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Entitled office worker insists that coworker conform to her dress code: '[My manager] told me to drop it'

Entitled office worker insists that coworker conform to her dress code: '[My manager] told me to drop it'

This nosy worker seriously asked for advice about another employee's attire . Why would that be any of her business? Good question! Many office places have become way less strict about their dress code in recent decades. Instead of donning a white shirt and a tie, or a dress and tights, lots of folks just show up in jeans and a tee shirt every day. If you're not customer-facing in your role, what's the harm in that? The employees get to be comfortable during their eight-hour workday. And let's…
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'A used sweater with spaghetti stains': 25+ Bad gifts that were unforgettably weird

'A used sweater with spaghetti stains': 25+ Bad gifts that were unforgettably weird

Getting a really bad present can throw you for a loop. On your birthday, you probably expect the usual gifts: books, some candles, or maybe a nice tee shirt. The people in your life who know you best will sometimes get you some excellent gifts, like tickets to see your favorite band live in concert, or an expensive video game that you've been wanting for ages. After receiving all of these good and amazing presents, it takes you by surprise when you get a really awful gift. The people below told…
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'I bought $40 wire elf ears. I have worn them zero times': 25+ Times people spent good money on terrible products

We all make a few big purchases in our lifetime that we end up regretting. Some people do this as teenagers, which makes sense, because at that age you're new to budgeting and knowing the price of things. When you get that first paycheck from your retail job, it's hard not to blow it all at once! The people of r/AskReddit shared their stories of the “absolute worst purchase” they've ever made, and there's a wide variety of items that people regret getting. For some people, buying a new vehicle…
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Expectation vs. Reality: 25+ Botched products that didn't meet expectations

Expectation vs. Reality: 25+ Botched products that didn't meet expectations

Things don't always turn out exactly as you'd hoped. Sometimes things are a little better than you thought it would be, and that's a lovely surprise. Other times, the circumstances are a bit worse than you anticipated, which is a bit of a letdown. There's nowhere that's more obvious than online shopping , where people are constantly finding the coolest clothing or toys of their dreams, only to have their hopes dashed when the item actually arrives. Ordering clothes on the internet consistently…
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'Lesson learned': Couple ruin hundreds of dollars worth of clothing with hostel request gone wrong

'Lesson learned': Couple ruin hundreds of dollars worth of clothing with hostel request gone wrong

This couple managed to ruin a bunch of their clothing while traveling. There's some good travel advice about how to ensure you'll always have a clean outfit with you. If you're flying, you should pack your clothes in your checked luggage, but make sure to leave at least one pair of clothing in your carry-on luggage, too. That way if your luggage gets lost or you're not able to get that suitcase right away, you'll still have a fresh set of clothes for the next day. This couple had a similar issu…
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'Peanut vendor wearing suit made peanuts': 30 Fashion-forward flops

'Peanut vendor wearing suit made of peanuts': 30 Fashion-forward flops

It's about to get stylish in here. Ready for the latest looks right off the runway? Well, we have none of that. But we do have some truly excellent fashion pieces that are certainly unique. In the world of highly specific subreddits, one of my favorites is r/ATBGE. It highlights clothing, jewelry, or other artwork that is made with “awful taste, but great execution.” (And because it's Reddit, yes, there is also the exact opposite, called “good taste but awful execution.") It's a helpful way to…
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'Are we being audited? GUYS, LOOK BUSY': Well-dressed dude spooks his girlfriend's coworkers, causing a tizzy by looking wildly out-of-place

As someone who sports sweatpants and a hoodie for most of the year, I certainly don't have an aura of intimidating professionalism, but the guy in our next story realized how quickly our stylish social stigmas can derail a couple of employees.
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'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

'She didn't think I was serious': Customer dresses 'overly casual' to visit designer clothing brand store

“Don't judge a book by its cover,” a customer advised after having an interesting shopping experience. Have you heard the phrase, “Money talks but wealth whispers”? It often refers to how people dress, the cars they drive, or the content they post about their glamorous lifestyle.
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'When our boss arrived, he straight panicked': Employees play dress-up while head bosses visit their workplace

'When our boss arrived, he straight panicked': Employees play dress-up while head bosses visit their workplace

These employees were thrilled to dress up for work for one day. Too bad their boss didn't agree with their outfit choices. Workplaces all have different codes for how employees should dress. Many decades ago, people wore suits and ties or nice dresses to their jobs. Everyone dressed like that every day for work, with few exceptions. These days, though, a lot of offices have relaxed their dress codes. With the exception of places like lawyers' offices or doctor's offices, many employees are tota…
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'I decided that I would charge him much, much more': Small business gets even with 'belligerent customer'

This small business knows how to handle their most demanding customers. As a small business , you face unique challenges and have advantages that big chains don't always face. Especially in family-run businesses, the working conditions can be much friendlier to staffers. Corporate chains with hundreds of employees may seem cold in comparison---there's no way they can keep track of all those people. But at a small company, employees can have a little more leeway when it comes to their day-to-day…
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'Dishwasher detergent that looks like juice': 30 major unintentional design flaws

'Dishwasher detergent that looks like juice': 30 major and unintentional design flaws

Sometimes you take a look at a product in a store and immediately wonder what these people were thinking when they were designing this. You're thinking about how silly it looks, how useless it seems, and how many people signed off on this without using their evidently hollow brains. These flaws were compiled from the top posts in the r/BadDesigns subreddit from this past month. Some of these entries include store products, job advertisements, warning signs, and even architectural flaws. Regardl…
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25+ Bizarre products that were made for people with awful taste

25+ Bizarre products that were made for people with awful taste

These are the people buying what those oddly specific targeted ads are selling. You know the kind. You'll be scrolling through Instagram or Facebook and you'll stumble across a shirt that says something like, “This mom of three loves horses and hates Mondays.”
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'It got worse when I left for college': Older Brother Gets Even With Younger Brother for Helping Himself to Things in His Room

'It got worse when I left for college': Older Brother Gets Even With Younger Brother for Helping Himself to Things in His Room

Siblings, you can't live with them, and you can't live without them. As a sister, I can attest to the various obstacles one might encounter when dealing with a sibling. I would never let anyone hurt my precious baby brother, but I do get a kick out of annoying the heck out of him. One person took some sweet revenge on his younger brother. The story begins with an account of a frustrated older brother who has reached his breaking point. The brother takes matters into his own hands and decides to…
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'Kind of a jumpscare, but here are some pebble platform sandals': 20 Online sellers who tried to make a quick buck with random items

'Kind of a jumpscare, but here are some pebble platform sandals': 20 Oddly optimist online sellers who tried to make a quick buck with the most random items imaginable

We're all for having a “reduce, reuse, recycle" mindset, but you don't have to sell those beat-up sneakers covered in dirt. I mean, maybe someone will buy them, but is that really worth it for anyone involved? These people below shared some eye-opening finds they discovered while browsing for clothes online . They're browsing an app meant for reselling clothes, which is fine for those cleaning out their closets. However, the site has quite a few issues. There's apparently a rampant problem with…
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'Game on': Spunky employee maliciously complies with his manager's strict 'collared shirt' dress code by filling his closet with hideous tropical shirts

Although some fashionable folks cherish their clothing choices every morning, there are others who value comfort over all else, believing that dress codes are reserved for weddings, private high schools, and the opera house. The flip-flop and shorts crowd might even consider the suit-wearing types to be a bit stuck up, forcing their arbitrary dress code requirements on the casual masses in the workplace.
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'[They] asked about who her shoe cobbler was': 20+ Subtle signs that you're talking to someone wealthy

'[They] asked about who her shoe cobbler was': 20+ Subtle signs that you're talking to someone wealthy

Money isn't everything… no, I take that back, it is everything. Money is perhaps 80% of life. People who already have money absolutely love to tell you that “Money isn't everything.” If you're a lonesome lawyer working 90 hours per week who never sees their family, like in a Hallmark movie, than I guess that makes sense. But for most of us, who do have loving family and friends and a moral compass, having an injection of cash would make life a whole lot easier! When you have money, you can get…
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