An Exception to the Rule
99.9% of the time, kidnapping is a bad thing. However, there are exceptions to every rule. In this particular case, catnapping (get it?) was the right thing to do. We’re not condoning illegal behavior per se… but we’re also not, not condoning the OP’s actions.
Truthfully, this whole mess could’ve been avoided if the neighbors had followed the golden rule of getting a pet — if you’re not going to take care of it, get a Tamagotchi instead.
This is some seriously petty revenge, and we agree that it should be kept a secret. Of course, we only know the information that’s provided here, but assuming that this guy didn’t do anything horrendous during the breakup, the OP is the villain of the story.
What ever happened to people having the right to end a relationship? He’s supposed to be punished for not wanting to be with her?! Keep this secret forever, OP, because it’ll be tough to score a second date with anyone who knows this silliness.
A Solid Plan
We think the OP is onto something here. In fact, we may even start to adopt this practice for ourselves. In the best-case scenario, we’ll be spared during the inevitable AI takeover. In the worst-case scenario, we’ll brush up on our basic manners.
Either way, we’ve seen enough horror movies about technology to know that it’s always best to be on our smart devices’ good sides, and maybe even throw a few compliments their way — just in case.
It’s pretty clear that, in this relationship, the family dog is the jury, judge, and executioner. Why else would everyone be so obsessed with getting it on their side? This poor pup probably just wants to go for a walk, not be involved in marital drama!
In all seriousness, though, it’s probably best for both the OP and his wife to stop this practice. We get that it can seem harmless and funny, but trash-talking your partner isn’t a good habit to get into.
We get it, OP, accidents happen, and this honestly seems like a wonderful mishap! For anyone who’s concerned for the OP, he wouldn’t have gone through with the marriage if he truly didn’t want to — and he certainly wouldn’t have stayed in it for 10 years!
Sometimes, people need a little extra push in order to go after what they really want. It seems like the order in which the gifts were opened was the exact nudge this guy needed.
Leave it Buried
Sometimes, something happens that doesn’t require any verbalized consensus or negotiation — everyone just knows what to do. The OP and his father-in-law were both aware that in order for them to be part of the same family, they’d need to take this secret to their graves.
There’s no getting over it, there’s no amount of time that could pass which would enable them to laugh about it, this incident needs to be shoved into the deepest depths of their souls.
We’re not really sure why the OP felt the need to keep this a secret, seeing as it’s absolutely adorable! There’s no shame, whatsoever, in loving your fur baby and wanting to feel close to them. In fact, we think this is a fantastic idea!
All this tweet means is that the OP has a positive relationship with their pup. There’s no doubt in our minds that this doggo loves their human just as much!
He Grew on Her
While this worked out, we have to say that the premise of the original article is a bit concerning. Saying ‘yes’ to anyone?! What if they’re a creep? What if they’re married? What if they’re Andrew Tate?
Clearly, the OP lucked out and her man wasn’t any of those things, but it was still a risk. This just shows the importance of giving someone a chance. If not, you may be missing out. Surely, there’s a happy medium between being too selective and being willing to date anybody?
Putting Things Into Perspective
This OP knows what’s really important in life, and it seems like he’s got a great routine for grounding himself and putting things into perspective. Imagining him standing a distance away, watching his kids, kind of makes us think of a guardian angel.
He’s far enough away to let his children have their independence, but nearby just in case he’s needed. Talk about great parenting! Any chance you want to write a guidebook, OP?
Little White Lies
In most circumstances, lying isn’t the answer — especially when it comes to fibbing to your partner. However, the concept of little white lies exists for a reason. And, no, they’re not just a cop-out for someone that’s been caught red-handed.
As much as we’re all for honesty and openness in a relationship, the OP did the right thing here. Moms face enough guilt as it is, so at least let this mother think she was there for her tot’s big milestone. No harm, no foul.
A Bad Idea All Around
We get that the OP needs some me-time, but if their partner finds out about this lie, the OP will find themselves with a whole lot more alone time than they ever wanted. Hey, OP — why not just explain to your significant other that you need some time to yourself?
Maybe they want a me-day too, but they can’t have one because you’ve selfishly taken a day for yourself while they’re fulfilling obligations. Ever thought about that, OP?
It’s not often that someone exacts the perfect revenge, but it seems like this OP managed it. Their petty plot doesn’t actually cause any real harm to the magazine, but it does make this person feel a bit better.
That’s really the best way to get back at someone, right? After all, the magazine did have the right to let an employee go, so they shouldn’t be truly punished. But, a bit of silly messing with them is perfectly fine if that’s what floats the OP’s boat.
This should seriously be a TV series — hear us out! It’d be called Doctor Cupid, and the tagline would be, “He mends broken bones… and broken hearts!” Seeing as how well romantic medical dramas do on TV, we actually think this is a pretty good idea.
Or if someone wants to take the comedy route, we still have a piece of our souls missing from when Scrubs went off the air. Make sure to hit us up for royalties!
So… Tell Them
Is the OP really so much of a baby that he’s going to ruin his wife’s relationship with his friends, rather than just tell them that he wants to spend time with his family? The OP should be happy and proud that he has loved ones he wants to be around.
Instead, he’s spreading lies about his partner. If his friends are even an ounce more mature than this guy is, they’ll have no problem with him bowing out of a guy’s night every now and then for family time.
Unlike most of the secrets on this Twitter thread, this one is being kept under wraps for selfless reasons. No good would come from the sister knowing that she accidentally broke her sibling’s heart.
It wouldn’t be beneficial to the brother-in-law either, to learn that he’d misunderstood that birthday invitation all those years ago. As much as it hurts, the OP is right to keep this secret. For what it’s worth, OP — you have the admiration of the internet on your side.
Clearly, They Didn’t Miss It
Was it morally wrong for the OP to keep the extra money? For sure. Would most other people have given it back, and have a leg to stand on for this lecture? Probably not.
It’d be one thing if this person was employed by a small mom-and-pop shop, but that clearly wasn’t the case. Seeing as how no one seemed to notice, or miss the money at all, we assume that this company had plenty of cash to spare.
Two Birds With One Stone
The OP seems to be both efficient and innovative. Truthfully, we see nothing wrong here. Who knows? Maybe this person’s wife enjoys taking charge when they go out to eat! Perhaps that’s her confession that she’s tweeted at some point.
Like, “I let my husband open the door for me when we go out. It seems ladylike, but I just want to enter the restaurant first.” For those who say chivalry is dead… maybe you just need to date an introvert?
Brush Up on Those Vows
This kind of reminds us of those Reddit threads in which people are trying to understand who’s the jerk in the situation. Well, here, everyone’s the jerk. The OP’s husband needs to brush up on the “what’s mine is yours” portion of marriage.
Meanwhile, the OP needs to learn to communicate with her spouse rather than pursue ugly revenge. In short, it looks like this is a match made someplace quite far from heaven.
4 Minutes and 35 Seconds
This is one of those moments in which the desire not to do anything actually takes more work than simply completing the task. Why not just watch the videos? You could be missing out on some really fun content!
That being said, this really doesn’t harm anyone. It’s just a silly, albeit unnecessary life hack. Just make sure it’s something your friends actually find funny, OP. The last thing you need is to react with a laughing emoji to a video about some tragedy.
Frosted Flakes vs. Unfrosted Flakes
There’s really nothing to feel bad about here, OP. Kids tend not to taste the difference between high-quality and low-quality food the way that adults do. Of course, we’re speaking in a general sense, as some children are more sensitive than others.
Most tots, though, wouldn’t exactly appreciate a five-star restaurant — they’d probably prefer McDonald’s. So, don’t worry about the little ones missing out on eating fancy cereal, and continue keeping the expensive stuff for yourself.
Some people find it difficult to express their love for one another, and that’s okay. Clearly, this group of friends have found a communication style that works for them, via these What’s App groups. We all know that oftentimes poking fun at each other is just a way of showing affection.
So, all those offensive jokes in the group are likely code for “thanks for being here for me” and “I care about you.” Don’t worry, OP, you don’t need to verbalize your love for your friends — they already know.
The Grinch of Birthdays
C’mon, OP, get in on the fun! Why not celebrate another year of life? It’s certainly better than not being able to mark that achievement! There’s nothing wrong with that energy not being your vibe, as long as you don’t ruin it for everyone else.
We do suggest giving the goofy, over-the-top birthdays a try, though. Who knows? You might end up loving it and becoming the biggest birthday hypeman of them all!
Fake it Till You Make It
We actually love this one, as it proves that you can truly do anything you set your mind to. Don’t think you’re qualified enough to apply for that job? Convinced there’s no chance that the person you’re into likes you back?
Well, the OP is living proof that it’s worthwhile to take the leap. Maybe you’ll fail, which is okay, and learn from it. Or, maybe you’ll exceed all expectations — including your own — by just going for it anyway.
Best Boss Ever
The music teacher may not have achieved his career dreams, but it’s not all bad. After all, he managed to get this OP as his boss! As we know from late-life success stories like Sia (who had her first #1 single at 41 years old) and Leonard Cohen (who released “Hallelujah” at 50 years old, 17 years after a failed album), it’s never too late.
We hope this music teacher becomes the famous artist he dreams of being. Until then, though, he’s got a pretty good gig now.
Mom Knows Best
Sometimes, just the smallest reminder of the loved one a person has lost can make all the difference. Maybe wearing one of their old T-shirts, which should really be washed by now, makes you feel safe.
Or making their favorite coffee in the morning, even though you don’t like the taste, brings a smile to your face. Whatever it is, do what you need to do to feel close to that person — there’s no wrong way.
We’d like to encourage the OP to let this guy know he’s inspiring someone with his daily run. We’re not saying to do something over-the-top or creepy, but a simple wave the next time he jogs by the window is fine.
Surely, this man will be happy to know that he’s got a bit of an admirer in the world. It’ll also help the OP with their guardian angel duties, as the jogger will know to acknowledge them when he goes past.
What’s in a Name?
We’re happy for the OP that he’s trying to turn his life around and start fresh. However, his wife has every right to know who she’s married to. The time for this type of conversation would be before getting married — ya know, before choosing a last name was even an issue — but it’s still better late than never.
Come clean to this poor woman, OP. Hopefully, she’ll see how great it is that you’ve changed into the law-abiding man she knows you to be.
People have all sorts of tricks for pausing time. Sometimes, it’s effective, like taking a photo — they can go back to that memory by looking at it. Other times, it’s less successful, like getting plastic surgery. This doesn’t make people look younger, it just makes them look unnatural.
Choosing not to open a present from a loved one who’s passed away is a beautiful method for pausing the clock. This way, you can have the excitement of not knowing what the gift is, for as long as you need it.
Better Late Than Never
How much knowledge a person has isn’t an implication of how naturally intelligent they are. Plenty of people are smart but aren’t educated, for various reasons, but that doesn’t make them any less sharp.
On the other hand, there are folks who aren’t all that bright but they can fake it pretty well because they know a lot of things. Clearly, the OP has never had the chance to learn how to tie their shoes. That’s all this says about them — that they weren’t taught, and nothing more.
It’s a Win, for Sure
We assume that the OP is new to teaching because a seasoned professional would know to never trust a fart. If you’re up on stage, speaking publically, you hold it in until you’re done. We have no doubt that the OP knows this all too well now.
As for everyone else, let this be your lesson. Many of us have learned something new today. The OP must be a great teacher because they’re even teaching us!
Never Give Up
We truly applaud the OP for sharing their story with the world, and we understand why they felt the need to do it in secret. On the one hand, they want to give hope to others who may be struggling.
On the other hand, they don’t want their daughter to, one day, come across this tweet and feel that she’s been a burden to her parent. What the OP did was truly the best way to get their inspiring message across, without damaging the relationship with their child. Well done!
We can sympathize with the OP, but they’re missing out on getting to know their sibling! Sure, it would be a huge blow to realize that someone who’s never been in your parent’s life suddenly gets to split the inheritance with you.
However, wouldn’t you want to meet a long-lost member of your family? Not to mention that this was the OP’s father’s dying wish! Sorry, OP, but you’ve got to come clean on this one — as understandably difficult as it may be.
If the OP’s kids are adults, then the OP has done their job as a parent. Sure, it’s always nice for mom or dad to be supportive and allow their kids to move back home in a time of need, but it’s not required of them.
And the OP isn’t saying their children can’t come back, they’re just saying they’d like to gently discourage that — which is fair enough. One could even argue that not wanting your grown-up kids to live with you anymore, is simply good parenting.
We’d Kick You Too
Um, ok, let’s just make sure we have this straight, OP — you’re a grown adult, picking a fight with, and getting petty revenge on… a child. Yeah, we can see why you don’t want your name attached to this tweet.
We agree that the mom should’ve done something, but your anger should be directed at her — not the kid. As annoying as it is to have a tot disturb your flight, you’re the adult in the situation, so try acting like one.
This is absolutely adorable! Not only is this total couple goals, but it’s even more wholesome because the wife technically isn’t cheating in the competition. Furthermore, as much as she’s advancing her brainpower by playing Wordle each day, the OP is also keeping their mind sharp.
This dedicated hubby has got to figure out how to sneak some random word into a morning “how’d you sleep?”-type convo. We can’t decide whose morning task is more challenging!
Committed to the Lie
We’ve all been in this situation at some point or another. We’re caught in the moment, don’t know what to do, panic, and come out with some ridiculous fib. At that point, we can either confess and live with the shame, or double down and commit to the lie forever.
It looks like the OP chose the latter. We wonder if anyone actually bought this person’s tall tale — or perhaps they just figured, if they made their bed, they should lay in it.
Ricky Gervais Would Approve
For those who don’t know, After Life is a fantastic Netflix show in which Ricky Gervais’ character’s wife passes away, and he’s left with the family dog for company. Now that we all understand the premise of the show, we can argue that the OP’s wife’s confusion is understandable.
It’s probably wise that this person played along with their spouse’s assumption. After all, the last thing you need is to be crying over the idea of losing your dog, while simultaneously arguing with your wife.
Not So Harmless Fun
We can see why the OP would think this is just some harmless fun, but people like this are the reason we can’t have nice things. There are always those jerks who take advantage of the situation and ruin it for everyone.
If every single married couple pulled this silliness all the time, restaurants wouldn’t be able to give genuinely engaged lovebirds their meals for free. You had your proposal, OP — now pay for your meal, just like everyone else, and let a new couple have the romantic spotlight.
The Immortal Fish
This woman is either genuinely confused as to how fish life cycles work, or she knows that her child is fibbing but appreciates the sentiment. Either way, we’re sure she adores her, apparently immortal, goldfish.
As far as this mom’s concerned, she’s got a fish friend for life who’s been with her through thick and thin, in sickness and in health, all these years. And that’s exactly the type of little white lie that’s worth telling!
A Reverse Karen
We’re coining a new term to describe when someone started off being a Karen but then actually realized they were wrong. It’s called a Reverse Karen, or a Nerak. (Get it? It’s Karen spelled backward!)
It’s good that the OP didn’t have the energy to fight with the company they purchased from, otherwise, they’d have found themselves in an awkward situation. It’s still pretty funny, though, that after all this time of being salty about it, this person realized they’ve been a Nerak all along.
We have a lot of questions about this one. Why would the OP think it’s a good idea to make an unnecessary stop while carrying such important cargo? Who steals a box full of ashes? And does this person actually live inside a movie?
Really, this script has been done over and over in every slapstick comedy movie ever. It’s not entertaining in fiction, so this guy certainly didn’t need to create a real-life version of the missing ashes cliché.
One of the biggest mysteries from our childhood has finally been solved. Has anyone else always wondered what happened to the coins that were thrown into fountains? We’re sure our parents, who gave us the money to toss away, were wondering that!
While kids usually think that cash goes towards something mystical or wonderful, the reality isn’t that far from it. Those coins pay for a round of adult beverages and, depending on your drink of choice, that can be pretty magical too.
This poor guy thought he was going to be able to race a car and, instead, found himself wearing a dress and heels onstage! Of course, there’s nothing wrong with either of these activities, but they’re not exactly interchangeable.
Whichever one you’re planning to do, you’re not really prepared to swap it out for the other. We’re glad he had a good attitude about the whole thing, though. Who knows? Maybe he can become the first drag queen drag racer?!
It sounds like this person has Truman Syndrome, which is a very real psychological condition in which one believes that their whole life is being filmed, as Jim Carrey’s character experiences in The Truman Show.
Of course, the very fact that this person is confessing to this implies that they’re aware this fear isn’t based on reality. We can’t say we blame them, though, that movie can definitely mess someone up for a while! Let’s just hope they don’t watch Fight Club anytime soon.
The Lesser of Two Evils
We hate to break it to the OP, but we’re not really sure a man bun is better than a bald spot. We can probably all agree that people shouldn’t be mocked for aspects of their appearance they can’t control, and a bald spot would definitely fit into that category.
A man bun, though, is fair game for being the butt of every joke. Maybe it’s finally time to let your hair loose, OP, and allow that patch to get some fresh air!
We feel like we should be offended by this woman’s behavior, but we actually kind of respect it. Maybe it’s the pure savagery involved, especially with the fact that she didn’t have any remorse. Perhaps it’s the fact that this mom got away with her crimes.
Or maybe it’s because she’s since passed and it seems inappropriate to think ill of the deceased. We can’t really explain why, but we kind of admire the OP’s mother and may take a page out of her book someday.
Oh, ‘Emily’ Isn’t Spelled ‘Emolee?’
Every Starbucks order we’ve ever made is starting to make sense now. This employee’s reason for misspelling names is fair enough, but we’ve got a confession too… Starbucks customers secretly love it when their names are written incorrectly because it’s hilarious.
It also gives us an excuse to post a picture of our ridiculously overpriced drinks on social media. It seems that spelling ‘Jennifer’ like ‘Jenyfurr’ is actually a win-win for everyone.
Anyone who has a fur baby – or a human baby – can relate to this dilemma. The result is always the same – you end up with a whole portion of the house that’s deemed too nice for use. Some people have dishes that stay in the cupboard forever because there was never a worthy guest.
Others have an entire row of their closet filled with unworn clothes since no event was fancy enough. This person has an entire bed that’s going unused and, if we were them, we’d probably do the same.
This Dude Has No Chill
We appreciate that the OP shouldn’t have to put up with rude customers at work, but toying with people’s tabs is a big no-no. This type of behavior could lead to customers struggling financially if they were eating out on a budget.
Or it could result in fractured friendships, as people argue over who didn’t pay their share. We’re all for calling out obnoxious diners, but we don’t believe in messing with their money.
The Secret to Luscious Locks
Given how much this guy seems to love his dog shampoo, we’d say there’s no harm in keeping up the charade. After all, it’s really difficult to get a dude hyped up over hair products! So, why ruin a good thing?
As long as man and dog are both healthy and happy, this little lie of omission won’t hurt anyone. Although, we do wonder if he’ll ever notice that he and his pup smell suspiciously alike.
He’ll Never Forget
We’re glad that this guy was so flattering, but it’s really sad that he still remembers a compliment about his coffee mug 10 years later. Well, he can consider his mission accomplished, because this post has convinced us to give men more compliments.
After all, why should women have all the fun? Let’s normalize offering men some flattery too. But, dudes, if we’re going to do that, you need to understand that it’s just a genuine compliment and not flirting!
Better Safe Than Sorry
We can’t really get on board with the reasoning behind this, but the habit is definitely a good one. We recommend packing an extra pair of any essentials when traveling, just in case.
You never know if your flight is going to be delayed a day, if you’ll spill coffee on your outfit, or if you’re going to randomly fall into a river. The point is, life is unpredictable, so it’s always good to have some fresh clothes available.
It’s Definitely Not Just You
Given what teachers have to deal with on a daily basis, there’s absolutely no way that this OP is the only one who needs a little extra something in their morning coffee. As long as it doesn’t hinder their ability to go about their day, why not make the chaos a little easier to handle?
Until teachers get paid better and treated well, the least we can do is look the other way when we see them pouring some extra beverages into their thermoses.
Let this be a lesson to us all — never, ever insinuate that you can see a woman’s pregnant. We’ll even help everyone out and go through each probable scenario and give you the verdict as to whether or not you can inquire about pregnancy.
Has her belly gotten bigger? Don’t ask if she’s pregnant. Has she announced she’s having a baby? Don’t assume she’s the one carrying it. Is she literally in labor right in front of you? Maybe you can imply you notice she’s with child. Just maybe.
Some people are worried that technology will become conscious and take over the world. Others argue that there’s no need to fear an AI uprising because humans are really good at using technology to destroy themselves.
Well, it seems that this guy is pretty solid proof of the ‘we’re our own worst enemy’ argument. In case of the need to go to war with robots, let’s maybe all agree, as a society, to keep this dude out of the control room.
Revenge Is Best Served Smelly
We have to say that we’re somewhat confused about how this guy didn’t realize that something was wrong with his aftershave. Maybe he thought that it was supposed to be a bit funky, like high-end fashion, and he just wasn’t sophisticated enough to get it.
That said, no matter how expensive a product is, or what brand name is on the label, if it smells like human waste, you shouldn’t be using it. Clearly, this guy lacks judgment – both in hygiene and in relationships.
Getting Your Money’s Worth
Well, that’s certainly one way to handle infidelity! Normally, we’re against stealing, but we guess this technically isn’t theft if the two were married. After all, the saying goes, ‘What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.’
Are there more mature ways to handle the situation? Certainly. Would any of those methods have proven to be as satisfying (both physically and emotionally)? We doubt it. We’re pretty sure that this guy will think twice before he ever cheats again.
My Little Pony’s Guardian Angel
This isn’t stupid at all, and the OP shouldn’t feel even the slightest bit of shame. On the contrary, this confession is incredibly sweet and we think this parent should continue earning those My Little Pony coins for as long as it helps them feel connected to their late daughter.
There’s no right or wrong way to grieve or to remember a loved one. Keep at it, OP, make sure that My Little Pony account’s thriving!
One Week Complimentary Stay
We all deserve vacations. It’s an unfortunate reality that many people around the world never get the chance to actually take one, so those who are able to are very lucky and should be thankful that they have the privilege.
Asking for a free vacation wasn’t enough for this person. No; it has to be a five-star hotel, in another country, where they can host three events, all on the hotel’s dime. Yeah, we doubt they were successful in that search.
Give Us All the Things
Lots of communities have “buy nothing” groups. They go by various names, but the purpose is for nothing to go to waste and for people to be able to ask for help, whether it’s getting somewhere or items for their home.
This leaves us with more questions than answers, like why their family has so many doctors’ appointments each week, and how she managed to ask for every single expensive household item without any shame! The car in itself is already too much.
Rent Reduced Due to Compromise
Finding online ads that are misleading is nothing new, but it seems like people these days are getting bolder and bolder, like this person advertising a room for rent that came with a LOT of responsibility.
So, let’s get this straight — this person is not looking for a roommate, but rather a maid and a cook, yet they’re asking this person to pay rent like it’s a normal situation? People must have been all over that great deal!
Need a Cheap Dogsitter
Pet owners see their furry friends as family, which means that they want the best for them, especially when they’re not home to look after them. But, some entitled people try to be as cheap as possible when it comes to care.
That price would maybe be reasonable for a dog walker, but for a dogsitter, they would be earning less than a dollar an hour to work more than 50 hours a week! They must be dreaming if they think someone will take that.
Looking for a Free Horse
Owning a horse is a dream for many. They’re such elegant, intelligent animals, and owning one is a major status symbol. So, when this entitled person couldn’t afford one, they took a different approach.
Taking care of a horse isn’t cheap, and worse, it sounds like this person wouldn’t be willing to care for their free horse when it got older and started to have health issues. No one in their right mind would give them a horse.
Always Rejected by Talented People
If we say the word blender, you’re probably thinking about how you’d really like a smoothie. But, Blender is also a 3D computer graphics tool that can make a lot of different kinds of digital art.
All that to say it’s not something any random person can be good at, so expecting an artist to accept $20 that apparently is reliant on Kickstarter doing well is pathetic. This person needs to take a long, hard look at themselves.
Build a Name for Yourself
When rejected, some turn to gaslighting and belittling the person who did the rejecting. It’s a petty, childish, and entitled way of dealing with being let down by someone.
People like this don’t seem to understand that thanks to things like social media and YouTube, there are tons of ways to get exposure that don’t involve doing your work for free. The world doesn’t owe them a living, and they don’t owe her a free song.
Must Be Unique
The internet has been great when it comes to giving us access to jobs we otherwise may not have found, but it’s also been a way for entitled employers to look for ridiculously cheap labor, undermining the skills of those they’re looking to hire.
They must be dreaming if they think they’re going to get 20 entirely unique songs for barely more than a dollar per song. What makes them think that price point is deserving of an expert musician?
How Can You Deliver?
Anyone who has tried to sell something online can tell you stories about all of the strange people that come out of the woodwork. They make demands, lowball on price, or expect you to beg them to buy.
Well, you pick it up, like any person buying off of an online marketplace is expected to do. The seller said this person lived over an hour away and couldn’t comprehend why they wouldn’t deliver. The entitlement knows no bounds.
Here Is My Wish List
First impressions are important, especially in a new job. They set the tone for how your coworkers and boss will perceive you. But if they’re so shallow that they’re judging the brands you wear, they are probably not good people.
Last time we checked, thousand-dollar handbags and heels are not essential to anyone’s job, except maybe a fashion model. Also, we know kids can be cruel, but we doubt her kids are getting bullied over the brand of their water bottles.
Must Make Improvements
Have you ever dreamed of living in an RV in a campground, but only one that doesn’t actually belong to you and that you can’t actually take anywhere? We doubt it, but this RV owner seemed to think it was a good idea.
“Please, come live in my RV while you pay for interior work I should have done myself, and then pay me rent on top of it! It’s such a good deal, don’t miss out!” That’s what this entitled person was really saying.
Superstition Doesn’t Allow Black
Most Americans dream of owning a nice car. They spend so much time driving everywhere that a comfortable vehicle becomes really important in enjoying their day-to-day lives. Some turn to foreign brands, like Audi, to meet their needs.
This person is not only asking for a $30,000 car for less than ⅛ of the price, but they have the nerve to rule out black and ask for a fancy roof! If you’re lusting after an Audi like that, you can’t be that desperate.
On a Voluntary Basis
As humans, we have a bad habit of accumulating a lot of junk. Sure, some of it is sentimental. But, a lot of it is just stuff we hang onto, thinking that we may someday find a use for it.
This entitled person expects complete strangers on the internet to come and clean out all of their old junk for them. There are lots of causes worth volunteering for, but this doesn’t really seem like one of them.
Not Done to Our Standard
Hiring someone to do house renovations is always a daunting task. There’s a minor risk that they won’t finish the work, won’t do it properly, or will try to overcharge you. But, most contractors are hardworking and have to put up with a lot of nonsense.
We aren’t sure what the going rate for people laying floors is, but we’re pretty sure it’s more than 100 euros for two rooms and two days. It’s a very technical job and this person should be paying what the workers deserve.
Not a Skill, Really
Anyone who works jobs involving electricity is highly skilled. It can be dangerous to mess with things like fuse boxes and electric currents, so you really have to know what you’re doing. This guy doesn’t seem to think so, though.
This person is so entitled that they’re buying a car that costs over $80,000 yet are trying to penny-pinch the workers who install the charging station. Like the commenter said, if it’s so easy, why don’t they just do it themselves?
A Quick Turnaround
Website designs take a lot of time, as the designers have to make sure everything fits right and flows in a way that makes sense to the customer.
This may not seem that bad, but the person who shared it said that the turnaround time was only two days. So the project is urgent, yet the pay is horrible. Maybe that’s why the other website designs “urgently need a redesign.” They didn’t have enough time to do a good job.
Probably Will Be a Success
Starting a business takes a lot of confidence and investment, in terms of money and time. But, convincing someone else to have faith in your business enough to do a ton of work with no pay is asking a lot.
The jobs offering low pay are bad enough, but this person is so entitled that they’re asking for someone to work completely for free for over five months! The worst part is they genuinely don’t seem to see a problem with it.
Full Price if You Deliver
Parents want the best for their kids. That means things like video games, high-quality clothes, swing sets, and good toys to make them happy and inspire play and creativity. But, those things mean spending money.
Swing sets are expensive, so this person was already lucky to be getting one for only $50. If they’re too cheap to pick up, then they should change the location settings in Marketplace — not be cheap with the seller.
Don’t Waste Their Time
Large properties are great, but they often come with unwanted things, like old sheds or barns with items from previous owners. So to have more space, some turn to tearing down old structures.
So we have to pay you $500 to dismantle the barn for you, get rid of the barn itself and everything inside, all within a day or two? They just think they’re entitled to free labor, and we’re not so sure that “deposit” would get returned.
Feedback for Future Career
There are a lot of online writing jobs out there, but not all of them are worth the amount of work they require. People offer really low pay in exchange for hours’ worth of effort on difficult platforms like WordPress.
Entitled employers love to use “get experience and feedback” as an excuse to pay someone poorly. This person will have to spend two days doing a ton of work for literally one cent per article! It’s absurd and insulting.
Support Yer Friends
Thanks to pyramid schemes getting a bad reputation, they’ve attempted to rebrand as MLMs, or “multi-level marketing.” But at their core, they’re all businesses that exploit sellers to recruit new ones, and to invest money in a product they probably won’t see much return on.
Honey, just because you got sucked into an MLM, it doesn’t mean that your friends and family are responsible for keeping you afloat. Go ahead — demand that they buy your products, and see how many people stick around!
Work for What They’re Worth
In careers where people work for themselves — like writers, singers, or contractors — people often face issues with clients thinking they’re fully in control of the price of services. It’s like the worker has no say in what they’re paid.
Your painter was unhappy with their low pay, so your solution is to go into a group of contractors and simultaneously try to hire one and slander their profession. You aren’t entitled to any services, especially with that attitude.
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
“Gimme, gimme, gimme!” is more than just a super catchy ABBA song. It’s the attitude a lot of consumers have, thinking that workers, whether in fast food or artists, should do what they want exactly when they want it, even if the pay is bad.
They not only think they’re entitled to the artist’s time, but they get plain nasty when the artist refuses to do the work. Newsflash — artists owe you nothing. The artist was extremely polite, all things considered.
Be Home at All Times
Taking care of pets is a lot of work, especially if you’ve got more than one. They need a lot of love and attention (yes, even cats), so people who aren’t home a lot should rethink owning animals.
This post is already weird enough, but the “small fee to care for the pets” makes it seem like these entitled owners expect this live-in, constantly home pet sitter to be paying for their pets’ supplies! No, thank you! Also, if one is a service dog, shouldn’t it be with the person in need?
Not That Desperate
Nowadays, we often feel jaded, like our communities are dwindling and no one would help us when push comes to shove. But people can surprise us, even when we ask for help on social media platforms.
This was one of multiple posts from this person. Every post asked for very specific ingredients, like he just wanted free ingredients for making specific recipes. It seems less in need and more too lazy to go to the store.
Help Them Win
Photography is such an incredible, fast-growing art form. They say we’ve taken more photos in the last few years than in the entire history of photography. And with that have come people claiming photos that they didn’t take.
So they want to pass someone else’s work off as their own? That’s straight-up plagiarism, and we doubt the college would be happy about that! We love that they feel entitled to keep the prize money and only post an “update” when it isn’t even their photo.
Clothes for Them Maybe
Furnishing a home is really expensive. When we were kids, the last thing we expected was to spend hundreds of dollars on rugs and curtains, but that’s just the reality of owning a home. So, it makes sense to buy a lot of things secondhand or ask for freebies.
A grill, another TV (which implies that they already have at least one), and a Nintendo Switch were necessities — whereas clothing for the children was just an afterthought. We’re not so sure that their priorities are in line.
You Will Be Blocked
Most authors could tell you stories of times they’ve faced the dreaded writer’s block, where no matter what they do, they just can’t find the creative spark that motivated them to write in the first place.
So, this writer needs to come up with history and customs of a different world — which is a very lengthy and creative process, writing over 300 pages worth of text, for the price of a couple’s dinner out? We wonder how many people they’ve blocked already.
Not in Good Faith
Imagine someone you would have liked to date contacts you out of the blue, asking you to pay to vote for them in some online beauty contest, where one vote requires paying a dollar. That’s what happened to this guy.
She was so self-absorbed that she thought he was entitled to over $1,000 of his money simply because she knew he was attracted to her! If only that was how the world worked.
Hunt’s, Not Heinz
When it comes to neighbors, our relationships with them are not what they used to be. That sense of community doesn’t really exist anymore. We all opt for privacy over togetherness. So, even being able to ask favors from neighbors is rare.
This woman potentially ruined a relationship with her neighbor because she felt entitled to a certain brand of ketchup! We’re glad the neighbor refused to give her any at all. Her attitude didn’t deserve the delicious red topping.
All They Do Is Sell
Large furniture stores tend to have great delivery services, and sometimes they’ll even help you assemble it. That’s simply because some people don’t have the right vehicle to move things like beds around. But, they don’t need to do more than that.
What exactly gave this client the idea that mattress stores are responsible for helping you move two years later? They aren’t movers for hire, they literally do just sell beds. They did nothing out of the ordinary for their profession.
Bring Them Tamales
Some people just don’t like cooking, and we can understand why. It can be a lot of work to make tasty dishes, and if your parents didn’t teach you many skills, you may not be good at adding the right amount of salt or chopping properly.
Tamales are not exactly easy to make. A lot of work goes into them. You’ve got to be pretty entitled to beg your Facebook friends to go through the work of making tamales for you and then also make them deliver them!
Payment in Mary Kay Products
Anyone who was born between the 1980s and now probably knows what Mary Kay is. There was always that one mom trying to sell all the other moms’ lipsticks and mascaras, with little luck moving more than samples.
What is this, a time before money when we traded for goods and services? This is just a win/win for them, since not only will they get a clean house, they can finally get rid of the boxes of Mary Kay they never managed to sell!
More Like Abnormal Park
Yard sales are a uniquely suburban thing. Accumulated so much stuff that you’re not sure how to get rid of it? Throw it all in the yard and sell it for cheap! Some people even make a sport out of going to yard sales.
Imagine feeling so entitled to yard sales that you actually take to the internet to complain that your neighbors aren’t doing them frequently enough! And what do work and unemployment have to do with selling old junk in your yard?
Yes Is the Answer
When you’re looking for a new job, making a good impression is important, but so is keeping an eye out for red flags on the employer’s end. You enjoy a healthy, balanced workplace — not an overly demanding one.
There are so many red flags contained in those six bullet points that it’s hard to even be surprised by the ridiculously low pay. This is just another example of an extremely entitled employer looking to exploit new employees.
Get Her a Group Gift
Lots of people out in the world think that it owes them something. And while we as humans should look out for each other, there are things that are reasonable to request, and things that simply aren’t… like the following.
So, you’ve got a job working eight hours a week, but have the nerve to ask the internet for a car and $3,600 for a two-week cruise for you and your mom? There’s so much wrong with this post!
Treat You to Some Lemonade
It’s important for children to play outside. They need vitamin D from the sunlight, but they also need fresh air and to remember that life exists outside of screens. That can be hard for them to remember.
Each sentence you read in this post seems bad, but then you read the next and it’s even worse. A very specific play place that they install for you in exchange for a drink they could make themselves? What a steal!
Need Help With Taxes
Tax season is really frustrating. The last thing anyone wants to do is give a bunch of their hard-earned money to the government, but they understand why they have to do it. Well, that is, most people understand.
This is not only horrible to even ask, but super illegal. You don’t just “borrow” people’s kids for tax breaks, nor should you trade away benefits. This person is the definition of taking advantage of the system.
Let’s Make it Happen
The term “Facebook friends” is a bit misleading. It makes it sound like you have a close relationship with the hundreds of people you’re connected to, when really they’re mostly strangers you met once or twice.
It’s one thing to ask for cash gifts, as that’s always more useful than receiving random presents. But, most Facebook friends aren’t close enough friends to warrant a gift, and griping at them for not giving one is entitled and childish!
As a Valued Customer
Everyone loves a good discount, and some people will do anything to get one, even if it includes lying about a previous order. Others will simply insist on getting one for no reason, like this person did.
“Hi, small business owner. I spent hardly any money in your shop, so I am entitled to free money from you! Make it happen, please!” is what this email really says. The follow-up email just makes it even cringier.
How Funny Is That?
Attending college is really expensive, so there are various ways people save up to get there. It may be a savings account their parents created, it may be scholarships, or in rare cases, begging the internet for tuition money.
Giving someone an animal that will form part of their family for 10+ years and asking them to pay your child’s tuition isn’t the same thing, and this person is clueless if they can’t see that.
No Regular Clean Offers
Rarely do people clean their homes as often as they should. They’ll do a quick sweep and wipe down here and there, letting the nooks and crannies get dirtier and dirtier until doing a deep clean is unavoidable.
This person is so entitled that they seem to think letting the person go live is payment enough for a deep clean of their house! Wouldn’t cleaners on social media prefer to just do that from their own homes or at the homes of people who actually pay them?
Looking for Caretaker
Many homeowners rent out extra bedrooms or extra homes on Airbnb. Some even go as far as buying extra properties for the sole purpose of turning them into vacation rentals. Those types of properties usually require a manager.
This is confusing. Are they paying rent or not? And they aren’t allowed to have guests in their own home, plus have to deal with the owner spying on them through the cameras? This sounds like the worst Airbnb ever.
Pay Them for Gas
Owning a vehicle is insanely expensive. Between the costs of oil changes, tire changes, bigger maintenance, and daily gas, it’s enough to be a huge expense for most people. But, that doesn’t mean others are responsible for it.
They’re so entitled that they actually wanted the person to pay them to give them a free microwave! It’s gutsy, we’ve got to admit, but we doubt anyone has ever actually fallen for it. Better luck next time.
Think They Might Pass
First dates are awkward, and with so many people nowadays meeting online, it feels even more important to make a good first impression. So, if you don’t know the area you’re taking your date out very well but they do, you may ask for their input.
She didn’t like that, though, and was extremely rude and childish about it. Asking for help picking a place is not asking them to organize the whole date. He should have backed out after that message.