Determining whether or not someone is a lousy person isn't easy. Most people have the capacity for good and bad behavior.

When we're judging others, Dr. Maury Joseph, a psychologist in Washington, D.C., says we must consider the context of their actions.

"If a person makes the only choice available to them, based on their developmental history, the prejudices of the country in which they were born, and their current environment, does that make them bad?" Joseph asks.

Everyone has a backstory that explains why they act a certain way. Can we convict them without it? Let's do a test.

Here's a list of situations in which the internet (most notably, this subreddit) thought individuals proved themselves to be rotten from the inside. Upvote the ones you agree with and let's see if there are deeds that don't need the context Maury Joseph was talking about to earn you some pretty nasty labels.

#1

Karma Is A B*tch

Karma Is A B*tch

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Belandriel
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Very nice! :D So that's what assholes look like, who never learned a decent job and need to blackmail people to make a living.

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#2

He Spent 20 Years Breeding A Super-Bee That Could Survive Attacks From Mites That Kill Millions Of Bees Worldwide

He Spent 20 Years Breeding A Super-Bee That Could Survive Attacks From Mites That Kill Millions Of Bees Worldwide

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Igglepiggle
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT A ****

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In a 2018 research paper, psychologists M. Moshagen, B. E. Hilbig, and I. Zettler suggest that what they call "D," or the dark factor of personality, lies at the root of unethical or cruel behavior.

D-factor traits include narcissism and psychopathy, along with:

  • sadism
  • spitefulness
  • self-interest
  • entitlement
  • moral disengagement
  • egoism

All of these traits imply that someone will pursue their own interests at the expense of others.

#3

Stealing From A Disabled Man

Stealing From A Disabled Man

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

That is absolutely horrible. Im so sorry you had to experience such assholeness

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#4

How Terrible Of A Person Do You Have To Be To Do This

How Terrible Of A Person Do You Have To Be To Do This

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Burn in hell. Whoever did this can just DIE

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#5

Falsifying Results To Save Money - Impacting How Many Families?!

Falsifying Results To Save Money - Impacting How Many Families?!

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

what a C**T

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Maybe you’ve noticed some D-factor traits not only in these pictures but in your behavior as well. However, that does not automatically make you a bad person.

Many of the choices you make affect people besides yourself, so before you do something (especially if you have doubts about whether it’s the right thing to do), it's wise to stop and consider whether your action might hurt someone else.

Passing on a workplace rumor to your boss, for example, could make you look good, but it certainly won’t help your coworker — especially if the rumor turns out to be a lie.

But if you don't care about the potential impact as long as you benefit, or you have a hard time considering consequences for others, you might want to explore your personality a bit deeper.

#6

This Is Exactly Why I Hate Seaworld

This Is Exactly Why I Hate Seaworld

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

PUT THESE ANIMALS BACK IN THE OCEAN YOU F*****G DIPSHITS

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#7

When Not Even Your Own Spouse Dying From Covid Will Convince To Change Your Habits And Keep Safe...

When Not Even Your Own Spouse Dying From Covid Will Convince To Change Your Habits And Keep Safe...

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
1 month ago

There are people who really, truly don't get it. My dad is a hospital chaplain. He's had patients with COVID who don't believe they have COVID. He's had other patients die of COVID and furious family members unwilling to accept that COVID killed their family member. It's ridiculous and sad. Get vaccinated. Social distance. Wear your mask. This s**t is real. Protect yourself and those you care about.

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#8

If You’re A Parent And Let Your Kids Make A Mess Like This Then You’re A Piece Of Sh**

If You’re A Parent And Let Your Kids Make A Mess Like This Then You’re A Piece Of Sh**

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Isla Hendry
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sorry to the staff that have to clean this up. I mean, the parents could leave a reasonable tip to try and make your night/day better whilst cleaning this up..

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A good follow-up question to ask yourself would be "do you take time to consider the emotions of people around you in everyday life?"

Showing interest in the well-being of others is vital to maintaining interpersonal relationships. And it usually doesn’t take much to demonstrate that you care. It's often enough just to offer emotional support or a listening ear.

But if you feel indifferent, or if you believe others deserve the distress they experience, you might benefit from talking to a therapist.

#9

This Kid Will Never Live This Photo Down

This Kid Will Never Live This Photo Down

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Susie Elle
Community Member
1 month ago

This is how children react when they're caught with their hand in the cookie jar

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#10

Absolute Human Waste

Absolute Human Waste

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

The "Free" is degrading... That dog deserves a better home.

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#11

Still Hasn't Been Turned In

Still Hasn't Been Turned In

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Or just sue the delivery company for leaving your medicines unattended at your door. In the Netherlands it's quite common for delivery people to ask neighbors if they can leave packages for other people. Why wouldn't you do that for your neighbors?

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#12

This Is Beyond Stupid

This Is Beyond Stupid

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Please. Someone shoot this person

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#13

The Person Who Did This

The Person Who Did This

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

sick fcks

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#14

How Dare My Dying Father Live Out The Rest Of His Life!??!?!

How Dare My Dying Father Live Out The Rest Of His Life!??!?!

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah, yes, advocating for someone's rights to spend their own money = wanting to date them. The hell?

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#15

This Chinese Policeman Arresting A Medic Helping Wounded Protesters In Hong Kong

This Chinese Policeman Arresting A Medic Helping Wounded Protesters In Hong Kong

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

That moment when saving injured people is a crime, apparently.

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#16

Ashton Kutcher Took A Photo Of A Paparazzo Camping Outside His 2 Year Old’s Daycare Trying To Get Photos Of The Toddler

Ashton Kutcher Took A Photo Of A Paparazzo Camping Outside His 2 Year Old’s Daycare Trying To Get Photos Of The Toddler

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JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

the yellow press is ugly

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#17

Just Discrediting Someone's Death Because Of The Brain Dead Narrative You Believe

Just Discrediting Someone's Death Because Of The Brain Dead Narrative You Believe

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my f*****g god. SHUT THE F**K UP NO ONE ASKED BITCH

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#18

Some A-Hole Abandoned This Poor Tiny Baby In Our Stuffed Animal Bin At My Workplace Last Night

Some A-Hole Abandoned This Poor Tiny Baby In Our Stuffed Animal Bin At My Workplace Last Night

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Little Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

that poor kitten - how awful do you have to be to do something like that.

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#19

My Son Is Asthmatic And Is Very Unwell Currently. We Pay To Get Milk/Eggs/Bread Delivered 3 Times A Week And Everyday This Week Someone Has Stolen This Before 7am

My Son Is Asthmatic And Is Very Unwell Currently. We Pay To Get Milk/Eggs/Bread Delivered 3 Times A Week And Everyday This Week Someone Has Stolen This Before 7am

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Buren
Community Member
1 month ago

Effing human

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#20

Goldman Sachs Asking The Real Questions

Goldman Sachs Asking The Real Questions

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

fck me , no wonder the world is as it is

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#21

MacBook Jerk

MacBook Jerk

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Did you try wearing sunglasses?

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#22

People Queuing For Up To 6 Hours To Get A Covid Test And Police Think It’s Acceptable Behaviour To Fine Them 100s Of Dollars For Looking At Their Phones

People Queuing For Up To 6 Hours To Get A Covid Test And Police Think It’s Acceptable Behaviour To Fine Them 100s Of Dollars For Looking At Their Phones

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

Really doubt if the fines will stand up in court. You're not allowed to hold a mobile device when you're driving, but in most countries it's perfectly legal to use it when you're stationary. Like when you're waiting for a traffic light or when you're trapped in a congestion.

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#23

This Must Be So Emotionally Hard To Go Through

This Must Be So Emotionally Hard To Go Through

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Little Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

that is such a scummy thing to do! please, please, get out!

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#24

"She's Around 11 And Im Just Tired Of Her To Be Honest"

"She's Around 11 And Im Just Tired Of Her To Be Honest"

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JuniorCJ82
Community Member
1 month ago

Rot in hell you @#$%ing monster.

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#25

Bumblebee Didn’t Want To Be In Their Possession

Bumblebee Didn’t Want To Be In Their Possession

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Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

No, YOU suck, you ungrateful brat.

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#26

I Wish There Were Stronger Drunk Driving Laws

I Wish There Were Stronger Drunk Driving Laws

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

He should be executed

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#27

Wrong Car

Wrong Car

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Okay, it's no car then.

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#28

Graffiti "Artist" Trashes The Work Of A Well Known Cartoonist Who Was Recently Invited To Paint A Mural In Mexico

Graffiti "Artist" Trashes The Work Of A Well Known Cartoonist Who Was Recently Invited To Paint A Mural In Mexico

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SendMeABrownie
Community Member
1 month ago

Poor Sarah, her work is millions of miles better than that rubbish on top of it

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#29

This Person Who Refuses To Return My Friend's Dog

This Person Who Refuses To Return My Friend's Dog

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

This person who stole the dog can rot in hell. The dog is obviously depressed, I feel so bad for the the person who it got stolen from 😭😭😭

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#30

Hospital Worker Uses Dead Patients Bank Card To Buy Snacks

Hospital Worker Uses Dead Patients Bank Card To Buy Snacks

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I I
Community Member
1 month ago

she got sacked and arrested for that

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#31

Pastor Who Begged His Followers To Send Him Their Stimulus Checks And Almost Backed Over A Protester Is Bailed Out By His Wife

Pastor Who Begged His Followers To Send Him Their Stimulus Checks And Almost Backed Over A Protester Is Bailed Out By His Wife

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
1 month ago

He does NOT represent God or Jesus in any way.

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#32

Putting Gum In The Charging Slots On Public Transport...

Putting Gum In The Charging Slots On Public Transport...

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Little Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

what an absolute asshole! people need those.

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#33

The "Beautiful" Town Of Harrison In Arkansas

The "Beautiful" Town Of Harrison In Arkansas

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

The second bill is just plain creepy...

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#34

During An Active Shooting

During An Active Shooting

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Rick
Community Member
1 month ago

“Can I call you whilst your trying to stay quiet in case you get shot?”

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#35

A Former Teacher Of Mine Publicly Ridiculing And Passing Judgement On Someone For Being Proud Of Their Sobriety

A Former Teacher Of Mine Publicly Ridiculing And Passing Judgement On Someone For Being Proud Of Their Sobriety

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Screw the comment - congrats on 11 years, that's a commendable achievement!

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#36

What?

What?

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KJ
Community Member
1 month ago

Doesn't mention the person is living with free board and food, also use of water / electric etc.

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#37

Mr F Thinks It's Unfair That His Wife Doesn't Want To Get Tortured For His Pleasure

Mr F Thinks It's Unfair That His Wife Doesn't Want To Get Tortured For His Pleasure

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

I am guilty of setting multiple alarms... But from 2 am ????? Even non-insomniacs would be pissed off. Also, if your wife is insomniac, why would you continue to do this behaviour knowing her condition??

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#38

Serial Killer In The Making

Serial Killer In The Making

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Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

If people would put their ingenuity toward something positive imagine how great the world would be.

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#39

"My Son Must Have A £25k Car As A Present, It's An Emergency"

"My Son Must Have A £25k Car As A Present, It's An Emergency"

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Even that tiny amount of green bar enrages me.... Why encourage this buffoonery.

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#40

So Many Wrong Cars In This List

So Many Wrong Cars In This List

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Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

People don't randomly give away cars, joker.

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#41

I Guess I’ll Eat Somewhere Else?

I Guess I’ll Eat Somewhere Else?

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

During a flood, a jeep drove by to rescue people and stopped to pick up a man. The jeep offered to help him evacuate, but the man said, "No thanks, God will help me, I have faith." As the flood worsened, a boat came along and made the same offer, but this time also, the man refused. "God will take care of me." The flood worsened even more, and the man had to climb up to the roof of a building. A helicopter came by, and its pilots tried to convince the man to grab onto the rope ladder. The man went, "Yes, the flood is higher, but I know God will save me." In a shocking turn of events, the man drowned to death, and ended up at the gates of heaven. "You betrayed me, God. I had faith in You yet I died." God replied, "I sent you a jeep, a boat, and a helicopter. What else could I have done for you?"

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#42

Woman Leaves Out Poison For Animals That Are “Trespassing”

Woman Leaves Out Poison For Animals That Are “Trespassing”

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Moriarty2
Community Member
1 month ago

This reminds me of the famous shotgun booby trap case. There's a reasonable expectation that a child could come by and get poisoned too you absolute monster.

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#43

Imagine Being This Spoilt, Sometime Didn't Get You Anything On Christmas So You Spend A S**t Ton Of Their Money, I Hope The Dude Wasn't Broke

Imagine Being This Spoilt, Sometime Didn't Get You Anything On Christmas So You Spend A S**t Ton Of Their Money, I Hope The Dude Wasn't Broke

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Chris Wade
Community Member
1 month ago

Umm, someone tell this genius she bought the wrong case for that iPhone and also what in the name of f**k is SKOOL LUV AFFAIR?! lmao

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#44

Regardless Of How You Feel Politically, Actions Like These Show How Little Some People Give A S**t About Others

Regardless Of How You Feel Politically, Actions Like These Show How Little Some People Give A S**t About Others

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Little Wolf
Community Member
1 month ago

'protecting others, i can't do that'?!! wtf JUST WEAR THE MASK

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#45

People Want Things To Get Back To Normal Hey, Screw Em'

People Want Things To Get Back To Normal Hey, Screw Em'

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S.
Community Member
1 month ago

Or get vaccinated and still wear masks to show that you care about people around you. :)

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#46

What An Ask

What An Ask

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

How about we take a pic of this message and make it go viral

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#47

Entitled Kid Thinks Being Pregnant Isn't An Excuse For Him To Move

Entitled Kid Thinks Being Pregnant Isn't An Excuse For Him To Move

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Incitatus
Community Member
1 month ago

It's unbelievable a 10 year old is capable of that.

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#48

Entitled Rich Kid Asks For Birthday Money

Entitled Rich Kid Asks For Birthday Money

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
1 month ago

Guess you getting nothing

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#49

Charging 6x The Price For Hoarded Gas

Charging 6x The Price For Hoarded Gas

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Belandriel
Community Member
1 month ago

We should make him drink that s**t! ALL of it

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#50

My Friend Asks Us To Donate Money Towards Her Temporary Car She’ll Use For Year Until Her Dad Buys Her A Cadillac. She Doesn’t Even Have A Permit. Shortly After This She Left Our Group Chat And Made A Post On How Annoying People Are. Blue Is Her And Green Is The Other Person In Our Group Chat

My Friend Asks Us To Donate Money Towards Her Temporary Car She’ll Use For Year Until Her Dad Buys Her A Cadillac. She Doesn’t Even Have A Permit. Shortly After This She Left Our Group Chat And Made A Post On How Annoying People Are. Blue Is Her And Green Is The Other Person In Our Group Chat

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Buzz Anderson
Community Member
1 month ago

Lazy as hell. AND what is with the bad English? I swear the language is getting harder to understand in some parts of my city. No clue what they ae saying and now they want daddy to buy them a new Caddy? WTF.

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