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'I deactivated the PS4, cleared the console, and sold it': Guy motivates a freeloading roommate by sabotaging the communal gaming console

Nobody likes a mooch. When you're going out on a limb to help someone, especially a family member, and they treat your generosity with the same disdain as an entitled teenager, the ‘woe is me’ act starts to get old.
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'His passenger side will get blasted': Suburban man gets payback by installing 360° sprinklers to wreck his neighbor's sports car after he repeatedly drives through his lawn

The boundary between you and your neighbor is sacred. Whether you have a fence, hedges, a wall, or just a plain ol' property line, the duty of every neighbor is to respect and cherish the space in between. In a country ridden with kitschy ‘no trespassing’ signs that say "We don't call 911”, we take those boundaries pretty seriously– even in the suburbs, a place known for over-trimmed rose bushes, nosy HOA's, and passive aggression, neighborly feuds can arise quickly when the line is crossed...
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‘She said I was corrupting our son’: Father buys his son fast food so that the boy can fit in with his friends; vegan wife flips out

Vegans always have to tell everyone they're vegan and they incessantly force their vegan-ness on everyone around them. The Holy Crusade of veganism is a plague of misplaced good-intentions, which is all fun and games until we find families caught in the cross-hairs.
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'I want extra pay for extra responsibilities': Employee turns down a ‘promotion’ then gets punished when he tells a stuck-up newbie manager he wants more pay for more work

We all work so that we can get that bag of cash every couple weeks. Weirdly enough though, it seems like the C-level employees and upper management seem to think that their employees go to work for other reasons, like socialization and the occasional pizza party. But it's an accepted norm that when you're offered a promotion, that's supposed to come with some sort of raise, even if you're a deluded manager, right? Not in this case…
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'The pizza is CRAWLING with ants': Blind guy accidentally eats leftover pizza with a few extra toppings

In a lot of cultures it's super normal to eat bugs, however, in most Western societies, just the thought of having creepy crawlies on your plate gives people the heebie-jeebies. But if you didn't know you were eating bugs, would that make it better? Would the husky crunch of bug legs in your mouth be delicious or revolting? For a blind person, this is apparently a very real possibility.
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'I was having my main character moment': Summer camp student gets unjustly marked tardy after walking into class a few seconds late; she epically rebels by ditching class immediately

Good students feel guilty about being late to class. When we're young, the ‘people pleaser’ and goody-two-shoes in all of us gets fueled by teacher approval and getting gold stars, but deep down, there's always a spicy rebel just waiting to be unleashed.
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'It cost the casino anywhere between $250k-500k': Casino manager makes workers stay after shift to work unpaid hours, costs company big in massive payout

Every now and then, you'll come across some dense manager who thinks that they're a business genius for coming up with business strategies that no one else is using… and for implementing policies into the business that they're surprised aren't already being followed. All too often, there's a good reason why these strategies and policies aren't more commonplace… because—well, they're illegal. Still, laws and reason won't stop some people, who are either too stupid to realize they're breaking the…
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Boss Loses €5,000 After He Tells His Quality Control Officer to Lower Standards to Boost Productivity; Catches Backlash From All Major Clients

The entire point of a quality control officer in a manufacturing plant is to ensure that the products aren't defective. Literally, the only reason this checkpoint exists is to weed out terrible products and prevent them from going to the client. So what is a QC employee supposed to do when their boss tells them to stop doing their job? Maliciously comply of course.
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'They blocked out the sunlight to our neighbor's property': Determined dad plants trees to get back at his neighbor after they snub his building permit

Dads always have some kind of problem with the neighbors. Perhaps the innate dadness of living in a neighborhood and showing your dadly dominance over the other dads, but at some point, there's a natural progression from friendly competition into neighborly rivalry.
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'I terminated her husband's lease': Karen client loses it at customer service rep, her family loses their lease and their business

It's not often you'll find the internet rooting for landlords. A group of people known for being dishonest and overly greedy, raising rents beyond reason, or neglecting necessary repairs in order to maximize profits—all the while enjoying an absurd amount of control over other people's lives—doesn't necessarily inspire a lot of compassion. And, yet—here we find ourselves. “Evil is evil… lesser, greater, middling. It’s all the same.” While some might prefer not to take sides when it comes to com…
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'Packages were falling from the belt': Warehouse worker gets placed into a different role by egotistical manager, chaos beckons

The fallacy about the idea of certain jobs being classified or unclassified as “skilled labor” is that every job requires different skills and experience in order to be done effectively. You go to your local coffee shop of choice because the barista makes a better and more consistent cup of coffee than you could ever hope to. You probably go back to that shop, too, because that barista's particular consistency and skill stand head and shoulders above even the other specialized baristas in the c…
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'Close them completely': Manager demands bathrooms are closed while cleaned, chaos ensues

'Close them completely': Manager demands bathrooms are closed while cleaned, chaos ensues

A good bathroom is an essential part of any business where food and beverages are being served. After all, there is a… certain connection between consuming things and the inevitable need to make use of one. This is especially true when you're operating a cafe—as coffee is specifically known for its ability to get things moving. Now, a good bathroom isn't going to necessarily make a good business—but it might break one. The last thing you want your customers to associate your establishment with…
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'I get injured and [there's] no loyalty': Employee on disability leave gets fired after missing 3 weeks of work; the Internet calls out a broken system of hypocritical bosses

Companies today are always complaining about labor shortages and how the workforce is getting ‘too lazy’ to go back to work. Au contraire you silly nepo-CEO's, it's not that there aren't any employees willing to work anymore, it's just that they're not willing to go back to work with no benefits, meager salaries, and to work overtime lining the pockets of a hypocritical boss that sends one email a week for a $500k annual salary.
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'With HER own card': Manager makes hotel desk worker pay for a guest's room when he refuses to

Businesses and their owners take on more of the risk and, in return, take more of the reward, paying workers a small portion of the value of their production and taking the rest for providing the means. This is the basis of a capitalist system and the argument used by your boss for why he's not giving you a raise, despite the fact that he himself just bought another new Porsche and vacations in Monaco every summer. It's true; when you're working for a business instead of starting your own, ther…
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'The grin slid off his face': Employee outsmarts customer trying to exploit returns loophole

Navigating some companies' return policies can be an unnecessarily difficult experience that may drive you to look for ways you can circumvent their requirements and get a fair go at returning your unwanted item. At times it can feel like these policies are unnecessarily specific and cryptic: “Customer must return an item only when the thrush knocks on the last light of the third day of the second new moon—whilst wearing a hat made of cabbages." After a while of wondering what in the Tolkien yo…
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'Get off my property!': Delusional Karen breaks into a military family's garden, threatening to run them out of town to acquire their property; police remove her, justice ensues, and the family lives happily ever after in their forever home

Military kids can all agree that moving sucks. After packing up your belongings for the 15th time before you even hit 8 years of age, the whole process starts to become numbing and the idea of a forever home becomes more of a fantastical dream than a reality. However, for some army brats, their dreams come true when their parents get stationed in a long term, or even forever, location.
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