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What's your favourite fun fact? by AlexIsAlreadyTaken in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromine. Bromine is used to break down soft tissue, such as your tongue and cheeks. That’s why you get sores from eating too many.

Technically, if you’re eating pineapple, it’s trying to eat you.

Don't touch my hair. by retailtherapy6991 in TalesFromRetail

[–]broken_softly 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’ve got one for you.

My hair is super thick. I can’t go to any salon without it being pointed out a minimum of four times. I’m getting it colored and every ten minutes, my stylist exclaims loudly how thick it is.

It’s whatever. I laugh. I agree. I move on with my life. EXCEPT this time. I’m done and walking to the front to pay. This random stranger reached out, grabbed my huge chunk of my hair as I passed, pulled me toward her BY MY HAIR, mumbled “oh it is thick.”, and walks off.

I'm not pregnant already! by ash-on-fire in TalesFromYourServer

[–]broken_softly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel your pain.

I’ve tried answering, “no, I’m just fat.” (Even though I was maybe a 100 pounds if I was soaking wet)

That didn’t work. Instead she started saying that I shouldn’t wear loose fitting clothes and complained the entire interaction about everything she could see of me.

I hate adults.

Question about IDs from a customer. by EatSleepCryDie in TalesFromYourServer

[–]broken_softly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I live in Albuquerque. Idk about anywhere else, but you will not be able to use the vertical or temp at a gas station.

That said, this is the land of tomorrow where nobody really cares and (as long as you aren’t rude or way too obvious about it) you can likely just go somewhere else to find someone who doesn’t care.

(Avoid Giants. They are pretty serious about policy there.)

Need advice; An Area Director put his hands on me. by [deleted] in TalesFromYourServer

[–]broken_softly -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This is the best advice. If nothing else, it will keep the bridge intact long enough for you to move to a job where you feel safer.

What small curse would you put on your worst enemy to mildly inconvenience them, but eventually drive them insane? by beardlesshipster in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or their favorite song from when they were seven repeating in an endless loop.

It’s the song that never ends

What small curse would you put on your worst enemy to mildly inconvenience them, but eventually drive them insane? by beardlesshipster in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My fourth grade students are jinxed. This happens on their school laptops.

That said, it has been a great lesson in using expectations. Put the cursor so much to the side that clicks the intended button accidentally. It’s a pain and it still takes ages though.

what is the most horrific thing you ever woke up to? by dibella55 in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to have really long hair when I was a kid. It was past my waist but before my knees. I lived in Germany at the time on base and I never went to a stylist until we moved to the United States. My mom would braid my hair and I would just leave it in for a few days.

One day I woke up and there was this huge cockroach right next to my head. I screamed and backed away. It was on the end of my braid and IT FOLLOWED ME. I screamed again and tried to back up. It followed me again. Now my back was against the wall and my mom burst in. I pointed to the bug and burst into tears.

She looked at it, picked it up, and threw it at me!

It was just the end of my braid and my brain turned the flyaway hairs into legs and antennas.

What was the most epic comeuppance you've ever seen a spoiled kid get? by TeddyBearToons in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a dream like that.

I looked down at a paper and said, “wtf?” Suddenly the paper was gone. One of my kindergarteners was looking up at me. “What does that mean?” “Um, well that’s fantastic!”

Then we were in the cafeteria and all the kids from kindergarten to 2nd were chanting, “WTF! WTF!”

The strictest teacher in the school appeared. “Where did you hear that?”

They all pointed at me. Luckily, I woke up.

What was the most epic comeuppance you've ever seen a spoiled kid get? by TeddyBearToons in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You reminded me of a story.

I am a special education teacher. I was teaching summer school and one of my kids was in a wheelchair with very limited verbal and motor skills. Just for context so you can get a good picture: 8 years old (3rd grade), in diapers, communicates with babbling and screaming (not pain, just attention or saying no), and is making gains in walking with a walker.

We went to a museum that encourages kids to explore science with hands on activities. He loved the bubble room, where I would make giant bubbles over his head for him to pop.

We are following the group and general kids kept shoving themselves in front of his wheelchair whenever I tried to engage him in the few activities he might like. Finally, I got mad and explained it to the kids that he deserved a turn too. A couple laughed. Some shrugged. A few eye rolls.

After that I stopped trying to maneuver and we set a goal: run over five kids. We got to three before they learned to not jump in front of the wheelchair.

What’s the most uncomfortable situation a “nice guy” has put you in? by Al027HLHlx in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“If you have to say ‘I’m not going to rape you’, you probably just did something rapey.”

https://youtu.be/zA9NfFcBh7o

What’s the most uncomfortable situation a “nice guy” has put you in? by Al027HLHlx in AskReddit

[–]broken_softly 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Did you see that one about the guy who proposed with a lot of iPhones?

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/expensive-iphone-marriage-proposal-fails/

To quote my boyfriend: he was trying to buy her, not date her.

Reject my free laptop? Enjoy having your kids scream at you and having no computer. by atarist80 in pettyrevenge

[–]broken_softly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My mom is a nurse and helps teach soldiers about asthma and other woes. If her computer crashes when she plays with the PowerPoint, I am there.