Some of the things that happened in the past have no chance of leaving people’s heads. No matter how small or how big they were, the dent that was left in one's feelings turned out to be deep and persistent. Little did Reddit user xefarar565 know, firing off ‘What are you STILL salty about?’ would open a can of worms for so many readers of AskReddit.

People who shared the stories have been successfully holding onto the bitter taste of things that happened sometimes a pretty ridiculous amount of time ago. However, despite the duration of disappointment and heavy feelings, some of the stories are hilarious and will make you think about how the human mind functions when it comes to retaining certain experiences and how they made one feel.

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#1

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day In elementary school, there was a pencil machine in the front lobby where you could get pencils for 25 cents. There were also "special" pencils that had stars on them. If you got one of these special pencils, you could take it into the office and get a prize.

One day, I decided to get a pencil. I put in my quarter and out popped TWO pencils. And one of them was a special pencil! I went into the office and told the lady at the desk that the machine gave me two pencils and one of them was special. She proceeded to say that the machine shouldn't do that, took the special pencil, and didn't give me a prize. That was 19 years ago and I'm still pissed.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

Thought she might of least given you the star prize for honesty.

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#2

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day The question in second grade math: "Joe read two-fifths of his book and Sue read one quarter of her book. Who read more pages?"

"It depends on how big their books are" is absolutely the correct answer and shouldn't have been marked wrong. And you fu***** know it, don't you, Mrs. Kay? Don't you?!

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*me*
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3 months ago

Frick you Mrs. Kay

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#3

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day In a 5th grade science test the question was, "Are there any stars in the solar system."

I answered, "Yes".

Teacher marked it wrong.

I went up afterwards and said, "What about the Sun?"

He said, he meant that all the other stars are not in our solar system and kept it marked wrong.

Although I am harboring this for 50 years now, he was all-around one of the best teachers I ever had and just passed away a week or so ago.

But damn, that should have been marked "right".

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

I'm liking the picture of the space shuttle heading towards the sun

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#4

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Kindergarten. Playing with a kid in the sandbox, was a fairly drizzly day. We're making a castle and there's a puddle a few feet from us. He wants to dig a moat around the castle, and I say sure.

So he just kinda jams his hand in the dirt and starts pulling, making way too huge of a channel, which he immediately realizes is going to just destroy our castle. So I say "quick build a dam to stop the water!"

He freezes. Stares at me with wide eyes and mouth agape before running off. I think this is strange but ok whatever I saved the castle so I go back to digging when the teacher runs up and grabs me and says to go to time out, to which I obviously protest and say no wtf I didn't do anything. She then immediately says she knows I said a bad word and to not try and lie, to which I am again confused and say I did not.

After a few back and forths of her trying to pull me away by the arm and me rather violently resisting, it occurs to her to actually ask what happened. I explain the story. I still remember her face kinda dropping, realizing the other little s*** thought I said "damn" instead of "dam" and then immediately ratting on me. Tries to say well maybe use a different word to which I again vehemently protest against because no that is the correct word for such a situation and that's just how it works and it's his fault for not knowing the word, etc, etc, until she finally gives in and explains to the kid that I did not swear, and that no one likes tattletales.

I am in my 30s and on the other side of the country and I STILL remember this as the very instance in which I gazed upon my fellow man and wept, for he is stupid.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

snitches get stiches and end up in ditches

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#5

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When my son was in Cub Scouts and it was our first time going to the Pinewood Derby.

My son worked hard on his car and for a 7 year old, it was decent. We show up and not a single kid built those cars, it was pretty much a “dad competition”. My son came in dead last and I was sad for him because his friends literally said that their dads all built their cars.

So for the next 4 years my son picked the design and color scheme, and I built them while at work. We went on a 4 year win streak in the local, district and regional derby’s.

The look of anguish on those fathers faces was worth it.

Sorry, end of rant.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

justice is a dish served once each year for four years...

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#6

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day My sister got a brand new car for her 16th birthday...I got $20.

Ben-Dough-Ver , flippinyank Report

Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

WOW! Unless there was a financial difficulty at that time

Aahzmandus Pervect
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3 months ago

Plot twist - they are twins.

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Claire
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3 months ago

When I turned 21, my parents asked what I wanted for my gift. I wanted a nice set of crystal glasses, just like my Mum had. I didn't realise they only cost $20. When my sister turned 21, she wanted a double wooden bookcase, that cost round $1000. After my parents brought her the bookcase, they gave me $980 cash.

Sergio Bicerra
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3 months ago

Didn't expect that. Great parents, very fair.

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Id row
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3 months ago

My mother called me selfish one year for not attending the surprise birthday party she was throwing for my sister. We have the same birthday, 8 years apart. And I'm the younger one.

Aahzmandus Pervect
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3 months ago

Ouch!

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kennedy1209
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3 months ago

well, we know who the favorite kid is.

Scarlett Fox
Community Member
3 months ago

My mother-in-law would constantly do this to the kids at Christmas. Used to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive toys for the biological grandkids, and would give her adopted grandson cheap gifts that seemed like an afterthought. Seemed like, "well, I guess I have to buy him SOMETHING." I'm so glad we cut her out of our lives before she could start roping our son into that favouritism game of hers.

Crazy Dog Lady
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3 months ago

As someone who is married to someone who is adopted and has step kids this absolutely breaks my heart. That child needs more love and affection than the children who were born into the family.

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*me*
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3 months ago

Oh, sheet.... someone has favorites

Ricardo Meneghel
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3 months ago

It happened to me on ALL my birthdays! And it keeps happening.

VidaLife
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3 months ago

Me too. I'm the oldest. Expected to plan everything but nobody does anything for me. It's bogus!

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

And THIS is HOW to nurture sibling resentment.

Zophra
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3 months ago

Parents paid for my brother's private college, his car insurance, and gave him a "gas card." . I paid for everything myself including my own college tuition- loans needed too. Still smarts.

denzoren
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3 months ago

Bar any financial situation, I wonder if they have a favorite?

zovjraar me
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3 months ago

my sister got a new car and i got... nothing. she also had her car insurance paid for, sent to DC on a special trip, and was offered to be put through college. i had to beg $250 off my dad to fix my car and i had to pay him back.

Jo Choto
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3 months ago

I'm in the middle of six. My five brothers all got cars for their 18th birthdays. I got a second hand signet ring with somebody else's initials on. And that kind of sums up my life.

AnimalsRuleHumansDrool
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2 months ago

That sounds annoying.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

probably not a Ferrari like the picture shows

Rench
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3 months ago

I think Daddy may have had some secrets that he didn't want getting out....

Earl Grey
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3 months ago

I would like to know more…

Vicky Z
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3 months ago

That's horrible!!!

Emery Walters
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3 months ago

My parents paid for my sister's college and I got zip.

CindyLouWho1209
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3 months ago

Me too.

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Mia Smith
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3 months ago

In my home country, turning 21 is a huge deal. My older sister was given a HUGE catered party, 200+ people PLUS my parents bought her MY dream car for some obscure reason. A few years later when my 21st was approaching I asked my parents what their plans were, knowing full well that, as the clichéd ignored middle child I was getting a big ole heap of nothin'. I took the high road though and told them a family dinner at a five star restaurant would be fine for me. One condition: I was the only one who was allowed to order the lobster and was not required to share :)....ok *maybe* I took the slightly less-high road hehe

Pamela Page
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3 months ago

My brother graduated on Friday from high school. I graduated the next day from college. Big party for my brother followed by a big fight between my parents because, well Dad was worn out from my brother's party and he didn't want to drive 4 hours to see his eldest graduate from college.

Elle Emme
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3 months ago

My sister gets amazing gifts at Christmas - designer clothes, silk scarves from Paris, etc, and I get tins of cat food and cat toys bc I have a cat

Dog Lover
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2 months ago

Is it wrong that I laughed at this?

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Springy boi
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3 months ago

The O.P is the hated child in the family and gets s**t

MandaPanda
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3 months ago

My sister was given a friend's DS (white) while I had to pay the same friend's sister for her DS (pink). I payed for for mine before she was given hers, but I still thought it totally unfair. Also I didn't like pink with a passion back then and she wouldn't trade with me. Sisters man.

blugeagua
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3 months ago

Brothers can be the same way. And why a hatred of pink? There's nothing wrong with the color.

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Jace
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3 months ago

I suspect it was not this Ferrari...

Ralph Burton
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2 months ago

I feel your anguish and sympathise.

Onion rings like to make your breath smelly
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2 months ago (edited)

thats what my parents treat me like (I would be the $20 kid)

Apollo
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2 months ago

My father only gave me $20 for a birthday/Easter/graduation present. He gives his fiance and my baby half sister anything and everything they ask for but me and my older siblings? It's like pulling teeth. Also he kept all the money that was from the stimulus check for us kids to put towards his upcoming wedding

Celtic Pirate Queen
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2 months ago (edited)

Yeah, I relate to this one. I'm the oldest FYI, and I wasn't allowed to drive the 10 year old Toyota, but my brother got a 68 Mustang for his 16th. (I'd moved out by then). He was the only boy & pretty much could do no wrong in my Fathers eyes. I couldn't get a $10 advance on my allowance, but he talked my Dad out of $120 for ski boot bindings. In San Diego. In JULY. Did I mention that I was an honor student and he'd been expelled from 2 different schools? I don't hold it against my brother, though. He was always really cool about sharing the spoils. Dad's gone now, but I still get a little sting whenever I think of how blatant the favoritism was.

Amanda Hunter
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2 months ago

I'd be mad too.

Jane Dorothy Warner
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2 months ago

For a gift I was given a record player which I was told I had to share with the whole family, (so I didn't feel it was 'mine' at all ), and then for HER birthday, my sister got her own record player... still hurts so many years later. I have tried to be fair with my own children.

Pat Reagan
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2 months ago

cause yer a dude or what?

Yasmin Janette
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2 months ago

When I got married my mum made sandwiches and my Dad gave me £5 ( it was in 1959) my sister got married 3 years later and had a big church wedding, Top hat and Tails and a big reception. we both re married some years later, this time I was given a frying pan and my sister got a big Kenwood super mixer.

Patzpie
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2 months ago

Same thing happened to me and it has always stuck in my craw………….

C Hypercube
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2 months ago

My older sister got an apartment in the center of the city after graduating highschool. I got a PC. Same parents..

Paradise
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3 months ago

My brother got cars and such and he had a bad record, crashed, drove drunk, etc. I had a good record and never did s**t. So I told my parents that pissed me off, so they paid my next car's downpayment.

Madeleine McCormick
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3 months ago

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Jason Turner
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3 months ago

I got a $20 gift card for Golden Corral for my High School graduation

xxariess
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3 months ago

i can relate so much to this one. my parents tolds us when we wouldnt smoke until 18 and after when you would smoke later on you ave to pay back ,they would pay for our drivers license including lessons (its quite expensive in the nteherlands) . so when my brother turned 18 he smoked in secret but moma knew it but still he got his drivers license i didnt smoke at all but i had to pay it for my self afterward they said i choose the wrong driving school so it was my own fault they wouldnt pay me back. (and side note they also bought my brothers licnese to drive a truck i did pay my own beauty school (although i dropped out later)

xxariess
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3 months ago

and dont forget my dad knew about his smoking to befor his license fo a truck driver

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Slune
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3 months ago

My Ex got a super expensive Revox Tape Recorder and Bose Loudspeakers, I got a pajama.........from MY parents. He still has it (my guess) and I got a wonderful husband...:)))

Max L.
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3 months ago

If the pictured one is the car she got, Id be pissed too

Larkin Vonalt
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3 months ago

One of our daughters got a used car for her 18th birthday-- which she asked for. Apparently the younger daughter (who got other things, like a horse) is pissed that she didn't. She didn't ask for a car, she didn't have a license, or even want to learn how to drive. Sometimes it's exhausting to try to keep the "score" even.

Not My Name
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3 months ago

My older sister always got the best of everything. She was my dad's favorite. I got only what was adequate and if I complained was told by my dad 'I never had anything like the things you get, when I was your age." When I would point out that my sister always got exactly what she wants I was told to be more like my sister. There was no way I could win. But it did make me stronger in life and made me persevere for the life I wanted. Now my sister hates her life because she never learned to grab life by the reins.

Supergamerkids
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3 months ago

Fairness is a problem, EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW THAT.

The roomba king
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3 months ago

Was it her golden birthday

Sam Yobado
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3 months ago

Probably there is more to this story.

Vishy
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3 months ago

Give back the $20 and tell them to have a good time.

WoodenLion
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3 months ago (edited)

I asked for pillow cases one Christmas. My younger sister {43 years old} got three days on the beach in Destin. Same sister in 1977 - parents always told older brother and me we will be buying our own cars when we get one. I got $100 towards the down payment. Little sister gets license - parents get her a car.

JennyLaRue
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3 months ago

Yup, I'd be bitter about that too

DKS 001
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3 months ago

wow

Sorican
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3 months ago

Please tell me the art work is not associated with the story. buying a 16 year old a porsche is a great way to kill the 16 yo without looking guilty.

DelvianBlue
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3 months ago

When my younger brother turned 16, my parents made me share the car they got me. Not a big deal except he was constantly getting into accidents and trashing the car. One time he hit a parked car hard enough to tear the entire front end off our car. My parents punished him by buying him a new car while I continued driving the one he wrecked.

Uchman
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3 months ago

Wow

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KT
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep my parents did this at Christmas it was heart breaking for me. When my husband first stepped into my life he saw it first hand and was hodrified

Nandina
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3 months ago

Ohhhh that burns!

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
3 months ago

That sucks, Ferris.

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
Community Member
3 months ago

Unfair, unless there's reasons for that. For example, if the parents are paying for the poster's education and the sister will go to a community-college, I'd say that equals things out. But yes, 20$ vs car is a very big difference that's really hard to explain

Krazy Kat
Community Member
3 months ago

For high school graduation my younger brother got a car, wrecked it the first week and got another. I got a clock radio.

Pernille Dyre
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3 months ago

Not fair....

Christel Nellemann
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3 months ago

There must be so much more to this story.

Leodavinci
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3 months ago

You want their life story?

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Hexenfox
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3 months ago

My twin sister got a $20k wedding from my parents. When I asked about them paying for my wedding they said they didn't think I'd get married do they used my share on my sister's.

Emma Wåhlin
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3 months ago

That's freaking horrible:O

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Chillchillshill
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3 months ago

Sounds like the adage that you raise a daughter in luxury and a son in poverty.

blugeagua
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3 months ago

Unless the other person was also a woman. We don't know that. Also I've never heard of that adage and I definitely know that's not actually true. Since I've seen plenty of cases of boys being spoiled and the daughters not treated fairly.

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lunar eclipse
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3 months ago

The hell does she need a brand new car for?

Scott Baysinger
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3 months ago

She got an F430?!

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
3 months ago

I had a "learning" trip to Australia for my graduation and my brother got a bike (a nice one) for his, but when i had my gift my father gave the same amount of money to my brother to avoid such things. But still my brother is an Ahole so it didn't worked well.

Jarrod Nichols
Community Member
3 months ago

Of things that never happened, this one didn't happen the most.

Leodavinci
Community Member
3 months ago

Are siblings who are getting the good stuff, younger and/or of the opposite sex? Most replies of similar experiences aren't mentioning their sex or age. Out of all I've read only one specifically mentions an older sibling. This is pertinent info. In my experience/observations of such situations, it is typically younger, female siblings who are beneficiaries of unequal parental largess.

blugeagua
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3 months ago

Not always

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Samantha Mix
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3 months ago

Maybe they were telling her to leave home, and telling you to stay. I would take it as a compliment.

kjorn
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3 months ago

this is a shitty thing to do to a 16 yo. give a new car to a 16 YO? this is so spoil

Frank J Karasienski
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3 months ago

I call bs

Ece Cenker
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3 months ago

This guy is bitter cause he got $20 on his sister's birthday?

Mark Kelly
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3 months ago

Yeah right. What kind of car? Maybe when you're old enough to drive you will get one

Margaret Weaver
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3 months ago

Something tells me there's more to this story. That discrepancy is too large.

Nick Nickson
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3 months ago

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Because she sucked better than you. 👍😁

blugeagua
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3 months ago

What?

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Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day I was probably 5 years old visiting my mom at the hospital after she gave birth to my brother and she was given food on a tray which she didn’t want so she gave it to me. I put the tray on the table and as I was eating, the nurse takes the tray away from me and throws away the food. That may have my first true instance of anger in my life. I’m 27 now and I’m pissed as I’m writing this haha.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

That is totally wrong. Why throw it away when the kid can just eat it instead of wasting it?

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Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day I'm 35 now. When I was 14 or 15, my mom stormed into my room one evening and accused me of smashing a glass and getting rid of the evidence. It was one of these retro coke glasses. I swore I didn't break any glass – and if I did, why would I hide such a small accident? But my mom didn't believe me. She was so mad and accused me of lying. She wouldn't even say why I was her prime suspect. Somehow it just had to be me. Anyway, I got into trouble for it even without any evidence. Some time later it turned out no glass was actually smashed. My mom thought the glasses she bought came in fours. But our neighbor bought the same set and there were actually three glasses in it. My mom acknowledged the fact but never apologized to me for how she screamed at me or how she accused me out of the blue. She just never mentioned it again. I'm still mad about it.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

Smash one of the three?

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#9

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Some friends from work planned a get together at a local chain restaurant for my birthday. One of my coworkers found out and decided it should also be to celebrate her birthday because it’s the day before mine. Already annoyed, but whatever. The night of the dinner, a friend bought us both slices of cheesecake & they were presented with candles, and everyone sang happy birthday. At the end, she blew out her candle AND THEN MINE. AND LAUGHED ABOUT IT. It was MY candle. You were barely invited. I’ve never forgotten about it.

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*me*
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3 months ago

I would have punched her

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#10

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day My mom decided that she didn't want Christmas presents one year and made sure to tell us (me and my two brothers). I suggested to her instead that we donate what we would have spent to charity in her name. She said she was fine with that if that's what we wanted to do. So that's what I did. I sent her a nice little card and the info for the charities I donated to, so she could see that her decision helped some good organizations out.

Mom. Was. Pissed.

"Why didn't you just send me a gift card of you weren't gonna buy me anything! You ruined Christmas!" Now, I love my mom. By that point we had a total of one really nasty fight, and that was several years before. She was fine growing up. She was fine most of my adulthood except for a suicide attempt that I got to call the ambulance for from the other side of the country (loooong story). I'm accustomed to buying my mom decent, thoughtful presents. So when she accused me of ruining Christmas for her, I was distraught. I sent her a screen cap of the conversation we had and circled where she said she'd be fine with my decision to donate in her name. Her response? "I don't remember that. I deleted those texts."

I lost my s***, told her it's her own fault for raising me to do as I'm told, and next time just don't say s*** if she's gonna change her mind and not tell us. And then we didn't speak for three months. This was two and a half years ago and I have not gotten over it.

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*me*
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3 months ago

What a jerk. Besides, Christmas isn’t always about material

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#11

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day 3 months ago I went on maternity leave. The woman hired to cover for me was being paid 3 dollars more than I'm currently paid. She was going to be kept on as a full time accounting assistant after I returned, but she couldn't keep up with my daily tasks and completely fu**** up several databases that I had to correct when I returned to work the following month. When I asked for a raise, they offered me .50 after telling me how crucial I am to the structure of the company.

Needless to say, I'm looking for a new job.

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Jace
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3 months ago

I hope you find a good job where you're respected. It's ... well... you know how it is...

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#12

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day In fourth grade English class (EU) I've used the word "gross" in a random sentence we had to write. The teacher argued that it isn't a real word, I said that it is, that I saw it a few times in video games and movies and she said that they aren't a reliable source. I said to her that I'm gonna show it in the dictionary, but she instead grabbed me by the arm and took me out of the classroom and locked the door.

To this day I am still fuming about this. And then she had the nerve to be all chummy when I met her once in a supermarket. Gross.

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Donkey boi
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3 months ago

Was she Gross-ery shopping?

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#13

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day The fact that I spelled "mayonnaise" correctly in my fourth grade class spelling bee, but the teacher claimed I didn't and dismissed me. I had won in the third grade, and proceeded to win in the fifth and sixth grades as well. The unfair disqualification in fourth grade ruined what would have been a four year streak.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

I bet you know how to spell cretinous, when describing the teacher

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#14

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day My parents objected to my sister marrying the guy who is now her husband. They treated her badly, and showed up in a sour mood to her wedding. They never apologized for their bad behavior. My sister and her husband have been married for 8 years.

Parents, if your adult daughter wants to do something you disagree with then let her know you think it's a mistake, but when she makes a decision your job is to support her in that decision not to repeatedly harp on her about it and make her hate you.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

My brother is the husband in this story. He has still not forgiven the inlaws and they have alienated their daughter pretty good too

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#15

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Had a friend in college borrow my truck when I flew home for a month 1500 miles away. He agreed to the terms of “don’t cross state lines, you only drive it to work and back, and if I find out you did otherwise it’s going to be a big deal.” I wasn’t home a week and I got a call from our group of friends, he had taken the truck down to Connecticut, drove drunk, road raged at someone on the highway and love tapped the back end of a car. The kicker was he backed into his buddy’s dads brand new Lexus and caused $3000 worth of damage. Needless to say I flew home the next day. When confronted about it he basically said “I don’t have the money, it’s your problem” so I have my mother, the insurance company, and the Lexus guy’s dad all climbing down my throat to get me to fix the problem. The dad with the Lexus called me to say he was going to file a police report if I didn’t pay, my mother was screaming about the insurance company dropping me. I went to school for the day, got back and he vanished. Cleaned out a bunch of s*** from the apartment. Stole everybody’s things. The one thing that still makes my blood boil is the fact that one of my good friends that lived with us will vehemently back up the s***bag anytime it’s brought up. I understand that he didn’t screw him over, but just denying it and saying that I need to let bygones be bygones is something I cannot do.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

Woah. That is a total scumbag. That would also wind me up too for someone else to back him up on that

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#16

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Twenty years ago I had three friends show up at my house and when they left my wallet with $80 in it was missing. One of the guys felt bad and gave me $20 back. Three years after that we are in the BK drive thru and he whipped out my wallet. Still salty. His FB friend request has just been sitting there for like two years.

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

not sure I'd be friends with the wallet thief once the wallet reappeared

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#17

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day A friend told me that they only hang out with me when all of their other options run dry.

Quetzel , Greg Walters Report

Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

They are not your friends then. Dump them.

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#18

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day I've mentioned this before, but when I was about eight or nine, we had a big project in school which ended with us writing a story. I spent f*****' hours on this thing. It was going to be the best book ever. It was only a matter of time before it was snapped up by some publisher and then it would be the talk of the Scholastic Book Fair, no doubt in my mind. It absolutely had to be in by the time school finished for Christmas, so my teacher could mark it over the break, so I stayed up until about ten o'clock at night for about a week beforehand working on it -- which, you know, is the closest thing you get to an all-nighter when you're about nine. It was my Magnum Opus.

I got back to school in January to find that a) she had lost it, b) she was accusing me of not handing it in, and c) because mine was the only one she couldn't find, she decided to call me out in front of the class about it. I ended up locking myself in the toilet because I was crying so much. Worst still, it later transpired that when it 'turned up after all', she marked it as though it was handed in late, and the b**** still only gave me a middling grade.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago (edited)

So all that hard work and expectations and she misplaced it. You have the right to say b***h!

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#19

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day On a fourth grade math test we had to make a shape that had only four sides, one set of parallel lines, and only ONE right angle (there were probably more requirements but I cant remember) I remember almost crying at my desk and spending 20 minutes on that one question while constantly telling my teacher that it wasnt possible but according to her it was. And the next day we went over the answer key, and the answer had two right angles...

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*me*
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3 months ago (edited)

*facepalm* another dumb teacher

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#20

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was in high school, I was occasionally allowed to drive my family's third car. It had a slow leak in one of the tires, so we were all supposed to check the pressure and put air in it if we needed to.

I picked up a friend to go to a movie, and when we came out one tire was completely flat. It wasn't the one with the leak, so I put the spare on and drove home.

I got absolute hell from my parents about it. How irresponsible I was to not check it, I'd have to pay for the repair, why didn't I call roadside assistance, etc.

Took it to get fixed, repeat the whole lecture as we're dropping it off, and the tech who did it called my mom and told her he'd found a nail in the tire and there was no way I could have seen it coming.

She refused to apologize and I still had to pay for it.

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Troux
Community Member
3 months ago

This is just irresponsible ownership. Fix the flat or you're in deep [trouble] when the next flat comes. FYI you don't need to replace the tire 99% of the time - it can be plugged with a kit for <$10

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#21

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was like 10, there was a competition going on in our school and the TV crew were there too. Basically whoever won the race, won the prize. I did not care about the crew, I just wanted to run and win. See, I was a pretty good athlete and when they came to our class they called out the girls and I got up too, excited to participate in another race. But they went like "No, not you. We only want really fair girls."

I was too young to understand why I wasn't selected, but the guys in class were great they kept on cracking jokes till I started laughing (I wasn't crying, just confused and pissed)

You know what f*** them. I would have won if I had participated. The PE teacher knew it and that's why her daughter competed (who's complexion was like mine). So to hell with the crew and the PE teacher.

iknowthisischeesy , Flickr Report

Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

So colorism? Truly messed up

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#22

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was 10, I (the goody two-shoes nerd) was sat in the back of the bus, next to the class trouble-maker, because we had assigned seats (thanks to him). He took apart someone's science fair project that was being kept back there, and threw a piece out the window.

When someone tattled on him, he blamed it on me, and since the teacher couldn't prove one way or another, they just punished both of us, despite 15 kids coming to my defense. F*** schools and their "fairness" in discipline. All I got was one study hall. Kids today are getting bullied relentlessly because they know that standing up for themselves means getting suspended.

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*me*
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3 months ago

Exactly. Why should we get suspended for defending ourselves? Why? It makes no sense

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#23

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day The first day of 8th grade my best friend and friend group informed me that they would no longer be my friend. To this day, 20 years later, I still don't understand how or why things ended up that way. I can only guess because I was the shy nerd of the group and they were trying to fit in with the cool crowd. Regardless, it was a miserable experience that left me with quite a few trust issues.

SaintlyAddict , Flickr Report

kim morris
Community Member
3 months ago

I remember in 7th grade a group of 4 girls had a VOTE to decide whether I could be part of their friend group. Evidently, I lost. I'm 63 years old now, and I'll never forget.

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#24

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Came second in food tech competition. Made a lovely main course then Langues de chat biscuits with lemon posset for dessert.

I made this dessert because the judges prior to this day told us "don't make a cake for dessert"

Guess what won first place? A fu***** cake.

AtheistCreationist , Flickr Report

*me*
Community Member
3 months ago

......bias

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#25

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day In middle school, I had a test with some true/false questions. One said something about the Atlantic Ocean and the west coast (I am in the US). There was some other stuff as well that was true about the Atlantic, but since the Atlantic is the east coast, I marked it false. It was counted wrong and when I protested the teacher said something along the lines of “obviously I meant east coast.” It was only one point and made no difference to my grade in the end, but my 13-year-old usually quiet, teacher’s pet self was ready to f****** riot. I honestly wish she had.

SecondBestPolicy , Flickr Report

Jace
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3 months ago

ANOTHER asswipe grade school teacher.

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#26

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day I was at a house party in college and we had to take off our shoes. Some b**** walked home in my leather knee high boots and I’ve never gotten over it.

Edit: for clarity, she left her dirty ass shoes behind for me to go home with, so thanks I guess you shoe-thieving wrench.

forgetful-giraffe , Flickr Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
3 months ago

That reminds me the sex and the city episode where kari experienced the same thing! I hope your shoes were not Manolos costing 450$!

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#27

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day I missed out on recognition at my schools big academic assembly for arguably the most important academic results one gets in their schooling career (in my state in Australia) because the teacher I had sent my results to didn't pass on the news.

It's been years and it still fills me with such exasperation.

toobusy4you , Flickr Report

Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

A big kick in the teeth.

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#28

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day It was the 3rd grade. I said a joke. Made the “popular” kid laugh really hard but only he heard it. Made me feel great. Then he repeated the joke louder and literally the entire class AND the teacher laughed. 3rd grade me was so mad.

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DarkAngelNic
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3 months ago

There is literally a whole Key and Peele sketch about this.

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#29

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When my old boss pulled out the 2020 calendar (in late 2019) and asked everyone what days off they need so we can plan ahead and around. Everyone was spitting off dates. I didn’t have any plans yet so I didn’t request anything until she specifically asked me if I needed/wanted any dates off.

I shrugged and asked for ONE day around my birthday because why not, and she started mocking me in front of everyone. “It’s just a 23rd birthday, why would you need that off? But ooookkkk ....” obviously rolling her eyes, then started treating me like an idiot the rest of the day.

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*me*
Community Member
3 months ago

You know what? I’m leaving this post because it’s making me so mad. I don’t want my blood to boil anymore. Goodbye

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#30

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was 21, I was deeply self-conscious about my baldness and I wore a hat everywhere. A friend of mine thought I was worried over nothing, so he set me up on a date with a wonderful woman.

Everything went well at first, but when the hat came off, she shrieked and sprinted to the bathroom. And that was that.

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Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Fk her. Its about the person inside, not the appearance.

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#31

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day A child in my child’s class at school told their teacher that their mom was taking them out of school for the day of their birthday and so they would be absent on that day. The teacher admonished the child and told them that if they weren’t present the following day that there would be hell to pay. The child was rightly upset and decided to go into school, they hadn’t taken down their homework properly and so did three different pages of work. It was the wrong work. The teacher locked the child in the classroom over lunch, on their birthday.

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Billy The Kid
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3 months ago

WOW! That teacher sure had it in for that child.

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#32

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day That my 6th grade teacher refused to believe I had no idea the dude sitting behind me was copying my answers on the test

JustOurThing , Michelle TeGrootenhuis Report

Earl Grey
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3 months ago

What was the teacher doing all that time?

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#33

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day My brother eating the remainder of my birthday cake behind my back a couple of years ago. After the celebrations I put what was left in the freezer to have some other time as a nice treat (birthday cake being a novelty). The fu**** demolished every last bit of it.

This wasn't just a little slice of cake leftover, at least half of the cake remained until he got his mitts on it. Was absolutely fuming.

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Vicky Z
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3 months ago

You do not save a dessert for later when there are siblings in the house!! That's a law

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#34

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was in high school someone tagged up the school. They announced there would be a reward for anyone who rats anyone out. I get called in the office and find out I’m suspended for vandalization. I didn’t do it and had no idea who. 4 days later I’m allowed to come back to school because they found who actually did it. I just got an apology.

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ProductofNZ
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3 months ago (edited)

I was almost kicked out of school for literally watching some kids smash a class window. The teacher justified the punishment saying ' well.... you should have stopped them.' The kids were twice my size.

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#35

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was a freshman in college my mom gave my car to my jailbird brother (every time he got out she’d scrape a bunch of stuff together for his “fresh start”) without ever running it by me. He showed up to my school, changed the battery for me, and then drove away in it. He didn’t tell me his intentions beforehand so it wasn’t until then that I caught on. As he drove off I called my mom and she just said “I’ll help you with a new one.” He moved out of state with that car, wrecked it within weeks, and has since gone back to jail multiple times. Neither of them have given me a sincere apology to this day

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Jace
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm back to this one. My family bullied me into loaning my younger sister my amplifier and speakers (because I had a new set) and a piece of furniture from my room. This sister was going away to college and needed stuff to take with her. Instead of getting her stuff of her own, or bringing her stuff? I don't get it. Still don't. I was resistant to loaning these things because this sister had a history of not taking care of things. One day I was told that my parents went out to where she was living to move her from one shitty apartment to a less shitty apartment (she refused to live on campus, but could have). In the process, my furniture, amp, and speakers were all either lost or outright abandoned. There has NEVER been an apology from ANYONE. YES I still hold this against them. So many other things have happened to solidify that THIS is how little respect my family have for me.

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#36

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Skittles changing green from lime to apple

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Pilot Chick
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3 months ago

Yes the apples ones are terrible

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#37

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day Years ago a guy I worked with said he could guess the age of any girl in line. I pointed out the girl closest to us who was a tween and ask what's her age. He then called me a pedo for asking him to guess the age of a girl.

Edit: I should note this job was at an amusement park where some people literally had the job of guessing ages/weights/heights.

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*me*
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3 months ago

What a freaking idiot

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#38

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I was in high school, I entered a book quiz and one of the books I chose was Demon Thief by Darren Shan. During the quiz, I was asked what was the main characteristic of the demonata summoned by the punk during the concert. I said it had three heads. Wrong. The answer was that it had a dyed mohawk. Except it was the punk that summoned it that had the mohawk, not the damned demonata! I lost a point because the question-setter could either not read, not write, or couldn't remember the book correctly.

crusadingAquila , Darren Shan Report

Brandi VanSteenwyk
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3 months ago

I suppose that in order to REALLY understand this post, one must have read Demon Thief. Because honestly, the top of my head is burning where it all flew right past my brain.

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#39

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day my mum ate a candy I saved for after school. it happened 20 years ago

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Katy McMouse
Community Member
3 months ago

My mum used to bite the heads off my chocolate Easter rabbits. Every. Damn. Year. It became a battle of wits once I started hiding them from her. She always found them. In the end, it became a tradition. I miss that evil little bunny decapitator.

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#40

Here Are 40 Incidents From People’s Past That Were So Bitter That They Remember It To This Day When I had to get photos printed for a university project so I went to a printer shop and they charged me £2 extra for a DVD with my photos on even though I told them I didn't want the DVD so I didn't get it but they still charged me anyways and threw away my receipt before I could look at it. So with my new photos I went to hand in my project, only to be told that we were doing a peer review of them..... no-one in my group did the project and couldn't care less about it. So I wasted all that time and effort. Still so so salty.

Redwood_soft_boy , Flickr Report

Billy The Kid
Community Member
3 months ago

Should of at least ask for a DISCount

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