Think of the most unusual (or disgusting) scene you've ever seen on a plane flight. Now imagine sharing that with more than 745,000 followers on Instagram? This is how "Passenger Shaming" works, an Instagram account dedicated to spreading the most bizarre moments and bad manners seen on flights - and recorded by passengers or commissioners.

The public shaming site was started by Shawn Kathleen — a mom, former police officer and paramedic who worked as a flight attendant for seven years. She came up with the original concept and started the brand on her own approximately five years ago. It has since been featured in most media outlets across the globe and was named one of the “Best 100 Instagram accounts" by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Scroll down and see just how rude people can get while on a plane for yourself!

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#1

Sometimes Self-Awareness Is Hard

Sometimes Self-Awareness Is Hard

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Jessamyn Zolcznski
Community Member
1 year ago

Scissors

M.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

Gum

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Ani-87
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Open table, insert hair, close table and wait

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
1 year ago

that hair looks really gross. i wouldn't want to touch it. snotty teenager not giving a shit that shes blocking someones tv and looks ready for a fight, probably

Valerie Fawn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah it looks somewhat ratty

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weatherwitch
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd tie tiny knots in her hair, just in 3 or 4 strands at a time, randomly so when she goes to brush it, it'll Really get her back 😉😃

varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a good evil thing to do.

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D
Community Member
1 year ago

I say start brushing it and see what they do..

Petra Schaap
Community Member
1 year ago

oh yes! and practice some braids etc

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Sue H-s
Community Member
1 year ago

Chewing gum needed!

PeachPossum
Community Member
1 year ago

have someone else chew it though... DNA ya know.

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Giovanni
Community Member
1 year ago

give her braids!

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I wouldn't want to touch that dirty looking hair.

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N S
Community Member
1 year ago

that is some rank hair, I wonder if it is some filthy girl or some big ass rocker?

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

I can't see a tray table. If there is one, open it, then close it tight.

Linda Something
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Is this the ring?

MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

Fold it up in the tray table and lock it.

Reilly Beryll
Community Member
1 year ago

*yanks hair* Oh sorry I was just trying to move it-

Xia Xeng
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine you were sleeping and when you open your eyes and see this... this will scare the s... out of me. Sadaku is on the plane!

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Kururi.Orihara
Community Member
1 year ago

People do shit like this at my school. I know you sit in front of me, but get your godd*mn hair off my f*cking desk!!

Julie James
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like it needs a good wash and brush. Can't believe how ignorant some people are.

Douglas Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

She sits in front of me on the bus, too!

birdhouse
Community Member
1 year ago

Just start kicking the seat.

Great Panda Mamu
Community Member
1 year ago

Trust me, anyone with hair this long knows exactly what their hair is doing. I understand not wanting your hair stuck between your back and your seat. That's why when I'm on a flight, my hair goes in a bun.

ƒιѕн
Community Member
1 year ago

Girl from The Ring having a bad hair day

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

It's amazing to me that someone's first reaction is to take a picture. That wouldn't even occur to me, I would have been addressing her the second she did that.

varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

I get similar situations with jacket's sleeves and hoods regularly. They just flip it over before they even sit down.

Nick P
Community Member
1 year ago

Chewing gum??

Ray Heap
Community Member
1 year ago

Practice seamans´ knots

Jan Quin
Community Member
1 year ago

Nits !!

Krystine Patterson
Community Member
1 year ago

In a large sweeping motion, I'd brush it aside and wouldn't give a toss on how the selfish cow would react.

Fiona Matthews
Community Member
1 year ago

This is just dumb. Cut, rub in food, yell, do anything to get this hideous mess out of the way.

Cyber
Community Member
9 months ago

fling

Cyber
Community Member
12 months ago

my hair looks like this lol (i never go out and dont brush my hair XD)

Rebecca Cote
Community Member
12 months ago

That would really piss me off

Paul Hutton
Community Member
1 year ago

unfortunately my swiss army knife with scissors wouldn't be allowed on

Jane Lord
Community Member
1 year ago

Got scissors?

Liz Vandergriff
Community Member
1 year ago

That hair is not wash days 🤢

Dhruv Rana
Community Member
1 year ago

if I had a pair of scissors I would definitely chop her hair off

Kimberly Anderson
Community Member
1 year ago

id put on some gloves and keep pulling it, until they move their nasty hair.

Sue Prewitt
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks filthy too. Yeah, I'd be saying something.

Maria Dowden
Community Member
1 year ago

Cut it off!

Linda Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ask them to remove their hair from your view or snip snip !!

Marius Jan
Community Member
1 year ago

What about just calling a flight attendant and report the problem? They may be willing to help.

Dario Agrillo
Community Member
1 year ago

The question is only: "Scissors... glue... lighter...?"

Magdalina777
Community Member
1 year ago

....but why though. I mean, as an owner of fairly long haircut...I don't even see how that'd be comfortable, seems your hair would just endlessly get caught up between head and top of the seat or(even if you remove the passenger behind from the picture) stuff behind the seat you can't see or control...

Sophie Warner
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be putting stuff in that! Anybody got any gum? Or a toddler with rusk/chocolate hands?

Shashana75
Community Member
1 year ago

She would have one chance to get that hair back on her side, if not I am going to be cutting that rats nest off!

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
1 year ago

Lice? Gawd, this is gross.

Edward Drew
Community Member
1 year ago

Plane must have been hot!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

Happy not to be there !!!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

chewingum

Azziza
Community Member
1 year ago

Am I the only one who thinks it doesn't even look like real hair, but more like a cheapo wig?

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Are horses allowed on planes?

Jo Bebe
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe you should start lightly knotting it

Mairlady
Community Member
1 year ago

"Don't Give A Damn" attitude!

Rollins John
Community Member
1 year ago

That damn girl from The Ring is traveling now!

Vicki Hardy
Community Member
1 year ago

Gross!

Teleri Nyfain
Community Member
1 year ago

Look, obviously NONE of the commenters have ever had to deal with long hair like this on a long plane flight. I have. The only problem with this is her putting her hair over her seat. Not very cool. But if you have your hair up for a long time it becomes very uncomfortable, and when your hair is long and you are sitting for a long period it will become unruly like this.

Ana Suárez Salvador
Community Member
1 year ago

me costaría creerlo, si no fuese porque me ha pasado también :-S

JustRoz
Community Member
1 year ago

Disgusting !!

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
1 year ago

Tempting to meddle with...

Bindi Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

Hairdressers dream....

NWB
Community Member
1 year ago

Id be so angry with that!

Casper Sand
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy hair!

Kim Nielsen
Community Member
1 year ago

A wellplaced BIG chunk of chewing should placed right in the top, causing a short haircut. :-)

Jessica Parkos
Community Member
1 year ago

Gross

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
1 year ago

I stick some bubble gum to it.

Kathryn Myrman
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know why this grosses me out

David Brier
Community Member
1 year ago

I would chop it off but they don't allow scissors on planes anymore

Anita Swain
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya.. the one with the long hair covering my tv screen would definitely get gum somehow in it ..as . close to the scalp as possible

Venice Darling
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll ask her nicely, but if she's a bitch she'll get off the plane with a new hair cut she won't like.

Michelle Line
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't understand people like this. They know damn well there's someone behind them and that their hair is going to be in that person's face as well as blocking the drop-down tray. Are they just asking for trouble? Wanting to get in an altercation?

Claire Copland
Community Member
1 year ago

eeeeew!!

Michael Wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

GAG

Michael Wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Gag

Jefferey Max Peterson
Community Member
1 year ago

First comment

Kiki
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't be fooled. She knows exactly how inconsiderate she is being.

Ali Whitwell
Community Member
1 year ago

This gal would have had a nasty surprise when she got out of her seat I can assure you! ;-)

Miranda Robertson
Community Member
1 year ago

“Well well well.... luckily I have a 30pack of spearmint” 😈

Mari Louw
Community Member
1 year ago

Obviously she knows you're not allowed to have scissors

Jan Quin
Community Member
1 year ago

Nits !!

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

If I had some scissors........snip snip snip, problem solved!

Yasmin Janette
Community Member
1 year ago

Glue

Freya Fluharty
Community Member
1 year ago

Does anyone feel the urge to cut the hair??

Liza Bariamis
Community Member
1 year ago

If I had a scissors I would have given her a nice short haircut just for being inconsiderate

Berlian Yuliana
Community Member
1 year ago

just cut her hair 🤣

Maria Dickerson Pinel
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, I would have put so much gum in that nappy hair...

Rihard Knafelj
Community Member
1 year ago

Chewing gum would do the trick

Faye Slocombe
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewww that hair looks skanky

Diane Patrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Chewing gum.

Rima D. Ytting
Community Member
1 year ago

Where are the scissors ✂️ 😂😂😂

Marzena Makarewicz Ptaszek
Community Member
1 year ago

They need to allow us to bring scissors on the plains

Faye Valencia
Community Member
1 year ago

Scream: "Lice!!!"

Stephen Watt
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn it

Stephen Watt
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn it

Courtney Christoff-Tzazaroff
Community Member
1 year ago

Yuck

Bernadette Santosa
Community Member
1 year ago

Too bad scissors aren't allowed on board.

Terri Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

A nice juicy cough or sneeze!

Terri Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

A nice juicy sneeze!

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

That person needs a comb. That hair's a rat's nest.

Peggy Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

Pull the table out and catch their hair they will remove it fast

Judith Bartz
Community Member
1 year ago

Gum

Andrew Parker
Community Member
1 year ago

OH... the need for a pair of scissors

Jennifer Cavallier Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't work and play well with others ,I would have asked once for her to move her nasty hair and if she didn't I would pull it . Hair is germy and gross that is why when people working with food have to wear hair nets .

Minnie-me
Community Member
1 year ago

start dipping her ahir in a glass of soda haha

Ed Souza
Community Member
1 year ago

people just don't give a shit about others anymore.

Laura Ford-Everett
Community Member
1 year ago

ewwwwwwwwwww PUKE...looks like bugs should be falling out

Han
Community Member
1 year ago

Open and close tray, then wait...

Jaclyn Castek
Community Member
1 year ago

Had to be someone they knew.

Slune
Community Member
1 year ago

Happened once to me.Asking for keeping the hair on her side of he chair. Didn't help. Chewed a bunch of chewing gum until super soft and short from landing braided it artfully into this hanging strands

Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

is that the girl from the grudge in the front seat? Maybe it's for the better that You can't see the screen

Pion 2s7
Community Member
1 year ago

It reminds me The ring - horror movie

Ana Sullivan
Community Member
1 year ago

I would've braided her hair.. Maybe put little decorations all over it... She's just asking for help.

Viviane Katz
Community Member
1 year ago

“I was kicked out of hairdressing school for some reason…” heheheh

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Nadine
Community Member
1 year ago

Once sitting to watch a show the girl in front of me had very long hair and she suddenly whipped it all back, slapping me right in the face. It hurt!

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Guess where I'd be resting my feet.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Sans shoes and socks.

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Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

ew

Sel Bonda
Community Member
1 year ago

Pull it hard. If it doesn't come off, say "sorry beach, i assumed it to be a stinking wig". Else, throw that " yuk' below her seat!

Petra Schaap
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd ask first to remove and if she dont, I'd do ALL the things with it that everyone describes here.

Jodi Ellis
Community Member
1 year ago

Really hard when I put it or cut if off.

Samhhain Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

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Apparently politely asking is "hard" too. Holy fuck you assholes. You'd seriously cut off her hair? As someone with long hair, FUCK YOU. She could just be clueless, not evil. You guys are dicks.

Catherine Elliott
Community Member
1 year ago

I have waist length hair too. I would never dream of letting it hang over the seat behind me. She is just rude, not clueless.

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#2

I’m Only Posting This Photo So No One Else Sends It To Me

I’m Only Posting This Photo So No One Else Sends It To Me

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Enuya
Community Member
1 year ago

Gross.

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#3

This Darwin Award Passenger Was Cold... So She Used The Plastic Bag (That Was Holding Blanket / Pillow) And Put It Over Her Head To Warm Up

This Darwin Award Passenger Was Cold... So She Used The Plastic Bag (That Was Holding Blanket / Pillow) And Put It Over Her Head To Warm Up

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
1 year ago

and then natural selection happens

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#4

Packing At The Gate 5 Minutes Before The Flight Like

Packing At The Gate 5 Minutes Before The Flight Like

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M.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

What. In the Hell. IS SHE DOING

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#5

Parenting Is Hard, Guys

Parenting Is Hard, Guys

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess the parents might have been asleep. Could have been a 12 hour flight and the kid was trying to keep themselves busy and not wake mum or dad.

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#6

A For Effort, Dude!

A For Effort, Dude!

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

Out of the million things you can do on a plane - watching a movie, listening to music, talking to the person next to you, socializing, being a good fellow passenger - you watch porn... Whoa!

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#7

"Man Dumps His Food Into Aisle After Eating What He Wanted"

"Man Dumps His Food Into Aisle After Eating What He Wanted"

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

I really want someone to roundhouse kick him in the face. Please.

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#8

“I Hate Everyone And Shirts”

“I Hate Everyone And Shirts”

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jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

He's not on the beach yet!!!

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#9

The Sense Of Entitlement Is Strong With This One

The Sense Of Entitlement Is Strong With This One

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Enuya
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like someone tried to make a perfect shot for Instagram. #travelling #ihatepeople #littlepleasures

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#10

Crew Said She Couldn’t Do This. Her Reply… “I Don’t Care”

Crew Said She Couldn’t Do This. Her Reply… “I Don’t Care”

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Giovanni
Community Member
1 year ago

but her child does lol

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#11

Not. Apple. Juice.

Not. Apple. Juice.

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago

At least they had the decency to use a bottle and not the next person's seat (and belongings).

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#12

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

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Harrison Rose
Community Member
1 year ago

He just looks like "What're you gonna do? Report me?"

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#13

That Time A Dude Tried To Warm Up His Pizza. On A Plane

That Time A Dude Tried To Warm Up His Pizza. On A Plane

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M.Maria
Community Member
1 year ago

Cheesus Crust, what a weirdough

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#14

That Woman

That Woman

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

*googles- "how to unsee things"

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#15

No This Wasn't A 348 Day Long Flight

No This Wasn't A 348 Day Long Flight

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getsu youbi
Community Member
1 year ago

Can we ban these people from flights please? Or at least make them clean up after themselves?

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#16

Hairy, Unbeweavable Sitch In Full Effect

Hairy, Unbeweavable Sitch In Full Effect

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Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Start jamming food in there. A dab of butter. Some bread. A few potato chips. Some cheesecake. Whatever you've got. Could be interesting.

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#17

Must. Be. First. To. Get. Bag

Must. Be. First. To. Get. Bag

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

Let's appreciate the fact that he didn't just crawl inside

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#18

Don’t Do This!

Don’t Do This!

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Sveta Smirnova
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it even possible with plane seat? I thought no gap.

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#19

Aftermath Of Two Adult Passengers (Not 478 Children)

Aftermath Of Two Adult Passengers (Not 478 Children)

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

Passive aggressive level: infinity

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#20

Ok, So Which One Of You Left These On The Plane?!

Ok, So Which One Of You Left These On The Plane?!

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Jo Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

ewww

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#21

Jesus Flute Dude

Jesus Flute Dude

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

If he was good at it and played it well, it must've been a best case scenario. But if he was practising.... God save them

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#22

Sorry About The Smell

Sorry About The Smell

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r3dd3v1lL
Community Member
1 year ago

I hate it when people do that. Why do some think it's acceptable?

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#23

Solid Air Travel Hat Choice

Solid Air Travel Hat Choice

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Magdalena🇸🇰
Community Member
1 year ago

I don' t see anything bad about it. It's not like he's bothering someone. And he may be a pyrotechnic. So what?

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#24

Definitely Not A Treat

Definitely Not A Treat

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jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewwwww

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#25

Yay For Orlando Flights!

Yay For Orlando Flights!

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year ago

Do people just not supervise their kids?

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#26

"It Fit On The Last Flight!"

"It Fit On The Last Flight!"

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FatBaby
Community Member
1 year ago

Has anybody else noticed the mustache

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#27

Pro Travel Tip: The Tray Table Is Not An Ottoman

Pro Travel Tip: The Tray Table Is Not An Ottoman

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Siddharth Rath
Community Member
1 year ago

Drop kick on the groins... 😸

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#28

Yes This Is First Class. Yes This Is (Was?) A T-Bone Steak That Someone Ate

Yes This Is First Class. Yes This Is (Was?) A T-Bone Steak That Someone Ate

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nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

why are ppl so disgusting?

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#29

Sometimes You Just Need To Air Out Your Sweaty Shoe

Sometimes You Just Need To Air Out Your Sweaty Shoe

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Blacksheep
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it the same man who tried to heat his pizza?

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#30

2 For 1 Pap Smears Now Available In Row 26!

2 For 1 Pap Smears Now Available In Row 26!

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Jennifer Cavallier Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Again put your damm shoes on

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