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Humorously Absurd Times People and Things Got Singled Out

It's not fun to be singled out, but sometimes the universe or our own actions make it something that's impossible to avoid. Sometimes a coworker just gets on everyone's nerves and something public must be done. Other times life just decides that your deck should be destroyed by an endangered species. There are absurd times people and things can't avoid being singled out.

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Entitled Mom Wants Cheap Rate For 4 Kids, Tries To Swindle Babysitter

It's probably pretty hard to find a babysitter for four kids under the age of 5, but also, no one told them to have a mountain of kids. There's a surprising amount of babysitter drama, like this entitled mom who lashed out after her babysitter found a better job or this entitled mom who harassed her neighbor about free babysitting. The moment that takes the cake here is when they try to offer what seems like a better rate, but then underestimate that their baby sitter would know basic math.

Entitled mom tries to offer baby sitter same money, assumes she doesn't know math
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Entitled Folks and Their Absurd Boldness

Why drink coffee when we can all get our blood pumping just taking in the fantastical demands of entitled people? There are landlords who forbid cooking, customers who bring their own teabags, and entitled moms who tried to swindle their babysitters. The laughable boldness of entitled people is an amazing thing to behold.

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We've all had bad days where we don't care about our jobs, but that lady really let that package fall with thousand resonations of "I don't give a damn." In what couldn't be better PR for the US Postal Service, we've got a dude who goes out of his way to undo the shoddy work done by his FedEx predecessor and get the other packages out of the rain. Thanks, mail dude.

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Scams That Have Been Normalized By Society

We are at heart, frugal, sometimes to the point of staggering paranoia. We're the kind of people who are inclined to look at an overpriced jar of pickles and say to ourselves "Big Pickle must be stopped." Just because a business, practice or concept has been operating for decades doesn't mean that it's not just a scam that people overlook. Stupid pickles are just vinegar and cucumbers anyway.

On the flipside, here are some things people think are scams but aren't really.

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School Memes For The Mostly Educated

Sure, there are history memes for the already learned and work memes for those of us who made it out, but there remains a festering pile of memories in everyone regarding their time in school. The horrible group projects, the cringeworthy presentations, the stressful tests and the absurdity of it all left marks on all of us. Some of those marks are somewhat nice, like this nostalgic thread on elementary school, but a lot of them are just scars.

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Horrible Coworkers People Had to Endure

Work comes with a distinct set of expectations. As long as people are basically cooperative and don't get on each other's nerves, everyone can walk away happy. But sometimes a person's explosive personality, annoying habits, or smell can get in the way of that. Particularly bad coworkers will even steal lunches or use sonograms to trick their boyfriend.

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MLM Hun Gets the Facts, Won't Accept Them

Scams are still abundant in this day and age, and one really popular system designed to separate well-meaning people and their money are massive pyramid scheme-like multi-level marketing operations. What makes them hard to deal with is that they're not the traditional kind of scammer that you can just mess with. They suck people in with promises of being your own boss and giving bonuses for recruiting more people, all while siphoning money out of their own "employees" pockets. One big issue with this is that the convinced don't want to be unconvinced, so when given the facts about predatory companies, the duped people involved just double down. It also provides a lot of strange, interesting and frustrating interactions like these, where a near stranger at this person's gym wanted to tell them about a "new and exciting opportunity."

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Scheming Rotten Salad Lady Gets Banished From Deli Section

Anyone who has worked retail has probably crossed paths with a customer who's tried to pull the ol' return scam. They'll claim they bought something, it was defective, have no proof , but still demand a refund. It even works sometimes, like in this tale of employees getting bamboozled by the chicken lady. The thing is, people who pull this off once seem to get a taste for it and frequently try to recreate the scheme, often at the same store. Good luck with that.

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Annoying Images of Sloppiness and Frustrating Imperfection

We don't live in a mathematically perfect world of right angles and whole numbers, and that's a problem. We're human, so off-center imperfections are the name of our game, and getting used to that reality never gets much easier. Just one "not my job" moment is enough to make something not work in a way that frustrates us completely, but there's not much we can do about it.

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Entitled Folks And Their Never-Ending Demands

Is it really doing anyone a favor to be angry that a store is closed at closing time, or that someone charged you full price for an item? These entitled folks sure seem to think so. While most people have a good idea of what fair and decent behavior is, there will always be an entitled few with unreasonable demands and delusions of bullying other people into giving them free stuff.

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Zookeepers Share Their Insider Zoo Knowledge

Zoos have to hold the title of some of the weirdest places to work. Where else do you have to deal with dangerous smelly animals as well as customers? What other job might you be briefed that the lion just ate the peacock? Zoos have the strange reality of being full of workers who are highly educated but also still have to shovel tons of chimp crap for a few dollars above minimum wage. 

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Driver Reports Self For Courtesy, Ends Up With Hit-And-Run

What's the right thing to do when you hit a parked car in the middle of the night? Apparently leaving a note with your information and reporting the incident after leaving is one of those things that turns out to be illegal after the fact. Even with good intentions, this person was shown no leniency by a cop who suspected extra wrongdoing. That sucks, man. That sucks hard.

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Entitled People And Their Absurdly Irrational Demands

There's nothing like the piquant flavor of a particularly entitled person and their amazing demands. The bold notes of entitlement, with mouthwatering flourishes of narcissism, followed by an overwhelming break from reality are what keep those demands alive. Overbearing neighbors, completely unsympathetic bosses and emotionally stunted customers all make up the tableau of absurd ceaseless entitlement that permeates daily life.

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Wild Karen Goes Off On Student, Gets Told Off By Lab Manager

Karens have a really hard time mistaking other people for employees. This time around it was a pottery student who got trapped in the telescopic sights of a wild Karen who refused to believe that she was talking to a person who actually couldn't fulfill her demands.

Karen mistakes student and bosses them around | post by Blgodwin just student Karen cleaning some kiln shelves off ceramics studio during open lab hours student and her mother came into kiln yard and overheard student say "oh my pieces didn't get fired Not my business just student and wrapping up my last personal firing semester few seconds later there is an aggressive, almost painful, tapping on my shoulder Why didn't her work get fired supposed be
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Guy Reaches Breaking Point With Rent Division Between Roommates

It seems like this guy was being taken advantage of just a bit. Of course the last year has been historically difficult for so many people. There's a balance between being understanding/compassionate and also respecting your self through standing your ground and not letting people walk all over you. Human beings can be terrible when it comes to taking advantage of someone's good graces. By the sound of it, this guy is feeling a bit of regret over having to confront his roommates, but it also sounds like he didn't really have any other choice. 

For some more roommates drama, check out this woman who couldn't stand her roommates, broke the lease agreement, and then dealt with her roommates totally flipping out

Man reaches his breaking point with the rent breakdown between his roommates.
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