August 29, 2019 | Eul Basa

Restless People Share An Amazing Story They've Always Wanted To Tell

Everyone has a story to share. When it comes to telling it, many people have a select few they love to tell every time. But sometimes, you'll have a story that you just can't share. It may be too weird to casually tell your friends, too embarrassing to say out loud, or just so amazing that you don't think anyone will believe you. Whatever the case, you've been saving this story for a special occasion—you've just never had the chance to tell it. Below, people detail the interesting first-hand stories they've never had the chance to tell. Some of these stories will tug at your heartstrings. Others will simply give you a chuckle. If you have an intriguing story to tell friends, bring it up when you can.

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#1 Making Some Quick Cash From A Mixup

I once ordered two plastic earring holders off of a Chinese seller on eBay. They were about $2 each plus a few bucks for shipping. A couple of weeks later, they were delivered... and eight other packages that came with it. They all had the same shipping information and were from the same company as my earring holders. I didn’t know what to do with them—I certainly didn’t order them—but curiosity got the best of me so I opened them.

They turned out to be about 15 burlap pillow covers with various pictures on them (skulls, flowers, Marilyn Monroe, Rolling Stones lips, deer, etc.). I wasn’t sure what to do with them, so I thought maybe I’d just sit on them for a few days before I contacted the seller. But two days later, more packages arrived. This time around, there were five or six packages of pillow covers, as well as two random costume masks.

So at this point, I had about 30 pillow covers. I figured they messed up an order and I was receiving someone else's products. Except, they didn't even sell these on eBay. I contacted the seller, sent them pictures, and they were as confused as I was. They had no idea where they came from, but they never asked me to send them back. I ended up selling them on Facebook for $5 each. I made like $130.


#2 Helping Out Their Fellow Man

I was driving home from a friend’s house and noticed someone ahead stopped in the middle of an intersection with their hazards on. I saw that it was a young guy, about high school age, and he was obviously stressed out about his situation. So I drove through the intersection and pulled into a parking lot to jog over and help him. I've had this happen to me before and it sucks. Especially when no one helps you.

Anyway, by the time I got back to his car he had pushed it all of about 10 feet. To my shock, another two people showed up at the exact same time and we all started helping this guy get his car into a parking lot so that he could call his parents. It felt amazing that three people came to this guy’s help in less than five minutes. It has restored my faith in humanity.

#3 All For His Wife

I was driving home from work on a really cold night and was pulling up to a stoplight. There were two lanes and I was a few cars behind. The light turned green and one of the first cars in the right lane wasn't moving. It was the end of the day and everyone was cranky and honking. As I was passing by, I saw that it was an older gentleman and he was just sitting there staring straight ahead, both hands on the wheel. It just didn't seem right.

I found a place to turn around and got behind him in my car. I walked up to the car and asked him if he was alright. The poor guy was basically in tears and said his car had stalled. At that point, maybe three or four other people pulled over and I told them all what had happened. We all went into action. I put him in my warm car and then we all pushed his car into an empty parking lot.

I wrote a note on the window saying what happened and left my number just in case. I gave him a ride home. We started talking and he said that he knew he shouldn't have gone out, but his sick wife just wanted ice cream and he wanted to get it for her. He was just such a lovely man that wanted to do something loving for his wife.


#4 Somebody Save Me!

When I was around five years old, my family and I were swimming at a beach, but the lake connected to a river with a fairly strong current. I swam way too close to it and all of a sudden I started getting sucked in. I started flailing for dear life, screaming, and panicking. Suddenly, some strange man came and pulled me out of the water. He placed me on the beach and then seemingly vanished. The only thing I remember about him is that it looked like he had tattoos. I don't remember my parents talking to him afterward and I don't remember them even seeming concerned. It's like they didn't even know it happened. I've since spoken to them about it and they have no memory of the situation whatsoever.


#5 How Dare They Get Denied A Hot Dog?

One time, my church was having a fundraiser and was selling food after service. My mom and dad had planned to have tacos and asked if I wanted one. I said that I wanted a hot dog instead, so I went to go get one. There was a line, so I waited. When it was my turn, some little girl ran past me and said, “Uncle, can I have a hot dog?” The vendor said, “Of course, sweetie.” He handed her a hot dog.

When it was finally my turn, I asked for a hot dog and the vendor angrily said, “We’re out!” He slammed the cart shut and walked away. I was surprised. I walked back to my parents, who were eating tacos, and asked me where my hot dog was. I told them what happened and I asked them if they knew the vendor. My parents took a look at the guy and shook their heads. They offered me a taco but I was so confused about what happened that I didn’t even want to eat . I still have no idea what the heck happened. I still see the vendor at mass sometimes but I never talked to him about what happened that day.


#6 Don't Talk To Strangers

A couple of years ago, I was visiting my grandpa's childhood farm. Our neighbor was renting some land from us to grow peas and my grandparents decided to take me into the pea fields to get a basket of them for dinner. About ten minutes into our adventure, we were on the edge of the field by the shoulder of the road. All of a sudden, a large pickup truck with flashing cop lights skidded to a stop and peeled into the field.

My grandparents knew the driver and the truck. He was our neighbor. But I didn't know him, so I was terrified. I took off! I mean, I hauled it through that field back towards the farm and ran faster than I thought I ever could! My grandparents didn't even try to stop me. I made it to the farmhouse only to see that same pickup truck parked in front of the tractor shed, but with the lights off. And then I saw my grandparents talking with the neighbor. I put two-and-two together, relaxed a bit, but just ran into the farmhouse and refused to talk to anyone for a few hours because I was so embarrassed.


#7 Grab That Thief!

I used to do commercial landscaping. We were doing our usual upkeep at a pharmacy store chain when I saw a shady guy waiting by the front door of the store. As I was trimming some plants, I saw him following an old lady to her car. I felt like something was terribly wrong so I immediately followed him. Sure enough, he knocked her down and snagged her purse. I end up tripping him to the ground and getting her purse back for her. He had a getaway car waiting for him that he ran to and got away in.

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#8 Duct Tape Can Fix Everything

A few years ago, my two friends and I ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel. Once we were done, we got back in my friend’s car. She started backing out of the parking lot and all of a sudden we heard this noise of scraping metal. We got out of the car and apparently, the front of her car got hooked onto a trailer hitch of a truck that was next to us. A big chunk of the hood was off the car.

My friend was freaking out. We didn't know how to fix it. Then, we had an idea. Luckily for us, there was a Home Depot right by the Cracker Barrel. We went in there, bought some duct tape, and proceeded to duct tape the piece of her car back on. She ended up driving us back to our houses and drove herself home in the duct-taped car. It looked like a mess, but it did the job.


#9 That's So Raven

When I was young, I used to have visions of the future. They ranged from five minutes to three years in the future. My mom and sister said they experienced the same thing in their dreams. Now in life, I don't even believe in religion let alone psychics. So ever since, I've been looking for answers. There are two main things I think that it could be: A mental disorder or a neurological disorder where my mind stopped recording memory and later another memory was sort of placed there. I guess thoughts about the vision before it actually happened could be false memories or something. There's also the unlikely possibility that time is a little screwy and I'm just one of the people that can recognize it. I don't think I'm special. I don't want to claim I am. I just want an actual logical reason as to why I've experienced this.


#10 Spread Your Wings And Fly, Butterfly

When I was around six years old, I was at my grandma’s house who lived right across the street from my dad’s house. She had a playground in her yard with a swing, etc. My dad and I were out there and my nose was all stuffed up, so my dad asked me if I knew how to “Snot Rocket." If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you push one finger on the side of your nose and blow super hard out the other creating a rocket of mucus. I said no. He showed me what it was and the second he did it, boogies came flying out of his nose and hit a butterfly out of the air! This poor butterfly was just living his life flying around and got knocked out of the air by someone’s snot. That was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen to this day.


#11 Balls To The Wall

When I was in college, one of my friends had a party at his parent's house while they weren't home. One of my girlfriends and I decided to go upstairs and explore the attic from the pull-down staircase. Our inner child came out once we spotted a very large container filled to the brim with an incredible collection of bouncy balls. We scooted the container over to the attic opening and dumped every single bouncy ball. We watched in utter satisfaction as they bounced around the hardwood floors and down the stairs to the main floor of the house. The host found bouncy balls in weird crevices of the house for at least five years after that.


#12 Dodging A Deadly Bite

I went to southern Illinois to visit some family. In southern Illinois, there’s a road called Snake Road, which is full of venomous snakes. I love snakes and I’m also a photographer so I was taking pictures of the snakes. We only saw cottonmouths that day, which are not very venomous, but are venomous nevertheless. Well, I stepped right over one and my foot was within a foot of its head. My brother, who was walking behind me, was the only one who saw the snake before I stepped over it. He said that he saw it open its mouth and that he saw a flash of white before it closed its mouth again. We took wonderful pictures of it. And that’s the story of how I almost stepped on a venomous snake.


#13 Video Game Madness

One time, I was playing a computer game with my brother and a friend. In the game, you morph two different kinds of animals to send them into battle against other morphed animals. It can end up with a 60 v 60 mutant animal war. So, I had morphed a gorilla with some kind of burrowing animal and sent it on its merry way. My team got obliterated—like absolutely destroyed—by the opposition, but it hadn't said I lost. Confused, I started going around the map to figure out what was up. My burrowing gorilla decided to go underground during the fighting and made its way right back to base. I have no idea why, but we all absolutely lost it and thought it was the funniest thing ever. Turns out, though, I had laughed so hard that I wet my pants and ran away in shock, which made my brother and friend laugh even harder. That was a great day.


#14 War Of The Sand Turtles

I was at a beach when I was in 5th grade and my brother and I built a turtle out of sand. It was about three by four feet and half a foot tall. We went swimming in the ocean for a couple of hours and when we came back, our turtle was gone and I was very mad because there was a different, bigger turtle made next to ours. I thought whoever made that one probably trashed ours. I took a shovel, cut off its arms and head, stomped on it and then ran to my towel and pretended it wasn’t me. It turns out that a little girl and her dad made that turtle and the look on her face when she saw it made me feel guilty.


#15 Getting A Free Game

My family travels to the beach nearly every summer. My dad is the type of person who isn't opposed to socializing with complete strangers and tries to help people out whenever he can. So one time, we were driving on a beach. For those who have done this, you'll know it's hard and every once in a while you'll see a vehicle that's stuck in the sand. So we were driving, and we saw this truck that just couldn't get out.

The car's wheels were spinning and it was just digging itself deeper and deeper into a pit of sand. So my dad got out, talked to the guy, and decided to help out. He also volunteered me, so we just started digging the tires out until we got a solid piece of wood under the back tires for traction. The guy thanked us and hit it off with my dad. As it turned out, he was from the same city as us and ran a video game stall that my family frequented. He told us to swing by sometime and he'd give us a free game. And that's how I got a copy of Dragon Age Origins.


#16 How To Save A Life

When I was 13 years old, I saved my dad's life when he got stuck in a riptide. He was swimming out too far trying to check out something that was floating (it was just a big piece of wood), but he gassed himself trying to get out there only to realize how far out he was. Luckily, I was a strong swimmer at the time and I brought a floatation device out with me to pull him back in. He still freaks out when we bring it up to him.


#17 Sleeping With The Flies

Back in sixth grade, we had an overnight class trip to Santa Cruz Island in California. Everything went well at first—until it was time to get in our tents. I was with my two friends, S and B. B's mom had packed him some chocolate, which you weren't supposed to do, that had melted when we got back to our tent. We didn't think it was a big deal until I got my flashlight out and we saw around 300 tiny flies all around the inside of our tent. S then thought it would be a bright idea to bug spray our entire tent because he thought it would kill all the flies. It didn't, and we ended up sleeping with flies in our tent. It was also hard to breathe from all of the bugspray.


#18 What A Poor Dog!

I was visiting a friend for the first time in about two years. He had two boxer dogs. When I got there, both of the dogs were super excited and jumping up on me. The younger dog was especially crazy, which got the older one even more excited to the point where his heart stopped beating. He was standing with its front paws on my arm when all of a sudden it fell back against the front door and then onto the ground. He let out a long howl and was just gone. This was all within 30 seconds of me entering the house. I was surprisingly calm about the situation and googled how to do CPR on a dog. When I realized he wasn't breathing and had no heartbeat, I gave him a couple of compressions. He began to cough and started breathing on his own again. He was fine within a few minutes. He wouldn't leave me alone after and was just in my face attempting to lick me the rest of the time I was there. Weird experience.

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#19 One Comment Is Better Than None

During my senior year of high school, I had an assignment in art class to display some artwork in a public place and hold a reception for it. The teacher said we could put out a notebook and pen for the public to write down comments about the art to save as a little memory of the experience. I bought a composition notebook and left it out on display with the art for two weeks. When it was over I went back to collect everything. I was super excited to see if anyone had enjoyed my art enough to leave a comment. I was hoping to see a bunch of them written in the book. Before I packed up my art to take it home, I went straight over to the notebook to read it. There was only one entry, and with this specific spelling mistake it read, "Hi, I love your atr". Got a good laugh out of it.


#20 Missed Out On The Test

In middle school, there was an honor group that I qualified for. You had to write an essay about why you wanted to be in the group. I waited until the deadline to do it. So the deadline came and I was only halfway done, so I stayed in the computer lab to finish. The hall monitor kept saying to go to class, but I didn't hear her because I was so stressed trying to get it done. So I finished five minutes later and went to my class. I showed up 20 minutes late to class and of course, we were taking a test. My teacher promptly yelled at me in front of the class. I tried to explain what happened, but she said I can't do that. I got a referral and wasn't allowed into the honor society.


#21 This Pony Was Ready To Go

When I was about nine, I lived in the middle of nowhere. We had horses on our property and my horse was a miniature pony who was terrible despite his cute appearance. One day, my mom, for whatever reason, took one of the horses for a walk on the lead rope. I wanted to join her with my horse but she wouldn’t let me. I waited until she was far away and then took my horse and followed her. When I got to her, she was mad and said she couldn't handle two horses. She took the lead rope from me and tied it around my waist. I guess she was worried I would drop the lead rope and the horse would run off. I feel like that awful pony instantly knew what had just taken place because as soon as that rope was tied he took off. I was dragged behind like a rag doll for a while until he finally stopped. I seriously had the worst case of rug burn you could ever imagine after that.


#22 Babies R' In A Box

As a child, I was walking through Babies R' Us with my family. My mother had gone a little ways ahead of my father, brother, and I. As we were walking we passed a young boy looking at a box with a picture of a baby. The boy looked up at us and asked, "Is there a baby in the box?" My brother and I, knowing there wasn't, looked to our father and we all looked at each other knowing that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. My dad turned to the boy and said, "Yes, yes there is." And we all walked away. A second later, we heard his little feet take off across the store screaming, "Mommy, mommy, there's a baby in the box!" It was amazing, mom still thinks we're all jerks.


#23 Always The Gentleman

My girlfriend and I were celebrating our first year together. We dressed up, so she was in heels but she brought flats in case we wanted to walk around after dinner. I was holding her heels in my hand while we stopped by a small general store to get some soda when this family came up behind us. The woman whispered, "See, that's what a gentleman does. He holds her shoes for her." I don't think she meant for us to hear her, but we had fun trying to guess if she was talking to her husband or her young son.


#24 Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs

One time, I was in my kitchen opening a can of SpaghettiOs with a can opener and for the life of me, it wouldn’t open. So I flipped it upside down to try the other side. Once I finished going around the top of the can with the opener, the bottom burst out and all of my SpaghettiOs fell all over the ground. It was a very, very sad day.


#25 Making Fruit Disappear?

When I was little I was scared of fruit. My mom would put fruit in my lunch box every day and she’d get angry with me if I didn’t eat it. So every day, I hid my fruit somewhere. Sometimes I'd throw it out on my way to school, or toss it in a street bin somewhere. My teachers couldn't know I wasn't eating my fruit either because they would tell my mom. One day, I had forgotten to throw out my banana before getting to class. Snack time rolled around and I thought, "Shoot, I can't eat this."

So what did I do? I quickly put the banana in a drawer under my table. And I left it there. For weeks. I knew that fruit starts to rot after a while, but I was so scared of opening my drawer and dealing with the consequences that I just didn't. It smelled so bad, but I thought no one noticed. A month or two later, I decided to at least peak to see what it looked like. I opened my drawer and there was nothing there but one big black stain. I genuinely thought I left that banana for so long that it had completely decomposed. I realize now that a teacher or janitor probably cleaned my drawer when they noticed the smell, but for years I was convinced that I had made a banana disappear.


#26 Derek's The Man

I was getting groceries one day and had to go to a pay and display car park. A man, who was about 30, saw me get out of my car and stopped. He walked around to the back of my car, stood there, and watched me as I got my ticket. When I got my ticket, he started walking towards me and stopped a few meters ahead of me and just stared at me. I was beginning to get a bit freaked out so I hurried into the shop and he followed me.

As I walked around, he kept stopping a few meters behind me and I kept accidentally making eye contact with him while I checked whether or not he was still there. I decided to walk a weird way around the shop but no matter what I did, I couldn't lose him. When I went to the till, he left without buying anything, and as he left the cashiers all yelled, "Bye Derek!" He was obviously well known around the store, and probably well known for being creepy!


#27 Parking In Horrendous Conditions

One day, my dad was driving my brothers and I to school. There was tons of ice on the road, so he was driving pretty slowly. Suddenly, he lost control of the car and sent us hurtling towards two parked cars on the side of the road. Somehow, he parked perfectly between them. At the time, it honestly seemed like something out of an action movie. We were so close to the parked cars and it all happened so fast, but so perfectly.


#28 Getting Stage Fright

One time, when I was a kid, we were having a school assembly and our class presented artwork that we had made during the week. It was my job to introduce the artwork, and all I had to do was say one sentence. I can't remember exactly what it was now, but it was something along the lines of, "This week, our class drew pictures of *insert book characters here*."

Apparently, this was far too difficult for me, so when my teacher handed me the microphone, I froze and stared straight into the audience like a deer in headlights. My teacher saw that I was struggling, leaned down next to me, and asked me, "What are our pictures?" But no, this prompt didn't work and it wasn't enough for my dumb self to remember my line. Instead, I leaned into the microphone and said way too confidently, "What are our pictures?!" And yes, I think about this when I can't sleep.


#29 In A Pickle

One time, my mom took me and my two younger brothers to McDonald’s. We all ordered hamburgers and asked for no pickles. We picked up the food from the drive-thru and were unwrapping our hamburgers in the car as mom drove home. I was eating mine as we were stopped at a stoplight, and since it was summer, I had my window open. I bit into a pickle and I was instantly disgusted, so I just launched the pickle out the window. My brothers instantly started dying of laughter, so I looked over. The pickle that I just tossed was stuck to the side of a white truck that was pulled up next to ours. I’m still really proud of myself for getting that pickle on that truck without trying. I like to imagine the pickle made it all the way home and whoever owned the truck was super confused at how a pickle got stuck to their truck.


#30 Rubber Bands Aren't Supposed To Be There

This one time, my fiancé said he had never been on a boat, but when he said the word "boat", he stuttered, like b-b-boat. He has never stuttered before, so I laughed but I had a rubber band in my teeth because I was braiding my hair. When I laughed, I breathed the rubber band in and it was stuck in my throat and I couldn't breathe. But I couldn't stop laughing. I tried to show him to hit me on my back but he just tapped me on the back. Eventually, he realized I couldn't breathe and hit me really hard on the back and the elastic came out.


#31 I Want To Ride My Bicycle, Bicycle

A homeless man taught me how to ride a bike. I was about eight years old and I got a bicycle for Christmas. I went outside to try to learn to ride it and failed over and over again. A very obviously homeless man walked up to me and said that he would show me how to ride it. And he did. He asked for the bike, and I handed it over to him. He showed me by standing on the curb and balancing myself on the bike from there. Once he saw me going, he left. Thanks, homeless guy!


#32 Played It To The Beat

Several years ago, I was driving in the car with my brother. We were both pretty big nerds so the radio was tuned to NPR. This was back when Adele was starting to blow up and "Rolling in The Deep" was at peak airplay. She was mentioned in some interview or news blip. My brother asked, "Who's Adele?" He was a bit more isolated from pop music than I was.

I told him, "Oh, you haven't heard of her? Her song is played on the radio every five minutes. You know, I bet if I switch to preset two she's going to be playing. That's how overplayed she is." Sure enough, my uncharacteristically bold prediction turned out to be right, and we both had a good laugh at the coincidence.


#33 Cue The Benny Hill Music

One night, a couple of years ago, I was woken up by police sirens going past my house. Then it happened again a few minutes later. Then again, but with more police cars. Then again. And again. It turned out that multiple police cars were chasing a single car around the block. The best part is, at no point did any of the police think to turn around and go the other way around the block to intercept the car from the opposite direction. This went on for two hours!


#34 A Rose By Any Name

In high school, my hoodie had really big pockets so I would collect a bunch of random things and keep it in my pockets. In art class, one of the rose heads fell off of the little vase of roses we were supposed to draw so I put it in my pocket. Later that very day in English class, one of my friends was being lovey with his girlfriend and someone jokingly said, "Throw roses at them!" This was my chance! So I threw the rose head at them and it landed on the table. Everybody started freaking out and applauding, thinking I was some kind of magician.


#35 Kick And A Miss

One time, a friend of mine was trying to kick down a wall of snow. He was trying to jump into the kick for more force. The wall ended up being surprisingly sturdy and held his weight, even after his body slammed into it full force. Yeah, he missed the kick. He spent a good minute on the ground after that and we still make fun of him for it to this day.


#36 Visions Of Pregnancy

I may have a sixth sense when it comes to pregnancy. On two separate instances, I dreamed that a lady I knew was pregnant when I knew she wasn't planning to get pregnant. The first lady was someone I babysat for. They had two girls, one was five years old and the other was an infant. I asked them about having another baby (possibly a boy) and she said they wanted to wait until they could be at least four years apart because of college expenses. Well, I had a dream that she was pregnant and only a couple of weeks later, she was!

The second lady was a friend’s mom. She had kids young, so she had one who was older than me and one who was slightly younger. The question of her having more kids also came up and they said they were too old. Well, I also had a dream that she was pregnant, and what do you know? She was.


#37 The Bomb Is Set To Blow!

When I was a junior in high school, I had a weird dream. For some reason, there was a bomb in this old factory. The government decided that I, a teenager that slept in class every day, was the best person to defuse this bomb. My entire dream was basically running through poorly lit hallways and opening random doors. At the end of my dream, someone said I was running out of time and to check the next door on my left. As I opened it, I saw the bomb and the timer was at 00:05.

I started frantically running for the giant red "Defuse" button that someone had installed. I questioned whether or not I was going to make it in time as I watched the seconds go down. As it got to one second, my alarm went off and I woke up screaming at the top of my lungs as I dove from my bed to my phone to turn off the alarm/defuse the bomb. I realized my body was shaking and I was covered in sweat. Then, I looked to my left and saw my best friend just staring at me with the most 'what the heck' face ever.


#38 Jesus Among Us

I was 16 years old and on a trip to Spain with a professor and some classmates. We were at a popular cathedral and I saw this guy who looked exactly like how I would picture Jesus to look. Of course, I leaned into my friends and told them about it. A few minutes went by and I had forgotten about him, but then, he snuck up to me and whispered, “I heard the Jesus thing,” and slipped me a business card that just said "Jesus" on it.


#39 Can't Wear That To The Beach!

One time, I ordered a bikini online. I got the parcel with two items wrapped in plastic. One light fabric item with a sticker that said, "Tropical bikini top." Yep, that was the correct item. The other was a heavy round cylinder shape with a label called, "Tropical bikini bottoms." I thought that was weird. I opened it up and it was a large cupcake-scented Yankee candle in a glass jar. Someone in that warehouse looked at my order, picked up the bikini top, stuck a sticker on it, then picked up this candle, looked at the sticker and thought, "This is definitely what this customer ordered. These items absolutely go together." The candle was twice as expensive as the bottoms so I just ordered another set instead of returning it.


#40 Back To The Future

I was walking home from school one day and cut through a parking lot when a woman jumped out of her car and waved. I waved back, thinking she was just an enthusiastically friendly lady. She asked how I was. I, a 14-year-old girl, didn't know how to answer that. At that point, she realized she was confused. She apologized profusely and told me she thought I was her daughter, but her daughter twenty years ago. She said nothing further of how ridiculous this was, said goodbye, then just got back into her car and left. I wonder if she was a believer in time travel.


#41 Just Sending A Quick "Hello"

One day in school, I passed a note to my friend in class and the teacher immediately took it from us and read it. She burst into laughter. It said, "Hi Mrs. Teacher!" I knew the teacher was going to intercept so I addressed the letter directly to her. My classmates applauded me and the teacher put it on the whiteboard. The note is still on the whiteboard to this day.


#42 Awkwardly Reuniting With Their Dog

It was spring break during my sophomore year in high school. I was on a run in the local park and noticed an old guy I had never seen before with a dog the same breed as my own. As I got closer, the dog started to resemble mine more and more, so I decided to take a picture with it and send it to my mom because she loves this kind of stuff. So, I ran up to the guy and asked if I could take a picture with his dog. He said sure.

I took the picture and I couldn't seem to take my eyes off the dog. It looked exactly like my dog. Then, I saw he had the same leash and collar. This guy stole my dog! In shock, I blurted out “Is this my dog?” And he got a super weird look on his face. He said, “Are you Ethan?” By this point, I was pretty shaken because I was Ethan. He then proceeded to explain how he was my single mother's boyfriend that she had never told me about. He tried to keep talking to me but I ended the conversation as fast as I could and ran away. That conversation I had with my mom later on was really something else.


#43 Do A Good Turn Daily

I was in the Scouts as a kid. One time, I won our troop a second-place trophy, but since I was a quiet kid, nobody cheered or even cared. What made it worse was the other, more likeable kid in our troop won a third-place trophy and received loads of positive feedback for it. Fast-forward a few years and I was in the finals for a math competition. I let the other guy win because I couldn't handle another instance of dead silence from my peers.

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#44 They're Just Toys, Dude

When I was about six years old, I got my first set of Magnetix, the little magnetic toys you could build with. My parents always told me to not put them in my mouth because I would swallow them. Well, a few months later, I was playing with them on the floor and holding them above me. A chunk of them fell into my mouth and I reflexively swallowed them. I spent the next few minutes coughing and trying to puke them up without running to my parents because I knew if they found out, they'd take my Magnetix away. I look back often and think, "I really risked my life over toys."


#45 Don't Have A Cow, Man

A cow got out in my tiny village in Ohio. For about three months. It jumped a fence and just lived in the corn since our whole area is farmland. It turned feral and fleed when anyone got close enough. Everyone had to watch for it while driving so it didn't get hit if it were to cross the road. It was out for so long that I forgot about it, until one day, my mom told me that they finally caught it. And that’s the most exciting thing to ever happen in my town.



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