing paths with a remarkably lost individual who has gotten it into their heads that something glaringly false is in fact true. It really just ends up being up to you whether or not you're going to exert the time and energy to convince them that they're terribly misled. Maybe some of these sentiments provided in this AskReddit thread will remind you of your own experiences dealing with profoundly clueless individuals. 

A collection of the dumbest things that people tried to convince were true.
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People's Most Wildly Unexpected Moments

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about people's craziest "you don't see that every day" moments. Life has a funny way of surprising us just when we're settling into our respective routines. As you get older and grow more accustomed to being endlessly surprised by whatever life decides to throw your way on a given day, you pretty much can just settle on into a philosophy of expecting the unexpected. 

People describe their most wildly unexpected moments throughout life.
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AskReddit Thread: Funniest Things That Recruits Ever Said

This fun AskReddit thread has drill sergeants describing the funniest things that they ever heard recruits say. It makes enough sense that recruits would be apt to spew off some nonsensical things while under the pressure of a new environment, brimming with all kinds of emotional and physical tests. You've probably got to learn to hold a firm grasp on a solid sense of humor. 

A collection of the funniest things that drill sergeants ever heard recruits say.
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Strangest/Dumbest Things Adults Believed

People can fall through the cracks when it comes to picking up on all kinds of tidbits of necessary common sense. And it's through that process of falling through the cracks that folks can end up growing up to believe in absolutely nonsensical things. Maybe you've encountered one of these blissfully clueless individuals at one point or another in your life. Maybe you tried to enlighten them. Maybe you were met with an unwavering wall of stubborn ignorance. Oh well. It can be worth a shot. 

A collection of the strangest and dumbest things that adults have believed in.
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Weird Things People Learned About Their Partners After Moving In

It really does take living with someone to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what makes them tick. People are true professionals at wearing various personalities when they're out and about in society. But underneath all those carefully practiced niceties can lie all kinds of bizarre behavior that only comes out when someone is alone. Hopefully it's nothing too serious. Maybe some of these people's insights about the strange things they learned about their partners after moving in together will strike a chord. 

A collection of the weirdest things that people learned about their partners after moving in.
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Hyped Up Things That Totally Flopped

Right off the bat it's striking to see how many "next big things" that ended up totally flopping came right out of the Google factory. Maybe that's part of their secret though. Just going with a multitude of crazy ideas, and hoping that at least one of them will hit big. I mean, they definitely have the resources to funnel all those necessary funds into wild projects. Also, shout out to those Segway scooters. People were so stoked about them, and that's about where things left off right before all the hype came crashing down, and the reality of using a Segway ended up disappointing many. 

A collection of the "next big things" that ended up totally flopping.
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People's Stories Of "That Person" In Their Neighborhood

Unfortunately, many of us have ended up moving into a promising, new, and humble abode, only to realize that said abode is located terribly closely to a complete waking nightmare of a human being. Or, perhaps what starts off as a seemingly cordial enough relationship between you and a neighbor gives way to them going full entitled mode, and asking you for free access to your high speed internet. You just never know. People are full of surprises. Hopefully these folks' stories about the infamous people in their neighborhoods make you feel a bit better about your gnarliest neighbor situations. 

A collection of people's stories about "that person" in their neighborhood.
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Disasters Wedding Planners Managed To Hide From The Bride And Groom

Weddings have an uncanny knack for hosting all kinds of drama. It could be a natural manifestation of bringing various family members together that should otherwise never find themselves in the same room as one another. So, the role of a wedding planner is an indispensable one. They can singlehandedly maintain the balance in that fragile ecosystem that is a wedding venue, and smoothly steer the ship clear of crashing into total disasters. For some more wedding drama check out this AskReddit thread about the times that wedding industry workers just knew that things weren't going to work out

A collection of disasters that wedding planners managed to hide from the bride and groom.
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AskReddit Thread: The World's Most Clueless Individuals

This fun AskReddit thread has people describing their most notable encounters with individuals that showed all signs of having a terribly loose grasp on how the real world works. Some folks really just fall through the cracks. It's on us to either try to help them out when we cross paths with them, or provide the brutal reality check. And hey, you never know if you'll find yourself being the person who doesn't know some bit of common sense that everyone else seems to have figured out. 

People's most ridiculous encounters with clueless human beings.
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Cringe Moments That Haunt People To This Day

We've all had our low points. Those moments when judgment was terribly out of reach, and decisions were made, cringeworthy decisions, that go on to haunt us when we're just trying to catch a restful night's sleep. It's terrible how that happens. Maybe these people's moments of notable cringe will make you feel better about your own moments of profound cringe. 

A collection of cringeworthy moments that haunt people to this day.
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Film Tropes That Grind People's Gears Like None Other

There are far too many elements present throughout a movie that can possess the audience with all kinds of unrealistic expectations, or just flat out frustration that life certainly ain't like it's portrayed in the movies. Like the whole waking up with no bedhead situation. Or perhaps the frequent examples of entirely unnecessary self-sacrifice. Maybe you'll resonate with some of these. 

A collection of film tropes that frustrate people like none other.
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Absolute Weirdest Things That Happened To People

Existence is weird. We take it for granted. It's as if we're conditioned from a young age to overlook the more notably mysterious matters of this thing we call life. Some moments are weirder than others. Like, you feel like you witnessed a literal video game glitch, but it's your life. Sometimes, you encounter an experience that defies the very nature of the reality that you occupy. From there, hopefully you can tell some willing listening ears. Otherwise, you can always share your surreal encounter on a thread like the one we have here. 

A collection of creepy things that people just can't explain
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Movie Plot Holes That Haunt People To This Day

One of the best parts about watching a movie is being able to temporarily step outside whatever's going on in your own life, to get lost in the lives of the characters that you see on the screen. So, if you end up watching a movie that's plagued by numerous or just one gaping plot hole, it can be quite the frustrating, disorienting experience. Some plot holes are just too nonsensical to overlook. Maybe these people's observations about plot holes they can't get over to this day will resonate with you. 

People describe the movie plot holes that still bother them to this day.
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Coolest Things People Got Away With By Pretending To Fit In

There are plenty of folks out there who have made nothing less of an art form out of donning different masks for different settings, with the ultimate purpose being to impress/manipulate those around them. It can get to be a pretty messed up situation. With that being said, this AskReddit thread has folks sharing the craziest, coolest things they were able to pull off just by pretending to fit in. 

People describe the coolest things they were able to get away with by pretending to fit in.
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