Guy Ruins His Chances With Date Because He Can't Believe 'Psychology' Is A College Major

Guy Ruins His Chances With Date Because He Can't Believe 'Psychology' Is A College Major

If I could go back and do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have gone to college. Either that or I would’ve gone about it much, much differently.

First off, I wouldn’t have started off majoring in business to make my father happy, and I would’ve re-applied to my first choice school like my original interviewer suggested, instead of just comfortably staying in the university I wound up at.

I definitely would’ve taken my major more seriously and not just settled for the fact that I could easily “pass” classes and give the teacher what they wanted instead of actually fighting to give myself an education that made me happy. I know, idealistic, youthful, cheesy stuff, but what’s wrong with cheese? Cheese is awesome. I would’ve definitely walked around campus more with my group of multi-ethnic friends while posing for the university mailer pamphlet, too.

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Because I didn’t work hard enough to forge a direction for myself early on, I am always super impressed with people who know or at least seem to know what career they want to pursue from a young age.

Which is why this Snapchat conversation between two people who seem to be in the nascient stages of getting to know each in a romantic capacity is so hilarious, because they couldn’t possibly be more polar opposites.

It all begins with our friend, Lit Lord (last part of name blurred).

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It begins innocuously enough – he asks our poster what they’re studying in school. Our screenshotter answers him and he responds with what appears to be a joke.

But we quickly find out that it’s not a joke.

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We’ve come across a man who believes that being a psychopath is a major in school, because they’ve never heard of studying psychology as a major. And he’s trying to date someone who clearly knows what they want to do with their life and seems to be serious about the path they’ve chosen.

Our screenshotter is convinced that he’s still pulling their chain. But he makes it clear he isn’t.

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He laughs the whole thing off, but our Psych major isn’t letting go.

Believe it or not, the conversation gets worse.

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Lit Lord admits to not having any idea what psychology is. The man apparently has never even heard the word before! He chalks it up to not knowing anything about college, but then again, one doesn’t need to attend college to know what “psychology” means.

He does his best to explain where he’s coming from, but our Psych major just isn’t having it.

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At the very least he’s heard of “reverse psychology” and tries to offer that up as an opportunity to reach some common ground and understanding. But our screenshotter is just too flabbergasted that they’re texting with someone who has never even heard what “psychology” is.

They decide to let Lit Lord down easy and tell them they’re probably not compatible.

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Which Lit Lord thinks is weird and petty, because he isn’t trying to study when he’s not in school. Guess he missed psychology word day in class.

Lit Lord can hold his head up high though, because he totally shows our psych major at the end.

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How does she expect everyone she’s potentially going to date to know about the intricacies of the word psychology?

What’s insane is that Lit Lord leaves the conversation none the wiser. He hasn’t bettered himself, he doesn’t know anything else. All he’s discovered is that he’s unwanted after investing a certain amount of time, and he has no idea why.

Actually, it sounds like he totally went to college.

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This Mom Was Harassed At The Zoo Because Of Her Autistic Child

We are always grappling with understanding one another, but some people receive far less compassion than others. People who are neurodivergent, especially on the autism spectrum, process the world differently than the majority of people. Some autistic people are extremely high-functioning and find ways to still do well in a society that prioritizes neurotypical people’s experiences. But for some, communication and everyday activities can be very difficult. 

A mother in Canada named Ashley Wright has a 13-year-old son named Logan with autism. She told CBC Radio, “He is on the severe end of the spectrum. He has very limited verbal skills. All four areas of his brain are affected by his autism.”

Wright also has an 11-year-old named Brinlee, and the three try to do activities together that Logan can enjoy and participate in, even with those challenges.

On June 10, the three of them went to the Riverview Park and Zoo near their home in Belleville, Ontario. Wright shared a long Facebook post about their experience at the zoo. Logan was having trouble telling his mother that he needed to use the bathroom, and began to make noises that drew attention. Wright says that when these things come up in public, most people usually ignore the little family and let them work it out. But on that day, Wright says a man made the whole situation much, much worse.

She writes:

To the man at the Peterborough Zoo today who loudly yelled well glaring at us “Why do people bring kids like that out in public?” This letter is for you. Will you probably ever see it? No do i think you will actually care even if you did? Probably not. Maybe just maybe someone else will read this though and think twice about making someone feel the way you did today.

The picture attached to this letter. Thats myself and my two children. Brinlee is 11 and Logan is 13. Logan has severe autism, global developmental delay, echolatia, and im leaning towards tourettes as well. Hes big. 6 foot 1 and about 190lbs.

The picture attached to this letter. Thats myself and my two children. Brinlee is 11 and Logan is 13. Logan has severe autism, global developmental delay, echolatia, and im leaning towards tourettes as well. Hes big. 6 foot 1 and about 190lbs.

You walked a head of us as we walked into the zoo. He was being loud. He was flapping his hands. He was jumping. But he was happy.

You kept turning back and staring at us and at first it didn’t bother me. We were at Logans favourite place. He had worked hard all week to earn this trip and I honestly just thought you were curious. Then all hell broke lose at the zoo and I realized you weren’t curious at all. After the couple hour drive to the zoo and downing lots of water I had to pee. Thankfully like many places now a days Peterborough Zoo has a coed bathroom. Do you know how hard it is when places don’t have those? 

All the dads with daughters and moms with sons. Or people supporting people with disabilities. What do we do when they can’t go in the opposite sex bathroom? anyways…. he went in with me, i was careful not to use the hand dryer(loud noises can really bother autistic people, Logan is no exception) i washed my hands dried them on my pants and out we went. We walked about ten feet and I knew something was wrong. Logan started grinding his teeth, making a really loud, growly EEEEE sound and started pinching himself. I asked him if he wanted to leave or needed a drink or to use the bathroom. But he was passed being able to answer. Could you imagine?

Knowing you needed water? or had a headache? had to use the bathroom? but not being able to voice it? I held on his arms and the 3 of us walked to the picnic area not far from the bathrooms. I noticed you and your family were stopped and staring at us again. I was getting slightly annoyed at this point but you still werent my concern, my very upset, very stressed out son was. I finally was able to get him to voice PEE and i realized we needed to make our way back to the bathroom. No big deal right? WRONG. I know you watched us. I could see it out of the corner of my eye as Logan tried to grab my hair and when he couldnt he pulled his own well still very loudly screaming EEEEEEEE.

He bit his arm. Yes there were others staring but they glanced away quickly. You started walking closer to us and my brain instantly went into thinking sir please stay away im trying to protect myself my daughter and my son I dont need another potential person getting hurt. You got about two feet away from us and very loudly yelled “WHY DO PEOPLE BRING KIDS LIKE THIS OUT IN PUBLIC? THEY RUIN SOCIETY”

Now, you have your opinion and im sure you think you are valid in what you said. But you are wrong. Logan was being loud, he was probably scary to some people and he was definetly distracting at least you and your family from what I’m sure was supposed to be a fun family outing. What you don’t realize is Logan deserves to be out in public just as much as anyone else. 

He doesn’t ruin the society. He didn’t hurt anyone. We made it to the bathroom unscathed he peed. I turned away and cried because I was relieved it went so well but I also cried because I know there will be days like this. Days where people stare. Days where people are ignorant and hurtful. Days where we thought we too would have a fun family outing and that just wasn’t how it started.

Was I asking for your help? Your opinion? Your advice? Nope. But you, a man about 6 foot 3 and easilly 250lbs watched a mom who couldve easily been hurt and scared and made a situation worse. You couldve asked me if I needed help. I wouldve politely declined since like i said the last thing i need is to have to worry about another person in this situation, but you still couldve. Or you couldve done what the majority of people do and look at us, look away and go on about your business. The man who told you to F**K oFF and leave us alone and you made a threatening motion as if you wanted to fight him. 

He came over and asked if we were ok. He told me to keep up the good work. Then he walked away and minded his own business. When we came out of the bathroom, you werent there thankfully. We walked to the camels. They are Logan’s favourite and really all he wanted to see. You were there when we got to them. You were watching us but didn’t say anything this time. I don’t know if you realized you were a real asshat. 

If you were just waiting to see if logan would act out again so you could continue your rant. I have no idea. We left not long after that and went about our day. All I can hope is that in the future if a situation like this happens again you don’t make another family feel the way you made ours feel today. I also sincerely hope your children don’t grow up feeling that kids like Logan shouldnt be out in public. Because he needs that social interaction. He deserves to get to see his camels after a good week of behaviour. He deserves to be treated just as good as anyone else.

Wright says that she was incredibly grateful to the second man who checked in on them after witnessing the abuse they received from the stranger who told them Logan was “ruining society.”

“It showed me that not everybody felt that way,” she told CBC. “Because sometimes in that circumstance more people start to stare and you kind of feel like you’re on the spot … Should we just leave the zoo? Maybe we shouldn’t be here.”

There are lot of people who think that Wright and her kids definitely deserve a day at the zoo, if that’s what they want. Her post has been shared more than 13,000 times and has thousands of supportive comments.

Sadly, some have had similar experiences with their autistic children.

Logan deserves to visit the camels, too, as do all kids.

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This Couple Proposed To One Another At The Exact Same Time Because They're Meant To Be

It can be hard to stay positive on Valentine’s Day when you’re single, but every once in awhile a real gem surfaces in all these sappy love stories clogging up social media. This is one that will make you shout from the rooftops, “Love is real!”

Meet Tori Monaco and her girlfriend Berkley Cad—or I should say fiancée. They just became engaged after asking each one planned a surprise proposal for the other, to take place at the exact same time.

Insiderreports that they had some help—Cade’s mom knew what each woman was planning, and helped facilitate their proposals so that they took place during a family Pictionary game.

“Her mom was the mastermind,” said Monaco. “They were planning this perfect proposal.”

And she caught the whole thing on video:

In the video, Cade is at the easel, trying to lure the love of her life into guessing, “Marry me.” But then she turns around and sees Monaco on bended knee, asking the same question. Cade had been planning the proposal with her mother for some time, when mom got a call form her daughter’s girlfriend sharing her plans to do the exact same thing. Of course, mom got to scheming.

Everyone is sobbing over this perfect moment:

Help, I’m sobbing! This is the first same-sex relationship for either woman—they met online and traveled across state lines to meet each other. They hit it off right away and have taken it all the way to a ring. And they’re celebrating:

I think this expresses it pretty well:

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This Dog Looked Sad Because No One Read To Him So The Internet Rallied To Help

Help, this story has made me cry three times and I haven’t even finished typing one sentence. Grab your tissue box, because you’re gonna need it.

A man named John Mueller posted a picture of Sting, an elderly former racing dog who is a certified therapy pup. Sting is part of a program called Paws to Read, which brings in children to read to shelter dogs so they can become socialized and used to people. That raises their chances of being adopted—okay, I am crying again.

Anyway, that day, no one showed up and Sting spent the afternoon at the library by himself:

In all honesty, Sting is probably fine. He’s a dog, just hanging out, and he has a forever home with Mueller. But his sad, long face has won the Internet’s heart and made him go instantly viral. Just look at it:

Todayreports that the outpouring of support for Sting has been insane. Because Mueller suggest people contact the small Minneapolis library, their phone has been ringing off the hook.

Ann Wahlstrom, children’s librarian at the Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake, says its been amazing. Hopefully, it hasn’t also been really annoying?

“People are asking if we could hold the phone to Sting’s ear so they could read to him,” she said. “The whole staff of a Petco in California called to say they love Sting. It’s just amazing, the outpouring.”

The program isn’t just for the dogs, Wahlstrom explained, it’s for the kids to give them “a fun, nonthreatening place where they can practice their reading skills to a dog.”

If you’re not already weeping, check out this video of kids reading to dogs in shelters:

Sting has gotten so famous that his sessions are fully booked through April, and a second therapy dog who participates in the program, named Lacey, is also getting lost of belly rubs and stories read to her.

This happy ending still hasn’t ended the tears. My emotions!

Sting is fine! Sting is okay.

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Woman Says That Taco Bell Is 'Racist' Because They Don't Have French Fries

Being drunk and ordering fast food is a time honored tradition, but there are some rules. Don’t puke and don’t give the cashier a hard time. Fortunately, this possibly wasted girl in a Taco Bell managed not to vomit, but unfortunately she made a few Taco Bell employees pretty miserable.

In this two minute clip posted to YouTube, a woman approaches the counter and attempts to order a “medium fries from the dollar menu.” She is absolutely sure she is in a Burger King. The cashier explains that they have tacos or burritos, because this is a Taco Bell. The employee sounds a little sarcastic, but just barely considering the situation.

Then the customer turns to address the other patrons as though they’re gonna back her up, saying, “This is racism at its f—king finest.”

Someone off camera says, “It’s not, girl.” Thank goodness.

But she insists, “No, it is.”

At this point the cashier tries to help her read the menu, which she seems to be struggling with, but the woman decides to leave. Though she doesn’t seem to know exactly what’s going on, she at least knows she’s embarrassing herself.

Oddly enough, some Taco Bells are serving nacho fries, which are potato fries with a cheese dipping sauce. But it doesn’t seem like that’s what this woman is referencing, much to everyone’s amusement.

Being too confused to know what you’re eating is one thing, but don’t politicize Taco Bell. You’re ruining everyone else’s buzz.

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Bronn's Mailman Stopped Talking To Him Because Of What He Did On 'Game Of Thrones'

Things are starting to heat up on Game of Thrones and yes, that is a reference to dragon fire, baby! On Sunday’s episode, people’s favorite characters who they have been following as they traverse all the regions of Westeros are finally meeting—and they’re clashing. That means you may start seeing one character you love killing another character you love, like when Bronn viciously attacked Drogon, because Drogon was for sure killing lots and lots of people.

Twitter was conflicted:

Apparently, this emotional conflict has spilled over to real life and started to disrupt the real life of actor Jerome Flynn, who brings Bronn to life for us every week. BuzzFeedreports that in an interview for Making Game of Thrones, Flynn claims that even his mailman turned against him when he took action against Drogon:

He also gives a coded answer for how worried you should be about Bronn. Is this a spoiler?

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Kid Becomes Internet Hero Because Of How He Reacted To Mike Pence Elbowing Him In The Face

Kid Becomes Internet Hero Because Of How He Reacted To Mike Pence Elbowing Him In The Face

The vice president was hosting military families for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Tuesday at the White House.

While thanking the kids for showing up to the event, he accidentally smacked one in the face:

While most kids, and adults for that matter, would have just let the incident go, this brave soul did not.

He was due an apology from Pence, and he wasn’t going to stop until he got one.

The Huffington Post edited together a video of the boy’s persistent request, and it is kind of adorable:

Twitter was quick to praise the kid for seeking out the apology he deserved:

And while we’re happy for the kid, we can’t help but wonder when OUR apology is coming:

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2016 Will Last An Extra Second Because We Haven't Suffered Enough Already

Every four years, we add a leap day to compensate for the fact that the Earth takes a little longer than a calendar year to make a complete orbit around the sun. Without them, we’d eventually have snow in the middle of June. 

Well, to compensate for an unexpected slowdown in the Earth’s rotation this year, scientists have decided to add an extra second to 2016 to help keep us in sync. 

The National Physical Laboratory in the United Kingdom uses an atomic clock to provide a stable and continuous timescale for the world’s less accurate clocks to follow. And they need to add the extra second to the New Year’s countdown because standard time is currently lagging behind atomic clocks.

So as the clocks strike midnight tomorrow, they’ll show a time of 23:59:60 at the very end, delaying 2017 for a second. 

NPL senior research scientist Peter Whibberley explained:

“Atomic clocks are more than a million times better at keeping time than the rotation of the Earth, which fluctuates unpredictably.”

“Leap seconds are needed to prevent civil time drifting away from Earth time.”

“Although the drift is small – taking around 1,000 years to accumulate a one-hour difference – if not corrected it would eventually result in clocks showing midday before sunrise.”

The problem? 2016 has been kind of a terrible year, so people aren’t too happy about having to sit through another second it.

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These Prize-Winning Christmas Decorations Earned A Family $50,000 Because They Were So Good

I didn’t grow up decorating my house for Christmas, but there’s nothing I love more than walking out on a chilly night with a huge mug of coffee and taking a stroll through the neighboring towns that go all out during the holidays.

Something about seeing bright red and green and white sparkling lights really warms me up and although I grew up Muslim, I can’t help but get all warm and fuzzy during Christmas time and get in the holiday spirit.

That doesn’t mean I’d go through the trouble of decorating my own house. No, no, I’m much too lazy for that.

But it makes me happy to see that people who work so hard to spread good cheer are getting rewarded for it, like this family from Glen Allen, Virginia.

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Well, they actually entered a competition for it, called, “The Great American Light Fight,” which kinda of goes against what Christmas is all about.

That doesn’t mean that Esther and Al Thompson didn’t work their butts off though. 578 hours went into setting up their home for the light-off.

The Thompson family have been long-time Christmas decorators for a while now. Every year they go all out to put on a brilliant display for the neighborhood to put everyone in the holiday mood.

ABC 8 reported that the Thompsons “couldn’t believe” they made $ 50k by doing something they’d done for years.

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“Not in a thousand years. I always look at ourself as the house on Wendurst Drive, you know, I make my decorations out of plyboard during the summer and how am I going to compete against these big mega decorators that have the computerized shows and so on. All homemade, a lot of interactive, all that kind of thing played a part, so we were quite surprised.”

The couple said that they planned on giving some of the earnings from the show to their local church while Esther says she wants to use the money to take a trip to Israel. A fitting way to spend money that you won in a Christmas competition. (h/t wric)

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32 Animals Taking A Break Because Being An Animal Is Hard

I used to have a dog that would sleep for around twenty hours a day. The remaining four hours were spent looking for a good space to sleep. He would normally settle for the same spot where he always slept. 

My family and I would always wonder what he was doing that was so exhausting. Being a dog sounds like a pretty sweet gig. 

As it turns out all animals need to sleep. (Who could have guessed?) So we have collected some of the best sleepers. Please enjoy. I am going to take a nap.   

  1. This big boy who just has an big day

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  2. These friends who are ready to call it a night

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  3. This exhausted mom

    Mamma doggo does a love on her puppers

  4. Who says calves can’t be cute?

    Calf falling asleep on lap

  5. Being born is hard work

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  6. Dreaming of High Fives

  7. Small hamster. Big dreams.

  8. This bean bag chair is mine by right of sleep

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  9. No. No more playing today.

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  10. A very cozy sleeper

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  11. This book makes a good blanket

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  12. Always forward

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  13. A recipe for disaster

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  14. A very sleepy muse

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  15. We all get tired after eating

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  16. Just rotate the room 90 degrees

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  17. Nailed it

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  18. They’ll never find me here

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  19. Ugh, just carry me

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  20. Exercise is hard

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  21. City life is exhausting

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  22. Drink your squirrel

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  23. Puss in boots

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  24. A perfect bed

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  25. It is like they were made for each other

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  26. This can’t be comfortable

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  27. This is not a toy

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  28. This kitty recovering from surgery

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  29. This cat doubling as a T-Shirt design

    cutest paw

  30. Sleepy Hot Dog

    cutest paw

  31. Who needs bunk beds?

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  32. A fluffy, sleepy pretzel

    cutest paw

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