This Dad Got People To Share What Happened To Them After They 'Got Toddlered'

Mike Julianelle is a papa with a platform on his popular parenting blog Dad and Buried, according toBored Panda. Julianelle also runs a popular Instagram account called GotToddlered, where parents share the moments they used to think were picture worthy, versus what kind of pics they take now that children have entered their lives. It’s a big shift:

But a fun one. You might be familiar with the transition yourself, if you’re a parent.

Hot selfies are over:

You’re no longer the one crying:

Remember when you would do your own make-up before going out?

And your own hair:

You have to hit pause on certain personas:

And say goodbye to personal space:

It’s not just a human problem:

Things change for everybody:

And it can create some distance in relationships:

But you also get closer to someone very special:

And discover new sides of yourself:

Like the power of your body:

To give hugs:

To channel creativity elsewhere:

And to still strike out on adventures—but with a little more baggage:

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Andy Cohen And Anderson Cooper Share Photos From Their Vacation And People Are Loving It

Andy Cohen And Anderson Cooper Share Photos From Their Vacation And People Are Loving It

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper are showing the world what being besties is all about. The pair are on vacation in Bora Bora and posting their shenanigans on Instagram.

Andy posted this pic with the caption “Caught a silver fox swimming by a deserted island.” 

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Travis is inspired by their friendship, and Andy’s shorts. 

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Andy’s shorts are a popular topic in the comments section, apparently. 

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Fashion designer (and former Princess) Diane Von Furstenberg made a guest appearance on the Friendcation as well. 

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Oh look, we’re talking about Andy’s shorts again. Chomp, chomp. 

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Owen may be onto something here. 

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Andy posted a video of the pair announcing dates for their touring show “AC2 Live: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper & Andy  Cohen”

Also, Anderson tries on Andy’s hat. 

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Check out the announcement, the hat and (of course) Andy’s shorts in the video here. 

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Black Valedictorian Forced To Share The Honor With White Student Who Had A Lower GPA

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Imagine a school where the valedictorian is black, but is named co-valedictorian and forced to share that honor with a white student whose GPA is lower. Imagine that black student was not allowed to give a speech at graduation until after that white student had spoken. Imagine that black student being asked to walk behind that white student with the lower GPA. You probably imagined this happening in a movie set several decades ago, right? It happened. In reality. Recently. 

“Whaaaaaaaaat?” – Half of you guys right now

Jasmine Shepard was the first black valedictorian of Cleveland High School in Mississippi, a school in a district where racial tensions run incredibly high. So much so, that a federal judge ruled that the school district had actually failed to desegregate despite the law ordering schools to do so more than sixty years ago. The school actually tried to fight a secondary order to desegregate in 2016.

Jasmine and her mother believe these racial tensions are what’s behind Jasmine’s treatment as valedictorian.

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The school has never had co-valedictorians before and claims the students just so happened to have identical GPA’s for the first time ever in the school’s history.

Jasmine’s mother doesn’t agree.

“These children have been attending school with each other since middle school. We know the schedule, we know what they take and we have a good idea where the discrepancy lies.”

Jasmine was initially hesitant to take any action against the school because she was worried there would be backlash against the other student, who she describes as “the kindest-hearted, sweetest person.” Eventually, though, they did decide to take the matter to court to highlight the school districts actions. They are seeking damages and for Jasmine to correctly be named the sole valedictorian.

People are baffled.

Francisco couldn’t contain his sarcasm.

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Francisco’s sentiments may have been sarcastic, but that wasn’t the case for everyone.

“Feral savages” … wow. Keepin’ it classy, huh?

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Whatever the result of the suit is, congratulations to Jasmine on her achievement and we wish her tons of success in her future. 

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14 People Share Their Heartbreaking Deportation Stories

The United States is a nation of immigrants and a very young one at that. Immigration has taken center stage in recent months, mainly as a tool to leverage voters by politicians who otherwise have conflicting interests with their current or potential constituents. 

While everybody wants to come over and start their lives in the United States legally, the process to do so takes years and costs thousands of dollars. As a result, people that come to visit overstay their visas and have to look over their shoulder while they try to expedite the processing of their paperwork.

These immigrants, who are now illegal, can go on living years in the US before either gaining residency or being deported. They get married, have kids, work long hours and usually hold very labor intensive jobs. That along with no access to healthcare or any type of government assistance program is still, in their eyes, a better life than the one they left to come here.

As you know, these people either end up gaining residency, or they get deported. These anonymous whispers come from the latter, people whose lives have been turned upside down after having a family member or themselves plucked out of their lives. Check out their stories below/

  1. My husband was deported two days after I gave birth to his son. Being a single parent is difficult. America the country that separates families :/
  2. Doesn't it sucks that my mom is alive and that I can't see her because she got deported when I was 11. Trying to save enough to see her is hard
  3. My ex girlfriend accused me of beating my own son when in fact it was her aunt that was doing it. I spent a year in prison fighting the case and then I was deported. I will never see my son again.
  4. The worst news ever was getting a call from my best friend and him telling me that his parents got deported. My family took my best friend in to live with us while his parents work on their paperwork
  5. when I was a toddler, my dad was deported to his country. only communication I have is FB. & he doesn't know how to spell my name.
  6. My dad was deported to Africa when I was 2 but he still contacts me everyday to see how I'm doing and ask about my day
  7. I want to go to Mexico and see my father. He was deported. If I could only hear his voice and give him a hug.
  8. Its been 4 years since my dad was deported and it still hurts to see my mom work a job that pays her $ 1000 per month and barely get by, i had to take up a job just to help out and move back in
  9. My dad used to be in the US all my life, then in 2012 he was deported & only get to see him once a year when I get vacation days. I keep all that pain bottled up of not being able to see him everyday.
  10. My mother was deported 7 years ago. I haven't seen her in 7 years. I miss her so much! What I would give to just hug her again!
  11. My Dad has been deported back to Mexico in 2013. Now that Donald Trump is president, I'm probably never going to see him in person again😢
  12. I got deported from the states even though I'd been there since I was 2. Probably gonna go live in Canada now
  13. I got deported from the United states after living there since I was 2.... Broken system over there.
  14. My dad just got deported... I always thought criminals were the only ones to get deported. My dad only got a speeding ticket and now he's gone...

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Managers Share The Absolute Dumbest Way Their Employees Got Fired

I have never been fired from a job. Is it because I am a terrific employee? No. It is because I know how to hide all my fireable offenses. Here’s a tip. Hide in the bathroom. It is great for screaming, and crying, and its normal function.  

Turns out though not everyone knows all the secrets to avoid getting fired and sometimes proud fools get caught. Whether it was because they were caught drinking and smoking (Instead, smoke and drink in the bathroom), or because they were caught stealing (Instead, steal from the bathroom), or because they screaming at customers (Instead, scream at people in the bathroom.) 

Seriously it would have been very easy to hide these crimes but alas, hubris destroys even the laziest of employees. 

  • I hear you but…

    Every year during the holiday season, I’d warn the new hires, “listen, no matter how tempting it is, don’t steal a customer’s gift card. We can track it, I will track it and if I catch you, you will get fired. Every year people try it, every year people get fired. Don’t do it.” They do it anyway.

    lestermason

  • But it seemed like the perfect crime

    Girl decides to start stealing some of our products from the warehouse and sell them on eBay… as brand-new, with factory warranty. It only took a couple of weeks before we started getting calls for tech support for products with serial numbers we did not have registered as “sold” in the system. Brief investigation leads straight to her.

    She is fired (of course), and legal action pursued, but the sad angle to the story is that her father worked there too, and we were forced to make him stay at home with no pay until it could be determined beyond any doubt that he wasn’t involved.

    beeps-n-boops

  • Why do I need money for things? when I could just steal things?

    Offered a job to a candidate, but had to step out of the office to grab some paperwork. Came back and a bus pass that was on the desk was missing. Newly hired employee stole it. I asked him to return it because a previous candidate dropped it and he said he needed it more than they did and walked out.

    MrHarmCity

  • They’ll never catch me.

    New guy, around 20 yrs old or so, called in sick saying he thinks he had a stroke. Since he lived across the street from the store where we worked, we all then stood and watched through the store’s glass door as he packed up his truck with beach gear and drove off with his girlfriend. Fired the next day.

    MachineGunTeacher

  • A 40% tip.

    Forging a tip on a receipt. Like adding $ 20 wasn’t going to get caught.

    pawvel_catsyuk

  • Don’t ask for permission. Ask for forgiveness.

    During my first real dev job, the company I was working for tried to implement a bunch of things to improve efficiency and employee satisfaction. Two interesting programs they implemented were ‘work from home’ and agile development, along with the requisite bullpens (shared team areas). What this basically meant is that we only had to show up in the office for core hours (4 hours) 3 days a week, and the rest of time we could work in shared areas, restaurants, parks, home – you name it. Sometimes, if you couldn’t be at core hours, you would just dial in. We were young and excited and dedicated, so the core team really got a lot of good work done with this model.

    About two weeks after we started, our scrum master casually mentioned ‘Has anyone seen Phil?’ Phil was a quiet guy, and he was still answering emails and IM, so it took us a while to agree that no-one had actually seen him in a long time. She called him from the speakerphone in the bull-pen, and as God is my witness, here is the call that took place:

    • Boss: Hey Phil! What’s up?

    • Phil: Hey Boss – not much, what’s up with you?

    • Boss: Hey, we were just noticing we hadn’t seen you much lately. You ever coming back in for core hours?

    • Phil: …Probably not…

    • Boss: Oh… why is that?

    • Phil: Because I moved to Idaho.

    • Boss: …But Phil, we’re in DC?

    • Phil: I know.

    • Boss: Why didn’t you tell us you wanted to move to Idaho?

    • Phil: Oh. Because I knew you wouldn’t let me.

    AtlantaPesto

  • He was a High School bully too.

    I had an employee lock another employee in a closet one time. The person that was trapped called the police from inside the closet. It was quite an HR nightmare.

    racord360

  • Only way we can be certain

    Had a server drink out of the customer’s Dr.Pepper and Coke to see which was which….in front of them…

    Zeke219

  • Technically not at work.

    Managed a long term care facility. Got a call one night from a resident telling me that the new night time worker was acting weird. This was about midnight and the shift started at 11. I called my lead (there were 3 people on duty). And asked how the night was going. She told me that “yea ‘Sally’ was sick”. Hmmmm. I put on my shoes and headed in. Now having the administrator show up at almost 1 am is never a good thing so I’m pretty sure all three of them felt scared when I showed up. I took one look at ‘Sally’ leaning against the wall, and asked her to come into my office. I asked her if she had been drinking. “I never drink at work” she slurred at me. I told her I had to have her blow into this tube. We had breathalyzer tubes that registered if they were over a specific level. The crystals changed from clear to dark blue if the alcohol registered over the legal limit. No surprise. Turned dark blue. I asked her again if she had been drinking. She admitted to have been drinking earlier in the evening. She and her friend had been doing shots up until about 10pm. ” but I’m not drunk! I stopped and ate almost 2 hours ago so it’s all out of my system”. Nope. Doesn’t work that way. “Sorry Sally, but I need to let you go. Call someone to come get you”. I told her as I was filling out paperwork for the breathalyzer usage and final check request. ” Oh that’s ok I drove in”. Nope nope nope. She then asked what time she should come in tomorrow.
    “Sally, you no longer work here. Coming to work intoxicated is not tolerated”. Oh. Really? Yes. Really. Please call someone, who has not been drinking, to come get you.
    She called about 16 hours later asking me for her next week schedule. She didn’t remember being at work and getting fired.

    tobusytocare

  • Hiding in plain sight.

    I was assistant manager at a restaurant for a while and one of the newer bussers had called in 3 times in his first two weeks. He called in on Saturday telling me he was deathly sick and couldn’t even get out of bed.

    Around 9pm after the dinner rush one of my servers ask me to go check on table 42. I turn the corner and there is the ‘sick’ busser stoned out of his mind with two buddies eating.

    Half_Past_Five

  • I nearly got away with it too!

    Every day at lunch, she would drink roughly half of her Jimmy Johns (or whatever) soda, then take it with her to the bathroom to fill it back up with whiskey. She did a pretty good job covering up the smell, and since she did it from day 1 it wasn’t immediately obvious that she was getting drunk.

    Found out on day 4 when she knocked her full cup over and we all got punched with the smell of booze in the afternoon.

    Smitty_Oom

  • Don’t.

    Not me, but a friend of mine had to fire a sales clerk because she stole computer duster from the office and left the sales floor during her shift to hide in the supply closet and get high with it.

    Don’t do inhalants, kids.

    aaronsweber

  • At least this has a happy ending.

    Back in my days working at a used car dealership, we had a teen come in and test drive a 1,500 (mile) Corvette, todays equivalent would be the ZR1.

    Anyway, the kid drives it around our set loop once, and is being a little waffley on if he wants to get it or not, he says it doesn’t really drive as well as he thought it would.

    My salesman told him it was user error, and he’d prove it to him, they went out for another loop around, with the employee driving it.

    He managed to get pulled over doing 135 (MPH) in a school zone, got arrested if I recall correctly. Needless to say, he was not welcome back at our store, however the teen did buy the car.

    LillyYoyoINeedGogert

  • This is the worst thing to happen to anyone

    Not me, but my boss.

    Boss had to fire a lady in our office because she lost her “marbles” when someone ate her bagel from the fridge. She literally had a tantrum, like a toddler. Also, the girl who ate it, ate it by mistake. She thought it was a bagel from the office breakfast we had earlier that same morning (it was in the same packaging as the office stuff). Now, I absolutely hate it when people eat my lunch, but the girl who ate the bagel profusely apologized. Even stated she would go and buy her a new one right on the spot. But tantrum lady couldn’t let it go. So, that ended up being her last night.

    kt20871936

  • Crime is pointless.

    He stole a bunch of bananas. Seriously. It was a college dining hall. He was an employee of the dining hall, and got free meals while on-shift. He was not working that day, walked into the serving area, hid a bunch of bananas in his bag, and tried to pass the cashier only paying for what was on his tray. When confronted and asked if he “had forgotten anything, maybe in his bag?” He denied having anything else. Fired on the spot. The worst part, he was on a meal plan (a kind of debit system, except you never get the money back at the end of the semester if you don’t spend it). He had plenty of money for the semester. I have no idea why he felt the need to steal bananas.

    Elim_Tain

  • I thought that was more on a volunteer basis

    Guy hired to manage a store in a mall REFUSED to park in employee parking.

    As I’m sure everyone knows, mall employees have designated parking places, far from the choice spots near mall entrances. This guy refused to park there, and every time he parked illegally, the store got fined $ 100. And he parked in customer parking Every. Damn. Day.

    He was called out on it, the policy was explained over and over. He got written up. He was told that on the next infraction he would be fired. And he did it the very next day.

    Was totally blindsided when we actually fired him.

    Allthenamesareregone

  • Dumb. Weird. Sad.

    Hired a girl to work in a bagel store, who on her first day told me she couldn’t touch any of the meats because she was vegan.

    Had another guy show up for work his first day, was doing just fine, seemed to be good with the job. I went to the office to get some paperwork for him to fill out, and he was just gone. Never came back, didn’t steal anything, no explanation at all.

    The bad one was had to fire a girl for not showing up for several days in a row, saw in a newspaper the next week that she had been in jail the whole time because she had locked her kids in a closet while she was buying coke.

    bbatwork

  • Clever.

    We kept finding stock discrepancies, we couldn’t figure out for a while what was happening. The count on certain items was out (system said we had stuff that wasn’t on the shelf). Eventually found that when a customer bought something with cash, later that same day the same cashier would refund the transaction for cash with no customer around.

    They were fired on the spot – but couldn’t be charged criminally because the way the camera sat they’d been able to block the view of the cash drawer with their body and you couldn’t actually see them take the money out of the till. Even though we knew exactly when the false transactions were posted, footage placed them right there doing ‘something’ and intentionally blocking the view at that exact time, there’s only one way everything added up but they still got away with it.

    If they’d just been pulling cash out we would have caught it right away, but the counts were never out because there was a transaction in the system, so they’d been doing this occasionally for a couple months, we figured they’d gotten away with a couple grand.

    Return procedures changed after that.

    jsrsd

  • Can’t fire them for honesty.

    Used to be a supervisor at a big store in college. Other supervisor overhears an employee telling someone he has a joint in his pocket for later. My boss calls the employee into the back office to discuss with HR. HR rep asks him if he does indeed have pot. Response????? “Nope, I smoked it already.” Almost died laughing.

    PigeonBeans

  • Awesome indeed.

    I used to work at a popular coffee chain and we had this supervisor who was an actor in all these local community theater things and wanted to get into stand up comedy. Well, if somebody was funny he obviously got ticked off that he wasn’t the one in the limelight. A new guy was hired who was really funny and supervisor was always being a dick to him, giving him the shittiest jobs and picking on him. One night, supervisor is being a complete asshole and a bunch of us pipe up to tell him to chill out and he’s being a dick. Something snapped. Supervisor absolutely lost it, went in the backroom and grabbed a bunch of frozen donuts and just came out and was throwing them at funny guy angrily and just swearing at him and berating him. Then he just walked out the back door and walked off down the street.

    We all thought he quit on the spot but he just went to smoke a cigarette and came back 10 minutes later. By that point, someone called the manager and she came in and canned him on the spot and he broke down crying in what had to be the most pathetic, snot ridden scene I’ve ever witnessed. Awesome.

    toconn

  • You had one job.

    I fired an employee for being seen on camera throwing silverware and plates into the dumpster instead of washing them in the automatic dishwasher. She was… wait for it… hired to wash dishes.

    NoNeedForAlias

  • Just give me a 20th chance.

    I used to manage a car window tint shop. We hire some young high school kid to help us clean up, grab supplies, refill inventory – basically whatever we didn’t wanna do. Kid was a self proclaimed DJ, knowing he had school and his “shows”, I told to give me a heads up when he couldn’t make it. We didn’t really need him, so he could take off as much as he wanted and we didn’t care, just an extra hand. A day or two every week, he wouldn’t show up, won’t answer any texts or calls and then show up like nothing happened. He would posts these shows all over social media, so I would text him and ask if he’s coming in. I would get tags about coming to this party and events tonight, so I would reply asking if he was calling out. Still no answer but will come after missing work saying how much he need this job and has a baby on the way (still in high school). Last straw was leaving mid shift, without a word and while attending the front, because he had a show to prepare for. Waited till he showed up again to let him know we didn’t need him anymore and he nearly cried, begging us for a second chance.

    biganjoe

  • This is why don’t befriend your co-workers.

    Retail. Merch order was coming in. Asked him to perform a specific task related to the order. I went to follow up on a few other things. I come back. He is eating cheetos walking around the store. I ask him how he is doing with his task. Tells me hasnt started it. I explain why it was important to do it at that moment. Curses me out in front of coworkers and customers. GM fired him next day due to complaints about incident. He was my best friend. He married and had a baby and all that jazz… haven’t heard from him since that day.

    fibonacci_11235

  • Odds are these tickets were losers?

    Im the assistant manager, but I just have to let this story go. Hired a cashier to help with shifts (and give me days off). After about a week the big Boss and I noticed that our lottery tickets were off, and one was even fucked up(crinkly,scraped,torn). So obviously she has to go through our security tapes with management to find out the problem. So a a bit of back story before the next bit, the guy’s boyfriend at the time used to have my job, and back then the cameras were positioned differently. When he left, my boss had them moved to eliminate blind spots. So when big Boss and bigger boss opened up the tapes, they found this smart guy casually ‘dropping’ large stacks of lottery tickets, and then kicking them over to spots of the cashier area that USED to be blind spots. Not only did he get caught doing this, but because of the exact positioning of where he thought the blind spot was, his boyfriend was charged too. Needless to say, he was fired immediately. Oh, and every ticket stolen is counted as a Felony. Each. Ticket.

    Wheatly_breadington

  • Why get a new job when you can get the oldest job?

    This actually happened at my current place.

    We had a secretary, we were all curious as what she really did during the day since it seemed like nothing got done. I ended up giving her lists to complete but she would throw them in the trash.

    I got fed up and looked at her computer at the end of the day. Which was probably shitty on my part?

    Found out she was prostituting herself with her company email.

    Tlou145

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23 Women Share The Worst Things A Guy Did On Their First Date

Going on a first date is one of the most nerve-wrecking experiences imaginable. But imagine for a second that when you get to the restaurant, you quickly realize that the other person is completely insane. The women of Reddit recently decided to share the worst stuff they’ve had to put with guys…

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My wife told me this one yesterday, about her older sister on a first date when she was a teen.

The guy asked her to show up wearing red, anything red. She wore a red skirt with red nails. He drove her to a well known make out spot and tried to convince her to dance beside the car while he played “Lady In Red” from the tape deck. As I understand, she wasn’t impressed.

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2. 

If you’re going to ask a girl about her hobbies, don’t spend the next couple of minutes shitting on her hobbies. The one-up game isn’t nice.

Was on a date just last week actually

“Whats your favorite thing to make?”

“I’ve been told I make a really good medium rare steak”

“Medium rare? So all you do is control the temperature? That’s not impressive.”

“…Do you like to cook?”

“No. I don’t see the need to cook. I can just go to a restaurant and buy food. Haha. Why try to make a steak when you can go to a restaurant and get a good one?”

I think with that comment he was trying to show off that he had money to always go out to eat? I have no idea. But jokes on him, what I like to do on later dates is invite the guy over for a home cooked meal. It’s a subtle way of getting a guy over to my place. But that wasn’t going to happen with this one.

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3. 

Ask to wear matching outfits. I wish I was kidding.

thewildbunny

4. 

“He initiates a dinner date. Dinner date ends up being with his extended family. Since he drove us, I get stuck back at his mom’s home with extended family while he disappeared somewhere. I’m not even socially comfortable around my own extended family.”

uncappedlynx

5. 

One time, a guy asked me out and showed up in those toe shoes.

Didn’t realize it was at the top of my “no no” list until it happened.

probablyeatingtacos

6. 

Take you to his grandmother’s house and ask her for money to pay for the date…

heyychiaki

7. 

Don’t flirt with the waiter. And the girl sitting next to us. And my roommate…

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8.

Wear too much cologne. Be on your phone. Talk about your ex. I had a man who brought her up and said I reminded him of her. Ive also had men just talk about how much they hated their exes it’s just awkward.

ohhsuzyq

9.  

Trying to fingerblast me at dinner

LAX2PDX2LAX

10. 

Take me to your place. A guy did it once, no warning after we went out to eat. I had to ask where we were driving when I assumed he was talking me back to my car and he drove in the other direction.

magicmusi8

11. 

Don’t take your date to olive garden, slurp your soup up really really fast, use your finger to get the remaining traces out of the bowl and lick your fingers, and then request two more soup refills in a row so i have to endure this torture again and again

soofyahn

12.

Ask, “Are you a natural blonde?” then shift your eyes to my crotch. Shudders

GIfuckingJane

13.

I once went on a first date where I got into the guys car and he started drifting through the busy streets in an urban area and refused to stop to let me out of the car. He didn’t wear shoes and brought me to Carl’s Jr. for dinner (which I paid for). As we were driving by an “adult entertainment” store on our way back to my car he asked if I wanted to stop in and go shopping.

AwkwardGeisha

14.

Point out hickies that another girl gave you 3 days prior. Text the hickey girl to tell her you’re on a date with me, then tell me about texting her.

recalcitrantdonut

15. 

Riding around on/bragging about the brand of your hoverboard. Also, don’t stick your tongue in a girl’s ear ten seconds after kissing her for the first time.

ginganinja14

16.

Do not say you’re in love with her on the first date.

It comes off as creepy more so than sweet.

Mirellemagic

17. 

Don’t speculate what color hair and eyes the kids will have.

Seriously–I hadn’t been through one meal with the fellow and he already thinks I’ll bear his children? Yikes!

doublestitch

18. 

Call me “woman”.

Did you already forget my name? Is it a weird power thing? I don’t get it.

mariecurious

19. 

Ask whether the girl had waxed or shaved her private parts. Then, upon hearing no, tell her you have a razor in your backpack.

I noped out of that one right quick.

Pajamaralways

20.

Don’t try to ‘neg’ me and think I won’t notice.

Don’t try any of those art of seduction techniques, for that matter. The only guys who would look them up tend to be the ones who are too socially awkward to execute them without it being freaking obvious. It just comes across as dishonest.

J4viator

21.

Grab a solid handful of your ass cheek as if it were the most appropriate greeting to give your date.

Lemonsweetie

22. 

Late to the party, but still. Don’t bring your 5yo child and tell him “she’s your new mommy “. Nope nope nope.

BasilNuts

23.

Wear skin-tight leggings covered in cats flying through the cosmos.

That was a weird night.

arac62

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22 Olive Garden Employees Share Their Woes With A Side Of Breadsticks

It’s always scary when you’re getting ready to read the confessions of employees that work at your favorite food establishments. While Olive Garden has been the butt of many Conan jokes, all of their menu options taste great and do so without breaking the bank.

But here you are, reading this, knowing that these anonymous confessions mean that you might have to think twice about going back to your failsafe spot. The good news is that if you treat your servers well, then you most likely have nothing to worry about. Beyond that? Well…go ahead and read.

  1. Tough Love

    I'm a server at Olive Garden and if a table is mean to me then I'll give them hard breadsticks.
  2. If you don’t like that, you should try retail

    I'm a server at Olive Garden. I really, REALLY hate my job. People are so damn rude...
  3. 5 second rule

    I work at Olive Garden. Whenever I drop a breadstick on the floor I pick it right back up and give it to them
  4. Like a stale breadstick

    I'm a server at Olive Garden and i'm great at what I do and super outgoing. But when it comes to talking to women I usually freeze up.
  5. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I want a salad, which is never

    I work at Olive Garden and I would never order a salad from there...our salad bar is disgusting
  6. You get what you pay for

    I'm sorry. As a server at Olive Garden I don't give my best service to high schoolers or undergrads, I've found them never to tip But I also don't ignore them.
  7. The hero we need

    I treat my guests how I wanna be served, politely, drinks stay full and their table is stocked w salad an bread (I work at Olive Garden)
  8. Well fed guests means it was a successful wedding

     I work at olive garden and we had a full on WEDDING with people eating their soup and salad while she walked down the aisle. Romantic.
  9. Does the Super Mario theme count?

    I work at Olive Garden and hear cheesy italian music in my sleep.
  10. Is it opposite day?

    The worst thing about working at olive garden is the unlimited soup and salad
  11. Positive workplace culture is always a perk

    At work I always like to share my food with my coworkers, I work at Olive Garden and we are kind of like a weird family. And you always help out your family.
  12. Two wrongs…

    i work at olive garden and when a customer is rude i drop their food on the floor and spit in it
  13. Pretty sure that’s against the law

    I work at Olive Garden, and none of us get a break. People can only smoke when the manager says so and unlocks the back door for them.
  14. Wasn’t that part of the compensation package?

    I work at Olive Garden and all the servers steal breadsticks and eat them while we wait for your food to be ready.
  15. That’s one way to deal with a job

    I get so high right before work each day. Makes working at Olive Garden worth it.
  16. Some don’t do it for the paycheck

    I work at Olive Garden and whenever people come in for birthdays I always volunteer to sing so that I can make really intense eye contact with the person being sung to and watch as they get super uncomfortable.
  17. Based on how long I waited last time, I’m calling you a liar

    I hate working at Olive Garden!!! People think that you have to treat them like royalty! NO! This is fast food too!!
  18. Reduce, Reuse, Redistribute The Wealth

    I work at Olive Garden. They throw away full bottles of wine at the end of the night if they've been opened. Instead I just take them home with me. #SaveTheWine
  19. I mean if it was untouched…

    I work at Olive Garden and almost anytime someone leaves food at a table, the server and/or busser cleaning it up will eat it
  20. Please do

    I work at Olive Garden and my boss says to not clean used cups
  21. I’ve seen that movie

    Im a waitress at Olive Garden... Sometimes i fart near annoying customers...
  22. Well that sure isn’t a 5-star attitude

    I hate my job. People, please learn, Olive Garden is not 5 star dining. Stop bitching.

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25 People Share Their Life-Changing Advice

My mom says this changed her life, and I to this day can’t believe the words came out of my mouth.

When I was 7, my great aunt and uncle who my mom was super close with her entire life were brutally murdered in an attempted robbery of their home. The murderer was the son of their neighbor – he had broken into the wrong home and freaked out and killed them in a panic.

She was devastated, obviously. I remember she wouldn’t tuck us in or eat dinner with us for months. She became a shell of the person she was before. Just wasn’t my mom anymore.

So one day, in my 2nd grade class, we were for some god given reason learning about coping skills and depression.

I didn’t know the specifics of what had happened at the age of 7 obviously, but apparently that day when my mom got home from work, I asked her if I could walk her out to the end of the driveway before she went on her run (REALLY long driveway). She of course agreed, and during this 5 minute walk to the end of the driveway the conversation went something like this:

Me: “Mom. You’ve been sad lately.”

Mom: “Yeah, I have honey. Mommy is just going through a lot of stuff right now.”

Me: “Because of Aunt xxx and Uncle yyy?”

Mom: “Yes.”

-silence until we get to the end of the driveway-

Me: “Have you heard of coping skills?”

Mom: “Coping skills? Where did you hear that?”

Me: “We learned about coping skills in class today. When bad stuff happens people get sad. Sometimes they need help using their coping skills to feel better. I think you need coping skills.”

My mom basically broke down crying and laughing because how is this 7 year old saying this to me and hugged me. She assured me she would and told me to go back inside.

She admitted to me when I was much older that she didn’t know what would’ve happened to her if I hadn’t asked her to go get help. It’s honestly crazy to me because I have very little memory of the event beyond her story. I remember her being sad, and I remember her getting better, but I don’t remember being the reason for it.

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23 People Share What They Always Suspected About Their Families

Every family has secrets. Whether it is the family’s secret apple pie recipe, or the secret child who lives in the attic. Families try to keep a secret a secret by only teaching certain people the recipe, or tightening the child’s chains.

The thing about secrets, though, is that they get out eventually. Someone will leak the recipe, or someone might begin to wonder what those strange noises coming from attic are. 

Even if you try to keep these family secret from your own family member, they will piece it together eventually. After enough slices of apple pie or listening to the howling night after night, the clues start to add up.

To be clear, these are just examples that do not need follow up questions. I promise you, my family does not have a secret apple pie recipe. 

  1. She may as well just see this thing through

    That my mom really doesn’t like us but is still committed

    Ophiopogon

  2. She failed, by the way

    That my mother attempted to kill me and my father, more than once.

    Borrowed_Laptop

  3. Shh.

    I think my dad might be a spy.

    He used to be in the airforce, where he was trained in radio comms and cryptography. He had a top secret clearance due to this job, and spent hours every day training in Wing Chung kung-fu.

    After he “left” he took up a a job with a company in some industrial estate, where he was unable to explain what it was he actually did, and was often sent overseas on “business trips”.

    I think something went down though, because he left and started working on some “small businesses” with a RAAF mate of his. At one point he moved to Malaysia for three months. Something else must have gone down, cause he stopped doing that and went into real estate.

    But I suspect he got bored, and got back into the game, because he started working for another “company” doing another job he can’t really explain, only now I think he’s a handler or something. He’s still sent abroad, but less often. He spends a lot of time at the office, and he’s always working on these weird projects using old radio tech.

    LucidicShadow

  4. We need to have a talk…

    I saw on my younger brother’s birth certificate the “Previous Children From Same Parents” field blank. Either the doctors fucked up, I’m adopted or I’m the milkman’s son. Hoping it’s the first.

    epicsmiley14

  5. He’ll be back any day now

    I think my father hasn’t really been searching the world for that one fine cigarette for twenty years now

    WowHelloHi

  6. That is pretty dark

    This is pretty dark but I think my brother was molested by my grandmother. He slept in her bed until he was 12 and she babied him. Treated him like her husband pretty much.

    FueledBySin

  7. Let’s hear more about this

    That it is the destiny of the men in my family to kill at least one other person, whether because of duty, hate, or necessity. None of us have any criminal record btw.

    LasaroM

  8. Just have someone else make the meal

    My aunt cooks the Thanksgiving turkey with the plastic bag of fowl innards still inside the bird.

    Back2Bach

  9. Did he know you were going to say this?

    I think my Dad might have superpowers and not telling me. His power, he can see the future.

    Many numerous times he has predicted otherwise unpredictable and unforeseeable events and knew things that you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to guess for a while.

    Dark_Ham101

  10. Seems unlikely

    My mother is a virgin

    reddit

  11. Worse than death by Snoo Snoo

    They eat men. There is not a single man in my family. We are all a pack of women and I think they have developed a taste for blood and testosterone.

    randomlypostin

  12. Haha. Yes. Joking.

    Well, my father has consistently joked with us that he is an alien. Roughly 600 years old. I suspect he’s telling the truth.

    Ignite-athon

  13. So long, everyone

    I suspect both my parents have exactly the life they want now that I’ve moved so far away. My father has my brothers. He was never thrilled with having a daughter. My mother essentially has no kids now since she cut off my older brother (my younger brother is not her son) and rarely speaks to me, if at all. My suspicions of her are based on more evidence, since she abandoned my brother and I as children.

    Asakitty218

  14. You all should go on Maury

    That my father isn’t actually my father. There was a time in the 70’s, when the sexual revolution was in full swing and before my holy-roller uncle had become a holy-roller, that my parents won’t talk about. But unsolicited comments have been made by people outside the family how I look more like my uncle than my father. And if you work backwards from my birthday, it would have taken place around Christmas time when the whole family was together.

    It’s not something I can really prove because no one old enough to remember that time is willing to talk about it. And even though I joke about it with my father, the idea of a paternity test is off the table. The only proof I have is when my mother had started to succumb to Pick’s disease and became really REALLY honest. But even then I can’t guarantee its true since at the time she would also tell us about the aliens that were outside her window. So my life may be a complete lie, or it could be all true. I have no way of knowing which it is.

    boneheaddigger

  15. It was a different time.

    That my great uncle (my grandma’s brother) was gay.

    I would have never had an issue with it, but if he had came out to his family, it would have been a huge scandal.

    There isn’t any kind of proof of it, it’s just a feeling I always got from him (he never got married among other things). And I’m not the only (younger) member of the family that thought so.

    cold_in_the_south

  16. Oh, boy.

    I think my parents hate each other.

    At the start of September my mom wasn’t home and I didn’t have my phone and I forgot her number so I was trying to find a way to call her. Being the nosey little shit I am, I went on her computer and looked through her facebook for numbers of family friends that maybe I could call and get her number from.

    Eventually this led to me going through her e-mail (I know I know this was wrong but I needed to call her it was urgent) I found an e-mail to my dad titled “I don’t love you” I read it over and over again, completely in disbelief. They fought sometimes but they always seemed so happy, I quickly copied the message and saved it to a google doc.

    I haven’t confronted them about it, it’s eating me up inside, but I’m afraid they’re only holding it together to keep me and my sister happy and if I confronted them they would get a divorce. I just can’t do that to my sister.

    Dieutain

  17. I think we may all be oops babies

    I was going to be aborted. My mom hates babies and she wanted a career. I was an opps baby and it kinda slipped out of my dad’s mouth. I don’t blame her though.

    lisetteatthelibrary

  18. That adjective does make this better

    That my parents are functioning alcoholics.

    todayisnotyourday

  19. At least they found someone after finding someone

    I’m pretty sure both of my parents are having affairs, and I’m not sure if they both know or they don’t. I’m not sure which one makes me feel worse.

    CattBooty

  20. Family road trips must have been quite an experience

    My dad ran drugs (cocaine) over the border into San Diego in the 70s. His best friend spilled the beans to me one night working on my car after a few barley pops.

    Mentioned how they used to smoke grass and that they were bringing kilos and kilos of white into the US and that it was so damn easy at the time.

    That being said, I over heard him one time talking to a close friend of his that had just gotten a great life insurance plan. My dad says ‘oh they’re not going to know about it until I’m gone. Its so much that they’d want to off me in a quick minute. I saved and saved and saved.’

    I’m convinced he has a decent amount of cash waiting in an out of country bank account for when he retires and for my siblings when he dies. He’s very secretive when it comes to his income and spending. I grew up upper middle class and never really worried about money (I hope that doesn’t sound douchey, just trying to describe it).

    DrOOpieS

  21. Are you sure you don’t believe this?

    i don’t anymore, but when i was little I thought my dad was Indiana Jones

    rainbowcanoe

  22. This a legitimate horror movie

    Something traumatic happened to me when I was around 5.

    I have a blank spot about 7 or 8 months long. I have clear memories of before and after. During the same time, my older sister and brother left home (16 and 17).

    My youngest brother who is about 8 years older than me alluded to it but wont say what. My Mom acts like she doesnt know what I am talking about. My Dad wouldnt say shit, and he died several years ago.

    I dont have any idea what it could be, but 40 years later ill wake up really terrified over an unknown face and fear of nothing in particular.

    I remember moving into this house and later moving out, and almost nothing while we were there. My memories from the time we left that house are fine.

    Ravelife13

  23. Genes don’t lie

     

    I’m late to the party, but here goes. My suspicion started in 9th grade biology when we were learning genetics, specifically attached/detached earlobes. Mine are attached, whilst my parents were detached. This didn’t add up for me, and always left a question in the back of my mind.

    Fast forward to 2015, dad died in 10, and mom’s health is rapidly deteriorating. I was visiting mom in the home December 27 for XMas and her birthday (28th). She tells me that I was adopted, and that my “cousin” is my real mom, and her two kids are my siblings. I was 39 when I finally got proof to something I always suspected.

    Genetics are never wrong.

    Ralph-Hinkley

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18 Airbnb Hosts Share The Worst Thing A Guest Has Ever Done In Their House

My friends who rent their places on Airbnb have told me some pretty horrifying stories of the worst guests they’ve ever hosted. And it seems pretty common to come across a tenant from hell, the Airbnb hosts of Reddit recently shared their own. They involve sex, used enemas and police raids. 

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