A business that has a physical place where people can come in is within their rights to establish their own rules that don’t contradict federal laws because it’s their property. For example, they can ban certain people from entering if they suspect they are a shoplifter or a troublemaker, but not because of their race or gender. 

Apparently, getting banned from places is a real thing that happens not only in movies and people had some interesting stories to share when Reddit user PsycheAsHell asked “People Who've Been Banned From Somewhere for Life, What Happened?”

Which stories did you find the most amusing? Has someone banned you from a place before? What did you do to receive such a punishment? Share with us your stories in the comments!

More info: Reddit

#1

Put Wet Floor Signs Next To The 50 Shades Of Grey Display

Put Wet Floor Signs Next To The 50 Shades Of Grey Display My college roommate got permabanned from Target for putting Wet Floor signs next to the 50 Shades of Grey display.

ChillinInChernobyl , SmartSign Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just funny.

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#2

Sold A Book To A Random Person In The Bookstore

Sold A Book To A Random Person In The Bookstore In college, at the local college book store, I attempted to sell some books back to the store. After hearing what the buyback value was, a guy behind me said he'd pay $20 more for my books (he was taking the same course the next semester sand the store's mark up would by 100%). The bookstore owner warned me if I sold to this other dude, I'd be banned for life. I told him money makes the world go round and took my extra twenty.

Complicated_Business , GoToVan Report

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
2 months ago

This benefits both of the parties (buyer and seller) ; the only thing the seller has done 'wrong' is to deprive the vile little s**t of a corporate rapist (bookseller) out of a bit of extra profit - good for you, more students should set up their own book swaps / sales and kick the bastards off campuses.

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#3

Was Banned For No Apparent Reason

Was Banned For No Apparent Reason I'm banned from a cafe in a town in North Wales; neither of which I'd been to prior to this experience. I walked in and the guy behind the counter said "You! I've told you before! You're banned!" I said, confusedly "I've never been here before", but he just pointed at the door, so I turned around and left. Almost 30 years ago.

Stilletto_Rebel , charcoal soul Report

Teresa Stabler
Community Member
2 months ago

Did you try to go back in disguise?

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#4

Defeated The Challenge Of Eating 72oz Steak In Under An Hour 6 Times In 2 Weeks

Defeated The Challenge Of Eating 72oz Steak In Under An Hour 6 Times In 2 Weeks My uncle got us banned from a mom and pops diner in the 90's. The unintended but totally foreseeable consequence of doing their "eat a 72oz steak in under an hour" six goddamn times in two weeks. I know for a fact he does not regret it.

Darklliter , arbyreed Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

He might not regret it but how does his stomach feel about it?

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#5

Prison Employee Got Banned From That Prison For Seeking Therapy

Prison Employee Got Banned From That Prison For Seeking Therapy The prison I used to work at.

I had tried numerous times to receive therapy to treat PTSD I gained while working the job and thanks to the HR taking their vacation was not able to get it and the administrative assistant warden told me, quite literally, "officers don't need therapy and if they do then they aren't cut out to be officers" and refused to help me find help.

When they learned (somehow) that I had sought therapy on my own, they attempted to place me on "indefinite administrative leave" citing "officer has conducted themselves in a manner unfitting their position"

So yeah. I sued them and quit and they banned me for life... from their prison.

Okay.

TheRavingRaccoon , Ted Drake Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

How is what they said legal or allowed? How toxic.

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#6

Banned From Planet Fitness For Trying To Cancel Membership

Banned From Planet Fitness For Trying To Cancel Membership Planet fitness I tried to cancel my contract (this was the 10$ plan which said I could cancel anytime) with them and they said I had to pay 150$ to cancel for god knows that reason. I called my bank to tell them to not let them withdraw from my account since they had my checking account information. My bank said they have multiple situations happen with planet fitness about their Unusual financial practices. 2 months later I got a letter from planet fitness saying I’m banned from ever signing up with them again. Planet fitness is a POS corporation.

Manati_banzai , ajay_suresh Report

Def not Mr. C
Community Member
2 months ago

Some places are just better if you get banned from them

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#7

Got Banned From A John Lewis For Browsing Items

Got Banned From A John Lewis For Browsing Items Got banned from a John Lewis (kinda upscale retail gaff in the uk) for browsing items. This was pre covid too. The jobsworth of a guard came up and told me to leave since I was and I quote "just picking stuff up and putting them back again" like no s**t sherlock thats how browsing in a physical store works. So now I'm banned from John Lewis

AFalconNamedBob , Elliott Brown Report

Tomas Holicka
Community Member
2 months ago

It says nothing about the licking, does it?

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#8

Cancelled The Late Night With David Letterman Show's Reservation

Cancelled The Late Night With David Letterman Show's Reservation I was banned for life from attending Late Night with David Letterman because I cancelled my reservation. I guess it was hard to find people for the audience in freaking New York City? The intern (I assume) who I talked to was very serious: “You should know if you cancel you will never be allowed back. Ever!”

Somehow I got over it.

snizuitz , Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report

Kayjee
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't even know what show this is😅

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#9

Eating Too Much At A Breakfast Buffet

Eating Too Much At A Breakfast Buffet I was banned from a locally owned breakfast buffet as a kid for eating something like 6 really big plates and cleaning the place out of bacon at only 9 a.m.

WitchoftheSword , Michael Coghlan Report

finisz
Community Member
2 months ago

There are these all-you-can-eat places in Hungary, called Trofea. Guess, what! A few years ago one guy was banned from them for eating too much. :P

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#10

I Posted A Logical Comment On r/Conservative

I Posted A Logical Comment On r/Conservative I posted a logical comment on r/conservative

shichiaikan , Andie712b Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

YOU MONSTER!

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#11

Banned From Disneyland For Hijacking A Canoe At Tom Sawyer's Island

Banned From Disneyland For Hijacking A Canoe At Tom Sawyer's Island My cross country teacher got banned from Disneyland "for life" when he was a kid because he and his friends hijacked a canoe at Tom Sawyer's island.

Dude was like 60 when he was teaching us, he'd been to Disneyland dozens of times since lol.

strumpster , Barry Mulling Report

Def not Mr. C
Community Member
2 months ago

Daaaaamn... from Disney??? Ouch

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#12

Left A Car In Russia

Left A Car In Russia I just got a self imposed banned from Russia, apparently you can't just leave a car there otherwise you get a very strongly worded letter from the government. Not being able to afford £20k fine and I'm too busy to be imprisoned I think ill just avoid going back.

acidus1 , glasseyes view Report

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
2 months ago

In the current climate, I don't think anyone in their right mind wants to go to Russia ....

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#13

Banned From Brookstone For Falling Asleep In The Massage Chair

Banned From Brookstone For Falling Asleep In The Massage Chair I got banned from Brookstone for falling asleep in the massage chair.

cuntywrapsupreme , Phillip Pessar Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

How is that bad? Massage chairs are relaxing? Why not just politely wake you up?

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#14

Called Out A Pizza Place For Lying They Made Handmade Pizzas

Called Out A Pizza Place For Lying They Made Handmade Pizzas There was a roller rink in town that posted on social media that they were having a deal on handmade pizzas and a pitcher of soda to try and drum up business.

The picture clearly showed a digiorno pizza and I commented saying that it was. My comment was deleted, and then I went back to say, “you deleted my comment saying that this is a digiorno pizza.”

RIP stakeland memories of I’d have ever wanted to go.

PappyLongstlkngs , Mike Mozart Report

Def not Mr. C
Community Member
2 months ago

Lies.... it's all LIESSSS

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#15

I Got Drunk Off Of Other People's Drinks

I Got Drunk Off Of Other People's Drinks I got drunk off of other people's drinks and announced on a microphone that I felt God at this Chili's.

DMike82 , Mike Mozart Report

Teresa Stabler
Community Member
2 months ago

Epic!

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#16

I Got Banned From r/Pokemongo For Spreading Misinformation About The Covid Vaccine

I Got Banned From r/Pokemongo For Spreading Misinformation About The Covid Vaccine I got banned from r/pokemongo for spreading misinformation about the COVID vaccine. Which I have never done! Hell I just got my booster shot 3 weeks ago. I sent messages and everything and they won't respond or unban me.

Sarnick18 , Eduardo Woo Report

Brightheart
Community Member
2 months ago

hmm maybe its a bug? (pun intended lol sorry i had to)

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#17

Banned From r/Fortnite For Saying “Fortnite Bad Minecraft Good”

Banned From r/Fortnite For Saying “Fortnite Bad Minecraft Good” Got banned from r/fortnite for saying “fortnite bad Minecraft good”

tr3m431 , Gage Skidmore Report

Gabricampos
Community Member
2 months ago

Banned for telling the truth

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#18

Banned From Commenting On A Self Proclaimed Movie Star's Facebook Account

Banned From Commenting On A Self Proclaimed Movie Star's Facebook Account Banned from commenting on a self proclaimed movie star's Facebook account. He's basically a movie critic these days and only made a single super bad movie but according to him, he's a big shot. In one such post where he was bragging, I replied with a photo of him in which I photoshopped his face on a street vendor selling bananas. Got banned in probably an hour.

Emergency_Slice2487 , Sarah Marshall Report

Trevor Nicholson
Community Member
2 months ago

I got banned from commenting on Hilary Clinton's facebook page because I kept being mean to trolls

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#19

Got A Ban From A Grocery Store For Shoplifting As A Kid

Got A Ban From A Grocery Store For Shoplifting As A Kid I was banned from a grocery store for shop lifting when I was a kid. I ended up working there like a year or 2 later.

[deleted] , Alex Juel Report

Reese2906Hi
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow.

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#20

Banned From Best Buy For Trying To Steal A Fitbit

Banned From Best Buy For Trying To Steal A Fitbit Not me, but an ex. He walked into a Best Buy to look at Fitbits. He picked one up, concealed it and walked into the restroom to steal it. What he didn't know was that a Best Buy employee was in the restroom and heard him opening the package. He walked out of the stall, Fitbit on his wrist and came fact to face with the employee. They charged him and he spent a night in jail. He was most assuredly banned after that.

DisastrousAnomaly , Mike Mozart Report

most likely not human
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean... yeah, what did he think would happen? 🤦🏻‍♂️

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#21

Got Fired And Banned From Lowe’s For Not Working Hard Enough

Got Fired And Banned From Lowe’s For Not Working Hard Enough Got fired and banned from Lowe’s for not working hard enough. Honestly, if I was gonna lose my job for something, it was climbing the shelves, making myself a little cubicle in the shelves I could sleep in…and stealing hundreds worth of cold brew coffee.

In my defense, however, I had 11-hour overnight shifts. Never again.

K0U5UK3 , Mike Mozart Report

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
2 months ago

What you came up with was an ideal solution to exploitation ie ; fck 'em, I'll sleep and earn, they'll never notice - well done.

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#22

Banned From Target For Pressing On A Bunch Of Squeaky Toys All At Once

Banned From Target For Pressing On A Bunch Of Squeaky Toys All At Once Got banned from my local target because I pressed on a bunch of squeaky toys all at once and caused a noisy disturbance.

The_Arabian_King , lilszeto Report

Teresa Stabler
Community Member
2 months ago

Sounds like you had fun. I wish I was there with you!

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#23

Tescos - For Ripping An Enormous Fart Onto One Of The Employees

Tescos - For Ripping An Enormous Fart Onto One Of The Employees Tescos - For ripping an enormous fart onto one of the employees who was bent down stacking a shelf. In my defence, this woman had told me to f**k off a few minutes previous when I asked where the Pepsi was.

poopsocksecured , Gordon Joly Report

Nathaniel
Community Member
2 months ago

I nearly tripped over a woman stocking the low shelves. Was about to say "Sorry I did not see you down there?" when I noticed she was a dwarf. Stopped myself in time from making a heightist remark.

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#24

I’m Banned From Facebook Because I Named Myself “Eric Cartman”

I’m Banned From Facebook Because I Named Myself “Eric Cartman” I’m banned from Facebook because I named myself “Eric Cartman”. From instagram, the same reason. From Tandem, actually no reason really. When I tried to log in the other day, I was already banned and could no longer sign up.

WhitePhatA** , leakhena khat Report

Laura Watts
Community Member
2 months ago

That must suck if your name really is Eric cartman

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#25

Banned From A Grocery Story Because Child Put Toothbrush Into Mom's Purse

Banned From A Grocery Story Because Child Put Toothbrush Into Mom's Purse I got my mom banned for life from a local grocery store because apparently when i was 3 or 4 I wanted a toothbrush really bad and when she said no I put the toothbrush in her purse when she wasn't looking and then she got caught on the way out and banned from the store.

stitchmidda2 , HS You Report

April Stephens
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh man. I feel really bad for that mom. It's embarrassing, unfair, and maybe really inconvenient not to be able to go to the preferred grocery store anymore!

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#26

I Stole Some CD’s From Best Buy When I Was 13

I Stole Some CD’s From Best Buy When I Was 13 I stole some cd’s from Best Buy when I was 13. I’ve gone back a million times since my ban. Never stole anything ever again though.

Flippant_Robot , Open Grid Scheduler Report

June’s Very Own
Community Member
2 months ago

Love to see character growth lol gj

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#27

Banned From A Library For Knocking Over All The Bookshelves

Banned From A Library For Knocking Over All The Bookshelves Not me but a friend was banned from our local library because she was playing around and ended up knocking over all the bookshelves.

Current_Material3899 , Blue Mountains Library Report

Tomas Holicka
Community Member
2 months ago

What a learning opportunity that could have been - to be able to personally handle each and every book, caress it, and gently deposit it on the shelf where it belongs.

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#28

Banned From Every Sainsburys For Nicking A Couple Things

Banned From Every Sainsburys For Nicking A Couple Things Was banned from every sainsburys for life. Got arrested for nicking a couple things. Police officer taking my prints at the station was telling me that the ban is unenforceable and not to take any notice of it. So nothing really happened except I've grown as a person and no longer do bad things

namur17056 , David Howard Report

Hugh Cookson
Community Member
2 months ago

And hopefully don't shop at the Tory backing, mendacious, vile, tax avoiding Sainsury's EVER - !! If you look through the company history, they are one of the vilest corporate rapists the UK has ever seen - and that's saying something given the bunch of bastards currently controlling the food sector at the moment !!!

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#29

Got Banned From Club Penguin For Cussing

Got Banned From Club Penguin For Cussing Got banned from club penguin for cussing

Background-Fix6929 , Eldriva Report

Teresa Stabler
Community Member
2 months ago

How could you get yourself banned from a place that has really cute cakes like this? I want one!

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#30

Sears, I Stole A Pair Of Sunglasses

Sears, I Stole A Pair Of Sunglasses Sears, I stole a pair of sunglasses 40 years ago

roadrobber , Mike Mozart Report

Brightheart
Community Member
2 months ago

how old were you when you did? (just wondering not trying to be rude)

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