22 Of The Worst 'Bad Teacher' Stories These Adults Still Remember

When you’re a kid, adults seem to have total control over your lives wherever you go. If you’re lucky, you have parents you love and can stand being around. But in school, you never know what you’re gonna get and it changes from period to period. Maybe a teacher will change your life for the better or maybe they’ll be nothing but an extremely hostile babysitter to 30 rambunctious middle schoolers.

If you had a bad run-in with a lousy teacher, it might haunt you forever, even when you’re a grown adult who has moved on to better things. For some reason, an authority figure saying or doing something mean sticks with you. This was proven true when Twitter user and Cartoon Network employee Marie Lum asked her followers if they had any anecdotes about things their teachers had done long ago that still bothered them today.

But first she shared hers:

Gasp! Horrible, but not surprising. Lots of other people had their own very specific, very annoying encounters with bad teachers, who did everything from tie them to the desk to insist they were spelling their own names wrong:

Any of these stories remind you of someone mean holding a ruler??

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People Are Sharing Their Worst Landlord Stories And They're Truly Horrific

Speaking of home loans: you’re probably gonna need a hefty one if you don’t have some help from your parents or make a crap ton of money. Home prices are at some of the highest they’ve ever been, and that doesn’t even factor in the ever-increasing property taxes, ie money you continually pay just to have the privilege of owning your home. So even if you own it you don’t really own it.

Then there are all the headaches of owning a home, maintaining a property, footing the bill for all repairs, insurance, higher heating and energy costs, it can all seem not worth the headache. So renting seems like an alluring option. That is, until you get a crappy landlord. And boy, there are plenty of those, as evidenced in this Twitter thread.

Some of these stories might get you house-hunting ASAP.

If you’ve ever had problems with your apartment: heating, hot water, you know how annoying it can be to contact a landlord to get it fixed. But this guy’s building owner’s “ingenuity” takes the cake.

While others were just plain criminal.

This is just wrong on so many levels.

This guy sounds like a real boogey man.

This nickel and dime scumbaggery.

If square footage was mentioned in a signed lease, then this guy could’ve sued for all the rent he paid.

But sometimes, landlord experiences pan out just fine.

On Reddit, there are plenty of awful renting stories, too.

There was the old die-and-switch.

And showing off the place while people were still living in it. Classy.

So if there’s anything you can take away from this post: know your tenant’s rights and always, always get signed copies of the lease with clear language. Just because you get a nightmare landlord doesn’t mean you have to settle for it.

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The 26 Worst Ways To Start A Conversation

Conversations are hard. I’m an awkward person so I’m an expert. Thing is, though, I know that about myself so I avoid starting conversations when I can. 

Not everyone has that level of self awareness though. There are some people out there who insist on talking to people even though they aren’t any good at it. You have to admire them for that.

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Trump Complains About ‘Worst Fake News’ As He Returns To Washington From Vacation

President Donald Trump recently returned from a two week summer vacation at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. But by the looks of his Twitter feed, the time off hasn’t helped the President relax much. On Sunday, President  Trump took to Twitter to slam the mainstream media, which he calls “fake news” for being the “most dishonest Fake News reporting [he has] ever seen.”

The tweet most likely refers to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville the previous week, and the controversy that has surrounded it. President Trump was initially slow to reply to the violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters, which generated much criticism.

Politicians like Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter to condemn the “hatred and racism” of groups like “the Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists.” Trump’s own daughter, Ivanka Trump, said on Twitter that there is “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.” 

But Trump initially responded by saying that “many sides” were to blame for the violence. A White House statement later called out specific groups like the KKK. Only for Trump to later take to Twitter and seemingly call for Confederate statues to be left in place. 

And then this weekend, President Trump again took to Twitter to condemn 40,000 counter protesters who took to the streets of Boston on Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally featuring far-right speakers, which had attracted around 100 participants.

The same day, President Trump took to Twitter once again to praise the counter protesters. 

President Trump’s back and forth on the issue earned him praise from the likes of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Twitter. 

While his comment on “fake news” seems to have indicated to journalists that they’re doing their jobs well. 

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These Two Cities Have The Worst Drivers In America

These Two Cities Have The Worst Drivers In America

The only thing I dislike about driving is other drivers.

I know it’s a wildly arrogant and condescending thing to say. Of course I think I’m the only good driver on the road and that everyone else is an idiot because my commuting needs come before everyone else, right?

But for the most part I obey the rules of the road. I use my turn signals, I let drivers pass me, I stop for pedestrians and stop signs and don’t speed through residential areas like some kind of madman.

I’m not perfect. I swerve erratically to dodge pot holes and I’ve definitely held up traffic trying to make a right turn when I’ve been stuck in the left on more than one occasion. But I swear I’m trying to get better. There are some people, however, who are irredeemably bad drivers.

And as it turns out, there are two cities in America with a higher concentration of crappy drivers than any other in the country.

According to EverQuote, Pittsburgh is one of two cities that can proudly boast the worst drivers in America.

The study employed the EverRide monitoring app, which defined “good” or “bad” driving across five categories: phone use, speeding, acceleration, braking, and turning. After 11 months of data gathering and monitoring the behavior of 150,000 drivers, Pittsburgh came out on the bottom.

A combination of excessive speeding and cell phone use is what sealed the deal for citizens in the Steelers Nation, but they’re not alone when it comes to crappy motorists.

New York City shares that distinction as well. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of driving in Manhattan, then you’ll know that the data in the study is entirely accurate.

The best drivers in the nation? Minneapolis and St. Paul, St. Louis, and Portland, Oregon took the top spots.

On average, drivers received a “79” out of “100” when it came to perfect driving habits nationwide.

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You can check out the infographic in all of its driving-nerd detail here.

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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…

1.

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.

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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.”

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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.

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6. 

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

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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.

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9.  

Trying to fingerblast me at dinner

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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.

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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

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12.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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16.

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

It comes off as creepy more so than sweet.

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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!

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18. 

Call me “woman”.

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

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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.

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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.

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21.

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

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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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25 People Talk About Their Worst Date

I had a friend who was a stereotypical neckbeard. He owned a fedora and lived in his parent’s basement. He shared his weed and video game time with me, so that was always pretty cool.

Anyhow, about five-ish years ago, when we were still friends, he tells me about this date he had with this girl. He says he isn’t sure that it ended well or not. I says, tell me what happened.

First, he says that he took her on an “all day date”. Dude, rule number one of getting to know someone, don’t take them out for an all day date. One, if not both of you will get tired. People need time apart to rest and process their thoughts.

He was a hardcore brony. He bought My Little Pony figures and re-painted them. So he thought he would be clever and gift her two or three throughout the day. He gave her the first one while they were at the zoo, if I recall correctly.

Then he tells me that he gave her another one while they were at a movie. He thought he was being clever, or cute, and stuck it partially buried into their shared popcorn. While telling me this part of his story, he seemed frustrated at her, because he thought that she was being daft for eating around the figurine.

I was like, nah dude, it was an awkward time and a weird way to continue to give someone your creepy custom painted My Little Pony figurines.

Then he says at the end of the day, she drops him off (yeah), and he smiles and waves. He says that she had to make some kind of turn and come back around. He said that he smiled and waved at her as she drove past the second time, but he said that she was just looking straight ahead and ignored him.

I didn’t really feel bad for the guy. He is a huge, huge internet troll and an asshole. He didn’t take criticism, and refused to take my input on how a grown man wearing a fedora handing out custom painted My Little Pony figurines is not what a grown woman is looking for in a relationship.

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Girl Confesses The Worst Present She Bought Someone For Christmas And Twitter Chimed In

I was recently talking with a friend who was really struggling to come up with a great gift idea to get for his mother this Christmas. My friend and I all tossed out ideas, but they didn’t seem to hit the mark for my pal, as he really wanted it to be special.

It’s tough finding the perfect gift for someone who means alot to you. But sometimes if you get a present for someone you’re only supposed to care about, you find yourself in really hot water.

Because you’re carelessness, thoughtlessness, or just sheer lack of preparation or whatever usually leads to some pretty crappy gifts.

Like this girl who asked Twitter what the worst Christmas gift they ever got for someone was.

Admirably, she kicked it off.

Then other people began sharing their own shamelessly crappy gifts.

Some were literally crappy, too.

Others meant well…

Hard to top some of these.

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This Poor Dog Got One Of The Worst Haircuts We've Ever Seen And It's Hilarious

I’ve had and seen some pretty disastrous haircuts in my time. But this poor dog takes the biscuit. Twitter user Lindsay Martin recently decided to share the butchering that her dog went through after her mom told the groomer “to keep it long on the top.”

Here’s Wembley before his haircut…

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And after…

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Unsurprisingly, Martin isn’t very happy.

Especially because her mom won’t let her fix it…

Twitter seemed to love it, though.

Martin seems anything but pleased about what happened to poor Wembley.

But was quick to reassure people that he’s doing just fine and clarify that she still loves him, bad haircut or not.

And he does seem happy enough…

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Tattoo Artists Came Clean About The Worst Tattoos They've Ever Given

I’ve heard hundreds of stories about tattoos people regret getting, but a recent thread on Reddit asked tattoo artists on the site, “What’s the worst tattoo you’ve ever given someone?”

A few vets chimed in on pieces they’ve done in their early days, and other uses shared stories from friends in the industry.

A lot of stories echoed this one, with the customer refusing to listen to the advice of the artist

I did a cover up that I wasn’t proud of, but that’s what the client wanted. A couple came in to the shop asking for a cover up of an ex bf. She showed me and surely enough, a big guy’s name on her side hip. The good part was it was done in a light blue ink, easy to cover.

I already started getting ideas in my head of what to cover it with. Guy steps in and says, “No. We just want a star over it”. The name was about 5-6 inches long and I explained that a star that big would have to be, at least… 8 inches big to fully cover the name. Both said yes to this.

My boss walks over and gets on my ass for not suggesting something else, but I explained to him that that’s what they wanted. Both looked at him and nodded. By the time it was done, this small, petite girl had a blue star covering her entire hip area. It looked cheap, tacky, ghetto mad, just stupid. After that, I refused to do cover ups if the client doesn’t listen to reason.

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Some used to the tattoo as an extension of their entrepreneurial spirit

Asked my artist this. He told me that years ago some stripper came in looking to have vines and roses tattooed on that would come out of her butthole and curl up her back. He asks why not just get the roses on her back and butt, but she insists it must come out of her anus. He reluctantly does the tattoo for a a high price and said it looked pretty good too. But curiosity got the better of him after a while and he asks why she insists on having it come out of her butthole.

Her response was both the strangest and smartest reasoning I could have heard for such a tattoo. She would dance and she figured the guys would ask “hey how far does that tat go” to which she could say “for ten bucks I’ll show you”. So the dudes pay up a ten spot, she shows her asshole real fast and done deal. She’s richer and they looked at an asshole. My tattoo artist is not proud of that job.

This one was actually heartbreaking

I also asked my artist this question while I was in the chair. His story is actually kind of sad – he was working in a shop somewhere “down south”, and they used to have this Eastern-European sounding guy come in a lot with a string of beautiful Asian girls. The girls would get the same tattoos he had – they stopped serving him after this happened a few times.

The first time they assumed it was a couple tattoo, second time that he has poor judgement, but after that it started to look a lot like a human trafficker marking his “property”. He said one of the girls didn’t even know the tattoo was permanent. He probably regrets tattooing some of those girls.

One user actually requested a bad tattoo, and wrote about his experience of getting shut down

Best interaction I had was with an artist who told me no on a coverup.

I have a big cross and prayer on my arm. I don’t regret it, but I feel like i’ve outgrown it a bit. So I went to this guy and he was skeptical. He said it would have to be the perfect idea to pull it off. So I told him about an idea I had for a totem pole.

A few sketches later and he and me sit to draw over it all with sharpie. I loved it. I thought it was amazing. I couldn’t wait. I asked him when we could start. And he told me he wouldn’t. He told me I could have an amazing tattoo somewhere else, or a “Meh” cover up and this was too good of an idea to waste on something that wasn’t stellar. He explained that it could work, but there would be lettering from the prayer in negative spaces which would fuck it all up.

I thought I would be upset or disappointed, but he earned all of my business forever for being honest about the entire situation.

We start the full calf sleeve in November.

Many were subject to tattoos that didn’t have much thought put into them…

My sister in law just put a Pokemon valor tattoo on someone’s neck.

At all

The worst tattoo I’ve done is “An” beside his butthole and then “s” on the other side of it.

Unfortunately, when being a tattoo artist is your job, sometimes you need to do whatever pays the bills

I asked the tattoo artist this question while I had mine done. Someone he worked with got an estimate request for a vagina to be tattooed onto his taint. She gave him an estimate thinking he’d think it too high and moved on.

Turned out the other places he went to first quoted him higher, so he accepted. The guy I was talking too said he’d walk by her cubicle and see her bent over with the guy’s legs up, and she said she was fine the first hour or so until she took her first break. Then it was torture for her to finish

 

And a few stated that if people were going to spend money on a bad tattoo, they may as well be the ones to collect it

I’m coming into this thread real late, but I’m a Tattooer, and I have two that come to mind. The first one was “FUCK LOVE” across a Hispanic guys knuckles. I guess he had just broken up with his girl, and was really heated. Tried to talk him out of it, said his mind was made up, figured he might as well spend his money with me, and get it done nice. Gave him what he wanted and sent him home.

The other one was on a biker girl that got “Property of (guy’s name)” on her lower back. Talking huge though, literally half her back. Same deal as the last one. Might as well get it done right and might as well be the one that makes the money. Apparently her and the guy had only been dating for two months, and she had just had a baby with another guy. Even asked her when the guy went outside to smoke if she was sure, and that she could back out if she wanted to and made sure she wasn’t getting pressured into it.

She was just genuinely down as fuck for the guy, absolutely stoked to get that tattoo. Hope they’re still together cause there’s no way in fuck that giant tattoo is getting covered.

But most at least knew what their tattoo meant

Not an artist, but one of my friends asked for ‘Love, Laugh and Live’ in Chinese script; it took a few days before someone pointed out to her that she actually had ‘Please choose one of the tattoos below’ in Chinese script on her right arm.

(h/t reddit)

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