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Dumb Things People Did to their Own Cars

Here are stories, mostly from mechanics, who had to witness the aftermath of people's horrible automobile decisions. Some out of negligence, some from people who wanted their car to look cool and put form over function, and others who were just plain stupid. People are pretty ignorant about their own automobiles. Here are tumblr users getting schooled on physics and car safety, and here are people who parked like jerks.

Mechanics share dumb things people did to their own cars.
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Stupid Ways People Tried to Solve Escape Rooms

People are really bad at escaping from escape rooms. They'll totally miss obvious clues, disregard warnings to not break things, and even bring in their own tools to escape more effectively. One wonders why you'd deliberately sabotage your own experience you've paid money to have, but sometimes you just have to let people do dumb things.

Stupid ways people tried to get out of escape rooms.
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Obvious Things People Realized Way Too Late

There's so many references, basic information, and shorthand floating around in general discourse that if you miss one thing, or hear something wrong one time, you're bound to make a stupid mistake for years and years. Plus, people think it's pretty funny if you consistently use a word wrong and are inclined to not tell you. There's a lot of basic information out there that ashamed people realize way too late.

People tell stories of basic information they realized way too late in life.
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Strange, Inappropriate and WTF Gifts People Got

Some people just aren't good at buying gifts. Some people are well intentioned but uninformed, like your grandma who thinks you're still into Beyblades. Some are just lazy, like your uncle who just cleared out his glove compartment into a shoe box and called it a day. These ones are weird, but sometimes people get gifts that are just insulting.

Stories of strange, inappropriate and WTF gifts
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Regretful People Share their Dumbest Purchases

There are a crap ton of things to buy out there, but very few of them are actually worth buying. Here are some people who regret their purchases because the product was deceptive or horrible, or they didn't realize the implications of their purchase, or they just wanted it so bad for no explainable reason. Sometimes purchases will lead to massive regret.

People's stories of their dumbest purchases
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Times People Were Seriously Misjudged

The idea here was the idea that "if your judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid." Here are people who were totally misjudged, or misjudged others. Sometimes this stuff sticks with you and still makes you mad. For some similar stories about pettier things, here's stuff adults are still salty about.

Times talented people were judged for the wrong abilities.
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Weird and Specific Rituals and Jokes Couples Have

If you've been in a relationship for a while, you may develop a repertoire of inside jokes and super strange things that make complete sense between you two and look completely insane to someone else. For more of the good feels train, here are some wholesome memes. For some dramatic but less encouraging moments, here are red flags at weddings that made it clear the marriage wouldn't work out.

Weird and funny jokes and things couples do.
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Stupid Moments That Prove How Kids are Weird and Dumb

Kids are pretty dumb and easy to trick. Even if no one is trying to make them look dumb, they do a fantastic job of looking stupid all on their own. It's not exactly their fault, I mean, they're completely new here. They basically were in fact, born yesterday. So while kids are dumb and weird, they're sort of allowed to be that way.

Moments of kids being strange, funny and stupid.
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Dumb Mistranslated Tattoos and Shirts that People Witnessed

In this wide world, we see a lot of hilarious translations and translation fails. Languages are complex and hard to understand completely. These frustratingly interesting observations on language and silly literal translations are a good example of that. This can come to a head when overzealous tourists try to get a tattoo in not only a language they don't understand, but in characters that are also completely foreign to them. Case in point, you don't want to misstep and end up as the "goldfish man"

Mistranslations and tattoo fails people saw.
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Chance Events That Convinced People The Universe Was Screwing With Them

A combination of intriguing coincidences and also a whole lot of horrible crap happening on the same day or even at the same moment. For fans of chance, here are some incredibly unlikely moments that went against all odds. For fans of terrible crap happening, here are times misfortune threw folks for a loop.

Sad coincidences and times life really screwed with people.
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Times People Felt Real, Genuine Fear

The real scary moments are the ones where you realize that you are not in control. Whether you're being chased by a wild animal, have a strange health complication, are a passenger in an insane ride, or are left in the elements. These are not good. For something a little lighter and more on the creative side, here are some two sentence horror stories.

Stories of times people felt actual fear.
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Things That Exist Almost Exclusively to Piss People Off

Here are some minor things that seemingly have no upside, and feel like they exist just to make someone angry. Like, who's reading the entire story about someone's vacation in Italy? I just wanna learn how to make pasta sauce. There are a lot of nice things about life, but it's also full of misfortune that intrudes on people's lives as well as manipulative and horrible products.

Things that exist only to piss people off.
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Things That are Fine for Kids to Do but Not Okay for Adults

Part of childhood is just being a weird and stupid kid and learning how the rules of life work. But for a while there, you get to do some pretty strange stuff and adults just think that it's fine. Here are things kids do all the time that could get you sent to jail as an adult.

Things that are fine for kids to do but illegal and weird for adults.
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The Weirdest Things Laser Tag Employees and Patrons Saw in the Arena

Laser tag isn't something adults tend to think about too much anymore, but for a few years there, it was probably the coolest thing you could do. It was like a real life video game in a dark room covered in neon foam and fog. And they always had that weird smell. It seems like it sucks working at a laser tag place, so if you have a similar job, here are some work memes to help get through the grind. People who work at escape rooms also have to deal with weird stuff.

Askreddit stories of weird things employees and people saw at laser tag.
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People Share The Crazy Ways They Got Their Scars

There's a story behind every scar. Usually it's cause you did something dumb as a kid, sometimes it's not even your fault, and sometimes it's because you had to clip the nails of a testy chihuahua. Some people injure themselves in dumb and embarrassing ways. Once some people have scars, they get them turned into really cool tattoos.

People share how they got scars.
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Frustrating Signs Someone Lives On Their Parents Money

Some of the most frustrating moments in life are when you work at a job that you feel lucky to have, and then realizing your coworker comes in late and does a bad job because they don't even need the money. Life has it's disappointing moments of rich kid syndrome.

Signs and stories about rich kids living off their parents
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