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People Reveal the Funniest Things That Happened in Their Military Training

To quote comedian Mike Birbiglia (from memory, so apologies if this is a paraphrase), “I appreciate the troops, because if they weren’t the troops, I’d have to be the troops. And I would be the worst troops.” That rings pretty true with most of us, especially when we consider the absolutely brutal rigors of boot...

Drill Sergeants Reveal the Funniest Things Ever Said by Recruits

Army life can’t be easy. In addition to the whole “very high chance you will end up dead” thing, you’ve gotta deal with drill sergeants yelling at you all the time. What a bummer. Maybe at least you can get a few jokes in? Drill Sergeants of Reddit, what was the funniest thing a Recruit...

People Reveal Their Fake Friend Betrayals

There are few things worse than realizing a friendship is over – that you’ve been betrayed. These are stories that get burned into us and really never leave. When did you realize your “friends” were actually fake friends? from AskReddit It’s not surprising, then, that Reddit had these tales of woe at the ready. Here...

15 Signs that “Friend” Doesn’t Really Care

Life’s too short to spend it hanging out with people who aren’t your true friends. And it’s far too heartbreaking to realize that too late. So listening to stories like the ones in this Reddit thread can help us know what to look out for. When did you realize your “friends” were actually fake friends?...

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25 People Talk About the Times They Had To Hold Back From Laughing

I’m not sure there is much that’s harder for a human being that trying not to laugh when something strikes you as funny – I know that as a parent of toddlers, I am faced with this particular conundrum pretty regularly these days. No matter the reason you’re not supposed to laugh – the time,...

People Reveal What They Would do With a Pill that Skipped Sleep

As a person who has experienced significant sleep problems my entire life, I’ve done a bit of studying into why we even need to sleep and have been surprised to find that science is a little fuzzy on that question. Obviously we know what happens when we DON’T sleep, and thus we understand why it’s...

People Share the Stories of the Things They Unexpectedly Came to Regret

Like all things in life, regret has a great Ben Folds song written about it. Actually, a lot of his songs center around regret, come to think of it, but the one that’s actually just straight up called regrets includes evocative passages like: I thought about sitting on the floor in second grade I couldn’t...

People Reveal the Regrets They Can’t Let Go Of

What’s your biggest regret? It’s a heavy question. A loaded question. Something that may make you sigh wistfully or tense up in severe pain. Which is probably the gambit of reactions these folks were running through when they thought things over on Reddit: What is something you have always regretted doing? from AskReddit Get ready,...

People Reveal the Worst Advice They Ever Got from Their Parents

Every family’s got one black sheep. The person who kind of left the general flow of how things were going and turned out quite different from the rest. If you aren’t that person in your own family, I can tell you personally that it leads to a lot of soul searching about what you grew...