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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. 

‘This is your last warning…’: Guest gets kicked out of hotel at 1am following 'towel dispute'

‘This is your last warning…’: Guest gets kicked out of hotel at 1am following 'towel dispute'

While working as a customer care representative is never fun, dealing with vacationers who think they deserve it all is an absolute nightmare. The story below is an account of a frustrated front desk clerk. The original poster (OP) dives right into the narrative without wasting any time setting the scene. It all began at around one in the morning when a haughty visitor made his way to the hotel reception to grab a towel for ‘his’ wife. He started screaming about the reportedly subpar customer s…
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20 Interview Flops Where Hiring Managers Figured Out Candidates Were Lying: 'They literally started crying when we brought out a laptop for the skills test'

20 Interview Flops Where Hiring Managers Figured Out Candidates Were Lying: 'They literally started crying when we brought out a laptop for the skills test'

Sometimes, embellishing a resume can come back to haunt you forever. Obviously, honesty is the best policy, but it can be tempting to over-exaggerate in such a competitive job market. It can be hard to stand out. Sometimes, it's even accidental. Perhaps the way you phrased something on your resume gave the hiring recruiter the wrong impression of your skillset. Look, we know that scenario is likely quite rare, but we often side with job candidates here at FAIL Blog. This time, however, we're go…
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'Wait, cheese doesn’t come from trees?': 20+ Unintentionally hilarious moments

Although these people weren't trying to be funny , they gave everyone around them the giggles. Every friend group has that one person who cracks everyone up with their lack of common sense or knowledge. We all have a few gaps in our knowledge, but some people just make you wonder how they ever got to be this old without knowing basic information. One person wrote that they knew someone who was upset about daylight savings time. Not because she was getting less sleep or had her schedule disrupte…
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'I'm always right': 20+ People who are loudly and proudly incorrect

Say it loud and proud. These people are fine with sharing their thoughts and feelings at top volume. When people state something with confidence, we have a tendency to assume they're correct. We think to ourselves, “Surely this dude wouldn't be loudly telling everyone in a 20-foot radius about his plan if he wasn't correct.” But it turns out that these people are wrong kind of a lot. Then, people who are actually knowledgeable stay quiet on the subject. They don't want to be loudly wrong, so th…
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'Most opinions can be kept to yourself': 20+ unwritten rules about adulting

'Most opinions can be kept to yourself': 20+ unwritten rules about adulting

It's no secret that adulting constantly presents itself with unforeseen challenges. You sometimes wish you spent less energy in school on trigonometry and more energy on financial literacy, taxes, and how to secure work in a competitive job market. Of course, education on how to be a productive adult seems to be the one useful piece of material that is forever absent from our curricula. It's as if some mega-adult out there wants us all to fail. Sure, figuring things out as they go is one way of…
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'I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud': 30+ Awkward texts sent to the wrong person

'I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud': 30+ Awkward texts sent to the wrong person

‘I texted my mom… Siri read it out loud’
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25+ Red Flags in a Job Interview That Scream 'Do Not Work Here'

A job interview is a great chance to gauge the work environment of your new potential workplace, and many people forget this. You may feel that during the interview, you have to put on a performance showcasing yourself in the best possible light in order to secure the job. When in reality, you should be interviewing the company as well. You want to make sure that you can thrive in the work environment, not just get the job. With that said, it's a lot easier said than done.
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‘There is always so much drama going on at any given moment’: 15+ cringeworthy industry secrets, according to current and former employees

‘There is always so much drama going on at any given moment’: 15+ cringeworthy industry secrets, according to current and former employees

Working in any industry for some time can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you come to understand the ins and outs of said industry. On the other hand, sometimes understanding the ins and outs of an industry is not all it's cracked up to be. Because then you have to live with that knowledge for the rest of your existence and that could certainly change the way you go about your business. For instance, when I learned what goes into managing a box office for an entertainment venue, I g…
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'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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