oh-myyy-ribbon

Nobody likes to be rejected. Yes it hurts your feelings when someone says... "No thank you. I'm not into you." When that happens realize that your world is not ending and life will go on, and then, act accordingly. You know, like a human being, like an adult. Nobody is entitled to affection from others. And resorting to nastiness and brutality is NEVER the answer.


It certainly won't make you more appealing, to say the least. For some reason men seem to have the biggest problem with this situation. So take note gents!

Redditor aj11783 had to know... Girls of reddit who have rejected people, what's the worst way someone has taken it? Grab some vodka people this is going to get messy.

That's seems extreme.

Giphy

He told me he had considered trying to get me pregnant so I would have to marry him.

MermaidInYourCoffee

I know you are but what am I?

The old You're-Actually-A-Dumb-B***h-Who-I-Didn't-Like-Anyway after he wrote a letter expressing his feelings about me. I politely told him that he showed a lot of courage but that I just wanted to be friends. Worst part - he was my work study partner. I was 19 years old. Looking back I should have contacted my boss who would have done something about the work partnership.

REDDIT

Time to move on buddy!

Giphy

I finally managed to dump my emotionally abusive ex for the last time, and a couple weeks later he found out I was staying at my moms. One night he hid in the bushes in her garden and waited for her to go to bed so he could knock on my window and give me a bag full of presents.

6 months later his mom rang me and asked when I was going to put him out of his misery and get back together with him because he was becoming unbearably depressed. It's literally been 6 months of absolutely no contact, why the hell are you all still waiting!

PM_ME_PENGWINGS

No dancing. No touching.

He stalked me for a year and a half after I danced with him for one song in a club. Police asked him to stop, but he didn't stop until I moved to a different country.

Aggressivecleaning

There's a winner!

When I was a nanny, I was walking around with the baby in the pram and we visited a bookshop. A man in there started talking to me, and then asked me out. Very kindly, keeping my father's advice in mind about being kind when I have to reject men when they ask me out, I said that that was a nice offer, but my boyfriend might not to be too keen on it.

His response to that was to lean in and try and kiss me. I told him to get the f**k off me, he then exploded with rage and started screaming in my face. I was saved by the bookstore employee, the man stormed out of the shop, I spent the next few hours shaking like a leaf.

What a champion.

JaniePage

Boys... there are other fish in the sea!

It amazes me that two times when I rejected people, they simply refused to listen to me and kept trying to change my mind.

The first guy kept following me everywhere even after I said I wasn't interested. One time I was having breakfast at a cafe and he walked in and sat down opposite me. I was speechless and scared and too young to make a scene. The stalking only lasted a few weeks, but it got so bad I couldn't relax in public, I'd look behind me every few steps because he made me so paranoid.

The second guy was in my friend group at college, which in a way made it worse than the first one. I must have turned this guy down at least ten times but his persistence was ridiculous. It was like trying to swat down an immortal fly that bounced back up every time you killed it.

He'd make whiny passive-aggressive comments about why we should date and ask for hugs and pretend to be close to me in front of other people, and I didn't want to disrupt our friend group so I avoided him as much as I could and changed friend groups.

Infidos

Better Off...

My sister was killed by her husband when she tried to leave him. He sat next to me in the ICU crying crocodile tears. The story he gave the police was that she shot herself. I have no faith in police. I know many are good people, but not there and not then.

Thankfully, he's dead, too. The world is better off, I was scared it was only a matter of time until he killed someone else. I've got my own stories, but they pale in comparison.

HeatherSolos

You need to in a straight jacket!

He sent me an email with a 3 page essay attached. It was written entirely in 3rd person recounting his first rejection by a girl named Tania at the age of 16. There were a lot of solitary beach walks, 'she's the perfect girl' talk, him not talking no for answer and the story eventually ends with him drinking anti-freeze, slipping into a coma, hospitalized and eventually recuperating. Only to tell poor Tania that she could avoided his, and his parents pain by agreeing to date him. The email said "so you know what you are getting into."

I was 19 and did not see this extreme level of crazy coming but knew I needed to really make how I felt clear. I immediately called him to reiterate that I do not want to be with him, I no longer want to be friends with him and if he contacted me again I would change my number. I let a friend of his know what was going on. 5 days later he called from a different number to tell me he was out in the country one with a gun to his head and if I didn't agree to be with him then an there he was pulling the trigger. I lied and convinced him I had to leave because I had a family emergency (aunt sick in the hospital) but we would talk the next day. Had mutual friend call him and report back as is suspected he was full of crap. Sure enough I was right, he was totally fine.

He called the next day and with the most sing song creepy serial killer tone said "you think you're so niiiiiice. What type of human being doesn't agree to what someone needs when they tell you they're going to kill themselves? You piece of trash." I. Lost. The. Plot. Told him I'm changing my numbers, and the next time he contacts me it will be the police involved. He just laughed the whole time and told me he hopes I die alone, like I deserve.

Radio silence for 6 years until I'm getting married. I have an email from him "Hey! Wow it's been a while! How are you? Would be so great to catch up sometime"

Psychotic. Obviously I never replied and changed my email, again!

cassouletbaby

The Popular Guy

Giphy

I turned down a guy that was known for being the "popular guy" and i thought he was a bit of a idiot. When he tried to kiss me i turned my head the other way, said i wasn't interested and walked off. He grabbed my hand, spat in my face and said I missed the best opportunity in my life and the only reason he tried to kiss me was because he pitied me.

onehalfasian

Block. Delete!

I also once had a guy send me hundreds of text messages calling me all kinds of names, cursing me out and threatening me because I didn't have sex with him after our entirely lackluster (first and last) date... I didn't even bother reading beyond the first 50. Just let him go on and on until I blocked and mass-deleted. Still, it was nuts.

flyingsmallplate

Did you want to borrow my clothes?

We went on one date and I declined a second. A couple of days after that he called me and told me what I had been wearing that day. This went on for a couple of months. I'd literally never see him but at least a three times a week he'd know exactly what I wore.

hippotus

Define "friends" Bill...

Giphy

Went into a gas station to get my mom some lottery tickets and the cashier asks for my ID. While holding my ID, he begins questioning my marital status among other personal details. I told him I wasn't interested and paid. He gives me my ID back. I go to the car, start it up and begin to tell my little sister what happened as she was waiting in the car and she starts yelling that someone is coming over. Now the cashier is tapping my window and yelling "Are we friends?" I put the car in reverse and drove away.

While I don't know for certain who did it, the next day I had my tire slashed. I was told that the way my tire looked, seemed like it was most likely intentional. Unfortunately this was like 8 years ago so I no longer have the picture of the tire. As a precaution, I had some of my male friends go by and tell him to leave me alone. I never went back to that gas station and didn't have any issues with the guy after that. The worst part was I was 18 and when I told my mom what happened regarding the guy harassing me, she didn't believe me.

F you Bill! You're single because you're a creep. JaneDoeThe3rd

Nudes...

By getting nudes from another girl, cropping her face out, and showing them to everybody saying it was me.

baw2797

The Ghost of lovers past...

It was a guy I had been dating for a while in high school. We started out at the same school but I moved part way through the year. He cheated on me and I left him. After a while he kept trying to asking me out again, even went so far as to propose. I said no. He wouldn't leave me alone so I got a new SIM card for my phone, as I didn't know how else to change my number but it meant I lost all my contacts . It was well before smartphones. I lost contact with all my friends (mutual friends of his and mine) at the old school.

I accepted it and moved on. Years and years later and here comes in the invention on MySpace and of course I jump on board. Going through people one day and come across one of the old friends from school. I'm super excited and add her. Apparently that freaked her out some because my ex had never mentioned our breakup and had in fact told everyone we were engaged right up until I died in a car accident.

ahalfdozen6

Just honk... it'll feel better!

Giphy

He stopped his car in the middle of an intersection and just kept slamming his fists on the steering wheel.

Existentialist

Trauma

A guy buried my dog alive and then broke into my house and stole pretty much everything. I had to transfer schools and even there his friends made my life a living hell for him. He is a drug addict and I am doing really well despite the trauma of it all.

1Wineodino

Never give your coordinates...

He was 15 at the time, and although the rejection happened over the phone, he was so irate that he illegally drove a car to the nearest place he knew to where my house was (I'd once told him I lived near the hospital), and waited there demanding I give him more accurate directions to my house.

In retrospect, I probably should have been more terrified than I was.

youcancallhimAl

No swipe right can save you...

Giphy

I'd gone out with a guy once that I'd met through a dating site, and we just didn't click. I told him exactly that, was very respectful of his feelings and wished him the best. He was NOT receptive. At all. He called me a w***e, told me that he was going to find where I lived and push me into oncoming traffic, really awful things. He wouldn't stop texting me horrible stuff about how I was a gigantic b***h for "leading [him] on," and that he hoped that someone killed me. I blocked his number, which thankfully stopped the messages, reported him on the the dating app, and thankfully never heard from him again. It was legit one of the scariest frigging things. Dude was unhinged.

Mandee87

Pulling a Gandhi...

I told him I did not want to see him anymore and he proceeded to stop eating. Would send me pictures of his body deteriorating, bony hands etc.

It shook me for a while but I realized it was on par with his suicide threats and he did it to get my attention. Manipulation really. I told him to get help and blocked him. He completely lost his mind but started eating again (and making death threats about me on a public forum) shortly after. Yeah, he wasn't well. I later heard he was diagnosed with narcissistic traits amongst other things.

deinterest

Y'all are getting some low star ratings now...

Giphy

Guy asked me out during an uber pool ride. I told him I wasn't interested and he started moving closer and asking me why I wasn't interested and what was wrong with him. It was... Uncomfortable to say the least. My uber driver, for some reason, thought it was hilarious to see me pressed against the door to try and get away from this random guy invading my personal space.

Iamp0tat0

The Blade.... 

My current girlfriend has a 6" cut on her left thigh after her ex assaulted her with a knife. As they fought she yanked out the knife and held it at his throat to force him off her. The f**ker is serving 7 years in prison. exfil

I'll Find You....

"I have access to the student files. I know where you live."

A few weeks later there were reports of a guy looking into windows around my neighborhood. Thank God he got caught before he escalated to a B&E or worse. myboyfriendsjacket

Pizza Delivery...

My Ex was working at a pizza place in the small town we both were living in and texted me that he found my new address through their delivery system. Whether or not that was true, I still screenshot his messages and sent them to his manager. Needless to say he was fired. I was honestly more annoyed than scared when it happened, I've since moved and thinking back on it it really creeps me out. torako74

NoKCupid!

Giphy

A guy on okcupid had messaged me a few times, and I told him I wasn't interested. After the third time I asked him not to message me again and he threatened to track me down and assault me. He was also old enough to be my father, so there's that. Ephy_Chan

 Red Light Stop! 

I was 13 and I basically told this really old dude to screw off while he was stopped at a light shouting at me. Light went green. He speeds off, u-turns wildly, then comes speeding back and threatens to shoot me.

Then there was this other guy at a concert who didn't take no for answer. He pinned me against the wall and only scurried away because the police crashed the concert at nearly the same moment. The worst one about that was my friends just watching it happen, doing nothing. aesthesia1

Then I'll take your Boyfriend...

My ex-girlfriend rejected a really drunk guy in front of me while we were out at a bar one night. The guy responded by stepping over to me, grabbing my face, jamming his tongue in my mouth, and then biting me on the ear hard enough to draw blood.

He was grabbed and shown the door really quick, but I was just in complete shock. To make the story weirder, I'm a guy and he was very straight and very drunk. I'm pretty sure he was declaring dominance or something. No clue.

PM_ME_JAR_JAR_NUDES

Took rejection so hard he switched teams. Damn. I'm glad your okay and it didn't go any further. RealAbstractSquidII

Alpha, when you can't get the girl, take her boyfriend to assert dominance, law of the jungle BAYYYBAYE!

ShapeShiftingAku

Reasonable?!?!

Giphy

He broke into my house and chased me into my bedroom, then spent ten minutes shouting through my locked bedroom door that I should come out and have a reasonable conversation with him, adult to adult. Red_Mischa

This is almost exactly what an ex boyfriend did to me in college. "Please, I just want to talk to you." After smashing my bedroom window open in the middle of the night and trying to crawl through it. Hell no. hogwashnola

It's YOUR Funeral.

I got the "how dare you do that when I threaten to kill myself?"- crap too from a guy once. He was holding a gun to his head right in front of me and I (by that time tired of suicide threats due to him being the 4th guy trying this crap on me) just said "Fine, but since I'd be traumatized, I wouldn't come to your funeral." (I knew very well he wasn't going to do it).

After I left, I got a text saying how cold-hearted I was and how when someone threatens to kill themselves one "has to hug them." It took months until I managed to get him to stop trying to contact me.

EDIT: Since I got a lot of advice and a lot of the same question, let me add a few things here in advance so I don't have to answer individually:

  • I was 17 back then. I was majorly depressed and suicidal myself (albeit without ever pulling stuff like that because I never was and never will be this kind of a**hole)
  • I am 24 now, this is long over. I appreciate your worries, guys, but there's no need for them anymore. I went through therapy, I'm in a good place, it's okay.
  • Yes, I was at first scared when he pulled out the gun but it took me only about 30 seconds to take it from him because he was, over all, not a strong-willed person. Quite the opposite, actually. He was one of those people you could get to sit down by just screaming it at them (I had witnessed this at some point), so while I was scared, it wasn't too bad because I knew he'd never have the guts. The whole thing was more of a melodramatic shakespeare-scene than it was dangerous. I'm not even sure the gun was loaded - and when I took it from him, it wasn't cocked. Schattentochter

Rumors

He spread rumors about me at work that I screwed all the guys there and people believed it. :\ Reddit

How does that work? Do all the guys think they were the only ones left out? A_Filthy_Mind

The Marriage Saver!

Giphy

This is a slightly different take but I turned a guy down for a date and he then posted a long snap story about how much he loves his WIFE that he had neglected to mention all that time. SpaceAgeUnicorn

I had something like this before. Older guy I was working a film festival with, at the opening night he said something along the lines of 'you know there's something between us.' When I ignored it he started loudly repeating how he wished he'd brought his girlfriend, clearly trying to save face. mizzlemoonn

The Smashed Motorboater... 

I was pregnant, out celebrating my birthday with my partner. We had been for dinner and decided to call in at a bar where all of my friends were, as they wanted to wish me a happy birthday. Just before we left I headed to the bathroom, and my partner and friends went outside for a cigarette. On my way back from the bathroom a guy stopped me, he said something about my boobs then attempted to motorboat me. I grabbed his chin and pushed his face away from me and went to walk away.

He smashed a pint glass into the side of my face and punched me in the head several times. I was lucky that there was a table behind me that I was able to grab on to or else I'd have fallen to the floor. He was thrown out by the bouncers, but it was up to myself and my friends to call the police to report what had happened. He was arrested, it went to court, he was found not guilty of sexual assault and he plead guilty to assault. He didn't get any jail time and I got £180 compensation, which I received in 1p monthly payments. badrecorderismyjam

The Big Lots Tale...

I have a similar story. I worked for the same type of store as you as a manager. It was in a strip next to a Big Lots, where I went to pick up random food items when I forgot my lunch. Dude was behind me in the checkout line one day, and then followed me out, saying I seemed like a good Christian girl (I'm an atheist, but went to Catholic schools) and he was looking for a "helpmate."

Note that dude was in his late 40's or older, and I was 26 at the time. I thanked him for his kinds words, but I had to get back to work. He came in multiple times over the next few months (I was wearing my work polo during the previous incident) looking for me, causing me to hide in the office, lockup, or behind the counter in the copy center. My male coworkers came really close to beating the crap out of him multiple times. He gave up eventually. I did end up seeing him again like 2 years later, and ignored him while he tried to talk to me on my way into work. He didn't take that well, and said in the snarkiest tone "What? You don't wanna talk to me?" No sir, I do not. Reddit

Out of my Space!

Giphy

He shoved me into a wall and busted my head open. I was taking a break at work behind the building listening to music and enjoying the breeze, and coworker I constantly tried to avoid because he was a creep started asking me out. I'd already been irritated because of crappy customers and the overbearing heat inside, so instead of the usual brush off reply, I snapped at him and made it clear I was in no way interested, had a boyfriend whom I loved, and that he needed to get the f**k out of my personal space.

I went to walk away and he grab my arm to twist me around trying to back me against the wall, and when I managed to finally rip my arm away, and press him back to get him off me he got pissed shoved me. Back of my head hit the wall, split open about an inch and a half, bled a lot had to get about seven stitches, he got fired and also arrested for assault, he tried to say I had hit him first, but luckily there was a camera around back that caught the whole thing.fuzzyoctopus97

Gym Nuts Indeed....

This happened a few days ago. You should know that I'm a gym nut. I go at least 5 times a week and train for around 2 hours - either in the weight room, or with teachers during some courses I like. So this time I was in this room with some other people and a teacher, and we were doing a boot camp style training. There was also this guy, who's clearly not right in the head. I don't know what he has precisely, but it's pretty evident that he's not functioning "normally."

He also has epilepsy, and has had a seizure during fitness class before.

Nobody really talks to this guy, but I try to be kind to him. I greet him when I see him, talk to him about training, you know, just small talk. Apparently he took it as flirting - I was appalled at the way other women blatantly ignored him, but now I know why.

So, just before class, he came up to me and said: "Finally I've learned at what times you come to the gym!" Uhm. Creepy as hell. Anyway, I chalked it up to his less than average social skills. During class though, he started wanting to be paired up with me, tried to help me (even though I'm way more fit) with lifting, and constantly invaded my space. When he broke the touch barrier, I had enough, and sternly told him that he was being inappropriate. The instructor saw what was happening, took him aside, and prevented him from bothering me again.

So, why am I telling you this story? Cause after I rejected his advances and the teacher moved him to another part of the room, he F**KING FAKED A SEIZURE. At first he was kinda believable, and we called the owner of the gym, who knows him and always handles these things. But then, he stopped "seizing" long enough to tell me: "You see? This is all your fault, you sl*tty girl." Then he resumed, far less convincingly.

I've never seen anything as cringeworthy and sad as this. Reddit

The Dangers of Backpacking...

Backpacking with my girlfriend (We are both women) and staying in a hostel, 6 bed mixed dorm.

All is well until it is just me, my girlfriend and an old Indian guy in the room who is ridiculously drunk. We ordered pizza that night and he started shouting at us for not ordering him pizza in the common room, eventually he started telling people he wanted to marry my girlfriend, asked me if he could marry her to which I said no, go to bed, you're drunk etc. Anything to get him away from us.

We went to bed eventually, he kept talking and talking about how much he liked my girlfriend, I asked him to stop, he was making her uncomfortable and repeatedly said go to sleep.

Which he didn't, he proceeded to start choking the chicken over me and saying my girlfriends name, as I was bottom bunk, my girlfriend was top bunk. It was horrible, my girlfriend threw a bottle of water off his head and we both ran out of the room to go to the reception desk to complain.

He followed us. We had to complain about him pleasuring himself while he was stood there, he flipped the hell out. Threatened to murder us both, said he would kill the guy on reception, kept saying "Why would I do that over you, you're disgusting!" The hostel kicked him out, gave us a private room, but he stayed and argued for hours, even the police had to come. loluok

Just Drive!

Chased my car down the (major) city street as I drove away, running after me until he collapsed in the road, called me dozens of times, eventually blaming everyone from my little brother to my dentist for breaking us up, then flew to his hometown the next day and committed suicide.

His extreme clinginess and jealousy was the reason for my decision to "take a break," and though clearly I made the right decision, I felt terribly guilty for years. HardRockDani

Throw the Smoothie!!

Giphy

When I was 17/18 I was shopping at a mall once and stopped to get a smoothie. This guy in line paid for my smoothie which I was super flattered by, then he asked me out. I rejected him kindly and he said, "that's okay! Do you mind if I go shopping with you then? I'd still like to talk to you." I told him no and started walking off, but he followed me anyway.

I walked around for a bit because I was hoping that if I didn't respond or acknowledge him he would go away. But nope. I ended up going into an Urban Outfitters, making eye contact with a manager and trying to look as freaked out as possible. As soon as she started walking towards me/us, he decided now was the time to leave. The manager was really nice, she alerted mall security for me and chatted with me for 15 minutes.

About an hour later when I was walking back to my car in the parking garage, I saw him again. He was on the other side of the garage and diagonally across. He waved at me and started heading over... I literally ran to my car and got out of there as soon as I could.

I've also rejected a guy, and then a few minutes later had friends of his come up to me and ask why I rejected their friend. That was really awkward. A funny one was when I took one of those group Ubers for the first time, there were 3 girls including myself and 1dude, and he asked me out. After I said no, he called me rude and proceeded to try asking the other girls out. wintercheesecake

Self-Inflicted! 

When I broke up with my (mentally, emotionally, & physically abusive) ex of four years, he stabbed himself in the stomach because I wouldn't take him back, then called me (while apparently sitting in his car bleeding everywhere) and came up with an elaborate story about how he was "dragged out of his car and attacked." On a main road.

With plenty of light. And a whole bunch of traffic cameras and surveillance cameras from stores, and surprisingly not one caught anything. He ended up driving himself to the hospital and had to get emergency surgery.

i was called the next day by a detective who told me it was self inflicted. I immediately cut off all contact with him and any of our shared friends, but still felt guilty for months thinking that I caused someone to seriously injure themselves. clipped-wings

Learned Behavior....

Giphy

Don't know if this even counts because I was in 5th grade, but some acquaintance of mine confessed and when I rejected him he slapped me across the face. Then he started harassing me and my younger brother, until my best friend (still friends to this day) beat the crap out of him. hibroka

An Edible Rejection....

Didn't happen to me, but to a friend of mine. Guy on her floor asked her out by buying her cake and writing a letter. She said no, so he crumpled the letter and ate it. He let her keep the cake though which was nice. vishnu97

Keep the Bike! 

I was spending time with an ex because he insisted he needed the company and we were still on friendly terms. I ended up having to kick him out of my house (he was acting crazy, keeping me up in non-sexual ways, talking and crap when I told him I needed to sleep and would kick him out if he continued disrupting my rest). He spent the following three days sleeping outside of my house and only left to get suitcases of his crap, which he subsequently left by my back door. He would repeat this routine every few months until I moved, insisting that he would hold my bike hostage until I "stopped being a b**ch and let him into my house"- needless to say he never set foot in my home again. flyingsmallplate

Serial Killer Origins....

Giphy

He killed a stray cat that he found was taking shelter in his basement. He later told me it was my fault and that I had caused him to do it. I wish he would've just threatened me directly or started some bullshit rumors... not kill an innocent animal over it. M0TIVATE

Hopefully he'll be haunted by that cat and it will knock over things in his house at night for all of eternity, ensuring he never gets a decent sleep and constantly thinks someone in his home. SmallScreamingMan

All out of Love....

When I was about 16 I had my very first serious boyfriend. He was about 18/19 yrs old (senior in HS) He was very reserved so in the beginning it was very nice. And when he started opening up that was nice as well.

I ended up sleeping at his house so much I quote literally lived there with him while I was in HS. Now that I look back on it Im like why the hell did my mom allow that lmao. Anyways, I would never get to hang out with my friends anymore, if I wanted to. He was draw me back in by being manipulative about it and I just basically went to school, practice, and his house.

Eventually I just "fell out of love" with him overtime. I lost all feelings towards him romantically but still cared about his well-being . So I tried to end it when I was 17 years old at this point he was in college and I would spend weekends with him there while I lived back at home. I was very straight up with him but he really wouldn't take no for an answer. I tried being polite but he just kept pushing me to be with him. He says he will kill himself if Im not with him.

He goes as far to sending me a photo of a gun, then a photo of a gun to his head. I immediately texted/called his mom to tell her what was going on and he was "suicidal" because of this.

I never texted him back, and never heard from his mom again. A few months after it ended his grandparents called me asking if I had seen him which was really weird. alexbf23

The Guilt Tripper... 

When I broke up with my first boyfriend (I was with him for 2.5 years) he went crazy, threatened to kill himself, locked himself in the bathroom etc. I had his mum calling me every night for a week saying he'd swallowed a load of sleeping pills, or locked himself in the bathroom with razor blades etc. she had the cheek to blame it all on me.

Thankfully my mum set them both straight and the only time I saw/heard from him again was about a year later when he came to the pub I went to every weekend with his new girlfriend to try and make me jealous. Then got jealous when I was talking to a friend who looks like a Viking.

Quite pathetic really. Chinateapott

To Hell with Belongings!

Giphy

I went over to my exes to get some of my very expensive belongings he still had and he was making advances at me. I rejected him and tried to walk out of his house and he slammed me down on his floor and choked me and then threw my phone at a wall (thankfully didn't break). He then proceeded to drag me into his bedroom and locked me in there for around 5 hours and the entire time i was screaming and his sister who he lived with did nothing. Eventually a neighbor called the cops. He has a false imprisonment charge and an assault charge with a permanent restraining order. acceyth

 Forget Nicely! 

I've got two.

  1. A friend who had feelings for me who I rejected five years ago wouldn't stop trying to bring it up "nicely" to convince me. I stopped talking to him but periodically he adds me on Facebook (which I reject). Two weeks ago, he found my Instagram and added me. We haven't talked since I made it very clear that it was a no. He's never been threatening but it's just so frustrating that he keeps trying.
  2. My ex tried to booty call me post-relationship and I turned him down. He kept texting me after I stopped answering for the next hour. He'd started the attempt by implying I was a slut. And he got engaged to the girl he was dating when he did this a month later. twilightramblings

The White Fence...

I went on a terrible date with a coworker. He got wasted and really embarrassed himself and me in front of a lot of people. I share a lot of my life on the internet and I draw the line at going into detail of what happened that night, that is how bad it was. The next day, I gave a different male coworker a ride home, which was something that happened every Wednesday.

The guy I went out with followed us, confronted our coworker and his wife about the affair I was having with him (I wasn't), cried, and pulled an actual white picket fence out of the neighbor's yard and threw it at the dude. The police were called, it was a whole thing.

The best part of the story is that the good coworker was given a promotion so that he was the direct supervisor of both myself and the jerk. I didn't have to work with the jerk too much longer after that. Dangernj

Poor Bugs....

Giphy

A friend of mine in college broke up with her boyfriend. He for some reason rented a full body bunny suit as part of a surprise to win her back.

She left him crying alone in a bunny costume on his bed. Kind of sad and funny. tylergravy

Push him on the tracks.... 

One time on the subway a guy asked me out. It was pretty busy and I was squished up against people. After I rejected him he kind of just stood there awkwardly and then kept asking until his subway stop. It was a pretty bad experience because I couldn't really move anywhere and he continued after me rejecting him. justswimfree

Scrambled Love....

Giphy

Cried. Then showed up on my porch the next day and cried. Then called my mom and got her on his side. Then called my little sister and cried. Then egged my house. We went out for 3 months. Helgathemonster

Haha that reminds me of a guy from high school. We had dated maybe 3 months and he thought I cheated on him at camp because I broke up with him right after. He leaves an egg, intact, on the windshield of my car a couple times and then one day he gets the courage to smash it on my windshield (avoiding any damage to the paint). We talked about it years later and laughed about it, I knew it was him. Real sweet guy, just not for me. karma_withdrawal

Anything dangerous or any foolish act you can think of has already been done by someone out there on the internet.

And I mean ANYTHING.

Keep reading... Show less

@arlenedegaf/Twitter

A White civilian faked being a police officer in order to berate a group of Hispanic teenagers enjoying a swing set in a public, all-ages park, in Fort Worth, Texas.

One of the teens recorded the confrontation on a smartphone and posted the footage online.

Keep reading... Show less

Being in the service industry is an incredibly difficult career. It is not for the lazy or faint of heart. In fact it has been scientifically proven that it takes an emotional toll on the soul, the body and most especially the mind. So what could possibly make a server reject the coin they are working for?

Keep reading... Show less

If you've ever worked with kids you know that their honesty and lack of filter can sometimes make them cringeworthy - and pretty hilarious.

If you haven't (or you don't have a thick skin) then you might not be able to appreciate just how funny kids can actually be. For those who can, this article should be a blast.

Reddit user moosepajamas asked:

Teachers of Reddit, what is the funniest thing you've ever heard a student say?

The answers could sometimes be insulting, sometimes silly, and sometimes downright baffling - just like kids themselves!


September 31

Giphy

One time I was asking students their birthdays. One boy told me that his birthday was September 31st. I tried to explain that this was not possible, but he insisted. Later, I looked it up. I then informed him that his birthday was November 17th.

He looked at me kind of confused and said "ohhhh." Then his face brightened and he said, "Well, last year I KNOW it was September 31st!"

- RedditStateOfMind

Jesus

I teach elementary band. One time we were preparing for a challenging playing test and a student said: "Man, I need to practice."

Without missing a beat the kid next to him says "My mom says I need Jesus."

- moosepajamas

Shown Up By A 5th Grader

Giphy

Was tutoring after-school a couple years ago. A kid asked "What time is it?"

I joked "Time for you to get a watch."

He responded "Time for you to get a new joke" without a moment's hesitation.

I had to laugh at getting shown up by a 5th grader. Two reading levels behind but witty as hell.

- Garlic_And_Sapphires

Jogathon

I had a student who was a newcomer (just moved to the US, almost no English) from Latvia. This kid is very bright and was one of my favorite 6th graders ever. We were having our annual jogathon, which is linguistically and culturally not translatable from Latvian.

Student: "So I pay you and you make me run?"

Me: "Yeah, that's actually how it goes."

Student: "This is simple. I don't pay you, you don't make me run."

Me: "uhhhh...."

- estrogyn

Rosa

Middle school field trip to a different state. One of the chaperones (a large black woman) wanted to get in a little nap in the back seat of the bus, so she made one of the students move to a seat in the front that was far from his friends. He got in the seat and started sulking. He was normally a pretty lively kid, so I leaned forward and asked what happened.

To which he replied: "I think I just got reverse Rosa Parks-ed!"

- almost_queen

The Moon

Giphy

I teach sophomores. One day, this girl was sitting at her desk, looking very concerned, and obviously wanted to ask me something. Finally, she blurted out, "Did anybody else see the moon in the sky during lunch? It's supposed to be out at night, something is wrong!"

- cubfanbybirth

Physically

Teacher to student: "Were you in class yesterday?"

Student, sounding more lost than anything and probably answering too honestly: "Physically... ?"

It wasn't so much an attempt at humor as just the summation of how we all felt in that class, one of those "it's funny because it's too true" things... we all were showing up, we were all sitting in the class physically... but being there? That was another question...

- Allisade

The Ladies

First grade. 6 yr. old lil dude about 3 ft. tall and 80 lbs. walks in late from recess.

Me - "Why are you late?"

Kid - grabs his hunk of belly with both hands like a ball of cream cheese and says "The ladies love this!"

Sits down like nothing happen with no smile.

- BoBoShaws

Synchronized

Giphy

He asked me "If a synchronized swimmer starts drowning, do they all start drowning?"

I lost it in class.

- bunsenbernerr

It's A Miracle

I teach high school, and one of my sophomores referred to merry-go-rounds as "miracle rounds". He legit thought that's what they were called 😂😂 I corrected him and he refused to believe me lol.

- royalredhead

The Pizza Guy

I was sharing information about math in art to my students (they're about 13 years old) and mentioned Leonardo da Vinci. A student said: "The pizza guy?"

I was confused, but later she said, "See! The pizza party!"

We were looking at The Last Supper.

- catpflug

Astronomy

Giphy

"I thought Astronomy would be easy because I know all about it but he hasn't even brought up horoscopes yet and we're 6 weeks in."

- chrisrayn

Budget Cuts

I teach band. One day I'm working with the high school jazz band and we're going to start mapping out some basic compositions. I pass out blank sheet music for them to use, which is simply blank 5-line staves with no notes, no symbols, etc.

One kid gets his sheet music expecting it to be a new song we're going to work on, sees that it's blank, looks up and says "Wow, budget cuts must've hit us hard, huh?"

- SquirrelSanctuary

Life Choices

Math prof. I finished a proof and to check understanding, I asked "does everyone understand my choices?" One of my favorite students ever piped up and said "Are we talking about your proof or how you've chosen to live your life?"

- coldstainlessnail

Before

Giphy

Wore a Captain America shirt to school since the student council had a super hero day. A student said I looked like Captain America - before the super soldier injections.

- numero1uno

Parenting isn't always easy, but most parents recognize that their kids are going to mess up and need to be taught how to behave. Some, however, have deluded themselves into thinking that their little angel couldn't possibly misbehave or do anything wrong.

Keep reading... Show less
Laura McIntyre / Facebook

Nurses are often one of the most undervalued professionals we have. Doctors tend to get the spotlight when it comes to healing.

But in the past week, many are placing nurses and all they do in the limelight–all thanks to Laura McIntyre celebrating her twin sister Caty's dedication.

Keep reading... Show less