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Times People Said "Screw This" And Noped On Out

There are moments in our lives when, despite everyone's best efforts to keep us around, the benefits clearly don't outweigh the risks, and we have that freeing moment when we realize we can just leave. It can be a bad job or sketchy situation. Sometimes it just take a "screw this, I'm out" moment for us to notice that it's probably a better idea to set out for greener pastures.

unfair jobs and moments that made people go "screw this, I'm out." | CONFETA 1 day ago S E 2 at yearly review former boss hyped up giving 0.10 raise and praised good team leader asked about management position had opened up at store sent fix, she told she couldn't stand lose permanently another store turned my two week notice and moved on.
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That kid was playing with fire. Christ. The difference of mere inches ended up saving that kid's life. The poor driver must've had the scare of a lifetime. Kudos to the Volvo truck's emergency brake, and double kudos to the driver's reaction time. 

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Man, talk about having to live down your worst waking nightmare while on the job out delivering packages. Hopefully, they were able to apprehend that runaway criminal and get the truck back without everything being completely messed up. Kudos to the dude for running after the truck though. That's some heart. 

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The way that she is able to crack jokes amidst such a truly terrifying, adrenaline-charged situation is nothing short of heroic. Sheesh. 

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The Biggest Bullets People Dodged

We like to think we're in control of our own lives, but that's not always the case. We do our best to stay out of trouble, but sometimes it's just up to chance, or someone else's intervention that we don't end up stepping into a pit of snakes. One missed bus or the decision to have cake instead of pie can lead to some missed bullets or crazy butterfly effect situations.

stories of times people barely dodged a bad situation | Freshman year college had calc class material had learned before, but various reasons they didn't give transfer credit. So skipped class quite frequently. Though usually slept one morning find myself awake at 8:30 and not really feeling like sleep. Might as well check on class and see 's going on midterm exam.
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There's literally nothing that's comforting about this insane nightmare bed. But hey, apparently it's supposed to be your knight in shining armor if there's ever an earthquake around looking to wreak havoc. 

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Sometimes you're out hiking around and all of a sudden you come across something that completely defies your expectations. Like a plane crash. But not any plane crash. A plane crash that was so recent that one of the passenger's razors still turns on. Now that's just wild. 

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In all fairness the Balloonfest of '86 was in no way one of those tiny mistakes. It was a historical fail. What did they think would happen when they went ahead and released a record number of balloons into the atmosphere? Obviously things like gnarly traffic jams and an interference with air traffic were going to result from this mindless move. Must've looked cool for a hot second before everything basically came undone. 

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Biggest Bullets People Dodged

Sometimes, you just get lucky. It's like the universe intervenes on your behalf, and saves you from all kinds of untold suffering. It could be an online dating situation that takes on an air of startling creepiness, or maybe a literal bullet dodged. You never know. At least good fortune smiled down upon these blessed human beings. 

People describe the biggest bullets that they ever dodged | well_uh_yeah 3h 4 Awards my great aunt passed away helping clean out her house just dragging everything out basement and suddenly my dad is like Whoa! Put down gently and let's move away here Sol put weird metal tube-type thing carrying down and get out there. Turns out 's mortar shell my aunt worked munitions factor during WI. Bomb squad came and took away.
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This is one of those insane, impressive mountain biking videos that just kind of blows your mind. I feel the secondhand fear just watching this dude tackle these gravity-defying jumps. Must've been some magical kind of adrenaline rush. 

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OSHA-Unapproved Moments Of Safety Failure

Anyone who's had to work with their hands has likely witnessed, or even low-key partaken in some safety fails that would make OSHA faint. These highly questionable and unsafely done jobs probably shouldn't be considered a point of pride, but people keep doing them, usually out of convenience. Here's a story of an incompetent manager who fired their only OSHA certified forklift operator and had it backfire.

wtf safety failures | exposed electrical cord glowing | person working on the bottom of a car while it's being kept hanging in the air with just a rope
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So, apparently these monstrously gigantic icicles were falling from high-tension power lines that were located above the fog. As the temperature warmed up these bad boys came falling down like arctic alien missiles or something. These guys were definitely playing it risky. 

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Now talk about something being too close for comfort. That dude just almost hit the mountain at terminal velocity. Yikes on yikes!

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Creepy Signs That Make Their Message Clear

The world is full of unforeseen hazards, and we can thank creepy sign makers for clueing the rest of us in on all the junk we could step into. Spooky signs say a lot with their creepiness and sometimes the sign itself is scarier than the danger. That said most of us would prefer not to fall into a radioactive mine shaft so we can thank these spooky signs even if they're too dang scary.

warning signs that are very scary | KEEP CLEAR UNEXPLODED BOMB | don't be here after dark
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Now that's a once in a lifetime kind of experience right there. Yikes. Can't even imagine what must've been going through those poor kayakers' heads when they were momentarily chilling in the whale's mouth.