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Flight passengers get territorial over the empty seat between them: 'This is war'

Flight passengers get territorial over the empty seat between them: 'This is war'

There is no sweet relief like the discovery that the empty seat next to you on the plane will remain empty for the duration of the flight… that is, unless you have to battle over the empty space with another passenger. The anticipation begins when you board the plane and realize there is no one in that adjacent seat yet. You pray and pray to whomever until the boarding process is complete. Once the flight attendant confirms that everyone has boarded the plane, you can relax and enjoy the fact t…
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'I worked at a pizza place and I got a complaint that we delivered sushi': 20+ fast food workers share their worst customer service experiences

'I worked at a pizza place and I got a complaint that we delivered sushi': 20+ fast food workers share their worst customer service experiences

Everyone has to deal with a considerable amount of nonsense at work, but these fast food workers likely have you beat. Whether it's poor management or disruptive Karens or other ungrateful customers, these heroes have seen the full range of the human experience at these establishments. Some of these stories range from bad drive-thru encounters to angry phone calls from anonymous customers. From McDonald's to Panda Express, every fast food spot seems to attract families with screaming children,…
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'I'm going to sue you all and get all you people fired': Furious Karen erupts at movie theater works after they kicked her disruptive kids out

'I'm going to sue you all and get all you people fired': Furious Karen erupts at movie theater works after they kicked her disruptive kids out

It doesn't get much worse than having to discipline unsupervised children when that is so beyond your job description. Sure, kids are known to run amok in venues like movie theaters and malls, but that does not mean that it is the responsibility of the people who work at those establishments to take care of them. If your kids are known to be unruly in public, you should probably be the one to watch them. Furthermore, when they get in trouble as they did here, you better go pick them up. Here, w…
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'To save two dollars in OT, they let a few thousand dollars [...] go to waste': Employee lectured for working OT, double malicious compliance ensues

'To save two dollars in OT, they let a few thousand dollars [...] go to waste': Employee lectured for working OT, double malicious compliance ensues

Why is it that so many bosses are too concerned with enforcing minor rules rather than focusing on what should be their priorities? The answers are almost related to money and ego. If it's money, you have a boss who can only think about budget, budget, budget, and nothing else. There's no concern for the wellbeing of your employees and, in some cases like this one, there isn't even much thought given to the overall wellbeing of the company (i.e. sometimes, overtime is necessary to keep things a…
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'This is going on your permanent record': 20+ lies kids were told by their parents and teachers

'This is going on your permanent record': 20+ lies kids were told by their parents and teachers

Sure, it's true that kids will do and say crazy things, but let's take a look at all the crazy things parents and teachers say to them. Perhaps craziness begets craziness. After all, and this will annoy all the anti-musical theater folks out there, but it was Stephen Sondheim who said “children will listen.” If you tell an impressionable eight year old that toilets are evil creatures trying to swallow you whole, that eight year old may very well believe you. And what happens when they believe y…
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'Uh-uh. No one is here is hear you sing, friend': Audience member ruins performance of Wicked by singing loudly the entire show

'Uh-uh. No one is here is hear you sing, friend': Audience member ruins performance of Wicked by singing loudly the entire show

It's time to talk about audience etiquette, or lack thereof. People's general understanding of how to behave in public gatherings has definitely gotten worse the past few years, especially when it comes to live performances. This particular public disruption happened at the Broadway musical Wicked , the long-running musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz in which the Wicked Witch of the West gets the opportunity to belt her face off for two and a half hours. Obviously, Wicked has become a cultural…
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'Nah. My PTO is my PTO': HR demands employees donate their vacation time to coworker's medical leave: '

'Nah. My PTO is my PTO': HR demands employees donate their vacation time to coworker's medical leave

HR's logic doesn't get much more flawed than this. Imagine having a sick coworker who needs to go on medical leave but their employer will only let them do so if the other employees donate their own PTO time to said medical leave. We have so many questions about the logistics of this. First of all, is the CEO or head honcho going to donate their PTO? Something tells me the answer to that question is a resounding no. Secondly, how is this even allowed? This kind of guilt tripping will make emplo…
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'When I moved out they billed me $1500 for breach of contract': Tenants share their landlord horror stories

'When I moved out they billed me $1500 for breach of contract': Tenants share their landlord horror stories

Surviving a terrible landlord at one point in your adult life feels like securing a badge of honor. Sure, everyone has to deal with the usual landlord issues, whether that's an inexplicable rent increase or a refusal to fix an appliance, but there comes a time when your landlord goes too far and you need to stand up for yourself. These landlord horror stories were compiled from the following r/AskReddit thread, and it just goes to show that even if you're a good landlord, stories like this are…
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Boss tries to take her employee's first class seat upgrade: 'She wanted to talk to me about my lack of respect for protocol'

Boss tries to take her employee's first class seat upgrade: 'She wanted to talk to me about my lack of respect for protocol'

It's almost inevitable that traveling with your boss will lead to an uncomfortable situation. These unforeseen circumstances typically cannot be prevented, but at the end of the day, you're forced to navigate a cringeworthy dynamic with your employer that will make returning to the office after the work trip all the more bizarre and challenging. These cringe moments can include an odd quirk or eccentricity you learn about your boss or your boss learns about you. For instance, I once had a boss…
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Guy gets fired after six weeks, charges company hundreds to get their equipment back: 'It was very liberating for me'

Guy gets fired after six weeks, charges company hundreds to get their equipment back: 'It was very liberating for me'

This former employee refused to go quietly. Unfortunately, he was let go after just six weeks at the company due to sudden mid-quarter layoffs. That meant with such little time at the company, he would not be able to put this on his resume as such a brief stint there most certainly would raise eyebrows rather than help him find work elsewhere. This, along with poor management and a toxic work environment, led him to ensure that his final acts would be petty. When he was asked to return his work…
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Landlady Karen keeps showing up unannounced, tenant enacts payback: '[My] patience finally wore out'

Landlady Karen keeps showing up unannounced, tenant enacts payback: '[My] patience finally wore out'

Rarely do tenants get the opportunity to stick it to their landlords and win out in the end. When this unusual phenomenon occurs, we need to celebrate the moment, as nine times out of ten, the tenant tends to lose. Here, we have a tenant who lived in a small duplex right under, you guess it, their landlady, who was also the neighborhood Karen (a popular combination). Now, Karen decided to sell the entire duplex, but this is not what frustrated the Redditor. In fact, the tenant was overjoyed at…
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'He couldn't hire anyone willing to except such a [low] wage and boring work': Employee gets revenge after being demoted when entitled boss couldn't hire new staff

There's nothing more frustrating than working for a boss who fails to deliver on their promises. You end up putting in extra hours, only to find those promises empty and yourself shortchanged. Have you ever been in a situation where your company was short-staffed, and you were asked to take on additional responsibilities while they searched for new hires, only for those hires never to actually be hired? I have. At a previous job, the boss would frequently dismiss employees without warning, leav…
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'You've ruined everyone's flight': Top Karens of the Week (February 27, 2024)

'You've ruined everyone's flight': Top Karens of the Week (February 27, 2024)

Leave it to the Karens of the world to disrupt your in-flight experience, make a scene at a restaurant, and battle over your rightful parking spot. That's just a brief glimpse at some of this past week's top Karens, according to the subreddit r/F***Youkaren . It seems that although many of us have been staying inside this winter and pretending like it's the weather that's keeping us from having social interactions, the Karens have remained relentless. After all, what do they stand for if not to…
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Young couple gets payback on entitled neighbor after he repeatedly trespasses property: 'I’ve honestly never seen somebody shut up so quickly'

Young couple gets payback on entitled neighbor after he repeatedly trespasses property: 'I’ve honestly never seen somebody shut up so quickly'

When young couples move into a neighborhood, it's no surprise that some of the lifers in the neighborhood will roll their eyes at the “new blood.” That being said, this entitled neighbor, whom the Redditor refers to as Tim, really thought he could get away with ongoing manipulation, endless plotting and scheming, and frequent trespassing of property without any repercussions. Young folks may be new to the neighborhood, but that in no way means that they are willing to be used and played around…
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20 times people discovered their partners were not bright: 'She thought the Statue of Liberty was made of plastic'

20 times people discovered their partners were not bright: 'She thought the Statue of Liberty was made of plastic'

There comes a time in everyone's dating experiences when you realize that the person with whom you have been spending time is a complete and total doofus. When this happens, you have three options. First, you can give them the benefit of the doubt. You let whatever silly comment they made slide, you try to explain why they are mistaken, and you move on. Sometimes, people simply do not know things because they have yet to be exposed to them. You taught your partner something. Isn't that a produc…
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Petty Aunt Karen forces fully grown nephew to sit with six year olds at their family reunion: 'This is the adult's table'

Petty Aunt Karen forces fully grown nephew to sit with six year olds at their family reunion: 'This is the adult's table'

Family get-togethers always bring an unnecessary amount of shade and entitlement. As you get older, you only notice it more and more and ti just becomes less and less bearable. That's what food and drink are for. However, this Redditor wasn't even allowed to partake in that because his petty Aunt Karen refused to let him sit at the “adult's table” despite him being a fully-grown man at this point. Instead, he had to six at a table of six years olds once again.
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