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'Wanna yell at teenagers? Meet my mom': Mother scolds coffee shop manager bullying her 16-year-old

'Wanna yell at teenagers? Meet my mom': Mother scolds coffee shop manager bullying her 16-year-old

If you mess with a mom and her kid , you're in for a bad time. U/nalarosette learned that firsthand at her coffee shop job. At the age of 16, this person was working with another teenager and their older manager, and you can tell the manager liked to take advantage of the teenagers' naivete. This seems to be endemic at a lot of fast-food and retail chains. They hire the youngest kids who have never had a job before, meaning they don't know when to stand up for themselves or when to just do as t…
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'Bye bye garden bed': Neighborhood dogs destroy their own garden after a clever mom uses their untrained aggression against the owners

The best petty revenge is self-inflicted.
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'Mum... is trying to climb the fence between our gardens': Woman lets neighbor kids use trampoline, their mom threatens to call the police

'Mum... is trying to climb the fence between our gardens': Woman lets neighbor kids use trampoline, their mom threatens to call the police

Here's how not to be a choosing beggar, as illustrated by one mom who couldn't accept a good thing while she had it. As a child, getting to bounce on a trampoline is basically the best thing ever. It never gets old! If you go to a trampoline park, you and your friends can literally bounce off the walls (and all over the rest of the room). Having a trampoline at your house is the ideal scenario for kids, though. It means that you can run outside at any time and start jumping. You make up games a…
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'My manager asks Karen exactly what she wants': Helicopter parent refuses to accept dorm roommates for her college-aged son

'My manager asks Karen exactly what she wants': Helicopter parent refuses to accept dorm roommates for her college-aged son

Being a helicopter parent to a toddler is one thing, but if your kid grows up and you're still acting that way, it's going to get awkward real fast. When you're raising a toddler, it makes sense to keep a close eye on them. They're whirling dervishes of destruction who can color your couch with markers one minute and climb inside the dishwasher the next. But over time, you've got to let your kids gain independence by seeing the world on their own. Too bad no one ever told this college kid's mot…
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‘Mom, am I adopted?’: Twin sisters take genetic test only to discover they share no DNA, parents refuse to admit that one of them is adopted

‘Mom, am I adopted?’: Twin sisters take genetic test only to discover they share no DNA, parents refuse to admit that one of them is adopted

Siblings should always tease one another, that is pretty much the most basic rule in the siblings' rule book. One of the common ways to tease your younger siblings is by telling them they are actually adopted, and coming up with the most elaborate story for what happened with their actual birth parents, hiding their baby pictures, and sometimes even asking your parents to go along with it. The girl in this Reddit story discovered that her life is not far from being a big adoption prank, except…
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'I said no and ended the call': School principal demands mom work for free to help with school play, she refuses, principal blames her for production failure

'I said no and ended the call': School principal demands mom work for free to help with school play, she refuses, principal blames her for production failure

It comes to no one's surprise that schools care much more about the sports programs than the arts. For some reason, it is assumed that the arts are not as important for kids' education as doing sports, and so the art programs get much less budget and attention in an unfortunate amount of schools. The situation is no different in the school from this Reddit story, and the main problem might be with the school's principal. OP (original poster) is a mom who got a call from a school principal askin…
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Top 10+ stories of technologically incompetent parents: 'My mother [uses] FB status as a search engine'

Top 10+ stories of technologically incompetent parents: 'My mother [uses] FB status as a search engine'

Trying to teach a technologically incompetent parent how to do something with their phone and/or computer can feel like a Sisyphean task. Personally speaking, I would rather endure a day at the Department of Motor Vehicles. For me, the most upsetting part about watching my technologically incompetent family members try to do anything remotely tech-heavy is the way they behave when they can't get something to work. Everyone starts shouting at one another, or someone just starts pressing random b…
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'Now he is getting teased at work': Lie backfires when husband tells wife not to come to business dinner

'Now he is getting teased at work': Lie backfires when husband tells wife not to come to business dinner

This husband is in hot water with his significant other after he left out a crucial detail about a work event . It all revolves around a certain work party: a dinner held to celebrate the employees meeting their financial goals. Every company has different etiquette rules regarding business dinners and other social events. Sometimes spouses are invited, sometimes they aren't, and some companies never allow a plus-one. This person, who has since deleted their Reddit account, shared that their hu…
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Kid wants a doughnut that isn't his, entitled parents won't tell him no: 'I refused a doughnut to a kid and then called his mom out'

You know… kids are dumb; it's really an undeniable and certifiable fact. In fact, it's not even a programming error rather it's actually one of the features of being a kid; you don't have to know everything or be responsible and can romp around; it's up to your parents, other guardians, or mining foreman to manage that for you and teach it to you in constructive ways. “You can't always get what you want” is one of those first lessons that you're taught in life, and has been an essential part of…
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'[They] regret moving out': Freeloading family gets a taste of the real world after refusing to pitch in for groceries and bills

The only reason any of us are enduring our workday for the sake of a measly paycheck is because life is expensive. Watching our bills, groceries, car payments, and rent go up every month isn't exactly an encouraging reality, but only a deluded person would think that the luxuries in life (like a full fridge and gas in your car) would come without a price tag–but then again...
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Thrifty mom finds a loophole after getting conned by her insurance provider, scoring $0 healthcare for her newborn baby: ‘Thanks for not caring about your employees'

Health insurance can be expensive. While many of us have spent at least a short stint of our lives wondering how we're going to pay for healthcare, it's usually not in our first few months on earth. However, if you're the lucky baby in our next story, you have nothing to worry about because Big Mama discovered a nifty health insurance loophole.
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School Admin insists on name-based email address policy, teacher gets unfortunately inappropriate email upsetting parents: 'I went ahead and followed orders'

When I was in middle school our school had an unfortunate naming convention for our school usernames that consisted of the first five letters of your last name followed by the first four letters of your first name. Naturally, my username was thus “DicksBra” and you can imagine how much fun we, being a group of 11-year-old boys had with that. Any time my username was required it was gleefully announced or entered to the tune of stifled laughter
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Kid breaks his phone at school rather than letting it be confiscated, now the parents want the school to pay: 'You better pay for my son's phone!'

Taking responsibility for your own actions is important and one of the first major lessons that a young kid should learn from their parents. Unfortunately, a bunch of kids were never taught this lesson—or if the seeds were planted… they never took root. When these kids grow up and have kids of their own, predictably the new parents are not the most reliable at teaching their own children a lesson that they themselves never learned, leading to a new generation of entitled people in a vicious sel…
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'I'll keep it safe for you...': Irresponsible woman tries getting her hands on the $20,000 her daughter won in a lawsuit

'I'll keep it safe for you...': Irresponsible woman tries getting her hands on the $20,000 her daughter won in a lawsuit

Life is a roller coaster; there will always be good times and bad times. What matters most is knowing how to take care of yourself to the best of your ability, with the knowledge and resources you need at your fingertips. In the story that follows, a daughter is fighting her mother for money that is rightfully hers. For the most part of her life, the Original Poster (OP) has had difficulty getting along with her mother. However, following an unfortunate incident, OP went to court and was succes…
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'My mom ends up ruining the life of her ex-boss': Head of Finance gets caught making financial 'irregularities' for decades

'My mom ends up ruining the life of her ex-boss': Head of Finance gets caught making financial 'irregularities' for decades

This woman managed to turn lemons into lemonade, even as she was getting fired from her job . We admire her can-do attitude, and her kid clearly did too, since they shared Mom's story to the malicious compliance subreddit. When companies do less-than-legal activities, they often try to make it seem totally normal. They need their employees to believe it's perfectly normal to bend the rules… and bend them some more… and keep bending them. By the time an employee has fully broken the rules, they…
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'Apparently he sent me to the office for detention': Principal mistakes a youthful mom for a tardy student, hilarity ensues in the teacher's lounge

Is this a compliment?
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