If we’ve learned anything during these past couple of years, it’s that retail employees are definitely people we had previously taken for granted. Ohio native, Amy Cook, realized that and wanted to bring a smile to some of these retail workers’ faces with some very humorous notes throughout a local store. Here are some of the hilarious handwritten notes that these retail workers found.
Reinstalling the Year
What do you do when a computer is malfunctioning or the program is on the fritz? That’s simple! You uninstall and reinstall. Or, in the case of a PC, turn it off and turn it back on. If only life was that easy!
We think we can all understand why someone would want to uninstall and reinstall either of the past two years. If someone figured out how to do that, they might just win a Nobel Prize!
There are certain times of the year where sneezing is a continuous sound heard throughout homes and stores alike. Nowadays, if you’re anything like us, it gets kind of scary to hear it in public places.
We definitely think this woman hit the nail on the head with this sticky note. Oh, how the world has changed over the last two years! Now sneezing can be seen as an act of aggression!
Social distancing has become a term that everybody is familiar with. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to judge the distance properly. It seems that maybe Amy has come up with a way to help us with that problem.
We love the placement of this sticky note too. It is perfect, and we are sure that it gave the worker that found it a bit of a chuckle. We do hope, though, that you never have to put this theory to the test!
Many people suffer from allergies, which has to be difficult in today’s world. Many of the symptoms make it look like maybe you are dealing with something else. Amy is simply speaking the truth with this note.
However, it’s still a pretty humorous insight that we are sure more than just the workers found funny. It might be best to stock up on as much of the medication as possible if you suffer from bad allergies.
Are You Free?
When you are cooped up in your house for months, you can get some pretty wacky ideas. Storming a government establishment to see if there really are aliens in it might just be one of the wackiest of all of those.
But hey, if you have free time, it might be something to do where social distancing would be easily done. Also, you might want to pick up some of that tin foil on the way so you can craft your hats on the road!
Roll of the Dice
We all loved the Jumanji movies, but we did not ask to be the stars in our very own live-action recreation. We are on board with Amy with this one, and we just hope someone rolls doubles and gets to the end of the game.
Unfortunately for us, it didn’t happen in 2020! Fingers crossed, someone can get the game to end this year! Considering how crazy these past couple of years have been, at this point we wouldn’t be surprised to see random animals in the street!
Asking for a Friend
Parents had to take on extra duties thanks to the world situation in 2020. One of these was being a teacher, and it was this change that really showed how much those teachers were really putting up with.
For some, maybe it didn’t take that long to figure out, like not even a full day. There were probably more than a few workers and customers that felt this one, especially if they were parents themselves!
Just a Suggestion
Toilet paper was in short supply in many parts of the world, leaving people with some pretty big decisions. One of these had to be whether or not they should include beans or other fiber-rich foods with their dinner.
If you ask Amy, it seems the answer was pretty clear; the answer was a resounding no. Especially if that night was going to include beans. She might have a point!
Change of Rules
When you’re out and about traveling, societal norms and rules don’t always apply. You sleep in later and do things you would never think about doing, like enjoying a drink early in the day. When you are locked up at home and time moves differently, do the standard rules really apply?
If you look at this sticky note, the answer is no! That means that because you are not going to work, vacation rules are in effect, woohoo! Thanks, Amy!
Sometimes, when you’re buying groceries, you have this moment where you look at the shelf and you wonder whether you should get the small bottle or the big bottle. For us, most of the time, the small bottle wins out.
Times are changing, however, and this woman clearly understands it. It might be better to get the bigger bottle, right? That way you don’t have to go out so many times, it’s a public service!
Sharing is Caring
We don’t quite understand why people were hoarding toilet paper to the extent they were, but then again, we weren’t in their positions. This note is just letting the hoarders know they have another option.
We are sure that the employees appreciated this piece of advice and the fact she directed where to go. After all, there are only so many times you can tell someone that the shipment hasn’t arrived yet!
Even if you were someone that was really cautious about washing your hands, we are sure that the last couple of years have changed your outlook on the process. At first, for many of us, it was challenging.
Had we thought about it like this, we might have caught on to the process a little quicker. Maybe this woman should start a podcast or something because she has some good advice!
It’s Not You
If you were in a relationship you wanted to get out of, these last two years definitely gave you an out. After all, no matter how much they wanted to be with you, there was a quarantine in place.
This is a good line to use if you were in that situation. They couldn’t argue with it, right? We love this humorous (and especially relevant take on relationships), she has a wealth of humor and advice!
If you were looking to have a few people over, the past few years may have presented some challenges when it came to your social life. During quarantine, the CDC was really putting a damper on our social events, but for a good reason.
Using such a popular song like this definitely makes not being able to get a large group of friends together a little bit more humorous. It’s also a great way to remember the rules regarding large gatherings.
Cat’s are People Too!
Though cats probably should not eat lasagna, it’s a good reference if you’re looking to get a smile out of someone. After all, who doesn’t love that little round overweight orange tabby with a bit of an attitude?
This one was a perfect idea when she was rolling these notes out because she had the perfect placement to bring as much joy to the stressed or possible. We’re sure many people appreciate the Garfield reference!
People had to get pretty creative when it came to the toilet paper shortage that has been prevalent over the past couple of years. Looking for toilet paper got pretty frustrating, so this woman just kind of puts everybody on notice.
At least she’s doing it with a touch of humor. If there had been an exclamation point on this note, this would have a whole different meaning! Considering how rough the paper used for these coffee filters is, we hope she finds some toilet paper soon!
It Went Dark
Humor doesn’t always have to be light and fluffy. Sometimes it can be a little bit on the dark side. This woman tried to mix it up a little bit in the freezer section. She went a little bit dark when it came to her note.
Though maybe that’s just the way we took this note. Either way, we have to say that her note is still on point and had us chuckling down the aisle.
With so little sun exposure and so little activity, many of us suffer from dry skin. So much so, that Amy here wanted to reference Gollum from Lord of the Rings. We think it was a pretty accurate analogy for sure.
What do you do when you have dry skin like Gollum? You simply add some lotion. Any of the ones on these shelves would probably work. Yet another piece of good advice!
Training for the Day
When you’re locked in your house with nowhere to go, sometimes it can feel like the days blend together. You do the same thing every day and yet you still go to sleep expecting something new in the morning.
This could drive someone crazy, which is why you have to see the humor in an otherwise bleak situation. We like how relatable Amy’s note was as many of us definitely felt that way too!
A Little Team Rivalry
Many rivalries can be found in sports, and Amy here clearly has some feelings about the Michigan State Wolverines. Out favorite note-writer decided to use her famous sticky notepad to write a particularly brutal message about the college football team.
We’re sure that everybody who shares these feelings towards this college team probably found this note extremely humorous. On the other hand, their fans probably were not as thrilled at her joke.
When you were kids, there were certain times of your life where you thought cooties could be caught by simply touching someone else. Most adults told you that was crazy, and you started to believe them. That is until 2020 hit!
With that being said, stocking up on your vitamin C is never a bad idea. Amy kindly left a note saying, ” This is the biggest game of cooties I’ve ever been in my life!”
The Good Stuff
Much like toilet paper, regular milk became a thing that was hard to find. Thankfully, there was always plenty of chocolate milk still left on the grocery shelves. It still would give you all of the vitamins you needed, plus it tastes better.
To make this a little more humorous and uplifting, she added a little image of baby Yoda. This is definitely a good call, as who doesn’t love that cute little guy!
There are few people in the world who haven’t seen the Tom Hanks film Castaway, and we’re sure more people watched it while in quarantine. We’re also confident that many people could really relate to the fact he needed to find a friend in something inanimate.
So this note is perfectly timed and has a deeper meaning as well. We wonder how many people bought volleyballs and named them during this lonely time?
Time seemed to drag on and the days just blended together during much of the last two years. Most people sat at home waiting for someone to tell them when it was okay to leave their houses to enjoy their lives.
The sticky note on the calendar, though funny, is probably also very accurate. Many people probably did hear that in Justin Timberlake’s voice every time someone official came up to a podium to speak.
It seems that Amy really had a lot of problems with the toilet paper shortage situation, as many of the notes seem to correlate with that issue directly. To be honest, we understand. It was a very frightening experience not being able to find common items at your local store.
This note, though, may be the funniest of them all because she’s trying to help the situation by hoping the cheese will cause some people to use the bathroom less!
Toss It In
A lot of people were unhappy with 2020 and 2021 because their lives were still being put on hold due to the current lockdowns. That being said, many people feel that these last two years were a waste and need to be tossed to the side.
Though Amy is trying to be very funny (and it is funny) she’s also being very accurate. So many people probably agree with her on this sentiment.
With Some Guidelines
There were so many rules about how many people could gather for family events or get-togethers that those classic welcome signs or doormats had to come with some conditions.
In a way, this may actually be good for some households! That max capacity might have allowed you to eliminate some of the people that cause a bit too many problems, like that crazy uncle who always drinks a bit too much and makes a scene. You no longer have to invite them as you have a good reason!
Nothing Else To Do
There have been plenty of studies over the years about how much screen time people should have. Yet when you have nothing else to do, and you can’t go anywhere, what else are you going to do but watch TV or play on the computer.
After a few years of so much medical advice, we can firmly understand that this post is quite humorous. We’re sure that most parents, trapped at home with their family, have already abandoned the suggested screentime for young children.
Good Rule To Live By
Many programs across the world are designed to help people say no to illegal substances. This may be a good idea and one that could work. Because who doesn’t love chicken nuggets (except vegetarians, but even they have their own versions of nuggets)?
Amy is onto something here, and we’re sure it made the employees and other customers laugh. We actually wouldn’t mind rocking a shirt with this funny slogan!
You Heard Me
With so much time on our hands, many of us spent time scrolling through YouTube and found viral videos left and right. These videos not only made us laugh, but they left us with some pretty memorable lines.
So Amy thought she would use one that was pretty relevant at the time and attach it to headphones which makes it even more fun. We certainly hope that the employees appreciated and got a good chuckle from all of these notes.
When you’re tired, sometimes you make mistakes. This person said he would leave a nice note just like the woman did in the stores to clarify the note they had left the previous night. This is all too cute!
We love the fact that this guy felt he had to apologize for telling a stranger that they loved him. It might have been okay just to leave it alone. After all, it would have been good for this person to feel like they had somebody in their life.
Rules of Engagement
Humorous and helpful notes aren’t only left by strangers in public places. Sometimes they are left in offices by people who really value certain members of their teams.
This team felt it was important for people from the outside to understand how to enter this room, and they were very nice about it. It doesn’t hurt that this has a little bit of humor in it as well! We’re sure they’ve heard some pretty horrible renditions of the classic song!
Living with a significant other can be a fulfilling and amazing thing, that is until it comes to sharing your snacks. This clever person left several hilarious signs around his local grocery store. One of the signs featured this interesting relationship tip.
While we generally believe that sharing is caring, we can understand why someone would become a bit possessive over their chips. Perhaps separate snacks are the key to a long and healthy relationship.
No Spoilers, Please!
There are just some shows that have to be seen at the moment. Those super popular shows often wind up being discussed over the water cooler or at lunches, and if you haven’t seen them, you could be irritated.
This guy didn’t want to hear any spoilers and wrote that he would be very grateful if nobody talked to him about the episode until he was able to watch it. We just hope that everybody supported him in this process.
Sometimes notes are left because things have gone wrong. This guy was just cleaning up the mess his wife had made when she decided a mailbox was a much better target than a squirrel.
At least he had a good attitude towards it and was kind enough even to leave his number so that he could help replace the mailbox. We’re sure that the person who owned the mailbox, as well as the squirrel who lived to collect nuts another day, were both very happy about this.
Good For You
When you’ve got to go, sometimes it takes everything you have to make it to your final destination. So coming into a bathroom and finding out that something is clogged or not working can be very frustrating.
This person was kind enough to leave a message so that the person knew not to go into this stall. While it’s a bit gross to think about, at least they did it with a little humor which is always nice.
Words of Wisdom
Sometimes you just need someone to tell you everything is gonna be okay. Unfortunately, you don’t always have someone in your life who can do that. Thankfully, this person thought leaving a note on a table like this would be helpful.
Not only is this just nice, but it’s also kind of humorous because almost anybody who found this would get something from it. At the very least, a little chuckle and a smile!
Overheard Your Good News
Most of the time, people are not happy when others eavesdrop on their conversations. But if you came back to your desk and found this note, you might be okay with someone overhearing your special news.
They did it in such a nice way and with just a little bit of humor that no matter how much of a secret what they heard was, we’re sure this person left their desk with a smile.
Sometimes you just need a pick me up. Whether that’s a simple smile from a stranger, or coming across a piece of literature, we think it’s pretty cool that this person opened up their book and found this note.
The only thing we have to say is though it is kind and a little funny, you can’t really be friends if you don’t actually meet each other. We hope that these two people use their same taste in books to start a new friendship.
Help A Kitty Out
It’s not nice to throw things in a neighbor’s yard anyway, but when it’s something that could cause some problems to the family pet, it’s really terrible. This person wasn’t trying to be mean. In fact, they left a very kind note asking their neighbors to stop.
That cat definitely looks like it needs to quit this bad habit. So we hope that all the neighbors not only got a laugh out of this note but also helped a kitty out.
Pigeons, though some may think of them as nuisances, are quite beautiful and can be helpful in certain areas. Unfortunately, they do leave some stuff lying around that many find a little problematic. So not feeding them could take care of that problem!
This note is not only amusing but pretty kind as well. We’re sure that this was not the first draft, though, and that to get to this point, it took quite a few tries.
When you live in an apartment building, sometimes things fall from above. Though it can be dangerous, it can also lead to some pretty interesting situations. This person happened to get a plant out of the whole process.
To make sure that their neighbor didn’t worry about it, they decided they would leave this very funny and helpful note. At least they now know where their plant is and that it is doing well.
One of the worst things that can happen in your life is to sit down in the bathroom and look over to see that there is no toilet paper. Typically, if it’s a public restroom or an office restroom, someone would replace the roll.
This person left a passive-aggressive note in the hopes that the culprit would see it and get a little chuckle while still understanding that they did wrong. We’re sure that they went to grab another roll as soon as they saw this message!
Music was the salvation for a lot of people during the past two years. So we are sure that a lot of these racks had to be filled over and over again. That means that surely more people saw this than just the workers at the store.
This is a clever play on this rapper’s name and one that we are sure even the rapper could appreciate. We do love a good pun using someone’s names!
A lot of people choose mottos or themes for the year. This is so they can plan out resolutions or goals. Apparently, sometimes years choose their own mottos, which is not always for the best. This picture seems to be from the past couple of years!
If it wasn’t already the motto, seeing this stick note definitely gave the workers an idea (and a few good laughs). Who would have thought that we would have so much free time or time at home.
40+ People Describe Their Rude “Slap in the Face” Moments with Other People
It’s Not Enough
There are few things that are as hard to handle as a serious breakup. It’s even worse when you’re so close to a big commitment, like getting married.
This person was ready for their wedding when their fiance broke up with them. Even worse, they did it over text with a particularly cruel message. However, they couldn’t help but notice that their fiance’s abrupt change of heart matched up with some upcoming complications and financial woes.
By Request of the Bride
Planning a wedding is hard. That’s why once many couples select positions like the maid of honor and the best man, they become invested in their role on their loved one’s special day.
On the other hand, if changes happen to this plan, these party members have to be updated. Otherwise, they don’t know what’s going on and feelings can get hurt. While this bride thought about her own feelings, she obviously didn’t think about how being demoted in the wedding in the last minute felt.
It’s Just Too Much
Alongside saying rude things, it’s rude to simply be misleading or to lie during a breakup. What does it mean to break up because a relationship is going too well?
This particular instance had an interesting correlation, though. This included that while their wife had just finished up her schooling, this person was about to start which would be an expensive undertaking. So, when she left, it left them without their part of the plan and at a significant disadvantage.
Just Say Nothing Next Time
There are certain things that you should never bring up in a fight that doesn’t include them. Sick or struggling family members are often a topic that’s best left alone when you’re thinking of a comeback.
This person’s roommate missed this tip, though. Instead of just agreeing to disagree on the decor in the living room and coming to a compromise on the issue, this roommate decided to go in for an unforgettable insult to shatter any potential of a good relationship.
Why Do This at All?
Relationships come and go and it’s often sad to see a romance fade. That’s why this person was so upset when they noticed how distant their girlfriend became.
According to them, they tried everything they could to make it work and they felt guilty for ruining their chance. That was until they learned later on when she confided in one of their friends about her true intentions. What’s the purpose for being this cruel to someone else?
Blaming a Child
When a family member passes, it often brings the family together, at least physically. Sometimes, this can lead to even more drama than necessary.
In this case, one aunt just couldn’t let everyone grieve. Instead, she took the chance to steal money and have her own son blame their cousin for the incident. We’re glad to hear that their Nan was ready to believe them over the aunt who was trying to get them in trouble.
A Familiar Experience
For some reason, it almost seems a cliche for false confessions of crushes among childhood bullies. It’s a pretty rude tactic that always hurts someone’s feelings.
This person didn’t even know the person who came up and called him ugly. We have to say, we’d be pretty appalled at something like this happening too. It’s also pretty impressive that this person managed to come up with a comeback in the moment even after they caught him so far off guard.
The Worst Interaction
This is something that would haunt many a person’s nightmares for years. There are few people who would know how to react at the moment to it either.
While walking down the street with their wife when they heard a sneeze. Of course, this happens and they didn’t think much of it until they felt a hand brush on their shoulder afterward. Their wife quickly confirmed that the worst-case scenario had happened: they had wiped their sneeze on someone else’s shoulder and kept going.
Leave Them Alone!
It’s often startling when strangers are aggressively rude to people. After all, what gives them the right to come up to a stranger and make a rude remark?
In this case, this person just wanted to buy some chips at the grocery store. This stranger obviously saw it as their place to force their own dietary habits on someone else. Maybe chips aren’t as healthy as vegetables but that doesn’t mean you should yell at the person buying them and ultimately take them away.
No One Asked Their Opinion
As we mentioned before, it’s almost always rude when someone offers an unwelcome and not-so-nice opinion. In the end, was it necessary to add their two cents in?
Not to mention, new parents have so much to worry about, it’s just rude to unnecessarily piling on. All this person wanted to do was to finish their grocery shopping and pick up some formula for their baby’s dinner. They surely didn’t need someone to tell them they were making the wrong choice.
As Disrespectful as Possible
Grief is a tricky thing. When you lose someone, it hurts a lot and it can be hard for others to know what to say.
On the other hand, there are some things you should know not to say. This person was dealing with the loss of their husband when their neighbor dropped this unwelcome advice on them. Who tells someone that “everyone dies sooner or later” and even emphasizes “sooner?” How could this comment possibly help?
What Gives Them the Right?
There are some things that people have strong opinions about, like tattoos. Still, that doesn’t mean that you should push your personal opinions on other people.
For example, it’s fine to not like tattoos. All you have to do is not get any yourself. What is rude and unnecessary is this woman’s approach. Shaming someone because they don’t fit into your style standards is no reason to bully someone about their appearance.
World’s Worst Date
During a first date, a surefire sign that things are going well is when the other person asks you on a second date. Well, usually that’s a good sign.
So, it makes sense that this person was hopeful for their time at the concert together. To be fair, most people wouldn’t expect their date to leave them for the lead singer of the band at a concert either. They even left them alone at the venue in the end!
There are certain places that you probably expect not to run into too many rude people. Family-friendly places like bowling alleys aren’t usually a risky scenario.
That is unless you get a lane next to some rude teens as this person did. When their lane couldn’t hold any more bowling balls, they added theirs to a neighbor’s lane. This apparently annoyed some bowling teens who decided instead of saying something about it, they’d go in for a strike.
Taking Her Time
As far as dates go, the usual etiquette is to make sure you’re on time. Even if it doesn’t work out, it’s a polite gesture to show you value the other person’s time.
On this date, this person was left waiting for an hour when their partner was tardy. The reason for the late arrival? She stopped to take a personal phone call and talked across the street from the date without letting them know. It doesn’t sound like a strong start to the date!
Not Part of the Conversation
It seems like when someone is confident that they’re right, the temptation is too strong to not share. That’s true even when they aren’t part of the conversation.
These friends were just trying to have a conversation about video games. They were taken aback when someone that wasn’t sitting with them or part of the conversation took a rude route and butted into the conversation to start correcting them. Maybe next time he should just walk away.
What’s the Time?
It seems like in small incidents with strangers, people frequently act in a rude manner. After all, what are the selfish consequences when you’re talking to a person who you’ll never see again?
Still, that doesn’t mean that it’s the morally right thing to do. There are people, like this person, that just need a little help with something over the course of a day. It would have taken no time to tell them what time it is instead of this response.
Long-distance relationships are hard to handle. Some couples even make the decision that they aren’t comfortable with the distance and they break up before a big move.
That’s why when this couple broke up for that exact reason, this person couldn’t believe their ex dated someone else in the area. Even worse, she ended up leaving him for the same reasons before she finally moved a year after the initial breakup. We have to agree with their question about the situation.
What Does This Accomplish?
There’s no reason for a stranger to say something rude to someone for their job. Especially when you’re at their job, offering the locale your patronage.
For example, what good did it do anybody to criticize this person’s job? First off, this person seemed to be at the library they were criticizing. On the other hand, it’s a weird choice of insults when their criticism ultimately criticizes them for being employed, in the end.
How Could You Say That?
An engagement is usually a happy occasion. This is especially true when it comes to conversations about surprise funds to support your dream wedding.
These parents made a move that wasn’t just rude, though, it was downright cruel. Even if they didn’t know they were nearby, they shouldn’t have planned around their finances around a horrific opinion about their other child. Even worse, this is the type of comment that sticks with someone much later, as this user confirmed.
No More Waiting
There are times that when it seems like everything that could go wrong is going wrong at once. During these times, people need support, not rude or mean interactions.
This person was already struggling with the loss of their grandmother when they ran into some academic strife as well. At a time like this, the support of their partner might have helped. Instead, she left them and told them that they just hadn’t been themselves lately. What could have caused that?
Kindness Goes So Much Further
There are certain things that require patience rather than immediate action. For instance, if someone is too busy to help you then you should wait until they’re done.
This customer apparently missed the memo. Rather than just giving this manager a second to finish what they were doing. It was definitely no reason to call this person names! Maybe it was a blessing in disguise that this manager didn’t hear how rude this person was being to them.
This person had a unique experience with their ex. After five and half years, it would understandably serve as a hard experience to break up with that partner.
Apparently, it was even harder for them than their partner. Not only were they in a new relationship only three days after their breakup, but they were also in a relationship with someone who looks just like their ex! This would be a hard pill to swallow, no matter how you slice it.
That’s One Way to Make Up
People who used to date don’t always have to part on bad terms. Some ex-couples even talk about what went wrong in their relationship when they’re ready to step back and look at things critically.
This can end up with unfortunate results, though. For instance, this ex-boyfriend took the time to list all of the “little things” about his ex that he wasn’t happy with. This seems less like a helpful moment and more like a rude moment of vengeance.
Losing a pet is never easy. In these times of need, it’s good to lean into self-care. Give yourself time to grieve and enjoy a day on the couch with your favorite treats.
Ideally, you can have someone you love with you too. That’s why this person reached out to their boyfriend for help. Despite their emotional experience, he let them know he wouldn’t have the chance to support them because he had a weekend of video games at home planned.
There are certain things that will almost always hurt when it happens. Finding out that your partner is cheating will almost always be on the top of the list.
Even worse, this person already had their suspicions about their partner’s infidelity but didn’t have any proof to back it up. That was until they got home early one day to find him with someone else. The rude part was that he shooed them out to finish out his evening as planned!
Don’t Judge Others
The unfortunate truth is that people in a lot of the jobs that people benefit from every day aren’t often treated with the respect they deserve.
That’s why restaurant workers and retail employees often have ample tales of rude customers. There was no need for this woman to use this person’s job to scare her son into studying harder. Even worse, this waiter was probably serving them at that very moment – offering them a service!
Nothing Nice to Say
Again, there are some things that you just shouldn’t bring up to people. Tough relationships with parents is often a touchy subject that is best not used in an insult.
That doesn’t mean that this fact alone will stop someone with a rude streak. This kid was just being mean when he insulted this person and their mom in reference to their father leaving when they were young. It’s pretty impressive that they managed to move past this and become friends.
You Just Met Them…
Meeting someone new can cause a lot of anxiety. Luckily, there are some etiquette rules to help you out, such as how to introduce your name and when it’s appropriate to shake hands.
Mentioning someone’s underclothes, in any capacity, is best left out of the conversation altogether. Even worse, you should never include this information before you even say your name. All in all, this conversation took a nosedive from productive to rude in a few words.
No Holding Back
Living in shared housing can bring a lot of challenges. It’s hard to make sure you say the right things to the people you live with all the time!
This person was just trying to be helpful when they realized that they came off pretty rude. To their credit, they tried to apologize for the blunder but to no avail. Their new roommate didn’t hold back with her response at all, making it clear that his comment and apology meant nothing.
Who Says That?
We’ve already mentioned and it’s no secret that customer service positions see a lot of rude behavior. These people have to deal with some of the worst responses on a daily basis.
This person was just trying to do their job when a customer said something unbelievably rude. First of all, it’s beyond rude to comment on someone’s appearance like this. Even worse, it’s a creepy note to point out you’ve been paying attention to someone you don’t know this closely.
Many people entrust their partner with the information they may not openly admit to others. As such, many people’s partners know them better than anyone else.
This can lead to some miscommunications, especially if one partner takes advantage of this perspective. In a shared friend group, this person’s partner started to spread lies about them to everyone they knew. It took a long time to undo all the damage he created. While this person described it as rude, we’d have to say it’s pretty manipulative!
Making Someone Jealous
Setting clear boundaries is a healthy way to make sure you’re communicating with someone. When this person was rejected by their crush, they respected her decision.
When she started texting them about her new boyfriend later, though, they made it clear that they weren’t ready to talk about this quite yet. While she said she understood, they didn’t quite make it through their promise to stop. Rather, they spent the night “accidentally” messaging them.
They’re Only Eight!
Dogs make most people pretty happy. In fact, this person was probably enjoying spending some time outdoors with their dog when this story took place.
Their dog was behaving just fine too. Not only was the dog lying down resting, but they were also leashed to the bench. That was until someone else’s dog came up as the dog avoided the bites of another dog. Even worse, instead of apologizing, the dog owner decided to yell at an actual child and blame them!
Conditions for Love
There are plenty of people who have nightmare-inducing relationships with their in-laws. This person might want to distance themselves from this mother-in-law.
There are a lot of potential rude things to say to your in-laws. We have to say this mother’s comment takes the cake on things you should never say to someone else. Not to mention, this doesn’t bode well for how she’ll treat her grandchildren if looks alone are so important.
Leaving a loved one for a long period of time is already difficult. Adding relationship issues to that distance and there’s bound to be a “slap in the face” moment sooner or later.
While gone, this person’s friend told them that someone was at their house a lot. Upon asking their wife, she assured them that they were only a helpful friend. Later on, they divorced for different reasons but his then ex-wife couldn’t help throwing the truth in his face.
They Were Trying to Help You
There are certain things that people do that are almost always rude. Taking a phone call in the middle of a conversation with someone else usually falls in this category.
As for this customer, they decided that the phone call alone wasn’t rude enough. They continued to simply leave the situation without a word. This would seem bad enough if they were simply checking out but they’d actually asked for help – they were directly conversing!
Get Out of the Way!
There are certain polite practices that you probably do every day without thinking twice. For instance, saying “excuse me” if you bump into someone or are squeezing past them.
Alternatively, if you don’t care about being rude, you could always try this person’s method. When she needed to get through, she opted out of a polite “excuse me” for the more forceful choice of yelling “Move!” It was even more confusing since it wasn’t even crowded.
That’s Not a Compliment!
Sometimes when people are rude when they’re young, it’s because they’re still learning. Later on in life, they could be a completely different person. Conversely, they could stay rude.
When this person reconnected with an old classmate, they quickly confirmed that they still had a mean streak. Worst of all, they kept offering compliments with insults inside. Telling someone they’re better now while discussing how much you used to hate them usually isn’t the way to go.
Even Worse Timing
It sounds like a lot of fun to be in a band with your friends! Still, a lot of the responsibility of being in a band can quickly become less than fun.
This can prove especially true if, like this person, you’re the only one in the band who can write or play music. Following a motorcycle accident, this person probably didn’t need their bandmates to pile on. Yet, that’s exactly when they decided that they could tell him the truth.
What a Friend
There are moments when a friend says something that leaves you stunned. Some friends are simply so rude that it makes you wonder if you would even need enemies.
This person didn’t give a lot of background for this comment but we can’t think of a good time to say this. For one, it’s another incident of someone commenting on someone else’s appearance. Secondly, why would you ever compare two siblings like this? Do they need to be pitted against one another?
There’s a bit of a stereotype about young, college-aged neighbors as loud, partying neighbors. Mostly, though, they just want a place to live and study.
That’s why it was so unnecessarily rude for this woman to say this to the new tenant who just happened to be studying in college. We’re glad to hear that even taken by surprise, this person wasn’t afraid to call her out for her behavior. We’re even happier to hear it’s been uneventful since.
Hopes and Dreams
Spending time with your partner’s parents can seem stressful but, ideally, it isn’t. There’s always the potential of a rude encounter, on the other hand.
This person was simply sharing their career goals when their boyfriend’s parents started laughing and mocking their goals. Just because a tattoo artist isn’t a common job doesn’t mean it’s less meaningful or that it doesn’t take a lot of skill. There’s no need to treat someone like this for an artistic career goal.
Poor Public Speeches
Getting into a relationship with a best friend can be complicated. An on-again, off-again relationship only complicates that dynamic even further.
If things ultimately aren’t working out, this is the worst way to handle it. A breakup delivered in front of an audience is rarely a good idea. This honestly seems like a fairly strenuous position to be in and while it’s a slap in the face, they’re pretty generous to just describe the betrayal as “rude.”
Ruining the Game
Sure, it’s not a fun moment when someone runs into you while you’re out. Still, it’s still rude to go out of your way to be needlessly aggressive in your response.
This doesn’t just mean physically aggressive either. All this person did was accidentally bump into someone before they let loose on their insults. This included telling them they were unattractive and annoying. It doesn’t seem like a proportional reaction to a mistaken nudge in a crowded area.